Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Quote of the Day: the Political Lesson in Obama's Endorsement of Gay Marriage

From Conor Friedersdorf:
What civil libertarians, medical marijuana advocates, anti-war activists, Occupy Wall Street protesters, and every other interest group with a stake in [Obama's] actions should do is what gay activists did: pressure him relentlessly, without regard for his supposed inner thoughts and feelings, until he delivers. When he comes through on a small issue, keep pushing on the bigger ones. When he's proceeding slowly push him to go faster. Criticize his shortcomings. Credibly threaten to abandon him.

Repeat as necessary.
(Via Sullivan, who the main piece spends a lot of time getting into it with. Much less interesting, to me, than the main point, which is encapsulated in the post above.)

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