You know we all saw it. We all noticed it; the Yes on 8ers had more energy, more determination, and more campaign signsâ€¦ a lot more. At every intersection that a small rally was held, there was always significantly more Yes on 8ers then there were No on 8ers. It was very unfortunate that The Yes on 8 crowd kept the minds of Californians rapt with attention on their constant lies and propaganda.
Regardless of everything that took place, I believe that all of that was to be expected from this bunch. I mean seriously now folks, when donâ€™t they pull those shenanigans? What did surprise me was the complete lack of response to all of these actions. Why are most of the No on 8 rallies taking place after the election? Why werenâ€™t these people, these crusaders for civil rights, organized before the election?
Where was the Democratic Party? Where was Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton? I was thoroughly disappointed in the handling of the NO on 8 campaign and I feel it was indicative of the problems that plague the Democratic Party, lack of spine and organization. Perhaps next time we could organize an organized, decentralized campaign like the Yes crowd did.
Surely we are on our way to treating our fellow Gay Americans equally, it will only be another election or two before we prevail, and then to take the fight to the rest of the Union. But it should have been now, and it should have been here.
On Sunday I participated in a No on 8 protest that started at La Palma Park and made its way to the entrance of Disneyland. I didn’t know about it ahead of time, I was just going to go hang out with friends and we changed our plans and rallied against 8. The protesters were constantly surrounded by at least 5 police vehicles. However, as afforded by the US Constitution we were allowed to peacefully gather and protest. It was a personally gratifying for me that the protest made its way to the gates of Disney. Seeing as how the mouse donated $100,000 to the California Republican Party, which in turn, supported prop hate.