Skip to comments.Obama names three more gay ambassadors; nearly doubles Clinton’s LGBT appointments (272 vs 140)
Posted on 06/21/2013 8:13:02 PM PDT by haffast
President Obama this month nominated three openly gay men for posts as ambassadors to Spain, Denmark, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
On June 14, the president named James Costos to take over as ambassador to Spain and Rufus Gifford to become ambassador to Denmark. On June 10, he named Daniel Baer to serve as ambassador to the 57-nation security group that cooperates to address concerns over such matters as border security, human trafficking, and the illegal distribution of weapons.
The new nominations this month bring to estimated 272 the number of appointments President Obama has made of openly LGBT people to his administration. Thats almost double the estimated 140 appointments of LGBT people by President Clinton during his two terms. President Obama was also the first president to appoint an openly transgender person to his administration.
Some of the increased number under the Obama administration is no doubt due to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Funds creation, in 2008, of a Presidential Appointments Project. The project is aimed specifically at increasing LGBT appointees and provides an easy mechanism for interested candidates to funnel their resumes into the right hands. A former Victory Fund President, Brian Bond, was among the first of Obamas openly LGBT appointments. Bond served in Obamas first term as deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Seventy-five of Obamas openly LGBT appointees serve in the White House or on presidential boards or commissions. The rest are spread out over 15 departments, 12 agencies, and the federal judiciary. After the White House itself, the Department of Education has the largest number of openly LGBT appointees (24), followed by the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services (both with 16).
(Excerpt) Read more at keennewsservice.com ...
New U.S. Amb. to Belgium Announced After Accusations of Soliciting Underage Prostitutes
The Weekly Standard ^ | June 21, 2013
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 9:36:22 PM by Perdogg
Barry has got a thing for homosexual guys.
Why is it significant to appoint “LGBT” peoples to these positions, as opposed to finding the best qualified people to fill them????
You can’t be serious? It’s the LEFT. It’s about forwarding the homosexual agenda, overseas as well as here.
Sick. How embarrassing for our nation to be represented by sexual perverts.
How Special- What a way to project strength!
Not that fags can’t get down- I’ve seen them slice each other up in a penitentiary setting.
Not my idea of projecting global strength, however.
Ah, but the liberals think of “perverts” as “special”. And we have to be liberal and all that.
I wonder if Obama would appoint an open homosexual to be ambassador to Egypt, or Saudi Arabia, or other “intolerant” Muslim countries????
i don’t understand the need to fill so many of these vacancies with people from this segment of society
a reasoned representation is okay with me as long as the appointment isn’t to a nation where this is frowned upon
this is purely political
If the last few years in this country were a movie, I’m not sure I’d believe it.
Our newly confirmed Ambassador to the Vatican.Our Secretary of State,the former Twelfth Lady,is stunned by the Vatican's refusal to accept his/her/its credentials.
This is what I was thinking even if they are or are not gay just appoint the best qualified. This should go for any position. I have been seeing commercials to hire vets and I think that is great as long as the individual can do the job
and is the best suited.
When did it become cool to be gay?
It’s one thing to be tolerant and say we’ll live and let live, but our society has gone beyond that. Now, we openly celebrate homosexuality, “bi” sexual, “trans-whatever” people..... Where does it end????
... as long as he doesn’t do anything that could tick off muslims.
Still better looking than Hitlery.
Barry Soetoro will do anything he can to make America look bad. That’s why the commie ‘RATS put him in there. At least the Germans figured him out. They weren’t as impressed with him this time as they were the last time he was there.
I don't believe you...
So now the way you have sex is more important than actual qualifications for a job.
Reading this stuff just betrays the absolute insanity of political correctness on parade these days.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.