ScentOfViolets commented on the blog post WH Press Secretary bellyflops when questioned about thumbs down on ENDA exec order
I think the answer here is rather simple – depressing your opponents’ electoral turnout as opposed to enhancing the turnout of your own supporters. The O-squad knows this election is all about turnout during a cycle when neither Republicans nor Democrats are especially happy with either their representatives or the candidates appearing on the ballet.
O figures that, while R’s aren’t going to brave even moderately bad weather to go out and vote for Mittens, treating LGBT’s like human beings might actually energize them enough to actually show up at the polls and vote against him. On the flip side, O figures that LGBT’s have no choice but to vote for him.
Iow, while this decision will