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Proving their cluelessness about lobbying Congress and moving American opinion, a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign (“America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality,” per themselves) announced that since Congress has repealed Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell, the American people will now somehow magically embrace equality for LGBT Americans in all spheres:

“If you can fight and die for your country, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t be granted the full set of rights” that others have, including the ability to marry a same-sex partner, said Fred Sainz, a vice president at the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group. With the military’s policy repealed, he said, “Americans will deduce that on their own. We won’t have to say a thing.”

I agree with Joe Sudbay at AmericaBlogGAY:

Ah, yes, your work is done. Seriously, who even thinks that way, let alone says it out loud — to a reporter.

So, fine. Don’t say another thing. Just stop talking all together. Have your parties and let the GetEQUAL, Equality Matters, Freedom to Marry, activists and LGBT bloggers take care of things moving forward.

The very best Human Rights Campaign effort would be silence from here on. They’ve done nothing but promote Obama and the Democratic party as others have paved the way to equality. Just be quiet, HRC. Speak not. Enjoy your cocktail parties, and stop hoovering fundage from our community for your mugs and t-shirts with “=” on them.

Oh, and HRC? Keep your money-grubbing mitts off Harvey’s camera store!