After blasting President Obama for
doing 'diddly squat' for gay rights, actor Alan Cumming says he's
sticking with Democrats.
Last week, in a post at his blog titled
Hello!, the 45-year-old Cumming, who is openly bisexual,
blasted the president for his lukewarm support on gay rights.
“We keep hearing that Obama is an
ally, that DADT will end under his watch, but what do we actually
get? Diddly squat thus far on a federal level and in addition to
that some very offensive statements that would have made the
Republicans look bad,” Cumming wrote.
The Scottish-born actor, who became a
U.S. citizen in order to vote for the nation's 44th
president, also suggested Obama is a bully: “How can we counsel our
children not to bully their gay classmates or pry and mock their gay
friends, when they see their president, their beloved President
Obama, refusing to do the equivalent in regards to troops and other
in a new post on Monday titled Wow,
Cumming backtracks, saying he was “dismayed” to hear that some
gay people were preparing to take their protest to the ballot box.
“Despite my frustration and anger at
the way we are being treated, or more accurately derided or ignored,
I would never consider voting for anyone other than a Democratic
candidate. I will vote for Obama next time too.”
“I think in America there is a very
knee-jerk reaction to political outrage: if we are unhappy then we
turn away completely. I know how important it is for all our
welfares to keep the Democrats in power in both houses, and I am
striving to do that.”