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I just want to get this straight.

Everyone knew Obama supported gay marriage, but didn’t say so when campaigning for president in 2008 and 2012 for political reasons.

Everyone knew the “evolving” meme was BS, Obama was just waiting for the right moment, preferably after re-election.

Everyone knew that Obama was under intense pressure from pro-gay marriage fundraisers and bundlers, and that his campaign was way behind the goal of reaching $1 billion as the general election just got started.

So Obama rolls out a half-measure that he “personally” thinks gay marriage should be legal, but that it should be up to the states to decide … um, isn’t that how it is now?

California decided, but the federal judiciary intervened.  North Carolina decided, and as of this moment the Democrats still are having their national convention there.  Over 30 states have decided against gay marriage, and a small number in favor (via the judiciary or legislature).

That is the status quo gay marriage supporters detest, yet they are cheering Obama’s endorsement of the status quo as if it were a watershed moment.

Don’t you get it by now? It’s all about him.

Here’s my take, #LandOfTheGullible:


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“It’s all about him”.
Anyone shocked?

He talks about states’ rights but will appoint judges to federalize the issue. (IMO the latter is what he’s promising to Learjet Leftist donors.) Whereupon he’ll say we have to obey the courts.


    Tamminator in reply to gs. | May 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Guys, this is all a diversion from Obama’s record. He’s turning to social issues to get Republicans inflamed.
    Don’t buy into this.

    Mr.Romney: Focus on the economy, jobs and spending.

    Use Gingrich’s tool that he used in the 90’s: Talking points, repeat, then talking points, repeat. Pass it on to other conservatives.
    It’s brain reticulation, and it works.

    Get back to basics because the Democrats are so desperate that they will try anything.

He has been “hanging out” with a certain “Slick-Willy”. Maybe, this is, in a certain way, Obama’s depending on what the definition of “is” is. Now, really. Who would have scripted such a presidency as Barack’s has been?

So basically he approves of the North Carolina vote then?

    Ragspierre in reply to Anchovy. | May 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm


    AND no.

    See, this is the craven effectiveness of Alinsky governance.

    You talk positionsssss on issues.

    Remember the whole “blank screen” meme…???

      His claim to fame, such as it is, he voted “present”.
      “A person walking down the middle of the road will be hit by cars going both ways”. – Confucius, or maybe someone else.

jimzinsocal | May 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I cant wait for the new installment for our friend Julia

Julia wants to marry Janie and asks for advice from President Obama.
President Obama tells Julia that his daughters are pretty comfortable with same sex marriage and actually his thinking has evolved as November gets closer. He further explains that the Black vote is basically in the bag so decided to reach out to the gay community as an evolutionary step. He further suggests its a states rights issue so his hands are tied like they are when he sends the DOJ enforcers to shut down medical marijuana suppliers in CA.

Don’t miss this observation from Weekly Standard blog- Obama mentions in his little chat with Robin- “when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf…” WTF!!!! His behalf??? Its all about him….

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to sbp. | May 9, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Is it that the gays (alone ) are out there fighting for him or all of the military?

    I am going to have to re read about The Long March to find such devotion.

So Obama ‘comes out of the closet’ regarding marriage of those ‘coming out of the closet’

Samuel Keck | May 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm

As one observer has already noted elsewhere: “if same sex marriage is exclusively a state issue, why isn’t abortion”

LukeHandCool | May 9, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Professor, I was listening to the radio in the car after reading your initial post on this.

When the news came on at the top of the hour, I listened carefully and, sure enough, the announcer said Obama had said he personally approves of gay marriage. There was no mention of leaving it to the states.

To those who support gay marriage and are relatively uninformed and casual news consumers it will seem like spontaneous evolution.

To those who oppose gay marriage and look into this (non) development there is the plausible deniability of the states rights hedge.

Change is in the eye of the beholder … as is evolution.

So, Obama has “evolved” into supporting Dick Cheney’s position on the issue?

BannedbytheGuardian | May 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm

BTW this has spoilt my morning. I was all set to study My Dear Leader Julia’s latest budget (yes we have one & we have the real deal Julia ) & this topped the local headlines.

If you guys don’t stop the fun I will never get on top of it. But apparently it is a surplus of $1.5 billion. Educational supplements of $400 for primary school & $800 for high school direct to parents.

A one percent company tax decrease not the promised 5% but an offset for re imbursment of previous years taxes on a bad year.

As per Prof’s “Land of the Gullible ” I think the real one is the incredible lack of a US budget. Heavens- even us lefties down here have that .

Please demand a budget or arrest the Senate for treason. The world is in crises & we need to know American financials not sex.

nomadic100 | May 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

The main gaffe in his statement was his stating that all the memebers of the (gay) military (Army, Navy, Marines, etc.) were fighting “on my behalf.”

INCREDIBLE STATEMENT!! That betrays his narcissism better than any quote I have previously read.

We have to vote him out if we wish to live in the country we know.

Yawn, Whatshisname votes present again.

    You must realize according to the media lexicon, Democrats “evolve” on the issues, Republicans “flip-flop”. Republicans have “Scandals”, Democrats have “distractions”. And so on.

Well, you bigots won a pair in NC and Colorado last night.

But it’s been fun to listen to the pop-pop-pop of your little bigoted heads exploding today with Obama’s announcement.

The bubbleheads at Fox have a big headline proclaiming Obama’s “war on marriage” and some other nutjob on the religious right is claiming Obama is attacking the Christian church.

And of course, in fifty years Americans will look back and wonder what the big deal was, talk about Obama’s place in history as the first sitting president to say gay marriage should be legal, and as usual conservatives are on the wrong side of history.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Vilvaner. | May 10, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I’m not worried about fifty years from now… because by then, America will have ceased to exist… divided into at least two separate nations, in diametrically opposite Constitutions, expectations – and outcomes.

    I know it won’t happen in my lifetime, but I know it’s coming. There will be a time when Cher’s feeling of “I can’t stand breathing the same air as this #@$%-head!” will be so mutual and unbearable across the nation that a “civil separation” will be the only alternative… That is, if we don’t kill each other first…

    DocWahala in reply to Vilvaner. | May 10, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Sorry Vil, as I know you don’t have a crystal ball, your prediction about 50 years means nothing to me. 50 years ago, homosexuality wasn’t celebrated as heroic or courageous. It was seen for what it is… Deviancy.

    You can keep looking into your make believe crystal ball, as for me, I will keep looking to the Bible, which has a much better track for predicting the future.

    And it has a few words to say about the future as well… As in the King of Kings WILL return, and when He does, He isn’t coming back for a big rainbow hug-fest… He is coming back for the final judgement. As for me, I would tend to argue, Someone with the power and ability to create the universe, is the one I will follow when it comes to matters of ‘right and wrong’.

    DocWahala, isn’t bothered when the wicked call him a bigot, because he remembers he is a child of the King, bought by the blood, redeemed and sanctified.

It seems that this “evolution” is related to the fact that one of the Democrats biggest donors has a gay son very unhappy with Obama — and the father has not donated a dime this season, yet. So, when having to decide between a heavily unemployed black community opposed to gay marriage, and wealthy gays, Obama went green.

Actually, the funny thing is, he may well not support gay marriage, and have been allowing the gay community to assume that he was, simply to keep their vote.

Obama didn’t need to ‘allow the gay community to assume’ anything.

At the end of the day come election time, both gay and black voters will be voting for Obama, regardless of what he did today.

Because the alternative is voting for the racist, homophobic conservatives and their robot candidate.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Vilvaner. | May 10, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Keep screwing that chicken… Uh…

    “Beware the Fury of a Patient Man.” – John Dryden, English poet.

theduchessofkitty | May 10, 2012 at 12:42 am

I call total B.S. on that one.

It’s all about money – gay money. Lots of it.

Even the least cynical person in this nation should see that for what it is.

Meanwhile, we all know Romney will get a whole lot of cash. Mormon-businessman cash. Lots of it. And he/they will be called “BIGOTS!” for it till Kingdom come, because they’re not the “right” kind of “rich”.

“Mormons? Christians? They wanna run for office? Screw the “No religious test” Article of the Constitution. No longer valid. “Freedom of Religious Exercise”? Those Catholic bishops asserting “Freedom of Conscience”? Screw that! That First Amendment no longer applies to them! Throw that in the trash! Christians go to Hell – We are in charge, and we’ll go after your children, too. We are going to ram our whole lifestyle down your throats until you’re sore and bleeding, whether you like it or not.” Dark are their hearts, strong is their hate… You are warned.

Watch the increase in attacks on churches come November, especially Mormon temples in urban areas. Remembering the aftermath of CA Prop 8, I will be not surprised a bit by anything that happens next…

As I said before, it’s total B.S. The One was short on cash and wanted more. He’s getting it now – and so many idiots – let me emphasize it a bit, “IDIOTS!” – fell for it!

“Thy money perish with thee…”

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jimzinsocal | May 10, 2012 at 7:24 am

My pick for the most bizarre headline grab line from yesterday’s feeding frenzy:

Updated President Obama declared for the first time on Wednesday that he supports same-sex marriage, putting the moral power of his presidency behind a social issue that continues to divide the country.

Runner up line

So much of this process reminds me of Lincoln weighing emancipation …

#LandOfTheGullible -Let’s face it. Hoffa and BHO should have come out after shouting “let’s take these son of a bitches out” at Obama rally… #gaymarriage