Breaking: Noted gay-marriage supporter finally drops cynical charade

posted at 3:38 pm on May 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, 16 years after going on the record in support of gay marriage, The One finally decides it’s safe to reclaim his old position. (AmSpec’s James Antle tweets, “Obama may be the only person in America who supported gay marriage in 1996 but opposed it in 2011.”) His base will swoon over this, needless to say — expect the mother of all leg tingles on “Hardball” tonight — but even as someone who agrees with him, I can’t get past the pure opportunism of it. In fact, fellow gay-marriage supporter Andy Levy flags this NYT tweet in naked disgust:

Some Obama advisers were divided on decision to support same-sex marriage, but concluded his brand has been damaged enough by hedging.

That’s what it was all about: The brand, plus the political awkwardness created by Biden’s candor on “Meet the Press” this past Sunday. I used to ask whether anyone seriously believes O opposes gay marriage. Now I have to start asking whether anyone seriously believes O would have stopped feigning opposition if it was still a clear political winner for him to keep it up. His “courage” here, as in all things, is about his own reelection chances. If there’s anything for gay rights supporters to celebrate today, it’s the fact that popular opinion has shifted enough that even an opportunist as transparent as The One thinks it’s safe enough to take this position before a national election.

Note the fine print, though:

The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own. But he said he’s confident that more Americans will grow comfortable with gays and lesbians getting married, citing his own daughters’ comfort with the concept.

I don’t believe that for a moment either but that’s going to be his new compromise. Instead of “I support gay rights but oppose gay marriage” it’s now “I support gay marriage but oppose federal intervention.” Even so, if/when the Supreme Court finds a right to same-sex marriage in the Equal Protection Clause, rest assured that the statement from the White House that day will be nothing but celebratory. This position too is a charade.

As for the politics, Karl notes in the Greenroom that Team Hopenchange may now be shifting from a campaign aimed at winning back disaffected working-class swing voters to a campaign aimed mainly at maximizing turnout among their base:

What yesterday’s elections may have told Team Obama is that the bitter clingers out there are bitter enough to give 41% of the Democrat vote in West Virginia to a convicted felon and to ease a ban on same-sex marriage into the North Carolina constitution. They may have concluded that their energies are better spent targeting more socially liberal white college graduates in the suburbs of northern Virginia, Philadeplphia, Denver, etc. than wasting time on trying to persuade Rust Belt Jacksonians to pull the lever for Barack Obama again while (as Allahpundit suggests) considering discontent among socially conservative African-Americans an acceptable risk now. The establishment’s mockery of Obama’s unevolved position may have suggested to Team Obama that painting Mitt Romney as a right-wing extremist is made more difficult when the president shares Romney’s position on SSM.

For an extended list of pros versus cons, read Chris Cillizza. Romney reiterated today that there’ll be no “evolving” on his end so the contrast is there if Obama wants to draw it. Which, I think, he almost surely doesn’t: There’s too much uncertainty on both sides about how swing voters will react if it becomes a major issue in the campaign. Will they follow North Carolina’s and other states’ lead by voting against gay marriage and its proponent-in-chief? Or will they tune Romney out because he’s not talking about jobs and his economic program? Outside of LGBT fundraisers, I doubt you’ll hear O talk at length again about this issue before November. Exit quotation from GOProud’s Chris Barron: “It is time the left came to terms with the fact that this president will only be for same-sex marriage when he believes it is a political winner for him.”

Update: Some buzz on Twitter for this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in O’s remarks: “when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf…” His behalf?


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Boxed in by Biden. He can’t be happy about that.

novaculus on May 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Yup. I’ve got a feeling this is the final nail in Slow Joe’s VP coffin. Meanwhile, Hillary floats high above on the thermal updrafts, wings at full extension, head outstetched, keen eyes peering down, waiting,…. waiting,….

a capella on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Demand the DNC move from NC! With any amount of luck we can keep the nutroots inflaming this controversy for some time.

Lou Budvis on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

So if Clinton was the first black president, does this make O the first gay president?

nextgen_repub on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

The President of the United States has endorsed gay marriage! It took some time, but it happened. A day for the history books – a great step FORWARD progressives and an awful one for bigots.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I wonder it works in Obama’s little brain. Is it God, King and country? Or is it King, country and God?

NotCoach on May 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

It’s God/King and country. (He sees himself as both)

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

“when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf…” His behalf?

Yes, his behalf. When someone in the armed forces does something heroic he gets to take the credit (cough, bin Laden, cough).

DaveDief on May 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Whatever. He’s not saying it because he believes in it. Well, he does believe in it, and lied about it during the last election to appear electable to a large portion of the country. If he were assured of re-election, it’s not likely he would’ve done this. Most reputable polls are putting him neck-and-neck with Romney, if not behind in most key states, and for him to do this was a huge gamble, the kind of gamble one only takes in an election year when

A) their poll numbers aren’t looking so hot
B) they fear a political challenger

This will enrage Catholics, but more importantly, black voters, a majority of which supported Prop 8 in CA at even higher levels than Mormons. Blacks HATE teh gays (as you may have seen in Racebook and Twitter comments) He would only torpedo the black vote if he were in existential fear for his political career.

People’s views just don’t evolve in an election year. He’s doing this for himself. After claiming he supports it, he’s still trying to give himself an out via the states’ rights argument (which Democrats usually seem to abhor).

mintycrys on May 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM

*for

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Ive sh$$ted things more intelligent, more logical, and more attractive than this f@#$ obama.

tom daschle concerned on May 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I never thought I would hate someone I’ve never met until now.

I hate him and everything he stands for.

gophergirl on May 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Hate is a powerful emotion and should not be employed indiscriminately and without just cause.
You’re good.

Extrafishy on May 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Update: Some buzz on Twitter for this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in O’s remarks: “when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf…” His behalf?

He’s the King you know.

ButterflyDragon on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

This will enrage Catholics, but more importantly, black voters, a majority of which supported Prop 8 in CA at even higher levels than Mormons. Blacks HATE teh gays (as you may have seen in Racebook and Twitter comments) He would only torpedo the black vote if he were in existential fear for his political career.

Yes, blacks will now only support him by 99.9% instead. If you think this will drive them to Mormon Mitt, you’re dreaming! FORWARD ’12.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

At a certain point, I think you’ve had enough sex.

J.E. Dyer on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Well now I can breathe freely that when ObamaCare is overturned, the Bishops won’t swing back to supporting the ghey Won. There went the Catholic vote.

txmomof6 on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

First POTUS to come out of the closet and in support of gay marriage… I think he just moved the needle on the over/under on him being the first POTUS to come out of the closet for real

gatorboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I won’t believe it until he enters into one himself.

NoDonkey on May 9, 2012 at 3:40 PM
I’ve always thought MooChelle was a guy in drag anyway.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on May 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Maybe he has further relevations for us on how his beliefs have “evolved”.

NoDonkey on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The President of the United States has endorsed gay marriage! It took some time, but it happened. A day for the history books – a great step FORWARD progressives and an awful one for bigots.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Is that the left’s electoral strategery for 2012? Go out there and call over half the electorate a bunch of bigots?

Doughboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Thank you, Mr President. This was the right decision. History will remember you as the first sitting President to support true equality.

Of course, there are a million other things that you have done that history won’t regard so well, but hey, at least you got one thing right that had nothing to do with a golf course.

McDuck on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

outstetched,= outstretched.

a capella on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Wrong

22044 on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Shep Smith already comparing it to segregation.

EnochCain on May 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Maybe Shep is gay. At times I really wonder about that guy.

Susanboo on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

all this after Biden kicked the Ryan plan to the curb because it goes against religious teachings… go figure..

gatorboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I never thought I would hate someone I’ve never met until now.

I hate him and everything he stands for.

gophergirl on May 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Judging by this type of response, Obama landed a direct punch on conservatives!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

all of a sudden It’s for state’s rights.

i don’t know what barry’s scared of- his girlfriend van insists that even if barry were to come out himself blacks will still vote for him.

he could care less about alienating religious conservatives. it’s his in the bag black vote that teh ghey will mess with- and don’t think for a second van and barry both don’t know it.

mittens on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Yes, blacks will now only support him by 99.9% instead. If you think this will drive them to Mormon Mitt, you’re dreaming! FORWARD ’12.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

They don’t need to vote for Mittens. If Obama’s “evolution” depresses turnout among black voters even by a small fraction, it’ll destroy his reelection prospects.

Doughboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

“Did anyone else just go from 6 to midnight?!?” – Tingles

nextgen_repub on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

When do we hear that Michelle is a man and the kids are adopted?

RBMN on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

So he supports allowing states to decide whether people have the right to marry whoever they want, but not to decide whether people have to buy health insurance?

THAT’s a real winning position.

rockmom on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Maybe Shep is gay. At times I really wonder about that guy.

Susanboo on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Is that still an open question? I thought everyone understood it as fact

gatorboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Does this new position now means Obama and Holder will be defending the Defense of Marriage Act? (DOMA)

DVPTexFla on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

What is really hilarious about this issue is that it gets voted down in election referendums all the time. Even in California. It takes activist judges to overturn the will of the people for this to be a “winner”….and yet liberals always go back for seconds.

search4truth on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Barack Obama is trying to divide Americans in every way possible. But, just remember that he isn’t divissive, but Sarah Palin, Richard Mourdock, Billy Graham, Cardinal Dolan and Tim Tebow sure are. LOL!

bw222 on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Incredible. He feigns opposition to gay marriage for political advantage, then evolves flip-flops for political advantage. He exploits his daughters shamelessly in an effort to shift the focus from himself. In the process he rather creepily makes clear he believes that the next generation has been successfully brainwashed on the subject to render the present-day controversy short-lived.

For this long-running display of craven hypocrisy he will hailed by the Left for his successful personal journey to the Light.

novaculus on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

About time, I guess since Soros is holding back on finding his campaign this time, president puppy muncher needs that sweet sweet gay cash.

Good. Let the democrat party be the party of same sex “marriage”. Let the GOP be the party of traditional marriage and family values.

Now, the GOP needs to go to every black and hispanic church, and let them know who is on who’s side.

Rebar on May 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Every once in a blue moon, I agree with Obama. First I found out he likes John Coltrane, and now there’s this. That might be it, though.

bmmg39 on May 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Why do we use the word gay? Is it politically correct? At one time I would use that term (taught public high school for years), but as I have aged, I don’t get it. I noticed that just a few others used the term homosexual. Isn’t that accurate?

jazzuscounty on May 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

The President of the United States has endorsed gay marriage! It took some time, but it happened. A day for the history books – a great step FORWARD progressives and an awful one for bigots.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Is that the left’s electoral strategery for 2012? Go out there and call over half the electorate a bunch of bigots?

Doughboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Interesting strategy considering 32 states have not signed on to gay marriage.

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

It’s God/King and country. (He sees himself as both)

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

You are probably correct.

NotCoach on May 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Maybe Shep is gay. At times I really wonder about that guy.

Susanboo on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Maybe? Do you ever wonder whether the Pope is Catholic?

bw222 on May 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Is that still an open question? I thought everyone understood it as fact

gatorboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Well, usual social courtesy dictates that public figures are assumed to be not gay unless and until they say they’re gay.

And so far as I know, he’s never publicly said anything about it.

KingGold on May 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

The President of the United States has endorsed gay marriage! It took some time, but it happened. A day for the history books – a great step FORWARD progressives and an awful one for bigots.

Unfortunately, it was because it helps him politically. It wasn’t a moral decision.

RSbrewer on May 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Lsm won’t call it a flip flop, just a switch in position
No worries

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

They don’t need to vote for Mittens. If Obama’s “evolution” depresses turnout among black voters even by a small fraction, it’ll destroy his reelection prospects.

Doughboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

If it makes you feel better believing that myth, please keep it up.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

And I didn’t mean to threadjack or cause a controversy with my question in case I have angered some of you. Ignore if you must.

jazzuscounty on May 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

The President of the United States has endorsed gay marriage! It took some time, but it happened. A day for the history books – a great step FORWARD progressives and an awful one for bigots.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

So you’re saying Obama was a bigot, until today?

rockmom on May 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Just heard him say on my behalf

Holy cow

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

“when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf”

Is Obama saying he’s gay?
Scotsman on May 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I think if he was saying he’s gay, he would have specifically mentioned the sea-men. (rim shot)

connertown on May 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I wonder it works in Obama’s little brain. Is it God, King and country? Or is it King, country and God?

NotCoach on May 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

“L’Etat c’est moi”

Dark Star on May 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Thank you, Mr President. This was the right decision. History will remember you as the first sitting President to support true equality.

I think you missed his nuanced position. He supports state’s right to choose. Many of us included those who are anti-gay marriage agree with that position. We don’t think it should be shoved by the court, but if the voters of the state want to recognize gay marriage-Meh!

melle1228 on May 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Somebody tell Obama to stop focusing on social issues.

BREAKING: Egypt’s Administrative Court issues ruling to suspend presidential elections

sentinelrules on May 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Is that the left’s electoral strategery for 2012? Go out there and call over half the electorate a bunch of bigots?

Doughboy on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

When Obama loses every leftist troll in the country will be “concerned” at how obviously racist we are as a nation.

NotCoach on May 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

On his behalf?
I guess someone didn’t tell this chuckle-*uck that the US MILITARY doesn’t belong to ANYONE. They belong to the American people and the US constitution that they swear allegiance to protect and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. I guess that means he is so powerful that he will just re-elect himself president. The rest of the nation can just stay home in November and not bother to vote he has it covered!
What a SH*T-BIRD he is!

ColdWarrior57 on May 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

THAT’s a real winning position.

rockmom on May 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Inconsistency has never bothered him.

a capella on May 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Sorry, this won’t effect the black vote, they will still vote for him

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Exit quotation from GOProud’s Chris Barron: “It is time the left came to terms with the fact that this president will only be for same-sex marriage when he believes it is a political winner for him.”

the sad part is that our nominee can’t hit obama on flip-flopping…

Sachiko on May 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM

History will remember you as the first sitting President to support true equality.
 
McDuck on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

 
He said something about across-the-board tax liability?

rogerb on May 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Is this the first time Obama has pull someone out from under the bus?

Scrappy on May 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

This is a nothing burger. I am an Independent, I am not basing my vote in November, on whether Ghey people get married or not. If non marriage -co habitation is part of the counter culture, and marriage is part of the traditional culture, it seems like Ghey people have chosen to be part of traditional American culture.

What kind of internal polling numbers forced President Obama to finally commit to a position on Ghey marriage? Wouldn’t Ghey democrats vote for Obama vs Romney anyway?

Dr Evil on May 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

So, it looks like obama’s pandering to gays has currently overtaken his long-practiced pandering to blacks.

Pork-Chop on May 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Somebody tell Obama to stop focusing on social issues.

BREAKING: Egypt’s Administrative Court issues ruling to suspend presidential elections

sentinelrules on May 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Yet another foreign policy triumph.

a capella on May 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Obama did this because of the NC vote. He thinks doing this will keep the left from fighting to move the Dem Convention from Charlotte.

It will be interesting to see if he’s right.

Greg Q on May 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

The President of the United States has endorsed gay marriage! It took some time, but it happened. A day for the history books – a great step FORWARD progressives and an awful one for bigots Obama finally told the truth about something.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

FIFY

The Rogue Tomato on May 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

If it makes you feel better believing that myth, please keep it up.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

What myth? Have you seen the election results in parts of the country not named California since 2008? It’s been a disaster for the Dems? Last night was the latest reminder in case you’ve been in a coma for the last 3 years.

Doughboy on May 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Obama just lost the cynical charade vote. Or more accurately, the vote of cynics who engage in absurd pretense. Holy crap, that’s most of the democratic party.

hepcat on May 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM

If people weren’t excited to vote for Mitt now, Obama just helped his cause.

Win for the Mittster!

Midwestprincesse on May 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM

So, it looks like obama’s pandering to gays has currently overtaken his long-practiced pandering to blacks.

Pork-Chop on May 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

He’s got the black vote locked up, regardless. Skin pigment is the major criteria. He’s been sweating the black backlash on gay marriage for nothing.

a capella on May 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

History will remember you as the first sitting President to support true equality.

McDuck on May 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

As well as the first sitting president to brazenly lie about it for a decade and a half for political advantage.

I’m interested to know how gay people feel about being treated like a political football by the “equality president.”

KingGold on May 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Now Obama needs to come out in favor of free birth control for the gay community.

moo on May 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

But he said he’s confident that more Americans will grow comfortable with gays and lesbians getting married, citing his own daughters’ comfort with the concept.

Are we looking to our children as moral guides? I wouldn’t count on their positions remaining unchanged as they grow apart from their liberal indoctrination and go out on their own after schooling. I had a hard time with the cognitive dissidence in the dating game after being raised in feminism. I was a good feminist at 18, and absolutely hate it now. Indoctrination is funny that way. Red pill. wake up.

Osis on May 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Maybe they will move their convention to San Fran now.

D-fusit on May 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I haven´t read the comments so I hope this is not redundant but why did he say his daughters approve of gay marriage?

derecho on May 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Judging by this type of response, Obama landed a direct punch on conservatives!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

HAHA. Are you kidding? I’m loving this! Obama was DRAGGED into this by politics. The press was laughing at them and he CAVED.

Obama’s getting killed with independents. If he doesn’t lock in his nutbag base, he’s dead in 6 months. He had no choice.

Portraits in courage!

Chuck Schick on May 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

If it makes you feel better believing that myth, please keep it up.
 
inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

 
That’s a funny post when you consider the headline.
 
First atheist president next month?

rogerb on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s a bit weird that his 10-year old daughter supposedly is “comfortable” with the union of two men in a relationship which involves unnatural sexual perversion?

Trafalgar on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Wow…Fox News is praising this decision. You can tell by the reaction this is irritating the heck out of the GOP because they know it’s a net-gain for the President. Talk about getting the negative news off the front pages!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

I see as I was typing the question was being raised.

derecho on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

“when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf…”

Seriously, this is just too much. The more I think about it the angrier I get. I don’t give a flying Fluke that he stopped lying about gay marriage. That doesn’t indicate a tyrannical nature, the above does.

This narcissistic sh!t needs a swift kick to the head.

NotCoach on May 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Brand

You certainly didn’t expect Obama to take a principled position on anything that might hurt his election chances did you?

So now we have a impending battle between Mr. Etch-a-sketch and Mr. Brand for the soul of this once principled nation -God save us from ourselves.

Don L on May 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

With all due respect AP, I don’t think he has dropped any cynical charade he just started a new one. I am so sure he is for states rights on this. Call me cynical but I believe that is a charade.

Lily on May 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Ooh, ooh!

I’m hoping that Obama uses his nomination acceptance speech to blast the bigotry, intolerance, and hate of his host state, which voted 60-40 to ban even the most loosely defined same-sex union.

That’ll be just precious.

KingGold on May 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

If people weren’t excited to vote for Mitt now, Obama just helped his cause.

Win for the Mittster!

Midwestprincesse on May 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Likewise, the Dems are fired up and ready to go now. A new fire has been lit and we won’t let Mitt take us back to the Stone Ages.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Wow…Fox News is praising this decision. You can tell by the reaction this is irritating the heck out of the GOP because they know it’s a net-gain for the President. Talk about getting the negative news off the front pages!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

31 states have outlawed gay marriage. And Shepard Smith is not FOX News.

sentinelrules on May 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Wow…Fox News is praising this decision. You can tell by the reaction this is irritating the heck out of the GOP because they know it’s a net-gain for the President. Talk about getting the negative news off the front pages!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

You give new meaning to the word spin.

derecho on May 9, 2012 at 4:14 PM

A new fire has been lit

Yeah, and gay marriage still lost by 22% last night.

sentinelrules on May 9, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Well, good for Obama. He’s not living a lie anymore.

Wonder if JetBoy is now going to vote for Obama?

Vanceone on May 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Talk about getting the negative news off the front pages!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Too bad the election’s not for 6 months.

So what’s on deck for tomorrow? Coming out of the closet?

Chuck Schick on May 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Suggest we not make hay out of it and let it go. It just decided the vote for more going over to Romney than added votes for obumble anyway. Thanks obummer. thanks bozo biden.

jake49 on May 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s a bit weird that his 10-year old daughter supposedly is “comfortable” with the union of two men in a relationship which involves unnatural sexual perversion?

Trafalgar on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

I find it creepy he would invoke his daughter on such an issue.

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Wow…Fox News is praising this decision. You can tell by the reaction this is irritating the heck out of the GOP because they know it’s a net-gain for the President. Talk about getting the negative news off the front pages!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

It is funny that people only see what they want to see. Again he is having it both ways:

The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own

Alot of anti-gay marriage people also support state’s right to decide for themselves.

melle1228 on May 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I wonder it works in Obama’s little brain. Is it God, King and country? Or is it King, country and God?

NotCoach on May 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Neither -it’s flexible messiah, first, last, and always.

Don L on May 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM

“A well regulated gay marriage being necessary to the security of free sex, the right of the people to have one man’s sausage up another man’s wazoo shall not be infringed.”

Archivarix on May 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM

You give new meaning to the word spin.

derecho on May 9, 2012 at 4:14 PM

If the GOP thought it was going to help them, they would be celebrating it. Conservative media is angry and pissed off – which can only mean they know this was a good decision for the President.

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Lsm won’t call it a flip flop, just a switch in position
No worries

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

The LSM has already defined it as “evolving” not flip flopping..:)

Dire Straits on May 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Wow…Fox News is praising this decision. You can tell by the reaction this is irritating the heck out of the GOP because they know it’s a net-gain for the President. Talk about getting the negative news off the front pages!

inthemiddle on May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Why do you call yourself “inthemiddle” again?

Bitter Clinger on May 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM

His base will swoon over this, needless to say…

if it wasn’t so tragic, that’d be funny.

Cleombrotus on May 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM

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