Team Obama's Diversion of The Week re-election strategy for the current seven day period is gay marriage. Our deep-thinking President searched the depths of his formerly homophobic, gay-bashing soul and discovered his views on gay marriage had flip-flopped, er, I mean, "evolved". Flip-flopping is something the Republican apostate Romney does. Obama evolves. Obama's Diversion Of The Week re-election team (the mainstream media) immediately went into worship mode and regaled us with tales of Obama's epic courage and historic historicness . That completely objective left-wing rag, Newsweek magazine, immediately pronounced Obama 'The First Gay President'. The Washigton Post, allegedly through sheer coincidence, dropped a lengthy story about challenger Romney's 1965 alleged gay-bashing haircutting prank THE VERY NEXT DAY. I assume WaPo thinks the word "coincidence" means 'when it will have the most dramatic effect". You could practically hear the WaPo editors all joining in a rousing chorus of "NOW !!!" before they dropped the story. Also of note is this fact - the only things we know about Obama's high school misdeeds is what Obama told us himself in his book. The media has no interest in Obama's misspent youth, when Obama, by his own admission, attended class sparingly and did drugs and alcohol regularly. If the media will interview everyone who ever went to school with Romney in order to dig up dirt, why won't they do the same with Obama ? Golly gee, what in the world could the reason be for that double standard ? As if we didn't know. I don't call the mainstream media the "Obama's re-election team' for nothing.
Being pro-gay marriage myself, I might be impressed by Obama's re-awakening on the issue, except that there's no meat on Obama's gay marriage bone (no pun intended). He said he will propose no legislation, and said the issue should be left up to the states. That's the same position the anti-gay marriage Romney holds, so what am I supposed to be impressed about ? Nothing has actually changed. Things are exactly like they were before. Apparently, the mainstream media is having too gay of an old time to notice.
There's an interesting history between our presidential candidates on the gay marriage issue. It's a flip-flopper's, er, I mean, an evolver's dream. The Wall Street Journal listed these Obama gay marriage positions:
Obama on Gay Marriage
• 1996, running for Illinois state Senate: "I favor legalizing same-sex marriage."
• 2004, running for U.S. Senate: "Marriage is between a man and a woman.
• 2010, as president: "My feelings are constantly evolving" on gay mar riage.
• 2012, as president: "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.
As for Romney, the New York Times points out that Romney said he would seek "full equality" for gays in a letter to Log Cabin Massachusetts Republicans during Romney's 1994 Senate campaign against Ted Kennedy. Now Romney is against gay marriage, and is even against gay civil unions. Romney said the issue should be left up to the states like Obama has, but Romney also supported the Defense Of Marriage Act that would bar gay marriage on a national level, so Romney has a flip-flop inside a flip-flop on the gay marriage issue. It ain't easy to be THAT politically inept.
The bottom line is this - both candidates are telling their ideological bases what they want to hear now, just as both candidates have taken whatever position they thought would be beneficial for their political aspirations in the past. What I see is a couple politicians with their fingers in the wind, and not much more.
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