Skip to comments.Rumor: Obama Will Endorse Same-Sex Marriage In Tuesday’s State Of The Union
Posted on 01/20/2012 10:02:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
From Washington Blade:
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Friday he wouldnt rule in or out the possibility of President Obama endorsing same-sex marriage in the upcoming State of the Union address.
Carney made the remarks on whether Obama would announce support for marriage equality during the State of the Union address, which is set to take place Tuesday before a joint session of Congress, in response to a question from the Washington Blade.
I will not rule anything in or out, Carney said. Im just not going to talk about beyond pointing at his words his personal views on this. I think his administrations policies on related issues are there for people to judge.
Most people of reasonable intelligence and common sense have long figured that the Presidents declared ambivalence about gay marriage was a crock; and I think more than a few others were, like myself, of the opinion that hed throw his weight behind SSM if he were lucky enough to get a second term. The assumption behind that supposition and that scenario is that theres no upside to the President publicly endorsing the normative definition of marriage of his class, and that there was considerable downside in his doing so.
None other than Dan Savage himself explained why:
While national polls show a slim majority of Americans now support marriage equality, supporters of marriage equality arent evenly distributed throughout all 50 states. Theyre over-represented in populous blue states that Obama is going to carry, under-represented in purple states that he needs to carry, and thin in the ground in red states that he has no hope of carrying. Electoral College Goddam. And maybe Im a pessimist but I dont think Obama endorsing marriage equality would convince any Republicans who support marriage equality (all six of them) to vote for him, I dont think it by itself would convince independents to vote for him, and I think it would convince some conservative Democrats to vote against him.
What I think were all forgetting or couldnt have known all the way back in 2011, when Savage wrote the above is that, in an almost deliciously ironic twist, Team Obama has decided to run in 2012 a base-centric campaign the likes of which we havent seen since well, the last time an embattled and divisive President was going for reelection. And thats pretty interesting in and of itself; it used to be the absolute most ironclad conventional wisdom of American politics that one could not win the White House unless one tilted (sometimes to the point of becoming horizontal) to the median voter.
But this countrys political system has changed dramatically in the past generation, and the mushy middle has increasingly receded as voters gravitated towards one ideological pole or another. In a more or less evenly-divided country, playing towards the base implementing the Rovian 50%+1 strategy makes a lot of sense. Still, were slow to recognize the kind of sociological change this would reflect, and generally we only see it for what it is after its long been standing in front of our noses.
So Obama is FINALLY going to come out of the closet..about damn time..Its always been pretty obvious that Obama well, prefers the company of men
I imagine he would since he’s already in one.
More evil, evil, evil.
I thought he already had.
“Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties;
for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses....
-Juvenal, Ancient Rome
Reggie must have finally proposed!
I’m sure all the unemployed welders, pipe-layers, electricians, engineers, heavy construction etc will be very pleased that gays are getting their every wish with zero and everybody else can bugger off if they don’t like his pipeline decision.
Well good grief he married a woman that looks more like a man than he does. Of course that’s his preference.
And this isn’t about getting more votes. It’s about getting all the homosexuals’ money for his campaign. When you’re making money, your AIDS drugs are heavily subsidized by far less risky breeder taxpayers, and don’t have a family that uses up your money, that’s a lot of moola moola to give to the guy who’s passing all the gay special protected class laws for ya.
He is also going to admit his marriage is a sham and he is a homosexual.
Go ahead.....Make everyone’s day.
Will this help or hurt in the election? I can’t imagine it going over very well in middle America.
As for the cities where the gays live — they’re all Democrap strongholds anyhow.
Im sure all the unemployed welders, pipe-layers, electricians, engineers, heavy construction etc will be very pleased that gays are getting their every wish with zero and everybody else can bugger off if they dont like his pipeline decision.
It’s already being blamed on the republicans and most of the people you mention will go along with that.
We’re in a sick, upside down world where good is made to look bad and bad to look good.
He’ll probably have 2 guys in a liplock sitting next to Moochelle in the gallery.
“I’m announcing tonight, that Michelle has already approved our ‘open marriage’ ... Let the good times roll!”
So does this mean that Rupert Murdoch will order up a very special episode of “Glee”??
Groucho of Arabia....! hee hee....
Will Larry Sinclair be an honored guest?
I never realized how easy our country would fall.. We never learn from history or just common sense. Every culture that has embraced sodomy falls and common sense tells us that homosexual sex is not healthy...We are a stupid people!
Isn’t it in Proverbs that wise will be considered fools and fools wise?
One I like is II Timothy 3: 1-7
We are a stupid people!
We were given a wonderful gift and we didn’t cradle and protect it. It was taken away by wickedness as we became complacent and smug..
I never thought I’d be saying these things. I sound like some old fogie. But I guess I am now. I simply love my country and am so sad at what’s happening.
I don’t know about same sex but Big Ears is married to a yeti’..
Let him do it. It is political suicide!
He'll be done before the General Election even starts!
Let’s see if any elected officials in attendance have the moral indignation to walk out.
We are an IMMORAL people.
Is he coming out, as well?
A-hole is just getting warmed up.
He will sign an executive order giving amnesty to all illegals before the end of his term. Especially if he loses in ‘12.
Just you watch.
Let’s see what Larry has to say about Hussein.
Along with polygamy and polyandry.
Interesting that the only pictures of BHO from his college years he is with some slimy looking guy and high.
When did BHO have time to study he was always high in his college age pictures.
He is a pig.
It would be interesting to do a DNA testing of the Obama family to see whether the two girls are Barry and Moochie’s kids. If they're not, we would know Barry is dc-dc; if they are, then he's probably ac-dc (he swings both ways). This is just the kind of personality, combined with a sociopath narcissism, Americans do not need occupying the office of POTUS.
That guy was a wealthy Pakistani who Obama lived off of. Look it up.
But...but...but.....didn't anyone tell Barry about the "truce" on social issues.......?
When you look at the girls the little one doesn’t look like either parent. The older one looks sorta like BHO. Its strange usually kids look like their parents.
Given the reports that Mickey is a hostile wife and spends little time with her “husband” just adds to the curiosity. When they are together, it just looks faked.
Even Bill and Hillary actually looked at each other and touched, they have a really weird marriage to be sure, people around them say they really do love each other.
People around BHO and Mickey never mention their marriage, I find that strange.
Excellent - especially when it polls 65% against with the general public....
O’bummer, the gift that keeps on giving...
What’s this “we”, white man?
At least 65%! This is a collosal mistake for Zobama and a windfall for the RePubs. The Repub PR machine ought to go something like:
He turned down the XL pipeline that would bring more oil independents to America and 100,000 jobs, but...
He is pushing for all those gay men and women to marry each other, unemployed or not.
CBS has a video of the exchange, which shows Gingrich saying that if gay marriage is the only issue a voter cares about, they should support Obama.
You’re right - it would make a great line of attack for the pub nominee...
But if history repeats, the Stooopid Party will just be as ineffective this round as they were in 2008...
my pessimistic side speaking this AM.
A-hole is just getting warmed up.
He will sign an executive order giving amnesty to all illegals before the end of his term. Especially if he loses in 12.
Just you watch.
If he loses, the period between 11-6-12 and 1-20-13 will be extremely dangerous for what he does bit overtly and covertly.
He’s simply Evil and evil is as evil does. Forest Gump could figurte that out.
That’s right, you flap-eared, pencil-necked, mincing abomination....bring the wrath of God completely down on this country.
Yes, California, the bluest of the blue states voted down gay marriage. Most Americans don't understand the issues and are confusing gay marriage with gay unions.
How nice of Obama to introduce a wedge issue which will keep on giving throughout he election. Gay marriage is a state issue that a president can do little about.
Exactly. We all know that Maobama has lied from the beginning when he says he believes that marriage consists of a man and a woman. He only says so because he doesn’t want to lose any of the black churchgoers’ votes. So what does he stand to gain now by doing otherwise?
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