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.
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.......?
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