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....
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