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Obama’s Views on Gay Marriage ‘Evolving’
New York Times ^ | June 18, 2011 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Posted on 06/19/2011 5:11:31 AM PDT by lbryce

Driving across the flatlands of Illinois with Barack Obama during the Senate race of 2004, Kevin Thompson sometimes found himself tutoring the candidate on gay rights.

Mr. Thompson, then a traveling aide, recalls long conversations about topics like the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion that sparked the gay rights movement, gay adoption — Mr. Obama once volunteered that Mr. Thompson and his partner would make “great parents,” Mr. Thompson recalled — and same-sex marriage, which Mr. Obama has in the past opposed.

Mr. Thompson, an Obama supporter, is skeptical about that. “To this day,” he said, “I don’t think Barack Obama has any issue with two people of the same gender getting married.”

Now President Obama says his views on same-sex marriage are “evolving,” and as he runs for re-election he is seeking support from gay donors who want to know where he stands.

This week, he will headline a $1,250-a-plate “Gala with the Gay Community” in Manhattan, his first such event as president; on June 29, he will host a Gay Pride reception at the White House. He is doing so at time when the New York Legislature is considering whether to make same-sex marriage legal — a vote that the president will no doubt be asked about while in New York.

The White House would not comment on whether Mr. Obama was ready to endorse same-sex marriage. But one Democratic strategist close to the White House, speaking only on the condition of anonymity, said some senior advisers “are looking at the tactics of how this might be done if the president chose to do it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012; abominators; gay; gaymarriage; gayrights; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; samesexmarriage; soddomites
And Representative Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat who is gay, said in an interview that a top adviser to Mr. Obama, whom he would not name, asked him this year, “What would be the effect if he came out for same-sex marriage?”

Oh, Mr. Pwezzident!!!! Oh, Mr. Pwezzident!!!! Would you really do that?? Really? really? What would the effect be? I'd saddle up, you and I ride all the way back to MASS. for a few days of r & r, the Fawny Brank way.

1 posted on 06/19/2011 5:11:39 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Oh please do come out for gay marriage, Obama. If his advisors are wondering and asking about the possible political effects, they are clueless. State by state across the nation, overall this is a LOSER proposition for the Libs. This article says Obama wants donations from the gays. Talk about winning a battle for money but losing the ballot box war...


2 posted on 06/19/2011 5:21:15 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: lbryce

Obama campaign.. will exchange executive orders for donations! Show me the money and I will shove it down their throats. Congress: irrelevant (see Libya), Judicial Branch: irrelevant (see individual mandate). Popcorn anyone?


3 posted on 06/19/2011 5:28:57 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Look out Left Coast, we are coming and we have Bibles and Guns! LOL)
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To: lbryce

Surely his Imam will ask that a fatwa be issued on HUSSEIN obama and his goverment for even thinking of gay marriage.

May the fatwa be issued to include all lefties.


4 posted on 06/19/2011 5:29:08 AM PDT by Christian1
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To: lbryce

Surely his Imam will ask that a fatwa be issued on HUSSEIN obama and his goverment for even thinking of gay marriage.

May the fatwa be issued to include all lefties.


5 posted on 06/19/2011 5:29:15 AM PDT by Christian1
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To: txrangerette

Obama is desperate for cash. He cannot get enough of it from the black base. He’s turned off the radicals in not being radical enough, plus he’s fighting a war for oil in Libya. He’ll need to raise at least $100 million to prove he’s viable for 2012. So where can he turn to?

The homosexual lobby is powerful, influential and rich. It will be interesting to watch the cross tabs for blacks. They’re adamantly against homosexuality and homosexual marriage. Will elite black pastors switch out for Obama?

Homosexual issues don’t do a thing to assuage the radical base and they’re not going to go along easily. Obama’s in a very tight spot.


6 posted on 06/19/2011 5:32:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks lbryce.
This week, he will headline a $1,250-a-plate "Gala with the Gay Community" in Manhattan, his first such event as president; on June 29, he will host a Gay Pride reception at the White House.
By "evolving", the article means, "he's announced his candidacy for reeelection". Hey, maybe he can give Obamacare waivers to gay couples, and then rescind them! Or, while he's giving his speech at the gay-la with the gah community he can tell them how proud he is of having closed Gitmo, ended all overseas combat and bringing the troops home, mass-naturalized all illegal aliens, brought peace to the Middle East, restored the US reputation abroad, led the country out of recession, fixed the unemployment problems, created energy independence...

Of course, being "had" is something that "community" may enjoy.


7 posted on 06/19/2011 5:33:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Christian1

O! Prodigal Son of Islam. May the Fatwa be With You. Always.


8 posted on 06/19/2011 5:35:44 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

His views don’t matter. The people’s views matter.


9 posted on 06/19/2011 5:36:48 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lovers ARE fighters.)
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To: lbryce

Men who possess core values cannot be “tutored”


10 posted on 06/19/2011 5:37:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: 1010RD
“The homosexual lobby is powerful, influential and rich. It will be interesting to watch the cross tabs for blacks. They’re adamantly against homosexuality and homosexual marriage. Will elite black pastors switch out for Obama?”

Surely you jest? The black vote is pathologically locked to the Democrat party. There is absolutely nothing nefarious enough that Obama could do to cause the needle to move from it's current 90+% commitment to the Dem's...

11 posted on 06/19/2011 5:41:20 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: lbryce
A more truthful headline would read

"As reelection seeks cash influx Obama’s Views on Gay Marriage ‘Evolving’"

12 posted on 06/19/2011 5:44:24 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: lbryce


13 posted on 06/19/2011 5:44:42 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lbryce

This is good news for Reggie Love. I will be he is already picking out place settings and silverware for when they can be together.


14 posted on 06/19/2011 5:44:49 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: lbryce

Mr. Obama has thrown the gays under the bus, just as he threw Wiener under the bus.


15 posted on 06/19/2011 5:45:19 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: lbryce

I don’t think his views are evolving. It’s his views that he is willing to make public that might be changing. Huge difference.

He had to keep is radical past as secret as possible to obtain his current position.


16 posted on 06/19/2011 5:46:28 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: 1010RD

Fund-raising for Obama’s re-election is likely to shatter all previous records:

The president is making his campaign official slightly earlier than is typical for an incumbent so he can get a jump on fund-raising in a season that’s likely to shatter all records. Obama’s team has been asking campaign bundlers to raise $350,000 each, no easy task since campaign finance laws limit gifts to $2,500 per donor. Two sources tell CNN the campaign team hopes that in total their bundlers will raise $500 million, leaving the campaign to raise another $500 million and amass a record-breaking $1 billion war chest.

Obama raised $745 million for the 2008 election.

http://www.talkleft.com/story/2011/4/2/212220/2233


17 posted on 06/19/2011 5:47:31 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lbryce

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/mom-of-murdered-obama-gay-lover-speaks-up/

In late May, Wash. DC-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen had a bombshell revelation about Obama’s membership in a Chicago gay club, Man’s Country.

The report added, “WMR spoke to several well-placed sources in Chicago who reported that Jeremiah Wright ran what was essentially a matchmaking service for gay married black professional members of the church, including lawyers and businessmen, particularly those with children. The matchmaking club was called the ‘Down Low Club’ but references to it over the phone and email simply referred to the group with the code phrase ‘DLC.’


18 posted on 06/19/2011 5:49:35 AM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Fzob

or...

Wet finger meets wind....film at 11


19 posted on 06/19/2011 5:59:54 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: lbryce

“Evolving” code for “Progressive” code for “Socialist” code for “Marxist”


20 posted on 06/19/2011 6:01:42 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.
Obama is bringing back comparisons to Nixon ethically and Jimmy Carter economically.
21 posted on 06/19/2011 6:03:53 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Fzob

“The DNC and the White House see the gay community as an ATM,” Aravosis wrote in response to Tobias. “Well, the GayTM just ran dry.”

Aravosis also told OpenSecrets Blog that he has personally received e-mail copies of gay rights donors responding to contribution solicitations from Democratic Party leadership committees “basically saying, ‘go to hell.’”

In addition, Aravosis noted that while AMERICAblog helped raise $43,000 for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and Aravosis personally donated $1,000 to the campaign (”more than I’ve ever given to any politician,” he added), he said Obama and many other Democrats should not expect similar support in the future.

“I don’t plan on that again,” Aravosis said, “unless some miracle happens.”

The Don’t Ask, Don’t Give campaign doesn’t explicitly call for a “pause” in donations to all Democrats — just those not fully in support of their key issues. Donations are still encouraged to candidates who back marriage equality, support the employment non-discrimination act and the campaign’s other legislative priorities. And Aravosis admits he is aware of gay rights advocates continuing to financially support individual candidates, “who are actually trying to fulfill their campaign promises.”

Some big names have signed onto the strategy — for instance, David Mixner.

Mixner, as OpenSecrets Blog previously reported, is a prominent gay Democratic fundraiser, who, by the Center’s tally, has donated $98,000 of his own money to Democratic candidates and committees in the last two decades. He’s also reportedly raised another $30 million for candidates and charity organizations across the country. But since cycle he’s only given to a handful of candidates — all Democrats fully supportive of equality for gay Americans.

“No more excuses. Stop it. Close the checkbooks to those who are not fully on our side,” Mixner, who has reportedly raised more than $1 million for openly gay and lesbian candidates, wrote on his blog late last year.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2010/11/gay-rights-donations-plummet-amid-c.html


22 posted on 06/19/2011 6:06:29 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lbryce

Upon meeting Barney for the first time after thje queston was posed, O gave Barney a quizical look,saying; Is that Anthony Weiner you hiding out in your pants or are you just happy to see me?


23 posted on 06/19/2011 6:13:23 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

“looking at the tactics of how this might be done . . .”

Tactics.

Shame.


24 posted on 06/19/2011 6:14:38 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: 1010RD
He’ll need to raise at least $100 million to prove he’s viable for 2012.

His announced goal is $1 Billion.

25 posted on 06/19/2011 6:31:48 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: lbryce
He probably has a young and gay* intern named Mortimer Lewinsky.

*(Of course I mean “gay” in the original sense—you know, lighthearted,carefree and happy—not that there is anything wrong with that other “gay” thing (sarc and barf!).

26 posted on 06/19/2011 6:32:33 AM PDT by Happy Rain (2012= "E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle.")
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To: lbryce
0bama caught in another lie. The claim is that he didn't read the one page questionaire he signed.

White House’s Pfeiffer Draws Boos at Netroots Nation WSJ Article

MINNEAPOLIS –White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer’s appearance here at the Netroots Nation gathering was expected to be rough. But a chorus of boos from President Barack Obama’s progressive base?

Kaili Joy Gray, an editor for the liberal Daily Kos, asked Mr. Pfeiffer why Mr. Obama said he supported gay marriage on a candidate questionnaire when he ran for Illinois state Senate in 1996 but doesn’t now.

Not so, Mr. Pfeiffer insisted. The questionnaire, he said, was completed by a campaign aide, not Mr. Obama. The boos began.

“So it’s a fake questionnaire?” Ms. Gray asked as the chorus grew louder.

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27 posted on 06/19/2011 6:32:53 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: lbryce

Who does he think he’s fooling? It’s pretty obvious that his “evolving” on this issue is a charade. Have we ever had a president who faked his position on a personal moral belief like this? Obama probably finds some kind of license in Reagan who changed his position on abortion. (I suspect he reads biographies of other presidents to find out what he can get away with.) The difference of course is that Reagan’s change of heart was sincere. I don’t think that matters much to Obama, though. His only concern is that the character he outwardly projects seems plausible to enough people.


28 posted on 06/19/2011 6:40:25 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: lbryce

Liberals evolve, Conswervatives flip-flop.


29 posted on 06/19/2011 6:45:02 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: lbryce

This is ridiculous. Obama has always supported gay marriage. He came out against the California law banning gay marriage while claiming that he was “opposed to gay marriage.”


30 posted on 06/19/2011 6:48:30 AM PDT by Brett11
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To: ilovesarah2012

” leaving the campaign to raise another $500 million and amass a record-breaking $1 billion war chest.”

What was the average online donation from the peeps in 2008.....$15. I don’t think people are so enamoured with him this time around.


31 posted on 06/19/2011 6:51:17 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: 1010RD
If I were Black, I would really be pissed when the left compared the blacks and gays.
One is a race, the other is a sexual perversion that God abhors
32 posted on 06/19/2011 6:53:27 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: lbryce
"Evolving" my eye. Hussein has been pro-homo marriage from the get-go. He said anything to get elected, and tens of millions of fools bought his B.S. Why? Because they badly wanted to buy it.
33 posted on 06/19/2011 7:25:16 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: lbryce

An actual question from Barry’s ‘Constitutional law’ days:

2003
Part 1. You have just passed the bar in the State of Nirvana. Rather than toil in a large law firm, you decide to open your own practice, and advertise yourself as a general practitioner with a specialty in family law. Last week, two men, Richard and Michael, walked into you office and asked for your help. You learn that they are a monogamous, gay couple who have been living together for the past ten years. Both men are successful architects, and after devoting the past decade on their respective careers, they have now decided that they want to marry and raise children together.

http://jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com/2010/04/read-professor-obamas-actual-exams-here.html


34 posted on 06/19/2011 7:38:50 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: lbryce; ml/nj; EinNYC; Lauren BaRecall; NYC GOP Chick; Liz; LottieDah; Cicero; Clemenza; NYer; ...
...a handful of recent polls show that Americans, by a slim majority, now support same-sex marriage...

Really? In every state or locality in which the issue has been put to a vote, the result has been NO to same-sex marriage! Wonder if the polls the authoress is citing were done in Manhattan and San Francisco. There are only a few urban neighborhoods around the country where one might expect gay marriage to be popular.

There is more than a social cost on society resulting from gay (male) marriage. There is an additional financial cost to be born by governments and private employers when gay partners of their employees are put on their medical plans. That's because homosexual men will run up larger medical expenses than the general population because of their much greater risk of many illnesses.

This week, [Obama] will headline a $1,250-a-plate "Gala with the Gay Community" in Manhattan...

Wonder if Larry Sinclair will be there to join him.

BTW, did anyone notice that the authoress of this piece was Sheryl GAY Stolberg?

35 posted on 06/19/2011 9:07:11 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: snoringbear; 1010RD
“The homosexual lobby is powerful, influential and rich. It will be interesting to watch the cross tabs for blacks. They’re adamantly against homosexuality and homosexual marriage. Will elite black pastors switch out for Obama?”

Surely you jest? The black vote is pathologically locked to the Democrat party. There is absolutely nothing nefarious enough that Obama could do to cause the needle to move from it's current 90+% commitment to the Dem's...

Exactly! If Black chr*stians were going to break with the Dems over moral issues they'd have done it a long time ago. I now believe that absolutely nothing--not euthanasia, not "gay marriage," not bestiality, not compulsory devil worship in the schools--will shake Black loyalty to the Democrat party.

Black chr*stians simply don't care. Their issues are race and poverty, and that's it. They don't even seem to live in a world where these other issues are discussed. It's still 1954 to them, and Emmet Till hasn't even been buried yet.

36 posted on 06/19/2011 9:42:42 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Black Christians simply don't care. Their issues are race and poverty, and that's it. They don't seem to live in a world where these other issues are discussed. It's still 1954 to them, and Emmet Till hasn't been buried yet.

I now believe that absolutely nothing ... will shake Black loyalty to the Democrat party.

There's a tad of a disconnect in what you say, because there were many more black Republicans, percentagewise, back in the 1950s. Nixon got about 30% of the black vote vs. Kennedy in 1960, and probably would have gotten more had candidate Kennedy not helped get Martin Luther King out of jail during the campaign. In fact, King's father was a Republican as was Jackie Robinson.

37 posted on 06/19/2011 9:59:12 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
There's a tad of a disconnect in what you say, because there were many more black Republicans, percentagewise, back in the 1950s. Nixon got about 30% of the black vote vs. Kennedy in 1960, and probably would have gotten more had candidate Kennedy not helped get Martin Luther King out of jail during the campaign. In fact, King's father was a Republican as was Jackie Robinson.

As an old Abraham Lincoln, Civil War Republican I am well aware of the fact that Blacks used to be Republicans. But that's the point: used to be. They no longer even remember having been Republicans and more to the point, despite their quasi-redneck Fundamentalist worship style (which "multiculturalists" seem to think came from Africa) they have sold out their religious beliefs altogether. The only Black conservatives are middle class or wealthy and aren't particularly religious (Sowell, Williams). The fact is that the Black counterpart of the right wing Bible-banging trailer trash is precisely those poor people who vote as if they had never heard of a G-d at all. And that stinks--the whole situation.

38 posted on 06/19/2011 10:22:30 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: justiceseeker93; lbryce; ml/nj; EinNYC; Lauren BaRecall; NYC GOP Chick; skully; LottieDah; ...
Omao's "Safe Schools" czar Kevin Jennings is leaving his job----no doubt to increase courses in homosexual practices to our youth....but also to make Omao look more palatable to voters. As a going away present, Omao gifted "fisting expert" Jennings with $400M in the 2011 budget ON TOP OF $400M in 2010 budget. Jenning can retire with riches beyond imagination to continue his dirty work with our tax dollars.

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ANALYSIS 2008 Obama duped Christian voters into voting for him. Now 2012 Obama needs to convince Christians that (A) he’s a lifelong Christian, (B) he is not the most extreme Democrat on social issues, such as abortion, and, (C) he does not support the homosexual agenda.

In 2008, Obama swore he was not for same sex marriage---but he has done everything possible to promote the homo agenda.

Obama appointed czar Kevin Jennings, founder of the pro-homosexual GLSEN organization, "to oversee safe schools" programs. Jennings was involved in the 2000 "Fistgate" scandal in which homosexual adults at a GLSEN youth workshop "guided young teens on how to engage in sexual perversions, including the violent gay practice known as "fisting." (Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com

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LAUGH BREAK Obama is so desperate he invokes religious themes as 2012 nears.
washington examiner.com | 2/05 | julie mason
FR Posted February 06, 2011 by RummyChick

"When I wake in the morning, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to give me the strength to do right by our country and its people," Obama said. "And when I go to bed at night, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to forgive me my sins, and look after my family and the American people, and make me an instrument of His will." more at Wash/Ex.com

LAST YEAR'S OFFICIAL DNC POSTER

THIS YEAR'S OFFICIAL DNC POSTER



"Voters, Obama is baptized in the fire of faith."
"Obama's been saved. Thank you, Jesus."
"Voters, let's hear an Alleluia and an Amen."

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BACKSTORY---CIRCA 2009 A coalition of Christian organizations launched an effort to have him removed, asserting that Kevin Jennings is one of the most vitriolic anti-Christian activists in America. Jennings is known for his prolific use of obscenities to describe Christians. Jenning will apparently advance Obama's anti-Christian homosexual agenda.

The shocking Jennings appointment is another flagrant example of Obama saying one thing and doing another---and flaunting it, as well. Candidate Obama catered to Black Churchgoers who voted for him thinking he would uphold their strong views against same-sex marriage. Obama ran on a platform against same sex marriage and has given the impression that, as president, he will do nothing to advance same sex marriage.

This calculated move served to make Black Churchgoers complacent while giving Obama leeway to advance the homosexualist agenda in many, many ways.

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OCTOBER 2009 President Obama received a warm welcome at the annual dinner of the homosexual support group Human Rights Campaign, promising to sign hate crimes legislation, to repeal both "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the "Defense of Marriage Act." and to continue supporting his besieged appointments as "safe schools czar" and head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

WND revelations about Kevin Jennings, the safe schools czar, and Chai Feldblum, his EEOC nominee, have resulted in criticism in Congress and from group's concerned about past actions and statements.

53 members of Congress demanded that Obama dismiss Jennings following WND disclosures about his past, including an incident in which he counseled a 15-year-old student to keep quiet about being seduced by an older man. WND disclosures that Feldblum proclaimed "gay sex is morally good" have also made her a target for criticism.

"I'm here with a simple message: I'm here with you in that fight," Obama told the homosexual activist group. "For even as we face extraordinary challenges as a nation, we cannot and we will not put aside issues of basic equality. I greatly appreciate the support I've received from many in this room. I also appreciate that many of you don't believe that progress has come fast enough. I want to be honest about that. Because it's important to be honest amongst friends."

Obama made a direct reference to his besieged appointees without naming them. "Nobody in America should be fired because they're gay, despite doing a great job and meeting their responsibilities," he said. "It's not fair, it's not right, we're going to put a stop to it. Read more at wnd.com

39 posted on 06/19/2011 12:11:01 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Obama’s position has always been the same.

He’s for it. But he doesn’t want to admit it so as not to inflame the electorate.

Blacks in particular don’t care for gay marriage.


40 posted on 06/20/2011 12:21:42 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I meant $100 million in the short term. He’s desperate and will need the entire billion, plus all the free media and support money he can get.


41 posted on 06/20/2011 5:14:16 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Graybeard58

That’s why he’s so desperate. It’ll take the whole thing to re-elect. Money makes the POTUS.


42 posted on 06/20/2011 5:15:47 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; snoringbear

The issue for us is to get his numbers down. I’m doubtful he’ll get (honestly, that is) as high a vote total from blacks this time around.

You’re correct ZC about the leadership of black Christians. They’re much, much more liberal than their flocks. That’s because they’ve been bought off with government money.

It would be wise for the GOP to go after them - school vouchers would make a great lever.


43 posted on 06/20/2011 5:19:17 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
“The issue for us is to get his numbers down. I’m doubtful he’ll get (honestly, that is) as high a vote total from blacks this time around.

You’re correct ZC about the leadership of black Christians. They’re much, much more liberal than their flocks. That’s because they’ve been bought off with government money.

It would be wise for the GOP to go after them - school vouchers would make a great lever.”

Well, you are correct in that the objective is to get Zero's numbers down and to win the senate. So, hope you are correct. Concerning the black leadership having been bought off by government money; seems to me that a large percent of the black general population has also been bought off with government money in one form or another. Btw, this is not the purview of just blacks. I believe I have read that about 40% of the general population is now on the government tit in one way or another - a dangerous situation for sure - same problem with taxes btw.

44 posted on 06/20/2011 8:20:24 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: lbryce

Obama must be desperate for hollyweird money.


45 posted on 06/20/2011 10:53:51 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: justiceseeker93; little jeremiah; LucyT; azishot; Fantasywriter; Candor7; mojitojoe
I tried to answer you yesterday but FR was malfunctioning. so, here it is,FWIW.

This week, [Obama] will headline a $1,250-a-plate "Gala with the Gay Community" in Manhattan...

Correction: $1,250-a-hole OR, a-head GAYla, BUTT I must be racist.

That's because homosexual men will run up larger medical expenses than the general population because of their much greater risk of many illnesses.

I wonder how much 0h0m0llah medical premiums are.

Oh, wait...no medical records, his butt info is sealed; however, his butt is wide open for other activities.

Smirnoff can't even use his patented line "What a country!" A country that has 53% of its voters voting for 0h0m0 should be labeled "What a country, it's turning to the one I escaped from!" .

We need a ruthless clean up.

46 posted on 06/20/2011 10:54:11 AM PDT by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: melancholy
A country that has 53% of its voters voting for 0h0m0...

We'll probably never know how much of that alleged 53% was fraud. So things may not be quite that bad, especially when you look at the regret on the part of some who voted for him, now reflected in current polls.

47 posted on 06/20/2011 2:11:24 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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