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Obama may clarify position on same-sex marriage in interview today
Washington Post ^ | 8/9/2012 | Peter Wallsten

Posted on 05/09/2012 10:37:28 AM PDT by tobyhill

The president has been under intense pressure for his self-described “evolving” position on the issue since Sunday, when NBC aired an interview in which Vice President Biden said he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage.

Biden’s comments put Obama on the spot, exposing the president’s position to ridicule among gay-rights activists who see it as a wink-and-nod stance to avoid alienating conservative swing voters as well as African-Americans and Latinos key to Obama’s reelection.

The president’s challenge was evident in Tuesday’s vote in North Carolina, one of the campaign’s targeted states, where voters overwhelmingly backed a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex unions.

Obama’s campaign released a statement describing the North Carolina results as “disappointing.”

Aides to the president would not say what Obama might tell Roberts today about the issue of marriage.

An Obama policy shift today would follow days of frantic phone calls and conversations between campaign officials and leading activists and donors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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


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KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohomosexualagenda; homosexualagenda; samesexmarriage
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1 posted on 05/09/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Whatever he says today, He will lie about tommorrow. And no one will care (aside from those crazy conservatives).


2 posted on 05/09/2012 10:39:11 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: tobyhill

He’s flexible.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tobyhill

This is Obama changing the subject, and we are falling for it.

“It’s the ECONOMY stupid”


4 posted on 05/09/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: tobyhill
He was for it before he was against it? Or was he against it before he was for it? It will probably be the most brilliant non-speech ever made anyway so the answer is clearly 42.
5 posted on 05/09/2012 10:43:03 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Sacajaweau

He swings both ways.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: Sacajaweau

As in AC-DC flexible?


7 posted on 05/09/2012 10:46:03 AM PDT by Obadiah (Resist we much!)
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To: tobyhill

FUBO


8 posted on 05/09/2012 10:47:05 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: tobyhill

Was proud to see the dnc convention state tell zer0 and his minions to kiss North Carolina’s assembled rears. Move the convention dnc. Would love to see you’all tuck your tails and run. May not happen, but would love to see it ... LOL.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 10:47:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: tobyhill
Bathhouse Barry is a down-low “bottom” who is trying to have it both ways...just as in his personal life.
10 posted on 05/09/2012 10:50:12 AM PDT by twister881
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To: tobyhill
“Obama may clarify position on same-sex marriage in interview today”

Oh, I am absolutely sitting on the edge of my chair.

NOT.....

11 posted on 05/09/2012 10:52:41 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: tobyhill; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; LMAO; ..
RE :”President Obama may clarify his views on same-sex marriage Wednesday in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts. The interview is scheduled to be taped Wednesday afternoon, with the network planning to air portions of it later in the day.

He is ‘evolving’ on the issue.
Obviously the man is SO sensitive that he is wrestling with the issue every day between his traditional conservative morals upbringing :) and his liberal sense of decency and fairness and social justice. That man is suffering with his conscience just like he was as State Senator when he was FOR same sex marriage.... OOPPs, I mean for 'marriage equality', it was called SS marriage in those days .

It is cruel to ask him to take a position on it now, until after the election of course.

12 posted on 05/09/2012 10:53:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: tobyhill

End of the culture war.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 10:53:55 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: tobyhill

Zippy can say whatever he wants, notwithstanding the fact that 30 out of our 50 (not 57) states define marriage as between a man and a woman.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 10:54:07 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: twister881

His answer will be as convoluted as his whole administration has been.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 10:54:59 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: shalom aleichem

“FUBO”

BTTT.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: hummingbird

Having viewed the results in NC, he will firmly declare that he personally is opposed to “gay” marriage but thinks that society will eventually accept it in the future, i.e. the day after he is re-elected.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 10:57:35 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: hummingbird

Having viewed the results in NC, he will firmly declare that he personally is opposed to “gay” marriage but thinks that society will eventually accept it in the future, i.e. the day after he is re-elected.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 10:57:57 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Ranger Warrior
I want Obama to come out and say that he wants Federal Courts to override state constitutions and state laws. I'm pretty sure he's going to lose now but if he comes out in support of gay marriage, after yesterdays shellacking he took, then I will guarantee he will lose.
19 posted on 05/09/2012 10:59:48 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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20 posted on 05/09/2012 11:00:01 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: tobyhill

I will be surprised if he does endorse gay marriage.


21 posted on 05/09/2012 11:01:23 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: sickoflibs

He’ll be more “flexible” after the election.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 11:01:32 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: tobyhill
Obama may clarify position on same-sex marriage in interview today

"Underneath".

23 posted on 05/09/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Obama vs. Romney: Zero x Zero = Zero.)
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To: tobyhill; LucyT
I have been listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning and LOL! Several times he has said Obama is about ready to come out of the closet. He laughs then says not quite yet, but he is about ready to endorse GAY MARRIAGE.
24 posted on 05/09/2012 11:04:11 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: tobyhill
Aides to the president

Huh huh huh, huh huh, huh huh...

25 posted on 05/09/2012 11:06:00 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: ColdOne

Believe zer0 is scared, ColdOne. zer0 is a fairy leading fairies. Scared, and the fear is evolving imho. Can’t wait to see the riots when the dnc comes to town (well really praying that does not happen ... but). Will turn on the TV and know they were told it would happen. Stupid liberals.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 11:06:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: tobyhill

He’ll have more flexibility after the election, no doubt, so be prepared for this clown to say anything.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 11:06:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: tobyhill

How will BHO clarify anything, he never has before.
What he says today is what he believes today and everything before means nothing as he no longer believes it and is no indication of what he will beleive tomorrow. (It’s like trying to decipher a two year old)


28 posted on 05/09/2012 11:06:42 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ColdOne
I would be surprised too after the votes in NC yesterday. He may though, if he feels he's been fooled by the polls, because he will have nothing to lose. If we took anything from yesterdays results it's that Obama is just about finished. Gays have constantly been feeding Obama with fake data all along and now it caught up with him.
29 posted on 05/09/2012 11:06:51 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill
what a distraction during "Barry's Not Gay Week

.

30 posted on 05/09/2012 11:13:57 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
Biden must have missed the memo declaring it “Barry's Not Gay Week” because he started it.
31 posted on 05/09/2012 11:16:54 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Michelle is really looking like she wants that hot dog...!


32 posted on 05/09/2012 11:17:53 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Sloth

That looks about right!


33 posted on 05/09/2012 11:19:04 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: sickoflibs

RE: He is ‘evolving’ on the issue.

This is of course, BS.

He has ALWAYS BEEN FOR GAY MARRIAGE. His ACTIONS show it. Otherwise, why did his justice department fight against DOMA? Why did he support open gays in the military?

He is just hiding it and will announce it at the opportune time ( i.e., when (God forbid) he gets his second term ).


34 posted on 05/09/2012 11:25:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: sickoflibs
the man is SO sensitive that he is wrestling with the issue every day between his traditional conservative morals upbringing and his liberal sense of decency and fairness and social justice.

Did it gag you as much to write that sentence as it did me to read it ?

;-)

35 posted on 05/09/2012 11:33:35 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: tobyhill

My view:ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


36 posted on 05/09/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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RE :”Did it gag you as much to write that sentence as it did me to read it ?..
;-)

I saw a Obama spokeswoman on CCN actually say that on camera so I thought I would share it.

I am seeing three different responses by the Dems:

1) He needs to come out now with his real position NOW that he is FOR SS marriage(aka marriage equality). Lawrence O'D and Jonathan Capart are in that camp.
2) He needs to keep lying ( my words) about it until after the voters have evolved or the election, which ever comes first. Chris Matthews and Willy Brown are in this camp.
3) He is sincerely evolving and torn over this issue (the CCN reference above) .

37 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs

I guess he’s more flexible now and not waiting for the election. Must be more worried about losing money raised by teh Ghey community.


38 posted on 05/09/2012 12:22:24 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: tobyhill
An Obama policy shift today would follow days of frantic phone calls and conversations between campaign officials and leading activists and donors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The kernal of truth.

39 posted on 05/09/2012 12:25:39 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: sickoflibs

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881754/posts


40 posted on 05/09/2012 12:30:48 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3; Izzy Dunne; stephenjohnbanker; ConjunctionJunction; Impy; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Thanks

Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage

I heard reports that high level lib donors were holding back over this, and the results last night increased the pressure to do this now. By waiting a single day he cannot be accused of personally losing this NC vote, but Republicans could stroke libs and tell them he joined to support them too late and let this state go.

At this point he was fooling no one.

41 posted on 05/09/2012 12:42:51 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs

Predictable


42 posted on 05/09/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Talk about hyper-evolution. If I didn’t know better I would think he was playing the stupid voters and got caught :)

A black Democrat co-worker of mine told me this will hurt him with blacks in the South, well at least black voter turnout there.


43 posted on 05/09/2012 1:37:17 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: Obadiah

Is that what I inferred?? ;-)


44 posted on 05/09/2012 1:44:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: sickoflibs

“A black Democrat co-worker of mine told me this will hurt him with blacks in the South”

Nah....bloods thicker than mud


45 posted on 05/09/2012 1:45:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
RE :“A black Democrat co-worker of mine told me this will hurt him with blacks in the South”.....
Nah....bloods thicker than mud

Voter enthusiasm affects elections, they wont vote for Romney but many who voted in 2008 will stay home.

46 posted on 05/09/2012 1:48:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs

I hope so


47 posted on 05/09/2012 1:50:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; Izzy Dunne; ConjunctionJunction; Impy; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...
RE :“A black Democrat co-worker of mine told me this will hurt him with blacks in the South”
........
Nah....bloods thicker than mud”
.....
Voter enthusiasm affects elections, they wont vote for Romney but many who voted in 2008 will stay home.
......
I hope so

This is the wedge issue Republicans need to take advantage of.
Republican funded PACs need to run commercials in black and Hispanic (in Spanish) areas saying how bad Obama has been to them economically with background actors who look like upscale white LGBTers that are very happy looking as if they just got married; with a moderator pointing out that Obama spent his time on advancing social issues instead of helping them.

This will keep even more of them home on election day.

Jeeze, this one is easy.

48 posted on 05/09/2012 8:16:04 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; Izzy Dunne; ConjunctionJunction; Impy; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...
I forgot to add the most important part. 'Issue' ads are tax exempt for donors unlike 'political' ads.

So after creaming Obama on homo rights and the economy the last line-of the commercial must be :”Call President Obama and tell him to have HIS Attorney General defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court as the constitution requires him to do.” which makes it an 'issue' ad.

Not kidding, that is how Rove is doing it. They were complaining about it on the Dem channel

49 posted on 05/09/2012 8:31:26 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sickoflibs.


50 posted on 05/09/2012 8:58:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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