Skip to comments.GAY FOR PAY (Obama "evolves" on gay marriage just hours after donors threatened to withhold funds)
Posted on 05/09/2012 8:49:10 PM PDT by Qbert
President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage less than 48 hours after the Washington Post reported that prominent political donors were threatening to withhold donations over the presidents position on gay rights.
[A]t a certain point Ive just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married, Obama told ABC News in an interview.
Left-wing blogger Greg Sargent reported on Monday that leading gay and progressive donors were angry with Obama over his increasingly convoluted position on gay rights and same-sex marriage, and were refusing to donate any more money to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama Super PAC. Sargent cited Paul Yandura, a political adviser to prominent Democratic donor Jonathan Lewis, who emailed that:
A number of gay and progressive donors, unsolicited, have indicated to us that they arent considering requests to donate to the Obama SuperPac because of the presidents refusal to the sign the order. And those are high-dollar asks, some in the seven digits. We have heard from at least half a dozen major gay and progressive donors that they stand united with us.
The Washington Post noted on Tuesday that roughly 20 percent of Obama top campaign bundlerswho are responsible for arranging $500,000 and uppublicly identified themselves as gay.
Obamas announcement fits a pattern of changing positions on major issues for what appear to be financially motivated reasons.
The president in February publicly renounced his opposition to Democratic Super PACs such as Priorities USA, groups capable of raising large amount of money from anonymous sources.
Obama had previously denounced Super PACs as shadowy groups with harmless sounding names that pose a threat to our democracy because they allow wealthy donors outsized influence on the political process.
Four years ago, Obama became the first presidential candidate in history to reject public campaign financing, despite pledges he would not do so.
UPDATE: The liberal Talking Points Memo reports that one Obama bundler, Jon Cooper, said the presidents announcement will make fundraising for the re-election campaign immeasurably easier.
Sacrifice your morals for money.Money from perverts no less.Oh well,forward,forward,forward.
(What will become of our country if this continues much longer?)
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
There were rumors over the weekend that his big Hollywood Fundraiser this weekend went badly.
NOW WE KNOW WHY.....
So it’s like - Gayola ?
Well hey, Barry, dude, you are what you are.
I agree, you and Larry should dump the chick you live with and run off to Tahiti or somewhere together.
K? Thx, bye.
But note, it's not all about ME ME ME, it's about doing the right thing.
(And why might it be important for me personally? Is it because of the risk of my campaign funding being cut off?)
"So its like - Gayola ?"
El Presidente Puto
Re your last line: (”And why might it be important for me personally? Is it because of the risk of my campaign funding being cut off?).
That’s not the only thing that would be “cut off”!
The scene of a bunch of his “bundlers” together at a “fundraising party” (are we sure it is “funds” being raised?) is getting more sickening by the moment.
My questions - are there that many super-rich queers out there with such huge amounts that they can have a President can bend to their will?
Where do they get all this money from?
Money for nothing...and DUDES for free?
He’s a male prostitute!
Romney is for it too, If he wasn’t, I would send him 20 bucks, but as it stands there are two Obama’s running.
You cannot sacrifice what you didn’t have.