On Monday Education Secretary, Arnie Duncan, a basketball buddy of Obama, endorses gay marriage. On Tuesday we have the vote in NC that the polls showed clearly the amendment would be approved.
On Wednesday, Obama summons an ABC gay, black reporter, Robin Roberts, to the WH for an exclusive interview to announce his "momentous" decision. He has evolved. The announcement sucks all the air out of what happened on Tuesday in NC and WVA, where a convict gets 40% of the Dem vote for President in the primary. It also sets Obama up for a huge fund raiser in Hollywood at Clooney's house, a function that had been set up some time ago.
On Thursday, the WP comes out with a lengthy story about Romney's high school days, including an incident that makes Romney look like a bully and a homophobe. ABC and the WP work closely together. They sponsor joint opinion polls among other things. It might explain why Obama selected ABC for the interview including naming the reporter that would be allowed to do it.
So is the timing of all of this a coincidence? How convenient is it that the WP had an article on Romney ready to go as soon as Obama made his announcement? The article had to take weeks of research.
Perhaps the timetable was moved up, but given the fundraising event, the NC ballot/primary, and the WP story, I tend to believe that this was all planned and orchestrated to occur on schedule. Also, given the fact that one out of six of Obama's biggest fundraisers are gay, he needed to open the spigots sooner rather than later. And a compliant and cooperative MSM would help him get the message out. This all smacks of Plouffe and Axelrod.
I’m inclined to agree with your timeline.
I wish I could remember who it was that had the other viewpoint??? Was it Krauthammer? Just not sure.
But this all seems planned and went off one-two-three.
I would like to credit my short-term memory loss to a bad day at the ballpark yesterday. It was COLD and I froze and the Rangers lost and I feel like I caught cold. Duh.
You’re supposed to be hot at Ranger games.
Anyway, I quite often can’t remember things from one day to the next.
I agree. You have provided an excellent timeline and I also would point out that Biden’s interview was pre-recorded, not live. If Biden misspoke, there was ample opportunity to have him walk it back.
The whole thing was a set up, as you said.
The question is what will their next little kabuki dance be? I am of the mind that we need to start pointing out how they refuse to talk about the stuff most Americans are worried about. The media either needs to quit working in tandem with the administration or at least add a disclaimer.
I said at the time that Stephanopolous was hired on ABC that This Week would never be anything but an arm of the DNC. I was correct.
Bingo. Obie’s merry band of muckrakers fed the story to the MSM and they lapped it up like the willing lapdogs they are.