Skip to comments.DNC head: ‘Awesome’ that many voters see pro-gay marriage stance as political winner
Posted on 05/16/2012 4:53:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
DNC head: Awesome that many voters see pro-gay marriage stance as political winner By Geneva Sands - 05/15/12 11:50 AM ET
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) called it "awesome" Tuesday that favoring same-sex marriage could be viewed as politically expedient, saying it shows advancement in people's perspective on the issue.
"As someone that represents one of the largest LGBT communities in the country, I think it's actually awesome that we've come so far in advancing the rights of the LGBT community that people would question that it's a good thing politically for the president of the United States to come out for marriage equality," said Wasserman Schultz on MSNBC.
A CBS News/New York Times poll released Monday found that most Americans believe President Obama publicly endorsed same-sex marriage for political reasons. Twenty-four percent of those surveyed thought Obama came forward because he felt it was the right thing to do, while 67 percent thought he was politically motivated.
The Florida congresswoman told MSNBC that although she thinks the poll represents progress in society, she argued that Obama made his announcement for personal reasons.
"This is the civil-rights issue of our generation. President Obama came out for marriage equality because he believes in it personally. He believes that no one should be discriminated against and that the laws of our country should reflect an opportunity for equality for all Americans," she said.
Obama became the first U.S. president to support marriages between same-sex couples, making his announcement in an ABC News interview Wednesday. Vice President Biden's remarks last Sunday that he was comfortable with same-sex marriage pu
A lot of us think that he wants a same sex marriage.He kind of split the difference when he married the Moose.
That is delusional. The electorate breaks down basically into people who have always opposed it and people under 30 who are basically agnostic on the issue. Only the gay community itself is actually striving for it.
“This is the civil-rights issue of our generation.”
That’s what bothers me .. this generation is trying so hard to make gay rights equate to the black civil rights struggle of the 60s. Not even close.
They may be delusional but they sure as hello kitty are ramming it down our throats. As it were. ;p
She’s just plain skank-ass nasty. For the life of me, I cannot understand how someone seeing her on TV would agree with what she says because of the aura she projects.
Ahhh, now I get it... she’s really a guy in drag... crap, I knew there was something up with her____him.
I think its awesome that his poll number are in freefall ever since he announced his “evolution” in this regard.
0 for 32....sounds like a winner to me.
That's a guy dressed up like a shelia!
does she really think that the public’s perception of political expediency is the same as her’s and a good thing?
It’s good to see Democrats making this mistake. They should keep it up.
They are so “married” to their agenda and cloistered with a few folks that think the same way that they can’t really understand that other viewpoints exist, much less that they exist to a great majority.
Odd how people act and talk one way when surrounded by liberal ‘PC Bullies’ -
and another way in the privacy of a voting booth...
And of course Custer's famous last words... Where did all of those f***ing Indians come from?!?!
“Awful” is a more appropriate word than “awesome”.
MR. OBAMA WHEN YOU BUTTER UP VOTES FROM THE CHURCHES WHAT HAPPEN TO THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE?
Weird how gay marriage is so popular yet loses every time it’s on the ballot even in CA.