Skip to comments.Obama: We sent Putin a message on gay issue
Posted on 02/06/2014 4:07:19 PM PST by SkyPilot
President Obama said he no doubt wanted to make clear to Russia that the United States doesnt accept discrimination by sending gay athletes to the Olympics.
Obama sent hockey player Caitlin Kaho and figure skater Brian Boitano to represent the U.S. delegation--both are openly gay.
There is no doubt we wanted to make it very clear that we do not abide by discrimination in anything, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and one of the wonderful things about the Olympics is that you are judged by your merit, Obama said in an interview with Bob Costas on Thursday.
The Obama administration has warned Americans who will be in Sochi to be aware of Russias law banning propaganda that promotes homosexuality.
An excerpt of Obamas interview with NBC News was broadcast Thursday evening, and the full interview will air Friday at 8 p.m.
Costas asked how satisfied Obama is with the level of cooperation between Russian and American intelligence in keeping the Olympic games safe.
Well, I think the Russians have an enormous stake, obviously, in preventing any kind of terrorist act or violence at these venues. They have put a lot of resources into it, Obama said. Were in constant communications with them, both at the law enforcement level, at the military level, at the intelligence levels, and its not untypical of every Olympics, whether its in Canada or China or anyplace else. We are consistently working with them to make sure that not only our athletes are safe, but everyone whos attending these Games are safe.
Asked if he would call his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin icy, Obama demurred.
I wouldnt call it icy, he said, adding that Putin has always treated him with the "utmost respect."
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I’ll bet Putin is still laughing his ass off about it. LOL!
Uhhh....it was discriminatory to choose these representatives based only on their being gay.
The message being:
“I’ll be on bottom, Puty-Po, if you’ll be on top.”
There are gay male figure skaters? Who knew?
Putin and co. are probably still laughing at Obama. What a joke. How can Hussein be allowed to humiliate America in this way?
Came here to see Vladi in all sorts of manly poses . . . left satisfied. /s
Anyone still doubt that he’s as queer as a $3 bill? Anyone?
...unless you're in the Tea Party, pay taxes, are Christian, etc.
The Clown also sent Janet Napolitano to head the US delegation.
The so-called leadership of America is beyond laughable.
Weak, navel-gazing, God-hating, freedom-detesting leadership.
A gay male figure skater? I’m shocked.
ANAL SEX......ANAL SEX.......ANAL SEX IS ALL THE DEMOCRATS THINK ABOUT!!!!
Dear President Obama,
President Putin specifically said that he didn’t want to see any homosexual proselytizing. And he also specifically said that homosexuals were perfectly safe existing in Russia, and competing in the Olympic Games.
Therefore, as you are (nmoninally) the president of the United States of America, I would urge you not to deliberately misrepresent the president of another nation, especially the president of another nation hosting the Olympics, especially the president of another nuclear powered nation hosting the Olympics, as this might inflame international relations in an extremely negative way that might cost lives, such as the lives that were lost in BENGHAZI.
I wouldnt call it icy, he said, adding that Putin has always treated him with the “utmost respect.”
Not a clue.
Brian Boitano.....I am sure that is who Ronald Reagan would have sent. Boitano must have the Russians quivering in their boots by now.
Oh, and here is the confused lesbian that Obama sent along with him.
Hehehe..I'm sure the Russian people think Putin is acting out trying to look like a tough guy...
U.S. politicians have a different style. We tend to smile once in a while, Obama added.
The different style is american politicians are for the most part are gutless, craven, lowlife, scum sucking dirtbags...
I heard the Spetznaz were so intimidated that they already surrendered.........well.........not really.
I am surprised as you are.
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