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Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage
ABC OTUS News ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rick Klein

Posted on 05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama today announced that he now supports

same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure

from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.

In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president

described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place,

based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian

service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters.

"I have to tell you that over the course of several

years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about

members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous

relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I

think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there

fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't

Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at

a certain point I’ve 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 Roberts, in an interview to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning

America” Thursday. Excerpts of the interview will air tonight on ABC’s “World

News with Diane Sawyer.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2012; bhohomosexualagenda; democrats; gayvote; homobama; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; moralabsolutes; obama; obamatruthfile; reggielove; samesexmarriage
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To: AppyPappy
“Wow. I bet he has the liberal gay vote locked up now.”

Now, every time a black or Hispanic says they support Obumble, it is up to us to ask them if they are just supporting him because he is for queer marriage. That will drive them nuts.

“Oh, are you one of the black gays?”

151 posted on 05/09/2012 12:29:23 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage

So he's finally coming out of the closet, eh? Who's he leaving Michelle for? Who's the lucky guy?

152 posted on 05/09/2012 12:29:39 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (BO, no longer on the down low.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

ohhhhhh yeah, Big Mama get that head going in a circle and side to side and you. Keep some booty...Lost a LOT of AME churches in this one!


153 posted on 05/09/2012 12:29:54 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Nicojones

Except that Robomney is lying:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881753/posts

List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts
AnnCoulterApology.com ^


154 posted on 05/09/2012 12:30:45 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Larry Sinclair. Google him. LOL.


155 posted on 05/09/2012 12:31:36 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: AppyPappy

He must really be in trouble if he has to shore up the New York and California vote!


156 posted on 05/09/2012 12:31:46 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: little jeremiah
I want a real conservative to vote for!!!!!!

Vote for Biden, he outed 0h0m0! LOL!

The told-Biden-to-do-it backfired, er, assfired!

One has to keep up with fagotology!

157 posted on 05/09/2012 12:32:55 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: massgopguy

I signed the petition to demand the move. Everyone should. Pit the nutroots against North Carolina and put the DNC in the middle of it.


158 posted on 05/09/2012 12:33:25 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Is it 2016 yet?)
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To: DBrow

I think you’re over thinking it. It’s seem clear to me:

Obama will get the strong gay marriage vote; those strongly opposing gay marriage will go to Romney.


159 posted on 05/09/2012 12:33:25 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: halfright

Dummy. You should not type on FR while upset. Calm down, It will be all right. Maintain low tones...Sit back and watch the fun tonight and tomorrow.


160 posted on 05/09/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

California voted against gay marriage.

I’m reading that he is surrendering NC to Flip Romoney.


161 posted on 05/09/2012 12:34:10 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Paladin2

Interesting picture. Says so much more.

I wonder what Cesar would say about someone who walks their dog like that.

“When you see the President of the United States coming out of Air Force One, you always see the dog in front. When you see the President going inside the White House, you see the dog going inside first. Bill Clinton couldn’t control his Labrador. Nancy Reagan had to exile her Bouvier to the Reagans’ California ranch. You can’t let a powerful breed take the lead. If you did that with a pit bull, there would be no Presidents to meet with.”

Not only is Obama’s dog in front, it’s totally out of control.


162 posted on 05/09/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is a counter strategy to the GOProud media support that just pushed the Romney nomination (Drudge, Hume and Coulter)to the finish line.

The Admin figured that the gay community was a little too excited about the republicrat nominee from "MA".

163 posted on 05/09/2012 12:34:30 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Louis F and the gang aren’t going to appreciate this...


164 posted on 05/09/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Paladin2
Did he have a heart to heart with Larry Sinclair?

You're high! (By about a foot.)

165 posted on 05/09/2012 12:37:47 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: NKP_Vet

LOL I know who he is..like I said, Obama likes to play for both teams..who can blame him, being married to THAT


166 posted on 05/09/2012 12:38:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tcrlaf
Did he think the queers WERE NOT going to vote for him?

Or was the largely-gay Mainstream media pressuring him??

I honestly think that Obama lives in a bubble where everone around him supports gay marriage and that he honestly believes that the vast majority of Americans want it and that poll results like the one in North Carolina yesterday are just a fluke caused by a minority of homophobic tea partiers (sort of how he has explained away the 2010 midterm elections). I think (I hope) he's in for a very rude surprise this November...

167 posted on 05/09/2012 12:38:49 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Leftists are ecstatic this afternoon.

Isn’t tomorrow Unexpected Thursday?

Watch for NO BAD NEWS tomorrow morning, just a big bump in “The Man”’s alleged approval ratings.


168 posted on 05/09/2012 12:39:56 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Lou Budvis; All; everyone
signed the petition to demand the move. Everyone should. Pit the nutroots against North Carolina and put the DNC in the middle of it.

A Great Idea. What say Everyone?

169 posted on 05/09/2012 12:41:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: little jeremiah

Yep, (to paraphrase Rev. Wright) Zer0’s riding DIRTY!


170 posted on 05/09/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

only thing that makes sense why he’d do this is that he’s losing enthusiasm with his base.


171 posted on 05/09/2012 12:43:20 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

maybe we can help?


172 posted on 05/09/2012 12:44:40 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Obama likes pitching for both teams

He more than likely catches for both teams

173 posted on 05/09/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT by eak3
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To: Sister_T

Matt Rhoades = Romney campaign mgr.


174 posted on 05/09/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Oh Boy! has just cost himself the ability to criticize Romney for changing his position on any issue.

The guy's a frikkin genius, I tellya!

175 posted on 05/09/2012 12:45:46 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ROFL!

Obama just managed to do what Romney never could have...

I will be voting for Romney for sure now!

Thanks Obama for making this decision a LOT easier!

(who would of thought that Obama would be dumb enough to run to the left for the general?)


176 posted on 05/09/2012 12:45:54 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just sent an e-mail to this godless Marxist queer and told him that he is a disgrace to the office. I pray every day that God would execute judment on him and his evil co-conspiritors.


177 posted on 05/09/2012 12:46:15 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: hitchwolf

——I do not know what has occurred but a deep level of brainwashing has gone on here. I think this is something we are destined to lose.——

I’ve long promoted the following measure of cultural change.

When the sixty-something’s say, “well, that’s what they’re doing these days,” whatever it is that “they’re doing” has won political and popular acceptance.

This shift in attitude of the politically and culturally indifferent middle is brought about by the media/political/professoriate complex. Through legislative efforts and suffocatinging propaganda, the indifferent middle comes to the conclusion that the end result is inevitable and that opposition is futile. The switch isn’t consciously considered. The conclusion is arrived at sub-critically -—”it’s just the way it is.”

We are close to the tipping point regarding sodomy-”marriage.”


178 posted on 05/09/2012 12:46:30 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: eak3

Pitching AND catching..you can just look at him and see that he’s a flaming homo


179 posted on 05/09/2012 12:47:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Earthdweller
"The Admin figured that the gay community was a little too excited about the republicrat nominee from "MA"."

MA - What does MA stand for?

MA: Master of Arts
MA: Massachusetts
MA: Mature Audiences
MA: Mildly Amused

180 posted on 05/09/2012 12:48:05 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I always knew that obama supported same-sex “marriage”.

And sharia law in the U.S.

And “hate crime” laws to protect gaysbians, muslims, and all sorts of other miscreants.


181 posted on 05/09/2012 12:48:36 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I have read Larry Sinclair’s book about his experiences with Obama. Very graphic and detailed. The man is a queer.


182 posted on 05/09/2012 12:48:47 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama just brought cultural conservatives over to Romney.

Romney’s expected to speak at a campaign event in Oklahoma City shortly. He better not screw this up. Now is his opportunity.


183 posted on 05/09/2012 12:50:00 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: apillar

No, he’s got lots of tricks up his sleeve.

Here’s one way.

http://www.dailypaul.com/228915/spanish-company-owned-by-geo-soros-will-count-americas-votes-overseas-in-novemberHe’ll get the votes—one way or another.


184 posted on 05/09/2012 12:51:09 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: apillar

Wondering if this announcement will bring anybody to their senses here?

Anybody?


185 posted on 05/09/2012 12:51:13 PM PDT by altura (Looking for sanity in all the wrong places.)
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To: little jeremiah

been away because of no computer but just heard the news and I’m using a friends right now and I’ve just asked a black guy here and some others whowere thinking of voting for him nd the black guy said hell no if he endorse homo marriage, the other two in the room who were thinking of voting for him have both refused to believe it but if they find out it is true then they will not vote for him.

LOW and behold they have just seen the TV and have said “no way I’m voting for him now”

Might now be round much in the near future until I get a new PC but you can rest assured this news will be getting out by me and my family to the black and hispanics


187 posted on 05/09/2012 12:52:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

OOPs

http://www.dailypaul.com/228915/spanish-company-owned-by-geo-soros-will-count-americas-votes-overseas-in-november


188 posted on 05/09/2012 12:52:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: little jeremiah

I didn’t say I didn’t care about issues other than the economy.

But, it’s clear that Obama’s strategy is to make sure the subject of debate is something—anything—other than the economy.

Is there anyone that doesn’t think the events leading up to this announcement weren’t carefully orchestrated and planned by the Obama re-election campaign?

Next month it will be something else, and the next something else, and the next something else.

It’s a FUD campaign (fear, uncertainty, doubt). Cause doubt and confusion in voters by hitting them from many angles and hope there is so much “issue noise” that voters can’t focus on the main issue: the economy.


189 posted on 05/09/2012 12:54:19 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Don't mistake my vote for Romney as a vote FOR Romney, it's a vote against Obama.)
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To: Ditto
"Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney"

As a Romney-bot, and possible Wikipedia author, you could have written that yourself. Some objective reference HA! I especially like the efforts at finessing such as "reluctantly backed". True wordsmithing from the mittens team!

190 posted on 05/09/2012 12:54:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Love it! This 100% guarantees we will take House, Senate, and Presidency from Hussein Obama this fall.


191 posted on 05/09/2012 12:54:52 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He never believed it was politically safe to do this previously.

Mitt Romney has freed him up to publicly move even further left.

Thanks a lot, Republicans.


192 posted on 05/09/2012 12:57:13 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: manc

Thanks for your post on the immediate, unadultrated reaction of some of our “fellow Americans.”

He just confirmed to many what a fagot he is!

Time to wait for the next Rasmussen poll and see the 0bastard rolling over.


193 posted on 05/09/2012 12:58:03 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

194 posted on 05/09/2012 12:59:12 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Brookhaven

Bingo! Note to Romney, do not get sidetracked from the economy.

Obama is just trying to give liberal groups some reason to vote for him, and to change the subject. A poor choice but that’s his game.

Just imagine the full on leftist second term we will get with this guy.


196 posted on 05/09/2012 12:59:49 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: torchy
That's bad news for Romney; the issue crossed the 50% threshold a few years ago....

Roughly, but going back down in some polls. Opposed tend to vote it single-issue more than those for. I think in terms of votes it's a slight edge for Romney; but not likely to be a big factor.

Sleeper factor may be blacks strongly opposed affecting their turnout a bit. Not sure how all this breaks down in battleground states.

197 posted on 05/09/2012 1:02:12 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: moovova

He says it before the vote, he looks like a failure when it passes.

He says it after the vote, he looks like he’s stepping into the fire to fight out-of-control prejudice when it passes. At least maybe, to some people, he hopes.

Easy call to make.

The only reason it happened is money. This is coming the day after the article saying his big homosexual donors were withholding money.

The question is does Mitt and the RNC still think this election is “about the economy?” For the liberals, that’s not even close to their top issue. Same-sex marriage is definitely bigger.


198 posted on 05/09/2012 1:02:52 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

it’s all a load of crap saying ore people want their homo sham as every state which votes states they want normal marriage so I would not trust the MSM yet again on this issue.

The likes of Megyn kelly, Shep smith will be trying to push this issue as much as they can to further their own agenda.
What we have to do ow is tell all those from the black and hispanic community and those Catholics that a vote for him is a vote or queer agenda


199 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Move these states that the communist won in 2008 over to the GOP column in November 2012:

Iowa
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Florida
maybe Michigan


200 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:17 PM PDT by crusader71
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