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Obama backs gay marriage, answering speculation on 'evolving' position (Sign an Executive Order)
Fox News ^ | 5/9/2012 | Fox News

Posted on 05/09/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT by tobyhill

President Obama on Wednesday endorsed same-sex marriages, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to take that position following days of speculation about his "evolving" stance on the issue.

The president used a hastily called TV interview to make his position clear.

"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 ABC News.

The president, who was previously opposed to the unions, explained that he's gone through an "evolution." Obama said he initially thought civil unions would suffice as a vehicle to give same-sex couples the rights commensurate with those of heterosexual couples. "I'd hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought civil unions would be sufficient," he said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; elections; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile
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1 posted on 05/09/2012 1:33:10 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

next obama triangulation?

He himself comes out of the closet.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 1:34:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

He’s still trying to walk the fence. “For me personally....”


3 posted on 05/09/2012 1:35:25 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: tobyhill
Senior officials said they're not sure how the announcement Wednesday will play politically, Yeah sure.
4 posted on 05/09/2012 1:36:25 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: tobyhill

Might as well come on out. NC is out of play. I wonder who else he can completely make look like a fool?


5 posted on 05/09/2012 1:36:48 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: PGR88

BHO will come out of the closet with a new birff certificate for Barricky O’homo aka Danny de Fag.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 1:37:40 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: tobyhill
Obama backs gay marriage

To win re-election, Obama would embrace the devil...and probably will, anyway.

7 posted on 05/09/2012 1:39:48 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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8 posted on 05/09/2012 1:40:20 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: tobyhill

This whole charade is amazing.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 1:48:02 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: tobyhill

We should not be surprised at this. He has always been a liberal and he always will be a liberal and his beliefs will always fall on that side of an issue. But on the bright side, this gives the republicans some ammo for campaign ads.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: tobyhill

He Had a wet dream about his Lover Larry Sinclair and Now he wants to Marry Him


11 posted on 05/09/2012 1:52:50 PM PDT by ballplayer
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12 posted on 05/09/2012 1:53:30 PM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: texaschick

I hope that some reporter with guts asks Obama if he’s comfortable with the idea of Malia or Sasha marrying another woman in a few years.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 1:53:47 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: tobyhill

That was the last nail in his coffin. Imagine what the WH internal polls are showing! George Step on my toes said people under 40 are 60/40 in favor of Gay “marriage” as if THAT will get them to vote. Of course they will just disregard the fact that they were’nt voting before and say “Hey now that Obama is for Gay marriage who cares that I’m out of work? He offers me no hope for anything but a life of misery,but I was wrong to ever decide NOT to vote - I’ll be there!” Yeah right!
And PLEASE OBAMA DO IT WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER AND YOU”LL BE LUCKY TO GET 35%.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 1:55:41 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: tobyhill
The only reason Obama finally revealed his "evolution" is because major gay donors were going to withhold $.

He didn't want to do this because this position may alienate some blacks, but for Bambi money is King.

15 posted on 05/09/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT by what's up
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To: tobyhill

Hussein stirs shit once again.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 2:01:49 PM PDT by Christian1
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To: what's up

He signs an Executive Order on this and he wipes out the 10th Amendment completely. Impeachment must take place upon this illegal action.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 2:02:00 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tobyhill

Not quite enough to make me vote for WrongMe, only enough to think about this now...


18 posted on 05/09/2012 2:04:22 PM PDT by mvonfr
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To: tobyhill

And I thought Joe was the gift that keeps on giving.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 2:07:47 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: texaschick

For the most part.

However, there is a difference between liberals and leftists.

Liberals are just pawns in the war the leftists have been waging on America for well over a hundred years.

As a leftist, Obammie the Commie seeks to destroy America. He will use any tool and any agenda item to succeed at that. The left is the one who introduced the anti-establishment agenda items in American politics? Why? The communists and socialists knew they could not conquer America, that America had to collapse under its own weight (both economic and cultural) from having rotted within. Thus they launched a massive culture war in order to destroy all of our traditional, Judeo-Christian values.

This is just another tool in Obammie the Commie’s war chest, just another play in rotting America from within, another tool to pit one group of Americans against another.

Liberals are just stupid, blind dupes in this battle. Those who are aware of what is at stake and support this culture war are not liberals, they are leftists.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 2:08:27 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: what's up
The only reason Obama finally revealed his "evolution" is because major gay donors were going to withhold $.

That, and I seriously think that Ø identifies with these perverts on a base level. The Gaystapo has him on a very short leash, and they undoubtedly have a hot-line to his Oral Office, just like the goonions have, to bark orders at him non-stop. I'm sure the success in NC last night had the phone in meltdown and the violent yanking on his leash must have been unbearable. Like the wussie he is, he acquiesced.

21 posted on 05/09/2012 2:14:08 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: tobyhill
This alien creature in the White House is beginning to make me nauseated.....literally, figuratively and uncomfortably making me sick to my stomach.

Am I the only one feeling this way?

Leni

22 posted on 05/09/2012 2:14:30 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: tobyhill
It is clear he is pandering to a special interest group but the thing that bothers me the most is the following excerpt from his statement:

... when I think about those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained ...

I don't know about anyone else, but when I entered the military, I did not take an oath to fight on behalf of the president. He is Commander in Chief but loyalty is to the country. This may reflect his attitude but I certainly take offense to it.

23 posted on 05/09/2012 2:20:02 PM PDT by etcb
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To: fwdude
Ø identifies with these perverts on a base level

No doubt, but usually he's very careful to not go public until it's very safe to do so.

This time the decision is not because he feels safe...it's because he needs money very, very, very badly.

Romney is going to have amazingly deep pockets. Obama's scared.

24 posted on 05/09/2012 2:22:30 PM PDT by what's up
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To: MinuteGal

No, you are certainly not alone.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 2:24:34 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: jmaroneps37

This just wrote off a whole slew of states, and may have solidified support for Romney in some swing ones.

People on the right may not like Rombot, but THIS is our third rail.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 2:25:32 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: what's up; All

His big weekend Hollywood Fund-Raiser must not have went very well...


27 posted on 05/09/2012 2:31:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tobyhill
I pray his numbers crater after this idiotic statement.

Of course, in a post-modern America, who knows what will happen? Our culture is so perverted now it may boost his popularity. I still think, though, most people oppose the promotion of sodomy.

28 posted on 05/09/2012 2:31:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: MinuteGal

No you are not alone.

I think some of the speculation on this thread is accurate...the people who love sodomy and who have deep pockets told him if he didn’t celebrate their sinful behavior in public then they would withhold funds.

So he does this and they open their wallets.


29 posted on 05/09/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: massgopguy

He can sign an Executive Order, like he did with the military. We already knew he believed it so now he needs to go all out and finish his political suicide.


30 posted on 05/09/2012 2:40:24 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

THIS is his solution to the ever-tanking economy? Gay weddings?


31 posted on 05/09/2012 2:44:58 PM PDT by pollyshy
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To: what's up

I think the biggest casualty in this will be the black vote. In all the states voting on gay marriage bans, the black community was the most skewed against gay marriage. Will these blacks vote GOP? Absolutely not. A large majority though will just stay home on election day. The enthusiasm for Hussien in the black community has been deflating. This announcement will deflate it even more.


32 posted on 05/09/2012 2:45:49 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: PGR88


33 posted on 05/09/2012 3:07:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: what's up

I’ve heard that reason (money) given, but I believe it may be in a different way. He may have already been told that there is no way for things to improve sufficiently for him to win, and he’ll be rewarded in some other way for supporting this while he’s still in office since he’s going to crash & burn anyway.

I guess I’ll know for sure when I see what else he comes up with BEFORE the election; if he continues the attack on our culture, then I’ll know for certain he knows he has no chance of winning anyway and is just maximizing the Marxist damage.

Think the Catholic vote is still up for grabs? He’ll keep the 10% that would have supported him if he literally stamped on a crucifix; I don’t see him holding onto any others...


34 posted on 05/09/2012 3:08:13 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: SoFloFreeper

Given the popularity of “gay marriage” in this country (not the reported popularity, but the popularity as measured anywhere it has been put on a ballot), I’d think this is more of a retirement fund collection than political donations for the upcoming election. He just lost even more support (that won’t be easily won back), and even more Dem politicians have to avoid him through the election cycle.

This has consistently proven to be a losing issue for voters, and is a renewed attack on Christianity; it seems to me a straightforward acknowledgment that he has no hope of winning in November and will destroy what he can of our Western Civilization before he goes.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 3:13:22 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: tobyhill

Well look at the dude he’s married to.....


36 posted on 05/09/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: tobyhill

The difference between a flip-flop and enlightened evolution:

A flip-flop is when a conservative changes his/her position on an issue based on principle, and especially if the latter position is more conservative and less “progressive”, or if a liberal/socialist says it’s a flip-flop.

Enlightened evolution is when a liberal/socialist changes his/her mind based on polls, especially if the former position was based on principle or the latter position is more “progressive”.


37 posted on 05/09/2012 3:18:09 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: tobyhill

The LBG Lobby thinks it’s “unfair” that they can’t be married like normal humans, so Obama placates them. Well, while he’s at it, isn’t it unfair that:

- Men or women can’t be married to more than one spouse?
- Adults can’t molest children anytime they want?
- Men or women can’t marry their favorite pet?

Let’s not discriminate!


38 posted on 05/09/2012 3:25:09 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: tobyhill

The words “executive” and “order” are nowhere in that article. Please don’t make up your own facts and post them in the article headlines.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 3:52:02 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: etcb

Good catch! As usual, Obama thinks it’s all about him.

He makes me sick. We have never had such a self-obsessed fool in the WH - ever. Or such a dangerous one.


40 posted on 05/09/2012 4:01:38 PM PDT by livius
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To: JediJones
The facts are that Obama did sign an executive order when he eliminated Don't Ask, Don't Tell Law (mentioned in article), so there's no stopping him this time either.
41 posted on 05/09/2012 4:02:45 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: texaschick

“He has always been a liberal and he always will be a liberal and his beliefs will always fall on that side of an issue.”

He is so far beyond liberal, politically and emotionally, etc, it is dangerous that he is even in the White Hut.


42 posted on 05/09/2012 4:11:24 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: devolve
Oh, that is so wrong on many different levels.
43 posted on 05/09/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: RightFighter

“I hope that some reporter with guts asks Obama if he’s comfortable with the idea of Malia or Sasha marrying another woman in a few years.”


After all, he wouldn’t want them to make a mistake and be punished for it with a baby (re: abortion).

Teach them the way of the gay Obama, and you won’t have to worry about it.


44 posted on 05/09/2012 4:16:50 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: tobyhill
So, the future of this country rests with who is in favor of same sex marriage? Yep, that's the biggest crisis we are facing.

Just another diversion.

45 posted on 05/09/2012 4:23:42 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: MinuteGal

“This alien creature in the White House is beginning to make me nauseated.....literally, figuratively and uncomfortably making me sick to my stomach.
Am I the only one feeling this way?”

Nope, MinuteGal (Leni?), you aren’t alone in this.


46 posted on 05/09/2012 4:46:29 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: etcb
“I don't know about anyone else, but when I entered the military, I did not take an oath to fight on behalf of the president. He is Commander in Chief but loyalty is to the country. This may reflect his attitude but I certainly take offense to it.”

------------------------------ And, I join you it taking offense to Obama's vile utterance. Thank you for your service to America.

I have never been in the military, but my father (Navy) and 2 uncles (one Navy, one Army) were. Army uncle with a Purple Heart - the real kind of Purple Heart, not the John Kerry type.

In fact, it was only by accident that we even knew, years later, that he had been wounded. Really wounded, again not the John Kerry type.

He never flapped his mouth like Kerry did.

Kerry=ass. Obama, even worse.

47 posted on 05/09/2012 4:59:23 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: pollyshy
“THIS is his solution to the ever-tanking economy? Gay weddings?”

Isn't this totally unbelievable? I hate to ask, but does this fella’ have any core, any sense of decency, any bit of soul?

I hate to say that but it is surely what is on my mind about his soul.

I better check my soul and ask for forgiveness.

But, I don't feel guilty calling Obama an ass.

48 posted on 05/09/2012 5:07:30 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Chode
All he needs is a pair of earrings!
49 posted on 05/09/2012 5:49:54 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Romney and Obama now agree on this issue. It’s disgusting.


50 posted on 05/09/2012 5:54:44 PM PDT by Tau Food
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