Skip to comments.GAY FOR PAY (Obama "evolves" on gay marriage just hours after donors threatened to withhold funds)
Posted on 05/09/2012 8:49:10 PM PDT by Qbert
President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage less than 48 hours after the Washington Post reported that prominent political donors were threatening to withhold donations over the presidents position on gay rights.
[A]t a certain point Ive 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 in an interview.
Left-wing blogger Greg Sargent reported on Monday that leading gay and progressive donors were angry with Obama over his increasingly convoluted position on gay rights and same-sex marriage, and were refusing to donate any more money to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama Super PAC. Sargent cited Paul Yandura, a political adviser to prominent Democratic donor Jonathan Lewis, who emailed that:
A number of gay and progressive donors, unsolicited, have indicated to us that they arent considering requests to donate to the Obama SuperPac because of the presidents refusal to the sign the order. And those are high-dollar asks, some in the seven digits. We have heard from at least half a dozen major gay and progressive donors that they stand united with us.
The Washington Post noted on Tuesday that roughly 20 percent of Obama top campaign bundlerswho are responsible for arranging $500,000 and uppublicly identified themselves as gay.
Obamas announcement fits a pattern of changing positions on major issues for what appear to be financially motivated reasons.
The president in February publicly renounced his opposition to Democratic Super PACs such as Priorities USA, groups capable of raising large amount of money from anonymous sources.
Obama had previously denounced Super PACs as shadowy groups with harmless sounding names that pose a threat to our democracy because they allow wealthy donors outsized influence on the political process.
Four years ago, Obama became the first presidential candidate in history to reject public campaign financing, despite pledges he would not do so.
UPDATE: The liberal Talking Points Memo reports that one Obama bundler, Jon Cooper, said the presidents announcement will make fundraising for the re-election campaign immeasurably easier.
#18: Sure it is not “that they can have a President bend OVER to their will”?
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As usual with this Scum-bag-in-Chief it’s always about the money!
“Sacrifice your morals for money.”
Everyone knew he was lying in the first place about homosexual marriage. So really, he sacrificed a lie noone believed anyway for the money. His morality was compromised long before that.
The media, entertainment industry , and our elected officials have conspired to make sexually deviant individuals a protected class and to have special rights.
It is time for America to push back or we will lose all our freedoms.
Bwa ha ha ha!
Read what happened to Judah and Israel in the Old Testament, you'll figure it out.
Russia: President Putin; USA: President Putain
Yup. Seeing the words “Obama” and “Gay for Pay” in the same headline, comes as no surprise whatsoever.
Thanks Joe Biden. WHAT A HUGH AND SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT!! The cynical coward comes out and says it. The only thing could shock the world more was if Richard Simmons came out of the closet. Obama now officially agrees with his past self from 1996 and they can finally go out for ice cream together.
It’s so amusing how they’re pretending he wasn’t always for. Unfortunately many politically illiterate sheep were probably unaware.
I loved his official “rationale” that Sasha and Malia wouldn’t understand why their friend’s queer parents are treated differently. They also don’t know why it’s wrong and unconstitutional to force you to buy health insurance either. He should really apply this to all areas of his life, I bet they don’t understand why they can’t have 10 ponies and eat jellybeans for dinner. It sure would be nice if one of them grew up to be a conservative who resented him for using her for political reasons.
Of course as you said the other day we’re a tad hampered to take full advantage of this cause of Romney who in response, ate a piece of white bread with the crust cut off and talked about jobs.
Comedy gold written a couple days ago.
Thanks for reminding me, I saw those excerpts too and he claimed he did it:
1) For the (LGBT) troops, now that DADT is history...
2) Because his two daughters cant understand why her friend's two daddies, or their two mommies, or whatever, are not treated the same as ‘everyone else’
Is he FOS or what?
If Barry isn't a poof, he wants to be one in real life.
Add in the fact that queers are either the biggest or second biggest group of benefactor$ for the Rats and VOILA.
As far as Mittens goes, I suspect he's following the old “if your enemy is self destructing, stay away and let him” adage. He is supposed to be on Cavuto on FBN tonight at 6pm to talk about this.
And I thought “gay for pay” only existed in the world of porn.
There’s also Christopher Lowell, some guy who had an interior design show and deliberately queened it up to get attention for it.
You know, maybe it's me, but don't the dykes seem to be more hostile, overall, than the poofs?
Especially on TV shows like these home improvement ones, the dykes look like they are ready to physically attack someone. The problem is if they attack and you defend yourself, you'll get charged with a hate crime.
“...You know, maybe it’s me, but don’t the dykes seem to be more hostile, overall, than the poofs?...”
More testosterone than the poofs....yeah...that’s it....
There are “macho gays” who lift weights all day but most of them are at least a little effeminate. They are more “catty” than “hostile”.
Bull dykes are consumed with penis envy and always afraid their femme girlfriend will leave them for a man. This is a recipe for hostility.