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Obama's Sudden Shift On Gay Marriage Nets A $1MILLION In Just 90 Minutes
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 10, 2012 | MICHAEL ZENNIE and THOMAS DURANTE

Posted on 05/09/2012 9:52:55 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama's Sudden Shift On Gay Marriage Nets A $1MILLION In Just 90 Minutes - as Republicans accuse him of 'playing politics'

Obama supported gay marriage in 1996 but later opposed it in 2004 Sasha and Malia's friends, who have gay parents, helped change the president's mind

Obama says issue should still be left up to the states New position draws sharp contrast with Republicans like Mitt Romney, who opposes same sex unions By MICHAEL ZENNIE and THOMAS DURANTE

9 May 2012

As President Obama changed his mind on the issue of gay marriage, he sent shockwaves through the political world - and a boatload of cash into his campaign war chest.

After Obama's announcement, his re-election crusade saw a spike in donations.

In fact, BuzzFeed reported that Obama's 2012 campaign collected an astonishing $1million within 90 minutes after the ABC News interview aired. One contributor, Stuart Kopperman - who married his gay partner in Washington, D.C. - told the Associated Press that he made a $25 contribution to the Obama campaign 'to say thank you.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 05/09/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by Steelfish
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2 posted on 05/09/2012 10:18:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Steelfish

$1 million is not probative in the overall scheme of things. 0bama is going to lose, and lose big. I gain confidence in this view day by day. Unless there is a crisis of metaphysical proportions that causes the American people to believe their individual futures (and I am talking direct survivals) are immutably tied to government welfare or support or largesse of some kind have simply had enough of him.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 10:19:31 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Steelfish

The MSM does not report to us how many millions of dollars Mitt Romney raised in the 90 minutes after he made his strong statement against gay marriage.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 10:20:43 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Steelfish
And he (Abraham) looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace." Gen. 19:28.

Obama works the damnation of his own soul for money and power, of which this is only the latest installment, and brings the wrath of God upon the nation.

5 posted on 05/09/2012 10:30:02 PM PDT by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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To: Steelfish

How many votes did he lose? That’s the important thing.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 10:33:30 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: verklaring

0bama has no soul.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 10:34:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Steelfish

Obama to World. “My opinions and votes are for sale to the highest bidders so long as you understand. It’s all about me.”


8 posted on 05/09/2012 10:35:16 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Steelfish
>”Obama says issue should still be left up to the states”<

So why does Obama think DOMA is Unconstitutional?

Conservatives believe in States Rights and the Liberals HATE the idea of States Rights. What am I missing here?

9 posted on 05/09/2012 10:45:22 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Steelfish

Most of it in $3 bills..........


10 posted on 05/09/2012 11:26:59 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Steelfish

Support Gay Marriage, Vote For Obama.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 11:44:30 PM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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obamas gay money shot


12 posted on 05/09/2012 11:59:38 PM PDT by daku
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"Obama says issue should still be left up to the states”

But not health care, not fracking, not oil drilling, not abortion, etc.

Bullsh*t. They'll invoke 'full faith and credit' later.

I wonder how all the out-of-work coal miners feel about this latest development, or are they the folks who voted for the Felon over Obama in West Virginia?

I think there is another economics lesson coming, too.

For those who think that robbing the rich will make a significant difference in the national budget (it won't), the realization that pandering to wealthy homosexuals isn't going to carry the day in terms of a campaign budget has yet to manifest itself.

But then, there are all the stimulus kickbacks yet to be counted, too, and that trough was filled with our future tax dollars via government guaranteed loans to failing companies which (surprise!) failed, and pork barrel shovel ready projects.

13 posted on 05/10/2012 12:20:29 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Uncle Slayton

upon a crushing defeat of homo marriage the MSM spares no time in putting forth this propaganda.

A boost for the Boofer!


14 posted on 05/10/2012 12:57:33 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Just for cultural and religious reasons I cannot vote for any Democrat now......What a POS Obama turned out to be


15 posted on 05/10/2012 1:01:34 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Steelfish

It’s all about the money. That our politicians can be bought is no surprise. That they can be bought so cheap is the surprise.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 1:06:25 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: dennisw
He is apparently very confident, either through narcissism and believing his own lies and syncophants, or through the 'fix' being in. He is overplaying his hand, and exposing the slug he is. I had thought this was the GOPs election to lose, but Barry seems to be doing just fine so far. Interesting that Romeny now comes off as relatively conservative in contrast, especially with Romney's liberal record in Mass.

Sadly, the net effect is to shift the 'middle' to the left some more, and leave those of us who have staunchly backed the Constitution hanging further off to the Right of the center of discourse.

Funny how many 'central' topics of debate today would have been so far left as to be radioactive in the days of Jack Kennedy debating Nixon.

We have a long way to go to get back to original intent.

17 posted on 05/10/2012 1:14:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

There have been good signs this week that Romney will beat Obama. This whole nation has moved left since the Ronald Reagan years. The culture has moved leftward and so has the political discourse. Back in the 1980s universities were not leftist employment agencies

Romney is the best we can do right now to stem the tide


18 posted on 05/10/2012 1:44:48 AM PDT by dennisw
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If Romney is the best we can do, the founders should have rototilled patches above their graves, just from the churning going on below the surface.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 1:56:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
the big plan to have the convention in Charlotte NC will turn like the sign of Al Gore in Tennessee.

" Al Gore home of the Vice President and 11 Electoral Votes for GW Bush.

20 posted on 05/10/2012 2:03:47 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“0bama is going to lose, and lose big. I gain confidence in this view day by day.”

I’ve been cautiously optimistic about this, and more so now than before; no matter how much his media trumpeted his popularity, the only polls that mattered (the ballots on election days) have been steadily against him since 2009. Given that, I believe he has now been paid to simply ram through as much as possible in his remaining time to continue the destruction of the Western civilzation on which this country was built.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 2:45:23 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Completely agree. The corrupt MSM is doing their best to try to hide this near fact, but based on what we saw yesterday in WI, I almost see no possible way Obama wins.

People are just biding their time right now. Come election day you will see a tsunami against Obama.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 2:57:24 AM PDT by Obadiah (Resist we much!)
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To: kearnyirish2

I”m thinking that Obama is going to help Republicans win black votes by doing this. Blacks are not so hip to gay marriage. I think this is yet another example of Obama touching something, causing the worsening condition of it. I knew, when zero put Missouri Tigers in his bracket, that they would lose immediately. Obama is going to hurt the gay marriage push.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 3:01:55 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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I continue to think that an effective campaign tool would be a billboard showing two men kissing along with a photo of Obama and a factual statement that Obama believes that a man should be able to marry a man - in Spanish as well as in English.

Or something similar - ‘if you want men to marry men, then vote for Obama’.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 3:03:24 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Big Giant Head

Racial animosity has been managed well by the Dems; I don’t think they’ll have to work hard to keep the black votes (they’ll simply dangle freebies until they forget their “hang-ups”). On the other hand, as an increasingly marginalized voting bloc, the black vote isn’t something any politician should reach for on a national level at the expense of any other one (Obama gets them for free).

Obama avoided this issue in 2008 because he had to deceive white Americans that he was a “regular guy” (and the issue failed in every state - including the most liberal ones - whenever put on the ballot); that mask slipped a long time ago, and cannot be re-fitted. At this point he’s just destroying as much as he can before he’s out, and has been promised something lucrative for doing so.


25 posted on 05/10/2012 3:07:04 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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...campaign collected an astonishing $1million within 90 minutes after the ABC News interview aired.
That's all? In the overall scheme of things I would be rather embarrassed that such a paltry amount came in.
26 posted on 05/10/2012 3:07:47 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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...an astonishing $1million within 90 minutes after the ABC News interview aired. One contributor, Stuart Kopperman - who married his gay partner in Washington, D.C. - told the Associated Press that he made a $25 contribution...

1,000,000 / 25 = 40,000 contributors or 80k packers assuming this one is average.

McCain Gets $7 Million Bounce from Palin Pick

27 posted on 05/10/2012 3:18:25 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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I didn’t know there were that many queers out there.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 3:28:10 AM PDT by grobdriver
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I wonder if that’s new donations out of the blue or if that’s the money his fudge packer pals were holding over his head as a threat, to force him to come out of the closet.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 3:30:20 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Steelfish

Rosie cut him a check?


30 posted on 05/10/2012 4:59:10 AM PDT by FES0844
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