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Biden blamed; politics drove timing
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Posted on 05/10/2012 5:13:07 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Biden blamed; politics drove timing By: Glenn Thrush and Carrie Budoff Brown May 9, 2012 09:12 PM EDT

Joe Biden just might go down in history as the guy who forced Barack Obama to publicly announce his private support for gay marriage.

But the vice president is no hero in the West Wing, and administration officials are struggling to cast Obama’s truly historic — and risky — announcement as something more than an election-year shotgun wedding.

Obama’s interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts capped a frenetic half-week of backstage political maneuvering after Biden said he was “comfortable” with gay marriage during a TV interview that was taped Friday and aired Sunday. It followed the passage Tuesday of an anti-gay marriage ballot initiative in North Carolina that illustrated the divisions in typically cohesive Obama constituencies, including women, Hispanics and blacks. And it exposed a few divisions in the Obama-Biden camp.

Senior administration officials admit that Biden’s comment was, indeed, the catalyst for Obama to make his historic announcement weeks earlier than planned.

But Biden’s remarks on “Meet the Press” deeply annoyed Obama’s team, people close to the situation tell POLITICO, because it aggrandized his role at the expense of Obama’s yeoman efforts on behalf of the community and pushed up the timing of a sensitive announcement they had hoped to break — at a time and place of their own choosing — in the weeks leading up to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this fall.

(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; leadingfrombehind; marriage; obama
Old Joe........
1 posted on 05/10/2012 5:13:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Ol’ “Lunchbucket Joe” leads the way for 0bummer, again.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 5:16:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Sub-Driver
Biden blamed; politics drove timing Photobucket$$$$$$$$$
3 posted on 05/10/2012 5:16:51 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: CMailBag

I call BS. This was another “manufactured” crisis by the left. And we are all falling for it. Watch for more stories on how poor man child Obama had to make a “gutsy” call to clarify his position.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 5:21:13 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Biden the Slow strikes again!

Thanks, Joe!!

I’ll bet he’s been getting his a** kicked around since that fateful comment on Sunday.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 5:23:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: Sub-Driver

My take on this is

Biden was actually trying to help the poor bloke by drawing the fire away from Obama on the issue, but Obama couldn’t handle Biden getting any press, just ridiculous, so now Obama is “mad”


6 posted on 05/10/2012 5:28:49 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama doesn’t really have to tell anyone in words he supports the homosexual agenda.......


7 posted on 05/10/2012 5:29:44 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Free America52
Watch for more stories on how poor man child Obama had to make a “gutsy” call to clarify his position.

They can try, but how entertaining it is that the dems are hosting their convention in right-to-work and pro-traditional marriage North Carolina.

8 posted on 05/10/2012 5:30:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: Free America52

I agree. This was orchestrated. When the SEALS took out OBL no one fell for the “gutsy” move after zero’s letter of blame came out. This just shows their desperation to portray the loser as “gutsy”. He’s not gutsy, just an abomination.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 5:44:33 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (It's now or never!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I assume that John Travolta will be flying his private jet to L.A. today with his male masseur.

Obama event at George Clooney’s home expected to snarl traffic
May 9, 2012 | 8:31 pm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/obama-traffic-studio-city-.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29


10 posted on 05/10/2012 5:45:57 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ScottinVA

OMG that IS entertaining!


11 posted on 05/10/2012 5:50:59 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: CMailBag
Biden blamed; politics drove timing. (raising the b.s. flag): $$$$$$$$$

I initially thought you were the closer to the truth, but what about the soros (and other deep-pocket leftists) support?

Is there really that much money available from the sodomite sector?
(Though they don't have to support a family.)
12 posted on 05/10/2012 5:52:32 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - Biblical Nourishment))
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To: plsjr

George Clooney's Obama fundraiser brings 'Starmageddon' traffic alert May 10, 2012 | 4:52 am

13 posted on 05/10/2012 6:02:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: carriage_hill

More proof Obama is an amateur.

Interestingly, his core support (poor blacks) are rather bigoted, as a group, against homosexuals. It may not make them vote for Richy Rich, but it may keep them from voting.

I think this may be his official “jump the shark” moment.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 6:03:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I say Biden was not speaking out of turn. This was clearly planned because of all of the recent noise about ObaMao’s stand.

Biden merely launched the trial balloon, then ObaMugabe was able to appear in a so-called interview with the homo interviewer with a perceived reason to be given a chance to explain his view.

Anyone who does not realize how everything the Soros administration does is well orchestrated through the Propaganda Ministry once known as the the news media is kidding himself.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 6:42:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: cuban leaf
Or his "screwed ate the pooch" moment. In any case, I hope it just totally-derails him and "Lunchbucket Joe" in November. We can't take 4 more years of this Hell & Destruction.
16 posted on 05/10/2012 6:52:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: yldstrk

Obama Dukakis, without his Helmet, LOL


17 posted on 05/10/2012 6:55:59 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

OMG their royal sillinesses


18 posted on 05/10/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver; mickie; flaglady47; surfer; Bob Ireland; seekthetruth; hoosiermama; oswegodeee; ...
NOTHING HAPPENS BY CHANCE in the Obama re-election campaign.

Forget putting the blame on ole Joe.

This whole scenario was well-planned. Marxists are excellent strategists. Few of their strategeries are mistakes. The results may be catastrophic, but the strategeries generally run like clockwork.

Biden, by design, set the stage for Obama's drama queen TV "special" already planned. The willing network paged the willing interviewer-ette, Robin Roberts. Obama powdered up, took the stage, then became the star of the carefully-planned reality outing-event beamed to the lumpen masses.

Then, notice how Obama immediately phoned his willing stooge, the "evangelist", Rev. Joel Hunter. In a carefully-prepared bit of hogwash, Hunter stated he wasn't really in support of gay marriage, but he strongly stated he remained in continual support of Obama. Situational ethics and a nicely-balanced pronouncement by a so-called preacher of God.

How many folks know that Hunter, who commands a 15,000 strong congregation near Orlando, prays every week with Obama. Also, last February, Michelle went out of her way to make a special appearance at his church.

Fifteen thousand souls in a church that's located in a big electoral vote state plus tens of thousands more hopefully-gullible evangelicals within earshot across the "solid south" ain't a mere bagatelle.....and this, with the good reverend as a willing, pre-orchestrated tool is the strategery devised by Obama and his marxist, atheistic, Christian/Bible hating fascist thugs occupying the White House.

From Biden to Obama to the television network, to the TV audience, to the heretical preacher to the evangelicals across the fruited plain....all planned and carried out to perfection by Obama's re-election strategists.....

...maybe.

The results of the ploy will not be known till the final battle on November 6.

Leni

19 posted on 05/10/2012 7:29:08 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver

Where is Roberts’ interview with Reggie Love???

That might be very interesting!


20 posted on 05/10/2012 8:02:43 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Free America52
I call BS. This was another “manufactured” crisis by the left.

You are exactly right. zero is trying to change the subject from his disastrous record on the economy to social issues. We need to ignore this and turn every conversation back to economic issues. zero is weak there and he knows it.

21 posted on 05/10/2012 8:19:03 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: MinuteGal; maggief; onyx; Trueblackman; little jeremiah; STARWISE

Ya know, Leni, it just the thing that might turn part of the 90% black democratic and Hispanic vote around. We will now see if Race trumps Religion or if Faith is strong enough and actions really matters in their communities.

IMO Now would be a good time for Conservative American Christians with Extra Pigment CACEP to release information on the history of the Democrats and Civil Rights.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 11:19:04 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Sub-Driver

Everybody on the left is celebrating like this is an astute political move by The Won. I guess it remains to be seen, but I suspect they’re on crack or whistling past the graveyard. I think he shot himself, if not in the foot, maybe a little higher up and closer to the centerline, electorally.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 6:01:48 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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