First things first: an inmate at a Texas prison scored 40% of the Democratic Presidential primary vote in West Virginia, where Democrats are sick and tired of Obama’s anti-energy policies. In North Carolina, where the President ran completely unopposed and will be accepting the party’s nomination in Charlotte, he lost 21% percent to air. Ghosts. Nothingness.
It’s a pair of devastating stories that eviscerate the media-generated illusion that the worst President in living memory, a man who buried the nation’s children under a mudslide of unsustainable debt, and who contributed to the bloodiest Executive Branch scandal in the Oval Office history, is somehow remotely electable.
Against the backdrop of a pending catastrophic failure, Barack Hussein Obama made the most transparent grandstanding move of an already ignoble career. Barack Obama went gay.
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 decision, based on conversations with his staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and his wife and daughters.
In a political career that began with a 1996 victory in the Illinois Senate, until the 3rd year, 3rd month, 19th day of his term as President–a period of 16 years–Barack Obama has always publicly maintained that his Christian faith prevented him from supporting gay marriage. Why come out now? The answer is obvious to the point that even sleazy gossip web sites aren’t buying it, and one site put it as bluntly as possible, claiming Obama went “Gay for Pay.”
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.
It’s all about trying to remain in office. Obama was “anti-gay” when the big money donors told him that was the message they wanted to hear. Now that his organ-grinders play a different tune, he rolls out a different song and dance.
At least one gay group isn’t buying the routine.
“That the president has chosen today, when LGBT Americans are mourning the passage of Amendment One, to finally speak up for marriage equality is offensive and callous,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “Log Cabin Republicans appreciate that President Obama has finally come in line with leaders like Vice President Dick Cheney on this issue, but LGBT Americans are right to be angry that this calculated announcement comes too late to be of any use to the people of North Carolina, or any of the other states that have addressed this issue on his watch. This administration has manipulated LGBT families for political gain as much as anybody, and after his campaign’s ridiculous contortions to deny support for marriage equality this week he does not deserve praise for an announcement that comes a day late and a dollar short.”
I have my own problem with gay marriage laws like Amendment One that passed overwhelming in North Carolina yesterday, starting from the foundational conservative position that I can’t support legislation that makes Americans less free. Put another way, it is my position that you can’t believe in freedom and also believe government should tell people who they can marry. There is something fundamentally wrong with forcing your beliefs upon others.
But it is far, far more cynical to whore out your beliefs to the highest bidder.