Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A no-win situation for Obama

So President Obama has been "outed," by his own team, as a closet gay-marriage supporter.

Big surprise. He was for it in the 1990s before he was running for national office. When he ran for the Senate in 2004, he knew the issue was too toxic for rational discussion and opposed gay marriage while backing civil unions.

His called his position as "evolving," which is a double negative for the right-wing extremists in this country.

"Oh my god, he's for gay marriage and evolution!" they cry.

There isn't much upside, though, for Obama's announcement. He already had the "gay" vote and the money that goes with it. He never had the extremists out there. However, he could lose some independents in pivotal swing states. It's a risk he is willing to take. That takes guts.

You expect the extreme conservatives to wail in protest while delighting in what this could mean for Republicans in the November election.

 But, wingnut commenters at Fox News and the Wall Street Journal websites are also ticked that it took Obama so long. Go figure.

A short-lived Fox News headline read: "Obama flip flops, declares war on marriage."

But, Shep Smith, the only near-right talking head on Fox News could get fired for saying this to colleague Bret Baier:

"What I'm most curious about is whether it's your belief that -- in this time of rising debts, and medical issues, and all the rest -- if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly, without much issue, on the wrong side of history on it."

The Fox News comments were a little more low-brow:

"Perversion is perversion......calling it 'marriage' doesn't change it."

At the WSJ site, the comments were a bit more nuanced:

"But does he support gay divorce?
A lot of divorce lawyers out there, you know --
and they vote!
More to the point: they got money!"

"I am so glad Obama's daughters are in favor of gay marriage. 
Is he consulting them on the anti-missile shield for Europe and the nuclear crisis with Iran? 
I think their opinions on these issues will provide great insight..."

"What is the alternative here? We just keep treating these people different from everyone else?"

"Romney, being a good Mormon, thinks that marriage is a union between a man and one or more women."
"I suppose we now need to change the wording on the Statue of Liberty to reflect maybe something catchy like 'give your sick, illegal, and various deviants', the dems need their vote."

But, for the truly bizarre, the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay wing of the GOP, came out against President Obama's position on gay marriage. 

Obviously, to be gay and a Republican takes self-loathing to a whole new level.

Ind the end, leave it the GOP godfather, Rush Limbaugh, to put it all into perspective by declaring:

"We've Arrived at a Point Where the President of The United States is Going to Lead a War on Traditional Marriage"

By the way, Rush has been married four times and has no children. Now, that's traditional.


  1. Presidential election 2012 is ,"A no-win situation for Obama." Thank God!

  2. Hey Xray -
    Does it echo as you talk to yourself in the delusional world that you've created for yourself? I stop by every six months or so just to see if you're still alive and how much further down the fantasy world you've gone. WOW