This is from the New York Times of 18 June 2011: “In 1996, as a candidate for the State Senate in Illinois, Mr. Obama responded to a questionnaire from a gay newspaper. ‘I favor legalizing same-sex marriages,’ Mr. Obama wrote, ‘and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.’”
In 2008, Obama made it plain in campaign-mode that he considered marriage as only between a man and a woman. This is from The Telegraph of 03 November 2008: “The White House front-runner said in an interview with MTV he did not support same-sex weddings and believed ‘marriage is between a man and a woman.’”
This is from the NYT article mentioned above: “Now President Obama says his views on same-sex marriage are ‘evolving,’ and as he runs for re-election he is seeking support from gay donors who want to know where he stands.”
Was the president for “gay marriage” before he was against it or against it before he was for it, as is obviously the case now? It all depends on the politics of the matter. Chances are that prexy doesn’t give a rap about the homosexuals who want to tie the knot but, having promised to raise a billion dollars for his current campaign, needs every million or so that’s lying around out there for any politician willing to sell his soul.
Yeah…it’s all about the money and where to get it. In an amazing display of jackassery the other day, the POTUS of the United States, amid his storied slate of activities being a statesman and the most important man in the world, took precious time from his hectic schedule (okay, maybe he was just chilling on Air Force One, his daily residence) to call Sandra Fluke, a 30-something Georgetown law student, to apologize for something naughty that talk-show host Rush Limbaugh had said about her that had to do with her claim that contraception costs a woman a cool $1,000 a year, presumably accounting for her own expense and, one supposes, depending on how exotic the condoms in her stash are.
This little exercise was a huge pander to the distaff voters, illustrating the prexy’s concern about condoms and all such, which simply enhances his sensitivity to a “woman’s privacy rights” vis-ŕ-vis her (gasp) sacred body, speaking of which one is reminded that when Obama supporter (to the tune of a cool million the other day) Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a “dumb twat” last year, the president – not even from Air Force One, his daily accommodation for avoiding Michele’s veggie-diet – didn’t call Palin and apologize, though, of course, what’s a vulgarism here or there among friends with gobs of greenbacks? After all, Limbaugh is a bitter enemy.
This is from the Huffington Post of 25 May 2011: “Using Sarah Palin's defense of Rush Limbaugh against her, last night Stephen Colbert proudly pronounced that ‘Sarah Palin is a f—king retard.’” Strangely, there’s no record that the most important president in the world called Ms. Palin to apologize for what Colbert said. It’s not known whether, like Chris Matthews, Cobert’s leg tingles when the prexy speaks, but the prexy should have at least done in this case for a possible friend (Colbert) what he did in the case of Limbaugh, a bitter enemy.
Well…it could be that the prexy’s teleprompter had simply been too overloaded in these instances to do what it naturally did in the case of Limbaugh/Fluke. It’s noteworthy that, while Limbaugh used some vulgar language, he didn’t seem to call Fluke stupid, which is what elite intellectuals Maher and Colbert (a couple of sick, sick comedians) did in addition to their equally slimy names for Palin.
POTUS, of course, probably is not aware of the strangeness of his behavior (dirty minds could wonder about his motive), though he is known worldwide as the most prolific apologizer ever to come down the proverbial pike. He even had sense enough to apologize for his own remark when he stated that police acted stupidly in doing their jobs that, unfortunately, involved a sort of colleague of his in the racist business.
Unaccountably, however, there seems to be no record of his apologizing to his own grandmother when he was in campaign-mode in 2008 and labeled her as the “typical white person,” i.e., uncomfortable around people not like her (Obama, for instance)…a snobbish racist, in other words. Maybe the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah (God damn America) Wright, Obama’s spiritual mentor for 20 years, should have thought to suggest an apology and sneaked out from under the bus for a tete-a-tete with POTUS, but, then, he might have antagonized his friend, Calypso Louie, head honcho (probabaly some Rev.-Dr.-Imam-thing or other), thus riling the latter’s bodyguards, something no sane person would do.
Most politicians, it seems these days, are cynics, the president being perhaps the most cynical, changing his positions on the basis of where the votes are. Who but a rabid opportunist would make a very public phone call to a strange woman (more ways than one) over a sex matter? As for the marriage thing, POTUS apparently hasn’t noticed the difference in the sexes and certainly pays no heed to the Christianity to which he very publicly aspires, based as it is on the scriptures, which condemn homosexual behavior as an abomination, ergo, the same for homosexual marriage, defined explicitly in scripture as only a man/woman thing.