There she is, folks — The Lesbian of the Hour. And that’s because, as the World’s Worst Newspaper put it “GAY MARRIAGE ISSUE LOOMING, OBAMA SITS FOR AN INTERVIEW” (was he supposed to stand?) with the lovely Robin.
“2:03 p.m. | Updated With his re-election bid looming, President Obama is set to confront one of the most sensitive political challenges of his presidency on Wednesday as he sits down for an interview that is likely to include a discussion of his views on gay marriage.
The hastily-arranged interview, with ABC’s Robin Roberts, will give Mr. Obama another opportunity to clarify what he has called his “evolving” position on a social issue that continues to sharply divide the American public.”
Let’s go to the tape!
Needless to say it’s a much longer interview, but for the moment that’s the BIG TAKE-AWAY because our Out-of-control Hysterical “Mainstream Media” has been carrying on and on ( and on) about this for some time. Why just yesterday I was posting about the Gay-Marriage-Baiting of everyone’s favorite Closet Queen.
(He’s the one on the left)
So you can just imagine the antici–
“The Times has live coverage of Mr. Obama’s speech and related developments.
In 2010, Mr. Obama said that his long-standing opposition to the idea of same-sex marriages has been changing. But he has refused to say since then whether he now supports extending the rights and privileges of marriage to same-sex couples.
“My feelings about this are constantly evolving,” he said two years ago. “I struggle with this. I have friends, I have people who work for me who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions. And they are extraordinary people. And this is something that means a lot to them and they care deeply about.”
The effort by the White House to set up the interview comes after several days of intense pressure on Mr. Obama following comments in support of gay marriage by Vice President Joe Biden and Arne Duncan, the secretary of education.”
“White House officials declined to say on Wednesday whether Mr. Obama had decided to clarify his position even as speculation swirled among activists and others who have long suspected that Mr. Obama privately supports gay marriage.
The subject is certain to be the centerpiece of the interview, which comes just a day after North Carolina voted to ban gay marriage in the state. It becomes the last Southern state to seek to stop the practice of same-sex marriages.”
Actually it had banned same-sex marriage awhile back. What yesterday’s vote did was make that ban part of the state’s constitution.
“It’s possible that Mr. Obama could use the results of the referendum as a reason to put the power of the presidency — and his own moral weight — in support of gay marriage.
Such a declaration would provide a boost for the president among a key constituency — the gay community — that has at times been frustrated by his unwillingness to push harder on behalf of their issues.”
“But going on record as a supporter of gay marriage could also be politically problematic for Mr. Obama in places like North Carolina, where the president’s campaign must attract moderate swing voters in order to beat Mitt Romney in November’s elections, and where many black voters oppose gay marriage on religious grounds.”
“One other possibility for the interview is that Mr. Obama could try to explain why his own opinions about gay marriage should stay private for now.”
There is no “privacy” in Politics.
“That would surely disappoint gay activists and supporters, who view the current moment as the perfect opportunity to put the nation’s leader on the record behind their cause. But putting off the issue until after the November election could help Mr. Obama navigate the tricky election-year politics.
Among the considerations for Mr. Obama’s political advisers is whether a decision to keep his views private could more broadly affect his standing with voters.
Mr. Obama’s campaign has described Mr. Romney as a flip-flopper who doesn’t have “a core” that guides his important beliefs. If Mr. Obama continues to equivocate on an issue of conscience like gay marriage, it could provide an opening to critics.
Mr. Obama has tried for several years to walk a fine line on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Early in his political career, as he ran for the Senate from Illinois, Mr. Obama signed a statement saying that he would “favor legalizing same-sex marriages and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”
But later, Mr. Obama said that while he supports civil unions and other legal efforts to provide right to such couples, he continued to believe that marriage should be reserved for a couple that includes a man and a woman.
“That doesn’t mean that that necessarily translates into a position on public policy or with respect to civil unions,” he told a Chicago public television station in 2004. “What it does mean is that we have a set of traditions in place that, I think, need to be preserved, but I also think we need to make sure that gays and lesbians have the same set of basic rights that are in place.”
But as the Supremes have concistently declared, Marriage is a basic civil right. Thus Fat Tony Scalia’s dissent on Lawrence vs. Texas
See? Once we’re not “a suspect class” –we can get married.
“Since then — as he campaigned for and later became president — Mr. Obama and his advisers have insisted that he does not support same-sex marriage. But most of the times he’s been asked, he has said that he’s “not going to make news on that today.”
ABC secured the interview with Mr. Obama on Tuesday afternoon, according to two people involved in the planning. It will take place at the White House. The interview was so hastily arranged, in fact, that Ms. Roberts was still in New York on Wednesday morning to co-host “Good Morning America”– and was planning on returning to New York right after the interview, because her mother is visiting and the two have dinner plans on Wednesday evening.”
That’s going to be some dinner!
Meanwhile in Mittensville (a suburb of Alphaville) the “presumptive Republican nominee” is re-negotiating slavery.
“In yet another seemingly faux pas moment for the former governor and presidential candidate, Mitt Romney tells a crowd of supporters in Alabama that he can relate to the plight of black individuals because his ancestors were slave owners in the 1800′s.
Mitt Romney was addressing a crowd in Prattville, Alabama this past Monday when he stated:
‘I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today’s society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn’t mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren’t there for them anymore. When I’m president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them. ‘
Oh we understand how you feel, Massa Mittens. As for our feelings.
“Even though this latest statement by Mitt Romney will undoubtedly be spun so that it will be seen as being taken out of context, someone needs to tell this man to just keep his mouth shut and smile. So far, he has told citizens that he is friends with NASCAR owners, NFL owners, and now that he is related to slave owners. Stick to economic policy Mitt, that’s your strong point. Your history at Bain Capital speaks for itself.
The Romney campaign has yet to release its version of the speech made in Prattville.”
Better get it up and running, Mittens I’m sure North Carolina — which I’m sure plan to put the return of slavery to a vote next — will love it.
Sweet Baby James will sing us out