Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by morganist, May 10, 2012.
Will Obama's endorsement of same sex marriage cost him the election?
We can only hope.
I got an email yesterday from a cousin... highly educated, I might add... who said, "Odumbo's support of gay marriage is yet another reason I support him"...
WTF? How can she be so educated yet so dumb and blind? Odumbo is a one-man wrecking crew on America, the US Constitution, and individual freedoms. How the HELL can she support him? Is she blind? Has she got her head up her butt? Sheesh!!!!!
No. Because he said it is a state issue.
ironic that he would leave this issue for states to decide while every other issue is federal case. Ie immigration in arizona, health care.
Secondly, gays donate money and he can't tap into that unless he has a position. (I'll find some news on this, in a moment)
for the life of me, I haven't been able to discern how the blacks view gay marriage.
Every single voting/polling issue in the country is broken down by race except that one.
When the news said a majority favor same sex marriage,Who in the heck changes their minds on anal sex? Last month just a few people approved of anal sex, now a new poll shows a "majority" favors anal sex. I don't get it (and never will because the old lady doesn't like anal sex.)
You need to tell her she will have to wear a strap-on , Nutmeg..
According to pretty much every poll, everybody supports gay marriage. Nobody wants to be labeled a bigot. But while liberals keep referring to history on the move and the ever growing consensus for gay marriage, they ignore that 32 states have put gay marriage to a vote and it has failed all 32 times.
It is one thing for voters to tell pollsters they support gay marriage. It is quite another thing to actually get it passed at the real polls.
Obama 1996, then a candidate for the Illinois State Senate, affirmed his âunequivocal support for gay marriage âI favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages,â
Obama 1998 During yet another election cycle, he answered that his position on the issue was âundecided.â
Obama 2004 (yes, another election year) âI am a fierce supporter of domestic-partnership and civil-union laws,â he said. âI am not a supporter of gay marriage as it has been thrown about primarily just as a strategic issue.â
Obama 2008 election cycle, Obama affirmed that he believes marriage to be between one man and one woman. âI am not in favor of gay marriage,â Obama said. âBut when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me thatâs not what Americaâs about.â He also said: âI believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian â¦ it is also a sacred union.â
Obama 2012 election year, âIâve been going through an evolution on this issue,â the president told ABC News on Wednesday. âAt a certain point, Iâve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.â
Evolving, no. Revolving, yes.
Instead of focusing on the economy and uplifting the nation, he is now doing the pray for gay vote.
What an imbecile.
Get your priorities straight Obama.
Weak. Since you without doubt think he can do no good for the economy, why would you want him focusing on it?
The president made his historical endorsement on the eve of a sold-out fundraiser Thursday evening at the Los Angeles home of movie star George Clooney.
The timing of the event is creating a blockbuster confluence of high celebrity, big money and committed activism. Hollywood is home to some of the most high-profile backers of gay marriage and the 150 donors who are paying $40,000 to attend Clooney's dinner Thursday night will no doubt feel newly invigorated by Obama's watershed announcement the day before.
Overall, the dinner is expected to raise close to $15 million _ about $6 million from the guests and the rest from a campaign contest for small-dollar donors, the winners of which get to participate in the dinner. It is an unprecedented amount for a single event. And it means that in one single evening the Obama camp and the Democratic Party will collect more than Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican challenger, has amassed in his best single month of fundraising.
Quite apart from your point, perhaps Grandluxe is just more comfortable relating to a president who can't walk and chew gum at the same time.
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