Obama and Gay Marriage
Yet again, this cynical and unprincipled president shows how far he will go out of his way to appeal to voters and score political points.
George W. Bush — as horrible as he was at every level of policy and whose damage around the world will be felt for years to come — is probably the last principled US president. Obama belongs to the Clinton school of politics: where principles don’t exist — not that they count — and where declared positions can shift and switch depending on the political interests of a president.
Of course, Obama does not disappoint as this was expected. He only disappoints those who believed in him, but those who still believe in him are in dwindling numbers. This is a man who was so desperate to appease to centrist and conservative voters, that he lost his base.
Don’t get me wrong. Obama may still win because, unlike European democracies, we don’t have proportional representation and the electoral system guarantees the victory of one of the two dominant parties.
Liberals feel that they are stuck with whomever is nominated by the Democratic party. This explains why we have such low voter turnout. If we were to believe official numbers that come out of the non-democratic Syria and Iran, they have higher voter turnout than we have in the US.
So according to his tear-jerking account, Obama came to a conclusion about gay and lesbian marriage in the months leading to the general election. For extra measure, Obama invoked his kids. He discussed the situation with them before regaling us with his verdict that: gays and lesbians are human beings and that they should be allowed to marry if they so choose.
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