White House: President Is “Crystal Clear” On His Position On Gay Marriage . . . He Has No Firm Position On Gay Marriage

No wonder President Obama is so supportive of evolution, he finds it essential to explain both scientific and political developments. Faced with Vice President Joe Biden’s moment of honesty in a weekend interview that he is “comfortable” with same-sex marriage, White House Spokesman Jay Carney appeared to have a brain aneurysm in trying to respond to questions about the President’s position on one of the most fundamental civil rights issues of our generation. Since Biden had clearly “evolved” into supporting same-sex marriage, the reporters wanted to know the status of the President’s long evolution. It appears that Australopithecus evolved faster that President Obama on this civil rights question because Carney kept repeating he is still “evolving” over and over again.

Dana Milbank had a great line that Biden had “the classic Washington gaffe of accidentally speaking the truth.” Obama’s position is now so completely dishonest and conflicted that reporters appeared to openly mock Carney.

Reporters asked why the president would not “stop dancing around the issue” and correctly called the president’s treatment of issue as “cynical.” NBC’s Chuck Todd noted, “So help me out here. He opposes bans on gay marriage, but he doesn’t yet support gay marriage?”

Carney was left mumbling nonsense and repeating that “He, as you know, said that his views on this were evolving” and “It is as it was.”

This farce culminated with Carney insisting “His views are crystal clear.”

I have long been critical of the lack of principles of Obama on civil liberties as well as some civil rights questions like same-sex marriage. Throughout his presidency, Obama has refused to fight on principle in these areas when it would cost him politically. Same-sex marriage represents one of the most contemptible examples. this is like remaining uncommitted on inter-racial marriage before the ruling in Loving v. Virginia. Obama has gone through the state legislature, the United States Senate, and virtually all of his first term without “evolving” to support gay and lesbian citizens on this basic right.

Source: Washington Post

64 thoughts on “White House: President Is “Crystal Clear” On His Position On Gay Marriage . . . He Has No Firm Position On Gay Marriage”

  1. SwM,

    Brown needs it badly and you know he’s a politician you can support without hesitation.

  2. Blouise, Well, I have not sent the money yet.. I did send to Sherrod the other day. You are right about the youth vote.

  3. SwM,

    This was a bid for the youth vote and it was handled in a manner that appeals to them. Obama is a deft politician but not one I will support with money. There are simply too many other local boys and girls who need my funds. 🙂

  4. That’s right, Nal, it is hard to make the “personal” “ethical” decision in favor of gay marriage without seeing it as the right decision in all 50 states. Maybe that’s next weeks’ surprise . . . encouragement of states to do the right thing. And if they don’t. We’ll just have to wait for our very progressive Sup Ct to set them straight, eh?

  5. Obama declares support for gay marriage

    The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own.

    The Federalism argument. So, Obama would have supported Virginia’s law that was found unconstitutional, unanimously, in Loving v. Virginia.

  6. Don S, I think they are already there. I read somewehere that one in six of Obama’s bundlers belong to the LGBT community.

  7. SM, but, but, Repub complainers don’t count, do they?

    Perhaps this will bring the LGBT bucks flowing back into the campaign, after the disaster of failing to use the executive order to assure contracting equality. Anyone keeping score?

  8. I agree with Blouise that this was planned to show the President coming to grips with the decision and Biden and Duncan were the opening acts. I really do not see the evangelicals coming out in favor of Romney. At least not in great numbers.

  9. This was well orchestrated.

    Biden does the preview of coming attractions, the media did their best to build the suspense, the show officially opened with a “special showing”.

    Hell, it even has a catchy one word title … “Evolvement”


  10. “Obama Backs Gay Marriage”

    Oh goody, now we can get the comments criticizing him for not backing it fast enough.

  11. NOT EVOLVING Mitt Doesn’t Support Gay Marriage Jim Rogash / Getty Images
    1. Mitt Doesn’t Support Gay Marriage

    With chatter growing louder that President Obama will come out in support of gay marriage on Wednesday, Mitt Romney said at a campaign event in Colorado that he still does not support equal marriage rights—or even civil unions—for same-sex couples. “When these issues were raised in my state of Massachusetts, I indicated my view, which is that I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name,” Romney told a local Fox News-affiliate reporter.
    ABC News

  12. Heard on the news they are bashing hillary for not being red carpet ready….. All’s I can say….is screw em…… She has one hell of a job….. One that 99.99999 % could never handle……

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