They call that "evolution."
This from Mediaite makes me chuckle:
"[blah blah blah] ... President Obama has completed his long-awaited 'evolution' on gay marriage by expressing support for marriage equality in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts."
Sounds like a journey to the Moon or something. Rather than a man playing idiotic Mediaite contributors and the rest of his supporters for fools.
He's done evolving. We can communicate with him now. Hilarious.
Question: What if Obama's still in evolving mode? Will he be opposed to gay marriage again?
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Headline of the day:
"Noted gay-marriage supporter finally drops cynical charade."
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How stupid are they? This "evolution" that the Washington Post calls a "journey" actually ends where it began. From "For Obama, Gay Marriage Stance Borne of a Long Evolution" (I'll pause while you get past the giggle spasms) ...
Obama’s tangled history with same-sex marriage began in 1996, when he was running for a state Senate seat representing the liberal south side of Chicago.So Obama's evolution has taken him right back where he started.
That was when he filled out a questionnaire for a local gay newspaper, then called Outlines, in which he appeared to declare his no-qualms support for legalized marriage rights.
“I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages,” Obama stated on the signed form, a copy of which was posted on the paper’s Web site in 2009.
And they bought it. Hook, line, and sinker.
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The Roanoke Times - ever fatuous - heaps praise on this "evolution" with "Obama evolves on marriage":
When future historians recount Barack Obama's presidency, they will mark the spring of 2012 as a crucial moment. This week, the president joined the rarified ranks of presidents who took brave stands in the name of social justice. He finally came out in favor of same-sex marriage.Marriage, you see, being a right. Somehow.
Obama took his time getting to this point; his view "evolved" over years. He is not alone. The nation's view continues to evolve, especially as younger generations mature.
Today, only extreme outliers suggest blacks or women do not deserve equal rights. Someday, the same will be true about gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered Americans.
Par for the course.