By Rob Janicki
President Obama has to believe he can do no wrong and that Democrats will believe anything and everything he says. I hesitate to even comment on his latest and greatest act of hypocrisy, but I am drawn to do so by forces of enlightenment.
In 1996 Obama went on record and publicly stated he supported gay marriage. By 2008, with his campaign beginning, Obama went on record to indicate that he supported marriage between a man and a woman. Since then he has indicated that his position on gay marriage has been evolving. Well, the evolution revolution is over....almost.
Wednesday the Evolution in Chief proclaimed proudly that he now had come to the conclusion that he was compelled to support gay marriage. In his own words, he seems to have had a miraculous epiphany in three and a half years.
[...] "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve 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,” Obama told Roberts, in an interview to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday. [...]
There are just a couple of small things that just seem to get in the way of Obama's explanation. First, you have to ask yourself why Obama chose this particular time to come out in support of gay marriage. Did the light just go off or were there some circumstances that hastened his decision / I subscribe to the latter thought. Obama was forced by circumstances to come out of his political closet and actually make a firm decision....almost, but we'll get to that shortly.
On Sunday, Slow Joe Biden, Vice President of Comic Relief, while speaking on one of the Sunday talk shows, clearly indicated that he and Obama supported gay marriage. Okay, it was out there for all to hear, but Slow Joe's apparent gaffe could be walked back, if it were the only circumstance occurring. But, it wasn't.
Unbeknownst to most people, Obama had been pushed hard by gay supporters and big time gay campaign contributors and bundlers to finally come out of his political closet and announce his support for gay marriage. We now have two forces coming together to pressure Obama and his advisers to finally come out in support of gay marriage. Here's where it becomes interesting and demonstrates Obama's absolute cynical and hypocritical side.
On Tuesday, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage to be between a man and a woman period. This is where the total cynicism of Obama came into play. In supporting gay marriage Obama added that gay marriage should be decided by each state rather than the federal government.
Obama's hypocrisy was so transparent that only a fool could miss it. Maybe that accounts for so many liberals eating this up. Obama tried to be clever by two times. He supported gay marriage while denying he had any responsibility to enact any law legalizing gay marriage. He must believe he satisfied his gay constituents while at the same time satisfying his supporters who have resisted gay marriage, by disavowing any responsibility for enacting any law legalizing gay marriage.
Obama's hypocrisy can now be said to know no bounds.