This guy’s a hoot
(The Hill) President Obama’s campaign said he was “disappointed” that North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state.
“The president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples,” Obama North Carolina campaign spokesman Cameron French said, in a Tuesday statement on the vote over Amendment 1.
“He believes the North Carolina measure singles out and discriminates against committed gay and lesbian couples, which is why he did not support it,” said French. “President Obama has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples and is disappointed in the passage of this amendment. On a federal level, he has ended the legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act and extended key benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.”
Yet, Obama doesn’t support gay marriage himself. And, after two days of constant questions from the White House press corps, today’s press conference was cancelled.
Me, I’m pretty disappointed in Obama’s handling of the economy. Shocked? No. It’s about what I expected from him.
Oh, and, according to Fox News, he’s supposed to have an interview with Robin Roberts and his position will “evolve.” In other words, he’s going to cave.
Update: He’s caved:
President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.
In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters.
The gay and lesbian community might want to ask if he is patronizing you simply to get donations and votes. The Lonely Conservative has more on that subject of liberal support.