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Update: Obama Shows Courage

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    Sooner28posted 5 years ago

    Obama has now endorsed same-sex marriage.  IT'S ABOUT TIME!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/0 … 03245.html

    1. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Got to give it to him, he finally did the right thing! Of course it will probably lose him the elections but it took guts so he gets respect from me on this one.

    2. Repairguy47 profile image61
      Repairguy47posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Using gay marriage as a political maneuver impresses you?

    3. squiroz profile image61
      squirozposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good for Obama, he came out and said what needed to be said and wasn't afraid of how many votes he will lose. Because if you think that most of the U.S. is for gay marriages than you have not spent a lot of time in the mid states or taking a road trip down the bible belt. He may have lost a few votes there but he took a brave step and came out with it. He's got my vote for sure.

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        Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That's what I admire about it.  None of the swing states are really in favor of it, so it is definitely a political risk.

    4. Billjordan profile image67
      Billjordanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If that what you call courage I call it a flip flop Biden force his hand Obama is spineless when black Pastors start protesting he going to recant

      1. Cody Hodge profile image71
        Cody Hodgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It's no worse than designing the model for "Obamacare" and then pledging to repeal it. Certainly no worse than voting against the Detroit bailout only to take credit for it.

        Even if it is a flip-flop, is Obama not allowed to have his etch-a-sketch out too?

  2. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "I'm going to bet people saying President Obama's support "means nothing" never comforted a 15 yr old gay kid asking why everyone hates him."

  3. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Is it just me or has the gay marriage issue ended up coloring our presidential elections since at least 2000?
    It seems to come out of the woodwork (at the general public level) in election year.
    This nips that in the bud.
    I think this is a smart defensive/offensive move by Obama.
    He's running against the rabid right anyway and it will force anyone who thinks Romney's a moderate to look twice and face reality.

    I look forward to him draw his line deeper in the sand.

    1. Cody Hodge profile image71
      Cody Hodgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, it forces the GOP to be 100 percent opposed to it in the general election. If he was smart, he should pledge to make 1 million tacos before November. Since the GOP is against everything Obama is for, they would spend millions of dollars fighting the socialist taco lobby. The rest of the country could then spend out time focusing on the real issues and problems facing the nation

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        Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        But I like tacos.

      2. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        lol
        So true.
        It would take all of five minutes for "some people" to equate tacos with illegal immigrants.
        They would swear up and down they're not anti-taco.
        It's not the tacos themselves that are the problem, you see. It's what (read: who) they represent.

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          Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Yep.  That's the GOP's modus operani.   "I don't dislike Mexicans, I just believe they should self-deport and get out of my country."

  4. innersmiff profile image70
    innersmiffposted 5 years ago

    As I said in the other thread: that sure is fantastic timing.

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      Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps.  Obama signaled his support for gay marriage in the 90s when he was an Illinois Senator.  The Media questioned him about it when he said he was against gay marriage.

      He was simply trying to play both sides, and avoid offending too many bigots.  Biden made it awkward for him to continue playing to the backwards crowd. 

      The important thing is he is openly backing marriage equality, which has not been done by any sitting President to date.  He's made history again!

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    Can anyone keep a straight face and honestly say that obama has any moral compass, any integrity, any grasp of reality?

    1. Cody Hodge profile image71
      Cody Hodgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Can anyone keep a straight face when they say they believe Romney is a better alternative?

  6. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Most definately. And the rest of us with American sensibilities know it.

    One thing about Americans that I have noticed.....we really hate bullies. Of any stripe.

    And we good-hearted Americans have been bullied for a long long time.

    Welp---you all just pushed it too far now. We know you think the whole world must revolve around your rules, your religion, your feelings, your morality (or lack thereof)....

    Guess what? We have had enough. Finite.

    Live and let live unless you hurt someone else. And by that I include white collar crime, as they have hurt the most people ever in the history of time....

    Yes--a line is being drawn MM. Finally, a president is catching up with the people.

    Andrew Sullivan:
    http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlaye … =152366877

  7. Paul Wingert profile image81
    Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago

    It’s funny how the GOP and Democrats flipped over the years. The old Democrats were pro slavery and anti civil rights. Not anymore. The anti slavery and pro rights GOP are now anti everyone unless you're a rich white guy.

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      Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The irony of history!

  8. Reality Bytes profile image90
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrxEspEQZVXWMYuk_HID4iGo0jOZEOZ4qedRwietFgY_0_jlr_

    Courage I say, courage  lol

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
      Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Does anybody remember when Bush 1st was running for re-election and tried to make it about the Pledge of Allegience?  That's when James Carvelle penned "It's the economy, stupid."  Of course he'd have to come up with another line these days.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It's still the economy and I'm sure James Carville would be delighted to recycle his classic line for Obama!

  9. Cody Hodge profile image71
    Cody Hodgeposted 5 years ago

    I believe the line goes....

    "The economy has seen job growth in 26 straight months. Unfortunately, Obama can't force private companies to hire. Neither can the GOP."

  10. maxoxam41 profile image77
    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    Is it courage? It's not as if the context was the sixties! I think it is a shame that gay people still have to bear such level of intolerance in 2012!

 
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