May 8th, 2012 12:52 EST
Obama Put On Big Girl Panties & Support Same-Sex Marriage!
"Asked by NBC`s David Gregory on `Meet the Press` if his views on marriage equality had `evolved,` Biden responded that, `I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don`t see much of a distinction beyond that.`
Read with painstaking literalness, Biden`s statement is not an endorsement of same-sex marriage, as some gay rights activists triumphantly claim. It`s rather more like an expression of agnosticism. The Vice President merely said that he is `comfortable with the fact` that gay people are getting married in various states and that they are receiving the same rights."
New York Daily News
Vice President Joe Biden came tantalizingly close to saying "I support gay marriage", too close for comfort for the Obama administration. White House press secretary Jay Carney and other White House officials took pains to clarify that Obama still hadn`t evolved to the point where he supports gay marriage.
President Obama famously stated that he supports civil unions, but he is "evolving" on the issue of same-sex marriage. Can you imagine if President Johnson had declared "in principle I`m in favor of equal rights for blacks, but I`m evolving on the issue of supporting civil rights legislation."
Obama is telling his gay supporters: I`m in favor of gay marriage, but work with me. After the election, when I will no longer have to face the voters, I`ll fully evolve and unequivocally support gay marriage.
Obama`s gay marriage problem reminds me of when he was overheard telling then-Russian President Medvedev he`d have more flexibility to deal with arms control and other foreign policy issues after the election.
We don`t need a Gumby President who is flexible when it`s politically expedient, we need a Leader of the Free World with a backbone.
Obama needs to put on his big girl panties, and do the right thing and support same-sex marriage. Stop playing games for God`s sake, and do the right thing.
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