Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama's "Evolutionary Conversion" on Gay Marriage: All About The Green; Did You Know The Troops Are Fighting For Obama?; Distractions, Distractions, Distractions; It's Perspective Stupid; Danica Patrick: A Distraction I Can Live With

"Obama Blasts Obama's Evasive Stance On Gay Marriage." The Onion headline the day before Pres. Obama endorsed same-sex marriage.

  • "I'm a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman, " Obama in 2004 and repeated subsequent to that year. In less than 4 years, Pres. Obama threw his religious beliefs under the bus. Since he has a long habit of doing this---he did it to his grandmother and countless others---his "evolutionary conversion" should surprise no one.

  • But I wonder how many people know that in 1996, as an Illinois State senator, he supported gay marriage. Oh, yes, he did. It appears he evolves a lot. (CBS Political Hot Sheet, "Same Sex Marriage An Awkward Issue For Obama").
  • In USA TODAY's editorial {"Obama Gay-Marriage Shift Mirror Nation's Evolution"}, the paper wrote, "..., the president of the United States jumped off the fence he has been straddling for several years and said that he personally favors gay marriage..." Sorry USA TODAY, he was pushed off by Slo Joe's blunder this week (although some are also saying this was all calculated. Should this decision backfire, guess who will be holding the bag? Slo Joe Biden). 
  • There are only two reasons Obama came out now. One, it's all about money, about campaign fundraising. And what's the other?  He can raise millions from his gay base---a base that's been less than enthusiastic about him but who have a lot of Green---including the Hollywood crowd (Bette Midler must feel like she died and went to heaven). It's already being reported he raised over a million bucks 90 minutes after his conversion (BuzzFeed). So contrary to the progressive media and Democrats who are today saying this was a courageous decision on his part, it has nothing to do with courage. It has all to do with buckets full of money.
  • There is one area in this debate where I do agree with Pres. Obama. I believe decisions about same sex marriages should be left up to the states.
  • But I 'll leave this with the LGTB base: Pres. Obama said nothing about legalizing same-sex marriage.
  • By the way, don't you find it interesting and certainly contradicting that most polls now show that a majority Americans do support gay marriage (latest Gallup by a margin of 50 to 47%---still within the margin of error so it's about even); yet, when it comes up for a vote it's lost in every state, sometimes by wide margins? What does that imply? It implies those polled are not telling pollsters the truth.

  • And if you don't believe this issue is just another diversion, another distraction consider this. The results in primaries in W. Virginia (where Obama was almost beaten by a prisoner), Wisconsin and N. Carolina were bad news for the Obama administration. What better way to distract the media? Come out for gay marriage. It's beem at least a week now that few are talking about the economy.
  • One more item before I leave this. Did you know our troops were fighting for Pres. Obama not the country? In his miraculous conversion yesterday, when he alluded to the repeal of "Don't Ask; Don't Tell," Pres. Obama actually said, "Those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are fighting on my behalf." That statement, I'm sure, will come as a big surprise to our troops. But, once again, Pres. Obama tripped over his ego.
  • When all the euphoria dies down and the Obama campaign thinks of yet another distraction, Americans will be faced with perspective and what is really important to most Americans including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Add to the above, we also have a war going on in Afghanistan, Iran is a growing threat, there's continued turmoil in the Middle East and terrorists are still planning to kill us. Perspective my friends, perspective.
  • Oh, and one more thing. On our Southern border, 15 more dismembered bodies were found in Mexico. Last week, 19 dead bodies were found hanging and 14 bodies were found with their heads cut off.

  • Now, speaking of another distraction, my girl, Danica Patrick, will be racing for Coke. That's a distraction I can live with.