Obama’s Cynical Announcement A Campaign Disaster
May 10, 2012 5 Comments
Obama’s cynical homosexual marriage announcement is a major disaster for his campaign. This decision was made long before Joe Biden’s comments last weekend, so Obama’s hand wasn’t forced in that regard. What he was planning to do is announce this right before the Democrat convention. In short, he thinks this is some sort of game changer that will propel him to re-election. Biden let the cat out of the bag and created such a problem for Obama with the homosexual agenda folks that he had no choice but to make his announcement.
The media is swooning over Obama’s announcement. Robin Roberts is getting chills over Obama again. The AP seems to believe Obama’s position sets a “world precedent.” Dozens of reporters have talked about Obama being on the “right” side of history, including Sheppard Smith of the supposedly conservative Fox News. Never mind of course that never in history has marriage ever been anything other than between a man and a woman. The redefinition of marriage is patently absurd, without precedent and evil to boot. But to listen to the left-wing media you’d think Obama did something terribly courageous.
Not so fast though. Radical left-wing website Gawker attacked Obama’s position. They point out that Obama’s position doesn’t include a demand that state’s allow homosexual marriage, in fact the President goes so far as to say it’s a state’s rights issue. In fact, Obama hasn’t signed a nondiscrimination Executive Order championed by homosexual agenda activists. It seems that Obama’s announcement is nothing more than a cynical attempt to dazzle left-wing homosexuals into thinking he’s actually doing something for them when in fact his announcement changes nothing and doesn’t require the President to actually do anything. Not only that just minutes after his announcement Obama had his hand out asking homosexuals for money. How is this not cynical?
Meanwhile the Washington Post just happens to have a story out today that alleges that in high school Mitt Romney mocked and assaulted a supposedly homosexual student. The kid apparently had long hair like the Beatles, which in 1965 at conservative Cranbrook would have been frowned upon. Romney didn’t like it apparently and allegedly organized a group to cut the hair off this kid. Years later he allegedly announced he was a homosexual, leading the Washington Post to claim Romney attacked a gay kid. Romney doesn’t seem to recall the incident but apologized anyway.
Are we really supposed to care about the high school shenanigans of Mitt Romney? There’s no doubt the Post was holding this story for an opportune moment. The day after Obama does something for his homosexual constituency is the perfect time to label Romney a fag hater in the minds of the liberal media. Interestingly the Post doesn’t care about anything in Obama’s past but they’re certain we’ll care about Romney’s high school nonsense from half a century ago. Romney handled it perfectly, immediately apologizing and laying it out that he was a prankster in school and some pranks went to far. For a Republican this was surprisingly well played.
This has been another terrible week for Obama. Biden let the cat out the bag on homosexual marriage last week, forcing Obama to announce his position long before he had strategically planned. His position is utterly meaningless, which most homosexual activists will recognize in the coming days when they have an opportunity to actually look at what he said rather than react with emotion. Many will make big deal out of the symbolism of it all, others will not be as kind. In North Carolina two out of three blacks voted for the homosexual marriage ban ballot proposal, meaning he’s alienating one of his core constituencies. In short, Obama’s created a lot of trouble for himself and he’s made it more difficult to get re-elected.