Gays on Cowardly Obama: “I guess he’s not evolved yet”

Posted by on May 08, 2012 at 7:53 am

Can it get any more pathetic for the anti-gay marriage president? He’s so weak in the knees he’s reduced to trotting out his surrogates to endorse gay marriage, yet isn’t man enough to just come out in support of it.

Barack Obama is embarrassing himself. And showing “he’s willing to play politics with civil rights,” said gay activist Sue O’Connell. And missing a chance to re-energize young, socially liberal Americans who swooned for him in ’08 but now see neither “hope” nor “change,” but massive college debt and meager prospects for jobs.

He’s managed all this by dispatching spokesmen — in a nano-second — to say, ‘No, no, no.’ He still opposes gay marriage even though Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan both just said they favor it — and even though no one I know believes him.

Come on. Barack Obama to the right of conservative Dick Cheney? And also right of those millions of Americans who’ve changed their mind since 2008, when Obama could use a first-time presidential run as a thin, but pragmatic, excuse for “evolving” on gay marriage?

Well, four years into office we’re supposed to buy that he’s still “evolving.”

“I guess he’s not evolved yet,” says a suspicious Richard Tisei, a gay Republican running for Congress against Democrat John Tierney.

“It’s cowardice, but not unexpected,” says Tom Lang of pro-gay marriage Know Thy Neighbor, adding that he’s even more disheartened by the president’s continued refusal to sign an executive order preventing discrimination against gay federal workers.

“Who’s not going to vote for Obama who’s supporting him now, based on same-sex marriage?” asked O’Connell of Bay Windows, a newspaper serving the gay community.

And that right there shows how duplicitous he is. He’ll gladly take money from the gay community and pay them lip service, yet he doesn’t have the guts to just come out and endorse gay marriage. Why is that?

Look at the demographics, folks. It’s all about placating certain segments of his coalition.

Anchoring the push are pro-Amendment 1 black clerics from North Carolina and around the nation with strong ties to NOM, such as Maryland’s Bishop Harry R. Jackson, who’s also leading the effort to overturn his own state’s recent law granting gays the right to marry, and Philadelphia-based Rev. Herbert Lusk, who appears in one of NOM’s latest video campaigns, “Is Gay Marriage a Civil Right? African-American and Latino Leaders Speak Out.” In April, Rev. George D. McKinney of San Diego helped launched an initiative for NOM with the Coalition of African American Pastors to collect 100,000 signatures around the country on behalf of keeping marriage something restricted to opposite-sex couples in North Carolina.

No pastor, however, has advocated as strongly for Amendment 1 as Rev. Patrick Wooden of The Upper Room Church of God in Christ — a 3,000-member African-American congregation in Raleigh, N.C. Appearing everywhere from NOM-led rallies to its latest video, Wooden — who has an extensive history of homophobic outbursts — has become an eager public face for NOM’s divisive strategy. Along the way, he’s become a sound-bite ready foil for the large number of prominent black pastors campaigning against Amendment 1 — including Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

Let’s face it: Obama has zero principles and will do and say anything to retain power. If he openly support gay marriage he risks lowering black turnout. He figures the gays will support him regardless, but will they?


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11 Responses to “Gays on Cowardly Obama: “I guess he’s not evolved yet””

  1. dookh on 8/08/12 at 11:07 am

    What he really means is that he doesn’t have enough “flexibility” just yet to do all the unconstitutional things he wants. Re-elect him and he will in fact turn into far worse than Greece….

  2. Blue Hen on 8/08/12 at 11:31 am

    Let’s be fair to the dear leader. When the people of California voted against legalizing gay marriage, supporters chose to attack mormons and Catholics, but avoided black churches and muslims. Some advocates are openly saying that they’re witholding monetary support until they realize more gains from Obama. Advocates for gay mariage and obama are more similar than each will admit. Both engage in selective outrage, and both game the system for advantage.

  3. ertdfg on 8/08/12 at 2:09 pm

    What did they think would happen? No seriously.

    This is comparable to say the “ban all abortion” contingent on the right.

    Bush had the House and Senate in 2002-2006… theoretically he could have pushed for something like this.

    And Obama had the House & Senate for 2008-2010, and gay marriage didn’t come up.

    Why not? Easy. What happens when that issue goes away?

    All the single issue voters on that issue have to find a new cause… will that cause be for your party, split between the parties, the other party? Who knows.

    You do one of those, you lose votes both from non-supporters (who dislike you for driving that issue through) , and ALSO from supporters no longer being driven by your promise that one day things will change.

    Yep, you lose BOTH SIDES of the issue when you “win”. However by losing while claiming that you’re really going to do this… someday… THAT is how you keep the votes locked in for your side.

    You don’t keep a lock on the single issue voters by giving them jam today; you only get to keep those votes by promising jam tomorrow. And making sure you never ever come through.

  4. rich b on 8/08/12 at 2:27 pm

    He was for Gay Marriage before he was against it, before he was for it, before….

    This is just like his “ballsy” stand on the Keystone Pipeline; the one he’s holding off on until after November…

    Or his decisions and concessions he plans on making to Putin until “after his election”….

    Besides being a world class liar, he’s a cowardly world class liar.

  5. AngieS. on 8/08/12 at 7:11 pm

    who cares if homosexuals are angry at Obama? they’re going to vote for him anyway.

  6. Javier on 9/09/12 at 3:04 pm

    I thought I voted for Obama’s “change,” I guess I got it as in “he changed his mind about what he believed in.”
    Grow a sack Mr. President, I’m tired of your flipflopping on the daily.
    Equal right now and forever!

  7. cali on 10/10/12 at 3:51 pm

    Maybe, it’ll be a October surprise him supporting gay marriage, but also finally admitting him being gay himself!