The "coming out" 2012 political suicide of Barack Obama.
The media is all a buzz in reporting that Obama now supports gay marriage.
When did he never not support it? Obama's "coming out" officially on this issue didn't happen by accident. I believe 100% this was planned, and it all had to do with Joe Biden's announcement of his own support for gay marriage on Meet The Press this past Sunday. Everything with Obama is manufactured to one degree to another. Ever since the Biden segment with David Gregory on Meet The Press Sunday, the media had been pressing the White House to question whether Obama had "changed" his position on gay marriage from originally being not for it to now being in favor of it. Here again is another example why I have no need for the national media. The media has been reporting that Obama has had "evolving views" on the issue of whether to support gay marriage over the past few years. That is simply not true. Back in 1996, when Barry first run for office in Illinois. The then state Senate candidate Barack Obama responded to a North Side gay magazine’s issues survey with a letter that includes his support for gay marriage in which he wrote
“I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight effort to prohibit such marriages,” Obama wrote in the signed letter.
Maybe Obama was for gay marriage before he was against it. So now the question people are asking is why now? I can understand Obama wanting to pander to his gay and lesbian special interest base, but he already had their vote locked up in the first place, so there was nothing to have been gained by his now open support for same sex marriage. If anything, this announcement by Obama could actually do far more harm to him then help. His announcement came less then twenty four hours after voters in North Carolina in which he won in 2008 voted to amend their state's constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. The Democratic National Convention is going to be held in Charlotte in a few weeks. Obama's pro gay marriage announcement could be political suicide for other reasons. Many Christians voted for Obama including Catholics who were a key component in his victory. He's already ticked off traditional Catholics and other religious denominations with the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare and now this. Could this stance by Obama actually cause a split among black voters who identify themselves as Christians? It's no secret that most blacks do not embrace gay marriage. I would think it would be hard for black clergy this time around to tell their congregations to support Obama knowing his official position in supporting gays bastardizing the union of marriage. If this all was a grand scheme by Axlerod and Obama to create another distraction in an attempt to take attention away from Romney hammering Obama on the economy, they might have wised in the end they would have stuck to the economy instead. Mitt Romney has been open in his support and belief in traditional marriage. Obama's gamble may have actually handed Mitt something he desperately needed but couldn't do on his own. Because Mitt supports traditional marriage and Obama now supports gay marriage, Obama just gave Mitt Romney the social conservative seal of approval. Romney's biggest hurdle was his inability to secure the voting block of social conservatives and evangelicals. Thanks to Obama, there is now a clear contrast and a clear choice for them. He unknowingly has just given Mitt Romney an energized conservative base to build on.