No actual Presidential ‘evolution’ on SSM?

Both Andrew Malcolm and Allahpundit are looking somewhat… askance… at President Obama’s apparent “evolution” on same-sex marriage (SSM).  I put “evolution” in scare quotes because there’s no real evidence that he’s actually changed his official opinion on the subject in any way that matters: which should have been apparent from the fact that precisely zero action towards legalizing SSM has been proposed by the President.  Congress did pass a DADT repeal*, but there’s been no push for SSM.

And there’s a reason for that:

Bluntly?  While the population in general has shifted to disapproving of SSM only within single digits, African-Americans remain opposed to the policy by a two-to-one margin.  The President simply does not dare offend that particular demographic.  If that means lying – which the President is doing – so be it.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Last year I incorrectly predicted that there would be no movement on a DADT repeal before 2012.  Obviously, this was wrong – and equally obviously, I wish that I had seen this statistic at the time:

In fact, that might even explain some of the, ah, “unseemly haste:” if support for openly serving gays in the military is plummeting among African-American voters (while still being a net positive), the President may have panicked a little…

2 thoughts on “No actual Presidential ‘evolution’ on SSM?”

  1. Um no… the reason “evolution” belongs in scare quotes is that

    1. He supported gay marriage in the 90s…
    2. He opposed Prop 8 when California already had domestic partnerships

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