John Aravois of AmericaBlog Gay is incensed, incensed! that the President’s people – prepare to be shocked at this revelation – lied about President Obama’s past support for same-sex marriage. Apparently,
Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia Obama had never… well, the title says it all:
“Senior White House aide: 1996 Obama gay marriage questionnaire is a fake, even though Obama signed it”
Via Glenn Reynolds, who probably is as contemptuous of this as I am. And I support same-sex marriage; the only difference between me and the President is, I’m not afraid to say so. But it’s amazing how outraged Aravois can still get over what is pretty much a routine betrayal of him by the President (perfectly safe one, too*). I mean, come on. For the love of God, how many times do we have to have this conversation? THIS IS WHY THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT SUPPORT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE:
Barack Obama can afford to annoy gay voters. He cannot afford to annoy African-American ones. And if you think that this isn’t an issue, go ask the Democratic party in Maryland why a SSM bill died in the Democratic-controlled state legislature. Again.
Just don’t be surprised if they decline to meet with you in public.
*After all, what are you going to do, Aravois? Vote Republican?