LGBT Community played by Obama in bid for re-election

(Examiner.com) — One day after endorsing gay marriage proposals in Washington and Maine, President Obama told MTV viewers Friday that he would not be pushing gay marriage in his second term, ABC News reported.

According to Obama, “it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform,” ABC added.

In classic politicking form, President Obama eases back his enthusiasm for implying that “marriage equality” will be a priority in his second term.  The Campaigner-in-Chief has tumbled around this issue like a fluffy pink boa in the wind:

Over the years, Obama has held different opinions on the subject. In 1996, he supported gay marriage, but held a different opinion in 2004.

“What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman … What I believe, in my faith, is that a man and a woman, when they get married, are performing something before God, and it’s not simply the two persons who are meeting,” he said when running for the Senate.

In 2008, he supported civil unions, but did not support gay marriage.

“My feelings about this are constantly evolving. I struggle with this. At this point, what I’ve said is, is that my baseline is a strong civil union that provides them the protections and the legal rights that married couples have,” he said just two months after telling liberal bloggers that he was “unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage.”

In May, however, he reverted to his 1996 position and came out in support of gay marriage, causing a backlash from black churches.

Obama rejected the idea of federal legislation mandating gay marriage and said that it should be decided at the state level.

“For us to try to legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go,” he said.

It seems not much has changed with Barack Obama, who apparently still holds the opinion that in a campaign you have the freedom to make promises that you might not be able to keep.  Just pawns in a game, LGBT community, just pawns in a game.

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Comments

  1. All the others who voted for him were also pawns in his game. Everyone who voted for him thinks they will get something from him (except for the many, many blacks who voted for him just because of his skin color).

  2. Is this the equivalent of the varied Christian fundamentalists and Evangelicals who got “played” out of desperation to vote for a fringe Mormon cultist, pro corporate, flip flopper who clearly did not have your best interests at hand? How does a proud, tow-the -party-line, judgementalist come to terms that they were forced to vote for Romney, a guy they know is going to hell because he doesn’t practice the same flavor of Christianity as you?

  3. He will be advancing every liberal agenda in the book when he appoints his judges. These guys, and gals, and whatevers should sit back and relax and enjoy the ride. As for as their agenda is concerned anyway it should be smooth sailing; regardless of whatever words find their way out of the electric currents ricocheting around the gray matter in his head to the lips on his face.

  4. In 1996, as a state senator in Illinois BO supported gay marriage. Yet in 2004, when he ran for the United States Senate, he was against it, saying:“What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman … What I believe, in my faith, is that a man and a woman, when they get married, are performing something before God, and it’s not simply the two persons who are meeting.”

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