January 14, 2009

Obama was for gay “marriage” before he was against it

Did his position “evolve?” But … for progressives, wouldn’t going from pro-gay “marriage” to anti-gay “marriage” be “DEvolution?” (Hot Air asks just this: “Why, precisely, have his views grown more conservative over time?”) The Windy City Times provides an Obama questionnaire from 1996 (via Politico). Check out question #6:

I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.

The Messiah has been all over the map on this subject. First, as noted above, he was for gay “marriage” and would fight measures to prohibit them. Then, he was against gay “marriage,” saying that the issue should be left to the states to decide. Then, when California did precisely this – Proposition 8 – he came out against what the voters in the state did. (Um, like, isn’t that “the states deciding?”)

Delaware Libertarian’s Steve Newton has been constantly on The Messiah’s case regarding his campaign/personal views hypocrisy, and this may be the biggest yet. Let’s face it: Obama slid to the right on this issue for the general election – period. If he had stuck with this 1996 position on gay “marriage,” his chances of election on Nov. 4 would have been quite a bit slimmer, I believe. In the Windy City Times article, it notes

The IMPACT marriage question was a bit less direct. It asked if Obama would support a Marriage Resolution being considered at the time, which read in part, “Because marriage is a basic human right and an individual personal choice, RESOLVED, the state should not interfere with same-gender couples who [choose] to marry and share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities and commitment of civil marriage.” Obama responded: “I would support such a resolution.”

Of course, that position is the perfect one for the [liberal] area The Messiah represented in Illinois. Not so much for the country as a whole.

“Change you can believe in.”

Posted by Hube at January 14, 2009 03:54 PM | TrackBack

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