Acid Picdump (79 pics)  Now that President Barack Hussein Obama has emerged from his political closet and announced he has resolved his long-standing confusion, indecision, and lack of surety regarding the morality–and  practicality–of same-sex marriages, his motivations should be examined. 

Republican low-lifes will no doubt attribute the president’s sudden, radical flipflop as concrete evidence that he has no core values and he “evolved” only because he needs both gay money to supplement his campaign coffers and gay votes to supplement the ballot box in November. 

They will say he has long favored men marrying men, women marrying women, and undermining the religious institution of marriage and was being coy about it all until he had “more flexibility” in his second term. 

They will say Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan shamed Obama into his alleged epiphany by indicating they would be “comfortable” with gay marriage.  

They will say North Carolinianians forced his hand when they voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to join 38 other states in opposing  same-sex marriages and civil unions.  

They will say that since Obama’s Democrats have already repealed the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy and his DoJ secretary announced his administration would not defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court, the president would logically have to endorse homosexual marriage. 

And they would be absolutely wrong.

Barack Obama family portrait 2011.jpg  In truth, what influenced Obama to change his mind were not political calculations or financial concerns or outside pressures or logic but his family, chiefly his daughters. 

In a confession reminiscent of Jimmy Carter’s 1980 admission that he conferred with his  13 year old daughter on the most important issue of that year’s election and Amy astutely advised that it was “control of nuclear arms,” Obama was persuaded to support gay marriage, and not simply civil unions which would confer the same rights to homosexuals, during a cozy family repast. 

During an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC, an interview which gave Ms. Roberts “chills,” the president said, “There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents, and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ [homosexual] parents would be treated differently.” 

He added, ”It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.” (  

So, there you have it, folks.  Obama’s “perspective” on one of the most significant social issues of our time was not changed after carefully weighing the pro’s and con’s of same-sex marriage, or due to election considerations, and was not arrived at after extensive consultations with his many and varied handlers and advisors. 

He gained his new insight thanks to input from a thirteen and a ten year old. 

I’m not privy to information as to the number of Sasha and Malia’s friends who are living with homosexual parents.  Nor do I know the identities of their classmates at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School although I do know their father’s administration has been crawling with outed, activist gays such as Kevin Jennings.

I’d suggest that Obama’s “evolution” was less inspired by chats around the dinner table than by gay government employees who told him he had better “evolve” sooner rather than later on same-sex marriage or risk making liberals think he is hiding a nasty conservative  inclination toward normality and Christian religious beliefs.

Charles Krauthammer characterized the gay-marital flipflop as “surely the first time in scientific history that evolution has been accelerated by an upcoming election.” 

With all due deference to Mr. Krauthammer, I would characterize it as nothing more or less than Barry’s reverting to form by prevaricating in order to appear, like Carter, a doting dad who actually listens to his kids, in contrast to the insensitive Mitt Romney who straps dogs to the roof of his car with his children inside.