Â Now that President Barack HusseinÂ Obama has emerged from his political closet and announced he has resolvedÂ his long-standing confusion, indecision, and lack of surety regarding the morality–andÂ practicality–of same-sex marriages, his motivations should be examined.Â
Republican low-lifes will no doubt attribute the president’s sudden, radicalÂ flipflop as concreteÂ evidence that he has noÂ core valuesÂ and he “evolved” only becauseÂ he needs both gayÂ money to supplement his campaign coffers andÂ gayÂ votes to supplement the ballot box in November.Â
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.Â
They will say Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan shamed Obama into his alleged epiphanyÂ byÂ indicating they would be “comfortable”Â with gay marriage.Â Â
They will say North CarolinianiansÂ forced his hand when they voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to join 38 other states in opposingÂ Â same-sex marriages and civil unions.Â Â
They will say that since Obama’s DemocratsÂ have alreadyÂ repealed the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy and his DoJ secretary announcedÂ his administrationÂ would not defend the Defense of Marriage ActÂ in court, the president would logically have to endorse homosexual marriage.Â
And they would be absolutely wrong.
In a confession reminiscent of Jimmy Carter’s 1980 admission that he conferred withÂ hisÂ 13 year old daughter on the most important issue of that year’s election andÂ Amy astutely advised that it was “control of nuclear arms,” Obama wasÂ persuaded to supportÂ gay marriage, and not simply civil unions whichÂ would confer the same rights to homosexuals,Â during a cozy family repast.Â
During an interviewÂ with Robin Roberts on ABC,Â an interview whichÂ 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’Â [homosexual] parents would be treated differently.”Â
He added,Â ”It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”Â (http://lat.ms/JyZRfF)Â Â
So, there you have it, folks.Â Obama’s “perspective” on one of the most significant social issuesÂ of our timeÂ was not changed after carefully weighing the pro’s and con’s of same-sex marriage,Â or due to election considerations, and was not arrived at after extensive consultations with his many and variedÂ handlers and advisors.Â
He gained his new insight thanks to inputÂ from a thirteen and a ten year old.Â
I’m not privy to informationÂ as toÂ the number of Sasha and Malia’s friends who are living with homosexual parents.Â Nor do I know the identities of theirÂ classmates at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School although I do know their father’s administrationÂ has beenÂ 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 riskÂ making liberals think he is hiding a nasty conservativeÂ inclinationÂ 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.”Â
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,Â 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 hisÂ children inside.Â Â