Thursday, May 10, 2012

Surprise, Surprise.

In a move that really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, President Obama has has endorsed the concept of allowing same-sex couples to marry.

Evidently, the President believes that it is only the old fogies who would be against gays marrying one another;

"You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. 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’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and, frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective."

No. What it tells me is that the Obama's haven't passed down any particular moral values onto their two children.

This is the sort of issue which Obama will use -should he lose in November- to place the blame for his defeat on "homophobes" in the country, rather than properly placing the blame on his failed economic and health care policies.

I don't know if this will change anyone's vote....but it may bring out voters - both Republican and Democrats - who might not have been enthused enough to vote otherwise.

1 comment:

LarryD said...

I read at another blog - sorry, can't remember which one - that cited a Gallup poll that the issue of same-sex marriage is last on what's important to voters - of both parties.

This might affect some of the black vote, though. Not a lot, but some.