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Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012

Full on flip-flop in front of sympathetic interviewer:

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/robin-roberts-to-interview-president-obama_b127245

Word is progressive PACs are withholding cash unless Obama gets on board. Offending his minority base is just the price you pay to do business, I suppose.


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Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:57:33 2012, in response to Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012.

And to prove a point about how ABC is Obama's lapdog, the page that will contain video of said interview is already labelled 'Obama: 'Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal'" despite the fact that the interview hasn't been done yet.

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Posted by SMAZ on Wed May 9 15:03:37 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:57:33 2012.

'Obama: 'Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal'"

This is Trumanesque.



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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:21:26 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SMAZ on Wed May 9 15:03:37 2012.

The only person who seems to be panicked is Chris.

In this election climate,this is a smart thing to do. After all,50ish percent of the electorate is in favor of this. In the states where it's already legal, the fact that nothing changed for most is getting clearer daily.

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:24:51 2012, in response to Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012.

Duly noted: When a Republican changes his stance on an issue, he has "flip-flopped."

When Obama does it, he has "evolved." Or perhaps, considering his messianic status, he has simply reached a higher plane of existence.

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Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:26:29 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:21:26 2012.

Oh, it's not a flip-flop, it's "the smart thing to do."

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Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 15:31:33 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:24:51 2012.

But he hasn't even flopped. He still says it's an issue that should be decided by the states. He's going to do nothing to help overturn the NC amendment and his opinion on the subject is to the RIGHT of most libertarian Republicans and it exactly matches the position of.....Dick Cheney.

So Obama basically refused to cave to political pressure by the left by re-affirming his uncommitted views on same sex marriage that's to the right of most right wingers.

Gutsy call.

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Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 15:32:14 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:26:29 2012.

People aren't going to be fooled by this crap this time around.

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by Dan on Wed May 9 15:41:16 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 15:32:14 2012.

IMO this will only hurt him with blue-collar voters, moderates and Catholics. Meanwhile the economy is floundering and Barack wastes political energy on an issue that really only matters to his shrinking base.

He already has the votes of those who support SSM, where else are they going to go?

Does smell panicky, maybe he just wants it out of the way. Helps Republicans because they haven't bet so much on an issue that matters to so few.



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Posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:42:06 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:26:29 2012.

It's not a flip-flop at all. The biggest shift was what he is calling what he's in favor of.

In other parts of the world, religious marriage ceremonies are not (or no longer) recognized as marriages. In those countries, a couple must go to a courthouse to obtain a legal marriage. Over here it's still muddled. However, since it is possible to go to a courthouse (sic) and get married, it is possible to legislate the same distinction and have fully legally recognized marriage between 2 adult Americans.

What it's called shouldn't matter. Either it's legal unions for all (along with needing to rework a slew of laws) or just call it marriage for all. DOMA's time is over.

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:43:55 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 15:31:33 2012.

Reminds me of "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit." Gregory Peck (IIRC) is offered $10,000 salary and he asks for $15,000 (remember it was something like 1955). After he leaves one executive asks the other "how much should we pay him?" the other answers: "$12,500, he's strictly a 'split-the-difference man.'"



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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:46:34 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:42:06 2012.

It is NOT muddled here. Marriage is a secular legal contract; the religious ceremony is optional. What's muddled is this "domestic partnership" crap.

A priest, rabbi, imam, whoever, can only marry you by the power of the state. My wife and I were married by a ship's captain.

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:46:59 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Dan on Wed May 9 15:41:16 2012.

Are you kidding? He just got the youth vote. Half the nation is in favor of this. He just got their votes.

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Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:48:08 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Dan on Wed May 9 15:41:16 2012.

maybe he just wants it out of the way.

Give the man a cigar! He figures he'll be hounded until he speaks up, so he decided he better do it as early as possible.

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Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:49:42 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:46:59 2012.

At least you're honest about his high-principled motivations.

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Posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:55:29 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:46:34 2012.

What I mean by muddled is that a priest, rabbi, imam, etc CAN marry two people. (A marriage conducted by a ship's captain is the equivalent to a civil ceremony on land... but much cooler!) In parts of Europe you MUST go to a court/city hall (or equivalent) and have a civil ceremony for any union to be considered legal. A religious ceremony may or may not follow.

I agree the whole "domestic partnership" think is an undefinable mess. The entire issue revolves around the legal aspects of marriage, next-of-kin, ownership, tax and survivorship rights.

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 15:57:51 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:42:06 2012.

Why (sic)?

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Posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:58:13 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:49:42 2012.

All the cynicism about his motivations doesn't change the simple fact that he's doing the right thing. Of course, all is talk right now, they have to rescind DOMA first.

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Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 15:58:25 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Dan on Wed May 9 15:41:16 2012.

Indeed, a prominent conservative I follow on Twitter wants to send Joe Biden a bouquet of flowers as a thank you.

Spin is OK, as long as you can control. Only those cravenly attached to Obama will embrace this. Everyone else will see it for what it is. And they will see the media for what IT is as they desperately try to sell this as a "truly game changing moment in the history of everything".

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Posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 16:04:42 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 15:58:25 2012.

Who? Rush lardmouth???? LOL!!!!

This is truly a minor issue when considered within the sphere of things. When they rescind DOMA it'll be a game changing moment. When a gay couple married in NY can move to any other state in the union and have their marriage legally recognized is when change will truly come. Half the nation's in favor of this. It won't be long.

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 16:07:04 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:42:06 2012.

It's not a flip-flop at all.

The Queen of talking points strikes again.

Obama claims the world is flat. I guess that means it's flat. Those globes are right wing smear devices, eh?

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Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 16:08:15 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:55:29 2012.

The priest, etc., can only marry you (a) if you have received a marriage license (state issued) and (b) the religious figure has been authorized by the state. For example, the Reverend Al might be a real ordained minister, but if he hasn't been authorized by the state to perform marriages, he can't marry anyone.

In order for said captain to marry us, we had to file with the town clerk five days in advance with all the usual stuff, and had to receive a license. We weren't married until the captain said his words and signed our paperwork, but he could only do so because he was authorized by the state.

The fact that you do or don't have a ceremony in a civil setting is irrelevant. Unless the state issues the license and the authorized person signs off on it, you ain't married.*

A marriage conducted by a ship's captain is the equivalent to a civil ceremony on land... but much cooler!

It would have been even cooler if the bride tossed me in the water.

*There is one exception to all this: when you still had common-law marriage, you were considered married if certain conditions were met (varied, but included how long you cohabited, whether you had children together, whether you "held yourself out in the community as married" and such like) This was more for the protection of the children in most cases, and questions of property, relationship, etc. But you were married.

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Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:09:46 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 16:08:15 2012.

Some states still recognize common law marriage.

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Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 16:11:51 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:09:46 2012.

Can you name any? Seriously. It would please a lot of (mostly) women who have been "waiting for the bum to 'buy the cow'."

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by Fred G on Wed May 9 16:13:42 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 15:58:25 2012.

LOL the big spinner in the room is you.

Obama quit stalling and got on board with the Democratic platform.

your pal,
Fred

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Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 16:17:20 2012, in response to Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012.

Lol....gotta love the left's hypocrisy

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Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:17:25 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 16:11:51 2012.

Google is your friend:

Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire (posthumously), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and in the District of Columbia

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Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:18:22 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Fred G on Wed May 9 16:13:42 2012.

+1

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Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 16:18:54 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:21:26 2012.

Yes....but the point is obama publically was AGAINST it in the past. Pandering.

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Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:20:50 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 16:18:54 2012.

Intelligent people change their mind when confronted with new facts instead of stubbornly sticking with "their gut."

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Posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 16:27:17 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:20:50 2012.

I agree but that fact doesn't mean that a person's motivation is intelligence.



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Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:30:23 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 16:27:17 2012.

Nobody ever said that it was. The motivation is being availed of new information. As I obviously implied.

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Posted by dand124 on Wed May 9 16:30:38 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:20:50 2012.

other than public opinion what new facts are there?

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Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:31:26 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by dand124 on Wed May 9 16:30:38 2012.

Public opinion is valuable here because same sex marriage is not a universal value.

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Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 16:31:26 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SLRT on Wed May 9 15:26:29 2012.

Lol! At least the left ia great for entertainment.

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Re: Courage: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by italianstallion on Wed May 9 16:37:45 2012, in response to Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012.

Corrected title.

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Re: Courage: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by italianstallion on Wed May 9 16:38:59 2012, in response to Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012.

Corrected title.

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Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 16:39:14 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:42:06 2012.

Its not muddled at all. The church wedding is only a ceremony. The real marraige is the papers license with the state. You dont need to have a ceremony either secularly or religiously....just get the paperwork.




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Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:46:07 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 16:39:14 2012.

Yes you do need to have a ceremony. If you go to the city/county clerk's office or a courthouse a ceremony will be performed.

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Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 16:47:32 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:31:26 2012.

Its called....an election year...and as with any politician....he tells people what they want to hear.

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Posted by Rockparkman on Wed May 9 16:52:32 2012, in response to Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012.

Just pay your due taxes and STFU, you deadbeat piece of shit.

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Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 17:03:56 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:46:07 2012.

Yes...but its optional. You dont need the civil one if you use a church...and you dont need a church one if you do the civil one. All you need is the paperwork...the civil or church is optional depending on which you do.

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Re: Pandering: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 17:05:17 2012, in response to Re: Courage: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by italianstallion on Wed May 9 16:38:59 2012.

Its called being your typical pandering politician.

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Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 17:48:58 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 17:03:56 2012.

As I've stated and you've inexplicably ignored, a ceremony is NOT optional.

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Posted by SMAZ on Wed May 9 19:07:31 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed May 9 16:18:54 2012.

Yes....but the point is obama publically was AGAINST it in the past.

So was I.

Decent people change their minds when confronted with undeniable evidence of injustice.

Idiots and bigots do not.

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Posted by orange blossom special on Wed May 9 19:09:01 2012, in response to Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012.

Maybe he should actually dump Moochele and marry gay publically to ensure his reelection.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Posted by cortelyounext on Wed May 9 19:10:21 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by SMAZ on Wed May 9 19:07:31 2012.

... while others do it for political expediency or some other self serving purpose.

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Wed May 9 19:19:55 2012, in response to Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 9 14:44:15 2012.

Did anybody here actually sit quietly and LISTEN to what he said? He was talking about his own opinion, not some public policy plan ...

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by Train Dude on Wed May 9 20:12:43 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by bingbong on Wed May 9 15:21:26 2012.

Ah so it's the smart thing to do - even if he personally doesn't believe it. It's politically expedient. Thank you for clarifying that.

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Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage

Posted by JayMan on Wed May 9 20:15:52 2012, in response to Re: Panic: Obama cancels press briefing, going on ABC to publically support gay marriage, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 9 16:20:50 2012.

Obama was never really against gay marriage, only out of political expediency:



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