The president announced today in an interview that aired on Disney’s ABC News that his previous opposition to same-sex marriage has “evolved” into acceptance, which Ed Henry reported tonight on News Corporation’s Fox News was his original position before he ran for president in 2008.
When Mitt Romney changes policy positions, it’s widely regarded as a flip-flop (which it is, because he does). When Obama flip-flops, it’s an evolution? Whatever it’s called, Obama’s meaningless announcement that he has changed his mind again on same-sex marriage is driven by a single purpose: to divide the nation. Almost everything he does is predicated on spreading American disunity.
With a dismal economy and a fundamental 2012 presidential election choice between an incumbent who has imposed Big Government by force and intimidation, including what may be the worst law in U.S. history, the government takeover of medicine known as ObamaCare, and a candidate who claims he opposes Big Government (whatever his contradictions), Barack Obama seeks to use the media to keep the public distracted by a focus on his own personal narrative, which is more or less what got him elected four years ago. But by now we know: he lies. President Obama is no more interested in the individual rights of gays – who reportedly tend to make more money than most Americans, which means gays are among anti-capitalist Obama’s top victims – than he is in the individual rights of any other Americans, rich or poor, black or white, male or female. Two of his better positions, partial approval of stem cell research and allowing gays to serve openly in the military, were practically the result of political pressure.
Whatever the arguments for and against same-sex marriage, and this writer opposes laws that target groups of people such as North Carolina’s new constitutional amendment barring gay couples from any legal recognition, today’s big Obama “news” amounts to another cynical, nihilistic, narcissistic big lie. Culturally, because he is such a discredited ally for gays and such a vitriolic opponent of individual rights, Obama’s calculated expression of his personal opinion arguably does gays more harm than good. And, legally, it means nothing.