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It worked! I dissed Obama on gay marriage — and he relented!

Just yesterday, I posted THIS.

And today, President Obama said THIS.

What power I have!

My favorite wingnut reaction to the news is this headline at the inimitable Gateway Pundit: “Obama Continues Attacks On Christian Church – Throws His Support Behind Gay Marriage.”

Such stupidity begs the question: What “Christian Church” are the geniuses at Gateway Pundit talking about? There are many different Christian denominations, and they are not all opposed to gay marriage. The largest Christian denomination, the Roman Catholic Church, is officially opposed to gay marriage, but most American Catholics are not.

There was a time in this country when many so-called Christian churches were opposed to race-mixing. What would Gateway Pundit have said of a president who took issue with such bigotry. I shudder to think of it.

UPDATE: Not to be outdone by the loonies at Gateway Pundit, the Fox News Web site is out with this headline: “Obama Flip Flops, Declares War On Marriage.”

Wow! It’s a good thing I’m divorced. I don’t want to get caught up in any war.

UPDATE II: Fox News anchor Shep Smith SAYS Republicans are on the “wrong side of history” with respect to gay marriage.

Of course, that will only prompt the knuckle-draggers to surmise that Smith is gay himself and demand that he be fired.

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19 Comments

  1. The power of Common Sense prevails.

  2. expdoc

    He hasn’t done anything yet except talk.

    And remember Pat, with great power comes great responsibility.

  3. doc: He’s done a damn sight more than your bigoted, homophobic Republican friends.

    How have they shown any sense of “great responsibility”?

    And you actually give money to those cretins!

    I’m sure you’re very proud of yourself.

  4. wilson

    Pat, spoken like the true homophobe hypocrite you are..
    How about that West VA primary?

  5. expdoc

    Pat,

    You’ve gotta lighten up. It’s a spider man reference and it was directed at you.

    I bet Obama is PO’d though that crazy Joe Biden made him do it.

    And another thing, if you are trying to imply that homophobia is somehow restricted to the Republican party or conservatives you are not as smart as I thought you were. One of the most homogeneously homophobic groups in the country is the African American community, minorities themselves and largely Democrats.

  6. expdoc

    It did, I saw it in the news here.

    I particularly like this part

    “Walker himself hasn’t been charged with wrongdoing and has repeatedly said he’s cooperating with the investigation. However, he also set up a legal defense fund, a move allowed only for officeholders who have been charged or are under investigation for election or campaign violations.”

  7. bejer50

    My deepest thank you to President Obama for the political courage and leadership it took to take on this most difficult subject of same-sex marriage.

    You have re-earned my respect.

  8. doc: Yeah, I liked that part, too — especially where it refers to “officeholders who have been charged or are under investigation for election or campaign violations.” That’s a reference to Walker, you know.

  9. Arcaster

    Do you think the new stance by POTUS has anything to do with certain groups saying they wouldn’t be donating to his campaign because of his previous stance (or lack thereof) on the issue?

    Also, why is he being treated as a hero for punting this issue to the states, 30 of which currently ban same-sex marriage? I think he’s more scared of losing those states in November than actually doing the right thing.

  10. expdoc

    Nice man you are Mr. C.

    Not only do you apparently eschew that old innocent until proven guilty thing, you apparently have moved on to guilty before even being charged with any crime.

    And keep in mind, this investigation has a very large political component and is currently centering on Milwaukee County employees allegedly using work resources to campaign for Scott Walker. Certainly a crime, but compared to what goes on in Illinois or even with the pension scandal that happened with the lefties in Milwaukee county…..

  11. doc: Get off your high horse. I’ve said nothing to imply guilt on Walker’s part. I’ve merely noted that he’s under investigation.

    I don’t need to be lectured on things like this by someone who has repeatedly referred to unionists exercising their legal rights as “thugs.” Or by someone who sees the shouting down of politicians by angry mobs as merely the exercise of free speech. Or by someone who says that anyone who disagrees with him on that point must have been schooled in Moscow.

    Again, I’m only saying that Walker is feeling the heat of a formal investigation. As for whether he’ll be charged, we’ll see.

    But I’ll be sure to keep in mind that you are greatly offended by any suggestion of illegality on the part of any political figure if there have been no formal charges and no full adjudication of the matter. So watch you step.

  12. expdoc

    I gotta tell you, that given the number of posts that I have dropped on this site it gives me great pleasure to know that you can only bring out this…

    ‘”I don’t need to be lectured on things like this by someone who has repeatedly referred to unionists exercising their legal rights as “thugs.” Or by someone who sees the shouting down of politicians by angry mobs as merely the exercise of free speech. Or by someone who says that anyone who disagrees with him on that point must have been schooled in Moscow.”

    …whenever you know I’ve gotten your goat.

    I am going to take one away from you now too. The union thug thing I am going to stick with because some of the public unions and some of their supporters have indeed acted like thugs up here in Wisconsin. Not all, but some.

    I have witnessed it myself and they should be ashamed. Also, I feel kind of sorry for them now that their hand picked candidate was trounced on Tuesday.

    But the shouting down thing I am going to apologize for and officially retract. When I posted about that originally I was wrong. Civil discourse should be the order of the day, even allowing for union thugishness. We should all take the time to listen to differing opinions and discuss our disagreements, just like you allow me to do here, nearly every day.

    Thanks. Seriously.

  13. doc: Your heartfelt mea culpa is quite touching, but you still haven’t retracted your false claim that I implied guilt on Scott Walker’s part.

  14. expdoc

    Oh,

    OK, I retract that too.

    I am sure you were just giving me that information because you are intimately familiar with, and concerned about, Milwaukee county government. You really are an amazing man, caring about someplace that is so far away. I can only imagine what you must do to carefully track government corruption in Illinois.

  15. doc: Back in the day, when I was an intrepid young reporter, I actually uncovered a bit of corruption in Illinois state government on an occasion or two. No Pulitzers or anything. But I was always quite proud of my efforts.

  16. expdoc

    Good work ! Too bad it didn’t change the course of corruption in government in Illinois. I know I posted this here before, but I had an interaction with Blago when I was in Rockford that literally made me want to take a shower when I got home. What an odd and morally bankrupt man.

  17. Luke Fredrickson

    “Too bad it didn’t change the course of corruption in government in Illinois.”

    Ex-doc, how do you know Pat’s reporting didn’t change Illinois’ level of corruption for the better? He may not have cured the patient, but even palliative efforts can be good medicine.

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