Friday, May 16, 2008

Today's Obama Waffle: Gay Marriage


Which syrup flavor does this Obama quote (re: CA's Supreme Court ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violates California’s constitution) indicate?

“Barack Obama has always believed that same-sex couples should enjoy equal rights under the law, and he will continue to fight for civil unions as President. He respects the decision of the California Supreme Court, and continues to believe that states should make their own decisions when it comes to the issue of marriage.”

Translations:

Same-Sex Couple- Should be obvious, but why not refer to these citizens as plain old couples? Well, if you do that, it sounds really stupid to deny them the right to marry in a church, doesn't it? The Unitarian Universalist Church will marry any couple any time... When it becomes legal. They've offered civil ceremonies for decades, but these are not marriage ceremonies. The feds would be all over them if they actually married couples who aren't Barbies & Kens.

Equal rights under the law-
Does Obama really believe that's the case --or even a remote possibility-- for anyone who's not a Bush appointee? If so, he's dumber than I thought he was.

Civil Unions- limited rights, compared to heteros' rights (medical and legal powers-of-attorney)

States should make their own decisions- Sounds positively Repubicanesque to me.

And before he started sounding downright Republicanesque, Obama simple refused to take a stand.

NOT VOTING

HB 581 (2003)


Allows domestic partners to be allowed to assume the rights of a spouse or survivor with regards to pension benefits under the Chicago Teacher's pension system.

FactCheck: Yes, Obama cast 130 "present" votes in IL Senate.

Such a champion of (nowhere near all of) the people!




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

1 Comments:

Blogger Terrence said...

Good God. LOL!! Obama and his campaign cronies are masterful wafflers. That quote says volumes.

Your commentary is right on the money.

It's like his position on the death penalty. He says that he is against it, but only (paraphrasing) "for the most heinous acts......".

As much as I dislike GW Bush, at least we had a more clear understanding of where he was coming whether he was right or wrong.

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