Originally Posted by champ76
It's all about the Benjamins.
The Washington Post's Peter Wallsten and Dan Eggen report:
About one in six of Obama’s top campaign “bundlers” are gay, according to a Washington Post review of donor lists...
What's the Post's methodology? "Just counting," Eggen told to me, and added, "I did not engage in any guesswork."
Eggen said the list is made up of bundlers who have raised at least $500,000, some of whom "are very open and are well-known activists in the LGBT community." Last October, Advocate.com ran their own tally and found that "members of the LGBT community" accounted for nearly one in five bundlers above the $500k mark, though Eggen rightly notes that the overall pool of bundlers was smaller at that time, hence the change.
How many Obama bundlers are gay? - POLITICO.com
And if you were in the minority in North Carolina's vote Tuesday, you may wonder about this:
Administration officials who briefed reporters on the president’s decision to make public his support for same-sex marriage said Obama had changed his stance earlier this year
. The president and about a half-dozen aides were still deliberating the time and place for the announcement when Biden made his remarks on “Meet the Press.”
Biden Said to Apologize to Obama for Gay Marriage Remarks - Bloomberg
So you as president think this is an historic civil rights issue, a human rights issue, and you're the leader of the free world, yet you keep your believes quiet, waiting, you know, for the right time. Translation, when it would be best for you.
I wonder if Rev. King ever thought that way.
Obama's stated position in 2008 was that he supported gay civil unions, and that committed gay couples should get all the rights associated with marriage (adoption, hospital visitation, etc), but that it would just be called a different word.
Many people, myself included, thought his "nuanced" position on gay marriage was a cop out and indicative of his questionable approach to consensus building, as seen with health care, foreign policy, and everything else. Obama does contortions to find a solution that makes both opposite sides happy, when sometimes he would do better to just come out and support one side of the argument firmly instead of trying to fashion a middle ground for everyone.
However even before offering his belated unequivocal support for gay marraige, Obama has done more for the gay community than any other president in US history. Yet here you are criticizing him for not supporting the gays enough... give me a break. You're one of those people that will find a reason to criticize no matter what he does, it would be comical if it wasn't so predictable.