Last week I gave my prediction that a second term of Barack Obama would include an almost immediate presidential endorsement of the official un-defining of marriage, and a presidential embrace of so-called “gay marriage.” This change had been incremental in nature, and that was intentional. Here’s why:
1. Obama is a proud “progressive,” and the slow “evolution” makes him look very progressive.
2. Obama knew that at this point, a candidate for the presidency is likely weakened if he takes a position opposed to the majority of citizens in every state on such a controversial, hot-button topic like un-defining the family.
3. You have seen the “wink-wink” speeches Obama has made to the homosexual lobby about his evolving views and how in a second term he hoped to continue helping them “make history.” One need not be a prophet to follow that through to its logical end.
4. Obama has incrementally enacted the homosexual agenda to this point, including the repeal of the over 200 year old prohibition on sodomy and homosexual conduct in the United States military.
5. Obama has appointed several anti-family, pro-homosexual activists to positions of authority in his administration.
6. The media provides Obama unbelievable cover for his inconsistent public statements on the issue (and hides the reality that Obama’s publicly stated views on gay marriage were equivalent until yesterday to that great conservative scourge Rick Santorum) almost as though they know what he’s got up his sleeve.
Then came the bumbling of his Vice President Joe Biden:
Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he’s “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage, making him the highest Obama administration official to indicate support for the issue.
President Barack Obama remains formally opposed to same-sex marriage, though his position has been said to be “evolving.” On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory asked Biden about his own views.
“And you’re comfortable with same-sex marriage now?” Gregory asked.
“I am vice president of the United States of America,” Biden said. “The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that.”
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Obviously Biden’s statement was at such odds with the official position of the Obama administration it sent the press into an absolute frenzy. Some might suggest that Biden’s remarks were orchestrated by the White House so that it would allow Obama a reason to complete his evolution. I disagree, if for no other reason, the absolutely jumbled and incoherent response from both David Axelrod and Jay Carney.
Carney kept stressing that the president’s views were exactly the same as they’ve always been, but that they’re evolving. Uh, Jay...if something is “evolving” it doesn’t stay exactly the same. Carney responded to that reality by suggesting to the laughing press corps that Obama’s views are “crystal clear.” A reporter for the gay publication, Metro, pointed out the obvious: How can it be crystal clear when this whole room is asking you to clarify?
But Obama brain, David Axelrod, wasn’t much better. Here’s what he told CNN’s Piers Morgan:
"I feel, Piers, that on the policy that the vice president was describing there, that they are in complete accord," Axelrod, Obama's campaign senior strategist, said. "That is the president's policy.”
Except, of course, for the fact that it wasn’t...at all. That’s what provoked the announcement from Obama that Charles Krauthammer correctly identified as, “the first time in scientific history that evolution has been accelerated by an upcoming election.” Indeed.