The president went on to claim theological underpinnings for this new, radical vision. Obama thinks he’s the best theologian in 2,000 years—he thinks he has some unique access to the meaning of the Gospel. Well, he did go to Harvard Law.
To add a further irony to the whole thing, this is the same Barack Obama who ran as a post-partisan, as a centrist. He has just shredded whatever credibility he had left.
A person of conviction who acts out of principle rather than political expediency is what our nation desperately needs now, which makes this partisan pandering all the more disappointing from The Chosen One.
On the issue of same sex marriage, reasonable people can agree that any two consenting adults can have relationships in which they live, sleep, eat, and do whatever they wish together. This is a free society. However, by simply doing these things, they do not get to redefine a foundational institution like marriage. If we begin to redefine the very pillars of our society based on political expediency, there soon won’t be anything left to redefine. We must return principles and values to our society which includes being kind to everyone while not changing who we are.
We are supposed to be distracted from the fact that the financial world is collapsing and burning already, and focus instead on marriage. This is a red herring.
Republicans need to avoid these issues that poll so much in their favor and focus on the economy. Barack Obama has just chosen a losing issue for himself, and people will repay him for it.
This evolution from Mr. Obama is not an accident, but a result of some very unintelligent design.