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The Antietam of the Culture War

Zen. Wrote: May 12, 2012 9:06 AM
No Price to Pay: Pat Buchanan is wrong about the President paying a price for doing the right thing. There is nothing inconsistent with the President’s stand on same-sex couples marrying. The lessons here are lessons on civil rights not on Right-Wing backlash. The president made an unequivocal and unambiguous statement that the Right-Wingers want to cast doubt upon. Like all their relationships with the President they want to obstruct, oppose, and discredit anything he does. If he is for it, the Right-Wingers are against it. President Obama’s mistake is to make nice and attempt to be the conciliator and unifier. Right-Wingers care nothing about his agenda and purposely seek to sabotage it. By sounding conciliatory on this issue or any...
Zen. Wrote: May 12, 2012 9:06 AM
....other issue, he only makes himself look weak, self-contradictory, and waffling. Instead, he has shown strength with a bold gutsy statement on a civil rights movement that has met with vulgar far-Right backlash. Americans admire fairness, protection of human rights, and doing the right thing. In this case, President Obama is capable of all three. President Obama shows he is a strong leader who no longer kowtows to the Right-Wingers on questions of fairness or human rights. This is truly what the American people are looking for in a leader. He definitely will not pay a political price as his Right-Wing opponents reveal themselves even more to be the intolerant bigots they actually are. His statement and the Right-Wing backlash, makes ....
Zen. Wrote: May 12, 2012 9:09 AM
.....clear the stark differences between the two parties and the extraordinary efforts the Right is taking to defeat both fairness and human rights movements for equality. --Zen

It took Joe Biden's public embrace of same-sex marriage to smoke him out.

But after Joe told David Gregory of "Meet the Press" he was "absolutely comfortable" with homosexuals marrying, Barack Obama could not maintain his credibility with the cultural elite if he stuck with the biblical view that God ordained marriage as solely between a man and woman. The biblical view had to go.

Obama had to move, or look like a malingerer in secularism's next great moral advance into post-Christian America.

Consider. Obama had an appearance coming up on "The View," where Whoopi Goldberg would...