President Obama Lied About Same Sex Marriage Stance To Win Voters
Turns out President Barack Obama has always been more progressive in his views on gay marriage than he initially let on. That is, if you believe the report of one of his former top aides.
As David Axelrod writes in his new book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Poltics,” released Tuesday, Obama had supported gay marriage for years before he considered running for the presidency. However, he had to turn down his support to garner more support from the Black church — known to be staunchly against homosexual couples marrying in the same fashion as traditional couples.
As Axelrod wrote in his book (via CNN):
“Gay marriage was a particularly nagging issue. For as long as we had been working together, Obama had felt a tug between his personal views and the politics of gay marriage. Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position to support civil unions rather than marriage, which he would term a ‘sacred union.'”
“Obama started saying in 2010 that his views were evolving on the issue and in May 2012 Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, citing ‘the evolution that I went through.'”
Being that he was going against his true beliefs on the matter, Obama often had problems answering press questions on the manner correctly. According to Axelrod:
“Obama never felt comfortable with his compromise and, no doubt, compromised position. He routinely stumbled over the question when it came up in debates or interviews. ‘I’m just not very good at bulls—ting,’ he said with a sigh after one such awkward exchange.”
Hey…gotta play the game sometimes. Does this change your opinion on Barry?