Another twisted up lie about the President’s policies and opinions. Not only is this super PAC campaign ad bogus…it’s corny as isht!
The socially conservative super PAC Campaign for American Values is running an ad campaign in the Charlotte media market this week accusing President Barack Obama of forcing gay marriage on the rest of the country.
The organization, headed by Gary Bauer, has played this role before, most infamously in the lead up to the 2004 elections, when gay marriage ballot referendums helped drive up turnout for George W. Bush. And if there is a swing state in which this type of campaign could work, it would be North Carolina, where voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage this May.
But perceptions on the issue have changed since then — owing to the President’s endorsement of marriage equality — with the black community in particular exhibiting more support.
The ad is also factually wrong: Obama has endorsed same sex marriage personally, but has stressed repeatedly that religious institutions should retain the right to recognize marriage as they see fit. The Democratic Party platform says the same.
This is set to air beginning next week in North Carolina. Hopefully that small minority of old, scared, white folks will be the only ones who fall for the hype!
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