Monday, May 14, 2012

Playing the Gay Card

The strategy (or at least a tactic within the strategy) of the Obama campaign is now apparent--portray Mitt Romney as a bully and a "homophobe" (the two absolutely worst things one can be these days) while at the same time making outrageous claims about the "evolved" one being--hold onto your sequins--"the first gay president."

Update: Since we're excavating youthful misdemeanours, Joe Biden was a juvvie--not that the in-bed-with-Obama media will bother trumpeting that fact.

Update: The official Obama campaign song:

Update: Can you believe they gave him a rainbow halo? How divinely gay!

Update: From USA Today:
The accompanying story is by Andrew Sullivan, a conservative writer who is gay, who recounts how he was moved to tears when Obama endorsed gay marriage in an interview last week with ABC News.

While Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney are focusing today on the economy and jobs, the gay marriage debate has become a part of the presidential campaign. A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows 51% of Americans approve of Obama's stance, yet 6 in 10 say the president's support for same-sex marriage will have no bearing on their vote in November.

Sullivan argues that Obama's life, as the son of a black father and white mother, helps him understand the plight of gay men and lesbians. He writes:
I have always sensed that he intuitively understands gays and our predicament—because it so mirrors his own. And he knows how the love and sacrifice of marriage can heal, integrate, and rebuild a soul. The point of the gay-rights movement, after all, is not about helping people be gay. It is about creating the space for people to be themselves. This has been Obama's life's work. And he just enlarged the space in this world for so many others, trapped in different cages of identity, yearning to be released and returned to the families they love and the dignity they deserve.
Oh, brother--and please gag me with a tiara! (Also--Andrew Sullivan "conservative"? Last time I checked, he hasn't leaned that way since before 9/11.)

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