Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pretty sure that's exactly as promised...

I pointed out to a friend on Facebook that the claims of Obama supporting marriage equality are absolute bullshit.  I've posted about this before, back in '08.  The President's much-ballyhooed "evolution" on the topic has finally pulled him up roughly level with Dick Cheney, but for some reason there are still lots of people who believe that voting for Obama is a vote for marriage equality, when he's out there on the campaign trail saying shit like this:

During a live interview today inside the White House, President Obama told MTV viewers that when it comes to same-sex marriage, it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform. 

Asked if he would use his second term as a platform to extend same-sex marriage to more states, the president demurred, saying he viewed it as an issue for the states to decide. 

"For us to try to legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go," Obama told MTV presenter Sway Calloway, who asked questions submitted by youth voters.

I'd say it's amazing how lip service is enough for some people, but the President has plainly given up all pretense of even that.

Naturally, bring up reality to a liberal and watch the goal posts get moved.  This time it was someone else chiming in about the glories of Obamacare.  Seems she's saving money left and right.  It's been nothing but a good thing for her.

Great.  I'm glad.  Really.  After all, she's upper-middle-class, and isn't that whom Obama pledged to help?

Oh, it's not?  He promised it would help poor people, didn't he?  Interestingly enough, it's not the lower-middle-class or the poor people on my Facebook who are singing Obama's praises...it's people who didn't need help to begin with.

Imagine that.  Guantanamo Bay is still open, our presence in Afghanistan has been carried forward for the foreseeable future, warrantless wiretapping continues apace, teh gayz still can't get married, and poor people are still poor (only, now lots of 'em are even more tied to the government, and therefore with less chance to ever get ahead in life).

Yep, definitely a road worth staying on.


peter said...

Re: gay marriage. Whether you're for it or not, I find it interesting that Obama suddenly found something that should be decided by the states. Doesn't seem to feel that way about anything else.

Matt G said...

Dang it, Sabra, you're not reading from your script! Don't you remember? You're for Conservative Values, as defined by others. Now, if you are against the Democrats and the liberals, you have to be against marriage equality.

Now, you have two days to carve your square peg self into a shape that fits in the round hole that we've made for you, or else!
And don't forget, if you vote for the other guy, you're throwing away your vote to an evil person who probably does't wear clean underwear.

Or something.

(And I'm right there with you. Both of 'em can freeze in the dark.)