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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:21 PM

Why Obama Must Come Out of the Closet on Gay Marriage

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Why Obama Must Come Out of the Closet on Gay Marriage

We all got a laugh when Van Jones, asked if President Obama would lose some support in the black community if he came out for marriage equality, quipped that the president wouldn't lose such support even if he "came out as gay" himself.

"I don't understand this strategy," Jones said. "It's not a hard-core issue for many African-Americans."

Jones not only got it right in alluding to the fact that there's really not one constituency among Obama supporters in the Democratic base, or among independents, that would vote against the president on this one issue; he was also right to conjure up the closet.

Obama is very much in a closet on gay marriage even though he's been outed several times. Like others who've been outed, his past came back to haunt, in his case when a a questionnaire surfaced from 1996. The White House spin and denials have been as comical as former Senator Larry Craig trying to explain he had a "wide stance."

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ruggerson Apr 2012 OP
Nye Bevan Apr 2012 #1
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Response to ruggerson (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:23 PM

1. "I support marriage equality". Come on Barack, just say it.

Please. History will be very unkind to you if you don't.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:38 PM

2. Wait until Nov. 7th.

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