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Wed May 9, 2012, 03:01 PM

Our President just endorsed same-sex marriage!

It happened in an ABC interview. BOOM goes the dynamite!

http://gma.yahoo.com/obama-announces-his-support-for-same-sex-marriage.html

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Reply Our President just endorsed same-sex marriage! (Original post)
jenmito May 2012 OP
tallahasseedem May 2012 #1
jenmito May 2012 #2
aquart May 2012 #3
jenmito May 2012 #4
aquart May 2012 #12
jenmito May 2012 #13
think May 2012 #5
FrenchieCat May 2012 #6
jenmito May 2012 #7
think May 2012 #9
Zadoc May 2012 #8
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #10
bigwillq May 2012 #11
musicblind May 2012 #14
jenmito May 2012 #15
Liberal_Stalwart71 May 2012 #16
davidpdx May 2012 #17

Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:02 PM

1. This just makes November that much more important...

Get out the vote!!!

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Response to tallahasseedem (Reply #1)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:03 PM

2. This will also energize the RW base...

AND OUR base!

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:05 PM

3. I apologize. I didn't think he would. OMG.

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Response to aquart (Reply #3)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:11 PM

4. I wasn't sure he would, either, but they just showed a clip of him saying...

When he thinks about the troops who serve under him, and the fact that he ended DADT, he felt it wasn't right to allow them to DIE for him yet not allow people to marry one another.

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Response to jenmito (Reply #4)

Wed May 9, 2012, 06:17 PM

12. TRUE, but who thought one of our leaders would notice or care.

I had a dear friend who didn't live to see this but inside I hear him cheering.

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Response to aquart (Reply #12)

Wed May 9, 2012, 06:51 PM

13. I thought Obama cared...

but I also thought he worried that too many people were against it and it would hurt his re-election. But for him to do this a day after a swing-state outlawed gay marriage and even civil unions, makes me proud.

Sorry about your friend. I'm sure he IS cheering.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:16 PM

5. Good for Obama.

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Response to think (Reply #5)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:18 PM

6. Good for America!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #6)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:21 PM

7. Exactly! It's VERY good for America...

and especially brave of him to do this right after NC passed that anti-LGBT amendment.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #6)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:40 PM

9. Yes :)

Still shocked and a bit speechless. Just very glad the president made this decision.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:28 PM

8. POLL: Will it help or hurt him in Nov?

Well, Obama has made history a number of times, now as the first sitting president to endorse same-sex marriage. But what will the political impact be?

POLL: Will his endorsement of same-sex marriage help or hurt Obama in November?
Vote: http://www.wepolls.com/p/9637685

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 04:04 PM

10. Evolution complete!

Given his refusal to continue defending DOMA and his comments about NC's passage of the amendment, it's hard to imagine him having said anything else. Probably a good idea to go ahead and get it out now too while the election season is still relatively early.

GOBAMA!

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 04:05 PM

11. It's certainly good news that Obama has publicly changed his mind

on this issue.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 07:30 PM

14. As a gay man from NC, this really means a lot to me.

Obama is a hero, and I thank him for taking this risk BEFORE the election.

I think this proves how upset he was over the passing of Amendment One in a swing state that he really hopes to win.

He put a lot on the line... the entire state's electoral votes on the line... to do the right thing.

Thank you president Obama. I am so proud to have voted for you in 2008, and I can't wait to vote for you again in 2012.

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Response to musicblind (Reply #14)

Wed May 9, 2012, 07:48 PM

15. I'm glad...

that Obama did this, too, but I'm REALLY glad that YOU'RE so happy about it. And I don't even know you. But I'm happy for you and I'm glad Obama did this at such an important time. It may hurt him in places like NC, and I'm sure he knows it, but he still did it. He made history today.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 07:56 PM

16. And still the "Obama is a bigot" thread is allowed to remain open.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 09:29 PM

17. I'm glad he did this

But I think he should have done it six months ago before the election cycle got into full swing. Two things that this may (I'm not saying they will, it remains to be seen what will happen) occur is:

1) He opens himself up to charges of the announcement being an election year gimmick. Personally I don't think it is, I think he is sincere. However independent votes will be more important this time around in order to get him reelected.

2) One of the big issues Obama has been hitting Romney on is flip-flopping which is very true. To Obama's defense he has always said his position on gay marriage is evolving which indicated eventually he'd come around and support it (we all knew that, well maybe not all there were a lot of people on here who doubt it). The question is will Romney try to turn it around and use the flip flop issue on Obama?

Again, I'm saying these things will happen, but could. I think over the next few weeks we'll see what the reaction is (and yes I am looking at this from primarily a political standpoint since this is an election year). My guess would be by the beginning of June the polls will have absorbed any change up or down and that will tell us what the effect was.

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