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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 07:53 PM
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White House issues bizarre non-denial of Pfeiffer's repudiation of marriage questionnaire
<http://gay.americablog.com/2011/06/white-house-issues-b... >

"The White House communications director wasn't familiar with an issue but gave an answer anyway? Hardly. Where did he hear that Obama didn't fill in the questionnaires himself? And what does the White House's clarification even mean? That the President DID fill in the questionnaire himself, and thus he WAS in favor of gay marriage, but since, bizarrely, changed his mind? The White House needs to explain why Pfeiffer said this, and more importantly, they need to explain the 1996 memo.

This latest statement is frankly offensive. We deserve an answer, we are owed an answer. These cutesie non-statements that talk about DOMA and DADT, when the question was the 1996 questionnaire on marriage, are intended to fool you into forgetting what you asked in the first place.

The White House simply doesn't think you matter enough to be given an actual answer as to why the President was for gay marriage before he was against it. Answer the question."
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 08:51 PM
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1. It is so amusing to me because the verbal trickery you describe
is specifically forbidden by the very faith Obama invokes as his reason for his opposition to the basic rights of others. The entire thing drips of hypocrisy in a way that is both bigoted toward others and in fact rather heretical toward the faith in question.
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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 08:52 PM
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2. that, or it's a completely cynical political ploy (lie)
and not even HE believes a word coming out of his mouth. Talk about the lesser of two evils.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 09:14 PM
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3. It is one, the other, or even both.
Two, two, two mints in one!
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