President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.
In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters.
As I said on Twitter a few minutes ago…
First Obama co-opts the Bush policies in the War on Terror and now he co-opts Dick Cheney’s position on gay marriage. Progress!
I bet his supporters fighting for months to defeat Amendment One in North Carolina are real impressed that he let them hang out to dry until after the vote. Charming.
Now you may all discuss…
UPDATE (from Dan): This headline may help explain things, Gay Money In This Election Has Replaced Wall Street Money.
UP-UPDATE (also from Dan): This is a cynical move from a position of political weakness. Will elaborate later today as time allows.