Barack Obama knows how to play gay Democrats like a fiddle. They’re just so eager to embrace the Democratic Party that one shout out, one wink, one nod is all it takes for them to think he loves them. They’re so smitten with the captain of the football team that he knows all he needs do to earn their affection is to make it appear that they might have a chance with him.
But, as I wrote nearly a year ago, face it, guys and gals, “he’s just after you for your money.”
Over at the Washington Free Beacon, the staff take note of an interesting coincidence:
President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage less [sic] than 48 hours after the Washington Post reported that prominent political donors were threatening to withhold donations over the president’s position on gay rights. . . .
Left-wing blogger Greg Sargent reported on Monday that “leading gay and progressive donors” were angry with Obama over his increasingly convoluted position on gay rights and same-sex marriage, and were refusing to donate any more money to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama Super PAC.
Emphasis added. And sure enough, just after he blows a kiss in their direction, gay Democrats are back to swooning. According to Zeke Miller on BuzzFeed, “in the first 90 minutes after the news broke Wednesday, the campaign received $1 million in spontaneous contributions” (via Joshuapundit).
And all this for a kiss. And there’s still no ring in sight. No indication what the president’s change of heart will change in the legislative/policy sphere.