At 0:49 below, Audrey Hepburn demonstrates how gay Americans should have responded to President Obama’s statement on gay marriage yesterday:
Like everything with Obama, all we get is “words, words, words.”
This is not just a gay conservative talking. Several voices on the left have found that there’s not much there there in the president’s sudden shift on same-sex marriage. At the Gawker, John Cook calls the statement a “cowardly cop-out”: “it seems fairly clear from the network’s coverage that his announcement amounts to much less than meets the eye. He now believes that gay couples should be able to marry.”
At the far left magazine Mother Jones, Adam Serwer reports that his colleague . . .
. . . David Corn spoke with an administration source and asked whether the president recognized gay marriage as a right. The official replied, “He has always said that it is a state issue, and he’s not suggesting changing that. He did not support the North Carolina amendment, but he’s not saying he will bring up a piece of federal legislation on gay marriage. This is how he feels himself about the issue, and he leaves it to the states.”
Emphasis added. He’s not bringing up legislation?!? And all my left-leaning gay friends on Facebook are so giddy about the statement; Obama’s just leaving it to the states.
Shouldn’t they be insisting that he show us he loves us by putting some political capital on the line and backing legislation to make federal recognition of gay relationships a reality?
He’s like the guy who tells his beloved how much he loves her, tells her wants to get married, but refuses to buy a ring or set a date.