Obama Doesn’t Blame Biden For Speaking Out On Gay Marriage
Obama Doesn’t Blame Biden For Speaking Out On Gay Marriage, “He probably got out a little over his skis, but out of generosity of spirit. Would I have preferred to have done this in my own way, in my own terms without, I think, there being a lot of notice to everybody? Of course. But all is well that ends well.”
– President Obama in an interview with ABC News.
President Obama blamed the clumsy rollout of his reversion to his pre-2008 support of same-S-EX- marriage on Vice President Joe Biden.
Whenever Obama heads to California to raise money he is sure to be pressed on his previous straddle – personally opposed but “evolving.” With same-S-EX- marriage proponents increasingly angry over the president’s coy stance, Clooneyfest would have been tres awkward.
The Obama narrative, reinforced with background briefings to media members is that Biden bungled the calculated plan of the president to publicly reverse the position he publicly adopted for the 2008 election: personally opposed to same-S-EX- marriage but indifferent to state-level efforts to establish it.
Obama’s new public position is that he is personally in favor of people of the same S-EX- being able to marry but officially indifferent to efforts on the state level to establish or prevent the practice. His position prior to his national political ascendancy was wholly supportive of the practice and that he would “fight efforts to prohibit such marriages,” so he has almost gotten back to where he was.
Federalism is an unlikely retreat for a president who has favored federal intervention in everything from conscientious objections of religious groups regarding insurance regulations to state rules regarding the capture of illegal immigrants. The Obama Justice Department, for instance, is currently suing several states to prevent them from requiring identification at polling places.
But with North Carolinians, including at least 35 percent of Democratic voters, having just made their state the 30th to approve some form of ban on same-S-EX- marriage, the president can hardly go all the way back to his original position of fighting efforts to block same-S-EX- marriage. (Fox News)