While President Obama has disappointed me in many ways as a commander-in-chief, I was quite proud that he finally decided to stop pandering to the religious bigots and come out in support of of gay marriage. Earlier this afternoon, he spoke with Robin Roberts on ABC to announce his support of the LGBT community once and for all.
I understand that politicians have to pander, honestly I do. It's what makes what they say go in one ear and the other, most of the time. You do what you have to do to get elected. Even if you really have a heart and want to do right by the people, you have to get into office. And to do that, you have to play the game.
Obama has been under intense pressure from Dems to stop hemming and hawing on the issue. Since the rednecks in North Carolina passed Amendment 1 yesterday, which bans same-sex marriage and civil unions, it was time to take a stand once and for all.
You can call it an “evolution” if you like, Mr. President. But there are those of us who know you've believed this for a very long time.
Now, if he can just be honest an proclaim his atheism, I'd really be impressed.