The White House & Gay Marriage, Duck Dodge and Sly Update: Or not, Or Yes

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The White House & Gay Marriage, Duck Dodge and Sly Update: Or not, Or Yes

The White House con­tin­ues to play Whack a Mole on the nar­cis­sis­tic issue of Gay Mar­riage with the admin­is­tra­tion play­ing the role of the Mole.

and then try­ing to pivot to Romney

There couldn’t be a starker con­trast on this issue than with Gov. Rom­ney, who has funded efforts to roll back mar­riage laws in Cal­i­for­nia and other places,” Axel­rod told reporters on the call.

There is a lot going on here and the clue is else­where:

Holder on Sun­day told the Detroit NAACP that “as we all know, the real­ity is that cer­tain aspects of this case are far from unique. And inci­dents of vio­lence involv­ing young peo­ple are any­thing but rare.”

That is Eric Holder com­ment­ing on the Trayvon Mar­tin case, but what does this have to do with the Gay Mar­riage Debate? everything.

The pres­i­dent is play­ing a fine game “Gay Mar­riage” for one rea­son only, the Black and “His­panic” com­mu­ni­ties and I sub­mit the news of the last few days has played into his hands because the Biden state­ment and all the pub­lic debate that has fol­lowed has …

1. …rein­forced the knowl­edge that Obama is in fact in favor of Gay Mar­riage among the activist left. The media under­stand this, the gay com­mu­nity under­stand this and repub­li­cans under­stand it. That sig­nal needed to be sent to poten­tial con­tributes on the left.

2. …means that for sev­eral days the econ­omy was not topic one. Any day that the Obama record and the econ­omy is not topic one is an advan­tage for Obama.

Most impor­tant of all, deep within the black com­mu­nity of the south the press con­fer­ences are not going to get much if any play. The fic­tion of Obama’s oppo­si­tion to Gay Mar­riage is main­tained as the com­mu­nity con­tin­ues to focus on the Trayvon Mar­tin case.

Remem­ber this is the same pres­i­dent who found it nec­es­sary to form “African American’s for Obama” likely because he under­stands what kind of con­ver­sa­tions are tak­ing place in the black com­mu­nity behind closed doors. As I’ve said pre­vi­ously:

His (Obama’s) “oppo­si­tion” to gay Mar­riage only helps him among blacks because they think he is telling the truth.

His “oppo­si­tion” to gay mar­riage doesn’t hurt him among lib­er­als because they don’t believe he is telling the truth.

These are two mutu­ally exclu­sive state­ments, As long as lib­er­als are con­vinced he is sell­ing a bill of goods to the black com­mu­nity (as I do) and the black com­mu­nity con­tin­ues to buy this bill of goods he is fine.

The moment the Black Com­mu­nity no longer buys it, or the moment he takes deci­sive actions (Bawha­ha­ha­hah it’s funny just typ­ing it) to con­vince the Black com­mu­nity he means it then you will see a back­lash from one side or the other.

All of this is smoke and mir­rors, keep the far left money peo­ple happy, keep the Black com­mu­nity focused on Trayvon (not the actual devel­op­ments in the case mind you but the nar­ra­tive that the MSM cre­ated) and away from the Mar­riage issue.

And smoke and mir­rors are nec­es­sary because with­out them, this pres­i­dent can’t win re-​election so expect a lot more of this as we get closer and closer to November.

Update: Removed a repet­i­tive sen­tence that I thought I had pulled at post time

Update 2: Obama pub­licly shifts on Gay Mar­riage. Could this have actu­ally been a gaffe?

Some Obama advis­ers were divided on deci­sion to sup­port same-​sex mar­riage, but con­cluded his brand has been dam­aged enough by hedging.

That’s what it was all about: The brand, plus the polit­i­cal awk­ward­ness cre­ated by Biden’s can­dor on “Meet the Press” this past Sun­day. I used to ask whether any­one seri­ously believes O opposes gay mar­riage. Now I have to start ask­ing whether any­one seri­ously believes O would have stopped feign­ing oppo­si­tion if it was still a clear polit­i­cal win­ner for him to keep it up. His “courage” here, as in all things, is about his own reelec­tion chances. If there’s any­thing for gay rights sup­port­ers to cel­e­brate today, it’s the fact that pop­u­lar opin­ion has shifted enough that even an oppor­tunist as trans­par­ent as The One thinks it’s safe enough to take this posi­tion before a national election.

My Arch Enemy friend on the left crows a bit in com­ments. If I was wrong about the “sly” busi­ness and it was a gaffe than it and the NYT tweet above is true this switch was all about stem­ming dam­age con­trol which means one thing: Panic.

As Karl put it in the green room:

What yesterday’s elec­tions may have told Team Obama is that the bit­ter clingers out there are bit­ter enough to give 41% of the Demo­c­rat vote in West Vir­ginia to a con­victed felon and to ease a ban on same-​sex mar­riage into the North Car­olina con­sti­tu­tion. They may have con­cluded that their ener­gies are bet­ter spent tar­get­ing more socially lib­eral white col­lege grad­u­ates in the sub­urbs of north­ern Vir­ginia, Philade­pl­phia, Den­ver, etc. than wast­ing time on try­ing to per­suade Rust Belt Jack­so­ni­ans to pull the lever for Barack Obama again while (as Allah­pun­dit sug­gests) con­sid­er­ing dis­con­tent among socially con­ser­v­a­tive African-​Americans an accept­able risk now. The establishment’s mock­ery of Obama’s unevolved posi­tion may have sug­gested to Team Obama that paint­ing Mitt Rom­ney as a right-​wing extrem­ist is made more dif­fi­cult when the pres­i­dent shares Romney’s posi­tion on SSM.

On CNN right now Roland Mar­tin is say­ing he has talked to Black Pas­tors who have sup­ported Obama who say they will have to denounce him from the pul­pit this week.

This tells me he has thrown away the south and is play­ing a min­i­mal­ist strat­egy, frankly it is the right move for the cam­paign, Obama is in huge trou­ble in his elec­tion and he needs to risk a decrease in the black vote in states he is not going to carry any in the hopes of ener­giz­ing vot­ers in states he think he can win. Bet­ter to do it now BTW than to have it come closer to elec­tion day and there is the “cool” fac­tor and it’s not like he’s gonna do bet­ter with Catholics anyways.

It’s a cal­cu­lated risk in purely polit­i­cal terms it might be the right one. On a dif­fer­ent basis it’s always bet­ter to say what you actu­ally think instead of play­ing games.

Bot­tom line, if I’m wrong and Chris is right, then it adds up to fear and what does that tell conservative?

It’s crash and burn time for the left so my advice is the same:


Ride Right Through them, they’re demor­al­ized as Hell!

Can’t any­body play this game?

Update 3:
Twitchy is going wild

Update 4: Morn­ing Joe seems to think this was planned and the George Clooney fundraiser seems to be the slam dunk for me

The White House continues to play Whack a Mole on the narcissistic issue of Gay Marriage with the administration playing the role of the Mole.

and then trying to pivot to Romney

“There couldn’t be a starker contrast on this issue than with Gov. Romney, who has funded efforts to roll back marriage laws in California and other places,” Axelrod told reporters on the call.

There is a lot going on here and the clue is elsewhere:

Holder on Sunday told the Detroit NAACP that “as we all know, the reality is that certain aspects of this case are far from unique. And incidents of violence involving young people are anything but rare.”

That is Eric Holder commenting on the Trayvon Martin case, but what does this have to do with the Gay Marriage Debate? everything.

The president is playing a fine game “Gay Marriage” for one reason only, the Black and “Hispanic” communities and I submit the news of the last few days has played into his hands because the Biden statement and all the public debate that has followed has …

1. …reinforced the knowledge that Obama is in fact in favor of Gay Marriage among the activist left. The media understand this, the gay community understand this and republicans understand it. That signal needed to be sent to potential contributes on the left.

2. …means that for several days the economy was not topic one. Any day that the Obama record and the economy is not topic one is an advantage for Obama.

Most important of all, deep within the black community of the south the press conferences are not going to get much if any play. The fiction of Obama’s opposition to Gay Marriage is maintained as the community continues to focus on the Trayvon Martin case.

Remember this is the same president who found it necessary to form “African American’s for Obama” likely because he understands what kind of conversations are taking place in the black community behind closed doors. As I’ve said previously:

His (Obama’s) “opposition” to gay Marriage only helps him among blacks because they think he is telling the truth.

His “opposition” to gay marriage doesn’t hurt him among liberals because they don’t believe he is telling the truth.

These are two mutually exclusive statements, As long as liberals are convinced he is selling a bill of goods to the black community (as I do) and the black community continues to buy this bill of goods he is fine.

The moment the Black Community no longer buys it, or the moment he takes decisive actions (Bawhahahahah it’s funny just typing it) to convince the Black community he means it then you will see a backlash from one side or the other.

All of this is smoke and mirrors, keep the far left money people happy, keep the Black community focused on Trayvon (not the actual developments in the case mind you but the narrative that the MSM created) and away from the Marriage issue.

And smoke and mirrors are necessary because without them, this president can’t win re-election so expect a lot more of this as we get closer and closer to November.

Update: Removed a repetitive sentence that I thought I had pulled at post time

Update 2: Obama publicly shifts on Gay Marriage. Could this have actually been a gaffe?

Some Obama advisers were divided on decision to support same-sex marriage, but concluded his brand has been damaged enough by hedging.

That’s what it was all about: The brand, plus the political awkwardness created by Biden’s candor on “Meet the Press” this past Sunday. I used to ask whether anyone seriously believes O opposes gay marriage. Now I have to start asking whether anyone seriously believes O would have stopped feigning opposition if it was still a clear political winner for him to keep it up. His “courage” here, as in all things, is about his own reelection chances. If there’s anything for gay rights supporters to celebrate today, it’s the fact that popular opinion has shifted enough that even an opportunist as transparent as The One thinks it’s safe enough to take this position before a national election.

My Arch Enemy friend on the left crows a bit in comments. If I was wrong about the “sly” business and it was a gaffe than it and the NYT tweet above is true this switch was all about stemming damage control which means one thing: Panic.

As Karl put it in the green room:

What yesterday’s elections may have told Team Obama is that the bitter clingers out there are bitter enough to give 41% of the Democrat vote in West Virginia to a convicted felon and to ease a ban on same-sex marriage into the North Carolina constitution. They may have concluded that their energies are better spent targeting more socially liberal white college graduates in the suburbs of northern Virginia, Philadeplphia, Denver, etc. than wasting time on trying to persuade Rust Belt Jacksonians to pull the lever for Barack Obama again while (as Allahpundit suggests) considering discontent among socially conservative African-Americans an acceptable risk now. The establishment’s mockery of Obama’s unevolved position may have suggested to Team Obama that painting Mitt Romney as a right-wing extremist is made more difficult when the president shares Romney’s position on SSM.

On CNN right now Roland Martin is saying he has talked to Black Pastors who have supported Obama who say they will have to denounce him from the pulpit this week.

This tells me he has thrown away the south and is playing a minimalist strategy, frankly it is the right move for the campaign, Obama is in huge trouble in his election and he needs to risk a decrease in the black vote in states he is not going to carry any in the hopes of energizing voters in states he think he can win. Better to do it now BTW than to have it come closer to election day and there is the “cool” factor and it’s not like he’s gonna do better with Catholics anyways.

It’s a calculated risk in purely political terms it might be the right one. On a different basis it’s always better to say what you actually think instead of playing games.

Bottom line, if I’m wrong and Chris is right, then it adds up to fear and what does that tell conservative?

It’s crash and burn time for the left so my advice is the same:


Ride Right Through them, they’re demoralized as Hell!

Can’t anybody play this game?

Update 3:
Twitchy is going wild

Update 4: Morning Joe seems to think this was planned and the George Clooney fundraiser seems to be the slam dunk for me