From Allahpundit at Hot Air:
Remember, his base had been looking forward to this speech as the moment when he might finally finally finally confirm what everyone suspects by admitting that he supports gay marriage. The stars were aligned: It was an LGBT event, so the crowd would have been ecstatic. The New York legislature’s on the brink of approving a gay marriage bill, so the dramatic timing would have been spectacular. And his aides reportedly have been debating whether he should finally declare his true position, so the expectations for tonight were understandably high. And yet … he just couldn’t do it. I honestly though he might, although that was silly of me in hindsight. This guy just finished short-circuiting a war for purely electoral reasons; why would he then turn around and alienate seniors and black Democrats by suddenly embracing gay marriage? Makes no sense. Can’t believe I thought there was a chance. Ah well.
That was the observation of one of the other guys – you know, an evil conservative. One of the people progressives assume is a racist, homophobic war monger.
Gee, imagine if Obama had used that bully pulpit to unequivocally endorse the right of LGBT couples to marry. Maybe it would have tipped the balance in the NY Senate. But he didn’t.
Here’s what one of Obama’s deluded followers had to say:
Besides that, the usual stuff. Hope everyone got their money’s worth. But, looks like we’ll need to keep up the pressure. Remember, we’re doing this for his own political good. The President is already behind the curve of public opinion on marriage, particularly with young voters. He looks out of touch. It’s still early. There’s still time for Obama to evolve. It will be another political calculation on his part. Hopefully, he’s beginning to understand that it’s good politics to be on fully on our side.
This is a classic form of Obot denial – “He has to say/do that.”
The Obots believe Obama secretly loves them but thinks has to shit all over them in public to get elected/reelected.
They said that when he campaigned with Donnie McClurkin. They said that when he refused to attend the 2008 Chicago Gay Pride Parade (he got a haircut instead.) They said that when he went on MTV just before the 2008 election and said:
I’ve stated my opposition to this. I think [Prop 8 is] unnecessary. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.
So I have a message for Joe Sudabay and the rest of the LGBT Obot community:
Put down the Koolaid and step away from the punch bowl. BARACK OBAMA DOES NOT SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE!
That is the real Obama – the guy who says he is your “fierce advocate” is the phony.
– The Klown