Obama endorses gay marriage. Pretty ballsy move!

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    May 09, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-endorses-gay-marriage-2012-5

    Brave thing to do but this might cost him a second term.
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    May 09, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    I don't think it costs him anything. I think it's a huge win for him in that it will activate the gay base and draw a strict line between him and Romney.

    People opposed to marriage equality weren't going to vote for him anyway.
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    May 09, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    It won't cost him the election if we get our asses to the polls to support our president.

    It's the least we can do.
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    May 09, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    Wheres the conservaposse? They have no reason not to support Obama now!
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    May 09, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    We knew this all along. It won't satisfy some, but it means a lot.

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/obama-likely-to-speak-about-same-sex-marriage-in-interview/?hp
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    May 09, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidI don't think it costs him anything. I think it's a huge win for him in that it will activate the gay base and draw a strict line between him and Romney.

    People opposed to marriage equality weren't going to vote for him anyway.



    Some key groups that would ordinarily support him like Latinos and African-Americans are very conservative on gay issues and rights. Of course, individuals would make their personal voting decisions and not groups and so I hope that other more important factors would take precedence when voting.

    I didn't know it could grow any more but my admiration for President Obama just did. He is a good man.
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    May 09, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    President Obama has taken a very brave and bold stand.
    Let's be realistic though.
    It is risky.

    Only time will tell how it will impact the election.

    Will the hate of the anti-gay bigots drive them to the polls to vote against President Obama in great numbers?
    Probably.

    Will tolerant people who believe all men are created equal - turn out to vote for President Obama in greater numbers?

    That's up to us.
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    May 09, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidPresident Obama has taken a very brave and bold stand.
    Let's be realistic though.
    It is risky.

    Only time will tell how it will impact the election.

    Will the hate of the anti-gay bigots drive them to the polls to vote against President Obama in great numbers?
    Probably.

    Will tolerant people who believe all men are created equal - turn out to vote for President Obama in greater numbers?

    That's up to us.


    What will Gay Republicans do?
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    May 09, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    LOL ...... Check mate on the republicans who use the gays guns and god way to campaign

    We just saw the disgusting way republicans play politics with the rights of gay men and women in North Carolina .....
    Well Obama just upped the ante

    Now Romney is going to have to take a stand

    ........ For once in his life

    In Tennis I think it's called Match point? icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 09, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    My vote won't count due to the stupidity of other Texans icon_sad.gif
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    May 09, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidWheres the conservaposse? They have no reason not to support Obama now!
    Yes they do. They'll sell their rights for empty promises of higher income and more jobs.
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    May 09, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    DR59 saidBrave thing to do but this might cost him a second term.


    The country is divided on this issue, but the people that this issue was important enough to not vote for him if he endorsed gay marriage were likely not going to vote for him anyway.
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    May 09, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    They realizing that Obama just changed the game where LGBT and progressives are concerned and wondering what else he will say in the next couple of months that will engage his base and build excitement around his reelection.
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    May 09, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Beat me to it, I didn't see your thread. I'll remove mine. Here's some of what he said in the interview:

    "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married"
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    May 09, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidMy vote won't count due to the stupidity of other Texans icon_sad.gif


    All the more reason why the Electoral College should be abolished....don't you think?
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    May 09, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidMy vote won't count due to the stupidity of other Texans icon_sad.gif
    Vote anyway. It's better to fight and lose than to give up.
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    May 09, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
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    msuNtx saidMy vote won't count due to the stupidity of other Texans icon_sad.gif
    Vote anyway. It's better to fight and lose than to give up.


    Oh trust me I will haha. My county will be blue but there will only be 4 blue cities in Texas. Dallas,Houston, Austin, San Antonio.
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    May 09, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    msuNtx saidMy vote won't count due to the stupidity of other Texans icon_sad.gif
    Vote anyway. It's better to fight and lose than to give up.


    Oh trust me I will haha. My county will be blue but there will only be 4 blue cities in Texas. Dallas,Houston, Austin, San Antonio.
    Those four cities probably make up over half the population of the state. icon_wink.gif
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    May 09, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    msuNtx saidMy vote won't count due to the stupidity of other Texans icon_sad.gif
    Vote anyway. It's better to fight and lose than to give up.




    DITTO THAT
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    May 09, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    DR95, you need to capitalize a few of your words in your thread title. This is HUGE news!
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    May 09, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    As much as I applaud the President for (finally) coming out in favor in gay marriage, I question the timing. I don't think this would have happened now if the Vice President hadn't said what he did on "Meet the Press" followed quickly by the White House and campaign staff tripping over themselves trying to un-say. Obama didn't have much of a choice at this point, as he would have been dogged by questions during the campaign. Frankly, it was making him look like a pandering opportunist, ceding marriage equality for all just to get himself re-elected.

    So cheers to Obama for finally getting on the train, but WTF took him so long?
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    May 09, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
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    catfish5 saidWheres the conservaposse? They have no reason not to support Obama now!
    Yes they do. They'll sell their rights for empty promises of higher income and more jobs.
    Pretty much. I hate admitting it this way, but it's true. However, the right to marriage isn't necessarily the most important thing when deciding on who to vote for.




    It is for millions of religious right Repubs in every election.

    And it will be for them again this November.
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    May 09, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidWheres the conservaposse? They have no reason not to support Obama now!


    Why? Because he cast off the silly ruse that no one ever believed?
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    May 09, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    dd_bosmvy saidAs much as I applaud the President for (finally) coming out in favor in gay marriage, I question the timing. I don't think this would have happened now if the Vice President hadn't said what he did on "Meet the Press" followed quickly by the White House and campaign staff tripping over themselves trying to un-say. Obama didn't have much of a choice at this point, as he would have been dogged by questions during the campaign. Frankly, it was making him look like a pandering opportunist, ceding marriage equality for all just to get himself re-elected.

    So cheers to Obama for finally getting on the train, but WTF took him so long?





    The only "pandering opportunist" running for president this year is Mitt the Flip-Flopper Romney.
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    May 09, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    msuNtx saidMy vote won't count due to the stupidity of other Texans icon_sad.gif
    Vote anyway. It's better to fight and lose than to give up.


    Oh trust me I will haha. My county will be blue but there will only be 4 blue cities in Texas. Dallas,Houston, Austin, San Antonio.


    Hey, don't forget El Paso!