From the You Can’t Please All the Gay Republicans Any of the Time Department comes this:
“That the president has chosen today, when LGBT Americans are mourning the passage of Amendment One, to finally speak up for marriage equality is offensive and callous,” said Log Cabin Republicans president R. Clarke Cooper in a statement. “Log Cabin Republicans appreciate that President Obama has finally come in line with leaders like Vice President Dick Cheney on this issue, but LGBT Americans are right to be angry that this calculated announcement comes too late to be of any use to the people of North Carolina, or any of the other states that have addressed this issue on his watch.”
“This administration has manipulated LGBT families for political gain as much as anybody, and after his campaign’s ridiculous contortions to deny support for marriage equality this week he does not deserve praise for an announcement that comes a day late and a dollar short.”
Hold on there R., that amendment passed in N.C. by more than a 60 percent margin. Do you really believe that if President Obama had endorsed gay marriage a day sooner and a dollar more it would have changed the minds of any of those benighted Tarheels? Really?
But wait, there’s more:
GOProud head Christopher Barron sent out a similar statement, saying, “It is good to see that after intense political pressure that President Obama has finally come around to the Dick Cheney position on marriage equality. I am sure, however, the President’s newly discovered support for marriage is cold comfort to the gay couples in North Carolina.”
Whoa, when did Dick Cheney become the poster child for gay marriage? Oh yeah, his daughter is a lesbian, so that makes him a shining example of a guy with a lesbian daughter.
If nothing else, this graphically illustrates the rhetorical lengths Republicans (gay or straight) will go to deny that Barack Obama had a real come to Jebus moment and after deliberation and consultation came to see marriage equality the way 50 percent of Americans view it — as OK.
I mean really, gay Republicans, the best your candidate can do is stand at the podium and reiterate: “I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and maybe another woman and yet another woman ….”
OK, it was a cheap Mormon joke, but I couldn’t resist.