Barack Obama: We’re Back to Trying to Define “Is”
You’ll probably remember this, and we think this should be carved on Bill Clinton’s tombstone.
“Is.” As our dad would have said, “Whoda thunk it.” Barack Obama is coming full circle right back to where Bill Clinton left off. Remember this from Saddleback Church in 2008 when Pastor Rick Warren asked him about gay marriage.
As we noted earlier this week, the President is taking some heat because of David Axelrod’s book and Axelrod’s comment that Obama was lying through his teeth to Warren.
Yesterday, the President tried to lie his way out of his earlier lies. Just as you’d expect. Here’s what he said in an interview with BuzzFeed, a Progressive outlet that acts as a platform for whatever His Lieness feels like saying at any given moment.
“I always felt that same-sex couples should be able to enjoy the same rights, legally, as anybody else and so it was frustrating to me not to, I think, be able to square that with what were a whole bunch of religious sensitivities out there,” Obama said in an interview with BuzzFeed.
The president said he sincerely felt that civil unions were “a sufficient way of squaring the circle,” but learned over time that gay couples felt they were stigmatized by being denied full access to marriage.
“I think the notion that somehow I was always in favor of marriage per se isn’t quite accurate,” Obama said.
“Sincerely?” Please. And that last sentence is nothing but a wordy way of saying he’s redefining “is.”
We’re excited about the coming week. We can’t wait to see what our President will attempt to redefine. Maybe he’ll be redefining the meaning of “terrorism.”
Oh wait, that was last week too.