I'm for people being able to live and love as they please so long as nobody is getting hurt.
The government being involved in marriage in any form is a joke. What has happened is people, gay or straight, are essentially punished by not being married or having kids by our unequal, ass-backwards tax system. Government getting involved in marriage has, shockingly, caused more problems than it solves.
Obama is a joke on this issue. We all know he's never had a problem with gay marriage, he's just been pandering. Now he's overcompensating the pandering in the other direction. For all fawning and breathless coverage of the Presidents "evolution," why did he wait until AFTER North Carolina voted?
Gay rights activists are getting played here. Obama said he has no personal problems with gay marriage but said it belongs to the states. So essentially, nothing changes. If I were gay, I'd be pretty pissed about a President using an issue that means so much to me just to look "progressive" without actually doing anything.
And THEN . . . after all of this The Washington Post just happens to run a bizarre article about Mitt Romney in high school . . . almost 50 YEARS ago . . . beating some kid up and cutting his hair. BFD. I'm no Romney apologist but come ON, left. Seriously? A rich kid at a private school picked on someone? I went to a New England prep school, I knew rich kids who were probably just like Romney. It is what it is, but how on earth can any of us be held accountable to what we did in high school?! Suddenly lefties like Jonathan Chait and various Post editorial writers are talking about how we really are what we were in high school. Its just . . . (sorry Mom) . . . its just such bullshit. And its clear to me that this was all coordinated, too. I think karma caught up to Mitt for whatever he did as a teenager when he was almost killed in a car accident in France on his mission.
This is just going to be a terrible election. We have two choices, and its clear to me that other than the most partisan/professional folks out there, that nobody wants. So we are going to end up with a campaign based on bullshit (sorry again, Mom) like this. Obama promised America everything and more in 2008 and has let us down at nearly every turn, reflexively lurching left on every issue, and even when he gets it right (bin Laden) he manages to turn people off. Romney is a flip-flopping bazillionaire who has no idea what the regular folks go through on a day-to-day basis who "believes in America." Applause! We all believe in America.
So because of this, we are going to get a campaign based on what Mitt Romney did in prep school or Obama suddenly flip-flopping himself while not having the stones to follow through on his easy rhetoric. Two rivals, fiddling on nonsense while Rome burns.
This is our choice.