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Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Reversal

Obama On Gay Marriage
To be or not to be...to agree or not to agree...to spike or not to spike. Those are amongst the struggles The Anointed One has been dealing with day to day. Most recently America has caught him on a particularly large issue thanks in large part to his vice president Joe Biden. The issue could turn many Obama supporters sour before November. On Sunday the uninhibited veep went on Sunday's "Meet the Press" and said "I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties." Biden's statement seemed to have initiate a much larger question in peoples' minds, what does the President think? Unsure as to what the White House thought of Biden's comments, certainly the assumption can be made that the timing for the VP to raise the hot button issue was less than ideal for Obama’s re-election efforts. President Obama, forced to address his personal thoughts on the issue, responded telling ABC that "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." With an obvious concern of alienating supporters he continued, "Now I have to tell you that part of my hesitation on this has also been I didn’t want to nationalize the issue…different states are coming to different conclusions.” It appears, however, that Obama’s beliefs and comments are as vast in number as the states’ themselves. With some help from the Associated Press and Politico, we can summarize the flip flop of all flip flops. Click here to see all the different stances Obama has taken on gay marriage.
Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Reversal Rooted In Principle Or Politics?
After years of voicing strong opposition to same-sex marriage, President Obama has reversed his position and now says he supports it. Barack Obama is the first president to ever take this position and his sudden about face comes days after Vice President Joe Biden said the same thing when threw his support behind gay marriage. As a result, Fox News has learned that the White House rushed this announcement which was originally slated to take place they claim right before the Democratic convention. In other words, this was all about politics as usual. Not principle. Sean was joined with reaction by Fox News political analyst Juan Williams and the author of the number one New York Times bestseller "Culture of Corruption." To watch Sean's discussion with Williams please click here.

Obama's "Evolution"
A lot has been made the last few days of President Obama’s “evolution” into supporting same-sex marriage legislation. The Politico reported that White House officials claim President Obama wanted to wait until September or even after the election to firm his platform stance on the sensitive issue but Vice President Biden’s recent comments forced the issue for him. “You have to love the President,” laughed Hannity, “It’s hilarious that the President is trying to sneak through all these second term agenda items without forming an opinion.” “I don’t know for sure but I think there is real resentment with Joe Biden over this,” offered Hannity, “They tried to push this off but even the rare press corps wanted an answer. I don’t think they view this as a winning political issue but they had to balance this with the President’s hidden second term agenda ” In November, 2008, President Obama told MTV that he believed “marriage is between a man and a woman and I’m against same-sex marriage.” “Conservatives are about leaving people alone,” fought Hannity, “Let’s defend our country from sworn enemies, fixing our economy, getting people off of food stamps.” Sean had a hilarious take on President Obama’s announcement where he pointed out all the flip-flopping that’s going on. While the Obama campaign is poised to make Governor Romney out to be a political evolutionist, stories like this make that case very weak. To listen to Sean’s rant on President Obama’s remarks, click here.

Show Guests

Juan Williams

Williams regularly appears on major radio and television programs, notably National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel. He also writes for leading newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been published in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Time.

Ann Coulter

Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American social and political commentator , best-selling author , and syndicated columnist . She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Well-known for her conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she defends them, Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot" and, unlike "broadcasters," does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced."

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