Back in 2012, Obama made history among liberals when he switched his stance on gay marriage and became in favor of the practice. However, a new memoir by his former top aide David Axelrod has revealed that this was yet another political ploy that Obama used to get elected, and the way he covered it up was despicable even for him.
According to Buzzpo, Obama was always in favor of gay marriage, but he switched his stance to being against it in 2008 in order to get elected.
“Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position…” wrote Axelrod.
Four years later, when Obama was trying to get reelected, times had changed and gay marriage was “in.” Never one to miss out on a popular trend, Obama hopped on the gay marriage bandwagon and became in favor of it. In a shameless move, he then used his own daughters to cover up his massive political lie:
“You know, Malia and Sasha, they’ve got friends whose parents are same-sex couples. And I– you know, there have been times where Michelle and I have been sittin’ around the dinner table. And we’ve been talkin’ and– about their friends and their parents. And Malia and Sasha would– it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them. And– and frankly– that’s the kind of thing that prompts– a change of perspective. You know, not wanting to somehow explain to your child why somebody should be treated– differently, when it comes to– the eyes of the law.”
What a sweet story…too bad it’s a load of bologna!
As usual, the mainstream media ate up Obama’s anecdote without even considering that he might have made it up. Will mainstream outlets admit their mistake today? We’re guessing no…