NY Times: Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance was Purely Political – White House Dossier … “A New York Times Sunday Magazine article that went up on the website Wednesday makes clear what everyone suspected – that President Obama’s opposition to gay marriage was wholly political and that he made the decision to change it only after Vice President Biden accidentally smoked him out. Obama’s gay marriage stance is one of the best items in evidence that a man who presented himself to the public as some kind of un-politician who would change the way things work was really just a new type of political animal – born of the Chicago machine, no less – who was using authenticity as salable brand to get himself into the White House.”
“It’s clear from the piece that Obama, who has somehow moved in no time from an opponent of same-sex marriage to someone who sees the cause as a branch of civil rights movement, never really opposed gay marriage and tried to fool the public with a charade suggesting he was “evolving” on the issue. … Long before Obama publicly stated that he was against same-sex marriage, he was on the record supporting it. As an Illinois State Senate candidate from Chicago’s liberal Hyde Park enclave, Obama signed a questionnaire in 1996 saying, ‘I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.’ But as his ambitions grew, and with them the need to appeal to a more politically diverse electorate, his position shifted.”
COMMENT: Is it possible that President Obama has misled and lied to the American people again over all these years? When will the American people realize that they are constantly being misinformed and lied to on almost every major issue, and stop believing anything this administration says or claims!
As Al-Qaida Parties, Where Is the U.S.? – Investor’s Business Daily … “Far from being on the run, al-Qaida held a public terror powwow in Yemen, much to U.S. surprise. Meanwhile, as the U.S. exits Afghanistan, that nation is clearly unready to rule itself. Where’s our commitment? After all, the war on terror has been going on for a dozen years now. Maybe it’s comforting to think that with a multibillion-dollar intelligence apparatus, with hundreds of thousands of spies, analysts and covert operators, there’s always someone out there who’s keeping tabs on al-Qaida day and night. But the news broke this weekend that al-Qaida’s worst held a big terrorist convention out in the Yemeni desert, with stars of the terror world such as al-Qaida ‘Crown Prince’ Nasir al-Wuhayshi making guest appearances, amid Shriner-like whoops and cheers.”
“These are bad signals, particularly given the kind of murderous rhetoric that was spewed at this event. What it points to is a badly neglected war on terror that provokes little fear in the minds of terrorists anymore, leaving them to claim victory by default. Given their deadly intentions, things could get ugly. But more to the point, it speaks to a lack of U.S. leadership as the president skips his intelligence briefings and focuses on domestic matters. Not once in the past year has the president said anything of substance about winning the war on terrorism. … Is there any commitment at all left toward fighting and winning what had been a great national endeavor? Apparently not with Obama’s leadership. A less-secure U.S. is exiting in disgrace, with a whimper.”