"Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages. Axelrod also admits to counseling Obama to conceal that position for political reasons.”Professor Althouse takes down David Axelrod of his bullsh!t....
Back to President Obama
What a minute Mr. President said that he had evolved. Meaning that he didn't hold the position of same-sex marriage, but defended marriage based on a man and a woman for the public policy goal of a child being raised by both biological parents.
Let's go back a few years here, when he was Senator.,..
Back in 2007, President Obama sponsored a bill as Senator Obama cited as "Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2007"
In the first section of the bill highlights as its goal as "Healthy marriage promotion and responsible fatherhood program"
Let's look at the first seven findings of the written proposed bill...
""Congress makes the following findings: The most important factor in a child’s upbringing is whether the child is brought up in a loving, healthy, supportive environment.Why lie now?
Children who grow up with two parents are, on average, more likely than their peers in single-parent homes to finish high school and be economically self-sufficient.
Father-child interaction, like mother-child interaction, has been shown to promote the positive physical, social, emotional, and mental development of children.
Children typically live without both parents when their parents are divorced or did not marry. More than of all first marriages end in divorce, and 60 percent of divorcing couples have children. More than of all births are to unmarried women.
More than 1 in 4 families with children have only 1 parent present, and more than 1 in 3 children live absent their biological father.
Recent studies demonstrate that most unwed fathers in urban areas are highly involved with the mother of their child before and after the child's birth, with 80 percent involved during the mother's pregnancy, and 50 percent living with the child’s mother at the time of the child's birth. However, the relationship between the parents often does not last, and many fathers do not maintain contact with their children as the children grow up.
An estimated 40 percent of the children who live in households without their father have not seen their fathers in at least 1 year."
I don't get it. By his actions he was clearly not in favor of gay marriage at all. In fact he sponsored a bill very bluntly stating the purpose of marriage was child centered and not adult center. As we can read that the idea of marriage had nothing to do with hate or unjust discrimination against people who are gay.
Now his former political consultant is attempting to rewrite his record, stating that really his support of marriage and even this bill you co-sponsered was a complete farce to get the public to like Obama at the time. Are you telling me that Obama really does not care if fathers are fully engaged with their children and that the parental relationship between one's mother and father doesn't matter to the well being of the child?
He's the President of the United States of America and his closest consultants are informing us that he lied.... Why?
I'm going to assume in 2007 Obama was telling the truth, but when public policy didn't go the way Obama wished in the past few years... he had to 'evolve' to save face for the 1%, because I mean who cares about strengthening low-income families that sure don't fund the billion plus dollars for a presidential campaign.