Married to Cynicism

“The cynics are right nine times out of ten.”


The worst kept secret in the history of secrets is finally out: President Obama is in favor of gay marriage. Whoopdedoo. But, if you want to read something a bit different on this, check out National Review Online. They seem to believe that Obama’s evolution is not, as yet, complete. Given his track record, they’re probably right.

Other than NRO, there are still a couple aspects of this that I’m generally not seeing, the first being: Obama was actually for gay marriage, before he was against it, which obviously was prior to Wednesday’s “shocker” that he is for it…..again. Back in 2009, Politico revealed this:

Obama in 1996: “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”


I see a bunch of timelines concerning Obama’s ‘evolution’ on this issue, but they almost all ignore this little tidbit as if it didn’t occur. How does an adult in their mid-30s change their mind on one deeply held belief to its exact opposite, and then 16 years later….change it back? Perhaps this is one of those Inconvenient Truths I’ve heard so much about.


The second item that seems to be getting drowned out by all the hoopla was from the abcnews blog: “The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own.”

So Obama suddenly believes in federalism when it comes to marriage laws,….why, exactly? It’s not as if he follows that same logic with other issues.


If Obama has endorsed federalism and believes that states have the right to define marriage, then why doesn’t he support the ability of states to extricate themselves from Obamacare? Why don’t states have the right to dictate their immigration laws? And does he “personally” believe that states should be able decide the issue of abortion? Roe v. Wade exists, but so does the Defense of Marriage Act.

A cynic might say that this whole issue is yet another in a conga-line of distractions that the White House seems intent on parading before us. A cynic wold say that Obama is desperate to talk about anything other than the economy, unemployment, our debt crisis, Obamacare and a host of economic disasters that his administration has bestowed upon us. A cynic would say this revelation was for purely political reasons. A cynic would say that good ol’ “Foot-In-Mouth” Biden forced Obama into doing this waaaay earlier than he would have liked.

Not me. No, sir….I’m no cynic.

‘Cause I know how he really feels:

14 responses to “Married to Cynicism

  1. To paraphrase Gordon Gekko, JTR, cynicism, for lack of a better word, is good. Cynicism is right. Cynicism works.

    But, when it comes to this man, members of his administration and members of the national Democrat party in general, I think Spongebob Squarepants is more applicable than ol’ Gordon. Specifically, I’m talking about the Spongebob “Opposite Day” episode (, but be warned: it’s nearly 12 minutes long).

    It’s simple, really. Just take whatever the Resident, or Jay Carney, or any administration member, or any Dem spokesperson says, and turn it around to make the opposite. You now have the truth.

    Very big case in point: The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “ of 2010, better known as Obamacare. This abomination neither protects patients nor (as we should all know by now and some of us knew all along) makes health care more affordable. With luck the Supreme Court will toss the entire thing on the ash heap of history where it belongs.

    Also, remember it’s always about one thing with the current administration: Amassing power in Washington and using it to invade/control the lives of American citizens to the maximum extent possible. Keeping this in mind and applying the principle of Opposite Day should enable everyone to make better sense of the ceaseless yammerings of our current “leader” and his lackeys.

    P.S.: I believe I may have finally made it through an entire post without a single typo. Progress!

  2. livinrightinpgh

    On Dec 6, 2011, former Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer posted the following glaring flip flops by Mr. B. Hussein Obama:

    ■Voted against increasing the debt limit; then supported raising it.
    ■Campaigned against the Bush tax cuts; then extended all of them.
    ■Promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term; then proposed trillion dollar deficits.
    ■Vowed the unemployment rate would be below 8% if his stimulus was passed; but then it broke 10%.
    ■Promised shovel ready jobs; then admitted they weren’t shovel ready.
    ■Said if you like your health plan you can keep it; but then threw seniors off Medicare Plus and employers are now saying they’ll dump people onto the public exchange.
    ■Promised to have health care negotiations on live TV, but then reversed himself.
    ■Indicated Bush violated the Constitution; then carried out warrantless wiretaps, indefinite detentions, secret renditions, quadrupled drone attacks, and kept Guantanamo Bay open. Voted against the Patriot Act, but then supported its extension.
    ■Said lobbyists wouldn’t work in the White House; then gave them waivers to work there.
    ■Vowed to take public financing for his 2008 campaign; then refused public financing when he realized he would receive more money without it.

    As the photo that accompanied the list so eloquently displayed, the White House should simply put up the appropriate banner of who they REALLY are: The Waffle House. (Although I do loves me some o’ dem cheesy eggs, grits, and the raisin toast, with a side of hash browns – smothered, covered, diced, and peppered)

  3. livinrightinpgh

    Quote of the day: Obama flip flops so routinely that he makes John Kerry look like the Rock of Gibraltar.

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  5. Don’t be so hard on My Man Barack for his “evolution.” He is just taking Chris Matthews advise.

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