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Sorry, but, …you were warned.
Now, after viewing the silliest magazine cover Of. All. Time…..let’s get serious for a second. President Obamessiah will forever receive media adulation for “coming out” on gay marriage last week. That’s a lock. However, as always, the media isn’t telling us “the rest of the story”.
With such hagiographic coverage, you might think that the poll results would be rather lopsided in Obama’s favor; that this would be a gigantic boost for the president.
Guess again, bunky.
From today’s Gallup.com:
“…..Specifically, 23% of independents and 10% of Democrats say it makes them less likely to vote for Obama, while a smaller 11% of independents and 2% of Republicans say it makes them more likely to vote for Obama. Those figures suggest Obama’s gay marriage position is likely to cost him more independent and Democratic votes than he would gain in independent and Republican votes, clearly indicating that his new position is more of a net minus than a net plus for him. However, those figures also underscore that it is a relatively limited group of voters — about one in three independents and fewer than one in 10 Republicans or Democrats — whose votes may change as a result of Obama’s new stance on gay marriage……”
And armed with this information, leave it to Brit Hume to sum up what is clearly indicated by these poll results. From Mediaite.com:
“…And what did (Obama) say actually? Did he say, “I’m for this and I want to make it possible everywhere and get behind legislation to do that or an effort to advance a Constitutional amendment to do that?” No. He said he’s going to leave that up to the states. So, he’s really not going to do anything to advance a position from which he hopes to get some political gain. Very obviously political – all of it. And I think that, as people look at that, it may further the impression that the President suffers from. That far from being a kind of post-partisan leader and all the rest of it, that he turns out to be just another politician doing what politicians do. And I think that’s harmful to him.”
When your only game plan is to try to distract away from the economy at all costs, once in a while one of those distractions may backfire on you. To be fair, it’s not like Obama really has any choice, since:
- He can’t run on his unemployment record;
- polls show Americans are growing more pessimistic about the economy;
- it’s now common knowledge that his campaign is actively smearing donors of his opponent;
- the more people find out about Obamacare and how much it will cost them, the less they like it;
- various scandals which have been temporarily swept under the rug (such as Fast And Furious) aren’t going away and are in fact getting worse;
- Romney isn’t taking the bait with these distractions.
and a gazillion other reasons.
Prediction: As it becomes apparent that his “distractions” are losing their effectiveness, he may start to look more than a little desperate…..