Thanks to Fox News for this one.
If this doesn’t make it apparent that this was ALL pre-planned, then I don’t know what will.
Oct. 3, 2011: In Obama’s most recent public comments on gay marriage before his endorsement, the president tells ABC News that “at minimum” gay couples should have strong civil unions. He says he doesn’t plan to “make news right now” — asked whether he’d change his mind on gay marriage before the election, Obama says: “I’m still working on it.”
May 6, 2012: In an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Vice President Biden says he’s “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage rights.
May 7: Education Secretary Arne Duncan says in a TV interview that he thinks gay couples should be allowed to legally marry.
May 7: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says he has “no update” on Obama’s personal views, but claims Biden was making “the same point” Obama had made previously on the rights of gay couples. Duncan, he says, was expressing a “personal opinion.”
May 9: Obama calls an interview with ABC News, and announces that in his personal view, “same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
May 10: The Obama campaign releases a web video that focuses on the gay-marriage announcement, and calls Romney “backwards on equality.”
May 10: Obama travels to Seattle for a pair of campaign fundraisers. From there, he heads to Los Angeles for another fundraiser at George Clooney’s house. The president sets a single-day fundraising record, pulling in nearly $15 million.
May 14: Obama delivers the commencement address at Barnard College, touching on the gay-marriage debate. He then tapes an interview with “The View,” where he again discusses his gay-marriage announcement. From there, he heads to two fundraisers in New York, one hosted by the LGBT Leadership Council, Ricky Martin and The Futuro Fund. At the event, Obama declares the Defense of Marriage Act should be repealed.
While the president has done well for himself at the fundraisers since his announcement, the campaign is also selling LGBT merchandise on its official website. The novelty items include shirts, posters, stickers and even a $10 “Obama Pride” can holder.
Fundraisers and online merchandise literally a few days after his announcement? This was clearly a pre-planned move on Obama’s part because Mitt Romney is leading him in the polls! Obama has lost support among women, moderates, independent, and voters overall.
It’s about the economy. It’s about the dismal unemployment rate for college kids and the workforce. This baloney was great for cash (Chump change for Obama, really, just $21 million in a week) but will probably hurt him since a majority of voters say this was a calculated move on Obama’s part.
It’s as simple as that.