Carney tried to parry the same-sex-marriage questions, gamely at first and then testily as reporters began to laugh at his answers. He grew uncharacteristically flustered. When an unrelated question came about whether Obama would support the reelection of scandal-plagued Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), Carney answered: “I mean — well, yes, sure. I just don’t — I haven’t — I haven’t been asked it before so I. . . . The president — I’ll have to — I’ll have to get back to you.”
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
You know the Whitehouse is in trouble when . . .
The toadies in the Main Stream Media are laughing out loud at the Press Secretary's answers. I am at heart a libertarian in that I do not want you to tell me what to do and I will not tell you what to do. However, when it comes to gay marriage, please spare me with the equating it to civil rights. If you and a consenting person are having fun, then great. Just don't try to tell me that you need the same constitutional protection as someone whose race is readily apparent by their skin color. It may be a behavioral choice you want to make, but I am not going to march into Selma demanding that the rest of the world has to recognize that choice. Having said that, I could not really give a hoot if some States want to sanction certain unions or not. I do think it is funny that Perpetual Foot In Mouth Biden stirred up a hornets nests with his comments about how he could learn to live with gay marriage. Which of course made everyone look back at Obama's position on the issue. He isn't for it. Nor is he against it. In fact, his position is "evolving" as we speak. And as the Washington Post points out, the more his Spokesman tried to explain that one, the more the press had fun with him: