Obama: I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sexrelationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.
‘You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parentswould be treated differently,’ he said.
Obama claims the change is a personal one only and that he still believes the issue of gay marriage should be left up to the states.
This personal change comes at a time when he is desperate to rekindle the old image of the cool guy who will bring change and tolerance, errr FAIL.
People can see the changes he has introduced and that they are not for the better, he has increased war, has multiplied debt and trampled civil liberties.
I guess he is hoping that his latest run for president will capture the mass support of a certain demographic of people much the same as he did back in 2008, I can’t wait to see how he decides to identify with the gay community.
We have seen him doing his cool, young, hip, sleeves rolled up president when meeting students, the tight buttoned down , sharp suited, staunch politician when meeting with business leaders and we have even see the pictures of him wearing a Thobe and a Tagiyah on his visits to the mosque.
So what can we expect him to wear so the gay community can identify with him ?
Here are a few suggestions, Barry.
Like any good fashion connoisseur I went with an image that i felt would capture the innermost thoughts and feelings and desires of the man.