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Today, Newsweek magazine released this week’s cover via Twitter: a hopey, changey Barack Obama staring into the future, his head swirled with a rainbow halo. The bold font title: “THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT.” And the cover story is written by none other than Andrew Sullivan, famed Trig Palin truther (he believes the bizarre conspiracy theory that Trig Palin is actually Bristol Palin’s son rather than Sarah Palin’s). The last time we saw Sullivan writing a cover story for Newsweek, he was asking “Why Are Obama’s Critics So Dumb?”
It’s beyond parody. Sullivan, who is gay, is the most ardent backer of President Obama imaginable; he largely switched parties because of the gay marriage issue. Sullivan is a personal favorite blogger of the White House. Now, he’s portraying Obama as a religious figure, bathed in the glow of the same-sex marriage agenda. This despite the fact that Obama was forced into his embrace of same-sex marriage by Joe Biden; despite the fact that the Democrat Party will not put same-sex marriage in its national platform; despite the fact that Obama still has not signed an executive order on nondiscrimination. Obama himself wants same-sex marriage to be a states’ rights issue, supposedly. There have been zero policy implications from Obama’s statement, yet he is being feted as the Abraham Lincoln of gay rights. In truth, Obama’s same-sex marriage embrace was a cynical ploy to separate himself from Mitt Romney while doing nothing about the issue, all in order to raise money from his most leftist supporters.
Originally posted by Tw0Sides
reply to post by xuenchen
I see you bought into this is an important issue, so lets spend time talking about it.
Lets not discuss ballooning deficits, illegal intrusion in other countries and exploding poorer class.
Lets talk about crap.
Newsweek: Obama 'First Gay President'
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
OK, so are they the same folks that said Clinton was the first black president?
Originally posted by FortAnthem
I wonder what Michelle has to say about this?
Must be one hell of a way to find out.
Still, since Clinton stole the "first black president" designation, I guess this was all that was left for him.
I would think that anyone with an IQ above room temperature would get it. The irony is...who cares if national leader is gay anyway? I'd say that a whole lot of politicians would be unfettered to do their best if they didn't spend so much time worrying about being outed.
Originally posted by jibeho
We'll know more after today in regards to how people receive it. On group will think Obama came out of the closet and the other group will try just as fast to put him back in it and lock the door.
I'd say that a whole lot of politicians would be unfettered to do their best if they didn't spend so much time worrying about being outed.
Originally posted by jibeho
I understand the intent of Newsweek's cover however the underlying meaning will certainly get lost in translation amongst the average Joe's of the U.S... there is a whole country that lies between L.A., San Fran. and NYC...