Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Evolve Already!

Hey, President Obama, listen up:

You are 50 years old and you are President of the United States of America. You are intelligent and you have studied the constitution. Yet you say that your position on marriage equality regardless of sexual orientation is “constantly evolving”? I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to ask you to GROW A BACKBONE and fulfill your DUTY to uphold the constitution of the United States of America, which clearly says there should be equality for ALL citizens under the law.

I adore Joe Biden, but I will stipulate to the fact that he is a bit gaffe-prone. However, what he said in support of marriage equality was NOT a gaffe! His position was both the moral one and, more importantly for you in your role as President, the one that upholds the rule of constitutional law. He is a scholar of constitutional law, Mr. President. He is also a decent human being. He is also your Vice President. BACK HIM UP. BACK UP WHAT IS RIGHT. BACK UP WHAT IS CONSTITUTIONAL.

Your opinion of marriage equality is “constantly evolving”? Well, EVOLVE ALREADY! EVOLVE!

Now, you know, I can’t stand you as it is, for a number of substantive reasons that date back to the 2007/8 primary campaign and continue to pile up to the present day. I will not enumerate them all here, although it is TEMPTING. My point is, I don’t think, nor have I ever thought, you are this great leader and change agent that most everyone else on the left thought you were going to be (most of them are fully disabused of that notion by now). However, I voted for you. What choice did I have? And I will vote for you again. What choice do I have? Is that what you are counting on, Mr. President? Is that why you take the liberal vote for granted? Is that why you kiss the intolerant butt of the right-wing fundamentalist crowd on this and other issues? Because you know you already have most of the gay vote and the liberal vote, so you figure, let me go after the tea partiers? Well, guess what, O? They are not going to vote for you! Period. So why not dance with the ones that brung you? Why not excite and energize your liberal base?

Mr. President, why not DO THE RIGHT THING? Why not, just for a lark, fulfill your sworn duty to uphold the constitution of these United States, and SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY? EVOLVE ALREADY!

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