President Obama's cold cynical gay marriage calculation

President Obama's decision to support gay marriage was cold, calculated, cynical and choreographed. Photo: AP

CHICAGO, May 10, 2012 — The politically palatable president rides again. Our super-hero president donned his neon tights, mounted his snow-white unicorn, and rode off into the rainbow to seek truth, justice, fairness, and the American way. 

President Obama went from revolving to evolving to resolving. In an exclusive interview to friend of the family and television talker Robin Roberts, President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage. 

Obama came out of hiding one day after North Carolina, where “his” convention will be held, banned gay marriage and civil unions. A few days after Joe Biden made his supposed gaffe and one day after Education Secretary and good pal Arne Duncan comes out and favors same sex marriage. How convenient.    

While he was dazzling his friend Robin Roberts, the Washington Post was preparing stories about Mitt Romney participating in anti-gay pranks almost fifty years ago while he was in school. How propitious. 

While Robin Roberts was interviewing her chum, the President was scheduled to attend the big George Clooney fundraiser in Hollywood. There all those evil billionaires and millionaires will write bigger checks to him. Most, if not all are supporters of gay rights. How expedient. 

While the president was dazzling his pal Roberts with his sensitivity, Team Obama was preparing to release a television ad to run after the announcement. The next day “he” sent out an email to the true believers. How advantageous. 

Timing is everything. Proper prior preparation guarantees a successful show. This his-storic moment was carefully and craftily planned. Team Obama carefully choreographed it all. 

By the way, can we really put faith or trust in the establishment media when ABC News permitted themselves to be totally orchestrated and choreographed by the White House and allowed a known friend of the president conduct a scripted interview? 

Isn’t there something called journalistic ethics? Oh. Never mind. 

The issue here is not same sex marriage. The issue is the cold, cynical, cunning, and calculation of this president’s timing, setting, choreography, script, and choice of interviewer. 

 Left leaning Gawker may have spoke truth to power in their article: 

  • Headline: “Barack Obama’s Bulls**t Gay Marriage Announcement
  • Comments: “He now believes that gay couples should be able to marry. He doesn’t believe they have a right to do so.”…  “That is a half-assed, cowardly cop-out.” 

The president could have just given a press conference or speech. But, this president must make his-story in a cold, cynical, calculating, choreographed, and cunning way.    

This administration is only about his-story. His-story trumps people, policy, and everything else. 

The president raked in over one million dollars in 90 minutes through on line contributions after the his-storic announcement. He stands to rake in deca-millions in Hollywood, the land of fakes, phonies, and fiction. 

Does what the president think about same sex marriage matter to Americans struggling to get by? Do average people really care what he, or any other politician, thinks about same sex marriage while their way of life is going down the drain?   

While the president was making his purely ceremonious his-storic announcement, Mr., Mrs., and Ms. America were looking at the checkbooks and the calendars. They were worrying how much month will be left at the end of the money. 

They were fretting over their jobs or job prospects. They are losing sleep over whether they can hang on to their homes. They are concerned over their economic prospects.  

Real people are concerned about the rising cost of necessary staples. They are looking at very grim prospects. They were not cheering or booing. They could care less.   

Real people have no concern about the legal, social, or cultural status of Mr. and Mr., Mrs. and Mrs., or Ms. and Ms. They could care less about rights or rites. People could care less about history or his-story. They really could care less about the president’s cowardice, cynicism, or courage on an issue that does not matter. 

Will the president’s opinion put food on the table, pay the rent or mortgage, send the kids to school, or get parents, no matter their sexual orientation, a job?  

The president and Team Obama planned, plotted, scripted, and created this very special and convenient distraction. 

The media was jubilant and celebratory over a non-issue at a time this nation is foundering and floundering. No one questioned his timing or motives. 

The media salivated over Obama’s a his-storic moment. They acted like little yapping lap dogs at the dinner table, panting and drooling for kibbles and bits. 

Does the president really support gay marriage? We will never know. Politicians are famous for giving lip service to issues in their never-ending quest for votes and campaign funds. At the end of the day, especially during an election cycle, job security is job one. There is all that lips moving lying stuff too. 

This administration and Team Obama are not stupid. They have studied the past. It appears they zeroed in on and copied one particular administration to pattern their campaign on. 

Team Obama chose the most cold, calculating, ruthless, and cynical campaign to pattern their reelection on. They chose a very successful campaign template. Successful people always model success. Team Obama wants to succeed. All ends justify the means. 

Team Obama is CREEP: Committee to Reelect the President. 

Candidate Barack H. Obama is candidate Richard M. Nixon. 

History is being made and re-made everyday. 

Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur.  He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys.  His opinions are his and his alone.




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Peter Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance photographer, freelance writer, budding videographer, and passionate cook.  He aims to be the sharp stick that pokes and annoys.  The Middle Class Guy is a political column written from a center-right point of view.  While concentrating mainly on politics he will stray into culture, entertainment, sports, cooking, and humor from time to time, along with Memories of things Pabst.  All from a middle class perspective.

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