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Obama May Suffer In Hick/Holy Roller States

From the Politico:

Barack Obama’s seven states of grief over gay marriage

By: Charles Mahtesian
May 10, 2012

If there’s been one constant over the course of President Barack Obama’s evolution on gay marriage, it’s this: The White House’s keen awareness of the radioactive politics of the issue.

Naturally, the moral rightness or wrongness of Obama’s championing of ‘gay marriage’ doesn’t matter one whit to our one media guardians. All that matters is how his announcement might hurt his re-election prospects.

But Obama was still willing to make this ‘gutsy call.’ In fact, we will probably be celebrating this ‘gutsy call’ along with his ‘gutsy call’ to kill Bin Laden for centuries to come. Maybe we should just designate the month of May as ‘Gutsy Call’ month.

Obama aides fretted that delay would dent his new-breed brand, and likewise that plunging in could weigh him down in battleground states.

What a tough decision. Still, how many times have Obama been re-branded now? His skin must be awfully sore.

They even hatched a plan to announce his support just prior to the Democratic National Convention — a characteristically all-in-good-time solution that acknowledged the minefield he was walking through.

Other reports quote anonymous Obama staffers as saying that they had planned to make this announcement after the elections. Which sounds a lot more like Obama.

And the White House is right to be concerned

Here are seven states where Obama just bought himself headaches with his historic decision to back gay marriage

North Carolina — North Carolina is no ordinary state. In 2012, it occupies a central location in the political universe — it’s not only a key swing state, it’s the place that will host the Democratic National Convention this summer….

Redneck hicks.

Florida — One day, gay marriage might be enshrined in law across the map. But it won’t be until after the current generation of senior citizens passes away

Crazy old white people.

Colorado — The new capital of evangelicalism? No, it’s not in the South. It’s Colorado Springs, according to Christianity Today magazine…

Holy rollers.

Nevada — Utah may be the LDS heartland but Nevada ranks among the top five states in terms of percentage of Mormon population

Crazy Mormon cultists.

Iowa — In 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court made history with its unanimous decision to allow same-sex marriage. One year later, Iowa voters made history again by ousting three of the justices who handed down that ruling…

Reactionary hayseeds.

Missouri — [A] state where Obama’s strength in St. Louis, Kansas City and some surrounding suburbs is counterbalanced by the parts of the state that sit squarely in the Bible Belt

More holy rollers.

Ohio — In 2004, here’s how state GOP Chairman Robert Bennett framed it to The New York Times. “I’d be naive if I didn’t say it helped,” he said. “And it helped most in what we refer to as the Bible Belt area of southeastern and southwestern Ohio, where we had the largest percentage increase in support for the president.” …

And still more holy rollers.

But those are the only kind of people who could possibly oppose gay marriage. After all, there is no other earthly reason for anyone to oppose gay marriage unless you are a hick or a religious whackjob.

After all, it is wildly popular in the polls.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 10th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Obama May Suffer In Hick/Holy Roller States”

  1. Astravogel says:

    I disremember which President was called “The Great Communicator”
    but I am pretty sure which one will be called “The Great Divider.”

  2. untrainable says:

    Nah, we oppose Obama simply because we’re all racists. But now that he’s out of the closet on gay marriage, we can oppose him because we’re homophobes too. Racist homophobes. Racist bigot homophobes, who are racists.

  3. JohnMG says:

    …..”Florida — One day, gay marriage might be enshrined in law across the map. But it won’t be until after the current generation of senior citizens passes away……”

    Does it occur to these chuckleheads that THEY are getting older too? And attitudes and opinions tend to change toward more conservative views as people age? And they will soon be that despised demographic toward whom the younger generations hold in contempt?

    Sheesh! If brains were selling for $10/lb. it would take a stadium full of these geniuses to muster fifty cents worth.

  4. Petronius says:

    I feel it is a mistake for conservatives to ignore social issues. The Liberal Death Wish must be opposed every step of the way.

    Our rulers tell us that America can be remade into a propositional nation –– a multikulti society of all the world’s races, tribes, religions, and tongues, held together by a set of ideas and shared values.

    But if we have learned anything from the experience of the last three years, it is that there is no clear agreement about even the most basic ideals and values. We cannot agree even on the definition and purpose of marriage.

    When John and Mary use their reproductive organs in a reproductive way and it results in reproduction, that is the predictable and perfectly healthy result of what they have done. Yet Liberals consider the resulting pregnancy a disease or public health issue that requires government intervention. Thus society, as a matter of civil rights, is required to provide “free” abortions and abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization to treat it.

    If, on the other hand, Tom and Jerry use their reproductive organs in unnatural ways that generate diseases and social decay, that, too, is their civil right. And society, operating through the force of government, is required to support this depravity, even to elevate and encourage it, and thus ultimately to undermine the social fabric.

    The only thing that Liberals do not and will not support is the traditional Christian marriage and family. This is because the two parent family is the last bastion of our culture and civilization. All other Western institutions, which once proudly served as transmitters of our culture –– schools and universities, print, film and broadcast media, the arts, museums, monuments and historic sites, manners and customs, courts of law, communities, corporations and foundations, and even our holidays, churches and religious adherence –– are either in decline, or have themselves become instruments of our undoing.

    Culture is a fragile thing. Our lamps are going out all over the world. If these lamps are turned off, they will never be relit. Not ever.

  5. GetBackJack says:


    I’d say suck it Barack which is the new hipster derisiveness, but that could be construed as a double entendre.

  6. GetBackJack says:

    I’m a gonna say it again


  7. Anonymoose says:

    Pauline Kael, film critic for the New Yorker, said in 1972, “I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don’t know. They’re outside my ken. But sometimes when I’m in a theater I can feel them. ”

    And that’s the problem with the liberals, they only associate with themselves and don’t realize how out of touch with the rest of the world they are. There’s also I think a fair amount of projection as they put their hatred and insecurities onto conservatives.

    In their view everyone approves of gays and gay marriage, as that’s all they hear from each other. Never mind that in every referendum and vote gay marriage has been defeated they still think it’s “right.” The same with everything on their agenda; they seek to educate us and change the world but it never sticks.

    Obama’s handlers know this is a lightning rod issue; the liberals are all saying “thank you” and garbage is coming up in the news like “Germany approves of Obama’s decision” (actually just the openly gay foreign minister who of course speaks for everyone), but they know social conservatives and moderates are running away. His biggest hope is all the people who, you know, don’t want to be a bigot but also don’t want to really support gay marriage will still vote with him just because he’s not Republican.

    It’s also no surprise that now there’s stories running around about Romney being mean to a gay in high school–ohhh the horror, you can hear them gasping in The Village!

    With Clinton there was gun control, with Obama it’s the gays. and neither worked and was ultimately defeated. Clinton was lucky the economy was doing well which got him a second term, all Obama has is trickery and a media that fawns at his every move.

  8. cali says:

    No matter how many times his ‘handlers’ attempt to re-brand him, they should know by now that you can not re-brand a shell or empty suit.

    His coming of of the closet on gay marriage just gave more ammunition to the catholic church to oppose him in the upcoming election.

    This is what happens, when one serves more then one master; you can not love one unless you want to be hated by the other.

    Jeremiah Wright didn’t teach him anything did he?

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