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Let's say hello to our panel joining me here in the studio is.
TJ McCormick he's the host of Sunday night with TJ McCormick on LA talk radio dot com you can find him on Twitter at TJ -- at the -- TJ good morning thanks for being with us.
David Mercer is joining us from our Washington bureau good morning David.
-- the -- and -- national finance director of the DNC you can find him on Twitter at beltway.
Always nice to see David thanks very much for being here.
Pleasure to be review emirate TJ she's doing all right well we'll see how you feel about that actually after about a chapter -- couple -- let's get right to it got he has the big story this week.
Has been in the president's announcement the other day that he has evolved in his thinking when it comes to same sex marriage now.
And he is now.
In favor of it.
And from practical standpoint nothing really changes because he's not introducing any.
Any new legislation from congress to consider he's not.
Making any kind of an executive order that will suddenly.
Change the way the -- states deal with this issue.
But from a political standpoint it have really has driven the headlines.
Over the last couple of days so want to talk to you both about that and I want to ask first of all.
Did David you first as a Democrat do you believe the whole White House.
Series of events -- that this was rather than something that the president was sort of his hand was forced after comments made by vice president.
And any education secretary that they were in favor of same sex marriage.
And that the president of the suddenly had to come out a little more a little earlier than he would have liked to have.
To announce his his thoughts on this does all of that make sense to you -- do you do you think that this is exactly the way.
The White House wanted this to be handled.
I think that it had been earlier on discussed.
Among very close advisors.
About you know in terms of the issue of gay marriage in.
There was thought that.
Prior to the August convention -- September come October -- -- August convention and Charlotte, North Carolina that there would be an announcement.
-- as you alluded to I think that.
With the vice presidential.
Remarks on Sunday Meet the Press event.
That -- -- -- that move the calendar up if you will.
Where he had to bomb bring his thoughts together and present and to the American people on where he was on the issue and and that's who we're dealing with now.
Richard -- a very historical moment I might add being the first president.
To come out in favor of gay marriage.
Richard Benedetto is a columnist former columnist for USA today he is a piece on foxnews.com and he'll be joining us TJ coming up a little bit later on to talk about this but he's now buying it.
His his the premise of Richards pieces now is that this was choreographed.
To be it's it's it to happen exactly the way that it happens.
Well at first I thought that was insane I didn't think that was I thought I really thought it was as it played out Biden did his big mouth and then they had to play catch up.
I'm watching this unfold seeing what went down in Beverly Hills that was in studio city -- was waiting for him -- George Clooney Tom.
Knowing that one every six -- one million dollars fifteen million dollars which is more than Romney pulled in in a month at -- -- dinner in the way of knowing that one in six.
Obama's -- Are gay.
Identify as gay Americans.
It's he's chomping the bit -- washing can't wait.
-- that thing is is I I'm starting to buy into more more than notion that this was choreographed.
I think it's nice federal -- has finally caught up with that.
I think it's nice I've been to the left of Barack Obama on this for a long time I don't think this -- -- this was capitulation.
At the very it in the end I think if he really had his druthers.
He would -- waited till after the election completely but he was getting heat from people like myself.
Who we're conservatives are pro gay marriage -- who -- saying you know and all of what I was doing I knew I was pushed Brent -- pushing for it knowing that.
Really where he stood the whole time courage would have been four years ago.
Courage would have been four years ago or a year ago not not orchestrated and to politicize.
This you know and finally I'll say this.
His real true you know colors show when we talk about legislation was only -- is it within the last month that he passed he punted.
On and a potential executive order to better protect.
A GL BT.
Employers employees of.
Government contractors from discrimination and he punted on that he sent back to Valerie Jarrett to -- -- closed door meeting to explain that away so you know.
I walked the walked up to.
Even I know everyone I know you wanna jump -- come -- I love to -- I looked at as to.
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