Obama's 'evolving' revelation
Was gay marriage news really news?
- Duration 3:35
- Date May 12, 2012
Was gay marriage news really news?
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Well so after years of conflicting statements and sometimes vague answers mr.
Obama's newly evolved position on gay marriage.
Was big news but why now was it big news.
Deserving the coverage it got.
Well I mean -- -- coverage like the Washington Post on Thursday historic step by Obama and game and then Friday.
Obama's evolution on gamers next to of course the Mitt Romney.
Evolution is it was a great -- given the fact.
Barack Obama first had the pro -- -- finished in 1996.
As Brent Bozell said when a -- and -- from.
Supporting gay marriage to opposing it back to supporting and again that's evolution when Mitt Romney does have -- -- like that's a flip flop why is it.
Flip the what is the flip -- residents and I think that they treated one Romney changes his opinion on.
Abortion for example which I think he would say is evolving.
They call it a flip flop and and see this -- craven move and 11 Obama's which is his position twice was really Harley anybody if anyone -- even refer to the fact that he used to supported 1996.
And pretty in a very craven way switches.
Position and you know somebody said this is -- evolution -- more intelligent design.
-- -- -- -- -- not not to some accidental thing that happens Joseph Scarborough called -- -- called of the big fat nothing burger.
I'll -- most in the media were pretty euphoric over this but.
This move by the president yes I think most work because as we know.
Most journalists admit that -- our liberal I'm most admit that they are democratic and most people.
Who -- the news think that this was a great thing for the president to do.
Now I think what we think about this as individuals isn't relevant.
And I'm just delighted to -- after the -- on Amazon isn't it wonderful the media comes down.
And went back to cover.
What it should be company which is how did this happen was vice president Biden's statement and -- or are you know kind of sensing of the waters could they get away with this and what does it mean for the election what they got -- -- -- was several days of coverage of the president's evolution on this issue -- a diversion that a distraction.
As the Romney campaign have said from the real issues and that would be the economy and jobs and the threat of Iran.
The media always like to be a crusader they crusade it properly -- civil rights for African Americans.
And now they see this is a crusade led by the New York Times on some days I ever -- AP pro gay story on the front page on the op Ed page on the editorial page on the business and science and even sports page now that's a crusade.
The terminology is interest in here Jim because of -- people who are in opposition to gay marriage are often.
Described as haters or bigots.
Where those you know who have evolved to the president's position generally get more positive.
Turn right let's just take what -- -- and I agree with it that you know I mean Savannah Guthrie and Mark Halperin on NBC this on our MSNBC just on Thursday December.
Of course we're all wherever he -- -- we're now we're we're okay we're all we're all supportive of this in this and the civil rights analogy is exactly what present Jonathan out the National Journal said.
President Obama crossed a bridge itself which is a reference of the 1965 civil rights march -- historic and that's the way it is going to be remembered -- look of in in the loop in the liberal narrative of American history Obama has now put himself in the history books right next -- -- --