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That is President Obama celebrating his new accepted his new embrace or return to a previous partial embrace.
Same sex marriage talking to the graduating class -- -- -- women's college attached to Columbia university in New York.
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I know I'm always telling you and I'm Chris -- and I'm always telling you that I know you don't wanna talk about gay marriage and I but I agree I don't either no one actually does but it turns out that there are some interest -- political contours.
As we approach but we doubt from last week's shake up is the president announced his new position.
We've got some new polling data we have some new indications about how this plays even with folks who may agree with the president.
So we're going to talk about those things and the reason we're gonna talk about it -- because we have somebody -- -- Smart.
And somebody who is fair minded.
And somebody who does not as the president says -- all wee weed up about things happen that is AB Stoddard you can read her column in the field because it is excellent you watch our special report because she is wise.
And we are grateful to.
Want to be with you thank you the Internet is just -- guy.
I want -- I want your viewers though they always treat power plant like I do and I'm not so much she joined me in warning that you know a little bit too much about Ricky Martin.
She and a lot of Ricky Martin data in.
I've -- three point you're saying also there were three points were all available upon you Internet what was she was they -- tour are behind she -- -- that he didn't model in some very tight -- these.
And that he was a member of ignorance -- you know yeah it's also -- try to shoot for those you can.
We're talking about -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Gay lesbian bisexual and trans gender -- the fund raising arm every charm of his campaign in the DNC post to fund raiser.
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Last night it's part of sort of -- victory lap kind of thing on the gay marriage that the president is doing rapid ups and active -- -- -- sit right exactly is going around with a rainbow colored bag collecting money -- Around the country as he takes credit for his change of -- On this.
But let's start with some data.
And of course we'll stipulate.
The Obama campaign is it has rocks and it's draws over this poll from the New York Times and CBS we'll stipulate following back.
This is not a poll.
Of the random sample this is a call back -- they went back to people whom they had survey they went back to the same phone numbers anyway.
That they surveyed a month ago to ask them how their attitudes it changed the Obama campaign is making -- big deal out of that because they do not like the numbers -- stipulated.
Obama motives for same sex marriage flip.
Was it for politics 67%.
Say it was for politics.
Was -- about doing what's right 24%.
So that means they'd be based on what we see -- -- the -- that there are plenty of people who think.
That the president's right to it endorsed same sex marriage who think that he did it for the wrong reason.
That's right and that's.
All because of the way that happens.
Some acceptance within the activist community and community for a long long time now that the president.
Was indeed in favor of seems the legalization of same sex marriage but that he was not going to.
Taking the -- political risk of seeing so.
And that it was no big news when Biden blurted out.
By mistake on Meet the Press that that of course push President Obama into -- worst corner -- -- -- trapped himself into.
The entire roll out was -- was very political and and very hasty.
Can -- streak -- And as I said last week in my -- and really called and got to question his character and.
Whether he was really he really was really trying to -- the truth on this subject through November in order to have it both ways.
And that is what you've seen the polls independents who are skeptical of both parties.
-- in both parties say you know we -- should should be more careful and more principled.
Was sees something like that and say.
That wasn't measured that was holding back with the truth -- -- and that and that and that may be his announcement was really more political whether the timing or delivery or any of it just a political announcement even if.
He made it out of a conviction -- -- -- Politically and here's what Jim -- he's the third ranking Democrat in the house.
He is -- the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus he is a significant figure.
Democratic politics in Washington tomorrow -- supporter President Obama.
And he said this I depart from the president on the state by state approach if you consider this to be civil right.
And I do.
I don't think civil rights are being left two state by state approach and so what the president is trying for here -- -- -- and that MSNBC what he's trying for years a new -- Where you say.
I personally believe that it is a basic right that anybody ought to be able to marry anybody they want regardless of the gender of that person.
But I'm going to allow that right to be suppressed.
Through Clovis sites in places like North Carolina.
This isn't it again attempt to have it both ways and is it is it is an attempt to say this is a personal decision and I'm not taking I'm not pushing any federal policy right.
And I'm not trying to change the policy that's going on state by state.
It is an attempt to assuage people who.
Are our are opposed to this as a policy matter including many of his own supporters predominately African American.
Church going Christians don't see -- half of this and scripture who -- very.
Resistance very much it is a way of having the placement people to take notice of this kind of thing.
Not that it first of all our people just assume he is pushing -- policy is they tune in and out of the news so quickly.
I'm like yeah.
-- they are wise I think it is committed it is interesting if in in in in areas of discrimination for the first African American president to say civil right but it can be decided by the states was an interest -- It says it's -- it's it's very interesting I should point out right now.
Let me point this out to you this is very significant for your purpose is a being blown up on Twitter because.
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