After an "evolutionary period" slightly longer than that which allowed fish to crawl up on dry land and decide that it looked like a good place to start producing dangerous greenhouse gasses, Barack Obama has finally admitted that it is his "personal opinion" that same sex couples should be allowed to marry. To which we say, "Who the heck cares?! What are you doing about jobs and the deficit, you miserable scum-sucking, anti-American slimebag?!"
Admittedly, we have a tendency to get a little wrought up at times. And when talking politics, a slight inclination for Tourette's.
Let's get something out of the way quickly: here at Hope n' Change, we don't want to talk about gay marriage because it's exactly what Obama wants all of us to be talking about instead of his abysmal record and the dire straits that America finds itself in under his leadership.
That being said, Hope n' Change is already on the record as saying that we don't have a problem with gay marriage (well, no more problem than we have with innumerable straight marriages) in a secular, legal sense...but we think churches should be free to define marriage however they want. And that's not really a debate we want to get into again right now, because it distracts - and is intended to distract - from the real issues challenging our nation.
Here's a radical idea (since Barack Obama loves radical ideas) - what if the president of the United States decided to help gay Americans, and black Americans, and female Americans by helping all Americans?
Seriously, no matter what our differences, don't we all want a chance to have gainful and meaningful employment? Don't we all want national security? Don't we all want an energy policy which will keep this a vital nation? Don't we all want to know that our largest institutions won't be collapsing under the weight of Washington's lies in a few short years?
Hope n' Change is frankly sick of Obama's unending efforts to divide Americans and set them against each other: rich versus poor, black versus white, straight versus gay, old versus young, men versus women, and on and on and on.
The issue of gay marriage is not insignificant (certainly not to my gay friends, both liberal and conservative)...but it is not critical to this moment. There is no pending national legislation about the issue, nor is the president proposing such. He has spoken out on the issue only to drown out the voices of those asking the important, difficult, and urgent questions.
We can not and must not allow ourselves to be sidetracked from focusing on the very real destruction that Barack Obama has done in his first term...and the ultimate destruction which would result from a second term.
We must turn our backs on the president's sneering politics of division and stand united to throw this hateful and hate-filled man out of office.
Young Barry's closest personal friend in college was a composite.
Not that there's anything wrong with that!