Earlier this week US President Barak Obama became (shockingly) the first US President ever to support gay marriage.
I’m shocked not because he did it, but because he was the first to do so. Even though during his campaign to become President he believed that marriage was a “union between a man and a woman” he came to his senses and realized this term of “marriage” is just a tradition carried on through the years and as people evolve some of our outdated practices change too. Marriage is not for everyone. Marriage could have easily not also been just between a man and a woman, but it was not. To some people and some religions, none of this matters. It’s about being good people and contributing to society and not fitting into a norm that your religion expects you to.
And to those religions who firmly believe it’s immoral, yadda yadda, you are entitled to your own opinion – not the point at all. Please continue to feel that way, preach and practice as you like, however, this term called “marriage” was not created by you, and is not governed by you.
This is not a political issue.
As a result of “coming out”, Obama’s popularity rating in the US is declining. Why exactly is that, I ask as a Canadian. Why are US media outlets calling him the “gay president”. How can this hate be tolerated?
Well I think there has to be opposition not because people or agree or disagree, but because the US is essentially a 2 party system, the Democrats and the Republicans. If the Democrats say white, the Republicans HAVE to say black. If the Republicans say yes to the right to bear arms and carry around gums (a concept very foreign to Canadians) then the Democrats have to be against it.
In order to further their agenda’s each side seeks out the most radical, most extreme view and promotes it. I mean after reading this below quote, I would vote for Dora the Explorer too.
Check this blog post from former Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol – who has her own baggage – titled, “Hail to the Chiefs – Malia and Sasha Obama.”
Bristol actually suggests that the reason for Obama’s change-of-heart was caused by his daughters watching too many episodes of television show ‘Glee’. Are you fucking kidding me? Can she be that stupid? But it gets better…
She then goes on to quote the president’s interview with ABC in which he says, “You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples.” By offering him parenting advice, “In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends (sic) parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”
I’ll get to this but the moronic part comes next;
“I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.”
I would be ashamed to be a Conservative south of the border. As a fiscal conservative, I am socially democratic and I feel that as an American you have to be all in or all out. You can’t be a Republican yet for Pro-Choice. You have to be a Democrat is that is the way you feel. As a Conservative, if I was American and was being painted with the same brush as some twit named Bristol just did, I would be insulted and looking to create a new party. The Keep your stupid opinions to yourself party, where Americans can work together to improve the economy, achieve racial harmony – you are all american’s afterall, right? and find a way where everyone can live freely, contribute to society and not be discriminated on based on race, religion or sexual preference.
And the next time a reporter sticks a microphone in the face of a Palin… Just remember where it is coming from.
To my American friends… Am I off base here?