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  •  I'm not speaking for him, and sorry if I (4+ / 0-)

    gave that impression. All I can say is that in many conversations I have had with him I never got the impression that he hated the PERSON of the President, rather is angry with some of his policies and positions, most especially on the issue of Marriage Equality.

    Perfect ticket for GOP '12: Palin/O'Donnell.

    by commonmass on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 01:15:06 PM PDT

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    •  The impression that I'm under is that (0+ / 0-)

      tnich thinks that Obama is personally invested in keeping gays from having equal rights under the law. Obama has NEVER said that his marriage was more equal than anyone else. All Obama said was that he did not believe in gay marriage. Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton also said the same thing.

      The president never said his belief system was superior, or better or the gold standard. He also never implied that his personal beliefs about gay marriage would inform his policies or decisions about DADT, which he promised to work legislatively with congress to repeal - and which he is doing.

      •  As someone who knows tnich personally (5+ / 0-)

        and has spent nights at his home which he graciously opened up to us while visiting Boston, I can assure you that he does not think that the President is personally invested in keeping gays from having equal rights.  What he has expressed is his disappointment and anger at Obama's lack of political courage on some issues relating to the LGBT communities.

        Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess singin' drunken lullabies--Flogging Molly

        by dalfireplug on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 01:57:50 PM PDT

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          I will admit that I don't know tnich personally, but saying that the President believes his relationship with his wife is superior to that of gays, is very different from saying he lacks political courage on issues related to LGBT communities. While I find the latter a very plausible and reasonable comment, I'm having difficulty with the former because I've seen no evidence of it.

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