Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the 2008 election to oppose same sex marriage for religious reasons, his former political strategist David Axelrod writes in a new book, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.Why did he do so?
xelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even as Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages. Axelrod also admits to counseling Obama to conceal that position for political reasons. “Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position to support civil unions rather than marriage, which he would term a ‘sacred union,’ ” Axelrod writes.Oh..To get black folks to vote for him. See, The Ghost new about Obama's penchant for triangulation a long time ago:
Obama advanced a racist argument for attacks on Iran and Pakistan. Making a comparison between the “Islamic world” and the Soviet Union, he argued that the religious outlook of Iranians and Pakistanis made them less prone to compromise and reason and more warlike.This would be the same dude telling the UN that the future cannot belong to those who slander Islam. I warned people that for a so-called progressive, that commentary revealed a LOT. All I got back was how it was great to have a black man in the Senate. Just remember the lies you overlook to get your [wo]man into office, is the moral ground you cede to your opponents when they do the same.