poisonwood's Diaryland Diary

Date: Nov. 03, 2008 . Time: 7:41 a.m.

marriage Entry:

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marriage

I didn't know B*arack opposed gay marriage. However, this quote is classic evasion, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised:

Some gay allies of Mr. Obama thought, during a televised Democratic forum in Los Angeles in August 2007, that he might come out in favor of same-sex marriage, after he was asked if his position supporting civil unions but not same-sex marriage was tantamount to “separate but equal.”

“Look, when my parents got married in 1961, it would have been illegal for them to be married in a number of states in the South,” Mr. Obama said. “So, obviously, this is something that I understand intimately. It’s something that I care about.”

At that point, he veered onto legal rights, saying that — both in 1961 and today — it was more important to fight for nondiscrimination laws and employment protections than for marriage.

7:41 a.m. - Nov. 03, 2008

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only 18

Nice article in the WSJ about Oba*ma. My favorite quote:

When the press was hitting hard on the pregnancy of Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter, he did not respond with a politically shrewd "I have no comment," or "We shouldn't judge." Instead he said, "My mother had me when she was 18," which shamed the press and others into silence.

5:42 p.m. - Nov. 01, 2008

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skeletons

I find it far less extraordinary (and reprehensible) that Oba*ma has a relative living in the US who may be living here illegally than that he has a relative living in a public housing complex. Oba*ma is apparently all about spreading the wealth, but he is letting one of his own live in public housing?

Who knows the details, but O is rich now by anyone's estimation. Why is he not taking care of his aunt? In many families of far less means than Obam*a's, it is normal to provide financial support to relatives, particularly elderly ones, who may need it.

Who cares about the campaign contributions! (Apparently she donated $65 - another indication of how much she can probably afford.) This is more of a character question. Do I expect any old person of the street to necessarily be supporting their family members? No. But someone like Oba*ma who preaches compassion and hope and wants to be president? Yes.

Granted, we don't know the whole story, and probably never will. Maybe she refuses to take financial support. She is a half sister, not a full sister, and that can make a difference. Maybe he is supporting her. He is only recently wealthy. Maybe she likes where she lives. Who knows.

Oba*ma has quite a few skeletons. He's been running for two years now - enough time to really dig through his closet. I personally have too many skeletons, I think to run for political office. This blog alone would probably be enough to stop me. Soon enough, regardless, he will be president. It'll be an amazing moment for many reasons. I guess we'll see what happens then.

Update - B informs me that perhaps O's aunt had to live in state housing due to uncertainty regarding her immigration status.

12:03 p.m. - Nov. 01, 2008

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