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Barack Obama: Homotextual

Filed By Ed Team | March 02, 2008 7:31 AM | comments

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Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats

"We have to have a government that works for ordinary people. We've got to be able to bring the country together so we have a working majority for change. We have to break down some of the ideologically driven polarization that prevents us from taking practical steps to make the country more competitive and to get opportunity to people."

-- Barack Obama speaking to the editorial board of The Toledo Blade


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Michael Bedwell | March 2, 2008 3:04 PM

The preceding was brought to you by an official representative of the Obama Campaign.....

As for Obama's statement, "We have to break down some of the ideologically driven polarization...," how could one disagree—except for his assertion that he is the one to do it.

When LGBT groups in Illinois, both white and black, feverishly lobbied Obama's personal friend the Rev. & Sen. James Meeks to vote for the state's LGBT rights bill he refused and, after over 30 years of trying, the bill passed by a single vote.

On the one hand, they might not have been surprised that a man who had run for governor on an antigay platform would not change, but on the other hand perhaps they thought that Rev. Meeks' hatred of gays might have softened a little bit from his close friendship with Mr. Obama who describes himself now as a tireless campaigner for gay rights during all those years he's known Meeks. Will Obama's plan to "break down some of the ideologically driven polarization" continue to stop at the door of his friends?

More recently, we saw it stop at the edge of the campaign rally stage this past October. From what Donnie McClurkin said on that stage—paid for by Obama—he's just as polarized in his opposition to gay dignity and equality as he was before Oprah ever introduced him to Obama a few months before. Does McClurkin still think gays are trying to destroy America's children? One can only assume so as Obama's solution in the shameful chain of events was to "agree to disagree."

Is THAT leadership? Is that CHANGE? Is that the kind of person we want answering the White House crisis phone at 3 am? "Well, Osama, we're just going to have to agree to disagree."