When President Obama was running for president in 2008, he quipped to a top aide that “I’m just not very good at bulls***ting” on gay marriage.
Obama’s former chief strategist David Axelrod writes in his new book that his former boss “misled” the nation when he opposed gay marriage in 2008. Axelrod goes on to detail Obama’s deceptive political posturing.
“Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages. Axelrod also admits to counseling Obama to conceal that position for political reasons.”
This flashback is particularly appropriate seeing as today marks eight years to the day since Obama declared his candidacy for the White House in 2007. On that cold
Axelrod also detailed how Obama’s rhetorical dance about “evolving” on the issue was nonsense:
In Axelrod’s account, Obama was “fully evolved” more than five months before, telling his aides to find a way for him to speak on the issue…
Now, anyone who closely follows politics already assumed Barack Obama never really opposed gay marriage. This is mainly due to the fact that he stated as much on a 1996 questionnaire in