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‘Centrist’ Obama?

Posted on | March 2, 2011 | Comments Off on ‘Centrist’ Obama?

Obama’s decision to dump the Defense of Marriage Act exposes the bogusness of his mythical “move to the center”:

It also is increasingly clear that Mr. Obama has learned nothing from the “shellacking” his party took in the midterm elections, despite all the talk to the contrary from his sycophants in the media about his “moving to the center.”
The pretense of a move to the center is, and always was, just that — pretense — his window-dressing appointment of William Daley as chief of staff and a supposed rapprochement with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce notwithstanding. . . .
Why else would he make the calculated decision not to defend DOMA, a law duly enacted by Congress and signed into law by a fellow Democratic president? Mr. Obama variously claims to be against gay marriage, even as he says his views on the subject are “evolving,” but this decision rips the mask off that charade. He knows his opposition to DOMA, while it might send a thrill up the collective leg of the editorial board of The New York Times, is contrary to the expressed wishes of the electorate: Thirty states have voted on gay marriage, and all 30 have voted against it. What part of “no” does Mr. Obama not understand? . . .

Read the whole thing at The Washington Times.


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