I want the President of the United States to say that he
supports gay marriage.
Today would be nice during his weekly YouTube address. It's in the news this week. Yeah today would be perfect.
Political suicide you say? Well his enemies want him dead anyway. What has he got to lose? And tell me what have the Democrats got to lose? Right now they can't take any of the credit for anything good that has happened in the last two years and are seen as responsible for anything bad. You want people to get up in your grill about stuff you didn't do or do you want to change the conversation?
If President Obama made that statement, I believe it would define and galvanize the Democratic party. It would show to the rest of the nation and the world that they are the party of true change. Can you imagine the lift it would bring? The Democrats wouldn't be afraid of anything!!!
Is this dangerous? Damn straight it is. People will want to kill the idea...Literally!! They've been trying to deny and kill gender variance for ten thousand years and we're still HERE!!!!!! But what was it, Mr. President, you said in Atlanta this week?
"And I do want to point out, when you get in your car, when you go forward, what do you do? You put it in “D.” When you want to go back, what do you do? You put it in “R.” "
Well put it in D!!! You stating that you unequivocally support gay marriage will move us forward. We need to hear a President, not a pretender to the Presidency but the actual President say those words.
And I think he wants to do it!
His stand on Prop 8 doesn't make any sense. It's divisive? That's why he opposes it? There's more to it than that. He can't possibly be opposed to gay marriage. I'm afraid that the reality is that he is looking at it politically and it doesn't seem to be the right time because there are so many people still opposed on MORAL grounds.
Supporting Equality has been and always will be the moral high ground.
The President and the Democrats should run to it while they still can get in front of it. Gay marriage in the United States will be a reality very soon because it is just and it is in our DNA as Americans to ultimately turn to what is just.
Now this is selfish on my part. I know I'm going to die someday because I already have. On the 30th of December in 2007 I had a massive coronary and it's a miracle that I am still here and can look back at the last two and a half years and marvel at what has happened in my life. If I had died that day, I wouldn't have been backstage at the Kodak when Senators Clinton and Obama walked in together for the California Democrat Debate. I wouldn't have seen Senator Obama go on to become President. I wouldn't have seen the Inauguration. I wouldn't have seen the Steelers win another Superbowl in 2009 and then the SAINTS, the SAINTS!!!! win in 2010! And I wouldn't have been standing in the Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood, California when it was announced that Prop 8 had been overturned by a very conservative judge. Talk about miracles!
Make one more miracle happen Mr. President. Say "I support gay marriage." It's time.