As I was listening to the debate on the radio, I heard Joe Biden approvingly condoning gay rights and “same-sex marriage” (his exact words). I immediately thought to myself: “Gaffe!” His true support for same-sex marriage actually slipped out of his mouth! (Extra credit to anyone who can find me a video clip of this part of the debate). UPDATE: Here’s the transcript:
It’s what the Constitution calls for. And so we do support it. We do support making sure that committed couples in a same-sex marriage are guaranteed the same constitutional benefits as it relates to their property rights, their rights of visitation, their rights to insurance, their rights of ownership as heterosexual couples do.
Of course, the unbiased moderator came to the rescue by directly asking Biden if he supports gay marriage. Coming back to his political senses, Biden responds with a “no”.
Did anyone else notice this flip-flop, all taking place within a span of 30 seconds?
Barack Obama also claims to oppose gay marriage. Malarkey. Make no mistake: Barack Obama fully supports gay marriage. How do I know? Obama opposes Proposition 8 in California which would establish marriage as between a man and a woman.
Now here is Logic 101:
Proposition 8 would ban same-sex marriage in California.
Barack Obama opposes Proposition 8.
Barack Obama opposes state bans on same-sex marriage.
Corollary through contrapositive:
Barack Obama supports same-sex marriage. Q.E.D.
John McCain should hit Obama on this blatant inconsistency in the upcoming debates. Obama is running around claiming that he opposes same-sex marriage, and yet he also opposes bans on same-sex marriage. What cognitive dissonance. And Joe Biden revealed, through his exact words in tonight’s debate, that he supports “same-sex marriage” as well.
The next time Obama claims to oppose gay marriage, McCain should ask: “Why?”
By the way, if you care about this issue, please consider helping Yes on 8. If gay marriage is legalized in California, it will inevitably sweep through the country.