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Do you think President Obama’s stance in support of gay marriage will help or hurt his chances of being re-elected?

Response Percent Votes
It will help
 
46% 442
It will hurt
 
38% 365
Not sure
 
14% 142
Total 949

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OrestessonofAgamemnon 1 year, 11 months ago

it shows that he is an American not a Republican

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Lateralis 1 year, 11 months ago

Obama was for it before he was against it and now back to support. The guy's a liar and has no backbone.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0109/Obama_backed_samesex_marriage_in_1996.html

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Lateralis 1 year, 11 months ago

The problem I have with Obama and same sex marriage was he was for it in 1996 then reverse evolved to gain votes and now back to in support to again gain votes.

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purplesage 1 year, 11 months ago

We can hope it hurts - shaves a few percentage points off the President's popularity. He needs to go.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

Where's the choice for "I don't care"?

If you care very much about this you are either 1. Gay or 2. an angry closeted gay in denial about your sexuality.

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Armstrong 1 year, 11 months ago

Pander to whatever base is remaining Barry.

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DrQuack 1 year, 11 months ago

Gay marriage is really a question as to how much perversion you want to accept. Let's not forget about the pedophiles. We wouldn't want to discriminate against them for their "sexual orientation."

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pooter 1 year, 11 months ago

This announcement comes as no surprise since Obama already approves wholeheartedly of the 24/7/365 violent sexual assault upon not just innocent adults but especially of children, the handicapped and the elderly by his goons in the TSA.

Obama could stop this rape upon the innocent within the hour by placing one simple little phone call, yet he doesn't, so that makes him directly, personally, responsible.

And if you support Obama in any way shape or form that make you just as guilty of those same crimes as if you had your own hands down in those children's pants yourself.

Obama's name doesn't belong on a ballot, it belongs in the Sexual Offender's Registry.

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mcontrary 1 year, 11 months ago

I applaud his position, it's about time. However, I'm afraid there are still too many people still in the Dark Ages; not a few of whom have stated their position here.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 11 months ago

Gay marriage is fine with me, I don't even see why it is an issue. A real issue is ketchup on corn dogs. Now that is a problem. It should be mustard only on corn dogs!

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grammaddy 1 year, 11 months ago

In 10 years the youth of America will look at the rest of us and wonder why this was ever an issue.The same way I looked at my parents and wondered why interracial marriage was illegal in 6 states when I married my first husband.

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Paul R Getto 1 year, 11 months ago

"It's the economy, stupid." Bill Clinton.

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distant_voice 1 year, 11 months ago

I think Obama's next statement should be in support of loving relationships between dogs and people. It is, after all, hypocrisy for people to criticize others about their sexual choices. Hey, if you have a better time with a dog than you do with a man or a woman, if they bring you more joy,. what right does anyone have to say that's wrong? We shouldn't make sexual choices for other people, should we?

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CWGOKU 1 year, 11 months ago

Liberals are so cute and silly. They make me smile

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1southernjayhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

For me this is a non-issue and a complete distraction. We need a president that can get our financial wreck of a government back on track and operate within its means.

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Shane Garrett 1 year, 11 months ago

I could be wrong. But, does not the book of the biggest sky god grant humans free will? If so, then why would the institution of marriage be threatened by same sex marriage? Let those in charge of the "here after" sort it all out. Man should not judge least he be judged; may be something I have heard somewhere. I do not believe that holding a sign stating that God hates America because the state allows free will, is immoral, it is just free speech. What is immoral is to institute that opinion upon those to young to make rational thought their own reality. Yes, it does sicken me to see small children holding signs of hatred. How does one teach children to hate love? We as a nation usually make gains in civil rights by taking small steps. So, let us call it a civil union and let the Church be separate from the State.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 11 months ago

In other news of the current regime's enemies list: "...Here's what happens when the president of the United States publicly targets a private citizen for the crime of supporting his opponent. Frank VanderSloot is the CEO of Melaleuca Inc. The 63-year-old has run that wellness-products company for 26 years out of tiny Idaho Falls, Idaho. Last August, Mr. VanderSloot gave $1 million to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC that supports Mitt Romney. Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, "Keeping GOP Honest," took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney. Titled "Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney's donors," the post accused the eight of being "wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records." Mr. VanderSloot was one of the eight, smeared particularly as being "litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement." ..." http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304070304577396412560038208.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Richard Nixon would be proud of the Mope.

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g_rock 1 year, 11 months ago

Who knows. But at least it makes it more entertaining.

I guarantee that there will be some other, larger, potentially more scandalous issues pop up on one side or the other that will end up casting a shadow on the election. That is how it goes.

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Richard Payton 1 year, 11 months ago

His stance on gay marriage is the same as Dick Cheney according to Greg Knapp in the mornings on KCMO talk radio.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 11 months ago

Since when should a persons civil rights be determined by a vote. I can imagine that much of the civil rights legislation passed since 1964, if put to a vote in Dixie would still have a problem passing a majority (Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina being the most likely failures). Much of this oppression of new rights is by individuals and groups is driven because of a percieved loss of control. Old white men loosing their influence, out of touch religious groups feeling the loss of their flock, and arrogance trying to oppress people of other sexual orientation and religious beliefs.

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Mike Ford 1 year, 11 months ago

the people who are always game for the tail wagging with guns, abortion, and gay marriage that the GOP and Tea Party sells to avoid dealing with the gifts of George W. Bush have the audacity to call what they always follow a campaign distraction if used by Mr. Obama....go figure.....

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verity 1 year, 11 months ago

How many of the people who say this will cause them not to vote for Obama would have voted for him anyway? I think that it will get people out to vote that may not have voted otherwise. Obama's biggest problem this time around, in my opinion, is that people will just stay home and not vote. His presidency has not excited people as his candidacy did.

I also think he should dump Biden (tactfully of course, letting Biden decide that it is time to retire). While Jill Biden is an asset, I can't say that the VP ever has been. I think Hillary would be a good choice, but he really needs someone who could run for president in 2016 and it doesn't appear that Hillary wants to do that---she'll be 69.

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blue73harley 1 year, 11 months ago

I agree with Obama's stance but it will hurt his re-election bid. And his announcement could not be more poorly timed - coming right after the vote in N.C...really???

I also agree with Snap that his record is his biggest problem in getting re-elected..

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autie 1 year, 11 months ago

Comments llike that make me wonder which side of the fence some people are on...that I realize that the fence is parked up in back. Words with no substance...

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 11 months ago

"Obama's New Strategy: Court Gay Donors, Liberal Base".

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-clooney-gay-fundraisers/2012/05/10/id/438613?s=al&promo_code=EDE2-1

Hollywood is home to some of the most high-profile backers of gay marriage and the 150 donors who are paying $40,000 to attend George Clooney's ultra lib dinner tonight will no doubt feel newly invigorated by Obama's watershed capitulation yesterday. Overall, the dinner is expected to raise close to $15 million. Hitting up the 1% for cash again. Fleabaggers should be protesting this event.

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Lateralis 1 year, 11 months ago

It is true that his reluctance and noncommittal to the same sex marriage issue put some of the gay community off. What he said yesterday is definitely a political move. He said it should be left up to the states but his personal opinion was in support. The guy is trying to play both sides and it’s absolutely aggravating to see the LGBT community get so excited when he isn’t doing what he is supposed to do……uphold the constitution and as a constitutional lawyer he’s done a pretty shabby job at that. The LGBT community is settling for less. They need to step up the pressure more than ever before.

The constitution protects everyone from discrimination in public places. The federal government has a responsibility to live up to its oath of office. Until Obama does this he’s just another political patsy.

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gudpoynt 1 year, 11 months ago

It won't hurt him as much as trying to continue defend the wishy-washy stance the administration previously held would have.

He lost fewer votes by this announcement that he would have by condoning, in any way, the N.C. amendment.

Alas, the economy and jobs is still highly likely to be the biggest factor. And it's Cap'n Rom's job to convince independents that recovery has taken too long and cost too much.

Unfortunately, this puts Romney in the uncomfortable position of reveling in bad economic numbers. The projections for 2012 put the numbers going below, then back up above the magic 8.0% mark that Obama pointed to as a target required for his own re-election, and he already missed his own deadline for that (what a bonehead thing to promise that was!) .

If it does dip below 8.0%, Obama needs to convince independents that it's better late than never, and indicative of being on the right track. Conversely, Romney would have to convince independents that it wasn't fast enough.

Looking forward to the debates.

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1 year, 11 months ago

@rockchalk1977 If the "gay marriage issue" is nothing but a distraction, why have the Republicans in KS and across the country spent so much time and money trying to legalize discrimination?

Also, since you say it's nothing but a distraction, I can only assume you support SS marriage. I congratulate you for coming out on record and saying that, rather obtusely, but saying that none the less.

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 11 months ago

I agree with snap. This gay marriage issue is nothing but a distraction from Obama's failed economic policies and extreme socialist agenda. Obama will be judged on his record this time around which should translate into his political demise.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 11 months ago

His record on the economy and American jobs will have more to do with how people will vote in November than this issue.

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yourworstnightmare 1 year, 11 months ago

Give much and give often to Obama's reelection campaign.

Elections are all about money.

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pace 1 year, 11 months ago

I am sure glad he did it. He is gutsy and smart. I want a President who stand up for civil rights.

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