Obama Admin Confused and Evasive About Gay Marriage
The video of Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney’s press conference should be up soon, but here are some tweets from reporters about it – some express credulity at the evasiveness of the answers:
Carney: The president is the right person to discuss his personal views…I don’t have an update for you. #gaymarriage
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 7, 2012
Carney says Obama has an “unparalleled record” on gay issues. — Amie Parnes (@amieparnes) May 7, 2012
Obama has been “extremely aggressive” on LGBT issues, Carney says. He denies that WH is trying to have it both ways before election. — Amie Parnes (@amieparnes) May 7, 2012
Carney says the president’s “views have not changed” on gay marriage. But that’s not actually saying what his views currently are. — Rick Klein (@rickklein) May 7, 2012
Peppered with questions, Jay Carney won’t say that Pres Obama shares VP Biden view that he’s “absolutely comfortable” w/ gay marriage. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 7, 2012
Carney ducks question on Dem Party platform potentially endorsing same-sex marriage this year. “Hasn’t been developed,” he says. — jennifer bendery (@jbendery) May 7, 2012
Lester Kinsolving just fell down during WH briefing. Carney asked if he’s ok. Lester: “I’m fine, I just have one question.” — jennifer bendery (@jbendery) May 7, 2012
Les konsolving just fell while standing in the briefing room.Helped up and he shouted had a question for Jay!No question but got a seat. — AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) May 7, 2012
Q: Is marriage a civil liberty? Carney: “You’ll have to ask civil libertarians or lawyers.” — Byron Tau (@ByronTau) May 7, 2012
“He opposes bans on gay marriage, but he’s not yet supportive of gay marriage?” question to @Presssec unanswered.. lol.
— el SOOPer (@SooperMexican) May 7, 2012
@amieparnes “Didn’t really get an exact answer” is understatement of the week.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) May 7, 2012
Brit Hume had a great sum up tweet:
Pres. Obama’s “evolving” view on gay marriage, should be called a slow-motion flip-flop, which is what it would be called if it were Romney.
— Brit Hume (@Kimsfirst) May 7, 2012