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Audio: To get Whoop's B+, B.O. must focus on the G-A-Y

by Jeremy Hooper

On today's "The View," one Whoopi Goldberg explained why her President won't be getting a B+ grade from her this holiday season:

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Good for her. And good for us. It's a testament to our side's activism that this is the #1 piece of unpaid change that comes to Whoopi's mind.

Although let's put it all in perspective: We could still be giving our president a Dubya. Or more accurately: He could still be giving all of us a big F-U!

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True, true. But, as I recall, Mr. Obama never once said he was for same-sex marriage, did he? Didn't he just say he was cool with civil unions/domestic partnerships, but as a man of faith could not condone calling it marriage?

Not that it matters much either way, seeing as how this administration seems to have conveniently forgotten about the LGBT community in general (see: no mention of Question 1 on the Democratic mailing in Maine and no mention of LGBT rights whatsoever on a Democratic survey sent out a few months back).

Posted by: Aya | Dec 14, 2009 6:42:05 PM

Yea, Aya, Whoopi overplayed that part a bit. In fact, I've heard Whoopi be slightly off on our issues before.

But still, the sentiment here is what I appreciated. And, of course, the applause from some of the audience members

Posted by: G-A-Y | Dec 14, 2009 7:11:41 PM

Aya, no that's not what he said.

Posted by: Matt Algren | Dec 14, 2009 7:18:24 PM

Matt, that's been President Obama's position since day one.

“I’m a Christian,” Mr. Obama said on a radio program in his 2004 race for Senate. “And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.”


Posted by: Owen | Dec 14, 2009 8:51:38 PM

Obama has been on both sides of this issue. During the campaign he did say he opposed same sex marriage, but he also said he favored the repeal of DOMA. But during his campaign a few years ago for Illinois State Senate, he indicated he favored same sex marriage, so I'm not sure you can say he's always been against it or even that his position is clear.

Posted by: Ken | Dec 15, 2009 4:07:13 PM

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