Check out this story from Politico, complete with a picture of the cover. Andrew Sullivan, who authors the piece, explains, “[Obama] had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family.”
So Obama, apparently, has used his tenure as president to reconcile his sexual identity with his family. No word on Michelle’s reaction.
From Gallup: “Six in 10 Say Obama Same-Sex Marriage View Won’t Sway Vote.”
And the more you read, the bleaker Obama’s re-election aspirations appear. Twice as many respondents to the poll say that they would be “less likely” to vote for Obama because of his stand on gay marriage versus those who said they would be “more likely.”
The President’s campaign implosion continues.
From Fox News: “Health-insurance companies must tell customers who get a premium rebate this summer that the check is the result of the Obama administration’s health-care law, according to federal guidelines released Friday.”
The creepiest part of this is not the administration’s megalomania, but this:
“Rules finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday instruct insurers to notify recipients of rebates in the first paragraph of the mailing by writing: “This letter is to inform you that you will receive a rebate of a portion of your health insurance premiums. This rebate is required by the Affordable Care Act-the health reform law.” (Emphasis mine.)
Think about that. One week ago, the “notification mandate” wasn’t law under Obamacare; now it is, per the “instruction” of Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Is it time yet for a tutorial on the rule of law?
A friend of mine sent me this story a little while ago. It begins, “Fifteen years ago, when advertisers got wind that Ellen DeGeneres was going to ‘come out’ on her popular sitcom show ‘Ellen,’ some advertisers fled.
“One of them was JC Penney.
“Flash forward to one of their newest clothing ads in the May catalog. It features a real-life same-sex couple. The photograph is of two models identified as Wendi and Maggie holding their two daughters.
“Both women appear be wearing wedding bands.
“Quietly, gradually and largely without protest, advertising is starting to reflect new attitudes and new realities about who we are.”
My friend demanded to know what I was going to do about this. My answer was that I was going to do nothing–an unsatisfactory answer, in his opinion.
But it’s my answer, nonetheless. What is there to do? I imagine many folks will decide not to shop at JC Penney as a result of the ad, and I imagine JC Penney has anticipated as much. May the market prevail.