Ok, this might not go over too well and for that I’m very sorry. And I kind of can’t believe I’m actually going to say this but you will have to hear me out on this one and maybe you “might” agree…or you might not and I might never have another reader ever again! So here we go….
FINALLY, after years and years and years, President Obama finally came out in support of Gay Marriage. I think it’s about fucking time and I really think more people should get behind this! But, with that being said….
I kind of wish he would have waited a few months to say this…like waited a few months until after he won reelection.
The reason I say this is since he’s waited this damn long, why do it NOW because I really don’t think enough people who support this idea are going to suddenly get behind him because those people were probably already behind him.
I think in this political climate there are more downsides than upsides to him coming out in support of marriage equality. Him supporting our equal rights, which he should do, isn’t going to do anything at the moment to help us. I think he should have waited and MAYBE after he gets reelected he could do what he “should have done and didn’t” when he first got elected and stop trying to play nice with all these people who are not going to play nice with him just because of who he is!
From the very beginning of his administration the right-wing has been doing everything in their power to block everything that he wants to do. I think what he should have done from the beginning of his administration is put is proverbial foot down and fight with them where need be. What most people don’t realize is even though he’s the President, there aren’t a lot of things he can do by himself without the help of the Congress and Senate. We, the voters, should have given him a large majority in both houses and then we could have been farther down the road to recovery than we are now.
I’m just really afraid that this is going to be a tough election and we might lose it. I don’t think all the minority people that went out to vote and helped him get elected will do so the second time around. Even though it is not a politically correct thing to say, I do think there are a lot of black people that went out to vote for the first time and that did help him. No, it is true, they did not elect him alone, but they certainly did help and I think they will be too lazy to do so this time. (That’s going to be another unpopular thing to say.)
Just to say something about the black comment:
I happen to work with a lot of black people who are on the low end of the economic ladder. They have been given the shaft for a very long time. During that election I asked them had they ever voted before and they said no. They didn’t feel like there was anything in it for them because the government has already been run by old white people. This was different, and it was. It was a very important time in our history because finally a black man was going to be living in the house that slaves built.
Since then I’ve heard someone say that “he didn’t do anything for us” and I guess they thought they were going to get something out of him becoming President. What that was I don’t know, but they don’t see that just him becoming President helped them out.
So I will certainly be sitting on pins and needles during this election and I hope my fellow Americans don’t fuck it up and elect Romney. But I hope Obama will put his foot down more in his second term that I so hope he gets. I also hope we give him a majority in the House and Senate this time because we certainly failed to do that last time.