Obama Blasts Obama’s Evasive Stance On Gay Marriage

Obama Blasts Obama’s Evasive Stance On Gay Marriage

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Warning– The Onion

 

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama lashed out at President Barack Obama’s seemingly evasive stance on gay marriage Tuesday, calling the head-of-state’s cagey position on the issue both “cowardly” and “an example of failed leadership.”

Speaking to reporters from the White House East Room, Obama said that he has had enough of the president’s endless hedging on same-sex marriage and that, as president of the United States, he can’t just sit back and take a passive position on what he called the “most important civil rights issue of our time.”

“President Obama’s inability to simply state whether he’s for or against gay marriage is unacceptable,” Obama said during a spirited 30-minute address in which he sharply criticized the president for failing time and again to articulate his beliefs. “This nonsense where he says his views are ‘evolving’ isn’t going to cut it anymore. It’s patronizing and it’s wrong.”

“Mr. President,” the president continued, “I am waiting for your answer. We all are.”

Yesterday’s speech comes on the heels of Vice President Joe Biden’s recent announcement in support of same-sex marriage, an announcement Obama praised Tuesday, saying he was pleased “someone in the Obama administration was finally brave enough to take a clear-cut stand.”

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