Yesterday, Obama finally came-out-of-the-closet in support of gay marriage. The media was dutifully, flooded with numerous articles and opinion pieces on Obama's supposed courageous and historic action. Obama's announcement was not courageous or historic. All that Obama was doing was getting on another populist bandwagon. Essentially Obama came out loudly with much fanfare supporting a "horse" in the process of winning a race. And I thought, leadership meant tackling real issues.
Obama's disclosure is weak concerning civil liberty Here we have a President who supposedly is in favor of civil liberties. If he were truly in favor of civil liberties, why does he continue to "reluctantly" support legislation, such as the Patriot Act, that continues to erode the civil liberties of all Americans, including the gay community. Coming-out-of-the-closet simply demonstrates that Obama has moral relativism since he does not truly believe in protecting civil liberties for all.
For Obama to demonstrate courageous and historic leadership, how about proposing a balanced budget or reforming the tax code? These are real issues that have remained unsolved. But I guess, for a self-serving politician, playing partisan politics and pandering to special interest trumps actually working in the National interest. Obama's actions were neither courageous nor historic. Simply another instance of "diversions, distractions, and distortions".