It should be one of those days. It will be one of those days. January 20, 2009.
It’ll be in what passes for an elementary level history text book twenty years from now.
But today isn’t what everyone’s saying it should be for me.
Maybe it’s just the few things that Obama’s done that are sticking in my craw and they’re more than just annoying, they’re painful.
Or maybe it’s just that I’ve finally run out of gas on the Obama Express, when I voted for Hillary and it’s time to say that I voted for not-Bush. I voted for not-Republicans and not-more of the same.
Check out this part of whitehouse.gov:
Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage: President Obama voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006 which would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman and prevented judicial extension of marriage-like rights to same-sex or other unmarried couples.
All well and good, but he also stated unequivocally and perfectly guard-paged with silence and therefore trussed-up into a soundbite that he is opposed to same-sex marriage, so maybe Obama himself is just voting not-not-opposed?
But hey, some say it’s a symbolic victory that he put up any verbiage at all on whitehouse.gov itself to gay people.
It’s symbolic. It’s a symbolic victory.
Blah blah blah. It’s a symbolic victory and the Prop 8 win was a blessing in disguise.
Fuck, maybe we should just keep racking up these immaterial symbolic victories and these very much material losses and before you know it, we’ll bomb ourselves to some stone age victory!
To Obama, it’s just a difference of opinion and everyone must find some level to come together in civility.
I mean, if he could find some way to come together in “civility” with Rick Warren, who equated same-sex marriage with incest and statutory rape and bestiality—oddly, that motherfucker Rick Warren is on my TiVo right now giving his all-inclusive-except-for-those-of-us-who-don’t-believe-in-a-god invocation—maybe we should go and find someone out there who’s repeatedly referred to Obama as a nigger, who’s referred to his wife as a whore, who’s found any manner of horrific insult to Obama’s young daughters…find that man and have Obama ask that man to come to dinner at his house.
Find that man and have that man agree to civil language—civility in language and no more than language—and have Obama agree to break bread with the man? Do that and then I might believe Obama really means what he says.
Until then? He’s a politician talking out of his asshole just like everyone else.
He’s already changed his mind about same-sex marriage so he could become President.
Maybe he can change my mind?