Long ago, there was a time when Obama wasn’t heralded as the guardian of the gays. I think it was way back in… 2008. See, Obama flipped on the issue of gay marriage in Hillary-esque fashion (read FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Opposed Gay Marriage Forever… Until Like, Yesterday).
He credits his flip-floppiness to an evolution of sorts – you know, like becoming a homosapien sans the sapien. Progress. After all, going from “marriage is between a man and a woman,” to “Make America Gay Again.” doesn’t happen overnight. Sure, the White House may be a bastion of rainbowed gayness now. But it appears Obama’s still sore over the period of his life when he was on the outs with the gays. In fact, he has a lot to say on the matter…
In a recent interview with The Atlantic… President Barack Obama, who in 2008 said he was “not in favor of gay marriage,” expressed frustration with the “gay activists,” who he says pestered him throughout the presidency.
Obama criticized the lack of “awareness” among LGBT activists, suggesting that both they and immigration reform activists would not have criticized him if they had done “sufficient homework” on the issues they were protesting, adding later those activists made him feel “a little bit hurt.”
“During the course of that year… when we were trying to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, probably every speech I gave, I’d have gay activists just screaming at me during rallies. And you just say, ‘Come one, man… In what sense do you think that you yelling at me here is going to advance your cause?'”
Can we just take a second to bask in the sweet deliciousness of this moment? Those words came from the scowling mouth of Barack “Honorary Queen of the Gays” Obama. One could argue that no other President has been so closely affiliated with the LGBT movement before him (see Obama Claims Transgender Kids Are the New ‘Protected Class.’). And, so it seems, even he doesn’t have sparkling reviews when it comes to LGBT behavior.
Not that we can blame him. After all, he spent a good portion of his presidency going to bat for the same people who are accustomed to perpetual self-victimization (see Gay NYTimes OpEd Complains… That Gay Marriage is Legal?!). His legacy may have turned out to be a fruitless endeavor which only served to stomp on the rights of regular folk while emboldening aggressive fairies… But hey, at least he turned the White House rainbow. So there’s that…
Good thing LGBT America has a real gay hero it can always count on.