Longtime Barack Obama adviser David Axelrod writes in his new memoir that Barack Obama lied about his position on gay marriage so he could get elected president in 2008.
And documents reveal that Obama responded to a questionnaire in 1996 from the Chicago-based Outlines newspaper, as he was making his first run for the state Senate in Illinois, that he strongly favored legalizing same-sex unions.
‘I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages,’ Obama wrote then.
Two years later, though, as his political future began to take shape, he told the same newspaper that he was ‘undecided.’
In 2008, under the glare of a presidential campaign and the weight of history, his public rhetoric swung to a position that America’s Bible belt could embrace – support for only a traditional definition of marriage.
But as president in 2010 he returned publicly to his original position 14 years after he first articulated it…
A lying politician? I’m simply shocked.