Thursday, February 12, 2015

David Axelrod: "Obama Misled Nation on Marriage"

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David Axelrod has been with Barack Obama throughout his political career, serving as one of his closest allies and political advisor.

Axelrod has now retired and written a book with what Time Magazine calls "a striking admission of political dishonesty from the keeper of the Obama flame."

The dishonesty?

Axelrod says Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the 2008 election to oppose same-sex marriage for religious reasons.

And guess who was the primary target of the president's deception?

Has Axelrod now turned on his long time friend? Not at all. Axelrod sees Obama as a sort of courageous hero for carrying the burden of the deception.

Time says, "Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage during the first presidential campaign, even as Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages."

Time reports, "Axelrod also admits to counseling Obama to conceal that position for political reasons."

Axelrod writes in his book, "Believers: My Forty Years In Politics" that "Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position to support civil unions rather than marriage, which he would term 'sacred unions'."

For personal political gain, and the so-called "greater good" of advancing the secular ideology, Barack Obama agreed to lie to the black community and to America.

He was not "evolving" on his belief regarding marriage as he would later tell the American public. He already supported it.

In 1996, as a state senate candidate, Obama filled out a questionnaire saying, "I favor legalizing same-sex marriage, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages."

However, 12 years later, Barack Obama was sitting with Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church telling the black community and biblical Christians across the nation:

"I believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Now for me---for me---for me as a Christian, it is a sacred union. God's in the mix."

Listen to the applause of Christians and conservatives on this YouTube video following his statement.

We now know God was not in the mix of this man's thinking.

Axelrod says Obama stumbled every time he was questioned by reporters about his beliefs regarding marriage.

Finally, years later, Axelrod writes that President Obama told him, "I'm just not very good at bull sh--ing" after an event where he had once again stated the lie about his belief regarding marriage.

Axelrod writes that by the time Obama told the truth about his beliefs, "The president was champing at the bit to announce his support for the right of gay and lesbian couples to wed---and having watched him struggle with this issue for years, I was ready, too."

This is not only the profile of deception in the highest office in the land--- the most powerful office in the world, but it is also a snapshot of how far left secular progressives actually think. And act.

Get this.

Lest anyone think this is just another "kiss and tell" episode by a former associate who now wants to sell a book, think again. It may be that, but it's also much more than that.

Here's the twisted tale of how far down the wrong path secular progressivism takes an individual and, unfortunately, a nation.

In the illogic of progressivism, Axelrod seems to elevate Barack Obama as heroic and courageous for doing what he had to do for the greater cause. He is a hero because the end, although the task was difficult, justifies the means.

In explaining the "burden" that Obama bore---a man wanting to do the right thing---to be honest and fully and publicly support the homosexual agenda---he denied himself and blatantly misled the black community and the Christian community about what he really believed regarding marriage.

Axelrod, in defense of his friend President Obama, writes, "Having prided himself on forthrightness though, Obama never felt comfortable with his compromise and, no doubt, compromised position."

Even Jonathan Chait, a leading far left progressive columnist for New York Magazine, believes Obama should have told the American people the truth about his beliefs regarding marriage.

While reading this, you have undoubtedly remembered the recent revelations that Obamacare was foisted on the people of America, using the same tactics.

You will recall, Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor and architect of Obamacare, has been repeatedly found on video to be bragging to various audiences how they misled the American people in order to get the votes for Obamacare because the "American people are too stupid" to understand it, and the health bill would not have passed had Americans understood it.

I don't think we Americans are "stupid," but sometimes we are too easily misled because Americans are generally good---not bad, and want to believe the best about anyone in leadership even if we disagree with their politics.

Secular progressives have mastered the ability to leverage the goodness, to deceive, and use it for their own purposes.

This tactic of deception is as old as human history.

I pray we are smart enough, and I believe we are, and discerning enough, and I believe we are, and informed enough, and I believe we will be, and prayerful enough, and we must be, to not make this same mistake next election, no matter how familiar we may be with her name.

May God help us.


  1. Now I'm dealing with line 11 of my 1040EZ not yet knowing what I'm supposed to put on it, which is some kind of a tax penalty for having earned free heath care for the rest of my life because of my years of military service, but the government did not fund enough, so now I have to pay a tax penalty because this guy with the fake birth certificate ignored the constitution and forced through the health care deal using illegal activity they called "reconciliation" when it was not.

    I don't seen any health care tax credit for being a veteran because they did not fund the VA enough for more hospitals.

    Lots of things the government is doing just isn't right. They have betrayed the voters and our constitution. I wish they would just leave us alone instead of trying to fix our lives, and make them better.

    1. Please. If you were really a veteran you would use your 'Veterans Choice Card' to get funded local care if it was unavailable or just inconvenient to get to the local VA medical center.

      And what this has to do with the actual topic of the blog I haven't a clue.

  2. When the ungodly are in power and try to fix the moral lives of others, it causes corruption which breeds even more corruption and decay.

  3. An excellent example of why we mere mortals are unsuited to judgement - we don't have all the facts.

    This isn't a slam against Gary, I was just at a nationally renowned conservative legal authorities blog where he posted the erroneous statement that Senator Obama had been "opposed" to same sex marriage. That is a patently false statement. Never did he say he was opposed to it, only that he wasn't going to be its advocate.

    But even the best of us are sometimes black and white thinkers - if we aren't for something then we must be against it when there are a number of other positions in between,

    The truth is that Daniel Axerod's revelation that he and others convinced Senator Obama to take a non-advocate stance shouldn't be a revelation at all - still Senator Obama did an interview with the gay magazine 'The Advocate' and specifically spelled out both his position and why he was taking it. I know I can't put a link to the actual 2008 article here, but here is a snippet that relates to the stance he would take on same sex marriage:

    Interviewer: Both you and your wife speak eloquently about being told to wait your turn and how if you had done that, you might not have gone to law school or run for Senate or even president. To some extent, isn’t that what you’re asking same-sex couples to do by favoring civil unions over marriage -- to wait their turn?

    Senator Obama: I don’t ask them that. Anybody who’s been at an LGBT event with me can testify that my message is very explicit -- I don’t think that the gay and lesbian community, the LGBT community, should take its cues from me or some political leader in terms of what they think is right for them. It’s not my place to tell the LGBT community, "Wait your turn." I’m very mindful of Dr. King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” where he says to the white clergy, "Don’t tell me to wait for my freedom."

    So I strongly respect the right of same-sex couples to insist that even if we got complete equality in benefits, it still wouldn’t be equal because there’s a stigma associated with not having the same word, marriage, assigned to it. I understand that, but my perspective is also shaped by the broader political and historical context in which I’m operating. And I’ve said this before -- I’m the product of a mixed marriage that would have been illegal in 12 states when I was born. That doesn’t mean that had I been an adviser to Dr. King back then, I would have told him to lead with repealing an antimiscegenation law, because it just might not have been the best strategy in terms of moving broader equality forward.

    That’s a decision that the LGBT community has to make. That’s not a decision for me to make.

    Is it fair for the LGBT community to ask for leadership?
    In 1963, President Kennedy made civil rights a moral issue for the country. But he didn’t overturn antimiscegenation. Right?

    True enough.
    "As I said, I think the LGBT community has every right to push for what it thinks is right. And I think that it’s absolutely fair to ask me for leadership, and my argument would be that I’m ahead of the curve on these issues compared to 99% of most elected officials around the country on this issue. So I think I’ve shown leadership."

    I often brought this article up to those complaining about the President from both sides - more than any president I know he did exactly what he said he was going to do, the 'evolution' in his views was just that civil unions weren't equal enough and that the time was right for more, not that he was opposed to marriage equality and then suddenly for it.

    Again, this misrepresentation of what the president said - shoot of what Daniel Axelrod says in his book, isn't unique for Gary - everyone is making the same mistake because they are just repeating what they hear and were never listening enough.

    President Obama did exactly what Senator Obama said he was doing - people were just to busy talkng to hear it.

  4. So far Obama has been America's most popular and worst president.

  5. There has got to be a stronghold of lust in this nation and among politicians especially for the decay we have been seeing to happen, especially to marriage, for corruption works through lust, as surely as faith is energized by love.

    Any judge that would do something so wrong to marriage, to damage it so, contrary to the will of the people and the good sense of the constitution and it's foundation of goodness, justice, fairness, and equality, as we have seen lately, causes me to wonder if he has a stronghold of sexual mischief, or perversion going on in his own life, and I wonder the same about so many politicians, though many politicians simply go along, but even then, I have to wonder where they are at, as far as sexual purity.

    I wonder how Washington is concerning sexual purity. Is it solid, or is it messed up, and if so, how much so? Anyone who has any foundation of the word in their life, has to be wondering, do they not?

    The constitution isn't just simply somebody's plaything to do whatever they want to with it, for their own crooked pleasure. It isn't something to misuse for one's own bent inclinations, and carnal satisfactions. Words are not just toys to play around with and call one thing another, when they are no where near equal to each other.

    Some will corrupt things as if to make a word say the exact opposite of what it really means. Some day all of us are going to have to answer for what we did with the word of life.

  6. Maybe people love Obama because he's so corrupt.

  7. This may be a little off topic, but do you know what a "shared responsibility payment" is? It's a tax penalty for not having health insurance. Well I suppose a judge would say that it's not really a tax penalty for not having health insurance, it's just know...a shared responsibility payment.

    Marriage isn't whatever somebody wants it to be. That's not how it works.
    Ever notice how when they mess around with marriage, everything else falls apart, and nothing makes any sense anymore?

  8. politicians are misleading only when their lips are moving


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