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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Manipulation Of Barack Obama's Sudden Reversal On Same-Sex Marriage

By Susan Duclos

In February 2012 it was noted that Barack Obama was falling short of his 2008 numbers in his fundraising efforts and his fundraising advantage was disappearing.

By March the evidence piled up when reports came out that the Obama campaign wouldn't be helping Senate and House Democrats, as he did in 2008 and 2010.

But that’s not going to happen, top Obama aides Jim Messina and David Plouffe told Reid and Pelosi in back-to-back meetings on Capitol Hill on Thursday, according to sources familiar with the high-level talks. It was a stark admission from a presidential campaign once expected to rake in as much as $1 billion of just how closely it is watching its own bottom line.
On May 7, 2012, Greg Sargent over at Washington Post's The Plum Line informed readers that top Obama donors were withholding their money from the Obama campaign over his "refusal to sign an executive order barring same sex discrimination by federal contractors."

 This comes as the White House is on defense on gay rights today, after it furiously clarified Joe Biden’s vague but supportive comments about gay marriage. The walkback is mystifying to donors and advocates who are already miffed about the executive order, and could stiffen their resolve to keep their wallets closed.

Two days later, suddenly Obama reverses his previously stated positions on gay marriage and comes out in full support of it.

The next day, The Plum Line headlines with "For angry gay donors, all is forgiven."

That same night, Obama attends a planned fundraiser, talks about gay rights, and brings in a nice haul .

Amazingly enough, Obamabots don't even see how easily Obama manipulated gay rights activists into opening their wallets, and/or forgetting their old anger and harsh complaints and are now hailing him a hero.

Short memories.