Obama: Struggling with the Truth
Telling the American people that he would withdraw all troops from Iraq within 18 months - no matter what! - was, I think, Barack Obama's biggest lie during the 2008 campaign, but it certainly wasn't the only one. He lied about his relationship with Bill Ayers, he lied about being a religious person who attended church every week.
Vice President Joe Biden suggested Friday that it's just a matter of time before same-sex marriage is legal in all US states.
"I think the country is evolving," Biden told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "I think there's an inevitability for a national consensus on gay marriage."
The president also lied about being for civil unions but not gay marriage.
Same-sex marriage is one issue where the president and the vice president don't seem to agree. Obama has long supported civil unions but not marriage equality.
"This is the president's policy, but it is evolving," Biden said.
Evolving. Like his positions on Gitmo, FISA, the Health Insurance Mandate and the Bush tax cuts. Evolving. As in switching from campaign mode to where he really wants to be.
Earlier this week, Obama signed into law a measure that repeals the military's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly.
At a press conference following the signing event, ABC's Jake Tapper gave the president a chance to explain whether his views on gay marriage had changed in light of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."
Soon, the president will announce that he's found the arguments and examples of his gay friends and co-workers too compelling to ignore.
"My feelings about this are constantly evolving," Obama replied. "I struggle with this. I have friends, I have people who work for me who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions and they are extraordinary people. And this is something that means a lot to them and they care deeply about."
"At this point, what I've said is that my baseline is a strong civil union that provides them the protections and the legal rights that married couples have and I think that's the right thing to do," he added.
Everytime Americans have voted on gay marriage, it has been defeated. Further proof that the left represents only its base, not the nation as a whole. Otherwise, the failure to pass gay marriage would be an inevitability.
"But I recognize that from their perspective it is not enough. I think we are going to continue to debate and I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward," Obama said.