Monday, May 14, 2012

Smoke and Mirrors

I have a lot of listeners to my radio show at and the questions I receive from listeners certainly cover the gamut of topics. The format of the show is primarily the paranormal, bit we do get into other areas such as politics. One of my guests has been Jesse Ventura who certainly raises a storm of controversy every time he comes on the show. However, this time, the question was from way out in left field. The question was what did I think about the President's statement regarding same sex marriage?
Well first of all, personally, I don't care if you want to marry a turnip, as long as you don't expect me to do the same. However, there are many in this country who firmly believe a marriage is between a man and a woman. Interestingly enough, a review of history will show that, while gays have always been with us, there is a push for mainstream recognition going on at this point in history. I wish them well, though I tend to be on the conservative side in my beliefs.
However, in all of the hoopla going on about President Obama and his evolving beliefs, one thing seems to be missed by most commentators. If you look at the big picture, he has done something to grab the media's attention every time the Republicans have taken an action or accomplished some milestone that would be headline worth. In other words, I believe that his "evolving" position is just more of the smoke and mirrors for which he is very famous. At this point in his administration, many of his policies have failed and he is facing a very serious opposition in Mitt Romney. As a result he would do anything he possibly can to keep the cameras focused on himself.
You also have to take into consideration that his "evolving" position has cost him support of many of the Black religious leaders who are not in favor of gay marriages. So why risk losing that critical support so close to the election? One reason is that he is counting on the Hollywood crowd to be a cash cow and many of them are firm supporters of gay and lesbians having the right to marry. It cannot be a coincidence that he made his announcement just two days before the fundraiser at George Clooney's house.
This election is going to be a pivotal one. Will we elect someone simply because of their color, which is one of the drawing cards that the President is starting to use more and more, or will be elect someone based on the issues and the appearance that the person elected can solve the issues. President Obama's 2008 campaign of "Hope and Change" has turned into "hope you have at least some change left in your pocket". Of course his excuse is it's all George W. Bush's fault. I am not saying that Romney can do any better. I am saying that all of these issues being raised at this point are just smoke and mirrors and we need to see the truth. Let's hope the this election brings a change for the better. 

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