Politico: Gay Marriage Endorsement Caused "Disharmony" in White House


Politico has published a behind-the-scenes report about, among other things, what happened in the White House during the roll-out of Obama's same-sex marriage switch:

Biden’s misstep, also in May, in announcing his approval of gay marriage — which forced Obama to do the same before he intended — caused greater disharmony in the White House than was reported at the time.

Biden blamed Campaign Manager Jim Messina for “throwing him under the bus” with the media during the gay-marriage flap — a charge that turned out to be untrue. In an emotional one-on-one meeting with Obama, Biden apologized profusely and said he’d been betrayed by Obama’s aides.

The president tried to calm him down, saying, “Look, Joe, there are people who want to divide us. You and I have to be on the same page from now on. You and I have to make sure that we don’t get divided.”

Plouffe and other West Wingers were even angrier that Biden had screwed up his boss’s carefully laid plans to announce his position before next month’s Charlotte convention — even as Biden previously had counseled against weighing in on the issue for fear of alienating battleground-state independents.


  1. Andy King
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    ... Gay marriage caused this disharmony? I should think -any- political -anything- would have caused a similar amount of disharmony. Replace SSM with "Russian Arms Treaty" and the story reads the same. I'm equally sure that such disharmony resides in any political camp where second-in-commands have a tendency to make remarks that make it appear that they and the candidate are not on the same page.

  2. Rose
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Cool! Answer to prayer... I've been praying Psalm 55:9 about the SSM bunch and the baby-butcher/abortion bunch, especially the political ones : "Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues..."

  3. CJ
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    So, basically, the TRUTH of how they both felt preceded their original POLITICALLY ORIENTED plan? This just confirms that their support is not political at all. Instead of hiding what they thought would hurt them, they told how they REALLY felt and continued the BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE that a house divided cannot stand. A great example for our country.. Nice article, thanks.

  4. Randy E King
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Permalink


    So you now freely admit that these people have been lying to the American people for over four years now?

  5. Lonesomerhoades
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    These two clowns need to be voted out of office. Actually they are not clowns but two conniving lefties who are out to radically alter America.

  6. Andy King
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Permalink


    Given the recent comments by Todd Akin and Steve King, I think judgement might have been handed out to a different party than you intended.

  7. Godisincontrol
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Our leaders of America need to go back to the truths of what our country stands for. Until then we will not be United We Stand! His truth will set you free!!

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