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Breaking News: WA Gov. Christine Gregoire Reveals Obama Hid His True Position on Marriage for Months [Updated]

 

Video has surfaced of Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire at a pro-Referendum 74 concert and fundraiser revealing that President Obama whispered to her back in February -- at least six weeks before his public coming out for gay marriage in May -- that he was "proud" of her signing a bill to redefine marriage, that "history will be on our side" and that "we will ensure equality in the United States."

At the same time and for weeks leading up to his public comments the president's administration continued to claim that his position on marriage had not changed.

I wonder what other politicians bent on redefining marriage have had secret support from the President.

I haven't seen other news outlets talking about this but hopefully this will generate some conversation:

Update -- Katrina Trinko of National Review blogs about this video admission here.

Update 2 -- Chris Geidner at BuzzFeed writes about this revelation as well.

21 Comments

  1. Zack
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    She revealed nothing. Obama has supported same-sex marriage since the 90's. Politically it didn't serve him, so he "changed" positions. He's using the people who got him elected and they're all blind, every last one of them.

    It's sad.

  2. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    President Hussein is so proud of her. Isn't that special? She can retire in peace knowing that she caught the attention of the Anointed One for 3 seconds.

    But seriously, Thomas, this is a good find. It reinforces what many of us already suspected. The legacy media will, of course, ignore it. Fortunately, their influence is waning by the day.

  3. Timothy Kincaid
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Six weeks isn't "months". And this is not exactly scandalous or surprising to anyone. I suspect he decided AT SOME POINT before the announcement that he was going to publicly support marriage equality.

    Most people don't make spontaneous announcements of a changed position (though Jerry Sanders did). I don't think there's much meat to objecting to his waiting a six weeks.

  4. Timothy Kincaid
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Barb,

    I hope you are not a Christian. We are commanded (not suggested, implied, requested, or hinted at) to love.

    There is nothing loving about calling someone else insults and slurs. Even if "but they do it too" or "I'm telling the TRUTH in love". Nope.

    Sorry, but Christians simply can't do that. Or, at least, not according to Jesus. (And Jesus outranks Rush Limbaugh)

    So I hope you do not claim to share my faith.

  5. Randy E King
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    @Timoth,

    More times than not love requires you to stand against self destructive tendencies. If you truly love someone you will not cheer them on when the choose death over life.

    We are not commanded to celebrate Godlessness; and you did not find the loophole you thought you found.

  6. George
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    You could also say Obama revealed his change of heart to Gregoire. And BTW, Obama never once said SSM should be outlawed.

  7. Ash
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Although we all knew it, Gregoire reveals that the president was lying about his position the whole time.

    And what's up with all of this "ensuring equality" stuff? Is the president now lying about his desire to let the states decide this issue?

    I think we all know the answer to that. ;)

  8. Posted October 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Just another lie. It only proves that anything he says should be taken with a grain of salt.

  9. John Noe
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    To comment #4: Yes we Christians are commanded to love but we are also commanded to love what is good and despise evil.
    We know what kind of evil homosexuality is so we witness against it. We also know that marriage is between one man and one woman so as Christians we support that also.

  10. Daughter of Eve
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    "By their fruits...."

  11. M. Jones
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    No worries, Mitt Romney will fix this for good with his support for a constitutional amendment, defending traditional marriage.

  12. Glo
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    GOD is in control!!! You reap what you sew!!!!1

  13. George
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    You need 38 states to ratify a Constitutional amendment, and it's not going to happen and Romney knows it can't. Romney loves to pander, and there are those who believe him.

  14. David
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    'You need 38 states to ratify a Constitutional amendment, and it's not going to happen '

    Never say never. We have 30 states now that have said no to SSM

  15. Duncan
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Barb: "President Hussein" ruled ruthlessly in Iraq until deposed by the US.

    Our presidents name is President Obama. Show some respect, as you were taught in grade school.,

    Or, perhaps everyone with a given name or middle name (or last name, too?) of Hussein is an evil person?

    Well, glad to know where you stand. (oh, how long did it take for Brian to accept Dan Savage's dinner invitation? and to actually make it happen? Perhaps around six weeks.

    but keep on donating .....the anti-ssm side is losing pretty badly (outside the margin of error) in ME, MD and WA.

  16. Randy E King
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    @Duncan,

    I do not know what grade school you went to, but the one I went to taught us that the President is a representative of the American people; not a king.

    Your Messiah owes we the people respect; we do not owe it to hm.

    “Tell the people the truth and the nation is safe”
    Abraham Lincoln

  17. John Noe
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    To poster #11, if the Supreme Court tries to impose it from the bench there will be a push for an amendment. It could possibly lead to another 1860 with some states feeling strong enought to secede from the union.

  18. Duncan
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Randy,
    Barack Obama is the President. Barb calls him "Hussein" in a perjorative manner. My grade school, we were taught respect, not bullying.
    Respect for the Office, and the person holding the office.

    My "messiah" is the same as Obama's.. His name is Jesus.

    Would that Romney would follow Honest Abe's advice.

  19. Jane J.
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    No surprises here. The price will be paid at the polls, as it should be.

  20. Chairm
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Timothy are you posing as a Christian here? Or are you just relying on sloppy rhetorical splurges?

  21. Son of Adam & Eve
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Is Obama really a Muslim? He is not a Christian I know, for Christianity does not approve homosexuality. Does Islam endorse homosexuality?
    I wonder.