Obama Criticizes Romney As ‘backwards On Equality’
Published: May 11, 2012
Obama Criticizes Romney As ‘backwards On Equality’, President Barack Obama wasted little time casting his historic embrace of same-S-EX- marriage as a political wedge issue Thursday, telling a Hollywood fundraising crowd that it shows how his vision of the country differs from Republicans.
Speaking at a dinner at the home of George Clooney, Obama raised the issue g*y marriage obliquely, saying simply to enthusiastic applause: “Obviously, yesterday we made some news.”
“It was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be,” he said. “It grew directly out of this difference in visions: Are we a country that includes everybody and give everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly?”
Obama’s remarks came at the end of a day when his campaign seemed eager to transform his support of g*y marriage into donor enthusiasm and grass-roots vigor. In a web video, the campaign portrayed Republican rival Mitt Romney as “backwards on equality.”
The Clooney fundraiser in Los Angeles’ Studio City area was in the heart of celebrity g*y marriage activism.
White House spokesman Jay Carney brushed aside questions about the timing of the attack on Romney, saying that Obama and Romney had differed on issues of g*y rights even before the president declared his support for same-S-EX- marriage.
“Gov. Romney is for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would enshrine discrimination into our founding legal document,” Carney said. “The president thinks that’s wrong. So their positions were starkly different before yesterday.”
In Seattle, where he was attending two fundraisers, Obama witnessed the support first hand as his motorcade passed a woman holding an infant and a sign that said: “Thank you! Mr. President for standing up for my mommys!”
He drew big cheers from supporters at Seattle’s historic Paramount Theater when he said his vision for a better America applies to everyone, “no matter what you look like, no matter what your last name, no matter who you love.”
Without referring directly to marriage, Obama expanded on the theme of same-S-EX- equality.
“We are moving forward to a country where every American is treated with dignity and with respect and here in Washington you’ll have the chance to make your voice heard on the issue of making sure that everybody, regardless of S-EX-ual orientation, is treated fairly,” Obama said. “You’ll have a chance to weigh in on this. We are a nation that treats people fairly.”
Washington state has passed a law approving same-S-EX- marriage, but opponents are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative to overturn the law and declare marriage as union of man and woman. (AP)
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