WATCH: Students shocked to hear what Hillary Clinton said about gay marriage

Earlier this week, Glenn spoke about the trend among progressive politicians (i.e. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, etc.) to refer to their politically expedient flip-flops on issues as an ‘evolution.’ When former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano attempted to explain her newfound support of gay marriage, she essentially admitted she had previously not supported gay marriage because it was not popular opinion at the time. But now that the “arc of history” has evolved, she is much more willing to have the opinion that is now more mainstream.

On radio this morning, Glenn played a brilliant video from MRCTV’s Dan Joseph that offers a candid look at how the American people – specifically, students at George Mason University – feel about Hillary Clinton’s personal transformation as it relates to gay marriage.

“So up on TheBlaze, there is something great from Dan Joseph. He’s from MRC… This one is about Hillary Clinton and her stance on gay marriage,” Glenn said. “And it is amazing that he did this week because this is exactly the point I made – what, three days ago – that she’ll do anything to get elected.”

Joseph reads students a quote from Clinton dating back to 2000 in which she said, ”Marriage has historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman,” and asks them to identify who said it. Needless to say, the majority of respondents believe it to be a conservative or Republican. When they find out the quote is attributed to Clinton, their reactions are pretty surprising.

Watch the MRCTV video below:

Clinton’s evolution is particularly interesting when you consider the recent resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over a contribution he made eight years ago in support of Proposition 8. Eich was not afforded that same benefit of the doubt Clinton, our current President, and others often enjoy.

“Hillary Clinton can evolve since 10 years ago. [But] a guy who is a CEO of a company, he can’t evolve. No, no,” Glenn said. “He had a view eight years ago. But we got to stop him from being, you know, a CEO of a company that… doesn’t work on policy. We have to stop him for a political donation he made… eight years ago. But what Hillary Clinton believed 10 years ago – she can evolve.”

As Stu explained, history shows President Obama’s ‘evolution’ is even more egregious, for he has flip-flopped multiple times on the issues.

“MRC went back to Hillary Clinton’s 2000 quote,” Stu said. “But much more recent, I mean, Obama in 2008 when he ran for president was saying the exact opposite of this.”

While running for Illonois state Senate in 1996, President Obama had this to say about gay marriage: “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”

According to PoltiFact, the President had changed his tune just two years later, saying he is “undecided” on the issue.

In 2004, he further clarified his gay marriage stance: “I am a fierce supporter of domestic-partnership and civil-union laws. I am not a supporter of gay marriage as it has been thrown about, primarily just as a strategic issue. I think that marriage, in the minds of a lot of voters, has a religious connotation.”

“This one is amazing because I don’t think I’ve ever heard it. It’s as bad as Janet Napolitano’s quote that we’ve talked about,” Stu said. “Do you ever remember hearing that quote? That’s an amazing quote.”

While running for president in 2008, President Obama said: “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.”

Finally, in 2012 President Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts he has been going through an evolution on this issue” and now supports gay marriage.

“He becomes pro-traditional marriage as he gets closer and closer to running for president. In 2008, he fully supports traditional marriage,” Stu said. “Then in 2012, he flip-flops completely almost exactly at the exact time that it is crossing the 50% support barrier. You want to talk about real leader: There you go.”

“How is it possible these guys aren’t held accountable for this,” Pat asked exasperatedly. “This is clearly a political position for you. You’ve got no belief structure whatsoever on this point.”

  • Anonymous

    Just shows how brainwashed they are.

  • Deckard426

    Bill Clinton perfected the art of having no core values. He could change his position mid-sentence. Since then, most politicians realize that the American attention span can be measured in minutes. Therefore, politicians do not have to account for anything they have said for much more an hour.

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE THESE videos that show the hypocrisy of the left..Hopefully our young will begin to realize they are being USED for votes!!! and not for their benefit (jobs,etc)

  • Anonymous

    At least some of them acknowledge that politicians sway their views to get votes. That one blonde young lady not only didn’t seem surprised but seems to see right through politicians in general. Maybe there is some hope.

  • fez

    These are the people who will end up running or should I say, ruining, this once great country.

  • http://kohlrak.sytes.net Shane Tyler Yorks

    Common, Glenn, why do you and others continue pushing what the former CEO himself denies emphatically: that he was forced out because of some old remarks?

  • Anonymous

    I bet many will be doing flip flops in front of God on judgement day. Wrong in wrong, right is right, and God is God. God will always be the answer, and the final answer!

  • Pat

    Hopefully this will make some of those young people actually think, and then spread this around to their friends.

  • Rex Stevenson

    It’s called “duping the voter.” Tell them whatever they want to hear to get elected, and then once elected turn around and shaft them. It’s the Democrat way. The entire Democrat Party, like Obama’s life, is fabricated upon a foundation of lies.

  • Anonymous

    So…you aren’t allowed to change your mind over a 14 year period…good to know

  • texastruthtweet

    Amen! That is why we should not respond with violence. In the Bible, God clearly states, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay.”

  • Anonymous

    She is for anything that will get her votes. That is all she cares about.

  • Equis

    She compromised herself during her husbands presidency and she now does it for votes who is really surprised here, not me.

  • Kupiakos

    I can’t find the source for her quote. The end of the trail I’ve found is the USA Today article. Has anybody had more luck?

  • landofaahs

    What, what, what did she say? Is she going to divorce Bill for Janet?

  • Anonymous

    The young people in this video clearly support marriage equality. Politicians should represent people, and the country has rapidly changed its mind on gay marriage. Marriage is a personal decision, not a governmental one, which is a libertarian principal. Politicians like Clinton that stood up by changing their position (assuming the quote in the video is true) to recognize that anti-gay marriage laws are an unjust infringement on personal freedom should be commended, not mocked. This reversal of opinion is no different than politicians that changed their minds about suffrage or segregation. Changing ones mind is not necessarily an abandonment of one’s principals. A reversal on an issue can be because of a realization or understanding of political timing to succeed on an issue. The Beck clan can criticize Clinton all they want, but in the end, it’s gays and supporters of personal freedom that have won on this issue.

  • David K

    God or whatever people want to believe in has nothing to do with it. The majority of politicians play the game so well that they will never have to reconsider their actions. The key is to hold them accountable all the while they are in office.

  • Charles Hurst

    The fact that these enlightened Progressives have so changed their mind shows that it is largely a matter of perceived heightened intellect rather than what should be common sense. No one thinks the swinger lifestyle or plural marriage should be advocated today. Tomorrow if Hollywood and the college professor believes it is a worthy cause it will be the next issue. Look at the Asch experiment sometime. You can convince someone to state out out a short line is longer if peer pressure is a factor. And that is what has happened with gay marriage. Because the idea of it was ridiculous to begin with.

    This entire matter should have never come to light to begin with. It is the height of anti reason—that marriage should be anything but between a man and a woman. It’s not even just a Christian perspective. It’s the natural order of the universe and common sense.

    Be we aren’t a nation of common sense any longer are we? We are a nation that not only allows illegals into our country but then gives them benefits. So please, Mr. Progressive, quit telling me that two men being married and two women being married as well as raising adopted children is normal like regular marriage. It isn’t. It’s abnormal and deviant. I’m not condemning them. But we shouldn’t have ever brought up the question of marriage outside of a man and woman any more than we should allow marriage to more than one spouse.

    Of course that will be the next cause won’t it. Multiple marriages. Transgender marriages. How intellectual you are Mr. Progressive. No standards needed. No moral base at all. And the result of your enlightened thinking. Kids are opening fire in our schools. Due to the years long propagation of the morally relative mindset. Because a few decades ago we didn’t advocate for everything deviant as acceptable. Abnormal as normal. And now look at us.

    So go ahead and celebrate Mr. Progressive. And don’t expect me to feel sorry for you when it all collapses around you. This nation will fall—because of your enlightened thinking. Not because my fiction says so. Because history does. And it shows your enlightened intellect is wrong every time. Because there were nations that followed your premise of moral relativism in the past. And they no longer are.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

  • Anonymous

    Changing one’s mind in conjunction with fickle popular opinion does not make truth or constitute evolution.

  • Mark Uss

    If we must make decisions by considering how another person might judge the merit of our efforts, we are prevented from making the choices most valuable to us and are thus coerced by those judging our merit.

  • Anonymous

    Well if that popular opinion coincides with the freedom and rights of the people, I’m all for politicians changing their minds.

  • Anonymous

    People it called changing your mind. Seeing thing in a Different way. There are lots of people who changed there mind about the homosexual public. Not everyone is trying to hold on to the same silly myth about homosexuality. I not even sure why we still talk about if to people want to be gay then let them that there business not ours. if they want to get married so what how does two men getting married affects me.

  • fire lion

    It took some time for christians to stop slavery and burning women on pyre.

  • tiredofdogma

    Here ya go glenn, censor this one too

  • Paul

    Hillary Clinton had a lesbian affair with Huma Abedin

    In mid 2007 rumors started to circulate about Huma Abedin a stunningly beautiful staffer working for Hillary Clinton. The wagging tongues of Washington asked logical questions about Huma. “If Hillary is bisexual (as had long been thought and occasionally uttered in public), what is the nature of her relationship with the dark eyed enchanting Abedin, a young lady from a strict Muslim family?”

    “Is the fact that Huma was never seen twice in the same designer outfit and lived in a $649,000 condo explainable because she was trading sexual favors with Hillary for a fabulous lifestyle?” “If so what does that make Huma?” That is why she filp flops besides it being political.