Evolution? Obama supports gay marriage, then he doesn't, then he does

Looking for the latest effort by the White House to take attention away from the economy and put it squarely on social issues that rile up the American people but in the end have little impact on their day-to-day lives? Well, you need look no further than President Obama finally "evolving" and deciding that he now supports gay marriage - at least on a personal level. But wait...wasn't that his position waaaaaaay back in 1996? Surely this President wouldn't flip flop to whatever position would score him the most political points, would he?

"Could this president be any more ridiculous?  It's sad.  I feel bad for the president of the United States," Glenn said at the start of the show.

Yesterday, The President told ABC's Robin Roberts, "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."

So what does this mean? Pretty much nothing as Obama makes no commitment to any actual action.

Stu explained, "The left uses that excuse all the time:  I'm personally against it but I'm not changing the law is what ‑‑ that's what they're doing.  He's saying 'I'm personally for it' but he's not committing to changing the law.  He's not putting a bill up to change it nationally.  He's trying to walk some weird line in between exciting his base and not really pissing off whatever support he has."

"I think what he's trying to do is get the credit for being a civil rights champion, without being a civil rights champion.  He doesn't have the courage of Martin Luther King," Glenn argued.

Glenn said that rather than take any action, Obama has maintained that this is a state issue, not a federal one. The stance is curious considering he has taken the opposite stance when it comes to healthcare.

"You're, according to Barack Obama, born that way.  So there's no way you can escape it.  You're born that way.  Okay.  That's a states' issue?  But something that you're not endowed by your creator like healthcare, that's a federal issue?" Glenn wondered.

Glenn noted that maybe, after the election, the pressure for him to take action will force him to do something. But until November 2nd, Glenn doesn't think he's actually going to do anything that might risk his chances of winning. Obama has made it clear that while he supports gay marriage, his position is simply a personal one.

Glenn then ran through Obama's history on gay marriage, stating that in 1996 that Obama said on a disclosure form that he supported gay marriage, but in 2004 claimed that he believed marriage was only between a man and a woman. Then he said that his position was "evolving", leading him to come out yesterday with his support for gay marriage...which was the same position he had in 1996.

Did you follow that?

More evidence is coming out that this was nothing more than a shameless campaign stunt to begin with. Reports from CNN suggest that he was planning to reveal this right before the DNC convention, but Biden's gaffe on Meet The Press caused him to speed up the process. Meanwhile, he immediately sent out a letter to donors announcing his "evolved" position and revealed a spiffy new poster (see below).

Glenn joked that the days of Jay Carney dodging the question on "gay marriage" must have been a result of waiting for these awesome posters to get printed.

But hey - why does it matter anyway? In this economy, gay, straight, polka dot, or whatever, it's harder than ever to get a job let alone the house to move in afterwards. Let's face it, The President will do anything to get us to talk about something else.

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While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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