The NAACP is now saying that gay marriage is a civil right. Glenn went through the stats on the “popularity” of gay marriage in polling, and pointed out that “this is not going to work out well for Barack Obama.”
“The media turning the issue of gay marriage into an election winner for Barack Obama is not going to happen,” Glenn said this morning.
Pointing out the media will, of course, uncritically give Obama a pass on this issue, Glenn tells listeners that Mark Halpern basically admitted that is exactly what they are going to do. He admitted the politics of gay marriage in the media is almost universal, but Glenn took a few minutes the morning to go through the actual politics of the issue.
“Is this the home run that the media really feels and that Barack Obama feels it is?” Glenn asked.
“Is it possible that they are so disconnected from the American people, in bother Washington D.C. in the oval office and in the media centers, that they have no idea what they’re now doing?”
Glenn pointed out that all of the swing states that are up for grabs in 2012 only Colorado and New Hampshire favor gay marriage in polling.
Glenn noted Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Florida – all swing states – gay marriage is opposed by anywhere from 19 points to 30 points.
“But the swing states only tell half the story. Polls can only be so accurate. What people do in the quiet, the moment that they have by themselves in the voting booth is up to them. But Alaska rejected gay marriage by 36 points. Nebraska rejected it by 40, Nevada - 34, Arkansas - 50. Georgia rejected gay marriage by 52, Kentucky by 50 – it was 75 to 25. In Louisiana they rejected gay marriage by 56 points. Mississippi by 72 points. Michigan rejected it by 18 points. Missouri by 42, Montana – 34, North Dakota – 46, Ohio – 34, Oklahoma by 52, Utah – 32, Kansas – 40, Texas – 52, Alabama – 62, Colorado by 12, Idaho by 26, South Carolina by 56, South Dakota by 4, Tennessee rejected gay marriage by 62 points. Virginia by 14, North Carolina by 22, and the ultimate swing state, Florida, rejected gay marriage by 24 points,” Glenn said. “Well, a lot of those states are conservative in their leaning. Hawaii rejected it by 38 points. Oregon, rejected it by 13 points. Wisconsin rejected gay marriage by 18 points and even California rejected it by 4.”
“By the way,” Glenn added, “it was the Hispanic and African-American vote that pushed it over the top. Proposition 8 lost because of the Hispanic and African-American vote.”
“In every single state it has ever been voted on by the people, the people have reaffirmed that marriage is between a man and woman every single time,” Glenn said. “Until the Barack Obama administration figures it out, and the media forms its own state a state that will have a perpetual 100% approval rating for Obama, and a state that I would never ever, even in my wildest dreams, even visit, the President is pandering for donations, and the NAACP's new course might not be the home run they think it is. Maybe that's just me.”