Normally, the constant parade of Joe Biden gaffes are ignored. Since one Biden gaffe is generally not much more simple-minded than any another, where would the media—if they were interested—start?
But sometimes—like when Joe says something true—the problem becomes too great for the media (and hence, the Administration) to ignore. Like Biden’s inconvenient position on being “absolutely comfortable” with homosexual marriage. (Note: there’s a serious double entendre to be teased out of Joe Biden is absolutely comfortable with homosexual marriage, but I won’t go there.)
Of course, homosexual marriage itself is an oxymoron: if not homosexual marriage, why not government sanctioned incest, polygamy, arranged marriages, and more?
It’s against the law, you say. So what? Homosexuality was recently illegal as well. Is there a slippery slope here? You bet. If there are no absolute rights or wrongs, what’s illegal yesterday can be condoned tomorrow. Laws can be changed (or ignored) as convenient and the underlying morality drained like yesterday’s bathwater (how’s that for an analogy?)
So while Joe Biden is out breaking lots of homosexual marriage glass for the Administration to sweep up, President Obama is trying to run away from the issue as fast as he can. If avoidance fails, the President’s next issue will be to backtrack. In doublespeak this is called clarifying one’s position. Should that fail, expect to find Biden somewhere under the bus. Hey, everyone knows Joe’s damaged goods anyway.
Since the President’s Justice Department is already ignoring the enforcement of federal law like The Defense of Marriage Act (as well as their apparent non-problem with illegal immigration), the logical follow up to non-enforcement is endorsement.
Why would the President run away from the issue? Voters. Voters of all types, but especially Blacks and Hispanics.
Prediction: until the fall election, the President will do his very best to vote present on the issue of homosexual marriage.