How is Obama “evolving” on gay marriage when his position isn’t changing?

Someone in the White House, perhaps the President himself, thinks they’re awfully smart.

You see, they have the gays, and the media, all atwitter that the President is “evolving” on gay marriage when in fact the President’s position on the issue is clear: He’s against it.  The only evolving this President has done on marriage equality is to devolve – he was for same-sex marriage in 1996, and said so in two separate questionnaires, only to distance himself from that view once he wanted to run for President.

That’s not evolution.  It’s crass politics.

Here’s Axelrod last night trying to explain how Obama has “evolved” on gay marriage, when he hasn’t:

Evolve already.


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