In the days following President Obama’s same-sex marriage announcement, many conservatives have accused the President of being purely politically motivated, going so far as to call him a “flip-flopper” or even a “liar.” And, you know what? Fair enough. Hell, even hard-line liberals would admit that they believed in Obama’s “evolution” claims about as much as hard-line conservatives believe in, y’know, actual evolution. However, things took a turn for the absurd this morning when I turned on the TV and saw Karl Rove accusing Obama of using the gay marriage issue for political gain.
Yes, that Karl Rove.
In case anyone forgets, Karl Rove is the guy who pretty much singlehandedly made gay marriage the wedge issue of the 2004 presidential election. Most Americans barely even recognized gay marriage as a concept before Rove came in and told them John Kerry was gonna marry all their sons. Don’t get me wrong, while I think what he did back then was reprehensible, it was also brilliant. Rove won the crap out of that election. However, doing so kind of made him lose his ability to make this argument now.
Seriously, Karl Rove is going to attack someone else for politicizing gay marriage? Karl Rove is the master of politicizing gay marriage. This interview is basically like watching Michael Jordan go on TV and accuse someone else of being a basketball player.
Watch the silliness from Fox News below:
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