Sometimes, or, most times, it’s good to steer clear of social issues. But when your left-hand man, Barack Obama, has failed to provide the “changed” economic growth he so often touted in 2008, then, well, I guess social issues — that is, gay marriage — may be the only veritable route.
I don’t think this is one of those foot-in-the-mouth moments when Joe Biden slips some absurdity that he wasn’t quite intending to spout:
“Look, I am vice president of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that.”
It’s the “evolving views” paradigm. A move intended to divert the much-dreaded “flip flop.” He’s not blatantly endorsing, I don’t think, but affirming that he’s “comfortable” with the practice.
Classic wordplay. The careful political manipulation of words. Biden is showing the public his so-called “progressivism” with American culture: He’s hip, he’s cool, and he supports the marital union between man and man, woman and woman, sheman and man, and heshe and woman. I may have the wording wrong, but I don’t care. And I’m sure I’m leaving one or two out. There’s just too many damn combinations to work with.