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SuperPAC Ad Claims Obama Is Working To "Force Gay Marriage" On U.S.

12:33 am - 09/05/2012

A new ad from the Campaign for American Values SuperPAC's advertisement claims that President Obama is trying "to force gay marriage on the country." The couple in the ad say that isn't the "change" they voted for, a claim that overstates Obama's position on the issue.

The ad, was first reported by New York Observer's Politicker which tied the ad to Gary Bauer, the evangelical political leader.

Obama has said that he personally supports marriage equality, and he and his attorney general, Eric Holder, have concluded that the federal definition limiting "marriage" under federal law to one man and one woman is unconstitutional. As such, the Department of Justice has stopped defending that provision of the Defense of Marriage Act in court challenges.

Neither Obama nor the administration have taken a position on whether states should be forced to allow same-sex couples to marry, although the legal underpinning of the administration's position on DOMA is nearly the same as that advanced by LGBT advocacy organizations in advancing legal claims to require marriage equality.

The Democratic Party platform, formally released on Monday night, includes support for marriage equality as a plank in the platform for the first time.

Over at the gay conservative group GOProud, executive director Jimmy LaSalvia told BuzzFeed, "[T]he ad has the production value of a public access TV show."

Substantively, he also dismissed the effort: "It appears to be an effort to aid the Obama re-election efforts, because it is totally off message from anything that the Romney-Ryan campaign is talking about. Every moment not spent talking about jobs and the economy is doing exactly what the Democrats want."

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lady_borg That ad..5th-Sep-2012 06:42 am (UTC)

Edited at 2012-09-05 06:43 am (UTC)
papermint 5th-Sep-2012 06:55 am (UTC)
I am too lazy to find gifs right now to express my feelings on this, so just picture steam pouring out of my ears while I bang my head against my desk and claw at the internet and whine.
lady_borg 5th-Sep-2012 07:59 am (UTC)
I only took the time because I couldnt find the words.
rex_dart 5th-Sep-2012 06:57 am (UTC)
If forcing the people in that commercial to get gay married is what it takes for me to get married, well, that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
bnmc2005 5th-Sep-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
As long as they're all gay-marrying each other.
bananainpyjamas 5th-Sep-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Was anyone who is rabidly against marriage rights seriously voting for Obama last time? C'mon now.
hinoema 5th-Sep-2012 07:18 am (UTC)
This whole "I don't like what you're doing, so you can't, and I'm Christian so my choices overrule yours" crap needs to die. Also:

Substantively, he also dismissed the effort: "It appears to be an effort to aid the Obama re-election efforts, because it is totally off message from anything that the Romney-Ryan campaign is talking about. Every moment not spent talking about jobs and the economy is doing exactly what the Democrats want."

Seriously? The various factions of the Republican party aren't even on the same planet anymore. If Romney did win, the first thing they would do is take a good look at each other and proceed to wage a civil war.

Edited at 2012-09-05 07:21 am (UTC)
tiddlywinks103 5th-Sep-2012 07:52 am (UTC)
LMAO, bad acting, poor delivery, and a set that looks unlived in. Looks like Fireproof all over again. But seriously, what is this trite mess? The music playing when he mentions Romney is priceless. Dig that grave, repubs. Dig it.
shadwrayvn 5th-Sep-2012 08:12 am (UTC)
qable 5th-Sep-2012 08:25 am (UTC)
If the president is out to "to force gay marriage on the country," then which dude is he forcing Uncle Sam to marry? Is he marrying the Fatherland? Is a country required to provide informed consent before marriage? How does a country hold a pen in order to sign the marriage license when countries don't have physical bodies capable of holding writing utensils? I have so many questions!

Alternately, conservative hysteria is getting more and more ridiculous and should be mocked. Why are these guys getting media attention?
ragnor144 5th-Sep-2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
I like to think that Lady Liberty is a trans woman, so that would be close enough in conservative circles.
teacoat 5th-Sep-2012 08:40 am (UTC)
The woman looks a lot like Anita Sarkeesian. In fact, when i first saw the embed before actually watching it or looking at the article, that's exactly who I thought it was.
candybouquet 5th-Sep-2012 08:59 am (UTC)
lol force is bad except when its forcing gay marriage from happening.
tabaqui 5th-Sep-2012 10:35 am (UTC)
Pearl-clutch yourselves back to the dark ages, jackasses.
corinn 5th-Sep-2012 10:53 am (UTC)
*eyeroll + sneer combo*

I thought super PACs were supposed to be able to afford things like writers and actors ahaha. I swear my high school classmates made better videos for various class projects. That French 2 parody of The Blair Witch Project is Oscar material in comparison.
thisisviolent 5th-Sep-2012 11:00 am (UTC)


zombieroadtrip 5th-Sep-2012 11:07 am (UTC)
with acting like that I can't imagine why there aren't more conservatives in Hollywood
zombieroadtrip exploitable5th-Sep-2012 11:47 am (UTC)

the suspiciously long pause he gave before answering was unintentionally hilarious too
ladypolitik 5th-Sep-2012 11:24 am (UTC)
Deliciously contrived. The absurdity of the ad implying that the only thing standing between right-wing reactionaries voting for Obama or not is his position on gay marriage (and not ohhh, say his being a Democrat or that whole swarthiness thing) is amplified by the reality that most voters who imply withholding a vote for Obama on the basis of the marriage equality platform tend to be left of centre and WANT same-sex marriage to be a THING.

Obama Is Working To "Force Gay Marriage" On U.S.

"LOL, one can only hope; it's only a civil rights issues, and all" should be the stock answer to this trite, bigoted fearmongering. Oh, and that "pork-eating" church/state analogy macro.
sparkindarkness 5th-Sep-2012 11:44 am (UTC)
*sighs* i give up, I really do. So sick of these people
sky3205 5th-Sep-2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm sure that is what he is trying to do...
mollywobbles867 5th-Sep-2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
They realize they already have the homophobe vote, right?
wristtattoos 5th-Sep-2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
This letter was recently printed at my local newspaper...I was legitimately stunned that they would print something like this:

In response to John Salem’s Aug. 19 letter, “It’s difficult to choose between Saland, Di Carlo.”

It’s not difficult at all. In fact, it’s a slam dunk. For those who think same-sex “marriage” is a trifling matter, please take the time to think about the sobering effects of state-sanctioned homosexuality on the next generation:

• that sexual activity is not always healthy, as evidenced by the devastating toll on human life by the ravages of AIDS.

• the corrosive effect on children being exposed in school and in society to the idea that they can “marry” either a boy or a girl when they grow up.

• that this new entitlement program called same-sex “marriage” serves no legitimate purpose for the greater good — unless one considers Andrew Cuomo’s presidential ambitions to be the “greater good.”

• that same-sex “marriage” implicitly denies posterity a framework for the raising of biological offspring.

• that same-sex “marriage” implicitly denies the right of children to be raised by their biological parents.

Will the Mid-Hudson Valley’s economy matter in the long run if our human capital is compromised in this way?

It’s time to retire state Sen. Steve Saland and pass the baton to the more responsible statesman, Neil Di Carlo. Maybe you’ve seen his yard signs around — that is, the ones that have not been surreptitiously absconded with. That leads to a final question: Are Saland’s supporters so worried about his chances that they must resort to petit larceny and interfering with an election? - Linda Cebrian, Rhinebeck
shoujokakumei 5th-Sep-2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
My local papers print this kind of shit all the time. OH MY GOD TEH CHILDRENZZZZZZZZZ
shoujokakumei 5th-Sep-2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, Obama is going to force everyone to get gay married. After that, since he's a secret Muslim from Kenya, he's going to force everyone to fast for Ramadan with their new gay spouse. And then we've all got to adopt mixed-race babies from Africa and make them fake birth certificates so one day they can also be president and take over the entire world.

Or something like that, that's just what I heard, somebody said that (it was me).
ragnor144 5th-Sep-2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
I laughed at how badly acted and produced this was, then wept that there are people who think this is deep political thinking.
sihaya09 5th-Sep-2012 01:42 pm (UTC)

It's like an SNL parody, it's so bad.
poetic_pixie_13 5th-Sep-2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
I can't even be offended by that ad. The acting and writing are atrocious.

But, I'd like them to tell my religious, hard-working, compassionate, charitable mother and father about how they lack family values because they love and support their gay daughter.

I'll watch from a distance.
d00ditsemily 5th-Sep-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
How dare they force their terrible acting on me!!!!
astridmyrna 5th-Sep-2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
beoweasel 5th-Sep-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
Bwahahaaha, god I love Statler and Waldorf.
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