Today’s Phrase for Latin Lovers

Rex in Regno suo superiores habet Deum et Legem.

Translation:
The King in his Realm hath two superiors: God and the Law. -- Henry Care (1646-1688) on English liberties and the Magna Carta

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JawDropper: The Elite Media on Why Obama Won't Endorse Gay Marriage

UPDATE:
Ok, so Barack Obama has finally come out and told the world what we knew he has been hiding all along: he supports gay marriage. Guess his team did some flash polling and focus grouping over the past couple days to find he can apparently live without the homophobic black vote in November—or they will have no where else to go.

But according to an MSNBC contributor, you’re racist if you think blacks are homophobic. See her rant here.

On NBC political director Chuck Todd’s show, The Daily Rundown, his panel briefly discussed the oddity of having Joe Biden come out over the weekend in favor of gay marriage and then having the White House scramble to make it clear that is Biden’s opinion, not Obama’s position. (Todd and his panel didn’t mention the coming out of Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning, thus setting up the Obama campaign strategy of surrounding himself with pro-gay marriage personnel while he can claim to be sympathetic to the issue but yet “still evolving.” What a coward!)

Todd asks his panelists (Celinda Lake, Democratic pollster; Michael Steele, former GOP Party Chairman; and Dan Balz, Washington Post liberal) why Obama won’t just come out in favor of gay marriage. The unified panel opinion may surprise you—or at least seem racist to you, even though they don’t blink an eye in saying it:

While these same people and their peers frequently deem anyone who opposes gay marriage to be “homophobic,” they apparently have absolutely no problem accepting the widespread opposition to gay marriage in the black community.

To not even elaborate on the reason why the black community is the primary cause for Obama’s phony posturing smacks of…paternalism. While they bash religious communities and redneck regions for disapproving of gay marriage, they give the black community a complete pass. It’s as if they think the black community is simply not ready to be held to the same standards as whites. Do they think the black community just doesn’t know any better, is incapable of meeting their elite requirements, so it’s okay to appease them? Better to pat them on the head and get their vote than to offend their homophobic sensitivities?

Why the double standard? Seems fairly racist to me.

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Chris Matthews: Black Communities Need Gay Marriage Because They're Unstable

To discuss whether gay marriage will be an issue in the 2012 election, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews had former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, now a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, and gay rights activist Ross Levi, executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, on his show to debate. In the course of questioning them, Matthews had this rambling intro to a question:

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In case you missed it, Matthews said [with my emphasis]:

Ross, I’ve watched politicians, like in Ohio in the 2004 election, with the help of Don King, the fight promoter, get black clergymen up in Cleveland, the Cleveland area, to get their flocks to vote against the Democratic candidate, John Kerry, on that issue. They got the vote out. They create a lot of rumble and excitement about the evils of same-sex marriage in communities that you’re very much in need of more marriages, obviously, because they’re unstable in many ways, some of the families.

“Obviously”? Let’s assume his saying black communities need more marriages is not because he thinks too many blacks just live together in otherwise traditional family arrangements (what liberal would complain about that?), but because he believes too many black households are headed by single mothers. It’s still hard to understand how he makes the leap from that to how gay “married” households will have any effect on that. How will black communities will be made stable if instead of promoting traditional marriage for unwed mothers they promote gay marriage instead? That will stablize fatherless households? Gays are now going to have to set the proper example for them?

This is yet another accidental example of the convoluted, low opinion that the liberal elite holds of the people they claim to support.