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November 05, 2008
OBAMA DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE HAD SOCIAL-ISSUE COATTAILS: Florida, California voters approve gay-marriage bans.
Of course, since Obama himself opposes gay marriage on religious grounds, maybe he did. But now they're even chasing the gay characters off of Grey's Anatomy! They told me that if . . . . Oh, heck, forget it.
UPDATE: Reader Kevin Maguire writes:
I think Obama's coattails are what passed those measures.
The black and latino turnout was way up for Obama, and - according to exit polling, anyway - black and Latino voters overwhelmingly voted for the gay marriage bans; the majority of white voters voted against
I've seen many other bloggers wondering how it could be that Obama won, but these propositions failed; it doesn't seem to occur to them that there are plenty of people voting for Obama who don't buy into the entire liberal basket of goods.
Myself, I'm wiith you - happily married gay couples with full gun safes IS the American dream. Instead, we're headed for both parts of that idea being illegal.
Well, there's a cheery take.