Yesterday, I got to be snarky about Time Magazine’s aggressive breast feeding cover (and if “aggressive breast feeding” isn’t a post-modern liberal oxymoron, I don’t know what is). Today, I get to poke fun at Newsweek, for it’s “Obama : The First Gay President” cover:
Newsweak isn’t actually claiming that the President is gay. Although there have been completely unsubstantiated rumors to that effect, it seems that Michelle, who would know him best, fears the presence of attractive women around Obama, not attractive men.
No, what Newsweak is claiming is that Obama has for three years been laying the ground work for a pro-gay Presidency, one that is slowly reaching its culmination with this latest announcement:
It’s easy to write off President Obama’s announcement of his support for gay marriage as a political ploy during an election year. But don’t believe the cynics. Andrew Sullivan argues that this announcement has been in the making for years. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work.” And President Obama has much in common with the gay community. “He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,” Sullivan writes.
Ah! Something to bring joy to the American heartlands.
What’s really funny about the Newsweak headline is that it runs counter to a continuing narrative on the left that James Buchanan was the first gay president (not to mention Abe Lincoln). If this keeps up, most American presidents are going to be able to claim that title (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
I can’t wait ’til the silly season ends, and people start focusing on what really matters in this election: the economy and national security.
UPDATE: Others who are having fun: American Power, American Digest, and Gateway Pundit. I wonder when the Obamites are going to figure out that New Media is not amenable to Old Media bullying, manipulation, lies, and meme spreading.