Ahhhh, so I am not Crazy "he" did flip flop" on gay marriage.
Kirsten Powers: Obamaâs âFlip Flopâ On Gay Marriage âLess Evolution, More Intelligent Designâ
On Saturdayâs Fox News Watch, Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers took President Obama to task over characterizing his shifting views on same-sex marriage as an âevolution.â Anchor Jon Scott asked Powers why Obama got away with being called flip flopper.
âWell it is a flip flop,â Powers acknowledged. âOf course it is, and I think that they treat it when Romney changes his opinion on abortion, for example, which I think he would say is evolving, they call it a flip flop and see it as this craven move. And when Obama switches his position twice, which really hardly anybody, if anyone even referred to the fact that he used to support it in 1996, and pretty, in a very craven way switched his position. And you know, somebody said this is less evolution and more intelligent design.â
Co-panelist Cal Thomas was amused by Powersâ turn-of-phrase. âVery good,â Thomas chuckled.
âThis is not just some accidental thing that happened,â Powers affirmed.
Powers is not the first political observer to refer to Obamaâs âevolutionâ as a âflip flopâ:
PolitiFact also called President Obama out for âflip floppingâ last week, saying he âwas in favor of same-sex marriage before he was against it â and before he was for it again.â
Obama, a consistent supporter of civil rights for gay couples, nevertheless said as early as 2004 and through 2008 that he didnât support same-sex marriage. He had written that he believed âthat American society can choose to carve out a special place for the union of a man and a woman.â In 2010, he said he wasnât prepared to reverse himself. This week, the president said he thinks same-sex couples should be able to get married. On the Flip-O-Meter, he earns a Full Flop.