President Obama gay marriage

It seems President Barack Obama suddenly realized his legacy is in jeopardy. With 2 weeks left in his presidency Obama is growing concerned after making history in 2008.

In a sit-down interview with The Atlantic‘s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Obama expressed his dismay at gay activists who, he says, pestered him throughout his presidency.

Obama said that, despite the Supreme Court striking down bans on same-sex marriage, gay activists still yelled at him to do more.

He compared the tactics of gay activists to that of Ferguson activist Brittney Packard, who he says “just knew her stuff”.

“Every speech I gave, I’d have gay activists just screaming at me during rallies. And you just say, ‘Come on, man. Not only do I agree with you, but I’ve actually got a strategy to execute, we are executing it, and in what sense do you think that you yelling at me here is going to advance your cause?'”

Obama added that the harassment made him feel “a little bit hurt.”.

Still, he pushed for legislation to benefit gays and transgenders while doing nothing for black people.

In 2008, Obama went on record saying “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.”.

But he flip flopped on the gay marriage issue just after his reelection in 2012.


  • puppylove

    President Obama changed his stance before he was reelected. The reason why my aunt didn’t vote for him

  • Scromes1212

    I’m surprised he did a interview with Coates. The gay community was able to push there agenda so i can’t be mad at that. They put in the work. We should take notes and push our issues on the new president elect.

  • stanley

    lol sandra, girl.stop.

  • nucynu25
  • CaliVirgo

    How do we prepare our sons nucy??

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Actually, he flipflopped BEFORE his election. Obama is a master at the political parlor game, like him or not. He knew the gay marriage issue would put Mitt Romney–a fairly moderate Republican not known for virulent anti-gay sentiment–on defense. And it did.

    Don’t hate the player–hate the game. Gays fought for and won their battle with the establishment. Blacks have not. An embattled group SHOULD have activists who speak out aggressively for their rights, wouldn’t you agree? Gays have been vocal, and in a decade, made an issue that was overwhelmingly unpopular into a Supreme Court victory. Not an easy task.

    I’d like to see black folks do the same thing. Get off your ass and vote. Fortune 500 companies stood up for gay marriage and so did politicians across the nation of every political stripe. How many of these groups stood up for you?

  • KennyHollywood

    Church!!!!

  • puppylove

    Since most of these fights on busses are white kids this shouldn’t be in place long.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Preach

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Obama never promised to do anything for blacks anyway, which I like to point out regularly to people. So there should be no room for surprises. Black people don’t have a state or national voice. We are lumped in with Democratic voters and I can’t recall a Democratic president since Lyndon B. Johnson doing anything for blacks specifically.

  • Kilroy

    Obama is rumored to be ghey. And no, Obama did nothing for blacks because Obama is definitely an elitist Oreo.

  • Junkanoo

    The gay agenda truly benefits white and well educated gays. Trans women are still being killed at alarming rates, homeless gay youth are high and at risk its not rainbows ,lolipops and unicorns for all gays most are still struggling to get by

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Can we take a break from politics please!

  • Gina

    Blacks havent been united since they became free at last…

  • Valerie D. Henderson

    A lot of the fights that are posted on Yahoo and FB are always black kids beating the hell outta other kids and teachers…That felony will ruin a child, I guess that’s the whole point….That $hit is coming from TRUMP, he wants Law and Order…

  • CapricornIce

    Question. I cooked pork chops in the oven on Tuesday, is it safe to eat the rest today? Or I might get sick?

  • MystyBlu

    Dub I’m in Harris Teeter and thought of you! Had a whole section of eggnog. Hope you got yours!

  • nucynu25

    IDK ..even know Cali. I was a hot head .. i always fought . I cant fathom hving felonies bc my immature ass hadnt yet learned to control my temper . I really just wanna go home drink & cry tbh.

  • nucynu25

    HORRIBLE..something that will carry them to life & there brain hasnt even developed enough to process the shit .

  • fresnostateofmind

    Kanye is already on it for us.

  • nucynu25

    Now this i agree with.

  • Seavoo Play

    Eat ’em…don’t let that good food ? go to waste…

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If Obama wants to do something for the LMNOP community, he can’t stop giving disability to big chasers.

  • nucynu25

    Only think i can think of is teaching them truth.. fuk really we gotta prepare soldiers bc this shit crazy man

  • nucynu25

    You put them in the fridge right .. shidd i would

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    Two days…u goodt if you refrigerated em

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Have they been sitting in the oven since Tuesday?

  • CapricornIce

    Yes. I wasn’t sure how long you’re supposed to keep leftovers. I just got off of work & I don’t feel like cooking.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Prayers for you both…for all the Mommies with growing ones.

  • CapricornIce

    Leave me alone unwise.

  • CapricornIce

    Ok thanks.

  • nucynu25

    To the microwave they go.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    When it doubt.. But I would eat it though.

  • Li

    This is my opinion. One of the main reasons Dems are losing is because the gay activists kept and keep pushing the gay agenda. They kept pushing it until it became law and beneficial for them. And even today they’re pushing it. And that scares the conservatives, along with some other social issues.
    White conservatives will say they care about jobs, but they also care about gay marriage and adoption.
    I don’t believe to his heart that President Obama, who is a Christian, believes in gay marriage. He was pulled into that position by Joe Biden, who claimed his belief in gay marriage and Obama was forced to go along. PLUS — there are very rich gay people in entertainment and professional business who contributed to the Dems. They’re still supporting the Dems.
    So I don’t think in his heart the President believes in gay marriage. But he went along to get along.

  • tintin

    Food is good for a week in the fridge

  • Seavoo Play

    Sandra can you post some real news? Like what’s going on in the gossip news? Had enough of Trumps family and the like…
    Obama is out
    Trump is in
    Now it’s time to stay prayed up and keep moving forward.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I have no bandaids for self-inflicted wounds.

  • Li

    Black folk should also tithe to the Democratic party. Notice that the big contributors to both parties are white or gay white and rich.

  • CapricornIce

    Ok because I don’t wanna have food poisoning for Christmas.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    LOL

  • CapricornIce

    Thanks.

  • CapricornIce

    Ok thanks.

  • MScommunication

    Toss it

  • Taylordanes

    Since when does a president do something specifically for a race of people????

  • Valerie D. Henderson

    Lord I pray for a better outlook for our African American kids…White folks ALWAYS find a way to put us in PRISON..

  • Ni Ni

    So we, the negroes, shoulda went up in there acting a fool and we woulda gotten some things done you say?

    Them gays is one reason folks aint wanna support Hillary. She ran with the promise of continuing the Obama administration policies instead of her own. That’s the only way he said he would endorse her and folks was just sick and tied of the obama administration.

  • Ni Ni

    One reason i didnt vote for him that time as well.

  • Scromes1212

    I know that was a joke lol but at least he is making a effort. BLM is talking about there not even going to try and talk with him. That will get us nowhere.

  • barbeez

    He actually flip flopped BEFORE his election in 2012 in order to secure the gay vote. He knew dumb black sheep would vote for him even though gay marriage is not supported in the African-American community.

  • Strass Luna

    If Oscaried Cat is that wimped wrist, he should have let his wife deal with the perverts.

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    Every president in American History. I.e., Emancipation proclamation anyone???

  • fresnostateofmind

    It was and I agree.

  • BLACK LOVE

    Yawn who cares

  • U gon learn today

    But you are acting like Obama had an opportunity to grant Emancipation proclamation or free blacks from slavery and he didn’t do it? I will never understand what black people mean when they say that he did nothing for them…like what did he fail to do? Grant reparations? The one big area where blacks need improvement is better paying jobs, but America is a free market…since businesses are not government controlled the government can’t force them to do anything except pay taxes. Black people really act like Obama was supposed to make Intel or Google hire them with starting pay of 60k a year????

  • U gon learn today

    I guess when you are highly ignorant, it’s impossible to be rational or logical.

  • U gon learn today

    Pleeeeeaaaaaase. Kanye isnt making an effort to do a damn thing but be seen. WHERE HAS THAT NEGROE BEEN THE LAST 8 YEARS???? Silent. Common and John Legend are the ones who have been out with feet on the ground, advocating against violence and for jobs in inner cities like Chicago and Detroit while Kanye has been too busy ranting about how influential Kim Kardashians butt is.

  • THE Queen

    the only reason he is saying this crap now is because Michelle is a transsexual. go ahead be mad and all of that and call me a racist, but I’m not white. Im saying that he-she is a man and thats why there are no pregnancy photos of shim at all that can be found. those kids really belong to his two friends and they look just like the other two parents.
    Barack did zero for blacks but made sure his other gays and trannys got all they wanted. satan worshipping piece of crap he and his Man wife

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    I think he could have and should have brought a case to the UNITED Nations protesting the race relations in America; or at minimum he could have said he was going to do something, even if he never got around to doing it.

  • Evillene

    Obama’s mere presence in the White House should have been a tremendous source of pride and inspiration for blacks. It should have motivated all black people to ‘go for the gold.’ At the very least, it should have dispelled that toxic ghetto myth that doing well in school, and life, is ‘acting white.’ Two black Harvard Law grads in the White House, and some n!gg@s are still waiting on a hand out or a blueprint — or a pardon. What more could Obama have done to stop gun violence in black communities or demand that black fathers be responsible or keep black men from criminal pursuits?

  • Scromes1212

    Donda house is kanye charity, right?

  • jussaying

    we have had black activists in the past. the problem is all of our leaders are criminalized, jailed, and/or executed.

  • CaliVirgo

    Thank you chokie choke.How are you hun??

  • chococherry

    Its extreme but these kids are getting out of hand so i don’t know how i feel about this.

  • Nina Ross

    Obama is a mouthpiece for white imperialism.

  • nucynu25

    Read up on the school to prison pipe line my love ..then tell me how you feel

  • nucynu25

    I feel that but they protect their own..lil Jimmy ain’t going to suffer the same fate as lil Derrick ..this is the same state that has sent admitted rapist free BC they dont want to ruin their college experience :(

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You summed that up

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Where have you been living? Ever heard of the War On Drugs? How about Reagan Democrats? More specifically, U.S. Presidents have done things to HINDER blacks as opposed to simply not helping us. And that is true of Democrats and Republicans both.

    Blacks gave Obama overwhelming support and we should have at least had him act like he cared about issues such as police violence and the expanding racial disparities in the criminal justice. Reforming those areas would have helped blacks, absolutely, but it would have been good public policy regardless.

    And he just didn’t give a damn.

  • Blood

    I guess we(black people) should of yelled at his a ss to!!!!

  • Blood

    Clearly we should have!! Smh

  • U gon learn today

    Lol, you don’t even know what you are talking about! And here lies the problem…trying to hold someone else accountable for your willful ignorance.

  • RaginKajun

    You took the words right out my mouth??

  • Blood

    S hit is crazy smh

  • U gon learn today

    But blacks have also given other Presidents their overwhelming support, yet you never make any of these demands?

    Anyway, one of the first things that Obamas Justice department did as soon as he hit office was conduct exhaustive investigations of local police departments and recommended reforms. He also brought federal suits and/or denied federal funding to those who didn’t implement reforms and also mandated the increase use of body cameras…but all of this is him not giving a damn? And the fact that he is actually taking steps to roll back Clinton era justice policies? He is also the first sitting President in history to actually visit a federal prison. Fools always got their ears and eyes closed, completely oblivious to what’s really going on but mouths stay open.

  • Elevated Soul

    I’m going to use a phrase my father says all the time:No president “worth their salt” would have made the homosexual agenda” their central focus.This is one of the main reasons why I didn’t vote for his candidate.

    Many on the left are upset because they know that President Trump will be about ALL the people.Black Democrats really need to dig their heads out their a**ses,because “the urban renewal as well as curtailing all these illegals” coming here will help US a people. YOU allow white liberals to blind to what can help YOU,because they are mad because they know President Trump is not about THEIR life….

  • Elevated Soul

    Stop making excuses…I recall Dr. West and Tavis Smiley trying to bring froth a Black Agenda and they were VILIFIED by Blacks for it.0bama sent out his attack dogs to dog them after that too…

    Steve Harvey and that other old goat in radio Tom Joyner as well as others called them all kinds of names just because they demanded an agenda for BLACK PEOPLE,just like these gays did..You remember that, right?

  • AriesSun

    For the record it also is concerning to some of Black people to as it concerns Dems pushing the gay agenda.I bet it’a concerning to many other races too.

  • sunni_daze

    Don’t tell black people he didn’t do anything for them.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    RIGHT! Obama’s legacy is all about the gays/trans, Zionist Jews and maybe the Latin community….maybe.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    THIS!

  • sunni_daze

    But we know what it wasn’t about.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m copper or brown. I no longer call myself black. A name the oppressor calls us to degrade us.

  • JerseyMom

    I can’tell with this man. Next!

  • Just saying

    He was paid before and will be paid in the shade after he leave office. I imagine after January, shasha and her sister will let their inner hoochie out, graduate college, date some bad boys and good boys….Barry will light a spliff and Michelle will continue running the house and her mouth. Trash talking. (She cold wit it) They will not be worried about “the agenda”..

  • Blood

    That is true!!!

  • datATLboi

    **Sitting back and waiting for ya’ll GREAT WHITE HOPE to get into office**
    I can’t wait to see the ridiculous posts about LOVE this chick comes up with then

  • Op2

    LBJ stated that his policy would have Blacks (derogatory word tho) voting Democrats for the next 200yrs. (look up his famous quote). There was no need or incentive for the others to do anything else specifically for Blacks because a number of Blacks are okay and loyal to being warehoused on impoverished; crime-infested plantations (aka housing) with failing schools.

    Even slaves were loyal to their massa who left them the unwanted pig feet, guts (chit-rings), fat, hog-head and hair skin along with a bail of hay with discarded rags to sleep on or make quilts out of.

    Translate that to LB’s welfare policies and Dems juvenile, foster care or social service policies that has further destroyed the unity and strength of Black families for generations to come. -and loval voters are so blind that they didn’t see it coming. smh

  • Li

    I know one thing. Yawl going to miss him after about 1 years of Trump.

  • TwitterFingerz

    Great article, Sandra. Ive been a reader for years and this is good journalism. He used to b a favorite, but he let Americans run wild. And yes, he flip-floppd hard.

  • Emily post

    Yes Sandra…. Those of us who are actual Thinkers… New he had made a HUGE Fatal Flaw….
    You have hit the Nail with this article…
    Thank You again and Happy Holidays.
    I have been saying this all the time and its been confirmed.

  • DJ

    Exactly. Stop lookimg for others to save you; save yourself!!!!!!

  • Mssugamoma

    Word

  • Mssugamoma

    Reparations…

  • Mssugamoma

    Say it loud! “I’m black and I’m proud”!

  • Brazen Beauty

    I am not surprised he made that statement. He finally acknowledged his neglect of those citizens that supported his career from day one. During his presidency, we all were to familiar with the increase in shootings, gangs, drugs, and the demoralizing of the Black man in Chicago, and other cities.I can’t recall him coming to the aid of Black people. Not to mention the increase in drug trafficking throughout cities in the US. I believe there were and still are many issues that warranted immediate attention oppose to the LGBT issues. How do you turn your back on a race of individuals who supported you from day one of your career. During his presidential campaign, he spoke at a church in Chicago. There was so much excitement and eagerness; while awaiting to hear a potential presidential candidate, and a black man speak . We all grew in anticipation awaiting the delivery of this historical event. Unfortunately, I was somewhat perplexed, and disappointed. He had nothing positive or encouraging to say about the Black man. I heard nothing but condemnation and contempt regarding the Black mans inabiity as fathers to provide for their children. Years later… I realize, some of the points he made were viable, but I also realized he may have been referring to his own father.