Heh. Apparently “true leadership” was redefined at some point to mean “going back and forth and only taking a stand when it’s politically expedient.” It’s totally hip and cool to be for something after you’ve been against something after you’ve been for something but not really except maybe.
At least it seems to be enough to satisfy a bunch of self-righteous celebrities with very short memories:
Obama gets it right on gay marriage. Bravo.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 9, 2012
YAY Obama!! #EqualityForAll
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) May 9, 2012
that took some rhinestones!! "obama declares support for gay marriage" http://t.co/olsRbc49
— Nanette Lepore (@nanettelepore) May 9, 2012
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) May 9, 2012
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) May 9, 2012
I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic! I will be a very proud host on Monday
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) May 9, 2012
I'm very proud of the President for finally coming out in support of marriage equality!
— Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) May 9, 2012
Way to go Obama! Step in the right direction for human rights
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) May 9, 2012
POTUS & VPOTUS: turns out,gays & lesbians should have SAME rights as rest of the country,shouldn't be "3/5ths"citizens #evolved
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 9, 2012
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) May 9, 2012
A fierce day for my gays and my prez @BarackObama – way 2 stand up 4 luv for ALL!
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) May 9, 2012
Bravo to President Obama on coming out today in support of Gay Marriage! Gutsy and elevated move Mr President.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 9, 2012
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) May 9, 2012
Between these guys and the media, this is all just one big slobberfest.
We’re still waiting on them to come out and praise Dick Cheney, who has been in favor of gay marriage – privately and publicly – for some time.
We have a feeling we’ll be waiting a while.