President Obama’s “before and after” reaction to the Supreme Court ruling.
President Obama is a Hypocrite In 2008, he said: "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.“
On Wednesday, by contrast, he said: "I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
This just in: people aren’t allowed to change their minds about same-sex marriage.
This just in: Tumblr still thinks that an opinion you once had is set in stone and that you’re not allowed to change it as you grow and change as a person; also, if you ever say something contrary to your old opinion, you’re a flip-flopper and liar.
Here’s some reality for the idiots who agree with @lanealkarate: Opinions change with time, so does behavior. New information, new social groups, new experiences, and sometimes just plain old maturity tend to cause it. It doesn’t make someone a “hypocrite” or a “flip-flopper”. Shit, if I still had the same opinions I had when I was 15, or even 25, I’d be a pretty lousy person.
The logic in the base assumption “President Obama is a hypocrite and is changing his opinion to curry favor with voters” is provably wrong anyway: He’s served his two terms as president, and can’t run again, so there’s no reason to pander to voters.