Thursday, May 10, 2012
Obama Bets Against The Odds
In Watagua only a couple hundred votes split the totals and in Buncombe only a 1 percent margin was won by those against the amendment.
Most forward thinking people don't have an issue with gays and lesbians getting married. I honestly could care less. But that doesn't mean I think it is right, I don't. I don't need the bible to tell me that being gay "just ain't right", but I can look beyond that. You do your own thing and I'll do mine and we'll get along just fine.
But where those with a gay agenda have gone wrong is with their in my face "Out, Loud and Proud" way of doing their own thing.
Visit Asheville on any "festival" weekend and it is pretty comical. The streets are full of "normal" people but there are always a handful of "OLP" making a show. I'll tolerate that as well, after all I don't live in Asheville. Same can be said for Boone, and Durham as well as Charlotte.
Those in the LGBT community often think the world they live in, is the world at large and from pole to pole. But as the above map of North Carolina clearly shows, outside of a few "havens" like the Outer Banks and Chapel Hill folks aren't as tolerant.
These are the people who will re-elect Barrack Obama or send Mitt Romney to the White House. POTUS has now stepped into the fray, and he is walking on eggshells. I don't expect that he'll win North Carolina this time around.
And then there are ramification far beyond the partner commitments and the right to be termed married. What is lost on many if that by allowing gay marriage we expose ourselves to costs that are not fully understood. Social security is under stress as it is now, adding hundreds of thousands of gay spouses will strain the system even more.
Can Obama's next four years account for this as well? Can he find a source fir more free stuff? I don't think so.