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'Morning Joe' Debates the White House's Precarious Position on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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David Gregory and Chuck Todd appeared on Morning Joe this morning to discuss Biden's remarks on same-sex marriage, the effect they have on Obama's position, and whether they will "force" his evolution on the matter.

Asks Joe Scarborough: "When is the president going to be as brave as Dick Cheney?"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Here's an earlier clip of discussion over Biden's remarks as well:

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  1. Everyone always talks about what a brilliant, educated man Barrack Obama is. Well I, for one, have to question his brilliance given his reluctance to endorse marriage equality. Additionally, its been said that one of the reasons Obama got into office was the turn-out of the young voter. I would think that if Obama were to come out in favor of marriage equality it would solidify that vote (the young voter) and also the entire LGBT population as well as all of the closet cases (it's easy to pull the trigger when you're behind a curtain).

    Posted by: Oliver | May 7, 2012 2:14:06 PM


  2. As if Joe Scarborough gives a damn about marriage equality. Or any of our issues. A big ol phobe who just wants to be snarky about this.

    Posted by: Terry | May 7, 2012 2:45:32 PM


  3. I wrote about this before on here. 1: Obama's position is irrelevant at this moment. The most important decision is going to be made by the Supreme Court. 2) This will be a close election because of the economy. It's not worth alienating a block of independent voters. 3) This issue will motivate the Christian Conservatives to take a more active role in the election.

    I would rather have Obama be silent now and win the election than speak out and risk losing a second term. There is no doubt in my mind that he will support equal marriage rights in his next term. Remember, in many states, his parents could not have been married before Loving v Virginia. He understands the value of equal marriage rights.

    Posted by: gr8guya | May 7, 2012 2:58:01 PM


  4. joe Scarborough is an ass.

    Posted by: Emmy | May 7, 2012 3:02:04 PM


  5. Joe Scarborough makes me wanna barf- Mika is the ONLY reason to even tune in

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 7, 2012 3:36:11 PM


  6. What he said (gr8guya)

    And did Cheney come out in support of gay marriage when he was VP, pulling the strings of that puppet Bush? NO. So that lameass comparison isn't even worth mentioning.

    Posted by: jim | May 7, 2012 6:54:22 PM


  7. @ Emmy. Agreed.

    Posted by: Perry | May 7, 2012 7:23:19 PM


  8. Actually Jim, Cheney broke from Bush on gay marriage as early as 2004-at least according to MSNBC article I googled. The partisan blinders in these message boards is scary and sad.
    As for Joe Scarborough, he IS an ass, but hardly a true conservative. MSNBC does not allow conservatives on their network, much less have a show of their own.
    Even if Obama is reelected, he will likely still have to deal with Republicans who will possibly gain the senate and likely keep the house. He missed his opportunity when he had it. He does not support LGBT causes. We are a reliable constituency he can and does take for granted.

    Posted by: ScottNYC | May 7, 2012 9:02:11 PM


  9. I am a life long liberal democrat. Joe Scarborough is the only conservative that I have any respect for.

    Posted by: andrew | May 8, 2012 2:15:57 AM


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