Biden unleashed: Goes against Obama and endorses gay marriage, Axelrod quick to back-pedal!/chucktodd/status/199124891461627904

On Meet the Press today, Vice President Biden went all-in on gay marriage, contrary to the “evolving” stance of President Obama. He told host David Gregory that he’s absolutely comfortable with gay marriage.

RT @pamspaulding: Biden: "I'm absolutely comfortable with the fact men marrying men, women marrying women." @BarackObama: still evolving

— tellofilms (@tellofilms) May 6, 2012

Huh. This must be news to the Obama administration, no?

Biden's office tells me he was speaking for his own evolving on marriage not for the admin. @meetthepress

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) May 6, 2012

RT @mattyglesias: There should be a Nobel prize for whoever can fully explain the current Obama/Biden view on marriage equality.

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) May 6, 2012

Indeed. And Axelrod is none too happy about it; he quickly tries to back-pedal for Biden.

@davidaxelrod @meetthepress right. My tweet wasn't about that, it was about the issue marriage in the first place

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) May 6, 2012

Yeah, no, Axelrod.

So Axlerod's spin is this answer from Biden isn't an endorsement of SSM, just a recognition of it where it exists?

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) May 6, 2012

Spokesman also in full spin mode.

A veep spox sends over statement: The (VP) was saying what the President has said previously-that committed and loving same-sex couples…"

— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 6, 2012

"…deserve the same rights and protections enjoyed by all Americans, and that we oppose any effort to rollback those rights."

— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 6, 2012

Nuance! Evolving and stuff!

Obama's view of helping blind people is evolving, too

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 6, 2012

Exactly, as press secretary Carney recently announced; even helping blind Chinese dissidents is a situation that requires “evolving.”

Maybe if they didn’t leave Biden out of campaign meetings ,they wouldn’t have this problem? HAHAHA. Just kidding! Of course they would. Joe isn’t too good at that whole thinking on his feet thing. Or, you know, plain old thinking.


Joe Biden does not speak for the Office of the Vice President #rsrh

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 6, 2012

Heh. That’s gold.

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