Oooo- good thing Obama isn't a Republican- being gay is a lifestyle choice? Pile on, media!!!!
— susan price (@sbprice) January 22, 2015
As Twitchy reported, yesterday, President Cool Dude took some time out of his busy day coming up with excuses not to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu to sit down with YouTube stars for a series of interviews. It was during his chat session with GloZell that the subject of gay marriage came up.
Obama on gay marriage: "even if you disagree with their lifestyle choice, fact of the matter is they aren't bothering you"
— rach (@rachel0freed) January 22, 2015
Notice anything … interesting?
Let’s go to the videotape (starts around 23:45):
So, did you catch it?
Transcript via Metro Weekly:
“I will tell you peoples’ hearts have opened up on this issue,” the president said during Thursday’s interview. “I think people know that treating folks unfairly, even if you disagree with their lifestyle choice, the fact of the matter is they’re not bothering you. Let them live their lives and under the law they should be treated equally.
“And as far as me personally, just to see all the loving gay and lesbian couples that I know who are great parents and great partners, the idea that we would not treat them like the brothers and sisters they are, that doesn’t make any sense to me.”
There’s something that doesn’t make any sense to some viewers, either:
— John M. Becker (@freedom2marry) January 23, 2015
Did Obama really just say "lifestyle choice" while talking about Gays?
— Will (@BaddieWill) January 23, 2015
"lifestyle choice?" Very poor choice of words. Obama hopes Supreme Court comes to ‘right decision’ on marriage http://t.co/i5YVeYyXtj
— Wade (@DCtrAAveler) January 23, 2015
Obama just called being gay a "lifestyle choice." C'mon, now, son
— Luke Brinker (@LukeBrinker) January 22, 2015
UGH come on, Obama: "lifestyle choice" when talking about gays?? #???
— Nick Morrow (@NRMorrow) January 22, 2015
@BarackObama Perhaps someone should inform Obama that calling homosexuality a "lifestyle choice" is ignorant and that it's not a choice.
— JB (@Metslover614) January 22, 2015
Obama just used the words "lifestyle choice" to describe gay couples. Fuck off
— Craig I (@TGSCraig) January 22, 2015
Obama calls being gay "a life-style choice" and the silence from the left wing gay media is deafening.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 23, 2015
If Bush had called homosexuality a "lifestyle choice," the mainstream news media would have gone to DEFCON infinity. http://t.co/uLvuXnLuJT
— Michael Costello (@Kozmocostello) January 23, 2015
Guess it’s not newsworthy when Obama does it, huh?