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Former White House adviser Van Jones thinks President Obama has already locked up the support of black voters ahead of the 2012 elections, regardless of his views on gay marriage.

“I think if President Obama came out as gay he wouldn’t — President Obama is not going to lose the black vote no matter what he does,” Jones quipped Monday on MSNBC, responding to a question from host Alex Wagner about a potential loss of support among African Americans if Obama came out in favor of marriage equality.

“I don’t understand this particular strategy,” Jones continued. “Certainly, our numbers are a little bit more — because we’re more religious as a community — a little bit softer on some of this stuff, but it’s not a hardcore issue for that many African Americans. In fact, I don’t even understand the argument that gay marriage is a threat to marriage.”

Wagner then suggested that Obama “is, of course, in support of gay marriage,” but couldn’t express this belief publicly because of some sort of political pressure or calculation.

Last week, documents from anti-gay group National Organization for Marriage were leaked, revealing a campaign to divide gay and African American Democrats. A passage from the memo read:

“The strategic goal…is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks — two key Democratic constituencies. Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage; develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots…”

While Obama has consistently maintained that his views on gay marriage are “evolving,” equality activists have recently ramped up pressure on him to be more vocal about his support for the cause. This push has recently manifested itself through debate over whether or not to include a marriage equality plank in the Democratic party platform. While some high-profile Democrats have spearheaded this effort, others acknowledge that it could be a difficult issue for the president to address during campaign season.



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  • Kevin Gallagher

    Obama could personally kill people’s families and some would still vote for him.

    • mreichard7

      Remember the skeet-shooting video? I think he’s afraid of guns.

  • Bastion of Balance

    Anything coming from Van Jones doesn’t say much of anything good for the ‘black community’ considering he is a KNOWN racist and class warmonger, now does it? And people like Van Jones only perpetuate the hate. It’s rather sad and pathetic that 0bama is being judged by the color of his skin and not by the content of his character no matter what his opinion of gay marriage is.

  • Orialis Colon Jr

    first race, now a sex? what the f is wrong with people. why vote for trash “note I base that on what he has done” because their is to many simply minded will be say i’m Racist I assure you i’m not.

  • Stephen Johnson

    Obama wouldn’t lose anything if he came out and stated that he shot 10 people just for the fun of it. His worshipers are only concern with his skin color.

  • James A. Greenawalt

    Blacks voting for obummer because he’s black who is the racist here

  • Russ Ramey

    When is Barak going to come out of the closet? Why hide it now?


    It just show, that his supporters are from a different world. Not humans.

  • businesssuccess

    I can see it now…… Black gay gang bangers…getting it on.
    Of course their led by the nose because they can’t think for
    themselves. They need the masta to lead them.

  • Poppy Potts

    they can’t drive a wedge between gays and blacks because a large percentage of blacks ARE gay from what I see. Blacks who continue to support Obama after all this that has come out about how he is are not giving themselves a very smart road to travel. This cannot be any better for them than it is for any body else. Barack Obama is Insane.

    • John OMalia

      Other than saying O is nuts where do you come off saying a large % of blacks are gay? What is the %? & where’s the evidence? Sounds bigoted to me. Of course I could be a bigot too, I really don’t like to associate with crazy people.

  • amabo skcus

    Proof that racist people overwhelmingly voted for Obama.

    • Deborah G

      To me it was the largest display of racism I have ever seen.

  • george baker

    This says so much more about blacks being uneducated, mindless pets of the liberal establishment. Give them food, shelter and some toys to play with and they are yours for your bidding. They sit and whine about their ansestors being slaves of the evil white man and today they are STILL slaves to the Demonocrats and liberals.Selling your soul, the future of your children, your chance to improve your lot in life through personal responsibility, education, hard work and a moral life just for some hand outs and toys is pathetic, disgusting and shows the true depth to which these people have allowed themselves to sink to.

  • Harlan Evans

    The Van Jones of the liberal party are only telling part of the sick ideals that they and the multitude of whites of what they are doing to this country, and all the blacks and Hispanic’s have to do is look at them selfves and see what progress they have made if any and look at the unemployment in their communities. and sooner or later all these lies and fake words of encouragement, no jobs and it’s all going to come crashing down in a matter of time there is no other way for it to turn out.

  • Bonnie Wheeler

    Van is so right – Most blacks voted for Obam because he was black – That was a dire mistake. One should study a candidates policy and vote on that, however, Colin Powell is a prime example of black racism. In an earlier statement he laid down reasons for voting for a candidate which were very good reasons, however, when Obama ran, Powell threw his values and principles to the wind and voted on Obama because of his race

    • antranchers

      I guess you didn’t see the photo of Powell and Farrakhan catching a game together? These people are what you call Poverty Pimps. They have a far more sinister plan and African Americans are being used to get that plan implemented. Think of it…what a masterful plan! Watch the Runaway Slaves documentary and get back to me on this one. P.S. Obama is only 6% Black. He is White and Arab.

  • James Holloway

    The New Slave Market doesn’t care the color of skin or the lack of it. It serves itself by using equality to ensnare everyone even regardless of age. No one but Muslims are exempt and even that will come into question relative to their demeanor or Obama’s personal needs as he sees it. The masters have only one thing in common…..socialism!

  • Hotnike

    He aleady has gotten the communist vote and I am quite convinced that he is gay!!

  • Dan Deforest

    kind of like the o.j. trial; a black will never vote to convict a black of murdering a white! conversley many white jurys have convicted whites of killing blacks. simply put blacks are far more racist than whites.

  • blusportie

    Comrade Van may be right – and isn’t that a sad, racist comment on the thinking ability of black Americans.


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