Oh wait… no they didn’t. In fact, they virtually ignored his statements on the topic, and to this day they still speak about Dick Cheney as if he were the quintessential evil Republican hate-monger.
Cheney in 2009:
Of course, now that President Obama has officially endorsed marriages between homosexuals, this position is being hailed as “historic” by leftists evrywhere, even though Barack has always held the opposite opinion, and only changed his mind a couple of days after gay rights groups threatened to withhold campaign contributions from him unless he flipped on the issue.
Left-wing blogger Greg Sargent reported on Monday that “leading gay and progressive donors” were angry with Obama over his increasingly convoluted position on gay rights and same-sex marriage, and were refusing to donate any more money to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama Super PAC. Sargent cited Paul Yandura, a political adviser to prominent Democratic donor Jonathan Lewis, who emailed that:
A number of gay and progressive donors, unsolicited, have indicated to us that they aren’t considering requests to donate to the Obama SuperPac because of the president’s refusal to the sign the order. And those are high-dollar asks, some in the seven digits. We have heard from at least half a dozen major gay and progressive donors that they stand united with us.
Obama in 2008:
Ya gotta love modern American leftists, especially those “principled” ones like President Barry… no?