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Newsweek's Tina Brown Calls Biden a 'Hero' for Forcing Obama's Gay Marriage Flipflop

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Would you say it was heroic to make a blunder on national television that forces the President of the United States to flipflop on an issue six months before Election Day thereby threatening his chances at the polls?

Newsweek editor Tina Brown did exactly that Wednesday when during an interview with the Huffington Post called Vice President Joe Biden "the hero of the hour" for making what could be game-changing comments about same-sex marriage on Meet the Press earlier this month (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

The interview began with Brown being asked about this week's controversial Newsweek cover.

"I thought it was the simplest. It communicated the idea in a very kind of smart but at the same time subtle way," she told the Post. "I thought this was a chic way of doing it honestly, I thought it did very well."

About the headline, Brown said, "I tend to feel that unless you have the line right, you know, you can't create an image just out of nowhere. So, the line 'The First Gay President' was something Andrew Sullivan and I really loved, and we went from there."

For her part, Brown clearly is pleased with the President calling his flipflop "a brave decision," "a great generational coup" and "a moment of moral clarity."

As for the bumbling Vice President, "I think frankly [Obama] stumbled into it because of Joe Biden. The hero of the hour is Joe Biden, right? But I think once [Obama] realized that this was a bus that was now moving, that he did grasp it and did the right thing."

Will Brown and her liberal colleagues feel the same way if Obama loses in November and certain key battleground states that he won in 2008 go to Mitt Romney because of this issue?

Have they considered the likelihood that Biden would then be depicted by history as single-handedly dooming the first black president's reelection with his own stupidity?

This clearly doesn't concern liberal elites like Brown suddenly far more interested in advancing same-sex marriage regardless of who it hurts politically - even the messiah.


#1 Biden has another "Being There" moment

For those who remember that film, Peter Sellers's character is a simple-minded (probably mentally challenged) man-child gardner whose observations and comments are mistakenly interpreted as brilliant insight.

Call Biden a hero if you like, but he's got no more sense than God gave a squirrel. Biden was just speaking his mind, and the MSM reads all kinds of "testing the waters" intrigue behind it.

What is evident now is that the Obama campaign is going to have to spend some time and $$$ trying to retain the loyalty of a lot of disenchanted minority supporters, and with all the other challenges facing the campaign, they really didn't need this no matter what the MSM crows.

#2 I like to think....

of "ol' Joe" as Mr. Magoo. I'd like to watch him drive a car, I'm sure he'd do the "ol" cartoon justice.......

#3 Biden Is A Hero?

What the hell are we coming to when anyone would even suggest anything any
of these morons do even approaches heroism. It demeans the sanctity of the word
itself ot include politicians of any ilk, in that category. Tina Brown should be ashamed
of herself for blabbering such nonsense and for once I wish some media types would
discourage the use of this term when it comes to politicians. It doesn't matter where
they are, where they're from, or what they do, they are simply bought and paid for
ooportunist for which heroism is hardly an accurate depiction.

#4 This is a hero

Vietnam war hero receives posthumous Medal of Honor 42 years later

Read more:

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#5 Nothing "forced" about it....

...this entire episode was orchestrated by the chicago mob running obama's re-election campaign....

#6 Well then,

let's just make this hero a regular on Meet the Press and see what else he can squeeze out of the current Mistake in Office.

Btw: I wonder if Obama always wears a neck brace to keep his head slightly tilted to the side and upward like he's leaving his chin wide open for someone to knock his stupid looking block off.

#7 Heroic is when Plugs actually boards the right train home to DEL

Last week he ended up in Ashtabula, Ohio.

#8 What's wrong with Ashtabula

They have a lovely view of Lake Erie as the surrounding land slowly falls into the water.

. . Socialist = Modern Liberal = Parasitoid

#9 OK Tina

So Joe Biden is a hero. Is he the Indian, construction worker, policeman, cowboy?

We already knew Obama and Biden were receptive to gay sex. There was nothing heroic about them admitting to going soft on homosexuals.

#10 Interesting turn of phrase, Cool

". . . receptive to gay sex . . ." and  ". . . going soft on homosexuals."

Don't they just hate when that happens? :-)

#11 Biden may well be a hero

It seems likely that Obama's embrace of same sex marriage may have cost him the election. Tell me which of the several swing states will be more likely to go for Obama as a result? Biden should at least get credit for botching the timing of the roll out.

#12 Biden may well be a hero

It seems likely that Obama's embrace of same sex marriage may have cost him the election. Tell me which of the several swing states will be more likely to go for Obama as a result? Biden should at least get credit for botching the timing of the roll out.

#13 I think Obama

is counting on something other than black Christians and swing states to carry him through. What that may be, however, I have no idea. But I suspect something. I dont think he would have rolled the dice like he did without some sort of assurance from somebody. Obama is NOT a risk taker.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#14 misterbee,

one in six of Obama's major bundlers are openly gay - no mysteries here.

. . Socialist = Modern Liberal = Parasitoid

#15 Biden a hero?

I think we just caught him with his Depends bunched up.


#16 Oh, that

is SOOOO good :).

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#17 LOL!


_____________________________________________________________ I'm not too drunk to dance! It's just that people keep stepping on my hands!

#18 Hero. Hmmm.

Leaving aside the actual definition, doesn't the word "hero" in this sense conjure up something controversial in nature? We've been hearing for years how gay relationships are as normal as hetero relationships. That marriage is a civil right. What's controversial or heroic about acknowledging your beliefs in normality? He might as well called for Obama to accept the seasons.

Unless, of course, it's not normal. Then Biden would have been heroic.

#19 I would not call

what Biden did a blunder. I believe it was carefully planned and executed by the White House. A trial balloon that put 12 million Hollywood dollars in the coffers.
Obama did nothing but publicly admit what most of us suspected from the beginning. Being an amoral liberal democrat, he's willing to embrace any perversion and call it his own if it will advance his agenda. He is just validating his subtext. He evolved on nothing. He just wanted the the right time to come out. And Biden set that up for him.
Blunder? Baloney.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#20 Brown

Why is this woman still news? She has put more publications out of business than the NY Fire Department. The gay marriage fiasco is another distraction and this one cost nobama more votes than he can afford to lose. Biden proved how stupid is really is yet again and Brown thinks this is a big deal.

#21 Only deranged whores fail to oppose the "gay"/"homosex-" lie ...

and fraud exposed by "The Gay Invention" at
See the wonderful work done by Exodus International ( that have helped so many "ex-gays" flee the vile degenerate obscenity Obamanation's deathstyle that only historically and Biblically illiterate fools fail to realize has destroyed previous civilizations as it will ours as it delusionally suicidally rushes over the same cliff in lemming-like fashion. Fools who don't or won't learn from history repeat it. The Roman Empire had the greatest army ever until they were so addicted to sticking poles in holes (I wonder if that included their obviously empty crainiums, like that of the white house occupant) they couldn't be bothered to defend against the invaders, though the horrible STD infections lying Dem deceivers of course refuse and FAIL to report as it decimates the land, also took a deadly toll. It will be interesting to see how the lawless lunatic states that have "legalized" their lying deranged fiction fraud of "gay marriage" will explain it to their people when their cost to cover the explosion of STD-related costs skyrocket and bankrupt them as is irrefutably inevitable. Go to denial (isn't that in Egypt? do you have to convert to Islam? then you'll have to be killed since they kill sodomites!). You just can't make up this crap these stupid whores exploit! and it's always their kids about whom they don't give a damn as they force them to suffer, as it was with divorce & abortion, Dems being the party fanatically devoted to child abuse and molestation and their one true religion; Pelosi's already said she'd have aborted Jesus if she could have! God forbid what will she think when the unquenchable eternal fires of her Christless hell begin forever to burn her. God save us!

#22 Ms. Brown sets the bar for "heroism" very low,

if she thinks that Plugs Bite-Me is one. She wouldn't know a hero if one sat in her office.

To re-elect Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and hitting the iceberg again.

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