- Oct 25, 2017
it's harder to trust people who could benefit politically from a pivot even if the direction of the party makes a genuine evolution seem likely. if you've got a life-or-death issue or two, people who've spent the longest on the right side of those issues will be the candidates you vote for when options exist.
If I know their stance on the issue now, I know them to stick to their word, and I see their policy proposals, why should I be wary or harp on their past position (and even actively persuade others not to support them like some are).
Obama evolves on gay marriage -> publically announces support -> pushes for DADT repeal -> implements protections for LGBT people in federal jobs, schools, etc -> nominates liberal supreme court justices -> gay marriage gets passed
Obama supports immigrants -> tries immigration reform (gets cockblocked) -> pushes DACA as executive order
Am I supposed to just sit in a rut and be sad that Obama didn't support gay marriage in 2000? Like seriously?