Mika had it on her own this morning with guests John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, then a few more guests of little consequence dribbled in. I'm wondering if Morning Joe is having difficulty booking quality guests or whether they prefer the reruns and weak Nellies.
The topic, of course, was Obama's bold, courageous, historic, risky, forward-moving embrace of Same Sex Marriage. Never before in the history of the Republic has a President risked his re-election by taking a stand on a controversial issue with such moral significance -- that's what his fans were saying. Obama's evolution from promoting SSM to opposing SSM to sort of accepting SSM to accepting SSM has inspired those in society who believe political strategy is a thing of beauty.
As I wrote yesterday, Obama's committment to SSM is no surprise -- it's a yawner -- but what was really newsworthy was when Obama said in the interview in which he revealed his committment to SSM that the troops fight on his behalf. This way of thinking reveals Obama's ego-centrism and how he views the Presidency as a King views ruling a kingdom. When Obama said a while back he couldn't wait on congress, he was saying congress is an impediment and that he, King Obama, will use his powers to pass the agenda he sees fit for his nation.