Obama ‘s dissipating support among Catholics, women, the young, suburbanites and Jews has been copiously noted, even in the lap-dog palace media. The unintended consequence of B.O’s calculated, cynical cash-grab from Hollywood types and wealthy gay hold-outs appears to be the diminution of his support, even in the black community.
At Thursday’s meeting of the National Conference of Black Churches, the resistance to B.O.’s pink outreach plan was palpable:
The nine denominations of the Conference of National Black Churches, which reach 10 million people, all oppose gay marriage, said the Rev. Dr. Franklyn Richardson, the group,s chairman.
While conference members profess their love for the shrinking President, Hillary Shelton of the NAACP duly noted that George W. Bush received much greater support from the black community in states with gay marriage referendums on the ballot in 2004. The black ministries are concerned that B.O.’s latest bumble may keep many blacks on the sidelines in November.