The Left’s Anti-Hillary Bias Makes Them Look Hypocritical

Whether you want Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee or Joe Biden is fine. Whoever gets the Democratic nomination gets my vote as far as I’m concerned. With Clinton and Sanders neck-in-neck in New Hampshire and Sanders closing in on Clinton in other areas, the nominee could be either one of them. That’s a good thing. They’re both strong, progressive candidates who represent Democratic values (or as I like to call them, American values).

There is, however, an issue that needs to be addressed: The left’s anti-Hillary bias is making them look hypocritical.

Take, for example, the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. The court affirmed that gay and lesbian Americans have a constitutional right to marry someone of the same-sex, a major victory for the civil rights of LGBT America. Clinton expressed her support by decking out her Facebook page in rainbow colors, a stark difference than any of the Republican candidates. But Clinton seemed to get quite a bit of backlash for her expressed support – from liberals. In response to Clinton’s support, liberals have been plastering a picture of the smiling Democrat when she was First Lady with a quote from 2000 in which she said:

“I think marriage is as a marriage has always been: between a man and a woman.”

They’ve called her fake. They’ve said she’s fishing for votes. They’ve called her a flip-flopper.

I call you hypocritical.

David Axelrod, in his new book, said President Obama lied about being anti-gay marriage in order to help secure more black votes. But I don’t see anyone from the left accusing Obama of being a flip-flopper or fishing for votes (which is exactly what he was doing) when he turned the White House rainbow colored.

Or how about Joe Biden? During the vice-presidential debate in 2008, Biden said he agreed with Sarah Palin that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. How many liberals are accusing Biden of being insincere in his support today?

Here’s what progressives need to realize: Clinton’s changed position on gay marriage is the epitome of being a progressive. We change and evolve with society as we realize what’s right and wrong, what works and doesn’t work. How can you get angry at Republicans who don’t evolve but chastise Clinton, a Democrat, when she evolves?

It’s not like she just changed her mind yesterday. Clinton publicly stated she supported same-sex marriage in March 2013. Obama’s was done in May of 2012.

I saw the same thing from the left with the Confederate flag issue. Clinton says take it down (the same position she took in 2008), liberals bring back the 1992 Clinton-Gore Confederate stickers. And then those same liberals applaud Governor Nikki Haley for changing her mind.

I don’t get this logic.

Hillary Clinton is not a perfect candidate. She has a lot to answer for before voters can trust her again, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how she and Sanders debate. It’s time for a more open dialogue from the Clinton campaign. However, one thing Clinton doesn’t have to “answer for” is her evolved position on gay-marriage. Liberals didn’t make Obama or Biden answer for it, so why must Clinton?

Image via Hillary Clinton Facebook.