Obama went so far as to call the president’s position “incoherent,” and questioned how Obama could adamantly support the legalization of same-sex marriage on a state level but not a federal one.
“Tell me, how does that make any sense?” Obama said. “The truth is, it doesn’t. I don’t have a clue what the president means when he says things like that, and quite frankly, I don’t think he does, either.”
Though President Obama has yet to respond to Obama’s remarks, Beltway insiders said the increased pressure from the White House has, in effect, put Obama on notice. Sources confirmed that by using the power of the presidency, Obama is ostensibly forcing Obama to make a decision sooner rather than later.
“When the president addresses you directly, you can’t ignore him,” NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker said. “I think what we can take away from today’s remarks is that the president is genuinely frustrated, not just with Obama the president, but Obama the man. The section in his speech where he questioned how, as the first black president, Obama could fail to fight for the equal rights of gays and lesbians was particularly powerful.”