Spokeswoman Karen Finney claimed today on MSNBC that Hillary Clinton did not flip-flop on the issue of same-sex marriage.
"I do want to talk about the timing of the same-sex marriage change of heart. Next time," said the MSNBC host.
"No change of heart," Finney declared. "Was asked a different question than she had been asked before."
Finney laughed. And the MSNBC host complimented the Clinton spokeswoman on her spin.
But in fact her position has changed. As CNN recently reported, "she said last year that same-sex marriage should be a state-by-state fight. Her campaign said she now believes gay marriage should be a constitutional right for everyone. She did not explain when or why her view changed, relying instead on a brief statement from her campaign to outline her new position."
Clinton has taken no substantive questions from the press since jumping in the race over a week ago.
Hillary Clinton opposed same-sex marriage until 2013, but as late as 2014 she suggested that marriage laws still ought to be determined by the states. Talking Points Memo's Sahil Kapur reports today that Clinton, who graduated from law school 42 years ago, has somehow discovered in 2015 that the U.S. Constitution establishes a right to same-sex marriage:
The Chick-fil-A controversy has no doubt been polarizing in some corners of the country, but the undeniable success of yesterday's nationwide rally to support the fast food chain means we're likely to remember August 1, 2012 as Silent Majority Day.