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It's All Obama's Fault

It's supposedly Obama's fault that Boehner and the Republicans in Congress are forced to defend the "Defense of Marriage Act."

Obama has dumped this issue squarely into the Republicans' lap by refusing to defend DOMA in court. It's quite brilliant, actually.

Republicans ran on a platform of creating jobs, curbing spending, and fixing the economy. Instead, they are focused on women's wombs, repealing the health care law, and now, DOMA. They will use taxpayer dollars to defend something that is indefensible.

And it's Obama's fault, according to the Republicans, because it's his job to defend a law, whether he thinks it's constitutional or not. In reality, refusing to defend a law found to be unconstitutional isn't a new concept. It's being appealed because a judge ruled a portion of it to be unconstitutional. It's not like Obama arbitrarily decided to throw out the law - it's still being enforced.

The far right likes to talk about defending the Constitution - until the Constitution is used to throw out something they want. Then they ignore the Constitution and use terms like "activist judges."

In reality, Obama isn't forcing them to do this - their base is. They will pander to the far right, and in the process, alienate the mainstream independent thinkers.

I'm looking forward to watching the circus.

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alabastard
Mar. 5th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
As am I.
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
I'll bring the popcorn. ;)
alabastard
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
I'll bring the music...
circus music

Edited at 2011-03-05 04:59 am (UTC)
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 5th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
Re: I'll bring the music...
Perfect!
aimezetmusique
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
Obama's not perfect, no president ever is.

But when it comes to the gay community, he has my props. Even with not exactly being "for" gay marriage, he has always stood by wanting it to be a choice for state-by-state, which is a whole lot better than nothing to me.

The far right are always going to be wanting to act like they're for the people and then turn around to fight against a group of citizens in the states. Unfortunately. :(

If it's Obama's fault for not defending something ridiculous, I say that's the best fault yet.
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
Whether political savvy or just lucky timing, this is a brilliant move on Obama's part.

The whole "not for gay marriage" thing is questionable. I think it's all just politics. Back in 2004 (I think) when he wasn't running for President, he said in a survey that he was for marriage equality. I don't think his view has actually changed.
rebop13
Mar. 5th, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Hmm. According to Fox Noise, I thought it was the fault of Wisconsin teachers. Who also are apparently terrorists as well. Ask Glenn Beck.

I actually laughed my ass off when Obama did this-he didn't cut his political teeth in the Illinois legislature for nothing. The far right, uber Christian homophobic base won't be able to help themselves, even though it's as James Carville famously said, "It's the economy, stupid."

My jaw dropped recently when Mike Huckabee was on some show bemoaning the fact that young Christians are more accepting of gays.

Apparently tolerance, compassion and respect for people different from you is a bad thing.

Wow.



bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
Glenn Beck is a constant source of amusement to me.

Some idiot on FB was going off on a friend's post about labor and Wisconsin, and veered off with references to Obama and Sodom and Gomorrah.

I said, "Obama is helping Muslims from his native Africa to infiltrate and take over the country. I saw it on Glenn Beck."

Nothing that Mike Huckabee says makes my jaw drop anymore. He is a tool. He was going off yesterday about Natalie Portman's out-of-wedlock pregnancy - as if anyone cares what he thinks about it.

He thinks he's God's gift to America and that his shit doesn't stink.
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