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Boehner: I’m Spending $3 Million Defending DOMA To Show Obama He Doesn’t Make The Rules

by David Badash on March 23, 2013

in DOMA,News,Politics

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John Boehner at a Thursday press conference shockingly admitted the reason — at least one of them —  that he is supporting DOMA in court is to show Barack Obama that the two-term President doesn’t get to make the rules. Boehner, as both Speaker of the House and as the head of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) has secretly and repeatedly increased the budget of his hand-picked lawyer who is defending DOMA in the federal courts. That figure is now $3 million. The lawyer is Paul Clement, who, by the way, has lost every DOMA case he’s tried.

“DOMA was a law passed by the House, the Senate and signed into law by President Clinton,” Boehner told reporters. “And in our system of government, the administration doesn’t get to decide what’s constitutional. The Supreme Court does. And our financing the lawsuit was to make sure that the proper forum was used to make sure that we know what’s constitutional and what isn’t.”

So, Speaker Boehner is spending $3 million of your tax dollars to “make sure that the proper forum was used”?

Baloney.

Republican and Democratic Presidents over the past fifty years have decided to not defend 13 different laws because they deemed them unconstitutional. The BLAG never stepped in — until now — to defend those laws in court.

Boehner is not telling the truth. And DOMA has already been deemed unconstitutional by dozens of federal judges, so he’s being even more deceitful.

READ:DOMA-Defender John Boehner ‘Can’t Imagine’ Supporting A Gay Child’s Same-Sex Marriage

Boehner not once has even mentioned the lives his actions are negatively impacting.

The full truth is Boehner is extremely anti-gay, as evidenced by him appointing to a government job with international importance, the co-founder of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, Robert P. George.

Here’s what we wrote a few days ago about the subject upon reporting the news that Boehner said he “can’t imagine” supporting his own child’s same-sex marriage:

One year ago this week, John Boehner appointed National Organization For Marriage(NOM) co-founder and former Chairman Dr. Robert P. George to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Commissioners at the USCIRF are government employees, and hold their posts for two years.

Last year, Dr. George appeared on anti-gay advocate and founder of James Dobson’s show claimed that President Barack Obama’s policies were a “weapon” of the federal government designed to “undermine religious liberty.”

Days after George’s appointment to the USCIRF, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released previously-sealed court documents that included internal NOM documents which provide a road map and board-approved strategy for using race-baiting and religion as tactics to divide the Democratic party on the issue of same-sex marriage and to bring down President Obama.

Dr. George is credited with writing the Manhattan Declaration, which has been signed by Christian Evangelical leaders who promise “resistance to the point of civil disobedience against any legislation that might implicate their churches or charities in abortion, embryo-destructive research or same-sex marriage.”

George has been praised by the late anti-gay activist, Chuck Colson, and in 2011 Dr. George wrote that “‘gay marriage’ will inevitably undermine all marriages.”

Boehner begins at the 1:03 mark:

Video and transcript via The Daily Caller

 

Related:

Carly Fiorina: ‘Self-Appointed Judges’ Should Not Decide Gay Marriage

House GOP’s Anti-Gay Supreme Court Brief Reads Like 1950′s Racist Propaganda

Boehner’s BLAG Claiming ‘Direct Injury On The House’ If DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

 

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{ 4 comments }

BJLincoln March 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm

This depressed drunk @asshole needs to go back to Ohio. The whole state is like him. Small towns with small minds who do not like change or diversity. I grew up there and after 50 years was able to escape to Maryland. It was not until I enjoyed personal freedom and an openness of the good people here did I realize how bad it was in Ohio.
He is going to lose. The SCOTUS is not going to rule in favor of discrimination because of a belief. They can not ignore the facts, real studies, or the support of so many professional medical orgs. They can not ignore the DOJ or the President or the many rulings finding DOMA unconstitutional.
The backlash from the Right will be nothing compared to the backlash from all the above and the majority of the American people.
Frankly, if they think we are out and loud now….deny us equality and see what happens.

jerryball37 March 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Meet the "Pretend" president…. Every drunkard has his high hopes moment when he pretends that he is a "Do you know who EYE yam?"

petrd1 March 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Why aren't the Tea Baggers and Rand Paul and his band or erstwhile Libertarians raising a ruckus about this black hole boondoggle.?

sdfrenchie March 25, 2013 at 12:22 am

Spending my tax dollars to steal my rights. And the tax dollars of every other hard working LGBT person. We deserve to know exactly why they're doing this. They can't blame everything on their hatred of President Obama. I'd like to know, in plain English and without any reference to the Bible, what exactly are they afraid of when it comes to the LGBT community owning its Constitutional rights. It can't be that they're afraid some gay person is going to be attracted to their ugly pusses. Never happen. I think it's because they're afraid the old term used against me many years ago when a black boy was my best friend: "Nigger lover!". That's what I was called over and over. Except now, they're afraid, and rightfully so, they'll be associated with "Faggots!". What could be worse for one of them? Look how Senator Portman has been treated since he came out in favor of equal marriage because of his son. Those old toads were extremely unpolite to him and made extremely rude comments about his son. They all need to be yanked out of our government so fast their heads will spin. They're not Americans at all. They're dictators. Despicable.

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