Monica Crowley, who used to have a job on MSNBC some years ago, now peddles her brand of absolute conservatism on Fox News. But even I was a bit aghast about how she handled news of Barack Obama deeming the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, and ordering the Justice Department to stop defending it. See, Monica doesn’t think this is a good idea, and not just because it essentially guarantees more rights for gays and lesbians, but because Obama is ignoring federal law, and “that is a form of dictatorship. That is Mubarak Obama.” But wait. Isn’t DoJ still going to defend DOMA? Yep! He’s just not going to use some convoluted legal theory to do it.
Elsewhere on Last Word, Glenn Greenwald stopped by to school America on what Obama’s new DOMA position really means.