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One Day It Just Dawned On Barack Obama To Stop Defending DOMA, Or Something

Heh. I love how history is being written: POTUS was hanging out in the OO and he was all like, “You know what you guys? We need to put a stop to this DOMA shizzle!” And huzzah, a new legal theory emerged, just like that!

Allow The Daily Beast‘s Daniel Stone to begin painting Obama as the staint to gays:

President Obama was in the Oval Office, poring over a stack of legal memos. It was several days before the announcement that the administration would no longer vouch for part of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the former constitutional law professor was reviewing the arguments before the Justice Department for an upcoming Massachusetts case. With top staffers more concerned with the political impact of halting prosecutions under the marriage law—and whether it would complicate negotiations with Republicans about avoiding a government shutdown—Obama summoned his senior advisers to a meeting. It might not be pretty, he told them, “but it’s the right thing to do.”

I also love how much Gay Inc. groups are complete pussies, unwilling to criticize the White House publicly:

For the most part, gay advocates have been pleased with the administration. That’s a major shift from a year ago, when LGBT issues weren’t getting the attention some advocacy wanted. “We felt disrespected last year,” said a spokesman for one group, who requested anonymity to criticize administration officials. “But over time, they’ve come to appreciate the compelling arguments we have.”

By:           Max Simon
On:           Mar 6, 2011
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  • 16 Comments
    • James
      James

      He did the right thing.Why are gay people still giving him shit.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 7:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @James: said ”
      He did the right thing.Why are gay people still giving him shit.”
      ————————————–

      Because he spent the last several years telling us, not only was not defending this in court IMPOSSIBLE, but his DOJ compared us to incestuous couples.

      It was only after gay blogs etc… pointed out that every other president in recent memory HAD chosen to not defend cases, that the White House backed off on that line.

      Additionally, the White House said they would NOT repeal DADT last year, it was after pressure on Congress forced Pelosi to in turn force it through the House. Obama did not make ONE phone call to a Senator to support the repeal.

      Only after the left stayed away from the voting booth last election, and gay donations dropped significantly was there suddenly a rush to do this. Obama finally realized that he couldn’t survive without the left.

      I have no problem with a politician acting like a politician, but I also don’t want people telling me that a politician who’s only FINALLY starting to keep promises is now somehow an angel from heaven. He is finally doing the job we were promised.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 8:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @James:

      Because he spent the last several years telling us, not only was not defending this in court IMPOSSIBLE, but his DOJ compared us to incestuous couples.

      It was only after gay blogs etc… pointed out that every other president in recent memory HAD chosen to not defend cases, that the White House backed off on that line.

      Additionally, the White House said they would NOT repeal DADT last year, it was after pressure on Congress forced Pelosi to in turn force it through the House. Obama did not make ONE phone call to a Senator to support the repeal.

      Only after the left stayed away from the voting booth last election, and gay donations dropped significantly was there suddenly a rush to do this. Obama finally realized that he couldn’t survive without the left.

      I have no problem with a politician acting like a politician, but I also don’t want people telling me that a politician who’s only FINALLY starting to keep promises is now somehow an angel from heaven. He is finally doing the job we were promised.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 8:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thomas
      Thomas

      So what’s your alternate theory for the change? That would be something worth posting, unlike the drivel above.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GetBalance
      GetBalance

      @ James. I think a lot of gay people are angry loose cannons in thus culture war regardless. Alot of us feel none of this stuff should never have happened.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      It’s official. I will never again try to read anything “Max Simon” posts. Obama as the “staint”???

      Spell check takes a couple of seconds. It can keep you from looking ignorant. Of course the rest of the post is ignorant also, so maybe it was just an omen.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 10:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Davidity
      Davidity

      Staint
      STAINT- staintly-stainted-the ability to be so cocky, obnoxious, ghetto, goofy, savage, inappropriate, drunk, athletic, or not athletic, the ability to truly not be able to look your self in the mirror the next day in the best possible way, attitude, swager….their truly is no definition it just a way of life. baseball player or a girl a baseball player has hooked up with
      (urbandictionary.com)

      Mar 6, 2011 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Davidity
      Davidity

      Staint, derived from the combination of “taint stain”

      Mar 6, 2011 at 10:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      Not sure what this is talking about…I get that Queerty writers write on the fly, but seriously guys, SPELLING AND GRAMMAR CHECKING TAKES TWO SECONDS. I still love y’all though.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GetBalance
      GetBalance

      @Justice

      You’ve been one mean negative prick the last several weeks. You used to keep a clear head and not lose it which I liked. WTF?

      Mar 6, 2011 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GetBalance
      GetBalance

      And arrogant.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      @GetBalance: Arrogant. Is that because I called the writer out on not having the smarts to check spelling before posting? Or because I point out that the whining about Obama and “Gay Inc.” on this point has been done to death?

      Interesting.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      He was just poring over some legal memos, then TA-DA! his heart grew three sizes that day.

      Sure. Whatever.

      Mar 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Hlavac
      Jim Hlavac

      His “epiphany” is that he’s against Section 3 of the law, the rest is fine with him. And he’s not “for” gay relationships being recognized, he just doesn’t think they shouldn’t be, or something. He’s not going to defend it but he’ll enforce it. And he’s not for repeal but some legalistic modification of no real import. It’s a rubber bone thrown to starving dogs in the hope we’ll vote for him next time ’round. Other than that he’s evolving. So is everyone else. So what?

      Mar 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GetBalance
      GetBalance

      @justice

      No not really. I just noticed a general attitude shift from poz balanced to neg attackful commenting and was curious, why the change, though it’s really none of my bizz. Always enjoy your zeal regardless.

      Mar 7, 2011 at 3:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHYKOLAETHAI
      CHYKOLAETHAI

      Like i said in an earlier post, this man can’t win for loosing. Im pretty sure that he wasn’t the only president that didn’t agree with gay marriage but at least his ideas are evolving. I guess that’s not enuff for the “gay mafia” if he ain’t at the san fransico gay pride parade matching next to a 7 foot tall drag queen “you people” won’t be satisfied.

      Mar 7, 2011 at 5:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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