Democrats To GOP: “Would You Please Tell Us About Your DOMA Defense?” GOP: “Haha, No.”

Several House Democrats looking to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act recently wrote a letter to the Republican-led DOMA defense team (aka the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group) to see if they might perhaps hold a briefing where representatives could hear the legal arguments supporting DOMA. In response, Republican speaker of the House and BLAG-head John Boehner basically said, ‘You are correct. We are defending DOMA in court. OKTHXBAI.’

Did they really expect more from the man who doesn’t want American taxpayers to see defend DOMA on television? Silly donkeys.

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  • the crustybastard

    Oh fucking please.

    The Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group is comprised of the three highest-ranking Republicans and two highest-ranking Democrats. If House Democrats want to know what BLAG’s plan is, they can ask Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer. They’re members.

  • Fodolodo

    @the crustybastard: The “Bipartisan” Legal Advisory Group voted 3-2 to intervene in the defense of DOMA. No points for guessing the vote line-up.

    For all practical purposes, the lawyers defending DOMA represent the House Republicans.

  • Thomas Maguire

    John Boner is s cunt.


  • delurker

    @Fodolodo: thank you for exposing the idiocy of this poster (not a difficult task, though). ;)

  • delurker

    @the crustybastard: lolz senility is a bitch. sorry about that, gramps. even if i explained it, your doddering ass wouldn’t understand. :D

  • Little Kiwi

    I can’t wait for the day when politics is actually about solving problems and fixing the country.

    There is one thing I will never understand: Why dont’ people realize that the minute you have a politician or a party that runs on an anti-gay platform it’s because they havent’ actually got a legit fiscal plan to talk about?

    Seriously. The economy in this country is fucked to hell, and what do the “Fiscal Conservatives”? I mean when they’re not doing what they always do which is put the country in debt. ;-) No, they focus on bogus bigoted social issues.

    Why bother crafting a legit helpful economic plan to help the country when you can PRETEND that you are while doing what you do best – drumming up the support of the country’s bigots by reminding everyone how “traditional” you are about social issues.


  • Fodolodo

    @the crustybastard: “If House Democrats want to know what BLAG’s plan is, they can ask Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer” is almost certainly false, at least if we interpret it to mean “and get an accurate and thorough answer.” Again, the lawyers defending DOMA effectively represent the House Republicans. The Democratic leadership’s participation in BLAG is purely formal. I do not think it is very likely that they have any input on, or special knowledge of, legal strategy.

  • the crustybastard

    Since only two members of BLAG are actually lawyers, I reckon the other’s participation is indeed purely formal. Moreover, I share your doubt that any of the members — including the two lawyers — are doing any actual “advising” with respect to the legal strategy. That’s why it strikes me as disingenuous posturing for any member of the House to demand a legal strategy briefing from BLAG.

    Were I a member of the House, I’d insist House members have the right to demand briefings from Paul Clement’s team doing the actual legal work ostensibly on our behalf, and just do an end-run around Stonewall Boehner knowing his entire goddam raison d’etre is fucking with me.

    If Boehner jumped into that, then HE’S on the defensive to explain why House members SHOULDN’T have access to the legal representation being performed on their behalf. That’s a helluva lot harder to do than just saying “no” when somebody asks your permission for something.

    I’m actually surprised Boehner wasn’t smart enough to say “sure, we’ll organize a briefing,” and then waste everyone’s time so horribly they’d never dream of asking again.

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