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Barney Frank: If 'DADT' Repeal Fails to Pass, Obama Will Lose Any Claim He Has to Defend it in Court


Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) appeared last night on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the DREAM Act's chances for passage (the votes are there) and 'DADT' repeal, which he called objections to "outrageous".

Said Frank: "If the House has voted by majority to repeal it, the President thinks it should be repealed, the Senate majority is for repealing, the only thing that saves it is this abusive filibuster, then I think any claim that he has to defend it in court disapears. It has no more, any moral force, let the people who filibustered try to defend it in court."



(thanks to Dave Evans for the clips)

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  1. Republicans are the enemy. Republicans are the ones blocking DADT. Republicans are the ones blocking child nutrition bill, Dream Act, Defense Bill, START, political appointees, tax cuts for middle class, and a host of other bills and legislation. REPUBLICANS care about THEIR MINORITY of the top 2%. They want their $700BILLION rich-people's tax cuts and will plug their ears like school children until they get their way. This is what America voted for. Children and obstruction.

    Posted by: IndyTown | Dec 3, 2010 7:35:55 AM

  2. That's a bunch of doubletalk by Barney. If the President thinks the law is odious and repugnant he shouldn't defend it. And he should never defend it by likening homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia. If the military is worried about the impact of a court ruling then prepare for it. The courts will let them scrap the policy however they like.

    Posted by: JusticeontheRocks | Dec 3, 2010 7:52:50 AM

  3. DADT will be repealed by judicial action if the Senate cannot because of the filibuster threat. The game is over and McCain is too senile to realize it yet. It will likely end up in the Supreme Court, and even with the current justices, I think it stands a good chance of passing. (BTW, so does the challenge to Prop 8!)

    Posted by: B-rod | Dec 3, 2010 9:13:06 AM

  4. Finally someone is willing to state the obvious, that fear of the Homosexual Agenda is priority number one for the Tea Party.

    Posted by: Skye Winspur | Dec 3, 2010 10:58:41 AM

  5. The Obama DOJ is free to drop its anti-gay court actions, just as it was free to decline to make those anti-gay court actions in the first place.

    But neither we nor Barney Frank can really expect much from Obama, given his compulsive need to surrender without a fight to, as one commenter above put it, the hateful agenda of "the enemy."

    Posted by: the greasybear | Dec 3, 2010 2:37:29 PM

  6. The hypocrisy of the Democrats on full display. When Obama defends DADT, it's okay. When Republicans defend DADT, it's bad.

    Notice that Barney "You fags don't deserve the same rights I have as a Congressman" Frank is the Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Hmmm... I wonder if he had anything to do with all those trillions of dollars they stole from us to give to the Wall Street banks? Barney Frank's motto: No banker left behind, but every LGBT person left to rot.

    Posted by: The Ghost of Harry Hay | Dec 3, 2010 5:39:05 PM

  7. "The hypocrisy of the Democrats on full display. When Obama defends DADT, it's okay. When Republicans defend DADT, it's bad."

    That's because most of the Marxists/Maoists on here (including Daffy Duck, Aka Barney) don't care about gays, never had NEVER WILL. They say they do care, but its all a dog and pony show to get us to vote/fund raise for these creeps. These leftists are political shills whose MAIN GOAL is to obstruct and destroy the right, regardless of gay soldiers or gay Americans wishing to marry.

    Posted by: pepa | Dec 3, 2010 9:21:55 PM

  8. McCain is still stinging from his defeat. His "get the gays" strategy will backfire and he will look like an even bigger loser than he already is when DADT is eventually revoked.

    Obama needs to realize some day that he is President now, and not Senator. He needs to stop playing chess with his opposition and start playing hard ball, although recent events show that he may not be that good at hard ball.

    Posted by: Harder Elbows Needed | Dec 3, 2010 10:29:24 PM

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