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Watch: Is Obama Trying to Lose the DOMA Cases on Purpose?


Matt Baume of speculates on NOM's unlikely theory, plus offers a few more updates.


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  1. Is it really that unlikely? Isn't this what we were saying to begin with, that he should either be NOT defending it or defending it weakly on purpose?

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Jan 17, 2011 10:06:49 AM

  2. One very lame brief may or may not indicate the DOJ's strategy. My hope is that Obama has figured out that the people who get their panties in a wad about gay this that and the other aren't going to vote for him anyway.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Jan 17, 2011 11:07:18 AM

  3. This dude needs to STOP moving his head.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Jan 17, 2011 1:24:49 PM

  4. Why put the Kenyan stuff in there? There is enough actual facts to hit them with.

    Posted by: Chris | Jan 17, 2011 1:28:57 PM

  5. Obama's DoJ is not trying to sabotage DOMA, they're defending it. Their defense is another example of Obama's desire for 'civility'. The DoJ, following Obama's direction, is still relentlessly bigoted.

    The difference, in this brief, is that they're not comparing us to typhoid carriers and people who molest, then eat, kittens and puppies. Or was it recruiting and molesting children. I forget.

    Their briefs usually include the kind of vile bigotry associated with Warren, the catholic cult, and other enemies of the rights of LGBT citizens to be treated equally and humanely.

    In spite of premature squeals of ecstasy at the repeal of Clinton's DADT and the hate crimes bill Obama remains on track as a Clintonite bigot.

    Baume is grasping at bigoted straws and quite delusional.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Jan 17, 2011 3:53:33 PM

  6. From what I've been reading, the DOJ is using the same arguments that NOM, et al are using. And those arguments are failing everywhere. I suppose they could be expressed more eloquently or, perhaps, more intelligently; but they aren't (maybe that's the scheme). The arguments seem to be put out there as expressively as Piggie Maggie or those of her immature ilk would and they don't work on any intellectual level--purely emotional and fear based.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 17, 2011 4:03:15 PM

  7. See I want DoJ to really try and defend it, then lose. It's the best scenario for us - the right won't feel massively cheated.

    side note: okay the best scenario would be someone in congress proposing abolishing it, then everyone saying hell yeah!
    :end side note.

    Posted by: Corvidae | Jan 18, 2011 2:19:23 AM

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