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Regarding DOMA Order, John Boehner Doesn't Think It's The 'Appropriate Time' To Stop Discriminating Against Gays


House Speaker John Boehner's spokesman has responded to the Attorney General's announcement that Obama has asked it to stop defending DOMA in court:

"While Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, the President will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation."

Attorney General Eric Holder's letter to Boehner regarding DOMA, AFTER THE JUMP...

Attorney General Holder's Letter to John Boehner on DOMA Appeal

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  1. Dear Boehner,
    F**k off.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 23, 2011 2:21:30 PM

  2. We need to send Ted Olson to talk to John Boehner. Olson is very skilled translating common decency into conservative lingo.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Feb 23, 2011 2:22:10 PM

  3. Throw that back in his face regarding abortion and women's rights. What a freaking hypocrite!

    Posted by: Gregoire | Feb 23, 2011 2:23:34 PM

  4. where *is* your jobs bill, Mr. Boehner? Until then, STFU.

    Posted by: pParkerT | Feb 23, 2011 2:25:13 PM

  5. Oh, Boner is so full of himself. We should be asking where are the jobs? He and all the other Republicans campaigned on that ticket and they haven't done squat. His opinion will matter when he and his corporate butt kissing Republicans got our national unemployment rate back down to 5%.

    Posted by: Sam | Feb 23, 2011 2:26:32 PM

  6. C'mon Boehner, admit it. You want to marry The Situation and save big bucks on spray-tanning.

    The next "Moo" you hear wil be from that repulsive cow Maggie Gallagher.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 23, 2011 2:27:08 PM

  7. I just love seeing the hypocrisy of conservatives. And how exactly are the attacks on Planned Parenthood and a woman's right to choose creating jobs? Isn't that divisive?

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Feb 23, 2011 2:31:20 PM

  8. The Obama Administration is prudently reserving precious government resources by giving DOJ less to do -- which should result in money for job creation elsewhere, right?

    Posted by: Tom | Feb 23, 2011 2:32:14 PM

  9. Isn't like the 2nd and 3rd thing that Boehner has put up for the Congress to work on redefining rape and abortion? I wasn't aware that those issues *weren't* divisive.

    Boehner, get a life.

    Posted by: Walter H | Feb 23, 2011 2:35:17 PM

  10. I wonder if he cried when he heard the news?

    Posted by: homer | Feb 23, 2011 2:36:36 PM

  11. So how are all those anti-abortion-for-statutory-rape bills going, Mr. Boehner?

    And did we miss your jobs bill?

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 23, 2011 2:37:15 PM

  12. I think the Speaker of the House should be shown the appropriate respect for his comments.

    In other words...

    Blow me, Boehner.

    Posted by: ichabod | Feb 23, 2011 2:37:40 PM

  13. stock republican arguement #11.

    Posted by: alguien | Feb 23, 2011 2:39:20 PM

  14. Really Boehner? You really want to go there? The White House isn't focusing on jobs because it chose to take a step toward equality? I'd like to know one thing the House has passed under your leadership that advances any kind of jobs agenda, because it seems like the only thing you've been concerned with is culture war issues like abortion.

    Posted by: mikey | Feb 23, 2011 2:51:53 PM

  15. @ David Ehrenstein: (second attempt)

    Wow, you mean that's a spray-tan ???

    I thought it was just overflow s**t.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 23, 2011 2:58:52 PM

  16. In the United States of America, the time for equal justice under the civil law is always NOW.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Feb 23, 2011 3:00:10 PM

  17. Hey Johnny, I know you can only handle one thing at a time, can only do one thing at a time, but the rest of us can multi-task.

    Posted by: tc in nyc | Feb 23, 2011 3:07:54 PM

  18. " is the appropriate time to stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation."

    Oh, the hypocrisy of these GOPers is beyond all belief and human decency. How can Boehner ask that question in the face of his party's current actions in the House? Is he really as stupid as this statement makes him and his fellow GOPers/Teahadists sound??

    Speaking of hypocrisy in their actions: Where are the jobs? Where are the jobs?? Where are the damn jobs, Mr. Speaker???

    Posted by: Rob | Feb 23, 2011 3:15:05 PM


    President Obama has instructed the Justice Department to cease defending the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in federal court.

    Please contact the White House to pledge your support to this change in policy.
    White House comment line: 202-456-1111
    Web-based form:

    Please contact your Senators and Congressmen as well as Republican House Speaker, John Boehner, to urge them NOT to independently defend this policy in federal court

    Contact House Speaker John Boehner
    Telephone: 202-225-0600
    Web-based form:
    Email :

    Posted by: Troubletown | Feb 23, 2011 3:15:22 PM

  20. Obama is a friggin genius. He is underlining the fact that the GOP, when in power, will ignore the economy and jobs and just go right back to the culture-war stuff that turns off independents.

    Where are the jobs, Boehner? WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

    Posted by: Scott | Feb 23, 2011 3:34:13 PM

  21. Don't you know that failing to defend DOMA makes Boehner cry?

    Posted by: seattle guy | Feb 23, 2011 3:34:26 PM

  22. Obama needs to do a lot more of this stuff. The Thugs have had total control of the agenda of government for quite a while. All across the country they are agressively trying to undermine unions, the social safety net of Social Security and Medicare, women's rights, and gay rights. If Obama starts setting the agenda instead of just reacting to it, he might become a real leader.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Feb 23, 2011 3:51:29 PM

  23. Ok, one more time. WHY are some Gays members of GOProud and LCR?

    Posted by: DerekWashington | Feb 23, 2011 3:59:39 PM

  24. Gee, where's LincolnLounger?

    Posted by: Hank | Feb 23, 2011 4:17:21 PM

  25. Certainly hasn't stopped the Republicans from trying to redefine rape or outlaw abortion. Screw Bohner and he's as phoney as his tan and twice as oily.

    Posted by: BartB | Feb 23, 2011 4:25:04 PM

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