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Boehner Has A Hard-On For DOMA

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John Boehner is getting serious about those marriage wrecking same sex partners. He’s retained an attorney to defend DOMA in court, and he’s expecting the Department of Justice to foot the bill.

Boehner and his house Republican minions have retained the services of ex Bush Solicitor General Paul Clement to defend the constitutionality of DOMA. Because the DOJ has been instructed by the White House not to defend these suits, Boehner expects the House to be reimbursed by the DOJ for the cost of Clement, as well as any court costs incurred. So far, requests from house Democrats for disclosure of costs to tax payers have been ignored by Boehner.

This is yet another in a long series of dick moves by Boehner. This has nothing to do with the economy, jobs, or the deficit. It’s nothing more than another attempt by the Republicans to shove their moral agendas down our throats.

I guess Boehner’s idea of fixing the economy is to keep America in a patriarchal, biased, heterosexual society. Women, minorities, and queers are not invited.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-hires-ex-solicitor-general-to-defend-federal-same-sex-marriage-ban/2011/04/18/AFJuvP1D_story.html

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  1. April 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Boehner has been spending to much time in the tanning booth, and it is affecting his brain processing rational thoughts.

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    • April 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Huff Po has updated it’s article to include the terms of the contractual agreement between the House and its hired muscle. The legal firm will bill a touch over $500.00 an hour for each litigation, with a $500,000 cap. There are currently 9 suits challenging DOMA in Federal court.

      My liberal math says the tax payers get dinged for a max of $4.5 million dollars if every suit is defended. CHA-CHING!

      Of course that cap can be adjusted as the House sees fit, so it will probably end up costing more. Tell me again how extreme prejudice helps the economy?

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