Republican Party

After Wasting Millions of Taxpayer Dollars, Republicans Flee from DOMA Fight

It’s a bad day to be a Republican today. Issa et al are going to have to face the music of their cherry picked scandals that deliberately misled the press and the public (hey, it’s what they do).

The economy is recovering, stocks are surging near Reagan levels, we have a surplus – a HUGE surplus for June – and ObamaCare is lowering costs by 50% and more in some states for individuals who’ve been buying their own insurance. The DOJ just told the Sanford Police to keep all of that Zimmerman evidence. And then…

House Republicans ran away from the DOMA fight they’ve been wasting taxpayer money on for years. They announced on Thursday that they will stop defending statutes similar to the Defense of Marriage Act that ban recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages, according to Buzzfeed.

“[T]he House has determined, in light of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Windsor, that it no longer will defend that statute,” lawyers for the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG), controlled by House Republicans, wrote about veterans’ benefits statutes that similarly ban recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages.

House Republicans suggested that they are doing this because just 3 weeks ago the Supreme Court found the Republican stance violated the Constitution (a sort of pre-existing condition these days of Republicanism). But since when does the Supreme Court matter to them? It doesn’t stop them with abortion, voting rights, or pretty much anything else.

3 million dollars down the crapper, thanks to the cowards in the House. They can’t even follow up on their own “value” system, apparently. They are cutting and running on their own base, on the very issue they’ve been running on for election after election. Gee whiz, we thought the GOP cared about gay marriage, we thought they thought it was ruining America and their marriages, so why would they run away from the fight of a lifetime?

So goes cynical politics. Republican “freedom” is running away from its own positions faster than conservatives can be told to forget about what they hated this morning. There’s something shiny and new to hate this afternoon! Forget about the gays and your traditional marriage suffering because some gay couple got married and has better taste than you. John Boehner and House Republicans are all done embarrassing themselves with that fight, so you must now forget your previous hatred/fear of the gay.

Take heart, patriots, because there’s still much to hate. Republicans are still trying to kill ObamaCare, steal voting rights from the poor and brown skinned, and shove government mandated probes up women and girls before they force them to have Republican-ordered babies.

And if that’s not being on the winning side of history, what is?

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