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LameDuckHunting
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12:02 PM on 04/26/2011
We have to cut essential social programs but there's plenty of money for this utter waste of time?.............................
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apiazza
There is no such thing as a fiscal conservative.
11:50 AM on 04/26/2011
Hey John...a couple of weeks ago you told the nation and I quote..."We're broke" which begs the question...

Where did you get the funds to pay over 500 dollars an hour of the US taxpayers money to a law firm?
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LameDuckHunting
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11:52 AM on 04/26/2011
This is called job creation, republican style............................
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Inkosi
The gods themselves rage against stupidity
12:30 PM on 04/26/2011
Lame duckhunting - already fanned but always faved! Love your rebuttals.
Grunty1
Micro-bio this
02:14 PM on 04/26/2011
Its ok to WASTE money. It is NOT ok to spend money for a useful purpose.
11:47 AM on 04/26/2011
I love the uncaptioned picture of Boehner for this story.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Billar
Fighting The Lies From The Right
11:39 AM on 04/26/2011
Where are the jobs Boehner?
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HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
LameDuckHunting
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11:28 AM on 04/26/2011
Wasn't it that great political mind, Rick Sant0rum, who said if gays are allowed to marry, next we'll be allowing people to marry livestock? Well, there still ain't no law against that in Florida and the goats are getting edgy...­..........­..........­......
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Vince Weiguang Li
Alferd Packer-Epicurean Go Go Greyhound!
11:24 AM on 04/26/2011
The question is why did the firm back out and make Clement resign if he wanted to take the case.

Was it the recent actions by Anti Doma groups and individuals to track down members of the law firm on Facebook and make it personal against them. Did the members of the firm rightfully fear various forms of intimidation and potential danger to them and their families. That could very likely be the case.

It is one thing to boycott the firm and take actions against the firm at their place of business. But to follow each firm member and to intimidate them personally and potentially their families, that is Un American. How would the Anti Doma people feel if that shoe fell on the other foot, that their law firm was harassed, that their contributors were tracked down and harassed. It is not right on either side.

What is Un American is:
Each side to a dispute should be afforded the best legal argument. The courts should be given the best arguments in order to make a decision that is best, regardless of the outcome. To attempt to intimidate and harass your opposition is outside the bounds, and is an attempt to win at any means necessary. That is not American, that is not fair play.

The same could be said of Jerry Brown's refusal to defend Prop 8 in Ca. As an executive he took power he did not have to decide that the law was unconstitutional.
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Inkosi
The gods themselves rage against stupidity
11:30 AM on 04/26/2011
The judges on the Supreme Court have been bought and paid for by the Thugs!
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truth2008
11:53 AM on 04/26/2011
True dat!
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Bob Wood
A.T.C.G...(sigh)
12:03 PM on 04/26/2011
And...the pendulum swings...then the Supreme Court will be bought and paid for by the Dems. Demopublicans and Republicrats are both bought and paid for by big money. Big money pre-selects the candidates we get to choose from on election day. I, for one, would like to hear a solution to this problem. I wish I had one...(sigh)
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PortlandZoo
Wait... what?
11:31 AM on 04/26/2011
"To attempt to intimidate and harass your opposition is outside the bounds, and is an attempt to win at any means necessary. That is not American, that is not fair play."

excellent description of GOP tactics - un-American indeed (and anti-human rights). Have you been off planet?
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Vince Weiguang Li
Alferd Packer-Epicurean Go Go Greyhound!
11:49 AM on 04/26/2011
I would remind you that the biggest voting blocks in favor of Prop 8 were Blacks and Latinos, look it up.

Last I saw those groups have a low propensity to be Republicans.

Try a new argument.
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ATLBravesFan
11:23 AM on 04/26/2011
It's nice that the Republicans have their priorities straight. Instead of concentrating on the country and the economy, they're more concerned about oppressing people who are constantly being discriminated against.

Lovely.
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Cabo600
Mongo only pawn in game of life.
11:18 AM on 04/26/2011
Paul Clement is a slug. He wants to save the reputation of his own law firm by not involving them with the case and just jumping over to another one. He and Boehner deserve each other.
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HappyBalance
People BEFORE Profits
11:13 AM on 04/26/2011
Excellent. The firm made the right choice, finally.
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MissingAmerica
11:08 AM on 04/26/2011
I applaud the firm for rejecting to defend this "Defense of Marriage" idiocy. I'm appalled every time I read of this un-American non-issue, this perpetuation of the bigotry and hatred that seems to be permeating our halls of Congress these days and, subsequently, our population. Sad they want only men and women to make this commitment, especially when it is shown that more than half the men, especially, who enter into holy matrimony tend to keep a spare on the side. I would rather see a gay couple happily married than a straight couple in a miserable, loveless, abusive union. As for the attorney who is leaving his firm to join in this continued attack on our freedoms as human beings of this Republic, I would like to think that this would signal the end of his career. Then again, if it does, it may also signal the beginning of a career as yet another ignorant and hateful Republican politician.
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Inkosi
The gods themselves rage against stupidity
11:31 AM on 04/26/2011
In some places that is a winner!
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KenClay
REPEAL DOMA
10:59 AM on 04/26/2011
They really want to get into OUR Gay lives ...? Oxymoron latter Proving relevant!
10:58 AM on 04/26/2011
Now thats a true picture of the GOP. Bitter & nasty looking
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LinkTren
Typing with a drink in my hand
10:55 AM on 04/26/2011
That pic of the Tangerine Weeper made my day.
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Mike Macguinness
Artist of industrial dementia
10:50 AM on 04/26/2011
" Defense of Marriage Act, get yer trophy wives here. DOMA Enforced Trophy Wives , Gingrich /McCain approved .Hot wives for horny old politicians." You have to admire the amount of effort it must take a Washington politician to ignore being a hypocrite on a massive scale.
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Inkosi
The gods themselves rage against stupidity
11:19 AM on 04/26/2011
Then we have the Donald with all his x-wives planning to run for office. The thugs are getting to be porn stars! So much for religion.
10:47 AM on 04/26/2011
This development will be more damaging to DOMA than any amount of lobbying. If law firms are refusing to touch it because of the backlash and problems it creates for their businesses and reputations then that's a very good sign that DOMAs days are numbered. Happily.
11:15 AM on 04/26/2011
In a way, this development may actually aid Clement in defending DOMA. For strict scrutiny, the law's opponents will want to show that the GLBT community is politically powerless. Clement's separation from King & Spaldiing, in response to pressure from the same community, would tend to undermine that claim.
CJ1
Love the Ignorant, hate the Ignorance
11:19 AM on 04/26/2011
Not sure I follow...I don't think much hinges on making gays seem "powerless." I don't think you'll find many jurors who aren't aware of gay people.
11:39 AM on 04/26/2011
But NOM is saying they have excellent representation, and that's not likely to change.

They are further crowing that DOMA is very popular legislation. Even Clement's resignation only says DOMA is unpopular in certain quarters.

They can't really play it both ways.