Did You Know...

   

Former president who signed DOMA: People who oppose gay marriage are acting out of concerns for their own identity

Share
By Doug Powers  •  April 21, 2013 04:15 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

“What the American people have got to decide is whether they believe people like me.” – Bill Clinton, October 2012
*****

Bill Clinton has been handed a giant eraser and tasked with scrubbing anything from the political past that could be a hindrance to Hillary’s White House bid in 2016. DOMA is one of them, and Bill’s working on it, with a little help and recognition from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

What better way to follow up Clinton’s “Father of the Year” award than by GLAAD honoring the 42nd president for championing the effort to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed into law by President… Bill Clinton.

From Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters:

During his acceptance speech for the Advocate for Change Award at the 24th annual Los Angeles dinner of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Clinton said, “People who oppose equal rights for gays in the marriage sphere are basically acting out of concerns for their own identity not out of respect for anyone else.”

These days, Clinton says he signed DOMA because “it was a very different time” back then (specifically, less than two months before the 1996 election). In other words, by Clinton’s own measure, he signed DOMA out of concern for his own political future and not out of respect for anyone else.

Clinton also now claims the law is unconstitutional, which means he must want everybody to believe he signed it during a “very different time” before the constitution was ratified (unless he’s trying to say he knowingly signed something he thought was unconstitutional — but let’s face it, he was a little distracted back then).

All this didn’t go unnoticed by at least one person in attendance. It’s hard to blame anybody who is confused. It’s kind of like Reverend Shaw Moore from Footloose showing up at a Bomont City Council meeting and saying “time to overturn that unconstitutional ‘no dancing’ law — let’s Lambada!” After that, his wife announces she’s running for president.

And we can’t have a Bill Clinton post without a time-honored accompanying joke.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

The trouble with Carly Fiorina: Top 11 red flags

April 28, 2016 12:14 AM by Michelle Malkin

Trump wins all 5 Tuesday primaries, Hillary pours hot sauce on Bernie’s chances

April 26, 2016 08:51 PM by Doug Powers

trumpprimary

Inevitable?

DWS: Hillary was most transparent secretary of state ever (*Disclaimer: If you don’t count her secret server)

April 25, 2016 09:43 PM by Doug Powers

schultz1

When life gives you lemons…

Of course: Obama pitches release of prisoners as economic stimulus

April 25, 2016 05:54 AM by Doug Powers

obama19

Another Dem voter outreach

Turn that frown upside-down! Hillary calls for ‘positive gangs’ (open thread)

April 24, 2016 08:50 AM by Doug Powers

hillary

THIS ought to do the trick


Categories: Feature Story, Politics, Hillary Clinton, 2016 Campaign

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook