Friday, February 25, 2011

Gingrich: Impeach Obama For DOMA Action

Speaking on (ahem) Newsmax, Newt Gingrich, having failed to nail Clinton with a bogus impeachment, is talking about how Obama's decision to have the DOJ not defend DOMA in court is possibly "impeachable" for allegedly violating his constitutional oath, but lesser approaches should be tried first, e.g., zeroing out the budget for the DOJ.

Put simply, Gingrich is too fucking stupid to have figured out that declining to mount a defense of a law in court is not even remotely the same as "suspending" a law; i.e., courts will still do the work of courts in deciding the constitutionality of DOMA, but Obama's DOJ won't defend the law Gingrich loves so much. (After all, he obviously loves marriage between a man and a woman, and a woman, and a woman...)

1 comment:

  1. Y'know, prosecutors decide every day not to prosecute outdated laws. There are so many laws here in the United States that pretty much everything you do in the course of a day is illegal, and if prosecutors prosecuted everything, the U.S. would be one big prison. So prosecutors pick and choose what they're going to prosecute. That's just reality.

    In this particular case the Obama administration isn't even going to fail to prosecute this law... they're merely going to refuse to participate in defending it. Attorney General Jerry Brown here in California did the same thing with Proposition Hate, and the people of California hated him so much for that crime that they elected him Governor. If the teabaggers love DOMA so much, they can just get together money themselves to defend it in court, why make everybody else, the majority of whom no longer support DOMA, pay to defend it? Siiiiigh!

    - Badtux the Legal Penguin



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