Bill Clinton is admitting that he signed the Defense of Marriage Act merely because of the political climate at the time. What conviction!

From NPR:

Times were different in 1996 when he signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law, former President Bill Clinton writes in today’s Washington Post.

“In no state in the union was same-sex marriage recognized, much less available as a legal right, but some were moving in that direction,” Clinton says. Supporters of the act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, thought its passage would head off a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

But now, Clinton says, he believes DOMA is “incompatible with our Constitution.” As the Supreme Court prepares to take up the act’s constitutionality, he is making the case that it discriminates against “same-sex couples who are legally married in nine states and the District of Columbia [but] are denied the benefits of more than a thousand federal statutes and programs available to other married couples.”

Most ironic is that Clinton signed the “Defense of Marriage Act” around the time he as doinking a pizza delivery girl-turned-humidor in the Oval Office. But I digress…

What’s funny here is that Clinton said he signed DOMA for reasons of politics. And why does he want SCOTUS to now overturn the law? Conviction to the cause of gay rights? Hell no — you know the only reason he wants DOMA gone is because it’ll be hanging over Hillary’s head when she runs in 2016.

Whenever the Clintons do anything you first have to ask “what’s in it for the Clintons?” Because that’s certainly their highest priority.

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27 Responses to “Bill Clinton: I Hope the Supreme Court Overturns That Unconstitutional Bill I Signed Into Law When I Was President”

  1. jeffythequick on March 11th, 2013 4:17 pm

    So, when he signed it into law, it made him look good, and now that he's advocating overturning it, it makes him look good…

    As for Hillary becoming president, well, there's a whole new crop of interns that (think, ewww…) weren't even born when he was in office!

  2. Marshall_Will on March 11th, 2013 4:50 pm

    "are denied the benefits of more than a thousand federal statutes and programs available to other married couples.”

    Like the IRS Marriage Tax Penalty..? Hey kinda' funny w/ China being in the previous thread but, in an effort to cool their housing bubble they took a page right out of OUR playbook and are tinkering w/ Winners & Losers via the tax code!

    Divorce is skyrocketing there as couples w/ (2) homes get un-hitched ( on paper anyway? ) and declare (1) home each. It will be interesting to see if Beijing cracks down on that practice ruthlessly or um… goes back to the drawing board?

  3. Truesoldier__ on March 11th, 2013 6:15 pm

    And he will be less worried this time around since Obamacare will have kicked in fully, so he knows the interns will have plenty of "free BC". Hell, he is probably interveriewing Sandra Fluke as we speak.

  4. Truesoldier__ on March 11th, 2013 6:18 pm

    O/T…I see dear leader has unveiled a neek peek of his latest budget proposal:

    White House spokesman Jay Carney today excused the president’s unprecedentedly late budget submission as a bargaining tactic, and he called for large annual deficits until at least 2023.

    “The broader effort underway here is to try to achieve through the budget process, a compromise” that would stabilize the federal government’s deficit at roughly 3 percent of the nation’s economy, he told reporters during the midday press conference.

    The nation’s GDP is roughly $15.1 trillion, so a 3 percent deficit goal would accept roughly $450 billion in new debt each year. Under Obama’s tenure, the federal debt has risen $6 trillion since 2009, up to almost $17 trillion.

    : http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/11/obamas-budget-w

  5. Marshall_Will on March 11th, 2013 7:09 pm

    Most GOP legislators believe the economy is spurred by the private sector, providing the government does not impose too many regulations or taxes. In contrast, Carney reiterated the president’s view that the economy is better boosted by government “investments.”

    Fo' rizzle? There's those 'inFESTments' again..! This is -not- a serious 'budget' and here we are again with "He's working on a plan to come up with a plan" and no specific timeline… Other than to say "it's ongoing"/in work or in progress blah blah.

  6. Truesoldier__ on March 11th, 2013 7:19 pm

    Meanwhile, dear leader is free to criticize and poo-poo the House budget plan as "irresponsible" or that it only "benefits the rich".

    I say the House just pass the budget, send it to the Senate and say pass this one, send us your budget or go F yourself as we are not going to vote for another CR.

    Of course that would take some balls and we all know Weepy and Co. don't have them.

  7. SignPainterGuy on March 11th, 2013 7:21 pm

    I heard that and wondered, "Will this one also be unanimously rejected like the rest" ? No, they`re NOT serious !

    "InFESTments" is right !

  8. Marshall_Will on March 11th, 2013 7:47 pm

    as "irresponsible" or that it only "benefits the rich".

    By this time, it should just be on an audio loop; you know, like when you pull up to the departing flights terminal at the airport? "Please… Do Not Park In The Unloading Zone…. Please… Do Not…

    It may have taken b@lls at some point but when Reid's had one epic blame FAIL after another? It's like being mortified of an upper classman long after he's graduated/been kicked out.

  9. Truesoldier__ on March 11th, 2013 8:21 pm

    I prefer the "loading and unloading zone" bit from the original Airplane! movie.

  10. Truesoldier__ on March 11th, 2013 8:27 pm

    O/T..this could get really messy:

    Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge is escalating her campaign to urge President Barack Obama to pick African Americans for his cabinet, publicly releasing a letter that slams the first black president for a lack of diversity among his closest advisers.
    http://cdn.rollcall.com/news/cbcs_fudge_escalates

  11. jeffythequick on March 11th, 2013 9:56 pm

    The reason why Bill infuriates me is that, as President, he could of had a good choice of conquests, and he always seemed to go after the, well, um, 2am hotties.

    Sandra Fluke is right up his alley!

  12. jeffythequick on March 11th, 2013 9:58 pm

    He may tell Fudge to get packing…

  13. SignPainterGuy on March 11th, 2013 10:22 pm

    I hate his lies, as I do Barry`s, perhaps most of all the many things he did, Barry does, that sully(ied) the highest office in the land !

  14. SignPainterGuy on March 11th, 2013 10:24 pm

    Oh Man ! Now I`m gonna haf`ta dig out the dvd ! ;-)

  15. SignPainterGuy on March 11th, 2013 10:28 pm

    You almost caused me to spew my double-meat turkey Subway sub ! Bad Boy …. BAD boy !! ;-)

  16. SignPainterGuy on March 11th, 2013 10:32 pm

    I saw this earlier at WZ I think and thought, with the record of dem black stupid statements like, "Guam might capsize" and their calls of racism at EVERY turn, their poor math skills, corruption, which ones could he pick ?

  17. ChapBix on March 11th, 2013 10:39 pm

    The classier ones he either pawed over (Wiley) or raped (Broadderick). The 2 a.m. hotties were lining up to be with him and willingly presented themselves to him for whatever he wanted to do (ie. Lewinsky).

  18. ChapBix on March 11th, 2013 10:40 pm

    "Whenever the Clintons do anything you first have to ask “what’s in it for the Clintons?” Because that’s certainly their highest priority."

    As usual, DP is succinct and concise.

  19. ChapBix on March 11th, 2013 10:55 pm

    They have an option or two more than the feds here have. At least for the time being, they do.

  20. Marshall_Will on March 11th, 2013 11:23 pm

    Interesting, b/c it seems like the more SJL's/Mad Maxine's of the world over SELL their race baiting, the more desperate they're becoming? It really IS a game of constant escalation. Without, well! ( They might as well be ON Guam? )

  21. Marshall_Will on March 11th, 2013 11:28 pm

    Uncharted territory for Beijing I'm afraid? ( They'll learn.., and now they have the perfect MENTOR? )

    Funny but, I'm picturing some Chinese paper bachelor getting the living TAR beat out of him for having a bunch of hoochie girlz over to his new crib? But… but… bu.. ?

  22. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 12:03 am

    "Listen Bud, you`re a PAPER-Bachelor. you don`t have chicks over ! UNDERSTAND ?" WHAP !

  23. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 12:04 am

    Indeed !

  24. SignPainterGuy on March 12th, 2013 12:05 am

    I wish they were so we could test Hank`s theory !

  25. Truesoldier__ on March 12th, 2013 10:56 am

    My theory on that was one of plausible deniablility. If it hadn't have been for the blue dress do you think anyone would have believed Lewinski that the President would have chosen her for an affair over some super hottie?

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