Monday, February 28, 2011

House Defense of DOMA - Trust but Verify

More information on Speaker Boehner's statements about intervening to defend DOMA, because of President Obama's dereliction of duty, suggests that a House defense of DOMA may not be a sure thing. This from a TPM post this morning:

"I'd be very surprised if the House didn't decide that they were going to defend the law," Boehner said. Surprisingly, he suggested that the move was likely beneficial to Democrats in the next election.

"It strikes me as something that's just as raw politics as anything I've seen knowing that a lot of people who believe in DOMA are probably not likely to vote for him and pandering to the other side on this issue," he said.

As President Reagan used to say, "Trust but verify."

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