Friday, March 8, 2013

Quote of the Day

Bill Clinton on the Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed into law:

When I signed the bill, I included a statement with the admonition that “enactment of this legislation should not, despite the fierce and at times divisive rhetoric surrounding it, be understood to provide an excuse for discrimination.” Reading those words today, I know now that, even worse than providing an excuse for discrimination, the law is itself discriminatory. It should be overturned.

BTYFO*, Mr. President.  Nevertheless, welcome to the fight.

*’Bout Time You Found Out.

3 barks and woofs on “Quote of the Day

  1. Clinton also mentioned that he signed DOMA to head off more discriminatory, punitive measures. Huh. I don’t know about him, but I’ve seen enough situations where DOMA has proven discriminatory and punitive enough for me. OTOH, I can well understand the impulse: looking back at all the Reichwing hoopla about FEMA camps, Agenda 21 and the like, their intent, not to abolish those things but to turn them back on the Gawdless Librul Soshulists, becomes palpable; and I can well imagine what they’d do with those Other People – LGBT folks included – if given half the chance.

  2. It’s called wisdom, it comes to some suddenly.

    Actually, I don’t buy that for a second. Clinton knew what he was doing. This is why I’m not so keen on all these pragmatic Democrats. Why do Republicans at least get conservatives when they win the White House but the best Democrats can do are a couple of moderates who the Republicans call socialists?

  3. When you think about it, Bill Clinton never got Women’s Rights. He showed little respect for many if not most women by acting like a tomcat. He used women to shore up his ego which probably retained the bruises from his awful childhood. Hillary wasn’t your run-of-the-mill housewife. She propped him up, too as did his daughter. I loved the guy. I still think he can speachify like no one else (viz: the marvelous speech at the Democratic convention). But I think I always realized he had much to learn about the dignity of women and the respect, the stature most of us deserve.

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