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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 07:36 PM
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35. Yes, they do. The executive branch are not a law unto themselves.
That was the problem of the previous eight years.

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  -Gay-rights Groups Blast Admin. Brief FreeState  Jun-12-09 04:01 PM   #0 
  - Fan Fucking Tastic....  SacredCow   Jun-12-09 04:07 PM   #1 
  - DOMA--Bush leave behinds  youngharry   Jun-12-09 07:46 PM   #36 
     - Are you saying Obama isn't in control of his administration?  MNBrewer   Jun-12-09 09:09 PM   #44 
        - He is only responsible for the good things that happen.  QC   Jun-13-09 11:40 AM   #77 
  - Be quiet and keep chanting "Hope, Change", the Blue Wizard will make dreams come true.  jody   Jun-12-09 04:15 PM   #2 
  - And until the legislature changes the law let's all just equate gay with incest and pedophila. nt  glitch   Jun-12-09 04:20 PM   # 
  - For the record: Obama DID NOT compare Gay marriage to Incest  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 01:55 PM   #85 
     - Deceitful, and very ugly indeed. You should not try to obfuscate and defend this brief.  glitch   Jun-13-09 08:36 PM   #91 
     - Anybody who trys to defend this crap is INEXCUSABLE  TankLV   Jun-13-09 11:25 PM   #93 
  - yep, blame everything on Congress  Neecy   Jun-12-09 04:20 PM   #3 
  - Some of the comments under the article are pretty unfortunate.  Deep13   Jun-12-09 04:27 PM   #4 
  - Until the Obama admin steps up to the plate, homophobes will continue  Mari333   Jun-12-09 05:07 PM   #15 
  - Like I keep saying:  howmad1   Jun-12-09 10:21 PM   #52 
  - Yeah, because with friends like ours, we've obviously got a long row to hoe  jhrobbins   Jun-13-09 03:26 AM   #66 
  - What a kick in the teeth  Merryweather   Jun-12-09 04:34 PM   #5 
  - Welcome to DU!  Strong Atheist   Jun-13-09 10:38 AM   #73 
     - Thanks! Your sig line is indeed true n/t  Merryweather   Jun-13-09 12:38 PM   #79 
        - I am trying. I luck out when I find someone to welcome; this is a big place...  Strong Atheist   Jun-13-09 02:44 PM   #86 
  - Well People really...  humbled_opinion   Jun-12-09 04:37 PM   #6 
  - This is one of the issues I where I believe Obama is lacking  mvd   Jun-12-09 04:55 PM   #7 
  - I'm not afraid of the Repukes here. No, because it's not the repukes to be afraid of  jhrobbins   Jun-13-09 03:35 AM   #67 
  - I'm hoping that is the case...  Deep13   Jun-12-09 04:56 PM   #8 
  - My optimism is still high, but I'm like that by nature  mvd   Jun-12-09 05:01 PM   #11 
  - Wow...  WillBowden   Jun-12-09 04:59 PM   #9 
  - thats not what I said...  humbled_opinion   Jun-12-09 08:36 PM   #42 
     - No, you effectively told gay people to shut the hell up  TommyO   Jun-12-09 09:30 PM   #49 
     - Well, you did say that -- it's your opinion, so own it  LostinVA   Jun-13-09 01:50 PM   #81 
  - That's right, we have to get to the back of the bus  TommyO   Jun-12-09 05:00 PM   #10 
  - I was just going to post the back of the line statement  Mari333   Jun-12-09 05:05 PM   #13 
  - Obama is NOT getting a fucking BREAK on this one.  Rockholm   Jun-12-09 05:06 PM   #14 
  - That's a bit much,  damonm   Jun-12-09 08:35 PM   #41 
     - Try seeing this from my perspective.  Rockholm   Jun-12-09 09:15 PM   #45 
        - You're damn right it is...  damonm   Jun-12-09 11:17 PM   #58 
  - I agree to a point, but this brief is making it more difficult for the Obama admin to undo DOMA  lindisfarne   Jun-12-09 05:10 PM   #17 
  - No.  EFerrari   Jun-12-09 05:22 PM   #19 
  - ...aren't you comfortable under that bus?  dropkickpa   Jun-12-09 05:50 PM   #23 
  - I think he has people to help him with that. They're called a STAFF.  MNBrewer   Jun-12-09 06:37 PM   #28 
  - Did you forget a sarcasm icon?  donco6   Jun-12-09 07:25 PM   #34 
  - I don't think it works like that-like he is in sixth grade doing his homework  jhrobbins   Jun-13-09 03:02 AM   #65 
  - Now is the time:  Strong Atheist   Jun-13-09 10:39 AM   #74 
  - This site has a good, section by section analysis of what it really says (it's not kind to the Obama  lindisfarne   Jun-12-09 05:04 PM   #12 
  - Can't think of a better way to spit in the gay community's face  Politicub   Jun-12-09 05:07 PM   #16 
  - And on the eve of the bulk of the pride celebrations.  ronnykmarshall   Jun-12-09 06:50 PM   #31 
  - k  Mari333   Jun-12-09 05:20 PM   #18 
  - Sad indeed...  JBear   Jun-12-09 05:35 PM   #20 
  - That does not explain why the administration defends Bush court  MasonJar   Jun-12-09 05:35 PM   #21 
  - We no longer need to scratch our heads in wonder over why  NorthCarolina   Jun-12-09 05:46 PM   #22 
  - "... in the absence of a new law, the government is duty-bound to enforce the laws of the land..."  ClarkUSA   Jun-12-09 05:51 PM   #24 
  - Here's the telling quote from the article you cite.  Jakes Progress   Jun-12-09 06:33 PM   #27 
     - SNAP!  ronnykmarshall   Jun-12-09 06:48 PM   #30 
     - Telling? Not really.  ClarkUSA   Jun-12-09 07:55 PM   #37 
        - Yeah, we don't want any activists out there  Jakes Progress   Jun-12-09 08:01 PM   #38 
           - lol! You're pasting this strawman argument again? It's as ridiculous now as it was the first time.  ClarkUSA   Jun-12-09 08:04 PM   #39 
              - Oh goody .. the famous straw man cop-out  ronnykmarshall   Jun-12-09 08:39 PM   #43 
              - Getting my popcorn out for this one.  Rockholm   Jun-12-09 09:17 PM   #46 
              - Well *others* don't give a shit and won't admit it.  ronnykmarshall   Jun-12-09 09:32 PM   #50 
              - I agree totally  HillbillyBob   Jun-13-09 08:09 AM   #70 
              - It's a fact not "a cop-out". Logical fallacies are easy to spot in baseless rhetoric.  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 01:51 PM   #82 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-12-09 09:26 PM   #48 
              - No, I am stating facts. If that's bothering you, then you must be against the rule of law, too.  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 01:52 PM   #83 
              - It appears you have been snoozing over just about every  ooglymoogly   Jun-12-09 10:57 PM   #55 
              - Really? Enlighten me then. What's your proof? I want sourced linked fact not dime a dozen op-eds.  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 01:54 PM   #84 
              - My goodness, clark  Jakes Progress   Jun-12-09 11:57 PM   #61 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-09 01:46 PM   #80 
                    - We all are glad he won.  Jakes Progress   Jun-13-09 03:00 PM   #87 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-09 03:33 PM   #88 
                          - Ooooh. im's gots a big ol' lizard. Im's so tough now.  Jakes Progress   Jun-13-09 04:07 PM   #90 
  - Obama gets a ZERO rating  Swede Atlanta    Jun-12-09 05:56 PM   #25 
  - RIght behind you!  Liberalboy   Jun-12-09 07:07 PM   #32 
  - You know what really pisses me off?  Merryweather   Jun-12-09 06:15 PM   #26 
  - Don't they have to defend federal law?  stevietheman   Jun-12-09 06:45 PM   #29 
  - No, they don't. (NT)  Tesha   Jun-12-09 07:23 PM   #33 
  - Yes, they do. The executive branch are not a law unto themselves.  NorthernSpy   Jun-12-09 07:36 PM   #35 
     - OBEY is one thing, DEFEND in court, is another  MNBrewer   Jun-12-09 09:51 PM   #51 
     - He has to  DissedByBush   Jun-12-09 11:27 PM   #59 
        - It's not a case of "just following the law"  mvd   Jun-12-09 11:37 PM   #60 
        - You're so cluelessly wrong.  Political Heretic   Jun-13-09 12:36 AM   #63 
        - Very good evidence and argument behind your assertion  DissedByBush   Jun-13-09 10:31 AM   #72 
        - Not in agreement with you there....  Swede Atlanta    Jun-13-09 12:00 PM   #78 
     - Does the law require him to liken us to uncles who fuck their nieces?  QC   Jun-12-09 11:10 PM   #57 
     - No. Actually they DO NOT have to do ANYTING in court.  Political Heretic   Jun-13-09 12:36 AM   #62 
     - Despite what some say..  mvd   Jun-13-09 11:27 AM   #76 
     - ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  Starry Messenger   Jun-14-09 01:22 AM   #96 
  - Blast away.  sarcasmo   Jun-12-09 08:08 PM   #40 
  - Good - keep the PRESSURE ON!!!  TankLV   Jun-12-09 09:23 PM   #47 
  - Hate to say I told you so  Clintonista2   Jun-12-09 10:40 PM   #53 
  - It's his duty to execute the laws on the books. I don't have an issue as long as he upholds his  Infinite Hope   Jun-12-09 10:42 PM   #54 
  - See this post - there's more to it  mvd   Jun-12-09 10:59 PM   #56 
  - This has ZERO to do with executing the law. The DOJ is not bound by anything to make arguments  Political Heretic   Jun-13-09 12:38 AM   #64 
  - FUCK YOU, Obama, you fucking BIGOT  Zhade   Jun-13-09 07:02 AM   #68 
  - My words exactly...  TankLV   Jun-13-09 11:27 PM   #95 
  - Good, Obama deserves the heat.  Vidar   Jun-13-09 07:28 AM   #69 
  - I hope to hear something from Obama, as he and the DOJ..  mvd   Jun-13-09 11:14 AM   #75 
  - Um, Obama is NOT defending DOMA. By law, the DoJ does NOT communicate w/Pres. Obama on cases.  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 08:36 AM   #71 
  - I look forward to him standing up and criticizing this outrage.  readmoreoften   Jun-13-09 03:42 PM   #89 
     - There is nothing - nothing -  Jakes Progress   Jun-13-09 10:33 PM   #92 
  - Obama fails to uphold the law by not prosecuting the torturers and Bush war criminals  IndianaGreen   Jun-13-09 11:26 PM   #94 

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