The $500+ an hour prostitute being hired by Boehner (Boner)

In other words, the hiring of former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, of the King & Spaulding law firm.

More news is coming out on how King & Spaulding as a firm is fairly LGBT friendly, getting a 95 on HRC’s survey of U.S. businesses.

So I wonder how this squares with the firm having been hired to attempt to defend a clearly unconstitutional law. If I didn’t know better, I’d almost think that the firm is going to double cross Speaker John Boehner (Boner) and throw the case.

I think they may unintentionally do so. After all, we’ve seen the star legal power brought by the bigots in other cases, and when the strict scrutiny rule is in play, they have a propensity for amplifying our own arguments on why certain laws or policies are seriously unconstitutional and should be scrapped.

The example I’d like to use is the Prop 8 case in the Federal District court in San Francisco. I think Judge Vaughn Walker wrote a fairly excellent debunking of the arguments of NOM, AFA, FRC and all the other bigoted groups out there.

And I have a feeling that Boehners hiring of Clement is typical of anything embraced by the current congress. If you hadn’t noticed, everything they do is purely symbolic because they don’t have a Senate majority to rubber stamp things. And do recall, the Republican were swept into office on the mandate of jobs and the economy, yet here Boehner goes spending tax dollars to try and ‘defend’ an clearly unconstitutional law.

Reading about all of this helps cement one thing in my mind. The average U.S. voter has the memory span of a goldfish. That’s how the Republicans got back in this time around. Of course the Democrats could have used their majority to their advantage but even the thoroughly corrupted Democrats find it hard to be so craven as the Republicans.

And based on what I said above, I also believe that the average voter in the U.S. is woefully unprepared to cast a vote in a national election, let alone their voting for congressmen and senators.

It isn’t that I want to re-implement poll taxes or tests. But I do expect a modicum of engagement on the issue of politics. I know how difficult that is, what with all the distractions like sports, the net, etc. But believe me, you can take an hour a week, or every few days.

Reach out! Talk to the candidates via a letter. They do love their letters by the way, especially when they say they get all sorts of letters AGAINST a certain position that you hold dear. I’ve detected that bovine effluent when talking to Representatives and Senators here in RI.

But like I said, write, call, email, and meet the candidates and the politicians. I cannot stress that enough.

At the very least, learn who your senators, representatives and councilmen are. I recently had a MERI volunteer (Go MERI!) knock on my door and she was astounded that I knew who both my state Representative and Senators were.

Well, that’s the other part, those Reps and Senators know me too. They know me as one who doesn’t buy the political bovine effluent they’re spouting and who will call them on it.

So do rattle the cages of your elected representatives from time to time. It’s how a Representative Republic is supposed to work. And make no mistake, the U.S. was NEVER a democracy, we are a Representative Republic. But it does our souls good to call out politicians on their cowardice and bullshit.

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