In a short video released today, possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley slammed Hillary Clinton for flip-flopping on same sex marriage. "History celebrates profiles in courage, not profiles in convenience," O'Malley says, taking aim at Clinton.
"The dignity of every person tells us that the right to marry is not a state right, it is a human right," O'Malley says in the video.
The former Maryland governor might not have mentioned Clinton by name, but it's clear who it's aimed at. Today a Clinton spokeswoman told the press, "Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right."
But in 2014, Clinton insisted that same sex marriage should be a decision left to the states. “Still, despite her exchange with Gross, Clinton managed not to clearly state her position on same-sex marriage. Repeatedly throughout the interview, Clinton referred to marriage as a 'state' issue, saying, 'for me, marriage has always been a matter left to the states' and 'I fully endorse the efforts by activists to work state-by-state.' What’s happening state by state, though, is that LGBT rights activists are arguing that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, especially because of the Supreme Court’s reasoning in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton," MSNBC reported just last year.
O'Malley's position, on the other hand, that same sex marriage is a human right, has been long-held.
Gary L. Bauer emails friends and supporters this special message on the passing of Rachel Abrams:
A few days ago, Carol and I lost a dear friend of many years. Rachel Abrams, beloved wife of Elliott Abrams and loving mother to Jake, Nani and Joey, passed away after waging a courageous three-and-a-half-year battle against stomach cancer. We joined her grieving family and many friends on Sunday to say goodbye at a traditional Jewish family funeral. It was a painful day.
Our dear friend Rachel Abrams died this morning, after a valiant three-year battle against cancer. She was an American patriot, a fighter for Israel, and a joyful and gifted controversialist. She was also the loving bulwark of her wonderful family and a loyal and sparkling friend. We offer our condolences to her family, and to all who were touched, in so many different ways, by her exemplary life. "A woman of valor, who can find? Far above rubies is her value."
On October 3, 2005, President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate his White House counsel, Harriet Miers, to succeed Sandra Day O’Connor as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. On October 27, after vigorous statements of opposition from conservatives and quiet expressions of dismay from Republican senators, Miers withdrew her nomination.
The votes of House Democrats on Sunday will largely determine the votes of independents in November. Individual members of Congress who vote “no” on the proposed health care overhaul will strike an immediate chord of respect with their constituents, establish an instant reputation for fiscal prudence and independent thinking, and gain the appreciation of voters for listening to them. Those who vote “yes” will invite the disdain of voters across the entire political spectrum, save the far left.
"We need courage," President Obama said in Ohio yesterday, imploring Congressional Democrats to pass his health care bill.
Gratifying though it is that the president is taking his talking points from THE WEEKLY STANDARD editorials, one might make this obvious point: It's easy for him to say "we" need courage. He's not on the ballot this November.