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11/12/2013

'Will the gentleman from History's Wrong Side please yield to Tolerance?' #ENDA

by Jeremy Hooper

Will House Democrats be able to "shame" House Republicans into voting for the Employment NonDiscrimination Act? That's the hope and the plan, apparently:

House Democrats have a plan to advance a gay rights bill that Speaker John Boehner has already declared dead: shaming Republicans.
KEEP READING: On ENDA, Dems plan on playing the ‘shame’ card [Politico]

If it sounds far fetched to you, keep in mind that even U.S. Senators like Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who ran as a staunchly anti-LGBT conservative back in 2010, voted for ENDA in the other chamber. So not only do House Republicans have "the right to do" as a should-be, could-be motivator, but they also have ten GOP Senators who have given them permission to come over to history's right (as in correct) side, even as they hang on to their right (as in partisan) bona fides.

The real shame would be for Speaker Boehner (R) to stand in the way of progress. A shame for him personally; a shame on his party, which presumably would like to win elections.

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