On its website, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) bills itself as “the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House.” And last night via a friend’s Facebook link, I learned that this outfit was garnering signatures in support of the president’s new stand on gay marriage:
That takes some cheek. Since a Republican Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996, Democrats have controlled the House for four years, from January 3, 2007 until January 5, 2011. Not once did then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hold a vote on repealing that legislation. Not once did she hold a vote on giving benefits to the same-sex domestic partners of federal employees.
These Democrats now praise Obama’s support of same-sex marriage, yet, when they had a chance to act on the issue they did nothing.
Something tells me that once the DCCC gets your name, they’re going to be hitting you up for campaign contributions. Maybe this thing is all about fundraising after all.