Lamar likes to call everyone who disagrees with his socialist politics a racist or a bigot, and since he spent a good bit of last week enmeshed in moaning about being called a prop for allowing himself to be used as a prop by the Wendy Davis campaign amid its need for token disabled people to handle the fallout from a TV ad attacking Greg Abbott for being in a wheelchair it’s possible he’s still on Davis’ bandwagon.
He might be alone amid the latest idiocy from that campaign.
Greg Abbott won't say whether he'd defend an interracial marriage ban—troubling but not surprising from someone who defends a "poll tax."
— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) October 20, 2014
This came after Abbott, who is in an interracial marriage, as his wife is Hispanic, was asked by the editorial board of the paper in San Antonio a hypothetical question about whether he’d do his job as attorney general under different circumstances in different times…
The hypothetical “gotcha” came when the San Antonio Express-News editorial board asked Abbott if he would have opposed interracial marriage 50 years ago if he had been the Texas attorney general at that time.
“Right now, if there was a ban on interracial marriage, that’s already been ruled unconstitutional,” Abbott responded. “And all I can do is deal with the issues that are before me. … The job of an attorney general is to represent and defend in court the laws of their client, which is the state Legislature, unless and until a court strikes it down.”
There is actually a smart point to be made here, which is that as Texas’ attorney general Abbott is in court defending Texas’ gay marriage ban and its Voter ID statute in court at present because it’s his job to do so. And he’s making it clear that whatever he might think about those issues, it’s his job to defend those duly-enacted laws to the best of his ability with the best legal arguments at his disposal. But the lefty newspaper editors in San Antonio weren’t satisfied with that, so they started offering up hypothetical questions to make him look bad for taking that position.
And the first one they came up with was Texas’ icky old ban on interracial marriage.
Abbott refused to play that game with them. He noted that the statute was overturned by the courts as unconstitutional, so there wouldn’t be any purpose for trying to defend it. The gay marriage ban and the Voter ID law, on the contrary, have not been overturned by the courts and as such he’s bound by his job description to carry on the fight for them.
The morons at Wendy Davis’ campaign took this as an opportunity to try to tar Abbott as a racist who opposes interracial marriage…even though he’s in one.
One wonders if this is the kind of campaign that Louisiana’s “premier” left-wing blogger, who doesn’t live in Louisiana anymore, will continue to support.
Given his penchant for falsely attacking Republicans as racists, that’s probably not a hard question. Let’s just say that Lamar and Wendy are a good match.