EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for March 12, 2012
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Voters in the November election will be acutely aware of two key economic variables above all others: the national unemployment rate, and the price they pay for a gallon of gasoline. President Obama senses his vulnerability on gasoline prices, and is busy erecting a defense against charges that his actions (or inactions) have contributed to high prices.
Has the Obama Administration declared war upon religious freedom in the United States?
This is not as extreme a question as it appears at first blush.
What initially appeared to be a series of unrelated act is now taking on the color of a conscious strategy to eliminate the ability of religious groups to control any aspect of their lives outside the barest of liturgical practices.
In interests of full disclosure and to avoid allegations of plagiarism, I need to take a short detour to explain the genesis of this story.
“What about saying she’s a wh*re?” – Jerry Brown and aide in reference to Meg Whitman
““You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote!” – State Rep. Janis Sontany (D-TN)
“She works the pole” (as in stripper pole) – Joe Scarborough about Jerri Thompson
“She performed [redacted sexual act] on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee” – John Sylvester, WDTY about Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
“She’s a balloon head” – Chris Matthews, MSNBC in reference to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
“Christian Stepford wife in a ‘sexy librarian’ costume” — “hardcore pornographic centerfold spread.” – Salon, about Sarah Palin
“Distracted by the lure of celebrity’ and “the gubernatorial equivalent of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.” – Democrat Chair Dick Harpootlian in reference to Governor Nikki Haley
The above quotes are just the very tip (and cleanest for a family site) of the iceberg of what Conservative women face in the political arena. Michelle Malkin did a great job highlighting some of the worst in her column this week ‘The War on Conservative Women“. Conservative women seeking political office are heretics, you see. How dare they stray off the Lefty plantation? For that, they must pay. And be punished.
I know, I know. The way that broadcasts travel across state lines, it’s important that some sort of national control step in, because the states can’t do it. But the way the Obama FCC operates, sometimes I wonder if it’s worth all the trouble.
Instead of working to ensure we have the spectrum we need allocated to the purposes we want, The Obama FCC constantly works as a roadblock, earlier against AT&T, and now against Verizon.
This same FCC is also, with apparently no objection from the President, actively and openly stonewalling Chuck Grassley and the Senate in attempts at applying reasonable oversight to the committee.
Last week, I bemoaned the fact that Alabama is one of the most conservative states, yet it sports a mediocre congressional delegation. Alabama has one of the earliest congressional primaries; they will overlap with the presidential primary this coming Tuesday. It turns out that several of the incumbents have primary challengers.
The one sane Republican in the state, Mo Brooks (CD-5) is being challenged by former Congressman and former Democrat Parker Griffith. Obviously, we must support Brooks over Griffith.