Are Republicans Racist?
Much has been made over the past several months (or years) concerning Republican opposition to President Obama. The race card being played against republicans is nothing new. However, the accusations have become more specific as the term has gone on. Now many suggest that Governor Jan Brewer’s finger in the face of Obama, Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC)’s “you lie” comment and Eric Cantor’s disrespect toward | Read More »
Bob McDonnell could stab us in the back
Bob McDonnell could stab us in the back Last week, we mentioned Virginia’s informed consent ultrasound bill, here: http://griffinelection.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/virginias-ultrasound-bill-a-major-step-forward-for-women-and-unborn-children/ The bill is almost ready for signing and Governor McDonnell is presumably, trying to think of ways to provide for an “opt-out” or some other nonsense that would render the bill null and void. I strongly encourage Governor McDonnell to not stab his colleagues in the | Read More »
Not even a brokered convention can save the GOP
As the 2012 general contest for president begins to take shape, republicans are finally seeing the race clearly. None of our four candidates can beat Barack Obama. Sure, there is a path to victory for Mitt Romney should the bottom fall out of the economy next October. There is a path to victory for Santorum should he convince the media to let go of social | Read More »
AL Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade
Ok, I fooled you, but it would have, if it had any jurisdiction. While no court can overturn SCOTUS precedent, the Alabama Supreme Court released a major ruling last week. The Court published a unanimous ruling that mothers within the state can pursue wrongful death claims when their pre-viability baby is killed by a medical professional. But the money quote(s) are what will make this | Read More »
Super PACS have proven to be a benefit to our political discourse
There has been a lot of angst over the post Citizens United world of “Super” Political Action Committees (PACs) that act as vehicles for Americans to unite with other Americans on common political beliefs. The rise of the Super PAC has led to a slew of advertisements, mostly negative in 2010 and 2012. Many still claim that this has hurt the national debate. They worry | Read More »
Virginia’s ultrasound bill: a major step forward for women and unborn children
Earlier this week, Virginia’s General Assembly passed a bill that would require a woman seeking an abortion to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound test before obtaining an early term abortion. Opponents are outraged, as always, at the mere whiff of a shadow of a measure that promotes a culture of life. This time, they argue that it is too invasive, as the ultrasound requires penetration into | Read More »
Why aren’t we acting more responsible on foreign policy?
Last week, Republican war hawks, such as the man that handed us Obama himself, Mr. John McCain, called on our government to give away weapon’s to the guerrilla opposition forces in Syria. This is a very bad idea. Why aren’t republicans acting more responsible on foreign policy these days? We know that Assad is bad. We know that his regime is bad. We know that | Read More »
Obama’s “compromise” merely compromises Catholics
Two weeks ago, the Obama administration was mandating that Catholic institutions pay for healthcare premiums and supply healthcare plans that supported practices that collided with the Church’s religious doctrine. A week later, the Administration compromised with an “accommodation” on its behalf. Now, the Obama administration is mandating that Catholic institutions pay for healthcare premiums and supply healthcare plans that support practices that collide with the | Read More »
What Republican is willing to prevent another TARP?
Only a couple of years ago, a few big financial institutions almost buried the U.S. economy. These lending and banking institutions were labeled “too big to fail.” Since Governor Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race, no one has talked about these companies that are too big to fail. They need to. It is politically expedient for right-wing pols to campaign against | Read More »
The only compromise on “contraceptives” is complete exemption for all religious individuals & groups
The White House has been bleeding support for close to a week now. The secretary of Health and Human Services came out last week with an interpretation of the Affordable Health Choices Act (“Obamacare”) that allows democrats to force all Catholic and other religious institutions to provide contraceptives (pre-conception) as well as post-conception (abortificient) care in their healthcare plans. The Catholic Church has risen up | Read More »