Morning Briefing: August 6, 2012
by Jen Green
How low can they sink?
The Obama administration has decided to add to its long list of unforgivable grievances by actually suing the state of Ohio because they have given servicemen and women three extra days to vote in abscentia.
This is the same Obama administration that sues states like Florida and Texas when they want to clean their voting lists of illegal voters.
So, our President will sue to keep a soldier from voting but sue to make sure an illegal can.
And it’s only Monday.
Romney’s not flip-flopping on this one
The good news is, Mitt Romney is standing firm on one of his issues. He will not flip-flop on this one, regardless who asks (or who doesn’t).
The bad news is this is one of those issues his “base” might want him to reconsider.
The Boy Scouts of America decided in July to continue their ban on homosexual scoutmasters and members and “not grant membership to open or avowed homosexuals.” Hailed by conservative and pro-family groups as victory, the move prompted moans and groans from the left.
Apparently no one thought to ask Mitt Romney his thoughts on the hot topic issue–which is interesting especially since he took a very controversial stand on it in 1994, back when he was running to the left of Ted Kennedy.
But finally, over the weekend, someone did ask. And Mitt Romney’s spokesperson Andrea Saul said in an email that the presumptive GOP nominee still believes the way he did when he said,
“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue,” [yet] “I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
But Chick-fil-A (read: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, free enterprise, and marriage) is not a part of his campaign.
Who the Veep is NOT
The list of speakers for the Republican convention was released over the weekend. The list is interesting not only because who it does include (John McCain??!!) but also who is does not include.
Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin.
Just last week, Rick Santorum said he was sure he’d get a speaking spot. Think again, Rick.
So, the second place guy who won 11 states in the primary and the backing of social and Christian conservatives groups across the country gets dissed along with the grassroots conservative rock star who some folks still want to run this year. Yet the establishment loser 0f 2008 whose most recent achievement was throwing Michele Bachmann under the bus of 2008 is in?
Wow. That’s some “Must Miss” TV. Unfortunately, I think I’m busy watching paint dry that night. I may be washing my hair on November 6th, too.