Morning Briefing: July 16, 2012
by Jen Green
What the Regime Was Up to this Weekend
What was Obama up to this weekend? Well, he sure wasn’t apologizing to Romney for his repeated Bain attacks and intimating that Romney is a felon. In fact, he was digging in a bit deeper.
Obama gave millions of small business owners and entrepreneurs across our country yet another reason not to vote for him when he said they owed the government their success. In a speech on Sunday, the president who has never run a business in his life said, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet . . . The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.”
Meanwhile, in Egypt, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton was having a bit of a rough go of it. She was supposed to be brokering some kind of olive branch between the head of Egypt’s military and the new militant Islamic Muslim Brotherhood president. Not only did that not happen, but she was welcomed into Egypt by angry mocking mobs who threw tomatoes at her motorcade while taunting, “Monica, Monica!”
Ouch. That’s gotta hurt.
More News from the Potential Republican Veep Race
This article from Newsmax quotes a veritable who’s-who of the “Christian Right” movement and not one of the quotes is favorable toward having Condoleezza Rice share the presidential ticket with Mitt Romney. Folks like Richard Land from the Southern Baptist Convention, Phyllis Schlafly from the Eagle Forum, and even Mike Huckabee all say the choice would be a “disastrous” move causing social conservatives to “sit on their hands” or “simply not vote.” Their main cause for concern–Rice’s pro-choice stance.
Perhaps the most intriguing comment in the article came from Robert P. George from the American Principles Project. He claims he has received a “pledge” at the Palmetto Freedom Forum from Romney to only put a “pro-life” person on the ticket. George says, that “Romney first said he ‘would expect’ his running mate would be pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. When George sought clarification, Romney said: ‘Yes … that person would share my views, yeah.’ ‘Initially he used the word ‘expectation,’ recalled George. ‘I pressed him on it, and he made the commitment.”
And in the meantime, Condi says she’s still not interested in the position. She “loves policy, not politics.”
Why We Lose . . . the Culture
The “Church” is Encouraged by the Left to Believe. . . in Something
In this article by the New York Times, “liberal Christianity” is dying on the vine despite (because of?!) watering itself down to vacuous, sacrilegious drivel. The author points out the Episcopal church “is flexible to the point of indifference on dogma, friendly to sexual liberation in almost every form, willing to blend Christianity with other faiths, and eager to downplay theology entirely in favor of secular political causes . . . Yet instead of attracting a younger, more open-minded demographic with these changes, the Episcopal Church’s dying has proceeded apace.”
The article goes on to plead with the church to actually believe in something “uncompromisingly” before it does out completely.
How the worm has turned. The nihilistic, dying culture that once hated the one institution that held a mirror up to it is now begging that institution to hold the mirror up once again.