Morning Briefing: November 21st, 2012
By Steve Deace
About that Fiscal Cliff
Fox News’ John Stossel has a column out about the so-called “fiscal cliff” that summarizes many of my cynical sentiments. Especially when he says this: “The politicians will meet and fret and hold press conferences and predict disaster. Then they’ll reach a deal. It will just postpone the reckoning, but they’ll congratulate themselves, and the media will move on. America, however, continues to go broke.”
They Don’t Serve Our Kind
Fresh off his reelection, President Barack Obama is asking his supporters to complete a survey that asks the people being polled to check off which “constituency groups” they identify with – there are 22 groups listed but not one for “whites” or “men.” The post-election survey, distributed through www.barackobama.com to “take this organization forward,” includes the question, “Which constituency groups do you identify yourself with? Select all that apply.” It then lists 22 groups. But whites and men are not on the list – women are, as are African Americans, Arab-Americans, Latinos and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender).
I Believe and am Thankful
That is the title of this piece by Erick Erickson of Red State. The article is a defense of Sen. Marco Rubio, who was asked a gotcha question about the age of the earth and refused to say definitively the planet is billions of years old. Of course, that has sent the tolerance mob into a lynching frenzy of Rubio. In his rebuttal, Erickson lays out a reasonable defense those of us that believe we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made” in the image of God. If you’re looking for some encouragement, this piece (whether you agree with all of it or not) offers plenty.
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