Morning Briefing: June 18, 2012
by Jen Green
Romney Will Be Romney
After Obama’s (not so) startling revelation on Friday that he’s going to pretend like our country’s immigration laws don’t exist and create a “jobs program” to give “immunity from arrest” to young illegals vying for American jobs, Romney went on a Sunday talk show to . . . . take both sides of the issue . . . in the same interview.
Just doin’ his thing.
In an interview with “Face the Nation,” Romney decried Obama’s move for being a “political” ploy but NOT for being illegal. In fact, while calling Obama’s move a “stopgap,” he implied that he is more interested in “long term legislation” AND would not answer whether he would overturn Obama’s policy if he is elected.
And don’t forget, one of the A-listers on his Veep short list is Marco Rubio, who is proposing “Dream Act” legislation of his own.
More good talk . . . but will it be action?
Despite the lackluster candidate at the top of the ticket, conservative Republicans are finding reasons to speak loud and proud, and it’s pretty much due to Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
Politico reports that groups like Americans for Prosperity and conservative activists like Sarah Palin are calling out other governors now to do the same thing as Walker. They are renouncing the Republican “screw-ups” of the past, including Bush’s failed economic policies (TARP) and Boehner’s lack of intestinal fortitude on the debt ceiling debate.
While the ratcheted up rhetoric is refreshing, will it lead to action?
The Tail Wagging the Dog?
Remember a few weeks ago when the Atlantic reported on a study that says that those who live the homosexual lifestyle represent less than two percent of our population although many Americans believe it’s closer to 25 percent? In the very last line of her article, that reporter made a very prescient statement:
“One thing’s for sure: it’s hard to imagine the fact that so many think the country is more than a quarter gay or lesbian has no impact on our public policy.”
One has to wonder if that is why a “family friendly” company such as General Mills (think Cheerios, for goodness sake!) has come out publicly against Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment to keep marriage in that state as God designed it.
Time to find a new favorite cereal?