Well, the President finally appointed at least the beginning of his blue-ribbon commission on fiscal responsibility and reform, naming Alan Simpson and former chief-of-staff Erskine Bowles from the Clinton days to co-chair it. It's worth holding out hope for this, because Simpson's a good man—always been a renegade on the Republican side—and Bowles was experienced in Washington.
A most amusing event recently, the UN announced that now they have some evidence that Iran might be trying to develop a nuclear weapon. And this was considered to be pretty big news. Of course, we on the Right have been talking about this since about 2002.
I want to build on this limited government thing. I think this is where Obama has missed the boat. He can still recover. He has unfortunately taken on the mantel of big government because he backed Wall Street. He has to reverse course. He has to take the populist theme away from these hypocritical Tea Party people and make it his own.
I'd like to end a positive note and affirm the wisdom of the American people. The latest ABC/Washington Post poll shows that 3/4 of Americans support openly gays in the military across all party lines. This is unprecedented—82% Democrats, 77% Independents and even 64% Republicans support gays in the military. That is a high mark on tolerance and compassion.
Again, compliments to the President. He is going to meet with the Dalai Lama next week despite the threats from China. This is a good sign. You don't deal with China from weakness. You have to show strength.
Hey republicans and Democrats get your shit together. My family needs it, we want it and so do 47mILLION OTHERS. So what id it is not perfect. We'll figure ir out over time. Inflation is -2% and our premiums are going up 14% . Come on . All of our politicians are wimps while the rest of us suffer. This is BS.
I'm not sending money or items to Haiti. Nope. No way. Not gonna happen. I bet you're wondering why I feel this way. Am I cold hearted? Nope, whats happened in Haiti is a horrible tradgedy and I feel for the people living there.
Sarah Palin in particular is damaging to women and the feminist cause in her purported support of gender equality, but failure to endorse the policies needed to enact it. For example, she claims to be a feminist but does not support the political right for a woman to control her own body.