Speaking to hope that’s always just out of reach doesn’t turn failure into accomplishment. That’s a mistake we heard more than once during Tuesday night’s State of the Union. Getting your party elected doesn’t create greatness just because you don’t like what the current administration has done, either.
Albert Einstein was no dummy. He called what the House is doing insanity. Let’s cut Boehner and company a little slack and call it the failure to come up with any new ideas on how to get what the party thinks it wants.
Republicans have a problem. A big problem. When government that is supposed to rule by the people, for the people gives the people what they want, how can the party say no?
Despite the conservative rejection of same sex marriage, polls show that the nation’s opinion had shifted well in advance of Friday’s ruling.
Revamping America’s marijuana laws is a Tea Party cause made in heaven. With conservatives trying to get ahead of liberal public opinion and election season, legal weed is an issue compatible with even the most extreme right-wing principles. We just need to get over one nagging detail.
It is astounding how quickly the stupidity over “religious freedom” laws became a rallying cry for both sides of the LGBT divide. What was even more surprising is the deer in the headlights reaction from governors and state legislators who should have known better than to try to pass laws that invoke religious freedom in a way guaranteed to create controversy.