The screeching you hear in Washington is the sound
of politicians slamming their mouths into reverse as they back away from
their previous positions on the misnamed "budget sequester." For weeks
now, we have been told that an $85 billion reduction in the rate of
increase in federal spending -- a 2.4 percent cut -- will have devastating
consequences for our nation.
Last week, I took issue with rumored 2016 contender and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who seemingly dismissed the importance of balancing the federal budget as “an obsession with government bookkeeping.”
Left wingers need to preserve the talking point that the Right hates women. The Violence Against Women Act (WAWA), now pending reauthorization in the U.S. Senate, offers a great example of how liberals use political kabuki to keep the myth alive. The bill is fundamentally flawed and fully deserving of rejection.
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 2 on a straight party-line vote. That proves again that the feminists control the Democratic Party, and it's also a refreshing indication that Republicans are no longer intimidated by feminist demands.
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