Been out of town on a long weekend break, so the pile is deep. Hence we will move fast, but please follow the links and read it all.
Obama Reads God’s Mind
Last Wednesday, the president quoted the Ten Commandments concerning opponents to the propose health care legislation. He more or less implied that passing it was God’s will. This caused quite a bit of comment both philosophically and politically. It was to my mind simply tacky, poorly done, and an act of incredible desperation. Had it been little less ham-fisted it might deserve a thorough fisking, but as it is it pretty well speaks for itself. I hope we will be spared such silliness in the future. Things like this show just how silly this was.
Peter Wehner and Michael Gerson team up on a piece concerning reviving the Republican party. No mention of social conservatives, or faith – a sign that they are to be cast aside? Or are they “the Key?“ Is Huckabee to lead us? (God forbid!) More likely he is digging himself an increasingly deep hole.
And then, well…. “The Guardian” may be the most left-leaning paper in the English language, but even they have a point every now and then.
Of course, our friend Mitt Romney is doing quite well by some measures (How long before someone tries to tie voodoo and Mormonism in a knot? – Likely it has already occurred, fortunately somewhere so deep in the blogosphere that it will never reach the radar.), a little less well by others.
Speaking of Romney
He is putting himself front and center of the health care debate. And the left is not wasting any time going on the attack. A sign of who is really leading the 2012 sweepstakes?