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Right Turn
Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Morning Bits

You get more flies with honey than vinegar. “Planned Parenthood has a large target on its back. At no time in the organization’s history has it faced such a concerted Congressional challenge to its agenda. But most worrisome is the organization’s shrinking number of defenders, and Planned Parenthood has only itself to blame. It has adopted a strategy driven by blind partisanship, electing to burn bridges instead of building them. That strategy is damaging, and possibly imperiling, its mission.”

Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. “The top Republican leading the House investigation into Operation Fast and Furious said Sunday he expects a ‘bipartisan’ floor vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress this coming week.”

Ignorance is bliss. At least until the Supreme Court rules. “In passing [Obamacare] two years ago, Democrats entertained little doubt that it was constitutional. The White House held a conference call to tell reporters that any legal challenge, as one Obama aide put it, ‘will eventually fail and shouldn’t be given too much credence in the press.’”

Look before you leap.“The Obama administration’s immigration policy changes have sparked worries the rules may create new problems for the illegal immigrant population, leaving young people vulnerable to criminals attempting to rip them off and creating anxiety their parents might get deported.”

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. “Union leaders encouraged President Obama to bypass Congress more often and urged his campaign to zero in on jobs in a conference call with reporters today.”

Be careful what you wish for. “The White House is congratulating Egypt’s president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, and urging him to advance national unity as he forms a new government. White House press secretary Jay Carney says Morsi’s victory is a milestone in Egypt’s transition to democracy after decades of authoritarian rule under Hosni Mubarak.”

Their own worst enemy. On Fast and Furious and invoking executive privilege: “[The White House] guaranteed . . . a story that unfortunately, with very few exceptions, was being followed carefully and closely by — on the right. It wasn’t being followed as closely as it probably should have been by all media outlets. And now it will. The White House has itself to blame for that because, by asserting executive privilege, they made a lot of the very voters that they’re going to be trying to appeal to November deeply suspicious of the White House and the Justice Department.”

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