No qualms about using a Republican woman’s personal life to smear her. “It is certain that the nation’s campus feminists could easily append the word ‘shaming’ to the treatment [GOP Senate candidate Dr. Monica] Wehby has endured at the hands of Democrats. The effort to discredit women professionally by bringing up their personal issues, we are so often told, is supposedly a subtle and insidious form of misogyny. While Wehby’s personal issues may not be off limits in the context of a political campaign, a similar incident [Democratic Fla. Rep. Alan] Grayson faced suggests they should be taken with a grain of salt for now. What this episode demonstrates definitively, however, is that the Democratic Party’s image as protector of the dignity of modern, professional women is easily abandoned when the woman in question is a Republican.”
The anti-immigration reform crowd worries about the House, and for good reason. “Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday held out the possibility that Congress could vote on a proposal to give green cards to young illegal immigrants who serve honorably in the U.S. military. Boehner is coming under pressure to allow a vote on the Defense authorization bill from a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who has championed the issue.” Understand how extreme are the opponents: If you were brought here as a child and served in the military, you should be booted out of the country.
While Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) obsesses over the Koch brothers, his state frets about Obamacare. “Nevada Tuesday became the latest state to scrap its crippled Obamacare exchange and join HealthCare.gov, the federal system, for at least a year. Nevada, which had seemed to get off to a strong start last October and then hit a technical logjam, is the only state with a GOP governor to run an exchange in 2014. Gov. Brian Sandoval had argued that it was important to have a state voice in the system even though he opposed Obamacare.”
The pro-gay community stresses over the Supreme Court’s failure to wipe out all state gay marriage bans? It’s happening anyway: “For the second day in a row, a federal judge — this time in Pennsylvania — has struck down a state ban on same-sex couples’ marriages. Less than 24 hours after U.S. District Court Michael McShane — an Obama appointee — struck down Oregon’s state constitutional amendment barring same-sex couples from marrying, U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III — appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2002 — reached the same ultimate conclusion in Pennsylvania.”
You wonder if this troubles the crowd that bailed out GM. “General Motors Co said on Tuesday it is recalling another 2.6 million vehicles globally, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to almost 15.4 million. The four recalls are the latest announced by the largest U.S. automaker, the highest profile of which is the recall of cars with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. GM has been criticized by safety advocates and fined by U.S. safety regulators for not catching the faulty switch earlier.” Sometimes companies deserve to fail.
While the president broods, frustrated the world doesn’t listen to him, the Senate acted against Venezuela with new sanctions. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “We have to severely punish the Maduro regime, and today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took a key step toward approving these sanctions. And I hope the full Senate will soon do the same.”
I wonder if she bothers to reply. She’s gotten pretty adept at ducking controversial issues of the day. “A collection of 30 environmental groups is preparing to send Hillary Clinton a letter calling on her to come out against the Keystone XL pipeline project, an illustration of the competing political pressures she faces even before she has even announced whether she will run for president.”