Guess which side of the political spectrum is producing the most discontent? The Tea Party right.
The moderate GOP that has helped establish double digit (trillion) $ debt? Spending as a permanent priority in Washington?
The moderate, establishment GOP who has fielded 2 failing presidential candidates against a inexperienced, ideologically hyper-partisan and
leftist president, with no success or political impulse to compromise, or even propose legislation his party could pass without
Let me point out that the last two Republican candidates were destroyed by the right. McCain chained himself to Sarah Palin, and a fearful Mitt Romney abandoned his social libertarianism and disowned his key accomplishment as creator of RomneyCare in Massachusetts.
“Theft” can cover anything from armed robbery to lifting a bag of chips. Infidelity has a similarly wide range, which is why the behavior of Spitzer, Sanford, Vitter and Weiner can’t be lumped into one political handicap.
Here is my take, with an Anthony Weiner update (as of 10:07 a.m., July 25).
The former governor of South Carolina — he who disappeared for days to visit his mistress in Buenos Aires under the cock-and-bull story of hiking alone on the Appalachian Trail — is now running for Congress.
His modest message to voters is that, yes, he sinned. But we all sin. And we’d all be better people if we recognized that God wants Mark Sanford to have a second chance in politics.
organized labor remains opposed to central pieces of reform, in particular a guest-worker program. That mechanism would allow low-skilled immigrants to legally fill temporary labor demands, and it is absolutely necessary if we are to avoid a future flood of illegal immigrants.
How about arresting employers who repeatedly hired illegal labor? That could work, too.