RI: Nice work on the interview. I apologize for talking so much. That looks like it left you a lot of work. Hopefully our conversation gave your readers some things to think about. One thing I took away. I need to stop saying ”ummm” so much when I’m talking. Received the radio program link. Loved it.
Now here’s the deal with the possible gay appointment. The administration, Democrats, they don’t really care about the gay issue. They don’t care about protecting them. The gay issue is just like the minority issue, it’s simply a way to cower Republicans so Democrats get their way on using government to control people. That’s it. And the thing is, these last four years, they have become very good at it. What the White House wants is the most radical SC appointment in the history of the court. That appointment will then be insulated from attack because of the gay issue. Republicans don’t want to appear “insensitive” and know the media will be ready for an all out offensive against them. This in turn could roll into the 2014 elections very similar to the trumped up rape comments by Mourdock and Akin ended up damaging the entire party in 2012. (I don’t know Akin, but Richard Mourdock is a good man and the media unfairly tore him apart. What else is new though, right?) Now many inside the party fear the same treatment if they word something less than perfect and having to review an openly gay Supreme Court appointment during televised hearings in this current political climate would place Republicans in a very dangerous position public relations wise if they were to aggressively challenge that appointment just a year out from the Midterm Elections. The White House and Democrats would use the hearing to again paint Republicans as anti-woman, anti-minority, anti-gay, basically anti-everything and everyone, and the media will do double duty to push that portrayal 24/7 for them. The whole “gay” issue of the nominee will be the Trojan Horse to get this radical appointment approved during confirmation. The Democrats get the most radical justice ever on the court, and set up momentum for the 2014 election. I know WHI has said often that Barack Obama is stupid. That may be true, but the people running him are incredibly smart, and very devious and dangerous.
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One last thing. I noted Speaker Boehner came out today and indicated there was an impasse in negotiations with Democrats on the “fiscal cliff.” Not entirely true. He is very close to coming to agreement on a deal with the White House and is working to line up the votes among Republicans in the House at this very moment. People are literally being called in to his office right now. Indications are for an agreement announcement to take place by the end of this week or possibly over the weekend. There remains about 20 Republicans though who refuse to commit to any agreement that raises taxes without promised spending cuts. I am told Speaker Boehner has assured the White House he will have the votes for an agreement by the end of the week though.
I’m not so certain of that just yet. Lots of friction between him and Cantor over these negotiations, but would give Boehner’s chances to lock this up in the coming days about 80%. But I’m not so sure he will survive as Speaker past 2014 even if Republicans keep the House. There’s just too much open dissension in the ranks right now. Similar to what Gingrich faced in 1997 which ironically, was led in part by John Boehner. The good old wide-eyed and innocent days.