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A progressive woman seriously dating a guy associated with the investment world knows there’s a moment she dreads — that moment when the odds stacked against her reveal themselves to be true. She dating a Republican.
For Andrea Hailey, the moment came when her sweetheart David Williamson uttered familiar words … if Americans saved their money well and “took responsibility” for their finances, they might not need government intervention or a health-insurance mandate.
“It was like a movie where it happens in slow motion,” she said. “I was just like ‘Nooooooo … ’ I was horrified. But I was in love with him. We were pretty far into our relationship at this point.”
At this moment, the bride was leaving to run the Indiana congressional campaign of Dr. Woodrow A. Myers Jr., previously health commissioner of New York.
In writing about the new nuptials, the New York Times inspires hope for a resolution to America’s gridlocked Congress. Bottom line, though, it’s probably wishful thinking. Today’s Republicans and Democrats see few redeeming qualities in each other. Unlike Ms. Hailey and Mr. Williamson, they’re not in love.
In fact, our politicos are in perpetual divorce court, arguing for sole custody of the nation’s future. Can you imagine if there were children involved!!
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A Muslim Sympathiser?
As a stunned President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to the attack and murder of the American Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other American diplomats by suspected Libyan religious extremists, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney went on the offensive, accusing President Obama of sympathizing with America’s enemies.
Part of the confusion came from a statement issued by the American embassy in Cairo — also the scene of protests yesterday over a low budget movie deemed highly offensive to Muslims. The statement, disavowed by Washington, condemned the movie rather than the protesters.
“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in the statement, which came before Stevens was confirmed as the fatality.
“It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks,” he added. via NY Daily News
Romney Attacks on 9/11
The Republican presidential candidate waged war on President Obama on September 11, a day the dueling duo set aside from partisan politics. Howard Kurtz writes for The Daily Beast that only one US consulate worker in Benghazi had been confirmed dead, when Romney took to his criticism of the president.
Writing for Foreign Policy, Marc Lynch argues that “it would be a tragic mistake to allow the images from Cairo and Benghazi to undermine American support for the changes in the Arab world.”
The Atlantic weighs in with a timeline of events concerning the production of the movie ‘The Real Life of Muhammad,’ an “amateurishly produced anti-Islam movie allegedly made with donations from 100 Jews.”
Not good. A cast of characters is emerging here, and AOC has written about them in depth. We return to 2010 and Terry Jones promising to burn another Quran:
Terry Jones: Florida Pastor Endorses anti-Muslim Film That Sparked Protests Orlando Setinel Just IN
General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked Jones to withdraw his support of the film during a phone call Wednesday, Reuters reported.