Donald Trump’s questioning of Sen. John McCain’s status as a war hero was the foremost comment to reach the national media from last weekend’s Family Leadership Summit, which is unfortunate. A listen of the other attending GOP presidential candidates’ speeches quickly revealed policies and world views so outdated they should be displayed next to the dilophosaurus pen in Jurassic Park.
In response to critics about his refusal to visit the border while in the Lone Star state, President Obama said: “I’m not interested in photo-ops. I’m interested in solving a problem.” Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry cashed in a Glamour Shots gift card.
Wednesday presented great cause to celebrate as the Supreme Court struck down DOMA and rejected California’s anti-gay marriage legislation, Proposition 8. However, just the day prior, the same Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act.
The nearly fifty-year old Act was originally passed to protect the voting rights of minorities. It took just two hours before the first state took advantage of its absence.
Over recent years we have not only witnessed the Republican Party distance itself from proven science, but at times create its own fabricated version. In March, Republicans in the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill requiring doctors to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer. Of course, this is simply not true.
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Super Tuesday has come and gone, witnessing GOP frontrunner Romney pick up 212 of the 419 delegates available, Santorum gaining 84, Gingrich with 72 and Ron Paul looking under the table for the 22 scraps he received.