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Contrarian View: The Real Cause of Hyper-partisanship: Moderates, et. al.

I just posted an essay taking aim at American Catholics who voted in Obama (54%), supported Obamacare, and are now dumbfounded- shocked, I say- that Obama refuses to exempt Catholic organizations from requirements that infringe on their religious liberties.  This essay should be read in conjunction with that one, because I refer to a much deeper problem at the end of that post, and I am speaking to it now.

It is commonly thought that our country is more divided today than ever before and this is because of hyper-partisanship between the two main political parties. I should say that … continue reading...

The Health Care Slippery Slope and Saul Alinsky

I haven’t chimed in on the health care debate but I don’t suppose my regular readers believe I haven’t any strong feelings on the matter.  Let me represent a line of thinking that I haven’t heard even among the most strident opponents to the legislation being advocated by the current administration.

I was spurred on to post this because events are unfolding which I predicted privately but I won’t get any credit for, and I should like a little.  🙂

Namely, this morning the news reports that Obama is willing to ‘consider’ taking the public option off the table.  Already … continue reading...