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Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012 - Morning Headlines

- Members of the Navy's SEAL Team 6 are being disciplined work working as paid consultants for EA Game's Medal of Honor: Warfighter game (ABC New):

- As the celebration of Obama's reelection dies down, the difficult task of compromising on the fiscal cliff lies ahead (CBS News):;leadHed

- In the slow recovery plaguing the victims of Hurricane Sandy, New York has begun gas rationing, following New Jersey's lead (CNN):

- As the President settles in, questions remain about who will stay on his Cabinet foe his second term (Fox News):

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1 comment:

  1. Hi All

    I'm looking at the poll results and I see many proposing 'moving to the center socially/broadcasting social issues less.

    For me, Romney or (McCain before him) were about as close to the center as I'd EVER be comfortable with. I do NOT agree that 'we' should 'change' to be closer to 'them.'

    To compromise my principles to 'buy votes', to me, is as wrong as their lying, cheating and pandering.

    As I've said before, Constitutionally, the social issues have ZERO business in a national race - those belong at the state level.

    That said: The libs DO their homework on our candidates... and if they don't have time/energy they've got the MSM to research and/or just make stuff up.

    In my own case, as a conservative, social issues are an integral part of my value system, and in conjunction with fiscal responsibility, they're a vital to what I hold dear, as an American citizen.

    But that's personal, and I'd prefer my national candidate stick to issues that affect us ALL as Americans... those things that our Constitution laid down as the responsibilities of the Government.

    The problem goes back to the homework.

    Dems KNOW how many of us feel about such things as abortion and marriage. And thereby lies the snag.

    I've seen it time and again. Social issues are raised by the Dems... if the R doesn't answer, or if they've 'evolved' from a previous one, the D's pounce. ('flip-flopper')

    If the Rep answers truthfully, the D's and MSM turn that answer into a 'gotcha'.

    Just how do we get it across - that, in compliance with the Constitution, those things SHOULD be left to the STATES to decide - and SHOULD NOT even be debated at the national level?