Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Conservative on Target! 5/15/12

*** It didn't surprise too many people to learn that the Department of Health and Human Services didn't check the legality of its contraception-abortion pill mandate. But, as FRC's David Christensen and Jeanne Monahan explain, it did make for an interesting House hearing. Read more in their new Human Events column, "The Kansas Two-Step: Secretary Sebelius Dancing Around the Topic of Religious Liberty."


America is bracing for "Taxmageddon" -- the massive tax hikes set to hit the United States on January 1, 2013. The Washington Post reports that hiring is slowing, hospitals are trying to cut costs, and tax advisers are issuing warnings for fear that Washington won't stop the tax hike in time.

Adding to the President's problems, most voters think his [same-sex marriage] announcement was calculated and insincere
. Sixty-seven percent say he made the statement "mostly for political reasons," while only 24% believe he made it out of conviction. Independents were even more skeptical, with 70% insisting the President was politically motivated. And how is his decision paying off? Since the announcement, Gov. Mitt Romney is leading in the national polls--with an edge on women and Independents.
Turns out, bashing Christians isn't nearly as funny as ABC thought it would be. After just one season, the network is calling it quits on TV's "GCB" after outrage and controversy stole the show. The title of the program, "Good Christian [Expletives]" was reason enough for audiences to complain--and with the help of groups like Media Research Center (MRC) and One Million Moms, they did. Every week, MRC would tally how many times an episode mocked faith or used the Bible in a malicious way. According to Lauren Thompson at MRC, "GCB" usually ridiculed the Christians about 20 times per episode--sometimes more. The worst examples aired on Easter, when the characters shilled for pornography to make their marriages more "spiritual."
"Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate." -- Mark B. Cohen