“Look, there’s no rush right now. We need to get it right.”
– Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), 4/21/10
“Start over please, Mr. President.”
– Fox News’ Steve Doocy, Karl Rove, 4/19/10
Rather than engage in substantive debate over reform, Republicans decided early on that they would lie about the legislation and slow down its progress. Instead of trying to fix the mess created by their own Party, Republicans are using a rhetorical ploy to confuse the public and kill reform. Over and over again.
Ultimately, Republican efforts to stall, slow, and stop progress on the stimulus and health care reform failed. Hopefully, history repeats itself in the course of Wall Street reform debate.
This Washington Post article examines the question of what is meant by the assertion that America is a Christian nation. They cover the 1790s treaty that asserted we were not a Christian nation, Andrew Jackson’s efforts to resist the starting of a Christian political pary, and Lincoln’s burying of a Christian amendment to the constitution.
The article also describes the statements made Obama that led to him being seen as a non-Christian. Sarah Palin’s assertions that we are a Christian nation are described as well.
The article finally asks the question what do we mean when we say America is a Christian nation? What are your thoughts?