Anthony Weiner Leads in Race for New York City Mayor
Everyone loves a weiner, although the type depends on who you ask. If you ask me, there’s nothing more adorable than these weiners. If you ask a plurality of New York City Democrats, they prefer another type – notably, the disgraced ex-Congressman type:
[Former Congressman Anthony] Weiner has the backing of 25 percent of registered Democrats, while City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the early front-runner and a close ally of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, trails with 20 percent, according to Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist poll.
I’ll say this. I’m happy I don’t live in New York, but I also don’t care that they choose to hire someone like this to run their city. Sure, he’s an exposed liar. Sure, he acted inappropriately using with his twitter account. That said, I don’t care. I live in Georgia for the exact reason that New York isn’t here (among other reasons).
Minnesota Legislator Plays the Race Card
I’ll vouch for the fact that twitter can cause problems if you don’t use it correctly. That said, I’m not a state legislator in Minnesota. That also said, I’m not a liberal state legislator that took to the twitterverse to call Justice Thomas a…well…I don’t really wanna say it:
Upon hearing that the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, [State Rep. Ryan Winkler] took to Twitter to attack Justice Clarence Thomas as an Uncle Tom. ”#SCOTUS VRA majority is four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas. Marriage decision may blur Court’s backsliding,” he tweeted. He quickly deleted the tweet, but it was archived by Topsy.
So, the goal here is to protect ourselves against racist acts by using a racial epithet to describe an African-American justice on the Supreme Court – actually, the African-American justice on the Supreme Court. Hypocrisy.
Abortion restrictions aborted in Texas by an unruly Senate mob
Texas had a special session conclude last night, and the Democrats did everything in their ability to kill a bill similar to the one that passed here in Georgia last year. The fetal pain bill would have limited abortion to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Democrats made their last stand in the Senate, apparently with success, on the heels of a filibustering Senator and a mob in the Senate gallery:
Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, spent most of the day staging an old-fashioned filibuster, attracting wide support, including a mention from President Obama’s campaign Twitter account. Her Twitter following went from 1,200 in the morning to more than 20,000 by Tuesday night.
I think Republicans might do well to leave this one be, although I know they cannot help themselves. Texas may have the luxury, though, of debating social issues considering their economy isn’t exactly bad. However, I’m still of the philosophy that being pro-life means something more substantive than whittling away at Roe v. Wade. I think we can do more to ensure single parents have economic opportunity through lower taxes, school choice, and other options.