Friday, April 10, 2009

The Liberal Quadfecta - Gay Rights, Stimulus, Socialists, and Easter Eggs

It’s Friday, April 10, 2009. Here’s what we’re looking at:

With the Iowa decision a week ago today and recent legislation in Vermont and Washington, DC, is having an unofficial “Gay Rights Week” according to blogger Andrew Gelman. They have done some very insightful posts on a Congressional fiat in DC, what the polls say about Americans’ attitudes towards gay marriage, and polls about employment discrimination against homosexuals.

We’ve mentioned before that Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) is feeling the heat from his constituents due to his rejection of stimulus funds. Now he is on the air in South Carolina defending himself.

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-ÁL) recently told a group of local officials at a breakfast with them that “Some of the men and women I work with in Congress are socialists”. When asked to clarify, he said that 17 members of Congress were socialists. He did not name names, so it is unclear whether he had been thinking this for some time or if he was just pulling a Bob Dylan (Start watching at 0:47).

Finally, the Obama staff has released the design for this year’s eggs in the White House Easter Egg Roll. Pretty interesting.

Have a Happy Easter Weekend!

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