Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota, appears to be working towards a run for president. He's also been wooing anti-gay organizations. He seems to be counting on backlash from Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal and other pro-gay initiatives. Looks like we get to be a political football for another round.
Even though GOP Congrescritters are working diligently to take health care away from the poor, don't you dare think about suggesting they voluntarily give up their own super-duper government provided health benefits. Can you say hypocrite?
GOP drunk with power? Talk is now circulating about places where federal spending can be cut. The latest targets: National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Several GOP members want to zero out the budgets of all three. Total savings? Just over $600 million. Compared to a deficit north of $600 billion. Because, gosh, the arts are just so dang liberal.
In addition the number of governors who are solidly anti-abortion is now 29 (up from 21 last October). There are 15 of those states with solidly GOP legislatures. Michigan is one of the 15. Look for womb control legislation to flourish across the country.