When FORMER Ohio Rep. Steve Driehaus lost his 2010 bid against Republican Steve Chabot, he threw a temper tantrum directed at the Susan B. Anthony list. The latter pro-life group had put up billboards citing Driehaus for his abortion support, because he voted in favor of Obamacare. At first Driehaus pursued a criminal charges against Marjorie Dannefelser, of the SBA list, with the Ohio Elections board. That effort was abandoned for an attempt to turn his loss in to money with a civil defamation suit, claiming that the SBA list cost him his job.
Ted Cruz, a Tea Party candidate who has never held political office, beat Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, in a primary runoff election for the senate seat in Texas. This is quite an costly upset for the OLD Republicans, and another sign of surging Tea Party strength. This second runoff resulted because David Dewhurst was unable to garner 50 percent of the vote in the regular primary.
Rev. Walter Hoye, has won a unanimous decision from the Leftie 9th Circuit court against the city of Oakland, CA which had been persecuting him for offering abortion alternatives to women entering abortion clinics. Oakland had been found to only prosecute those who approached women in the clinic bubble zones if they were trying to dissuade women from abortion, not if they were advocating abortions.
The 9th Circuit Court concluded that Oakland’s enforcement policy is a constitutionally invalid, content-based regulation of speech”.
Congratulations to Rev. Hoye for prevailing in his steadfast defense of life, for which he had endured much hardship, including prison time.
Shortly after Obama and Biden have taken credit for the Bush policy in Iraq, the surge, and the resultant strengthening of Iraq’s elected government, former VP Dick Cheney will appear on ABC “This Week” to correct the misperceptions.
As we recall, both Obama and Biden spoke repeatedly against Bush’s Iraq war effort, opposed General Petraeus, opposed the troop surge, and declared the war a loss.
The coming week will be interesting as Obama’s administration is forced to respond to Cheney’s criticisms once more. Pharmer appreciates that Cheney has seen fit to sacrifice hope of a peaceful retirement, remind people of the facts, and goad the current administration regarding its weak foreign policy.