Friday, December 4, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s the Christmas season, so let’s try to be joyful. There are some developments this week to be happy about.

For one thing, traditional marriage is safe for now in New York.

Sounds like Gov. Paterson has finally gotten the message, at least for the time being:

Next up is New Jersey. It will say a lot if gay marriage can’t win support in two of the “bluest” states in the country.

I said earlier this year that we’d be seeing a taxpayer revolt in New York, and here’s the latest proof that people are fed up: The defeat of Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi.

Is Gov. Paterson getting the message on that, too? He seems to be quite determined to rein in out-of-control spending in New York.

And then there’s President Obama’s decision (finally!) on Afghanistan – specifically, to send a “surge” of 30,000 troops to the region. Reaction was mixed, to say the least. We can at least be glad that the President is not blindly following his base – the surrender-happy left wing of the Democratic Party. When it comes to national security, though, I miss President Bush.

Here are some reactions to Obama’s decision...

From Peggy Noonan, who is quite impressed:

From Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes, who both see it as a lackluster speech announcing a good policy.

The Washington Times and Charles Krauthammer are not impressed at all.

What I want to know is, how can we expect the Obama Administration to keep America safe when they can’t even secure the White House?

That’s our poll question for this week. I hope you’ll give your opinion.

We can all be happy that we have the right to gather and speak out in defense of America. I know this is a busy time of year, but if there’s any way you can attend tomorrow’s rally at Foley Square to protest KSM being tried in civil court in NYC, please do. It’s from noon to 2PM.

Have a great weekend!

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