Catholics For Romney Coalition Announced

Romney for President announced yesterday the Catholics for Romney Coalition. While there has been a loosely organized effort to engage Catholics in the campaign, yesterday’s announcement makes things “official.” The Romney/Ryan campaign released a statement announcing the coalition and explaining why Catholics are important in this election: “I am honored to have the support of... More

[Edited] The Dems get it wrong: ‘Belonging’ to the Society versus the State

[I should know better than to post something at 1 a.m. without letting myself read it with fresh eyes in the morning. Corrected a few errors and unclear thoughts and fixed the problem with the embedded video. --- Tom Crowe] During the Democrat National Convention today a video played in which the speaker said, “government is the only thing we all belong to.” Here’s the clip: Urg... More

Thoughts on VP-nom Paul Ryan, Catholic family man, Budgetmaster

I didn’t want Mitt Romney to choose Paul Ryan because I thought Ryan should stay in the House to continue heading up the Budget Committee. That said, this is a bold and serious selection, and I like it. Some thoughts, in no particular order: 1) Ryan is a serious plans and actions man, and has already shown his mettle in a policy fight. From schooling Obama to his increasingly displeased face... More

Is the bonfire of his vanity burnin’ down da house?

June 8, 2012: “The private sector is doing fine.” July 13, 2012: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” and on July 23, 2012: “we tried our [economic] plan and it worked.” What has happened to the vaunted rhetorical excellence of Barack Obama? No political speech writer or political strategist worth his salt would have uttered those lin... More
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Charlie Wilson supports the HHS mandate

Or, at least, his recent comments make it seem that way. BFFsCharlie Wilson, the Catholic former pro-life former congressman from Ohio’s sixth district wants his seat back. Charlie Wilson voted for Obamacare. He was one of those on-the-fence last-minute votes that put Obamacare over the top. Charlie Wilson recently expressed pride in his votes while in Congress. But when I wrote about his ... More

Well, Charlie Wilson, I guess you didn’t learn.

Charlie Wilson and his bud, Nancy Pelosi, sharing a laugh at a press conference. Charlie Wilson, Catholic Democrat former pro-life former congressman from my district, OH-6, wants his seat back. He lost in 2010 to Republican Bill Johnson and is sore about it. In an article in the Wheeling News-Intelligencer (that’s in West Virginia, by the way, across the river from the district… just ... More

Romney won’t call it a tax!? No worries. He doesn’t have to.

I'm not going to call it a tax. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent. Perhaps I’m an optimist. Perhaps I’m optimistically cynical. Cynically optimistic? But isn’t that sort of thing required in politics? I join Jonah Goldberg and others who are miffed at Mitt Romney’s insistence on calling Obamacare a “penalty” rather than a “tax,” thus seemi... More

The incoherence of Joe Biden on Obama foreign policy.

Our veep. Updated: I removed a mis-placed reference to Libya pending more information and augmented my critique of Obama’s handling of the killing of Osama. —————- I know, I know: it’s not a fair fight, really. Charity almost compels me not to write something that puts “incoherence” and “Joe Biden” in the same sentence. Almost, but... More

Mitt Romney vs. Obama Administration’s War on Religious Liberty

Mitt Romney has long appreciated the growing threats against religous liberty in our midst. He faced them as governor of Massachusetts, as the conscience rights of Catholic Charities’ adoption work was challenged. He talked about them in a major speech in his last campaign for the GOP nomination. Today in an oped, he takes on these threats directly. This, it seems to me, is the money graph: ... More

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