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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bill Clinton Is 'Father of the Year' (Insert Joke Here)

President Clinton is "Father of the Year." Yes you heard correct. More from The Huffington Post below.

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Former President Bill Clinton will be honored as a "father of the year" by the The National Father’s Day Council this coming June, the Council announced Wednesday.

In a press release highlighting Clinton's philanthropy through the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative -- and as the U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti -- National Father’s Day Committee chairman Dan Orwig commended the politician and philanthropist for his "profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations."

On its website, The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council says it is dedicated to "promot[ing] the celebration, observation, and preservation of the holidays Mother's Day and Father's Day by focusing on the value of good sound parenting" -- particularly by "highlighting and contributing to charities and contemporary issues that affect Mothers, Fathers, and Families."

If Bill Clinton is Father of the Year, then I am "Weight Watchers Man of the Year." And you don't want me to go on the scale.

posted @ Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:44 PM | Feedback (7)

Politics over Principle

All of the talk inside the beltway here in Washington is about the winners and losers in the fiscal cliff talks. There’s talk about how Speaker Boehner can’t keep his caucus together and how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell caved on tax hikes.

And while all of that is true, let’s get down to the real problem for the Republican Party (and this goes for all politicians). The GOP is divided between those who are voting based on principle and those who are voting based on politics.

Let’s face it: Boehner, McConnell, and many within the GOP voted for the abysmal fiscal cliff because they knew that if they didn’t strike a deal with the president, the politics would be bad. Polls showed that a majority of Americans would have blamed Republicans for the lack of a deal. So they cut a deal, no matter how bad it was going to be for them.

Meanwhile, the Tea Party true blue constitutional conservatives voted their principles, politics be “you know what.”

Is there a time to make a deal? Yes. But is there ever a time to sell out your principles just to keep your job? I don’t think so. Yet it happens all the time.

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posted @ Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:38 PM | Feedback (1)