Regrets, after the fact
Mike Huckabee sent out a letter to his PAC the other day. In part, it read thusly:
The dust is settling on the “bipartisan” stimulus bill and one thing is clear: it is anti-religious.
Yes, both the House and Senate bills have a provision that prohibits federal dollars for higher education construction grants to be used for
“…modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities?–?used for sectarian instruction, religious worship…or a school or department of divinity; or in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission.”
Uh, Mike? Since when is it good for people who want conservatives in office to imply that they aren’t getting a large enough share of the gov’t fleecing operation? This is one reason why Republicans are on the losing end of recent elections.
John Edwards was right, there are Two Americas. One wants the government to provide everything, the other is the Leave Us the Hell Alone Caucus, which wants government to, in the words of John Galt, “Get the hell out of my way.” Anyone in the middle tends to be caught between their own contradictory opinions, at times complaining about the overly large size of the fleecing or alternately, whining about not getting a share.
Lets just be sure to identify Mike H. as being in the middle, where he thinks the consequential voters are.