The Lone Ranger, Big Brother, and Wendy Davis

by Ronald A. Rowe July 11th, 2013 | Winners & Losers
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sheriff badgeThe Lone Ranger- Winner – Best. White. Guilt. Film. Ever.

Big Brother – Winner – It’s getting closer every day. George Orwell himself would shake his head in despair if he looked at the federal government’s domestic spying program.  The Obama administration, with all the goodwill engendered to it by the political Left, is getting away with intrusions far more nefarious than anything his predecessor could have dreamed of.

The IRS – Loser – “Hate” is a strong word, but it isn’t too much of an overstatement to say that virtually everyone in America hates the Internal Revenue Service. That was true before last month’s stunning revelations about the depths of the agency’s partisan malfeasance. Before the news of the IRS’s exorbitant and wasteful spending of the taxpayers‘ money. Now the $70 million in undeserved bonuses to which the employees felt entitled (there’s that word again) have been cancelled in an unexpected fit of reasonableness on the part of acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel. There have been better times to be an IRS agent.

The Democratic Process – Winner – Two weeks after Texas State Senator Wendy Davis became a media darling by launching an 11-hour filibuster that derailed a the democratic process, Texas Governor Rick Perry has responded by calling the lawmakers back for a special session. In short, Perry rendered Davis’ grandstanding mute and forced the Texas State Representatives to do their job and vote up or down on the bill.

ObamaCare – Loser – Considering that ObamaCare is the law of the land and the centerpiece of President Obama’s self-declared accomplishments, it sure has suffered its share of setbacks. Now the President’s own party has pushed through some delays in implementation, opening the door for the opposition to petition to delay the rest of ObamaCare. In the immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr., “a right delayed is a right denied.” If some parts of ObamaCare aren’t quite ready for prime time, maybe none of it is.

Hillary Clinton – WinnerClinton 2016 got a boost from a very expected, but none the less helpful,  source this week:  the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. It’s no shock to anyone that Vogue will be behind the Democratic candidate in 2016. But Vogue EIC Anna Wintour’s early and explicit support of Hillary Clinton gave the process an early start and gave an elbow to any would-be challengers for the nomination.

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