Obama Didn't Get the 'Truce' Memo

The Obama administration, predictably, is not calling a "truce on social issues," as Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) suggested that the next president should do. Daniels reportedly told Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard last year that the next president, whoever he is, "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues.  We're going to just have to agree to get along for a little while," until the economic issues are resolved.  Daniels didn't back down when challenged by a few fellow Republicans as recently as last March. Republican candidates have mostly heeded Daniels' naive advice instead of going on offense against Obama on social issues, including freedom of religion.  The GOP could easily make the case that moral and family issues have a crucial impact on government spending and the economy.  Because Obama can't defend his record on jobs and the economy, he is using social issues to pander to his leftist base, wasting taxpayer dollars and...(Read Full Article)

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