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God Is A Realist

Friday, March 24, 2017  |  posted by John Schroeder

Quite briefly –

As the AHCA vote approaches we should all consider the fact that even God compromises with the possible.  God did not destroy Adam and Eve and start over, he clothed them and showed them how to survive in their new state.  The greatest king God’s chosen nation ever had was a murderer.  The New Testament is full of advice about how to deal with slavery, not abolish it.  Despite His overwhelming power, God deals in the very real and the very possible while holding out the ideal as a vision of some day.

This is no time to allow the best to become the enemy of the better – it is time to follow God’s example.

Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan On Judge Gorsuch, The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DOD…And The Browns

Friday, March 24, 2017  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan joined me this morning:




HH: Joining me to talk about that and many other things, including a long-deserved and overdue rebuke of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, one of my favorite United States Senators, Dan Sullivan. Not only is he a Harvard guy, not only is he, like me, a former clerk on the D.C. Circuit, he is a Browns fan, even though he is the Senator from Alaska. And Senator Sullivan, welcome, we’ve got a lot to talk about. But I am correct in that. You still are a Browns fan, correct?

DS: Yes, Hugh, great to be back on the show, and I am a diehard Browns fan.

HH: So what should we do with number one – Miles Garrett or Mitch Trubisky?

DS: I don’t know. You know, the last time I was on the show, I said we need a franchise quarterback. That’s been the issue for gosh, since Bernie Kosar, at least.

HH: Yeah, my only problem with the Gorsuch hearings this week is that nobody asked the judge what the Browns should do with number one – trade down, pick Trubisky or go with Garrett. Are you heartened by the fact that all of your colleagues have said if this filibuster goes forward, we’re going to employ the Reid Rule and get him confirmed?

DS: Well, look, I think first of all, and you mentioned it at the top of the show, Judge Gorsuch did a great job. I mean, he showed to not only the Senate, but the American people that he’s a worthy successor to Justice Scalia, has the temperament. I mean, I don’t think you could have asked for a better performance. You know, I had the opportunity, which was for me quite an honor to go over to the White House a few weeks back with Senator Cruz, and we did some prep work with him, you know, one of those murder boards where we were asking some tough questions in that kind of setting, not that he needed that. I mean, you saw it. He did a great job, and now look, I think that Chuck Schumer is playing with fire. You know, if you look at the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, there’s never been a filibuster. People have talked about Abe Fortas and other things. Clarence Thomas got through the U.S. Senate with 52 votes. Had they wanted to filibuster that nominee for the Court, they could have. He’s unleashing something, if he goes through with this filibuster threat that’s never been done before, we’re going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed. Continue Reading

Hugh on MSNBC Talking AHCA Prospects, the Gorsuch Nomination Hearings, and the Devin Nunes Revelations on Surveillance

Friday, March 24, 2017  |  posted by Duane Patterson

First, with Greta:

Later, with Brian Williams and Robert Costa of the Washington Post:

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