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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pence caves, shortens list of viable GOP contenders.

Thank you Mike Pence for demonstrating once again how spineless politicians can be.
When the going get tough Pence goes. The governor signed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act with little fanfare but he was good enough to invite representative from the American Family Association and the Indiana Family Institute and now presumably will tell them he didn't mean what he said. The governor would rather please WSPN's Charles Barkley and Apple's Tim Cook than the voters who elected him.
From the Associated Press, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state’s new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Oh really? In is dreams. The bill passed the Indiana House by a vote of 61 to 30 and the Senate by a 40 to 10 margin. Not every Hoosier is as spineless as Pence. Those men and women believed in the action they took and they are not subject to the pressure he is. Their phones are probably jammed with angry voters promising to retire them next election if they dare even think of accommodating the phlegmatic governor. What ever happened to popular sovereignty? A law is passed by a 2 to 1 margin in one body and a 4 to 1 margin in the other but it's more important what the NCAA thinks than elected representative?. The state legislators should call the attorney general and suggest that he pursue a federal anti trust lawsuit against the NCAA or any  professional sports league that even hints at a boycott.
If nothing else Pence has shortened the list of potential GOP presidential candidates.

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