A post on Andrew Breitbart's Big Government website downplayed concerns that the federal government could default if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2, claiming that "the whole 'crisis' is as phony as a $3 Federal Reserve note." However, experts agree that if the U.S. were to default as a result of not raising the debt ceiling, it could have significant negative effects on the economy.
In a July 15 Washington Times column, Robert Knight claimed the fight for same-sex marriage equality is an "unholy campaign" targeting "the perversion of marriage." Knight further suggested marriage equality will "move us closer to barbarism." From The Washington Times:
Over the past 90 years, a relentless campaign has unfolded to overthrow Judeo-Christian morality and replace it with an amorality that says desires themselves validate choices.
This campaign has been advanced largely by hijacking the rubric and moral capital of the black civil rights movement and misapplying it to volitional behavior. The changes, which move us closer to barbarism, are enforced via media that pounce on even the slightest hesitation to embrace the new immorality.
The current target of this unholy campaign is the perversion of marriage. For the first time, a Republican-controlled state Senate chamber provided the margin of victory for a state law redefining marriage away from the man-woman requirement. Soon, there will be no bride needed or no groom for a New York marriage license. Meanwhile, liberal judges all over the country are ruling that preference for traditional morality is animated solely by "hate."
This radical advance is occurring partly because of the ongoing media propaganda that suppresses any serious discussion of the consequences of sexual dysfunction. But it's also occurring because of the economic drama unfolding in Washington. The left does not waste crises that it purposefully creates.
Writing in the Washington Times this morning, columnist Jeffrey Kuhner looks at President Obama's position on the debt ceiling and declares "it will be his Waterloo -- the effective end of his presidency." According to Kuhner, Obama, exactly like Napoleon before him, "wanted too much, too soon. Now comes the long, humiliating and fatal retreat."
With that proclamation, the debt ceiling has joined an ever-expanding club of divisive political issues that have earned the distinction of being labeled Obama's "Waterloo" by the media. The past "Waterloos" for Obama include, but are not limited to:
Health care reform: "Repeal is not impossible. It may even be Obama's Waterloo."
The BP oil spill: "Forget Katrina: Is BP Obama's Waterloo?"
The economy: "A little more than six months before the 2012 election year begins, the economy looms as Obama's potential Waterloo."
Afghanistan: "Will Afghanistan Be President Obama's Waterloo?"
GITMO detainee trials: "This could very well be Waterloo for Obama, he has stepped in it with this Khalid Sheik Mohammad matter."
The November 2009 elections: "This, last night, may well have been Obama's Waterloo."
And these Waterloos, of course, stand alongside Obama's various Katrinas, Watergates, Iraqs, 9-11s, Iranian hostage crises, Enrons, and My Pet Goat moments.
The incoming editor of The Washington Times, Ed Kelley, recently suggested he was not familiar with the newspaper's long history of anti-gay attacks, saying the only controversy he had heard on the issue was "a change in whether or not the term either civil unions or gay marriage or something, whether or not there were going to be quotes used around the term or not." In fact, The Washington Times has long history of extreme rhetoric and smears against the LGBT community.