Washington conventional wisdom has convinced itself that Obama has been on the losing end of the budget debate. But with his speech yesterday, Obama seized the high political ground that will heavily define his second two years in office.
Given the rumors floated by administration spokesmen, many progressives were pleased by Obama's speech. But it is worth understanding just how conservative this debate has become -- and how far the president has retreated.
The hunger fast for a moral budget has gone spiritually viral. Ten days ago, we announced that the budget debate had become a moral crisis. We now have more than 30,000 participants and are still growing.
Every Christian, regardless of political affiliation, is called to take up the cause of the poor and the needy because that is God's heart, and we will be calling every legislator who says they are a Christian.
A Goldman Sachs report warned that the spending cuts proposed by Republicans would slow the economy by 2 percent of GDP. Why would Republicans propose a policy that even Wall Street thinks would be suicidal for the economy?