Snatching Defeat

Having lost the public relations battle and unable to enforce party discipline, the Republicans yesterday cut a deal with the minority Democratic Party. The agreement will allow three of 10 qualified nominees the courtesy of a vote, in exchange for a promise of good faith by Democrats later. What about good faith now? The truce gives Harry Reid and company a de facto veto over future nominees. While Republicans might defend the “compromise” as half a loaf being better than none, I think the voters who wanted some action from Republicans on judges will have a different assessment: snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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