Rightwing nutjob Tony Perkins is on the attack again. This time he's after my Governor, Mitch Daniels. Perkins has his knickers in a twist because Daniels told the Weekly Standard that whoever the next President is, they "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues. We're going to just have to agree to get along for a little while" until the economy recovers.
Perkins has jumped at the quote and claims Daniels is going soft on anti-abortion allies. Daniels has held a consistently pro-life position as Governor. Even rightwing blogger Allahpundit questions this wisdom:
...there's not much a GOP president and Congress can do legislatively about abortion, in which case why not temporarily de-emphasize it as a political issue if it'll buy crucial centrist votes needed to redress a fiscal emergency?... Unless Daniels means that he's willing to compromise on a pro-choice Supreme Court nominee, which would be pure political suicide, I'm not sure which social issue he's supposed to be willing to go to the wall for even if it means detonating a potential political compromise with Democrats to reform social security and Medicare. If McConnell and Boehner come to President Daniels and say they've got the votes for a balanced-budget amendment but in return the Dems want the Defense of Marriage Amendment repealed, Daniels is supposed to tell them to hit the bricks?