Daily Archives: Sept. 20, 2013

KU prof should stop shooting off his mouth

Good for University of Kansas administrators for strongly condemning a Twitter post by a KU journalism professor after the mass shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. David W. Guth tweeted: “The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be your sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.” Timothy Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs at KU, called Guth’s comment “repugnant,” the Lawrence Journal-World reported. “Like all Americans, he has the right under the First Amendment to express his personal views and is protected in that regard,” Caboni said in a statement. “But it is truly disgraceful that these views were expressed in such a callous and uncaring way.”

House headed for dead end on defunding Obamacare

The GOP House is expected to vote Friday on yet another attempt to defund Obamacare. This time, House Republicans are linking it to continued funding of the federal government, setting up the real possibility of a government shutdown. How they think this strategy will succeed and help their party politically is a mystery. “Any strategy to repeal, delay or replace the law must have a credible chance of succeeding or affecting broad public opinion positively,” political strategist Karl Rove wrote. “The defunding strategy doesn’t.” A Wall Street Journal editorial argued that House Republicans are pretending “to have ‘leverage’ that exists only in the world of town hall applause lines and fundraising letters.”