Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL
Obama Offers Nothing But Excuses
Charles Gasparino, New York Post
President Obama greeted last week’s rotten news on unemployment by saying the economy is facing “serious headwinds.” It took him three-plus years to figure that out?Last Friday’s crummy jobs report followed the grim news that economic growth is below 2 percent. We’re slowing down again, after not speeding up very much — and the storm clouds over Europe threaten to toss the whole world back into full recession. What has this president ever done to help the economy heal?
Walker Recall Battle May Hurt Obama
Jeff Zeleny, New York Times
President Obama holds multiple paths to re-election, with a handful of battleground states being able to slip away without leading to his defeat. But each possible outcome on his campaign map has always shared a common trait: winning Wisconsin.A Republican resurgence here, which has burst into full view as the party determinedly defends its sitting governor in a rare recall election, is spilling into the presidential race. The result is poised to shape the general election fight between Mr. Obama and Mitt Romney, who intends to add Wisconsin to his list of targeted states.
Game On! 2012 Battle Lines Are Drawn
Cannon & Bevan, RealClearPolitics
Leading the Republicans in Massachusetts is a challenge, but state party leader Kerry Healey had an inspiration. A Harvard graduate who had earned a doctorate in political science at Trinity College in Dublin, in 2002 she was handed the unglamorous assignment of chairing the Republican Party of Massachusetts. Just a few weeks into the job, Healey had her epiphany.She watched with interest as Mitt Romney earned rave reviews for getting the troubled and deeply indebted Salt Lake City Winter Olympics back on track. Romney was a successful and photogenic Boston-based businessman who possessed a…
This Republican Economy
Paul Krugman, New York Times
What should be done about the economy? Republicans claim to have the answer: slash spending and cut taxes. What they hope voters won’t notice is that that’s precisely the policy we’ve been following the past couple of years. Never mind the Democrat in the White House; for all practical purposes, this is already the economic policy of Republican dreams.So the Republican electoral strategy is, in effect, a gigantic con game: it depends on convincing voters that the bad economy is the result of big-spending policies that President Obama hasn’t followed (in…
Playing With Words
Thomas Sowell, Investor’s Business Daily
Would anyone work to support themselves or their families — and then turn over a chunk of that hard-earned money to somebody else, just because of the words used by that somebody else?A few people may be taken in by the words of con men, here and there, but the larger tragedy is that millions more are taken in by the words of politicians, the top-of-the-line con men.