‘I’m Mitt Romney and I paid for this distortion’
A top operative for The Anchorman does his best Lionel Hutz, defending Romney’s recent ad that blatantly distorts the president’s words (Obama was mocking John McCain when he said, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose”): “First of all, ads are propaganda by definition. We are in the persuasion business, the…
Obama could’ve prevented this
The biggest mistake of his presidency so far was failing to adopt the recommendations of his own fiscal commission. Had he done so the Republicans would’ve probably lined up in opposition and would’ve likely been held responsible for it by voters. But Obama punted on the Bowles-Simpson plan and the nation’s economic uncertainty drags on.
The National Review on 9-9-9
His 9-9-9 plan builds on the insight that one of the chief defects of the current tax code is its bias toward consumption over savings. But his plan’s peculiarities of design, substantive weaknesses, and political naïveté render it unworthy of conservative support. If rich people can get mad about their taxes being raised so can I. Cain…
Is the Obama Administration really this feckless?
Just watched David Axelrod muddle through a series of tired platitudes and token solutions to the economic crisis. On one side we have unrealistic, often loony proposals and on the other, well, nothing. Nothing of consequence, anyway. At the end of the day, the president needs to pivot. No more kicking the can down the…
The third Bush term, and a possible alternative
Quagmire in Afghanistan. Check. Irresponsible fiscal policy. Check. Now Obama is threatening to veto any budget that includes additional cuts in defense spending. Some Islamic Marxist he turned out be. Obama supporter Andrew Sullivan sums it up well: If this is the president’s attitude toward the debt crisis, made so much worse by the recession, it…
Delaying the inevitable
Soon-to-be excommunicated conservative Ben Stein summons the ghost of Paul Tsongas. But this time it’s not just the Democrats wanting to play Santy Clause.