Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cruising the web

J.R. Dunn reaches for the legend of Beowulf to describe how the Democrats' defeat in Massachusetts also helped destroy the myth of Obama the Invincible. He's not invulnerable, and victories in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts have delineated for Republicans how to defeat the all-too-human Obama and his Democratic Party legions.

Michael Barone follows Bradley Smith in arguing that we shouldn't fear an onslaught of corporate advertising in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens Uniteds. As Barone points out, the millions spent in favor of health reform didn't sway public opinion. People have become somewhat inured to all the ads trying to sway their minds. It's not the quantity of the advertising that is doing it, but the quality. Bradley Smith points out that 28 states allow corporate and union advertising in state campaigns and they haven't been overrun with corporate and union spending.

Here are some videos to enjoy:

If you still have doubts about the Supreme Court's decision, watch this short video from CATO that explains what was at stake in the choices presented to the Court.

This is fun: watch Chris Matthews destroy Congressman Alan Grayson over his claim that the Senate could pass health care through reconciliation. It's like watching someone explain that there is no Santa Claus. Grayson is slackjawed. For whatever faults Chris Matthews has, he at least understands how Congress works.

Paul Mirengoff puts up this parody of Obama
singing "The day ObamaCare dies."

And if you haven't watched Hitler finding out that Scott Brown won, have some fun and watch that. Then spend an enjoyable half-hour watching some of the other "Hitler finds out" parodies. People are so very clever.

2 comments:

Pat Patterson said...

I was reminded of Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King when Danny was bitten by his new wife, Roxanne, and the priests realized he wasn't a god but a man.

Bachbone said...

Now if someone would sue Citizens United to force it to stop its robo calls! Up to four times a day seven days a week from as many as six different numbers is enough to make me scream!