Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cruising the Web

Surprise, surprise. The Obama administration's rhetoric on school reform doesn't match its actions. They're still spending billions to reinforce the status quo.

Mary Katharine Ham skewers Chuck Schumer
for wanting to insert government regulation to stop airline fees for carry-on bags. She's exactly right. Let the free market take care of it.

The Democrats are readying their legislative response
to the Citizens United decision. Regardless of whether the Supreme Court would regard their bill as unconstitutional limitations on freedom of speech, they think it would make a super-duper campaign issue this fall.

Peter Wehner has some advice
for Republicans of how to counter what is sure to be President Obama's attempt to cast them as the real budget busters if they refuse to sign on to tax increases.

More rumors of Charlie Crist's allies
urging him to run as an independent. He would have to decide by April 30.

Get ready for the government shut down of 2011.

16 comments:

Bachbone said...

The GOP has not yet demonstrated itself able to go toe-to-toe with the MSM+Democrats, and as I recall, Clinton and Co. pretty well mopped the floor with Newt last time "shutting down the government" was tried. (Newt's recollection is a lot different than mine. I often wonder whether Pelosi secretly hypnotized him in the green room during that commercial they did together.) Democrats are masters at dragging sob stories before the cameras, and Americans are so guilt-ridden that they succumb to every crocodile tear SeeBS airs. (Harry Reid will probably be brought back to town to channel dead coal miner souls.) The GOP sorely needs some new strategists!

LarryD said...

According to the latest polls, repeal of ObamaCare has 58% support. And 66% think America is overtaxed.

I say campaign on zero funding for ObamaCare and shutting down the government if that's what it takes. It will be a whole lot different with the voters bought into it ahead of time.

For that matter, we need debate on where to cut spending now, to reduce the debt.

Tacitus Voltaire said...

LarryD said...
According to the latest polls, repeal of ObamaCare has 58% support


FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. April 6-7, 2010

"What do you want to happen with the new health care law: make sure it is implemented as it is, make changes to it, or repeal it all together?"

Implement As Is 12%
Make Changes 47%
Repeal It 36%

and, just for fun

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 9-11, 2010

Opinion of Sarah Palin
favorable 39%
unfavorable 55%

imagine that - americans have a more unfavorable view of sarah palin than health care

same poll, opinion of obama
favorable 57%
unfavorable 41%

USA Today/Gallup Poll. March 26-28, 2010

democrats/republicans
approve 37%/33%
disapprove 59%/61%

live by the polls, die by the polls...

Pat Patterson said...

Yes, Indeed! Headline from latest Gallup Poll.

"Obama Weekly Approval at 47% Lowest Yet by One Point-Latest three-day average shows a decline to 45% approval, 48% Disapproval"

http://www.gallup.com/poll/127316/Obama-Weekly-Approval-Lowest-Yet-One-Point.aspx

Tacitus Voltaire said...

Obama Weekly Approval at 47% Lowest Yet...

...and yet still above ronald reagan's gallup approval rating of 43% for exactly the same point in his presidency (april 23-26 1982)

:-)

and you walked right into mah little trap bwahahah...

:-)

Tacitus Voltaire said...

bonus points:

who really invented the internet?

who invented the computer?

Tacitus Voltaire said...

will obama reach reagan's april-of-2nd-year low of 43% or will he continue to do better than reagan? will obama ever get a gallup approval rating as low as reagan's 32%?

Pat Patterson said...

As usual what difference does a 30-year old poll have to do with Pres Obama who has actually fallen in the public's esteem since Novemeber as he was also more popular than Reagan? Pres Obama has to deal with his own problems not sit in a darkened room with his acolytes and hair splitting.

tfhr said...

will tv ever find the shift key?

Tacitus Voltaire said...

As usual what difference does a 30-year old poll have to do with Pres Obama who has actually fallen in the public's esteem since Novemeber as he was also more popular than Reagan?

just as much as predicting 2010 by referring to the polls and results of 1994

Pat Patterson said...

The only person that referred to Ronald Reagan was TV so I can only assume he's arguing and losing that argument with himself.

tfhr said...

Pat Patterson,

Yeah, but he's quick about it - no time wasted on links.

Tacitus Voltaire said...

Pat Patterson said...
The only person that referred to


too late, pat

:-)

Tacitus Voltaire said...

Pat Patterson said...
The only person that referred to Ronald Reagan was TV so I can only assume he's arguing and losing that argument with himself.


logic challenged as usual, pat

maybe you could explain what you mean by that, but i doubt it

Pat Patterson said...

From TV at 2:18 pm, "...and yet still above ronald reagan's gallup approval rating of 43% for exactly the same point in his presidency (april 23-26 1982)." First mention of Reagan goes to TV by default.

Pat Patterson said...

TV is trying to bring people to his favorite mode of thinking. Onism!