Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cruising the Web

Jay Cost analyzes the President's favorite rhetorical maneuver and concludes that "it's all a bunch of flim flammery." And so it is.

Ron Radosh looks at the radical new approach that the National Labor Relations Board would like to take in allowing unions to have a veto over where a company locates. The former chairman of the NLRB says that their present move against Boeing is "unprecedented."

As David Harsanyi writes, shouldn't the Obama administration be happy about the high oil prices? Isn't that a goal of environmentalists?

Betsy McCaughey explains
that Medicare, as we've known it, is not an option. Once we accept this, we can then discuss competing proposals to preserve medical care for senior citizens. And when that is done, it is clear that Obamacare is more destructive of that goal than Paul Ryan's plan.

Mickey Kaus questions the CW that it is high gas prices that are hurting Obama's poll ratings. There are a whole lot of other reasons not to approve of Obama's job as president.

Noemie Emery explains why the scare tactics about Paul Ryan's plan aren't working in the same way that Mediscare has worked in the past. I hope that Emery is right because it's clear that scaring seniors is what Obama's reelection campaign hopes will work to gain a slice of the electorate that has been cool to him all along.

Suddenly France wants to limit European integration and reimpose frontier controls on immigrants.

The appropriately-named Sean Trende analyzes the arguments about why Obama is a sure thing in 2012. Part 1 and Part 2

The President's proposed executive order forcing companies doing businesses with the federal government to reveal their political contributions over $5,000 is the start of a very dangerous precedent that could be turned against Democrats just as Obama is hoping to intimidate those donating to conservative groups. There is plenty of evidence of intimidation against companies that supported a conservative cause. Turnabout will be fair play when the Republicans next control the executive branch.