Monday, June 27, 2011

Cruising the Web

Walter Russell Mead has a great essay pondering the failures of Al Gore.
I am not one of those who thinks him a hypocrite; I think rather that he shares an illusion common amongst the narcissistic glitterati of our time: that politically fashionable virtue cancels private vice.
By 2021, the CBO estimates that our publicly held debt will top of 101% GDP. That's a pretty scary statistic.

My husband looks at the ludicrous FTC investigation of Google.
This is a depressing look at how this recession compares to previous recessions. The comparison is not good Barack Obama and pounds home how miserable our recovery has been.
As Steven Hayward points out, nine of the top 11 fastest-growing jobs are in gas and oil extraction industries. That is, at least, until Obama shuts them down.

Michael Barone explains how Obama is the Chancey Gardiner president.

Quin Hillyer recommends
that conservatives stop searching fo the "new new thing."

No, NPR, President Obama's speech did not compare to Lincoln's Second Inaugural. Just stop it with the Lincoln comparisons.

Allahpundit notices how the president who explained that ATMs were increasing unemployment is now celebrating how robotics are increasing employment. Whatever.

Has Obama lost Maureen Dowd? At least until the 2012 election when she'll rediscover her enthusiasm.

Notice how the reality of Obama's fundraising contradicts the mythology of how he does it. Clinton had nothing on him. And Obama's willing to undercut his own party's congressional fundraising while he's at it.