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.

Michael Barone explains
how Obama is the Chancey Gardiner president.

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.