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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Cruising the Web

In which Nancy Pelosi is proven, once again, that she is a fool who doesn't understand public policy.

Theodore Olson explains what is so corrosive about how the President and his allies have singled out the Koch brothers simply because the Kochs oppose the Democrats and fund their opponents. This demonization of people because of their political beliefs is damaging to our whole political system.

Victor Davis Hanson offers a campaign lexicon.
Words don't seem to mean what their users think they mean.

Twitter wits come up with Secret Service code names
for Mitt Romney who is about to get Secret Service protection.

Newt Gingrich can't control his anger even when it's clear that it loses him votes.

Do Obama supporters have anything stronger than their constant dog-whistle comments on supposed racism?

Are college students learning? How would we measure that?

A former Navy SEAL exposes how the Obama administration is endangering our special ops forces by using them for political purposes.
It is infuriating to see political gain put above the safety and security of our brave warriors and our long-term strategic goals. Loose lips sink ships.
Yes, but everything must be put to the purpose of reelecting The One.

Jay Cost identifies a geographic split among how conservatives are voting.

If conservatives are feeling glum about the seeming inevitability of a Romney nomination, they can turn to the Senate to elect strong conservatives there. That would be one way to keep a possible President Romney to a conservative path.

Jim Geraghty offers five take-aways
from Florida's primary.
The Buffett Rule, in short, is a suitably meretricious proposal for a meretricious presidency.

Obama's Buffett rule is extremely bad and stupid policy. As Rich Lowry writes,

You can listen to Otto von Bismarck's voice in a recording made by Edison. Wow.


Stan said...

Jay Cost needs to remember that lumping voters together by the way they self-identify is dodgy business. Someone who identifies himself "very conservative" in New England is not necessarily the same as someone who identifies himself as very conservative in the panhandle of Florida.

Stan said...

Curious why Ted Olson didn't include Bill Clinton in the list of nasty politicians who abused their political office to harass and intimidate enemies.

mark said...

Perhaps Olson can explain how the demonization of the Koch brothers differs from the right's treatment of George Soros.

Locomotive Breath said...

Because Soros started it.

mark said...

Ummmm, okay. I guess that passes for logic here.

tfhr said...


It's obvious you did not read the article that Betsy took the time to link for you. Again, leading the horse to the water is only half the solution. However the problem becomes insurmountable when the end that drinks is nowhere to be found.

Do you remember Nixon's "enemies list"? The Obama Administration is doing it's own version of that with David and Charles Koch. If you're in favor of that sort of thing - the calculated misuse of government power to damage a political enemy - and you probably are when it is a Progressive using his office to do just that, then it just speaks to your incredible hypocrisy and crippling shortsightedness.

Read the article and then come back and explain why you support such actions by the government.

Or you can just keeping braying.