Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cruising the Web

We are the fastest-growing oil and gas producer in the world. As Ed Morse argues, North America is the new Middle East if environmentalists and politics don't block us.

Joe Biden is such an idiot. Now he's bragging to Democratic fundraisers that they could "go back 500 years" and not find "a more audacious plan" than Obama's orders for the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. Oh, geez. Where to start? Obviously with the D-Day landings or indeed any of many attacks ordered during World War Two. Any of several Israeli attacks in their many Middle Eastern wars. Even Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union or many of Napoleon's military campaigns. Clearly, Biden and Obama are going for the vote of the history-challenged.

Enacting the Buffett Rule
would raise only $31 billion over the next 11 years. But the cumulative deficits in Obama's budget for that time period would be over $8 trillion. So don't put your faith in taxing millionaires and billionaires to reduce the deficit. It's just a talking point suitable for demagoguery, but not a serious approach to our nation's fiscal problems.

David Corn threw a hissy fit
at the Barnes & Noble at Union Station because they didn't put up a display of his newest book about how Obama fought back against the House Republicans and the Tea Party. Stay classy, Mr. Corn.

The latest Obama campaign swag for contributors? Obama nail polish.

Jay Cost explains why Romney won Illinois. There were more of his type of voters there.

What the White House and Al Qaeda have in common - they both hate Fox News.

Jim Geraghty has a way to appeal to disillusioned Obama voters. James Taranto builds on that message.

Senior Democratic House members aren't contributing to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Hmmm.

Jennifer Rubin has a list of 20 mistakes candidates should be extremely careful never to repeat.

Does the President care at all about the debt?

So, starting April 1, the U.S. will have the largest corporate tax rate in the world. Yup, that's the way to grow the economy.