Thursday, April 05, 2012

Cruising the Web

Allahpundit is right - Obama's speechwriters are just phoning it in. Maybe they're not even phoning it in. Giving Obama the same exact speech to read about the Republicans' 2011 budget as he gave last year is even lazier than phoning it in - it's just hitting the copy button on their old copy and going back to looking for excuses for why the Senate Democrats are yet again not passing their own budget.
John Hawkins presents his list of the top 15 conservative sites on the web. Check them out if you're not doing so already.

This three-minute introduction of Mitt Romney by Paul Ryan is creating more buzz about Ryan as a VP candidate. If the campaign is going to be about the competing visions of America's future, why not have the guy who crafted the GOP vision and who can explain it better than any other Republican?

It's always fun to read take-downs of Tom Friedman and his poorly written platitudinous columns. Here's another delightful critique, "Tom Friedman Travels the World to Find Incredibly Uninteresting Platitudes."

Jonah Goldberg explains how, contrary to what Santorum says, Romney will have several successful attacks on Obamacare.

It really can be tormenting for a liberal woman to date a conservative man.

Guy Benson dissects the President's speech before the AP on Tuesday to demonstrate that it "very well may have been the most dishonest, demagogic, and bitterly partisan speech of his presidency." Meanwhile, the WSJ uses this metaphor for the President's dishonest rhetoric.
If there's a Laffer Curve for Presidential invective—some point at which dishonest political abuse yields diminishing returns—the White House political team must not think their boss has hit it. Even in this hyperpartisan age, President Obama's speech to the Associated Press yesterday was a parody of the form. This was a diatribe that managed to invoke "Social Darwinism" and "a Trojan Horse" in the same paragraph, amid the other high crimes that Mr. Obama says Paul Ryan wants to commit.
So will Obama get away with this dishonesty? Probably he will with the MSM that gave him a standing O for this speech, but sat on their hands for Mitt Romney.

Jay Carney tries to blame
the Senate Republicans for the fact that the Democrats don't try to pass a budget. Remember that it only takes 51 votes to pass a budget resolution in the Senate. They have no excuse, but they still know that their dereliction of duty must be the fault of the Republicans.

Meanwhile, the Senate Parliamentarian, chosen by Harry Reid, slaps down the Democrats' attempt to excuse their not passing a budget by saying that last year's debt ceiling deal replaces the need for a budget resolution.