Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cruising the Web

Sean Trende explains why the protest votes against Obama in some recent Democratic are significant.

The stats are clear. Two of our most Democratic states, California and Illinois, are failed states.

How Piers Morgan is a feather duster.

Apparently Winston Churchill had more of a Native American genealogy than Elizabeth Warren.

Jake Tapper has a good question for Jay Carney: if the Obama campaign criticizes Romney saying he would run the country as he ran Bain Capital, then has Obama run the country as he had tried to organize communities. Jay Carney has to dive into talking points to escape answering the question.

Thomas Sowell argues
that the riots we're seeing in Europe are the result of the lies that politicians have told for years about what the welfare state can do for people catches up with reality.

James Pethokoukis disproves the newest liberal talking point that it is a myth that there has been a binge in federal spending under Obama. What Obama did was treat the binge of spending in 2008-2009 as the new baseline. As James Taranto writes, "he's like a relief pitcher who comes into the game with the bases loaded and proceeds to give up run after run."

Troy Senik identifies "the worst union in America" as the California Teachers Association and the results of its corruption of politics and education in that benighted state. It's a horrifying catalog of sins against children.

Scott Walker's reforms saved Wisconsin taxpayers $1 billion.

Michael Barone points out the political risks of living in an ideological cocoon.

Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee running against Scott Walker, has been trumpeting falsified crime reduction stats.

Victor Davis Hanson explores what a difference it makes if someone is perceived to be "cool."

Thomas Sowell teaches what we could learn
from Andrew Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury in the 1920s.

Just in case you missed them, here are the top ten conservative Daily Show segments.

A tutorial for President Obama on "profit maximation."

Instead of worrying about how the tea party pulled the Republican Party to the right, it's time to worry about the dearth of moderates in the Democratic Party.

Big surprise: banning plastic and paper grocery bags won't do much at all for the environment, but it will cost some Americans their jobs.

Australia is burying
their "Barrack Obama" mistake under concrete.

Just imagine the campaign Barack Obama would be running if Steve Jobs had been the GOP nominee.

If this can happen, can peace in the Middle East be far behind?


mark said...

Romney is running on his record at Bain because his jobs record as governor was abysmal.
He is accountable for his remarks and his actions. He has been inconsistent in his job "creation" record. Whether it's a net of thousands, tens of thousands or 100,000 jobs, he should be able to prove it to some degree of accuracy. He seems to want credit for jobs created by Bain after he left, but no responsiblity for jobs lost.

There are also the cases such as Ampad. Was it legal to strip down all assets and financially screw the workers? Apparently so. Was it moral? Could they have taken a bit less profit and taken care of the employees? I wonder how many of those employees relied on taxpayers to survive.
The same people who want religion involved in government seem to believe capitalism carries no moral obligation.

equitus said...

The same people who want religion involved in government...

This is new. Who are you referring to? (Or should I ask, who is TPM/HuffPo/Kos referring to?)

mark said...

Perhaps you were sleeping through the Santorum surge. You might check it out (but don't google his name).

But I'm glad you didn't try to defend Romney's disgusting greed regarding Ampad. I guess even you have a shred of morality.

equitus said...

Oh, I see. You're making stuff up again. I should have realized that.

It's a typical response when a Republican discusses religious faith, to erect the "Theocracy!!" strawman. Santorum made it pretty clear to me (and those paying attention) that he understood the separation of church and state. Maybe you missed that at FDL or TPM. Understandable.

As for "disgusting greed" at Ampad, I've considered the facts and see common business practices. Again, understandable how you'd be confused. And nice try changing the subject. It worked for all of 2 minutes on one person!

mark said...

Ok, so I was wrong. Perhaps you don't have a shred of morality.
Fortunately, I don't believe most businesses treat their employees the way Bain treated those at Ampad. I'm not saying Bain always operated this way. But it is one example of greed over decency. Romney has every right to push the success stories.
Don't let your hatred of Obama force you into indefensible positions.