Friday, June 01, 2012

Cruising the Web

Eric Holder incites racial divisions. That's hope and change for you.

The deceptions that are the Obama campaign's claims
about their own record.
He should embrace those budgets in all their Keynesian majesty. They are one of his most consequential contributions to our national life, and a true expression of his philosophical core and that of his party. In his tawdry denials, the president almost acts as if $5.5 trillion in new debt were something to be ashamed of.

Peggy Noonan gives some examples to demonstrate that Obama is bad at politics. That certainly counters the mythology.

Why do we have a system where monks who make handcrafted caskets have to go to the courts to maintain their rights to make such caskets?

The Romney team hits back and hits hard
. Politico gets their panties in a knot and calls this "2012's nastiest day." Definition of nasty: a Republican campaign hitting back against a Democratic campaign. When the Democrats do that, it barely rates a mention. However, Republicans are encouraged to see the Romney campaign hit back. As John Hinderaker writes, "These aren't your father's Republicans." Romney's speech at Solyndra laid out how Obama looks at the government's role in the economy.
“It’s also a symbol of how the president thinks about free enterprise,” said Romney. “Free enterprise to the president means taking money from the taxpayers and giving it freely to his friends.”
This is why Glenn Reynolds wrote, "You know, I think I like the cut of this Romney fellow's jib."

Hmmm. Here's a tell from the Obama's card-playing. Notice how he's staying far away from the Wisconsin recall effort.

Does anyone listen to Obama anymore?

Charles Krauthammer ponders the irony of "Barack Obama: Drone Warrior."
This administration came out opposing military tribunals, wanting to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in New York, reading the Christmas Day bomber his Miranda rights, and trying mightily (and unsuccessfully, there being — surprise! — no plausible alternative) to close Guantanamo. Yet alongside this exquisite delicacy about the rights of terrorists is the campaign to kill them in their beds.

You festoon your prisoners with rights — but you take no prisoners. The morality is perverse. Which is why the results are so mixed. We do kill terror operatives, an important part of the War on Terror, but we gratuitously forfeit potentially life-saving intelligence.

But that will cost us later. For now, we are to bask in the moral seriousness and cool purpose of our drone-warrior president.

This is Obama's approach to diplomacy: insult Lech Walesa and make a gaffe on "Polish death camps," yet give a Medal of Freedom to the chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. Maybe Obama just doesn't like being seen with someone who actually earned his Nobel Peace Prize or a union leader whose union didn't do anything to get Obama elected. And it's part of a trend of Obama's insults to Poland.

Jonah Goldberg has some good advice
for Romney -don't defend the Bush-era spending.

Elizabeth Warren demonstrates once again that it's not the crime, but the cover-up.

Unlike Obama, Scott Walker delivered on his promises. Maybe that's why Obama is staying away. The contrast is stark.

Yet another reason why Obama didn't fulfill his promise of having the details of the negotiations over health care reform play out on C-Span. It turns out that the administration was wheeling and dealing with Big Pharma in order to buy their support.