Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cruising the Web

Jay Cost has a typically penetrating look at why President Obama is pushing for a second stimulus bill that has absolutely no chance of passing Congress and which few people think would do anything to stimulate employment. It's all about appeasing his base. With Obama losing independent voters, his only hope is to rev up his base.

Rich Lowry explains yet again that it is a myth to talk about Republican obstructionism.

Sean Trende examines what Obama should have done in 2009 instead of health care. One of his post hoc recommendations would have been to break up the stimulus bill into several smaller bills. All things being equal, I like that recommendation for any legislation. Get bills into digestible forms and work on getting shifting majorities for each of them.

Chris Stirewalt explains how Obama is paying the price for having stiffed his fellow Democrats for so much of his term.

The NEA declares its priorities - more members.

What does it say about the Obama administration that Raul Castro's daughter got a visa to come to the United States even when the Cuban government is holding an American hostage, but they won't give visas to members of the Honduran government?

Once again, Obama is pivoting to jobs and the economy. How many times has he done this?

Romney's fiscal record in Massachusetts is actually quite good.

Just in case you had any doubt that Big Gulp was the last move from the food police.

Romney has a winning argument that Obama put off focusing on unemployment in order to pass Obamacare. Of course, knowing the type of solution that Obama comes up with for unemployment and the results, perhaps the country is lucky.

Correlation might not be cause, but it may be instructive. The states that fight back against the blue mode of economics are the ones that are succeeding economically.

Obama's proposal to shovel federal money to the states so they could hire more state workers isn't targeted to states that are in true trouble and wouldn't necessarily go to hire teachers but anyone who provides "educational and related services." And, of course, it would do nothing to fight the real problem states face with hiring more public workers - paying for their benefits and pensions. It's just a slogan encased in some spin to make it look like Obama has a plan.

Six myths about the Wisconsin election. Notice all but one are liberal spin.

John Hawkins details seven ways that conservative activists are being harassed by the left. Just which party is the party of civility?

The key to the election is between the difference between registered and likely voters.