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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cruising the Web

I hope this guy gets a job.

One defeat for the Obama Justice Department: a federal court has ruled that it is legal for Florida to purge non-citizens from its voting rolls.

Factcheck.org finds "no evidence to support the claim that Romney — while he was still running Bain Capital — shipped American jobs overseas." They analyze the ads that the Obama campaign has been running and the Washington Post story and refutes both. Of course, it doesn't matter because the Obama people can still cite the Post story even though it's been refuted and they'll keep running the ad. Truth doesn't matter.

IBD writes that Obama is an outsourcing hypocrite. Oh, and some of Obama's biggest supporters are outsources. And Obmaa's energy policies have given grants to businesses that sent jobs overseas.

You might have missed this among all the coverage of the Supreme Court, but Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley have released documents demonstrating plans by some in the ATF to retaliate against whistleblowers. They were also planning how to cover up Fast and Furious before they were even asked about it.

James Pethokoukis explains how the Supreme Court has turned the 2012 election into a conflict of visions.

The classiness of the DNC. Charming. Oh, and why not hurl a little racism at Clarence Thomas while you're at it.

Reason lists the five most unlibertarian Supreme Court rulings that still stand.

Daniel Henninger lays out how Obama's policies are "swimming against the tides of history." In every other aspect of our lives, we have a vast array of choices. But not in policies supported by Obama and public-employee unions.

Randy Barnett, the man who developed the legal arguments against using the Commerce Clause for imposing the mandate, says that the tax argument that John Roberts used is "lame" but "easily fixed."

Charlie Cook recommends that people stop focusing on Electoral College math that is based on insufficient polling and instead focus now on the head-to-head matchups in the popular vote.

Ronald Brownstein notes how Obama, on issue after issue, is willing to alienate white independent voters in order to cultivate his base.

Eugene Volokh has a good overview of when, after the Stolen Valor Act decision, the government may ban lies.

5 comments:

mark said...

Factcheck also looked into Romney's job creation claim. Turns out you're right, Betsy. Truth doesn't matter.

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/01/romneys-shaky-job-claims/


The NRA showed what a farce the Holder contempt charges are by "scoring" the votes. If we actually care about protecting law enforcement officers and other innocent victims, we'd stand up to the absurd laws and loopholes that allow criminals and drug traffickers Dems are almost as disgraceful as repubs on this.

Gahrie said...

If I was Mayor Bloomberg, That guy would have a good city job by 8:30 AM on Monday morning....

mark said...

Speaking of honesty, it appears that Romney lied about when he stopped representing Bain. And, he invested in a company that disposed of aborted fetuses.



http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/romney-bain-abortion-stericycle-sec

Betsy Newmark said...

Don't be so quick to call it a lie, Mark. http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/07/02/when-did-romney-really-leave-bain/

mark said...

That was quite inconclusive, Betsy. If his name is on documents, some might conclude he maintained responsibility.
And as for the author's conclusion that Stericycle is out-of-bounds? We'll see. Perhaps abortion opponents won't care that a company he made millions from profited from aborted fetuses. Pro- or anti- choice, it's kind of a gruesome detail that won't help his image, should dems decide to use it.