Monday, September 24, 2012

Cruising the Web

Is now when we have heard that one of the planners of the attacks on our embassies on September 11 is a released prisoner from Gitmo for Obama to release one third of the prisoners from Gitmo?

Of course, the media are ignoring how Barack Obama lied on Univision on Fast and Furious and how he has ignored his promises on immigration reform.

The State Department is attacking CNN about using Ambassador Stevens' journal instead of answering questions about how they failed to provide sufficient security for our diplomats. Shouldn't their failure to protect him be the relevant question rather than how CNN used the journal they discovered?

Robert Samuelson bemoans how Romney failed to turn the brouhaha over his 47% comment into a serious discussion of how we're running out of money to fund the many entitlement promises we've made but cannot pay for.

"The U.S. suffered its worst airpower loss since Vietnam last week and no one really noticed."

Jonah Goldberg argues that "free speech isn't the problem" with what we're seeing as mobs protest around the Muslim world.
Amidst all of the talk of religious tolerance and the hand-wringing over free speech in recent days, one salient fact is often lost or glossed over: What we face are not broad questions about the limits of free speech or the importance of religious tolerance, but rather a very specific question about the limits of Muslim tolerance and the unimportance of free speech to much of the Muslim world.

It’s really quite amazing. In Pakistan, Egypt, and the Palestinian territories, Christians are being harassed, brutalized, and even murdered, often with state support, or at least state indulgence. And let’s not even talk about the warm reception Jews receive in much of the Muslim world.

And yet, it seems you can’t turn on National Public Radio or open a newspaper or a highbrow magazine without finding some oh-so-thoughtful meditation on how anti-Islamic speech should be considered the equivalent of shouting “fire” in a movie theater.
Exactly. We didn't hear these moanings of insults to people's religion over the Piss Christ or the Book of Mormon musical or anything that Bill Maher says about religion. It's only when Muslims protest and kill people that we suddenly hear concern that people are being offensive to someone's religion.

Cheers to Paul Ryan for speaking truth to power at the AARP.
The press corps likes to whine that politicians duck the "hard choices," but when a politician doesn't duck they quickly call it politically foolish and a lost cause. That's what they're now doing on Medicare, repeating the Obama campaign's spin that seniors oppose reform even as the polls show Republicans doing better on the issue than usual.

Everyone knows that Medicare spending can't continue on its current course, and one difference in this campaign is that Mr. Ryan is willing to say so while Mr. Obama and his media and AARP phalanx pretend otherwise.
Now that people are starting to notice again the creepy cult of personality that is the Obama campaign, they have quietly deleted the poster they were selling of the American flag replaced with the Obama's "O" symbol instead of the stars and whose dab of red stripes were eerily similar to the blood-stained finger prints left in our consulate in Benghazi. As John Hinderaker writes,
I can’t think of an analogy to this fiasco: the Obama campaign’s initial insensitivity to proper uses of the flag was bad enough, and then it was compounded by bringing to mind one of the administration’s foreign policy disasters. One can only imagine the hysteria if a similar mishap had befallen George Bush’s re-election campaign. And yet, our reporters assure us that it is Mitt Romney who has had a bad couple of weeks!
Well, of course Obama's bloopers at Univision and on Sixty Minutes and the administration's mendacity on the murder of our ambassador won't break through the media's focus on Romney's own gaffes and his taxes.

This is the problem when you rely on youth turnout to win the election: they have moved around since 2008 and more than half of them aren't sure if they're registered to vote.