Thursday, September 06, 2012

Cruising the Web

Not that the media would tell you, but the truth about economic growth in Clinton's presidency is a bit different than he'd like for people to believe.

As Barack Obama returns to the podium tonight, let's not forget all the flummery he told us four years ago.

Bill Clinton is hoping that we don't judge Obama by the standards that Obama himself set.

Apparently, it is now considered bullying to campaign against President Obama.

Notice anything about what the Democrats aren't talking about?
This spring, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made the same point about Medicare to Paul Ryan: "We're not coming before you to say we have a definitive solution to our long-term problem. What we do know is that we don't like yours." The Democratic platform released this week codifies that position well.
They're not talking about their solutions for unemployment or the federal debt either.

It's not just the state of the economy that has led to America having the greatest number of food stamp recipients under Obama. It's the policies that make the difference.

Jeffrey Lord catches the DNC lying about their history of support for civil rights. If people knew any history, they'd know that the Democratic Party doesn't have a 200-year history of supporting civil rights. He provides a useful reminder:
· Supported slavery in 6 platforms from 1840-1860.
· Opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution that successively wiped out slavery and gave both legal rights and voting rights to black Americans.
· Supported segregation actively or by silence in 20 platforms from 1868-1948.
· Opposed anti-lynching laws, specifically supported by the GOP in four platforms between 1912 and 1928.
· Opposed the GOP-sponsored Civil Rights Acts of 1866, which focused on legal equality for blacks.
· Opposed the GOP on giving voting rights to blacks in the District of Columbia in 1867. The legislation was passed over the Democrats' objection..
· Nominated an 1868 presidential ticket of New York Governor Horatio Seymour and ex-Missouri Congressman Francis Blair. The Democrats pledged they would declare the Civil Rights laws passed by the GOP "null and void" and would refuse to enforce them. They lost to Ulysses Grant.
· Opposed the Enforcement Acts, three laws passed by the GOP between 1870 and 1871 targeting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and making it a federal crime to block the right of blacks to vote, hold office, serve on juries and have equal protection of the laws with whites.
· Opposed the GOP Civil Rights Act of 1875, which prohibited discrimination of blacks in public accommodations.
· Used the Ku Klux Klan as what Columbia University historian Eric Foner calls "a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party." Nor is there reference to University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease's description of the Klan as the "terrorist arm of the Democratic Party." Nor is there mention of the infamous 1924 Democratic Convention -- the "Klanbake" as it is known to history because hundreds of the delegates were Klan members. The Klan-written platform mixed the traditional Democratic message of progressivism and racism in the Klan-written platform.
· Repealed the Civil Rights laws enacted by GOP Congresses and presidents, already damaged by the Supreme Court. When Democrats gained control of both Congress and the White House in 1892, the Democrats' President Grover Cleveland signed the repeal on February 8, 1894.
I'm sure the factcheckers in the MSM will be weighing in any minute on the Democrats' claims, right?

In case you heard supposed up-and-coming Democrat Governor O'Malley, here is a reminder of his real record in Maryland.

So Rahm Emanuel is going to be working on raising money for the Democrats. Doesn't he have, like, a real job - mayor of a city being torn apart by violence as well as an imminent public teachers strike?

CNN factchecks Obama's claim about creating 4.5 million jobs. It's not true, as they demonstrate, but they give him the benefit of the doubt that he's just redefining when his presidency started.

The truth behind Michelle Obama's claims that she and Barack were poverty stricken.

What one word would you use to describe Obama or Romney?

Reason TV has a great look at how quickly Democrats decide that they're not pro-choice.

How can we have an indoor convention acceptance speech with no balloon drop?

Don't let the liberal media spin you: Obama's HHS is indeed gutting welfare reform.

The GAO has declared that Obama has to submit his change on work requiremennts on welfare to Congress and that he can't just do it by executive action. It does't mean that Congress needs to vote on it, just that he has to submit it. Fat lot of good that does anyone.

Hmmm. Are you now, or have you ever been better off?

Even beyond the controversy over God and Jerusalem in the DNC platform, Jim Geraghty notes that the only discussion of a budget in their platform is criticizing the GOP's budgets. It's just the Democrats who don't want to say what their budget plans are.

Solyndra gets the red carpet in Charlotte.

It's okay when Democrats cheer attacks on Romney's patriotism.

I'm sure that all of those who were decrying the supposed lies at the GOP convention, will be upset at all the "dubious or misleading claims" that found from last night at the Democratic convention. USA Today has some more fact checking.

What Bill learned and Barack hasn't.

The President who claims that he is working for children and families is coming to visit Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the city has decided to close three schools that day because of the logistical challenges due to Obama's visit. I'm sure that all the parents who suddenly have to find childcare will think it's all worth it to have the Obamas along with the Bidens come campaign in their community.

The Democrats are fond of pretending that Paul Ryan's budget would necessitate raising taxes on the middle class. However, the logic is clear that, if we're going to assume the mismatch between a politician's plan on economic growth and spending will result in taxes on the middle class, the President's plan would lead to much deeper taxes. Just check out the differences between Ryan's and Obama's plans.
And let's never forget that moment of truth from Tim Geithner as he boasted how they have no plan of their own but just hate Ryan's. All they have is taxing the rich. But there just aren't enough rich to fund Obama's spending plans.