Friday, November 16, 2012

Cruising the Web

If we want to really cut the deficit, the biggest place to cut is Obamacare. One more reason why the Democrats don't really care about cutting the deficit.

Paul Mirengoff asks a good question about the idea of Susan Rice being the Secretary of State. If she was duped about the intelligence briefing she supposedly relied on when she went on the Sunday shows after the Benghazi attacks even though other parts of the administration knew and the President even spoke about the attacks as terrorism, doesn't that indicate that she's a woman who doesn't penetrate further than her talking points? Is that the quality we're looking for in a Secretary of State?

Of course, Susan Rice has a miserable record at the United Nations. But is that really her fault or does the blame lie with Obama? Is she a no show at important meetings because that is what Obama wants? He seems to think she's doing wonderfully. Maybe he wants to U.S. absent at emergency Security Council meetings or during crucial votes.

Barack Obama might tell us that the "tide of war is receding," but somehow the rest of the world hasn't gotten the memo.

Even the feminists at the AAUW are having to acknowledge that the wage gap is a myth. Now if only that insight would penetrate to politicians and the public. But it's too useful of a myth for Democrats so it will remain. I know that my students all believe it's true.

Kirsten Powers blasts Obama for his "silly, sexist defense" of Susan Rice. Too bad he wasn't as forceful in protecting a male ambassador in Libya. And as Powers points out, Obama said that she "had nothing to do with Benghazi." so why did they send her out there to talk to the American people about it?

Nancy Pelosi is so very clueless. She doesn't know the difference between the 11th and 14th Amendments, something my 10th grade students learn. But whatever it is, she's happy for the President to raise the debt ceiling without the approval of Congress. That whole separation of powers thing - not so necessary when a Democrat is president.

The shale revolution is fueling a new industrial revival in the United States. All the more reason to encourage it.