Friday, January 18, 2013

Cruising the Web

Look for an important ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Obama's recess appointment to the NLRB. This could be crucial for a number of reasons. If they rule that the nomination was unconstitutional then a whole set of pro-labor rulings from the NLRB while his recess appointments were on the board will be struck down. And he'd be limited in other recess appointments he might be planning to make while the Senate is not in recess, as he did last term, if his nominations get held up during his second term.

Perhaps Obama should turn his attention to all the fatherless children out there and what that means for the children, particularly the sons, growing up in that environment.

The infantilization of policy advocacy continues as the White House posts videos of children asking for gun control legislation. How about videos of children asking not be left the onerous debt that Obama keeps piling up?

In fact, if Obama was truly concerned about people being murdered, he'd go to Chicago and talk about the homicide rate there. Little that he proposed this week would do anything to address that crisis.

How dumb is Andrew Cuomo? He rushed through tough new gun laws in New York, but he and the NY legislature somehow forgot to exempt law enforcement.

John Lott clears up some myths about assault weapons and crime. Politicians like Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama are either quite ignorant about what they want to legislate against or they're willfully trying to deceive the public. Take your pick.

Hmm. How come the White House won't even announce how much they want the debt ceiling raised?

Charles Krauthammer has some tactical advice for the House GOP. They won't be able to govern from the House so they should look for small moves that they can make.

The events in Mali this week are another message to us to keep on fracking.


mark said...

A typical Krauthammer column - start off with a lie or inane comment, and build around it:
Imagine that we had a Republican president.

Well, we don't. A very-flawed president with a bad economy and a high unemployment rate won fairly handily. If the repubs hadn't embarrassed themselves with the likes of Trump, Cain, Bachmann and Santorum, they might not have had to settle on Romney, a dud of a candidate who undercut the (fake) outrage about Obamacare.
What keen insight put forth by Charles: If repubs had won, the party would be in better shape. Pure genius.

Gahrie said...

Says the man who supports the candidate whose platform was "Vote for me and I'll take stuff away from rich people and give it to you", and "Republicans are evil".

You know what? If the media had not made themselves an arm of the Democratic campaign, the Republicans would have won.

mark said...

Gee Gahrie, I didn't realize he made those comments. Perhaps you can source them, or maybe you can learn what quotation marks signify.
Naturally, the party that pretends to believe in personal accountability rejects any suggestion of mistakes. It's all the media's fault. Repubs wanted to showcase Bush 41 during the repub convention and on the campaign trail, but the media refused.
Betsy dabbled in fascism a while back when she mentioned limiting magazine clips. Fortunately, the constitutional experts here set her straight.
Perhaps you're one who laughed when Rush Limbaugh mimicked children pleading for their lives, but reasonable, intelligent republicans were disgusted and are looking for a way to shut up the idiot wing (of which you and others here are a part) while still getting your vote. Your only worth is your vote. Otherwise, you're an embarrassment.

mark said...

correction: Bush 43. Bush 41 was the competent one.

Gahrie said...

Just for giggles....what do you think Obama's campaign message was?

mark said...

Just for "giggles"?
How old are you, anyway?
You're barely worth the seconds I spend putting you down. You're certainly not worth serious thought.

Gahrie said...

I didn't think you'd be able to.

Don't feel one else can put a positive spin on his campaign either.

My only solace is the certainty of how history is going to treat him....

mark said...

I'm fairly confident that history will treat him better than it does Bush 43, but we'll see.

If you're "only solace" in life is a hope and "certainty" that years from now Obama will be treated harshly, you must have a pretty sad, empty life.

mark said...

OK Saeed, a bit off-topic, but at least more logical than Krauthammer's 'Let's pretend Romney won' column and Gahrie's responses.