Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Cruising the Web

Even mild-mannered Ron Fournier is getting tired of Obama's blame-someone-else shtick. And Dana Milbank isn't buying Obama's desperate attempts to blame Republicans in Congress for everything he hasn't accomplished.

So why didn't anyone in the press ask Obama about jobs? Doesn't anyone care that we're still facing such sluggish job growth five years after the recession first began?

States can save the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars by refusing to expand Medicaid.

Noemie Emery writes how the Gosnell story destroyed the media illusion that pro-choice fanatics are mainstream while pro-life fanatics are the only ones on the extreme. We're now seeing how truly extreme some pro-choice supporters are.

What message will Obama's mismanagement of his hot-then-cold rhetoric on Syria send our allies around the globe?

Another part of George W. Bush's legacy that doesn't get any press is how he addressed our homelessness problem. Amazingly, offering the homeless an apartment worked better than all the policies practiced for decades earlier.

Obama is learning how governing is a lot more difficult from campaigning. And campaigning is the only thing that Obama knows how to do. That is why he is continuing in campaign mode even when he can't run again.

The idea of a "home-grown" terrorist is a myth.

Quin Hillyer assesses Obama's press conference: "All his gall is divided into three parts."
Obama has three typical gambits. First, he denies responsibility for anything bad. Second, he blames his adversaries for his own failures or inaction. Third, he claims to be above the fray.

All three poses are flagrantly dishonest.
Exactly. And it's more transparent than ever.

Jim Geraghty notes how "fluff stories" are distracting us from how government is failing on all sorts of spheres.