Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cruising the Web

Political scientists have done the study and determined the effect of the emergence of Fox News on Republican electoral success.

So how will House Democrats vote if asked to vote on both Obama's plan to postpone the employer mandate and then to postpone the individual mandate? They may have to decide.

By the way, the Obama administration has known for months that they had a mess on their hands with the employer mandate in Obamacare.

And now they're also finding out that they have to postpone the tobacco-use penalties for insurance policies that are a part of Obamacare. The huge train wreck continues.

Jay Nordlinger is very good in his discussion of how some minorities think that they have the power to decide membership in their minority group based solely on ideological beliefs.

The cluelessness of Harry Reid continues. Now he is blaming the lack of government spending for delaying economic recovery. For Democrats like him, economic growth can only come from government spending. They will never get it.

Do we really need a national park on the surface of the moon?

Even Senator Tom Harkin, an author of the health care law, is questioning Obama's power to postpone the employer mandate.
“This was the law. How can they change the law?”
I guess that when a senator is heading into retirement, he finally feels free to criticize a president of his own party. And the administration is declining to send someone to a House hearing tomorrow to answer questions on this decision. I guess the administration doesn't recognize any power of oversight from the House.

Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus seem to think that caring about blacks means bean-counting how many get appointed to positions in the Obama administration rather than caring about the unemployment rate amond blacks, particularly young black men.

So why would any environmentalist think that transporting oil by train was preferable to a pipeline?

Ah, so this is the sort of profiling that Obama approves of.

Chalk this up as support that neither Eliot Spitzer nor Anthony Weiner desired. former Mayor Marion Barry of "Bitch set me up" fame is extending his sympathy and admiration for their courage in trying to make a political comeback. Hey, it worked for him.

NBC left New Hampshire off its map and had to issue an abject mea culpa.

If you worry sometimes about what education is coming to in America, just read this story from China where students rioted after they were prevented from cheating. Their protest cry was, "We want fairness. There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat." That's quite a slogan.