Saturday, August 03, 2013

Cruising the Web

For the racial grievance industry, it's always Selma.

John Kerry once again has to have his words explained away as he inserts his foot into his mouth. The guy is becoming a gaffe machine.

Mark Steyn tries to figure out what Huma Abedin has actually done in her various jobs. And the same questions can be asked about her tumescent husband.

And the same holds true for Huma's former boss, Hillary Clinton. Jonah Goldberg ponders Hillary's undeserved reputation for being fascinating.
Given the perpetual soap opera revolving around the Clintons, I can understand the fascination with Mrs. Clinton. But while a soap opera can make for a compelling spectacle, that doesn’t mean every character in it is compelling in his or her own right.
Quick: Can you think of a single truly interesting thing Hillary Clinton has ever said?

Before you answer, let me narrow the terms. Wildly implausible statements about how she parlayed pocket change into $100,000 in the commodities markets simply by reading the Wall Street Journal don’t count. Neither do her explanations of how her Whitewater billing records miraculously appeared out of thin air in the most secure building in America. Nor do her explanations of how and why she stuck by her husband.

What I mean is: Have you ever heard her speak, as a politician in her own right, and been wowed by her eloquence or floored by her insights or even particularly impressed by her raw political skill?

I’m hard-pressed to think of any examples. I suppose her famous dismissal of any interest in how, on her watch, four Americans were murdered by terrorists — “What difference, at this point, does it make?!” — could count as fascinating in its brazen indifference and staggering cynicism. But c’mon.

The simple fact, by my lights at least, is that Hillary Clinton is not a compelling personality in her own right.
Charlie Cook analyzes the race to control the Senate and the GOP's chances to take over. One thing that strikes me as rather pitiful is that the Republicans can't put up a reasonable candidate against Al Franken in Minnesota.

For Chicago fast-food workers, $15 an hour seems about the right minimum wage. I guess they don't realize how replaceable they are.

Some Democratic freshmen in the House are finding it in their interests to vote against Nancy Pelosi.

Dennis Miller has the solution for our economy.
If this country really cared about itself everyone would quit looking for work so we could get the unemployment rate down to 0%!
Check out these charts and facts to see the depressing news about who is not working in today's economy.

The healthcare co-ops created under Obamacare to compete with private sector insurers are somehow not getting around to filing their tax returns. It's such a bummer when publicly funded organizations have to follow the same laws as the rest of us. But if they're lucky, they can get the government to give them exemptions from all those nasty burdens that normal people have to contend with.

John Fund explains the slo-mo cover-up on the IRS scandal. And the harassment continues.

This is how a Democrat runs for office in a very red state.
Arkansas senator Mark Pryor blasts the president in new comments made to the Associated Press. "[I]f you look at the president's policies, he just doesn't offer a lot to states like Arkansas," Pryor, a Democrat, told the wire service. "He doesn't offer a lot to rural America. I've encouraged the White House to remember rural America and remember small -town America. They just don't have a lot of policies that are geared toward middle America."

Pryor's comments come days after the AP reported that the Democratic senator will be facing a strong Republican opponent, Tom Cotton, a current member of Congress.

Peggy Noonan explains how politicians are like cats.

A reporter spent a week in Detroit and found a lot that doesn't fit with the image of Detroit that many of us have been envisioning.