Inflation and Blueprint for Change
I read that the U. S. Olympic Committee is staying where it is because that city is renting them new office space for free. The City raised the money to buy the office space by selling shares in the committee’s lease, and the city intends to pay the committee’s rent for them from the city’s general fund, to get the committee to stay in the | Read More »
An overnight thought.
Nothing too profound: only, if Obama’s European trip was mostly supposed to be about the Germany speech, and if said speech was supposed to be evocative of both JFK’s and Ronald Reagan’s… why is it that none of the text of that speech has captured the public imagination? Stop your average American on the street, and they’ll know the most famous phrases from either Kennedy | Read More »
Some Gaffes Are Worth Making
But of course, Barack Obama is going to get into a world of trouble for this.
You Don’t See This Much
One gifted orator whose soaring rhetoric was not matched by specific policy proposals is telling another gifted orator whose soaring rhetoric is not matched by specific policy proposals to get more specific about policy. Irony can hit you from all kinds of unexpected places.
David Petraeus Is A Very Smart Man
An example of his intelligence can be found here: The top U.S. military commander in Iraq isn’t buying the increasingly popular idea of a publicly stated timetable for American troop withdrawal. Gen. David Petraeus, the Iraq commander, said in an interview with McClatchy that the situation in Iraq is too volatile to “project out, and to then try to plant a flag on, a particular | Read More »
Truth Be Told: Obama States That He Is the Beneficiary of Unusually Positive Press Coverage
Truth Be Told: Obama States That He Is the Beneficiary ofUnusually Positive Press Coverage, whereby, the media become lobbyists for Obama, without being registered as lobbyists. Recently, I have seen numerous guests on various TV news and commentary programs debating whether Obama is and has beenfavored by the media. Along these lines, the McCain Campaign hasrun a TV commercial having clips which show well known | Read More »
New York Times: “Where’s The Bounce [Dammit]?”
Wiping the nervous sweat from his brow, Adam Nagourney at the New York Times tries to figure out who misplaced the emperor’s clothes. It is a question that has hovered over Senator Barack Obama even as he has passed milestone after milestone in his race for the White House: Why is he not doing better? [snip]And it is back again as he returns from an | Read More »
McCain Leads in National Poll, 49-45
With all the usual caveats on this being only one poll, USA Today/Gallup just published the first poll with McCain in the lead since May 1st. Back then, McCain only lead by one. USA Today/Gallup:McCain 49 (45)Obama 45 (50) That’s an unlikely 9 point shift from “late June.” The most interesting factor seems to be the likely voter screen. McCain leads among Likely Voters 49-45, | Read More »
Obama Leaked His Prayer to Press Before He Didn’t
Though there was a lot of outrage expressed over someone pulling Obama’s prayer out of the Western Wall, I personally figured he’d focus grouped the heck out of it first, knowing someone was going to get hold of it. Well, it appears I was probably right. In fact, according to the Israeli paper that published Obama’s prayer, he, well, from the New Republic: the Obama | Read More »
Busting a cap in Obama’s class warfare
cross-posted on Bluegrass Policy Blog Parents and students stuck with failing schools in Kentucky have no opportunity to move their children into a charter school like they would in California, or a private school like they would in Washington D.C. Our soon-to-be legislative liaison from the Kentucky Department of Education Frank Rasche saw to that (here and here). Kentucky’s Democratic primary voters rejected Sen. Barack | Read More »
Obama’s Earmark Odyssey
John McCain has neither requested nor received any pork spending in his 25 years in Washington–a standard for the rest of the party to follow. His opponent, Barack Obama, denounces wasteful spending but has requested three-quarters of a billion dollars in pork projects in just three years in the Senate. It is a record that contradicts Obama’s pledge to change politics in Washington. The latest | Read More »
Obama’s Crooks and Cronies a/k/a His Economic Policy Team
Today Barack Obama met with his economic policy advisers. Let’s review who they are. First, there is St. Robert Rubin. The media prefers us to remember Rubin as the savior of the economy; such a good Secretary of the Treasury, Bush wanted a Democrat and found Hank Paulson. They don’t like to talk about this. Yeah, that’s right, Robert Rubin has his hands in Citigroup, | Read More »
Breaking USA Today/Gallup poll: McCain jumps to a 4-point lead(McCain 49%, Obama 45%)
Will this poll send orange dailykos/pelosi/dean/chris matthews/MSM propagandists into panic mode? Yes, It’s McCain, NOT Obama in the lead, first time in two months. Gains for McCain in latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll Republican presidential candidate John McCain moved from being behind by 6 points among “likely” voters a month ago to a 4-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama among that group in the latest USA | Read More »
Slickness without substance
I for one was not impressed with BHO’s global jaunt to say the least. From the showing up and playing hoops instead of getting down to the matters at hand in Iraq, his sitting in a head of state setting, his blatant fabrication and claim of credit that he is on a Congressional committee he has no part of, to his double talk on Jerusalem, | Read More »
How Do You Ask A Frenchman To Be The Last Man To Die For Tax Cuts In Pennsylvania?
Barack Obama is trying to sell his request for more European troops in Afghanistan as a budget-savings move: Barack Obama said Friday that persuading NATO allies to contribute more troops to Afghanistan could lead to U.S. troops cuts and help improve the U.S. economy, with reduced military expenditure being diverted into tax cuts to help middle class families. +++ Asked what message his traveling abroad | Read More »