Blowing up the Romney vs. Obama dead heat meme
Friday I spoke with WBYZ 94.5 Radio’s Wild Bill McKubby about my recent article, “Romney extends lead among Independents to 14 percent.” During the interview we blow up mainstream media’s meme that the presidential race tied. We also take Obama to task for his $trillion deficits, his 50% increase in the national debt and his incessant Pinocchio campaign falsehoods. You can listen to the interview | Read More »
Tags: 2012 Elections
, Barack Obama
, Mitt Romney
, Pinocchio Campaign
, Presidential Campaign
Jobs Report: Stagnation Continues
The June jobs report from the BLS is out this morning, and the findings are not pretty. The headline number of the establishment survey is that only 80,000 net jobs were created last month, about 100k under the requisite amount to accommodate the population increase. The working-age population grew by 189k in June, according to the household survey. As such, there are now 29 thousand | Read More »
Deconstructing this week’s Democratic economic agitprop.
(Via Hot Air) Michael Tomasky, now that he is finished swallowing his gum from watching the Lightworker flail about like… someone who went from undistinguished state Senator to President of the United States in four short years, all the while learning not a darn thing… would like to offer the President a counter-narrative. The story, in a nutshell, is this: we inherited a total disaster, | Read More »
Obama’s campaign restart stumble
It has been one stumble after another since President Obama officially launched, some would say restarted, his reelection campaign three weeks ago. With the Dems’ Bain mutiny making a shambles of the what was going to be Obama’s main attack on Romney, this may have been Obama’s worst week ever. The RNC produced the following video that makes that point:
Count Romney, Ahh Ahh Ahh
Background: Because Mitt Romney worked for Bain Capital, and one of Bain’s acquisitions went out of business 10 years after Bain took over, Obama says Romney is a vampire. The only vampire I see is the one in charge, spending our money, while thousands of people remain out of work. Read more Here.
April Jobs: More is Less
The headline number from the BLS’s Establishment Survey was an addition of 115,000 jobs for the month of April. That is a terrible number for this far into the recovery, as it fails to keep up with population growth. At this time in the Reagan recovery, the economy added a population-adjusted 480,000 jobs. So why did the unemployment rate (U3 number) drop another 0.1% to | Read More »
White House advises Senate to not lead in an election year
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) asked Ben Bernanke at the recent Senate Budget Committee if the lack of Presidential leadership was hurting the US economy. He asked, “I’m afraid President Obama has just been phoning it in here the last couple years in terms of our debt and deficit issue. … Can you speak to how harmful that is in terms of economic growth?” Now Bernanke | Read More »
Economics projects a 94 EV defeat for Barack Obama
Over at the American Enterprise Institute, James Pethokoukis modeled the economy and the effect of the economy on the 2012 elections. He calculated what unemployment would look like under 28 different scenarios, varying both job and labor force growth rates to cover the range of possibilities, ad the results look bad if there’s any sort of return to the previous trend, should job growth rates | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, James Pethokoukis
, Ray Fair
CBO’s Budget Report: Perennial Debt for Generations
“The rosy predictions for revenues and reduced healthcare spending can come to fruition, but not with the current socialist policies as the baseline.” The budget season has officially commenced today with CBO’s release of its annual budget and economic outlook. Here are some of the major takeaways from the report: FY 2012 Budget The topline figure that the media will focus on is the projected | Read More »
The Anatomy of a Keynesian Recovery
Almost two and a half years since the recession officially ended, we are finally observing a modest recovery in the job market. Even if we discount the 42,000 new holiday season jobs for “couriers and messengers,” there is clearly some jobs growth in key sectors of the economy. Unfortunately, aside for the fact that the recovery is languid and underwhelming by historical standards, it is | Read More »
Don’t Settle: Rick Perry for President.
Not a site endorsement; this is the view of the undersigned RedState Contributors. If this website has a purpose – if any conservative website or publication has a purpose – it must begin with electing conservatives to significant public offices. We have the chance to nominate a conservative for president and win the White House in 2012. We can fumble that chance away by settling | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Fun With Pronouns
By now you’ve probably heard about Barack Obama’s interview with Jake Tapper where he says, “I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones.” I want to focus on something else that I think gets to the heart of the matter. It’s Barack Obama’s fun use of the pronoun “it,” as in the economy. He tells Tapper, “The economy is not where | Read More »
Congressman Paul Ryan explains pro-growth tax reform
Wisconsin Congressman, and Chairman of the House Budget Committee, released the following video this morning, in which he explains common sense ideas about pro-growth tax reforms that are fair, competitive, simple, and that have bipartisan support: It’s that simple.
Perry now perceived as most electable
In the latest CNN poll Governor Perry maintains his lead over the rest of the Republican presidential contenders at 30%. But the big take away from the new poll is that Perry is now perceived as the most electable, with 42% saying he has the best chance of beating Obama next year. Only 26% say Romney has the best chance of defeating the president. Perry | Read More »
Where’s the new [stimulus] bill Mr. Obama?
After promising time and time again to focus on jobs. After promising time and time again to pivot to jobs. After promising time and time again to give a jobs plan speech right after his Martha’s Vineyard vacations. After promising new fresh proposals, not a rehash of plans he has pitched previously. After demanding time and time again before a joint session that Congress pass | Read More »
Tags: 2012 Elections
, Barack Obama
, Martha's Vineyard