MI Morning Update: MI Unemployment continues to soar under Granholm; Biden says more taxes is Patriotic
46 Days Until Election Day September 19, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: 8.9% UNEMPLOYMENT…thanks Governor Granholm, Mark Schauer and their Democrat allies for shoving through the largest tax increase in Michigan’s history. "On taxation and regulation, Michigan gets rated by the CEO community an F," said Ed Kopko, chairman and CEO of Chief Executive magazine. "The only way you’re going to win is if you set up | Read More »
Of Last Refuges
According to Senator Joseph Biden, if we roll over and play dead when the government wants to take even more money out of our paychecks to put in the Department of the Treasury so as to finance Bridge to Nowhere boondoggles, an education system that doesn’t even come close to delivering a bang for the buck (even though we spend more per pupil than any | Read More »
Joe Biden: More Hypocritical Than Most
Last October, Barack Obama explained why he did not wear an American flag pin on his lapel: “The truth is that right after 9-11 I had a pin,” Obama said. “Shortly after 9-11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security. | Read More »
Patriotic to pay higher taxes? You go first, Joe.
Joe Biden opens his mouth: WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says that paying higher taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. As usual, the AP declines to mention that Obama’s tax hike will hit business owners – amusingly, this puts them ahead of Joe Biden, who was apparently unaware of the tax hike in the first place – | Read More »
“Biden-like” Carly Fiorina to “disappear”
Shall we call this Carly-gate? Or CEO-gate? Or anything-gate, really, because the media is really into [ ]-gates. McCain advisor Carly Fiorina told a St. Louis radio station, when asked, that though she supported John McCain to be President, she didn’t think he could run a major corporation, as the two jobs require different skill sets. She later told MSNBC, when asked about the comment, | Read More »
Is Barack Obama Ashamed of Joe Biden?
Jeff Emanuel pointed this out right after the Palin pick. Now that both campaigns have had some time to settle, rework websites, etc., I thought it would be worth re-examining how the campaigns are treating the Veep picks. It looks very much like Barack Obama is ashamed of or embarrassed by Joe Biden. Just look at the Obama website compared to the McCain website. On | Read More »
So, explain to me the wisdom of the Biden pick, again.
But Jonah Goldberg’s made a darn interesting set of points here (via Jake Tapper): • Obama justified his entire bid against Hillary Clinton on the grounds that he had shown superior judgment by opposing the Iraq war. • Obama said over and over that we can’t have the same people in different chairs if we want real reform. • His ad mocking McCain makes much | Read More »
Many Happy Returns
Byron York over at NRO has a good piece on the paltry charitable giving of Joe Biden. According to ten year’s worth of Biden tax returns, the senator and his wife contributed about one-eighth of one percent (0.0015%) of what they earned to charity, well below the two percent average of American households. During that time Biden’s adjusted gross income (AGI) ranged from about $215,000 | Read More »
Obama-Biden = Incompetent
Over the past 60 years of presidential elections “experience” has proven a tenuous foothold for those trying to discredit an opponent. For instance Richard Nixon was only 39 years of age when Ike put him on the ticket in 1952. The Democrats, who already hated Nixon because of his take down of Alger Hiss and Helen Gahagan Douglas, pounced on Nixon’s inexperience and alleged unsuitability | Read More »
Gaffes By A VP Candidate
Anyone interested in finding some genuine doozies need only look here. If Joe Biden didn’t exist, we would have to invent him.
Pope to Biden: End the greed, beware of idolatry
I do not mean to make light of (my) Pontiff’s words, however considering Senator Biden’s latest gimmick — a release of his tax records, I had to draw his profound lack of charitable giving into comparison. Regarding Pope Benedict’s “idolatry” comments, well I’ll leave it for Sen. Biden to ensure he doesn’t fall any further for The One. As seen above (and noted here by | Read More »
The Palin Effect
When John McCain chose Sarah Palin he pulled off perhaps the most brilliant political masterstroke in living memory. Whether he realized all the nuances of his act or not, will likely be the subject of a few books over next 5 or 10 years. I believe that he also had the good fortune to have very fertile ground on which to plant. Just prior to | Read More »