We are all capitalists
Shilling for minimum-wage increases is one of the laziest moves a desperate politician can make. President Obama took it to a new level in his State of the Union address, investing just enough effort to sharpen an embarrassing pander into another weapon in his endless class warfare: In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws | Read More »
Aaron Blake on SOTU and the Race to Replace Tom Coburn
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss last night’s State of the Union address, a crazy exchange between a GOP Congressman and a reporter and the latest on the race to replace Senator Tom Coburn.
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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Obamahausen
Sitting in Middle Georgia tonight, the snow poured down muting all the sounds outside. I did not watch the President’s State of the Union. I read the transcript. I had read — not skimmed it — before the President had even gotten to “My fellow Americans.”I smelled an awful stench as I read through the speech. At first I thought the speech must be in | Read More »
My Fellow Americans . . .
he President of the United States will address a joint session of the United States Congress tonight at 9:00 p.m. I am not sure any of us even need to watch it. Most of us read Das Kapital in school. Consider this an open thread.
State of The Union Preview (all five-hundred-seven seconds!)
Nobody told me (there’d be days like these)… The older in days I become, the more convinced I am that Goerge Washington‘s District of Columbia’s ruling-class is an amorphous that harkens back to that Democrat-Republican Party. However <~~ that 'dash' has become a euphamism for 'bipartisianship' that #TheMan must need we subjects to believe in, or else. Anywho… for your viewing pleasure, here is tonight’s | Read More »
America’s top issue
As we roll into the State of the Union address, it is often observed that many of the issues obsessing our political class don’t make it into the top five when American voters are polled about their paramount concerns. The top two issues are almost always jobs and the economy. The political class, moving with the speed and confidence of used-car salesmen ingratiating themselves to | Read More »
The state of the union is divided, troubled and deteriorating
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the state of the union is divided, troubled and deteriorating. Those were the top answers given when respondents were asked which one or two words best describe the current state of the nation: Divided – 37 percent Troubled – 23 percent Deteriorating – 21 percent According to Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor for NBC News, the new poll also | Read More »
A nation of criminals
As expected, one of the big themes for President Obama’s State of the Union speech will be “income inequality.” Those of you who were expecting the big “ObamaCare: What Was I Thinking?” speech will have to contain your disappointment. You’ll have plenty to discuss with Linus when you’re camped out in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear next fall. Of course Barack Obama | Read More »
Heading into Speech, Obama’s Approval Numbers Look Dismal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Obama’s approval rating, how Obamacare’s rollout has hurt him and what to expect in tomorrow’s State of the Union speech.
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Only 37 percent of Americans are confident Obama will make the right decisions
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that only 37 percent of Americans are confident that President Obama will make the right decisions for the country’s future, while 63 percent are not. According to the Washington Post, those numbers are the mirror image of what they were when Obama was sworn into office in 2009 and lower than at any other time the question was asked by the | Read More »
I did not watch the Golden Globes this year. I did not watch the Grammys. I am not sure if I will watch the State of the Union address. Why bother? A thin skinned amateur who has been in office six years and still can’t grasp how to do his job will stand before an even more thin skinned Parliament of Whores and tell them | Read More »
“Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 31
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out; let’s talk politics in 10 minutes or less. In this episode, I have a one-track mind. In the President’s State of the Union address, he proposed increasing the minimum wage by about 25% to $9 an hour, as though this will somehow defeat poverty. The fact is, according to the government’s own Bureau of Labor Statistics, only | Read More »
SOTU: Democrats reject Benedictine reason and empirical truth
Liberal dogma makes envy, and greedy confiscation of the fruits of others’ labor, virtues for the funding of their non-reason-based goals and power for its own sake. The juxtaposition of this past week’s resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the State of the Union address by President Barack Obama provided a stark contrast between humility and pretentiousness, but also between faith and reason in ways some | Read More »
Empty rhetoric and meaningless lines: the Obama non-presidency
After Tuesday night’s State of the Union (5 down, 3 to go!), nothing has changed: Barack Obama remains a Marxist caricature, his presidency vapid by historical standards, and his leadership style exemplar of fecklessness… You wouldn’t know it by the applause in the House chamber, nor by the booming economy that never stopped booming around the Beltway, but this recovery is no recovery outside the | Read More »
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him
strong>You have not converted a man because you have silenced him