Phony in Chief
If you want to know what community organizers do, this is it — rub people’s emotions raw to hype their resentments.
No doubt many, if not most, government officials are already paid more than they are worth. But the whole point of higher pay is to get better people to replace them.
Obama versus Obama
There is a big contrast between Obama based on his rhetoric (“Obama 1″) and Obama based on his record (“Obama 2″).
An economic ‘plan’?
Former President Clinton told the DNC that Obama has a plan to rescue the economy, and that Republicans –who stood in his way — have stopped him from getting the economy out of the doldrums.
As Professor Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago Law School has pointed out, Obama has made no effort to take part in the marketplace of ideas.
By passing laws to force insurance companies to cover things that have nothing to do with risk, politicians force up the cost of insurance.
‘Issues’ or America?
The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues.
The Paul Ryan choice
This election is a test, not just of the opposing candidates but of the voting public. If what they want are the hard facts about where the country is, and where it is heading, they cannot vote for more of the same for the next four years.
Sports versus politics
It has long seemed to me that there is far more rationality in sports, and in commentaries on sports, than there is in politics.
Big lies in politics
Perhaps the biggest lie of this election year, and the one likely to be repeated the most often, is that the income of “the rich” is going up, while other people’s incomes are going down.