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Monday, December 12, 2011

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Charles Krauthammer:
In Kansas, Obama lamented that millions “are now forced to take their children to food banks.” You have to admire the audacity. That’s the kind of damning observation the opposition brings up when you’ve been in office three years. Yet Obama summoned it to make the case for his reelection!

Why? Because, you see, he bears no responsibility for the current economic distress. It’s the rich. And, like Horatius at the bridge, Obama stands with the American masses against the soulless plutocrats.

This is populism so crude that it channels not Teddy Roosevelt so much as Hugo Chavez. But with high unemployment, economic stagnation and unprecedented deficits, what else can Obama say?

He can’t run on stewardship. He can’t run on policy. His signature initiatives — the stimulus, Obamacare and the failed cap-and-trade — will go unmentioned in his campaign ads. Indeed, they will be the stuff of Republican ads.
"Obama’s campaign for class resentment," Washington Post, December 8, 2012

What Have I Been Saying For At Least Three Years?

The recession - or moribund economic progression - that we've been dealing with since George W. Bush left office is like no other this country has ever dealt with.  Millions of jobs have been lost (which is not a first) and, this time, may never return (which is).

I'm not alone in thinking this:

Fears persist the jobs crisis cannot be fixed, says Edward Luce

If we are going to "fix" the economy this time, we are going to need to make sweeping changes to the way we do things. And I don't see Washington letting us do that.

So expect this awful situation to remain awful.

Until someone with strength of character and a big ax comes along ...

It's Better To Light a Candle Than Curse The Darkness

Unless you live in godless, lifeless, hopeless North Korea.

There you prefer to remain in the dark:

N.Korea warns against Christmas lights near border

Such pitiful creatures.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Light 'em up, fellas. Shine the light of Christmas on that desolate land.

"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

* From the Book of Matthew.

Hillary Should Go Back To Baking Cookies

So she is sending a team to sit down to talks with the world's Muslim community (the part that's willing to talk).  The subject?

"Religious tolerance."

The target?

Jihad?  Body bombers?  All those Islamist radicals out there who plot to kill us all?

No.

Islamophobia.

The fear that someone is going to say something bad about those who plot to kill us all.

Why not just hand them our heads, Hillary, and be done with it?

Obama's Back Seeking Another Stimulus

Maybe, since he has absolutely no experience with economics, he should watch this video first:




"Why did Obama's first stimulus create so few jobs?"

It's actually quite simple. The government was involved.