I’m increasingly discouraged by political developments, and then I remind myself: God is not sitting up in heaven thinking, “Oh crap – the GOP doesn’t have a decent candidate to pit against the worst president in recent history. Whatever will I do?!” In the larger picture, things – even in Obama’s inflationary, debt-ridden, crony-capitalist joke of a budgetless economy – are okay. You know who’s got problems? Somalians have problems.
It’s discouraging, but not really surprising, to have yet another confirmation that Romney’s not going to go to the mat on getting rid of Obamacare.
Is Newt working from the Saul Alinsky playbook? It’s hypocritical for him to run against the establishment given his longtime establishment credentials, and I do not support class warfare. But the Alinsky techniques work. My main problem with the Alinsky rules is that the left has routinely used them against us, for decades, and we never respond in kind and have never formulated an effective defense. So I’m heartily enjoying seeing someone on the right “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” And it’s high time we make the left live up to it’s own book of rules. So if Newt wants to go Alinsky, that’s fine with me – as long as he does so against the left and not people on his own side.
Jon Stewart throws the right a bone from time to time, but he’s also abundantly clear about which side he really works for. Ace sums up Stewart’s clown-nose-on mugging about Romney’s outrageously outrageous income: Straight-Shooter Jon Stewart: I Can’t Believe Mitt Romney Makes $57,000 Per Day That’s So Much More Unbelievable Than My Own $41,000 Per Day
Yes, that certainly is shocking – I can see why Stewart has his panties in a wad over the sheer decadence of it. Even more shocking is how many people watch his show as a substitute for the news. Oh wait – it’s really not any more biased than network news, is it?
Everyone’s (and by everyone, I mean the left) is shocked to pieces about Romney’s 15% tax rate. I think 15% is ample – in fact it’s 5% more than we give to the church – but now everyone who’s stressed about it can stand down. The WSJ calculated Romney’s actual rate, and it’s 44.75%. There. Feel better now?
More on the Megaupload story – and of course, it’s political. If Ayn Rand were alive, she’d be laughing hysterically right about now.
And in alt-universe news of the day, Obama corroborated Breitbart’s claims about Nancy Pelosi’s insider trading. Evidently he is so determined to run against Congress he is willing to throw his own people under the bus.
Okay, break’s over, back on my head…