Rush: Obama Hasn't Failed, He's Succeeded In What He Intended To Do
Rush Limbaugh reacts to NBC political director Chuck Todd saying that "our pollsters" are "concerned" after sharing that the network's latest poll shows dismal numbers for President Obama and the economy.
"You know what this really means? It's worse than this. It's worse than -- 'cause these pollsters are not reflecting the public attitude, they're trying to shape it. These networks use their polling units to make news, but this must be so bad that ... they don't dare massage it too much because they do have their own 'credibility' to worry about," Limbaugh said.
Later in the segment, Limbaugh responds to Democratic strategist Paul Begala who says Rush doesn't mind seeing a bad economy because he said he wants Obama to fail.
"We don't know who the hell is he. And I've known all along who he is. And that's why I wanted him to fail. And he hasn't failed!
"I don't know how there can be a Democrat, intellectual honest, looking at what's happened to this country and can somehow still try to focus blame on me for this," Limbaugh said. "Well, he hasn't failed Paul. He's succeeded profoundly. He has done exactly what he intended to do and it's only taken him three years. It's shocking the damage that's been done to this country in three years!" Rush said.
Even Blacks and Hispanics Begin to Turn?
Obama also hit his lowest monthly approval among Hispanics during August, and tied his lowest monthly approval among blacks.
Obama Pick for Economic Advisor Wanted to Unionize Prisoners
Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today blasted Barack Obama’s pick for head of the Council of Economic Advisors, Alan Krueger:
“In light of his refusal to condemn the extremist remarks of Teamsters’ boss Jimmy Hoffa, promising to ‘take out’ the tea party, it is deeply disturbing that Barack Obama would nominate someone who has taken the radical position of advocating for the unionization of prisoners. Alan Krueger has even supported paying the minimum wage and overtime to prisoners. This is the man that is supposed to turn our broken economy around?”
Who do you think won the Republican debate at the Reagan library?
Why the Reagan Library GOP debate sucked - Michelle Malkin
Readers want to know who I thought “won” the GOP debate at the Reagan Library last night.
My answer: Twitter.
It’s where quick-fingered conservatives who actually care about conservatism freely debated and dissected the bone-headed questions and condescension of liberal D.C./N.Y. “moderator” Brian Williams, Politico staffer John Harris, and ethnic representative Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo throughout the MSNBC telecast. (Why not a minority journalist representing every race and ethnicity in the U.S. next time for a full Identity Politics-palooza!)
The questions ranged from the predictable (querying Perry about “low-wage” jobs created in Texas) to the hostile (Williams asking Perry how he could “sleep at night” based on his death penalty record) and calculated (Harris lobbing a softball invitation to Jon Huntsman to identify the “crazy” Republicans in the room). Transcript excerpts can be found here.
I have still not settled on a candidate. I’m not on any team. My operating question is not “Who are you for?” but “WHAT are you for?”
And: Does your record match your rhetoric?
What I found most striking and informative was not anything discussed in the debate — the immigration segment was superficial and platitude-filled, Perry’s death penalty answer was mainstream GOP red meat, the Perry/Romney Punch-and-Judy scenes were mildly entertaining, the global warming portion rushed and shaky — but what was left out.
The East Coast/Beltway-centric producers and journalists who put this debate on didn’t include a single question about the economic distress of Western states and the Rocky Mountain region. Not a word about Obama’s War on the West and what the candidates would do to undo the damage.
Republicans Won’t Offer Rebuttal to Obama Speech Tomorrow Night; Pelosi Peeved
The Heritage Foundation has four ways that Obama has blocked job growth.
Obama’s new effort to revive the ailing economy may be too little, too late, according to Democrats and liberal policy experts.
Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute grades the likely components of Obama’s jobs plan, which we will hear tonight.
Rep. Alan West says that Democrats are trying to ignore the failures of the Obama administration by turning to “a Saul Alinsky type of tactic.”
What do CEO’s want to say to Obama in anticipation of his jobs speech: get government out of the way.
Speaking of CEOs, let’s flashback to October 2008 when 74% of America’s top business leaders said they feared “an Obama presidency would be disastrous for the country.” How right they were.
Obama's Economic Trifecta: How The President Helped Kill Progressivism, Capitalism And Moderation.
Victor Davis Hanson walks us through what Obama cannot say in his jobs speech tonight.
Can Obama really claim that he is responsible for the “biggest middle-class tax cut in history”? Uh no.
Take a listen to what Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman has to say about wealth redistribution and how government uses the estate tax to prevent “multi-generational, almost nobility levels of wealth.”
Top economists say that the UK’s high income tax rate is causing “lasting damage” to the UK economy.
ACLU to sue over welfare drug testing
Oh Lord again!
Popular Internet Saying Sparks Racial Controversy At Football Game
While the rest of the United States sent summer off with a grill full of hot dogs, a few of Ohio's brightest high schoolers used the power of cyberculture to express themselves, igniting a battle of common sense. On Friday evening, as Kirtland High students celebrated a victory against their rivals at Painesville Harvey, a few of them hung a handmade banner from the bleachers in euphoria. Scribbled on the blue tarp, 'You Mad Bro," an obvious nod to Internet meme, "You mad?" Now those web savvy teens are in hot water, accused of "racial intimidation" by a group of their peers, including Roderick Coffee, president of the Lake County chapter of the NAACP, and a football fan who was in attendance that night.
"I think the reference to 'bro' in the sign definitely has a racial connection to it," Michael Hanlon, superintendent for Painesville City Schools said to local channel Fox 8. And while the accusers also note that regardless of racial intent, the stunt was just bad sportsmanship, they seem to miss the connection to the popular meme, a Lolspeak phrase used to taunt folks while they're down, which would have changed the context of this particular prank.