Disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the economy is heading higher — alongside gasoline prices — as a record number of Americans now give the president “strongly” negative reviews on the 2012 presidential campaign’s most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.The Predestined Failure of Obama's Energy Policy
Increasingly pessimistic views of Obama’s performance on the economy — and on the federal budget deficit — come despite a steadily brightening employment picture and other signs of economic improvement, and they highlight the political sensitivity of rising gas prices.
The potential political consequences are clear, with the rising public disapproval reversing some of the gains the president had made in hypothetical general-election matchups against possible Republican rivals for the White House. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) now both run about evenly with Obama. The findings come just five weeks after Obama appeared to be getting a boost from the improving economy.
Gas prices are a main culprit...
One of the greatest failings in leftist thinking stems from the mistaken belief that societies can be easily manipulated. President Obama's adopted energy policy makes for a wonderful example of this failure in thought. The entirety of "green energy" is filled with micro-thinking, where a cursory (at best) understanding of technology and engineering has combined with narrowed visions and worldly ignorance to create "energy solutions" which fail in technological readiness, suitability to purpose, or market support. The failure of "green" becomes readily evident with one simple statement of fact: most "green" technologies are well over 100 years old, and there has been no significant scientific achievement in these technologies for approximately 30 years. With the possible exceptions of photovoltaics and batteries, the "green" technologies are all mature. For a mature technology to have little market presence or demand is highly indicative that it fails the cost-benefit analysis of its potential consumer. If the various "green" technologies provided desirable benefits at appropriate price points, then they would be booming, without massive government subsidies or dictates.
National Media’s Bias Coverage of Rising Gas Prices - AIM
Instead, the national media repeatedly downplays and defends the rising cost of gasoline. A recent study by the Business and Media Institute (BMI) found that news coverage of gas prices are four times less likely under this administration than under the previous.The issue of rising costs at the gas pump is a reality many American families are fighting with daily. Americans drive to visit family, friends, or to go to work every day to help provide the American dream for their family. The cost to fill up their cars has a great effect on their daily lives. The national media’s coverage of the rising costs has been anything but balanced. The national media should report the facts about the rise in gas prices objectively and let the people make their own decisions.
Not a penny more - Powerline
In “Not a penny more” alluded to the taxes baked into Obamacare as well as other taxes scheduled to take effect. Now Grover Norquist compiles a list of the tax increase in our future if we don’t do something about it soon. Norquist’s piece is “The taxman cometh.” A dirty joke hid behind the title of the Eugene O’Neill play to which the heading of Norquist piece alludes. In this case, however, the joke is on us.
Obama is not done yet. He has lots of ideas for higher taxes. Norquist concludes his compilation with the observation:
The list goes on and on. During this election season, President Obama needs to answer this question: “why do you want to raise taxes in every imaginable way when our economy is weak and millions of Americans are looking for jobs?”It is almost unbelievable that the subject of pending tax increases has barely been touched on in the media during this election season. The media are of course doing their best to assist the Obama campaign’s misdirection.
Wake Up, America!… Obama’s Harvard Pal Derrick Bell Was a Marxist, Too - Gateway Pundit
Obama’s racist mentor at Harvard, Derrick Bell, whom he told everyone to embrace, is a raving Marxist, too. Morgen at Verum Serum dug this audio up after it was curiously buried by CUNY TV in New York.
The Republican presidential primaries have drawn an electorate that is much older and less ethnically-diverse than the rest of the country, exit polls in key states show, a pattern likely to continue as the GOP holds primaries on Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi.
An analysis of the GOP primary electorate, as first detailed by National Journal's Ron Brownstein, illustrates the increasing divide between Democrats, who are heavily reliant on support from blacks, Hispanics and voters under 40, and a GOP that is increasingly dominated by older and white voters.
For example, in the 2008 general election, 75 percent of voters in Arizona were white, 4 percent black, 16 percent Hispanic. But in the GOP primary last month, 89 percent of voters were white, 1 percent black, 8 percent Hispanic.
In the 2008 general election, there was about an equal number of voters between ages 18-29 and voters over 65 in Arizona. In the recent Republican primary, 23 percent of voters were over 65, while only 12 percent were between ages 18 and 29.
A similar pattern holds true in many of the key states that will determine who wins the fall election between President Obama and whoever is the Republican nominee. The Ohio electorate in the GOP primary last week was 96 percent white and a quarter over 65, compared to 83 percent white and 17 percent over 65 in the general election four years ago.
This divide is not surprising, as African-Americans have long voted Democratic, and Hispanics and voters under 30 also traditionally lean toward the Democratic Party. But it is already shaping this November's election, even before the GOP primary is over.
Obama apologizes for Afghan slayings, still ignores Mexican ‘Fast and Furious’ murders
Fluke the Welfare Queen - The American Spectator
Now that the media feeding frenzy has calmed at least for a bit, it's worth saying that we've missed the whole point on Mizz Sandra Fluke. Fluke is the Georgetown Law School student who testified against the religious right of her school to refuse to pay for contraception because to do so would violate its religious principles.
It's titillating -- but irrelevant -- to speculate about Fluke's sexually promiscuity. To try to characterize her as Rush Limbaugh did could be accurate but isn't connected to the political issue at hand.
Sandra Fluke is a welfare queen. Remember, back in the 1980s, the image of the welfare queen? It was a caricature of a woman on welfare who had borne many children for men who she knew little or not at all. The welfare queen made an industry of producing children because she knew the state would pay her to do so, and pay for her children's needs from food to clothes to medical care.
Sandra Fluke is the model Welfare Queen for the 21st Century. Upper middle class to start, going to a very expensive (and very liberal law) school on scholarship, and now (as we know from news reports) a tool of the White House media shop. She won't have kids like the old-style welfare queens. Instead, she will first absorb all the government benefits she can while in school, and then work for a liberal law firm or political organization as a political activist. Or she may become another trusted lieutenant of Eric Holder at Justice. She is a product of the American version of the cradle-through-career indoctrination and career of the old Soviet Komsomol.
Planned Parenthood accused of $6M fraud - Washington Times
Whistleblower: 87,000 false or ineligible claims filed
Why Vulgarity Matters - The American Spectator
A reading from the Book of Charles Murray.
Murray, as you may know by now, thinks we are in big trouble because the "single-mother" culture that has so dominated and handicapped African Americans over the last several decades is now spreading to the white working class, where marriage is no longer the norm and up to 50 percent of children are now being born out of wedlock.
Passers-By Ignore 86 Year-Old WW II Vet’s Call for Assistance After Savage Beating at Detroit Gas Station - Gateway Pundit
Man Shot At Detroit Gas Station, Reportedly Over Price Of Condoms
CA State College System May Ask Incoming Students To Declare Sexual Orientation
Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government - Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.