1. President Obama’s appearance on the cover of this month’s issue of Rolling Stone magazine captures the rock star mentality of the Washington elite. Their recession is different from yours since unemployment is much lower in the suburbs of the nation’s capital than in the rest of the country. It’s another case of poor judgment on the part of our neophyte president.
2. When the Rolling Stone interview seemed to be over, Obama left the room and then came storming back in, ranting about how Dems and progressives need to buck up. He was stabbing a finger in the air as if standing over an opponent knocked to the ground. This is a clear example of how Obama can’t help bullying his progressive base. Meanwhile, independents are running for the hills.
3. Also in the Obama Rolling Stone issue, in a one-sided hack job of an article, Matt Taibi boorishly writes, “It would be inaccurate to say the Tea Partiers are racists. What they are, in truth, are narcissists. They’re completely blind to how offensive the very nature of their rhetoric is to the rest of the country.” Taibi should get a clue. The TEA party is the rest of the country, setting out to remove narcissistic politicians, fight for small government, and encourage the free market. You know, the free market that pays his salary.
4. The two jokesters Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have a platform far greater than it should be thanks to politicians in Washington, D.C., who look way out of place and untrustworthy as guests on their shows. And did you see Stephen Colbert’s embarrassing congressional appearance? It was painful to watch. Is all of this a joke?
5. In another example from the “we’re smarter than you” Washington elite, alleged tax dodger and U.S. senator John Kerry does his own bullying: “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention…” Yes, Senator Kerry, that’s how you got elected.
6. Obama claims we can’t afford to extend Bush-era tax cuts for families making more than $250,000 per year because we can’t afford the $700-billion price tag. What exactly does he think the so-called rich do with their tax savings? They invest in businesses and the market, and decide for themselves the best allocation for their money. If anything, we can’t afford more of Obama’s redistribution nonsense.
7. In a case of the blind leading the blind, Pelosi and Biden claim that only 3% of small businesses will be affected by the tax increase. Most small businesses are run by individuals or families and set up as sole proprietorships, partnerships, and S corporations where the income flows to the household. Fifty percent of these businesses will see their taxes go up next year.
8. Scott Ashjian’s name on the November 2 election ballot as the TEA party of Nevada’s candidate is a shameful example of greedy opportunism. Ashjian’s name on the ballot may not hurt Angle as much as Reid supporters would like. TEA party voters are a well-informed group and aren’t likely to be fooled by Ashjian, especially with the added motivation to vote out Uncle Harry.
9. The AFL-CIO and SEIU are spending $88 million on races for Congress, governor, and state legislatures in 26 states. In the last midterm election, union households represented 23% of the electorate. The battle for redistricting is not lost on unions. Key battle states are California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Where is the union insider who’s needed to expose the Ponzi schemes propped up by union leadership?
10. NBC’s Matt Lauer conducts interviews like a union head, rarely allowing someone with an opposing view to get a word in edgewise. It’s an interview, not an editorial review. At least let them finish their sentences. His aggressive agenda is one of the reasons viewers are tuning out.
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