Commentary by Dick Young on Obama Launches Fall Fight by Jonathan Weisman, The Wall Street Journal
As Jonathan Weisman writes, the Obama-team plan to win in November is to “monopolize the economic message until Election Day.” That’s interesting because for the past two years Democrats have monopolized policy in Washington, with nearly unfettered control over the policy machine. Nothing they have done as of yet has actually helped the economy. Let’s not forget that Democrats controlled Congress for the last two years of the Bush administration, so while Obama may have “inherited” a mess, it was served up in equal parts by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and George Bush. Democrats have controlled the money spigot for nearly four years straight and the economy has been devastated by it. Deficits raging, taxes set to increase, and redistribution of your wealth on the way with Obamacare, and Democrats want to “monopolize” the economic message. They have some nerve; they ought to be apologizing profusely for the mess they have gotten America in.
Commentary by E.J. Smith on Tax Contradictions by the editors of The Wall Street Journal
President Obama seems to feel we’re not smart enough to figure out his true intentions. Any thoughtful American will realize his temporary tax cuts will kick in just as he begins his 2012 reelection campaign. It’s ironic too that with all the blame put on Bush, thanks to him, Obama will raise taxes and continue the Keynesian dream without having to lift a finger.
Commentary by Dick Young on Aftershocks of an Emanuel Exit by Laura Meckler and Douglas Belkin, The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration has been looking for a way to send Rahm Emanuel into the wilderness but without the appearance of friction between Rahmbo and the president. After the president praised Emanuel so much during the beginning of his term, it would be very awkward for the two to have a public falling out. But the tension has certainly been there since Obamacare’s troubled days when Emanuel pushed for a bill that would pass, while other members of the administration pushed for a radical progressive remake of the American healthcare system. You can surely guess which path the neophyte-radical progressive leader of this country preferred. With the mayoral election in Chicago comes a chance to send Rahm packing without the appearance of trouble in the Oval Office.
Commentary by Dick Young on The Obama-Soros Connection by Buzz Patterson, Human Events
The George Soros backed Center for American Progress (CAP), run by John Podesta is the epicenter of the progressive movement here in the U.S. Soros and his money put Barack Obama in the presidency to further the ideals pushed by CAP. Recent donations by the conservative Koch brothers are a pittance compared to the amount of personal wealth George Soros has invested in remaking America in a radical progressive way. Soros has no qualms destroying a nation for his own personal gain. He forced a revaluation of the British pound simply to make a buck. The world is a playground for Soros, where normal citizens are simply cash-cows for the milking. The Obama/Soros agenda is one of redistribution of wealth from the middle class. Some of it goes to the poor to keep them voting Democrat, the rest will go to the rich to keep them fat and happy. The middle class small business owners will take it in the neck if Soros and Obama get their way.