Not much time this morning, so I'll just toss out a few items:
A brief Corner post from VDH. Unexcerptable.
Our president has the heart of a despot. He cannot tolerate a real debate on issues, or any kind of speech that takes issue with his agenda. Charles Krauthammer:
I was intrigued and appalled by the tone of the speech and the rhetoric as we saw in that sound bite. The way — and he‘s done this before — he tries to denigrate, cast out, and to delegitimize any argument against his.RTR.
Obama gets it completely wrong at a naturalization ceremony.
Arizona governor signs immigration bill, against Obama's wishes. (Is that allowed?)
A couple of items from Jennifer Rubin's Flotsam and Jetsam:
How to kill the recovery: “Vast tax increases will be inevitable under President Barack Obama’s budget blueprint, the nation’s largest business groups complained on Friday. The groups blasted tax increases on businesses and wealthy individuals and families in the budget in a letter to members of the House and Senate, while warning that escalating public debt threatened the underlying economy.”I told you not to tell them that. (Read the rest. Jen-Ru rocks.)
Kill the slams on the tea partiers! “House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a mistake when they called anti-health care protests ‘un-American’ last year.” Maybe he figured out these people are voters.
Steyn on Clinton and Comedy Central:
I suppose the thinking runs something like this. All things considered, the polls on Obamacare aren't totally disastrous, and the president's approval numbers seem to have bottomed out in the low forties, and when you look at what that means in terms of the electoral map this November, you've only got to scare a relatively small percentage of squishy suburban moderate centrists back into the Democratic fold, and how difficult can that be?Hence, Bill Clinton energetically on the stump, summoning all his elder statesman's dignity (please, no giggling) in the cause of comparing Tea Partiers to Timothy McVeigh. Oh, c'mon, they've got everything in common. They both want to reduce the size of government, the late Mr. McVeigh through the use of fertilizer bombs, the Tea Partiers through control of federal spending, but these are mere nuanced differences of means, not ends. Also, both "Tim" and "Tea" are three-letter words beginning with "T": Picture him upon your knee, just Tea for Tim and Tim for Tea, you're for him and he's for thee, completely interchangeable.
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