Despite many national polls going Obama’s way (and, for those who don’t understand who presidential elections work, the only polls of meaning are the state polls, as it is not a national referendum), the only explanation for this type of pathetic ad is desperation. Or possibly, that Obama is simply a nasty person who follows the Chicago way. Probably both
Those who understand that America is now on the wrong track cannot reasonably vote for Obama in November, because he is absolutely unwilling to change, perhaps even ideologically incapable of changing, course. Evidence abounds.
In the wake of the horrific Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent “rightwing extremism.”
Mark Bittman, a New York Times food critic, admits he used an "inappropriate phrase" in an August 3 blog posting about Chick-Fil-A. In fact, it was down right Bitter, man, because he seemed to be rejoicing that a vice president of the fast food company had died of a heart attack back in July. Bittman apologized to his readers for the giddiness he displayed about the death of Chick-Fil-A's Vice President of Public Relations, Don Perry, who passed away on July 27. Said the bitter foodie:
U.S. Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones was slammed by The New York Times as a woman of little accomplishment, a flimsy girl not sufficiently woman's libby enough, one that is all show and no go and during an August 8 appearance on NBC's Today, the hurdler broke down in tears wondering why the U.S. media was so ready to tear competitors down instead of supporting our U.S. Olympians? For the Times, longtime sports writer Jere Longman seemed to think that Lolo Jones' image of beauty and grace was a strike against women's lib. "Women have struggled for decades to be appreciated
The new owner of the Orange County Register is telling his new employees that he wants to hire "more of them." He also intends to actually expand the paper whereas the rest of the industry seems to be contracting. New owner Aaron Kushner told a gathering of his new employees that he is, "interested in beefing up the print edition and satisfying and adding to the nearly 163,000 subscribers who pay for the newspaper daily and the 287,000 on Sunday."
Glenn Reynolds had an article in the Washington Examiner suggesting tax increases aimed directly at democrats in general and Hollywood in particular.
The first such proposal would be to restore the 20 percent excise tax on motion picture theater gross revenues that existed between the end of World War II and its repeal in the mid-1950s. The campaign to end the excise tax had studio executives and movie stars talking like Art Laffer, as they noted that high taxes reduced business income, hurt investment and cost jobs.
More critics of the disgusting "Romney caused my wife to die of cancer" ad have let their feelings be known, and the criticism seems to be getting more pointed. I wonder if/when the President will say enough and order the ad be pulled (I know its a SuperPAC ad--but I assure you that there is communication between campaign and SuperPAC).
Some of the new critics come from left wing news outlets such as ABC News, CBS News, and Washington Post including:
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