Friday, July 5, 2013

Right Jabs For July 5, 2013

Politics is not a playground, it’s a battlefield.  Here are a few links from conservative bloggers who are waging a war of words against the misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism and irrationalism of the mainstream media bobble-head dolls and groupthink poodles of the press corps.

The idol of 2008, a healer of the Age of Oprah, dissolved faster in the eyes of the American people. The man who promised that we could “be the change” we wanted if we only could “believe,” had been mostly replaced by 2010 with a guy who often explained that things were much worse than he thought and that we could only “be the change” if Republicans stopped being so Republican-y.

How to thank a soldier.

“The editors of The New York Times, Mr. Obama’s most reliable sycophants, are deep in mourning, but working furiously to apply more rouge to the corpse before it turns the parlor too fragrant for a wake. Its summer and they’re running out of ice.”

"There's no doubt that historically, America has created its leadership in the world based on trust and power," Bonino said. "The damage created by the Snowden case, if confirmed, is above all a wound for the United States, not just for us Europeans, and I think as a friendly country we have the duty to say so. I am certain the American response won't take long."

If they implement the law, they're seen as stifling small business and hurting the economy. If they delay implementation, they're viewed as incompetent.

By itself, the Obama administration's decision to delay by one year the so-called employer mandate will only affect about 4% of businesses in the United States. But with the Affordable Care Act's glitches piling up, it was logical and easy for Republicans to turn the news into something symbolic of the overall "train wreck" that has come with the law's implementation—ripe with implications for the near-term future and the long-term outlook that includes the 2014 midterm election.

…given the breakdown in the social contract in our cities, taxpayers were increasingly unwilling to pour money down a rat hole.

Will this liar be prosecuted for committing a felony in front of Congress? Don't bet on it, that's why you need a corrupt Attorney General.

The executive branch is charged with enforcing the law, and it can of course choose not to enforce the law if it wants. But people can sue the federal government, and a judge could theoretically force the administration to enforce the mandate.

So the question is: Would anyone sue the Obama administration over this? Employers, of course, will be thrilled to be spared the mandate for one more year. Democratic politicians, similarly, will be glad to have this not hanging over their heads for the 2014 mid-term election.

This used to be called “voting with your feet.” If you get tired of living under a government’s taxes and regulations, you move.

If the mayor was home on the Fourth of July, he’d look out to see hundreds in front of his home, holding signs that read “#onetermmayor” and calling austerity a reason for some of the city’s biggest problems. Dubbed a fight against austerity, the group marched to Mayor Emanuel’s Ravenswood home just after noon, standing on the sidewalk and parkway in front of his home to fight everything from mass school closings in Chicago, to statewide shutdowns of mental health clinics.

Thanks to everyone who takes a moment out of their day to stop by my little blog.  I appreciate your readership.  I hope you enjoy to the fullest your Independence Day weekend.  Stay safe out there.  

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