EPIC Newt Gingrich with Greta on Fox News. A MUST SEE.
by Warner Todd Huston
September 26, 2012
A recent survey of likely voters finds that pessimism about our success in the War on Terror "continues to grow" with only 45 percent saying they think the U.S. is winning that war, a 17-point drop from its one-time high of 62 percent in February 2009.
Rasmussen found that 45 percent think the U.S. is winning the war, 21 percent think the terrorists are winning, and 26 percent think that the neither side has an advantage. The 45 percent figure has dropped ten points since May of 2010.
The number of those who think the U.S. is winning has been steadily dropping since May of 2011.
Another Rasmussen poll finds that only 18 percent feel U.S. relations with the Muslim world are better now than four years ago.
President Obama's first major foreign policy effort was to smooth relations between America and the Arab world in his 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. The gesture was hailed in the western press as a great leap forward in American/Muslim relations. But four years later, the American public has come to feel that Obama's initiative has failed.
A full 45 percent feel that relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world are worse now than four years ago. 13 percent feel there has been no real change since 2009.
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Fed-Up Rush Limbaugh Blasts Prez: ‘Barack Obama Is a Serial Liar’by Jason Howerton
September 26, 2012
Rush Limbaugh did not mince words on his radio show Wednesday, calling President Barack Obama a “serial liar.” He also slammed the entire Obama administration for giving inaccurate information about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“Obama and his administration, everybody in it, Jay Carney and the media supporting him, have lied to us for over a week about what led to the death of our ambassador in Libya,” Limbaugh said.
“They have lied repeatedly over and over, and they continue to. They continue to lie about this movie. In fact, folks, I’m gonna tell you something. Barack Obama is a serial liar, and I think it’s time to call him out on this.”
Limbaugh said there’s “something not right” about how easily and frequently Obama is able to lie, speculating that perhaps a “pathological” disorder is to blame.
Listen to some of Limbaugh’s remarks via The Daily Rushbo:
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REAL CLEAR POLITICSObama: Industrial Age Solutions to Information Age Challenges
by Michael Barone
September 27, 2012
In 2008, voters under 30 preferred Barack Obama over John McCain by a 66 to 32 percent margin. Among older voters, Obama led McCain by 50 to 49 percent.
How has Obama paid back the Millennial generation, which provided almost all his margin of victory? With what American Interest superblogger Walter Russell Mead calls "Obama's war on the young."
Mead is not a tea party crazy or Ayn Rand zealot. He is a history professor at Bard College and an expert on American foreign policy. He voted for Obama in 2008, and he's not wild about Mitt Romney this year.
Nevertheless, he argues persuasively that America is undergoing a "transformation from a late-stage industrial society to an early-stage information society (that) is disruptive and painful but ultimately liberating and benign."
Post-World War II America was a nation of big units: the leaders of big government, big business and big labor made decisions and provided security for those in their organizations.
If you went to college, you could go into management or a profession and expect a lifetime of good earnings and a comfy pension. If you got a factory job, it was for life, and unions bargained for ever-higher wages and benefits.
That's not the America we live in anymore. Government has grown bigger. But big business doesn't generate jobs; most are created by small businesses and startup. Unions have shrunk, and most union members are public employees.
Meanwhile, public policies have remained in place. Every year government transfers increasing amounts from working-age taxpayers to the elderly through Social Security and Medicare. Obamacare amplifies this by requiring young workers to buy expensive insurance far beyond their needs.
In the meantime, the collective impact of Obamacare, Dodd-Frank and the fiscal cliff we are headed toward -- all Obama policies -- has cut job growth below the rate of population increase. Why?
"If you are a small business," Dallas Fed head Richard Fisher says, "you are stymied by not knowing what your tax rate will be in future years, or how you should cost out the social overhead of your employees, or how you should budget from the proliferation of regulations flowing from Washington."
At the same time, Obama vows to resist any changes in Medicare, which is on a trajectory to welsh on its obligations well before the first Millennial turns 65.
For the young, Obama promises to expand college loans. But just as housing policies created a housing bubble, college loan policies have created a higher education bubble. The flood of money has been captured by colleges and universities through above-inflation tuition increases and administrative bloat.
The Obama administration does not crack down on them, however, but on graduates or dropouts with thousands in college loan debt that they can't escape through bankruptcy.
Overall, Obama stands for maintaining and expanding the welfare state that operated tolerably well in the big unit America of half a century ago but is coming apart in our early-stage information society today.
His green energy programs have fizzled out as solar panel companies go bankrupt. Meanwhile the private sector has developed bounteous supplies of oil and natural gas through fracking.
His favorite high-tech project is to build enormously expensive high-speed rail lines like the one Jerry Brown is pushing in California.
Meanwhile, Google is developing self-driving cars that will be able to move faster and more efficiently than current cars because their 21st century technology, like the 19th century technology of fixed rails, effectively prevents cars from colliding.
Nineteenth century fixed rails take you where the railroad, or its government subsidizer, wants you to go. Self-driving cars will take you where you want to go, with as many stops as you like along the way.
That's in line with the way Millennials lead their lives. The iPod/Facebook generation fashions its own playlists and friends lists, rather than let central decisionmakers choose for them.
Obama's policies, from Obamacare to high-speed rail, treat people as identical cogs in a very large machine, part of a mindless mass that would not be able to get along without government guidance.
In the information age, these industrial age policies have prevented the vibrant economic growth which gives young people the opportunity to find work and community service that maximizes their own special talents and interests -- to shape their own world and choose their own future.
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