Jacob Weisberg has made a nice living and entertained a lot of people with his book on W's gaffes, called Bushisms. It's part of America we could applaud for figuring out how to monetize George W. Bush's penchant for faux pas. Jacob's Bushisms books sold a bundle and made people laugh, the former president included. No harm, no foul.
Anyway, a thin new volume arrived over the transom this week, an offering
from Jacob Weisberg called Palinisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Sarah Palin. There are a few nuggets here, but it would seem from this little
paperback that Sarah Palin is not the dimwit liberals make her out to be.
Palinisms made me miss George W. Bush -- and Ronald Reagan, too. It also
implicitly raises the question of where the comparable volume is for Joe Biden,
the gaffe-prone pol who actually holds the job Sarah Palin sought in 2008
But with the vice president out touring America on the Summer Recovery Tour, it appears Weisberg has picked the wrong person to make fun of.
Patriots on the left
Consider some of the statements from prominent politicians and theirhttp://www.nationalreview.com/corner
acolytes in the elite media regarding recent controversies — the Ground Zero
mosque, the Arizona illegal-immigration law, the financial-reform bill, the
California marriage referendum, Obamacare, Afghanistan, and the administration’s
Gulf drilling moratorium. Their commentary suggests (if the polling on these
issues is reasonably accurate) that approximately 70 percent of Americans are racist, xenophobic, greedy, homophobic, uncaring, and stupid religious bigots, and bloodthirsty, polluting imperialists to boot.
It’s hard to imagine how anyone other than a superpatriot could
love a country dominated by such utterly despicable human beings.
NBC's Chuck Todd Projects 'Democrats Are In Deep, Deep Trouble'
More signs of trouble for the Democrats.
If Democrats weren't nervous about November's midterm elections yet, they
could soon be, especially when you consider that even their allies in the
liberal media are starting to forecast doom for them, as NBC's Chuck Todd did on
Tuesday's Today show, going as far to predict "Democrats are in deep,
The Democrat’s healthcare problem
What will the democrats run on this year?
The answer should be easy. In passing the national health care bill, you accomplished something your party dreamed of for decades. It was your most important vote, and now is the time to take credit for it.
Except it's not.
Recently a number of top Democratic strategists conducted
focus groups in Las Vegas, Charlotte, Philadelphia and St. Louis. They
also conducted a national poll of 1,000 likely voters and an online poll of
2,000 more likely voters. They wanted to measure the public's feelings
about Obamacare and help Democrats make an effective case for the bill
they passed in March.
The researchers found what they call a "challenging
environment," which is a nicer way of saying "disaster in the
making." Voters simply aren't buying the Democratic case that health
care reform will insure more than 30 million currently uninsured people and save
money at the same time. And when they think about their own health care, people worry that reform will mean less, not more, availability
of care, and at a higher cost.
NYT: 'More Americans - Not Just the Rich - Will Have to Pay More Taxes'
Remember when the TEA Parties started and a reporter for CNN told them they were foolish since they were going to have their taxes decreased, not increase? It appears the TEA Party people knew better.
The New York Times on Tuesday declared what most conservatives knew
would happen if Democrats took control of both Congress and the White House: "more Americans - and not just the rich - are going to have to pay more
In its editorial comically titled "A Real Debate on Taxes," the Times
predictably argued for a total elimination of the
Bush tax cuts, although it favored some partial delay to this given the
precarious state of the economy.
Obama's Approval Hits All-Time Low of 39 Percent Among Men, Says Gallup
(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among American men has fallen to a record low, hitting 39 percent in the week of Aug. 16-22,
according to the Gallup Poll.The week of Aug. 16-22 also marked the first time
Obama’s average weekly approval rating dropped below 40 percent for either
gender. His approval rating among American women was 46 percent for the
How many points will Orrville score?
As a teenager I remember a sport writer predicting the outcomes of high school football games. This writer turned to verse one weekend saying: "How many points will Orrville score? Maybe 50, maybe more?" Orrville ended up losing the game 6-0.
In a similar vein, Alexandra Gutierrez at Slate wrote on August 23:
On Tuesday, in her home state, Sarah Palin's favorite will probably get
trounced. Joe Miller is widely expected to lose by a large margin to incumbent
Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary—an embarrassing defeat for the
former governor, who has endorsed Miller, but also to Miller’s other major
backer, the Tea Party Express.
It appears Joe Miller will beat Lisa Murkowski. What this means is that all the old rules seem to be changing. While Obama ran on "hope and change" it appears Sarah Palin and the TEA Party are actually delivering change..... at least I hope they are.