Best Quotes from RNC
“The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?” — Paul Ryan
“It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new. Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.” — Paul Ryan
Republicans switch strategy to “disappointment”
Yesterday, Politico reported that the GOP had hit upon a new strategy to defeat Barack Obama in the upcoming 2012 presidential election: focus on the fact that he has been a disappointment. Think about it. When your parents really wanted to make you feel bad and vow not to do something again, they didn’t get mad at you, they became “disappointed.”
Romney 48%, Obama 44%
Rasmussen has the latest figures and it is the most Romney has ever had in his poll.
In the meantime, Monday is National Empty Chair Day. Put an empty chair in the front of your house to let the world know we can’t afford an empty chair for another 4 years.
Ponerology and the left
Is Barack’s hopelessly self-absorbed, superficial and harm-inducing personality as the result of a profound mental defect? Some seem to think so.
Mitch McConnell Smacks down Mark Shields
Shields misquotes McConnell regarding his statement about making Obama a one term president and Mitch explains to him what actually happened (4:20 in the video).
David Brooks misses much of the Convention
“But there is a flaw in the vision the Republicans offered in Tampa. It is contained in its rampant hyper-individualism. Speaker after speaker celebrated the solitary and heroic individual. There was almost no talk of community and compassionate conservatism. There was certainly no conservatism as Edmund Burke understood it, in which individuals are embedded in webs of customs, traditions, habits and governing institutions.” David Brooks
Except much of the convention revolved around Mitt Romney and the charitable things he and religion do to help others. That counts as community and compassionate conservatism. It really does.
Obama going negative
“It’s going to be a very negative campaign. Obama doesn’t have a lot to run on so he has to get dirty,” says Geer, the author of ‘In Defense Of Negativity: Attack Ads In Presidential Campaigns.’ This view is echoed by Elaine Kamarck, a former adviser to Bill Clinton: “He’s got to plant doubts in voters’ minds about Mitt Romney and who he is and that he might just be as bad as Bush.”
There is an old saying in business to the effect if the only tool you have is a hammer you see every problem as a nail. Obama only has one tool and that is to “kill Romney.” The problem is that a hammer has it uses, but by itself won’t repair your furnace.
Better off today?
David Axelrod spins the answer.
While David Plouffe dodges Stephanopoulos three times with the same question.
Do we want to return to the failed policies of the past?
The great achievement of the Reagan economy wasn’t that the rich got a lot richer (though they did, and good for them!) but that the poor got a lot richer, too. As Treasury figures from the era document, the vast majority (nearly 85 percent) of those who were poor in 1979 (meaning they resided in the lowest income quintile) were in a higher quintile by 1988.
The big failure of Obama is that he is getting more “fair” by making everyone poorer.