Saturday, October 20, 2012

Feds leave bad taste in mouths of the next generation

Michelle Obama might have inadvertently done smaller-government conservatives a favor.

Kids are not happy with the new school lunches.  This is the kind of thing that leaves an impression on somebody.

A student "Pack Your Lunch Day" protester:
"We know the cafeteria ladies, Mr. Crosson and the school board are not making the decisions on healthy food regulations - it's a federal thing," said Patrick Parker, one of the event organizers. "It's a matter of principle that we feel the government has no right to tell us how to eat."

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Will Obama lose because of Libya?

Is the Obama administration finally losing credibility among people who pay merely the slightest bit of attention?

Some extremely rare kudos go to the media for re-engaging on this story. The way this was playing out for the first two weeks, I was sure this was going to be swept under the rug. Perhaps all the public shaming had some effect. (So noted.)

I know major polls have finally switched over to LV rather than RV models, and Romney got a bit of a boost from the first debate, but with the Romney's numbers looking substantially better, I wonder if this Benghazi business has crept into the collective consciousness a little bit. Perhaps the public is finally starting to see, at the very least, that Obama is a political animal, not a god on earth.

I'm not saying people are voting on the Libya issue.  I'm saying it's gotten into their heads that the emperor might not be fully clothed.

Shame it took a dead ambassador to make it happen.

Biden's shamelessness in the Veep debate surely didn't help.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Should the stimulus have been bigger?

Of course not.   But that's the question I'd like Romney to ask Obama.

It's a perfectly logical question.   We're told that things were much worse than the administration thought when they first sold the stimulus, thus accounting for the fact that their so-called predictions about the unemployment trajectory were so far off.

So, knowing then what they know now, would they hadn't made the stimulus bigger?

I think if Obama is honest, his answer has to be yes.