News and Commentary for October 20 and 21

Why we’re losing. “More 18-24 year old access Facebook than watch ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox combined.” The Most Depressing Statistic of the Week

“Study after study and survey after survey show that the favored slurs are, well, slurs. Salon’s Michael Lind — who is, to put it lightly, no fan of the Tea Party’s — allowed this month that the group’s leaders “tend to be highly educated and well-off,” and its members “tend to be more affluent and educated than the general public.”” The Maligned Tea Party

Smoke and mirrors, as always.President Obama invited a number of people to stand behind him as he delivered his speech on the state of Obamacare at the White House Monday morning. One of them, Janice Baker, a small business owner from Delaware, introduced the president, and Obama spoke of Baker and the others gathered there as people who have benefited from Obamacare. But after reading the White House-provided descriptions of each of those behind the president, it’s clear the administration was stretching to present people who, beyond supporting Obamacare, have actually gained from it in any tangible way.” At the White House: Obamacare Success Stories that Aren’t

“Even an administration that refuses to answer questions can’t keep the facts hidden forever.” Reality Check for

“Those customers will be exactly the ones Obamacare does not need: customers with expensive pre-existing conditions whose need for insurance is so dire that they will fight through any and all obstacles to get enrolled.” The ACA’s Million Dollar Question: Will Enough People Sigh Up?

“The GOP cannot win the public to its side if it doesn’t argue its case even as the president and his many allies outside and inside the MSM make theirs 24/7.” Hey! You Must Read This!

“When Washington raised the debt ceiling this week, the Beltway media breathlessly reported that the fiscal crisis had ended. Lawyers danced in hallways, bureaucrats twerked on the Metro, congressional aides kissed strangers in the streets — the Tea Party has been defeated! It was like VJ day for wonks. As our political class exchanged high fives and reporters praised a return to “sanity,” I wondered how these odd creatures defined insanity.” The Reality of America’s Finances

“The latest crisis in D.C. was just the opening act in the unfortunate last chapter of Obama’s America, one that will have a very tragic end for all hard-working Americans.” Americans the Real Losers in Debt Ceiling Resolution

Sarah speaks! “It can be argued that Obamacare isn’t full socialized medicine… yet. Right now it is a sort of corporatism, which is the collusion of big government with big business. With Obamacare, the government has taken over an industry that comprises a sixth of our economy, radically changed the way it operates, and is mandating that we purchase the services of that industry. This is unprecedented. It’s radical.” D.C.’s ‘Corrupt Bastards Club’

“The real story about the debt is that by the end of Obama’s eight years, he will have matched the borrowing of all previous presidents combined.” The Democratic Disasters to Come

While no one is watching… “What happens when Washington’s top environmental policymaker packs a government advisory board with federal grant recipients so she can regulate virtually every acre in the United States of America?” Proposed giant EPA land-grab is rigged, conflicted and corrupted

“A weak moral code is responsible for the divide between rich and poor.” Liberals are waging a war on the weak

“Obama sold himself to the voters as the candidate of the future. His real talent however, apparently lies in missing every opportunity that history presents. It has been said that “generals always fight the last war, especially if they have won it”. With Obama it’s different. He always fights the last war and can’t even remember who won it, except to remain confirmed in his conviction that the future is some other country’s past.” Lagged

“Substitute the American mass media and entertainment industry today for the British equivalents in the 1940 about which Orwell was writing and you will accurately describe the situation we find ourselves in, where from the purely political to the notions of proper nutrition, energy policy, transportation — you name it — there is a conventional orthodoxy, often unsound and lacking in factual foundation, which has an iron grip on the average mind of those who do not actively seek out alternative sources of information or whose work and life experiences have not shown them the prevailing conventional wisdom is bunk.” Conventional Unwisdom

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