News and Commentary for December 15

Coming to a city near you. “In these favored areas, tax dollars will be lavished on high-density housing, bike and pedestrian amenities, and subsidized retail shops. The money thus lavished will come from people who live elsewhere.

The transportation needs of the rest of the metropolitan area will take a back seat. Money to improve highways and bridges will shrink. Congestion will grow and traffic safety will suffer.” The left’s big plan for the Twin Cities

Good question. “If Common Core is only a set of standards, why are lesson plans being created to comply with ‘exemplars’ from Common Core mapping projects?” Will Common Core Eclipse School Choice?

Amateur hour. “Anyone who thinks Iran’s leaders aren’t cognizant of what’s going on in Washington got a reminder this weekend just how closely they follow the Obama administration’s political line.” Walkout: Iran Playing Obama Perfectly

Drowning in debt. “The truth: The United States is not the richest nation in the world; we are the richest debtor nation in the world. We literally owe trillions of dollars — not just in the national debt, but also in unfunded liabilities for various entitlements.” Government health-care diagnosis: Dependency

How much more of this are the low information voters willing to take? “The question remains. What will it take to awaken the tranquilized sector of the public and shake the elite corps of complacent opinion-makers out of their blind and factional torpor? How long before reality pre-empts fantasy? “The last five years of the Obama administration,” writes Russian émigré Alexander Markovsky, “have been like living on a volcano.” How long before the lava starts to flow?” What Will It Take?

Our clueless president. “We have a great sense this week again of the [Obama administration] making it up as they go along, as kind of government by teenagers,” George Will said yesterday on the Fox News All-Star Panel, but actually, that’s an insult to teenagers. All of us learn by age 17 that government is a non-functioning Leviathan mess, during our first visit to the local branch of the DMV, as Charles Krauthammer writes in his latest column. All of us, that is, except the president.” All the President’s On-the-Job Training

Not shocking. White House delayed enacting rules ahead of 2012 election to avoid controversy

Our partisan government. “When the entire government is put into service to re-elect the president, bad things are bound to happen.” The most transparently hypocritical administration in history

The well of lies runs deep. “The “keep your plan” lie just scratches the surface of the deception.” Obamacare Disinformation Runs Deep

Stupidity. “Ms. Meinwald, the lawyer, said she was a lifelong Democrat who still supported better health care for all, but had she known what was in store for her, she would have voted for Mitt Romney.” If I Can Fake It There, I’ll Fake It Anywhere

People as pawns. “Contemplate that for a moment. It’s one of the clearest and most succinct examples of the callous and manipulative mindset behind Obamacare and social engineering in general. People are pawns to be moved around on a large board: we needed these people here, so liberty and choice can be jettisoned for them.” Obamacare wants YOU!

They are waking up. “The battle is being fought across smart phones, social media and Internet sites by organizations such as Generation Opportunity, a self-described “free-thinking, liberty-loving, national organization of young people promoting the best of being American.” Generation Opportunity sponsors OptOut.org, where visitors can watch videos of a Creepy Uncle Sam trying to get unsuspecting youth to enroll in ObamaCare.” ObamaCare blowin’ in the wind

Hope! “For the first time, more young people disapprove of the job Obama is doing than approve. And the gap has widened between those who support Obamacare and those who oppose it.” Millenials rejecting Obama, Obamacare: Pew

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