President Obama's recent rhetorical offenses have come too thick
and fast to allow detailed refutation, but Matt
Welch takes on his recent implication that Your Federal Government
built the Golden Gate Bridge. In fact it was "a state-authorized project
built by a partnership of local governments." And in fact, the Feds
tried to obstruct the project.
But this (to me) is the killer:My biggest problem with the Golden Gate metaphor isn't necessarily the federal vs. state/private distinction, it's that government spending at any level is being confused for the construction of gorgeous, useful bridges. That $35 million during the Depression is worth around $530 million today, or far less than 1 percent of Obama's stimulus package. So, where the hell are our new Golden Gates? What, exactly, has been the return on all this added "investment"?
In comparison, it will cost somewhere north of $400 million to repair the USS Miami, a nuclear submarine that our local shipyard accidentally set on fire last May.
As I type, Googling "President
Obama Ayn Rand villain" comes up with "About 1,520,000 results". This
number can only increase.
If you would like a chance to share your thoughts directly with the
President: he's currently offering a chance for you and a guest
to attend his Chicago birthday party. Pun Salad value-added: you can
enter the contest without donating to his campaign right
If I don't win, I hope you do. Please note that:ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF WINNER.
Translation: you're gonna pay for whatever fun you might have.
J. notes the latest effort by Obama's "Truth Team" to rebut Romney
campaign lies. A sample:
ALLEGATION: Under Obama, there has been 41 months of unemployment over 8%.
TRUTH: Romney has some connections to companies that did outsourcing.
"Randy Bumps" is not the name of a bimbo in the upcoming James Bond
movie; as it turns out, Randy is going to be "Director
of Operations" for Mitt Romney's running mate, whoever that may be.