I have to say (while not getting too optimistic) that the GOP is scoring some points. And ps, it’s early, but still.
Last night the world found out what the Democrats really feel about women. Apparently they think that a single mother working at McDonalds will have a better grasp of the economy than a rich woman raising 5 boys while fighting cancer and ms. Why is that? Because women can have choices only as long as they choose left.
Loved this QOTD from this morning’s Morning Jolt:
Does @hilaryr (the operative who dissed Mrs. Romney) have to report her CNN appearance to the FCC as an in-kind contribution to the Romney campaign
Update: Democrats were quick to insist that Rosen [the Dem operative] has no role at the White House, but Jim Geraghty reports that the rebuttal seems to be more of an issue of semantics:
White House visitor logs indicate that “Hilary Rosen” visited the White House thirty-five times.
Gen. David Petraeus, head of our efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the current CIA director, nine times.
Also in factoid land, Drudge finds this out:
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.
According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
I realize there can be all kinds of reasons in the real world why women earn less than men on average, but this is in the White House where 90% are lawyers doing some talking and writing and advising and shoving their way to the top and giving their all during their time there. Give me a break on the 18% difference!
Other good news….facts about the Ryan vs Obama budget are actually getting some play.
Mr. Obama will build entire edifices on top of one fake premise, all dressed up in one big phony assumption. Take the House GOP budget plan. It increases federal outlays from roughly $3.6 trillion this year to nearly $4.9 trillion in 2022. In the AP speech the president called this a “cut” because he wants to increase spending to $5.8 trillion in 2022.
I am happy to see the President called to the carpet for his “facts” and the GOP at least slightly defending themselves. That didn’t happen very well in the last election where the right mostly bent over until Sarah Palin was unleashed. [Yes, these are just impressions from a somewhat good reader of the news, but not a researcher of the news.]
“What’s So Likable About President Obama”
I have no idea why people continue to say they don’t like his policies but like him. Maybe it’s that “one of my best friends is black” quote that people say right before they dis someone else who is black.
Anyway – bottom line…I am getting a good feeling about the right in this election not backing down and apologizing for believing what they believe. Oh sure, they’ll compromise and set up a budget that won’t balance until 2040, but at least they won’t apologize for only increasing spending by x+5 vs x*5 in that time.