I was taught as a child to be careful who I criticize. It may be some of the best advice I ever had since the best course to take when dissatisfied with someone is to let them hang themselves. That is what I try to do at the national level since we have Obama as a president who seems determined to hang himself.
A good example happened recently as Obama chose to do the ad hominem thing on Mitt Romney. He said that Bain Capital and Romney were “vampires preying on American workers in their pursuit of personal profit.” It’s the same old story that is always used when one is failing and the only avenue left open is a personal attack on his challenger. That type of campaigning is usually a turnoff to intelligent voters which was the case this time.
To make matters worse for the prez, several leading Democrats chimed in to support the work Governor Romney did during his Bain Capital years. Prestigious Democrats like Ed Rendell, Cory Booker, Bill Clinton, Former House Rep Thomas Ford, and Senator Mark Warner represent those Dems who have not crossed the Rubicon into Obama’s “hate the free market” mentality. Clinton even commented that Romney did a “sterling” job at Bain which constituted “a good business career.” Warner said that Bain had “done a good job for their investors.” Booker said Obama’s attack was “nauseating to the American public.”
The funniest thing about this is that Romney has been knowledgeable and successful in business while Obama has never even had a real job so who is he to say anything about how to do business?
Being a Republican, it is refreshing to see this rebuke of Obama by his own people. I’m especially glad to see Clinton speak up even though he will still vote for Obama out of loyalty to his party. But, if even half of the things written in Edward Klein’s new book about Obama (“The Amateur”) are true, Bill and Barack probably will not be exchanging Christmas cards anytime soon.
For a good read, try John Stossel’s latest book, “No, They Can’t”. John mentions that “Government planners have failed in the Soviet Union, in Cuba, in America’s school system and the U. S. Postal Service…..What government does is make the problems worse and leave us deeper in debt. Why don’t we ever learn?” Stossel is a Libertarian so a big national government is not his preference. In the book his points are well taken.
DOES THE GSA EVER LEARN?
Common sense cannot be taught. Either you know how to come in from the rain or you don’t. Here is another example: If you work for the GSA, you probably should not park your car with a U. S. Government GSA license plate stating that the vehicle is for “OFFICIAL USE ONLY”, fifteen spaces away from the door to the Talking Stick Casino on the Salt River Pima Reservation. I noticed this recently and it made me wonder who is hiring these people. What is it about the embarrassment of the GSA scandal in Las Vegas that they don’t understand?
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