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Daily Comedy 12/12

The Thrill Is Gone

The Denver Smackdown

  “I’ve been exchanging emails all night with friends, sharing our thoughts on tonight’s presidential debate in Denver or — as I’ve come to refer to it — the Denver Smackdown. There were tons of observations, jokes, and predictions flying around, but my overall, quickie takeaway is that Romney ruled.

My favorite thing about tonight was that Governor Romney not only took the fight to President Obama, but he seemed to genuinely enjoy doing so. He had that fire in his eyes that it takes to win. But as assertive, even aggressive, as he was, he was still likeable. My husband watched and noted how polite the two were to each other. I had not really noticed because I was so caught up in, and somewhat surprised by, the fact that Romney came out swinging and never let up. But he was right about the politeness. Romney struck the perfect balance. He came across as a gentleman. He was forceful without being a bully. He was assertive of his territory (the time clock), without being rude. Romney was pitch perfect tonight. Just perfect.

And as perfect as Romney was, Obama was that bad. I already had a feeling this election would be a lot like Reagan – Carter. Obama has been behaving like a man in deep trouble. His surrogates have called Romney a felon, accused him of killing a woman with cancer, and even of dissing his garbage man. This isn’t a “Morning in America” campaign. This is the smell of desperation in the morning.”

Weekly Standard

” According to a Newsweek/Daily Beast poll of likely voters, Barack Obama now rates behind Jimmy Carter in the pantheon of great
presidents. The poll asked likely voters to list the two best and the two worst presidents the history of the United States. Here are the
tallies, based on net results: ”

     Of course this is just confirmation of facts that some of us were well aware of even before he was elected .

   We’ve paid a steep price to prove it to the rest of the voting public .

  “It doesn’t matter if the state of the economy is the result of actions taken by the current president. More often than not, presidential elections come down to money . . . that is to say, how much money is sitting in the pockets of the 300 million voters.

Consider this: Jimmy Carter and George Bush Sr. are the only two presidents over the last 31 years who have not been granted a second term. Both were damned with a dismal economy on Election Day. “

  This John Hawkins piece just happens to open with a “Quote of the Day ” post of mine from the other day . No great significance there , just my musing . Anyway , the point of the article ( well made ) is to verbalize the reasons that inevitably betray the left’s economic policies and doom them to failure .
   We who subscribe to a more ” original intent ” type of philosophy in matters of import most likely find Hawkins’ truths to be self-evident . At risk of preaching to the choir , I recommend his post as a concise yet thorough primer to fall back on the next time you are innundated with the usual “we just need to spend more ” litany from your more progressive friends . The aforementioned mantra is , as we know  “the solution to all ills” to the progressive mind .

PS: To be fair I must take slight issue with Mr. Hawkins on item #6 . The way I see it , the Right side of the aisle , with scant few exceptions , has been just as eager to regulate us into an early grave us the progressive left .

“There’s a reason it took the country so long to pull out of the Great Depression under FDR, why Americans became acquainted with the Misery Index under Carter, and why we’ve had the weakest economic recovery from a recession in U.S. history under Obama. Liberal economic policies just don’t work. In fact, the only time left-wingers have taken charge in the last 40 years without decimating the economy was during the Clinton years when Republicans in Congress balanced the budget and spent 6 years strong-arming Clinton to keep him from molesting the economy like one of his interns. This is no coincidence; it’s a natural consequence of the errant liberal view of economics.

1) Keynesian stimulus doesn’t work. As Walter Williams has pointed out, the whole idea of revving up the economy via a government stimulus is doomed from the start.

…Where does Congress get the resources for the spending? Well, there is no Tooth Fairy and there is no Santa Claus. So, the only way Congress can get one dollar to spend is to take that one dollar from Americans, borrow that one dollar from Americans, or inflate that one dollar from Americans.

The Man from Plains can finally point and laugh at someone else’s expense .