I’ve got to work, but I still read a few things this morning, during my regular rounds of morning blog favorites, that I think you’ll find interesting too:
Power Line on Obama’s bizarre approach to health care reform: “One would expect a leader, paricularly one who is considered highly cerebral by many, to carefully craft a health care reform plan after a period of intense study. One would expect further that the leader would fight for his plan, compromising only around the edges and under extreme duress. One would not expect a leader to defer to others in his party simply to get a plan, any plan, passed by a certain date.” (Rick Moran makes a similar point.)
Perhaps, though, there’s a reason for Obama’s rush — and it’s not about you, me or other ordinary Americans: “”Let’s just lay everything on the table,” [Rep. Charles] Grassley said. “A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn’t going to pass if there weren’t some changes made … and the president says, ‘You’re going to destroy my presidency.’ ”
Read this and, aside from hearing effusive praise for Valerie Jarrett, the President’s consigliere, you also learn so much about Obama. Just on the first page, you learn that he’s whiny, bad-tempered, lazy, ill-informed, stubborn, a loose cannon, and, when it comes to strong women, submissive. (Oh, gee, just the qualities I want in my president.) It’s strange when a loving NY Times article sounds as mean as a less than loving National Review article. Jarrett’s power is a bit creepy, especially given that she is a true Chicago political insider (and that’s no compliment). But what makes the article really amazing is the way in which it demeans Obama as a way of highlighting Jarrett’s behind-the-scenes control. As for Jarrett, she bears further examination, given her control over the President.
Sometimes it’s useful to remind ourselves what hate radio really looks like. (Hint: it’s not on the conservative end of the radio dial.) Fortunately, the man against whom so much of it is directed is big enough to take the hits and not get hurt.
And the RNC came out with a clever one. (H/T: Hot Air)