There’s no uptick rule on the prez. Jindal, deferred. Don’t look for competence in DC. Plus more.
GET RICH QUICK
Re: Daniel Oliver’s Selling Obama Short:
I’ve been a professional trader/investor for 50 years. Right now, I don’t want to be long or short BHO or the stock market. And, I’m not a fan of savings accounts or corporate or municipal bonds.
I’ve found a place to hole-up and have invested in gold, guns, and gin — I’ll be ready once the socialists get tossed out.
It’s the 3 G’s for me!
— Jack Hughes
George Soros’s recent apocalyptic statements about the world
economy prompted much speculation about what, exactly, it was he
was shorting. Perhaps, now we know.
— Jerry Shenk
“If Barack Obama were a stock, would you be buying or selling?” Thanks for the laugh.
By the way, if I still had a stockbroker and he/she were to
mention such junk stock, that’d be the last bit of advice I’d be
taking from him or her.
— C. Kenna Amos
Princeton, West Virginia
If Obama were a broker selling stock in America, would you buy
— David Govett
IN THE WINGS
Re: Quin Hillyer’s Jindal’s Perpetual Potential:
As Governor of California, Ronald Reagan raised taxes, signed the
most liberal abortion law in US history (a harbinger of Roe v.
Wade), grew state government…. As president he promised to
shrink government, but created the Veteran’s Affairs bureaucracy,
grew the Departments of Energy and Education, expanded the
Commerce Department and SBA, massively raised Federal taxes 7
times, spent like a Democrat and increased the national
debt. The fact is no politician is perfect, but as many
conservatives are discovering after years of disparaging
President Bush and Republicans in Congress the Democrat
alternative is far worse.
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
I’ve watched Bobby Jindal for some years and marked him as a
potential presidential candidate from the day I saw him. You
wonder if he is ready to lead? I think he was ready years ago and
his readiness so outstrips what we now have in the White House
that it is ridiculous to even attempt to compare. The only
area in which Obama excels is in his speech style, which was
trained in the best environment; the black church, with black
preachers who are the masters of persuasion and glorious
rhetoric. Jindal, in contrast, speaks to the realities of life
and true conservative principles. He has actually accomplished
things, worked with real budgets and actualized his visions.
Obama can’t claim any of that, since the presidency is his first
real job. I would love to have seen the
Obama’s personal budgets over the years to see if they even
managed that very well. The way things are going, I don’t think
he has much perspective on reality. He is operating on a “buy it
on the credit card” basis.
— Bette S.
NOT THE BRIGHTEST BUNCH
Re: Chris Robling’s The Chicago 360:
I think the senate should get its own house in order before spending anymore time crucifying Senator Burris.
The list of crooks, both Democrat and Republican in both houses is too long go into here. Many (if not all) of our problems have been caused by crooked politicians forcing banks and other corporations to do their bidding. Their interference caused the problem and beware of getting between one of them an a TV camera when they come out to swear that they are innocent (Frank, Dodd, Reid to name just a few). They are all quick to fix the blame on anyone but themselves. Remember the old adage: “figures don’t lie but liars figure!”
At times I feel that if one were to take the IQ’s of all members of congress and add them together, you still wouldn’t have the IQ of an idiot. Case in point: A trillion plus dollar stimulus (read spending and pork) bill passed by the congress before it was published and before any member could read it.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?