Why Ted Cruz speaks for me

Warriors versus wimps.

Ted Cruz and his allies get it.  They get that Americans can’t afford to have Obamacare implemented against our groaning, near-collapse finances.  They get that we are disgusted (and alarmed) at the idea of being the GOP’s economic attrition strategy for the 2014 election: the strategy that says, “Let things get as bad as they’re going to with Obamacare, and then people will finally blame the Democrats.”  The problem with that strategy is that someone has to pay the price for it – has to accept the financial losses, which for many people could be disastrous, even permanently life-changing – and that someone is us.

Cruz – and Mike Lee in the Senate, along with Matt Salmon (AZ) and others in the House – show that they get what the stakes are, Continue reading “Why Ted Cruz speaks for me”

Eyes on the ball: Obama’s Magical Economy Tour has a purpose

Under every rock, Obamacare.

The president is launching a new, campaign-style tour to “lay out his agenda for reinvigorating the economy.”

According to New York Times reporters Michael D. Shear and Jonathan Weisman, Obama’s strategy is “aimed at giving him credit for the improving job market and lifting his rhetoric beyond the Beltway squabbles that have often consumed his presidency.”

Rush Limbaugh, talking this morning about the Magical Economy Tour, suggested that Obama would be able to convince a good number of Americans that prosperity is on the horizon ahead of us, if we will follow his policies.  Obama will emphasize his belief that – contrary to JFK’s aphorism about a rising tide lifting all boats – Continue reading “Eyes on the ball: Obama’s Magical Economy Tour has a purpose”