The White House should fire the speechwriter who thinks it is clever to prostrate the U.S. on the international stage. We have acquired the ugly habit of broadcasting to the world that we have become a nation whose future depends on the grace of other countries, and the contributions of their entrepreneurs and students (see: Study in the States Disregards America’s Potential).
If everything goes as planned, by the time we sit down to our Thanksgiving turkey the super committee will have finished their heroic task, and come up with a proposal for unprecedented spending cuts. By the time we prepare Christmas dinner, Congress will already have come to an agreement on those massive cuts. Democrats and Republicans will get what they want.
The decision by Ohio voters that collective bargaining for public employees is in their best interest is a shining example of why America embraces democracy. We have the right to make good decisions. We have the right to make bad decisions. We have the right to vote for whom and what we want, regardless of the consequences.
There is an enormous, leering elephant in the White House. It sits in the corner of the Oval Office, smirking each time a new jobs report confirms that we again failed to put more than the most meager dent in the unemployment numbers. The beast relaxes, happy and content, while the president and his accomplices oversee a never-ending stream of PR pieces designed to convince us that the job situation is someone else’s fault.