Oct 26 2009
Sorry for the light posting, having to take care of business issues, thanks to the fact Congress has yet to pass this year’s budget. You would think with wide margins in both houses of congress and the presidency the Democrats could get their work done on time.
Anyway, some interesting reading. Rasmussen now shows the GOP has the lead in all major issues. They lead by:
- 4% on Healthcare (46-40)
- 14% on the Economy (49-35)
- 23% on National Security (54-31)
- 19% on Iraq (50-31)
I as shocked to see the GOP even ahead on education, abortion and immigration! Clearly the Dems have destroyed their credibility by failing to address the rising unemployment. Their vaunted liberal experiment in economic stimulus through government spending has been an abysmal failure. And their efforts to ration health care through a government takeover if health insurance is way beyond the comfort level of most voters.
Iraq is also not much of a surprise. After crying “failure, failure, failure” and then have victory show up the Democrats started out looking incompetent. Americans can’t stand quitters.
A post crossed my way about the situation in southern Afghanistan. It seems things are going better than expected. I would be wary on banking the good news just yet, but the truth is the bad guys are running out of bad guys. Not only have they been decimated over the years, their recruiting is drying up as the Muslim Street turns sour on the Islamo Fascists. Moreover, the Pakistanis are about to knock down the door on the main sanctuary of the Taliban and al Qaeda, and I would suspect all hands are back in Southern Waziristan trying to defend the core leaders:
Pakistani aircraft attacked Taliban in the South Waziristan region on Sunday a day after the army said it had captured a strategic town on an approach to the militants’ main base area.
Interestingly, sanity seems to be breaking out when it comes to Global Warming. I plan to post on and argument I made to Charles Johnson at LGF, because the debate I was having over their enlightened me to new aspects of the debate. But before that happens, it is interesting to note in the latest poll on GW only a small minority believe the current warming (sort of an oxymoron there) is caused by human activity:
Only about a third, or 36 percent of the respondents, feel that human activities â€” such as pollution from power plants, factories and automobiles â€” are behind a temperature increase. That’s down from 47 percent from 2006 through last year’s poll.
A decade of cooling can have that affect.