Some interesting reads for today:
- This article begins from the premise that we should applaud the fact that our press corps are complete idiots incapable of understanding the law. I refuse to embrace the lowest common denominator. If Carney had a failing, it was in not derisively saying, “I’m sure the President had hoped that the press corps could figure out a basic Constitutional issue — perhaps, in that, he was wrong.” Dammit where’s C.J. Cregg when you need her.
- Huffington Post writes about this new study linking conservatism with “low-effort thinking.” It’s not a surprising conclusion given the amount of nuance and complexity required to develop and support liberal policies.
- Conventional wisdom is starting to come around to challenge one of the enduring myths of the last few years: the idea that Rep. Paul Ryan is “courageous” and “visionary” and “serious” when he proposes his annual austerity budgets. Ryan’s budgets do not provide specifics, failing to define most of the cuts that would magically transform his deficit expanding budget into one that accomplishes its stated goals. The more we expose this myth the better.
- Michelle Malkin’s inability to forge a coherent argument continues. In the midst of a GOP-sponsored war on non-existent “voter fraud” in an effort to suppress poor and minority voters, Malkin conjures a handful of incidents of local Democratic politicians turning in fraudulent petitions (like those that kept Gingrich off the Virginia ballot) and allowing teachers to express their Constitutional rights in the face of an assault on their jobs. Note that Malkin failed to find a single incident of actual voter fraud to respond to the Democratic argument. Don’t be taken in by this deceptive rhetoric.