Stories to Watch: 9/14/11
Frost warning tonight. Nothing says “summer’s going away” like a frost warning. Cover up your tomatoes, people. Now here’s the news…
A Bloomberg poll finds that voters aren’t very excited about Obama’s jobs plan — 51% are opposed, 41% supportive. Which is weird, because Gallup found people supporting it, 54% - 32%. Likewise, Reuters/Ipsos found that Obama got a little bump from his jobs speech and introduction of the plan. Looks like Bloomberg’s results are being outvoted.
Democrats haven’t been doing well in special elections. Does that spell trouble for President Obama? Nate Silver has bad news.
Louie Gohmert plays the politics of “you snooze, you lose.”
The Pennsylvania GOP tries to game the electoral college to deny Obama a 2012 win.
Rick Perry’s claim that he only got five grand from the company that makes HPV vaccine turns out to be mostly bullshit.
Compare and contrast: Ron Paul’s vision of American healthcare vs. Barack Obama’s.
It’s shit like this, Obama: “According to the Financial Times, President Obama is going to propose cuts of ‘several hundred billion dollars from Medicare and Medicaid,’ when he presents his proposal for deficit reduction next Monday.” It’s a lot easier to win these fights when you don’t start by agreeing that your opponent is right — especially when they aren’t.
Meanwhile, Blue Dogs continue to ignore the fact that they got their asses handed to them in 2010. This time, they’re playing “adult” by siding with the GOP against Obama’s jobs plan. Your path to electoral victory through Republicanism-lite was a huge failure, people. Deal with it.
Finally, here’s a Republican solution to unemployment — import big ol’ Burmese pythons and fabulous wealth will follow. No, really.