Tuesday, May 29, 2012

John Muse


Monday, May 28, 2012

Obama's Jimmy Carter Moment

In 1980, Democratic president Jimmy Carter faced an uphill struggle for re-election. Yet, despite an index of inflation and unemployment far higher than Obama’s, he was actually doing slightly better in the polls. In March of that year, Carter led his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan, by around 25 per cent. By May, Gallup gave him a lead of 49 to 41 per cent – higher than Obama’s today. Carter’s advantage evaporated in the months that followed, but he regained ground in October and by the last week he was running even.

None the less, Carter eventually suffered a landslide defeat. The scale of his humiliation was hidden by the fact that people were unwilling to commit themselves to the conservative Ronald Reagan until the very last minute. It was only when they went into the polling booth and weighed up all the hurt and humiliation of the past four years that they cast their vote against the president. It looks like Barack Obama will be the Jimmy Carter of 2012.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This Is Why BC Moved to the ACC

Sources: ESPN's new ACC deal comes out to 15 years for $3.6 billion. That comes out to a whopping $17M per school.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I'm not an Obama supporter and I am not a fan of Romney.  But where is the tolerance on the left?  Here is what left winger Cher thinks of Romney - disgraceful:

If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters—
Cher (@cher) May 08, 2012

NYT: Obama a Socialist

In an article, "Change in Paris May Better Fit U.S. Economic Positions," the Times reports: 
"With the victory of the Socialist candidate, François Hollande, in the French presidential election, the White House has lost one of its closest allies on the Continent, but perhaps gained one with economic policy beliefs more closely aligned with its own....Mr. Hollande seems 'naturally more palatable to the administration,' said Justin Vaïsse, the director of research for the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution....Observers said that...Mr. Hollande was likely to hew closer to the Obama administration on economic issues....Mr. Hollande...said that the countries had a 'convergence' on economic issues."

So, according to the Times, the French Socialist is "closely aligned with," "naturally more palatable to," and "likely to hew closer" to the Obama administration on economic issues. Is, therefore, Barack Obama (more or less) a socialist?