Newslinks for Tuesday September 6, 2011Posted on 09/06/2011
6:30pm Video: Romney's jobs speech: Lots of action on DAY #1!
- Perry’s response: “As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney failed to create a pro-jobs environment and failed to institute many of the reforms he now claims to support.”
- Huntsman’s response: While I was governor, Utah was #1 in the nation in growth, compared to Romney’s Massachusetts, which was #47
2:30pm Tuesday afternoon links: The fog of Mediscare will lie over the land in 2012, and Romney's iffy jobs record while governor
- Tevi Troy: The next election will test whether Republicans can cut through the fog of Democrats’ Mediscare tactics
- Matt Lewis: Romney’s job record not so hot, Team Romney responds, Matt pushes back (expect Romney to push his PRIVATE sector economic experience from now on)
- Joel Gehrke: Ron Paul’snew ad attacking fellow Texas Rick Perry as “Al Gore’s Texas Cheerleader”
- 925 Days: That’s how long it’s been since Obama last laid out a jobs plan; this site lets you see what else people have achieved in 925 days or less
- He said "he was journeying through the fog of war": CNN highlights the National Geographic 9/11 special with George W. Bush
- GMA focuses on Perry and Romney's battle for the Tea Party (as well as other 2012 coverage)
11:30am The Republican: Digging into today’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll numbers: Negativity about Obama rises overall while disapproval about his economic policies stay level; and voters want Republicans to win next year
The Republican: A public forum like yesterday's in South Carolina should do more to draw a sharp line between GOP distinctives on issues and the status quo of the Obama Democrats - here are five themes for starters
Jon Huntsman: For individuals, I will introduce three lower tax rates of 8%, 14% and 23%
"For individual taxpayers, we will introduce three drastically lower rates of 8%, 14% and 23%. Eliminating deductions and credits in favor of lower marginal rates will yield a simpler and more efficient system, decreasing the taxpayer burden. We'll also use the increased revenue from closing loopholes to make business tax rates globally competitive and eliminate double taxes on investment, both measures that will encourage hiring." - Jon Huntsman in the Wall Street Journal
- In the Washington Examiner Cal Thomas praises the Heritage Foundation's 'Saving The Dream' prosperity plan.
- Michael Gerson looks at options for the supercommittee on the deficit - Washington Post
Romney promises 59 specific policies to boost economy - USA Today
Romney's moderation notable at South Carolina forum
- "Mr. Romney stood out among a slate of candidates who embraced abolishing the Education Department, privatizing Social Security and ending the Federal Reserve's role in addressing unemployment." - WSJ
- "Pressed to give base-friendly answers on abortion, financial regulations and health care reform at Jim DeMint’s Palmetto Freedom Forum on Monday afternoon, Romney kept to his approach that seems more geared toward a general election against Barack Obama than winning over primary voters on ideology." - Politico
- Mitt Romney calls his health-care law an asset against Obama - USA Today
Perry says Obama doesn't know how to create jobs and Romney didn't create as many as him - Politico
- Perry: GOP needs a nominee who is a 'clear contrast' from Obama - MSNBC
- Perry Reiterates Opposition to U.S.-Mexico Border Fence - Weekly Standard
- Questions for Perry after he skips SC forum, blaming wildfires in Texas - New York Post | Washington Examiner
Departures from Bachmann's staff raise questions about her campaign - Politico
Palin encourages Tea Party to cut infighting and focus on the goal of replacing Obama - WSJ
If Republicans want to beat Obama they should learn from the ways in which Bill Clinton reached out to moderates when he beat the first-termer, George H W Bush - CNN
- BUT! Is the GOP listening? Jonathan S Tobin at Commentary: "Anyone who thinks the GOP will nominate someone solely on the basis of polls that give Romney a slightly better chance to beat Obama than Perry hasn’t been paying attention to the changing political landscape of the party."
"Seven super-swing states with 85 electors will determine which party gets to the magic number of 270 electoral votes: Colorado (9), Florida (29), Iowa (6), Nevada (6), New Hampshire (4), Ohio (18) and Virginia (13)." - Larry Sabato for the Wall Street Journal
"A Third-Party Candidate in 2012? Probably Not" - Martin Peretz for TNR
Obama urges Republicans to put "country before party" as he prepares to unveil his jobs package - New York Times
"Obama, speaking to an estimated crowd of 13,000 on the Detroit River here, offered a slight preview of his jobs speech, castigating Republicans for not signing on to infrastructure spending that he will propose on Thursday." - The Hill
"Obama called for Congress to "get on board" with more infrastructure spending and a new round of middle-class tax cuts Monday" - Fox
- David Brooks: The Green Economy is NOT creating jobs - New York Times
...but as Fox reports, Obama was silent about a union leader's strident attacks on Tea Party...
- "Will Barack Obama condemn Joe Biden and Jimmy Hoffa for calling Republicans 'barbarians' and 'son of a bitches'?" - Toby Harnden
- "While warming up a Detroit crowd for President Barack Obama’s Labor Day speech, Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. said unions need to fight a “war” against tea partiers and congressional Republicans. “President Obama, this is your army,” Hoffa said. “We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and take America back to where America we belong.”" - Daily Caller
...and while hanging out with Hoffa, Obama misses Petraeus' retirement ceremony...
"Despite their accolades, few senior Obama administration officials found the time to attend General David Petraeus's retirement ceremony. John Barry explains how Petraeus will see their absence." - Daily Beast
"He’s loathed by Republicans for being in the wrong party, and scorned by Democrats for his fiscal conservatism." - The New York Times talks to Jim Cooper, a Blue Dog Democrat.
The New York Post endorses the Republican Bob Turner for NY's 9th district saying Obama's anti-Israel position should be punished and the Democrat candidates comes from a powerful political family.
"According to a poll of 300 likely special election voters in New York’s Ninth Congressional District, Republican businessman Bob Turner, who lost a challenge to Weiner in 2010, has gained seven points over the last month and is now tied with Democratic state assemblyman David Weprin at 42 percent." - Weekly Standard
Ten years without an attack; The decision to treat the 9/11 attacks as acts of war rather than crimes was crucial
"Choosing war opened the arsenal that has decimated al Qaeda's leadership and blunted its plan of attack. A nation at war need not wait for a suicide bombing to arrest the "suspects" who remain. Instead, it can fire missiles or send in covert teams to pre-emptively capture or kill the enemy. Our government doesn't need a judge's permission before tapping an al Qaeda operative's phones, intercepting his emails, or arresting him. We need not provide terrorists with Miranda warnings, lawyers and jury trials. A nation at war can detain the enemy without lawyers or civilian trials and interrogate them for information to prevent future attacks." - John Yoo in the Wall Street Journal
And finally... A bumper sticker for your car?
Obama's ratings hit new low in Washington Post survey: "More than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant jobs situation. Just 43 percent now approve of the job he is doing overall, a new career low; 53 percent disapprove, a new high."
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