President Barack Smoot-Hawley

September 16, 2009

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: raising tariffs and starting a trade war during a recession is stupid: it is the exact opposite of what you want to do, for it chokes off the very commerce needed to foster renewed growth.

Of course, when we have a president so ignorant of basic economics that he thinks of profits as part of a business’ overhead:

But by avoiding some of the overhead that gets eaten up at private companies by profits and excessive administrative costs and executive salaries…

…It’s perhaps a bit much to expect him to understand the importance of free trade to prosperity.  Doh

LINKS: Hot Air.


Allergic to the race card

September 16, 2009

From William Jacobson:

The increasingly hysterical use of the the race card by liberal columnists, bloggers and politicians reflects the last gasps of people who, being unable to win an argument on the merits, seek to end the argument.

The “racism corollary” to Godwin’s Law?

Related: The Anchoress on The Toxic Card of Racism Trumps Hearts. America’s Worst ex-President says the opposition to Obama’s agenda is mostly due to race.


The Audacity of Hos

September 16, 2009

Jon Stewart covers the ACORN scandal the legacy media wouldn’t touch.

EDIT: Replaced the link with one that actually works, thanks to Porkchop.


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