Washington Post hack endorses Ryan pick because "at least Ryan has an idea, however misguided and derivative." Seems to think we'll be able to "have it out" between two competing governing philosophies. We won't be that lucky! After all, one of the two governing philosophies doesn't actually, you know, govern.
USA Today/Gallup poll suggests Ryan pick is less popular than Palin pick was in 2008. But you remember, of course, that Ms. Palin wasn't as well-known as Mr. Ryan is now. Admittedly, that's not a good sign for Mr. Ryan. Know what is a good sign for Mr. Ryan? The "liberal" media gobbles up his crap even more eagerly than they gobbled up Ms. Palin's crap at first.
Arizona Republican Senate candidate Jeff Flake tells us repealing the 17th Amendment -- which mandates direct election of U.S. Senators by a state's voters, rather than election of U.S. Senators by a state's legislature -- would be "better as it reinforces the notion of federalism." No explanation from Mr. Flake on how repealing the 17th Amendment would "reinforce" the "notion" of democracy.
Rep. Joe Walsh (A-IL) suggests that a vague mass movement "on the ground" will "respectfully pick this president up and pat him on the head and say, son, son, son, Mr. President, you were never ready to be President, now go home and work for somebody and find out how the real world works." Later he adds, "every time anybody criticizes (Mr. Obama), the racist card is thrown out." First off, that's "race card." Second off, only lazy people accuse in the passive voice! Third off, it's not "every time," as any reader of this blog knows. And fourth off -- oh, forget it, it's Joe Walsh.