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A Shabby White House: The Emperor’s Clothes

Thursday, July 28, 2011  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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Jay Carney’s second personal attack on Fox News’ Ed Henry in two days demonstrates that Team Obama is wilting under the glare of a country that cannot believe the president turtled-up because he couldn’t get his way.

Henry’s long run at CNN makes it very hard indeed for anyone to believe Carney’s charges, but even if it was a fresh-faced unknown asking about the president’s non-existent plan, Carney’s is an overbearing and bullying attempt to filibuster the very obvious fact that the president has not released a plan and the public doesn’t have any idea what he would do or wants done.

As Stanford economist John Taylor argues in today’s WSJ, “[s]ince President Obama took office, we’ve added on complex regulatory interventions in health care (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and finance (the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act).”

“The unintended consequences of these laws are already raising health-care costs and deterring new investment and risk-taking.” They are also driving the unemployment rate as Taylor illustrates:

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The president’s tantrum last Friday is nothing like the anger and frustration of the people whose jobs and businesses his policies have destroyed, and now he walks off the field because John Boehner won’t completely indulge his shattered ideology by applying more leeches? And his spokesman berates MSM for finally summoning the courage to ask the obvious question about the emperor’s clothes?

Oh, by the way, the White House senior staff and tech wizards found time to rickroll a critic yesterday. Classy stuff, and in keeping with the “Hope and Change” presidency.

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