Political musings for the week ending Mar. 17, on subjects including: Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, the Tea Party, Barack Obama, media bias, interest rates, the economy, the Consumer Price Index, credit, Hillary Clinton, terrorism, international trade, Israel, North Korea and more.
After Rick Santorum’s victories in Tuesday’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Mitt Romney told Fox News, “We’re not going to go to a brokered convention.” But those who put their money where their mouths are, buying contracts on the Intrade.com online prediction market, assess the picture much differently. The latest Intrade.com probability that the Republican nominee will be selected in a brokered convention is 21.5 percent. This same probability stood at 5 percent in early February.
The socialists in our government who want to ram government health care schemes down our throats have tried to excuse their tyranny and violation of the U.S. Constitution with a number of flimsy arguments. One of those is that since drivers are required by the states to have liability insurance, it’s okay for the federal government to assume powers it does not have and force people to buy a product whether they want it or not. But as Eric Scheiner at CNS News points out very humorously in this video, it isn’t the same at all.
Perhaps, at the very least, NPR should be required to broadcast a political disclaimer every hour saying, “Taxpayer funded NPR has a policy against providing our listeners with diverse points of view, while others are ‘fair and balanced’ we make no pretense that we are, listen at your own risk.” Better still, maybe the Senate will wake up, save taxpayer dollars, eliminate NPR’s funding and free them up to try to compete with conservative talkers in the private sector marketplace.