Bill McKinley could teach Barack Obama a thing (or two)

What did Archie and the Dingbat sing? “We sure could use a man like Herbert Hoover again!”

Hell, I’ll settle for Bill McKinley. Prosperity? Commerce? Prestige abroad? Sounds good to me. Throw in a little “Civilization” and you got yourself a ticket to Washington D.C.! (Just don’t go to Buffalo!) BTW: that’s one honking-big gold coin the candidate is standing on!

(The Wm. F. McKinley campaign poster is included in a new book put out by the Library of Congress. It’s on my Most Wanted list. Hint! Hint!)

Much of the foolishness in America today can be traced to the editorial pages of The New York Times. The drum circles at the Siege of the Capitol, the Havens Center wobblies, the socialists at The Nation and The Capital Times – they take sustenance and intellectual cover from the Grey Pink Lady.

So its lead editorial Saturday on April’s national employee figures should not surprise. Job growth could best be described as anemic, 342,000 job seekers simply gave up looking, the Dow Jones reacts with a 168-point nose dive on Wall Street as home values continue to plummet.

What is the Times’ editorial prescription? Quick, more government spending! I kid you not! They’re doubling down on Ye Olde Demon Rum Stimulus! Talk about faith-based economics!

“The economy will not heal itself without more government help.” Huh? If the government is “helping” how can the economy “heal itself”? That’s like saying the desperate man cannot commit suicide unless someone else pulls the trigger – an apt analogy, if I do say so myself. (And I do!)

But that is how liberals (Part XXIII in a series) think. Government makes the hands on the clock go ’round and ’round. Got a problem? Of course you do, for Democrats see America as a nation of victims, government as the miraculous faith healer.

This is Month 39 of 8% or more unemployment. That is the longest stretch since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Barack Obama has presided over the federal government for all 39 of those months. The home-ownership rate is the lowest since 1965 and foreclosures are at a post-Depression high. Bond houses have lowered the nation’s credit rating.

Writing in The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 8, 2011, economist Michael Boskin said, “No corporate CEO could survive such a clear history of failure.”

The same people who want to recall Scott Walker after 16 months for a state unemployment rate that, at 6.8%, is well below the nation’s 8.1% want to give Barack Obama four more years. The same political party that killed iron mining in Iron County, Wis., and the Keystone Pipeline is now the party of job growth?

The 1st Law of Holes, anyone?

Let’s do the Obama roll call on the first four years: $830 billion in stimulus, $3 billion in cash for clunkers, $30 billion in small business loans, $30 billion in new home buyers credits, the Detroit auto workers union bailout, ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, 99 weeks of jobless benefits later (tick, tick, tick), and crapshoot bets on Solyndra-style boondoggles.

Federal spending is 25% of GDP – up from 18%. The federal debt equals 67% of GDP – highest since just after World War II. Same for the budget deficit, which is now at 10% of GDP.

So what does The New York Times suggest? More spending!

“Without further government help – especially more aggressive spending … the economy simply does not have the momentum to heal itself.”

What do we want? More spending! When do we want it? Now!

So the NY Times leaves Barack Obama off the hook. Who is their bad guy? You guessed it, the guy who has not been president these last four years – Mitt Romney! Seems the Republican candidate for president had the audacity (if you’ll pardon the expression) to hope (again!) that the nation should be adding 500,000 jobs every month.

How naive, sneers the Times. “The economy has not seen job growth like that in nearly 30 years.” Pshaw!

Do the math, kids. What happened 30 years ago? The NY Times won’t tell you but Blaska will: 30 years ago, Ronald Reagan was “staying the course” to correct the stagflation of Jimmy Carter (endorsed by The New York Times and Madison’s own Capital Times – twice!). Reagan thus ushered in the nation’s greatest period of prosperity without massive infusions of gummint trickle-down. All while defeating the evil Communist Empire!

(Of course, Bill McKinley defeated the Spanish. How soon we forget!)

Surrender, Dorothy Julia!

Silly female! Julia, let the big strong Government open it for you!

I have joined the Divine Miss Vicki McKenna, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, State Sen. Alberta Darling, State Rep. Michelle Litjens, the unemployed Ann Romney, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Peggy Noonan, Sarah Palin, Condi Rice, Michele Bachmann, and the Lennon Sisters in their Conservative War on Women, aka “C(W)OW.”

These little ladies understand that the weaker sex cannot possibly thrive without the benevolent oversight of Big Daddy government.

About President Obama’s government-dependent “Julia,” Ms. Malkin says: “Julia is a pathetic figment of the Progressive imagination. She simply cannot function without the lifelong intervention of federal patriarchs. Instead of two parents preparing her for school, Obama credits Head Start bureaucrats with ensuring that Julia is ‘ready to learn and succeed’ in kindergarten. … Mamas, for the sake of your family’s freedom and our republic’s survival, don’t let your babies grow up to be Julia.”

Paul Ryan says the Julia website is creepy!

Quote of the week: Speaking of creepy. “We need a mom and I’m anxious to be that mom.” – “The Kathleen” Falk, in Friday’s Dem debate, about restoring civility, I guess. How about calling out Pink Dress Guy for starters? Ann of Althouse riffs on Dane County’s Mommie Dearest.

Bring on the Nanny State!

He’s fired!

Speaking of The Kathleen.

Announcement: The Blaska Policy Research Center and Herpetarium has retroactively terminated the employment of its director of research, the late Oskar Homolka (1898-1978). He’s through! Out of here! Sacked for picking “The Kathleen” Falk to win Tuesday’s Dem governor recall primary. What a dope! Why, any fool can see that Tom Barrett is going to win. Monroe Street and the other Progressive-occupied territories in Madison are plastered with Barrett yard signs to the virtual exclusion of the Falk version. Yard signs vote!

Because of today’s personnel decision, the application period for qualified candidates to succeed the late Mr. Homolka (may he burn in hell!) will be extended for another two years. Experience handling reptiles a bonus.

Today’s Intemperate Tirade

Is dedicated to pro wrestling’s villains on black-and-white TV.

“Why aren’t Democrats running against Scott Walker’s union reforms?” asks Friday’s Wall Street Journal editorial.

“Remember the Greek-style protests in Madison, the union sit-ins, the lawmakers who fled to Illinois to avoid voting on Scott Walker's collective-bargaining law last year? … One of Mr. Barrett's ads singles out ‘Walker's War on Women’ with nary a mention of collective bargaining.” Nary!

Here’s why: In the May 2 Marquette Law School poll, only 12% of Democrats said restoring collective bargaining was most important. If the recall is based on job growth, then why didn’t we recall Jim Doyle?

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