HotAir Daily Express 09/06/2012

Video: Democrats were against God before they were for Him
9/6/2012 10:01:52 AM  Ed Morrissey
Mark Halperin has declared the God Debate a closed issue, but he’s the only one who is.  Jim VandeHei of Politico marvels at the debacle created by Democrats in their attempt to first excise God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s

ADP report: 201K jobs added to private sector in August
9/6/2012 9:21:51 AM  Ed Morrissey
Two key indicators on employment show a hint of moderate job growth for August 2012, one day ahead of the official report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  First, weekly jobless claims dropped slightly to 365,000 last week, according to the

Toughest job ever: fact-checking Bill Clinton
9/6/2012 8:41:24 AM  Ed Morrissey
Bill Clinton rescued the Democratic convention from a complete collapse last night with a strong — but far too long — nominating speech on behalf of Barack Obama.  Prior to his arrival, Democrats had embarrassed themselves by voting to

Obamateurism of the Day
9/6/2012 8:01:27 AM  Ed Morrissey
It’s bad enough when biased news organizations claim to be “fact checkers.”  It moves to the ridiculous when politicians try filling that role.  Even the New York Times noticed that Barack Obama didn’t exactly cover himself in

Quotes of the day
9/5/2012 10:34:02 PM  Allahpundit
Two platform planks sparked division at the Democratic National Convention here Wednesday… Obama had seen the language prior to the convention, a campaign source said, but did not seek to change it until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of

Peter Schiff to Democrats: Who’s up for banning corporate profits?
9/5/2012 9:51:04 PM  Allahpundit
To cleanse the palate, a little fish-in-a-barrel fun with the regulars in Charlotte. His producer e-mails to stress that they deliberately avoided the tents outside the convention, where the radicals are camped out, so that they could get a more

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Hey, there was no discord on the floor over that God and Jerusalem language; Update: “Alternate universe”; Update: Interviews canceled
9/5/2012 9:02:00 PM  Allahpundit
Via BuzzFeed, even by the usual standards of America’s most lifelike talking-points robot, this is rote Orwellian spinbabble. I wasn’t watching CNN when it aired but apparently even the anchors found it too egregious to let it pass without

Video: Kelly & MKH talk DNC Day One, Bubba redux
9/5/2012 8:21:55 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Kelly Maher of Revealing Politics and I talk DNC Day One and preview tonight’s Bubba-era redux from Charlotte: Video streaming by

A pre-Bubba prebuttal
9/5/2012 7:41:00 PM  Karl
If the WaPo’s Glenn Kessler could fact-check a speech before Mitt Romney gave it, why not a little prebuttal of tonight’s featured DNC speaker? Although many viewers will opt for the opening of the NFL season, a likely female-skewing demo

Democrats getting antsy about Romney’s fundraising tally?
9/5/2012 7:01:17 PM  Erika Johnsen
The official total isn’t ready yet and we still don’t have an estimate available from Team Obama, but it looks like Team Romney is on track to continue the trend of fundraising domination of the past few months. Via the WSJ: Mitt Romney’s

Dem convention, night two: Fake Indian, Bill Clinton, whole lotta abortion
9/5/2012 6:22:45 PM  Allahpundit
Here’s the hourly schedule, in case you’re among the tiny minority of readers who’d rather watch three hours of identity politics, class warfare, and union stoogery than the Giants/Cowboys season opener. BuzzFeed’s quite right

Oh my: Boos at convention as Dems reinstate language on God and Jerusalem in platform; Update: Obama pushed for language to be added; Update: Or did he? Update: Will MSNBC cover?
9/5/2012 6:01:47 PM  Allahpundit
The amazing conclusion to yesterday’s snafu involving the Democratic platform’s language on Israel. After an evening of bad press they decided to reinsert the language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, along with some language

Video: Meet the pro-choice Democrats
9/5/2012 5:21:48 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Great work by Reason TV. Paul Detrick and Zach Weissmueller explore just how pro-choice Democrats really are: As with Revealing Politics‘ video, you’ll be amazed at some of the answers they

Sununu on DNC venue switcheroo: “You can’t believe a thing this administration says”
9/5/2012 4:41:48 PM  Erika Johnsen
After this morning’s news that the Democrats are now planning to move Obama’s convention speech from the outdoor, 70,000-capacity Bank of America football stadium to the indoor, 20,000-capacity Time Warner basketball arena because of

Pelosi: A House Democratic majority is “very doable” this November
9/5/2012 4:01:11 PM  Erika Johnsen
Well… her confidence, at least, is compelling. From the WashTimes: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t a mathematician, but on Wednesday she shared with reporters an intricate arithmetical formula that shows a “very doable” path for Democrats

“Better off”: America slips ranks in global economic competitiveness
9/5/2012 3:21:24 PM  Erika Johnsen
In regards to Team Obama’s recent suggestions that Americans are indeed better off today than they were four years ago, ‘by every measure’… you’ll forgive me for not being rapturously convinced of their validity. As

Video: Election will bully Obama, or something
9/5/2012 2:41:21 PM  Ed Morrissey
Conventions produce a lot of oddball claims and weird arguments, but last night’s speech by Deval Patrick had one of the strangest I’ve yet heard made.  In fact, I had to double-check the transcript and the video this morning to be sure

Rahm: Obama deserves the “incomplete”
9/5/2012 2:01:29 PM  Ed Morrissey
Who knew that an “incomplete” was such a good grade?  Democrats continue to push the notion that voters should reserve judgment on Barack Obama’s performance on the economy for another four years today, with Rahm Emanuel making the

The Ed Morrissey Show: Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham
9/5/2012 1:58:03 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll bring Day One of our coverage of the Democratic Convention with more of our Salem All-Stars on site! Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham join me today to discuss the speeches from last night, the coverage

Health insurance premiums for NC college students rise 51% under ObamaCare
9/5/2012 1:21:43 PM  Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama and his campaign hoped to make ObamaCare their pitch to get younger voters more enthused about the election this year — a perverse but not forlorn hope, as I’ll explain in a minute.  That may be even more true in North Carolina,

Ramirez on the Democratic “better-off” dance
9/5/2012 12:41:40 PM  Ed Morrissey
Actually, the entire editorial staff at Investors Business Daily dissects the Democratic avoidance of the “are you better off” question, which is easily the most predictable query in presidential politics after Ronald Reagan used it to

Christie on Pelosi’s ‘obstructionist’ lamentations: “She’s part of the problem”
9/5/2012 12:01:37 PM  Erika Johnsen
It gets pretty galling hearing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi constantly bemoaning and repining the lack of compromise in Congress these days, as if partisan disagreement is some entirely new and unnatural phenomenon borne of humanity’s

DNC attendees: Yeah, it’s pretty awesome to belong to the government
9/5/2012 11:21:18 AM  Mary Katharine Ham
Revealing Politics asked DNC attendees and delegates in Charlotte what they thought of one of the themes of the DNC promotional video that played in the arena last night— “The government is the only thing we all belong to.” The Obama campaign

Breaking: Obama speech moved indoors due to … weather; Update: Obama tried downplaying attendance expectations
9/5/2012 10:31:30 AM  Ed Morrissey
It’s official now — Barack Obama’s acceptance speech tomorrow night won’t take place in The Stadium Whose Real Name Shall Not Be Mentioned.  Instead of the 73,000-seat venue, the DNC has opted to move Obama back indoors, where