Second run

I heard from my editor at WND Books yesterday. It seems that RGD has been “doing very well” and is going into its second print run. I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to correct the errata or not, but I have requested the opportunity to do so. I would like to thank all of you who supported that first foray into writing about economics.

But, but, he’s UNELECTABLE

As was the case in 2008, Republicans are going to have to go with Ron Paul if they want to beat Obama. Even with the administration lurching from one debacle to the next, they cannot win by putting up another hated servant of Wall Street and the neocons like McCain, Romney, Giuliani, Palin, Pawlenty, and Huckabee. And this will be especially true when the economy is understood to be continuing on its long march netherward:

Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – virtually dead even. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42% support and Paul with 41% of the vote. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. Ask the Political Class, though, and it’s a blowout. While 58% of Mainstream voters favor Paul, 95% of the Political Class vote for Obama.

As the poll indicates, the Republican Party leadership would much rather lose to an approved mandarin like Obama than elect a real republican who would threaten the bifactional ruling party. No doubt National Review and other “conservative” media sites will soon be finding ways to deprecate these poll findings.

Democrats iz smart

Ever since I was in college, I always found it remarkably amusing that Democrats thought they were the more intelligent party by virtue of the fact that Ivy League academics tend to be left-wingers. They always seemed to forget that there are more crack whores across the country than there are Ivy League professors. Anyhow, courtesy of Steve Sailer, this chart of preferred cable channels by party should further tread the myth of the intelligent Democrat into the mire. SoapNet, VH1, and Nick at Nite… yes, those are most certainly indicators of the American intellectual elite.

Curiouser and curiouser

The Son of Kenya sneaks out and loses the press corps to attend what appears to have been a nonexistent soccer game:

The first Google map shows the path between the White House and the location of the soccer game President Obama said he was going to watch. Distance between the White House and 40th & Chesapeake is 5 miles, or 13 minutes apart. The second Google map shows the path between the White House and the Kenyan Embassy (2249 R Street NW), a distance of 1.5 miles, or 7 minutes apart.

Why does this matter?

On 4/12/10, Jefferson’s Rebels picked up on the story that had recently been circulating the net [courtesy of WorldNetDaily – VD]. We reported on a bizarre comment made by Kenya’s Minister of Lands. James Orengo plainly said on the floor of Kenya’s National Assembly: “If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation, how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the President of America?”

There is only one rational explanation. Obama, with his spectacular intelligence, was the only one at the White House capable of realizing that Michael Steele had cunningly planted “James Orengo” in the Kenyan ministry and needed to personally explain the dastardly Republican plot to delegitimize his hold on the Cherry Blossom Throne to the Kenyan ambassador.