August 26, 2014

Howler of the Night From Politico: Charlie Crist As a Former ‘Rock-Ribbed Conservative’

Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie won the state’s Democratic gubernatorial primary tonight.

In his writeup on Crist’s defeat of an overmatched challenger, the Politico’s James Hohmann wrote that “Only four years ago Crist was a governor who had run for office as a rock-ribbed conservative.” That wording is a bit too clever. One might argue that Hohmann is merely claiming that Crist ran as a “conservative” in 2006 on the coattails Jeb Bush’s successful and largely conservative previous eight years as Florida’s governor. But Crist certainly didn’t flaunt the label, and by mid-2007 it was obvious that he was governing as a “Schwarzenegger-style Republican moderate” — making it clear that any campaign claim to being genuinely conservative was a false front. Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine):

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Fantasy at AP: Housing Has Had a ‘Steady Rebound’ Since the Recession Ended

Someone must have slipped the wrong data to the Associated Press’s Josh Boak yesterday before he composed his dispatch on the Census Bureau’s latest report on new home sales.

Boak got the current month’s news right, though likely by accident (like almost everyone else in the business press, he relies on seasonally adjusted figures, and rarely goes to the unadjusted data), telling readers that “Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.” That’s fine, but his characterization of the longer-term history of home sales was woefully incorrect:

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Latest PJ Media Column (‘Entitled’) Is Up

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 6:21 am

It’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Thursday (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

Money Quote:

No one should doubt that modern leftists like Her Highness Hillary and the Obamas believe that they are our betters, and that they richly deserve every dime they can extract for personal benefit from their subjects.

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (082614)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: ‘Passion of the Christ’ Actor Jim Caviezel …

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

remains strongly pro-life, and unafraid to speak out.