DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Until Fearless Leader resumes his Nightly Ramble, settle for a late supper.

Is Chuckles vulnerable:

Can we start treating Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) as vulnerable NOW?

(H/T: Instapundit) He’s dropped another four points in two weeks. 51% in mid-January; 47% now. That’s the lowest it’s been since 2001.

Admittedly, he’s currently up more or less two-to-one against a hypothetical Kudlow candidacy.  Currently.  As I noted last week, Schumer wasn’t exactly challenged in his last election, and his current relationship with Wall Street threatens to clash badly with the President’s unfolding plan to demonize that institution.  How well his supposed invulnerability will hold up under a real political assault has yet to be seen.  Aggressive, ambitious New York Republicans, please note…

Hat tip:  Moe Lane.

Question of the Day:

Question: Has the White House really been transformed into a cult of personality shrine to “The One”?

Hat tip:  Hillbuzz.

Counting down Keith, Los Angeles Times:

[Keith] Olbermann’s showboat is sinking. Listing in you-know-which direction.

It’s as if he thinks talking LOUDER will keep his low cell battery from dying.

Hat tip:  Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit.

“This President Is A Real Slow Learner”, video:

Hat tip:  Nice Deb.

What is wrong with Obamacare, Milton Friedman:

[W]hy we would assume that political self-interest is somehow more noble than economic self-interest.

Hat tip and transscription, Selwyn Duke, American Thinker.


Rich Lowry, Real Clear Politics:

What happens when the irresistible force of the Democratic urge to tax runs up against the immovable object of Democratic loyalty to the labor unions?

Another ugly deal in a health-care bill that already was a grotesquerie of pay offs to favored politicians and interests. The levy in question is a 40 percent excise tax on high-end employer-provided insurance plans that – typically – has been sold as a tax on “the rich.” It’s called the “Cadillac tax,” a name redolent of corporate executives cackling in their Escalades over their cushy benefits.

That’s all.

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