Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it's not.Vote for real hope today. Vote Republican.
First, like all U.S. elections, it's about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Barack Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy.
Here is a president who proclaims the reduction of inequality to be the great cause of his administration. Yet it has radically worsened in his six years. The 1 percent are doing splendidly in the Fed-fueled stock market, even as median income has fallen.
Second is the question of competence. The list of disasters is long, highlighted by the Obamacare rollout, the Veterans Affairs scandal and the pratfalls of the once-lionized Secret Service. Beyond mere incompetence is government intrusiveness and corruption, as in the overreach of national security surveillance and IRS targeting of politically disfavored advocacy groups.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Krauthammer: 2014 Election a referendum on competence
is spot on.