The Cheat Sheet, October 4: Are You Ready for Some Politics?

Obama has now suggested that hindsight is 20/20 when it comes to issues like Solyndra. Perhaps, but then, what is hindsight, or, more to the point, where was the foresight within his administration? If it was present, it didn’t seem to have much of a vote.

President Obama told George Stephanopoulos Monday that he didn’t regret his administration’s investment of $535 million in failed clean energy company Solyndra. “People felt it was a good bet,” the president said. But new e-mails revealed today indicate there were plenty of folks within the administration who had serious questions about Solyndra, with the president’s chief economic adviser at the time, Larry Summers, suggesting that the government was “crappy” at picking sound investments.

It’s difficult to see Obama surviving another national election, if numbers like these continue to hold up.

A new CBS News poll finds that nearly seven in 10 Americans believe President Obama has not made real progress in fixing the economy.

Indeed, Republicans are feeling optimistic. However, it requires more than optimism to win elections.

Republicans are overwhelmingly confident about taking back the White House in 2012, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Democrats are less sure that their guy has another big win in him.

Raising Cain?

After a quick rise in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has experienced an almost equally dramatic decline, losing about half of his support over the past month, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Meanwhile, Michele Bachmann’s pollster, veteran Ed Goes, is leaving her campaign. Bachmann is now staking her whole campaign on the Iowa Caucuses.

Chris Christie has scheduled a press conference for 1pm EDT. Reports are swirling that he will not run for president in 2012.

And the hits on Perry just keep coming. Whatever your thoughts on the Texas Governor, it’s clear the press has a full force feeding frenzy going on, now. One has to wonder about what would have happened with Obama, if half this sort of effort had been directed at him in 2007 and 2008.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eleven years ago, when the NAACP stepped up a campaign to remove the Confederate battle flag from statehouses and other government buildings across the South, it found an opponent in Rick Perry.

Just the same, we may not see this item coming across the wires anytime soon.

New Black Panther Malik Shabazz: Obama Evoked Tenets of Black Liberation Theology in Selma

Yeah, that’s the ticket! Senate Dems think maybe a trade war with China will cure what ails the economy. They may have actually come up with a worse idea than stimulus, runaway spending, tax hikes and ObamaCare.

DOOM: A candy colored clown they call the sandman

BigPeace’s Worldview, October 4: Franco-Belgium bank Dexia may be near collapse

S&P is now in a bear market, thanks to fears over the imminent Greek default

BigGovernment contributor Brian Darling explains the silly OccupyWallStreet movement to the British public:

The bottom line is that these left wing freaks incorrectly believe that they can set up a big government version of the Tea Party. They have a warped view of activism and want to force unpopular socialist ideas on America. They are too dumb to understand that the American people support limited government, free market capitalism and low taxes.

This item is apt to generate some Left vs. Right political discussion on the proper role of government in policing the people.

WASHINGTON — Civil rights lawyers on Monday raised the first opposition to New York Police Department efforts to spy on Muslims, an operation that politicians have been reluctant to even discuss.

The lawyers asked a federal judge in Manhattan to force the NYPD to turn over records about clandestine police programs that monitored all aspects of daily life in Muslim neighborhoods. The request represents the first official action against the NYPD since The Associated Press revealed how the police intelligence programs operate.

Well, at least there’s always sports for a little distraction from politics. Or, maybe not. Strap on your helmets, folks, we have a long way to go before November 2012.

Hank Williams, Jr., the voice famous for asking millions of football fans whether they’re ready for some football, has been pulled from tonight’s broadcast of “Monday Night Football” over a comment he made on Fox News this morning.

Presumably, Sarah Palin rape jokes are still okay with ESPN. The NFL is also okay with comparing GOP candidates to Hitler, as Madonna did a while back. America will be punished for her remarks by watching her perform at the Super Bowl’s half-time show.

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