Honduran Democracy, Unemployment and Liberals
December 11, 2009 by Chip Wood
*Please Mr. President, honor democracy in Honduras. The people of Honduras have voted overwhelmingly for a new, non-Marxist president. The turnout of eligible voters was substantially higher than we had in the United States last November. A few days later, their congress also voted overwhelmingly not to reinstate Manuel Zelaya, the Chavez crony who was removed from office earlier this year. So now the question is, will the Obama Administration stop supporting a Marxist wanna-be and honor the wishes of a free and independent people? Let’s hope so.
*Those phony labor statistics. Also in the headlines last week: U.S. unemployment figures dipped from a record high of 10.2 percent all the way down to… well, 10.0 percent. “Only” 11,000 more workers lost their jobs in November, we were told. The market loved the news, with the Dow soaring over 100 points. What you weren’t told is that some 53,000 “discouraged” workers were no longer counted as unemployed… because they had stopped looking for work! The real jobless rate increased by 293,000 last month, to 5.9 million. Some recovery this is.
*Even the liberals are turning on him. My quote of the week comes from Tina Brown, the ultra-liberal editor of The Daily Beast. She says, “I have come to the conclusion that the real reason this gifted communicator (Barack Obama) has become so bad at communicating is that he doesn’t really believe a word that he is saying. He couldn’t convey that healthcare reform would be somehow cost-free because he knows it won’t be.” Gee, I don’t know, Ms. Brown. Outlandish exaggeration and distortion never seemed to bother the First Teleprompter before.