Crimson Hexagon is to the internet as Nielson is to television programming. They both are leading firms that take measure of what is popular in their respective spheres. Crimson measures sentiments as posted in public social networking sites like Twitter. Their work is directed mostly for commercial purposes, but they also explore political issues. The outfit monitored tweets on the subject of the Presidents big black bus tour through Tea Party land and found 72% of tweeters were critical of the tour with only 6% tweeting favorably about it. It places Obama in the running for the Twit of the Year award.
Say what you will about Bill Clinton, but at least he had an easy charm and a sense of propriety. He also was a man who was capable of being gracious. Obama is none of that. Can you picture President Clinton, 2 ½ years into his presidency, ordering a million dollar bus from Canada, having it painted intimidation black, and riding for three days through the midlands making stump speeches blaming mid-east unrest and a Japanese earthquake for the lack of jobs at home?
The President’s big bust tour didn’t go very well. It’s not surprising when you know the tour was in fly over Tea Party country. Even the black congressional caucus didn’t like it. He spent too much time with white folks. Maxine Waters pleaded with Black Caucus followers to “release us” and then we’ll go at him. The Caucus is caught between Scylla and Charybdis on this one.
A recent Newsmax poll found that only 42% of voters will admit they voted for Barack Obama. Now I know why all those Obama/Biden bumper stickers are disappearing from cars everywhere, except in college towns of course.
The goal of public service union leaders is to maximize membership. If two people can easily do the job, five is better. Five votes to count, five dues to collect, what could be sweeter than that? On the other hand, the taxpayers, as citizens paying the wages are entitled to a day’s work for a day’s wages paid. The negotiating table is supposed to resolve the conflict of interest between the public service unions and we the people. But it’s the union dues that put the negotiators in their seats across the table. What could be sourer than that?
Charles Koch responds to Warren Buffet
“Much of what the government spends money on does more harm than good; this is particularly true over the past several years with the massive uncontrolled increase in government spending. I believe my business and non-profit investments are much more beneficial to societal well-being than sending more money to Washington. — Charles G. Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries, Inc.
Charlie must be reading RandomThots. We said here last Monday.