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July 18, 2011

Rubio: The Real Problem Is Not The Debt Limit, It's the Debt Itself

Lot of good stuff here. Nine and a half minutes, but worth a watch.

Schieffer is worth watching too, since it's obvious he's an Obama partisan flacking as fast has he can for his Precious.

But Rubio really demolishes him.

Oh, by the way, Rubio goes for the "Everything is worse under Obama" angle, a tough case to make. Or so I thought. He makes it pretty well.

Oh, he says he's not running for Vice President, but a key skill of a VP candidate is playing the attack dog against the opposition.


Update: Rubio hits some themes here I'd like to see repeated a lot. He doesn't hit some other themes I'd like people to start hitting.

1. The problem is not the debt limit -- which can be "solved" with the stroke of a pen in an hour -- but the debt itself.

2. The economy continues to be poor largely because people are in a hoarding frame of mind -- we have no confidence this economy will not simply implode in the next few years. In fact, many of us believe, with increasing confidence, it will do just that.

Here's a pair of themes I'd liked to see as a follow-up:

1. The economy will likely improve if there is a credible plan for reducing our debt and putting us on a sustainable, solvent footing.

2. Obama talks up "making the hard decisions" -- but it is his campaign strategy to not make those decisions before January 2013, as hard decisions could threaten his reelection campaign.

And the synthesis of these two:

Barack Obama is deliberately choosing to keep the country in a state of economic disaster because he fears the left will desert him if he makes the hard decisions needed to fix the economy. In other words, Barack Obama has made the political calculation that it's better for him personally to have at least another year and a half of grinding joblessness and economic misery.

Put it all together, guys.

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