"Pure garbage," says Tuck, retilling the source of the exquisite, deep, dark soil he uses for planting, repotting and mulching our Chelsea Gardens (above). Fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, grass clippings and dry autumn leaves from the yard. Compost 'em, mix 'em together and ted 'em periodically over three years. Turn it around, and you're looking at Pure Chelsea Gold. The plants eat it up!
"Well, you can lead a leftist to reality, BUT…" twitters Darleen Click this afternoon, and our reply:
…You can't make him think.
Thank you, Mr. President. Like every freedom lover suddenly released from the Fear Society Lite shackles of Obamaspeak by Mr. Obama's own unwittingly self-revelatory words during a post-armageddon press conference this afternoon, we're giddy at the thought of the narrative gift he has bestowed upon us:
The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don't have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.
For the president of the United States to stand up and say the private sector is doing fine is going to go down in history as an extraordinary miscalculation," Romney told the crowd.
Romney also addressed the president's argument that the federal government should help state and local jurisdictions hire more employees, citing the recent recall election in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker was able to fend off a challenge there inspired by his move to block state workers from collectively bargaining.
It was too late, but "some in press working hard to explain and contextualize Obama's 'private sector' remark," twittered Byron York in the wake of the Leader of the Free World's unintended revelation of the gap between his statist vision and the world view of the average American, as expressed in Tuesday's Wisconsin anti-recall reelection of Scott Walker. The Washington Post's Ezra Klein was typical of the reflexive JournoList Talking Points:
I don’t, for the life of me, understand why people get so excited over things like this. Is there any evidence that either campaign is having trouble coming up with enough damaging quotes, out-of-context comments or grainy video clips to populate their attack ads?
"Things like this." That's the left's problem. They are forever conflating leftist fantasies with facts from the right. As we twittered Byron York:
It perfectly reveals the difference between big-govt statists like Obama and limited-govt state leaders like Governor Walker.
Romney says Obama is "detached, out of touch." Hell, he's hermetically sealed.
Update II: Michelle Malkin Buzzworthy link!
Update III: Ed Driscoll links!
Update IV: Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin is on the same wavelength:
Sarah Palin slams Obama: 'Private sector doing fine' remark 'absolutely out of whack" and 'out of touch.'
Crossposted at Riehl World View.