DNC: The Job You Don't Have Should Cover Your Birth Control For Free
I stole the headline from Ramesh Ponnuru, who does a good job of summing up where things stand after the DNC convention. Of course, very few at the DNC talked about the crisis of unemployment in this country.
Having had so many loved ones who are part of that crisis, I remain thankful to Clint Eastwood for highlighting the problem of joblessness. He had said he cried at the unemployment figures, adding that they're "a disgrace, a national disgrace, and we haven't done enough, obviously -- this administration hasn't done enough to cure that." (If, like me, you enjoyed Eastwood's speech, you'll love this interview he just gave about the experience.)
Few people will argue that President Barack Obama did a good job with his speech last night. Most agree that this morning's job report -- fewer than 100,000 jobs added in August and nearly 400,000 Americans gave up even trying to find work -- reinforce disappointment with how his Administration has handled the economy.When you look back at either convention, it turns out the most memorable thing about either of them was the prophetic empty chair.