Obama running to the right

He's got a long way to go and he'll never become a conservative. But think of the distance Bill Clinton traveled between 1994 and 1996. By election day, he had embraced several conservative positions, especially on welfare that had his far left supporters pulling their hair out but which bought him the election. Admittedly, Obama is far more liberal than Clinton was. But his move to prevent the EPA from issuing new ozone regs is right out of the Clinton playbook and presages what might be a surprising speech on jobs next week: President Obama abruptly pulled back proposed new national smog standards Friday morning, overruling the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to compel states and communities nationwide to reduce local air pollution in the coming years or face federal penalties. The move represented a win for the business community, which had lobbied to postpone new restrictions on ground-level ozone - known as smog - until 2013 in light of the economic downturn. It also...(Read Full Post)