Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Remember all the way back to the start of the month with the weak jobs numbers for May? The media villagers and Beltway bloviators all started their meme about the "June swoon" President Obama was about to suffer from adverse Supreme Court decisions and poor economic news.
The "conventional wisdom" (sic) of the Beltway media is never right.
President Obama has won two decisive victories in the U.S. Supreme Court this week, one upholding the Affordable Care Act and the other striking down much of SB 1070 and leaving what remains to a future constitutional challenge the Court intimated it will be difficult for SB 1070 to survive.
President Obama also won a major legal victory in the D.C. Court of Appeals which unanimously upheld the first-ever regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming, handing down perhaps the most significant decision on the issue since a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases could be controlled as air pollutants. Court upholds EPA's global-warming rules.
These are major defeats for Tea-Publicans opposed to immigrants, health care, and environmental regulation to address climate change. They are now on the defensive.
Willard "Mittens" Romney got caught flat-footed with President Obama's policy for DREAM Act-Lite; he still has not articulated a coherent policy position. Mittens' previous support for SB 1070 as "a model for the nation" suffered a fatal blow from the SCOTUS opinion. Again, he does not have a coherent policy. The media villagers have noticed the ineptitude of his campaign and his unwillingness to take a postion on any issue.
Mittens also has been taking a beating as the "outsourcer in chief" from the Obama campaign after the Washington Post's investigative report into his years at Bain Capitol. Mittens complained to the editors of the Washington Post, but the Post said it is confident in its reporting and stands by its reporter. Washington Post stands by its Bain Capital reporting. The Obama campaign is effectively defining Mittens in the mind of voters as a vulture capitalist who made his fortune by outsourcing American jobs to third world countries and pushing American companies into bankruptcy.
This is reflected in recent "swing state" polling, where President Obama has opened up a lead. As George W. Bush would tell you, it is electoral votes that matter. NBC/WSJ poll: Obama, Romney remain in dead heat - First Read:
Among swing-state respondents in the poll – those living in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin – Obama leads Romney, 50 to 42 percent.
Also in these swing states, Romney’s favorability numbers have dropped, possibly reflecting the toll the negative Obama TV advertisements are having on the former Massachusetts governor in these battlegrounds.
Romney's path to victory is slipping away from him as the "honeymoon period" after securing the GOP nomination begins to fade and voters realize that this guy doesn't stand for anything and they don't like him personally.
The right-wing noise machine manufactured scandal over Fast and Furious has now been exposed as a fraud based upon an NRA wingnut conspiracy theory. This is not going to end well for the GOP for engaging in a manufactured political witch hunt.
There is also improving economic news late in the month. The collapse of housing values may have finally bottomed out and are rebounding. Metro Phoenix home prices continue rise: "The median sales price of a home in the region is up 32 percent from May 2011, according to the latest report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University."
And our local economy is improvng as well. Report: Ariz. economy at highest level since '08: "According to our index, the Arizona economy reached its highest level since December 2008 in April," said Robert Dye, chief economist at Dallas-based Comerica Bank, which has 18 banking centers in Arizona. "Job growth in Arizona is outpacing that of the nation, and the Phoenix housing market has seen home-price increases in each of the last six months."
It seems that "June swoon" is for Willard "Mittens" Romney and the GOP. It is time for the media villagers to change their meme.