Leftist Linda Valdez undone by intellectual armed with facts

Linda Valdez, the Arizona Republic’s one-dimensional leftist zealot and editorial writer, cranks out her fanatical spew in what the newspaper previously called a “Quick Hit, but now simply titles “Opinions.” These are encapsulated droppings intended to cement the wayward bent of the editorial board.

Here is her latest inanity, titled, “Good economic news will challenge Obama haters.”

The Blame Obama for Everything crowd will have to work to spin the latest economic news. Or maybe they can just admit things are going rather well under the president’s leadership. In the third quarter, the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace since 2003. Consumer and business spending were up. Job growth in November was at a two-year high. It’s been slow — what with the GOP government shutdown and all — but things are getting better. Admit it.

Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, provides the above-her-head answer in the Dec. 22 edition of the Weekly Standard magazine. His article,The Democrats Double Down, is brilliant in its analysis and definitely worth taking the time to read.

It’s been a tough year under Emperor Obama. Do yourself the favor. You deserve it.

10 Responses to Leftist Linda Valdez undone by intellectual armed with facts

  1. PV PC says:

    Valdez despises conservative thought. She makes no effort to conceal her hatred of Republicans. She, along with Montini and Roberts, were the reasons we finally dropped our subscription to the newspaper. We wanted news reported in an unbiased manner and editorials to be confined to the editorial page with a balance of commentary from both sides of the aisle on the op-ed. That’s not the case with the Arizona Republic. There is no more op-ed. Why pay to be insulted?

  2. Rambling Rose says:

    Hey Linda, the reason employment spiked in November was due to the anticipated holiday shoppers. Those are temporary, part time jobs without benefits. I know. I’ve been working at a major department store seasonally for years to make Christmas less of a financial hit. These jobs evaporate as soon as we’ve taken post-holiday inventory of stock.

  3. Villanova says:

    Thanks for this excellent article! Stephen Moore is right on the mark with his observations. This article alone actually makes me inclined to subscribe to Weekly Standard. I cancelled all my news magazines a couple of years ago since the “news” was stale by the time I read it. This publication examines the news and draws, what in my opinion, are correct conclusions.

  4. Dennis O'Brien says:

    The “government shutdown” is a hackneyed liberal fabrication, ideal for a Linda Valdez type to haul out. All essential services continued and those taxpayer funded checks too many depend on were still swirling out of the chute. It was actually two-weeks of paid vacation for federal employees, who never lost a dime of salary or benefits. National parks and museums were closed, but just about everything else functioned. Mail was delivered, garbage was picked up, Social Security, Medicare and disability checks were all uninterrupted, as were SNAP and WIC food subsidies. Police were still working and even issuing tickets. VA hospitals were open and running and vets were still receiving their pensions. Buses and airlines continued to run. Schools were open. Besides the federal parks, (which were needlessly closed but done so as an impactful disruption to American families), and museums, only E-Verify to check employment status of suspected illegals was shut down. Interesting, isn’t it?

  5. ZOO says:

    As this article and other media have pointed out, plummeting fuel costs are driving the upswing in the economy. The last time we saw these prices at the pump was 6 months after GWB lifted the presidential ban on offshore drilling in July 2008, which Obama quickly reinstated within weeks after taking office. As most know it is the Saudis who are driving down per gallon costs by flooding the market with oil in hopes of crushing American oil production, and that production has taken flight due to new technologies. The gouging at the pump ‘holiday’ is in spite of Obama, not because of him.

    • Pima Pal says:

      Correct, ZOO.
      Also Ms. Valdez fails to comprehend that the U.S. Department of Labor, a cabinet position, headed by an Obama appointee puts our the employment figures. Even using their own 2014 figures, the unemployment rate in Arizona remains high. Yuma is still hovers in the nearly 30 percent range.
      http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.az_yuma_msa.htm
      Tucson, where Valdez lives, is no better.
      http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.az_tucson_msa.htm

      THIS CHART spanning 1948 through 2014, shows UNemployment spiking under Obama. It reached 10% in 2009, not accounting for those who stopped looking for work and others who were working 2 low end jobs far below those they lost, just to make ends meet while losing their homes to foreclosure. Massaging these numbers reached a despicable level under Hilda Solis Thomas Perez, the best friend of illegal aliens when he was an Assistant US AG working for Eric Holder now heads the Labor Department. Perez routinely beat up on Sheriff Arpaio when working for Holder. Now he beats the unemployment numbers into an agreeable shape for his boss Barack Obama.

      http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Off topic, but needs to be reported:

    Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 in Flagstaff, police officer Tyler Stewart, aged 24, shot and killed while responding to a domestic call.
    He had been on the force less than one year.

    God rest your soul, Tyler.

  7. Kent says:

    Looked through the newspaper today over breakfast at my usual haunt the Wildflower Bread Company. The food is good and the newspaper is available free to customers. What I notice is the repetition of articles that were in previous editions during the past week. They must not have enough staff to cover “new” news, so they reprint the old stuff, thinking no one will notice. It’s sad to see what has happened to this once decent newspaper. Believe it or not, it once had a conservative perspective! Former publishers Eugene and Nina Pulliam must be turning over in their graves.
    Dan Quayle, the former Vice President, is their grandson

  8. SuzanneC says:

    I did not realize any good Conservative still read the Repugnant.