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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Morning Bits

Our commander in chief is silent on the war in Afghanistan. “[T]he Obama White House has not devoted itself to trying to persuade the public to support the war itself — and it doesn’t appear that anyone in the White House has this as a priority item on his or her to do list.”

Jake Tapper breaks the silence: The media don’t serve the country and are in the tank for Obama.

Silence would preferable to the gross hypocrisy of the administration’s blather on Syria. “Syrians have been fighting the vicious and bloody–and anti-American–Assad regime for over a year and a half, and we have not helped them.” Read the whole thing.

It’s not like the Obama camp has been silent this summer. “Last month alone, Obama spent nearly $59 million through his main campaign account — $10 million more than he raised, financial reports filed late Monday afternoon show. The cost of his campaign so far: more than $325 million, not counting spending by the the Democratic Party committees aiding his re-election.” Yet, Michigan, New Hampshire, Florida, etc. are all toss-up’s.

Todd Akin should be silent. (And then go away.) “I apologized but the liberal media is trying to make me drop out.” (Are Rush Limbaugh, all those Missouri GOP U.S. senators and Romney-Ryan arms of the liberal media? )

This is actually very dumb. Joe Biden is incapable of being silent, and can easily be baited into an unscripted debate he is unprepared to have. “Vice President Joe Biden has plans to be in Tampa during the Republican National Convention next week, the Obama campaign said Tuesday.” Hey, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) should walk up and challenge him to a debate, sua sponte!

The sound you heard breaking the silence is tax reform cracking K Street. “It doesn’t sound like much, but GOP reformers scored a victory this week against a formidable special interest. They managed to beat back an attempt by the real-estate lobby to put an endorsement of the mortgage-interest deduction into the 2012 Republican Party platform.” Everything should be on the table.

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