If you’re sitting at your computer waiting for the President’s speech to commence at N.C. State (or in the audience staring at your smart phone), here are a few interesting links to keep you occupied:
First off, it looks like our leftist-socialist President continues to fail in his crusade to bring down capitalism. The Charlotte O reports this morning  that Bank of America is the latest financial institution to report huge profits — in this case, the largest in six years.
Meanwhile click here to see the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Averag e — which has been going pretty much nowhere but up throughout the Obama years. Back to the drawing board, comrades!
As for Obama’s prominent NC critics, both Gov. (“It’s all Bev’s fault”) McCrory and Sec. Aldona (“Heck of a job, Donie!”) Wos are apparently showing up to pay their respects to the Prez today. Good for them for rising at least slightly above partisan politics. Perhaps they’re feeling some kinship with someone struggling in the polls .
If she gets to say “howdy,” though, Wos might want to ditch the “everything is Obama’s fault” rap. As Sarah Ovaska reported this morning on the main PW page , that explanation is not even proving persuasive to her fellow conservatives.
And speaking of people who need to come up with better explanations for their own failures and shortcomings, Senator Richard Burr is quickly detouring into Chris Christie-Land with his absurd and utterly unconvincing silence over his blockage of an Obama court nominee that he previously recommended. As the folks at People for the American Way explained this morning  the senator has literally invented a new rule of silence to hide his obstructionism (and directly contradicted his own previous actions in which he spoke loudly and publicly about his position on court nominees).
Finally, speaking of Christie and in keeping with the frequent Lunch Links tradition of featuring The Boss, check out his (and Jimmy Fallon’s) ode to the big guy from last night: