Friday, January 29, 2010
January 29, 2010 12:00 A.M.Carteresque
Obama thinks we’ve lost confidence in America when we’ve just lost confidence in him.
In 1960, Fidel Castro addressed the U.N. General Assembly for four and a half hours. President Obama didn’t hit that target last night — it only felt like it. The president had some things to get off this chest — and if it took 70-plus minutes, well, lucky us, we got to listen.
The speech answered the question that began to form when Republicans took the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey and came into sharp focus after Scott Brown delivered his haymaker on January 21: Would Obama pivot like Clinton in 1994 or not?
He will not.
In November of last year, The Obama administration made a decision based on pure emotion, and now when reality hits them in the face they have to backpedal and do their best imitation of the Keystone Cops.
If they can't get something as simple as this right, HOW CAN WE EXPECT THEM TO GET ANYTHING RIGHT???
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The party-line 60-40 vote was successful only because Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown has yet to be seated. Sixty votes were required to approve the increase. The measure would lift the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion. That's about $45,000 for every American.
Anyone in the South knows that "With all deference" is the same thing as saying "bless his heart" when you're getting ready to trash someone.
Take a look at Sonia Sotomayor, who dissented, and tell me she doesn't look uncomfortable.
Take a look at Justice Ginsburg.
Take a look at the lady (a page) at the right side of the screen looking at the justices, and you can see the dismay in her face while searching for a reaction from the Judges.
And from Prof. Randy Barnett:
In the history of the State of the Union has any President ever called out the Supreme Court by name, and egged on the Congress to jeer a Supreme Court decision, while the Justices were seated politely before him surrounded by hundreds [of] Congressmen? To call upon the Congress to countermand (somehow) by statute a constitutional decision, indeed a decision applying the First Amendment? What can this possibly accomplish besides alienating Justice Kennedy who wrote the opinion being attacked. Contrary to what we heard during the last administration, the Court may certainly be the object of presidential criticism without posing any threat to its independence. But this was a truly shocking lack of decorum and disrespect towards the Supreme Court for which an apology is in order. A new tone indeed.
I have never, ever seen one man accuse so many of so much for which he himself is responsible. No class, no self-awareness, and zero ideas.
How's that Obama vote working out for you?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Then again, it's probably too much to expect a community organizer to get exited about the...............................cosmos.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Just over a year ago, Obama spoke those words at his inauguration.
Yesterday, following the Supreme Court decision on free-speech, he says that he needs "to develop a forceful response to this decision. The public interest requires nothing less."
Do we need to be reminded that this guy was a law professor, actually a senior lecturer, at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 freakin years.
How can a 'law professor' oppose a Supreme Court decision on a matter of simple constitutional law, and not respect the Court's authority, and most important, not honor that little thing called......................separation of powers?
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE, and why aren't constitutional scholars screaming from the rooftops!!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Federal immigration officials predict that up to 200,000 Haitians could apply for Temporary Protected Status, which would keep them from being deported. Applications will be accepted starting Thursday.So let me get this straight. We are looking at 13% unemployment, and now the Obama administration is going to let 200,000 Haitians into the US to find work. And what kind of work are they going to find?
Are these Haitians doctors, engineers, skilled laborers, nurses, or accountants? What are they? And if they have some kind of skill, shouldn't they be in Haiti rebuilding the place???
UPDATE: 1-21-2010 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surprising jump in first-time claims for unemployment aid sent a painful reminder Thursday that jobs remain scarce six months into the economic recovery.
The surge in last week's claims deflated hopes among some analysts that the economy would produce a net gain in jobs in January and help fuel the recovery.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didn’t address the main issue.
This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.
In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, states it best:
"The Administration appears to be revising its criteria to embrace and tout claims about jobs it knows it didn't create or save," he said in a statement. "Their new definition is, 'if we spend taxpayer money, we're successful.'"
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So, they want to take retirement funds, which are invested in the stock market, and turn them into a government held instrument.
A. Taking money out of the free-market will help the economy??? YEAH RIGHT!
B. This government run instrument will pay what?? 2% 3%
C. If investors want to invest in the government, they can buy bonds or T-Bills.
BOTTOM LINE: THEY WANT ALL YOUR MONEY!!!
Friday, January 8, 2010