EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for May 7, 2010
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For those of you who think this administration really is malicious — okay, when it comes to free markets, capitalism, and the greatest of the country I’m with you — we have greater examples that the President and his advisors really are just amateurish.Please click here for the rest of the post.
The Times Square Bomber apparently didn’t pay too close attention at suicide bomber school while in Pakistan, as his attempt to detonate his SUV appears to have been somewhat “amateurish.” Likewise, the Christmas day pantybomber similarly seems to have missed out on some training. But eventually, one of these terrorists is going to blow something up and a lot of Americans are going to die. Why? Because the Obama administration has no strategy for combating the terrorist threat.Please click here for the rest of the post.
Senator Coburn asked a very simple question to the Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein.What happened next is comedy gold.The simple question was, “Have you personally spoken to anyone at Treasury about the regulatory reform effort?”The response? Makes you wonder what Goldman Sachs is hiding.Please click here for the rest of the post.
Last year, the Senate voted to give $108 billion of your tax dollars to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF is now pledging to “loan” $39 billion as part of a $145 billion bailout package to Greece. This is all happening as the Senate debates and amends the S.3217 the “Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010,” in an effort to protect the economy from a repeat of the economic meltdown of 2008. As the President and Congress pledge to protect taxpayers from bailing out Wall Street firms, U.S. taxpayer monies are being used to bailout the terrible fiscal decisions of Greece. Please click here for the rest of the post.
President Obama is preparing to nominate his second Justice to fill one of only nine seats on the United States Supreme Court, following the recent retirement of Justice Stevens.Fortunately, Presidents are not kings.Our Constitution puts a check on their power to fill the Court with any judge they want.The United States Senate holds that power to check.Unfortunately, that constitutional check – the “advice and consent” of the U.S. Senate under Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution – means little when Senators fail in their duty to examine nominees independently and rigorously.Please click here for the rest of the post.
In the four months since Chris Christie was sworn in as the 55th Governor of the state of New Jersey, he’s earned himself a few nicknames and prayers for his death. “Governor Krispy Kreme” or Governor Bully by his Leftist detractors on most NJ websites where they congregate. A liberal Newark Star-Ledger columnist prefers the double-entendre of Governor Wrecking Ball. Admirers, including George Will, have appropriated the name of a local minor league team for the Governor – the Trenton Thunder.Please click here for the rest of the post.