The Return of the Politics of Personal Destruction
During the Clinton years, Newt Gingrich and Ken Starr were household names vilified as Republican Torquemadas. During the Bush years, the Democrats turned the Republicans into the party of Trent Lott, Tom DeLay, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Mark Foley. It was this type of politics that candidate Barack Obama campaigned to end. In fact, Obama was often quoted saying we need to get away | Read More »
Our healthcare is that bad?
According to Barack Obama, our healthcare is worse than other nations and more expensive. “We are spending over $2 trillion a year on health care – almost 50 percent more per person than the next most costly nation,” Obama is expected to say, according to an advance copy of his remarks. “And yet, for all this spending, more of our citizens are uninsured; the quality | Read More »
Barack Obama Either Does Not Know Much About Geopolitics or Does Not Care
You could be forgiven for thinking Barack Obama is intentionally screwing the Brits. It is hard to imagine a man who claims to be so smart doing something as dumb as sending GTMO detainees to Bermuda without Bermuda’s home government’s permission. Because you are neither the President of the United States nor the Secretary of State of the United States, you could be forgiven for | Read More »
Barack Obama Wants to Increase Your Taxable Income By Taxing Your Phone Usage
This is how the Obama administration is going to raise your taxes without actually increasing the tax rates — they’re going to kill you with a thousand little tax bills. The latest? If you use your company cell phone to make personal calls, the IRS will consider it a taxable fringe benefit. The Internal Revenue Service proposed employers assign 25% of an employee’s annual phone | Read More »
Vote Not Yet Held. Get Back On Phones. Stop the European Bank Bailout
Note: I was asked why I’m posting the full list if we’re less than 12 votes away from beating Obama on this. The reason is because over the weekend I expect the Democrats to pull some tricks and make some promises to wavering Blue Dogs. We need to keep the pressure up today so they don’t go wobbly over the weekend. Get on the phone | Read More »
Is it Chicagoland Politics or Creatures From the Third World Lagoon?
One must wonder these days if the Democrats are wrapping themselves around Chicagoland rough and tumble politics, or are they wrapping themselves around the politics of hyper-inflation experiencing third world thugocracies. In Chicagoland politics, like third world thugocracies, opponents of government get gunned down, thrown in jail, threatened by the powers of government, etc. We saw this happen a few months ago when a bank | Read More »
Target These Representatives and Call NOW
The Blue Dog Democrats are wavering on supporting H.R. 2346, the 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act. How do I know? Sources tell me Rahm Emanuel is trying to sweeten the package. Remember: H.R. 2346, the 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act, will provide funds to the International Monetary Fund to bail out European banks. We can stop it. Target their home offices. Below, find your state, find your | Read More »
We Can Stop the European Bank Bailout
Barack Obama wants to bail out European banks. No, it is no joke. He really wants to. He is going to send the International Monetary Fund billions of dollars that will then be used to do in Europe what Obama has done here. We can stop it. House Republicans are going to vote in a block to oppose this, which means around thirty Democrats are | Read More »
Stop the IMF Bailout
It is bad enough that we’re bailing out domestic banks. Barack Obama now wants to bail out European banks via funding for the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”). Humorously, there is a unique coalition forming on this because part of the legislation is also tied to war funding and the Graham-Lieberman amendment to stop the release of photos showing alleged torture. The whole thing has gotten | Read More »
Creating or Saving Jobs?
As word comes out that unemployment in the United States is even higher than Barack Obama’s worst case estimates, Obama is stepping up the public relations campaign. President Barack Obama said on Monday he expected to create or save 600,000 jobs over the next 100 days by expediting 10 major projects funded by a huge stimulus package that Congress passed in February. Sorry folks, the | Read More »
Is Rahm Emanuel Trying to Force Out Larry Summers?
Articles on personality conflicts do not end up getting great exposure in the New York Times by coincidence. Someone has to push the story. Someone has to give the story credibility. And someone has to get sources to talk. That is why Larry Summers should be starting his own death watch this morning. Jackie Calmes paints a picture of a sell out hindering the economic | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Stimulus Is Not Stimulating
Moe has already pointed this out. It is worth reiterating and paying attention to. Below is a chart prepared by the Obama administration — at least the blue lines were prepared by the Obama Administration. The light blue line shows what unemployment would be like if Barack Obama’s stimulus plan had not been passed. The dark blue line shows what unemployment would be like with | Read More »
Barack Obama and the Moral Equivalence of Holocaust
This is perhaps one of the most disturbing parts of Barack Obama’s speech to the muslim world. While insisting on the reality of the holocaust, something many muslims deny, Barack Obama puts the genocide of 6 million Jews in the same category of what has happened to the Palestinians — something largely inflicted on themselves through their suicide bombings, calls for the destruction of Israel, | Read More »
How is this not a conflict?
Barack Obama’s standard pattern and practice is to discuss where we are today, where he wants us to be, and ignore the process to get us there. When people ask, his response is, “Let me show you the shiny.” Hope and change are not his true slogans, shiny is. Take this one section of his speech to Muslims. Here is sentence one. No single nation | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Department of Justice shows a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections
Last year, two federal courts ordered the State of Georgia to implement a system to verify the citizenship of registered voters. This arose after Karen Handel, Georgia’s Secretary of State, sent letters to 4,771 voter registration applicants whose records at the Georgia Department of Driver Services indicated they were not U.S. citizens. Federal law requires the Secretary of State to make sure the information is | Read More »
The President of the United States is Clueless About His Own Intelligence Agencies
Barack Obama went to Five Guys today for a burger. There he met a government employee who worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency — a spy agency within the Pentagon that, you’d assume, contributes information to the President’s Daily Briefing. One problem, Barack Obama had never heard of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Had Obama been President Bush, the national networks would have broken in to | Read More »
Bush Administration Political Appointees Overrule Career Lawyers in DOJ Civil Rights Division
Democrats are in an uproar over new revelations that the Bush Administration’s political appointees in the Department of Justice overruled career lawyers in the Civil Rights Division who were in civil litigation against a group of white conservative activists engaged in voter intimidation tactics on Election Day. More troubling, the Department of Justice had obtained a default judgment against the defendants and the political appointees | Read More »
She Did Not Misspeak, But the Obama Administration Will, Yet Again, Try to Lie Their Way Around It
Some want the White House to make Judge Sotomayor say she “misspoke.” Some Democrats and political analysts are urging the White House to shift course and concede that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor made an error when she suggested in 2001 that Hispanic women would make better judges than white men. “She misspoke,” said Lanny Davis, a White House lawyer and spokesman for President Bill | Read More »
Today Barack Obama healed 5 lepers, pooped enough gold to pay off the national debt, then patented cold fusion
It is increasingly clear that the Barack Obama Administration just makes stuff up and expects no one to catch them. Jake Tapper, however, caught one whopper today. TAPPER: All right. Just to follow up, I looked at your “100 Days, 100 Projects” booklet yesterday, and the very first one says, quote, “Using $27 million of Recovery Act funding a public housing development in D.C., the | Read More »
Note to Barry and Nick [UPDATED]
[UPDATE]: Moe Lane here, with a question. If this latest in what have been a series of snubs doesn’t persuade you that the current administration simply doesn’t like the British very much, I have a question: what will? That’s a serious question that you should be asking, even if it’s just to yourself. It seems like very bad form and a serious breach of diplomatic | Read More »