Democrats Hanging on to Madoff Donations While Members Agitate for Return of Legal AIG Bonuses
Washington Times reporter and friend of RedState Amanda Carpenter has a front page story in tomorrow’s paper on the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) refusal to return $100,000.00 in donations made by disgraced and indicted ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. The DSCC, led by Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, received four payments of $25,000.00 from Madoff between 2005 and 2008, with the most recent coming | Read More »
Silly Barack: Battles with Darth Cheney Aren’t for Kids
What a dumb move, if I may say so myself. On the Bush GWOT policies, and Cheney’s criticism of Obama’s rush to close GITMO as being hasty, un-thought-out, and naive, Obama had this to say on 60 Minutes Sunday night: How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney? It hasn’t made us safer. | Read More »
‘Punch-Drunk’ POTUS Has a Hearty Chuckle at the Expense of the Recently Unemployed and Destitute
Ordinarily a title like that would be far more attention-getter than accurate descriptor, but what else can we say when we see President Obama so shamelessly yukking it up at the expense of those suffering under his hapless, incapable “leadership” that a CBS reporter is forced to ask if his unseemly behavior is the result of being “punch-drunk”? According to Politico: President Barack Obama said | Read More »
Carnage Averted: ‘Major Terrorist Attack’ Fizzles at Haifa Mall
Late Saturday evening, a car containing 100kg (220 lbs) of explosive compound was deposited in the outer parking lot of Lev Hamifratz mall in Haifa, Israel. The car was parked in a crowded section of the parking lot next to structural pilings holding up a portion of the mall, and the explosives were mixed with ball bearings to ensure maximum human and structural damage from | Read More »
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Has it Right: The Tie Binding Social Security to Medicare Should be Cut
It’s no secret to anybody who’s been paying attention to budget numbers that the United States, with a current GDP of just under $14 trillion, is $52 trillion in the hole in one specific area: Medicare and Social Security payments owed to those who have already prequalified by paying into the system. “Think about that: Unless you accept government-run health care, you have to forfeit | Read More »
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Why would folks in Alameda County, California want a Maryland resident representing them in Congress?
Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark (Democrat-Californyland) has represented California’s 13th Congressional District since January 1973. In 2007 and 2008, though, he claimed Anne Arundel County, Maryland, as his home, filing for tax exemptions on a waterfront house he claims is his only residence. A fact sheet provided by the California secretary of state’s elections division (“Summary of Qualifications and Requirements for Partisan Nomination for the Office | Read More »
Chris Dodd throws himself, lefty defenders under the bus on bonus clause in Porkulus
Here’s video of Sen. Chris Dodd (DEMOCRAT) telling CNN he wrote the bonuses-are-OK loophole into the Porkulus bill that not one Senator nor Representative read before voting on: So…what now? Congress and the president are talking about having those executives who, under this law written by Democrats and lobbyists, passed by House Democrats without one single Republican vote, passed by the Senate with only Benedict | Read More »
Pelosi: Obama Backs Down on Charging Combat Wounded for Health Care
At a meeting with veterans’ groups on Capitol Hill, Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) said: President Obama listened to the genuine concerns expressed by the veteran service organizations regarding the option of billing service-connected injuries to veterans’ insurance companies Based on the respect President Obama has for veterans and the principle concerns of our veteran leaders, the president made the decision that combat wounds should not be | Read More »
America’s Air Force: No One Comes Close
President Obama and defense secretary Gates are still determining whether to end production, 183 planes in, of the F-22 Raptor, the world’s most advanced Air Superiority fighter. The rationale of those who are advocating cutting off the program is as simple as it is misguided: a belief that “the fighter, conceived in the Cold War, is a vastly expensive and over-capable weapon irrelevant to current | Read More »
Binky Throws Barack Under the Bus
President Obama’s TelePrompTer, which has been challenged to a debate by Rush Limbaugh (neither it nor the Mouth of TelePrompTer, Barack Obama, has responded to date), apparently decided yesterday that St. Paddy’s was best observed with some good, old-fashioned shenanigans. According to the AP: Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the | Read More »
I don’t know how much overlap there is in a Venn Diagram of Florida grads and Corrine Brown (D-FL) voters, but….
….based on this, I’m not so sure both sets, overlapping or not, shouldn’t be jailed or exiled to a small Pacific atoll for their own safety and for that of the rest of us. Bear in mind, that’s a U.S. Congresswoman who holds a Masters in Public Speaking from the University of Florida.
Tuesday Open Thread: Obama and his Binky
Huge tip of the cap to a fellow RS Contributor for the apropos title. He also asks the question, “How many more pictures like this are they going to allow before they install the video screen in Obama’s podium?” Who knows? One thing is true, as Rush has also noted: the TelePrompTer can serve as a useful whipping boy for the president’s current foibles and | Read More »
Obamadminstration: GITMO detainees ‘do not have due process rights’
UPDATE: The ‘money quote’ from SCOTUSBLOG: The brief was another indication that, at least so far, the new Administration is not moving to make a wide-ranging break with detention policies of the former Bush Administration. The utopian Left, which saw in the Rorshach that was candidate Barack Obama just what they wanted to see (rather than anything tangible or lasting) suffered yet another reality-based blow | Read More »
Sebelius (D-KS), nominee to head HHS: Another Lobbyist to the Obama Administration
Update 3/31/09 by Jeff: Ho, hum, it appears Gov. Sebelius is yet another Obama nominee with a tax problem. Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (Democrat), fresh off a losing battle against the GOP-led state legislature to solve the state budget crisis by incurring more debt while keeping expenditures exorbitant, has been selected by President Obama to head up the department of Health and Human Services. Given | Read More »
Pelosi: ‘I never demanded a bigger plane’; Evidence: ‘Yes, she did’
Below is a video we’ve all seen: Speaker Pelosi, in February 2007, denying that she or anybody in her office demanded the DOD provide her with a larger plane than the ones already provided to meet her personal-use demands. “I have never asked for any larger plane….We’ve never asked for a larger plane, this is a myth that they are talking about on the floor,” | Read More »
Obama: I Can Quit Spending Any Time I Want To!
Update: Jake Tapper notes that it was one year ago this week that then-Sen. Obama (D-IL) “swooped in from the campaign trail to — along with then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — vote for an amendment to impose a one-year moratorium on earmarks for fiscal year 2009.” What a difference a year and a change in power makes, eh? I will | Read More »
Omnibusted: $410,000,000,000.00 Omnibus Spending Bill Passes Senate
Hat tip to Amanda Carpenter for the slogan. Let’s hear it for the Democratic Congress and President Obama, who have managed to spend nearly $1,200,000,000,000.00 before we even hit the Ides of March. Robert Gibbs, Obama’s clean, articulate, incredibly skilled press secretary (/snark) said to day that this will help begin the process of getting America back onto a fiscally-responsible track. We haven’t yet heard | Read More »
Sanford to accept $700,000,000.00 in Porkulus cash for SC, use it to pay down debt
Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) sent a letter to the South Carolina General Assembly today in which he outlined his intent to request a waiver from the Obama administration that would allow him to use the $700,000,000.00 in Porkulus cash due his state “to pay down South Carolina’s sizable debt and contingent liabilities,” rather than to fund new pork-barrel, make-work projects. Sanford has said he will | Read More »
Why Does This Obama Voter Keep Telling the GOP How to do Things?
Guess who’s still talking (and telling the GOP to turn “Hard a’Port!”)? Yep, it’s Obama Voter (and New York Times house “conservative”) David Brooks, who uses his formerly-coveted space in the Times today to tell Republicans that actually returning to a platform based in promoting fiscal conservatism and opposing radical, unprecedented borrowing/spending and government expansion is “totally misguided.” Thankfully, GOP leaders appear to be wisely | Read More »
An Utter Lack of Testing: Will President Obama Become an Object Lesson in What’s Wrong With Our Presidential Selection Process?
Though the deepening economic crisis is certainly enough to fulfill most citizens’ worry quota for the year (if not longer), President Obama’s impotent flailing about on the economy shouldn’t be Americans’ only reason to be concerned about their president, a relatively young man who has shown no ability to succeed at any non-campaigning endeavor in his brief but highly publicized career. As noted here on | Read More »