@BarackObama kills Big Bird’s health care.
You know, a competent administration would have someone on staff whose job it would be to keep track of potentially awkward symbolic moments, in order to keep them from exploding in their boss’s face. Apparently not: In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County’s biggest tourist | Read More »
Cruz cures Krauthammer of cul-de-sac phobia?
For weeks, Charles Krauthammer has trashed the effort led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to defund Obamacare as a “cul-de-sac” strategy because it would inevitably end in a government shutdown-showdown, that Republicans “just can’t” win. Yet, last night he endorsed the notion of conditioning a hike in the debt limit or a continuing budget resolution on either subjecting federal employees, including congressmen and their staffs, to Obamacare | Read More »
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, John Boehner
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Play Me Again, Imam
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com So basically what happened is this. Iran’s new president, the supposedly moderate Hasan Rouhani, watched Russia and Syria play our President, his Secretary of State and the entire American National Security apparatus for the spineless, egotistical fools that they are, and he said, “Hey, I got to get me some of that.” And so the slow dance of ignominy began. First, friendly words, in | Read More »
The Cancerous Lie of Unbounded Positive Rights
An alliance of Progressive Organizations is attempting to counter 23+ hours of truth from Senator Cruz with thirty-one seconds of disingenuous horse-hockey. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people healthcare. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people food stamps. It’s as if being an American implies that you have a natural right to have the government give you goods and services that originally belonged to, or are produced by somebody else.
In the bizarre world of “Positive Rights,” we get logical constructs that would totally destroy the social contract of any society that attempted to fulfill them. There is never any logical limit to what can be claimed as a so-called Positive Right. In the real-world, to all of these limitless demands are attached similarly limitless costs. It’s analogous to the Work-Energy Relationship in Physics.
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$1.2 Trillion Added To The National Debt Thanks To High Oil Prices
While conservatives would say that Obamacare is sinking the American economy – and they’re right – another commodity has added an astronomical amount to the national debt: high oil prices. Dr. Robert Wescott of Keybridge Research and Dr. Phillip Swagel of the University of Maryland and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released a study showing that $1.2 trillion has been added to the debt as a result | Read More »
Delaying – Not Defunding – Will Kill Obamacare
I love Sen. Ted Cruz. I’m a huge fan of Sen. Rand Paul as well. I’m not one who cozies up with establishment Republicans. In fact, I find – at times – moderate Republicans to be more spineless than liberals. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean I need to agree with everything the Tea Party does concerning fighting Obamacare. We’re heading for rocky shoals with this defund | Read More »
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GOP hasn’t the votes to defund, nor Obama to fund, Obamacare
Do the Constitution’s separation of powers and concomitant duty to compromise apply to all presidents save for President Obama? Few things enrage this rooster more than to have our intelligence insulted by vacuous excuses for cowardice from those who know better, yet expect political allies to share their glazed-over looks and accept them as reasoned arguments. So it goes on Sunday political shows and The | Read More »
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Going Bananas As The Fiscal Year Ends
I can imagine Inigo Montoya sipping his rum. He contemplates, then chuckles. He pulls a bit on his mustache as President Obama’s teleprompter bromides blare out of his television. “He uses this phrase banana republic.” Inigo muses. “I do not think he knows what it means.”
You can use the term in a number of ways. As catchy bits of jargon get run through the political mill until shopworn, it’s perhaps quite accurate of Montoya to question whether anyone knows what banana republic means. I tend to think their clothes are overrated. My wife, on the other hand, always appreciates a $100 gift card. All jesting aside, when the American author O. Henry invented Archuria, he had a very specific type of dystopia in mind.
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@BarackObama would rather meet with latest Iranian figurehead than John Boehner.
I’m using this tweet from Dan McLaughlin (with his permission) because, really, what else is there to say? However: http://t.co/rn8CYjI2Iy RT @CNBC: BREAKING: Pres. Obama calls Rep. Boehner, says he won’t negotiate on debt limit. — Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 20, 2013
Shutdown chaos preferable to GOP Obamacare-siren-song cave
Our young above-it-all president knows best. He will never compromise on the signature achievement of his presidency. He will let the government down permanently if the Republican-adults-in-the-room-House doesn’t “save” us from him. Months will go by and eventually even Social Security checks won’t go out. There will be chaos in the land. I’m for it. For millions of us, the chaos is now five+ years | Read More »
Remember when Obama promised to bankrupt coal? That’s tomorrow.
For those with short memories: That was way back in 2008 when President Obama was merely a candidate. Five years later, his dreams of bankrupting coal are getting taken up a notch. Tomorrow, Dear Leader is set to unveil a regulation that forms the centerpiece of his “anti-climate change” policy announced awhile back to much green fawning. This new regulation will reportedly ban all future | Read More »
Celebrate Constitution that was, use raw House power to defund Obamacare
The United States constitution is not self-executing. Sadly, in the Age of Obama it is more often honored in the breach. Republicans gain no ground pleading with Democrats to follow a Constitution they have long despised and whining about media bias as an excuse not to exercise its power of the purse. Yesterday was the 226th anniversary of the signing of the world’s greatest and | Read More »
You Didn’t Build These Ten Things – Barack Obama Did
It’s not like he didn’t warn us that his goal was to fundamentally transform America – but most of us didn’t think that meant wrecking the economy, killing the golden goose, giving away the farm and generally screwing the pooch. But here we are and here are the top ten things Obama owns – despite him blaming everyone else – he built them: 10. Food | Read More »
Owner of Obama Express store charged with food stamp fraud
Cross-posted from The Quinton Report. WBAL was the first place I saw this story. They reported: A federal grand jury indicted nine retail store owners in Baltimore City and Baltimore County for ‘food stamp trafficking.’ Court papers said the retailers redeemed the food stamps for cash and split the money with food stamp recipients. The amounts totaled about $7 million. According to investigators, the retailers | Read More »
Arab Spring Cleaning
Arab Spring Cleaning by Michael Goodell http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com After watching last week’s events unfold, I have three comments to make about the remarkably nimble performance put in by president Barack Obama’s foreign policy team. 1) Over the years I have been known to criticize our president. Many have suspected that there was nothing he could do that would please me. Which is untrue. I can and | Read More »