Why Obama won re-election
We have come a long way throughout the relatively short history of our country. We went from ruled colonies to one of the most powerful to the most powerful nation in under 200 years. That ladies and gentlemen is amazing. But slowly along the way things started to happen. We started to relax our morals, we started to lose that self determination that allowed us | Read More »
Obama’s Egregious Hypocrisy on Housing
In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which created the new “Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB),” an all-powerful agency vested with the power to limit the choices of consumers in financial markets, making it harder and more expensive to obtain credit. This unaccountable agency operates autonomously within the Federal Reserve and will not be subjected to congressional appropriations or oversight. Yesterday, the CFPB announced | Read More »
Stephens: ‘ [Hagel] Confirmation Process Should Be Illuminating’
Chuck Hagel, former Senator of Nebraska, has been tapped to head the Department of Defense. He’s a Republican, who vociferously criticized the Bush administration during the Iraq War – and equated ‘The Surge’ as the biggest foreign policy blunder since Vietnam. I also think Iraq was more of a distraction, than brilliant strategic thinking – but that’s a different matter. We have a nominee for | Read More »
Barack Obama planning wide-range gun-grabbing legislation?
(Via Drudge) Well, isn’t that special of them. From the Washington Post: The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions. A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by | Read More »
Barack Obama’s oh-so-diverse ‘Senior Advisors.’
Wow, but that’s a lot of white guys. Please note that the picture below is from the White House’s own official Flickr account, which means that not only is calling them ‘senior advisors’ fair (I’m quoting the White House, after all); it indicates that nobody in that shop saw that picture and said Wow, but that’s a lot of white guys.
Hey House Republicans, Here’s What Obama is Saying Today
As Chad Pergram notes on twitter, Ed Henry reports the White House is calling getting the GOP to break its tax pledge, “One of the most consequential policy achievements of the last couple of decades.”See how this is already being spun.Do you really want to do this? You have a choice. Oppose this deal. It does nothing to solve our problems. It does nothing to | Read More »
Even in Bi-Partisan Deal, Obama Botches it with Ego
The campaign is over. Barack Obama has already won the last election he will ever run. Why, then, did he use his speech about the potential for a fiscal cliff deal to take jabs at Congress in general and the Republicans in particular?
If either’s a “token”, it’s Barack Obama, not Tim Scott
Unqualified failure is the surest sign of a “token”, which precisely defines the Obama Economy Cries of “Uncle Tom” and “race trait” issued from liberal Democrats’ lips, attacking S.C. Governor Nikki Haley’s choice to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Jim DeMint, before the press conference announcing the choice of Rep. Tim Scott was over. Consider, for example, The New Yorker’s take on the decision of the | Read More »
Are we doomed to Obama’s repeat of FDR’s folly?
Jobs recessions, anemic growth, and declining living standards don’t have to last this long in America Who knew that the mere listing of Jim Powell’s 2003 book, FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and his New Deal prolonged the Great Depression, among those in a recent column chronicling literary works I have found most informative and influential to my post-matriculation economic education, would subject me to the wrath of a | Read More »
Great News: 16.4 Trillion debt ceiling to be hit Dec 31
According to the math whiz that runs the Treasury Department, we will hit the debt ceiling sooner than we expected. Don’t worry though through some accounting gimmicks he can make us reach Feb. Maybe. Some how the guy who couldn’t figure out turbo tax can figure out to the day we will run out of money. Something smells fishy here. So at the same time | Read More »
Obama to leave Hawaii early for more fiscal cliff political theater
In an obviously preplanned propaganda ploy, President Obama will leave his Hawaiian vacation “early” returning to Washington to engage in more fiscal cliff political theater. When Fox News first reported Obama’s travel plans, we were reminded that Obama let it slip last week that he would return this week: An administration official tells Fox it is now “likely” the President flies back to Washington late | Read More »
Praying for the President This Christmas
Ligon Duncan makes some sound points though many might not like to consider them. I actually posted this way back in 2008 when Mr. Duncan originally wrote it. But this Christmas Eve I think it is worth posting again. For those Christians who are more dismayed than overjoyed about the prospects of an Obama presidency, there should be a remembrance that as our President, Barack | Read More »
We allowed this to happen now deal with it.
I have been trying to figure out what I wanted this post to say for a few days. Today it struck me as to what it was that I wanted to say. I have been reading that people think that the Conservative caucus of the Republican House screwed everything up by throwing a “Tantrum” and making sure that Plan B failed. Some people believe that | Read More »
Chuck Schumer not willing to endorse Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense.
Via the Weekly Standard comes an indication that Barack Obama might as well get on the phone and tell Chuck Hagel that it’s not happening: “I’d have to study his record.” Let me explain why this is so devastating a comment coming from Senator Schumer about ex-Senator Hagel… oh, you’ve figured it out already? But let me explicit: Chuck Hagel served in the Senate from | Read More »
The Progressives Push For New “Assault” Weapons Ban Is Bad Policy
I stand firm with my fellow members at the National Rifle Association. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of an organization that defends the Second Amendment, which is one of the most important rights within our Constitution. Over the past forty-eight hours, the NRA has been slammed for being somehow complicit in the various incidents connected gun violence – with the most recent being | Read More »