Arrogance and Overreach
Barack Obama was able to get Obamacare passed largely because he had a group of Democrats in Congress who were not running for re-election and thus had no fear of the voters. They overreached and the Democrats were swept out to the minority in the House of Representatives. In fact, the voters in 2010 wrecked devastating losses on the Democrats nationwide.When politicians, regardless of party, | Read More »
Inauguration Word Game
Which word does President Obama use following this paragraph of his Inaugural Address? Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone. Our celebration of initiative and enterprise, our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, these are constants in our character. Answer in the | Read More »
A quick look back at Obama’s first term
“Those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.” — Barack Hussein Obama, Inaugural Address January 20, 2009
There were many things that were disappointing about President Obama’s first term.
The good folks at Reason TV take a look at some of the disappointments in a new video retrospective of Obama’s rhetoric versus reality.
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Keep your Eyes on the Ball Republicans
Over the next few weeks there is going to be a barrage of new liberal law proposals, press releases, and publicity campaigns. These are designed for one purpose and one purpose alone, that is to distract the republican party from the true playing field, which is the economy and the federal budget fight. Let me give you an example of this from the heart of | Read More »
Obama’s alienation of the Liberty that ‘binds this nation together’
In his Second Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama pledged shared allegiance to preserving the Declaration’s unalienable rights that bind us together as exceptional Americans. Too bad he doesn’t share the Founders’ understanding of Liberty nor the Constitution’s insistence upon the separation of limited government powers necessary to preserve it. The Commander-in-Chief that even Algeria’s counterpart doesn’t bother to call when authorizing military actions that deem | Read More »
Phil Mickelson hints tax changes may spur career change.
Let me use short words, here*: if you want less of something, tax it. Because if you tax it, you will get less of it: On the day President Obama was sworn in for his second term, [top professional golfer Phil] Mickelson sent shock waves through the Humana Challenge when he said the political landscape in the United States was causing him to seriously contemplate | Read More »
The Loyal Opposition
Congratulations Mr. President on your second inaugural.Saying that makes some of you really enraged. I said the same on twitter shortly after his official swearing in. Several of the replies were embarrassing and atrocious. Some accused the man elected by a majority of Americans of treason. Some accused him of willfully destroying the nation.I believe the President’s policies are destructive and will harm our economy, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Netflix proves me right on Net Neutrality. DoJ on Swartz.
Remember when they told you Net Neutrality was needed? Remember when we said it was really about favoring online firms over telecoms? Told you so, told you so, told you so. Netflix now blocking select ISPs, trying to use market power in order to bully their way to sweetheart bandwidth deals, knowing ISPs can’t fight back under Net Neut regs, aka the Open Internet order.
PS Told you so.
It remains ridiculous that the Aaron Swarz suicide continues be politicized to the point that we’re putting innocent prosecutors under pressure, pressure that defies cross-examination due to the death of the key witness.
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Obama’s debt speech just mailed in
Remarks attributed to Barack Obama in 2006 regarding the debt ceiling were never spoken in the senate, but were mailed in, so to speak.
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Bob Levinson: Allegedly held hostage by Iran while White House ignores family pleas
2,140 days without freedom. Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson devoted almost three decades of service to his country and the citizens of the United States. A career that deserved honors has instead resulted in almost six years as a hostage in a foreign country. Until his disappearance in March 2007, Levinson, 64, resided with his wife and seven children in Coral Springs. Working as a private investigator, | Read More »
Tech at Night: The cozy Obama-Google Relationship continues
Google employees overwhelmingly preferred Democrats over Republicans in their political giving in 2012, and it shows. Yet another Google employee is hopping over to the Obama administration. This time it’s “evangelist” Vint Cerf who’s joining the National Science Board, appointed by the President
At some point doesn’t somebody become concerned about the appearance of impropriety? Especially when Democrat initiatives like a data cap ban would favor firms like Google over telecoms?
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Psst: Obama’s second Inaugural Ball schedule designed to keep hoi polloi away.
Politico kind of buries the lede here: The inaugural team made a show of announcing that the festivities to mark Obama’s second Inauguration would be greatly curtailed this year as a nod to tough economic times. Rather than the 10 official balls that the president and first lady zipped around to in 2009, this year there would be only two: the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, for 4,000 | Read More »
Tech at Night: A word on the politicization of Aaron Swartz’s death.
An activist is dead, by his own choice. He also chose to commit crimes to push his agenda. Nobody denies he did it. They only deny that he should have been prosecuted.
I can understand the man’s family and friends feeling grief, and lashing out. But for anyone else to attempt to use this event to push an agenda, discredits his agenda. If you need to use the suicide of a criminal in order to advance your policy goals like a vulture, your policy goals probably don’t have much going for them.
And that’s all I have to say about that for now.
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Obama’s budget proposal will be late. Again.
Because apparently math is hard. The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress. Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan (R-Wis.) late Friday that the budget will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law, a House aide said.
Did Treasury purposely force us to hit the debt limit during fiscal cliff debate?
Earlier I spoke about how it seemed kind of odd that throughout the year the Treasury kept telling us that we would make it until Feb before the debt limit was reached. Then magically on Dec 31 we hit the debt ceiling. Turns out we hit it on that date because Timothy Geithner forced us to hit it on that date. According to CNSNews it | Read More »