Who needs a muted, irrelevant President?
As conservatives, we know why we don’t want President Barack Obama in the White House. He is leading this country in the wrong direction. But his completely empty convention speech, when combined two moments described in Bob Woodward’s new book, gave us another prong of attack that is potentially much more devastating. He simply is irrelevant now. Nancy Pelosi put him on mute and Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid kicked Obama out of a meeting he called in the White House.
So here’s the argument. President Obama may be bad. But he’s worse than bad. He’s irrelevant. It is time to elect someone with a vision and a capacity to actually solve — or at least contribute to solutions — to today’s problems. Obama’s convention speech, allergic to any specifics, and nothing more than a recitation of progressive goals and values rather than specific policies to get people there, shows that he will continue to be the irrelevant man in the room if re-elected. Who needs a man who brings nothing to the table other than speechifying, no matter how inspiring it may be to some?
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Calling The Election Today
Is it just me or does there seem to be some organized spin out over the weekend to call the election for President Obama now? Check out the Politico for the best of these, but everyone is out doing it. Here’s the thing — I have a theory that polling is taking longer to respond to events because of the overwhelming flow of information these | Read More »
The Recession May Have Been Worse Than He Knew, But The Obama Administration Declared It Over by August 2009
The National Bureau of Economic Research declared the recession over in June of 2009. By September of 2009, Ben Bernanke was telling folks that based on the numbers the recession “is very likely over.” On June 17, 2010, the White House declared a summer of recovery. Today, there are fewer people in the jobs market than any time since September of 1981. Jobs numbers in | Read More »
When the only tool you have is a hammer….
Somewhere Warren G. Harding and James Buchanan are knocking back a few as they toast their elevation another rung up the ladder. Barack Hussein Obama will almost certainly be viewed by honest historians as the emptiest suit ever to hold the office of President of the United States. Privately, even Jimmy Carter must be all smiles as he anticipates a position upgrade. Obama has but | Read More »
Obama Speech: Multiply Failure, Divide the Country
What has always amazed me about Democrat policies is that they feign outrage over the need to implement them, even though they have already been championed by both parties, and have produced negative results. Government has already invested in crony capitalism and has already micro-managed every sector of the economy; from higher education to agriculture, health care, and energy. Many of these policies have been | Read More »
Hope and Change Redux: President Obama DNC 2012
Four years ago, Senator Barack Obama traveled a road that ultimately led him to the White House by riding on a message of Hope and Change that promised to change American politics for a generation; and perhaps, forever. It was a promise of a new future; a new era; of a government open and responsive to the people it served. It was a dream wrapped in | Read More »
A Recycled Speech of Failed Ideas and Many Straw Men
When you are in a tight race with your political opponent, you should not recycle a Jobs Act speech that failed to even persuade Democrats in Congress to pass your signature re-election initiative. But that’s what Barack Obama did. A day after Bill Clinton brought the house down, Barack Obama took to the stage and reduced, reused, and recycled old states of the union speeches | Read More »
Clinton Just Sold Hillary Down the Road
If you’re looking for a man who knows how to spin yarns that will energize the Democratic base it appears Bill Clinton filled the bill. But, there remains the beginning of a very nasty story that will haunt Bill and Hillary Clinton clear into 2016. Bill Clinton a most charismatic speaker laid a bunch of political garbage on the American public that was not wise | Read More »
‘No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden’
FEW BOOKS HAVE generated as much buzz in as short a time as No Easy Day by Mark Owen,1 a former Navy SEAL who participated in the mission that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. While media have understandably focused on the bin Laden narrative, and the differences between it and the Obama administration’s story of the raid, it’s important to note something about | Read More »
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CLINTON DNC Analysis: “You Will Feel It!” – or the Difference Between a Simile and Metaphor
“A metaphor is like a simile.” ~Author Unknown. I write historical, inspirational and thriller novels, containing a simile here and there, but mostly substance. Readers want plausible meat with their fantasy. So I write — making fiction believable; plots, intrigue, character development, strong beginnings and powerful endings happen–sometimes easy to accomplish in a “make believe world.” As I flipped between the NFL game and BILL CLINTON’s | Read More »
Democrats Exposed Naked on God and Jerusalem
The real momentous news at the DNC yesterday was not Bill Clinton’s Clintonian speech. It was the imbroglio over God and Jerusalem in the party’s platform, when party leaders were forced to reinsert references to God and Jerusalem to the dismay of the party faithful. Here are a few points to consider: 1) The two parties are a mirror image of each other in terms | Read More »
The Alternative Universe and the Media Feedback Loop
Yesterday in Charlotte the Democratic National Convention began as amateurishly as President Obama’s first term has been. Three times Mayor Villaraigosa of Los Angeles tried to get a majority of Democratic delegates to agree to add God and Jerusalem back into the Democratic Platform. Three times he failed. But on the third time, he declared he heard a two-thirds vote for changing the platform. Debbie | Read More »
Tech at Night: The FCC gets adversarial with the wireless industry
Some have said that the Obama administration is saving up disastrous regulation for the second term, but the FCC is wasting no time. Not content to obstruct wireless innovation with painfully limiting spectrum policy, FCC is now duplicating FTC efforts and playing speed advertising nanny.
Duplicative regulation protects nobody. It’s adversarial.
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“Barbie Obama’s Fairytale
Then and now, how four years can change the Barack and Michelle Obama rhetoric – it’s like Ken & Barbie Obama had a Mattel makeover right in front of our eyes. The speech last night by Michelle Obama was polished and unless one knew the truth it would be easy to fall into the same dismal political Obama pit of 2008. Michelle Obama has moved | Read More »
2008 No More: Obama Acceptance Speech Moved to 75% Smaller Venue
In 2008, standing between artificial columns designed to recall the White House Rose Garden, then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president at Denver’s Invesco Field in front of a record crowd of 84,000. It’s clearly not 2008 any more. A similar-sized venue was chosen for now-President Obama’s acceptance speech this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where Panther Stadium/The Big Outdoor Football Stadium/Bank of America | Read More »