Doom, Gloom, and Polls
Both sides in Campaign 2012 have a very unhealthy fixation on daily tracking polls. The media is using the polls as an excuse to not cover the growing disaster in Libya and instead focus on Romney. The right is using the polls as a tool to reinforce their disgust with the media. It is getting so bad, some are even now accusing RealClearPolitics of gaming | Read More »
Do Straw Men Have Free Speech?
President Barack Obama took to the UN podium on Tuesday and lied, blaming an American’s exercise of free speech for the death of Obama’s own Ambassador. He also stood before that august body of Islamists, antisemites, tyrants, socialists, and corrupt panderers and told America’s sworn enemies that the future is theirs. In continuing to blame the video and attack it, Obama is using his usual straw man tactics. | Read More »
Obamacare Promised $2500 Decrease in Cost for Families; Ends up as $3000 Increase
In the second debate with John McCain in 2008, Barack Obama promised, “We’re going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year.” It wasn’t just there, though. He reiterated this numerous times on the campaign trail. Freedomworks has a great compilation to emphasize this: Well, to quote Freddie Mercury, “Another one bites the dust.” Yes, | Read More »
President Obama Declares The Future Must Not Belong to Practicing Christians
In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama administration contradicts itself on Cybersecurity, House looking at Sales Tax issues
As if it’s not bad enough that Barack Obama and the DHS are planning to defy the Congress and rule by decree on Cybersecurity, we’ve now got Jay Rockefeller using intimidation to try to apply a chilling effect to any opposition to the leader.
The dumbest part? Even as one part of the administration pushes cybersecurity, another pushes for back doors, which is a massive reduction in security, never mind the government spying angle.
Hoo boy. Steve Womack in the House is jumping into the sales tax debate, proposing a similar plan to the Streamlined Sales Tax-backing Marketplace Fairness Act already in the Senate. I expect one of these to pass under President Romney.
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, George Soros
, Jay Rockefeller
, Marketplace Fairness Act
, Sales tax
, Steve Womack
, Tech at Night
PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP or “Where is your Whoopi Cushion?” Part I of a Series
September 2012 should be a month of scandal and sure defeat in the upcoming election for any sitting President… …but we live in a world of pop culture elections, fake noise to distract, and teflon media coverage making it difficult to identify real leadership. PART ONE of THREE REPORTS Leadership is not something you hear. Leadership is not something people say. Leadership is action. And in America leadership deserves to be reported | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Barbara Walters
, Benjamin Netanyahu
, Fox News
, James Michael Pratt
, New York Times
, The View
, Whoopi Goldberg
A Missed Opportunity on Housing Policy
There’s nothing that exemplifies the deleterious effects of government intervention into the private sector than the housing market. Bill Clinton’s National Homeownership Strategy did to the housing sector what Obamacare will do for the healthcare sector. His administration created entire offices and programs dedicated to forcing banks to underwrite risky mortgages under the dubious goal of universal home ownership. Concurrently, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac | Read More »
An interesting question with which to start your Monday.
If you were shown this picture, and you did NOT know anything about the people involved, and you were asked: Which one of these two people thinks that he had a worse week than the other one? Pessimism vs. optimism, brought to you by @60minutes. twitter.com/RobertBluey/st… — Rob Bluey (@RobertBluey) September 24, 2012 …which person would you pick? Enjoy your morning. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: | Read More »
Welcome to Obama’s “Liars Club”
As usual, there seems to be a problem with Obama’s political script in the past few days – wonder if he’s running out of resources to blame. We all know by now that Bush didn’t do it; the Republicans absolutely didn’t do it nor did “God” or the ATMS. So let’s review this week and find out who really did it. The OIG did it | Read More »
Drain the Swamp
The heroes of Flight 93 didn’t have a week to conclude we were under terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The attacks had no precedent. Flight 93′s passengers had scant shreds of information but a ton of common sense and the will to act. Were it not for their decisive action, we’d now have a crater on Capitol Hill, or a Perpetual Peace Garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, instead of a silent memorial in the woods near Shanksville, PA.
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Tech at Night: Obama and FCC power grabs in Cybersecurity and Spectrum; FCC spying
Wow: For a year FCC was tracking the movements of its speed testers without telling them! Privacy! Transparency!
Meanwhile the administration continues to try to do things on its own, without bothering to check that part of the Constitution that says how a bill becomes a law. Remember, the Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act failed in the Senate. It has no business becoming an executive order. It also turns out that they are also looking to grab power when it comes to spectrum, which isn’t great news given the FCC’s obstruction and opposition to the use of efficient market allocation.
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Tags: Barack Obama
, Internet Association
, Marco Rubio
, Net Neutrality
, Tech at Night
I want to give special mention this morning at both the top of the Morning Briefing and the top of RedState to the Washington Examiner. Often, conservatives complain that Barack Obama has not been vetted. Honestly, he hasn’t really been vetted. We do not know a lot about Barack Obama from his time before the United States Senate. Much of what we could learn has | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s rapid response to Obama’s “You can’t change Washington from the inside” gaffe.
Now the country faces major challenges, you know that we face massive debt, trillion-dollar deficits. We face a Washington that’s broken – that can’t get the job done. The President today threw in the white flag of surrender again. He said he can’t change Washington from inside. He can only change it from outside. Well, we’re going to give him that chance in November. He’s going outside.
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Today the Media Will Probably Blame Bush
Last night Fox News broke the story that the mastermind of the attack in Libya had been released from GTMO in 2007 during the reign of George Chimpy McBushitler Halliburton and his evil Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, also known as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. But wait . . . there’s more. The United States had advance warning of the attack and | Read More »
Tech at Night: Will Cyber-Libertarians learn this time around?
I like Moe’s title here: The cyber-libertarians discover that liberals are not cyber-libertarians. The question is, will they learn, or like bad scientists will they ignore the results of the experiment and vote Obama again?
Especially as the President’s team is shameless in its openly plotting to defy the Congress’s rejection of the Cybersecurity Act by Lieberman and Collins.
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