Skeptical of the Obama/Geithner Plan – Part I
Full disclosure; I am not an economist or an accountant, nor do I play those parts on TV. The opinions expressed below are mine and are based on observation and reading. Treasury Secretary “Tax Cheat” Geithner finally unveiled his plan to get the credit and banking systems moving again by getting the federal government and private entities (backed by the federal government, including the Fed) | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Bill Clinton
, Community Reinvestment Act
, Fannie Mae
, franklin raines
, Freddie Mac
, George W Bush
, hank paulson
, mortgage lending
, mortgage-backed securities
, Tim Geithner
, toxic assets
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese “President” Omar Bashir. Benny Avni of the New York Post says the Obama administration might rethink the idea of having the U.S. join the ICC, which was soundly rejected by both the Clinton and Bush (George W. Bush) administrations: It’s a bad idea: The ICC is as concerned with politics as with justice – and | Read More »
Oval Office “A Step Down” For Obama As He Outspends FDR
El Rushbo reported this week that the media has taken their worship of the most merciful Barack Messiah Obama, savior of the world, to new levels. It seems that being a community organizer and a part-time U.S. Senator for 13 seconds is a bigger job than the leader of the Free World as ABC’s Jim Moran had this tidbit to offer: In some ways, Barack | Read More »
Bill Clinton agrees that Obama should smile more.
Not in so many words, but he generally echoed something that I noted yesterday: our President is not being reassuring enough. Like all good poisoners, Clinton makes sure that the fatal dose is well-mixed with things designed to mask the taste. In this case, GOP-bashing: Bill Clinton: Obama Should Sound More Hopeful [snip] Regarding Obama’s bleak warnings that “the economy could get worse before it | Read More »
“I did not have a hand in that meltdown!”-Bill Clinton
From Clinton Says Don’t Blame Him for the Economic Crisis On Monday morning’s Today Show, Ann Curry’s interview with the former president – recorded over the weekend outside a Clinton Global Initiative event in Texas – addressed Clinton’s inclusion on TIME’s list of the "25 People to Blame" for the global economic collapse. “Oh no,” he responded, “My question to them is: Do any of | Read More »
George H. W. Bush is Hilarious!
Yeah, you read the title correctly. Watch this video. George H. W. Bush tells an absolutely hysterical, slightly off-color joke. By the way, I must say that Bill Clinton does a good job as his side-kick. Enjoy, and laugh out loud–it’s good for you.
Political History FAIL
Via RS’s sister site Human Events, it turns out that Speaker Pelosi’s office is working hard to react to yesterday’s strong, principled, and unanimous opposition to the Obama/Pelosi/Reid debt bill. The only problem is, knowledge of political history seems pretty limited in Pelosi’s circles, which is pretty bad since she was in office when the relevant events happened! In other words, she’s wrong, and she’s | Read More »
Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Holder – Only Two Conservatives Said No
The Senate Judiciary Committee hours ago voted 17-2 to approve the nomination of Eric Holder to be the next Attorney General. A floor vote on his nomination is expected for next week. The only two Conservative stalwarts voted no: John Cornyn (R-TX); and Tom Coburn (R-OK). Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General for President Bill Clinton, has taken actions that disqualify him from Senate consent to be the next Attorney General of | Read More »
More lobbyist problems for Obama?
First, William Lynn, now New Intel Director Blair Resigns Defense Company Post Before taking his new job as head of U.S. intelligence, retired Adm. Dennis Blair has to resign lucrative directorships on the boards of two companies that do tens of millions of dollars of business with the Defense Department. Blair, who two years ago ran afoul of Pentagon conflict-of-interest rules, has already resigned a | Read More »
Remind Me Again . . .
Who thought it would be a good idea to bring the Clintons back in the tent again?Ah yes, I remember now. That would be our President-elect, now wouldn’t it? Anyone who thinks that these kinds of embarrassments will come to an end merely because Bill Clinton will now have his speech-making dates, venues and subject matter reviewed by a State Department ethics board either doesn’t | Read More »
Is a terrorist attack on America imminent?
As I type, the death toll in the Mumbai attacks stands at 195 souls. The Mumbai terrorists have raised the stakes with these attacks, using well trained and coordinated attack teams to carry out their bloody mission. As Bill Roggio writes:The Mumbai attack is unique from past terror strikes carried out by Islamic terrorists. Instead of one or more bombings at distinct sites, the Mumbai | Read More »
Obama: Billions for Pork Barrel Earmarks
Barack Obama used his weekly radio address today to promise prompt action on a massive economic stimulus package: President-elect Barack Obama said Saturday that he had started work on a sustained, two-year economic stimulus plan designed to create or save 2.5 million jobs, funnel money toward public works programs to repair the country’s failing infrastructure and invest in alternative energy programs. Mr. Obama’s plan, which | Read More »
A racist secretary of state?
For 18 months, the Obama campaign intentionally, explicitly and repeatedly accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of personal racism and resorting to racist campaign tactics. Does anyone remember the “picture darkening” accusations?This was picked up and parroted by Obama supporters, the blogosphere, the MSNBC/CNN/Olbermann/Matthews wing of the main stream media, and various political figures. It is now accepted as gospel in the black community.
Barack Obama’s Real Opposition
The Wall Street Journal throws a dash of cold water on the celebrations of The One, and gives him a stark reminder of the real threats to his campaign promises and his re-election in 2008: David Obey. The Appropriations Chairman wants to slash defense spending as a money grab for more social programs and entitlements. Fellow spender Barney Frank recently added that a military budget | Read More »
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, Bill Clinton
Clintons Campaign for Murtha
OK – I am up late watching Fox News and I just saw a report that the Clinton’s are campaigning for Murtha this weekend. Looks like things aren’t looking tjat good for Murtha…See here, here, here and (well you get the driftI really love the blatant partisanship and phoniness that the Hill & Bill Show still bring to the table. I have since lost hope | Read More »