Obama, What’s Next?
Obama is like a twelve year old whose skateboard and video game privileges have been taken away. His petulant attitude was in full bloom at the health care summit this week. Eric Cantor and John Boehner, along with John McCain and other Republicans, made the Democrats look pretty silly at times. Every Democrat that spoke had to come out with the obligatory sad health care | Read More »
Clock Ticks – Israel Faces Off With Enemies.
Before I get into the cauldron simmering in the Middle East, I want to revisit the ‘health care summit’ and an article written by Joe Klein of TIME/CNN. If there is a better example of why the ‘lamestream’ press are becoming extinct in this country I haven’t seen one. Mr Klein was apparently elsewhere during the hearing and depended on ‘tea leaves’ for his reporting. | Read More »
Biden Sums up Vice Presidency
In case you didn’t catch that, that would be Vice President Biden saying, “It’s easy being Vice President, you don’t have to do anything.” He also agreed with the person he was talking to that it’s like being the grandpa and not the parent. So let’s be clear on this – the Vice President of the United States is happy to play with you but | Read More »
Humbug – Obama Dog And Pony Phony.
Humbug is quaint Americana for something false, phony or underhanded. President Obama was his usual arrogant self as he demonstrated bi-partisanship to the seventeen Congressional Republicans who attended his health care extravaganza. Repeatedly interrupting Republican speakers and refuting factual representations made to him, the President’s idea of bi-partisanship comprised of one hundred and nineteen minutes of Obama-dominated campaign mode lecturing. The Washington Times stated he | Read More »
Health Care Summit: The Attack of the Lame Anecdotes!!!
Who needs statistics, empirical evidence, actuarial data, logic or reason, when you have anecdotes? I once knew a lady who had to use her dead sister’s dentures. That should never happen in America!!! I watched the whole health care summit and that pretty much sums up the Democratic argument; sentimental anecdote, after sentimental anecdote, after sentimental anecdote and some talk about closing donut holes with | Read More »
Paul Ryan at the Ambush Summit
Via Morrissey [my emphasis]; For those who thought today’s summit was a carefully-laid trap for Republicans set by Barack Obama, let me ask this: How many networks would have carried the following argument by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) had he made it on the steps of the Capitol? It likely wouldn’t have been aired even in passing on the talking-head -cable network shows. Instead, with | Read More »
Missing from Blair House Today
As Republicans and Democrats come together today at the Blair House for the Health Care Summit, a key player is notably missing. Aside from the hope of compromise, the doctors who practice medicine everyday, and whose entire industry is at stake, have not been invited to attend. Dr. Hal Scherz, President of Docs 4 Patient Care, represents over 3,000 doctors in every state and has | Read More »
Dear Republican Lawmakers Attending the Health Summit:
When I am considering a major cash outlay, I responsibly look at my overall financial situation, both short term and long term. I look at my cash flow, expenses and debts; current and future. It is called responsible financial planning and responsible financial spending. Congress is now considering a Healthcare Bill in a vacuum. The cost seems to be of no concern to the | Read More »
Where the Rhetoric Meets the Road
It is an unfortunate rule of politics that you must always watch what they do, not what they say. Words are simply pawns in a much larger chess game. Actions are the queens that go in for the checkmate. Under this logic it is easy to see why President Obama has recently played the health care game of talking up a bipartisan health care summit | Read More »
Reconciliation – Obama’s Last Gasp Marxist Power Grab.
Reeling from defeats in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts, Obama’s dramatic legislative agenda to fundamentally change Americans’ lives and the structure of our free society is in a shambles. His credibility within his own party is wearing very thin as frightened Democrats seek high ground from the rising tide of public anger. Obama, his administration and the Democrat-dominated House and Senate have consistently operated in | Read More »
Process and Appearence; The GOP Must Go to the Health Care Summit
While the Democrats in Congress prepare for reconciliation, the GOP is measuring the value of Obama’s health care summit. Let’s not get mixed up here. The health care summit is a public relations stunt, nothing more. It is being used to provide the Democrats in Congress some leverage to pursue reconciliation. That is the real battleground. The GOP has the higher ground on two crucial | Read More »
Democrats and the Party of NO
When she was a newly minted House Minority leader, Nancy Pelosi hired an adveritising/marketing agency to get their advice on the best way to regain the majority. The advice as she relayed it was to oppose the Bush agenda lock, stock and barrell, in essence to become the party of no. After spending an hour fruitlessly trying to find the article I have given up. | Read More »