Debt Ceiling – Start Limiting Increases Monthly “SLIM” Plan (updated)
[Update from earlier post to reflect new numbers] The Obama and Democrat plan for America’s debt is that there should be no debt ceiling and that they should be able to spend as much of your money as they want. Republican talking points say that they would like to use the debt ceiling as a mechanism to force spending cuts, specifically $1 in cuts for | Read More »
Obama doesn’t care
In the 2012 Election, Obama handily won the “Which candidate cares about you?” question. This fantasy seems to be the only thing that is keeping his Presidency from totally deflating. It’s time that the public gets a sustained reality-check on this matter. If commentators like Erick focused their rhetoric on this perceived strength (Obama currently is being portrayed as some kind of evil genius or | Read More »
In mid March, the RNC announced that it would hire a high-profile Silicon Valley CTO by May 1st: “The RNC will significantly restructure our digital strategy, moving to center the RNC around digital and data, and fully integrate within the entire organization,” RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski announced Tuesday. May 1st has come and gone, and it appears that this deadline was missed, but, there have | Read More »
Debt Ceiling “SLIM” Plan (updated)
The Obama and Democrat plan for America’s debt is that there should be no debt ceiling and that they should be able to spend as much of your money as they want. Republican talking points say that they would like to use the debt ceiling as a mechanism to force spending cuts, specifically $1 in cuts for every $1 in debt ceiling increase. The problem | Read More »
Time to make a deal with the Devil?
Hillary Clinton has done a horrible job running the State Department. The majority of her failings comport with her ideological leanings, but, they are also supported and encouraged by Obama. The “reset” with Russia is based on projecting US weakness. The lack of support for the Green Movement in Iran reflects a desire to avoid being seen as interfering with the internal workings of another | Read More »
Vice President Bobby Jindal
I believe that Bobby Jindal should be and will be Mitt Romney’s choice for VP. Jindal brings the following positives: Two-Term Governor of Louisiana with a high approval rating. Has faced crises in Hurricane Gustav (extensive evacuations) and the BP Oil Spill, and was widely seen as handling them competently. Puts New Jersey in play (in 2004, John Kerry only won by 241K votes), because | Read More »
Why the HHS Welfare Move, Why Now?
The current (as of yesterday) Welfare requirements specify that a recipient must be working, or must be enrolled in some alternative activity, like training or in a program to look for a job. If somebody is looking for a job, then they are counted among the unemployed, whereas if they are not looking for a job, they aren’t. Is it possible that the timing of | Read More »
Austerity vs. Growth Scam
The G-8 leaders have framed the discussion of reviving the world economy in terms of making the choice between austerity and growth. Most of the leaders are banking on their electorate choosing to support growth, but, what is cleverly hidden is the fact that what the leaders are really proposing is growth of government, not economic growth. This type of growth will result in an | Read More »
Debt Ceiling Strategy
As sure as many of us would like to see the debt limit not increased, I believe this to be highly impractical, given the enormous size of the Federal Government. Obviously, the debt limit and the size of the Federal Government go hand-in-hand, but, by taking the approach of forcing the government to scramble to avoid a default, there will be many unintended consequences. On | Read More »
Atlas Shrugged, the Movie
I was excited to be going to see Atlas Shrugged, Part 1. I had just read the book for the first time last year, and it became one of my top favorite books. I shrugged off the ultra-low rating at RottenTomatoes, expecting the film critics to just be reflecting their bias, and I went with my family and friends to see the movie. Unfortunately, I found | Read More »
Commentary: President Obama Believes…
President Obama believes that anyone in the world should be able to walk into America and take a job away from an American citizen. President Obama believes that American citizens should be responsible for paying for the education of the people who violate the country’s immigration laws. President Obama believes that his Wall Street friends are entitled to their big salaries because they work hard for their | Read More »
Attributes of a 2012 Winner
The most prominent attribute of a successful presidential candidate, in my opinion, is his or her desire to win. As we saw in the last election, very qualified and popular candidates in the primary fissled out quickly. I’m specifically thinking about Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani. I think that most conservatives would have been thrilled to get behind a Fred Thompson campaign, but it was | Read More »
My Thoughts on the One Nation Rally in D.C.
Having attended two Tea Parties in D.C., and having watched the Restoring Honor rally on TV, I was anxious to compare how a rally staged by the Left in the same venue would compare. I drove in from Maryland, and spent from noon till 1:30PM observing the crowd. Based on what I saw, I got the feeling that the Left is trying to adapt their message to meet a | Read More »
Obama must stop in Afghanistan after Olympics Trip
President Obama has called the Afghanistan war against the Taliban the “War of Necessity”, yet, as we recently learned, he has spoken to his chosen Commander, General McChrystal, only once in the last seven months. Instead of working with the military at a critical time in the war, when troops are being killed at an increasing rate, President Obama has decided to take a misguided | Read More »
Obama’s Speech to School Children
Mike Rowe, from “Dirty Jobs” fame, is currently advocating for more social acceptance of blue collar jobs. He documents the shortage of high skilled trade jobs like welders and pipe fitters (the WSJ has also covered this – http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121910464115051361.html), and he believes that one of the reasons for this is that society paints this type of career path as the consequence for not completing college. | Read More »
Colin Powell’s Response to the Gates Affair
It’s great that Colin Powell said yesterday that Gates was in the wrong and that Obama shouldn’t have commented. What was interesting, though, was that Powell used his own situation to explain why Gates may have overreacted. Powell explained that, in National Airport, he was not recognized by Airport Security, even though he was the National Security Advisor. He said that he was just seen as a another black | Read More »
Iranian Nuclear Power Ok, What about US?
If it’s ok for Iran to develop nuclear plants, ostensibly for domestic energy production, why isn’t it ok for the US to build new nuclear plants? Seems like we’re striving to become a 3rd world country? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/02/AR2009060200947_pf.html
Sotomayor and Baseball
An attempt will be made throughout the Sotomayor nomination process to connect her to the common man. This will undoubtably be done through her connection to her baseball ruling. In Obama’s introduction, he stated: During her tenure on the District Court, she presided over roughly 450 cases. One case in particular involved a matter of enormous concern to many Americans, including me: the baseball strike of 1994-1995. | Read More »
What’s behind the need to close Gitmo???
I’ve always been curious about the motivation behind the left’s desperate desire to remove prisoners from Guantanamo Bay Cuba. The explanation that we shouldn’t have prisons outside of the US is belied by Obama’s continuation of the Rendition Program as well as the prison that we’re running in Afghanistan. Well, I guess that it’s pretty obvious now why. It looks like Obama is setting up to continue | Read More »
Acorn $1B in the Stimulus Bill
So, the Stimulus Bill has $1B in money for Community Organizing, right? I would assume that it’s possible for anyone, no matter what their political affiliation, to apply for this money, right? Is it possible for a conservative lawyer to deconstruct the Stimulus Bill and give us some pointers on what is needed to apply? Can we turn this money into “Get out the Republican vote?” for | Read More »
Bait and Switch Coming with the Fairness Doctrine
Obama and his handlers were very dexterous during the Presidential campaign. The McCain campaign and Republican pundits always seemed to go for the red cape that Obama artfully displayed in obfuscation, and they ended up clumsily slashing at the air with their horns. Bill Ayers, Father Phlager, and Reverend Wright became the cape, and Obama stepped aside with “Hey, I’m a really likable guy, why would you think that any of | Read More »