ALOHA, ALL! Yes, you can take that title two ways: his record is broken AND he sounds like a broken record. Barry/Barack repeated the same old tired rhetoric Monday night in his prime-time speech. In fact, not a minute into the speech, he blamed Bush. Good grief, Barry! Don’t you know that trite meme isn’t working anymore, even with your peeps? (See below.) Who is writing your speeches, anyway? Some think there shouldn’t even be a debt-ceiling limit. What’s the purpose if all they keep doing is raising it anyhow? It’s an arbitrary number they seem to come up with and then increase when they need more money. It’s meaningless. Thomas Sowell agrees (thanks to Scott for the link): Debt-Ceiling Chicken. “Regardless of what it is supposed to do, what the national debt-ceiling actually does is enable any administration to get all the political benefits of runaway spending for the benefit of their favorite constituencies — and then invite the opposition party to share the blame, by either raising the national debt ceiling, or by voting for unpopular cutbacks in spending or increases in taxes.” Yep.
Then there’s this: Downgrade Could Come As Early As Friday “…the debt ceiling is actually a secondary condition to the ratings agencies. The problem, as they see it, is not that America can’t pay its debts next month, but that America has grown its debt to such a degree that we can’t pay them in the long run without serious restructuring of the federal government — and this administration refuses to consider it…” Yep.
Here’s an EXCELLENT analysis from The Heritage Foundation: Recovery Stalled After Obamacare Passed “Private-sector job creation initially recovered from the recession at a normal rate, leading to predictions last year of a “Recovery Summer.” Since April 2010, however, net private-sector job creation has stalled. Within two months of the passage of Obamacare, the job market stopped improving. This suggests that businesses are not exaggerating when they tell pollsters that the new health care law is holding back hiring.”
Survey says: 0bama Losing His Base “President Barack Obama is losing support from his base, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Tuesday that finds his backing from liberals and African-Americans has plummeted. The percentage of liberal Democrats who strongly support the president’s job policies has dropped in the past year, from 53 percent to 31 percent, the poll shows. The falloff among blacks is even more stark: From 77 percent supporting his record on the economy last year to just over 50 percent in 2011.”
Those racist Tea Partiers! Black Tea Party Members to Protest NAACP “The black-led South Central L.A. Tea Party (whose motto is “Power to the People”) is reportedly planning a protest against the NAACP at the organization’s 102nd annual convention in Los Angeles on July 24….“The NAACP is a tool of the Obama administration,” Peterson said. He added, “For decades this group has supported left-wing policies which have created dependency, destroyed black families and hurt race relations.” OOPS!!!
This should make your blood boil! Texas Court Clerk Faces Jail Time Over Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer “Last week, Natalie Nichols, a County Clerk in Bowie, stood up to a judge and refused to erase the pledge and prayer from the official minutes of the county commissioner’s meeting. For standing on principle, she could end up paying a fine, or even go to jail.” The picture is me and Natalie at last year’s Smart Girl Summit in Washington DC. I had met Natalie before at a meeting in Dallas. I can tell you from personal experience that she is an intelligent, dedicated, determined individual whose sense of “right and wrong” is spot-on. Just watch the video in the above link of her appearance on Fox News. “If I need to go to jail for standing up this country and for God, I will do so,” she told Fox News in an interview Monday morning. “A lot of people bled and died for this country, I’m risking a little bit of jail time. I’m okay with that.” If you’re so inclined, here’s Natalie’s website: Natalie Nichols Go there and tell her you support her!
Another one bites the dust. Congressman in Sex Scandal Resigns “Representative David Wu, a Democrat from Oregon, has announced that he is resigning in the wake of allegations that he had engaged in unwanted sexual activity with a teenage daughter of a donor.” What is it with these guys?????
The Patriot Post voted this Barack 0bama’s best speech ever. I agree!
Ah yes….look what Democrat policies have done. Government Welfare Widens the Wealth Gap “Starting in 1964, when President Johnson launched the War on Poverty, a well-intentioned crusade to end poverty, the U.S. has spent an estimated $16 trillion trying to help the less well-off. LBJ and other well-meaning Democratic politicians at the time also hoped that the burgeoning welfare state would make people more self-sufficient, a noble goal. It didn’t work.”
A shameless plug: Check out the July issue of Smart Girl Nation. Some great articles in there and you may recognize the editor
I’m privileged to be participating in another blogger call today. This time, it’s with Darrell Issa (CA) and Blake Farenthold (TX), along with Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I’ll get the scoop on the “Fast & Furious” investigation and report in the next issue of the HDR.
Final Thought: “It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity.” Frank Zappa
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!!
“In his comments, Mr. Boehner said that Mr. Obama wanted to raise taxes too high and would not make “fundamental changes” to benefit programs like Medicare. Mr. Boehner is now expected to work with Senate leaders on an alternative aimed at averting a market-rattling, first-ever federal default.” House Speaker Pulls Out of Talks to Raise Debt Ceiling – NYTimes.com.
At a press conference today, Obama made the claim that eight out of ten Americans supported tax increases in order to get the debt ceiling raised. Really? http://www.allamericanblogger.com/16559/obama-80-of-americans-support-tax-increases-actual-poll-73-blame-wasteful-spending-on-deficit/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+allamericanblogger+%28All+American+Blogger%29
ALOHA, ALL!! Remember the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? Matthew Broderick played a high school kid in affluent Chicago (hmmmm…) who decided to play hooky with his best friend and girlfriend. Needless to say, they got in a lot of trouble. Interesting thing about Ferris – he was very popular and a cool dude who never got caught doing anything wrong (hmmmm…) I’m seeing a lot of parallels in this 1986 movie and our own uber-popular, cool dude in the White House. Just yesterday, Barry proclaimed that “enough is enough” and demanded that there needs to be a deal on the debt limit in 36 hours. So hows does he plan to participate? By holding a press conference Friday morning, then taking the day off from negotiations ‘Enough Is Enough,’ Obama Says; It’s Like Dealing With Jello, Boehner Says | CNSnews.com and No debt talks Friday – UPI.com He’s taking his toys and going away since he can’t play nice with others (thanks to Cindy for the picture!) In fact, here’s his “schedz” for today (I’m sure there’s a 2:30 tee time that somehow didn’t make his official agenda):
11:00 am || Holds a press conference; Briefing Room
12:29 pm || Calls the crews of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station
1:30 pm || Meets with Ruby Bridges and representatives of the Norman Rockwell Museum and views Rockwell’s The Problem We All Live With
Barack “Ferris” 0bama – Can’t you just picture Ben Stein saying “Barry…..Barry….Anyone?…Anyone?” So will Barry avoid blame on the debt limit negotiations by playing his usual, cool dude self? (Except the little hissy fit he had with Eric Cantor the other day.) We’ll see. In the meantime, enjoy this:
Barry thinks American want higher taxes. Really????? Maybe in his bizarro, out-of-touch world….55% Oppose Tax Hike In Debt Ceiling Deal – Rasmussen Reports™
The world ends on August 3!!!!!! At least that’s what 0bama and his minions would have you believe if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. But guess what he’ll be doing? GOP Debt Ceiling Ace in the Hole: Obama’s Birthday Bash | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier ”The president is planning an extravagant fundraising bash Aug. 3 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, including a birthday concert teeming with celebrities and – for couples contributing $35,800 – a private dinner with the president. All this just one day after the government is scheduled to run out of cash!” Barry turns 50 on August 4. Let him eat cake.
IPAB (aka “Death Panels”) discussion coming up. ObamaCare’s Rationing Board Spells Doom for Medicare – Page 1 – Hadley Heath – Townhall Conservative ”This week, Congressional leaders will hold a hearing on the IPAB: the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which could be a first step to the board’s repeal This board, created by the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”), is one of the lesser-understood provisions in the 2000-page law, but it is a critical aspect, exemplifying how ObamaCare would control Medicare costs. If the public learns more about IPAB, the movement to fully repeal ObamaCare will gain important momentum.”
How’s that “Hope & Change” working out for ya? Youth Hardest Hit in Obama Economy ”Whom has the recession hurt the most? There is no easy answer to that question—job opportunities have diminished for every ethnic and demographic group. But one of the worst hit groups has attracted little media attention: the youth. Younger Americans overwhelmingly voted for Obama in 2008, but the Obama economy has not treated them well.”
Looks like they don’t let a good crisis got to waste, either. Hezbollah Sets Up Shop in Mexico | FrontPage Magazine ”A Tucson Police Department memo from September 2010 has been leaked onto the Internet by hackers, and it warns that Hezbollah has set up shop in Mexico. The terrorist group has linked up with the Mexican drug lords, and is even said to have a large arms stockpile in the country.”
WOW!!! Ed Koch Urges New Yorkers to Replace Weiner with Pro-Israel GOP Candidate | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze ”In defiance of the Obama administration’s Israel policy, long-time Democrat and former New York mayor Ed Koch is urging voters in Queens and Brooklyn to “make history” by replacing disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner with a pro-Israel Republican candidate. According to Koch, he wants to “put a shot across Obama’s bow.”
Light bulb ban lives. The 10 Republicans who voted against the light bulb repeal – Common American Journal ”…this little bill is the best example of the sort of nanny statism that freedom-loving Americans are incensed by. The repeal should have easily been passed but the GOP could not muster the votes to do it and, worse, didn’t even hold their own caucus in line.” We don’t like it: 67% Oppose Upcoming ‘Ban’ on Traditional Light Bulbs – Rasmussen Reports™
Final Thought: ”A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” –Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL!! Barry made another TV appearance today. Looks like it was the same old, same old: You Republicans are bad children – you need to eat your vegetables. HUH? In fact, this is what Barry actually said: ”It’s not going to get easier, it’s going to get harder. So we might as well do it now; pull off the Band-Aid, eat our peas.” The President of the United States thinks that’s how to win friends and influence people? What did he learn in community organizing school? (I know – it doesn’t exist But he sure learned well from his Communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and his hero, Saul Alinsky.) Of course, Barry then said he has “bent over backward” to work with Republicans. By forcing them to eat their peas? This guy is a total joke and complete failure as POTUS. Here are some links about where we stand on the debt ceiling:
Default? Under Obama, Tax Revenues Have Exceeded Combined Costs of Interest, Entitlements and Federal Wages ”There is no way the U.S. government would need to default on its interest payments on the federal debt if the debt limit were not increased and the government allowed to borrow more money than it already has.” WOW! UPDATE: I just saw Michele Bachmann talking about this on O’Reilly’s show. He scoffed at her. O’Reilly is really getting on my nerves lately!!!!
AYFKM?: The 14th Amendment Debt Ceiling Phrase Is About The Confederacy During The Civil War! | Logistics Monster ”Now it makes sense. This was passed right after the civil war and it is saying all debt occurred in the aid of the union forces shall be valid while all debts incurred for the confederate forces shall not be valid.”
ICYMI: AIM: Obama Administration’s Risky Outreach to Muslim Brotherhood | All American Blogger ”(Hillary) Clinton claims, “We believe, given the changing political landscape in Egypt, that it is in the interests of the United States to engage with all parties that are peaceful, and committed to non-violence, that intend to compete for the parliament and the presidency.” Yep – terrorists are now our friends while our true friends (Israel) are now considered terrorists. MUST-Read timeline from Investor’s Business Daily:
2009: Obama appoints a Brotherhood-tied Islamist — Rashad Hussain — as U.S. envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which strongly supports the Brotherhood.
2010: Hussain meets with the Brotherhood’s grand mufti in Egypt.
2010: Obama meets one on one with Egypt’s foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, who later remarks on Nile TV: “The American president told me in confidence that he is a Muslim.”
2011: Riots erupt in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Crowds organized by the Brotherhood demand Mubarak’s ouster, storm government buildings. The White House fails to back longtime U.S. ally Mubarak, who flees Cairo.
2011: White House sends intelligence czar James Clapper to Capitol Hill to whitewash the Brotherhood’s extremism. Clapper testifies the group is a moderate, “largely secular” organization.
2011: The Brotherhood’s spiritual leader — Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi — is given a hero’s welcome in Tahrir Square, where he raises the banner of jihad. Qaradawi, exiled from Egypt for 30 years, had been calling for “days of rage” before the rioting in Egypt.
Before Obama’s Cairo speech, he wrote an open letter to the president arguing terrorism is a direct response to U.S. foreign policy.
2011: The Brotherhood vows to tear up Egypt’s 30-year peace treaty with Israel. Since Mubarak’s fall, it has worked to formally reestablish Cairo’s ties with Hamas and Hezbollah.
2011: Obama gives Mideast speech demanding Israel relinquish land to Palestinians.
2011: White House security adviser gives friendly speech to Washington-area mosque headed by ISNA’s new president.
2011: Justice Department pulls plug on further prosecution of Muslim Brotherhood front groups identified as collaborators in conspiracy to funnel millions to Hamas.
EXCUSE ME, BUT WHEN ARE WE GOING TO WAKE UP?????
Final Thought: ”We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money.” Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, on why he wants to ban incandescent light bulbs. Yes, he really said this: Light motif – By Mark Steyn – The Corner – National Review Online (Thanks to Garry for the link.)
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!