HDR 192: Obama The Orator Cometh!
ALOHA, ALL!! Ready for the big speech tonight? I’m reminded of one of my favorite quotes: “Here comes the orator, with his flood of words and his drop of reason” – Benjamin Franklin. As a Founding Father, Franklin believed that actions speak louder than words. So let’s see what action Barry takes tonight, or if it’s just more words from an inept bloviator.
If Barry is serious about creating jobs, he’ll change these policies: Four Ways Obama Has Blocked Job Growth “Wonder who’s to blame for today’s stagnant economy? Look no further than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to see where the buck ought to stop. Though President Barack Obama constantly points fingers at others for America’s economic woes, his policies are to blame for preventing the U.S. economy from getting back on track. Before you watch President Obama present his latest jobs plan in his speech on Thursday, be sure you know the four major measures he has taken to prevent job growth in America.”
What’s In A Name? You won’t hear the “S” word in Barry’s speech, but it’s stimulus all the same: Pelosi drops the word ‘stimulus’ – Common American Journal “Though the House minority leader and her caucus are still pushing an economic stimulus agenda to save the economy, they’ve radically changed their rhetoric with the hope of winning over voters who saw “stimulus” as close to a dirty word.”
Surprise Guests. Republicans Invite Would-Be Job Creators to Watch Obama’s Jobs Speech | CNSnews.com “House Speaker John Boehner announced on Thursday that he will host more than a dozen private-sector “job creators” in the House gallery during President Obama’s “jobs” speech to a joint session of Congress.” The CEO of Gibson Guitar will be there. This should be interesting!
THE EPITOME OF A “FAT CAT.” Teamsters’ Hoffa Made $300,000 in 2010 | CNSnews.com “Hoffa’s union salary in 2010 – the most recent figures available – was $294,285. That figure rises to $368,000 if bonuses and disbursements are taken into account.”
This is Your Brain When it’s Stuck on Stupid. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Economy Is ‘Continuing on the Upswing’ | CNSnews.com “…the chair of the Democratic National Committee, said that the economy is “continuing on the upswing” and that every economist “worth their salt” acknowledges that this is the result of the economic stimulus signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009.” Since I’m such a huge fan of Debbie Downer, here’s the video for your viewing pleasure:
REMEMBER ON 9/11!!! Flag 9/11: Remembering September 11 | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation “As Americans prepare to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorists attacks, The Heritage Foundation has been busy reminding Congress and the public of the importance of staying the course in the War on Terror. In the past 10 years, at least 40 terrorist plots have been foiled due, in large part, to our enhanced counter-terrorism efforts. But despite this progress, efforts are underway to undermine some of this progress by rejecting the very policies that have kept us safe.”
WHAT’S IN A NAME, Part II? ‘Don’t call it Ground Zero anymore’ – Common American Journal Bloomberg doesn’t like that – tuff! “Ground Zero originated as a term to describe the site of a nuclear explosion and later was used to refer to the point of any dramatic or violent event. New Yorkers started calling the World Trade Center site Ground Zero shortly after suicide hijackers destroyed the twin towers and killed nearly 3,000 people.”
MYTH: Rick Perry was an Al Gore cheerleader and chaired his campaign in Texas. Was Rick Perry Al Gore’s ‘Cheerleader’? – Investors.com “Austin consultant George Shipley, who advised Gore’s 1988 campaign, told Politifact in an interview that Perry “made, to my knowledge, one, possibly two press tours, but he was not what I would call that active in the campaign.” Mike Kopp, who did press outreach for Gore, said in an interview: “We didn’t have a chairman in Texas; we didn’t have co-chairs.” And I sure liked this reply from Perry about the death penalty in Texas: Rick Perry fabulously defends Texas death penalty | The Right Scoop
I gotta say, Newt was on fire again at last night’s debate!!!
Final Thought: “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” –Patrick Henry
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!