Archive for June, 2009
While it isn’t necessarily about Obama…it is about the Obama apologists in the media and the general public that say kid gloves for HIS kids and let’s have a field day with Palin’s.
As I said before, I’m not a Palin fan, but this is rank hypocrisy.
SMITH: Leon Panetta intimated the former vice president was playing politics with national security issues. The former president has intoned his own displeasure with some of your policy changes. I think they feel like some of the things that you’ve done, in fact, are treacherous.
OBAMA: Well, I think when it comes to Vice President Cheney, he and I have a deep disagreement about what’s required to keep the American people safe. And I think that disagreement has been amply aired and certainly he has a right to voice his opinions. I would argue that our policies are making the American people safer, and that some of the policies that he’s promoted in the past have not.
Michael Barone has a great piece that speaks to this and other issues he sees with the Obama Administration:
But transferring large segments of the American economy from the private to the public sector has proved to be tougher than winning Democratic primaries and caucuses. And Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong Il have proved to be harder to charm than American mainstream media. It’s generally good for American presidents to have long-term strategies. But in setting public policy it’s important to get the details right. And in guiding the nation in a dangerous world it’s vital to adjust to face hard realities and adjust to unexpected events.
Apparently Barack Obama doesn’t want to run the tobacco industry either because he signed into law a new bill that does exactly that. It’s becoming a running joke that if the president says he doesn’t what to run something or doesn’t want the government running something it means that’s exactly whats going to happen.
Obama to Sign FDA-Tobacco Bill Into Law
An anti-smoking bill that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sweeping powers to regulate tobacco products will be signed into law Monday by President Barack Obama.
Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the FDA will be able to ban labels such as “low tar” and “light,” outlaw candy flavorings, and order companies to reduce nicotine in tobacco products. The law also requires large graphic warnings on cartons of cigarettes, the Associated Press reported.
The FDA will also be able to regulate what goes into tobacco products, make those ingredients public, and prohibit marketing campaigns, particularly those that target children.
The legislation was opposed by former President George W. Bush, who said he would veto it after it passed the House of Representatives last year, the AP reported.
Obama Closes Doors on Openness
Critics say the president has left a huge loophole for himself on the issue of transparency
As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding “secret energy meetings” with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama’s “clean coal” policies. One reason: the disclosure of such records might impinge on privileged “presidential communications.” The refusal, approved by White House counsel Greg Craig’s office, is the latest in a series of cases in which Obama officials have opted against public disclosure. Since Obama pledged on his first day in office to usher in a “new era” of openness, “nothing has changed,” says David -Sobel, a lawyer who litigates FOIA cases. “For a president who said he was going to bring unprecedented transparency to government, you would certainly expect more than the recycling of old Bush secrecy policies.”
The hard line appears to be no accident. After Obama’s much-publicized Jan. 21 “transparency” memo, administration lawyers crafted a key directive implementing the new policy that contained a major loophole, according to FOIA experts. The directive, signed by Attorney General Eric Holder, instructed federal agencies to adopt a “presumption” of disclosure for FOIA requests. This reversal of Bush policy was intended to restore a standard set by President Clinton’s attorney general, Janet Reno. But in a little-noticed passage, the Holder memo also said the new standard applies “if practicable” for cases involving “pending litigation.” Dan Metcalfe, the former longtime chief of FOIA policy at Justice, says the passage and other “lawyerly hedges” means the Holder memo is now “astonishingly weaker” than the Reno policy. (The visitor-log request falls in this category because of a pending Bush-era lawsuit for such records.)
It’s becoming increasingly hard for the left to deny the NeoCon label being ascribed to President Barack Obama
In today’s weekly address President Obama once again perpetuated the myth that our economic crisis started on Wall St. Instead of laying blame on the true culprits and working to eliminate the threat of the same thing happening again, by ending the bastardized hybrid institutions know as GSE’s (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) and holding Frank, Dodd, Cox and others accountable, the president takes the easy way out and blames faceless Wall St. and adds another layer of bureaucracy to the Federal Government which presumably answers to no one but him. A move that further exemplifies the fact that Barack Obama is a Unitary Executive Theorist who is modeling his administration and our government after early 19th century Progressivism!
Our post partisan president pushing his vast financial overhaul plan and warning critics “that he has no patience for debate from hard-line defenders of a system that has exploited bewildered consumers” :
So our president is either willfully ignorant, a liar, a partisan hack with an agenda, or all three. You may take your pick but mounting evidence is showing that D (all of the above) is most likely.
Putting aside the dismissal of critics for now the here are two videos that show just how wrong the president is on this issue.
This video which by now most have seen is a brilliant analysis of how we got into this mess and who is responsible:
The next video is a time line ( I don’t expect liberals, or the president for that matter, to accept this video as it’s from Fox News and somehow truthful reporting from Fox News supported by independent reports and findings are still lies (liberals are children that way)
If the president wants more regulation, and we all know he does, then he should be intellectually honest enough to go after or regulate the right culprit or culprits. If he’s not willing to get rid of Fanny and Freddie then his vast financial overhaul plan should be narrowed to focused on regulating the GSE’s and not creating yet another regulatory bureaucracy who’s job would no doubt be to interfere or interject Government and Politicians into the private sector.
Real world clarity educates all but Obama, as Axis shows its evil; Stimulus fails to stimulate and ABC becomes WHBC
Generally, much like radio talk show host Dennis Prager, I much prefer clarity to agreement, and especially so in politics. Most bi-partisan “solutions” neither solve the problem nor educate voters on which of the partisan positions would more likely have been the solution.
Hence, an America prosperous and free due to conservative Republican solutions to foreign and domestic problems, but afflicted by the recent Elephant-memory killing bipartisan past that Left No Child Behind in accumulating debt and a Republican candidate made famous as a maverick at kissing Jack Asses, chose to elect as President of the United States (POTUS) the most liberal candidate any major party ever nominated.
As a result though, clarity has returned to Washington, D.C. The most egregious taxing, spending and social policy bills passed by the ObamaDem Congress have garnered hardly any GOP votes and the President has received harsh criticism from most Republicans for his foreign apology tours.
So, come Election Day 2010, We the People will have no problem rendering a verdict on the ObamaDems, beyond any reasonable doubt.
The bad news is that the educational reality mugging by failed liberal policies usually necessary to convert liberals into conservatives will be especially harsh this time around, especially by an electorate so populated by spoiled yutes too young to remember the last one from 1979-1982.
Axis of Evil remains so in the Age of Obama
Last week, President Obama, no longer in de-Nile about his assumption of the Office of Citizen of the World (COTW), traveled to that river in Egypt to prove the effectiveness of his “words matter” campaign mantra, especially when delivered by an American largely disgusted with American policies before his Inauguration.
The Drive-by media universally praised the homily, er..speech and, Obama was right. Words do matter. Iran’s mullahs (pictured with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khatami in middle) heard the COTW/POTUS’s Chamberlainesque Peace in our Time declaration as he excused Iran’s terrorism directed against his World and American citizens for the last 30 years. They heard his acquiescence to Iran as an equal nuclear power partner while forbidding Israel from building any more screened in porch add-ons on the West Bank.
So, Iran’s totalitarians fixed this week’s election to retain as President the megalomanical Anti-Semite that Obama surrendered to and continue to mow down (see Kill, seven and counting at this publication) down non-violent protesters.
Not to worry though. Seventy-two hours after the fix, Obama is “troubled” by “the violence” (No mention of whose violence, much like he was troubling violence of Georgian bodies striking Russian bullets in Ossetia, but I digress…) but is even more troubled by the worry of offending the re-elected MembersOnlyJacket-ijad by seeming to “interfere” in an equal nation’s affairs with a statement supporting the freedom seekers.
Clarity on Iran should have arrived earlier than this week given their sponsorship of Hizbollah, with whom they killed more Americans than any other terrorist group before 911, and given their Quds forces that killed Americans in Iraq. The Drive-bys were too busy bashing Bush to make those facts clear.
Keynesian economics still doesn’t stimulate anything but government growth
The same Joe Biden that was elected Vice-President while warning that his youthful running mate would face a serious international test within six months, admitted this week that the Administration’s efforts to revive the economy had failed.
Clarity on that subject almost arrived earlier this month with the Labor Department’s release of the report that unemployment rose to its highest level in 27 years, but the Drive-bys dutifully ran interference by reporting that 9.4% was a good sign that the stimulus was working since the rate of job losses had slowed.
Rumors have it that the last act of the American Broadcasting Company, before the relocation of its headquarters and name change, was to send its employees out armed with spray paint to vandalized gasoline station pump prices and Bank mortgage rate windows.
1984 plus 25 equals White House Broadcasting Company’s (WHBC) voluntary merger with Big Brother
Charlie Gibson will anchor the first broadcast of the network made famous by Howard K. Smith, Howard Cosell and Jim McKay as WHBC from its new headquarters at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when COTW/POTUS Obama, as new network President, issues his Health Care reform directives later this month.
The media famous for drive-by character assassination hits will merge with an Administration whose Justice Department recently dropped voter intimidation charges against Philadelphia BlackPanthers.
No word yet on when the Democratic National Committee aka ACORN will join their corporate partners in public housing.
Given the above relationships, it is not surprising that Americans became so ignorant about the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Democratic party and the results of their failed liberal policies. But now, we don’t have to guess if Obama’s ears prove he is Barbara Walters’ son. Arrogance has shoved shameless First Amendment incest into the fore to bring clarity.
And we we thought gay marriage was only a “slippery slope?
The Slope Done Slipped
Incumbent republicans must needs no longer fear the Citizen of the World and the Democrats that aid and abet his clarity. Citizens of the World like Iran’s mullahs and Kim Jong Il don’t get to vote in our mid-terms. American citizens out of work, unable to afford gasoline to visit grandma or Myrtle Beach, and/or still keeping investment dollars on strike do get to vote, and clarity dictates a favorable GOP result.
Meanwhile, a number of Democrats and liberals are finding the new clarity requires revising their verdict on none other that George W. Bush aka Satan (translates Great Satan in Mullah-Persian). Thomas Friedman of the New York Times saw fit to print the news that Bush deserves credit for the now obvious success of the democracy project in Iraq and the Lebanese electoral defeat of the Hezbos. Christopher Hitchens reports that Hamas would lose a second election in Gaza.
I am reminded of a Hezbo supporter in Southern Lebanon who lost his house and a barber in Gaza who lost his barber shop, both lost to Israeli bombs retaliating against rocket launchers in their respective neighborhoods who blamed the terrorists and vowed never to support them again. They wanted their boys to play soccer, sans rubble.
Clarity sometimes takes time.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
Originally published @ Examiner.com, where all verification links may be accessed.