Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
In recent days, Specter has quietly lobbied Republicans who control the state Senate to support a proposal that would allow independents to vote in the Republican or Democratic primary. He has called individual senators and spoke before the entire caucus - on that and other subjects - earlier this week.
One senator who attended the caucus said it was tough sell.
“It was apparent that he wanted the support” of the caucus, said Sen. John H. Eichelberger, R-Blair, who supports Toomey. “I could tell from the looks in the room and the comments that were made that there wasn’t much support for it.”
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Thank goodness we don't have that Cowboy in office any more saying all those embarrassing things.
Monday, March 16, 2009
The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization says he is “deeply disappointed and concerned” after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.We have an obligation to our wounded warriors. Just because President Obama doesn't contain the wherewithal to have served in the military himself, does not mean he gets to outsource their care like they are some sort of after thought. Oh wait. They are some sort of after thought to this President and the party that he leads. We can only hope the country is tiring of this man's stupidity which is trumped only by his arrogance.
“It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan,” said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. “He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it.”
Friday, March 13, 2009
Stephanopolous also reports that the White House has begun swinging back at critics who point out the serial failures to properly staff senior positions, especially at Treasury, where Obama has focused his policy efforts. The administration believes they haven’t received credit for all of the directions they’ve pushed in such a short period of time. Well, boo hoo. All we heard during the campaign was that Obama would bring competence to the White House, and since November 5th have talked endlessly about how great their transition has been. The media has, at least until now, merrily run with the nonsense about the Greatest Transition In Human History, all while the evidence screams otherwise: three Cabinet appointment failures, and staffing and vetting collapses by the day.
It’s the American Idol White House, only with nothing but William Hungs as far as the eye can see.
Forgive my lack of posting, and my lack of typically brilliant (hehe) commentary. I'm being relocated and trying to pull all that together and it's been daunting thus far!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Mr. Obama flubbed the first diplomatic visit in a big way. Gordon Brown's visit should have been a cake walk for The One who claimed he could cure all the ills the world with "diplomacy". However, President Obama was "tired" and didn't get it right.
Tired? He has been in office a whole 2 months and he is so tired he can't think about foreign policy. It begs the question, did Barry not understand being the President involves actual work?
Team Obama has run out of excuses, to include blaming President Bush, for all the ails him. The economy is now his. It is HIS policies and crazy ideas that are scaring the markets. The man is woefully ill prepared for the job of President and is proving it day in and day out.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
As 2009 opened, three weeks before Barack Obama took office, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 9034 on January 2, its highest level since the autumn panic. Yesterday the Dow fell another 4.24% to 6763, for an overall decline of 25% in two months and to its lowest level since 1997. The dismaying message here is that President Obama's policies have become part of the economy's problem.
Americans have welcomed the Obama era in the same spirit of hope the President campaigned on. But after five weeks in office, it's become clear that Mr. Obama's policies are slowing, if not stopping, what would otherwise be the normal process of economic recovery. From punishing business to squandering scarce national public resources, Team Obama is creating more uncertainty and less confidence -- and thus a longer period of recession or subpar growth.
The Democrats who now run Washington don't want to hear this, because they benefit from blaming all bad economic news on President Bush. And Mr. Obama has inherited an unusual recession deepened by credit problems, both of which will take time to climb out of. But it's also true that the economy has fallen far enough, and long enough, that much of the excess that led to recession is being worked off. Already 15 months old, the current recession will soon match the average length -- and average job loss -- of the last three postwar downturns. What goes down will come up -- unless destructive policies interfere with the sources of potential recovery.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Obama is concerned with Rush Limbaugh being mean to him. Oh, and all that schtick about President Obama making the rest of the world love us again due to his beyond words amazing ability to use "diplomacy"? Russia just gave us the middle finger. I think they may have taped a "kick me" sign on us, too.
Wake up and smell reality, Libs. This guy doesn't know his head from a hole in the ground.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Obama: You Know What The US Really Needs? A Market Intervention That Spectacularly Collapsed In Europe Last Week
From Mere Rhetoric:
These tools have been resentfully stewing for the last eight years, dreaming of the time when they'd get to correct all of the Bush administration's oh-so-ideological missteps. Their understanding of history begins in 2001. Their understanding of sophistication is "whatever's popular in Europe." And now that they're in power, the fact that they were always a little bit pathetic and silly about the whole thing is beside the point.
Seriously: how inadequate is your understanding of political economy when Vladamir Putin has to explain the dangers of statist centralization to you?
Go read the whole thing here.