May 14, 2011 Political
Whenever the elections roll around we are sure to be inundated by politicians telling us all the wonderful things they will do. When they get into office they change their minds and then when they run again, magically, they run on what they promised in the first place. Tragically, the population at large is not able to grasp this and continues to vote the same people back into office.
Mitt Romney instituted Obamacare in Massachusetts. He can argue that he went for something different and it was changed or that the states are test centers (they are) and this was a test that did not work but the reality is, Romney instituted a Socialist program that he is now trying to bash Obama for instituting nationwide. Obama, for his part, has thanked Romney for leading the way on this and, should Romney be the nominee, he will get beat to death with this issue. One thing he can be certain of, the liberals who support and want Obamacare will not vote for him even if he did invent it. They are wedded to their masters on the left.
Obama is doing much the same thing. He promised immigration reform in his first term and he did not get it done even though he had majorities in the House and Senate that would not have required ONE Republican vote. Yet, Obama is out bashing Republicans on this issue and talking about getting it done. He had the golden chance in the first two years. Whether he is reelected or not he will not have majorities like he enjoyed in those two years. Hispanics are being used for political reasons and many will still vote Democrat.
Obama is also a study in ever changing positions with regard to oil production here in the US. When he was running and gas prices were high he supported going after our own oil but that rapidly changed after he won and got even worse after the Gulf oil disaster. Obama put in place a moratorium and then ignored the judge who ruled against it by basically slowing the permit process. The claim has been made that oil exploration is up from a few years ago but what is not told is that the exploration is being done under permits approved under the Bush administration.
Here we are about 18 months from the next presidential election and Obama is now in favor of drilling for our own oil once again. He wants to look for oil around Alaska, part of the Gulf, and along the Atlantic Coast. Is this a phony move designed to gain support for him in the next election? His base will vote for him even if they are not happy with increased exploration but he needs to convince independent voters he is serious so talking about it early and often might get their support.
However, these things take time and if he wins again his history suggests he will put a screeching halt to any exploration.
One thing that is also overlooked is the liberals and their statements that finding and using our own oil will not make a difference in gas prices. Obama’s new found (or again found) support for drilling would seem to negate those arguments and the arguments that we do not need to go after our own oil because of the wonderful green technology out there. Technology that has yet to prove it can lower costs.
Remember, Obama also said he would half the yearly deficit by the end of his first term. He has more than doubled that deficit and there is no way he will half what it is now (and certainly not what it was). Look for him to move the goal posts on this issue as well by claiming that things were worse than he realized and he will have to work on it in a second term. The question is, does he realize how bad it is now? Why think he does when he did not when he made his bold claim of cutting the deficit in half?
People need to take notice of what he said he would do and what he has actually done.
Like Romney, he can claim one thing but his record is quite clear in a totally different direction.
Never surrender, never submit.
Mar 21, 2011 Political
Barack Obama lied about supporting drilling in the US. He was running for the job of President and he said he supported drilling. At the time gas prices were unstable, and the economy was tanking and a young lady named Sarah Palin was a VP candidate with more energy experience in her little finger than Obama has in his entire body and she was firing people up with her chant of “drill baby, drill”.
Obama won the election and we have not begun drilling. We have a moratorium on drilling and Obama is in favor of that. He does not want us to drill for our own oil and while gas prices skyrocket he sits idly by watching. He wants our prices to go up and he wants us to feel the pain so that he and his cronies can manufacture a crisis so they can push cap and trade and alternative energy. Those technologies have not been developed to a degree they can provide enough energy to meet our needs but Obama has friends he needs to make wealthier. He is beholden to GE…
The Bush energy policy was opposed by Democrats who claim that somehow Bush and Cheney manipulated the price of oil because they are oil men and this helped their buddies. It is pure hogwash because oil is a global commodity and its price is affected by what is going on in the world. However, Obama can affect the polices regarding alternative energy by keeping us from using our own oil (which forces us to pay the higher prices).
Simply allowing us to drill and retrieve OUR oil would provide Americans with tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs and would allow us to use our own resources instead of paying someone else for theirs. But that is Obama’s plan.
He wants us to spend our money to help other countries develop their oil and retrieve it and then he wants them to sell it to us.
“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.” Investor’s
Yep, Obama is OK with the Brazilians drilling for their oil and he will even help them do so (with financial and technical aid) and then he will be overjoyed to buy that oil from them.
That Obama is one class act. I just want to know why he has no problem with the Brazilians drilling for their resources but refuses to allow us to do the same. Why? Either he is intent on shackling us to the whims of the market and the prices and production of oil producing countries or he has a real concern for our people. If the latter is the case then he must hold Brazilians in low regard. Are they not as important as humans as we are? No, I think he wants to cripple us to push his agenda.
So America, why is drilling good enough for the people of Brazil (and with the full support of Obama) but not for us?
He wants to destroy us and he is doing it little by little.
GE needs the “clean” energy business and Obama is working to give it to them…
Meanwhile, he is just giving us the business.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jun 28, 2010 Political
Looks like Obama is not so keen on following his rules about lobbyists:
Despite the job title, McLaughlin wasn’t a registered lobbyist. Still, ethics rules created by an Obama executive order prohibit McLaughlin from “participat[ing] in any particular matter involving specific parties that is directly and substantially related to” Google. But the e-mails show McLaughlin has been involved with formulating policy that directly affects Google, regularly trading e-mails with Google’s “evangelist,” and lobbyist.
And only when I followed up with a question about the e-mails with lobbyist Davidson did Weiss admit “they did violate the President’s Ethics Pledge,” and note that McLaughlin had been reprimanded. [emphasis mine] Washington Examiner
Well so much for the no lobbyists lobbying for their special interests. How’s that transparency thing working out for ya?
Iran blinks after much bluster:
Iran will not be sending a blockade-busting ship to Gaza in defiance of Israeli warnings, an Iranian lawmaker said Saturday, citing Israeli “restrictions.” Yahoo News
Iran was going to send the blockade buster to help get “humanitarian” aid ships through. Perhaps the idea of being sunk by the Israeli Navy did not appeal to Iran. Imagine the humiliation if that happened.
Maybe the Islamic radicals don’t care who is leading our country:
As for the revolutionary Islamists–be they al-Qaida, Hamas, Hizballah, the Taliban, and the Muslim Brotherhoods–or the radical regimes–be they Iran, Syria, the de facto Islamic Republic of Gaza, or others–all the U.S. governments are definitely the same. Indeed, they make this point explicitly in their declarations and media every day.
To them, the American people are “all the same” and the American governments are “all the same.” The argument between liberals and conservatives on this point is irrelevant. They hate the United States because of its values and they also hate the United States because of its policies. Gloria Center
While liberals love to exclaim that George Bush made the world, particularly the world of Islam, hate us, the reality is they hated us long before Bush was president. They bombed the WTC the first time under Clinton, attacked the Cole and other targets under Clinton and planned 9/11 under him. They do not like us no matter who is elected to lead us and they will continue to attack us until they are defeated.
How is that citizen of the world plan working out?
Another broken Obama promise? Gitmo remains open.
Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, making it unlikely that President Obama will fulfill his promise to close it before his term ends in 2013.
“The president can’t just wave a magic wand to say that Gitmo will be closed,” said a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal thinking on a sensitive issue. The New York Times
Obama can’t wave a magic wand and make things happen but he sure acted like it when, with much fanfare, he signed the Executive Order to close it within one year of him taking office. That pen was his magic wand and he waved as if his deeming it so would make it happen.
This is what you get when you put someone with no leadership experience in charge.
Joe Biden Admits they can’t recover the jobs.
Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, “there’s no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession.” CBS News
Biden goes on to do what has become the main theme of this regime, blame it all on Bush. That excuse is getting old. Hey Joe, the mess belongs to you and you and Obama got it because you convinced America you could fix things.
Now you admit that you can’t.
Is ACORN running the Census?
Two Census Bureau managers from a Brooklyn field office were fired after their bosses found they faked household surveys to meet deadlines, the Daily News learned.
Instead of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors, the corner-cutting people-counters mined the phone book and Internet to make up answers to questionnaires, regional director Tony Farthing said. NY Daily News
This census has been poorly run and has cost billions more than any previous census. Perhaps that is because the Obama regime is using numbers of census employees to artificially lower the unemployment rate. These people are counted as new jobs but will be gone in a few months.
The folks who did this should be prosecuted for falsifying a government record. This is what happens when a corrupt regime runs things.
Biden calls store manager a Smart ass. Custard’s last stand:
Joe Biden, VP of the Obama regime, was out getting a frozen custard (he thought he was getting ice cream) and when he asked how much he owed the manager said not to worry about it, “It’s on us.” Then the manager told Biden to lower our taxes and we will call it even. Biden told the man to say something nice instead of being a smart ass. I thought the request for lower taxes was saying something nice.
This is the disdain the regime has for the average guy on the street. If you think you are paying too much in taxes and express that thought you are being a smart ass. This is because the regime, with people like Biden who have NO business experience, think they know better than you. Shut up you serfs and quit being smart asses. We know what is best for you.
Extending an open hand to Iran:
CIA Director Leon Panetta says Iran probably has enough low-enriched uranium for two nuclear weapons, but that it likely would take two years to build the bombs.
Panetta also says he is doubtful that recent U.N. penalties will put an end to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Yahoo News
It would seem as if the Obama doctrine of bowing to all the world leaders and extending an open hand to the bad people of the world has not paid off.
The Iranian leadership knows Obama is weak and they are pushing the limits. They have enough nuclear material for two bombs and will have those bombs in the near future (and probably sooner than the estimated two years).
How is that world experience working out for ya?
Never surrender, never submit.
Jun 16, 2010 Political
Barack Obama was on TV last evening discussing the oil spill in the Gulf and he used the crisis to push his agenda forward. He used his buzz words about this being the moment and the opportunity for this generation to end our dependence on fossil fuels. He spent the first part of the speech discussing the wonderful response of the federal government. He was basically trying to convince people that he was on top of things from the start. Then he went into the whole clean energy hard sell.
This fits right in with the never let a crisis go to waste and puts winds in the sails of John Kerry and Joe Lieberman who are putting forward the cap and tax bill. They were overjoyed to learn that the cost to families will be between $80 and $150 a year. They are giddy at this and Lieberman thinks it is great. What family would not be happy to spend less than a dollar a day to green up the country?
“There’ll be some people who will want to demagogue that politically, but that’s less than $1 a day,” Lieberman told reporters. “Is the American household willing to pay less than $1 so we don’t have to buy oil from foreign countries, so we can create millions of new jobs, so we can clean up our environment? I think the answer is going to be yes.” Politico
I guess I am one to demagogue because I can think of plenty of families who will not want to pay this. Perhaps those who are in foreclosure or are struggling to make ends meet. Perhaps those who do not have a job, the supposed priority of the Obama regime, would have a problem paying the money.
I do not think the numbers add up because we have seen time and again government estimates that end up costing way more than advertised. The health care bill was touted as a savings measure as Democrats hid the true cost. Once the bill was signed into law the real numbers came out and this monster will cost a hell of a lot more than advertised.
The cap and tax will be no different as the politicians decide they need more and more of our money. THEY ALWAYS WANT MORE.
Obama is using the crisis in the Gulf to bash BP (the company Kerry was courting when writing his bill) and to push an agenda that will cost us a fortune. Yes, we will pay more than the amount Lieberman proudly proclaims and we will also pay the increased costs to companies because costs are passed on to consumers.
Remember, it was Barack Obama who said his cap and tax scheme would necessarily cause electricity costs to skyrocket.
Obama sounded flat last night as if he were giving a half hearted campaign speech.
You know he has jumped the shark when he has lost his cheer leading section in the state run media.
Yes, Obama is not letting this crisis go to waste. He is using the tragedy to push something he has wanted all along.
I noticed he mentioned Katrina a few times as if he was trying to say that he is not as bad as the last guy. Funny, the folks in Louisiana don’t see it that way.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jun 8, 2010 Political
Not long ago Barack Obama expressed his disgust at the way the entities involved in the Gulf oil spill pointed fingers at each other. He said that he did not want finger pointing.
He gave a similar message to graduating students telling them not to make excuses.
This is from the same guy who has done nothing but blame George Bush for all his regime’s woes. Whenever anything goes wrong Bush gets blamed and it is not only Obama doing the blaming. Nancy Pelosi blamed Bush for the oil spill in the Gulf and a media story put the blame for the Gore split-up on Bush as well.
It seems to me that Obama would do well by taking his own advice.
While he is at it he should admonish his sock puppets in the state run media and tell them to stop making excuses and laying blame.
How on Earth can we expect the students to take Obama seriously when he tells them not to make excuses after they have seen him do that for a year and a half? How can the entities involved in the oil spill take him seriously when they have seen the same? In fact, while Obama was expressing his disgust at finger pointing, he pointed his fingers at them.
Obama is a narcissistic weenie. His lack of experience is showing in the way he does his job and the American public is getting fed up.
So Barack, how about you take your own advice and stop pointing fingers at Bush? How about you stop using President Bush as an excuse for your failings? How about you try leading, if you can?
UPDATE: Here is a list of Obama finger pointing and blame.
Never surrender, never submit.