It is obvious that Obama has thin skin when it comes to his critics, but I never thought David Axelrod was stupid or egotistical enough to get into a “size” match with another politico, especially Karl Rove. I definitely was wrong. Readers, think about what the Alinsky trained, Obama crew does every time someone scares them or points out their stupidity; FoxNews, Glenn Beck, Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin, Independent Inspector Generals, etc. Given their track record, the White House and David Axelrod must be absolutely terrified of Karl Rove. This situation seems to have gone one step further with dueling presidential advisors. Why else would David, (the Chicago Hack), be stupid enough to take on The Master, Karl Rove (the guy that convinced the country to give Bush a second term)? David and Karl may both be intellectuals, but David will never reach Karl’s level of intelligence, and a smackdown of founding fathers’ proportions is more than likely on the way. What does it gain the White House for David to try to prove he’s smarter than Karl, and does he really think this is going to end well for either him or the White House when the facts are against them.
After you watch Karl wind himself up during an interview with Greta, David’s stupidity in black and white follows. You and I could shoot holes through the lies in this opinion piece.
For its Topic A feature last Sunday, The Post invited a panel of political operatives to offer their advice to the Democratic Party on strategy for 2010 [Sunday Opinion, Jan. 10]. Improbably, one of the operatives asked was Karl Rove, President George W. Bush’s longtime chief strategist.
Rove has some impressive campaign victories to his credit. But given the shape in which the last administration left this country, I’m not sure I would solicit his advice. And given the backhanded advice he offered, I’m not sure he was all that eager to help.
Of all the claims Rove made, one in particular caught my eye for its sheer audacity and shamelessness — that congressional Democrats “will run up more debt by October than Bush did in eight years.”
So, let’s review a little history:
The day the Bush administration took over from President Bill Clinton in 2001, America enjoyed a $236 billion budget surplus — with a projected 10-year surplus of $5.6 trillion. When the Bush administration left office, it handed President Obama a $1.3 trillion deficit — and projected shortfalls of $8 trillion for the next decade. During eight years in office, the Bush administration passed two major tax cuts skewed to the wealthiest Americans, enacted a costly Medicare prescription-drug benefit and waged two wars, without paying for any of it.
To put the breathtaking scope of this irresponsibility in perspective, the Bush administration’s swing from surpluses to deficits added more debt in its eight years than all the previous administrations in the history of our republic combined. And its spending spree is the unwelcome gift that keeps on giving: Going forward, these unpaid-for policies will continue to add trillions to our deficit.
This fiscal irresponsibility — and a laissez-faire attitude toward the excesses of the financial industry — helped create the conditions for the deepest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. Economists across the political spectrum agreed that to deal with this crisis and avoid a second Great Depression, the government had to make significant investments to keep our economy going and shore up our financial system.
That is why President Obama and Congress crafted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Despite Rove’s assertion, it is widely accepted that the difficult but necessary steps Obama took have helped save our economy from an even deeper disaster. And while Rove conveniently ignores that it was President Bush — not Obama — who signed into law the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program bailout for banks, the Obama administration’s rigorous stewardship added transparency and accountability that have cut the expected cost of that program by two-thirds.
If you want to read the rest, hit the above link, and for those that are interested, this op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal sure sounds like Karl is calling Obama a liar.
..and Al Qaeda can just try to overcome the souls of the American people who are the driving force behind the rescuing of our brothers and sisters in Haiti. When there is a disaster in the world, the people affected by that natural disaster turn their eyes to whom? American Exceptionalism or Islamic Jihadist Terrorism. Just one more reason to be hated, and I’m personally damn proud of that reason. Reminds me of this.
Celebrities, companies, sports teams and regular Americans are mobilizing to help Haiti with an outpouring of generosity that could exceed private donations made after Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Asian tsunami.
“We’re hearing that this is breaking all records,” says Sandra Miniutti of Charity Navigator, an independent group that evaluates U.S. charities.
After Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, private donations by Americans totaled $6.47 billion, says Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. Almost $2 billion was given by private U.S. donors after the Asian tsunami.
As people learn more about the destruction, she says, “I think there will be more giving.” Amazon.com‘s homepage has a link to Mercy Corps that raised $111,000 in its first six hours.
Major Corporate Donations To Haiti Relief Efforts: (Updates are added below)
Bank of America announced a $1 million commitment to aid the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The commitment includes a $500,000 grant to the American Red Cross for the Haitian Relief and Development Fund.
Google is giving $1 million and has added a link on its homepage that explains ways people can support Haiti’s disaster relief.
Virgin Atlantic, according to the Financial Times, is “flying key medical workers and relief agency staff to Haiti in its flights to Miami, Orlando and Jamaica during the coming days, while British Airways said it was preparing a Boeing 747 with capacity for up to 50 tonnes of cargo to fly to Haiti on Saturday.”
McDonald’s said it will donate at least $1 million to relief efforts.
Web hosting company Go Daddy pledged $500,000 to Hope for Haiti.
The UPS Foundation committed $1 million to various relief organizations.
A number of pharmaceutical companies pledged to contribute money and drugs to the effort. Pfizer donated an undisclosed sum as well as drugs; Merck committed $350,000 and promised to match employee contributions, in addition to donating $200,000 worth of drugs to the country; GlaxoSmithKline sent money and drugs; Abbott said it would give $1 million; Eli Lilly pledged $250,000 and promised to match employee contributions up to that amount; Squibb sent medicine and will give $250,000; and Amgen gave $2 million.
This harkens back to the astroturf video on Tax Day, 4.15.2009 when Nancy stated:
What we are doing is investing in the future. What they want is a continuation of the failed economic policies of President George Bush which got us into the situation we are in now. What we want now is a new direction. In fact, in the president’s new initiative, in the recovery and in the budget, 95% of the American people get a tax cut. This is a tax cut for the great middle class. This initiative (Tea Parties) is funded by the high-end. We call it astroturf. It’s not really a grassroots movement…to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich, instead of for the great middle class.
High End Astroturfers in DC - 9.12.09
Fast forward to today and think about what she said; an astroturf movement to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich. 2.1 Million Americans showed up in Washington, D.C. on 9.12.09 to protest this government’s socialist direction. Who exactly is getting those tax cuts? Average Americans or Andy Stern’s unions?
Now, a desperate Pelosi want democrats to believe that the Tea Party Movement is some type of fringe, freak, low-number group funded by the big guys, instead of those same democrats believing what they see, read, and hear.
Republican claims about increased momentum for this year’s midterm elections are just “hype and hyperbole,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed Friday.
In a fundraising e-mail to Democratic supporters, Pelosi said that the Democratic agenda is moving the country forward and the Democrats toward victory this fall.
“Republicans are in full-blown ‘spin mode’ attacking the president and claiming he has lost support,” she wrote. “But that is just hype and hyperbole. You and I know better — together we are moving America forward.”Pelosi’s claims come as Republicans and Democrats have begun the beginning of this election year sparring over which party is in worse condition. The e-mail was circulated by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
Any senator or congressman that has a track record of financing big government, and limiting liberty is going to be getting the boot in November. Be warned.
For those that haven’t checked it out yet, there is a gallery of photos that I am still adding images to from the DC March on 9.12.09. Take a moment and enjoy watching American Patriots do their thing.
Eric Bolling is stepping in for Glenn who is under the weather. Eric interviews Michelle Malkin about the Brown/Coakley race for Dead Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts, and the deal that the unions just cut with the White House.
Part 3, The Bank Tax is about getting Americans’ anger focused somewhere else besides the White House:
Part 4, Judge Napolitano on the Constitution (Look for a page soon of these videos)
Part 5, Father Morris on some very delusional statements made about the earthquake and Haiti – Pat Robertson and Danny Glover:
Part 6, ClimateGate and Michael Mann “Hide The Decline” and the stimulus plan:
It’s not enough that their candidate has made every mistake in the book, and their party is pulling nasty Chicago style shenanigans to either stop Scott Brown from winning, or not seating him in time to vote against healthcare when he does win, the dems are showing their next chess move.
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) — Even if Democrats lose the special election to pick a new Massachusetts senator Tuesday, Congress may still pass health-care overhaul through a process called reconciliation, a top House Democrat said.
That procedure requires 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to prevent Republicans from blocking votes on President Barack Obama’s top legislative priorities. That supermajority is at risk as the Massachusetts race has tightened.
“Getting health-care reform passed is important,” Van Hollen said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend. “Reconciliation is an option.”
The only thing that continues to amaze me about the Democratic Party is that they continue with their immoral techniques to win at any cost, and are still not getting the message that America is RIGHTEOUSLY ANGRY. What’s it gonna take, gallows in front of the Capitol? (Crap, did I write that out loud?)
Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) announced tonight that he will be retiring at the end of his term, citing the difficult political environment that he would have faced to win an eighth term in the House.
“2010 will be a robust election year during which great forces collide to set the direction for our country for another two years,” Snyder said in a statement.
“I have concluded that these election-year forces are no match for the persuasive and powerful attraction of our three one-year old boys under the leadership of their three-year old brother, and I have decided not to run for re-election.”
Yep, the Tea Party Movement is just a fringe group with no power, and according to Nancy:
“Republicans are in full-blown ‘spin mode’ attacking the president and claiming he has lost support,” she wrote. “But that is just hype and hyperbole. You and I know better — together we are moving America forward.”
More on Nancy’s continued delusion that it’s astroturf in a later post.
As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. The word derives from fasces, the Roman symbol of collectivism and power: a tied bundle of rods with a protruding ax. In its day (the 1920s and 1930s), fascism was seen as the happy medium between boom-and-bust-prone liberal capitalism, with its alleged class conflict, wasteful competition, and profit-oriented egoism, and revolutionary Marxism, with its violent and socially divisive persecution of the bourgeoisie. Fascism substituted the particularity of nationalism and racialism—“blood and soil”—for the internationalism of both classical liberalism and Marxism.
Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society’s economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners. Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the “national interest”—that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it. (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.) Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices, fascism controlled the monetary system and set all prices and wages politically. In doing all this, fascism denatured the marketplace. Entrepreneurship was abolished. State ministries, rather than consumers, determined what was produced and under what conditions.
Sounds stunningly close to what we have been living through for the past few years.
According to TheHill, this administration is now racing Scott Brown in order to enact their version of healthcare because Paul Kirk WILL VOTE FOR this legislation. I have been warning my readers about what will happen when Brown and the rest of America pulls off the “Massachusetts Miracle”, and to keep pacing themselves so as to avoid aneurysms and heart failure. Winning an election in America no longer means the same thing it did a decade ago.
Democrats are rushing to finalize healthcare legislation as their hold on the 60th vote in the Senate appears to be slipping.
A deal on healthcare reform is “very close,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday. “I would certainly hope that within the next 24, 48, 72 hours, we have a general agreement between the Senate and the House.”
This is a sure sign that even democratically controlled Massachusetts has gotten the message that our federal government is morphing into a beast that is no longer in line with the Constitution and the Founding Fathers.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to seat the new senator as soon as results are certified and Vice President Joe Biden is available to administer the oath of office, a Reid aide told State News Service.
That date looks to be Jan. 29, which would give local and state officials time to receive overseas ballots and military ballots and then finalize the results.
The Senate requires an official election certification before a senator can be sworn in.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said Wednesday that certifying the election results could take weeks.
Meanwhile, interim Sen. Paul Kirk (D) has said he would vote for the healthcare bill no matter who wins the special election.
The Jan. 29 swearing-in date could give both chambers time to vote on the legislation, which still needs a Congressional Budget Office score. Democrats said they hoped to have the bill to the CBO by Saturday. And Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the full text of the bill would be published online for 72 hours before a House vote.
Does anybody believe that we are going to be able to see whatever the White House and SEIU’s Andy Stern decided for the rest of us for that 72 hour window before a vote?
Now, from Politico breaking news email:
President Obama will campaign for Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley on Sunday, POLITICO has learned, a sign that Democrats are deeply worried about her prospects and the party’s 60-seat majority.
BOSTON — President Obama will campaign for Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley on Sunday, POLITICO has learned, a sign that Democrats are deeply worried about her prospects and the party’s 60-seat majority.
With a new poll showing Coakley, the state attorney general, down by four percent, Democrats have decided to call in their biggest gun to rouse the Democratic base here before the Tuesday special election.
Details on the Obama visit were not finalized mid-day Friday. Coakley had been keeping schedule on Sunday open, in hopes for a presidential visit, but didn’t get word of Obama’s decision until Friday morning.
This administration still isn’t listening. They are still playing their little games with healthcare and seating senators. We drew a line in the sand on 9.12.09, and they ignored us. Let’s see what happens next Tuesday…