Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hey Obama Voter… Gee Thanks, It’s Worst Than We All Thought! Why Presidential Elections Matter... Kagen, American Healthcare Good/Bad, Welfare That Works, Another Dem Tax Hike, Why Obamacare Sucks, Obama Destroys America, Quote

Why Presidential Elections Matter - Newsbusters

Networks Defend 'Consensus Builder' Kagan; Downplay Military Recruiter Ban - Newsbusters

The Monday morning shows on CBS, ABC, and NBC all worked to portray President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as a moderate and open-minded legal scholar, downplaying her liberal views. All three network programs also minimized her controversial decision to ban military recruiters on campus while Dean of Harvard Law School.

On CBS's Early Show, legal correspondent Jan Crawford touted Kagan as "an intellectual heavyweight and consensus builder." Crawford noted how Republicans had "several lines of attack" against Kagan and would "try to paint her as a liberal activist." Crawford herself recently described Kagan as having "stood shoulder to shoulder with the liberal left."

On ABC's Good Morning America, correspondent Claire Shipman did a fawning segment on Kagan in the 8AM ET hour, describing the former Dean as "intellectual" and "full of personal charm" during her tenure at Harvard. Shipman claimed that Kagan had "a determination to be open-minded," despite banning military recruiters from the university's campus over the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. On that issue, Shipman explained that despite Kagan's decision being unpopular "among student military vets....Iraq War veteran Kurt White says they were won over by Kagan's persistent outreach, another example of her political skills."

Elena Kagan: “It’s Fine If the Law Bans Books” (Video)- First Things

Spoken like a true leftist radical…
Elena Kagan in 2009:
“Its Fine if The Law Bans Books Because Government Won’t Really Enforce It.”
Via Naked Emperor News:

Fannie-Freddie Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $1 Trillion

The High Cost of Other People Living Beyond Their Means - Moonbattery

Under a government that promotes irresponsibility and parasitism, those who pay their bills are effectively slaves to those who don't.
The Unengaged President - National Review
Obama’s lack of interest in the world is evident in his handling of the oil spill and the Afghan War.

What do General McChrystal and British Petroleum have in common? Aside from the fact that they’re both Democratic-party supporters.

Or they were. Stanley McChrystal is a liberal who voted for Obama and banned Fox News from his HQ TV. Which may at least partly explain how he became the first U.S. general to be lost in combat while giving an interview to Rolling Stone: They’ll be studying that one in war colleges around the world for decades. The executives of BP were unable to vote for Obama, being, as we now know, the most sinister duplicitous bunch of shifty Brits to pitch up offshore since the War of 1812. But, in their “Beyond Petroleum” marketing and beyond, they signed on to every modish nostrum of the eco-Left. Their recently retired chairman, Lord Browne, was one of the most prominent promoters of cap-and-trade. BP was the Democrats’ favorite oil company. They were to Obama what Total Fina Elf was to Saddam.

Think the U.S. Has Bad Health Care? (Two misleading reports illustrate why people believe this) - Via New Republic

If you believe that Americans have lousy health care, it is probably not because you have experienced inferior heath care. It is probably because you were told America has inferior health care.

Last week, major news media featured these headlines:

Reuters: “U.S. scores dead last again in healthcare study”

Los Angeles Times: “U.S. is No. 1 in a key area of healthcare. Guess which one . . . ”

NPR: “US Spends The Most On Health Care, Yet Gets Least”

Now let’s delve into the story as reported by Reuters.

Welfare That Works - Townhall

For decades, liberals have promoted welfare as a “hand up, not a hand out.” Now, with the cost of American welfare programs pushing toward $1 trillion per year, it’s time to make that slogan a reality.

First, the depressing background.

In 1964, President Johnson declared “war” on poverty, stating he would make Americans self-sufficient by eliminating the causes of poverty. During the 46 years since, the United States has fought actual wars in Vietnam, Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq again. All those wars have ended, or will end, long before the War on Poverty will. And they’ll have cost far less.

The U.S. has spent almost $16 trillion on means-tested welfare. Yet instead of solving the problem of poverty by curing its causes, all that spending has made things worse. After all these years and several generations of dependency, many families are less capable of supporting themselves today than they were when the War on Poverty began.

U.S. Can’t Continue As Engine That Drives the Global Economy, Obama and Geithner Say - CNS News
Democrats Face New Obstacles in Passing Financial Regulations - CNS News

The death of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., and new misgivings by Republican senators who previously supported the legislation have put the bank regulation bill's passage in doubt.
Scott Brown on Dem’s Financial Bill: “I Can’t Support the Dem’s $19 Billion Tax Hike” - First Things


Why Obama is Sabotaging U.S. Economic Growth - AIM

Ask yourself: with the administration passing the financial reform bill, will it translate to solving the economic crisis? Will it translate to robust economic growth for America? Will it heal the private sector and create more jobs and reduce the unemployment rate or stop the stock market from crashing again? The answer is “No.”

Then you should ask yourself: Does the Obama administration know this? The answer is “Yes.”

The Obama Administration knows very well that passing the financial reform bill is not going to improve the unemployment picture, or solve the economic crisis, or even prevent the stock market from crashing again. Yet they rushed it through without fixing the root cause of the economic crisis—the influence of the hedge fund short sellers that are organized in the Managed Funds Association (MFA), the most powerful special interest group in America.

Billionaire George Soros is one of its most prominent members.

Five Ways the Obama Administration Has Made the Gulf Oil Crisis Worse - Right Wing News

The oil spill in the Gulf AKA Obamatrina has been a disaster for everyone involved. Millions of ordinary people who did nothing wrong are taking a huge economic hit, it's a genuine environmental disaster, BP may end up going bankrupt over the whole disaster, and Obama's incompetence has been so galling that even Democratic apparatchik's like James Carville and Chris Matthews are criticizing him publicly.

From Bortz...

The Supreme Court has rejected a business-led challenge to a government healthcare program in San Francisco that has enrolled more than 53,000 people who lacked health insurance.

Should city's ban smoking in vehicles when young children are inside?- Weasel Zippers
HOLY KYL In 2004 Obama Advocated "Trading" Border Security for Amnesty Naked Emperor News

Krugman in Crisis: We're Headed for Depression


And the weasel-like Paul Krugman (he actually looks like a ferret), a New York Times columnist, is all upset that at the G-Whiz meetings over the weekend, they told Obama to go pound sand when he asked them to spend more money. Krugman said (summarized), "Well, that's it. We're going to go back to double-dip recession. It's over. If we stop spending and we start getting concerned about deficit reduction and debt, then it's over. We're headed for a double-dip recession".

Why Obamacare Is Unpopular
Americans relate to the Founders, not to progressives

Democrats are reportedly planning to raise $125 million for a campaign to sell Obamacare to the voting public. Apparently, the idea is that what 50-plus presidential speeches and statements and months of congressional debate could not do can be done by spending $125 million on everything from TV ads to community organizers.

Maybe. But there seems to be a more fundamental problem here. The Obama Democrats didn’t set out to produce an unpopular stimulus package, an unpopular health-care bill, and an unpopular cap-and-trade scheme.

They thought these initiatives would be popular. In their view, history is a story of progress from small government to big government, and that, as historians of the New Deal wrote, progress is especially welcome in times of economic distress.

The massive unpopularity of the Obama Democrats’ programs suggests that view of history is defective. Let me propose another, starting with the Founding Fathers.

“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.”—Bertrand Russell

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You write leftist radical as if that is a bad thing.