Thursday, July 14, 2011

Obama Makes My Eyes Hurt...Obama Picked Up His Peas, Obama's "Adult" Position Is No Such Thing, Big Drama Obama, Congressman to Obama: ‘Cut Up the Credit Card’, Rubio: ‘Incompetent’ Obama ‘Not Up To the Job’, Will the Unemployment Numbers Cost Obama His Job? - Lots of other stuff...

Obama Picked Up His Peas And Went Home

Pelosi: Biblical Job's Patience Doesn’t Even Come Close to Obama’s Patience in Debt Talks
Pelosi also said she is “almost too busy” to continue listening to what’s going on in the debt limit negotiations.

Obama's "Adult" Position Is No Such Thing - Debra Saunders

Don’t Call My Bluff? Huh?

Big Drama Obama: ‘Don’t Call My Bluff’

WH Spokesman: ‘I’m Not Going to Publicly Say What All of Our Positions Are’

Obama Seeking Emergency Camp David Meeting, Boehner Just Says No

Congressman to Obama: ‘Cut Up the Credit Card’

Rubio: ‘Incompetent’ Obama ‘Not Up To the Job’

Obama Admin Labor Rule Changes Unfair to Employers

Will the Unemployment Numbers Cost Obama His Job?

"A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. Recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his." -- Ronald Reagan , 1980

When the oceans began to recede following the election of Barack Obama in November 2008, the national unemployment rate stood at 6.6%. By the 2010 mid-term elections, unemployment had shot up more than three points to 9.7%. When the tides rose, a lot of Democratic Congressmen and Senators joined the ranks of the unemployed.

Though it would make sense for President Obama to look closely at how Reagan overcame tough economic times to regain the confidence of the American people, it doesn't appear that Obama has embraced the Reagan way. How could he? After all, Obama believes government can create jobs whereas Reagan believed government could create the conditions in which an economy could thrive.
Were the Founders Committed to Eradicating Slavery?

Questions and Answers on America’s Unemployment

Consumer Confidence Hits Two-Year Low, 52% Believe Their Own Finances Getting Worse

Americans Divided Over Whether Government Will Do Too Much or Not Enough

On Deficit, Americans Prefer Spending Cuts; Open to Tax Hikes

Plan B and limited government's future

What If Bachmann's Moment Actually Lasts? - Steve Kornacki

Uncool Sharpton In Rare On-Air Meltdown

Statehouse Live: Democrats criticize hiring private firm to defend state in lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood - Lawrence (KS) Journal-World

Topeka — At a time when the state is cutting costs by shutting down welfare offices, including the one in Lawrence, it is spending big bucks on private attorneys in an abortion-related lawsuit.

“If I lived in Lawrence, I’d be really angry,” Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka said Wednesday.

Gov. Sam Brownback and his Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Robert Siedlecki Jr. have announced the closure of nine SRS offices, including the one in Lawrence, which is the biggest one by far.

Brownback and Siedlecki have cited the state’s budget problems as the reason for the shutdowns.

But in another area, the state has hired private attorneys to defend itself in a federal lawsuit challenging a state provision, signed into law by Brownback, that has denied Planned Parenthood federal family planning funds.

The firm of Foulston Siefkin LLP has been retained in the case. According to the Kansas attorney general's office, the state's cost for this representation ranges from $115 per hour for para-legal work up to $300 per hour for litigation partners. No bill has been submitted yet in the recent legal challenge.

Weinergate 2: Huma mom tied to boomin' bombers
You won't believe sordid links to congressman's mother-in-law
The mother of Huma Abedin, Hillary's Clinton's chief of staff, has represented a Saudi-funded Muslim charity accused of terrorism financing and ties to al-Qaida.

Huma is the wife of former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York.

Huma's mother is Saleha Mahmood Abedin, an associate professor of sociology at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She formerly directed the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in the U.K.

Abedin has reportedly represented the Muslim World League, or MWL, a Saudi-financed charity that has spawned Islamic groups accused of terror ties. One of the groups was declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front.
Hindsight No Longer 20/20 - The American Spectator

RomneyCare failed in Massachussetts. For the good of the nation, it's time for Romney to just admit it.

Regarding his health care plan, Mitt Romney wrote in The Wall Street Journal in 2006, "Every uninsured citizen in Massachusetts will soon have affordable health insurance and the costs of health care will be reduced."

According to Devon Herrick of the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Heartland Institute, this claim was largely based on the thought "...that newly insured patients [in Massachusetts] would get care (including preventive care) in clinics and skip the emergency room."

This reduction in expensive ER visits was supposed to cut costs, but that never happened. "…costs are rising faster than thought. ER visits did not fall...and premiums are rising," Herrick elaborated.

Massachusetts' government expenditures on health care also increased under Romney. The CATO Institute reported that "public and private spending on health insurance have accelerated" under Romneycare, and that the "total new spending" under the policy (conservatively) exceeded $1 billion in 2008.

Romney, though, is unwilling to admit that these failures indicate an overall bad policy. Thus, Obama has little incentive to acknowledge that his healthcare law may exhibit similar failures or that this possibility should cause us to question its legitimacy. Romney has set a precedent of imperfect hindsight that Obama is only too happy to follow.

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