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Obama in 2009

NY Post’s, Matt Welch, has a very emotional article out yesterday. I say emotional for two reasons: one- if you supported Obama through the election, shed tears of joy at the inauguration, and defended every action (or inaction for that matter) for his first year, I believe those people are now shedding tears of absolute disappointment and dismay as the Obama bubble has finally burst. Two- if you have, all along, disdained our so-called leader, you are ecstatic that the masses are finally waking from their Hopenchange stupor.

Undead ’60s warhorse Tom Hayden got the ball rolling in early December with his dramatic announcement in The Nation that, with the president’s decision to increase troop levels, “It’s time to strip the Obama sticker off my car.”

Time to strip that sticker indeed and replace it with this one…you know act like you were the voice of reason all along.

And what about health care?
Less hysterical but no less disappointed was former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, who wrote in the Washington Post Thursday that “Any measure that expands private insurers’ monopoly over health care and transfers millions of taxpayer dollars to private corporations is not real health-care reform.”
Robert Samuelson said, “Barack Obama’s quest for historic health care legislation has turned into a parody of leadership. We usually associate presidential leadership with the pursuit of goals that, though initially unpopular, serve America’s long-term interests. Obama has reversed this.”

Good thing we elected a man who was going to change business as usual. Michelle Malkin has been kind enough to offer the Demcare Bribe List: Part 1 and Part 2

It’s one thing if a Fox News poll has Obama’s approval under 50%. It’s another when EVERY SINGLE POLL IN THIS COUNTRY has Obama under 50%. If for no other reason, isn’t it enough that Obama has spent more money in his first year than ANY PRESIDENT IN OUR ENTIRE HISTORY!? And today he has the audacity to offer the $127 billion in cut in the deficit in the first TEN years of this health care “reform” as a good thing! That’s barely a speck of what he spent on the $787 billion Stimulus this year!
Anyway, I’m ecstatic. The Obama bubble has burst. Merry Christmas to me.
Update:
The NY Times on Sunday said, “Nasty charges of bribery. Senators cut off midspeech. Accusations of politics put over patriotism. Talk of double-crosses. A nonagenarian forced to the floor after midnight for multiple procedural votes. In the heart of the holiday season, Senate Republicans and Democrats are at one another’s throats as the health care overhaul reaches its climactic votes. A year that began with hopes of new post-partisanship has indeed produced change: Things have gotten worse.”

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Current Events, Politics | , , | Leave a comment

Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay

Classic, classic, classic…

“Obama’s handshake/forward lurch was so jarring and inappropriate it recalls Bush’s back-rub of Merkel…”The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms….The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president.”

Sweet video of other world leaders knowing enough to SHAKE HANDS!

 

November 16, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , | Leave a comment

Give it Up

“Obama’s promise is not just at odd’s with legislative proposals, it is also at odds with reality.”

This Washington Post article is referring to Obama’s promise that those who like their own health insurance can keep it. It does not take a genius to do just a LITTLE research and discover all the blatant inaccuracies. (I use “blatant” intentionally). Obama is not acting “stupidly”. He knows exactly what he’s doing. Like most of the nonsense he dilutes into brainwash, if he gives the people just enough doses, we’ll fall in line. That’s why I don’t watch his pre-planted town-hall meetings. His “facts” have been refuted time and time again and not only does not continue with the same jargon, but now he needs a new ad!

I have more posts on ObamaCare than any other topic. Just go through and read everything. There is enough on just this blog to dissuade any open-minded person from jumping on the ObamaCare bandwagon.

Ask yourself: Why would I be in favor of a health care plan advocated for by a man that is not a medical professional and who continues to offer inaccurate information, even after it has been refuted by independent parties?

August 18, 2009 Posted by | Health Care, Politics | , , , | 1 Comment

Fuzzy Wuzzy Wasn’t Fuzzy, Was He?

Wall Street Journal buffs on Fox News discuss Obama’s “fuzzy” math.

Of the $787,000,000,000 stimulus, only 5% has been spent.

If you remember my previous post, Obama’s bulldozing approach and cheerleading mantra, “The time for action is now,” is looking pretty “fuzzy” as well. While he warned and prophesied that unemployment would hit 9% without billions of tax payer dollars, it has surpassed 9% and is will most likely hit 10% before too long.

So, this is what doesn’t add up for me…

If “the time for action” was when the stimulus was past, why are they using the excuse that communities, towns, states, and organizations are not ready to commence on “stimulating projects,” thus withholding the stimulus funds? If 95% of the country cannot receive stimulus money at the moment, why the urgency? Why was he so adamant about spending so much money (that he didn’t have, that he’s taking from you) so soon? (No one has said, that I know of, that 95% is not prepared to receive these funds. This is just the only excuse I have heard for the stimulus not being spent on its intended purpose. This is of course besides its discreet and shameful purpose — pork).

“Fuzzy” math looks more to me like the impractical, ill-advised, and impatient actions of an inexperienced leader. Those in his corner just keep saying, “Give him time.” Sadly, I don’t think we can afford it.

UPDATE:

“Everyone Guessed Wrong” – Joe Biden

“Their past miscalculations demonstrate that they do not and cannot possess the information, knowledge, means, and discipline to manage the economy.” – Mark Levin, Liberty and Tyranny

June 14, 2009 Posted by | Economy, Politics | , , | Leave a comment

The Time is Later…Obviously

There is a reason I call President Obama a bulldozer, a snake, a slippery fish. Today, Obama once again declared, “The Time is Now!” This time around, he’s talking about health care. He has done the same thing, however, with everything else he has thrown a tantrum about in the past.

Health Care

“I know there are some who believe that reform is too expensive, but I can assure you that doing nothing will cost us far more in the coming years,” Obama said. “Our deficits will be higher. Our premiums will go up. Our wages will be lower, our jobs will be fewer, and our businesses will suffer.”

If we do not act boldly and swiftly, a bad situation could become dramatically worse.”

Stimulus (from various speeches and sources)

“…we can’t afford to make perfect the enemy of the absolutely necessary. The scale and scope of this plan is right. And the time for action is now.”

“Millions more Americans will lose their jobs.  Homes will be lost. Families will go without health care.  Our crippling dependence on foreign oil will continue.  That is the price of inaction.”

“The American people have rendered their judgment. And now is the time to move forward, not back. Now is the time for action.”

Is anyone else seeing a theme here? If so, this is important, there are/were more than enough professional, qualified individuals that challenged and are still in opposition to Obama’s plans and Blitzkrieg style legislation.

Before the Stimulus passed, the Cato Institute published this advertisement, HERE, showing that not all economists agreed with the President’s idea of what would turn around the economy.

Not only that, but the current administration continues to lie and talk out of both sides of its insidious mouth to get their job done.

“There will be, I will say it again, there will be no earmarks in this economic recovery plan. President-elect Obama and I are absolutely determined that this economic recovery package will not become a Christmas tree.” – Joe Biden

“Then there’s the argument, well, this is full of pet projects.  When was the last time that we saw a bill of this magnitude move out with no earmarks in it?  Not one.” – Barack Obama (Oh, ok, thanks, BO. Whatever you say goes!)

The time is now…

to be slow to speak and quick to listen

to let the American people catch up, after all, you work for us, Barack.

to let the people make decisions for you, not the other way around.

Maybe I will forward this to President Obama. I think he needs a reminder:
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.” – Proverbs 12:15 (from the Bible, not the Holy Koran)

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments

Obama in Cairo: Both sides now growing tired of his words

“If we are to fix America’s image in the world and if we are to heal the planet’s myriad ills, it will not be done through contrite kumbaya speeches about how we are all one world and how we should all coexist peacefully, no matter whether the remarks are delivered in Cleveland or Cairo. It will be done by leading through example, by righting the many wrongs here at home, by seeking justice and fairness for all, by doing what is right, not saying what sounds pleasing to the media elite and the pliable punditocracy.”

The Emptiness of Obama’s Cairo Speech

(READ THIS ARTICLE – It is written by a man from the Left.)

No doubt. Obama’s speech, though eloquent, was extremely disappointing. I think my main problem with it is that he seems to, as a Christian, completely dismiss the polarizing foundations of the differing religions. For example, as a Christian, Obama believes that Jesus is the way, truth, and the life. No one gets to God without going through Jesus. Again, as a Christian, Obama believes that JESUS IS THE TRUTH. Instead of acknowledging that he does in fact believe in tenets contrary to Islam, he says,

“As the Holy Koran tells us, “Be conscious of God and speak always the truth.” That is what I will try to do – to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart.”

As a Christian, even if he doesn’t legislate based on his beliefs, “speaking the truth” should acknowledge that certain tenets of these faiths are in direct opposition to one another. While attempting to shift the focus from differences to similarities, the foundation remains intact. I think his approach is naive and short-lived.

Also…

“In Al-Azhar University, the co-host of the “historical speech,” State Security police raided and detained at least 200 foreign students, held them without charges in unknown locations.” You can bet he wouldn’t mention this while talking about peace in the Middle East! (He did, however, mention Al-Azhar University). That story, HERE.

Complete TRANSCRIPT of Obama’s speech

June 4, 2009 Posted by | Politics, Religion | , , , , | Leave a comment

Denial + Avoidance + Independent Journalism = EXPOSURE

Michelle Malkin » Document drop: The truth about ObamACORN.

“Critics suggested that the donor lists could have been compiled through public records. But I have obtained the lists — not only of Obama donors, but also lists of Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry contributors. The records include small donors to the Obama campaign who are not disclosed in public campaign finance databases. It’s information only a campaign could supply.”

“ACORN receives 40 percent of its revenues from taxpayers. Americans deserve to know whether and how much commingling of public money with political projects has occurred over the last four decades – and what role the Obama campaign played in this enterprise.”

This is BLOWING UP as we speak. Perhaps Obama and Obama supporters are learning the hard way that when you lie to cover up a lie to cover up a lie, you get all mixed up and can’t keep it all straight. Obama made his bed and now he must lay in it with everyone he’s attempted to keep under the covers.

Bravo to independent journalism. Bravo to those who seek the truth no matter the cost.

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May 29, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , | Leave a comment

US Policy on Interrogation and International Intimidation

The future of US policy.

(Thanks, Michelle Malkin. This is a great correlation to current events).

While Obama spoke at length last week about his flawless plan in dealing with terrorists in Guantanamo and elsewhere, he still failed to offer a plausible, realistic alternative in dealing with the fanatics. He’s attempting to make US policy, “Killing with Kindness.” (Hence the above video).

Now, North Korea and Iran are pushing every international limit only to be met with Obama’s empty request, “Please don’t do that.” While Obama is not alone in this, it is clear that the eyes of the world are on this charismatic rookie to put his money where his mouth is. It seems Obama will have to look beyond the teleprompter to fight this battle.

North Korea: Multiple Missle Launches

Iran: Warships in International Waters

Iran rejects nuclear proposal AND wants to meet Obama

May 26, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Lady and the President, pt. 2

If you have not read the articles in Part 1, you should, especially the second one by Robert P. George.

So, Obama received a standing ovation at Notre Dame. The below article offers some very compelling arguments as to why this may be.

Perspective: Moral relativism and Obama at Notre Dame (OneNewsNow.com)

The clips I saw of his speech confirms Parker’s theory. Obama, as always, speaks in ambiguities and generalities. “How does each of us remain firm in our principles and fight for what we consider right, without…demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side.” While admonishing patrons of all faiths to find common ground, he fails to acknowledge the absurdity of this foundation. If this were not so, if this were not absurd, there would be a Palestinian state in the Middle East, for example, Jews and Muslims would be friendly neighbors. For Christianity, Jesus is the Gate; He is the only way to the Father. For those outside of the faith to say that this is arrogant or ludicrous to claim to be the only truth is just as laughable.

Imagine having a face to face conversation with Jesus. Imagine that as your conversation carries on, He says to you, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” To which you reply, “Wow, Jesus, that’s kind of arrogant. All religions are true for those who believe them.” Just because Jesus’ statement is absolute, uncompromising, and completely disregards the “validity” of other religions, does not mean it is not so.

In the above article, Parker exposes the moral relativism she has both observed and experienced throughout our nation’s universities. While moral relativists believe there is no universal standard, it seems this county has been, for quite some time, on the verge of indirectly creating one. This standard is called, “Me, Myself, and I.” That is, of course, unless you believe in Jesus. If you’re in this camp, you are probably experiencing the dismissal of your beliefs due to their lack of relevancy in a modern, progressive society.

While Obama encouraged the class of 2009 to have “open hearts and “open minds,” he seems to have excluded himself from this exhortation by maintaining a 100% pro-choice voting record and leaving the Senate as the most liberal Senator in US history. I believe his rhetoric is beginning to fall on deaf ears. The old adage “actions speak louder than words” comes to mind whenever I think change I can believe in.

courtesty of NY Times

courtesy of NY Times

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Politics, Religion | , , , | Leave a comment

Our Lady and the President

YouTube – ND Response – Official Video.

This video was produced by Notre Dame students who oppose the invitation extended to President Obama as the commencement speaker at this week’s graduation.  He will also receive an honorary law degree. They oppose Obama’s stance on abortion. In this situation, both sides of the spectrum have been thrust face to face.

Catholics: pro-life

Obama: pro-choice? (This article breaks it down nice and easy. Although the outcome is disturbing).

May 12, 2009 Posted by | Politics, Religion | , , , , , | Leave a comment