February 1, 2010
TOTUS made no visible appearances in the State of the Union Address, but can be seen here in a scene that would, in terms past, be used to ridicule a president endlessly in films like, oh, I dunno, Farenheit 9/11?
Barack Obama’s first State of the Union speech on January 27th 2010 very much resembled his first year in office; long, hard, contentious, and fully and transparently out of touch with the American electorate. The speech was predictable, aside from the fact that, unlike most of his speeches, this one was rambling, and at times, almost purposeless. Predictable, in that the president’s supposedly ‘populist’ turn he and his advisers had been talking about all week since the upset in Massachusetts was on full display. In the week leading up to the ‘State of Confusion’ address, as I like to call it, the president plastered himself all over mainstream media outlets in order to begin damage control and to spin the immense grassroots backlash that his agenda experienced in Massachusetts.
Obama and his Democrat allies, for eight years under George W. Bush, complained without end about how Bush refused to admit any mistakes he might have made. Bush’s thought was, rightly, that as president that he should not indulge the psychosis which had engulfed the press in their constant requests for Bush to point to a specific mistake his Administration had made in Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror, his morning Sudoku, in the economy or in his bedroom. To acknowledge that mistakes had been made but that he wouldn’t get into details was not good enough for the vampiric press. Read the rest of this entry »
September 1, 2009
Grumple Stiltskins here is the perfect embodiment of the career politician. Fortunately, Harry Reid (D-NV) and many other nare-do-wells are getting their ticket home in 2010. Arlen Specter, clean-up on aisle--well, whatever aisle it is that you sit these days, Senator.
Many, in light of Senator Ted Kennedy’s recent demise, may have have expected a deferential, reverent retrospective on the end of Camelot, and a tribute to a foe whom Republicans could truly embrace. However, given Senator Kennedy’s less than noble actions outside of the Senate, and his outright destructive and mean spirited antics inside the halls of Congress (during Senate confirmation hearing and throughout the abortion debate of the last four decades), it is incumbent upon this politico to refrain from commentary. I heed the words my mother taught me–if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all–especially after the man has just expired.
Instead, as Massachusetts voters look to replace the Liberal Lion, I would tug your attention toward Rasmussen’s recent poll of Americans, which indicated that 57% of voters, if given the opportunity, would not just replace their own Congressman, but would go so far as to replace the entire U.S. Congress. If this item were a proposition on the ballot, that amounts to a landslide margin against the incumbents. This is a resounding defeat for the entrenched forces within Congress currently, who have wrenched their fiefdoms from more qualified candidates by harnessing the power of the purse. Read the rest of this entry »
July 13, 2009
Since Barack Obama was nominated in January, much of his presidency has, unlike that of—well, any of his predecessors–been spent attempting to escape blame for the results of his policies, by reminding America that he has “inherited” any of those ill conceived ideas which have gone awry. Many Democrats and Republicans alike have pleaded from very early on for Americans to “give him a chance.” A chance, they say, for Obama’s policies to succeed. My question is: how long should we wait?
In the immediate aftermath of the throngs of American Idol voters who swarmed to the polls and swept Obama to victory last November, the American electorate overwhelmingly granted Barack Obama his grace period, nearly 70% supporting him in Gallup polling. Those who voted for Obama dismissed as rabble rousing and partisan politics ,the cries from many on the Right who warned of Obama’s socialist influences, dangerous associates and liberal voting record. Obama supporters and Republican pundits hailed Obama as a post-partisan uniter and a ‘centrist.’ Read the rest of this entry »