Obama’s State of Confusion

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 »


A “Cash for Clunkers” Program America Can Truly Embrace

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 »

The Dirty Little Secret of Socialized Medicine

July 24, 2009

It is with great trepidation today that I reveal the dirty little secret about the Democrats’ health-care ‘reform’ bill, languishing in mark-up, that neither Democrats or Republicans want you to know. This is a secret so great, that even greater lengths have been gone to in order to make sure you never know about it. That secret, is of course, that the thousand page leviathan snaking its way through Congress will never pass. It will not become law, at least during Obama’s presidency.

Congressional Democrats don't want you to know that the health-care bill is doomed because they want you to support it. Congressional Republicans don't want you to know this because then you won't belly-ache to your Congressman. Belly-ache away.

There was some question, prior to his inauguration, as to how moderate an Obama Administration would be. Obama tacked to the center in the later stages of the presidential campaign and many expected that he had learned the hard lessons of Clinton’s ill-advised lurch leftward in the early days of his own presidency and would take a more centrist approach early on. Obama cleared up any of those debates within days of his inauguration, signing radical executive orders regarding abortion and terrorist detainees, and by pushing through the massive American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The AERR (probably better spelled ERROR– Economic Retardation and Redistribution for Obama’s Re-election) has thus far been a colossal disaster.

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Give Him A Chance!

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 »

On the Other Hand…

July 4, 2009

Thousands of pages have been dumped into Law and into the Federal Register, un-read, since Obama took office.

Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison this week after stealing $13 billion from investors in the second largest ponsi scheme in U.S. history (Social Security being the largest). But what of Barack Obama and the 219 U.S. Congressmen who voted this week to steal $1 trillion inter-generationally through cap and trade? Not even counting the ’stimulus’ debacle, this Administration and Congress should, in a just world, be removed from office and sentenced to a similar prison recess. If not for the pain that these half-baked plans will cause our own generation, but for the next three, which may or may not be able to lift this oppressive tax.

President Obama said on prime time television weeks ago that worrying about the U.S. government’s finances “keeps [him] awake at night” and that the country needed to start planning now to tackle soaring deficits. In a pair of interviews on CNBC and Bloomberg television, Obama claimed to lose sleep over the Nation’s debt. Of course, that has not stopped the president from indulging his veritably narcoleptic tendencies, ringing up more debt in a single year than all the presidents in the 220 years prior. This has burdened the Nation with the largest debt in the history of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Open Letter to President Obama

March 24, 2009

The Following is an Open Letter to President Barack Obama:

President Obama,

My name is David Teesdale. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your historic election to the office of President of the United States of America, and upon your swift legislative victories in your first sixty days in office.

Among these victories, the economic stimulus bill, aimed, as the Congressional Budget Office states, to “boost economic activity during periods of economic weakness by increasing short-term aggregate demand.” This, the largest single government expenditure in American history, is intended to “save or create” 3.5 million jobs (your advisers only expect a 2.1 million increase in jobs), at a cost of $789 billion. This means the government is spending roughly $225,000 per job created or “saved.”

The public is poignantly aware that the government never comes in under budget. The Capitol Visitors’ Center was just completed at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., late and over budget. Ground was broken in 2000 and the project was slated to cost $71 million. Completed in late 2008, the building cost a stupefying $621 million. At this rate, the “stimulus,” programs expected to break ground in 2010-11 should begin somewhere around 2020 and should actually cost around $9 trillion. Read the rest of this entry »

In “Stimulus” Battle, A Costly Victory for Democrats

February 7, 2009
The age old adage of “winning the battle but losing the war” comes to mind immediately when considering the plight of Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats and their “stimulus” bill, only weeks into the nascent presidency of the “Anointed One.” Heeding the words of his Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, “Never waste a crisis,” and faced with a recession, Obama has set about pushing a trillion dollar “stimulus” bill that is nothing more than an indenturing of future working Americans that will not create jobs but will expand the Federal government. A bill that is rife with wasteful earmarks and pet projects for Democrat Congressmen that otherwise would not pass muster under any circumstances. Projects like re-sodding the National Mall, building frisbee golf courses, paying for birth control pills and to fight global warming (38 degrees in Miami this week). Read the rest of this entry »