During a July 14, 2009, address in Warren, Mich., Obama said, “Now, my
administration has a job to do, as well, and that job is to get this economy
back on its feet. That's my job. And it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these
folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well, this is
Obama’s economy.’ That’s fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve
problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe.”
'Extreme' Democrats will pay the price in November
Democrats head into the midterm elections facing a tidal wave
of bad news and ominous portents.
In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, two thirds believe the economy has yet to hit bottom and two thirds of those would prefer a Republican Congress. Sixty percent said the performance of the current Congress, dominated by Democrats, was below average or one of the worst. The Obama administration scored poorly on all the major issues — health care, the war in Afghanistan, the economy and the budget deficit.
For Democrats, the picture is similarly gloomy in other polls,
which consistently show the Republicans holding a solid advantage on intensity.
Real Clear Politics, which compiles an average of major surveys, said the GOP edge on the generic congressional ballot was 6.4 percent, a new high.
Obamacare a Disaster?
Forthcoming for public release shortly will be my extensive study of
the Obamacare legislation, "The Obamacare Disaster: An Appraisal of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act" (Heartland Policy StudyNo. 128, The
Heartland Institute, August 2010), available shortly at the Heartland Institute website. Following Nancy Pelosi's dictum that we will have to pass it first to know
what's in it.
The bottom line is that you will lose your health care under this
legislation, if not your job, your country as they bankrupt America, and maybe
ultimately your life or the life of a loved one.
From today’s NYT editorial on the Justice Department’s decision not to bring charges against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay comes this gem:
Mr. DeLay, the Texas Republican who had been the House majority leader, crowed that he had been “found innocent.” But many of Mr. DeLay’s actions remain legal only because lawmakers have chosen not to criminalize them.
Well, yes. That’s the way it works.
ASPEN COLORADO: Hollywood director James Cameron challenged three high
profile global warming skeptics to a public debate at a global warming and
energy conference. But Cameron backed out of the debate at the last minute after
environmentalists "came out of the woodwork" to warn him not to engage in a
debate with skeptics because it was not in his best interest.
Cameron challenged Andrew Breitbart, Climate Depot's Marc Morano and
filmmaker Ann McElhinney of 'Not Evil Just Wrong.' The debate was already in the
program for the Aspen American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit. The website program described the agreed to debate as “AREDAY Climate Change
Debate: Reality or Fiction?"
After setting up the public global warming debate, Cameron
and his negotiator then changed formats multiple times and initially
said it would be open to the media and then said he would only participate if it
was private with no recording devices. The skeptics agreed to all the changes.
According to AREDAY organizers, activist Joseph Romm of Climate Progress urged Cameron not to go ahead with the debate as well.