Saturday, September 18, 2010

TEA Party Time

Why It's Time for the Tea Party

Peggy Noonan nails why we needed a TEA Party

The second thing is the clock. Here is a great virtue of the Tea Party: They
know what time it is. It's getting late. If we don't get the size and cost of
government in line now, we won't be able to. We're teetering on the brink of
some vast, dark new world—states and cities on the brink of bankruptcy, the federal government too. The issue isn't "big spending" anymore. It's ruinous spending that they fear will end America as we know it, as they promised it to their children.

Tea Party’s already won

AB Stoddard has some interesting observations in THE HILL

Even before Christine O’Donnell handily defeated Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.)
in an epic upset Tuesday night, the Tea Parties, all of them, had already won.
No matter what happens in the midterm elections on Nov. 2, the Tea Party has
moved the Democrats to the right and the Republicans even more so, and President Obama’s agenda is dead.

The more you find out about him, the more you gotta love him.

Indeed, adds Christie, "we can't shelter one special group of people --
public-sector unions -- from the ravages of this recession and have that shelter
paid for by the very people who are getting hurt by the recession the most: the
people in the private sector." Chris Christie is Tea Party rhetoric
channeled into constructive solutions -- with the kind of political courage
sadly lacking in both Washington and Albany.


$111 Million in ARRA Funds Has Only Created 55 Jobs So Far
Continuing her efforts to ensure that taxpayer money is spent
efficiently and effectively, City Controller Wendy Greuel released two audits
today of how the City of Los Angeles has used American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The audits looked at the how the two departments that have received the largest amount of ARRA funding so far – the Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) – have used those funds and how many jobs were created. Los Angeles becomes the largest City in America to conduct an audit of how ARRA funds have been expended.

DPW has received $70.65 million and created or retained 45.46 jobs,
though they are expected to create 238 jobs overall (the fraction of a job
created or retained correlates to the number of actual hours works). LADOT has
been awarded $40.8 million and created or retained 9 jobs, though they are
expected to create 26 jobs overall. Overall, the Departments have received $111
million in federal stimulus funds out of the $594 million the City has been
awarded so far and created or retained 54.46 jobs

Doing the math, $111 million for 55 jobs works out to $2 million per job. At that rate the $878 billion stimulus will create under 500,000 jobs. I do believe the TEA Party is right!!!

More news that really isn’t news. Global warming legislation is dead.

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) — whose never-say-die attitude fueled months of long-shot climate talks — admitted defeat Tuesday.“Anything that’s comprehensive or with a cap … will not pass right now,” he told reporters. In fact, he said, even something as limited as a renewable electricity production mandate faces very long odds of getting through this year.
“That’s going to be very difficult,” he said. “That’s a longer legislative initiative.”

Here’s a funny story. It seems in the Ohio Governor’s debate, John Kasich related a story of being in a Bob Evans restaurant and talking with a couple who in these bad times had a pad of paper and were working on the family budget.

After the debate democrats were slamming Kasich and one blogger went so far as to say "Someone please send me a photo of the Ohio couple in the Bob Evans with the napkin and I'll personally apologize to Congressman Kasich.”

Well as it turns out the media was there and they actually filmed Kasich with the couple and the anchor talked to the people afterwards. It doesn’t happen that often, but here you have a politician actually telling the truth.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

It’s tough being a Democrat running in any kind of a competitive district and sometimes you just have do what a woman has to do—call your Republican opponent a Nazi. This is especially true when as an incumbent you find yourself 20 points behind.

Sponsors Protest Rally Calling Opponent a Nazi First time
Representative Democrat Debbie Halvorson of Illinois’ 11th District is
struggling in the polls against Republican Adam Kinzinger. Her desperation is
starting to show, too, because her office just got caught supplying Democrat
staffers to a protest rally holding signs that call Kinzinger a Nazi. Kinzinger
is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force... ...Read more First time
Representative Democrat Debbie Halvorson of Illinois' 11th District is
struggling in the polls against Republican Adam Kinzinger. Her desperation is
starting to show, too, because her office just got caught supplying Democrat
staffers to a protest rally holding signs that call Kinzinger a Nazi. Kinzinger
is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and flew missions in Iraq.A line of
protesters showed up at a Kinzinger appearance on Sept. 15th sporting signs
calling the Republican military vet a Nazi. Kinzinger's folks filmed the little
protest and followed the perpetrators right back to Halvorson's office. Video
reveals that Halvorson's office workers seemed to know the

You can watch it here:

The previous article was about a politician telling the truth. This one is more common with a politician being underhanded and dirty in their campaign.

More Chutzpah than sense

BHO has once again gotten an unconfirmable appointment into office by hook or by crook.

Whatever else can be said about this White House, it isn't afraid to
poke a stick in the eye of its critics. How else to explain President Obama's
decision Friday to put Elizabeth Warren in charge of the new Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau while avoiding Senate confirmation and, for that matter, any
political supervision.

The chutzpah here is something to behold. The pride of Harvard Law
School, Ms. Warren is a hero to the political left for proposing a new
bureaucracy to micromanage the services that banks can offer consumers. But she is also so politically controversial that no less a liberal lion than
Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has warned the White House that she probably
isn't confirmable. A President with more political and Constitutional scruple
would have nominated someone else. Mr. Obama's choice is to appoint her anyway and dare the Senate to do something about it.

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