Obama declares war on House Republicans
President Obama, on the road and seemingly excited to be there, unleashed an assault on Congress and his Republican rivals, accusing them of making the economy worse and threatening their political futures.
In nakedly political terms, OBAMA SPOKE REPEATEDLY ABOUT CHALLENGING CONGRESS IN NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS IF THEY REFUSE TO COMPROMISE WITH HIM ON THE ECONOMY, and he took thinly veiled swipes at his Republican opponents.
As the president embarked on his Midwestern bus tour, stopping in Minnesota and Iowa and small businesses along the way, he fired off his most intense criticism of Congress yet, WARNING LAWMAKERS THEY WILL BE DEFEATED IF THEY CONTINUE TO OBSTRUCT HIS POLICIES….
I don’t know if Obama is simply delusional or is living in a time warp where he thinks it is 2008 and he still doesn’t have a record that he will be held accountable for.
Generic Poll: Republicans +7
Republicans have bounced back to a seven-point lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, August 14.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 37% would choose the Democrat instead. THE GOP’S LEAD IS UP FIVE POINTS FROM A WEEK AGO, THE FIRST FULL WEEK SURVEY SINCE CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT AGREED ON A SPENDING CUTS DEAL TO RAISE THE FEDERAL DEBT CEILING. Last week’s two-point gap was the narrowest lead Republicans had held since mid-May.
REPUBLICANS HAVE LED ON THE GENERIC CONGRESSIONAL BALLOT EVERY WEEK SINCE JUNE 2009, leading by as much as 12 points and as little as two. The week before Election Day last November, support for Republicans peaked at 51%, the highest level of support either party has enjoyed in the last two years. GOP support has remained in the narrow range of 41% to 44% since late March, while Democrats have earned 37% to 40% in the same period.
DEMOCRATS ENJOYED A SEVEN-POINT LEAD ON THE GENERIC CONGRESSIONAL BALLOT - 42% TO 35% - WHEN OBAMA TOOK OFFICE AS PRESIDENT IN LATE JANUARY 2009.
As I said above, I think Obama is living in a time warp and thinks this is 2008.
Rick Perry: The Facts the Left will try to distort
Over the past couple of months Rick Perry has been considering a run for POTUS. As of Saturday, August 13, he’s in with both feet.
Since he’s been Governor of Texas for over ten years, folks from the other “56 states” are asking Texans what kind of governor he’s been and what we think. I decided that what I “think” isn’t good enough – I could be wrong. So, I decided to do some research on Perry’s record and form a more accurate, FACT-BASED OPINION ON HIS QUALIFICATIONS INSTEAD OF RELYING ON MY GENERAL PERCEPTIONS.
Here are the 17 areas
2. Trans-Texas Corridor
3. He used to be a democrat
4. Texas to secede from the Union
5. Job creation in Texas
6. Texas Schools
7. Turned down federal stimulus but asked for disaster aid for wildfires
8. Tax policy—raised taxes?
10. Refused commuting death sentence
11. Cameron Todd Willingham
12. Instate tuition of illegals
13. Rick Perry is gay
14. Texas governors are weak governors
15. Perry squishing on immigration
17. Bad statistics for Texas
This is an excellent article that will allow you to respond to libs who try to denigrate Perry’s character and records. Facts always seem the best way to answer them.
The Leftist Dream becomes the Left’s Biggest Nightmare
…With a 70 percent approval rating and supermajorities in both houses of Congress, OBAMA COULD HAVE DONE ALMOST ANYTHING THROUGHOUT 2009.
Instead, HE CHOSE THE PATH OF JIMMY CARTER AND THE PRE-1995 BILL CLINTON — even more redistributive state programs, more stifling regulations, more petulant talk about “them,” more class warfare, more debt, and more failed big government.
As a genuine reactionary wedded to the dream of the 1960s, OBAMA NOT ONLY REJECTED THE IDEA OF NATIONAL RENEWAL, BUT HASTENED BY A DECADE OR SO OUR DAY OF RECKONING WITH THE OUT-OF-CONTROL WELFARE STATE. Was he naïve in thinking that the private sector could be hectored and harassed, and still create enough new wealth to fund his growing redistributive agenda? Or was he Machiavellian in seeing that only by massive new debt, government regulations, and spread-the-wealth programs WOULD AMERICA BE REDUCED TO THE STATUS OF JUST ANOTHER INDEBTED EUROPEAN-STYLE SOCIALIST STATE — in itself a good and long-overdue thing?...
This is a question that the right is asking and the left is just starting to acknowledge. It isn’t working out like they thought it would and as the left has to do, they will turn on Obama and declare it was his faults that caused the failure not the Leftist Ideals.
Thanks for the Tip
When not comparing himself to Lincoln, the President is apparently explaining to automakers about how to make money. ACCORDING TO OBAMA, AUTOMAKERS “HAVE TO UNDERSTAND” THAT THEY “CAN’T JUST MAKE MONEY ON SUVS AND TRUCKS” BECAUSE CONSUMERS ARE GOING TO DEMAND MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES “AS GAS PRICES KEEP ON GOING UP.”
This would be more credible if he were telling them how to spend money. But his warning about gas prices going up certainly has credibility since he’s promised to help that along.
Just a run of Bad Luck
"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," President Obama fantasized on the campaign stump in Iowa. "BUT OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS, WE'VE HAD A RUN OF BAD LUCK."
Mr. Obama, meet the late Robert A. Heinlein, a Naval Academy midshipman-turned-influential-author, who decades before you entered the Oval Office presciently described your administration. IT WAS HEINLEIN WHO PENNED ONE OF THE MOST INSIGHTFUL OBSERVATIONS EVER OF HUMAN NATURE:
"Throughout history, POVERTY IS THE NORMAL CONDITION OF MAN. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then - are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. WHENEVER THIS TINY MINORITY IS KEPT FROM CREATING, OR (AS SOMETIMES HAPPENS) IS DRIVEN OUT OF A SOCIETY, THE PEOPLE THEN SLIP BACK INTO ABJECT POVERTY. THIS IS KNOWN AS 'BAD LUCK.' "
Mr. President, you didn't run into bad luck. YOU CREATED IT…
But it took Bush eight years to screw up this bad, and you expect Obama to fix it in only 31 months? Yes we do. When you have a problem and you call someone to fix it, you expect them to fix it. If they don’t, you fire them and hire someone else.
… LIBERALISM IS, LIKE ALL POLITICS, SELF-INTERESTED, EMBRACED BY THOSE WHO RECEIVE TRANSFER PAYMENTS AND THOSE IN CHARGE OF ADMINISTERING THE REDISTRIBUTIVE STATE. BUT IT ALSO PROVIDES PSYCHIC EXEMPTION TO A NEW UPPER CLASS AND ASKS LITTLE CONCRETE IN RETURN — no tutoring of the illegal alien, no side-by-side residency in the Section 8 apartment to help create “community,” no hiring in the progressive law firm of a ghetto intern in lieu of the Yale undergraduate. IT IS THE WORST SORT OF PETTY HYPOCRISY: an exemption for the guilty soul through support of the redistributive state aimed at the noble but unapproachable poor —and through a clear disdain for the crass and aspiring middle class, which lacks the taste of the elite and the supposedly tragic nobility of the impoverished and victimized.
Some are surprised that Barack Obama – the community organizer, the hard-core leftist, the pal of Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright (compare the homes of each), the totem of the left — would buy a mansion and worry about the price of arugula. Or that when president, he would play golf more in three years than the aristocratic Bush did in eight. Or that in recessionary times, when iconic presidential sacrifice is critical, the First Family would favor Martha’s Vineyard, Vail, and Costa del Sol over the White House grounds or Camp David.
But this disconnect again is logical not aberrant. It is precisely because Obama rails about “fat cats,” “corporate jet owners,” “millionaires and billionaires,” and pontificates about “redistributive change,” “enough money,” “spread the wealth,” and “unneeded income” that HE FEELS SPIRITUALLY CLEANSED AND SO CAN SATISFY HIS NATURAL APPETITES FOR THE GOOD RARIFIED LIFE…
An interesting piece trying to make sense of the liberals of today. It’s not very flattering which is not what the new left is all about. They crave acknowledgement, much as the Pharisees in the Bible did.