Story #1 tells us that liberals appear to be more intolerant than conservatives or moderates. #2 lays out how Obama is violating his Oath of Office. #3 describes the lame political move to try to make social issues the focus of the coming election. #4 shows us despite this attempt, Obama has lost ground with women. #5 tells us about recent polls and how Obama appears to be losing ground. #6 describes two women in the news. Which one do you feel for? #7 is an excellent summary of what you need to do if you want to act like an adult. #8 is more bad news for Obama. It appears the cost of Obamacare over the next 10 years has doubled from what he said it would be back in 2010.
1. Liberal more intolerant (at least online)
It’s a well-known fact that liberals are more tolerant than conservatives or moderates. Superior liberal tolerance is such a fact that they will scream at you if you dare to disagree or debate them, demand that your advertisers bail on you, and pressure the FCC to get you banned from the airwaves. Does that sound like to you? A new survey from Pew confirms that liberals are the tolerant of differing opinions, at least on line…
An excellent piece with quotes about this issue from a lot of sources. Enjoy, I know I did.
2. Obama forgets his Oath
When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend our Constitution.” Unfortunately, evidence has accumulated ever since that he feels no obligation to honor his commitment.
In fact, Mr. Obama has been violating that oath, left and, well, left. Here are a few of the most egregious examples:
- Under the president’s health care legislation, now universally known as Obamacare, Americans are compelled to purchase health care. The constitutionality of this measure is being tested in court at this writing. But such a mandate smacks of big-government overreach that must be struck down by the Supreme Court.
- Then, in January, there were Mr. Obama’s “recess” appointments of several controversial nominees to positions requiring Senate confirmation. For the first time in the country’s history, a president made such appointments when the Senate was not actually in recess.
On the basis of this precedent, Mr. Obama (or his successors) may choose to flout senators’ constitutional prerogative even further - say by making recess appointments when the Senate breaks for lunch. Given the lack of outcry or meaningful push-back from senators to date, why not?
- The latest, and one of the most ominous, examples of Mr. Obama’s low regard for the Constitution came to light in congressional testimony last week by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. He told incredulous senators that the United States would only go to war in Syria if it got international permission. Wherever you come down on the advisability of America engaging militarily in yet another Middle Eastern nation, if we decide it is in our national interest to do so, it should be up to our elected representatives, not the United Nations, the Arab League or some other multilateral entity.
Mr. Panetta added true insult to constitutional injury. He declared that the administration might or might not inform Congress should it decide to use force….
If Obama were a Constitutional scholar, it would really be a shock. He may claim to be one, but he certainly isn’t.
3. The Liberal Crisis that wasn’t
Pop quiz: What is the most expensive lunch you can buy? Answer: The one someone convinces you is free. Ask your average fifth-grader if there’s such thing as a free lunch. Now ask a Democrat. Care to wager who’s smarter? Another quiz: How can Democrats avoid discussions of Obamacare’s growing price tag, the failed stimulus, green job boondoggles, unemployment, bank bailouts, auto takeovers, food stamps, credit downgrades and soaring gas prices? Answer: Claim that Republicans want to steal your girly parts.
When the going gets tough, the left gets predictable. Democrats’ false promises of big-government utopia have collapsed once again and so they retreat to their well-worn playbook, which really only has three plays: class warfare, an overcharged race card and an equally overcharged gender card. Throw in some good old-fashioned corporate boondoggles and voila! Democrats have their re-election plan.
Under the sweeping powers of Obamacare, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is empowered to reach into our churches and direct how they will practice their religion. Yawn. Just another day under President Obama’s authoritarian regime. But why harass churches? Because, as New York Democrat Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney claims, there’s a “Republican crusade to limit access to birth control. …” There is?
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a spinoff of Planned Parenthood, “Virtually all women (more than 99 percent) aged 15-44 who have ever had sexual intercourse have used at least one contraceptive method.” This is a crisis of limited access?...
A totally manufactured crisis—no, a controversy—no, an issue—no, just an attempt by the Democrats to get an issue that has nothing to do with how things are going in the country under a Democratic Administration.
4. Obama loses ground with Women
How's the great contraception mandate battle of 2012 playing out? If you read the Washington Post's news coverage, the issue is supposedly killing Republicans among female voters. But the newest Washington Post/ABC poll tells a different story.
During the first few days of February, about a week before Obama declared a so-called "accommodation" to the contraception/abortifacient mandate, a Washington Post/ABC poll showed Obama's approval rating at 50 percent, with 46 percent of Americans disapproving.
Then, from March 7 to 10--a week into the national media firestorm surrounding Rush Limbaugh's degrading remarks about Georgetown Law student and liberal activist Sandra Fluke--Washington Post/ABC conducted another poll. It found Obama's approval rating at 46 percent, down four points from February, and his disapproval rating at 50 percent, up four points from February.
In February, Obama was leading Mitt Romney, 51 percent to 45 percent among registered voters. In March, Obama was trailing Mitt Romney, 47 percent to 49 percent among registered voters. The Post/ABC pollster finds that Obama "did better among men and women alike last month, and has lost ground slightly among both sexes this month."…
Here’s another issue the Democrats will need to put on the back burner. It apparently isn’t working.
5. Obama’s PR failure
CBS has released several CBS/New York Times polls that suggest the failure of the intense propaganda campaign waged by the White House and the mainstream media. Below John discusses the poll that shows Obama’s approval rating sinking to a new low. CBS reports the results of the poll here. A sidebar to the poll shows that a majority of Americans believes gas prices are something a president can do a lot about — by a margin of 54-36. The poll on the president’s power to affect gas prices is also reported here.
Despite the intense propaganda barrage to which we have been subjected over the past several weeks, CBS reports that most Americans believe there should be an exception to the mandate requiring employers who may have a moral or religious objection to cover birth control for their employees — by a margin of 57-36. A majority believes that even nonreligious employers should have the right to opt out — by a margin of 51-40. CBS reports the results of the poll here. To the extent that the White House and its media friends have succeeded in confusing the issue, Americans support the White House position.
One more CBS/New York Times poll. A majority of Americans say they would favor using U.S. military action against Iran to prevent the country from acquiring nuclear weapons — by a margin of 51-36. The poll is reported here….
Use the link here and you will have access to the links in the story. It is a tough time for the liberals when even their barrage of half-truth isn’t working. What is interesting is how the press is blaming Obama’s loss in popularity to the price of gasoline forgetting about unemployment, inflation, deficit spending, the stimulus, etc. Nope, it can’t be those things, it must be something that Obama can’t control and the rubes don’t understand that.
6. A Tale of Two Women
… Fluke said she hears daily from women "from Georgetown or from another school or who [work] for a religiously-affiliated employer" who've "suffered financially and emotionally and medically because of this lack of coverage."…
… It reminded Obama to never let a crisis go to waste. He interrupted his nonstop campaigning to make a phone call to Fluke on March 2, just before she appeared with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC. According to Fluke, "[h]e did express his concern for me and wanted to make sure that I was OK, which I am."…
… Stephanie Decker is a 36-year-old mother who put her body between her two small children and the crashing steel beams, pillars, and bricks that landed on her back and legs when a tornado destroyed their three-story home. Stephanie prayed and kept telling herself to keep fighting: "We can make it. I gotta live for my kids." She suffered broken ribs and lost parts of both legs. Her children didn't have a scratch. Stephanie is in a hospital bed in Indianapolis. This is a woman with real health issues who will continue to endure real suffering, not the "suffering" of doing without birth control pills.
Stephanie doesn't consider herself a hero. "I call myself a mom," she said. "I love my kids...I wanted to do anything I could to protect them. I think any parent would."
Maybe you could take another few minutes from campaigning, Mr. President, and tell Stephanie that the whole country is proud of her, express your concern, make sure she's okay….
This kind of reminds you that “sticks and stones and break you bones” but liberals don’t worry about that.
7. 15 things adults need to do
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. -- 1 Corinthians 13:11
A society of children cannot survive, no matter how all-embracing the government nanny. – Mark Steyn
The biggest reason that our government has turned into a nanny state is because so many American adults act like spoiled, petulant children. This is not about being a conservative as opposed to a liberal; it's about being an adult as opposed to a child. You want to be a man? Act like a man, not a boy. You want to be treated like a woman? Act like a woman instead of a little girl playing with her dolls. Ultimately, if you want the respect that comes with being an adult, you have to do more than reach adulthood. Instead, you have to actually embrace the responsibilities that come with being a man. Until you can do that, you'll forever be an unworthy child, no matter what age you reach.
1) Whether you want to have your yearly coupling with your wife or take on the Dallas Cowboys, it's not everyone else's business unless you ask them to pay for it. Keep the government -- and everyone else -- out of your bedroom. Pay for your own contraceptives.
2) It's your job to take care of your kids. It's your job to feed them, clothe them, watch over them, and teach them right from wrong. Of course, it's not easy. It has never been easy, but somehow everybody from cavemen to medieval peasants to Vikings managed to pull it off. If they can do it, you can do it.
3) The government may put basic safety regulations in place, but at the end of the day, you're responsible for your own life and limb. If you spill hot coffee on yourself, slip on an icy sidewalk, fail to strap into your parachute, kill yourself after listening to heavy metal music, die from smoking, crack your head open because you didn't wear a motorcycle helmet, drown after a hurricane you knew was coming for a few days or pee on an electric fence, that's your fault. It's shouldn’t be the job of the government or the court system to kiss your boo-boo and make it better when anybody with half a brain wouldn't have done something so dumb in the first place….
An excellent article that I recommend you read in its entirety.
8. Obamacare: Cost doubles
Today, the CBO released new projections from 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as critics expected: the ten-year cost of the law's core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned to $1.76 trillion. That's because we now have estimates for Obamacare's first nine years of full implementation, rather than the mere six when it was signed into law. Only next year will we get a true ten-year cost estimate, if the law isn't overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by then. Given that in 2022, the last year available, the gross cost of the coverage expansions are $265 billion, we're likely looking at about $2 trillion over the first decade, or more than double what Obama advertised.
Nothing new here if you’ve been paying attention.