Monday, April 2, 2012

Obama's bad week and other leftwing nightmares

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Story #1 tells about Obama’s bad week.  #2 AG Eric Holder tells us that the age of Affirmative Action is not over, in fact, he says it hasn’t begun yet.  #3 relates more people are concerned about the Constitution.  #4 relates how Obama is against coal and the EPA is doing what congress refused to do.  #5 shows us that ABC is not very good with the facts.  #6 warns you of the lies you will be hearing this fall and #7 gives you a glimpse at the type of commercials that may mean.

1.  President Obama has a bad week

President Obama has had lots of bad weeks in his tenure. None has been as bad as last week.

So, in one week, Mr. Obama got caught whispering promises to our enemy, incited a race war, raised serious questions about his understanding of the Constitution, and then got smacked down over his proposed budget that was so wildly reckless that even Democrats in Congress could not support it.

It was as if you lumped Hurricane Katrina and the Abu Ghraib abuses into one week for George W. Bush. And added on top of that the time he oddly groped German Chancellor Angela Merkel and got caught cursing on a hot mic.

Even then, it wouldn't be as bad as Mr. Obama's week. You would probably also have to toss in the time Mr. Bush's father threw up into the lap of Japan's prime minister. Only then might we be approaching how bad a week it was for Mr. Obama...

It was a bad week, but this is not just a bad week.  It is a bad sign for the incumbent president as he goes into the election season.

This is a very important number.  An 11% lead may indicate the final tally with Republicans beating the Democrats by that number. 

2.  Leftwing Racism

Attorney General Holder recently addressed the question of affirmative action, and for how long it would be required. He answered, stunningly, that reverse discrimination HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN:  "Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices," Holder said. "The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin[.] ... When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?"

We see in these remarks the soil out of which rises the bitter fruit of racial resentment. Holder's attitude is best summed up as the elite victim mentality. The belief is one of perpetual entitlement, fueled by bitterness, and given the stamp of official approval by politicians at the highest levels of national office. The Trayvon Martin upheaval is made possible by this carefully cultivated attitude, which exists within all income levels. Whether it's under the guise of injustice, inequality, underrepresentation, or white supremacy, the effect of the attitude is the same: sheer resentment towards the majority and its institutions.

Not all minorities share this attitude, while many non-minorities do. For instance, Professor William B. Eimicke of Columbia University supports a lawsuit against New York City because the city doesn't have enough black firefighters. Eimicke, who is white, says, "The reality is the [fire] department should look like the city it serves." In other words, the fire department has something wrong with it because there are not enough blacks employed. This is an example of an educated, mainstream leader promoting an arbitrary standard of underrepresentation. Such standards will only fuel more demands for special treatment, and more resentment when the arbitrary standard proves predictably impossible to meet…

Leftist racism is not only alive, it is embraced by those who adhere to it without any sense of it being wrong.  In fact, in their strange world it is more moral than embracing Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream.

3.  Americans worry about the Constitution

“I don’t worry about the Constitution,” said Rep. Phil Hare, Democrat of Illinois, at a town hall meeting where voters questioned his support of the legislation that became Obamacare. You can find the clip on, where it has 462,084 hits.

That was before the 2010 election, in which Hare, running for a third term in a district designed by Democrats to elect a Democrat, was defeated 53 to 43 percent by Bobby Schilling, proprietor of a pizza parlor in East Moline.

A lot of politicians are worrying about the Constitution these days. Liberal commentators were shocked this past week when in three days of oral argument in the lawsuits challenging Obamacare, five Supreme Court justices — a majority — asked questions strongly suggesting they think the legislation is unconstitutional.

And so the Constitution — and the limits it places on Congress’ powers — is once again part of our politics. And will continue to be, whichever way the Court rules.

For 70 years, since the court in 1942 said the government could limit the amount of wheat farmer Roscoe Filburn could grow on his own land to feed his own animals, it has been generally assumed that the federal government’s power to regulate the economy had no limits.

That assumption survived in liberal precincts even though the court in 1995 overturned a law banning guns in schools and in 2000 ruled unconstitutional parts of the Violence Against Women Act.

But the arguments, developed by Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett and others, that it is beyond the powers conferred by the Constitution for Congress to mandate the purchase of a commercial product — health insurance in Obamacare — were certainly taken seriously by a majority of Supreme Court justices last week.

And the government’s lawyers were unable to answer the questions of both liberal and conservative justices: If Congress can do this, what can’t it do?...

I’ve seen liberals on message boards actually say “You are hiding behind the Constitution.  People are dying!”  Hyperbole aside, there are people in this country that look at the Constitution as an impediment to the good works they want to do.  Their ignorance of history is appalling. 

4.  Obama vs Coal

Me: “I'll take a ‘Coal and Rum.’”

Bartender: “What's that?”

Me: “I'm protesting the EPA.”

Bartender: “Got it. Awesome. Your drink is on the house.”

Coal is my lifestyle. Coal allows me to turn darkness into light at the flip of a switch. Coal allows me to brew a cup of coffee, toast a bagel and pour a class of refrigerated orange juice in minutes. Coal lets me text friends and find directions from my fully-charged iPhone. Coal grants me the ability to use machines to wash and dry my week’s laundry pile while I run on my treadmill. Coal allows me to heat my Minneapolis bedroom to a balmy 72 degrees while snow and freezing winds pelt the roof. Basically, coal means that Americans like you and me can live like kings and queens on a pauper’s budget.

I think every American—progressive, moderate or conservative—should be concerned that the President of the United States is putting coal out of business and raising the cost of ordinary living. His EPA just released new carbon dioxide emission limits that will effectively put new coal-fired electric plants out of business, thereby raising the cost of energy at a time when record numbers of Americans are jobless and homeless.

To ice the cake, President Obama is acting unconstitutionally and ignoring science. The Constitution does not allow the President to create laws via Cabinet-level agencies like the EPA. And, there is no conclusive scientific evidence proving that producing clean coal radically endangers humans or the earth...

I know some leftist will insist there is no such thing a “clean coal.”  However I would challenge that by saying it is more descriptive of coal than “green energy is the future” is.  This whole green energy scam is costing people billions of dollars and the cartoon for today explains it well.

5.   ABC Sunday Morning Expert wrong

Terry Moran was on the panel on George Stephanopolous' ABC Sunday morning program today, as he was last week. He was introduced as ABC's Supreme Court "expert." For the second straight week, Moran misstated the Supreme Court's vote in Bush v Gore in December , 2000. The vote to overturn the Florida Supreme Court's decision on how ballots should be counted in the Florida recount controversy was not a 5-4 decision, but 7-2. Two liberal justices, Breyer, and Souter, agreed with Rehnquist, O'Connor, Kennedy, Thomas and Scalia that the Florida Supreme Court violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

The 5-4 vote was on whether there was still time for the Florida Court to come up with a new more consistent method for counting before the deadline set by Florida for awarding its Electoral College votes.

Bush led on election night, after the machine recount, after the partial county recounts were added, after the military vote was added, and in the recounts conducted by news organizations counting all the under-votes, after the election was decided. Had the Court thrown the case back to the state of Florida, the state might not have had the time to get a final count to use before the Electors needed to be selected. In that case, the Florida legislature had indicated it would step in and would have awarded the state's 25 Electoral College votes to Bush. So too, if no Florida Electoral College votes were submitted, neither Bush, nor Gore would have had the 270 needed to win, and the U.S. House, voting by states, would have also awarded the election to Bush. Terry Moran may be unhappy with the results, but I suspect this is all too complex for him, and would require more effort than reading a script written by others on the air.

As much as the left hated Bush, SCOTUS did not award the election to him over the wishes of the people. 

6.  Obama caught:  Look out for the lies coming this Fall

President Obama’s hot mic moment defined his trip to South Korea and may very well define his reelection bid. The reason his uncensored remark resonates is that it supports a pre-existing narrative that President Obama’s promises are not to be trusted.

Before he backed off the campaign trail, no one made this argument more frequently than Newt Gingrich. After his second place finish in Florida, he said, “If he [President Obama] can have a record this bad, unemployment this bad, deficits this bad, policies this bad, gasoline prices this high, and still get re-elected, you can’t imagine how radical he’ll be in his second term.”

Rhetorical flourish aside – though Gingrich excels in that department – the President’s moment of candor with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev only serves to reconfirm the worst fears of proponents of a strong American defense …

Planned on listening to this type of argument and hearing his open mic words over and over again. 

7.  Open mic:  Here’s a Commercial about it

This is actually pretty good.  It makes you think (which is something Obama can’t allow the voters to do). 

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