Sunday, July 25, 2010

More Obama Nuance......

Today we learn that Obama did know of the release of the Lockerbie Bomber. According to "The Australian" the Obama administration found a "compassionate release" preferable to keeping al Megrahi in a Libyan Jail. Yet Obama said he was surprised at the release and all Americans were disappointed.

“I think all of us here in the United States were surprised, disappointed and angry about the release of the Lockerbie bomber,” the president said, speaking in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. “We welcome any additional information that will give us insights and better understanding on why the decision was made.”

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To most people Obama's remarks are an outright lie. I am sure the pathetic pawns will spin this as nuance if they even bother to report this. Why didn't the president just tell the Scottish that we did not wish to have the bomber released. Instead Obama just said well if you don't keep him in Scotland then just release him. This negotiation was done under the cover of darkness as usual for this administration.

THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.

Then Obama has the nerve to say:

President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the congressional investigation into any role BP may have played in the release of the only man, a Libyan, convicted of the 1988 airline bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, an inquiry that could reveal whether the embattled oil giant lobbied for the bomber’s release to win drilling rights in Libya.

Obama knew all along and then feigns anger at BP and the Scots. It seems that BP may not have been involved at all but Obama and his administration was.

The Scottish government was "never, at any point" lobbied by oil giant BP to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, according to a letter sent late Wednesday by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry.

Obama lied to the American people. Intentionally misleading is dishonest and the same as lying. The American people deserve to know exactly why Obama deemed it appropriate to say as long as the bomber was being moved Scotland should just release him. I believe an investigation is in order to determine why Obama felt it necessary to mislead the American people. The highly politicized Obama Department of Justice wants to show how great our justice is by trying KSM in New York City by civilian courts. I must wonder is that so Obama can negotiate with terrorist for the release of KSM at a later date? Perhaps Obama will offer KSM a full presidential pardon after his conviction? This isn't nuance. It is another lie from the appeasement Administration.

It's The Policies Stupid

Over the past couple of weeks the media pathetic pawns have been wondering why the Presidents popularity has been tumbling into the abyss. The pathetic pawns tout how many bills he has signed into law. The Pawns have been carrying Obama's water for so long they no longer recognize unpopular policy when the evidence is right in front of them. Obama's approval is falling due to unpopular policy and it doesn't take a genius to figure that out.

The Obama stimulus has been an udder failure. Obama tripled the annual national debt in his first year. The administration has been claiming the green shoots of recovery since April 2009. Now a full 15 months later the economy is still spinning its wheels. Those green shoots in the spring of 2009 have turned into the burned look of dormancy. The stimulus wasn't exactly popular with the American public but we supported it as a way to turn the corner. We were promised unemployment would stay under 8%. Now Obama is on the wrong side of unemployment figures as unemployment stands at 9.5%. Further there is even worst news. Unemployment would be much higher if not for the millions of workers that have given up hope and simply left the work force. Obama's mortgage help faied on two fronts. First the mortgage bailout didn't do anything for those that needed a helping hand. A person that was current on their mortgage but hurting financially couldn't be helped. Instead those that were incapable of paying their mortgage was helped which has only prolonged the agony. Remember the cash for clunkers? This program simply moved sales from the future into the now. This program did nothing except to add future inflation. How about the $8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers? Again all this did was reduce the value of our homes by $8,000. Future sales were pushed into the now. May, June, and July have been horrendous months for the housing industry. Foreclosures are up and house prices are down. Obama's help with mortgages has caused deflation. Obama's Keynesian tinkering has delayed the recovery.

Obama then moved on to Health care. For over one year the Democrats ignored the economy in favor of health care reform. The bill did have a few popular provisions but the overall bill was opposed by a majority of Americans. Instead of working a compromise, Obama jammed his bill through Congress through political maneuvering. The Pathetic Pawns promised the Democrats that it wasn't the bill that was unpopular but rather the process. Now after Months after passage the health care bill is just as unpopular. The beliefs buy the political elite that the bill wasn't explained to the American people is false. The problem is the American people weren't buying. The American people are not stupid but it sure seems the pathetic pawns and the Democrats are stupid.

Obama then moved on to promoting race baiting. The mid terms election are looking like another wave election. Instead of pushing his failed policies the administration instead resorted to "blaming Bush" and using race as a wedge issue. Race relations have been set back more than a generation. The Sherrod story now circulating is a perfect example. Let there be no doubt that Sherrod's comments were taken out of context. Yet again let there be no doubt that Sherrod is still a racist. CNN is all over Andrew Breitbart for taking comments out of context. Where was CNN when Dan Rather submitted forged documents. Why no outcry from CNN when Rather tried to explain away his forgeries and fake documents as "the premise of the story is still true". Same thing with Sherrod, Breitbart's premise is still true, she was a racist and from her comments on network News shows she still harbors racist views even if she did finally help the poor white farmer. The pathetic Pawns are missing the larger story. Race relations in this country are going backwards. Instead of a post racial President that looks beyond the color of skin, we have a President that looks at everything through the color of skin. Just like the Cambridge incident or just like the dismissal of the New Black Panther Party charges even after the government won its case. Instead of the Pathetic pawns looking into the facts surrounding the whistle blower comments the Pawns instead recite the administration talking points.

The administration decided to sue Arizona for political gain. The American people overwhelming support Arizona and defending our homeland borders, yet the pathetic pawns and Obama go against the public and sue a state that is only doing the job of the federal government. Arizona is taking the law in their own hands not because the are racist and not because the Federal Government is incapable of doing its job, no, Arizona is doing the work of the Federal Government because the government refuses to do its sworn duty.

Sure Obama has been able to cram many unpopular bills through Congress. Americans are giving credit where credit is due. We don't like the bills and we feel our government is on the wrong track. Obama is failing in his policies and not failing in getting ill advised policies through Congress. The pathetic Pawns may walk around in a haze with tingles up their legs whenever Obama talks all they want, the fact is the people see the policies for what they are and we don't like them. Its not how many laws a president signs but rather the laws themselves. Obama has wroked hard but so have the day laborers in Arizona. We don't want the day laborers in the oval office and right now we don't want Obama there either.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Failure of Epic Proportions

Journalism in America is dead. The pathetic pawns formerly known as the main stream media is currently a miserable failure. Yesterday, Shirley Sherrod of the US Department of Agriculture was forced to resign due to a phrase in a speech containing racist language. The Obama administration and the NAACP both threw her under the bus without all of the facts. In their haste they listen to part of a story missing the larger context of the speech.

The speech as provided by was cut to only show the comments leading up to a big surprise ending. Yes it seems Ms. Sherrod was at one time a racist. Seems she was a bit perturbed that she had to help a "white" farmer when so many black farmers needed her help at the government trough. Yet, this "white" farmer washer "come to Jesus" moment, the point of where she realized her racist views had no place in her work. The pathetic pawns not only missed the initial story but they missed the bigger story. There was a media blackout regarding the initial story. The Obama administration afraid to be seen as the racists that they are decided that rather then provide fodder to the right blogosphere forced Sherrod to resign. The pathetic pawns in an effort to shield the inept administration didn't report the initial issue and didn't investigate either. The pathetic pawns in an effort to protect their chosen President forgot to do their job. How very ironic that the pathetic pawns in their haste to hide any bad new coverage of their chosen President were the main reason Obama made a hasty judgment and bad decision.

The original story of racism still stands. There is no doubt Sherrod was and probably still is a racist. Her comments even taken in context prove at a minimum she was a racist. Sherrod took her racism to the workplace and by her own admission she didn't do all she could have done to help the farmer. In the end everything worked out. However, there is an even bigger story the media is missing. This story was provided as an attempt to show how the NAACP is quick to accuse conservatives as racist but leave their own alone. The NAACP was quick to promote the story of racism with the tea party activists taking many comments out of context and even pushed proven false narratives. This blatant racism by the NAACP is the larger story.

The story behind the racist NAACP has now open racial wounds that run deep. The left has decided they will run the 2010 mid terms as a referendum on race. Behind every tree lies a conservative racist is the left's battle cry. This whole Sherrod story proves the pathetic pawns have been neglect in their jobs. Instead of informing Americans of what is happening around the country, the pathetic pawns decided to follow the advice a Campbell Brown and present the news as their liberal views tell them is the news. Instead of objectivity, the pathetic pawns decided they were the propaganda machine for the left and went on the attack against Conservatives. The pathetic pawns are as guilty of dividing this country as much as the Obama administration. Both the issue with Sherrod's comments and the bigger picture of rampant racism by certain elements of black culture are a journalistic failure of epic proportions. As I have said in previous posts the election of Obama was going to set race relations in America back 100 years. Little did I know that it would come to light so quickly.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Did the Dream Die?

Racial rhetoric is on the rise. From reading the recent headlines one would have to believe that behind every tree is hiding a racist. Everything from the Reverend Jesse Jackson outrageously claiming the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers considered Lebron James a slave, to Eric Holder claiming Arizona SB 1070 is a racist and anti-immigrant bill and everything in between is about racism. Instead of being the “post racial” President we were promised, Obama is the most racist President we have ever had. Instead of leading America to the promised land of equality for all, what Obama is presiding over is the reshaping of America into a revengeful society, where long since past social transgressions are paid in full through a program called “Social Justice”. I must wonder if that is what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. meant by “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

In Obama’s world of Social Justice the flailing arms of government are looking at everything through the prism of race. The DOJ has been accused of having a directive in place to drop civil rights cases that involve “white plaintiffs and black defendants”. Rather than judge the merits of the case through a justice system that is to be blind, Eric Holder is judging the cases based on the color of skin rather than the merits of the case and the character of the person. To Obama and his liberal cronies color is a determining factor in all that they do. Holder came out against Arizona because of some perceived “social injustice towards the brown man”. This even though the Arizona bill expressly prohibits racial profiling and only enforces current federal law. Rather than work to change our immigration laws, Obama would rather interject race into the battle and claim racism than prosecute crimes committed against society.

Yesterday was appalling. The NAACP proclaimed the tea party activists to be racists, this even though as we search for participants and analyze racial makeup we find that the participants come from all walks of life. The racial makeup is remarkably close to the makeup of the country as a whole. To the “post racial President, the NAACP, and the liberal lapdogs in the media, the African Americans that stand up for middle America are nothing more than “Uncle Tom’s”. What a shame it is in our country that instead of equal opportunity for all, we have a President that is all about making up for past transgressions by placing minorities above the law in the name of social justice.

America will never be able to unite and realize the dream of Martin Luther King Jr until the “social justice” doctrine is thrown out with the rest of the trash. Social Justice is not the same as “every man is created equal”. We all have unalienable rights, which includes whites as well as blacks, reds, yellows, browns, pinks, blues, and purples. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans will never be realized until everybody decides to live the dream King had. We must all wake up and look only at a person’s character rather than through the prism of race. Until Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, Malik Zulu Shabazz, and the other race baiters stop the racial prejudice disguised as “Social Justice” we are doomed to never realize the dream of an American hero. Race baiting is racism disguised as a cry for equality and justice.

We are going backwards in this country with our race relations. By not pursuing justice that a civil society requires we are opening the door to treating others different due to the color of their skin. By definition that is not equality or justice for all. Elevating someone based on the color of their skin is just as bad as keeping someone down based upon the same criteria. Racism is racism no matter how it is disguised. Racism is racism no matter how it is rationalized. The fringe elements will always have racists no matter the color of skin and cuts in every direction. Until we realize that racism has no place in a civil society no matter how it is disguised, the dream will have died along with King.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Punish The Masses vs Punish the Wrong Doers

The main difference between liberals and conservatives is that the liberals believe in the right of the State while conservatives believe in the right of the individual. This fact can be see in the way the left in our country writes the laws and the way the right in our country write the laws. In San Francisco, the board of supervisors will make the final determination on a law to ban "pets" in the city.

Instead of enforcing the rule of law and punishing individuals that abandon and abuse animals, the left punishes all of society for the sins of the few. The right would rather a law that punishes the wrong doer. Instead of banning pets the right would strengthen punishment. Individuals would have their freedom as long as they followed the rule of law. The left however doesn't like holding individuals responsible. Instead they would rather punish the nameless "people".

The left does this with most of their laws. Look at Chicago, instead of punishing criminals that use guns in commission of crimes, the city instead banned all handguns in the city. When the Chicago law was struck down, the mayor of Chicago whined and instead of toughening the punishment on individuals committing crimes with guns decided it was better to ban the sales of guns in the city and then say the guns have to remain in the owners house. In my belief this will eventually also be struck down because it is clear in the constitution that "the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed". The supreme court has already ruled there is an individual right in the constitution. Banning the sale of guns definitely "Infringes" on that right.

Another example is the the provision in Obamacare mandating everyone purchases health insurance. Instead of holding individuals responsible this bill takes away the rights and freedoms of the individual. The left is against individual, rights, freedoms, and responsibility. The left believes in communal living and the rights of the community but America was not founded on the rights of the community. America is based on individual rights and freedoms.

The liberal philosophy is only rewards irresponsible people. their philosophy encourages illegal activity and protects criminals. Banning pets takes away the rights of responsible individuals and places them into a position of breaking the law to be able to fulfill one of their hierarchical needs. Banning guns only ensures the law abiding individuals can not protect themselves while the criminals thrive. Banning goods and services never work. America tried a national ban on alcohol at one time and guess what? It had to be repealed and created the gangster life and the roaring "20s".

Please liberals stop making laws that benefit the lawless at the expense of the individual. Punish the individual wrongdoers, you know the ones that actually commit crimes, and leave the responsible Americans alone. It doesn't take a village to raise our children, it takes two individuals. Stop encouraging illegal behavior and start rewarding the law abiding citizens of this great country.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Highly Politicized Department of Justice

The current Department of Justice has absolutely been politicized by the Obama administration. Two recent cases make the point. The first case involves voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party and the other is the lawsuit filed against Arizona. The voter intimidation case was dropped to protect two black thugs who stood in front of a polling place in black uniforms and jack boots, one of the thugs was brandishing a weapon. The Arizona lawsuit is against the people of Arizona because of Arizona SB 1070. This bill makes it a state crime to live in Arizona illegally.

The President of the United States has sworn an oath to enforce the laws of the country. In both of these cases the laws of the land were not being enforced. Voter intimidation and voter fraud are illegal. The thugs in Philadelphia were brandishing weapons and intimidating voters and election workers. The real reason the thugs were camped out was to ensure the election observers did not object to people voting fraudulently. The thugs were ACORN's enforcer. Instead of backing the law of the land Obama and his Justice Department dropped the case. According to former Justice employees Holder instructed the Civil Rights Division to drop all cases involving blacks infringing upon the rights of white voters. Instead of upholding our laws Obama has decided that in his "Social Justice" theory African Americans should be provided special protection from breaking laws because of the color of their skin and past injustice. Imagine if two skinheads were standing if front of a polling place brandishing weapons. Do you think "hate crimes" may be invoked? Everyone from the pathetic pawns in the media, to Congress, to the President would be screaming racism and vow to protect the citizenry of thuggery. Yet Obama lets his "pals" flaunt the law. Read more at Hot Air

In Arizona a bill was passed that only authorizes local law enforcement to help enforce current immigration law. Arizona did not change Federal Law all they did was say local law enforcement could ask for identification and proof of legal status if they were stopped for breaking a law and there is suspicion that perhaps they may be in our country illegally. Local enforcement of immigration laws is only enforced as a secondary issue. No one is to be stopped simply because there is suspicion of illegal immigrant status. Instead of enforcing the laws of the land Obama has decided to go after a State that wrote a law enforcing Federal law. There are cities that have written sanctuary laws that are in direct violation of Federal law but Obama instead of going after illegal activity goes after executives that enforce the laws of the land.

I have news for Obama: you can't pick and choose which laws you enforce. It is not your job to pick and choose. Sure you may have priorities but you can't ignore laws you disagree with. If you want to change the laws you disagree with then persuade Congress to change it. The President is the Chief Executive charged with enforcing our laws. Congress is charged with making the Laws and the courts charged with interpreting the laws. It is outrageous that Obama has politicized the Justice Department. Obama was one of the ringleaders charging that Bush politicized Justice. But what Obama is doing to politicize Justice is unconscionable. To Obama, blacks cannot discriminate. Blacks cannot intimidate voters. Blacks are held to a lower standard. Yet States cannot provide assistance because it may make the Department of Justice actually do its job. Perhaps Obama could step up and have Justie drop this lawsuit. The money that is to be wasted in a frivolous lawsuit may be better spent extending unemployment benefits for the people looking for work in Obama's woeful economy. Or Obama should spend the money that is about to be wasted on actually protecting our borders and actually doing his job of enforcing our Nations Laws.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Obama Depression

Obama's lack of interest in the American Economy has hurled us towards the brink of disaster. Early in Obama's Presidency an ill-conceived stimulus package crossed his desk. The young President hailed this bill and claimed the bill would keep unemployment under 8% by "creating or saving" 3.5 million jobs. For the next year Obama ignored the economy while claiming credit for the economic expansion. In April 2009, Obama spoke of the green shoots of growth. In JUL 2010, it was reported that over the reporting period the economy shed 125,000 jobs and 652,000 left the workforce.

One Obama signed the stimulus bill he took his eye off the economy. After all, in every recession since the great depression the economy rebounded all by itself and the President at the time reaped the benefit. There was no reason to focus on the economy and Obama would bask in the sun claiming his $1 trillion dollar bailout saved the economy. Obama followed the advice of his Chief of Staff and didn't allow a crisis to go to waste. Obama moved on after the stimulus passed. Obama had decided he was going to socialize American Health Care.

For the next year all Obama and the Democrats did was pass a partisan and unpopular health care bill. In the words of Nancy Pelosi the bill would have to be passed so we could find out what is in it. What we find out is that the bill will force rationing and waiting lines in our Emergency rooms. What we found out is that more people will lose what they currently have then will be able to keep it. What we found out is that a bill shrouded in secrecy expose every American to having less in health care then we now currently enjoy. While the Congress debated Obama dithered. We never heard another word correcting the course of the economy until the President's State of the Union address.

The President promised a pivot towards jobs. Instead we got a head fake while the President jammed his partisan bill through Congress. The President then moved on towards his energy bill. This is another bill that will kill American jobs and force even more companies to move off shore. The President hailed British Petroleum and bought into the Beyond Petroleum pitch by the oil company. It was the Obama administration that failed to properly inspect the deepwater Horizon oil rig. It was the Obama administration that was disengaged from the oil spill disaster. It is the Obama administration that allowed the oil to reach our beaches and decimate the Gulf Coast economies. While the oil spilled Obama was busy. Though Obama was busy it was not with a faltering economy, no, it was over the Arizona immigration law that only enforces Federal Law.

Last week the Congress went on vacation leaving 1.3 million Americans without unemployment benefits. Paul Krugman calls the Republicans heartless for not allowing passage of the unemployment bill. The problem is the heartless Democrats that wouldn't even try to find a way to pay for the bill. The Republicans weren't even demanding a fully paid for bill. In fact the bill would have passed if only the Senate had taken unspent stimulus dollars and paid for half of the proposed bill. I wonder who is really heartless: The party that is attempting to save us from ourselves, or the party that went on vacation without extending unemployment for political reasons? Sorry Nancy but unemployment checks are not responsible for job creation. It is the Democrats that are heartless not the Republicans who are trying to save our country from the liberal special interest party.

Entrepreneurs are sitting on $1.8 trillion dollars of stimulus. They are looking for the right investments. These entrepreneurs will continue sitting the sidelines until there is a signal of direction from the government. These entrepreneurs want to invest in America. The problem is right now we have a President intent on destroying the American economy as we know it. All Obama needs to do to get this $1.8 trillion stimulus injected into the economy is focus on the economy instead of the liberal grab bag of governmental handouts. Until then America will continue towards the impending depression and it will be Obama's depression not Bush's.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Reid Refuses To Provide Unemployment Extension

Harry Reid and the Democrats refused to extend unemployment benefits to 1.3 million unemployed workers. Instead of compromising and using unused funds from the failed stimulus package, Reid decided it was more important to play politics and take a vacation. The is the same Harry Reid that said it was a good day in America when the economy shed 36,000 jobs. This is the same Harry Reid that defended the failed stimulus bill and said it would keep the unemployment rate under 8%. We all know how accurate the prognosticator Reid has been with all of his predictions.

Let there be no doubt the failure to pass an extension of unemployment benefits is a failure of the Democrats. It was the Democrats that passed the "Pay Go" act and then immediately ignored the bill. The Republicans were even willing to compromise on the "Pay Go" if only the Democrats tap into unused failed stimulus dollars. Enough Republicans would have voted with Reid if only he was willing pay for half of the bill with unused stimulus money.

One day after Nancy Pelosi stated that Unemployment checks were the fastest way to create jobs the Democrats refused to play ball. Here is what Senator Dick Durbin (D) had to say "We've never done it," Durbin said. "And it is counterintuitive that to stop a recession we have to take spending away from one area and put it into another. We need to put money into the economy.". So let me get this straight; with unemployment standing at 9.5% and another month with 125,000 jobs lost Durbin's excuse is that it has never been done before? Durbin must not agree with Nancy that unemployment checks are the fastest way to create jobs?

We all know that it is the Democrats that are the party of "no". Everything is either their way or the highway. Democrats have been quick to say "elections have consequences". Obama once told the Republicans to get on board because in Obama's own words "I won". So while the Congress is on vacation, the unemployed get to suffer yet again.

I am not a fan of 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. Normally, the unemployment benefit runs out after 26 weeks. There is a reason for the 6 month cut off. After 6 months out of the workplace potential employee has lost skills necessary to be competitive in the workplace. Many of the workers on extended unemployment will never have a job again. Unemployment checks do not create jobs and spending money on extended benefits takes money away from private investors and private capital. It is the private capital that creates new jobs.

After today's bad news on the economy and the failure of Democrats to extend unemployment checks I have but one question "How are trickle up economics working out?"

Democrats: The Party of Arrogant and Ignorant Elitists

Here is a video H/T Battleground States on why America is fed up with the Democrats. This video shows the arrogance of a political party drunk with power.

BLS: Cooking The Books????

Is the Obama administration cooking the unemployment books? In today’s report just out the official unemployment rate dropped from 9.7% to 9.5%. The economy shed 125,000 jobs last month yet the unemployment rate dropped. The reasoning behind the drop is that 652,000 people left the workforce. We would then have expected the U-6 underemployment report to indicate a rise in underemployment. However, according to the government that rate also dropped from 16.6% to 16.5%.

There seems to be some explaining to do. How could both rates drop when there was a loss of jobs, a population increase, and a loss in people looking for work? Today’s report is suspect and leads me to believe that the administration is cooking the books. One would expect the numbers to increase in either the unemployment rate or the under employment rate with a loss of 125,000 jobs, 301,000 decrease in household employment, and 652,000 in job seekers. This report out today is dismal and unlike the President I don’t see an improving job market. There is more to this story then the inept President is letting on. I disagree with Obama, we are not headed in the right direction. His stimulus plan failed America and now his administration appears to be cooking the books as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported numbers do not add up.