Monday, December 26, 2011

Pay to Play

Have the democrats no shame? On the heels of Rod Blagojevich attempting to sell Obama's vacated senate seat, we are informed that Obama takes care of his friends in a quid pro qou effort. Harry Reid shamelessly lies about who exactly is making over $1 million dollars, and Senator Charles Schumer gets his brother in law a US district Judgeship in New Jersey. All of these examples are nothing more than shameless paying off political donors and friends or in Schumer's case relatives of friends.

According to the Washington Post, the Obama administration was rife with politics in providing guaranteed loans to Solyndra. In fact, Obama wasn't satisfied with providing his political ally and big bundler with just a half billion dollars in loans but wanted to give another half billion loan. We all know that Solyndra has filed for Bankruptcy. We all know that even before the first guaranteed loan went out the door, the administration knew full well that Solyndra was not going to remain solvent no matter how much we gave then. This is politics at its finest. Pay off political allies and donors and forget about what is right for the American people. Obama is not the President of the United States, he is the President for the 52% that voted for him. Obama could care less about the other 48%. In fact he is willing to forsake another 2% as long as he is able to garner his 50% plus 1 vote.

Another story out today has the brother in law of Democrat Charles Schumer getting a Judgeship in New Jersey. Quite pohttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifssibly this is nothing more than Obama giving a job to the Schumer family to get him to continue being the vocal Obama cheerleader and assisting in NJ Senator Lautenberg keeping his seat in his next election with the full support of Schumer. Again this is nothing more than paying off friends for their support. Again this administration and the Democrats in general are not interested in what is in the best interest of the country but rather what is in the best interest of the Democratic party.

Finally, Harry Reid shamelessly lied about who exactly is making over $1 million dollars. In fact the Democrats, Obama, Reid, and the pathetic pawns in the media are busy fueling a class warfare campaign to get Obama reelected. Reid's little surtax on the "rich" will only generate $11 billion in revenue. While this $11 billion would be helpful if it went towards paying down the debt, it will only go to fund more government giveaways. In fact confiscating all the income of those making over $1 million would bring the deficit to 0. This is the great lie the democrats tell in order to keep power.

Power is what this is all about. It is pay to play politics. It is taking care of those that have the means to keep the Democrats in power. The Obama campaign rhetoric is not about helping America. Obama is worried because his policies have failed America and his failed policies are the reason he is under water in approval rating. I said back in 2008 that Obama did not represent a change of anything more that which corrupt elitist were going to reap the benefits of governmental largesse. I would have thought the Democrats would have learned the pay to play is not helping America. Obviously it is all Obama and the Democrats know.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Republicans Self Destructing

The Republican party is self destructing right before our eyes. Instead of carrying the message and placing the President and the Democrats on the the defensive, the republicans are giving the message away and acting irresponsible. There is currently a lack of leadership within the republican party. America needs leadership right now and yet the elitist ranks seem devoid of the leadership qualities necessary to run our country.

Obama is a behind the scenes take credit for successes and shift blame for failures kind of leader. In other words not a leader at all but rather an opportunistic follower. Obama has not lead on any issue. Obama's foreign policy is a disaster whether it is alienating our allies or not having the experience to recognize that Mubarak was far better for American National Security than the Muslim Brotherhood or the salafists. Obama decided to follow the french and British lead and take out Gadaffi in Libya and yet allow Bashar Assad stand in Syria. The Russians took Hillary and Obama's "reset" button and test fired nuclear missiles. Finally, Obama, Holder, Napolitano, Hillary, and the rest all claim they didn't know about the ATF gun running program named "Fast and furious". Domestically, Obama watched from the sidelines as the Democrats pushed a failed $787 billion dollar stimulus program. Obama stood the sidelines and watched the democrats takeover American health care with a bill that no one knows what is in it. Our economy is in the tank and all Obama can come up with is another mini stimulus just like his first big failure.

Yet with all of these issues Obama is rising in the approval polls. The Democrats were able to gain the popular support for starving the Social Security trust fund of revenue's. Instead of strengthening social security Democrats have weakened the fund. Rather than secure the safety net, Obama has managed to run it into the ground. Class warfare is currently working in the Democrats favor as the Republicans dropped the ball and look like they are unwilling to raise taxes on the rich yet allow tax increases on the middle class. I'm not sure how that happened but it is ridiculous. The Democrats are winning today but will scalp the middle class tomorrow when even larger tax increases are required to keep America bobbing along the economic bottom. Boehner and McConnell looked incompetent in December turning what should have been a victory into defeat.

Now we find that those with Presidential aspirations couldn't even run a campaign properly. Perry, Gingrich, Bachmann, Huntsman, and Santorum didn't even get on the ballot in Virginia. The absence of these candidates from the ballot in as important of State as Virginia leaves me shaking my head. Virginia is going to be a must win State for the Republican nominee and yet the only Republicans gaining access to the ballot were Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. If the field can't run a campaign right, how do we trust them to run the Presidency. The Republicans are devoid of leadership at a time when our country needs leadership the most. I certainly hope the nominee is fairly well selected by the end of January so the Republican party is able to show its candidate from a leadership perspective because if the Republicans can't show they are better than this Obama will be able to finish running America into the ground.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thirteen Days

The Iowa caucuses will be held in thirteen days. Two weeks from today the candidates will be either rushing to New Hampshire to capture the momentum from the night before or considering dropping their campaign and endorsing one of the other candidates. After Iowa I fully expect one or two of the candidates to bow out to consider their options. The remaining candidates will rush to New Hampshire in hopes of building even more momentum. My hope is that the Republicans can come to the realization they need to rally behind one candidate and do it sooner rather than later. Romney has said he expects the nomination process to be drawn out. I for one thing that is a bad mistake. While a drawn out nomination process seemed to work for the democrats in 2008, we must remember that was another time and the conditions on the ground today are not what they were in 2008.

In 2008, Hillary and Obama could afford a long drawn out nomination process. The republicans did not stand a chance of winning without a major mistake by whomever they selected. They could afford to debate on who they liked the best because they were going to win hands down. All the Republicans could hope for is to keep the margins close enough to have something to build on. The problem with a long drawn out process this year is that the election is not a foregone conclusion and in fact the republican will probably start the general election off behind.

Another difference is the Democrats in Congress controlled agenda. The democrats were focused on nothing but winning the next election. The Republicans this year are only in control of the house and they are not setting the agenda. The Republicans are allowing themselves to be outmaneuvered by the President and the Democrats in the Senate. The Republican establishment is not unified with the party faithful. The Republicans are not playing politics in a way that will win them the hearts and minds of the American electorate. In short the Republicans are not disciplined.

The republicans are in dire need of selecting their candidate early, no later than super Tuesday. The establishment republicans need some leadership and the candidate can help set their agenda. Maybe then, the Republicans can set their agenda and make the side line President actually start having to come up with an actual agenda instead of more of the same failed policies of the past three years. Remember we have 13 days until Iowa, we need to start selecting the right candidate and giving him or her all of our backing and support. The only focus of the Republican party should be on beating President Obama in 2012. Stop the infighting and stop playing politics. Any of the Republicans can beat Obama. We just need to figure the one that will keep Obama on the defensive and make him run on his first term and his vision against the Republican vision. We just need the standard bearer to project the vision and sooner is better than later.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Party Before Representation

The problem with our career politicians is that the party leadership will strong arm the party members to place the Party before the representation of the people they are to represent. For the most part this is a Demcorat party philosophy; for they know a majority of America does not follow their ideology. This becomes apparant in the Demcoratic leadership where it is always politics before the people; party before the electorate.

We can go back to Nancy Pelosi who risked her Speakership and the Democratic majoprity in the House for an ill conceived Health Care plan. We can just listen to Obama as he placed the party before the people in his line pertaining to health care was condescending towards the electorate. Obama spoke of voting for the the health care bill and taking the issue up in Congress and then let the elections play out as they will. We can listent o Senator Schumer who says "“In a nutshell, this is what is responsible for the dysfunction in Congress. If Speaker Boehner were fully in charge, we wouldn’t constantly see this kind of brinksmanship, but he doesn’t have control of his troops in the House.”“In a nutshell, this is what is responsible for the dysfunction in Congress. If Speaker Boehner were fully in charge, we wouldn’t constantly see this kind of brinksmanship, but he doesn’t have control of his troops in the House.”in a nutshell, this is what is responsible for for the dysfunction in Congress. If Speaker Boehnerwere fully in charge, we wouldn't constantly see this kind of brinksmanship, but he doesn't have control of his troopsin the House."

Schumer and the Democratic party are responsible for the brinksmanship. It is the Democrats who always place the party before the people. Obama delayed 20,000 jobs simply because he doesn't want to make the party faithful upset by allowing the keystone pipeline to get off the ground. Obama famously said if the bill passing an extension of payroll tax cuts contained keystone language, he would veto the bill. Obama's comment was politics and party over what is right and popular with the American people. It is the Senate Democrats that will not pass a budget, the senate democrats who refuse to take up any House passed bill pertaining to job creation. It is the Democrats that are constantly taking America to the brink of disaster while offering no new ideas; just the same old tax and spend screed for failed generations in the past. It is the Democrats that are constantly speaking of control rather than speaking of their constituents. It is the Democrats that constantly place their ideals, their politics, their party before the American people. Right now as it is election year, Obama and the Democrats are scheming of another messsage to sell the AMerican people. It is the Democrats turning negative and turning to class warfare. It is the Democrats who have done nothing but spend frivilously over the past 6 years. It is the Democrats that demonize the American electorate as stupid and uninformed for not following their failed policies. It is the Demcrats placing their party before the people. We can no longer have a Representative form of Government when the Democrats insist on control rather than insisting on the will of the people.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Too Big To Fail

There are corporations and financial institutions that have become so large that if they were to fail the ruinous effect on the American economy will lead to the fall of the world sole super power. Banks are not the only corporations that are too big to fail but so to are the Big three Auto makers and the Nations utility companies. Yet as we all have become too aware the Obama industry has done nothing to stop the too big to fail phenomenon. Rather than break up the big banks, Obama decided to regulate them more. Once the lawyers and accountants figure out how to get around the regulation (and believe me they will), then our institutions that are too big to fail will again run wild knowing that even if they risk everything the government will bail them out because of the drain a failure will cause on the economy. This leads me to believe that our government has become to big to fix what ails America.

This recession is not cyclical in nature but rather structural in nature. We have bled jobs from our industrial base for years. We are more efficient at providing services than we are at producing goods. The disparity between the rich and the poor is not due to less taxes being paid by the rich but rather because the only place to make that kind of money requires high tech services. Financial, Health, accounting, and the law. Building products is far cheaper overseas. The masses in the middle have been squeezed out. Unions have made it impossible to compete. In this light we can see that only the educated and elite will be enabled to make a living. The unskilled labor force will continue providing service industry products that the top of the pyramid will refuse to use. See the rich are not going to the fast food industry, therefore the money will never be made in those companies. Until we break up the monopolies and allow the free market forces control who makes it and who fails we are doomed to follow a decline in America. Our entire system will continue to decline until there is more competition and less government interference.

Our government is too big to be of any assistance. Everything our government is focused on right now is meant to keep the poor poor. Providing handouts is not the answer. Sure it appears that the American left has a heart, has compassion, but that is only for so long as the poor stay poor and keep there head just above water. Government handouts make lazy people lazier. Make unemployed people even more unemployable. Make the governed even more dependent on government. So while it is true that some of our corporations are too big to fail our government has become too big to fix the structural problems we face which will make our government too big to save.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Great Day for Republicans

today was a great day for Republicans. First they got their Defense budget through. Second Paul Ryan announced his bi partisan medicare plan and finally the Republican candidates for President all looked very strong and electable. Republicans shined in ever facet of politics today.

What makes the the day better is the Republicans are able to turn Obama's message around on him. It is Obama that is threatening a veto and the Democrats in the Senate that are refusing to vote on a tax cut for the middle class. Obama who is raiding the Social Security trust fund by forcing payments that we are not collecting in FICA taxes. Yet the Republicans have been able to put together a Jobs bill that will keep in place the middle class tax cut and create jobs at the same time. This exposes Obama for what we already knew he was; an empty suit. Obama has been campaigning on creating jobs and the evil republicans who won't let him. It is Obama that has created the class warfare. All these anti American activities by Obama are part of his political campaign. Yet he threatens to veto a tax cut for the middle class and a jobs bill that is minimally going to create 20,000 jobs and bring $6.5 billion of economic activity.

Next Paul Ryan has been able to refine a medicare plan that will bring real reform to the failing program in coordination with Senator Wyden. A bi partisan bill that of course the uncompromising President has already came out against, even without knowing the details of what it is proposed to do. Obama has to be able to keep his "Republicans want to kill grandma" meme going or he risks losing Seniors in large droves just like he is already losing losing the millenials.

Finally, the Republican debate tonight showed that the Republicans can not really do anything wrong no matter which candidate they chose to represent them. From Newt to Santorum, from Romney to Bachmann, from Perry to Paul, and even Huntsman they all looked strong and capable. Every candidate stayed within the issues and attacked Obama more than the Republicans on stage. Sure there were a few attacks but mainly over political or policy belief differences. We all knew the candidates were not exactly alike and agree on everything. I would have to say Newt did no damage and Romney probaly won the night. Perry did a great job and Bachmann solidify her voting block. Paul is out of the mainstream Republican party with Iran but he has economics down pat. I am unsure right now of whom to support in the primary. If the election were held today I would lean towards Newt. The good thing for me is that after tonight I think all the Republicans looked strong and I will definitely and enthusiastically vote for any of these candidates. It may well yet turn into a banner year for Republicans with a mandate to boot.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tax and Spend; Tax and Spend Some More

The Democrats are absolutely ridiculous with their tax and spend philosophy. All we have heard is how the evil Republicans just won't relent. Propose a Social Security killing payroll tax cut off set by even larger tax increases on the so called rich. Want more education spending raise more taxes on the so called rich. Want more spending on green energy tax the so called rich. That is all this President and the democrats know; tax and spend.

In July the President and his enablers in the US Senate brought our country to the brink of default by demanding an unlimited debt ceiling. The only proposal for decreasing the deficit forwarded by the Democrats was a tax the rich proposal. The Presidnet of course frames this as fairness. Of course the President has never seen a non defense related program he disliked. Every government program that is not related to defense has some value to someone, cutting it would be like taking food from a baby. The democrats have gutted social security on this President's watch and are doing nothing but claim everything would be all right if only the evil republicans would increase taxes on the rich.

I say no more tax increases, no more payroll tax gimmicks, no more revenue for the federal government until the Democrats are serious about cutting governmnet spending. Government spending should be limited to between 15 and 20% of GDP. Start off as a target of 17.5% and when the next recession comes increase spending to no more than 20% and when and if the next boom comes reduce that spending to 15%. Right now our government is opeerating at almost 24% of GDP. That is too mch governmnet and not enough private spending. The governmnet does not add to demand. Government spending is a drain on the economy. The bureaucrats continue getting in the way and taking money from others to foolishly spend on companies that are doomed to bankruptcy. Get out of the way of entreprenuers and the economy will boom. Stay with the government knows best philosophy of the Democrast and we are doomed to the dust heap of history.

We have to get serious about our budget deficits. We can't expect to continue promising benefits today on money borrowed from the future. This wimpy syndrome of taking a burger today for payment tomorrow has to stop. Tomorrow never comes for even as the bills come due all we do is borrow more or print more. The US dollar is in the tank because of our monetary policy and democratic policy of buying friends. The elitist always want to give other peoples money away all the way sheltering and hiding their own. Is it any wonder why the best people to ask for charity are conservatives? We need to get real and vote out evry democrat possible. The tax and spend philosophy is ruining my grandchildren's future.

How Did they Do?

Last night ABC and Yahoo moderated a debate between Republican nominee hopefuls. As usual Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos didn't disappoint the liberal establishment. Seems every question was designed to get the Republican hopefuls to attack the GOP front runner. At any rate below is how I feel each candidate did and what it did to their chances in Iowa and the Primary season in order of best to worst night.

Newt Gingrich did a great job in the debate. Many of the questions opened Gingrich up to attacks. I thought Newt did a good job of parrying their attacks and even counter punched well. Gingrich was able to get in a memorable line when he stated the Mitt Romney would have been a career politician had it not been for losing to Ted Kennedy in 1994. I also thought he got in a good line of attack on Michele Bachmann when he told her she needed to have details and facts. Overall Newt did a good job defending his ideas and came across as in command of the facts. There is no doubt Newt is the best debater in the Republican field.

Michele Bachman did a good job last night. She went on the attack and landed a few jabs on Newt and Romney. Her Newt Romney line was a good line as it made the point that they both are similar and will be more pragmatic than an ideologue. I also think this point reduced Mitt to second tier behind Newt. I think Michele helped herself in Iowa and may get a bit of a bounce. She needs to take top three in Iowa in order to leverage an administration job and it appeared she was saying if not her than Newt would be the next best pick. I think she did a good job and shows sh is the attack dog in the pack.

Rick Perry did pretty good in the debate. I thought he could have done a better job with the question regarding when the last time he had to make sacrifices. The question was a plea to understand how an elitist could understand or feel the pain of the country if they never been in the same shoes as middle America is under currently. I thought he got a jab in on Mitt Romney and seemed to get under Mitt's skin. I didn't think he was able to take the stage as he wasn't asked that many questions and didn't have that many opportunities to go on the attack.

Ron Paul did his usual lines. I don't think he helped his campaign at all. My thoughts on Ron Paul is that he is too hands off. Less government is not the same as no government. Also Ron Paul as usual comes across as too isolationist. Isolationism is not the right foreign policy for the worlds only super power. I like his thoughts on the Federal Reserve but he needs to move beyond that. I don't think he hurt his campaign last night but I don't think he helped it either.

Mitt Romney did not have a god night. His on stage wager of $10,000 shows his elitism. An average American wouldn't dream of such nonsense. This in line with his answer to the "when was the last time you sacrificed" question shows just how elitist Romney is. I understand he created jobs in the private sector and understand he has command of economics, but does he understand the plight of the American middle Class? I also thought that Newt was able to attack Romney and Romney did a poor job counter punching. When Mitt to take a jab both Perry and Gingrich parried and counterpunched well. Mitt did not do anything to raise his position and may have lost ground to Gingrich. Romney needs to take a solid second in Iowa or risk losing New Hampshire. Romney needs to win and win comfortably in New Hampshire to have any chance at the nomination.

Rick Santorum did not have a good night either. He tried to take the stage a couple of times piping in when general rhetorical questions were asked. However, it seems he is fighting mainly with Bachmann rather than fighting for the nomination. Maybe Santorum knows his campaign is sunk and he is applying for an administration job. Rick didn't come across as Presidential.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rebuild America

The news has been grim lately regarding the health of the American economy. Our government is at a standstill. The left won't compromise and won't allow any measure pass that would take away the only message Obama has to run on; a do nothing Congress. The right for its part has been inept allowing the tax and spend liberals to claim they are for tax reductions on the middle class. America is run by the elitists from both sides of the isle and we the people have no recourse but to accept whatever the latest elitist view is claimed. This needs to change and change soon or there will be no America. The heart land of the country is not heard. Take the tea party and the occupiers and hear what they are really saying. While these a two very different groups in both what they believe and how they protest their government it doesn't change the fact that their message is similar. Middle America has to fend for themselves or the elitists will leave us nothing but the crumbs.

The is little doubt left that America needs to get the money out of politics. Instead of allowing Obama to raise somewhere near $1 billion dollars to run for elected office we should force him to do the job he was elected to do. Insted of allowing wall street and K street to continue pumping millions of dollars into their prefferred candidates lets rid our country of the special interest and corporate money in our political elections. With as much money as is currently required to run for office all we get are rich politicians that are beholden to their special interest groups rather than the American people. Lets not allow the elitists to provide the money that allows our great country to be ruled rather than led. Make all campaigns publicly funded. Force network stations provide fair and equal time to all candidates. There has to be a vialble way to get the money out of the campaigns.

Once the money is out of the elections, Americans need to believe in candidates that are of main street and not wall street. Believe me, Warren Buffet, Geoff Immelt, and Jon Corzine do not know what middle class Americans are feeling. Donald Trump and Mitt Romney haven't felt what the middle class feels. They don't understand that when middle America goes bankrupt the banks don't feel sorry for them and turn around and provide more money for them to try to make it in another endeavor. Who is more likely to feel the pain of the working poor and middle class, your neighbor or Nancy Pelosi? Why do we continue to insist that we need a candidate with elitist credentials? Why do we insist that our candidates a intelligent as based upon an Ivy league education? We do we complain about the rich 1% and then turn around and keep electing them into our government to lead us?

Never before have I believed that the vast middle of America was capable of being Presdiential. However, over the last couple of decades, I have changed my mind. Our career politicians only have elitist ideas that never work. I haven't seen a president with principles and conviction since Ronald Reagan. I have sen Presidents cheat on their spouses, lie to the American people, start wars, ignore the economy, make enemies of our allies and bring political correctness to the level of a third grader not being able to tell a teacher they are cute without being removed from school for sexual harrassment. The elitists have made a mockery of our country. A common middle class citizen from the middle class could do no worse. Our politicians are leaving our country in ruins. Unless we the people take our government back from the elitists we are doomed to follow the great powers of the past into the dust bin of history. The elitists have failed us. We need a President and politicians that come from the grand middle of America. We have a government of the people why wouldn't our leaders be peers just like our jury panels? Want to rebuild America? Get rid of the elitists that are our career politicians. Follow through and vote out the incumbent politicans. Clean house and place middle America back in charge.

The Democrats are Out of Ideas

The President decided that rather than except that he is nothing more then a second Jimmy Carter administration desperately sun that the Republicans are the party of no. The problem is that it is the President and Democrats that are the party of no. The Democrats are out of ideas and nearly out of time. The President has been pushing more of the same failed stimulus ideas he pressed in 2009. America has rejected his ideas for stimulus, yet he offers more of the same. Obama claims his riding of the Social Security lock box is a tax cut, yet there is no way for us to be able to gain those dollars back into the government coffers even though the Democrats have made promises to keep the pyramid scheme going indefinitely. Obama, like Pelosi believe extending unemployment benefits create jobs. Obama and the democrats believe the so called rich are a bottomless pit of money to be confiscated.

SO the reality is that the economy is in dire straights. While Obama claims the economy is improving and he has been busy cleaning up Bush's mess, the truth is the last three Quarters of GDP are .7%, 1.1 % and 2.0 % growth. This year will come in at less than 2% growth for the year and Obama claims this as an improvement? Our economy hasn't grown enough to come close to keeping up with Obama's spending increases. Obama points to the 8.6% unemployment rate as an improvement without mentioning that the decline in unemployed is more because 315,000 people left the workforce. Obama's job created numbers of 120,000 last month didn't even keep up with population increases of work age people. Obama's stimulus ideas have failed.

Now the President likes to talk about fairness, balance, and compromise. Yet who is saying NO? Who is threatening to make the veto? Who is stomping around like a child who didn't get their way. Who is throwing the temper tantrum? Obama won't compromise. Obama is all about Obama. Any idea he has is supposedly balanced and fair. The reality is his ideas are far left failures. The Republicans passed a bill that would give Obama his precious reduction in social security taxes but would also create jobs in construction. The bill would be paid for by extending Obama's freeze on pay for federal employees. Yet Obama threatens a veto. We must ask why Obama is so uncompromising. The reason is Obama couldn't possibly have a Congress that gets something done. Obama couldn't stand it if the Congress wasn't stalled. Obama wouldn't have anything to run on if the Senate actually brought bills forward and forced the President to use his veto. See it is the Democrats that are uncompromising. The Democrast in the Senate that won't come up with new ideas but also won't allow votes on Republican ideas. The party of no, the party of no ideas, the party of no compromise is the Democrats led by Obama.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

National Popular Vote a Bad Idea

The initiative to allocate State electoral votes based on the National vote is a bad idea. The National popular vote initiatives will reduce the power of the States. It will take the election totally away from the citizens and place elections squarely in the hands of the special interests. Rather than have Presidential candidates visit individual states where the individual voters are located, candidates will be enabled to visit only the highly populated States like California, Texas, New York, and Florida. Instead of there being at least some battleground States where the candidates have to present themselves we would only see the candidates on TV as they visited the most populus States.

National Popular vote is a dream of the liberal left to reduce the impact of the smaller less populated States. The liberal elite will always attempt to find ways to keep power int he hands of the elitists. These initiatives will further erode the power of the individiual states which in turn will reduce the power of the individual. The National Popular vote is a bad idea fromt he party known for Governmental power grabs. Don't fall for the twisted logic; vote against any National Popular vote initiative. Any alternative should allocate by congressional district with the two electors voting by State popular vote. Similar to Nebraska and Maine. Please remember these initiatives spawned out of the left losing the 2000 election to Bush, even after the pathetic pawns in the media attempted to give Al Gore the election victory by calling Florida incorrectly even as the polls remianed open in Florida.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Clip Board President

President Obama is beginning to remind me of the clip board carrying second string Quarterback. You know the one that sits on the sidelines all year in a baseball cap that receives the same super bowl ring that the rest of the team receives. You know the player that rarely if ever gets his game day jersey dirty. The Obama presidency has been much the same. Obama has done very little except sit on the sidelines, come in at the end of the game during mop up time and taking credit for the work of others.

This is exactly what happened when the Democrats jammed health care down our throats. He sat by as the democrats twisted arms and bought off Democratic Congressmen and Senators, then once all the votes were cast and a democratic victory assured Obama comes in and taunts the Republicans. This is what happened with his economy. Except this time the mop duty is not out of victory but out of defeat. Obama is only in the game because the Democrats are out of ideas and out of time. Here comes Obama blaming others but trying to put points on the board to make the final score look respectable.

Many of the pathetic pawns in the MSM say this is leadership. They claim that Obama is super smart and has a behind the scenes leadership style. The republicans have called this what it is; "President Present". Obama is never around when ideas are needed. Obama is either on vacation, on the court, or on the links. As America was facing a downgrade in our credit rating Obama decided it was best to go on vacation and dream up talking points to be able to push his failures on to others, in others words making points at the end of the game trying to make it a much closer game then the score otherwise indicates. Sorry liberal establishment but sitting the sidelines and carrying a clipboard containing the plays that a true leader is calling in the huddle, is not leadership. No way, don't fall for a second rate quarterback that would rather keep his uniform clean then come to the game and lead to victory. Obama was out of ideas in his first 90 days. Once he signed his stimulus plan and moved on to health care, Obama was out of ideas.

Rather than understanding the defense or in this case the the structural economic issues, Obama took his eye off the economy and focused on his receiver. In Obama's case his receiver was his Union constituents waiting to catch more government money. Obama claims its the evil Republicans that haven't lifted a finger, yet the democrats controlled the house by overwhelming numbers and a filibuster proof Senate that refused to pass a budget. Obama claims a do nothing Congress yet Obama's only signed laws amount to an unsuccessful stimulus and an unpopular health care bill. The economy is stagnate and Obama still sits on the sidelines.