Posts Tagged ‘obama’
Without taking a position on the wisdom of sequestration, I have it on good authority that it is the official policy of the Department of Defense not to plan for the eventuality; despite widespread belief that it will. In my opinion, this is because the word has come down from the administration to ignore what is happening so that defense contractors who might vote Democrat won’t change their minds. Of course, its junior enlisted who might be hurt worst, but here is how the administration is protecting them; answer, not much.
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A DeMaio Documentary might surface if there is any decent dirt to dig up on San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio, said Republican developer Fred Maas.
The project is in the infant stages and stems from a dearth of investigative journalism, Maas said. He insists this is not about him and Carl. The two have sparred publicly and you’re never going to see a “DeMaio For Mayor” sign in Maas’ yard, which is why some people aren’t buying Maas’ spin.
So it’s okay for members of the Democratic leadership to call Tea Party people “racists,” and when you have Herman Cain, an African-American, use the term “brainwashed” regarding blacks who support Obama, you get a Democratic strategist state that Cain is a “racist, bigot,” and that a double standard exists with Cain.
My friends that are Obama supporters, wake up and get some backbone and tell the Democratic leadership this kind of stuff is totally unacceptable. Just another reason why one term is enough for Obama.
In today’s radio address, Obama said economic recovery “is going to take time.” With the tax and spend policies liberals continue to push, this is actually an understatement. More accurately worded would be, “won’t happen at all.”
We are all familiar with The Great Depression, mostly because of how long it went. What’s not discussed frequently is the drastic, yet quite brief, depression of 1920.
Quick history lesson:
In 1920 the country elected Warren G. Harding as president (yes, this is right where season one of Boardwalk Empire ended). Like Obama, Harding was inheriting a TERRIBLE economy. Unemployment had sky-rocketed from 4% to 12%. GNP declined 17 percent. The stock market had lost roughly half of its value. Top tax rates were at 77%. The nation was accumulating debt at unprecedented levels.
And sliding into the No. 1 spot of this distinguished list: San Diego’s own Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista). Reason: He’s expected to head up the House Oversight Committee.
From the Beast story:
1. Rep Darrell Issa, California Republican
President Obama’s popularity continues to head south. Explanations abound. Here’s mine.
Obama’s problem is that, as the quintessential central planner, he had every confidence he could “make it all work” — what Nobel Economist Friedrich Hayek called “the fatal conceit.” Obama made scores of performance promises, and delivered on almost none of them — while screwing things up royally because of the “Law of Unintended Consequences.”
It’s not so much that he lied as a candidate — I think he actually BELIEVES what he says. But he’s working in a job that is WAY above his capabilities and understanding. Even worse, all his advisers come from the same DC Disneyland School of Economics.
After my main man Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell is easily my favorite economist. But he’s more than a great free market advocate. He offers enlightening sociological and philosophical insights. Professor Sowell is truly an original thinker. Watch his YouTube interview.
Even though he is a bit past his peak as a communicator, Sowell’s intellect towers above little people with little partisan minds, such as “economist” Paul Krugman.
Sowell’s quick summation of the failure of the vaunted “New Deal” is important for all to understand. The enduring myth of FDR’s “success” has caused great harm long after we put the awful Great Depression behind us.
As a conservative in this day and age, I have accustomed myself to being called a “redneck,” “tea-bagger,” “domestic terrorist,” “hate-monger,” “homophobe,” “religious-nut” and every other name in the book by liberals and the media. These terms pulsate and fester in the supposedly tolerant mindset of society. Who has given such laudable people the moral authority to dub us as any of the aforementioned, you may ask? Well, it is those who espouse the lovely doctrine of limited freedom, bigger government, immorality, spreading the wealth, mediocrity, and diversity (hidden racism). Let us examine how close to the truth that labels proudly put on us really are.
It only took a little over 10 months for us to be attacked on American soil under the Obama administration. For all the arguments that can be made against President Bush, at least he kept us safe at home during the eight years after 9/11.
If it can happen in the center of Ft. Hood, a U.S. military base with soldiers all around, it can happen anywhere at anytime.
Extremist Islamics are gleeful at how tolerant and stupid our government is, especially when warning signs were evident.
Recently I had a conversation with one of my clients. He commented on all the mean spirited invective being spewed by conservatives about President Obama, saying that the Democrats “never” said such horrible things about President Bush. He’s not the first person I’ve heard assert this.
Talk about selective memory.
During an exclusive interview with CBS Radio reporter Peter Maer on October 16, former President George H.W. Bush denounced the latest round of political attacks on President Obama, but he also called out MSNBC hosts Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow for their remarks about his son. “The way they treat my son and anyone who’s opposed to their point of view is just horrible,” said the senior Bush. “When our son was President, they just hammered him mercilessly — and I think obscenely a lot of the time — and now it’s moved to a new President.”
In February of this year, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1), also known as the stimulus bill, allocating $787 billion to create jobs and to stimulate the economy. Today, according to the State of California’s Employment Development Department, San Diego County is facing the highest unemployment rate in recent history: 10.2 percent. Statewide unemployment in the Golden State has risen to 12.2 percent, and this number is projected to increase.
With ten months now in the White House, just how do San Diegan voters feel about President Obama’s job performance and policy/political agenda? The well-respected Field Research Corporation just released a statewide opinion poll today which included a breakout of San Diego County respondents. According to the poll:
* San Diegan voters are significantly less supportive (48% approve/43% disapprove) of Obama’s handling of the U.S. economy than overall state voters (60% approve/35% disapprove). Only one other region was less supportive of Obama’s economic leadership – Orange County (40% approve/56% disapprove).