Obama’s Choice

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 3 Comments

Last night has put President Obama into unfamiliar territory. For the first time he faces both houses of Congress in opposition to him. The president has only vetoed legislation twice. This let him easily play the GOP as “the party of No.” But if the GOP pushes reasonable legislation (and not try to impeach the first black president) Obama’s veto …

Does Maas miss good journalism or is ‘Sinko DeMaio’ his real end game?

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 5 Comments

Your weekend news aggregator leads off with the most interesting local stories of the week and includes links to stories about statewide politics, presidential politics and social media. 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 …

I’m confused. Who is the racist here?

Poway Roger Poway Roger Leave a Comment

See Real Clear Politics article. 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 …

Obama Says Recovery “Takes Time” — Historically Not True With Conservative Tactics

Steve Rider Steve Rider 9 Comments

The result was that in roughly 18 months, the country was out of this economic nightmare. Unemployment fell to 6% in 1922 and to 2.3% by 1923. The country was able to trim their debt by 1/3rd. In short, it kicked off the roaring twenties where many average Americans enjoyed unprecedented quality living highlighted by buying their first car, radio, and telephones.

Obama a ‘Manchurian President’?

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron 9 Comments

Egyptian leaders feel betrayed by President Obama as he acts in support of opposition to Mubarak.    A World Net Daily article describing Obama’s anti-American actions regarding the Egyptian crisis pose the question of why Obama is appearing to support anti-regime protests. Seems like a very simple answer:   It is Muslim interests vs. everyone else’s interests, including the U.S. …

Issa the “New Sheriff” in D.C.?

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

The Daily Beast brings us this little nugget in the sea of top lists of this or that: The Top 11 Politicians to Watch in 2011 (guess spotlighting 11 rather than 10 is a play on the year). 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 …

Obama’s hubris drives his drop in polls

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

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 …

Thomas Sowell rebuts Obamanomics

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

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 …

Conservatism, A Manifesto

Gabriella Hoffman Gabriella Hoffman 4 Comments

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 …

Sticks and Stones

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 1 Comment

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 …

Let the Facts Speak: The First Economic Stimulus Isn’t Working

Brian Bilbray Brian Bilbray 2 Comments

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.

San Diegans & Obama

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 2 Comments

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 …