BREAKING NEWS: Weekly unemployment applications fall to 348K, lowest level in 4 years. The more these numbers fall and the economy improves, the less the Republican presidential candidates can beat President Obama up on the economy. I’m sure Mitt Romney and conservatives will find a way to spin this.
The Hill: “Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said the United States should arm and assist Syrian opposition forces working to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). Lieberman, who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, said the Pentagon is putting plans together and that it is time to “help the brave Syrian freedom fighters (AKA Syrian rebels).”
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the keynote speaker at CPAC Saturday and she didn’t fail to deliver some blows against President Obama. At least, in her mind she was saying something significant. Like, President Obama “transformed a shining city on a hill to a sinking ship” and he “mucked it up.” Um, exactly what did Obama’s predecessor, a Republican president, do for the eight years he was in office? Sarah Palin says never before in history has there been such a gaping disconnect between how the president sees this country, heading in the right direction and the people on the ground saying something else. Um, George W. Bush. She says WTF to President Obama’s jobs plan (Win the Future). In other words, gutter talk coming from Alaska trailer trash.
Sarah Palin says President Obama is the champion of the power brokers who will bankroll his campaign. She said “our nominee must be strong, a fighter for American ideals,” etc. She says they are looking for someone who inherently believes in the Constitution. “Competition will lead us to victory in 2012,” Palin said. She says next time this year “we will have a true conservative in the White House” and a “Commander-in-Chief worthy of our troops.” “President Obama lacks the vision to lead.” Um, as though she has that vision. This is the same person who jumped ship on the people of Alaska. Sarah Palin also said before her speech, that a brokered GOP convention wouldn’t be a bad thing, but that would mean the Republican Party is in a tailspin and would play in President Obama’s favor.
The conservatives can’t help themselves. Immediately following Sarah Palin’s speech was Shania Twain’s “She Not Just a Pretty Face,” playing in the background. Um, that’s exactly what Sarah Palin is, just a pretty face (some would beg to differ), with nothing of substance or history of accomplishment to stand on.
The political transformation of President Barack Obama is glaring. He has moved from the “hope and change” candidate we saw in the 2008 election, to the “doing what it takes to win” president fighting for reelection. Every politician makes promises, empty promises, they know they can’t keep, and that’s not the bad part. The bad part is you don’t know who to listen to and believe has your best interests at heart — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul.
Politico: “The first is that every modern president in the fourth year of his presidency resorts to the cheap political stunts, broken promises and truth-fudging it takes to win reelection in what has been and will be a 50-50 nation. The reason is simple: Politics is not clean-living; it’s survival.
The second is that Barack Obama, for all his talk of moving beyond conventional political tricks, is doing just that, which wouldn’t be so glaring had it not been for his incessant call for a newer, cleaner and more transparent paradigm for American politics.
The second is that Barack Obama, for all his talk of moving beyond conventional political tricks, is doing just that, which wouldn’t be so glaring had it not been for his incessant call for a newer, cleaner and more transparent paradigm for American politics.”
You can’t say you are for the people on Main Street when you are secretly yukking it up with the people on Wall Street. I don’t know if President Obama’s actions are transactional more than transformative, but I am just tired of politics as usual in Washington D. C. on both sides of the aisle. I am a centrist and I tend to look at some liberal policies and viewpoints with disdain, but I am for the people on Main Street, who are the ones to jumpstart this ecomony by spending. If you can’t look out for Main Street and truly mean what you say, then you aren’t the candidate for me.
President Obama is playing both sides of the field and you just can’t do that and expect to win big. He has flip-flopped as much as his probable Republican adversary Mitt Romney. I was very surprised when he gave his blessings to Super PACs after vehemently decrying their very existence. He literally gave his blessings to Priorities USA Action Super PAC, to go out and collect lots of money from the affluent.
In 2007, then-candidate Barack Obama said, “you can’t say yesterday you don’t believe in them and today, you are having three-quarters of a million dollars being spent for you. You can’t just talk the talk. The easiest thing in the world is to talk about change during election time. Everybody talks about change during election time. You have got to look at how they will act when it’s not convenient, when it’s hard. And the one thing I’m proud of is my track record is strong on this and I’ve walked the walk.”
So, I guess that record is of little importance to President Barack Obama in 2012, right? The super PACs are a novel way for the fabulously rich and well-connected to influence politics. Um, that doesn’t jibe with his “love and caring attitude” for the people on Main Street. In other words, since everyone is doing it, let’s not get left out of the game, let’s join in this party!
As for the current conundrum with the Catholics and contraceptives, President Obama is just playing politics, that has the potential for serious backlash. Personally, I think the government and the church should not stick its nose in personal matters, such as a woman’s right to chose what she does with her body. This isn’t a fight about religious liberty. It should be a fight about a woman’s right to chose — personal liberty. God knows contraception is the least of President Obama and the Catholic church’s worries. Sorry, but this political transformation of President Barack Obama isn’t the hope and change we signed on for in 2008, but at the same time, who among the Republican slate of presidential candidates is worthy to take the baton? They are all damaged goods. So, here we are, with an enormous problem…..
Harris Poll: “As President Obama starts his fourth year in office, people have many opinions of the job he has done so far and these opinions have changed over the past three years. In looking at fourteen different statements there are three that have changed fairly substantially over time. In 2010, almost three in five Americans (57%) said President Obama made other countries feel better about the United States. That number dropped to 50% last year and is now even lower, at 43% this year.”
“Looking at some of the more positive statements, each shows a decline in the number of Americans who agree. While majorities believe that the President is trying to put the country back on track (57%), trying to bring about much needed change (54%) and is open, honest and trustworthy (50%), two years ago, in 2010 between 54% and 61% agreed with each statement and in 2011 between 53% and 59% agreed.”
Quote of the Day: “Misquoting the Scripture is a common practice by some politicians to advance their cause, but this abuse of the Scripture and viewing one’s administration as the judge and executioner … has reached a new low in egotism. Mr. Obama needs to issue an immediate and urgent apology for his misuse and mangling of the Scripture.”
– Newt Gingrich endorser Michael Youssef
President Barack Obama, hypocrisy or necessity in giving blessings to Super PAC, Priorities USA Action?
Politico: “President Barack Obama has reversed course and is now blessing the efforts of a sputtering super PAC, Priorities USA Action, organized to fight GOP dark-money attacks.
On Monday morning, Obama reviled the “negative” tone of the super PACs, a dominant fundraising source in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. But by the evening, word leaked to POLITICO that Obama had offered his support for Priorities USA Action, which thus far has raised a fraction of what GOP-backed groups have raked in.”
All politicians who hide behind Super PACs are a bunch of hypocrites. That includes President Obama. Yes, I said.
Rick Santorum warns of “doomsday” in President Obama reelected to second term. Boy, politicians will do and say just about anything to win. We have economic armaggedon under George W. Bush and I can’t imagine it being any worse under a second Obama term. Rick Santorum said the United States will collapse under the weight of its health care system and basic freedom will be history.
Rick Santorum also said Iran will annihilate Israel and then South Carolina if Iran isn’t blocked from building a nuclear weapon. There’s more, divorce will yield higher taxes for all Americans. Well, if the Mayans are correct, we won’t have much to worry about after December 21, 2012. Give me a break.
“Go back and read what the sirens did once you arrived on that island,” Santorum warned students at Colorado Christian University this week, invoking mythology. “They devour you. They destroy you. They consume you.”
“Ladies and gentleman we cannot listen to the siren song,” he added. “We cannot listen to President Obama and we can’t listen to those in our party who want to be just a little bit less than what the Democrats and the left is doing to our country.”
It was standard fare for the former Pennsylvania senator. He doesn’t mince words in campaign speeches in which he describes how — in his view — the country is heading down the wrong path and the government is growing too big. Gloom and doom usually pepper his remarks. And he often argues that America will falter if he fails to win the nomination.
“You have honor to live up to, to hand off to the next generation as least as great a country as given to you. And you all know that is in jeopardy,” he told a crowd in Colorado Springs. Source
The solution to this coming Armaggedon is to nominate Rick Santorum as the next GOP presidential nominee and elect him as the next POTUS. This validates the British study that conservatives are less intelligent. So, the black president spells doomsday for America. The GOP presidential clown car continues to roll…..
Wall Street Journal: The U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs in January, the fastest growth since April.
“The unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.3%, the lowest it has been since February 2009. Economists had forecast a gain of 125,000 in payrolls and for the jobless rate to remain at 8.5%.”
Mitt Romney won the Florida primary by a landslide — 47% to Newt Gingrich’s 32%. Well, he deserved to win, considering he outspent his closest rival by 5:1, essentially buying his way to a win. I marveled as I listened to his victory speech and how he took it directly to President Obama saying he needed to “get out of the way.” The line I marveled the most was his comment that he wants to take us back to a place when we “remember when the White House reflects the best of who you are and not the worst of Europe.”
Um, too bad he dodged the draft by living in France and had money stashed away in a Swiss bank account, as well as speaks French. So, if Europe was such a horrid place, why was he living in France and even put his money in a European bank? Sounds a little hypocritical to me. I wonder how he felt about the White House when George W. Bush lived in it for eight years? It was certainly not the best of who we were as Americans.
Let me be the first to say, I don’t believe for a moment Mitt Romney was engaging in racial politics, but there are some fringe elements of the Republican Party who will take it as such. Yeah, the black man in the White House doesn’t reflect what they want to see.