She looks like an absolute crazy person and what’s up with her neck?
h/t admin @ HillaryIs44
As we all know, President Obama’s poll position has been sliding for some time.
Recent Rasmussen Polls have the Obama’s current “strong disapprove” number 12 points higher than his “strong approve” number.
Obamas decision to be a salesman instead of the President of the United States (previously referred to as “the decider”) along with the White House’s decision to permit Congress to do the bulk of the policymaking – while the President stays on the sidelines, enunciating broad principles – has basically allowed Nancy Pelosi to determine the character of the government’s domestic agenda. She has had a very strong hand in the creation of the stimulus bill, the cap-and-trade bill, and now the health care bill.
This is a mistake that needs to be rectified as soon as possible. First of all, one has to question Nancy Pelosi’s political instincts. She has to answer for the disaster that is the current House health bill. How could she have let the three House committees write it without proper consultation from the 40+ moderates on her own side whose support would be critical?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she worries that the protests over President Obama’s healthcare legislation may resemble the anti-gay rhetoric of the late 1970s in San Francisco, which culminated in the assassination of two of her hometown’s political leaders. Pelosi, responding to a question about anti-Obama sentiment, said partisans on all sides have the right to voice their opinions. She paused, then added: “I have concerns about some of the language that is being used, because I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco. This kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate in which violence took place.”
It’s probably too early to fire somebody as important as the Chief of Staff, but I see Emanuel as a looming big problem for Obama’s presidency.
Personally, I was flabbergasted when I first heard the President was tapping “Rahmbo” to be his Chief of Staff. Of all the President’s West Wing staffers, I’m hard pressed to think of anybody who is less representative of his professed desire to change the tone and find common ground. Emanuel has a reputation as a bare-knuckled partisan brawler, and the President made him his right-hand man…?! If Barack Obama gets back to the vision of his Presidency that he articulated during the campaign – it’s hard to see how Emanuel fits in the scheme.
When is Obama going to lead? Somebody in the West Wing should answer for the lousy idea of outsourcing policy formation to Congress, and therefore to Nancy Pelosi. Something tells me that Emanuel – a former House leader – had a big hand in that strategy.
The left complained about Bush governing for his base over the last eight years. They were on to something, and look where he ended up at the conclusion of his term.
We have to vote in a revolutionary way. We have to simply identify who has the best chance of defeating the incumbents and throw all our votes to them. Throw money to the strongest challengers campaign. Yes, even if it makes you sick to do so. We all have to realize effective medicine always tastes bad, really bad. It’s what we have to swallow if we want to heal our nation.
About a year ago, then-Senator and Democratic nominee Barack Obama managed to seize control of the issue of taxes from the Republican Party by promising lower taxes for “95 percent of Americans.”
On September 14, 2009 that changed. Obama’s $787-billion stimulus has been passed into law and the administration is taking on higher deficits, which will only increase if a Democrat health care reform bill passes. It looks as though the president’s hand will be forced and he will have to raise taxes. That’s begs question – where were the media on this a year ago?
CNBC’s Erin Burnett asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at a CNBC made-for-television town hall on Sept. 10 if taxes would be raised. Geithner dodged the question, but Burnett interpreted the dodge to mean yes, as she explained on NBC’s Sept. 13 “Meet the Press.”
While Senator Boxer (D-CA) was addressing an issue with Brigadier General Michael Walsh, he repeatedly replied, “Yes, ma’am,” and “No, ma’am,” while answering her questions during a Senate hearing on New Orleans’ levee system. To that, Barbara said “Could you say ’senator’ instead of ‘ma’am?’ It’s just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I’d appreciate it,” said Boxer.
For this and soooo many other reasons, Barbara Boxer must go – no further debate required!
CQ is reporting that Nancy may have been right. It seems Panetta is now coming to her rescue:
I’m not sure I believe this. It just seems way too convenient. I don’t trust Obama or anyone in his administration except for Hillary. This smells like BO. Read more.
Panetta, who initially challenged Pelosi’s version of events, is walking back those claims. Peolosi now gets bragging rights.
Earlier this year, Pelosi accused the CIA of misleading her in briefings about the agency’s use of waterboarding, an allegation refuted by the agency and challenged by Republicans.
CIA spokesman George Little said “it is not the policy or practice of the CIA to mislead Congress.” Mr. Little said the CIA itself “took the initiative to notify the oversight committees” about the lapses.
Bragging rights? Give me a break.
Pelosi on Panetta statement Per Pergram-Capitol Hill Pelosi Statement on Panetta Message to CIA Employees
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in response to a message today to CIA Employees from Director Leon Panetta:
“We all share great respect for the dedicated men and women of the intelligence community who are deeply committed to the safety and security of the American people. My criticism of the manner in which the Bush Administration did not appropriately inform Congress is separate from my respect for those in the intelligence community who work to keep our country safe. What is important now is to be united in our commitment to ensuring the security of our country; that, and how Congress exercises its oversight responsibilities, will continue to be my focus as we move forward.”
With or without earmarks — and despite what Obama & Pelosi said — special-interest spending has found its way into the stimulus in massive doses, budget watchers contend. “We were told this was going to be a massive infrastructure spending program,” says Veronique De Rugy, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. She argues that the bill is overflowing not with needed infrastructure spending, but with hundreds of billions in pork.
Perhaps the majority of the $787 billion isn’t pork as so called ‘tax relief ‘ makes up some 34 percent of the bill. But don’t be mis-led, there is plenty of pork to go along with all the beans being handed out by the Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Democrat Stimulus Bill.
Where you might find the pork is in the so-called discretionary spending portion of the bill, which amount to $308 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Of that money, $48 billion goes to the Department of Transportation for various rail and road projects to repair and expand infrastructure. That leaves about $260 billion of discretionary spending that goes to various federal agencies, as well as to state and local governments. How much of that amount helps special interests instead of the economy as a whole? That depends, of course, on what you consider a special interest. But decide for yourself.
1) Green golf carts. Ever rode a “neighborhood electric vehicle?” Well, you might want to now. The stimulus includes a tax credit toward the purchase of NEVs, which closely resemble golf carts in appearance. They are considered green vehicles because they use an electric battery instead of gasoline. You fill it up with juice by plugging it into a home electrical outlet. Don’t expect to be able to take your NEV far outside of your neighborhood, though. Federal regulations limit their top speed to between 20 and 25 miles per hour. Freeway cruising is out.
Those aren’t the only green vehicles getting stimulus subsidies. There is also $300 million to buy “green” cars for federal employees.
2) Closing the ice-breaking gap. The U.S. Coast Guard is getting a shot in the arm from the stimulus, thanks to $98 million for a “polar icebreaker.” That’s not a new gum flavor, but a ship. The service currently has three ice-breaking ships able to sail through the frozen Arctic Ocean, but it wants a new and improved one to upgrade the aging fleet. Thad Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard, testified before a House panel last summer that icebreakers are needed for national security reasons. “Russia, Germany, China, Sweden and Canada are all investing and maintaining and expanding their national ice-breaking capacity,” he said.
3) Homeland security stimulus. That pricey icebreaker is just one of several examples of homeland and national security spending contained in the stimulus not directly connected to restoration of the economy. There is also $200 million to “design and furnish” the Department of Homeland Security headquarters. De Rugy says that security spending should be considered by Congress in bills related to security, not the economy. “There was no debating these things on the merits,” she says.
4) Clean Coal. While Obama has stressed the number of “green jobs” his stimulus will create, $3.4 billion of the $787 billion will be spent on old-school, non-green energy technology. That’s how much goes to the Fossil Energy Research and Development program, a Department of Energy project that, among other things, seeks to reduce the amount of carbon emitted by the use of fossil fuels. Daniel Weiss, a senior fellow and director of climate strategy at the Center for American Progress, says that most of this money will go toward the development of clean-coal technology. “The goal is to develop a technology that can capture carbon dioxide from coal in a coal-fired power plant,” he says. And where’s the stimulus in clean coal? Weiss says that we won’t see the results of this investment anytime soon, and $3.4 billion is probably only a fraction of what is needed for real clean-coal technology to ever be achieved. But, he adds, in the short term, “this would create research jobs and jobs at power plants.” That isn’t stopping critics from calling this fossil energy provision pork.
5) Mystery Meat. It’s hard to know just how much pork there is in the stimulus package for one simple reason: We still don’t know how exactly a huge chunk of it will be spent. A whopping $144 billion from the bill is flowing directly to state and local governments.
That means the true amount of pork will depend on the priorities of your governors, legislatures, and mayors. The best guesses for what this money will be spent on might be in a list of “ready-to-go” projects released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in January, dubbed the “Main Street Economic Recovery.” Some of the most outlandish of these projects — such as an $886,000 36-hole disc golf course in Austin, Texas — won’t be allowed to receive stimulus dollars because the bill explicitly says that none of its funds can be used for “any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, or swimming pool.”
But a prohibition on funding toward any “stadium, community park, museum, theater, art center, and highway beautification project” was dropped from the final version of the bill……that means that many other porky projects from the U.S. Conference of Mayors report are open to get money. How convenient, just imagine what Mayor Daley has up his sleeve! That includes $150 million for parking improvements at a Little League facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico, and $6 million for a “snowmaking and maintenance facility” at Spirit Mountain ski area in Duluth, Minnesota. (the mayor of sacramento left late last night for Washington DC to have “breakfast with obama”, along with 300 other mayors).
And here is the Obamamessiah telling the American people that ‘recovery.gov’ is going to ensure that the stimulus plan (American Recovery & Reinvestment Act) is going to “stimulate the economy”. He’s such an arrogant, condescending liar. http://www.recovery.gov/
The President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund ‘Cecile’ enthusiastically supports Obama during the presidential campaign referring to Obama as ’a partner’ to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund! Looks like Cecile may have earned about $10 million per word for this endorsement.
With the Obama/Pelosi Donor Boner Stimulus Plan (also known as H.R. 1) Obama is keeping the campaign promise he made to his friends at Planned Parenthood below.
On ABC’s “This Week” last Sunday, Pelosi justified the inclusion of expanded federal funding for abortions as part of an economic stimulus plan on the grounds that reducing the number of children being born would help stimulate the economy.
Excuse me for asking….but how does using hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood and other like clinics to pay for birth control, family planning services and/or abortions create new jobs OR stimulate the economy?
California’s Family Planning, Access Care and Treatment Program, or the Family PACT, provides counseling, education and birth control to nearly 1.7 million low income Californians each year, including prenatal exxams and education about sexually transmitted diseases (the current program DOES NOT provide abortion counseling services).
The Federal Government pays $315 million of the programs $432 million annual price tag. Because those federal funds cab be spent only on “legal residents” California Taxpayers pick up the tab for the services provided to “undocumented immigrants”.
Through Medicaid – the American Taxpayer is already paying for contraceptives and family planning services for Low Income and Illegal Immigrant populations. So – why do we need to infuse millions more?
Obama, Pelosi & Reid; The Donor Boner Leadership stimulating america by paying back one donor at a time!
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