Daily Archives: July 7, 2012

The defining characteristic of the Obama presidency

Below is the best summary I’ve seen of Obama’s first term. If you’re talking to someone who has finally gotten a clue and wants to play catch up before November, I doubt you could do better than to give them a copy of this article. Something will surely jump out, begging to be investigated more thoroughly and there are plenty of names and keywords provided for googling.

Contempt: The Defining Characteristic of the Obama Presidency By Mark W. Hendrickson – July 7, 2012

From the very beginning, many writers, scholars, and commentators have attempted to define the essence of Barack Obama’s presidency.

It isn’t easy to find a simple label for such a multifaceted individual. On any given day, Obama may seem like a play-for-keeps Chicago pol who rubs elbows with some shady characters; a hardcore environmentalist wedded to a radical green agenda; a crony capitalist with surprisingly close ties to deep-pocketed corporate interest groups; a progressive wanting to sunder the chains of the constitution to hugely expand government à la Franklin Delano Roosevelt; a Jimmy Carter clone, whose foreign policy is marked by turning his back on America’s allies while wooing, if not embracing, the leaders of unfriendly regimes; a Fabian socialist, too cagey to advocate outright socialism, but always in favor of more government economic planning and more redistribution of wealth; a hardcore radical with close personal and ideological ties to various militant revolutionaries (e.g., Bill Ayers), political revolutionaries (e.g., Saul Alinsky), and communists (e.g., Frank Marshall Davis, who is the subject of my colleague Paul Kengor’s newest book, The Communist).

All these assessments ring true, but they are incomplete. The ideological influences acting upon Barack Obama are multifarious. There is, however, an attitudinal quality that seems to be the common denominator linking those ideological underpinnings. The salient, definitive characteristic of the man and his presidency was crystalized for me when Congress cited his attorney general for contempt.

Read the rest @ http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/contempt_the_defining_characteristic_of_the_obama_presidency.html

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Walking back on another ethical issue

There’s nothing illegal about displaying the presidential seal at a political event. Most sitting presidents have done it. What’s obnoxious is the holier than thou policy they announced back in 2010 and are now ignoring.

It reminds me of Obama’s 2007 promise to use public campaign financing if his opponent did. That ethical standard was also abandoned when Obama started raking in millions and McCain had committed to the public spending limit of $84.1 million.

In fact, Obama was the first major-party presidential candidate to turn down public financing for a general election campaign since the system was created in the aftermath of Watergate.

And, being the schmuck he is, he said he was ONLY doing it because we had such a broken system and Republicans are so eeeeeeeeeeeevil that they game that broken system to win elections.

Riiight. It had NOTHING at ALL to do with the hundreds of millions you had pouring in to your campaign. Just like deciding to use the presitigious Presidential Seal at campaign events has NOTHING at ALL to do with your sagging support and crummy poll numbers. /sarc

 

 

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Tax cuts put people back to work!

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This graph provides a very clear demonstration of the difference between Republican and Democrat economic policies. Republicans trust the free market. Democrats trust big government.

Despite an economic bubble burst AND a major terror attack on our own soil, Bush proposed and a Republican majority Congress passed tax cuts for everyone. This action was followed immediately by an increase in jobs.

Then Democrats took over the majority in Washington and the housing bubble burst. No major terror attack or worry if we will go to war or not. In fact, by 2008, when the downturn in the economy really got rolling, the war in Iraq was mostly over and, despite what the media and Democrats were blatting, we had won.

So what do Democrats do with their economic downturn? They tax, borrow and spend of course. They instituted not one, but two of their signature fixes … a huge bail-out, followed by an even huger stimulus package. Their putative fixes did not just fail to help; they actually made the problem a whole lot worse.

Isn’t it time we put those Big Government Obama Democrats into the back seat where they belong and return leadership to the people whose free market methods have PROVEN they can produce JOBS?

2012-1995 Tax cuts put people back to work

You think the economy is bad now? Just wait until all those ObamaCare taxes kick in!

2012_07 06 ObamaCare Tax Increases Coming Jan 2013

Used with permission from http://terrellaftermath.com/

If you like this, you might also enjoy @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/small-businesses-struggling-to-stay-afloat/

H/t to RedPill.

Source @ http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

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Filed under Democrats, Economy, Republicans, Taxes, Terrorism, Unemployment

THE SATURDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

OBAMA GETS A WARM WELCOME IN OHIO

No,I live in Illinois and I don’t wear Dockers

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