Category: political opinion


Yes, Obama is still convinced that he is our savior. See the arrogance for yourself in this article from AP.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hz13IY28A6Jx1XbBR7Cp1WIiCQGgD9H040H80

His policies got us out of this mess? This President really does think Americans are stupid!

First of all a lot of our problems have actually become worse. Our deficit is bigger under Barack Obama. Our unemployment is worse under Barack Obama. Partisanship is worse under Barack Obama. Lack of accountability and transparency is worse under Barack Obama. Spending is worse under Barack Obama. Barack Obama has accomplished a lot since taking office, but what has actually improved under him? The deficit and the spending are out of control. That was bad enough under Bush, but when Obama took office spending sped up and hasn’t seemed to slow down much since. We didn’t suddenly get a bunch of extra money to spend once Obama took office. He just started spending money we didn’t have. Or since he’s referring to the previous administration when he talks about the mess, maybe I should say that he has “continued” spending money we don’t have. And now he wants to take credit for solving all of our problems. What mess did Obama clean up? I must have missed something.

Second, how many of Obama’s policies are different from Bush’s? Hm, let’s see… Bush passes a stimulus, Obama passes a stimulus. Bush sends troops to war, Obama sends troops to war. Bush uses tactics like rendition and prolonged detention, Obama uses tactics like rendition and prolonged detention. Well, I guess there are a few differences. Bush decides to give up playing golf during his presidency, Obama decides to continue golfing whenever the hell he feels like it no matter how many catastrophes the nation is facing. Bush respects different opinions, Obama whines. Bush takes responsibility for his actions, Obama blames some retired guy on some ranch somewhere for all his problems.

The fact is that we still have a big mess and Obama has not turned it around. His stimulus bill was passed over a year and a half ago and we’re still waiting for that 8% unemployment we were promised. We never even got that and he is bragging about fixing the mess and solving our problems. Our problems are not solved and many policies are still the same. President Obama is not our savior.

~Eliza

I never liked Bill Clinton. I always knew he was someone who didn’t have morals, so when he says something hateful or wrong it’s not surprising. It’s just Bill. This has to be the worst I’ve heard from him.

These Democrats are such frauds. They claim to be the ones who care and are compassionate. They claim to be the ones who want to make life better for the minorities and stand up for the minorities. No one who truly believed in those principles would dismiss Byrd’s role in the KKK. No one with morals would dismiss Byrd’s role in the KKK. And no moral person would dismiss an association with the KKK because someone was trying to get elected. Bill is wrong. He did not spend the rest of his life trying to make it up. Did he later denounce and apologize for his association with the KKK? Yes he did, but he also voted against Civil Rights after he was elected. He was FORTY SEVEN years old. It was not a youthful indiscretion and he did not make up for his association with the KKK by voting against civil rights.

Maybe Byrd’s regrets later on in life were sincere. I don’t know, but no apologies change the past. And trying to get elected is no excuse for racism from anyone on either side of the aisle, including former Presidents who no longer have a political future and are desperately trying attract as much attention as possible so they still feel important. Racism is not excused by any political agenda and it is humiliating that a man who was once President does not know this. The dirt on the bottom of my shoe has a stronger moral compass than former President Bill Clinton.

~Eliza

I used to have a dream. That dream was to see Paul McCartney in concert someday. Now I couldn’t care less about that dream and I’m embarrassed that I ever had that dream! The Beatles had some great songs and I still like listening to them, but I am fed up with Paul McCartney.

First there was his comment about George Bush not knowing what a library was at a concert honoring him that took place at the Library of Congress. I don’t mind him having his opinions or thinking that Bush is stupid, but that was just the wrong place and time for something like that. You would think someone with that much experience as a performer would have a little more class.

Then, more recently, McCartney compares global warming skeptics to holocaust deniers. No, Paul McCartney, there is no comparison. He even claims that it could sometimes take something like an oil spill to get people to believe in global warming. It’s the same thing Obama did. The two are entirely unrelated. Yes, an oil spill is a very bad thing and yes, it does show the need for alternative energy sources, but an oil spill does not prove global warming. It proves that bad things happen when oil spills into the water like we’re seeing now in the Gulf of Mexico! If you’re going to basically call me an idiot for not believing in global warming at least back up your view with something a little more intelligent than, “Look! There’s oil in the water!”

~Eliza

Rahm Emanuel recently criticized BP for poor PR when the BP CEO went for a little yacht ride. I agree that that does look pretty bad when we are dealing with this kind of crisis, but why the hell is ANYONE in this administration in a position to criticize BP for a yacht trip when they’ve been partying and playing golf as if there is no national crisis at hand? Just look at the things I listed in my blog post “Obama’s Parties”, which lists all of Obama’s celebrations since this crisis began. He’s also played numerous golf games. I don’t mind the President playing golf and having parties, but at a time like this it is just inappropriate. Not only is it obvious that he does not have any type of plan to resolve this situation, but it seems as if he doesn’t even care. All of these parties and golf games wouldn’t be such a priority if solving the oil spill crisis was a priority. And I think it’s much worse PR that the President will party and play golf during this crisis while his administration will criticize BP for a yacht ride.

~Eliza

Yeah, that’s actually what happened after Obama’s oval office address. Obama took a lot of serious criticisms from the left after his speech on the oil spill. And it was a serious shock to find myself agreeing with Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. They both made the point that Obama did not show a strong command of the situation. I agree, I’ve just picked up on Obama’s lack of strong command way before this speech. I also agreed with a point Rachel Maddow made in her own fake President Oval Office address. She said that one of the things she would do would be to mandate that companies prove they can solve the problem if there is a leak in order to drill in the first place. I agree with that also, which felt really weird. Like a lot of people, I’ve just been assuming that if an oil spill happened the oil companies would know what to do. After all, it would certainly be in their best interest to resolve a situation as serious as an oil spill as quickly as they can, but now I’m seeing the reality that there was no plan in place to solve the problem and that, two months into this massive oil spill, there is still no real solution in sight.

I’m not against drilling. I think we should be putting the resources we have to good use. And I absolutely oppose the cap and trade legislation. That places the burden on the wrong people and doesn’t really solve our energy needs. However, there are obviously very serious consequences when things go wrong and the people responsible do not know how to fix the problem. Oil companies should have to prove that they can deal with the consequences when something like this happens. BP obviously could not handle this oil spill and now all of us are facing the consequences. Making companies prove they are capable of clean up is drilling for our own oil responsibly. Assuming the oil companies have got it covered is not.

~Eliza

Even Bob Sheiffer has noticed. The administration seems to be coming apart at the seams. Or so it would appear. Oil in the Gulf- The rising chorus of questions about the response, or lack thereof, of the President and his actual authorities and duties under the law. The true believers will never let this become his Katrina, and when the thing is finally plugged, it will be because of his hard work.  Helen Thomas- Not an administration problem, bu … Read More

via Whiteybleu’s Weblog

Barack Obama can pretend all he wants to that he has been a great leader through the Gulf oil spill, but the time line says otherwise. I won’t get into the matter of when Obama said what, though I may address that in another post. At the moment, I would like to focus on the parties and celebrations the White House has engaged in since this all started on April 20.

April 23-The Obamas go on a short weekend vacation in North Carolina. At the time, the situation was not as serious and the President was probably not aware that the situation was as bad as it really was or how much worse it would get. However, the Obamas taking a vacation does hurt Obama’s claim that he has been on this since day one.

April 26-Obama welcomes the Yankees to the White House. The New York Times headline was “Yankees Take Celebration to Washington”.

April 29-Obama attends a DNC fundraising dinner.

May 1-Obama gives a comedic speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

May 3-Obama honors Navy football team at the White House.

May 5-Cinco de Mayo party at the White House.

May 9-Commencement speech at Hampton University. I generally wouldn’t consider a commencement speech to be a problem, but at a time like this is it really a priority?

May 17-Obama welcomes University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team to the White House.

May 19-State dinner at the White House honoring Mexican President Calderon.

May 24-Obama celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

May 25-Obama speaks at a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer.

May 27-Obama welcomes Duke Blue Devils to the White House.

May 27-Obama greets the US World Cup Team at the White House.

May 27-Obama celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month at the White House.

May 28-Obama sees the oil spill up close for the first time.

June 4-Obama says he won’t let BP nickel and dime people. Gee, thanks for making sure we’re covered on that, Barry. We certainly wouldn’t want to be nickel-and-dimed.

June 6-Congressional picnic. On the same day, Obama admits he has not communicated with the CEO of BP.

June 8-Obama wants to know who’s ass to kick. (How ya gonna kick ass, Obama? With another party?)

This man has not been a leader from day one. Based on the events I’ve laid out here it almost seems like the oil spill is not even a priority! Over a month after the explosion he hasn’t communicated with the BP CEO, but he has had time to meet all these sports teams? When we really have an environmental disaster on our hands like this can’t the President cut down on  the White House parties and meeting sports teams? Is that too much to ask? It’s not just because he has claimed that he’s been such a great leader on this from day one. He shouldn’t be having all these parties out of respect for how much people are hurting right now. We have a bad economy, high unemployment, an environmental disaster, and a crushing debt and deficit. With the way the White House has been celebrating you would think America wasn’t facing any of these problems. The White House celebrations are not just a poor sign of leadership in a time of crisis. It’s downright unclassy. This man is not a leader. If this oil spill was really such a priority these parties and sports teams wouldn’t be.

~Eliza

I think this post demonstrates the increasing similarities between democrats and the socialists.

Dem Party Indistinguishable From CPUSA But you already knew that. Comrades flocked to New York City two weeks ago for the 29th national convention of the Communist Party USA. While reviewing materials from the event, we had a sudden sense of déjà vu: the feeling that we had heard these talking points before. Maybe you have as well — they’re espoused, in near identical form, by the president and his fellow Democrats. Take the quiz below, and try to determine which quotes were uttered b … Read More

via Nice Deb

There has been a lot of speculation from Tea Party members and from commentators that a third political party will come out of the movement. Locally organized Tea Party groups have already started advertising candidates as Tea Party candidates. This is part of the Tea Party statement I received in an email:

There is much talk of the formation of a third political party based on the tea party movement.   Additionally, in several states, including Michigan, unscrupulous individuals have formed third parties utilizing the tea party name in an attempt to play dirty politics and trick unsuspecting voters into voting for candidates who are being put on the ballot simply to split the vote.
Tea Party Patriots is issuing this statement in order to make it clear that we are not associated with any attempts to form a third party.  Additionally, we believe that such efforts, even those that might be well intentioned, are unproductive and unwise at this time.  The history of third party movements in this country is one of division and defeat.  We believe that it is instead time for all Americans to rise up and demand appropriate reform within their own existing parties.  The mechanisms exist for citizens to participate in their parties, and to drive their parties in the right direction.

I understand the people are fed up with the political system and that some see a need for a third party, but that’s not what the Tea Party movement is about. The Tea Party movement is about giving concerned American citizens a platform, not politicians. The Tea Party rallies are a place for those to go who are fed up with big government and out of control spending. It’s a place for them to express their views as part of a larger group and connect with other like minded people. In order to make those changes that they want to see those people also have to get involved by supporting the candidates that stand for the right thing and getting out to vote. Empowering citizens to be more involved to make those changes is what the Tea Party is about. That platform belongs to American citizens, not the politicians. The Tea Party is a movement that is strong and is not going away, but it is not and should not be its own political party. The Tea Party made the right call.
~Eliza

I have had enough with racist comments after Helen Thomas. The comments did not invoke nearly as much outrage as they deserved, she was able to retire instead of being fired, and it took too long afterwards for her to retire. Now Rep. Weiner is making comments about people with British accents. He said that anyone from BP with a british accent is lying.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/06/07/rep_weiner_anyone_from_bp_with_a_british_accent_is_lying.html

There’s nothing wrong with him accusing British Petroleum of lying when they have released inaccurate numbers, but was it really necessary to add “with a British accent”? The comment is obviously not nearly as bad as Helen’s comments, but I’m sick of this kind of talk being tolerated! I am especially tired of these kind of comments being tolerated by the liberal left who claims to be so much more compassionate and caring than those on the right. Why is kind of intolerance and racism accepted on either side of the aisle? Republican or Democrat, left or right, this kind of talk is unacceptable! And I don’t care how compassionate and tolerant someone claims to be. If they would not condemn these comments they are tolerant of racism and bigotry, and that is not the kind of ‘tolerance’ I can accept.

~Eliza