Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Election 2008, Liberalism, Politics, Progressivism, Statism, The Constitution | Tags: Blaming Bush Forever, Faultless Lawless Obama, Lies and Corruption
What politicians have not learned is that their words and faces will be preserved on YouTube or another of the many, many video sources, and the videos will be dug up, and when you say something really stupid, hoping people will believe it in spite of all evidence to the contrary — there you are, preserved for all time. Bwa-haha-ha-ha-ha.
Or Neener, Neener, Neener, whichever you prefer.
Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Election 2008, Politics, Taxes | Tags: Billions Wasted, Taxpayers' Money, Waste and Fraud
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Election 2008, Freedom, Politics, The United States | Tags: "A Conflict of Visions", Old Ideas, The Nineteen Thirties
This is from 2008, before the election, but I ran across it and it’s interesting how prescient Tom Sowell is. And it seemed to fit with my previous post.
Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economy, Election 2008, Politics | Tags: Not "For the Kids", Unrepresented Taxpayers, Wisconsin 's Screaming Mob
Wisconsin Republican Senator Glenn Grothman was chased and trapped by an out-of-control mob as he tried to enter the Wisconsin capitol building. It was a remarkably ugly scene. He had to be rescued by one of his Democrat colleagues who was with the demonstrators.
The nation is facing a fiscal crisis of historic proportions, and the big spending Democrats who were removed from office in November are still refusing to acknowledge that there is a debt crisis. In state after state, even normally Democratic states like Wisconsin, voters sent Republicans into office to put things in order. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker faces a $3.6 billion budget shortfall over the next two years. He is required by law to balance the budget. The interesting thing is that the unions would prefer to lay people off than lose power. We have Democrats desperately defending the status quo. Republicans trying to rescue the state from a fiscal meltdown.
Walker faces tough choices. He proposed that state workers contribute a little more to their pension and health-care benefits, and started a revolution. Teachers called in sick, schools closed, demonstrators massed at the capitol and moved into the capitol building. Democrat legislators, who didn’t have the votes, left the state to prevent the legislature from having a quorum.
The public quickly came to understand that although they were expected to pay the bill for public workers’ benefits, they were unrepresented at the bargaining table. The deal is that public employees pay their dues to the union, the union spends the dues on campaign funds to elect their preferred Democrat candidate to office, where he will bargain with the union on their benefit package which he hopes will be generous so the union will again support his campaign. A cozy and corrupt game, and one that cash-strapped states can no longer afford.
Democrats have chosen not to recognize the results of the election in Wisconsin. They may insist loudly that they are “doing it for the kids,” but as usual, it merely proves that what they care about is control and power. Democrats have tried to whip up the mob with claims that the Libertarian Koch brothers — well, it’s entirely unclear exactly what they are trying to blame on the Koch brothers — but it’s clear that the Kochs are guilty because they are very rich. And “the rich,” by definition, deprive the poor of their money unjustly. How that works is also unclear.
Since the teachers had to go back to school, we don’t know just who comprises the screaming mob. President Obama has sent in volunteers from Organizing for America, private sector unions are there in solidarity with the public unions, and there seems to be a number of students. Madison is a university town.
The usual rabble-rousers have turned up to rouse the rabble. The President is improperly siding with the unions, but that is nothing new. His Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis, believes that her job is to support the unions rather than American workers That they understand neither tradition or propriety is not surprising. That they deny there is a fiscal crisis is not really surprising either, but it is a very big problem.
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Economy, Election 2008, Energy | Tags: China, Creating Jobs Abroad, Stimulus Bill
The “Stimulus Bill” (the American Recovery and Investment Act) allocated around $2 billion to support wind power, thus promoting American energy independence while creating American jobs of the very best “green” kind.
Last October, the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University reported that a consortium of U.S. and Chinese companies announced a deal to build a $1.5 billion wind farm in Texas, using imported Chinese turbines.
The project is expected to create some temporary construction jobs in America, but some 2,000 manufacturing jobs will be created in China. Of the 1,807 turbines that will be erected on 28 wind farms receiving grants, foreign owned manufacturers built 1,219, according to the workshop report. The installation of these turbines may have created as many as 6,838 manufacturing jobs overseas.
In its 2009 year-end report, the American Wind Energy Association acknowledged that despite billions in stimulus spending, there had been a net loss in manufacturing jobs. CEO Denise Bode estimates the manufacturing job loss at 1,500.
Investors Business Daily notes that:
Last March, a cargo of steel towers was unloaded at the port of Vancouver, Wash. They were made in Vietnam for a Danish wind company and destined for a Portuguese wind farm in Indiana that got a stimulus grant.
If we were allowed to drill for our own oil and gas, and bring in the offshore oil that we know to be there, we would be creating thousands of high-paying permanent jobs.
But China isn’t beholden to the environmental lobby for electoral campaign money. They are working hard and successfully to develop their manufacturing sector and searching for the energy supplies to support that sector.
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Election 2008, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Terrorism | Tags: Guantanamo, Liberal lies, President Bush
Of course he doesn’t have the character to actually say Bush was right, or admit that he was wrong, but he is at least grown up enough to throw his campaign promises about Gitmo under the bus, blaming, essentially, his nutroot followers for failing to realize how difficult an issue it is. Of course, he fails to mention that he was the one encouraging them not to realize it for his own political gain:
President-elect Barack Obama said this weekend that he does not expect to close Guantanamo Bay in his first 100 days in office.
“I think it’s going to take some time and our legal teams are working in consultation with our national security apparatus as we speak to help design exactly what we need to do,” Obama said in an exclusive “This Week” interview with George Stephanopoulos, his first since arriving in Washington.
“It is more difficult than I think a lot of people realize,” the president-elect explained. “Part of the challenge that you have is that you have a bunch of folks that have been detained, many of whom may be very dangerous who have not been put on trial or have not gone through some adjudication. And some of the evidence against them may be tainted even though it’s true. And so how to balance creating a process that adheres to rule of law, habeas corpus, basic principles of Anglo-American legal system, by doing it in a way that doesn’t result in releasing people who are intent on blowing us up.” [Emphasis added. read more]
Better late than never, I suppose. Too bad he has already done so much damage convincing people around the world of the opposite.
The weasel-elect is also still trying to play the fence on prosecuting Bush and Cheney; trying to imply to his psychopathic followers that he isn’t ruling out putting Bush on trial, while his equivocation makes it clear he knows damn well that Bush and Cheney never did anything illegal, and has no intention of doing so. Yet, again, he lacks the character to admit that he knowingly made false implications of treason for political gain. What a swell guy!
Ironic that an ostensibly “better” president than Bush, like say, FDR, might very well have prosecuted Obama for sedition.
But hey, Obama never claimed he was going to put “Country First” — that was the other guy.
(h/t Michelle Malkin)
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Economy, Election 2008, History, Humor, News, Politics, Pop Culture