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  • backyardconservative 2:41 PM on 06/03/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Michelle O. My Plate! 

    The further adventures of Michelle O.

    Can’t you just wait ’til she campaigns in a neighborhood near you?

    Let’s Move!

     

     

     
  • backyardconservative 9:02 AM on 05/12/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Michelle’s Glistening Biceps Score One for the Team 

    Action figure.

    When we got OBL I was inclined to be kind to the Prez, but no more. Too much inconsistency at home and abroad. The Muslim Brotherhood and his old Chicago neighborhood loom largeThreats continue and are dealt with despite Obama’s sometime presidency.

    All he knows how to do is campaign in the most shallow and cynical way. And he’s not alone.

    Major hypocrisy and brain crampery on the left.

    Oh, and Michelle is soooo cool.

    P.S. ABC. Barack Obama’s Grandmother Threatened By Al Qaeda:

    Al Shabaab, which has been involved in fierce fighting in Somalia for years against the Western-backed government, counts among its members Alabama-raised Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansur al-Amriki or The American. Hammami, who is known to produce pro-jihadist hip hop songs, was thought to have been killed in fighting earlier this year, but reappeared by releasing a new rap song in April.

    Perhaps the White House poetry showcase will inspire…a new jihadist.

    –crossposted at Backyard Conservative

     
  • backyardconservative 1:43 PM on 03/11/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama wants to have an “alert system” if massacres on the ground in Libya 

    Come on Barack. A pathetic pretense of caring.

    He’s lecturing about history.
    You know, Mr. President. You will either be a footnote or go down as one of the worst presidents this country has ever suffered.

    Then you could just use tanks on your own people, no alert system operable.

    …I’m reminded of 2007, when he was campaigning. It was all there (since then I remembered how to spell judgment):

    On the Daily Show last night, Obama claimed he doesn’t need experience to be President, just good judgement. (The Swamp has the clip.)Did he use good judgement when he threatened to unilaterally invade an ally? Commander Obama.

    Did he use good judgement when asked what he would do if two US cities had just suffered a terrorist nuclear attack? He talked about Katrina, “The first thing we’d have to do is make sure we’ve got an effective emergency reponse.” Mayor Barack.

    Do we want a president who is cozy and bankrolled by a slightly unhinged anti-Semite like George Soros? Are we comfortable with a president who chooses a church by its leader who thinks black separatism is OK and Ghadaffi, who blew up an American jetliner, is a good guy? Apologist Barack.

    …I give credit to the president for staying the course in Afghanistan, with General Petraeus. But that’s only because he was boxed in during the campaign by calling it the good war, hoping he would never have to do anything about it again. And no one in the world should expect any substantive help on anything from this president–despite his posturing during the campaign at the Brandenburg Gate.

    Nor does anyone in the U.S., except his union buddies.

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
  • fuzislippers 3:13 AM on 01/21/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Wal-Mart, Obama, and “Fundamental Transformation” 

    Is anyone else wondering what is going on with Wal-Mart and the leftist BO regime?  All of a sudden, after at least a decade of being the target of leftist vilification and rage, Wal-Mart is being wooed by Obama and his traitorous horde.  DHS and FLOTUS are cuddling up to Wal-Mart . . . and Wal-Mart is spooning them right back.  Let’s not forget how Wal-Mart came out in support of BO’s government takeover of healthcare; that didn’t really seem to make sense at the time, particularly given Wal-Mart’s shaky history with its employees’ health coverage and poverty-level wages.  Oh, sure, the SEIU hasn’t received the memo and that marriage of convenience between the purple shirts and the yellow smiley face over health care is definitely not going well, but something is going on here.

    It seems to me, given Wal-Mart’s history of supporting crap legislation (like cap and tax and the aforementioned job-killing healthcare monstrosity), that Wal-Mart is more than happy to support anything that will push their competitors–small businesses–out of business.  Sky-rocketing health care and energy costs?  Sure, that’s wonderful . . . for massive Wal-Mart.

    The free market isn’t free (or much of a market) if the biggest players, abetted by the federal government, manipulate it through regulation and assorted under-handed, dishonest machinations that eliminate all (or certainly most) competition.  This seems pretty obvious, right?  And yet, one can’t help but wonder if this isn’t exactly what this regime and Wal-Mart are doing.   Using socialist progressives to further your own business interests at the expense of the middle class?  What can go wrong?

    The unanswered question: what’s in it for the Tyrant in Chief and how does this play into his “fundamental transformation” of our beloved country?

     
    • Yukio Ngaby 3:31 AM on 01/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I think it’s more likely that Walmart supports Obama, and then Obama keeps most of the unions off its neck. Obama gets an odd, across the aisle (not really, but that’s how he spins it) endorsement, and it doesn’t really cost him anything.

      • fuzislippers 6:58 AM on 01/26/2011 Permalink | Reply

        Well, no. Walmart has become, like unions, an extension of this administration. What is that again when private business colludes with and is essentially run by the government?

    • just a conservative girl 4:00 AM on 01/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I am not a Walmart fan, I don’t like their business model and I have a real problem with the fact that they don’t seem to care that they get their merchandise from slave labor in some cases. But, I do understand that many need the low prices in order to survive. Personally, I shop at Target for those type of things. My local Target just added a food section that has some quality produce at good prices.

    • SignPainterGuy 1:18 PM on 01/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I like WallyWorld for the same reasons the late-great Paul Harvey did, but I have to wonder how much of the change mentioned here is the result of changes at the helm similar to that at Disney after Walt died !

    • BackyardConservative 1:56 PM on 01/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Walmart is trying to expand in Chicago. They are buying peace with this administration. I bet Michelle will be on their board after his term ends.

      • Yukio Ngaby 6:56 PM on 01/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

        Good bet. I didn’t hear about the Chicago expansion. Very interesting. I heart crony capitalism.

    • RightKlik 8:14 PM on 01/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Walmart abuses eminent domain as well. Walmart is not an example of a free-market capitalist enterprise.

  • backyardconservative 12:04 PM on 11/05/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Hillary’s Tremulous Foreign Policy 

    Not earning plaudits, but maybe Hugo was right.

    Earthquakes dog Clinton on overseas trips…

    Perhaps you should stay overseas, though, Hillary, we have enough issues at home.

    I suggest a visit to the Ahmadinejad manse.

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
  • backyardconservative 9:33 AM on 10/28/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama the PC Media Punchline. It Begins 

    We had the CNN piece on the slurpee shtick–bored with Barack.

    We have a NY columnist talking openly about the president’s “diminishing brand” and speaking of him as his own First Lady.

    Now the WaPo’s Dana Milbank, who loves to lampoon from the left, openly mocks the Barackstar: On the Daily Show, Obama is the last laugh.

    What do you do when you’re not cool any more?

    Dude.

    –More at Memeorandum.

    More. Well, well. The NY Times The Caucus. According to them this is what was cut from the show due to the president boring on, uh, time constraints:

    The interview went longer than Mr. Stewart expected – so long, in fact, that the show’s producers decided to cut out the original introduction Mr. Stewart taped, which include a riff of him fiddling with a pen and drumming his fingers on the table while making the president wait, and his introduction of Mr. Obama as “White House chairman of the council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee’s boss.’’ A spokeswoman for the show said it was the first time the show consisted of a single interview.

    Even nastier stuff. How interesting. What will Stewart do to motivate the vote at his Saturday rally?

     
    • rubyslipperblog 7:54 PM on 10/28/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for linking. I feel like I am going to drown this week I am so busy.

      What do you do when you’re not cool anymore? I guess Obama’s answer is to hang out with those ultra cool progressive bloggers. I would love to see a transcript from the think-tank meeting that came up with the “Obama meets with bloggers” game plan. If these are the supposed smart people, I will stick with being a stupid racist.

    • backyardconservative 10:06 PM on 10/28/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Stupid racists forever!!!:)

      His last ditch attempt. How pathetic.

      I think Iowa Hawk took a stab at it:)

      http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/10/one-afternoon-in-the-office-of-the-powerful-man-on-earth.html

      • rubyslipperblog 12:08 AM on 10/29/2010 Permalink | Reply

        LOL:

        PRESIDENT OBAMA
        By golly, we got us a big fella here! That’s quite a suit you have on. Do you mind if I ask who your tailor is?

        OLIVER WILLIS
        Thank you Mr. President. It’s actually the dust cover for Mr. Soros’ Bentley. My mom added the lapels.

  • Mary Sue 1:18 PM on 10/23/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Lies, damned lies and White House white boards 

    Keith Hennessey debunks the White House mythos their economic policies have put the economy and jobs in D, pulling us out of that nasty Republican ditch.    This video is long, so grab a Slurpee and sit back while Hennessey speaks from behind Austin Goolsbee’s white board. I promise this will be time well spent:

    Now be sure to watch 6-year-old Josh make mincemeat of the Obama tax increases.

    H/T: Verum Serum

     
  • backyardconservative 9:22 PM on 09/01/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    That Pesky 70% 

    Hugh Hewitt had a litany going–on issue after issue Americans opposed this administration and Dem Congress.

    The number comes up again

    Brooks also recounts that in March 2009 the Pew Research Center asked Americans: “Generally, do you think people are better off in a free market economy, even though there may be severe ups and downs from time to time, or don’t you think so?” Brooks reports that 70 percent agreed they were better off in a free market economy. Only 20 percent disagreed. And this was at the depths of the financial crisis, when the American people lost trillions in financial wealth, in their homes and in the stock and bond markets.

    Meanwhile, Chicks on the Right eviscerates Harry Reid.

     
    • rubyslipperblog 12:08 AM on 09/02/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Holy cow that Harry Reid post is great. I love that cartoon. Darn that pesky 70% opposing Dems and their economy destroying plans. We should really be more cooperative shouldn’t we?

    • backyardconservative 9:37 AM on 09/02/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah. Don’t we know what’s good for us?!

  • Jill 8:01 PM on 07/19/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Barofsky: Thousands of jobs needlessly killed by Obama admin 

    The latest installment of Obama the Giant Job Killer, via Ed Morrissey:

    Last year, while the Obama administration seized two of the nation’s three main domestic auto manufacturers, it also shut down thousands of dealerships across the country, supposedly to stabilize GM and Chrysler. A new report from Neil Barofsky, the Inspector General of the TARP program, calls into question that decision. In a sharp rebuke to the White House, Barofsky says that the action needlessly cost tens of thousands of jobs and extended an already-disastrous downturn in employment:

    President Obama’s auto task force pressed General Motors and Chrysler to close scores of dealerships without adequately considering the jobs that would be lost or having a firm idea of the cost savings that would be achieved, an audit of the process has concluded.

    The report by Neil M. Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program of the Treasury Department, said both carmakers needed to shut down some underperforming dealerships. But it questioned whether the cuts should have been made so quickly, particularly during a recession. The report, released on Sunday, estimated that tens of thousands of jobs were lost as a result.

    Read the rest. The Obama administration either didn’t know or didn’t care about forcing all those people — tens of thousands — out of work. Tough luck for them; Big Brother can’t worry about the little people who find themselves in the way when he’s busy taking over the economy. Just as in the Gulf, it’s, er, well, not optimal to destroy people’s livelihoods, but them’s the breaks.

    Cross-posted at P&P.

     
  • Quite Rightly 9:58 AM on 07/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Coloradan Hispanics Want an Immigration Law Like Arizona’s 

    How is Obama’s unrelenting push to kill Arizona’s immigration bill working out in America’s Southwest?
    Not as well as expected, it seems, if the results of the first Denver Post/9News poll of the 2010 election campaign are any indication.
    According to that poll, six out of ten Hispanic voters registered in Colorado (62%) would like to see their state enact an immigration law similar to Arizona’s, and only three out of ten (31%) would be opposed to such a law. That pretty much matches the opinions of Arizonan registered voters who identify themselves as White, among whom six out of ten (61%) would like to see a Colorado version of the Arizona law, and three or four in ten (35%) would not.
    It’s public opinion like this that motivated Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman to quip,  “I’d be willing to bet a lot of money that almost every state in America next January is going to see a bill similar to Arizona’s.”
    More and more, it looks like Americans aim to protect their country, not only from “unauthorized Democrats” flooding in illegally from other countries, but from their enablers in the White House and Congress.
     
  • Jill 8:35 AM on 07/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Berwick: Rationing for thee, lifetime coverage for me 

    Airing the awful truths about healthcare rationing in an election season was more than the Obama administration could bear. So the president lamely, and dishonestly, accused the GOP of obstructionism and appointed Dr. Donald Berwick, the NHS’s #1 fan, during recess, thereby avoiding all that unpleasantness.

    Now it turns out there’s another reason or two why the Obami didn’t want Dr. Berwick to undergo scrutiny. Byron York reports that Obama admin did their end run shortly after Sen. Grassley began to grow curious about the finances of Berwick’s own Institute for Health Care Improvement:

    Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, has been asking questions about the Institute’s finances. Specifically, Grassley wanted to know more about the millions of dollars in grants and contributions to the organization: where did that money come from? Given the zillions of dollars that changed hands during the debate over Obamacare, it was a reasonable question.

    But it was a question the White House did not want to answer. Not long after Grassley inquired about the Institute’s donors, the White House decided to bypass Senate confirmation for Berwick. The president’s recess appointment means that Berwick will not have to answer Grassley’s, or anyone else’s, questions.

    And through his own Institute, Berwick has finagled a pretty fabulous perk, though perhaps it’s not the best kind of PR for a man who believes so strongly in redistributing your wealth in the name of social justice. His organization has bestowed upon him healthcare coverage for life:

    Now comes word that Berwick enjoys his nonprofit’s generosity in the form of health care coverage for life. That undoubtedly would also have been a topic of questioning had Berwick gone through the normal course of Senate confirmation. But the recess appointment avoided all that.

    As it turns out, Berwick himself does not have to deal with the anxieties created by limited access to care and the extent of coverage. In a special benefit conferred on him by the board of directors of the Institute for Health Care Improvement, a nonprofit health care charitable organization he created and which he served as chief executive officer, Berwick and his wife will have health coverage “from retirement until death.”

    Nice coverage if you can get it — and no death panels!

    Is it just me, or is every last one of these people a consummate, over-the-top, hypocrite?

    Cross-posted at P&P.

     
    • Quite Rightly 8:41 AM on 07/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It’s not a good sign when Obama’s Medicare and Medicaid czar makes most Americans kind of sick to their stomachs.

    • fuzislippers 12:21 AM on 07/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is the underlying premise of all leftist programs: they’re for THOSE people, not US.

  • Mary Sue 1:56 PM on 06/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Judge Rules Against Obama’s Offshore Drilling Moratorium 

    Thus Obama’s “annus horribilis maximus” got just a tad worse while giving an unexpected break in favor of an ailing economy in the Gulf:

    A federal judge in New Orleans has blocked a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects that was imposed in response to the massive Gulf oil spill.  Several companies that ferry people and supplies and provide other services to offshore drilling rigs had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans to overturn the moratorium.

    President Barack Obama’s administration has halted the approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling at 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf.

    Feldman says in his ruling that the Interior Department failed to provide adequate reasoning for the moratorium. He says it seems to assume that because one rig failed, all companies and rigs doing deepwater drilling pose an imminent danger.

    The 22-page ruling is online though I haven’t had the chance to read through the whole thing yet.  I can tell you that you don’t have to go further than page 3, however, to find the Court calling out the “misrepresentations” in the Executive Summary issued by Secretary Salazar’s office:

    In the Executive Summary to the Report,the Secretary recommends “a six-month moratorium on permits for new wells being drilled using floating rigs.” He also recommends “an immediate halt to drilling operations on the 33 permitted wells, not including relief wells currently being drilled by BP, that are currently being drilled using floating rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.” Much to the government’s discomfort and this Court’s uneasiness, the Summary also states that “the recommendations contained in this report have been peer-reviewed by seven experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering.” As the plaintiffs, and the experts themselves, pointedly observe, this statement was misleading. The experts charge it was a “misrepresentation.” It was factually incorrect. Although the experts agreed with the safety recommendations contained in the body of the main Report, five of the National Academy experts and three of the other experts have publicly stated that they “do not agree with the six month blanket moratorium” on floating drilling. They envisioned a more limited kind of moratorium, but a blanket moratorium was added after their final review, they complain, and was never agreed to by them. A factor that might cause some apprehension about the probity of the process that led to the Report.

    In other words the fact the executive summary played fast and loose with the facts there was little proof the recommendations of the report had any merit.  Michelle Malkin also notes the Court’s attention to the obvious duplicity in the report and adds:

    Takeaway from decision: “After reviewing the Secretary’s Report, the Moratorium Memorandum, and the Notice to Lessees, the Court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings and the immense scope of the moratorium.

    More to come I am sure.  Administration vows to appeal, what a surprise.
    H/T: Memeorandum

    Cross posted at Ruby Slippers

     
    • Quite Rightly 2:53 PM on 06/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Fantastic. A judge that still believes in “probity.” Whew.

      I wonder what administration strong-arm tactics are to follow.

      • rubyslipperblog 3:01 PM on 06/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

        “Probity” is a lovely word. I am sure the administration will pull a few strong-arm tactics from their bag of tricks.

    • Obi's Sister 5:48 PM on 06/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is music to my ears – like the ice cream truck going down the street.

      • Jill 6:45 AM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

        One of my kids commented, “I guess Obama can’t do anything he wants.”
        But they haven’t given up. They’re coming up with a new moratorium order.

        • rubyslipperblog 12:29 PM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

          They didn’t even take the time to read the ruling – but why break a streak of ignorance.

    • Janelle 1:05 PM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It appears that the only answer to any problem that this administration and congress have is to throw lawyers and money at it. Time to throw them out.

    • nicedeb 3:01 PM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Prediction: They’ll produce some new “experts”, and convince the judge that the moratorium is needed.

    • Obi's Sister 7:00 PM on 06/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

      According to Jim Hoft, Judge Feltman is now getting death threats.

  • Jill 2:49 PM on 06/15/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Pleading with the president to drop the moratorium 

    It’s sickening to watch Obama compound this disaster.

    Click here to write a letter to the president letting him know what you think about the drilling moratorium.

    Updated to add links:

    P&P:

    In Oval Office speech, O will try to capitalize on crisis

    Moratorium will cripple Gulf economy, jobs

    John Pohoretz: Obama’s 9/11 Envy

    Pat Austin:

    Blogging the Oil Spill … Still

    That Oil Spill Thing? No Worries! The Gulf Will be A-Okay!

    This Oil Spill, It’s Kind of Like 9/11, Ya Know

    Gateway Pundit:

    Will White House Make BP Pay For Obama’s Moratorium Disaster?

    Devastating: Video Shows Feds Knew Immediately of Massive Oil Flow Potential in Gulf Spill

    Gov. Bobby Jindal Defies Obama Administration – Begins Building Barrier Walls Off Louisiana Coast & Calls for End to Obama Moratorium

    Obama: Gulf Oil Spill Echoes 9-11

     
  • Mary Sue 5:17 PM on 06/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Daniel Hannan: I was wrong about Obama 

    H/T: Allahpundit on Twitter

    I will admit I found it puzzling that Daniel Hannan could have rationalized supporting the election of Barack Obama.  Hannan supported Obama despite the protestations of his wife who Hannan describes as a far better conservative than he.   Those who have seen the movie The Big Chill may recall the power of rationalization.  Ahem. While Mrs. Hannan failed to convince her husband,  Daniel is no longer able to deny the reality of the failure that is the Barack Obama presidency:

    I was wrong. Not that Obama is without his good points, obviously. His commitment to school choice is unfeigned. His foreign policy has been a jolly sight cheaper than McCain’s would have been. The election of a mixed-race president who opposed the Iraq war has made the USA slightly more popular.

    None of these advantages, however, can make up for the single most important fact of Obama’s presidency, namely that the federal government is 30 per cent larger than it was two years ago

    This is not entirely Obama’s fault, of course. The credit crunch occurred during the dying days of the Bush administration, and it was the 43rd president who began the baleful policy of bail-outs and pork-barrelstimulus packages. But it was Obama who massively extended that policy against united Republican opposition. It was he who chose, in defiance of public opinion, to establish a state-run healthcare system. It was he who presumed to tell private sector employees what they could earn, he who adopted the asinine cap-and-trade rules, and he who re-federalised social security, thereby reversing the single most beneficial reform of the Clinton years.

    These errors are not random. They amount to a comprehensive strategy of Europeanisation: Euro-carbon taxes, Euro-disarmament, Euro-healthcare, Euro-welfare, Euro-spending levels, Euro-tax levels and, inevitably, Euro-unemployment levels. Any American reader who wants to know where Obamification will lead should spend a week with me in the European Parliament. I’m working in your future and, believe me, you won’t like it.

    Read the rest, Daniel starts slow then works himself into a lather over Obama’s faux-outrage at “British Petroleum” then moves on to the snubs against American allies.  It appears the proverbial straw was  the fact the administration “is backing Peronist Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands – or, as Obama’s people call them, “the Malvinas”.

    Word to the normally-wise Daniel Hannan – resist the power of rationalization and listen to your wife.


     
    • Jill 6:04 PM on 06/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Er, I think I was wrong about Hannan. How could he not have sniffed out that Obama was a Euro-socialist?

      I don’t think we can say that O is committed to school choice, either. Far from it. And is America “slightly more popular”? Seems to me we’re held in contempt for our weakness or despised for our betrayals.

      • rubyslipperblog 6:56 PM on 06/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

        He has a hard time letting go of some rationalizations. I saw him on Hannity when he first became popular here explaining his decision to support Obama. He generally believed Congress held the power and Obama would be an inconsequential leader who might help America’s image. He did support Republicans for Congress but as many didn’t know who even controlled Congress his support seemed to me wasted.

        I do agree with him that Congress can be more powerful than the presidency. I tend to doubt that Obama would have pushed for passage of ObamaCare had he not been encouraged by Pelosi’s assurance she would do anything to get it passed. Obama would be far less powerful without her. Nevertheless he can still do quite a bit of damage without a Democratically controlled Congress. Hannan missed that along with Obama’s Euro-socialist tendencies. I think he thought he would be the passive “present” vote as President.

        I am not rationalizing Hannan’s willful disregard of Obama’s blatant flaws but I do think his admission is significant. Voters who did the same will take the same path in their awakening that Obama is a Euro-socialist who presented himself falsely as a pragmatic problem-solver who tended to lean “slightly to the left.” People who voted this way will first blame Congress and then with overwhelming evidence admit that they were wrong about Obama. I have had this feeling for a month or so the tide has turned for Obama. Barring some miraculous return of a booming economy, Obama is wasting away in Carteritaville. I am not sure it will even require the emergence of another Reagan to stick a fork in this presidency.

    • Quite Rightly 9:15 PM on 06/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I like Hannon, but I think many of his statements reveal that he doesn’t understand how Americans think. As Jill points out, he has no commitment to school choice, and I am hard put to imagine the “advantage” gained from his foreign policy, such that it is. However, fallen away Obamatons will have to hang their disaffection on something, and it can hardly be on agreement with conservatives. We’ll be seeing some pretty bizarre criticisms of Obama, I’m thinking, as liberals and progressives scratch around for a one-size-fits-all criticism of Obama that is easy to market to most of their group-think customers. That will take a while. The turn-around should be much easier to accomplish in the UK, which is the obvious object of Obama’s scorn.

      • pjMom 9:51 PM on 06/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Ditto. I like Hannon but you’re both right concerning school choice as the kids in DC can attest. I think the head-scratching among uber-liberals has already begun, hence the 14% of liberals who think the Democrats are “too conservative” from the Gallup that came out today. They’re peeved that he didn’t push for single-payer up front, trojan horse or no trojan horse.

  • Adrienne 9:28 AM on 06/04/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Remember When the White House Occupants Had Some Class? 

    While the Obama’s and their ilk continue to rain criticism and blame upon the former President Bush, this is what Laura Bush had to say in an interview:

    Former first lady Laura Bush says she doesn’t think President Barack Obama should be faulted for the continuing oil spill crisis in the Gulf Coast area.

    Interviewed on “Good Morning America,” Mrs. Bush said: “I think they’re doing everything they can.” She said it cannot be one person’s responsibility to solve the problem.

    She went on to say this about Katrina:

    In her appearance Friday, Mrs. Bush was asked about comparisons with the federal government’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina under the leadership of her husband, President George W. Bush. She declined to answer directly, but did say “there’s always a lot of finger-pointing in something like this.”

    Meantime, the Obama’s were yucking it up with Paul McCartney who proceeded to insult the literary capabilities of President Bush.  I might add that the Obama’s two young daughters were witness to this despicable behavior by a guest in the White House.  Keep it classy, Obama!

     
    • Jill 9:42 AM on 06/04/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Re your title, Only very vaguely. It seems a lifetime since the One took over. And that remark from McCartney was as classless as Obama.

      But they know how to party.

  • Jill 4:56 PM on 06/02/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Anonymous WH official admits job was offered to Romanoff 

    Changing their story:

    WASHINGTON — Administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff last year in hopes he would forgo a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, administration officials said Wednesday, just days after the White House admitted orchestrating a similar job offer in the Pennsylvania Senate race.

    These officials declined to specify the job that was floated or the name of the administration official who approached Romanoff, and said no formal offer was ever made. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not cleared to discuss private conversations.

    That’s nothing like what the WH said last fall. See Hot Air for the rest of the story. Everyone’s asking the same question: How many more Sestaks and Romanoffs are there?

    Cross-posted at P&P.

     
  • backyardconservative 1:19 PM on 06/01/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    This Sinister White House 

    Rahm’s Subpoena Dodging White House Strategy?

    Blago, Romanoff, Sestak and Goldfinger

    Nixonian Saturday Night Massacre on Sestak?

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
  • backyardconservative 12:49 PM on 05/27/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Something Snapped in American Politics 

    I’m watching the first presidential news conference since before the Tea Party townhall meetings last August recess and I can’t contain my disgust. His arrogance and ignorance is on display once again and I’ll probably mute it soon.

    Daniel Henninger‘s weekly column is called Wonder Land. There is precious little to celebrate in the country we know and love these days, but America is still there–and most of us are grimly resolved to keep it.  Today’s column:

    The mood one senses out in the country is not about tidying up politics. It is instead about reforming the way this nation thinks about its purpose.

    When the history of this Reform is written, the event that ignited it may be the Obama health-care plan. The year spent with that legislation caused something to snap in American politics.

    A companion piece on the Op-Ed page speaks of ObamaCare’s attack on small business and Americans’ basic constitutional rights.

    It’s no wonder we are upset. And engaged.

     
  • backyardconservative 9:23 AM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    If America Fails, Freedom Dies 

    The NY Times’s Friedman wants China for a day? What would the world be like if it was all China, all the time. Or worse, as Obama’s America cedes (!)  its leadership. Feckless Europe on bended knee. (Cut off your head)

    If America Fails, Freedom Dies.

    More. Heritage Morning Bell: Slouching Towards Irrelevance

     
    • rubyslipperblog 2:36 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

      What is Friedman smoking? Between him, Paul Krugman and Woody Allen it’s hard to decide which of them is the scariest. Fortunately I don’t think America is ready to let them have their wish that America become China for even a day.

    • backyardconservative 3:28 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

      We always knew these guys thought they knew better what was good for us but to come out openly for dictatorship even for a day is spooky. But then look at how they passed the health care bill.

      • Sherry 3:56 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Socialism is always better in theory. Because no one actually wants everything to be fair, just fair for everyone else, excellent for one’s self.

    • backyardconservative 6:10 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah and where will the excellence come from if the private sector is decimated

  • Quite Rightly 8:46 AM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Janet Napolitano Hasn’t Read The AZ Immigration Bill Either: Why Bother? 

    Another paragraph in the continuing saga of the Obama administrations disdain for the American people.

    From Real Clear Politics:

    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano admits she hasn’t read the Arizona immigration law, but passed judgment on it anyway. “That’s not the kind of law I would have signed,” she declared.

    Video here (quote starts about :51).

    You can understand why Obama’s administration doesn’t want the American people to think they actually read our laws. We might get the mistaken notion that the administration is considering upholding those laws.

     
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