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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Why the Donkey is a Jackass

Whether it’s the General Services Administration, the Secret Service, the pursuits of individual Departments or the actions of a Democratic Congress, the common thread is President Obama’s inability to provide leadership and accountability. The behavior of those in the Obama Presidency is easily summed up by the words “out of control.” You have dozens and dozens of bureaucrats pursuing their own objectives as if they were put in place to pursue whatever goals they choose. They do so without considering the potential impact on the President, his office, his election, his status among the American people. It’s like an MTV government where anything goes as long as you can get away with it. It’s like Jackass, only they are using your money and destroying your economy. Consider the following: EPA Secretary Lisa Jackson and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are pursuing policies likely to cost Obama the election, yet they continue as if his election doesn’t even matter. Energy Secretary Steven Chu continues to throw good money after bad green energy ideas as if Solyndra and the other bankruptcies didn’t occur. Eric Holder decides to ignore the activity of the New Black Panthers, but sues states trying to enforce immigration and election laws. Not a single Democrat in the Hose of Representatives provides a vote for Obama’s budget, which lost 414-0. The Democratic Senate has not offered a Budget in three years. These are just a few of many things that have occurred without a whimper from the President. With the kind of friends Obama has, he doesn't need any enemies.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lipstick on a Pig

Debbie Wasserman-Shultz proved she’s nothing more than a dumb blonde when she dodged Greta Van Susteren’s questions about the Democrat portion of the 2013 budget. DWS’s appearance on Greta’s show was intended to be a diatribe on the dangers to America of Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis) Budget Plan, but Greta kept asking why the Democrats had not put forth a budget that could result in a conference between the House and Senate, which is the way budgets are normally produced. For the record: Obama’s 2013 budget was defeated in the House 414-0. Not a single Democrat voted for it. DWS did not address the House defeat of Obama's budget as it never came up as a question from the normally astute Greta. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has already gone on record saying he does think the Democrats have to offer a budget until after the election. Instead DWS kept going back to the Democrat talking points on how dangerous the Ryan budget was to the future of America. The point that Greta was trying to make was that in order to have a budget negotiation you must have things to negotiate. If the Democrats won’t support Obama’s budget or put forth one of their own, how can any negotiating start? DWS never answered the question. So you see behind all the accusations of Republican obstructionism, it is the Democrats who are doing the obstructing and they are trying to do it by putting “lipstick on a pig.”