Saturday, July 31, 2010
Fail: Obama pushed unemployment benefits extension at news conference by featuring woman convicted of drug fraud
It looks like President Obama should have completed a background check on the three unemployed Americans he featured at his Virginia news conference where he pushed for an unemployment benefits extension. One was convicted of a drug charge a month before she lost her job. Here is what President obama had to say about her.
"We need to extend unemployment compensation benefits for women like Leslie Macko, who lost her job at a fitness center last year, and has been looking for work ever since. Because she's eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she's doing what she never thought she'd have to do. Not at this point, anyway. She's turning to her father for financial support."
I doubt most Americans would want to pay her unemployment benefits if they had the following information.
The Washington Examiner reported:
One of the unemployed was Leslie Macko, a Charlottesville, Va, woman who reportedly had been dismissed from her job as an aesthetician at the spa of the Atlantic Coast Athletic Club (ACAC) in Albemarle Square, according to Charlottesville's CBS 19:
CBS19's Jessica Jaglois has learned that Macko was found guilty of prescription drug fraud in March 2009, one month before Macko lost her job at ACAC. She served a one year probationary sentence.
The ethical charges against Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) are well know. There have been conflicting reports about whether Rangel has been able to make a deal that would prevent an embarrassing trial. Democrats, including President Obama, seem ready to throw Rangel under the bus. Additionally, the House Ethics Committee is very close to charging Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) with ethical lapses for the $12 million in TARP money she allegedly help funnel to a bank partially owned by her husband. Waters is reportedly going to force a public trial.
The Hill reported:
Multiple news outlets reported Friday night that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has chosen to face a trial on ethics charges.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Democrats forgot to read the health care reform bill before they rammed it through Congress. Consequently, they have discovered a need to repeal part of it.
The Politico reported:
Democrats proposed repealing new IRS reporting requirements that small business has warned would be overly burdensome. But they attached a new tax on Americans conducting business overseas— essentially a poison pill for Republicans who are unlikely to support a new tax.
If they had read the bill and knew anything about business, Democrats would have known this was a bad idea. If they succed in repealing this section, the bill will become a budget buster by CBO scoring, unless they cut somewhere else.
The person or people responsible for the WikiLeaks Afghanistan documents release should be tried for treason. They will soon have blood on their hands. Pfc. Manning (pictured above) has been implicated in the leaks.
The Telegraph reported:
The Taliban has issued a warning to Afghans whose names might appear on the leaked Afghanistan war logs as informers for the Nato-led coalition.
In an interview with Channel 4 News, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said they were studying and investigating the report, adding “If they are US spies, then we know how to punish them.”
Here is another poll from Synovate-eNation showing Hillary Clinton could beat president Obama in a 2012 primary match-up.
If he was to face a challenge, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is best poised to challenge him, according to a new Washington Whispers poll. Some 61 percent said Clinton, a 2008 primary challenger to Obama when she was a New York senator, could beat the president in a primary.
And here is the double-down on crazy from a FOX News appearance this morning.
On a brighter note GOP Rep. Peter King (R-NY) verbally smacks Weiner around in the bottom video.
From the video via Breitbart:
"Yesterday we learned of a new effort by Democrats in Washington to attack American citizens who speak their mind and peaceably assemble as ‘extremists or radicals.’ Demeaning tea party citizens, or other Americans who are simply saying ‘no’ to runaway spending, takeovers and bailouts, is beneath the dignity of a great political party and it smacks of desperation."
According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” — that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.
You can read the entire memo at NRO. Here is a screen capture of the first paragraphs.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The petitions to reconsider EPA’s Endangerment Finding claim that climate science cannot be trusted, and assert a conspiracy that invalidates the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Global Change Research Program. After months of serious consideration of the petitions and of the state of climate change science, EPA finds no evidence to support these claims. In contrast, EPA’s review shows that climate science is credible, compelling, and growing stronger.
Here is the Monthly Mean Surface Temperature Anomaly chart for 1996~2010 from NASA GISS. Does this look like global warming is "growing stronger" or stalled out since 1998?
One of the reasons EPA cited for continuing belief in global warming was loss of Arctic sea ice. However, that isn't a representation of the entire Earth's temperature. A better gauge is Global Sea Ice Area. Here is a chart from the University of Illinois' The Cryosphere Today. Do you see clear evidence of global warming?
In an effort to fight the boycotts, The Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce have launched a new website. They may not need it. The boycotts seem to be failing anyway.
FOX News reported:
Recent data compiled by a market research group show hotel bookings across the state -- as well as in tourism hot spots Phoenix and Scottsdale -- have been on the rise the past two months.
From the video of Pelosi's Daily press conference:
“Drain the swamp we did as this was a terrible place. We made a tremendous difference, and I take great pride in that."
Transcript at NewsBusters:
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Let me finish tonight with this federal injunction against the new Arizona immigration law.
First of all, it is a killer issue politically for the Democrats this fall and a huge windfall for the Right. It will anger even those people who believe the Arizona law went too far. It will dramatize the main case raised by the Tea Party people, that the federal government in Washington has become too powerful, that the rights of states have been terribly abridged. That is the political consequence and it will be felt mightily this November.
"I don't really think sitting presidents should go do fluffy daytime TV shows."
In spite of the criticism, 'The View's Joy Behar is excited about the visit. She tweeted this yesterday.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Harry Reid promised liberal activists he would support a filibuster reform bill and continue to ram Obama's socialist agenda down America's throat. However, he would need 60 votes to get cloture and bring the reform bill to a vote. He doesn't have them.
The Hill reported:
Five Senate Democrats have said they will not support a lowering of the 60-vote bar necessary to pass legislation. Another four lawmakers say they are wary about such a change and would be hesitant...
Reportedly, an Algeria al-Qaeda cell was trying to weaponize the "Black Death" and got their just reward.
The Telegraph reported:
The group of 40 terrorists were reported to have been killed by the plague at a training camp in Algeria earlier this month.
Demo Rep. Maxine Waters is concerned the country is being run by the "Enemy Right-Wing Press" or something
The country is being run by the right-wing press? Aside from talk radio and a few blogs, the only media in the county that will report the conservative side of the news is FOX News and a few newspapers. Most journalists are liberal Democrats who voted heavily for Obama. The nonpartisan Center for Media Studies found FOX News to be the most fair and balanced in a 2007 study (small pdf). A PPP Poll released this year found FOX News the most trusted name in news among the major networks and for good reason. Of course, Maxine Waters doesn't know this information because the liberal media she is addicted to won't report the facts. Consequently, she has developed a distorted and almost deranged world view. Here is what she said today at the Urban League’s Centennial Celebration in Washington.
From ABC News:
“The enemy,” according to Waters, is the conservative media. “The same people enemy that just killed off ACORN and other things,” she said.
“The right-wing press is using that platform to literally do their organizing, to intimidate you and basically run this country.”
There are allegations Charlie Rangel's attorney met privately with Democrats without a Republican from the Ethic Committee present. This could torpedo any hope Rangel has for a deal. At least one Republican has to agree and in the now heightened partisan atmosphere, that is unlikely to happen.
Politico reported via Hot Air:
Rep. Charles Rangel’s chances of cutting an ethics deal are in jeopardy over allegations that he met privately with Ethics Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Monday night without any Republican members of the bipartisan panel present.
IN 2008, President Obama received 67% of the Hispanic vote. Last November, a Associated Press-GfK poll found 68% support for President Obama. This July, a Associated Press-Univision poll has found Obama's support down to 57%. This comes on the heels of President Obama's immigration reform push. When Hispanics realize there will be no immigration reform this year, that bump will wear off and Obama could see Hispanic support numbers below 50%.
President Barack Obama’s once solid support among Hispanics is showing a few cracks, a troubling sign for Democrats desperate to get this critical constituency excited about helping the party hold onto Congress this fall.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
In October 2006, Nancy Pelosi promised to "drain the swamp" she claimed Washington had become. Of course, that was a Republican swamp. Pelosi has certainly failed to keep her promise since Democrats have gained control of the House. Now, her right arm, Steny Hoyer, wants nothing to do with the claim.
The Hill reported:
Pelosi famously vowed in 2006 to “drain the swamp” that ensnared Republican members and their leaders during the George W. Bush administration.
During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Hoyer clarified that he has never used that phrase.
From the video:
"This global warming thing is an invention..."
The latest Rasmussen survey has found a 10 point lead, among likely voters, for Republican candidates in the Generic Congressional Ballot. If this lead is accurate and holds, the political ground will move this November and a historic Republican landslide of will occur.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely Voters would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.
Rory Reid's Name Used in an Ad?
The attempt to brand the Tea Party as racist continues. Perhaps Olbermann only thinks associating someone with the Klan is a bad thing if they are Republicans or oppose Obama's policies. . He spoke buoyantly about former Sen. Robert Byrd's early life Klan membership. In this video of his comments shortly after Byrd's death, he seemed mainly concerned about how losing a Senator would affect the Democrats plans to pass their financial reform bill.
Monday, July 26, 2010
President Obama has taken four vacations in a month. This is far beyond the wildest dreams of most Americans. They are lucky if they have a job and can barely pay their bills in this economy. Obama claims he and Michelle are "not far removed" from what most Americans are suffering.
He says he and first lady Michelle Obama took a hit like everybody else when the economy nearly collapsed, telling ABC that a college fund for daughters Malia and Sasha has gone "up and down'' with the stock market.Obama says the first couple is "not that far removed from what most Americans are going through.''
Accent is mine.
Yet, Obama golf, vacations and parties almost nightly when in the White House. This seems to be a long way from the suffering this economy has wrought on ordinary Americans. President Obama clearly has lost touch with mainstream America; if he ever was. President Obama is just another liberal elitist who thinks he knows what is best for us peons.
Via Dan Riehl:
Shirley Sherrod is married to Charles. Apparently, she is able to tolerate his opinions...
Obama quits work at lunch on Friday after a light morning.
Obama doesn't resume work until lunch on Monday.
You have to wonder if the 9.5% of Americans unemployed wouldn't be willing to work a little harder for:
$400,000 per year, along with a $150,000 expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment.
My Fox Boston has the complete story.
A spokesman for the senator says Kerry never intended to evade taxes...
Andrew Breitbart has offered a $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund for anyone who can prove Tea Party protesters hurled racial epithets at Rep. John Lewis and members of the Congressional Black Caucus during an anti-Obamacare rally in Washington March 20, 2010. You can see from this video the crowd was boisterous and noisy, but you don't hear any racial epithets. Apparently, the New Your Times can't find any evidence either. They are walking back the claim.
From Power Line:
..there is no evidence that epithets reportedly directed in March at Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, outside the Capitol, came from Tea Party members.
You can see a screen capture of correction at American Power.
From the Video via NewsBusters:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Will the Democrats running for the House re-election, they’re all running for re-election under the Constitution, and the Senate candidates, will they run away from President OCarter? I mean, will they run away.
JOHN HEILEMANN: Calling Dr. Freud, calling Dr. Freud.
MATTHEWS: I know. Will they run away from President Obama?
Sunday, July 25, 2010
President Obama has certainly tripped over the race issue several time. The worst was the Crowley, Gates affair that required a beer summit to put to bed. Now, Obama is caught up in the
The NY Times reported:
The first black president should expand beyond his campaign security blanket, the smug cordon of overprotective white guys surrounding him...
Otherwise, this administration will keep tripping over race rather than inspiring on race.
CNN: Tea Party Ideology Is Racist, States Rights Is Racist
Obama Admin Urged British Officials to Use "Compassion" Fiction as Reason for Lockerbie Bomber Release
We now know the Lockerbie bomber may live another ten years, in spite of being released on the humanitarianism fiction he had only three months to live. Where did the British get the idea for this farce? They may have gotten it from the Obama administration. Politics UK is reporting, deputy head of the US Embassy in London Richard LeBaron, sent the following letter to to Alex Salmond, Scottish first minister.
It read: "If Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that Megrahi must be released from custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer."
This is a slap in the face of victims families.
President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi still have unfinished items on their Socialistic agenda. Harry Reid promised the Daily Kos
American Spectator reported:
"We're going to have a public option," Reid said. "It's just a question of when."
Reid's general comments reflected the same overall message to progressives that President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered earlier today. It essentially boils down to: We've done a lot of stuff, but... Read more here.
Harry Reid also indicated he is planning on changing filibuster rules.
Harry Reid to Netroots Convention: America “would be in a lot more trouble if we weren’t around.” (video)
Harry Reid to Netroots Convention: America “would be in a lot more trouble if we weren’t around.” (video)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Charles Rangel, a key member of Pelosi's most ethical congress "evah," is using campaign money to pay his legal bills while fighting ethics charges. This is obscene.
The NY Daily News reported:
That leaves the Harlem Democrat with no choice but to run for, and win, a 21st term in the House to keep raising campaign money to pay legal fees - which top $1.7 million, records show.
"It's perverse - he's got to keep doing it," said Solomon Wisenberg... Read more here.
President Obama sent a video to the Kos
He says "change is hard," and he urged hundreds of activists and bloggers in the audience to "keep making your voices heard."
“I’m Sorry He Won’t See The Country He’s Trying to Destroy”
Does being a liberal drive people insane?
Friday, July 23, 2010
The liberal ACLU has sued a Nebraska town over immigration regulations.
The WSJ reported:
Remember Fremont, Nebraska? In June, citizens of the 25,000-person town voted in favor of banning illegal immigrants from renting property or landing a job in the town.
The law, which requires town officials to evaluate the citizenship of anyone renting property, has put the town at the center of the roiling immigration debate.
On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of landlords, tenants and employers in Fremont.
Does Obama do anything besides plan vacations? Do you remember when Bush was criticized for going to his home in Texas?
President Barack Obama is taking his family back to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for summer vacation next month.
The White House announced the vacation plans on Friday, one day after disclosing that the Obamas would overnight somewhere along Florida’s oil-threatened Gulf Coast on the weekend of Aug. 14.
The Obamas are scheduled to arrive on the Massachusetts island on Aug. 19 and return to the White House on Aug. 29.
Facebook Deleted Sarah Palin Post Critical of Mosque Near Ground Zero, Claim Automated System Was Responsible.
Facebook deleted a Sarah Palin Post that was critical of a Mosque being built in NYC near Ground Zero. Facebook claims an automated system was responsible. Assuming Facebook isn't lying, their automated system flags posts critical of Islam? Facebook needs to provide more details, but don't hold your breath.
The Politico reported:
Facebook issued an apology Thursday for deleting a post by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes explained in a statement that a Palin post criticizing the building of a mosque near ground zero in New York City was removed by an automated system and had nothing to do with the content of the post.
Well known tax hiker and the man National Journal rated as the most liberal Senator four times, has registered his 76-foot luxury yacht in Rhode Island instead of his home state of Massachusetts. This move has saved him approximately $500,000 in sales and excise taxes. Liberals love to raise taxes, but they want someone else to pay them.
The Boston Herald reported:
Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I....
But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern....
Cash-strapped Massachusetts still collects a 6.25 percent sales tax and an annual excise tax on yachts. Sources say Isabel sold for something in the neighborhood of $7 million, meaning Kerry saved approximately $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000.
Kerry lost his most liberal Senator title to then Senator Barack Obama in 2007.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Today's fun video: Glenn Beck Takes Olbermann’s Shirley Sherrod “Special Comment” Apart (video)
Today, Harry Reid said about the Democrats Cap and Tax bill,
"We know we don’t have the votes..."
One thing is certain. If Harry Reid doesn't have the votes now, he will have less in 2011.
The Politico reported:
Senate Democrats pulled the plug on climate legislation Thursday, pushing the issue off into an uncertain future ahead of midterm elections where President Barack Obama’s party is girding for a drubbing.
Rather than a long-awaited measure capping greenhouse gases — or even a more limited bill directed only at electric utilities — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will move forward next week on a bipartisan energy-only bill that responds to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and contains other more popular energy items.
“It’s easy to count to 60,” Reid said. “I could do it by the time I was in eighth grade. My point is this, we know where we are. We know we don’t have the votes [for a bill capping emissions]. This is a step forward.”
This may be the dirtiest budget cut of all.
My Fox New York reported:
Things are getting so bad in Newark that the mayor has ordered the government to stop buying toilet paper.
It's part of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's belt-tightening plans that include reducing most city workers to a 4-day work week and shuttering city pools.
A key member of Nancy Pelosi's 'most ethical congress ever' has been charged with multiple ethics violations. The exact nature of the charges hasn't been revealed. Stay tuned.
A House investigative committee on Thursday charged New York Rep. Charles Rangel with multiple ethics violations, a blow to the former Ways and Means chairman and an election-year headache for Democrats.
The committee did not immediately specify the charges against the Democrat, who has served in the House for some 40 years and is fourth in House seniority. The announcement by a four-member panel of the House ethics committee sends the case to a House trial, where a separate eight-member panel of Republicans and Democrats will decide whether the violations can be proved by clear and convincing evidence.
President Bush made a huge financial commitment to fighting H.I.V. in Africa. He formed the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program. Since 2004, this program has spent $19 billion on antiviral drugs for Africans infected with H.I.V. Undoubtedly, this has saved millions of lives. President Obama isn't so generous with his homeland.
The New York Times reported:
Under the Bush administration, about 400,000 more African patients received treatment every year. President Obama’s Pepfar strategy would reduce the number of new patients receiving treatment to 320,000 — resulting in 1.2 million avoidable deaths over the next five years, according to calculations by two Harvard researchers, Rochelle Walensky and Daniel Kuritzkes. Doctors would have to decide which of the 22 million Africans afflicted with H.I.V. should receive treatment and which should not.
The Daily Caller has released more of the Journolist emails. These feature the liberal media celebrating President Obama's victory and discussing people they 'will no longer have to listen to." Eric Alterman, author of What Liberal Media, reveals his respect for those us in fly-over country who are more conservative than them.
“F**king Nascar Retards"
The Daily Caller reported:
LAURA ROZEN: People we no longer have to listen to: would it be unwise to start a thread of people we are grateful we no longer have to listen to? If not, I’ll start off: Michael Rubin.
MICHAEL COHEN, NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION: Mark Penn and Bob Shrum. Anyone who uses the expression “Real America.” We should send there a$$ to Gitmo!
JESSE TAYLOR, PANDAGON.NET: Michael Barone? Please?
LAURA ROZEN: Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich (afraid it’s not true), Drill Here Drill Now, And David Addington, John Yoo, we’ll see you in court?
JEFFREY TOOBIN, THE NEW YORKER: As a side note, does anyone know what prompted Michael Barone to go insane?
MATT DUSS: LEDEEN.
SPENCER ACKERMAN: Let’s just throw Ledeen against a wall. Or, pace Dr. Alterman, throw him through a plate glass window. I’ll bet a little spot of violence would shut him right the f**k up, as with most bullies.
JOE KLEIN, TIME: Pete Wehner…these sort of things always end badly.
ERIC ALTERMAN, AUTHOR, WHAT LIBERAL MEDIA: F**king Nascar retards…
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Video: ACORN Reconstruction MORE Assaults Chase Bank Branch to Celebrate Obama Signing Financial Reform Bill
As President Obama signed the financial regulation bill, the remnants of Missouri ACORN, reconstituted as MORE, assault a Chase Bank sales branch in St Louis. 40 angry leftists stage a protest including children, bullhorns, signs, professional organizers, and tips to a local news crew that involved storming the AMDOCS building and shutting down business for an hour. this morning.
Video: ACORN Reconstruction MORE Assaults Chase Bank Branch to Celebrate Obama Signing Financial Reform Bill
Tea Party favorite Rand Paul won the Kentucky GOP Senate primary in May. Democrats were excited by the victory in belief Rand Paul was vulnerable in the November election. VP Joe Biden predicted a victory for the Democratic candidate Jack Conway. The latest Rasmussen survey doesn't offer Democrats much hope making Biden's prediction come true. Rand Paul is holding steady at 49% for the third consecutive survey. Conway trails with 41% support.
It’s the same story in Kentucky’s race for U.S. Senate again this month. Republican Rand Paul continues to hold a modest lead over Democrat Jack Conway.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 49% of the vote, while Conway earns support from 41%. Four percent (4%) would prefer another candidate, while six percent (6%) more are not sure.
Support for both Paul has been at 49% for three straight surveys while Conway has held steady at 41% or 42%.
President Barack Obama's gave a set of DVDs to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Then, he gave queen Elizabeth an iPod containing his speeches. The British are now getting even. UK Prime Minister David Cameron has returned Obama's crassness by giving him Graffiti art.
The BBC reported:
A painting by a graffiti artist was among the official gifts to Barack Obama from David Cameron on his first trip to Washington as prime minister.
The work, Twenty First Century City, is by Ben Eine, said to be one of the PM's wife Samantha's favourite artists.
The 39-year-old artist recently sprayed the entire alphabet on shop shutters in a London street.
Here is a list of members via CNN’s Political Ticker:
Michelle Bachman of Minnesota (founder of the caucus) Todd Akin of Missouri Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland Joe Barton of Texas Gus Bilirakis of Florida Paul Broun of Georgia Michael Burgess of Texas Dan Burton of Indiana John Carter of Texas (Republican Conference secretary) John Culberson of Texas John Fleming of Louisiana Trent Franks of Arizona Phil Gingrey of Georgia Louie Gohmert of Texas Peter Hoekstra of Michigan Walter Jones of North Carolina Steve King of Iowa Doug Lamborn of Colorado Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming Gary Miller of California Gerry Moran of Kansas Mike Pence of Indiana (Republican Conference chairman) Tom Price of Georgia Pete Sessions of Texas (National Republican Congressional Committee chairman) Lamar Smith of Texas Cliff Stearns of Florida Todd Tiahrt of Kansas Joe Wilson of South Carolina
A Republican Hispanic group is opposing the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona’s new immigration law. We have to wonder what kind of names they will be called by the left.
FOX News reported:
The Arizona Latino Republican Association will become the first Hispanic organization in the country to actively oppose the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona’s new immigration law.
Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, Inc., said he will be joined by ALRA Chairman Jesse Hernandez and members of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association at an announcement Thursday morning in Phoenix.
ALRA will become the first group of Latino Americans to “put a foot forward legally” in support of S.B. 1070 by filing a motion to intervene against the Justice Department’s lawsuit challenging Arizona’s immigration policy, Klayman said.
“This is a way to tell the country that, ‘Hey, we’re Americans too and we believe in the rule of law,” Klayman told Foxnews.com. “It’s a way to say, ‘We got here legally and we contributed a great deal. We want the rest of the country to recognize that we’re with you’ [in the national immigration debate].”
A Quinnipiac University Poll has found 48% of voters don't think president Obama deserves reelection. By a margin of 39 - 36 percent, voters would elect any republican running against Obama.
A year after President Barack Obama's political honeymoon ended, his job approval rating has dropped to a negative 44 - 48 percent, his worst net score ever, and American voters say by a narrow 39 - 36 percent margin that they would vote for an unnamed Republican rather than President Obama in 2012, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 48 - 43 percent approval for Obama in a May 26 national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and a 57 - 33 percent approval last July, just before the political firestorm created by opposition to his health care plan galvanized political opponents and turned independent voters against him....
American voters also say 48 - 40 percent Obama does not deserve reelection in 2012.
Video via Jim Hoft.
Samir Khan is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Saudi Arabia. His family immigrated here when he was seven years old. For a while, Khan ran an extremist blog, called "Inshallahshaheed" ("A martyr soon if God wills"), that called for the death of U.S. troops in Iraq. Now, Khan is is the editor-in-chief of Inspire, Al Qaeda’s new online magazine. GOP Rep. Sue Myrick is calling for Samir Khan to be stripped of his naturalized U.S. citizen.
FOX News Reported:
A North Carolina man suspected of running Al Qaeda’s new online magazine should be stripped of his American citizenship and charged with providing material support to the terrorist group, a U.S. lawmaker said Tuesday.
U.S. intelligence officials believe that Samir Khan, a 24-year-old web-savvy radical from Charlotte, N.C., is the editor-in-chief of Inspire, Al Qaeda’s new online magazine that features an article purportedly written by Usama Bin Laden, as well as instructions on how to make a homemade bomb....
On Tuesday, Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Khan should be stripped of his citizenship and charged with aiding and abetting Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Obamacare care will extend coverage to 32 million Americans according to Democrats. Half of that extended coverage will come by adding 16 million people to Medicaid rolls. Unfortunately for them, many times Medicaid patients have poorer outcomes than those with no insurance at all.
Avik Roy makes a frequently overlooked point: Numerous studies suggest that Medicaid, the federal-state partner program that provides health coverage to low-income individuals, produces sub-par health outcomes. And that’s not only when compared with private insurance. In numerous studies looking at health outcomes for patients with specific maladies, Medicaid recipients fare worse or no better than those who have no insurance at all. And the cost for those outcomes is enormous; in 2008, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers, Medicaid accounted for more than a fifth of total state spending. Care to take a guess where fully half of the health insurance expansion in ObamaCare comes from? That’s right: According to the CBO’s projections, 16 million individuals are expected to enter Medicaid by the end of the decade. In some cases, that means that individuals who were previously on private health insurance will end up being shifted to Medicaid.
Video via NewsBusters:
MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Gets Testy Because Conservative Wants Equal Talking Time With Liberal Guest
Democrat Rep. John Adler is locked in a hotly contested race with Republican Jon Runyan for the NJ-3 congressional seat. The Adler released a highly questionable poll showing their candidate up by 17% over his GOP challenger. Questionable internal campaign polls aren't surprising. What shocked local political aficionados was the 12% to Independent Tea Party Candidate Peter DeStefano. No one had ever heard of him. DeStefano had no online campaign presence until after his name surfaced in an internal poll released by Rep. Adler. He had his name placed on the ballot by getting 237 signatures on a petition. He is running to the right of Republican Jon Runyan. The founder of the local Tea Party has no idea who Peter DeStefano is.
The tri-county West Jersey Tea Party said Peter DeStefano, who is running on the NJ Tea Party line this fall, was not representative of the movement.
"Peter DeStefano is not, and I emphasize, not a Tea Party candidate, by any stretch," said William Haney, the group's founder.
Haney is the founder of the Burlington County Tea Party, which changed its name to West Jersey to reflect the expansion of the group.
Aside from DeStefano's sudden appearance on the ballot and in Adler's poll, there are some other strange things about him. DeStefano is as critical of Runyan as he is of Adler. Strangely, he changed his voter registration from Republican to Democrat earlier this year before settling on Unaffiliated shortly before filing his petition. That is very strange for someone running on the right of the GOP as Tea Party candidate.
But his party registrations are only fuel on the smoldering fire as they show a switch to Democrat in April after more than a decade as a member of the GOP. In June, just five days before the primary that he says set him on his course, he switched his registration again, this time to unaffiliated.
Even stranger is the fact many of the signatures on his petition are longtime Adler supporters and Democratic activists.
Republicans said it was troubling that longtime allies and donors to Adler had signed DeStefano’s petition. They include Marshall Spevak, who has worked for the Camden County Democratic Committee, pollster Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Adler’s 2008 congressional campaign, and Adler’s state Senate office. He works on the campaign of Chris Coons, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in Delaware.
sked through a Facebook message last Thursday about his signature on the petition, Spevak wrote: “Yes, I signed that petition. I did so with regret because I was very disappointed in the Congressman’s (Adler’s) vote on health care.”
Runyan campaign adviser Russell responded: “That’s the most ridiculous, dishonest political spin I’ve ever heard....
GOP candidate Jon Runyan smells a rat.
The Daily Caller is reporting documents from Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, like-minded professors and activists prove the mainstream media tried to kill damaging stories about Obama's pastor of 20 years, Reverend Wright, in 2008. This is just the latest revelation of liberal pro-Obama bias in the news media. Recently, a MSNBC co-host admitted working with the White House on gulf oil spill talking points. Earlier this month, the editor of US News and World Report and publisher of the New York Daily News, Mort Zuckerman, admitted he endorsed Obama and actually “helped write one of his speeches.”
The Daily Caller reported:
It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. ...
Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”
Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller...
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