Dana Milbank, liberal reporter for the Washington Post, wrote a post Sunday entitled “Would We Be Better Off Under a President Hillary Clinton?” Reading the article you’d have to deduce that he thinks we would. Obama saying they got a “shellacking” but it’s “something every president needs to go through” prompted Milbank to remember the famous Hillary 3 a.m. phone call. “When there is a crisis…there’s no time for speeches or on the job training,” it said. “I wondered whether Democrats would be in the fix they’re in if they had chosen a different standard bearer,” Milbank writes. You think?
Republican Senator George Voinovich of Ohio has joined Delaware Democrat Senator Tom Carper of Delaware in proposing a 25 cent per gallon tax increase. These lawmakers want to increase the gas tax a penny each month for 25 months and apply the money to reducing the deficit and making transportation infrastructure improvements. Republican Rob Portman will take Voinovich’s place in January – none too soon to get this idiot out of office.
Something’s up, something’s going on that we are just beginning to hear about, thanks to Tuesday’s overwhelming Republican victory.
Various news sites are beginning to leak info on the Obama White House and what the Democrat party is doing to protect itself from his toxic touch. Today on his radio program, Rush Limbaugh echoed the idea that something’s afoot as well.
In several articles at opinion-maker.org and Politico, reporters are talking about leakers and what they have to say.
Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei of Politico co-authored “President Obama is Isolated Ahead of 2012.” They quote unnamed Democrats who say they “are skeptical that Obama is self aware enough to make the sort of dramatic changes they feel are needed in his relations with other Democrats or in his very approach to the job.” In addition, they say “he’s isolated himself from every group that matters in American politics.”
Wayne Madsen at opinon-maker.org goes much further.
According to that website, a blogger who calls himself Ulsterman talks of a reign of terror at the White House on leakers. Among the explosive findings there:
Democrats pushed Obama on this trip to get him out of the country as they attempt to sort through Tuesday’s political disaster.
There is guerilla warfare between Obama’s inner circle and Nancy Pelosi, James Carville, Howard Dean, Joe Biden and Bill Clinton. Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett and mother-in-law Marion Robinson are the few people Obama listens to.
Biden has been approached by Democrats who want to invoke the 25th amendment and remove Obama from office. However, he indicated he worries too much about the chaos that would ensue to endorse such a move.
According to these sources, even the Congressional Black Caucus is ready for Obama’s removal, questioning his grasp of reality.
Others allege that ex-CIA people have been released across the globe to look for documents and dossiers incriminating to Obama.
There has been talk of Obama taking prescription anxiety medications.
Two recent incidents get particular attention.
Obama’s behind the scenes fury after the seal of the president fell off his podium at the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Speech alarmed many. He made light of it at in front of the audience, but afterwards seemed convinced that people were conspiring against him.
Then when Obama campaigned in Rhode Island and failed to endorse the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, eyebrows were raised. When he left the special $7,500 a place fund raiser afterwards to ‘”tuck in my daughters, walk the dog and scoop the poop,” attendees were upset and alarmed at his diffidence.
Alex Sink, the losing Florida gubernatorial candidate, echoed the fears of many when she accused him of being “tone deaf.”
Will the Democrats sit by and let Obama wreak further havoc on their party? These writers don’t think so. Read more about it at www.opinion-maker.org (“White House: Obama Conducting Reign of Terror”) and www.strata-sphere.com/blog/.
What are Californians thinking? Last Tuesday they accelerated their state’s decline, and to use the analogy President Obama favors, gave the keys back to the same reckless people who got it there.
On November 2, voters did not oust a single incumbent state legislator. They re-elected Democrat Barbara “worked so hard” Boxer. They rejected a Republican gubernatorial candidate savvy in business and economics for Jerry Brown, who, some say, launched this spending spree. They elected Gavin Newsom, the uber liberal San Francisco mayor, as their lieutenant governor. They voted in favor of a jobs killing green plan. The only red in their electoral preferences is not Republican red but red ink.
This is all fine and good if that’s what the state wants, but unfortunately for them, the rest of us don’t. And the rest of us are where their money came from and will come from.
The federal government is providing California with $40 million a day to cover their unemployment payouts. One out of 8 Californians is currently unemployed. In addition, they already owe $8.6 billion. The $362 million that they are supposed to pay next September is nowhere in sight.
Perhaps the voters figured Democrats would give them a waiver and that the rest of us will happily comply.
Somehow, I don’t think Mr. and Mrs. Middle American Taxpayer agree. Many states have balanced their budgets and their residents understood that some belt tightening would happen. But nobody wants to tighten their belt for someone carelessly enlarging theirs.
Seems California will have to reach rock bottom before any progress can be made there. But the rest of us don’t have to go with them.
Glenn Beck will do a full hour show on George Soros Tuesday. He will examine the “puppetmaster” on Fox News Channel at 4.
“US Chamber Targeting George Soros?” is the title of an interesting article at The American Thinker. It quotes a piece on US Chamber of Commerce chief Tom Donohue in Business Week titled “Obama’s Tormentor.” Donohue hints that he has something in the works. Check it out at www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_46/b4203070002219.htm. It’s time someone took a look at Soros’ funding of political groups and his penchant for undermining world currency.
Jake Tapper of ABC News reports that Mayor Mike Bloomberg had some choice things to say about Obama. After a round of golf they enjoyed when the president was visiting Martha’s Vineyard in August (in between ice cream and lobster breaks) Bloomberg told Rupert Murdoch that Obama is “in my life the most arrogant man I’ve ever met.” Maybe that’s why we haven’t heard anymore suggestions that Bloomberg would join Obama’s cabinet or advisors.