President Barack Obama’s first post-election radio address centered on the themes he pushed in his speeches in Chicago Tuesday and in the East Room Friday. Obama couched his reelection victory as giving him the authority to focus on job creation his way, with protections for the middle class and deficit reduction paid for by the nation’s wealthiest. The way to avert the year-end fiscal cliff, he said, is the very proposal he has been making for months on the campaign trail. “The message you sent was clear: You voted for action, not politics as usual,” he said.
Comments: Taxes. That´s what they voted for, that´s what they´ll get.
I was just crunching some numbers after thinking about Obama´s supposed "mandate". In 2010 (latest data available) there were 217,342,419 eligible citizen voters in the US. In 2012 Obama received 61,710,131 votes or approx 28% of eligible voting age people. The 61,710,131 votes that Obama received in 2012 is 7,788,385 fewer than he received in 2008, and is even 318,154 fewer votes than Bush got in 2004. Not much of a mandate....
Waiting for the wealthy Dems who voted for him to figure out that they have shot themselves in the foot. Will feeling "patriotic" make up for the "contribution" they will have to make to Obie´s government? It´s their wealth he wants to redistribute.
Whe Bill Clinton in 1992 received 43% of the vote, he said it was a mandate. When a reporter asked him to clarify that statement, Bill said, ´even a one vote victory is a mandate.´ The only mandate President Zero has includes Reggie Love.
Mr. Big Shot desperately needs to be reminded that the voters also agreed with 240 REPUBLICAN congressmen in the House. When Obama sneers "I won" at Mr. Boehner, the only appropriate response is "So did I."
Vote "present". Let the rubes have their taxes and let the Democrats own the depression. Don´t cave on anything that would shift composition of electorate, i.e. amnesty. fire Reince. Fire McConnell. Hire Sununu, Wayne Allyn Root, Liz Cheney, or Ann Coulter ( iff she apologizes for Christie Creme) for GOP Chair. Hire Rand Paul or Rubio for Senate Majority Leader. Recruit some sane, disciplined, cunning, professional, conservative candidates for 2014.
A tax increase on the rich won´t make a dentin the deficit and that isn´t the reason anyway. The left will spend the money before the first dime comes in. Blue states all over the country have raised taxes on the rich and they´re as underwater as ever.Europe has VAT taxes and high gas taxes and their still broke.
One of the left´s biggest schemes over the past 15-to 20 years has been building condo projects in cities hoping to lure high rollers back in to help the tax base.This was a big reason for the eminent domain the liberals on the SC agreed with.Never mind that private property seizures are unconstitutional unless it´s for roads or similar needs.Now, a lot of these condo projects set unfinished because the banks cut them off or the completed ones have been converted to public housing units that HUD is paying for.
The worst part of the higher taxes scam is Obama will carve out blocs of his donors from paying them.Just like carving out over half the country for paying for Obamcare,like felons.
Once and for all we have rid ourselves of this fatal delusion that if we give Zippy what he wants, in two years he will be held accountable. He will NEVER be held accountable. This is not happenstance or default. Powerful forces that shape events in this country have gone to a lot of trouble and expense to ensure that this man is never caught and will never be held accountable for anything. This weasel has escaped. Let us concentrate on getting Congress back in ´14 and routing his would be successor in ´16.
Obama´s campaign was a policy-free zone. There was nothing to agree upon. He won the election because more people decided to stick with the status quo than to change. It´s as simple as that. I don´t see much of a mandate considering his failure to run on anything of substance.
Cheater. A rational universe would disallow all Philadelphia votes in light of Republican poll watchers being ejected from polling places. Imagine that scenario with the parties reversed. Someone would also do an in depth study of the crucial counties in Ohio where there were several allegations of bused in voters, thanks to unions.
On the other hand I don´t know why Allen West and myself care about blatant voter fraud. The Republican party and the previous Republican administration did NOTHING to prevent all of this when they had the chance.
I´m really surprised that Republicans don´t have recounts in other states where fraud was reported. Are their investigations going on regarding illegal ballots, etc.? I haven´t heard of any except our competent state of FL.
When Bush won over Kerry, I recall Sen. Schumer saying that the Republicans had to remember that there were many democrats who didn´t vote for Bush, and their opinions had to be considered. The Republicans couldn´t just do what they wanted, said the Senator.
Well, there are many of us who didn´t vote for Obama. Turnabout is fair play, Sen. Schumer.
LUNENBURG, Mass. —Investigators say the mother of a Lunenburg teen whose home had racist graffiti sprayed on it last month is a "strong suspect" in the case. According to the search warrant, Isaac Phillip´s mother, Andrea Brazier, replied "OK" when an FBI agent said she was the one who spray painted graffiti on the house. Watch Report "Most of the leads we have followed up throughout the investigation have led back towards the house," said Lunenburg police Lt. Michael Luth. When asked if police considered Brazier a strong suspect, Luth responded, "I would." Court documents also claim Brazier made false statements and then asked
The fight for Christmas took a hit this week when politics bigfooted a troupe of adorable little ballet dancers performing “The Nutcracker.” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is scheduled to interview President Obama on Thursday night at American University as part of the “Hardball College Tour.” MSNBC approached AU to host the chat, and officials jumped at the chance for a free, hour-long commercial for the university and its students. But the interview, announced Tuesday morning, abruptly kicked the Ballet Petite’s rehearsals of”The Nutcracker” out of AU’s Greenberg Theatre. That didn’t sit well with the ballet school’s staff, teachers and parents who
Well, it’s not like there’s any danger of this stuff crossing the porous border into the US… Tepojaco (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexican authorities scrambled Wednesday to find a truck containing “extremely dangerous” radioactive material used in medical treatment that was stolen by two gunmen two days ago, officials said. The white Volkswagen Worker truck was transporting a teletherapy device containing cobalt-60 when it was stolen Monday in the central Hidalgo state town of Tepojaco, near Mexico City, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. (Snip)So they found the container, just not the incredibly dangerous material that was in it. The
A fourth student at the University of California Santa Barbara has come down with a strain of meningitis similar to the one that sickened eight Princeton University students in New Jersey, authorities said. The California students began getting sick about three weeks ago, according to a university statement. One student had to have both legs amputated, ABC News has learned. "He´s from my hometown. I hope he is doing well," said David Burkow, another student. "It´s just kind of scary because there is a constant fear." The California school has suspended social events, including sorority and fraternity parties, to avoid
With a ruling by a federal judge on Tuesday that Detroit is eligible to enter bankruptcy, the fate of the city’s art collection — one of the finest in the country — now moves front and center in the legal battle over the city’s future. But the judge, Steven W. Rhodes, questioned for the first time the push by some of the city’s largest creditors to sell paintings and sculpture from the Detroit Institute of Arts, a sale that could generate hundreds of millions of dollars or more. While he did not say specifically that the art should be spared,
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board has removed the Association of Commuter Rail Employees as a participant in its investigation into the December 1 fatal derailment of the Metro-North passenger train in the Bronx that killed four people. Organizations designated as parties to investigations sign an agreement to abide by NTSB rules during an investigation, but on Tuesday, the chairman of the union, Anthony Bottalico, spoke to the media and discussed what he thought happened during the derailment and engineer William Rockefeller. “While we value the technical expertise that groups like ACRE can provide during the course of an investigation, it
A truck carrying potentially "extremely dangerous" radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency said the truck was carrying cobalt-60, used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer. An IAEA statement Wednesday said the truck was stolen Monday while taking the material to a radioactive waste storage center from the northern city of Tijuana. The IAEA said the heist occurred in Tepojaco, a town near Mexico City, and describes the load as `´extremely dangerous" if damaged or removed from its protective shielding. It said Mexican authorities are searching for the material. The statement provided
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in