Government By Fiat: Quietly, on Christmas Eve while no one was looking, President Obama unveiled his regulatory plans for the coming year. Why all the secrecy? What´s he got to hide? Plenty, it seems. By law, Obama was supposed to issue his regulatory plans last April. But, as with so many other things, he simply ignores the laws he finds inconvenient. Who´s to stop him? Even the Associated Press has noticed: "Since the election, the Obama administration has quietly reopened the regulations pipeline" on everything from "workplace safety to a crackdown on Wall Street," the news service wrote last week.
Every day when I wake up a little bit more of the America I knew and loved has been destroyed. The ignorance of the American public is almost too much for me to bare. Because of their stupidity we will all go down that rat hole to hell. I don´t see us coming out of this mess for a long, long time. If Mitt had won at least there would have been a good chance for us to have turned this mess around. Mitt was right when he said the 47% who received goodies from the government through the taxation of the workers were lost to the "dark side" (my choice of words).
RUSH: John Podesta again has been brought in by Obama to fix this mess, the mess being Obama´s plummeting approval numbers. Now, there is nothing that Podesta can do to repair the damage that´s been done in terms of Obama´s honesty, the perception of his trustworthiness, there´s nothing he can do. So what do liberals do in this case? Now, there´s a truism, folks, gosh, I wish everybody understood this. Liberalism is, no matter what you think, still the minority viewpoint in this country. Among informed people, it is the minority viewpoint. There are a lot of people that vote Democrat
The conservative Republican Study Committee, the bastion of right-wing strategy on Capitol Hill, has fired its longtime executive director Paul Teller, accusing him of leaking conversations with lawmakers. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the chairman of the RSC, asked for his resignation, according to a senior Republican aide. Scalise announced the move at a Wednesday RSC meeting on Capitol Hill, a lawmaker present told Politico. “Paul was divulging private, member level conversations and actively working against strategies developed by RSC members,” said the senior GOP aide familiar with the group.
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how Republicans need to improve their appeal to women, especially unmarried ones. Commentators offer various advice; a longtime Republican strategist says “GOP congressional leaders should unveil a comprehensive women’s agenda” and “legislation that has a positive [message] that will help female voters in an attempt to soften their image.” The RNC’s much-hyped Growth and Opportunity Project cautions that: Republicans need to talk about people and families, not just numbers and statistics. . . . Women need to hear what our motive is . . . Those are things that cannot be
RUSH: I´m looking at the latest Obama polling data. Folks, there´s a crack in the dike, and I don´t think there´s anything to fix it. A hole in the dike, a crack in the dike, or something. It is bad. And I don´t think that there´s anything they can do about it. They brought in John Podesta, they brought him in from his think tank that George Soros buys, Clinton´s former chief of staff, and all Podesta is is a hack. Podesta is a tactician, and he comes up with strategies and tactics to hopefully destroy conservatives and Republicans. That's not gonna save Obama. The conservatives and Republicans don't have anything to do with this.
RUSH: I had a number of e-mails from people who thought that I dropped the ball yesterday because I didn´t mention the upcoming budget deal. People thought... The Stick-to-the-Issues Crowd thought that I had dropped the ball. I was spending too much time on jocularity and frivolous, fun things, when the Republicans were about to give away the bank in budget negotiations with Patty Murray and the Democrats. I didn´t drop the ball; I just didn´t discuss it for a very simple reason: There´s nothing I could have done. There´s nothing I could have said on the radio yesterday. There's no interview I could've conducted that was going to
RUSH: Are you aware of the controversy over that selfie Obama took of himself and the prime minister of Denmark and David Cameron? And there´s more than one photo. I mean, this guy, folks, we gotta be up front here. There is no question Obama was enjoying whatever was going on between the two of them. He took a selfie in the middle of the ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and in all of the pictures Michelle is not looking pleased, not involved, not engaged, not looking happy. In fact, in the series of photos that have been taken, Obama gets up to leave to go make his speech, and when he comes back, Michelle has taken his seat
The last time a divided U.S. Congress passed a budget deal, President Ronald Reagan was denying he traded arms for Iranian hostages and the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion was fresh in Americans´ minds. But a House Republican and a Democratic senator hope they´ve found a compromise that federal legislators can live with. Washington state Democrat Patty Murray and Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan announced a proposal late on Tuesday that Ryan said focuses ´on where the common ground is´ between America´s two political parties, a deal that would balance the federal budget ten years from now and sidestep the threat of government
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans