President Obama never disappoints. When the monthly unemployment rate fails to drop, forget it. What’s important is the number of jobs created. But when the rate actually does drop, forget the growth (or lack of it) in jobs. It’s the rate that matters. And don’t blame Obama for the persistence of slow economic growth and high joblessness. That’s the “new normal.” As for the millions of dropouts from the job market, that’s no big deal, hardly worth more than a passing mention.(Snip) No president in my lifetime has been covered so favorably and so gingerly.
My angst is primarily because I do not understand what is going on. I have never seen anything like it. Obama is one stud if he can kick a Clinton to the curb. Could it be that Obama is going forth "conquering, and to conquer". As the pastor of First Baptist, Dallas is onto something about "Obama paving the way".
Not trying on my tin hat just yet - but something different is going on. Can´t you smell the electricity in the air?
#2. not sure I feel electricity in the air, but I do see a seething resentment and anger and arrogance in many of the 14% of the population, now that one of their own is President. I was naive enough to think that we were all Americans, grew up in a mixed neighborhood and really, really was not aware of racial division as a kid growing up. Fast forward to 2013, and I see a President putting us all in our own little boxes, separated by race, gender, economics, age, education, etc. Separate and divided. BY democrat PLAN. With the assistance of the msm. Questioning the fiscal policy of this man makes a person "racist". Questioning the foreign policy of this man makes one "racist"..get the idea? Now I seethe and feel resentful. This is not going to end well, I fear.
The press will never hold this president accountable for his actions. They don´t want to, and even if they did, they don´t have the courage or integrity to do so. But Republicans should. Conservatives should. Every conservative elected official should directly criticize his lies, evasions, and gutless silence when he should speak. Take it to him, every time. Tell the truth and don´t pull any punches. This man is so ill equipped to deal with criticism (or with the truth) that he will fold like a cheap tent. He can´t take the heat. He´s spineless. All hat. No cattle.
I unpacked a box of dishes today. It was a box of dishes I packed because I couldn´t afford rent on my apartment anymore and I actually moved in to my office to live for about a month until a friend let me couch camp in his living room. That was the time my business disappeared overnight. 9 months later I had lost everythig I owned. All gone. I had put that box of dishes into storage along with a few other posessions. I looked at the date of the newspaper I used to wrap my plates bowls and glasses in. It was December 15, 2007. Now a little over 5 years later my business is completely gone as an Architect. My California license is due for renewall in February for $300.00. I am letting it go. What´s the use. I don´t have the money and no business where I actually need it to work. That´s the new normal for me. Thanks Barry, hope you had fun in Hawaii. Looks like Hawaii for Christmas and New Years is the new normal for Zippy and his Wookie.
#5. Please try to renew your license. My younger son planned to be an Architect, but lost his ambition and chose drug addiction. YOU did it, you passed those boards..please don´t give up. OR perhaps try to relocate in TX or FL. Failure can be an opportunity, if you let it be. Good Luck.
The people who have been pushing the affirmative action and diversity agendas for the past fifty years will not let 0bama fail. Even if he is more naive and stupid than Jimmy Carter, as mouthy and arrogant as muhammed ali and as clueless as Joy Bahar. They will prop him up with everything they have, including the kitchen sink.
The simple truth is that he doesn´t have what it takes to lead this country in normal times. In this problem-laden atmosphere he really sucks.
I´ve seen this many times over my working career - an affirmative action hire/promotion can´t cut the mustard, and everyone bends over backwards to prop him/her up long past the time it is obvious that he/she can´t do the job. Eventually, they´re quietly retired or moved over to the side and someone competent takes over to clean up the mess. Unfortunately, it can´t happen to BO. We´re stuck with him for four more years.
yes. where are the silent, compliant republican "leaders?" i, for one, can´t be more disgusted with the bunch in the house who are the only firewall between america and evil. silence. silence. silence. compliance.
FTA: "But the press corps loves to zing presidents for reneging on campaign vows."
After Zero was elected, he said he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. You know, because these debts are unpatriotic. Gee, I was so sure the press would bring this trillion dollar deficit thing up during the "supposed fiscal cliff" debate, or whenever Zero brings one of his DOA zero-vote-getting budgets to Congress, or when they sweet talk innocuous questions to him at his rare press conferences. Ow, my ears hurt from the sound of media crickets.
Let´s face it, the press corpsemen could have a field day with Zero´s habitual lies and self-contradictions. It´s despicable that we have both a president and a press corpse so completely devoid of ethics.
I´ve never seen anything like the Teflon Thug er President we have now. #5 Texas isn´t far enough away from this tyranny so I´m making my plans. Sure I´m stupefied by the house leadership, Boehner is the wrong man at the wrong time too. The press is on standby to assassinate the GOP opposition, until the freebies stop and chaos errupts we are in a lose lose situation.
Peelousy, who ranted and raved about Bush´s 5.6% unemployment rate is now bragging about the 7.8% unemployment rate. Isn´t she just so special than she can turn on a dime and lie through her dentures and the drive-by media just sucks it up as divine wisdom?
Nobody is coming for your guns, they said. Nobody is taking away your rights, they said. This is all about public safety, they said. Nearly a year ago, the New York legislature passed the toughest gun control law in the country known as the S.A.F.E. Act. It was rushed through in the middle of the night and as soon as it landed on Governor Cuomo´s desk, he signed it without asking questions. Now, local and state government are taking the opportunity to crack down on regulations already on the books which means for many, turn in your guns or leave.
An academic was the first to cross the invisible line. “The ultimate check on presidential lawlessness is elections and, in extreme cases, impeachment,” Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz told Representative Darrell Issa at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on the president’s duty to uphold the law. With that first mention of the “i word,” leaks began springing from the dam that had been holding back the House GOP lawmakers united by frustration with President Obama’s executive abuses. Republicans have been watching impotently as Obama has walked all over the law, with increasing brazenness the further he gets into his tenure.
A beloved American teacher was shot dead in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, just days before he was supposed to return to the U.S. for the holidays, the school´s principal said. Ronnie Smith, 33, had been teaching chemistry at the International School Benghazi for about 18 months and was "very much loved," principal Peter Hodge told NBC News. “He was the most amazing person, more like a best friend or a family member," said student Yomna Zentani, 18. "After everything that happened in Libya, we were losing hope and he was the only one who was supporting us,
Sarah Palin, in her first public reaction to MSNBC host Martin Bashir´s resignation following an on-air attack against her, said Thursday that Bashir´s comments were "par for the course." "Six years ago, I probably would have been personally hurt by such an attack," the former Alaska governor told Fox News. "Now, no, I look at it as it´s kind of par for the course." Bashir, in scripted commentary, said last month that someone should defecate in Palin´s mouth. He was invoking an old slave punishment in response to a speech by Palin, a Fox News contributor, comparing the national debt
On Thursday, Clear Channel started announcing major lineup shifts in three of its biggest markets. In Los Angeles, Limbaugh will be moving from the top talk station in the market, KFI, to its sister station, KTLK, which will be flipped from a liberal talk station to a primarily conservative talker anchored by Limbaugh. Breitbart News has learned that Clear Channel will soon be announcing a similar change in San Francisco, as well as confirming the long expected move in New York from Cumulus-owned WABC to WOR, which was purchased by Clear Channel last year. These moves are not unexpected from
Hourly wage increases advocated by labor groups could kill more than 450,000 jobs, according to a new report. Union-backed labor groups, including Fast Food Forward and Fight for 15, are staging nationwide walk-outs and demonstrations at fast food chains across the country calling for starting wages of $15 per hour. Their success could spell economic disaster for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s 2.5 million fast food workers, according to an analysis from the Employment Policies Institute. “We find that roughly 460,000 jobs would be lost in the fast food industry as a consequence of a $15 minimum wage,” the EPI
The Democratic rift over entitlements deepened this week as a top party contender for governor in Pennsylvania came under fire from liberals after a think tank of which she is co-chairwoman criticized economic-populism messages of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Liberals demanded that gubernatorial candidate Allyson Y. Schwartz cut her ties with Third Way after two of its top officials wrote an op-ed criticizing Ms. Warren and Mr. de Blasio by name, saying they are pushing a “‘we can have it all’ fantasy.” The activist groups Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee
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.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon