Hi, everybody. As a nation, our top priority is growing our economy and creating good middle class jobs. That’s why this week I’m speaking to you from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, because few areas hold as much promise as what they’re focused on right here — harnessing American energy. You see, after years of talking about it, we’re finally poised to take control of our energy future.
This man must be insane. His habit of flying around this country making campaign speeches almost every day is really his way of giving every one of us the finger and saying ´what are you going to do about it´.
Why can´t congress stop the funding of this squandering of our taxes?
He does not consider his use of fuel when he and Michelle are flying all around in AF1 and AF2 taking separate vacations. His 40 car motorcade consumes a lot of fuel even when he goes to a local hamburger joint for a photo op.
I´m even more confused. He touts our (private sector) new energy production, re: natural gas and oil, yet he STILL opposes Keystone. AND the fuel economy standards set for the near future are completely unreasonable.
Ya know, I´m beginning to really dislike President Teh One.
Hello, I’m Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Today, our nation and the Commonwealth of Virginia face tremendous challenges. Citizens are seeking leaders who are willing to speak out and stand up for our first principles and take on a federal government that is out of control, eating away our liberty and crushing opportunity. This gross government overreach is best exemplified in the so-called Affordable Care Act. ObamaCare represents one of the largest and most reckless expansions of government in the more than 200-year history of our nation.
Hi everybody. This week, because Democrats and responsible Republicans came together, the government was reopened, and the threat of default was removed from our economy. There’s been a lot of discussion lately of the politics of this shutdown. But the truth is, there were no winners in this. At a time when our economy needs more growth and more jobs, the manufactured crises of these last few weeks actually harmed jobs and growth. And it’s understandable that your frustration with what goes on in Washington has never been higher.
If we could somehow tap into Barack Obama´s vast reservoir of cynicism, this country might possibly achieve some of his green energy blather. The Phony Uniter spent the last several weeks implying Republicans are extremists like -- hmm, what other global group do Americans commonly associate with extremists? The GOP, he suggests, is a party captive to ideological crazies determined to send the global economy into a fatal tailspin sucking prosperity from the lives and dreams of billions just to thwart Obama´s not-so-grand healthcare scheme. [Snip] Wait ‘til you see who Obama blames now.
According to the nation’s highest-ranking spectator, President Obama, the fiscal crisis was all about Congress. "I will not negotiate over whether or not America keeps its word and meets its obligations." – Barack Obama “The leaders up in Congress, they can work through whatever processes they want. But the bottom line is either you´re having good-faith negotiations in which there´s give and take, or you´re not.” – Barack Obama.
Last month, the Army released a remarkable video. It’s from the combat helmet cameras of a Medevac helicopter crew in Afghanistan. [Snip] As the helicopter touches down by a remote village, you see, out of a cloud of dust, an American soldier. He’s without his helmet, standing in the open, exposing himself to enemy fire, standing watch over a severely wounded soldier. He carries that wounded soldier to the helicopter, places him inside. And then, amidst the whipping wind and roar of the helicopter blades, he leans in and kisses the wounded soldier on the head.
The good news is we have endured 1,729 days of this guy. The bad news is there are still 1,193 left. His pettiness and lack of leadership helped produce and prolong a record duration of high unemployment, the worst economic ´recovery´ in decades, record deficits, record national debt, a wasted trillion dollars in stimulus, record youth and black employment hardships, untold lies about the unfolding disaster called ObamaCare and Benghazi and so many other things. The country´s latest fiscal crisis continues this week [Snip] It didn´t have to be this way.
Fallon: Joe Biden canceled a speech at a Democratic fundraiser the other night because of the partial government shutdown. Then it got awkward. When the committee announced Biden wasn´t coming, attendees doubled their donations. Fallon: A new study says 9% of Americans have considered giving up their U.S. citizenship. It’s gotten so bad that even Obama said, "Are you sure I wasn´t born in Kenya?" Fallon: Things aren't exactly going smoothly for the Olympics over in Russia. In fact, yesterday President Vladimir Putin lit the Olympic torch in a ceremony and just minutes later a gust of wind
Public opinion polls, the experts always tell us, are merely snapshots of American opinion at a moment in time. OK. So, let´s pull together a whole bunch of snapshots and arrange them in an album. See if collectively they perhaps tell us a larger story about the condition of America and Americans 1,724 days into President Obama´s reign of error: Six out of ten Americans now believe their federal government has become too powerful. And that’s just the beginning.
It sure looked like a news conference. There was President Obama standing at the White House Briefing Room podium while, seated in front of him was the usual array of media representatives, 12 of whom got to ask questions Tuesday afternoon. But it wasn´t a news conference. A news conference contains news, something we did not know before. None of the nearly 10,000 words Obama uttered during those 66 minutes were new. He´s all for talking, just not negotiating. [Snip] But what interested us in this Obama non-news news conference was what was not said.
This isn´t another column about the shutdown -- of the American government. It’s about the attempted shutdown of Iran´s economy in a bank-shot bid by President Obama and allies to stop Iran´s nuclear weapons development, which its new president denies having, which no one really believes. The stakes are high since Iran is the region´s major exporter of terrorism. It could provide a nuclear weapon to such groups. Iran´s aggressive acquisition of a weapon of mass destruction would likely set off a regional arms race. And it´s the latest test of Obama´s soft diplomacy. [Snip] In fact, a new study
Conan: Our government will be shutting down this week. So, folks, get ready for absolutely no noticeable difference. Leno: We´ve had 17 government shutdowns since 1976. The longest was those four years during Jimmy Carter´s presidency. Conan: Today was the Obamas’ 21st wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, the President forgot. So, tonight he’ll experience a different kind of “shutdown.” Leno: Tonight at midnight all non-essential White House personnel will be sent on leave. So, more bad news for Joe Biden.
The good news is President Obama finally canceled his entire extraneous trip to Asia, which was set to start tomorrow. Not because he´s going to conscientiously immerse himself in solving the ongoing government shutdown like a real president. But because, of course, how it would look otherwise. This keen student of politics apparently realized, or someone tipped him, that the optics of Obama convivially chatting up and negotiating with Asian leaders and a sultan in four faraway countries looked a little funny with his own government paralyzed.
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable. Every year on Aug. 4, the president´s birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the
The Affordable Care Act´s botched rollout has stunned its media cheering section, and it even seems to have surprised the law´s architects. The problems run much deeper than even critics expected, and whatever federal officials, White House aides and outside contractors are doing to fix them isn´t working. But who knows? Omerta is the word of the day as the Obama Administration withholds information from the public. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is even refusing to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a hearing this coming Thursday. HHS claims she has scheduling conflicts, but we hope
An unnamed Obama administration official claimed that the White House feared GOP subpoenas would slow their work on the Obamacare website, leading to keeping its design in-house with "trusted campaign tech experts" that seemed to have spectacularly failed at creating a successful commerce website. In a Politico article lamenting the second week of failed performance of Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare insurance website, the unnamed official attempts to explain why the whole thing has been such a dismal failure: it´s the Republican´s fault. "Facing such intense opposition from congressional Republicans," Politico wrote, "the administration was in a bunker mentality as it built the enrollment
The debt deal simply hastens the day of reckoning The conventional wisdom is wrong. The mainstream media — and their parrots in the Republican establishment — are claiming that President Obama decisively won the government shutdown battle. In fact, the narrative being peddled is that the GOP brand has been badly damaged, paving the way for a possible Democratic Party takeover of the House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. This is puerile nonsense. Tea Party Republicans, led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, may have lost the battle, but they are poised for a major victory in the larger Obamacare war. Liberal
The Obama administration’s hostility toward media and efforts to crack down on whistleblowers and leakers has created “a tremendous chilling effect” on substantive reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists and veteran reporters said Thursday.The CPJ issued last week a scathing report, written by former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr., on the effects of the Obama administration’s efforts to control press coverage, burnish its image, and thwart unauthorized leaks. Downie joined a panel at the New America Foundation that included Joel Simon, executive director of the CPJ, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor at the Washington Post, to
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he might not be good at calculus, but he knows how to legislate. Reid told The Huffington Post that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is smart, but he can’t outmaneuver the 26-year veteran in the halls of Congress. “He might be able to work a calculus problem better than I can,” Reid said Thursday. “But he can´t legislate better than I can." Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are credited with brokering the deal that ended the government shutdown. Reid said the House’s decision to go along with a deal to end
Of all the bitter fruit of the Barack Obama disaster, the most bitter may be the sense of hopelessness that has descended on Americans, especially the young. Has there ever been anything like it in our history? Even on the eve of the Civil War, was there this much pessimism about our future? Gallup wasn’t around in those days, but I wonder. For a simple measure of how the Obama administration has crushed any sense of hopefulness in the American people, take a look at the survey that Rasmussen Reports does periodically on whether America’s best days are behind her,
Here’s a question for conservatives and Republicans: Going into the 2012 Election Day, or even in the last few days before Election Day, did you think Mitt Romney was going to win? A couple of months ago, did you think the strategy of threatening to shut down the government or prevent raising the debt ceiling, to force the outright repeal or defunding of Obamacare, would really work? Romney lost by 4,967,508 votes, 126 Electoral College votes, and 3.85 percentage points. That’s not very close. Obamacare isn’t going to be repealed this year, and it’s not going to be defunded. So the
In a statement delivered from the White House this morning, President Barack Obama said that now that Congress has enacted a continuing resolution to fund the government--that includes funding to implement Obamacare--he would like to negotiate with the House with the aim of enacting the immigration bill passed by the Senate earlier this year. The key provision in that Senate bill would allow illegal aliens currently in the United States to become legal residents here and get on a "path to citizenship." Critics of the "path to citizenship" call it an "amnesty" because it lets foreign nationals breaking U.S. law--including U.S. immigration
Hollywood action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been quietly lobbying key politicos for a legal loophole or a constitutional change that would clear the path for him to run for president in 2016. If allowed, Mr. Schwarzenegger would face off against Hillary Rodham Clinton, The New York Post reported. “Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016,” a source said, The Post reported. “He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules.” The actor was born in Austria, making him ineligible to
As they wrap up their 13-month probe into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans, congressional investigators have zeroed in on a press release issued the day before the murders by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. They also are seeking fresh testimony from former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Staffers with the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations told Fox News they have reached the preliminary conclusion – as the Obama administration has long maintained – that no military rescue or remedy was feasible on the night of September 11, 2012, when U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens
"Forward the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!" he said. Into the Valley of Death, Rode the 600. –Alfred, Lord Tennyson. On an October morning in the Crimea, 1854, British Lord Cardigan led his 600-strong cavalry force into a frontal assault of a fully dug-in and alerted Russian artillery battery. The charge was courageous. And it was suicidal. The Light Brigade was ripped apart in the Valley of Death. Commenting on the bravery and utter futility of the attack, French Marshal Pierre Bosquet declared: "C´est magnifique, mais ce n´est pas la guerre. C´est de la folie." ("It is magnificent, but it is