Monday, February 28, 2011

Governor Scott Walker Schools Clueless Obama in Press Release

For shame…
Walker completely pwned President Obama today in his press release.
JSOnline reported:

Gov. Scott Walker on Monday afternoon responded to comments President Barack Obama made earlier in the day about the protests in Madison:

I’m sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I’m sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.

Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.

I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.

Sacrifice: The Obamas Personal Trainer Flies to DC From Chicago a Few Times a Week

Rest assured, Mike Huckabee will aggressively defend this practice ASAP.

From J.P. Freire at the Washington Examiner:

With a schedule as hectic as President Obama’s it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help — but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? And in a recession? According to Ashley Parker at the New York Times, Obama’s fitness czar Cornell McClellan comes out to D.C. every week:

Mr. McClellan grew up practicing martial arts, eventually earning a black belt, and as a college student realized that he had a knack for working with people. He owns Naturally Fit, a personal training and wellness center in Chicago, and now spends part of his week in Washington at Mr. Obama’s request.

“It was an easy sell for me, because I thought of it as kind of a duty, to serve the president,” said Mr. McClellan, who works out with the first couple, often in the early morning, at the gym in the White House residence. Mr. and Mrs. Obama both try to exercise for at least an hour every day, and Mr. McClellan says he usually sees them two to four times a week, depending on their schedules.

Read the rest here.

The “buy local” campaign the White House pushes must be meant for the rest of us — there are dozens and dozens of personal trainers in the DC area.

The White House has expressed a desire to reduce carbon emissions produced by the government, and Obama recently allowed 40,000 federal employees to telecommute for a week to cut down on travel emissions. It seems as if a trainer a thousand miles away could be just as effective appearing in the gym on a big screen TV.

And if all other workout options failed they could play “where’s my purse” to stay in shape as prescribed by Let’s Move — it’d be cheaper and better for the environment than flying a guy to and from DC several times a week.

Update: I’ve gotten a couple of emails that, to make them sound more politely disagreeable than they actually were, said, “if it’s their own money and not taxpayer money paying for it, it’s really none of your business.”

I’d agree wholeheartedly if this wasn’t coming from a slice of America continually telling us that our drives to and from work — not to mention how much we run our lawnmowers and how far our food had to travel before reaching our refrigerators — are killing the planet, but can find nothing wrong with flying in Richard Simmons from Timbuktu three times a week to supervise pilates and sit-ups.

Doug Powers -

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gaddafi: Obama Is of Muslim Descent, He Is a Friend

Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi praises Barack Obama today and acknowledged his Muslim descent.
It’s not the first time he said that Obama was Muslim.

Gaddafi said the whole Arab world is ready to throw their financial support behind this Muslim candidate back in 2008.

YNet News reported:

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi considers the US president a blessing to the Muslim world. In a speech published in London-based al-Hayat newspaper on Saturday, Gaddafi praised Barack Obama, called him a “friend” and said there is no longer any dispute between his country and the US.

Speaking in the Libyan city of Sirt at an event marking the 24th anniversary of an American attack on Libya, he said, “At the time, we were the target of the American cannon, the American navy challenged us in the gulf of Sirt and attacked us all along Libya’s shores. America tested Libya, and the Libyan people resisted the large country, but today, thank God, the difference is great.”

He said, “Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.”

Gaddafi stressed that Obama’s presidency is “a major historical gain” and said, “He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible, since he is now leaning towards peace.”

The far left media is REALLY going to hate him now.

That’s weird? Obama’s mentor is linked to Gaddafi too.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Obama Quicker to Denounce Governor Walker Than Mubarak

Obama was quicker to denounce Wisconsin Governor Walker for his efforts to cut spending than he was Mubarak… And Iran shooting protesters… And Russia invading Georgia… And….

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker to Obama: We’re Focused on Balancing Our Budget. It Would Be Wise for the President to Focus on Balancing His Budget

President Obama won’t like this.
He won’t like this one bit.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today told reporters, “I think we’re focused on balancing our budget. It would be wise for the president and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budget.”
Cubachi reported:

While Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is doing his job and tackling the debt problem his state has incurred from previous administrations, who avoided the growing problem.

Now Walker has to deal with President Obama, who not only has the DNC and Organizing for America aiding in the protests of these union members, he has to deal with a president who admittedly has no idea what is in the governor’s bill, but calls it an “assault to the unions.”

“Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions…”

Governor Walker responded to Obama:

I think we’re focused on balancing our budget. It would be wise for the president and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budget, which they’re a long ways from doing,” Walker told Fox News.

Breaking: State-Run Media Ran Interference for Obama By Spiking Logan Assault Story

The state-run media ran interference for President Obama by spiking the Lara Logan Tahrir Square assault story. They knew it would damage Obama who helped push American ally Hosni Mubarak from office.
Jewish World Review reported:

A funny thing happened on the way to the glorious democracy ostensibly emerging in Egypt. CBS reporter Lara Logan, “covering the jubilation” as CBS put it, was surrounded by a mob of men screaming, “Jew, Jew!” who beat and sexually assaulted her. She is currently recovering in a U.S. hospital from injuries described as “serious.” Despite the fact that the incident occurred last Friday, CBS sat on the story until it became apparent that other members of the media had gotten wind of it. Why? The bet here is that this incident interferes with the mainstream media-established narrative regarding the true nature of some “freedom-loving” Egyptians. People yearning for democracy aren’t supposed to be anti-Semitic thugs or sexual predators as well. Thus, a genuine news item became an “un-story.”

…What is really going on in the Middle East? Upheaval–of a largely undefined nature. Where is it leading? Despite mountains of “expert” analysis, one really knows, not even the participants themselves. The American news media? A pack of Walter Durantys with narratives as tailored as those the NY Times Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter spun about the great “democratic reformer” known as Josef Stalin. A group of narrators as practiced in the art of taqiyya, which is defined as lying to protect Islam, as the Islamists themselves…

…And not just Islamists. In my entire career as a columnist, I can’t recall a time when so many members of the Fourth Estate were so willing to run interference for a president and his administration. Can anyone remotely imagine CBS spiking the same story if George W. Bush were president? Lara Logan would have been the poster girl for “unrealistic expectations of democracy in Egypt.” Bush would have been thoroughly excoriated for his idea that freedom is “G0d’s gift to mankind,” even as Barack Obama’s water-carriers have been characterizing the events in Egypt as “one the great triumphs of the human spirit” (Thomas Friedman, NY Times), or “a massive eloquent validation of the moral force and power of non-violent civil disobedience” comparable to the “legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.” (Clarence B. Jones, Huffington Post).

Obama Opens Up New Front in War on America (Wisconsin Edition)

He refused to meddle in Iran. He recently threw a US ally under the proverbial bus in Egypt. Along the way, he has chastised a long list of US allies, states and cities, including India, Arizona, Israel and Las Vegas.

And now President Obama is targeting middle America:

President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin's broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits while planning similar action in other state capitals.

Obama accused Scott Walker, the state's new Republican governor, of unleashing an "assault" on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would nullify collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.

The president's political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to mobilize thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.

By the end of the day, Democratic Party officials were working to organize additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers. Some union activists predicted similar protests in Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Source: Washington Post
Let's just hope that Obama's stunning incompetence overrides his incredible lack of respect for state issues and the political process.

House GOP Cuts Obama “Czars”

In an era when cutting federal spending is an absolute necessity, killing two birds – or in this case nine – with one stone is a pretty good start. From Politico:

The House voted Thursday to dethrone nine White House “czars.”

Republicans successfully added an amendment to the continuing resolution that would leave President Barack Obama’s senior advisers on policy issues including health care, energy and others out of a job.

The vote was 249-179.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) offered the amendment that blocks funding for various policy advisers to combat what he called “a very disturbing proliferation of czars” under Obama.

“These unappointed, unaccountable people who are literally running a shadow government, heading up these little fiefdoms that nobody can really seem to identify where they are or what they’re doing,” Scalise said Thursday. “But we do know that they’re wielding vast amounts of power.”

The jobs on the chopping block: White House-appointed advisers on health care, energy and climate, green jobs, urban affairs, the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, oversight of TARP executive compensation, diversity at the Federal Communications Commission and the auto industry manufacturing policy.

Read the whole thing.

Democrats spent the Bush years braying about the expansion of executive power and a “disregard for the Constitution’s separation of powers.” But Obama has taken unaccountability to a whole new level of unconstitutionality. The Carol Browner fiasco, detailed in this article, and the evidentiary fraud committed by Elena Kagen while working in the Obama White House merely prove the point, and reinforce the need for more direct congressional oversight. Defunding the “czars” is a good first step.

Alaska Gov. Parnell refuses to enact Obamacare law because it’ll “violate his oath”

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell declared that his state will not implement Obamacare overhaul after a judge in Florida struck down the law as unconstitutional.

Parnell recently asked his Attorney General to decipher whether it’ll be lawful for him as a governor to implement such an unconstitutional law. Yesterday, he decided that as Governor, it’ll be a violation of his oath, to implement Obamacare.

He told the Juneau Chamber of Commerce that Alaska will pursue lawful, market-based solutions to make insurance affordable and accessible to the people of Alaska. Since he calls the Florida judge’s ruling the law of the land (unlike a certain president), he will pursue other market-based solutions.

As you may know already, Alaska was one of 26 states that participated in the Florida lawsuit.

Governor Sean Parnell was on Greta’s show to discuss his decision.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ruling Declaring Obamacare Unconstitutional Was Predicted In 2008 By…Barack Obama

This is President, then candidate, Barack Obama in 2008 answering a question on the Ellen Degeneres show about the health insurance mandate included in then-Presidentical candidate and Obama rival Hillary Clinton’s health care plan:

She’s have the government force every individual to buy insurance, and I don’t have such a mandate because I don’t think the problem is that people don’t want health insurance. It’s that they can’t afford it …

Well, if things were that easy, I could mandate everybody buy a house, and that, you know, and that would solve, you know, the problem of homelessness. It doesn’t.

Ed Morrissey notes that this wasn’t the only time Obama spoke out against an insurance mandate:

OBAMA: Let’s break down what she really means by a mandate. What’s meant by a mandate is that the government is forcing people to buy health insurance and so she’s suggesting a parent is not going to buy health insurance for themselves if they can afford it. Now, my belief is that most parents will choose to get health care for themselves and we make it affordable.

Here’s the concern. If you haven’t made it affordable, how are you going to enforce a mandate. I mean, if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house. The reason they don’t buy a house is they don’t have the money. And so, our focus has been on reducing costs, making it available. I am confident if people have a chance to buy high-quality health care that is affordable, they will do so. That’s what our plan does and nobody disputes that.

If only Obama had followed his own advice.

After Obtaining Their Own Waivers… SEIU Fights GOP Obamacare Repeal Vote

The SEIU lobbied hard today against the GOP amendment to repeal Obamacare.

This is despite the fact that several SEIU chapters have been granted Obamacare waivers.
The Hill reported:

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is lobbying hard against the amendment offered by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) to repeal the healthcare reform law.

SEIU has sent e-mails to Senate offices urging lawmakers to vote against the proposal to unwind President Obama’s signature domestic initiative.

“A vote in support of this amendment is a vote to raise out-of-pocket healthcare costs for working families and takes away critical consumer protections provided to Americans for the first time,” SEIU urged senators, according to a copy of the e-mail obtained by The Hill.

The lobby informed senators that a vote for McConnell’s amendment would count against them on its legislative scorecard.

SEIU’s outspoken defense of the law has prompted charges of hypocrisy from Republicans, given that some of the union’s chapters have sought waivers exempting them from a key provision of the law requiring the phaseout of health plans with low caps on annual benefits.