A President, Not a Potentate

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Obama as EmperorBy Alan Caruba

In 2010, before the midterm elections, President Obama said, “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends.”

Instead, it was the Democratic Party that got punished as voters rejected its candidates, rendering it some of its biggest losses since the Great Depression. The Republican Party gained 63 seats in the House of Representatives, recapturing the majority, the largest seat change since 1948.

In November 2014, the voters gave complete control of Congress to Republicans for the first time in eight years as they retained every one of the GOP Senate seats up for reelection and added six more to ensure a Republican majority.

What was apparent before the 2010 election and since has been a President who regards himself and his powers as that of a potentate, a monarch scornful of the Congress in the same way English kings scorned their parliament until forced to relinquish total power and grant individual freedom to their subjects. Read More..

Barbra Streisand Thinks the Obama Economy Is Great. What She’s Missing

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Barbra StreisandBy Stephen Moore

Poor Barbra Streisand. Just last month the renowned economist (who also describes herself as a “singer,” “actress,” and “activist”) penned an opinion piece titled “Have You Heard the Good News?” about how well the economy is performing under Barack Obama. It was a pep rally of sorts, and all that was missing were the pom-poms. “President Obama’s administration, with only opposition from the Republicans,” she gushed, “has steadily helped put more than 11 million Americans back to work in the private sector.”

Then two days later the dismal jobs report for March was released. Bad timing, for sure.

The statistic Streisand failed to mention was 6.6 million jobs. This is the deficit of payroll increases compared with the number at this point—five and a half years in, roughly the same duration of the Obama administration to date—in the Reagan administration, which oversaw the recovery of the 1980s. Where are those jobs? Yes, we’ve created 11 million jobs, but that number should be closer to 18 million. Of course, this gap of 6.6 million is even more startling when we take into consideration the population increase over the past 30 years. The jobs boom under Reagan dwarfs the meager Obama recovery even though Obama started with a jobs base nearly 50 percent higher! Read More..

An Activist to the End. Eric Holder’s Unprofessional Tenure.

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Eric Holder from http://spectator.org/articles/62099/activist-end

By George Neumayr

Eric Holder approached his time in the attorney general’s office not as a sober upholder of the law but as a straightforward liberal activist. He was appointed by President Obama not to enforce the law but to change and twist it according to liberal preferences. As he ends his tenure, he is taking a victory lap for his contributions to the cause.

That this work meant thwarting the will of the America people doesn’t bother him in the least. Referring to gay marriage, he wrote recently, “I am proud to have had the opportunity not only to watch this great national pivot, but to take part in it.” By “national pivot,” he means the legal elite’s disregard for existing law in favor of their ideology.

Most attorney generals have taken pride in defending the law. Holder takes pride in having ignored it. He brags that “I recommended to President Obama that the Department of Justice no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act,” an act of defiance that his liberal counterparts on the Supreme Court ended up rewarding. Holder is now urging the Court to disregard the Constitution as originally written and impose gay marriage on all the states. Read More..

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State Dept. May Give Iran $50 Billion “Signing Bonus” Just for Showing Up

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

RedArrowWAIMHlargerEDITOR’S COMMENT: Even with all the caving in by President Obama on this so-called agreement, my first response to this story was that it had to be a joke. Even this administration couldn’t be that clueless or stupid! Apparently, they are even worse than we imagined, which is almost impossible. I’ve reflected on this “signing bonus” payment to try and arrive at some semblance of competency here, and the only thing that I could think of was that possibly President Obama finally showed his negotiating skills, when Iran may have demanded $55 billion as a “signing bonus”, but Obama wouldn’t accept paying more than $50 billion, as his ‘red line’. Naturally, he considers this a major victory! One could easily argue that we are allowing Iran to have $50 billion to go ahead and make their nuclear weapons and expand their terrorism efforts. What a disaster! Read More..

Co-founder of Greenpeace Explains Why He Is a Climate Skeptic

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

Blown forecast global warming

By Rick Moran

Got yer dose of schadenfreud for the day right here…

The co-founder of the granddaddy of green groups, Greenpeace, explains in a Heartland editorial why he is a climate skeptic Patrick Moore, who left Greenpeace in 1986 because, in his words, it “took a sharp turn to the political left” and “evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas,” pulls no punches when criticizing his former colleagues in the green movement:

I am skeptical humans are the main cause of climate change and that it will be catastrophic in the near future. There is no scientific proof of this hypothesis, yet we are told “the debate is over” and “the science is settled.”

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Hillary Vows to Protect Americans From the 1%, While Being Funded by the 1%

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

Clinton EstateBy Paul Joseph Watson

Hillary Clinton’s promise to represent “everyday Americans” is completely at odds with her personal lifestyle, obsession with money, and the fact that her 2008 campaign was funded by giant transnational banks.

Hillary’s presidential announcement was followed by a campaign video in which the former Secretary of State decried the fact that, “The deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.”

By “those at the top,” Hillary is presumably referring to the 1% – Wall Street cronies, transnational banks and huge corporations – in other words the very entities that bankrolled Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign. Read More..

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