Saturday, January 24, 2009

Without Preconditions Begins: Obama and His "Charm Offensive" To Initiate Talks With Pro-Terror Syrian Government

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Bashar Assad, Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah



From Telegraph "Syria Will Be The First Rogue State to Get Barack Obama Charm Offensive":



Diplomats and Democrats in Washington have confirmed that Mr Obama wants to persuade the Syrian leader, Bashar Assad, to cooperate with the West, in the hope that he will loosen his country's close ties to Iran, forcing Tehran to the negotiating table as well.


Both countries are accused of arming and sponsoring the terrorists groups Hamas and Hezbollah, funneling extremists and weapons into Iraq and attempting to purchase and develop nuclear technology. A Syrian nuclear plant was destroyed in an Israeli air attack last year.



Other senior sources in Washington say that there will be a "Syrian track" to American diplomacy under Mr Obama.


But dealing with Syria is a diplomatic minefield, as former prime minister Tony Blair discovered to his embarrassment during a previous thaw. On a visit to Damascus after the September 11 attacks, Mr Blair had to stand side by side with President Assad at a press conference while the Syrian dictator lectured the West about terrorism and praised Hamas, which has its political headquarters in Damascus, as freedom fighters.

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Obama had this to say about Israel's attack on Syria:


Now, we don't know exactly what happened with respect to Syria. We've gotten general reports, but we don't know all the specifics. We got general reports in the run-up to the Iraq war that proved erroneous, and a lot of people voted for that war as a consequence.


And let's keep this mysterious Obama-(Syrian National) Tony Rezko-Syria connection, from Leftist blog WizBangBlue:

  1. Long-time Barack Obama supporter and campaign insider Tony Rezko was born in Syria and raised among Muslims. Rezko traveled the world for five years putting together business and real estate deals for famed-boxer Muhammed Ali.

  2. Muhammed Ali [aka Cassius Clay] is a Muslim.Elijah Muhammad (the man who officially renamed Clay) led the Black Muslim and Nation of Islam movement in the United States from 1934 to 1975.

  3. Tony Rezko still has ties to Syria. He is know to have investments, real estate holdings and relatives in metro Damascus

  4. Barack Obama's foreign policy adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski traveled to Damascus, Syria last February.

  5. Brzezinski was President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser during the time that the ayatollahs rose to power, and was in office when Iran became an anti-western Islamic state. Brzeninski saw no threat in this.

  6. In 2005 Tony Rezko's company Rezmar partnered on a deal to build a nuclear power plant in Iraq.

  7. Tony Rezko's Rezmar Corporation has been implicated in the FBI investigation of Rezko.

UPDATE:

Senior Hamas leader Khaled Mishaal was congratulated on Saturday by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, who praised Hamas for their "legendary victory" following the Israelis' 22-day aggression against Gaza.

Just saying, maybe we should re-think this one, Mr. President.

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Rush Limbaugh Responds to President Obama

Yesterday, President Obama took a shot at talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in a "bipartisan" meeting with members of Congress.

In a letter today to National Review's Byron York, Limbaugh strikes back:


There are two things going on here. One prong of the Great Unifier's plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. And who knows? Are ideological and philosophical ties enough to keep the GOP loyal to their voters? Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.

Secondly, here is a combo quote from the meeting:

"If we don't get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can't let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That's how things don't get done in this town."

To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective. Obama's plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR's New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing "eternal" power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.

Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn't they have to buy the new furnishings? What's the difference in that and Merrill loaning that money to a decorator, contractor and goods supplier to remodel Warren Buffet's office? Either way, stimulus in the private sector occurs. Are we really at the point where the bad PR of Merrill getting a redecorated office in the process is reason to smear them? How much money will the Obamas spend redecorating the White House residence? Whose money will be spent? I have no problem with the Obamas redoing the place. It is tradition. 600 private jets flown by rich Democrats flew into the Inauguration. That's fine but the auto execs using theirs is a crime? In both instances, the people on those jets arrived in Washington wanting something from Washington, not just good will.

If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle.

One more thing, Byron. Your publication and website have documented Obama's ties to the teachings of Saul Alinksy while he was community organizing in Chicago. Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy's Rules for Radicals:

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

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The Conservative Stimulus Plan That Actually Makes Sense

At least some Republicans still believe in Conservatism and fiscals responsibility.

Here is a proposal from The Republican Study Committee (RSC) not being reported in the media.

The Republican Study Committee is a group of over 100 House Republicans organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative social and economic agenda in the House of Representatives.

The Republican Study Committee is dedicated to: -- a limited and Constitutional role for the federal government, -- a strong national defense, -- the protection of individual and property rights, -- and the preservation of traditional family values. The group has played a major role in key policy areas including budget, appropriations, taxes, education, Social Security reform, defense, deregulation, and general government reform. The Republican Study Committee is an independent research arm for Republicans.


The Republican Study Committee (RSC) is introducing the Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Tax Relief Act of 2009—to provide some much-needed, incentive-based relief to job creators and to reduce the cost that government imposes on middle-class families.


The RSC’s Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Tax Relief Act is designed to provide broad,growth-oriented, permanent incentives for economic activity across all sectors and industries, with immediate application and sustained, long-term implications. This will ensure that Washington takes a back seat to Main Street and job creators are empowered to do what they do best—create jobs.

Highlights: The RSC’s Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Tax Relief Act is based on three main themes: 1) Support Families through Tax Relief; 2) Provide Economic Relief or American Businesses and Entrepreneurs; and 3) Save Future Generations from a Crushing Debt Burden.

Support Families through Tax Relief:

  • Five Percent Across the Board Income Tax Cut.
  • Increase the Child Tax Credit from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Make the Lower 15% Rate on Capital Gains and Dividends Permanent.
  • Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax on Individuals.
  • Permanently Repeal Required Distributions on Retirement Accounts.
  • Make All Withdrawals from IRAs Tax- and Penalty-Free During 2009.
  • Increase by 50% the Tax Deduction on Student Loans and the Tax Deduction on Qualified Higher Education Expenses.

Provide Economic Relief or American Businesses and Entrepreneurs


Full, Immediate Expensing. By uncapping and accelerating the expensing, this provision would encourage the purchase of assets with which to grow a business.


Significant Reduction in the Top Corporate Income Tax Rate. The bill would immediately cut the top corporate income tax rate from 35% to 25%, aligning it with the average rate in the European Union. By allowing businesses to keep more of the money they earn, this provision would encourage the expansion of businesses, the hiring of more workers, and an acceleration of investment, while making American companies more competitive internationally.

End the Capital Gains Tax on Inflation. By effectively reducing the amount of a gain that is taxable, this provision would encourage the movement of capital in 2009 and spur voluminous economic investment.


Simplify the Capital Gains Rate Structure. By encouraging corporations to sell unwanted assets, this provision would unleash funds and materials with which to create jobs and grow the economy.


Make the R and D Tax Credit Permanent: The purpose of this tax provision is to spur research and development in the private sector.


Extend the Carryback Period for Net Operating Losses to Seven Years. This legislation would extend this period from two years to seven years, which will smooth out changes in business income, and incentivize private sector investment and job creation.

And finally, The Crushing Debt Burden, the best part!

1) NO Trillion Dollar Spending Spree. Even before Congress enacts one penny of spending from a “stimulus” bill currently being put together by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid, this year’s deficit is projected to be, by far, the highest peacetime deficit in the history of the country— 8.3% of GDP. And this is because federal spending is projected to be 24.9% of GDP (also the highest figure in American history, excepting World War II), even before any new spending is enacted. This legislation does not contain one penny of new spending, and rejects the idea that massive new government spending will lead to an economic recovery. Borrowing from one part of the economy and redistributing it to others will not grow the economy.

RegularFolksUnited has these comments from supporters of the Republican plan.

"The RSC's tax cuts are sorely needed in this environment. Currently, businesses are burdened by an above average corporate tax rate and investors have little reason to go near the stock market...If you want to encourage economic growth, you need legislation that will change incentives and give people a reason to invest, produce, and hire more workers." - Pat Toomey, President, Club for Growth

"By stepping forward with a limited government economic stimulus package, the RSC is helping to keep the torch of freedom burning bright. While it is likely the Democrats will ram through their own, bloated, big - government stimulus, people will see as we begin to slip deeper into recession that the bold ideas of the RSC, centered on freedom and empowering the individual, are the only true way towards economic recovery." - Dick Armey, Chairman, FreedomWorks


"Unlike other so-called 'stimulus' ideas supported by the Pelosi-Obama-Reid troika, the ideas contained in your bill set the stage for strong growth in 2009 and permanently after that...Your bill should be the conservative alternative to trillion-dollar bailouts and massive spreading of wealth." - Grover Norquist, Chairman, Americans for Tax Reform.

'Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council' and 'American Conservative Union' Give Support, according to an RSC press release 1/23/2009.

See if your Representative is a member here. Spread this information around, get your friends talking about this pro-growth, tax cut plan vs. the Democrats wasteful, pork-laden plan.

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"Your Weekly Address" by President Obama, GOP Response





Some highlights, full transcript here.


"Our economy could fall $1 trillion short of its full capacity"


So lets spend $1 trillion dollars of funny money to fix it? Huh?



"In short, if we do not act boldly and swiftly, a bad situation could become dramatically worse."



Thanks for another positive, upbeat dire apocalyptic message of hope.



"We’ll save taxpayers $2 billion a year by making 75% of federal buildings more energy efficient, and save the average working family $350 on their energy bills by weatherizing 2.5 million homes."



So, let's spend $1 trillion to save $2 billion? Oh, and here's a better way to save Americans $350 -- cut taxes. Ever think of that? No?



"We’ll launch an unprecedented effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov."



Oh really? Root out unnecessary spending?



"But if we act now and act boldly; if we start rewarding hard work and responsibility once more; if we act as citizens and not partisans and begin again the work of remaking America, then I have faith that we will emerge from this trying time even stronger and more prosperous than we were before."



Take your own advice, Mr. President. You are playing partisan politics, sir.


House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the GOP response.



“We had a productive meeting with the President this morning and, as he requested earlier this month, presented him with a series of proposals to get our economy moving again. Our proposals are rooted in the belief that fast-acting tax relief, rather than slow-moving and wasteful government spending, is the most effective way to create jobs and put our economy back on track. They provide relief to those who need it most: middle-class families, job seekers, small businesses owners, the self-employed, and homebuyers.



“Rather than spending too much, too late as the congressional Democrats’ proposal does, our proposals let the American people keep more of what they earn to spur investment, encourage savings, and create more private-sector jobs. I thank our Republican Whip, Eric Cantor, for leading the Working Group that developed these proposals, and hope the President and congressional Democrats consider our ideas to get more money back into the economy as quickly as possible.”


We know how Cantor's plan was received by The President.

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You can view the House Republicans’ economic recovery proposals here .


We also encourage you to visit readthestimlus.org.

From the site, this is a great link to see exactly how your tax dollars are being wasted by Democrats:

Thanks to the efforts of a great group of volunteers, we've now completed our first pass at entering all the actual dollar appropriations from the bill into a Google spreadsheet. You can view the results here.

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Open Government: Obama Tells GOP "I Won, I Will Trump You On That"; Takes Jab At Rush Limbaugh

Apparently bipartisan now means you can come over and visit but I'm going to do what I want anyway; you can talk, but I don't have to listen.


Remember, President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.

Politico reported yesterday:

President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.


The exchange arose as top House and Senate Republicans expressed concern to the president about the amount of spending in the package. They also raised red flags about a refundable tax credit that returns money to those who don’t pay income taxes, the sources said.




From Fox News:

"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.


One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.


"There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said. "We shouldn't let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done."


That wasn't Obama's only jab at Republicans today.


While discussing the stimulus package with top lawmakers in the White House's Roosevelt Room, President Obama shot down a critic with a simple message.


"I won," he said, according to aides who were briefed on the meeting. "I will trump you on that."


The response was to the objection by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to the president's proposal to increase benefits for low-income workers who don't owe federal income taxes.


Anyone sensing a theme?



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Blago Makes His Case: No Poetry, But Did Talk About Old Westerns

Blago made his case today for preservation of his constitutional rights.


We have no jokes. We have nothing about Blago "rubbing his taint" on anyone or anything.


This has now become X-Files, News of the Weird material.


We Heart Blago!








From The Chicago Sun Times:


On Friday, Blagojevich voiced two specific complaints, the first being that the trial rules deny him an opportunity to challenge the charges against him or the documents on which the charges are based.


This is not true.


The governor cannot block the introduction of evidence that he may object to, such as an unsigned letter or a newspaper article; but Rule 14 of the Senate’s trial proceedings lays out exactly how he can challenge the “sufficiency” of such evidence. This evidence — if his argument carried the day — then would be set aside by the Senate.



Unfortunately, the governor’s attorneys blew off Friday’s deadline for making “sufficiency” challenges.



The governor’s second specific complaint is that he cannot call witnesses in his defense.



Again, this is not true.



Under Rule 15 of the impeachment trial proceedings, the governor will, in fact, be able to call witnesses, although only in each case with the Senate’s approval. The same restriction — the Senate must approve — also holds true for prosecution witnesses.



We have to wonder why Blago keeps mentioning Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and Jesse Jackson, Jr.

You don't suppose that the Rezko-familiar Blago has some dirt on these people... and The President, do you? Hmmm....

And then his attorney resigned.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Laura Ingraham's Separated at Birth Winner? Robert Gibbs, Press Secretary/Peter Griffin, Family Guy


This is just hilarious. Thanks Laura!
***
Here are the new lyrics to The Family Guy theme song.
Gibbs: It seems today,
That all you see,
Obama is so groovy,
there's bias on T.V.
Barack: But where are those good old fashion values....
All: On which we used to rely?!
Lucky there's Obama guy!
Lucky there's a man who,
positively can do,
all the things that make our legs...
Stewie: tingle inside!! (alternate lyric: "Eff-ing cry")
All: It's
O-BAM-A
GUY!

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Warning to President Obama: Former Gitmo Prisoner Back in Action! Number Two Man For Yemen's "al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula"

"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals." President Barack Obama 1/20/2009

So you are sure you want to do this, Mr. Obama?

Just 10 days ago, The Pentagon confirmed that at least 61 former detainees have returned to the war against America.

Make that 62.


Today we learned that another former detainee has re-joined al Qaeda to take up arms against American interests.


A Saudi man who was released from Guantanamo after spending six years inside the U.S. prison camp has joined al Qaeda's branch in Yemen and is now the terror group's No. 2 in the country, according to a purported Internet statement from al Qaeda.

The announcement, made this week on a Web site commonly used by militants, came as President Barack Obama ordered the detention facility closed within a year.

The Yemen branch - known as "al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula" -said the man, identified as Said Ali al-Shihri, returned to his home in Saudi Arabia after his release from Guantanamo about a year ago and from there went to Yemen. The Internet statement, which could not immediately be verified, said al-Shihri was the group's second-in-command in Yemen and his prisoner number at Guantanamo was 372.
Your own hero, Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War because he wanted Confederate "detainees" to spill the beans. He wanted to win the war. He wanted to preserve America.


From Slate.


On April 19, 20,000 Confederate sympathizers in Baltimore tried to stop Union troops from traveling from one train station to another en route to Washington, causing a riot. So on April 27 Lincoln suspended the habeas corpus privilege on points along the Philadelphia-Washington route. That meant Union generals could arrest and detain without trial anyone in the area who threatened "public safety."


Habeas corpus is the only common-law tradition enshrined in the Constitution, which also explicitly defines when it can be overridden. Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution says, "The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it."



"Invasion of the public safety," Mr. President. Keep that in mind next time you try to appease your Liberal-ACLU-Bleeding Heart friends.

Yes, Lincoln's action were controversial. Yes, not everyone supported it.

To paraphrase President Bush, sometimes doing what is right is more important than doing what is popular.

Sometimes IT IS necessary to put safety ahead of our ideals! The terrorists we are at war with are not worthy of human rights. Any person who will sacrifice his own life to cause death and destruction to thousands or people does not deserve "Civil Liberties".

If your family was in peril, Mr. President, would you place ideals over safety?

We think not. The American People are now your family, too. This is the job you signed up for, sir. Please, take your American Family seriously.

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Presenting "The Tarp Song"!

Just for fun! If we can't laugh at our politicians then there is no point in voting for any of them!


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Obama Gets Irritated at Press...Again. Refuses to Answer Questions Over Inconsistent Lobbyist Rules

Politico's Jonathan Martin asked a simple question and wanted a simple answer.



President Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press corps Thursday night, but got agitated when he was faced with a substantive question.


Asked how he could reconcile a strict ban on lobbyists in his administration with a Deputy Defense Secretary nominee who lobbied for Raytheon, Obama interrupted with a knowing smile on his face.

"Ahh, see," he said, "I came down here to visit. See this is what happens. I can't end up visiting with you guys and shaking hands if I'm going to get grilled every time I come down here."

Pressed further by the Politico reporter about his Pentagon nominee, William J. Lynn III, Obama turned more serious, putting his hand on the reporter's shoulder and staring him in the eye.


The President continues to believe he owns the media. We wanted to offer some advice, Mr. President. You don't. Will all due respect, sir, not everyone in the country is in love with you. There will be tough questions. Get used to it.



As far as Lynn, we told you so. Politico reports on exactly the same kind of BS Waiver loophole in the "Ethics" Order we reported this week.



The committee will await the administration’s assessment as to whether the new rules will preclude Mr. Lynn, who was a registered lobbyist for a defense contractor, from participating in key Department of Defense decisions, and if so, whether a waiver will be forthcoming and what the scope of the waiver will be,” Levin said.

At the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs was quick to rally around Lynn. And at the Pentagon, Gates said that he personally wanted Lynn as his top deputy, despite possible conflicts of interest.


“I asked that an exception be made, because I felt that he could play the role of the deputy in a better manner than anybody else that I saw,” Gates told reporters at news conference.

Is this the change? The Administration is going to say one thing and do another?

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Hey! Good News! "Bush" War on Terror Is Officially Over

This is news to us!? Should we throw a party?

Washington (Com)Post:

President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it...


Why the "war on terror" in quotes? Bush made the whole thing up? This is the Liberal Media saying, "This so-called war on terror" or "Alleged war on terror". What are they talking about? As Bush defined it? Because no one else ever called it that?

"The terrorists are at war with us." -- Barack Obama August, 2007.

From O'Reilly interview last September.

O'REILLY: OK. Let's start with national security. Do you believe we're in the middle of a War on Terror?

OBAMA: Absolutely.

Key components of the secret structure developed under Bush are being swept away: The military's Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility, where the rights of habeas corpus and due process had been denied detainees, will close, and the CIA is now prohibited from maintaining its own overseas prisons. And in a broad swipe at the Bush administration's lawyers, Obama nullified every legal order and opinion on interrogations issued by any lawyer in the executive branch after Sept. 11, 2001.


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This story is going to blow up, more...much more to follow... Robert Gibbs refused, twice to use the phrase "War on Terror".

This is going to be the tactic. By refusing to define it as a "war", the Obama team is setting us up for disaster.

The "transparency" is turning into ambiguity. Parse the words of this Administration.

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Hope at Last! NY Governor Paterson Taps Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat to Replace Hillary Clinton In US Senate


We proudly salute New York Governor David Paterson who announced today that Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand will replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the US Senate.



Gillibrand, whose family and politics have strong Republican ties, is friendly to the NRA and voted against the TARP bailout in September, The Village Voice reported.

The irony is that Paterson may be swinging from the nation's most prominent Democratic family to one with strong Republican ties. Gillibrand's father, Doug Rutnik, is an Albany insider and lobbyist whose ties to former GOP powerhouses Joe Bruno, George Pataki and Al D'Amato are legendary.



Ironically, Chuck Schumer, who defeated D'Amato in 1998, is said to be Gillibrand's top Democratic champion. What's even more ironic is that Gillibrand has a one hundred percent rating from the National Rifle Association, and Schumer made his own national reputation as a sponsor of the assault weapons ban and a fierce proponent of Brady bill and other gun control legislation. Gillibrand even opposes any limitations on the sale of semiautomatic weapons or "cop-killer" bullets that can pierce armored vests.

Schumer's other signature issue is the care and feeding of Wall Street, and Gillibrand voted against both of the Schumer-supported financial service bailout bills last fall, which have delivered billions to New York, salvaging institutions like Citigroup. An editorial in Crain's, the city's premier business news magazine, said recently that Gillibrand "should be disqualified" from seeking the senate seat "by her politically expedient vote" against the bailout.




Despite voting with House Democrats 93% of the time, she does validate her "Blue Dog" status in some instances.



Gillibrand has described her own voting record as "one of the most conservative in the state." She opposes any path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, supports renewing the Bush tax cuts for individuals earning up to $1 million annually, and voted for the Bush backed FISA bill that permits wiretapping of international calls. She was one of four Democratic freshmen in the country, and the only Democrat in the New York delegation, to vote for the Bush administration's bill to extend funding for the Iraq war shortly after she entered congress in 2007. While she now contends that she's always opposed the war and has voted for bills to end it, one upstate paper reported when she first ran for the seat: "She said she supports the war in Iraq." In addition to her vote to extend funding, she also missed a key vote to override a Bush veto of a Democratic bill with Iraq timetables.


That being said, Town Hall reports The American Conservative Union rates Gillibrand to be just as Liberal as Sec. Clinton:


Cong. Kirsten Gillibrand from Columbia County, NY. Her ACU rating in her only year rated year in Congress -- 8. Exactly the same as Clinton in 2007.


***Related

Liberal Bloggers Are Outraged!


Will MSM Label Incoming NY Senator as 'Maverick Democrat?'


Politics: Strange Bedfellows


Liberal Dems Howl


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama's Special Envoys to Middle East Confirm the Worst. President Obama is "Soft" On Terror, Pro-Palestine, Anti-American. Connect The Dots, People!

We're not implying President Barack Obama is pro-terrorism and pro-Islam and anti-American and anti-Israel but.... okay, maybe we are. You be the judge. The facts are, in fact, the facts.


From USA Today:

President Obama went to the State Department this afternoon, where he and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that former Senate majority leader George Mitchell has been named a special envoy to the Middle East peace process, and that former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke will be a special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Both Mitchell and Holbrooke worked for failed US President Jimmy Carter. Ooops! Both, at one time in their respective careers worked for Barack Obama's Alma mater, Columbia University.


Mitchell did, in fact, broker the Northern Ireland Peace Treaty that Hillary Clinton once took credit for.

Ms. Clinton was confirmed yesterday to be Secretary of State. You still with us?

Mitchell, whose mother was born in Lebanon, is an Arab-American whose career highlights include heading the commission investigating steroid use in baseball.


Holbrooke , a man with a very impressive resume had this to say once.

From Wikipedia:


Holbrooke spoke about Iraq during his farewell press conference as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on January 11, 2001. There he said, "Iraq will be one of the major issues facing the incoming Bush administration at the United Nations."

Further, "Saddam Hussein's activities continue to be unacceptable and, in my view, dangerous to the region and, indeed, to the world, not only because he possesses the potential for weapons of mass destruction but because of the very nature of his regime. His willingness to be cruel internally is not unique in the world, but the combination of that and his willingness to export his problems makes him a clear and present danger at all times."


So Holbrooke supported the Bush Administration's efforts in Iraq to depose brutal dictator and terrorist sympathiser Saddam Hussein. But then he cut and ran too!

On February 24, 2007 Holbrooke delivered the Democratic Party's weekly radio address and called for "a new strategy in Iraq", involving "a careful, phased redeployment of U.S. troops" and a "new diplomatic offensive in the Gulf region to help stabilize Iraq."

Holbrooke's current wife was once married to Peter Jennings whose former girlfriend was Palestinian activist Hanan Ashrawi who is a Palestinian legislator, activist, and scholar. She was a protégé and later colleague and close friend of Edward Said.

In a 1997 revised edition of his book Covering Islam, Said criticized what he viewed as the biased reporting of the Western press and, in particular, media “speculations about the latest conspiracy to blow up buildings, sabotage commercial airliners, and poison water supplies.”


So, Holbrooke's wife was married to Peter Jennings who once dated Hanan Ashrawi who was BFF with Edward Said who prophesized the events on 9/11.


Do the math. Close GITMO, appoint terrorist sympathisers to cabinet, cut and run, employ special envoys, use your middle name "Hussein" at Inauguration...


What do you really think is happening? Whose side are you really on? Watch your back, America!

WE ARE BRINGING TRUE TRANSPARENCY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

Dare us to add more dots and we will... there is more... much more... trust it

Hopenchangeyoucanbelievin. That's German for Nazi Socialism.

Good F***ing luck!

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Obama Economic Advisor Robert Reich on Economic Stimulus: White Males Need Not Apply, This is "Post-Racial"?

Didn't we just Inaugurate a Black President? I thought we were supposed to be "Post-Racial"?

And what happened to the promise of ensuring all government contracts would be competitively bid, Mr. Obama? Don't you want your precious road and bridges to be built by the best companies, the best people at the lowest cost, irrespective of race?

From Obama economic advisor and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich's blog.

But if there aren't enough skilled professionals to do the jobs involving new technologies, the stimulus will just increase the wages of the professionals who already have the right skills rather than generate many new jobs in these fields. And if construction jobs go mainly to white males who already dominate the construction trades, many people who need jobs the most -- women, minorities, and the poor and long-term unemployed -- will be shut out.
Two weeks ago, Reich told the House Ways and Means Committe

…”I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high-skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers…I have nothing against white male construction workers, I’m just saying there are other people who have needs as well.”









Committe Chairman Rangel echoed Reich's concerns, adding that the social engineering aspect of the stimulus be confined to low-income cities and to hold Governor's accountable to enforce Reich's "criteria" and "mandate".

So, this is NOT an earmark that Obama promised to end? Huh?


For the record, Reich told The NY Times last year: "I don’t believe in redistribution of wealth for the sake of redistributing wealth. But I am concerned about how we can afford to pay for what we as a nation need to do."

So if we don't have the answers, let's just assume socialism will work! Ever try free-market capitalism and tax cuts?

So you still think Obama is putting America first? His bogus Public Works Pork Bill, despite being useless, is now becoming, if not racist, at least more quota-fuel.


Change You Can Believe In! (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

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Obama Issues Executive Order, Revoking Bush's Intel Strategy. Image Conscious Obama Puts World "Popularity" and Above Homeland Security

President Obama signed three executive orders today pertaining to Guantanamo Bay, how America handles terror suspects in custody and how the CIA conducts business.

Mr. Obama is setting a dangerous tone with respect to terrorists. By treating them as standard Prisoners of War, protected by The Army Field Manual, his naivete on foreign policy and homeland security are frightening. The manual explicitly prohibits threats, coercion, physical abuse and waterboarding.

Mr. Obama had this to say about using the Manual, The Associated Press reports.

"We believe that the Army Field Manual reflects the best judgment of our military, that we can abide by a rule that says we don't torture, but that we can still effectively obtain the intelligence that we need," Obama said. He said his action reflects an understanding that "we are willing to observe core standards of conduct, not just when it's easy, but also when it's hard."


An excerpt from the text of the Executive Order Regarding Interrogation

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to improve the effectiveness of human intelligence gathering, to promote the safe, lawful, and humane treatment of individuals in United States custody and of United States personnel who are detained in armed conflicts, to ensure compliance with the treaty obligations of the United States, including the Geneva Conventions, and to take care that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed, I hereby order as follows:


Section 1. Revocation. Executive Order 13440 of July 20, 2007, is revoked. All executive directives, orders, and regulations inconsistent with this order, including but not limited to those issued to or by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from September 11, 2001, to January 20, 2009, concerning detention or the interrogation of detained individuals, are revoked to the extent of their inconsistency with this order. Heads of departments and agencies shall take all necessary steps to ensure that all directives, orders, and regulations of their respective departments or agencies are consistent with this order. Upon request, the Attorney General shall provide guidance about which directives, orders, and regulations are inconsistent with this order.

Executive Order 13440 was signed by President Bush July 20th, 2007. It stated that that members of al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces are unlawful enemy combatants who are not entitled to the protections that the Third Geneva Convention provides to prisoners of war.

The Third Geneva Convention provides protection for prisoners of war assuming they meet the following criteria

4.1.2 Members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements, provided that they fulfill all of the following conditions

  • that of being commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates;
  • that of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance (there are limited exceptions to this among countries who observe the 1977 Protocol I);
  • that of carrying arms openly;
  • that of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war.

It is our belief that President Bush was correct. Members of terrorist organizations DO NOT meet the above criteria and therefore President Obama is incorrect in his belief that the Geneva Conventions and The Army Field Manual apply to enemy combatants. Further, terrorists are not covered by The Fourth Geneva Convention which applies to treatment of civilians.

Essentially, no court, domestic or international has yet to provide a final ruling defining any "intermediary" between a formal army, militia or organized force (which GCIII protects) and non-combatant civilians (protected by GCIV).

Article 51.3 of the Commentary states this: IV Geneva Convention also covers this interpretation: "Civilians shall enjoy the protection afforded by this section, unless and for such time as they take a direct part in hostilities.". In the words of the International Committee of the Red Cross. or ICRC "If civilians directly engage in hostilities, they are considered "unlawful" or "unprivileged" combatants or belligerents (the treaties of humanitarian law do not expressly contain these terms). They may be prosecuted under the domestic law of the detaining state for such action. Both lawful and unlawful combatants may be interned in wartime, may be interrogated and may be prosecuted for war crimes.


So it appears there is a distinct lack of a true definition of how a terrorist, or "enemy combatant" in the international community. If anything, IV Geneva Convention affirms interrogation tactics used on the Guantanamo detainees.

The War of Terror is a unique circumstance in world history. President Bush may have erred, but he acted on behalf of protecting America and American citizens.

Mr. Obama is erring on the side of protecting the terrorists and worried about his and the United States' "Image" around the world. Pretty narcissistic, don't you think?

Mr. Obama is worried about being popular more than doing what it right.

We are sorry Mr. Obama, but America and Americans are more important than how we look to outsiders.

"The time has come to set aside childish things", Mr. Obama. You want to hang out with the popular kids in the world, putting the so-called "world opinion" above American safety? Now that is truly childish.

With all due respect, THAT is the fundamental difference between Mr. Obama and Mr. Bush.


(For more on this executive order visit USA Today or The AP, including the "Prohibition of Certain Detention Facilities" and the creation of a Special Task force which will conduct a review of the Army Field Manual interrogation guidelines to determine whether different or additional guidance is necessary for the CIA. It will also look at rendition and other policies for transferring individuals to third countries to be sure that our policies and practices.)

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$1 Trillion Stimulus Bill Can't Promise 1 Job

Well this is good to know! (Hat Tip: Drudge)

Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) presses staffer from the Joint Committee on Taxation about job creation in the Democrats' proposed stimulus bill. He could not confirm that this bill could produce one job.

OPENING STATEMENT OF RANKING MEMBER DAVE CAMP

MARKUP OF H.R. 598 – ECONOMIC STIMULUS BILL

From republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov

I understand the Speaker has put enormous pressure on the varying committees of jurisdiction to bring her bill to the floor as quickly as possible. However, the President has directly challenged us “to end the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.” You have echoed that call for bipartisanship on this Committee.

Given the events of the past few weeks—not the least of which are the release of the bill at 5 p.m. on a Friday of a holiday weekend with no input from the Minority—we are not optimistic about our Amendments being thoughtfully considered let alone accepted. To that end, we will not be offering a substitute. Instead, we will take our proposals directly to the President who has agreed to sit down with us and to hear our case.

Now this is Conservatism in Action!

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The Loophole In Obama's Ethics Reform, President May Grant a Waiver To Allow 'Unethical" Behavior

Excerpt from Executive Order "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel" signed yesterday by President Obama.

Sec. 3. Waiver.
(a) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or his or her designee, in consultation with the Counsel to the President or his or her designee, may grant to any current or former appointee a written waiver of any restrictions contained in the pledge signed by such appointee if, and to the extent that, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or his or her designee, certifies in writing (i) that the literal application of the restriction is inconsistent with the purposes of the restriction, or (ii) that it is in the public interest to grant the waiver. A waiver shall take effect when the certification is signed by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget or his or her designee.

Gotcha! So despite the good intentions of Bringing Real Change To Washington, it is clear that the Obama Administration is leaving the door open to only follow this "ethics reform" when it serves its own needs.

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Iraq Challenges Obama On Troop Withdrawl, We Cannot Legally "Cut and Run"!

This is why we cannot abandon Iraq. Don't cut and run, Mr. President! Please!



Gateway Pundit has the full story...bravo, great post!
The Iraqi government told Obama today-- Not so fast on that cut-& running...Legally Obama cannot withdraw US troops for one year after notification and only after Iraqi officials agree to the withdrawal.
Aswat al-Iraq reported:
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Legal expert Tareq Harb on Wednesday said that new U.S. President Barack Obama can not withdraw his troops from Iraq before one year from notifying the Iraqi side, noting that he can withdraw the forces only if the Iraqi government agrees.

Commenting on Obama’s speech upon taking office, Harb said “the president vowed to withdraw troops from Iraq but he did not mention the articles of the agreement in this respect.”

“The agreement stipulates the withdrawal of troops in one year after notifying the Iraqi side,” he said, noting that the agreement does not allow the withdrawal before this period unless the Iraqi government agrees.

New U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the United States will leave Iraq to Iraqis.

In a speech upon taking office, Obama echoed key promises from his historic election campaign by saying: “we will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people.”
Earlier today Obama asked the Pentagon about a responsible Iraqi drawdown.
Obama opposed the successful Bush surge that saved Iraq. He previously said that genocide was not even a good enough reason to keep US troops in the country.
And, for the record- The Obama White House website brags that Obama, as an Illinois state senator, supported keeping the Butcher of Baghdad in control of Iraq:He calls that "judgement you can trust."(Sort of like his 20 years with G-D Wright)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The "Stimulus" Is A Joke, Will Never Work And Here Is Why -- Dick Morris, Michelle Malkin and Even The Washington Post Agree America Is Being Duped

Excerpts from Dick Morris's column. He truly nails it folks! This is exactly what we have been talking about for months! Get on board the ConservativeXpress!

In implementing his agenda, Obama will emulate the example of Franklin D. Roosevelt (not the liberal mythology of the New Deal, but the actuality of what it accomplished).

Obama's record will be similar, although less wise and more destructive. He will begin by passing every program for which liberals have lusted for decades, from alternative energy sources to school renovations to infrastructure repairs to technology enhancements.

These are all good programs, but they normally would be stretched out for years. Freed of any constraint on the deficit -- indeed empowered by a mandate to raise it as high as possible -- Obama will do them all rather quickly.

Obama will follow the opposite of the Reagan strategy. Reagan cut taxes and increased the deficit so that liberals could not increase spending. Obama will raise spending and increase the deficit so that conservatives cannot cut taxes. And when the economy is restored, he will raise taxes with impunity since the only people who would have to pay them would be rich Republicans.

In the name of stabilizing the banking system, Obama will nationalize it. Using TARP funds to write generous checks to needy financial institutions, his administration will demand preferred stock in exchange. Preferred stock gets dividends before common stockholders do. With the massive debt these companies will owe to the government, they will only be able to afford dividends for preferred stockholders -- the government, not private investors. So who will buy common stock? And the government will demand that its bills be paid before any profits that might materialize are reinvested in the financial institution. So how will the value of the stocks ever grow? Devoid of private investors, these institutions will fall ever more under government control.

And Obama will move to change permanently the partisan balance in America. He will move quickly to legalize all those who have been in America for five years, albeit illegally, and to smooth their paths to citizenship and voting.

And he will enact the check-off card system for determining labor union representation, repealing the secret ballot in union elections.

Finally, he will use the expansive powers of the Federal Communications Commission to impose "local" control and ownership of radio stations and to impose the "fairness doctrine" on talk radio. The effect will be to drive talk radio to the Internet, fundamentally change its economics and retard its growth for years hence.

But none of these changes will cure the depression. It will end when the private sector works through the high debt levels that triggered the collapse in the first place. And then, the large stimulus package deficits will likely lead to rapid inflation, probably necessitating a second recession to cure it.

So Obama's name will be mud by 2012 and probably by 2010, as well. And the Republican Party will make big gains and regain much of its lost power. But it will be too late to reverse the socialism of much of the economy, the demographic change in the electorate, the rationing of health care by the government, the surge of unionization and the crippling of talk radio.


Do not let this happen, America! Write your Senator andCongressmen! Write
President Obama! His socialist agend will not work, yet his efforts will cost us
trillions of dollars in debt to our kids and grandkids!

Wake up! It is a horrible plan! Wake up from the Obamamania haze and see
what is truly going on!

From Michelle Malkin:

The CBO analysis showed that "less than half of the $30 billion in highway construction funds detailed by House Democrats would be released into the economy over the next four years" and "less than $4 billion in highway construction money would reach the economy by September 2010," according to the Associated Press. And those are generous time estimates given the reality of molasses-slow bidding and contracting processes -- bogged down by the usual weight of political wrangling, racial bean-counting and assorted union grievance-mongering.

Just $26 billion out of the $274 billion set aside in the package would reach the economy by the end of the year, the CBO found. That's a mere 7 percent. Moreover, the AP summed up: "Just one in seven dollars of a huge $18.5 billion investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs would be spent within a year and a half."

Even The Compost agreed:
A report by the Congressional Budget Office found that only about $136 billion of the $355 billion that House leaders want to allocate to infrastructure and other so-called discretionary programs would be spent by Oct. 1, 2010.


The honeymoon is over, now let's get real. Suck it up, folks! Bail yourself out! Government never has been and never will be The Answer!

The Chosen One is a fraud!

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President Obama Takes a "Do Over" Oath of Office Just in Case; Earlier, Biden Mocks Chief Justice


Just to be on the safe side of justice, Chief Justice Roberts visited President Obama today to ensure that we can still come him Mr. President.


But that did not stop Vice President Joe "Foot in Mouth" Biden from inappropriately mocking the Chief Justice.


Take notice how the President puts his hand on Biden's back just after the "My memory is not as good as Chief Justice Roberts", in essence telling him to shut up.







From Fox News:

Some constitutional scholars had suggested that Obama re-take the oath just to be on the safe side. Obama did not substantively change any language on Tuesday, but after Roberts flubbed some of the wording the new president used language different from that prescribed in the Constitution.



The chief justice and the president handled the matter privately in the Map Room on Wednesday night. It took 25 seconds, and when Obama repeated the oath Roberts told him, "Congratulations, again."


Now it's officially official!

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Caroline Kennedy Withdraws Her Name From Consideration to Senate

No matter how you slice it, Caroline Kennedy will NOT replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the US Senate.

The New York Times cited personal reasons:

Her concerns about Senator Edward M. Kennedy's deteriorating health (he was hospitalized after suffering a seizure during President Obama’s inaugural lunch on Tuesday ) prompted her decision to withdraw, this person said. Coping with her uncle’s condition was her most important priority, a situation not conducive to starting a high profile public job.

But The New York Post is reporting that another factor might be in play.

Caroline Kennedy tonight withdrew her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate after learning that Gov. David Paterson wasn't going to choose her, The Post has learned.

During the last few weeks, the media had reported is was all but a certainty that Ms. Kennedy would be Gov. Paterson's choice.

As of today, the Governor remains "clueless".

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Commander In Chief Blows Off Medal of Honor Recipents, First Time in 56 Years


Bringing Change to Washington


President Obama became the first Chief Executive ever (56 years) to skip the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”.


The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.


Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.


Mr. Obama did attend the "Commander in Chief’s Ball " where the First Lady danced with Marine Sergeant Elidio Guillen of Madera, California while the President had as a dance partner Army Sergeant Margaret H. Herrera of San Antonio, Texas)


Read more here and here.

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Heeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrre's Hillary! Clinton Confirmed to Be Secretery of State

The Clintons, back in the day.

The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday by a vote of 94-2.

The two senators who opposed Clinton's confirmation were Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, and David Vitter, R-Louisiana.



Full Disclosure: DeMint is perhaps the most anti-gay rights Senator and Vitter is known to frequent prostitutes. So take their nay votes accordingly. DeMint also blamed all of the Republican election woes and failures on John McCain.


So, consider this a unanimous victory for Clinton.


Oh, well. Now we just have to sit back and wait for the President to fire her, henceforth destroying her future political aspirations and eliminating the Clintons from stomping on the "Change".


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Eric Holder's Confirmation Postponed Until Next Week



Controversial Attorney General Nominee Eric Holder will have to wait at least another week to become America's Top Cop. Some Senate Republicans want more time to question Mr. Holder on his involvement in pardoning Marc Rich, FLAN terrorists and members of Bill Ayers' Weather Underground.



From Roll Call:


Ranking member Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) said that he had convened a meeting of the committee’s Republicans earlier in the day to “try and find a way to move forward” with the Holder nomination but that the Members were unhappy with the amount of time that they had been given to question Holder. Specter made the remarks at a committee hearing where Holder’s nomination was supposed to be voted on.

“There was a unanimous view that there was insufficient time to question Mr. Holder,” Specter said, noting that he was meeting with the nominee late Thursday to further discuss some of his concerns.

Leahy accepted the delay in a professional, mature manner.


AOL's The Political Machine reported:



"I'm extremely disappointed but they have that right, so this historic - historic - nomination is over." (Judiciary Committee Chairman) Leahy then slammed down the gavel and ended the hearing. He and Specter then left in opposite directors.


Poor Sen. Leahy didn't get his way and had a "I'm taking my gavel and going home" moment. The Democrats are supposed to get anything they want now that Obama is officially President! How dare any insignificant Republicans get in the way!


A small victory for Republicans, but it appears terrorist sympathiser Holder will be confirmed.

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President Obama Signs First Executive Order, Freezes Raises For White House Officials, Strict Bans For Lobbyists

Well done, Mr. President. We agree with cracking down on the influence of lobbyists.

Except for two things: As you were signing this "ethics" reform order, Hillary "conflict of interest" Clinton and Timothy "tax cheat" Geithner were all the rage on Capitol Hill today.

Breaking News From Reuters:

U.S. President Barack Obama, in one of his first actions in office, said he was putting in place a pay freeze for senior White House staff and tightening up rules concerning former lobbyists who work in government.

"Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency," Obama said during a meeting with his top staff.

CNN added:

The aides said the executive orders will focus on restricting gifts to White House aides and executive branch officials, as well as trying to crackdown on the “revolving door” — the practice of government staffers quickly moving into lucrative private sector jobs lobbying the government.

Read the full White House agenda on Ethics at WhiteHouse.gov.

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President Obama To Close Gitmo



Obama pledged to bring real change to America.

Today we learned that a draft executive order readied for President Barack Obama calls for closing Guantanamo Bay within year.

The American people don't particularly agree with closing the terrorist detention facility.

Yesterday, Obama ordered a 120-Day suspension of all pending military trials at Gitmo. Reuters reported:


Hours after taking office on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered military prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals to ask for a 120-day halt in all pending cases.

Military judges were expected to rule on the request on Wednesday at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an official involved in the trials said.

The request would halt proceedings in 21 pending cases, including the death penalty case against five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 hijacked plane attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, killed over 3000 Americans.

The Associated Press Confirmed today: the judge, Army Col. Patrick Parrish, issued a written order for the 120-day continuance, without even holding a hearing on the question. Another judge was expected to rule later Wednesday on a similar motion to suspend the trial of five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sounds great! Let's give American rights to vile radicals who want to destroy America.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tom Brokaw Throws Last Minute Punches Below Bush's Belt; NBC Still Can't Let Bush Go

There were many Bush Derangement Media Moments today where mainstream media could not hold back from bashing the ex-President, but Tom Brokaw's lack of professionalism stands out. Not because of the words -- we already know President Obama gives NBC a "tingle" -- but because Mr. Brokaw is supposed to be the elder statesman of balanced reporting.

First, he compared Dick Cheney to Dr. Strangelove.


It's unfortunate for Vice President Cheney to have had this accident obviously, because there will be those who don't like him, who will be writing tomorrow that he had a Dr. Strangelove appearance as he appeared today in his wheelchair. It's not something he’ll be happy about going out in a wheelchair because he prides himself on his robustness.


For those who don't know the film...

The story concerns a mentally unstable US Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, and follows the President of the United States, his advisors, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse, as well as the crew of one B-52 as they attempt to deliver their payload.



(For the record, Tom, no one would have been making that comparison had you not brought it up yourself. THAT will be the story!)



Then he compared the Obama Inauguration to the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia.


You know what it reminds me of? It reminds me of the Velvet Revolution. I was in Prague when that happened. And Vaclev Havel was a generational leader and was in the square in Prague and the streets were filled with joy. And we're not overthrowing a communist regime here, obviously, but an unpopular president is leaving and people have been waiting for this moment. And there's that same sense of joyfulness and possibility even though, as in Czechoslovakia, they had enormous problems and we do as well.



Just let him go! Let him walk off into the Texas sunset!



(Hat Tip: News Busters)

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Bush: "It Is Good To Be Home", Texas Welcomes Her Son Home With Dignity

"The presidency was a joyous experience, but as great as it was, nothing compares with Texas at sunset," Bush said to cheers from the crowd of about 25,000 as former first lady Laura Bush stood at his side. "Tonight I have the privilege of saying six words that I have been waiting to say for a while — it is good to be home." -- Former President George W. Bush upon arriving in Midland, TX.






One little boy waved a sign that read, "President Bush, thank you for keeping me safe" in multicolored lettering.

Pretty much sums it up for us. Farewell, Mr. President. Long Live the Presidency.

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Obama Orders Halt to Pending Regulations for Review

RahmBo thumbs his nose at the Bush Administration's policies.

From Fox News:


One of President Barack Obama's first acts is to order federal agencies to halt all pending regulations until his administration can review them.


The order went out Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Obama was inaugurated president, in a memorandum signed by the new White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. The notice of the action was contained in the first press release sent out by Obama's White House.


The waning days of former President George W. Bush's administration featured much debate over what rules and regulations he would seek to enact before he left office.

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"Broken Promises": Obama Begins Presidency By Once Again Blaming Bush For Katrina Disaster

This is coming together? This is bipartisanism? This is "looking forward"?

He is already lecturing us about "broken promises" by breaking his own promises. In less than an hour no less.

One of the first posts on the "new" White House official website.

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration's "unconscionable ineptitude" in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region.

He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment, business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.

President Barack Obama will partner with the people of the Gulf Coast to rebuild now, stronger than ever.

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President Obama, Chief Justice Roberts Flub Oath, The Blame Game Begins!


Just minutes after President Obama took the Oath of Office, bloggers and news outlets around the world have, in earnest, launced the first serious debate of the Obama Administration.












Is this what we have to look forward to for 4 years? Oh brother....

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Open Letter to President Obama



Dear Mr. President,

Congratulations on your historic Inaugural. We wish you luck.

Godspeed, Barack Obama.

We hope you deliver your promise of a new America.

We hope you can truly bring "Hope" and "Change" back to our great society.

Keep in mind the 58,000,000 plus Americans who DID NOT VOTE FOR YOU.

Do not neglect us.

You ARE now The President of the United States of America and we afford you that level of respect -- respect for The Office of The President of The United States. You are our Executive, our Commander-In-Chief.

Fulfill your Oath of Office and fulfill your promise to your country.

We know your job is not easy, yet we wish you the best.

Do what is best for America, what is best for her citizens.

But hear us, Mr. President. Hear our voices. We are listening to you and you have promised to listen to us.

We too believe we should not focus on the past, but look to a brighter future that you have promised us.

But make no mistake, Mr. President, we will be watching. We will be listening. We will be ever vigilant of your choices and decisions.

Should you falter, should you place ideology above principal, should you place political expediency above pragmatism, we will be there to keep you honest.

Congratulations, President Obama. You are The President of The United States of America.

May you encourage your supporters to uphold American ideals. May your dissenters uphold your Office.

We applaud your Inaugural, respect your Office and wish you the best of luck.

Sincerely,

The ConservativeXpress

P.S. Don't screw us!


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White House Counsel, Another Terrorist Sympathizer

Pedro Miguel González Pinzón is a leading political figure in Panama who was indicted by a U.S. federal court in October 1992 for the June 10, 1992 killing of an American serviceman, Sgt. Zak Hernández, and the serious wounding of another, Sgt. Ronald T. Marshall.

Barack Obama's White House Counsel, Gregory Craig has offered legal advice to Mr. González.

Mr. Craig has represented numerous high-profile clients, including John Hinckley, Jr., who was acquitted of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. As assistant to the President and special counsel in the White House of President Bill Clinton, Craig directed the team defending Clinton against impeachment. He was a foreign policy advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy and to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Byron York reported:

American prosecutors have long wanted to put González behind bars; the nearly 17-year-old murder charge stands today. But in addition to his family in Panama, González has at least one very well-connected, very influential advocate in the United States: Gregory Craig, the man Barack Obama chose to be the next White House counsel. Craig’s representation of an American soldier’s killer drew scant notice during the 2008 campaign, when Craig was a top Obama adviser.

It has drawn little attention since Obama named him White House counsel.

And it will probably remain relatively unnoticed as
the spotlight focuses on the Obama administration’s economic plan, on the Middle East, and on Iraq.

But Craig’s role in the González case, or at least what little is known about it, is worth exploring. Top White House officials like Craig serve solely at the president’s pleasure; they are not subject to the scrutiny of the confirmation process. They have made choices and connections in their careers that tell us something about how they will perform their new duties. For Gregory Craig, that includes the case of Pedro Miguel González.
Another misdeed by the media. Another questionable Obama confidant. Another anti-American terrorist sympathizer.

Mr. Obama officially becomes President at Noon today.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Environmentalism Energy Corruption Comes To Light In California


We reported last month that global warming and environmentalism was merely a new revenue source for Liberals.

Now we see the predictions beginning to come to light. The Next Right reports that Los Angeles taxpayers are being ripped off by the "bankrupt" California government to fund a bogus "alternative energy" venture.




Los Angeles, California has a new initiative underway called "Measure B" that would basically award a monopolistic, no-bids contract to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW), the union that would be given the task to install the things in the city.

Obviously this is also a corrupt deal to give payback to the IBEW for supporting Mayor Villaraigosa. For sure it won't do any favors to ratepayers and taxpayers in L.A. The cost of the plan is "estimated" at 3.6 billion dollars, though as government waste proceeds you can be sure it’ll cost far more when all is said and done. As for ratepayers, it is estimated that DWP electric rates will go up 12% in the area if the plan is implemented.

In related news, Carol Browner ,"Climate Czar", still does not need Senate approval.

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Oops! Jill Biden Spills The Beans, Tells Oprah Joe Biden Had Choice Of Vice President Or Secretary of State!

It seems Biden's Foot-in-Mouth disease is contagious! In a surprise visit to Obama's Number One Fan, Jill Biden committed a pretty big Biden-esque gaff!



Whoops!

From Political Punch:

During the taping of the Oprah Winfrey show today, Dr. Jill Biden said that her husband, the vice president-elect, was given a choice of being either vice president or secretary of State.

This revelation came after Vice President-elect Joe Biden told Oprah that after then-Sen. Obama offered the job of VP he asked for some time to think about it and talk it over with his family.

Mrs. Biden interjected: "Joe had the choice of being secretary of State or vice president." She then seemed to realize she'd said something she wasn't supposed to have said.

Her husband laughed.

Said Oprah, trying to continue the conversation, "You said, 'Joe...?'"

"I said, 'Joe if you are secretary of State you will be away, I'll never see you,'" Mrs. Biden said. "We will see you at a state dinner once in a while. But I said if you are vice president, the entire family, because they worked so hard for the election, they can be involved ... They can come to our home, they can go to events, they can be with us and that is what is important to us."

Oprah turned to the VP-elect, asking "Were you worried about being number 2 because you wanted to be number one?"

"I think Barack was worried about it," the former senator said with a laugh.

This can't be the kind of thing that would please Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.

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