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President Obama wants to change Senate

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

In the classic case of saying it is my ball play my way or going home stepping to the front of the stage President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama wants to change the way the Senate does business. Claiming there is too much partisan gridlock. This is the only way he can propose and get the government reforms he asked for in the state of the union address. Things like the Senate to pass a rule that requires a yes-or-no vote for judicial and public service nominations after 90 days. The problem with all of this is his party and he own the senate. They have the majority and should be able to pass anything they want. This means he has had control of three branches of government his first two years and at least two for three years. We still hear him complaining he cannot get anything done with congress. What more can he ask for we dare say President Bush accomplished more with Nancy Pelosi running the House and Harry Reid running the senate than when the leader from the same party is in control. The wish list also includes Congress to pass legislation to ban insider trading and to prohibit people who “bundle” campaign contributions from other donors for members of Congress from lobbying Congress. New alert to leader of the free world you are in charge of the senate and your guy Vice President Joe Biden holds the tie breaker. Maybe if they do not move on your ideas because they are just bad ideas and you do not know what you are talking about.

What is an endorsement from womanizer equal

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

We wrote a post a while back about getting an endorsement you really do not want. This has come up again in the Gingrich camp. Based on where he stands we suppose anyone who says they are on your side is good. We do not think an endorsement form Herman Cain is worth a news release and at this point it might have been better if he just stayed away. The reason Cain dropped out was he could not keep his hands to himself around ladies and it seems Newt has a wondering eye as well. Gingrich is committed to the race and it looks like it could be another disappointment on Tuesday when the big 99 delegates from the Florida primary do not end up in his basket. Newt Gingrich pledged once again to stay in the nominating race until the Republican convention in Tampa in August and still expects to win the nomination. Really there is one thing else he can say but we believe that after a loss in Florida and the mounting states he is not on the ballot it will seal his fate. The only reason to keep him in the race is so we do not have to watch Romney debate Paul. Santorum has been the walking dead and really the “none of the above” choice on the ballot.

CNN ratings only good when GOP is on

Friday, January 27th, 2012

It is clear the lame streamers and lefties want to know how the other half live. The GOP debate on CNN, moderated by Wolf Blitzer, was viewed by 5.36 million total viewers. The University of North Florida in Jacksonville was watched by more people than the January 19th and November 22nd efforts for the lefties to create havoc for the GOP. The December 10 debate on ABC is still the highest viewed with 7.6 million. If you are keeping track this was the 19th GOP debate of this primary cycle which is getting a little long in the tooth. The only good coming from it is that it is making mitt Romney more battle ready. A concern is that when Romney is pressed in a debate he is not fast on his feet with his scripted answers and we hope this training will make him a formable opponent for President Obama. The end of the day no matter whom it is we are worried about the independents given the GOP another chance at the big chair. We wonder why CNN has televised six of these debates so far the most of any of the nets. Fox you would expect has done four will CBS has only done one. CBS does not need to stop any of their programming as people watch their shows as opposed to NBC who did the January 23rd debate and had 7.1 million people watch which is more than watch anything on that network that is not a football game.

South Carolina makes it a toss up is this a bad thing

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Careful what you wish for might be the new slogan of the GOP. Since we have pulled one victory, Iowa away from Mitt Romney South Carolina was another slap in the face. Maybe it is a wakeup call or a cold dose of reality. Everyone know the problems Mitt is to vanilla but Newt is unlikable. There might be a good argument that no female is going to vote for Newt. When you like as his likable number it is 27% and his dislike number is over 60%. This manes nationwide he does not stand a chance and if he grabs Florida and 99 delegates we could be starring right down the barrel of a broken convention, an un electable candidate and a double digit loss to the current President unleashing four more years or pain and suffering on the working class. It is not all doom and gloom after all it is only South Carolina, we said the same thing after New Hampshire and Iowa, but after three times you would hope for clarity. Maybe a two person race like Hillary and Barack in 2008, but this is turning out to be more of a mess than a success and the stakes could not be higher. Florida will tell a story but hopefully it is a next chapter and not a whole new book.

President Obamawill use everything is the fault of the GOP

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Here is the game plan any why President Obama reelection seems like a slam dunk. The case in point is the decision by the Obama administration to reject Keystone XL pipeline. The reason is because the 60-day deadline imposed by Republicans did not allow adequate time to review an alternate route through an ecologically sensitive area in Nebraska. We do not care about the rejection it would mean more jobs through half the country but this president has shown no sign of wanting to create jobs. The problem and the lame streamers are going to make it happen, is everything is the GOP and congresses fault, no matter how ridiculous. The general public is going to believe it because congress has a approval rating lower than some third world dictators. The project that would carry oil from Canada’s carbon-heavy tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast. TransCanada, the company seeking to build the $7 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline, will now needs to reapply with a new route avoiding an ecologically sensitive area of Nebraska. The decision for the rejection cannot be characterized any other way than thousands of American jobs left of the table purely for political reasons. It is too bad the truth about why things are done can never be a sound bite, America does not have the attention to follow the ball on this one and it pretty much says it all.

Chelsea Clinton moves front and center

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Could this be a first step in the family business. We are not sure what led the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton to the media. Chelsea Clinton begins a three-month spot as a contributor to the NBC network with a segment about a charity in Arkansas, where she grew up when her father was governor. This does not appear to be a onetime thing as she will also host a live broadcast of The Nutcracker to be transmitted through the American Forces Network to US troops serving overseas. Glad those all those ballerina lessons we paid for while she was in the White House are paying off. Chelsea is 31, and we have to wonder if this is a step into the national spotlight and getting to run for something the former first daughter has spent years avoiding the media suddenly turn an ally. We also read we she attended her first board meeting at a leading internet media company. This is a turn away from the regular at fundraising events and receptions. Everyone has a family business and it is born into your DNA, she is more than likely no different and the family business is politics and smoozing.

No occupy for the DNC

Friday, December 9th, 2011

A stunning turn as we always believed the occupy movement was funded and created by the left. Then when it not only did not gain support was being laughed at as a movement, the democrats joined in and walked away. We always believed this was to set up anarchy in the streets and create young voters to be energized for the left. The plan and occupy became a waste of every one time and just a nuisance in the end. Turns out the left is trying to get even further away as the occupy Wall Street protesters might crash the Charlotte Democratic National Convention in the summer of 2012. The North Carolina city is not taking any chances, and is already working to pass an ordinance that would make occupying downtown spaces with tents a “public nuisance,” in addition to banning “noxious substances,” padlocks, and other camping equipment. The fact that it would knock out the city’s current overnight demonstrators is an added bonus. It was all when and good when they thought it was going to bring votes but we have seen that riots in the street have nothing to do with the America we live in. The way you protest is to get the work out and vote into office people of like mind. This was the problem with occupy as when you saw anyone step up to a microphone and speak all America saw a spoiled brat.

OccupyBoston wasting our plow money

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Now that we have had our first snowfall the city and towns needed to breakout the sanders and plows. We know it was less than three inches but they were out there anyway. We always like after a couple of good storms the town always start with we have exhausted the budget for snow removal. We wonder how they cannot budget enough but that is part of the farce they use to claim a balanced budget. We cannot wait for Boston to make the claim this year as Mayor Menino has been paying police round the clock to baby sit the OccupyBoston movement. We are sure this was not budgeted and really was hoping for a huge snow fall to hammer the movement. It is just a shame that the rules all play under are not the same as we are sure the movement is doing good things and making people aware. When you come down to it they did not obey the rules the Tea Party was forced to abide by and the taxpayers are fitting the bill as they demonstrate. Every action has a reaction and this is going to be the reaction when the city is crying poor mouth we will look back on why this was allowed to go on this long as taxpayers fit the bill.

OccupySan Diego all over

Friday, October 28th, 2011

When you think badass police does San Diego come to mind? Well it be said San Diego is the first city with stones to stand up. They sent a legion of officers in riot gear cleared Occupy San Diego protesters out of their unauthorized urban squatters’ camp at Civic Center Plaza. The dismantling of the downtown tent community, deemed an unlawful assembly by the city, began about 2 a.m. and lasted roughly 45 minutes, according to San Diego police. Some of the demonstrators relocated south to Children’s Park. Since that recreation area is closed daily between midnight and 6 a.m., officers cleared it. Participants in the three-week-old rally later reassembled for a solidarity march. This we are hopeful is the road map and the idea is they did not let it turn into more than it should have been. This is why OccupyWallSt and OccupyBoston have been giving legs. We think OccupyBoston is headed for trouble as a nor’easter is bearing down on the state this weekend. That will be the only thing that moves them because it is clear the mayor will not. San Diego just jumped a peg on the best cities to live as if the perfect year round weather was not enough, this is the icing on the cake.

President Obama only likes favoritism media for the left

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Files under you have got to be kidding me. This week we heard White House chief of staff Bill Daley saying that he knew it may surprise people, some people that there are certain people in the media who do seem at times to carry the water for certain, piece of the political spectrum. Is this guy for real, they have no problem with NBC, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC being a cheerleader for President Obama for the last three plus years? Fox is the problem because during a presser President Obama was asked by Ed Henry of Fox News about something Mitt Romney challenging President Obama’s credentials on foreign policy in the wake of the Iranian assassination plot. President Obama did not like it one bit and responded by saying are you a Romney spokesperson. They have been caught off guard because even though the media leans left they understand one of their own was shown up for asking a simple relevant question. Daley was pressed the next day avoided the question and went on about the economy and the middle class. The bottom line is why would the president respond that way to a reporter? Does he not think President Bush had to answer these questions about what he was saying during the 2008 campaign? We know the lame stream take a lot of abuse on these pages but this time we feel they did the right thing calling their guy out for being no so transparent. This of course at the same time if you read between the lines is very transparent.