The Crap Sandwich Passes

Well, the Dems managed to write a stimulus plan laden with so much pork, and stealth welfare, they totally united the Republican party against it – quite a feat, really. Not one Republican in the House voted for the Democrat’s “shit sandwich”. The Dems own it now, and it’s destined to fail, because there was actually,very little  stimulus in the stupid thing.

Not that it matters, now, but hundreds of economists have called Obama a liar in newspaper ads:

President Obama says that “economists from across the political spectrum agree” on the need for massive government spending to stimulate the economy. In fact, many economists disagree. Hundreds of them, including Nobel laureates and other prominent scholars, have signed a statement that the Cato Institute has placed in major newspapers across the United States.

The  bill actually seems designed to consolidate Democrat power. They are digging in, just like I thought they would. That’s what the ACORN money is for. That’s what the Welfare and Medicaid redistribution is for. They’re buying votes.


Never mind the P.O.S video I previously posted…. I discovered (thank you Geoff) that was an old video from 2007, and the P.O.S. was killed. We’re not going to be so lucky, with the next P.O.S. amnesty bill that comes down the pike, I fear.


Speaking of Geoff…

Obama gets a C- from Fred Barnes on his bipartisanship efforts.

I don’t know…I think the fact that he and the Dems couldn’t even be bothered to remove the useless pork, and the *eff-you* to Republicans in the form of ACORN funding, and the fact that he got 0% of the Republicans to vote for the crap sandwich, earns him an F-, but maybe that’s just me.


Senate Republicans take heed:

A new Rassmussen Report report shows public support for hyper-partisan Democrat stimulus package has fallen to 42%. Republicans overwhelmingly oppose the bill.


Credit where it’s due: Michelle Malkin thanks the House Republicans for taking a stand.


Utterly predictable:

MoveOn. org, Service Employees International Union(SEIU), and other leftist/marxist groups will be running ads targeting Republicans to support Obama’s stimulus pkg.

Sign The ‘Stand Strong For Rush’ Petition

Democrats in Congress have worked themselves into a tizzy because Rush Limbaugh recently stated that he wants Obama to fail. That may have been inartfully put, but the fact of the matter is,  many Americans agree with Rush, because they believe that Obama’s policies will be bad for America.

Democrats  have called Rush’s words, “outrageous”, and have distorted them on the DCCC website:

“Last week, Rush Limbaugh actually said that he “hopes” President Obama fails to meet America’s challenges”.

They’ve started a petition to condemn Rush which they no doubt hope will be the impetus to to implement a “Hush Rush” type of Fairness Doctrine bill some time down the road.

Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters, says:

The war for freedom of speech has officially begun, America.

Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Rush responded:

“I am greatly puzzled. Why would the Democrats petition against me if I am doing such terrible damage to the GOP? Click here to send messages of love, hope and change TO ME via this petition!”

The Rush Limbaugh Show website has linked to the DCCC website and Rush has asked his listeners to tell the DCCC to stop distorting his words. Frankly, I don’t trust the DCCC to keep a record of the “reverse petition” comments.

That’s why I started this petition, which I encourage all supporters of free speech to sign. I will forward the results to  Congress to counteract their “Hush Rush” efforts.

Ahmadinejad: Obama Should Apologize For US ‘Crimes’

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to be testing our new President:

The hardline leader also called on Washington to withdraw its troops from across the world as a proof of Mr Obama’s commitment to change.

“You were standing against the Iranian people in the past 60 years,” Mr Ahmadinejad said during an address in the western region of Khermenshah that was broadcast by state television.

“Those who speak of change must apologise to the Iranian people and try to repair their past bad acts and the crimes they committed against Iran.”

As to the troops, he said he expected two kinds of “deep and fundamental” change.

“Meet people, talk to them with respect and put an end to the expansionist policies. If you talk about change it must put an end to the US military presence in the world, withdraw your troops and take them back inside your borders.”

Mr Ahmadinejad said the advocates of change must “stop supporting the Zionists, outlaws and criminals”.

He called on the United States to “stop interfering in other people’s affairs”.

Perhaps Mahmoud senses weakness… Obama has promised to meet with him, a brutal tyrant, without preconditions. And Obama stated in his interview with al-Arabiya that he would “start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating,” and he called for a new partnership in the Muslim world “based on mutual respect and mutual interest.”

Whether he meant to or not, he implied an apology was in order when he stated that the U.S. had made mistakes in the past but “that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there’s no reason why we can’t restore that.”

Meanwhile, Obama has quietly made missile defense concessions to Russia. How do we know? McKittrick, of Closing Velocity, an executive at the Missile Defense Agency, read about it in the paper:

Russia has dropped plans to install missiles near Poland after the Obama administration signalled a change in US attitude to the region, a Moscow military official has reportedly said.

The official suggested that Mr Obama’s White House had made clear it would not prioritise executing the Bush administration’s plan to install a missile defence shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Peace through strength concessions. Hey, it’s always worked, before, right?

I’m so glad the world loves us, now.


McKitterick informs me that he’s an exec with a co. that works for the MDA, not with the MDA itself.


Peace, love, and unicorns Obama is staying true to his word:

Officials of Barack Obama‘s administration have drafted a letter to Iran from the president aimed at unfreezing US-Iranian relations and opening the way for face-to-face talks, the Guardian has learned.

The US state department has been working on drafts of the letter since Obama was elected on 4 November last year. It is in reply to a lengthy letter of congratulations sent by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on 6 November.

Diplomats said Obama’s letter would be a symbolic gesture to mark a change in tone from the hostile one adopted by the Bush administration, which portrayed Iran as part of an “axis of evil”.

It would be intended to allay the ­suspicions of Iran’s leaders and pave the way for Obama to engage them directly, a break with past policy.

Obama Has An Egg Of Power In The Oval Office

Do unicorns lay eggs? They must:

eggofpowerHere’s what Michelle Malkin found out about this stunning work of craftsmanship:

The wooden sculpture that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office combines African tribal tradition with a poignant message. Obtained on a 2006 visit to his ancestral Kenya, the “Egg of Power” symbolizes the fragility of chiefly power: According to an ancient proverb, power is like an egg; if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from grasp.

Hmmm…He obtained “the egg of power” back in 2006.  Hubris?

It’s a good thing the egg of power is made of wood, because if Obama, and the rest of the Dems go after talk radio, the way they’re signaling they will, a non-symbolic egg of power would make a big, huge mess in the oval office, and we can’t have that.

Incidentally, in case you’re wondering…yes, of course, for a small fee, ($100.00) you can have one too.

Also seen at Michelle Malkin’s is a pocket sized “little blue book” (reminiscent of Mao’s Little Red Book) filled with Obama’s most inspiring quotes on sale for a mere $49.50.

Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama’s speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this historic collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.

That last bit, I *think* is a joke…

More awesome Obama items:

Disturbing!: Chia Obama



Obama Rhinestone Lapel Pin

Obama Soap-On-A-Rope

A New Addition To The Holy Family

Obama Soda

Obama Victory Plate

President Obama Coloring And Activity Book

Yes We Can Perfume

Obama Model Airplane And More!

Obama Won’t Compromise on “Tax Cuts”

Bad news.

Obama may have had the family planning pork removed from the stimulus bill, but he’s adamant that the welfare spending is non-negotiable. The “tax cuts” in dispute are being described by Republicans as “welfare through the tax code”.

In the meeting, Obama acknowledged a fundamental divide between Republicans and Democrats on the issue of a tax rebates for people at the lowest income level – Republicans complain that tax cuts for people who don’t pay income taxes amounts to “welfare through the tax code.”

House Republicans pelted Obama for more than 30 minutes with questions about deficits, taxes and spending, according to sources inside the private meeting. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), won applause from his GOP colleagues when he asked the president whether he would promise that the stimulus would not be an excuse to raise taxes or increase spending. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), asked Obama for common ground on taxes in the $825 billion package – and was rejected.

This is the redistribution that was promised. We can’t say we weren’t warned.

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton Sounding Surprisingly Hawkish

I like what I’m hearing:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that Israel had a right to defend itself and that Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza on the Jewish state could not go unanswered.

Clinton spoke as a fragile ceasefire ruptured between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza on the same day as President Barack Obama‘s special envoy George Mitchell arrived in the region to try and shore up the truce.

“We support Israel’s right to self-defense. The (Palestinian) rocket barrages which are getting closer and closer to populated areas (in Israel) cannot go unanswered,” Clinton said in her first news conference at the State Department.

The top U.S. diplomat, whose comments may be seen by some as giving Israel a green light to once again pound Gaza, accused Hamas of “offensive” action against the Israeli Defense Forces on the border.

“It is regrettable that the Hamas leadership apparently believes that it is in their interest to provoke the right of self-defense instead of building a better future for the people of Gaza,” said Clinton.

She’s sounding tougher than Condoleezza Rice, in fact, who through the years often called for “Israeli restraint”, and when the latest hostilities erupted, called for an immediate ceasefire. When the Ceasefire Resolution was brought to a vote at the UN Security Council, she abstained, explaining that,  “Washington agreed with the text and goals of the resolution but added: “The United States thought it important to see the outcomes of the Egyptian mediation efforts in order to see what this resolution might have been supporting.”

Hat tip: Lucianne