Video: Krauthammer – “Yes we can” means, “yes, I can do anything I damn well please…”

Charles Krauthammer, as succinct as ever in discussing Obama’s planned use of reconciliation to pass Obamacare:

I also love the line: Look, I’m not disillusioned, because I was never illusioned…that’s how I feel.I am constantly appalled by Obama and the Democrats, but I’m not surprised.

The thing I’ve been wondering lately, is: What is he going to do if this whole thing falls apart. After a year of speeches, backroom deals, threats, bribes, lies, Obama is willing to sacrifice the Dem majority in Congress in order to grab this brass ring of 1/7 of the US economy. He’s staking everything on it.

What if he fails?

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

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Please God, Let This Not Be True…

My husband just ran up the stairs and turned on Fox News, saying he just heard something terrible…the last time he did that was on 9/11.

Here’s what Hot Air is reporting:

According to Radar Online, the next Supreme Court justice to step down won’t be John Paul Stevens or Ruth Bader Ginsburg after all.  Claiming an exclusive scoop from unnamed sources, they say that the next resignation will be that of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts — which would allow Barack Obama to significantly change the tenor of the nation’s top court.

John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is seriously considering stepping down from the nation’s highest court for personal reasons, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Roberts, known for his conservative judicial philosophy, has served on the Supreme Court  since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of former Chief William Rehnquist.

RadarOnline.com has been told that Roberts, 55, could announce his decision at any time.

Drudge contacted a court source, who said, “This is not happening … It’s news to me.”

Let’s hope so…Often these rumors turn out to be completely false…but sometimes they turn out to be true….and God help us if it is.

Let’s pray the Radar’s  sourcing is just bad. For the Dems to control all three branches of the government at this time would be a catastrophe for the country.

UPDATE:

Radar retracted the story. PHEW!

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Michele Bachmann: “What in the World is Going On in the White House”? – Calls For Investigation

I think most of you have heard by now that Obama has granted a judgeship to the brother of one of the undecided bluedogs in Congress. Although we have come to expect Chicago style graft coming out of this White House, with the Louisiana purchase, and corn-husker kickback, you have to wonder how many bribes have been offered that we don’t even know about. Would Obama keep doing it if it wasn’t effective? Are we supposed to believe that this is just a coincidence? Michele Bachmann has her doubts, and is asking for an investigation:

I love it when Michele goes off on these “tangents”.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop, via Fuzislippers at Potluck.

MORE:

Glenn Beck just brought up the judgeship for Obamacare issue to Sen. Jim DeMint on his radio show:

Jim DeMint: *Laughter*…“I’m sure it’s just a coincidence…It’s shamesless, they really do think we’re stupid”.


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The Politics of OMG WTF?

While most eyes are on the health care debate/kabuki in Washington, there are other weird, nefarious goings on that deserve our attention in our nation’s Capitol…it would appear that Obama is much more concerned with “saving the environment”, than with saving jobs:

For instance:

The Politico: Stimulus money goes overseas

Senate Democrats are furious that the vast majority of grants from the clean-energy program from last year’s stimulus have been awarded to foreign companies.

Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Jon Tester of Montana announced Wednesday a new initiative to require the “Buy America” provision of the stimulus to all programs, not just the government ones. A study done by the Investigative Reporting Workshop found that 79 percent of the $2 billion in clean-energy grants allocated since Sept. 1, 2009, has gone to foreign wind companies.

Nearly half of the $2.4 billion in federal grant money awarded Wednesday to stimulate the U.S. economy and boost the production of hybrid and electric vehicles went to six companies with ties to places as far away as Russia, China, South Korea and France.

WTF?

When Obama  has even the Dems like Chuckie Schumer furious about his  policies, you know they must be pretty freaking bad.

Then there’s this:

Chris Horner: BREAKING: ‘Anti-Lobbyist’ Obama Administration Recruited Left-Wing Lobbyists to Sell Bogus ‘Green Jobs’:

After two studies refuted President Barack Obama’s assertions regarding the success of Spain’s and Denmark’s wind energy programs, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the Department of Energy turned to George Soros and to wind industry lobbyists to attack the studies.

Via the FOIA request, the Competitive Enterprise Institute has learned that the Department of Energy — specifically the office headed by Al Gore’s company’s former CEO, Cathy Zoi — turned to George Soros’ Center for American Progress and other wind industry lobbyists to help push Obama’s wind energy proposals.

The FOIA request was not entirely complied with, and CEI just filed an appeal over documents still being withheld. In addition to withholding many internal communications, the administration is withholding communications with these lobbyists and other related communications, claiming they constitute “inter-agency memoranda.” This implies that, according to the DoE, wind industry lobbyists and Soros’s Center for American Progress are — for legal purposes — extensions of the government.

This is a defense commonly employed against FOIA requests when seeking to withhold certain communications with, for example, paid consultants.

As candidate and president, on eight separate occasions Barack Obama instructed Americans to “think about what’s happening in countries like Spain [and] Germany” if they wanted to know what successful “green jobs” policies look like, and if they wanted to know what we should expect here in the U.S. from his agenda.

Some European economists took a look.

Read the whole thing…it turns out these green jobs initiatives were economic failures, so what does Obama do? Read the whole thing. It’s almost like Van Jones is still advising him.

OMG.

And I reported on this earlier, today: Shock: White House To Seize More Than 10 Million Acres

Senator Jim DeMint is alerting the public to a recently discovered secret administration memo which reveals plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico! The move would halt “job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development” and lead to  a drying up tax revenue essential for the funding of schools, firehouses and community centers.

A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that’s essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.

DeMint claims Obama could enact the plan in the memo with just a stroke of the pen.

He tried to prevent the land grab, last evening:

His amendment failed  by a vote of 58-38.

WTF?

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