Introducing the “Scene-stealing Dog”:
Trending on Twitter: #ObamaBreeds
As Obama finally makes his too little/too late pivot towards jobs, all the new polling looks disastrous for Dems. It turns out, Independents are abandoning Obama in droves:
Independents’ disapproval of the president has reached an all-time high, with 57 percent giving him negative marks. About 61 percent of independents say Obama has not brought change to Washington. Nearly half now consider him “too liberal” ideologically.
Overall, by a 13-point margin, independent voters say they would support Republican over Democratic candidates in their House districts. A majority of independents – 59 percent – say they would prefer to have Republicans in charge of Congress to serve as a check on the president’s agenda.
It’s easy to figure out why. They believed Obama when he promised them a new, post partisan, post racial, centrist direction. After watching him operate for a year and a half, they know they’ve been had.
Please let this not be wishful thinking! ABC News reporting: Matalin: 90% Chance GOP Takes Both House and Senate
Here’s another excellent ad from the NRSC which hits the Dems hard on their failure to revive the economy:
But Democrats will not give up all their power without a fight, and we all know how Dem Socialists fight. That’s why Republicans need to remain vigilant, not only on election day, but right now.
Michelle Malkin has a report out this morning: Voter rolls: We see dead people. Does the DOJ?
America’s voter rolls are a mess. But you can’t count on the Department of Social Justice and corruptocrat Attorney General Eric Holder to clean them up. It’s another job the feds won’t do. Time for ordinary citizens to step up to the plate. Thanks to a provision in federal law, you can pick up the slack.
Former DOJ attorney/whistleblower J. Christian Adams fills you in at Pajamas Media.
Read the whole thing.
Meanwhile, Warner Todd Huston reports at Gateway Pundit on SEIU’s Illegal Fund-Raising Scheme.
Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, has an interesting expose in the Washington Examiner revealing how the U.S. government has decided to allow an obviously illegal fund-raising scheme that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) invented to fuel its spending on political causes and campaigns.
The SEIU has decided to fine any of its locals that does not meet a $25,000 Political Action Committee (PAC) contribution limit. The fine imposed is $37,500. This means that union headquarters is telling the locals that they MUST donate a “voluntary” $27,000 or face this exorbitant fine.
Mix puts it like this:
Imagine the outcry if McDonalds executives demanded that franchise owners collect “voluntary” contributions totaling $25,000 for the company’s PAC from employees at every restaurant.
The outcry would be loud, for sure. But this is exactly what the SEIU is doing to its members.
The FEC expressly forbids organizations from fining members for not contributing to political action committees (PACs), but after receiving complaints, Obama’s FEC has opted to violated its own rules and is allow the SEIU to violate the law. This is the kind of corruption we’re up against.
Fred Lucas reports at The American Spectator: Your Tax Dollars at Work…for Obama:
Some include the words, “Barack Obama, President.” Most say “Putting America to Work.” All say “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.” Regardless, if you see another gaudy sign promoting the $862 billion stimulus package, Rep. Darrell Issa wants to know about it.
Issa, the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has set up an e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org, asking folks to send pictures of the signs with information. The California Republican also asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to explore whether the signs promoting the recovery act, and other actions he considers propaganda, are legal.
Marc Thiessen offers some disturbing commentary at The Washington Post on Obama’s Oval Office speech, last week: A speech from the Far Side: What our enemies heard:
On Iraq, the president said, “Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq’s future is not.” But what our enemies heard was that in Iraq “we have met our responsibility. Now, it’s time to turn the page,” and his unequivocal pledge that “all U.S. troops will leave by the end of next year.” This was music to the ears of Islamic extremists from the caves of Waziristan to the palaces of Tehran.
On Afghanistan, while the president said he was committed to “preventing Afghanistan from again serving as a base for terrorists,” what our enemies heard was that while the “pace of our troop reductions will be determined by conditions on the ground” those reductions will go forward — regardless of conditions on the ground. “But make no mistake: This transition will begin — because open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the Afghan people’s.” For the enemy, there is no mistaking the meaning of the president’s words. Recently Marine Corps Commandant James Conway said the Afghanistan deadline is “probably giving our enemy sustenance. In fact we’ve intercepted communications that say, ‘Hey, you know, we only need to hold out for so long.’ ” By reinforcing this perception, Obama’s Oval Office address gave our enemies sustenance as well.
More on the subject from Myrna Sokoloff at Big Peace: Barack Obama: The ‘Use Your Words’ President:
It was painful to watch President Obama give his speech on the end of the combat mission in Iraq. It was a war he had opposed, refused to fund, and said the surge would not work. All this war stuff seemed boring to him. Obama came across as cold and aloof. He said some of the right things but you had this gnawing feeling that he didn’t really mean them.
When he announced that “Operation Iraqi Freedom” was over, he made it sound like he had fulfilled a campaign promise to bring the troops home. In reality the agreement was signed under President Bush. Since Obama had never discussed Iraq as President, it was even off-putting to hear him name it. It reminded me of the time I spent volunteering for the Family Readiness Group of an Army unit near my home. I was at a table filling out forms for the soldier and his or her family. It informed them of the services available to their loved ones. I was instructed to fill the form out with the code OIF–Operation Iraqi Freedom. It really hit me as I talked to these soldiers that they were volunteers and proud to go even with the disruption in their lives. I was in awe of them.
President Bush was accused of not being eloquent but you could never accuse him of not being sincere with the troops. His voice broke many times and his face got red as he tried to hold back tears. Many thought that was corny. But it was real. He was real. Yes, we miss him now. In Ohio a poll shows that if the Presidential election were held today Bush would beat Obama 50-42!
Check back, I’ll add more links as the day wears on.
Pamela Geller has a good piece up at The American Thinker: Obama’s War on Arizona:
Barack Obama is an internationalist, and this has more ominous implications for American sovereignty. As soon as he became president, he took decisive steps to submit American sovereignty to the will of international bodies.
Legal expert M. Edward Whelan III has spelled out the implications of this. He explains that transnationalists, among whom Obama and many of his appointees must clearly be numbered, “aim in particular to use American courts to import international law to override the policies adopted through the processes of representative government.”
Whelan is the president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the former general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. “What transnationalism, at bottom, is all about,” he explains, “is depriving American citizens of their powers of representative government by selectively imposing on them the favored policies of Europe’s leftist elites.”
Whelan wrote this before Obama reported Arizona to the U.N., and the Arizona case bears him out fully. Obama’s latest attack on America may shock Americans, but readers of my book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America nod their heads in recognition. It’s all in the book: the relinquishing of American sovereignty and Obama’s internationalism. Americans can’t say they weren’t warned. They should have noticed that the charismatic young Democratic presidential candidate had numerous socialist associations, going back to a childhood spent among internationalists. And even as recently as nine months before he was elected president, he sponsored a bill in the Senate that would compromise American sovereignty: the Global Poverty Act.
Nazi collaborator, and sociopath, George Soros is up to no good in The Great White North: Moral hollowness at work:
This mini bio by Ezra Levant highlights the moral hollowness that has defined George Soros’ life, starting with his Nazi collaboration as a teenager to his 3.3 billion profit off of the financial collapse, last year.
Now Soros has turned his attention to Canada.
One of his front groups, called Avaaz, is lobbying to stop Sun Media’s license for a TV news channel. Soros doesn’t know anything about Canada — Avaaz called the Sun newspapers the “Suncor newspapers” — but we’re his latest toy.
Avaaz is sending a petition to Canada’s TV regulator, the CRTC, claiming that thousands of Canadians want to censor the Sun and keep it off the air.
The petition is a fraud — it’s an Internet petition, and anyone can sign anyone else up without their permission. Fake names are permitted, and so are foreign citizens. And the whole campaign is run out of New York.
Do you think Soros should determine what you can watch on TV? Do you think that decision should be made in New York? Is our freedom of speech just another trinket for him to buy and sell?
Hasn’t Soros silenced enough voices in his life?
Moe Lane over at Red State is sounding pretty confident: Welcome to the 2010 Election campaign cycle!