Eric Cantor Tells Obama After Repub-Bashing Cleveland Speech:”Clarify Or Withdraw The Accusation”

I think Republicans in Congress are as sick of Obama’s whoppers as we are, probably more so, since they’re so often the target of his barbs. Today, during his speech on the economy in Cleveland, Obama once again accused the Republicans of having no ideas – “And when you ask them what programs they’d actually cut, they usually don’t have an answer.”

“President Obama must have misspoken today, because I have personally sat across the table from him and suggested specific ways to cut spending. Furthermore, House Republican Leader John Boehner and I urged President Obama to work with Republicans to cut spending by using his authority to send Congress a “rescissions” package.  In fact, we sent President Obama a letter twice pledging to work together with him on that effort. We still have not heard back – seven months later. It doesn’t end there, through the YouCut program House Republicans have offered over $120 billion in spending cuts, only to be voted down by Democrats in the House. Finally, House Republicans Jeb Hensarling and Paul Ryan have introduced a “Cut Spending Now” package of specific cuts that would save taxpayers $1.3 trillion.

“President Obama is entitled to his opinion, but he’s not entitled to his own facts, and with that in mind I am asking him to either clarify or withdraw the accusation that he made earlier today.”

Gee, since Obama didn’t see fit to respond to any of the previous communications from House Republicans, I rather doubt he’ll hearken to this. Nice try, anyway.


RNC Video: Party Of No

You know why I love this video? Because when the Dems first came up with the supposedly devastating “Party of No” label for Republicans early in 2009, I said, “Embrace it Republicans!” Save us from these ruinous policies!

Well, guess what? They’ve finally embraced it:


Obama Sets His Sights On Boehner

So, the President is in Cleveland Ohio, today, to give  (yet another) speech on the economy, and he plans to target  House GOP Leader John Boehner as the “foil Democrats want to run against in an uphill election year.”

The Hill reports:

In blogs and speeches, Obama and administration aides have repeatedly targeted the longtime Ohio lawmaker possibly poised to become Speaker, but Wednesday’s address by the president will be the most direct assault yet.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that Obama specifically chose Cleveland as the site to lay out his new economic proposals because of Boehner’s address on the economy two weeks ago there.
He said Obama “will spend a decent amount of time” contrasting his economic views with Boehner’s, which the White House argues would return the country to failed policies that led to a financial crisis and recession.

Yes, please do contrast the economic views. Say one more time, “the same policies that drove us into the ditch….” because the American people are not tired of hearing that yet.  Keep pretending ruinous Democrat  policies had nothing to do with the financial meltdown.

Obama plans to defend his plans to let tax cuts on the “wealthiest taxpayers” expire. This is a key tenet of his Marxist redistributive ideology.

Obama is expected to include a forceful defense of his plans to let tax cuts on the wealthiest taxpayers expire at the end of the year while extending tax cuts on the middle class.

Boehner and Republicans have hammered the president on this point, arguing that all of the tax cuts should be extended. The GOP received an unlikely boost Tuesday from Obama’s former budget director Peter Orszag, who argued the tax cuts on the wealthy should be extended for two years, and that all of the tax cuts should be allowed to expire at that point.

The “wealthiest Americans” who will see their taxes rise are individuals who make over  $200,000 and families with incomes below $250,000. Who are these people? Predominantly small business owners. The same people Obama purports to be helping with his new job stimulus.

As Christopher Chantrill notes at The American Thinker:

Part of the stimulus is a program of targeted tax cuts for small business.

The plan, floated as a trial balloon at the New York Times, is this. The administration proposes to take the $35 billion extra revenue from the rich by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire on taxpayers earning more than $250,000 a year. Then they will give the $35 billion to small businesses through targeted tax breaks.

Does your head hurt, yet?

So Barack’s cunning plan to jump-start the economy is to steal  money out of the back pockets of the nation’s most successful small business owners and then give it right back to them — minus the usual cut to the redistributionist bureaucrats, and plus the administrative burden placed on those busy business owners.

Just brilliant.

According to The Hill:

Boehner’s office seems delighted with the White House strategy, which it framed Tuesday as a desperate and “unprecedented” move by an administration worried it is on the verge of seeing both chambers of Congress go GOP.

“You can sense the panic setting in,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel wrote in an e-mail.

“When was the last time a sitting president of the United States chose to follow the minority leader of the House of Representatives to a city and respond to his or her speech?” Steel asked.

It does smack of desperation. And it won’t work. Obama suffers from overexposure as it is, and his credibility has collapsed. People  don’t believe him or trust him, anymore, and all the speeches in the world are not going to change that.


John Boehner: “Hell No You Can’t!”

See also:

Video: OH Rep John Boehner Receives The The Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award

See if you can get through his acceptance speech without bawling. They’re going to try to demonize this guy? Yeah, good luck with that.


Rasmussen poll: 68% Favor Smaller Government, Lower Taxes

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of U.S. voters prefer a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes to a more active one that offers more services and higher taxes.


Boehner on GMA this morning:


Video of Obama’s speech in Cleveland at RCP.

Obama on Rep. John Boehner (R-OH): “Now, it would be one thing if he had admitted his party’s mistakes during the eight years that they were in power.”


USA Today: Obama’s economic recovery plan not a hit with economists


Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #72: Alan Keyes against the Flight 93 memorial

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Conservative hero Alan Keyes is asking whether there is a pattern of submission surrounding the nation’s 9/11 sites. Apparently he has seen our video expose of Islamic and terrorist memorializing features in the crescent memorial to Flight 93 (now called a broken circle). Like any straight-thinker, he doesn’t like what he sees. The Flight 93 crash site is no place for a giant Islamic-shaped crescent, no matter what it is called.

On this point, Keyes cites Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo’s 2005 objection to the newly unveiled Crescent of Embrace design:

Back in 2005, then-Rep. Tom Tancredo was reported to have sent a letter to the National Park Service “asking the Interior Department to reconsider the crescent-shaped design of the memorial to those aboard a plane hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001, because some may think it honors the terrorists.” Tancredo quite sensibly argues that “regardless of whether ‘the invocation of a Muslim Symbol’ was intentional, ‘it seems that such a symbol is unsuitable for paying appropriate tribute to the heroes of Flight 93 or the ensuing American struggle against radical Islam.'”

Keyes notes our claim that the design is still replete with terrorist memorializing features and he seems to find it credible. Why shouldn’t he? The damning features are all right there in architect Paul Murdoch’s design drawings. Thank you Doctor Keyes!

“It’s not just embarrassing. It is a dangerous willful blindness, spurning the woken vigilance of Flight 93.”

That’s the last line of the full-page advertisement that Tom Burnett Senior and Alec Rawls will be running in the Somerset Daily American this Friday and Saturday (when the two first ladies will be in town for the 9/11 anniversary):

Click for legible image. Full ad-copy PDF here (large file warning).

We are hoping that visitors will hold onto our ad, maybe even tape it to their car windows, and most especially, show it to any press people they come across. Hey, if the Park Service can use 9/11 to plant the world’s largest mosque on the Flight 93 crash site, we can use 9/11 to object.

To join our blogburst against the crescent mosque, just send your blog’s url.

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Video: Trumka Praises Pelosi For Helping Drive ObamaCare “Down the Republicans Throats, Out Their Backsides”…

Here is AFL-CIO Leader Richard Trumka speaking to the Labor Caucus at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles in April.

Remember, this is the guy who  just a little over a week ago, was decrying Sarah Palin’s use of the term, “union thug”. Well, Palin hit it right on the money.

This is how thugs talk:

Nancy Pelosi, now, one of the most unpopular Democrats in Washington, forced through a bill 60% of the American public, (Dem, Rebub, and Indep) did not want, and he finds that praiseworthy?

This is why there’s going to be a such a reckoning this November.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers


Via Gateway Pundit:

A Reminder of What Union Leaders Feel About Our Political System

Former SEIU boss, Andy Stern admits: “I’m totally involved in distorting the political system.”

Nice Friends our President has, eh?


Video: Hannity Talks To Former Imam About Ground Zero Mosque

A truly moderate Muslim, former Imam, Abdur-Rahman Muhammad,  discussed the GZ mosque with Hannity, tonight. Muhammad, in answering Hannity’s query about Rauf, offered his  remarkable opinion- that Feisal Abdul Rauf is “making a play to be the most powerful Imam in the Muslim world…if he gets the mosque built, the Muslim world will see it as a heavenly validation of the attacks of 9/11”:

And Atlas Shrugs reported Tuesday night, that Radical Ground Zero Mosque Imam Rauf Gives NYers, 911 Families, and America the Big Middle Finger

We are proceeding with the community center, Cordoba House. More important, we are doing so with the support of the downtown community, government at all levels and leaders from across the religious spectrum, who will be our partners. I am convinced that it is the right thing to do for many reasons.