Interesting: WH Chief of Staff Can’t Won’t Defend Obama’s Fiscal Policies

The Daily Caller reports the startling news:

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama administration’s regulatory expansions. Daley also said he didn’t have any good answers for some of what President Obama is doing and expressed frustration about the “bureaucratic stuff that’s hard to defend.”

“Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible,” Daley said at a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meeting.

Daley couldn’t answer basic questions and continually faced criticism from the executives in the room. The business leaders even applauded each other’s criticism of the administration. “At one point, the room erupted in applause when Massachusetts utility executive Doug Starrett, his voice shaking with emotion, accused the administration of blocking construction on one of his facilities to protect fish, saying government ‘throws sand into the gears of progress,’” wrote Peter Wallsten and Jia Lynn Yang in the Washington Post.

Americans for Limited Government Communications Director and former Labor Department Public Affairs Chief of Staff Rick Manning told The Daily Caller that Daley’s inability to defend Obama’s regulations is an indication that the administration’s plans aren’t working. Manning also points out that Daley’s meeting may have large political implications.

“Business community to William Daley, your Jedi tricks don’t work on us,” Manning said in an email. “The chickens are coming home to roost from the wholesale assault by Obama on the free enterprise system and the private job creators who make it run. The meeting itself is incredible in that it demonstrates just how vulnerable Obama feels in 2012.”

In perhaps related news, D.C. insider recently spoke of a number of Democratic Party operatives who were joining with Republicans to ensure Barack Obama is a one-term president.

Allen West and Darrell Issa Voted To Continue Pigford Funds???

Rep. Steve King’s amendment to stop Pigford II funding failed on the house floor, yesterday.

An incredulous Lee Stranahan reported the outrageous news at Big Government:

Rep. King’s amendment failed – here’s the roll call vote. Every Democrat voted against it – but it lost because 78 Republicans also went against stopping over a billion dollars in money being paid out for fraud. Two votes jumped out at me.

West voted with the Congressional Black Caucus.

Issa also voted to continue the Pigford fraud that is costing tax payers billions, even though he should be investigating Pigford.

Stranahan provided Issa’s office phone number in Washington: 202-225-3906 in case you want to give him a piece of your mind.





RightOnline 2011 (with updates)

That’s where I’m at, in case you were wondering about the dearth of posts, yesterday. It’s about a seven hour trip from KC to Minneapolis by car. That’s seven hours of talk radio hosts giggling about Weiner being heckled at his resignation announcement press conference. Hannity must have played back the “Bye-bye pervert!” jeer fifty time on his show, Thursday. (By the way — didn’t I tell you that he wouldn’t survive this?) Yes, I believe I said it several times.

A couple of interesting program notes:

1. We will get to see a preview of Sarah Palin’s movie, The Undefeated!

2. Daily Kos’ Nutroots Nation is being held this same weekend in Minneapolis {{{at the same hotel!}}}

 RightOnline 2011 Speakers:

Governor Tim Pawlenty

Michelle Malkin

Andrew Breitbart

Herman Cain

Senator Mike Lee

Rep. Michele Bachmann

Rep. John Kline

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Rep. Thad McCotter

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

Rep. Tim Huelskamp

S.E. Cupp

Erick Erickson

John Fund

Guy Benson

Ed Morrissey

Stay tuned.


Woo-hoo, first in line at the Breitbart Righteous Indignation book signing.

That’s John Sexton of Verum Serum’s jacket. (I was supposed to be taking a picture of him, too.)

More good RightOnline Coverage at The Other McCain.

VIDEO: Breitbart Talks WeinerGate

Gateway Pundit:

 Andrew Breitbart GANG-RUSHED By Raging Leftist Mob at Nutroots 2011 (Video)