Via Michelle Malkin, GOP.gov presents a powerful web-ad in honor of Obama’s State of the Union:
The Washington Examiner editors, reminiscing about the 2010 SOTU, write:
Tossing political barbs at Supreme Court justices during a nationally televised speech is one thing. It’s something else entirely for a sitting president to point a justly accusing finger at the Senate majority leader who will be seated nearby. This is especially the case when both men are Democrats and despite the fact that today marks the 1,000th day since the Senate Democratic majority he leads approved a federal budget.
The federal government still managed to pile nearly $4 trillion onto the national debt as the Senate dithered during those 1,000 days. The Senate forced the federal government to function piecemeal for three years through a series of haphazardly stitched-together omnibus bills and continuing resolutions. These bring together in one massive document trillions in spending and borrowing that can then be jammed through Congress with one convenient up-or-down vote, with only token debate and few if any amendments allowed. It’s Washington’s nice and tidy way of handing voters a take-it-or-leave-it approach to federal spending.
Ryan and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, challenged Obama on Monday to “hold his own party accountable for its dogged refusal” to produce a budget.
Don’t hold your breath, gentlemen.
And here’s The Foundry hammering the same point in; 1,000 Days Without a Senate Budget: It’s amazing what you can do in 1,000 days:
Joseph Curl of The Washington Times plays the blame game:
There is one person — one American among the 300 million of us — who is not to blame for the state of the union. Everyone else, each of you, in some small or large way, bears some share of the blame, but not this guy. Not one little bit.
This guy is Barack Obama. He is not the least bit to blame for the dismal state of the U.S. economy. George W. Bush is, for sure, and that evil Dick Cheney, oh, no doubt. House Speaker John A. Boehner — evil, too — is, of course, to blame. But guess what? So is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and every Democrat in the House and Senate.
Finish reading at the link…
CNN’s Jack Cafferty explores What Obama Won’t Mention During The SOTU:
Get your Food Stamp President bumper-stickerswhile they’re hot!
In advance of the State of the Union, our new web video shows the true state of the middle class under President Obama’s failed leadership.
Claire McCaskill Joins the U.S. Senate (January 2007): 144,841
Claire McCaskill Supports Obama’s Failed Economic Policies (December 2011): 245,249
100,408 More Missourians Out-of-Work
With the news today that Missouri’s unemployment rate remains unacceptably high, we are once again reminded how the middle class has suffered under the big government agenda of Barack Obama and Claire McCaskill. Despite what might be said in speeches or press releases, the middle class has dramatically suffered under the barrage of failed economic policies pursued by Obama and McCaskill. Whether it was the failed stimulus package or bailouts, Obama and McCaskill have focused on government-expanding policies instead of real economic solutions to create jobs for Missouri’s middle class.
Weasel Zippers: Rep. Doug Lamborn Boycotting Obama’s State of The Union Address…
“The president is in full campaign mode and will use the address as an opportunity to bash his political opponents.”
Damon W. Root of Reason asks: Should Supreme Court Justices Attend the State of the Union?:
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito skipped last year’s State of the Union Address so he could give a speech in Hawaii, though his absence was perhaps also inspired by his annoyance at President Barack Obama during the 2010 address, where Alito famously mouthed the words “not true” when Obama misstated the facts about the Court’s Citizens United decision. But that’s all water under the bridge, right? Won’t Alito at least turn up for tomorrow night’s State of the Union proceedings? Don’t count on it, writes Adam Liptak of The New York Times, who notes that Alito thinks the whole State of the Union format is ripe for abuse.
SOTU FLASHBACK via Weasel Zippers: Flashback: Obama Touts Solyndra During 2010 State Of The Union…
I dare him to tout his green energy programs, tonight. Republicans should come armed with rotten fruit.
Update: They will be coming armed with these.
WHD’s Keith Koffler asks, “are we living in a Banana Republic?:
Are we living in a Banana Republic? A place where laws are passed for fun and broken for sport?
That’s what Wall Street Journal Latin American affairs columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady, who covers Banana Republics for the newspaper, wants to know.
In a column published today, O’Grady accuses Obama of UNMITIGATED CYNICISM AND ABUSE OF POWER in his handling of the Keystone XL pipeline, suggesting his behavior is worthy of the Chavistas and likely to chill future investors in U.S. infrastructure.
Like all Banana Republic satraps, this one is claiming perfect adherence to the laws of the land, even as he bends them for his own political ends.
The White House has been piously intoning that the decision to reject the pipeline arises from nothing less than its fanatical devotion to proper procedure, preaching the line that the State Department must perform its due diligence and analyze the environmental impact of a new route for the project through Nebraska.
But . . .well . . . the State Department is only analyzing the new route because it decided it didn’t want to accept the results of its own three year analysis of the old route, which determined that it wouldn’t ugly up Nebraska a single bit.
This is exactly what happens in Banana Republics, where they say things like, “I don’t like the results of this election! Let’s have a new election!”
Pamela Geller, The American Thinker: New Docs Reveal How DOJ Kowtows to Muslim Brotherhood
In what promises to be an enormous document dump, I have received the first in a series of DOJ bundles in response to my FOIA request filed close to a year ago. Specifically, I asked for “records relating to the meeting of the ‘Monthly Outreach Meeting’ with Muslim and Arab groups at the Civil Rights Division. Specifically, include lists of attendees at each monthly meeting, the agenda of each meeting and any minutes or summary prepared subsequent to each meeting. Please also specifically note the meetings at which the Attorney General of the United States attended.”
The principal impact of reading through the material is the sheer bulk of it. Hundreds and hundreds of pages of emails, documenting nearly daily friendly contact, consultation, cooperation and collaboration between the DOJ and Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood groups. One thing is clear, the Muslim Brotherhood has fully infiltrated command and control at the Department of Justice civil rights division.
Left-wing panties in a huge wad over this, Santorum handles it well:
HotAirPundit: Rick Santorum at Town Hall in Florida Gets Question From Woman Who Calls Obama an ‘Avowed Muslim’ (Video) **UPDATE** Santorum Responds
I guessing the left will go after Rick Santorum here for not running up to the woman and grabbing the mic out of her hand like John McCain did in October 2008 at that town hall in Minnesota and say ‘no, no, Obama is a good man.’ Santorum just responds after the question, “I’m doing my best to get him out” of office. Take a look at this video of Rick Santorum in Lady Lake, Florida earlier.
Watch the video at the link, as well as the video of Santorum being asked about it later on CNN. I think you’ll enjoy his response.