RNC Rains on President Robin Hood’s SOTU Parade With List Of Economic Horrors

Obama plans to highlight his economic “successes in his State of the Union address, Tuesday night.

Via the Washington Post:

HONOLULU — President Obama plans to make an aggressive push to tout his economic policies ahead of his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, starting with a swing through three states after he returns to Washington early Sunday from two weeks of vacation in Hawaii. Obama will highlight the rebirth of the auto industry in Detroit [sic] on Wednesday, discuss the recovery of the housing market during a stop in Phoenix on Thursday and talk about additional efforts to boost education and jobs in a visit with Vice President Biden in Tennessee on Friday, a White House spokesman said.

In addition to citing progress the administration has made, Obama also will announce new actions that he intends to enact without waiting on Congress and highlight during his State of the Union address, the official said. The president’s travels come at a time of economic growth as the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8 percent, the lowest of Obama’s tenure, and the stock markets are at near-record high levels…

As Sweetness and Light notes, “the GDP is up because it’s being measured differently.”

And never mind that the news media called an unemployment rate of 3.3% a recession under Bush. And never mind that much of the improvement in the economy is due to fracking lowering the price of energy. Which Obama has done his best to stop.

The GOP has put out a list of Obama’s greatest economic failures ahead of his SOTU address

As Obama Prepares To Paint A Rosy Picture Of His Presidency, A Look At The Numbers He Won’t Mention

$18.1 Trillion:

Total Debt Under Obama As Of January 14, 2014. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15)

$10.6 Trillion:

Total Debt When Obama Became President On January 20, 2009. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/9/15)

$7.5 Trillion:

Amount Added To The National Debt Despite Obama’s 2010 State Of The Union Declaration That He Would Not Leave “A Mountain Of Debt.” (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15; President Barack Obama, Remarks On The State Of The Union, Washington, D.C., 1/27/10)

$4 Trillion:

Amount Of Debt That Obama Once Called “Irresponsible” And “Unpatriotic.”(Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Fargo, ND, 7/3/08)

$1.8 Trillion:

Cost Of ObamaCare’s Coverage Provisions Through 2024. (CBO, 4/14/14)

$1.3 Trillion:

Total Student Debt Held By Americans. (Federal Reserve Board Of Governors, Accessed 1/14/15)

$869.3 Billion:

Total Taxes In ObamaCare. (JCT, 6/15/12; CBO, 4/14/14)

$95 Billion:

Cost Of New Regulations Added Since Obama Became President. (American Action Forum, 1/6/15)

$60 Billion:

Cost Of Obama’s Community College Tuition Plan Over Ten Years. ( TheAssociated Press , 1/9/15)

$3.4 Billion:

Average Amount Of Debt Added Daily Since Obama Became President. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15)

$3.4 Billion:

How Much The Construction Of The Keystone Pipeline Would Contribute To GDP According To A State Department Review.(United States Department Of State, 1/14)

46.5 Million:

Average Number Of Americans Receiving Food Stamps In FY 2014.(Department Of Agriculture, Accessed 1/14/15)

13 Million:

Average Number Of Americans Who Have Joined The Food Stamp Program Since FY 2009. (Department Of Agriculture, Accessed 1/14/15)

7 Million:

Number Of Americans Who Will No Longer Have Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Due To ObamaCare.(Congressional Budget Office, 4/14/14)

5.5 Million:

Americans Who Have Fallen Into Poverty Since Obama Became President.(U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/14/15)

2.3 Million:

Americans Who Are Only Marginally Attached To The Labor Force. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

401,000:

Construction Jobs Lost Since Obama Became President.(Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

321,000:

Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Became President.(Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

273,000:

Number Of People Who Left The Labor Force BetweenNovember AndDecember Of 2014. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

$56,492:

Current Debt Per Capita Under Obama. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/14/15;U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15)

42,100:

Number Of Jobs The Construction Of The Keystone Pipeline Would Support Over Two Years According To A State Department Review. (United States Department Of State, 1/14)

$21,724:

Increase In Debt Per Capita For Americans Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/14/15; U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15)

$4,154:

Increase In Family Health Care Premiums Under Obama. (The Kaiser Family Foundation, 9/10/14)

$2,484:

Decline In Median Household Income Since Obama Became President. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/14/15)

1978:

The Last Time The Labor Force Participation Rate Was At Its Current level.(BLS, 1/24/14)

677:

Individuals Who Have Been Through Obama’s Revolving Door.(Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 1/12/15)

215:

Rounds Of Golf Obama Has Played Since He Has Taken Office.(Mark Knoller,Twitter Feed, 12/31/14; Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, 1/4/15)

174:

Number Of Days Obama Has Spent All Or Part On Vacation. (CBS News, 12/22/14; Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, 1/4/15)

100%:

Total Debt As A Percentage Of GDP Under Obama. (OMB, Accessed 1/14/15)

65.7%:

Labor Force Participation Rate When Obama Became President.(Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

62.7%:

Labor Force Participation Rate In December. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

65:

Number Of Fundraisers Obama Attended In 2014. (Mark Knoller,Twitter Feed, 12/2/14)

32.8:

Average Number Of Weeks Someone Will Be Unemployed. (BLS, 1/14/15)

14.5%:

Poverty Rate In 2013. (U.S. Census, Accessed 1/23/14)

13.2%:

Poverty Rate Before Obama Became President. (U.S. Census, Accessed 1/23/14)

6:

Veto Threats Issued By Obama In The New Year. (The White House Website, Accessed 1/19/15; ABC News, 1/16/15)

0:

Attempts To Actually Work With Congress

SEE ALSO:

The Washington Examiner: In the face of irrelevance, Obama buys attention with other people’s money

Weasel Zippers: Limbaugh: SOTU Is Nothing But A “Vote-Buying Scheme”…

Via Drudge: 

 

Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees!

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It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

Here are this weeks’ Nominees!

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 Has Been ’70’s Relic Singer And Renowned Drug Addict James Taylor!!

The Noisy Room : My nomination this week is James Taylor for being a willing tool of John Kerry and the Obama Administration; sent forth to serenade France as an apology tour for Obama not showing up after the Charlie Hebdo massacre:

The guest Secretary of State John Kerry brought with him to Paris is
garnering more attention than Mr. Kerry himself. Singer James Taylor
accompanied the diplomat at Paris’s city hall, where he sang a version
of “You’ve Got a Friend” on stage.

According to the Deputy Mayor of Paris Patrick Klugman’s Twitter
account, Mr. Kerry told the audience that he “wanted to come here to
share a hug.”

Mr. Kerry watched Mr. Taylor on stage, standing next to Mayor of Paris
Ann Hidalgo — who at one point during the song held a microphone for Mr. Taylor.

The performance is grabbing attention online, with many suggesting that the singer’s performance is an awkward way to show solidarity with the French after last week’s deadly terrorist attack. The U.S. had faced criticism that it didn’t send a high-level official to last Sunday’s massive march in Paris, which many world leaders attended.

It’s official… the US has gone from a superpower to a joke on the
world stage. James Taylor went from a musical legend to a prop in one
appearance and he became a weasel to boot.

Virginia Right!:This week I would like to nominate Secretary of State John Kerry who along with James Taylor, an equally far left mental lightweight, formed the duo called the Taylor-Kerry Band and hit the Euro circuit on the latest Apology Tour. The pair sang “You’ve Got a Friend” over and over again to the French in a pathetic attempt to cover up the lack of participation in the event to protest terrorism.

The tour highlighted the failure of Barack Obama to condemn the Muslim Terrorists – or even call them terrorists.

Mercifully taking a cue from Obama’s “Lead from Behind” strategy Kerry sang from behind a brick wall.

And the good news is, the French and the rest of the world were so dazzled by Kerry’s sing-bling man pal Taylor hanging on his arm that they forgot the reason Kerry came in the first place.

Reports say, however, that French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was obviously confused believing Kerry kad brought along Taylor Swift, and he kept shouting out (in French of course) PLAY ‘Why You Gotta Be So Mean” in honor of the Islamic Terrorists. Even more embarrassing he kept calling Sweet Baby James sexy.

When told of the mix up, Taylor Swift immediately began writing her latest song “Manuel Go To Hell (And Take John Kerry With You)” which will feature Mike Huckabee on bass.

To which John Kerry replied “She can kiss our be-Heinz!”

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Israel Basher And Islamist Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center,Omad Safi!

The Independent Sentinel : Omad Safi, the Director of Duke Islamic Studies, attempted to have the deeply religious Muslim’s Call to Prayer ring out over the loudspeakers at Duke University every Friday, mixing up church and state in a most unacceptable but PC way. Pluralism was the reason but our society is supposed to unified society, not a divided, multicultural society.

The Call to Prayer is meant to “make available to everyone an easily intelligible summary of Islamic belief. It is intended to bring to the mind of every believer and non-believer the substance of Islamic beliefs,” according to Wiki.

In the prayer are the words, Allahu Akbar.

It’s clearly religious and inappropriate. Where is the Freedom From Religion people on this one?

To make matters worse, Mr. Safi responded to Rev. Franklin Graham’s rebuke of Duke University with bigotry:

“Spare me,” Safi’s Facebook post says, “Spare me the paranoia of a wealthy white male Christian who talks about being marginalized in America.”

He followed up by saying, “we’re better than this.”

First he tries to shove his religion down peoples’ throats and then he makes bigoted statements about the Reverend who objected. He should be better than that.

Unity, not diversity!

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Obama Confidant, Tax Cheat And Race Pimp Al Sharpton!!!

Ask Marion:My nomination for weasel of the week is Al Sharpton.

In an industry and town that slants left and often omits films made by conservatives or that are about so-called right leaning subjects involving positive views on Christians, Jews, religion or patriotism…like Unbroken or Lone Survivor, the insanity of last week was when White House supported race baiter and ‘racial grievance profiteer’ Al Sharpton called a special diversity meeting to complain that the movie Selma didn’t get enough nominations and that no African Americans were nominated this year, implying that the academy was too white, too male and too old. (Selma received two nominations including Best Picture) Hello? Silly me, I thought that the Oscars and the arts were about best performances not quotas and I guess a Best Picture nomination was insulting? And what about recent nominations for movies like and actors in 12 Years a Slave, Django UnChained and The Help to name just a few? Sharpton should get the Oscar for being the greatest opportunist. His move and approach this week would be exactly opposite of what MLK would have wanted or done! Martin Luther King was a uniter not a divider.

EIB: Redistribute Meryl Streep’s Oscars to Black Actresses!

Liberals want everything else redistributed, so why not this?

Major, major controversy in Hollywood. No black nominees. Al Sharpton on the protest prowl. I have a solution. Meryl Streep has a bunch of ‘em, probably some she doesn’t even deserve to have won. Maybe she could give some of hers away to some black actresses.

Well, why not? It’s what liberalism does. It takes from the people that don’t deserve and gives it to everybody else who does. Whether you earn it or not is irrelevant. Redistribute the Oscars. If we’re gonna redistribute income, if we’re gonna redistribute health care, why not redistribute the Academy Awards?

Al Sharpton, an emergency meeting to discuss the appalling all white Oscar nominees. And the media is all behind this. What has happened to us? Here we have a literal buffoon of a human being, Al Sharpton, a hoaxer, a fraud, a tax cheat, a tax evader, a man who has inspired riots in Harlem. And this man holds positions of prominence in our culture today.

What’s wrong with this picture? Al Sharpton? Talk about a nation of wusses and cowards. I mean, the Sony hack happens and the first thing they do is bend over, grab the ankles, call Al Sharpton. And now Sharpton is raising holy hell about Academy Awards nominees, and they’re listening?

Al Sharpton? I mean, despicable human — forget, you know, making jokes and stuff of usual political commentary, just Al Sharpton, Tawana Brawley hoax, the Freddie’s Fashion Mart deaths and riots, the tax cheats stuff, this buffoonery, and yet he has a position of prominence because he sits at the right hand of Barack Hussein O. He sits at the right hand of Obama, not an accident there, either… Read more HERE

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Racialist Grievance Monger, Anti-Semite and Huffington Post Columnist Ferrari Sheppard!!

 Nice Deb: I imagine Michael Moore will be a frontrunner in the Weasel Follies, this week, but I’d like to nominate a lesser known weasel who I feel also distinguished himself in a repulsive fashion.

Ferrari Sheppard writes for the Huffington Post, and unlike say – Christian Nigerians – this black man knows the real pains of war.

Need I say more?

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 Hack Actor And Political Theorist Seth Rogen!

Bookworm Room : I’m going to go with Seth Rogen as the Weasel of the Week. It’s not just that he implied either that Chris Kyle was a Nazi or that American Sniper is no better than Nazi propaganda, it’s that he’s proven to be such a huge disappointment.

Seth Rogen’s leap to fame happened when, in 2007, he starred in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up. The movie saw Rogen’s character get Katherine Heigl’s character pregnant after a drunken one night stand. Not only did Heigl’s character keep the baby, rather than aborting, Rogen’s character starting growing up to take on fatherhood. Conservatives rejoiced that this was a subtle film, wrapping a pro-Life message into some adolescent crudity.

With each passing film, though, Rogen worked harder to find his true metier: gross comedy, centering around drugs, fecal matter, vomit, and cheap sex. He’s a talented guy who wasted his talent and has now sunk so low that he tries to square off against Chris Kyle’s memory, the Navy SEALs, the American Military and, last but not least, Clint Eastwood.

So it’s not just that Rogen said something stupid and deeply offensive. It’s that he’s somehow symbolic of an entire lost generation that, given the opportunity to take the high road, invariably turns its back on that opportunity and heads for the cultural and political cesspool.

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The St. Anne, Missouri Police Force!!

The Glittering Eye : There were a lot to choose from this week: John Kerry (for stupidity) and Jamie Dimon for sheer arrogance.

In the end I’m going to have to go with members of the St. Ann police force:

ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) – St. Ann Police apologized to a college student after they admitted to causing severe injuries to his face after accusing him of a crime he didn’t commit on Thursday.

Police were in pursuit of Anton Simmons, who had 17 warrants our for his name, when 22-year-old Joseph Swink crashed his car trying to avoid the police pursuit on Interstate 70.

“They ended up grabbing him [Swink], tossing him to the ground, and were trying to handcuff him,” said St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez. “All the sirens and lights were going off. It was very loud and they couldn’t hear anything the citizen was saying.”

Swink is an accounting student at UMSL with no criminal record and was on his way home from an internship when he was accidentally involved in the pursuit.

Police say they were able to get him into custody using the least amount of force necessary, but when they finally had him in handcuffs on the ground, they heard on their radios that the real suspect was in custody at a different location.

Swink suffered severe damage to his ear and his vehicle was totaled.

“I never really had 100 percent trust in police before,” Swink said. “But I really don’t now.”

St. Ann is about two miles due west of Ferguson. You would think they would be more circumspect under the circumstances. Not only have they added fuel to the “cops are hunting black men” narrative, this incident will undoubtedly cost St. Ann time, money, and energy that could be better spent in any number of other ways.

Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

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