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Obama economy: “Hardest times in a lifetime”

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Timmy Tax Cheat Geithner…..

…..tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it’s a very tough economy. He says that for a lot of people “it’s going to feel very hard, harder than anything they’ve experienced in their lifetime now, for a long time to come.”

Well,  thank you, Barack Obama.  For nothing.

Senator Barack Obama, in 2006, said the following:

“The fact that we’re here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign — is a sign of leadership failure.  Leadership means the buck stops here.  Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.  America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.  Americans deserve better.  I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt  limit.” …..Barack Obama

In November of 2008 unemployment under Bush was 6.5 a 14 year high at the time:

U.S. unemployment rates under President Bush have reached a 14-year high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment climbed to 6.5 percent in October, as the country shed 240,000 jobs. U.S. unemployment rates under President Bush have certainly increased–for example, the unemployment rate for October 2007 was 4.7 percent.

Unemployment for June, 2011 – 9.2 percent.

In November, 2008, president-elect Obama said:

In a Chicago press conference Nov. 7, the same day the unemployment data were released, Obama acknowledged the job losses and their toll on the workforce, noting, “we’re going to have to act swiftly to resolve it.” He went on to say that until Jan. 20, the Bush administration is in charge, but, “Immediately after I become president, I’m going to confront this economic crisis head-on by taking all necessary steps to ease the credit crisis, help hardworking families, and restore growth and prosperity.”

Today, July, 2011, under Obama, unemployment is at 9.2 percent.

Rewind to beginning: 

Timmy Tax Cheat Geithner…..

…..tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday (July 10, 2011) that it’s a very tough economy. He says that for a lot of people “it’s going to feel very hard, harder than anything they’ve experienced in their lifetime now, for a long time to come.”

Well, thank you, Barack Obama.  For nothing.

Unemployment numbers: 

2005 – 5.1 (Bush)

2006  – 4.6 (Bush)

2007 – 4.6 (Bush)

2008 – 5.8 (Bush)

2009 – 9.3 (Obama)

2010 – 9.6 (Obama)

June, 2011 – 9.2 (Obama)


Posted:  07.11.11 @4:49 a.m.

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Mark Levin’s interview with Cavuto

Mark Levin talks with Neil about his statements on the bigoted David Gregory, NBC/MSNBC, the once-respected Meet the Press and “The Food Stamp President.”

This is the democrat/liberal strategy:  “Medicare is going broke so let’s dig a hole and put our head in it.”

And while we’re at it, let’s go way off the deep end and resort to emotional insanity and name-calling of anyone who tries to come up with a plan that will keep the entire system from collapse.

The House of Representatives passed a budget, sends it to the Senate, where it awaits Harry Reid and the democrat majority to bring it up for a vote.

Posted:  05.19.11 @ 11:18 a.m.

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President said his choices in Libya “a turd sandwich” (Updated w/video)

On Meet the Press, Miss Prim and Proper Savannah Guthrie tells David Gregory and panel Obama described his choices on Libya “a turd sandwich.”

A caller to Rush Limbaugh today used the same word to describe Obama which is pretty funny.  Caller from Tampa said Obama was “a miserable little turd urinating on this country…..”  Maybe somebody will post a video of it, I’m looking. 

UPDATE:  Here’s the call from Tony in Tampa.  His exact words were, “for two years this miserable little turd has been urinating on the working men and women of this country…..”  (at about 1:33) and much more.  The whole clip is just a couple minutes long and it is what I would call an excellent call.  I think Tony said what a lot of people in this country are saying or at the very least thinking and he said it with no political correctness at. all.  Great!

I thought it accidentally slipped through, but the word has been blessed by the mainstream (and the president), so I guess it’s okay.

See what Jon Stewart did with the whole Libya thing. Hilarious.

Posted: 03.30.11  Updated:  03.31.11 @ 2:10 p.m. video added


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Words come back to haunt you

Cook up a big pot of crow stew.

I heard democrat Chris Van Hollen going on about some CBO projections that seem to indicate that a repeal of Obamacare would increase the deficit.  Right.  The CBO is a prime example of “garbage in, garbage out.”  And aren’t we impressed with all that democrat bi-partisanship.  They have done nothing but squawk and complain for the entire few days congress has been in session.

Projecting the 2010 election results, Mr. Van Hollen told David Gregory on the little watched Meet the Press around about July of 2010:

“I know these guys are popping the champagne bottles already over there, but the fact of the matter is the Democrats will retain a majority in the House,” Van Hollen said.


July of 2010

So Mr. Van Hollen does not know what he is talking about, he just talks.

Republican Pete Sessions said on the same program he thought the republicans would gain maybe 40 seats.  Republican John Conyn said he did not know, which was a pretty good answer because none of them knew.They get on tv and they talk and they talk and they are just guessing, just like the CBO is just guessing.  We all know they can come up  with most anything, depending on the information they are given.  Just as we also know that adding a massive new entitlement program like Obamacare is not going to save money, but will cost massive amounts.

I caught a few minutes of a hearing held yesterday on the bill to repeal Obamacare, and some democrat was on there explaining how it is going to save money, something about free physical exams and research.  I recognized one of the newly elected members, Tim Scott from South Carolina who was telling him he was not buying it.  I don’t buy it either (and I’m writing Mr. Scott today to tell him he is doing a great job).  I’ll make a prediction myself, that being that in 50 years, Obamacare, if allowed to stand, will be more broke than social security and medicare is today.  In fact, I doubt it would last 10 years.

Along these same lines, here’s what President Obama said about raising the debt ceiling in 2006 as a Senator:

He said: “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing

America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

“Leadership failure.”  Yep.  “Reckless spending.”  Yep.  During his brief reign of two years, the debt ceiling has increased from 11 trillion to 14 trillion dollars, and now looming is his request for an addition increase.

Posted:  01.07.11


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Meet the Press: Rep. Schock puts Rachel Maddow in her place

“Rachel Maddow stuns Representative Aaron Schock by calling out his spending hypocrisy.”

Well, that’s the way it was presented on Huffington Post.

When the fact is he got the last word.  Here’s the entire exchange:

MS. MADDOW: …just this week you were at a community college touting a $350,000 green technology education program, talking about how great that was going to be for your district. You voted against the bill that created that grant. And so that’s happening a lot with Republicans sort of taking credit for things that Democratic bills do, and then Republicans simultaneously touting their votes against them and trashing them. That’s, I think, a, a, a problem that needs to be resolved within, within your caucus, because, I mean, you seem like a very nice person, but that’s very hypocritical stance to take.

REP. SCHOCK: Well, Rachel, with all due respect, I can assure you Republicans were not consulted on the stimulus bill. That bill was filed at 11 PM the night before the 10:30 AM we began debating it. None of our amendments were considered. There was no debate and no bipartisanship on that bill.

MS. MADDOW: How about the…(unintelligible)?


MR. GREGORY: But to Rachel’s point, does that mean that you will not accept any federal money that comes the way of your district?

REP. SCHOCK: No. I think that argument that liberals are making is absolutely ridiculous. With all due respect, Rachel, does that mean you’re going to give back your Bush tax cuts that you continue to rail against? The fact of the matter is our country operates and govern by a majority. And I, along with almost all of my Republican colleagues and a good number of Democrats, have voted against the stimulus, the omnibus, all of this runaway spending. But we’ve lost those battles in the House. And at the end of the day, my constituents…

I guess it’s all in how you look at it, but it a ridiculous argument they are making. 

Looks like he got the last, best word in that exchange.  

This is just a perfect example of how misleading reports can be.  I did not see the Meet the Press program, so I had no idea what was on it.  And today I read the headline on Huffington Post that is above of how Rachel  “called out his spending hypocrisy.”  So from that, since I did not read the article at the time, I was left with the impression she had one-upped him.  Only after reading the entire exchange later did I realize that he got the best of her.

I thought his answer was excellent.  Did she return the Bush tax cuts even though she did not necessarily agree with them?  Of course she didn’t.

See video at Gateway Pundit.

Posted:  02.15.10


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Maddow grilled Armey: Are you or have you ever been…..

Listen up.  Maddow is speaking!

MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, and others have made it their business to try to malign and otherwise minimize the tea party movement and I won’t even repeat the insults that have been thrown around, especially on MSNBC, and the outright lies that have been told.

But this, in particular, just about topped it off on Sunday where Rachel Maddow appeared on Meet the Press (just a shadow of its former self) where Ms. Maddow grilled Dick Armey. She was not the host but a guest or panelist:

MADDOW:  Are you a member of the Tea Party Patriots Health Care Freedom Coalition?

ARMEY: I’m a member of Freedom Works, and Freedom Works works with many people who fight for and argue on behalf of individual liberty.

Somebody said that somewhere Joe McCarthy must be smiling.

I admit I did not watch this because I didn’t feel like throwing up yesterday, but I got this information from reading various sources.  It goes on, where Ms. Maddow further exhorts, questions, whatever she felt she should say.

Well, well and my, my.

I do not believe the tea party movement is astroturf or organized by anybody.  But if it is, so what?  One thing I do know – There was no such thing as a tea party movement, tea party coalition, tea party anything prior to the Bush Bailout.  The Tea Party Movement did not exist.  It was born in late 2008.

What I think has happened is some of these organization may have jumped in with advice and so forth AFTER the April 15th nationwide tea party.  I remember reading a list of questions from one of these groups that would be good to ask because the movement was “disjointed, unfocused, et cetera” in other words, real and disorganized.  Unsolicited advice, I might add.  So they didn’t start the movement, they did not organize the movement, and they really are not part of the movement.  They came in on the coat tails of the tea party movement, if at all.

But the points I want to make:

1.  This is grassroots

2.  It is in no way comparable to Acorn and groups of this sort.  They are the exact opposite.

3.  BUT if the tea party movement is organized to the hilt by Freedom Works or any other group, it does not matter.  You can bring people to the water but you can’t make them drink.  Nobody comes out if they don’t want to.  (It is Acorn who had ads in the paper to hire demonstrators.  They are the masters of astroturf.)

4.  It is ACORN that receives about 40 percent of its funding from U. S. TAXPAYER MONEY, with billions on the table for them in the Stimulus Package.  Freedom Works receives no money from the government.

When asked about Saul Alinsky and the type of tactics Alinsky taught, and the type of tactics used by Acorn, Mr. Armey said, “What I think of Alinsky is that he was very good at what he did but what he did was not good,” Mr Armey said. “We don’t organise people to turn up at these town-hall meetings – we don’t provide buses to get them there. But we tell them about the meetings and we suggest good questions they could ask.” More Here.

5.   Ms. Maddow seemed quite exorcised about an “image of Hitler” or a swatiska that may or may not have been at one of the town hall meetings.  (One.  And if it was there, it probably was there by way of the other side just trying to cast some aspersion.)

If Ms. Maddow wants to really get upset, she should look at these photos of signs and images of Hitler and of swastikas being carried by her side to illustrate their contempt for Bush.  I believe on Sunday that she denied this ever happened.


Interesting Trivia:  On August 10th, Ms. Maddow’s show was 8th on a list of 11, just above Nancy Grace. See previous post..

Posted:  08.17.09

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MSNBC, king of pro-Obama bias, trying to get some cred?

On Meet the Press Sunday, David Gregory was asked:

“Do you think the “in the tank” criticism that was leveled at MSNBC was fair?”

Gregory: “We have opinionated people on MSNBC in that role in primetime. I don’t think that is a systemic point of view. NBC News as an organization is not influenced by those passionate, opinionated people that we have on the air…..”

Huh?  Who do you think you are kidding, Mr. Gregory?

Chickaboomer has more on the subject and a “lovely” photo of MSNBC big mouths that will bring a smile, if not a chuckle.

Posted” 01.26.09

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