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S and P downgrades USA credit rating AA+

The credit rating agency said that it is cutting the country’s top AAA rating by one notch to AA-plus. The credit agency said that it is making the move because the deficit reduction plan passed by Congress on Tuesday did not go far enough to stabilize the country’s debt situation.

A source familiar with the discussions said that the Obama administration feels the S&P’s analysis contained “deep and fundamental flaws.”

S&P said that in addition to the downgrade, it is issuing a negative outlook, meaning that there was a chance it will lower the rating further within the next two years. It said such a downgrade to AA would occur if the agency sees less reductions in spending than Congress and the administration have agreed to make,higher interest rates or new fiscal pressures during this period.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/SampP-downgrades-US-credit-apf-2107320979.html

Earlier on Friday the DNC claimed victory for Obama in the debt deal:

Democrats won the debt ceiling fight and they have the poll numbers to prove it, says Patrick Gaspard, the former White House official now running the Democratic National Committee.

“This agreement was a stinging defeat for the Ryan/House Republican Budget approach,” read a memo signed by Gaspard, “and was also a thorough rejection of the GOP’s so called ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’ plan, which was simply the Tea Party version of the Ryan plan on steroids.”

Okay. They claim they won the debt ceiling fight, therefore they own it. 

They boast of their rejection of the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan, even though had it been adopted, the downgrade would have been avoided.

 “When the nation is downgraded, and markets crash, the American people now have someone to blame: Those senators that refused to take the opportunity presented by ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ to restore order to the nation’s fiscal house.” (Americans for Limited Government)

Cut, Cap, and Balance was passed by the House and went to the Senate on July 22, 2011, where it was promptly TABLED without debate or vote.  It could have been passed and signed into law, avoiding further delays and  the credit rating downgrade.

HOWEVER, HARRY REID HAD ALREADY DECLARED IT WOULD NOT PASS, WOULD NOT PASS, WOULD PASS AND OUR PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD VETO IT IF IT PASSED. 

ttp://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/07/22/democratic_senate_kills_cut,_cap,_balance

Posted:  08.05.11 @ 9:55 p.m.   Updated:  08.06.11 @ 3:48 p.m.

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Joke of the Day: “MSNBC is a news operation” says Maddow

This is is rich.  Rachel Maddow, says:  “MSNBC is not a political operation.  Fox is.  We are a news operation.” 🙂  🙂  🙂

Now, Rachel it’s just not right to lie.  I guess it’s easy though if the truth is not in you.

She is so focused on finding something to criticize Fox about that she either can’t see or does not care what her own network does.

What a circus this network is.  Just throw a tent over it.  She was able to find one incident where someone asked for money on FOX.  As you will see in the video, there are so many times a candidate asked for money and referenced a website on MSNBC it’s just too many to count.  Right after she makes that profound statement, uh, lie, whoever put the clips together inserted one word used by suspended clown Keith Olbermann – “fart.”  Oh, the depth of thought…..That just about says it all as to MSNBC being a professional news operation

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Thank goodness at least one money hawker on MSNBC, Alan Grayson, D-FL, was defeated and maybe we won’t have to hear from him again.

Ms Maddow’s examples of this happening on FNC? A grand total of: one. John Kasich, appearing on Hannity, gave out his website URL and encouraged donations. It’s the only example Maddow gave because it’s the one Media Matters cited. That’s called ‘journalism’.

H/T to Johnny Dollar and Big Journalism.

Posted:  11.09.10

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Art Robinson, Oregon, takes on Rachel Maddow (Update)

Vote Art Robinson in Oregon

This election, voters must understand that freedom is the only path to jobs, to prosperity, and, most importantly, the only path on which to regain American Exceptionalism. — Art Robinson

See the entire interview here. She started out attacking him on some anonymous donors who paid for some ad for him. Maybe we could give him some more. He has a very nice website and place to donate here.

And it does matter who is elected in Oregon because his incumbent opponent votes with Pelosi 86% (one source said 96% of the time), to the detriment of the whole country.


Art Robinson won the Independent party primary on July 30th with 56% of the vote versus 39% for DeFazio.

On May 18, he won the Republican party primary receiving 79% of the vote. He has also received the nomination of the Constitution party and has been selected by the Oregon Libertarian party.

Art’s message of fiscal responsibility, smaller government, lower taxes and greater individual freedom is being well received by voters throughout Oregon District 4.

Posted:  10.08.10

UPDATE:  Here’s a link to an interview today by Rachel Maddow of the democrat incumbent.  It’s a tee hee, ultra friendly interview, all questions leading to attack Mr. Robinson, and not one single attack question of Mr. DF.  Compare the tone and Ms. Maddow when talking down to Mr. Robinson.  My, oh, my, but what would you expect from MSNBC, totally owned subsidiary of the democrat party.

http://www.breitbart.tv/maddows-softball-love-fest-with-rep-pete-defazio/

Robinson had her pegged perfectly.  She was trying to smear him.

Update:  10.08.10 @ 6:43 p.m.

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Tea Party myths that died in 2010 primaries

“We’re not trying to take back our country. We are our country.” — Christine O’Donnell

Myths and lies about the tea party movement disproved in the 2010 primaries:

  • They are just a mob, thugs, uneducated, bunch of brown shirts
  • They are all rich, republicans dressed way too nicely
  • No, they are financially unstable unemployed bums
  • Not a real grassroots movement –  they are astroturf  financed by the republican party. (Ha.  With all the vicious attacks now coming from the establishment republican party against tea party winners, I think this is firmly off the table.)
  • This won’t last and will never make a difference at the polls
  • They are a fringe element and radicals
  • They are hatemongers
  • They are outrageous and dangerous –  waving American flags around
  • Obama has been amused or dismissive – they are just waving teabags around

I am sure there are many more derogatory and dismissive things said about the Tea Party which is not a party, per se.

I don’t think they are laughing too hard today about these “teabaggers.”

Both Obama and Biden have called Mike Castle to offer their condolences on his loss. I think this has really messed up some plans somewhere.  Castle still has not called Christine O’Donnell to congratulate her.  This just proves O’Donnell was the right choice.

And Rachel Maddow’s greatest fear in all the world right now is that Christine O’Donnell is going to swoop down on her and keep her from masturbating.  Now there’s a concern!  😦   (I think the video Maddow dug up from somewhere was from 1996. O’Donnell looked to be about 15, and she was in church – not masturbating, raising her hands, praising God.  What a scandal.)  I just heard that she is no longer in debt either, since she collected about a million dollars over the internet in one or two days.

And I read something written by what seems to me to be a “concern troll” so worried about republicans being embarrassed by some things Carl Paladina , tea party winner from NY (72% to 28%, I love that part), has said or joked about or emailed or something.

Well, here’s a message.  The tea party voters, and frankly most of the American people, republicans, whoever,  are not interested  in these trivial things, so don’t waste your time digging them out.  We are thinking about our country.

There were tea party victories in Delaware, New York, Utah, Kentucky, Nevada, Alaska…..there are more.  I’m trying to get a list.

So just who are these people?  We are the AMERICAN VOTERS.

Restoring Honor Rally, Washington, D. C. August 28 2010

Posted:  09.16.10

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Rand Paul attacked by the Foul Smelling media

http://newsbusters.org/

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I have not followed Kentucky politics nor Rand Paul’s political career, so I never had an opinion about him one way or the other.  I noticed he did have a great victory, which I was happy about, and since he is a libertarion/conservative/tea party advocate, I should have known the corrupted liberal press and media would try to make mincemeat of him.  Didn’t take long.  Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, led the way.  I have vowed not to watch MSNBC so I did not see this when it aired, but when I began to hear about her interview with Mr. Paul, I tried to listen to a video of it.  Didn’t get all the way through it, but did notice that she had this pained expression on her face as if she had just swallowed a fly or something.

But why oh why do these democratc/progressive/left wing people insist on digging up race bones?  I could not believe she was  going back to the lunch counters.  Let me see, has that been about 50 or 60 years ago?  Could we just move forward?  No.  Of course not.  I imagine the little worker bees at Media Matters spent a lot of time trying to come up with some way to trap him with some controversy.  They LOVE it when they can stir up something, perfect example is Al Sharpton going down to the Mexican border and inserting himself and his racism into something that was of no concern to him.

Then we have George Stepho, ABC, interviewing Paul and bringing up the Civil Rights Act.  First thing.  Did not congratulate him on his win.  Did not give him a cordial introduction.  Slam.  Bam.  Back to 1964.  It’s totally irrelevant anyway.  But they are doing what they do.  Smearing and slimming and misrepresenting.

The democrats/progressives and their propaganda machine, the mainstream media. get on their high horse again and again acting like they have a gold star in race relations on their side.  And it’s sickening because they don’t.  They have a horrible record on race and human rights.

So I am going back with some Civil Rights facts.  Not all the way back, because there is much more dirt on the dems all the way back to the 1800’s somewhere.  But since Maddow and George and whoever else insist on pulling off scabs from somewhere around 1964, here’s just a few little factoids:

November 6, 1956
African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

September 9, 1957
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

September 24, 1957
Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

May 6, 1960
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

May 2, 1963
Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

September 29, 1963
Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

June 9, 1964
Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate

June 10, 1964
Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

August 4, 1965
Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor.

February 19, 1976
President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

September 15, 1981
President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982
President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 10, 1988
President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

November 21, 1991
President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

August 20, 1996
Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

And let’s not forget the words of liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood…

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population….

So they really need to shut the hell up and get off Rand Paul’s back.  He made a huge mistake to go on with them to begin with.  He does not need them.  They will not give him a fair interview.  They are not fair in any way, shape, or form.  I read that he cancelled a Meet the Press appearance with David Gregory tomorrow.  Smart move, Mr. Paul.  Nobody watches it any way.

And as far as the Rachel Maddow show is concerned, it comes in last on Neilsen ratings – that is when Chris Matthews isn’t last.

To see more history on the democrat party record on race, here’s a link:

Black and Right website:  http://www.black-and-right.com/the-democrat-race-lie/

Here’s the absolute crap put out by George Stepho on ABC.  Notice the one and only Robert Gibbs has to give his opinion.

I wonder if George had his usual “strategy call” with the White House before he did the interview?   https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/whats-going-on-with-begala-carville-stephanopoulos-rahm-emanuel-and-susan-rices-husband/

Posted:  05.22.10

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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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REWIND – Scott Brown: “Shame on Chuck”

Prior to January 19, 2010

The tone has changed a bit since the 19th election, but it’s kinda fun to look back at the ridicule the tea parties have suffered.

First, is Scott Brown’s response to Chuck Schumer calling him a “far right teabagger Republican.”:

Below, watch Rachel Maddow and Ana Marie Cox mock “teabaggers” prior to the Tax Day April, 2009 protest.  Notice the smirk on her face.  She is so cute, huh?

Odd, when you type in the word on you tube, all that comes up are these videos disparaging and making fun of the tea parties.  Now, I know there are many, many videos out there in favor of them, so the search mechanism seems very fixed.  Definitely trying to control the perception.  But then it is to be expected from You Tube/Google. See Google Goes to Washington

Oh, well, watch those election results, beginning with JANUARY 19th Massachuetts.  🙂

Tom Friedman is just saying “he doesn’t sense a positive agenda”  from the tea bag movement.  Notice:  The positive agenda is to change Washington, D. C., by use of the ballot box, seat by seat.  That is the agenda.

One to watch: Crist/Rubio in Florida.

“The Republican primary in Florida, which pits Governor Charlie Crist against Marco Rubio, is being watched carefully as a harbinger for the impact the Tea Party may have on the midterm elections.”

Brand new poll today:  showing 47 Rubio/44 Crist.

This is the seat vacated by the resignation of Mel Martinez.

Crist appointed George Lemieux to basically hold the seat for him.

“Lemieux, 40, was Crists’ closest and most loyal adviser and political guru. Lemieux ran Crist’s 2006 campaign for governor — earning the nickname “maestro” from the governor — and later served as his chief of staff. Before that, LeMieux was Florida’s deputy attorney general under Crist from 2003-2007.”  From Orlando Sentinel
Posted:  01.26.10

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