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Archive for September 7th, 2009

Did Obama Supporters Vote on Knowledge or Marketing?

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

When they were asked about who controlled Congress the Democrats had controlled Congress for two years.

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Congressman Ellison: Public Option is a Path to Government Take Over

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

WURZER: Politics is the art of compromise.

REP. ELLISON: It is.

WURZER: So how are you all gonna compromise?

REP. ELLISON: Most of us are co-authors of HR676, which is a single-payer bill so we feel like we’ve already compromised. I think that the reality is the public option has been scored by the Congressional Budget Office as saving $150 billion, so this actually helps deal with the fiscal responsibility issues…It offers choice, which is a good thing…

ESKOLA: Isn’t the public option really just a step towards the single payer that you want so much?

REP. ELLISON: Yes but the reality is that for many people that’s not what it is.

This is a full admission, just as Congressman Jankowski and Frank have stated, just a way to put regular health insurance out of business and prepare for a government take over of health care. This means that all of the Democrats and news pundits who have said that this blog and people like Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and others are liars, are themselves lying…and this includes the president. Of course, to anyone who has read the bill as we have this is obvious.

Hat Tip Hotair.com for the video.

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WOW: Camille Paglia on Terrorist Obama Friend Bill Ayers, How they Worked Together on Far Left Education Projects, Elite Media Corruption & the Power of Sarah Palin.

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

[Editor’s Note: I like Camille Paglia, she is an honest liberal, not a full blown leftist, but an honest, left of center person in almost a traditional sense…OK maybe traditional is the wrong word, but it will have to do for now. I try to not miss her columns and I am kicking myself for missing this one that she wrote in November 2008. Paglia was all for Obama and hoped that he would be a center left president and not a hard left one. She didn’t get her wish.

And as truly bright, refreshing and observant as Paglia is, she missed just how far left he was even though it seems that Paglia did some homework and knew Obama’s record almost as well as I did. This goes to show that even a considerable intellect as Camille Paglia can be tricked up by an emotional attachment. It was clear in reading her columns that to a degree Paglia was caught up in the emotionalism of the election.

I cannot fault someone for not wanting to vote for John McCain. As great an American hero he is, his political leadership has proved to be flawed and inconsistent on too many occasions.

The following is a MUST read.]

Camille Paglia:

Ayers comes off in the film as a vapid, slightly dopey, chronic juvenile with stunted powers of ethical reasoning. The real revelation is his wife, Bernardine Dohrn (who evidently worked at the same large Chicago law firm as Michelle Obama in the mid-1990s). Of course I had heard of Dohrn — hers was one of the most notorious names of our baby-boom generation — and I knew her black-and-white police mug shot. But I had never seen footage of her speaking or interacting with others. Well, it’s pretty obvious who wears the pants in that family!

The mystery of Bernardine Dohrn: How could such a personable, attractive, well-educated young woman end up saying such things at a 1969 political rally as this (omitted in the film) about the Manson murders: “Dig it. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach. Wild!” And how could Dohrn have so ruthlessly pursued a decade-long crusade of hatred and terrorism against innocent American citizens and both private and public property?

“The Weather Underground” never searches for answers, but it does show Dohrn, then and now, as a poised, articulate woman of extremely high intelligence and surprising inwardness. The audio extra of her reading the collective’s first public communiqué (“Revolutionary violence is the only way”) is chilling. But the tumultuous footage of her 1980 surrender to federal authorities is a knockout. Mesmerized, I ran the clip six or seven times of her seated at a lawyer’s table while reading her still defiant statement. The sober scene — with Dohrn hyper-alert in a handsome turtleneck and tweedy jacket — was tailor-made for Jane Fonda in her “Klute” period, androgynous shag. Only illegalities by federal investigators prevented Dohrn from being put away on ice for a long, long time.

pagliaGiven that Obama had served on a Chicago board with Ayers and approved funding of a leftist educational project sponsored by Ayers, one might think that the unrepentant Ayers-Dohrn couple might be of some interest to the national media. But no, reporters have been too busy playing mini-badminton with every random spitball about Sarah Palin, who has been subjected to an atrocious and at times delusional level of defamation merely because she has the temerity to hold pro-life views.

How dare Palin not embrace abortion as the ultimate civilized ideal of modern culture? How tacky that she speaks in a vivacious regional accent indistinguishable from that of Western Canada! How risible that she graduated from the University of Idaho and not one of those plush, pampered commodes of received opinion whose graduates, in their rush to believe the worst about her, have demonstrated that, when it comes to sifting evidence, they don’t know their asses from their elbows.

Liberal Democrats are going to wake up from their sadomasochistic, anti-Palin orgy with a very big hangover. The evil genie released during this sorry episode will not so easily go back into its bottle. A shocking level of irrational emotionalism and at times infantile rage was exposed at the heart of current Democratic ideology — contradicting Democratic core principles of compassion, tolerance and independent thought. One would have to look back to the Eisenhower 1950s for parallels to this grotesque lock-step parade of bourgeois provincialism, shallow groupthink and blind prejudice.

I like Sarah Palin, and I’ve heartily enjoyed her arrival on the national stage. As a career classroom teacher, I can see how smart she is — and quite frankly, I think the people who don’t see it are the stupid ones, wrapped in the fuzzy mummy-gauze of their own worn-out partisan dogma. So she doesn’t speak the King’s English — big whoop! There is a powerful clarity of consciousness in her eyes. She uses language with the jumps, breaks and rippling momentum of a be-bop saxophonist. I stand on what I said (as a staunch pro-choice advocate) in my last two columns — that Palin as a pro-life wife, mother and ambitious professional represents the next big shift in feminism. Pro-life women will save feminism by expanding it, particularly into the more traditional Third World.

As for the Democrats who sneered and howled that Palin was unprepared to be a vice-presidential nominee — what navel-gazing hypocrisy! What protests were raised in the party or mainstream media when John Edwards, with vastly less political experience than Palin, got John Kerry’s nod for veep four years ago? And Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, for whom I lobbied to be Obama’s pick and who was on everyone’s short list for months, has a record indistinguishable from Palin’s.

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Do YOU have this strength of character??? Governor Palin and Glenn Beck on her baby Trig.

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Hat Tip C4P.

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Crowder: Are You a Homophobe For Not Supporting Gay Marriage?

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

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Obama blew it on unemployment. Now at 26 year high….

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

The Obama Administration shouted from the rooftops that their stimulus plan was the only thing that would keep unemployment from rising above 8%. Of course that figure was blown away months ago.

Yesterday the Labor Department Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their August unemployment data. The Wall Street Journal summarized the data in their article:

Job Losses Weigh on Recovery

Layoffs Slow but Unemployment Rate Hits 9.7%, Highest Since 1983

Nonfarm payrolls fell by 216,000 jobs in the month, fewer than the 276,000 lost in July, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy has shed 6.9 million jobs since the recession began in December 2007. The data reinforced expectations that employers will begin adding jobs by early next year, though the pace of job creation remains uncertain.

The latest figures are consistent with an economy pulling out of the deepest downturn since the Great Depression. But rising unemployment portends persistent weakness in consumer confidence, income and spending, even as manufacturers start bouncing back and stocks revive. The construction and manufacturing sectors together accounted for more than half of August’s job losses. Losses in retail and business services narrowed. The biggest gains came in health care.

The rise in unemployment, after dipping to 9.4% in July, came as more Americans returned to the work force. Teenage unemployment hit 25.5%, the highest since the government began keeping records in 1948. Most economists expect the rate to top 10% in coming months and stay over 9% through 2010.

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NPR goes after Obama for breaking his crony appointments promise.

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

After Obama criticized the appointments of cronies in the Bush Administration and lecturing us on the problems they make…. well let NPR say the rest…

Chicago style politics is alive and well in DC…

NPR:

Coveted Ambassadorships Go To Obama Fundraisers

Japan’s recent elections have ushered in a period of political change, and the new government is likely to revise its relationship with the United States. The Obama administration’s new ambassador to Japan is not an expert on the region, but rather a Silicon Valley lawyer and political fundraiser.

This is just one sign of how President Obama is continuing a time-honored tradition of rewarding donors with plum assignments abroad.

When Obama came into office talking about change, he raised some expectations that he would alter the way he would choose new ambassadors.

But so far, more than half of the ambassadors he has named are political appointees — including several so-called bundlers, or superfundraisers who organize and collect campaign contributions, according to Dave Levinthal of the Center for Responsive Politics.

“They are people who are financiers who’ve helped the Obama campaign from the outset, and they are getting some plum positions — France, Spain, Germany, the U.K., Japan, Canada,” he says.

British news reports highlighted the fact that the new U.S. ambassador there, Louis Susman, has been called “the vacuum cleaner” for his ability to pull in political donations.

In Japan, Silicon Valley lawyer Roos — who had never been to the country prior to his appointment — is already settling in as ambassador. Levinthal says Roos was a bundler who brought in more than $500,000 for the Obama campaign.

Hat Tip to Hotair.com for reading NPR so the rest of us don’t have to. NPR so rarely breaks news so they just aren’t in my rotation.

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Thuggary Blowback: Labor Unions See Sharp Slide in U.S. Public Support For first time, fewer than half of Americans approve of labor unions

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Gallup Poll:

PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup finds organized labor taking a significant image hit in the past year. While 66% of Americans continue to believe unions are beneficial to their own members, a slight majority now say unions hurt the nation’s economy. More broadly, fewer than half of Americans — 48%, an all-time low — approve of labor unions, down from 59% a year ago.

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These results are from the 2009 installment of Gallup’s annual Work and Education survey, conducted Aug. 6-9. The 48% of Americans now approving of unions represents the first sub-50% approval since Gallup first asked the question in the 1930s. The previous low was 55%, found in both 1979 and 1981.

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Rasmussen Poll: 83% Say Proof of Citizenship Should Be Required to Get Government Health Aid

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Rasmussen Reports:

The health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats contains many controversial items that divide the general public. However, one area of consensus among the public is the desire to restrict government health care benefits to U.S. citizens only.

Eighty-three percent (83%) of voters nationwide say that people should be required to prove they are a citizen of the United States before receiving government health care subsidies. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 12% disagree and five percent (5%) are not sure.

The desire to limit the benefits to U.S. citizens is found across demographic and partisan lines. It is held by 95% of Republicans, 70% of Democrats and 87% of those not affiliated with either major party.

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Rasmussen Poll: 59% of Independents and 19% of Democrats “Congress is too liberal”

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Just a few months into a new administration…wow.

Rasmussen Reports:

Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters nationwide believe that Congress is too liberal while 22% hold the opposite view and say it is too conservative. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 14% say the ideological balance of Congress is about right and 12% are not sure.

Republicans overwhelmingly believe that Congress is too liberal, a view shared by 59% of those not affiliated with either major party (independents).

A plurality of Democrats have a different view. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Democrats say Congress is too conservative, 19% too liberal, and 26% about right.

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Election 2009: Virginia Governor Election: McDonnell (R) 51% Deeds (D) 42%

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Prelude to 2010?

Rasmussen Reports:

In the race to become the next Governor of Virginia, Republican Robert F. McDonnell retains a steady lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Virginia voters finds McDonnell leading Deeds 51% to 42%. That’s little changed from a month agowhen McDonnell held the advantage 49% to 41%. All of those figures include “leaners.” Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate.

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Rasmussen Poll: 59% say town-hall protesters authentic and Congressman should listen.

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Rasmussen Reports:

At town hall meetings on the health care issue, most Americans say it’s more important for those in Congress to listen rather than speak.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide say that it’s more important for Congressmen to hear the view of their constituents rather than explain the proposed health care legislation. The latest Rasmussen Reports nationaltelephone survey found that 37% hold the opposite view while 7% are not sure.

The desire for Congress to listen may stem from the fact that voters believe they understand the legislation better than Congress.

Forty-nine percent (49%) have a favorable opinion of those opposing the health care reforms at town hall meetings. That’s up eight points from 41% a month ago. Thirty-five percent (35%) have an unfavorable view of the town hall protesters, unchanged from last month.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) now say the town hall protesters are citizens reflecting the concerns of their neighbors. That’s up ten points over the past month.

Thirty percent (30%) believe the protests are phony efforts drummed up by special interest groups and lobbyists.

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Constituent gives Congressman lecture on executive power

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Good video and an important point. While war powers give the executive more power during times of conflict, the DHS Secretary did go through the standard vetting process and the few presidents who have created “Czar” positions in the White House appointed only 1-4 of them and kept their role in the government very limited such as the “Drug Czar” appointment whose job it is to keep the president informed on the international drug trade. The Drug Czar runs the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (LINK) and unlike many of these other new “czar” positions it is a pretty open book.

The point about the shadow government is an important one and Democrat Robert Byrd was the first to sound the alarm on this issue. Remember when one of Obama’s Czar’s was caught telling the staff  “to put nothing in writing, ever.” LINK. Czar’s can escape Congressional oversight because it can be said that they are special advisors to the president and are thus covered by “executive privilege”. These people are not just advisors, they seem to be implementors.

Special thanks to Hotair.com for the video link.

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Michael Moore says, “Capitalism is evil”. Tom Tancredo says, “Spread the wealth you goofball!”

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

This one is pretty rich… Film maker Michael Moore says that capitalism is evil. The same system that has made him a multi-millionaire. Tom Tancredo says fine, if you love Marxism so much than spread the wealth, starting with your own.

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Bachmann to Obamabot: “I think I have given birth more times than you have sir…”

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

An Obamabot tries to tell Michelle Bachmann, who has birthed five children and foster cared for 23 more, that here in America thousands of women every year like in the UK are forced to give birth in stairways and waiting rooms because they can’t get care from their national health system (LINK). Of course that is total nonsense.

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Teacher shows video “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama” to kids in class.

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Ok after this HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE …. UPDATE – and HERE

Now we have this.

Salt Lake Tribune:

A school principal has apologized for showing a video at an assembly that a politically conservative group leader is calling “radical, leftist propaganda.”

Children at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington were shown a short video called “I pledge” on Aug. 28. The video opens with an image of President Barack Obama and part of a speech in which he says, “Let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.” The video then features celebrities making pledges about how they will help the president and the world — and that’s where some say the problem lies.

Gayle Ruzicka, president of conservative Utah Eagle Forum, said the video was blatantly political. She said other offensive pledges included, “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama,” “I pledge allegiance to the funk, to the united funk of funkadelica,” and pledges to not use plastic grocery bags and not flush the toilet after urinating.

“It’s very inappropriate to show a radical, leftist propaganda piece that political to children,” Ruzicka said. “If parents want their children to learn about those things and do them in the home, wonderful, fine, but it’s not the place of the school to show a one-sided propaganda piece to children without parents knowing about it.”

Hat Tip Michelle Malkin

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Officer: “This used to be America!…It ain’t no more, okay?”

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

This officer didn’t like the idea of an anti-Obama sign so he singled this guy out to violate his constitutional rights.

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AWESOME VIDEO: Jack Webb Chews Out Barack Obama

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2009

Jack Webb speaking truth to power.

This is truly brilliant and intellectually spot on. It has gone viral on the internet.

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