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Obama Pushes Through Agenda Despite Political Risks

July 16th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama Pushes Through Agenda Despite Political Risks

WASHINGTON — If passage of the financial regulatory overhaul on Thursday proves anything about President Obama, it is this: He knows how to push big bills through a balky Congress.

But Mr. Obama’s legislative success poses a paradox: while he may be winning on Capitol Hill, he is losing with voters at a time of economic distress, and soon may be forced to scale back his ambitions.

The financial regulatory bill is the final piece of a legislative hat trick that also included the stimulus bill and the landmark new health care law. Over the last 18 months, Mr. Obama and the Democratic Congress have made considerable inroads in passing what could be the most ambitious agenda in decades.

Mr. Obama has done what he promised when he ran for office in 2008: he has used government as an instrument to try to narrow the gaps between the haves and the have-nots. He has injected $787 billion in tax dollars into the economy, provided health coverage to 32 million uninsured and now, reordered the relationship among Washington, Wall Street, investors and consumers.

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It took a Jimmy Carter to give us a Ronald Reagan. Carter was such a miserable failure that we were able to overlook the few weak points that Reagan did present. His version of amnesty for ILLEGALS being foremost in my mind. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

What truly troubles me is this; we don’t have another Ronald Reagan on the horizon. The GOP is, for the most part, a disaster of the 1st order and manned by ditsy cheerleaders and RINOs the likes of Newt Gingrich, John McCain and Scott Brown, just to name a few. None of that will spark a renewed American spirit and economy. If anything, a weak GOP offering will give Obama another 4 years to destroy America.

Today we have a Democratic controlled Congress, Senate and Oval Office. The nation is a total disaster. And it’s NOT the fault of George W. Bush, at least, not fully his fault. The Obama thugs would have you believe that is the case, and to a point, they are correct, Bush does bear some responsibility for the current state of this nation. But if Bush was such a failure, why then did Obama and Company continue so many of the Bush policies and force upon this nation the biggest BAIL OUT program the world has ever seen?

The writer of the original piece says, “Mr. Obama has done what he promised when he ran for office in 2008″, and yes, he has, all that and more. He has let his mouth write checks this nation can’t cash. The bail outs have had only marginal success, the finances of this nation are far from secure. Doctors are contemplating retirement, or disassociating themselves from medicare patients because of this ObamaCare debacle. It will only get worse if allowed to continue.

But as he has done so, the political context has changed around him. Today, with unemployment remaining persistently near double digits despite the scale of the stimulus program and the BP oil spill having raised questions about his administration’s competence, Mr. Obama’s signature legislation is providing ammunition to conservatives who argue that government is the problem, not the solution.

BINGO! Real Conservatives, not GOP/RINO wannabes, but REAL Conservatives are calling it like it is. We see, and know what the problems are in this nation, and we want those problems resolved.

Anyone that is a long time reader of my blog knows, I wasn’t kind to George W. Bush. I thought him to be marginal at best, very dim at the worst, and a poor choice to lead this nation. But, he did beat the alternatives, both times. I am not kind in my assessment of Barack Hussein Obama, I believe he makes all other presidents not look so bad after all. I don’t just limit my critiques to the Democrats. I expect the best from ALL of our elected officials and I will take them to task if I feel they are giving us anything less.

Even before the November elections, the White House is being forced to recalibrate. This week, Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats decided to press ahead with a scaled-back energy bill, having concluded after months of gridlock that the sweeping measure they once envisioned simply would not pass. It is a tactic that the president will likely have to employ more and more after the November elections, when Democrats will almost certainly lose seats — and may even lose control of the House or Senate.

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Wife of Justice Thomas starts political group

March 16th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Wife of Justice Thomas starts political group

WASHINGTON – Into the heightened political atmosphere between the Supreme Court and the Obama administration comes now Virginia Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, who is founder of a new nonprofit lobbying and political-organizing group catering to the “citizen activists” of the “tea party” movement.

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas says Liberty Central Inc. will educate motivated citizens to “preserve freedom and reaffirm the core founding principles,” according to the group’s Web site, and will serve as a way for concerned Americans to “make a difference in the fight for liberty and against the liberal Washington agenda.”

Virginia Thomas did not return calls on Monday. But she said in an interview with a conservative blogger at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee last month that she had left her job working for a small college because of her concern that the country is off-track.

“We’ve got to get the Constitution back to a place where it means something . . . or we’re headed for tyranny,” she told blogger Ed Morrissey.

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It appears that Virginia Thomas is very smart Conservative, and a patriot too!

For those that don’t already know this, BLOGS are a powerful force in the political arena. Ed Morrissey is one of the best in the business.

Captain’s Quarters

Morrissey started his blog in October 2003, basing its name on his nickname “Captain” Ed. “Captain” is “just a nickname”, not a rank. It focused largely on politics, from a conservative viewpoint. The blog grew in popularity and readership. By 2007, the National Republican Senatorial Committee was calling Captains Quarters one of the five “best-read national conservative bloggers.”

People who have written “guest posts” on Captain’s Quarters include Senator John McCain, Congressman Duncan Hunter, and Senator James Inhofe. Ed Morrissey

For Ed Morrissey to be the one Mrs. Thomas talked to, well, that seals the deal, Captain Ed has hit the big time! Congratulations to you Sir!

Thomas’s group was founded in January and she promoted it at the CPAC convention. But it was not until this past weekend, after a story in the Los Angeles Times, that awareness of the new organization prompted a debate about the involvement of a justice’s spouse in a political movement.

OK, right here is where I get a bit radical about this involvement of a justice’s spouse in a political movement thing!

Why does it matter that she is the wife of a Supreme Court Justice? She doesn’t sit on the bench, Justice Thomas does. She doesn’t hear cases before the SCOTUS, Justice Thomas does. I am pretty sure that when it comes time to render a decision on any particular case, it will be the Justice that renders the decision and NOT his wife.

I am of the opinion that the MSM is fishing for a way to discredit Justice Thomas. Looking for a way to denigrate his credibility as a Justice. Doing so because of his wife, and her involvement in a political movement that is making the Dem/Libbers take notice and has them wondering what is about to have happen to them and their libber philosophy.

Further citation regarding my opinion on this matter:

It comes at a time of increased sensitivity between the White House and congressional Democrats on one side and the court’s conservative majority on the other. It started with President Obama’s unusually blunt criticism of the court during his State of the Union address, when he lambasted the court’s 5 to 4 ruling that gave corporations and unions greater leeway to use their general treasuries to buy ads for and against political candidates.

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TEA Party not received well in St. Louis

July 18th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s Office Locks Doors, Pull Blinds & Calls Cops on Tea Party Protesters

 

Ya know, for a bunch of folks that Obamanure claimed to have not heard of, claimed we didn’t even exist, it sure looks like there’s some far left libber loons Senators and their staffs that are afraid of us.

Not too bad for a bunch of folks that aren’t even real huh??

Now you have to ask yourself, WHAT are the libbers and left afraid of? Do they think we’re going to hold their feet to the fire and try to unseat them from their positions of power? They would be correct in that assumption.

But it’s not just the loons on the left and libbers that are in our cross hairs. We are going after apathetic RINOs even more vehemently than we do the libbers. We expect a lot from so-called Republicans. We expect them to actually be Conservatives, and when we find out they’re not, we label them as the RINOs they truly are.

This is just the start America, we’re going to clean this nation up and clean the loons and RINOs OUT!

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