Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama's Blame Game Continues And So Does Tailspin; Falsehoods Wrapped in Fallacies; Obama Relies on Hollywood for Campaign Strategy; A Sure Way To Stop Those Leaks

President Obama is coming to Chicago this weekend. He's introducing his new economic plan as part of the Just for Laughs Festival...Conan

  • By most accounts yesterday and today, the president's economic speech was a bust yesterday. The critics---even those from the knee-pad media---agree the president just rehashed the same ol', same ol' including blaming the Bush administration. Obama offered little to show how he would improve the economy (One has to wonder who is writing his speeches or guiding the strategy when many of his arguments have failed). How bad was his speech yesterday? Michael O'Brien of MSNBC begged Obama to STOP talking. Even Joe Klein of Time magazine and Juan Williams of Fox News, both huge Obama supporters, were not impressed. And to make matters worse, Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania and former DNC head honcho, speculated in a Newsmax interview that Hillary might have made a better president (I believe Rendell supported Hillary in 2008).

  • Just announced now: The Obama administration announced that they will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Can you spell: Amnesty and catering to the Latino vote?  (On a personal level, I support some aspect of granting young illegals some type of way of becoming citizens as long as some strict rules are followed. For example, if someone came here as a child by his parents and joins our military---I'd like to see that immigrant granted permission to remain and become a citizen). Anyway, the president is expected to have a news conference on this soon. It will be interesting to see how the Romney campaign reacts to this news.
  • On top of all this, another huge knee-pad media supporter of Obama, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, in a piece entitled, "Skip The Falsehoods, Mr. President, Give Us A Plan," wrote the following: "...the president gave Americans a falsehood wrapped in a fallacy."---Big Ouch!!!
  • Many are speculating that Obama keeps blaming Bush because some polls suggest that a majority of Americans still blame Bush for the bad economy. This was even reinforced in a recent Gallup Poll. Real Clear Politics averages all polls and they currently have Obama up by 1.2%---Obama's 45.9% to Romney's 44.7%. It's clear that as of today's snapshot, it's a virtual tie.
  • Rasmussen, on the other hand, is now reporting that Romney leads Obama---50%-42%--- when  1,000 likely voters were asked who can fix the economy.

  • As I've said on a number of occasions, who the f%$k are the 45% who like the current condition of the country as well as all the damage that has been done on Obama's watch? Keep in mind, as reported earlier this week, Americans lost 40% of their net-worth in the last 3 years. Yet, there are people who support this horrific track record? Go figure.
  • Have you noticed something interesting? Yesterday, as many know, the president had several more fundraisers. One of yesterday's was at the home of Sarah Jessica Parker. Obama loves to 1) hangout with the Hollywood crowd (because they adore him and kiss his feet) and 2) he prefers to hang with the 1%. Have you noticed he rarely interacts with the poor or middle class. Why? Simple. They have no money left.
  • It also appears the president relies on Hollywood to implement some of his strategic moves. Breitbart reports that it was Steven Spielberg who convinced the Obama campaign to take on Bain, a failed strategy.

  • Regarding all of the leaks coming out of the White House (yes, the White House. The New York Times, no friend of conservatives, reported their stories about the leaks came out of the White House situation room. They report citing "three dozen of his {Obama's} current and former adviser's" and "officials involved in the program"), I overheard a guy say one way for Obama to put a lid on the leaks would be to put the sensitive intelligence information into an envelope and mark the outside of the envelope with: "Top Secret: My Birth Certificate and College Transcripts."
  • "Recession is Over News"---Nokia reported it will be cutting 10,000 jobs.
  •  One of the lessons in the aftermath of Walker's win in Wisconsin is more people recognize taxpayers can no longer subsidize the huge  salaries and pensions of public union employees. New Yorkers arose to this news in their local papers today. Quite a few MTA (transit workers) employees earned over$100,000 a year in Overtime alone. With overtime, nine transit workers list earned from $165k to $202,000 for the year.  These largely included car repairmen. The New York Post also report the head of one of the largest government-workers union (CSEA an affiliate of AFSCME) is eligible to receive 3 pensions upon retirement totally over $130,000. Oh, one more thing. New Yorkers have been socked with a fare increase in 2011 and more are planned for 2013 and 2015.

  • In USA TODAY they reviewed the new electric eco car from Mitsubishi called the Mitsu. The review was not really that great especially when you consider it takes 22.5 hours to recharge the vehicle at home. It you purchase the optional 240 volts or 480 volts, charging times go down to 30 minutes.