A funny thing happened over the course of a few weeks in the National Football League. What began as usual humdrum complaints about the quality of refereeing going on in stadiums across the country soon turned to union debates, referee lockouts and the now-infamous replacement refs.
Once the real, trained professional NFL referees were no longer on the field making the calls, thus began the nostalgic yearnings for the days when one bad call or two was the anomaly and not the norm. The increase in bad decision-making and one exemplary display of failure that twisted the fate of an entire game led to a national uproar by sports fans. Eyes were opened, realizing that maybe the real refs weren’t so bad at all, maybe someone trained with the proper skills was best for the game… Once they saw how bad it could get, they wanted the real guys back.
What we have on our hands here, America, is greater than any replacement debacle we could ever imagine. See, we replaced one president (George W Bush), who was a former governor and businessman, with a guy whose only accomplishments in life were given to him because of affirmative action. We replaced Bush with a guy who legitimately has NO clue what it means to be a statesman, what it takes to run a business, and what it takes to achieve something because of merit, not because of the color of his skin.
Barack Obama is the Food Stamp President. There are now more people on food stamps than the entire populations of Oregon, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, Alabama, Kansas, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, New Hampshire, Maine, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia….. COMBINED. Read the rest of this entry
The US Supreme Court upheld the Obamacare Individual Mandate today, but only when determined to be a TAX.
But… Just so we’re all clear: in 2009, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, President Barack Obama adamantly denied that the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (aka Obamacare) individual mandate to buy health insurance was a tax.
To hear Obama refute the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of a tax, go to 4:58.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign at a press conference today, surrounded by his family. With heavy hearts and new perspective, Santorum indicated that his daughter Bella’s health was a reality check for the family and that he and his wife Karen are determined to put family first.
“Though we are suspending our campaign today, we are not done fighting,” he said. “There is a lot of greatness in this country.”
Santorum recalled some of his most memorable moments on the trail, stating that the campaign saw ‘miracle after miracle. This race was as improbable as you’ll ever see in a race for President’ and told of his love affair with this country. He spoke of the rise of his iconic sweater vests and the Tea Party’s support, which came from the persistent conversations about the Constitution.
With Santorum out of the race, Romney essentially has an insurmountable delegate lead over Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. The previous talks of a possible brokered convention are unlikely to continue now.
We can now look forward to the next step in this battle to defeat Barack Obama: the vetting of Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick.
So, Mr. President…. How’s all that “hope-y, change-y” stuff workin’ out for ya?
Remember when you promised us that you would fix the economy in your first term?? No? Let me remind you…
More failed liberal promises by a failed Democratic President. Election day is coming up quickly and you, President Obama, are well on your way to earning your pink slip from the American people.
Today, President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, blaming House Republicans for playing politics when they kept language in the payroll tax legislation previously that inserted a 60-day timeline for a decision on the project from the president.
Obama had a chance to place people before politics.
He had the opportunity tell out of work Americans that creating private-sector, energy-independence driven jobs on American soil were his top priority. He had the chance to actually do something that could bring his wish for a lower unemployment rate to fruition.
Remember when he said that unemployment would never go above 8%? Now, when he should be acting to turn words into action, he does the opposite.
Today, Barack Obama gave the Republicans a gift for the upcoming election–they asked for jobs, he said no. If it wasn’t done on his schedule, the way he wanted, he would reject it, as he did.
Even union members are fuming. From The Wall Street Journal’s “Market Watch”:
LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – called the reported decision by the Obama Administration today to block permitting for Keystone XL pipeline “politics at its worst.”
“The score is Job-Killers, two; American workers, zero. We are completely and totally disappointed. This is politics at its worst,” LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan said. “Once again the President
has sided with environmentalists instead of blue collar construction workers – even though environmental concerns were more than adequately addressed. Blue collar construction workers across the U.S. will not forget this.”
….For someone who keeps angling after the hearts of “middle-class” Americans, keeping them out of work is not helping his favorability one bit. Every one of these potential workers will remember Barack Obama’s failure to act when they head to the polls in November.
It’s been a busy couple of months! 2012 is a big year and now it’s here–no time to waste. The countdown to November is well underway. We have historic elections upon us in just a few short months.
We WILL retain the House Majority.
We WILL take the Senate Majority.
We WILL elect a Republican president. To quote former Presidential candidate, Herman Cain: “I could not, cannot, will not … allow Barack Obama to have a cakewalk back into the White House.”
On a local level here in Minnesota, we have the entire State House up for grabs, not to mention all of the local school board, municipal and county elections.
Most importantly, we have a Senate election against incumbent Amy Klobuchar (D). Democrats and their “lamestream media” counterparts have been telling us that this is an “untouchable seat for Republicans”. They’ve tried to convince us that she is as safe as it gets.
Being an Obama lap dog is not going to get her reelected. Supporting issues like Obamacare and TARP and the PIPA/SOPA debacle will be her undoing.
Wow. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz actually has the audacity to be interviewed on national television and lie to the American people about the state of the national economy (nothing new though… I’m not sure Democrats know how to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?)
I’d like her to find me one person who honestly thinks that a near debt-default, highest government spending in history, growing unemployment, rising gas prices, etc. is the equivalent of “turning the economy around”…..
….Well, I suppose if you mean going from BAD to WORSE…. she might have an argument there.
Another Democrat fail.
So, Mr. President…. How’s all that hope-y, change-y stuff workin’ out for ya?
Tick, tock…… 2012 is comin’ fast!
In just over two weeks, the first test of strength with the GOP field to challenge Barack Obama will take place. Ames, Iowa will host the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Hilton Colosseum on the campus of Iowa State University.
From the Associated Press:
The Iowa GOP State Central Committee announced Saturday that the six candidates who reserved space at the Aug. 13 event at Iowa State University in Ames were guaranteed ballot spots. Read the rest of this entry
Looks like former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich wasn’t alone in his corrupt ways… After being convicted on 17 counts stemming from corruption charges relating to his plan to sell newly-elected President Barack Obama’s US Senate seat in 2008, Blago was “stunned” at the outcome. Really?
From the Chicago Sun Times:
Moral of the story: Illinois, you really need to start evaluating your political candidates a little better… though the Illinois (Chicago) political machine is a force to be reckoned with.