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Friday, July 25, 2008

Harry Reid Blows a Gasket

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's frustration over the energy bill came to the surface when he lashed out at reporters covering the Senate proceedings yesterday. The reporters apparently became somewhat confused during the proceedings. (In a Democrat controlled Senate? Go figure). During the exchange Reid told one reporter she should "watch the [Senate] floor more often. ... You might learn something." Asked another if she "spoke English" and then added, "Turn up your Miracle Ear".

I really don't know what ol' Harry's got to be frustrated about. Congress' job approval number is 17.3, a new Zogby poll shows that 75% of the American people favor immediate drilling off shore to increase our domestic oil supply, those evil Republicans keep bringing up the issue of drilling every damned day, we're winning the war in Iraq, and there is the picture of that stupid dog circulating on the net.

Gosh, Harry! Lighten up. Look on the bright side. Once the Congressional approval numbers hit bottom, the only way to go is up!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Unwarranted Criticism

In a recent interview, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had this to say about George W. Bush;

"You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject."

A “total failure”? I don’t think so. George W. Bush has accomplished a number of very difficult tasks.
  • His leadership through the very difficult period immediately following the attacks on 9/11 was nothing less than inspirational. While other American Presidents have shied away from the challenge of actually dealing with the problem of international terrorism, President Bush dealt with the problem comprehensively and effectively. As a result, we have not seen another attack on U.S. soil for almost seven years.
  • President Bush established the ‘Bush Doctrine’ which declared as enemies all terrorist organizations and countries which harbor them. To conduct this ‘war on terror’ President Bush put together a 30 nation U.S.- British led coalition.
  • In the process of conducting the war on terror, President Bush has deposed two oppressive regimes and replaced them with pro-American democracies in a part of the world where we need them most, the Middle East.
  • The attacks on 9/11 severely damaged our financial system. Al Qaeda intended to cripple it and might have been successful if it were not for the great optimism that George Bush communicated to the entire financial community. The financial chaos that Al Qaeda had intended to create never happened. Additionally, the President’s economic recovery policy not only helped us to recover economically within a year of the attack, but has spurred an economic boom that lasted five years. The down side was that in 2006 the American people grew weary of hearing the term ‘all time high’ in connection with the stock market.
  • President Bush nominated and successfully received Senate confirmation of two ‘originalist’ justices to the Supreme Court of the United States. This stands out as a major accomplishment when one considers the fact that the majority of Bush’s lower court nominees have been waiting most of his presidency to receive an up or down vote from the Senate.
  • The Bush Presidency has been such a huge success that even Liberals regard him with a certain amount of reverence. I have spoken to Liberals who say to me that George Bush knew about the attacks on 9/11 before the fact. When I ask them why they think that, they respond; “He’s the President”. This response clearly indicates that they believe George W. Bush to be omniscient, a trait heretofore ascribed only to God!

Now, I could have addressed Speaker Pelosi’s comments by pointing out the failures of Congress under her leadership. I have not done that. In fact I intend now to address the accomplishments of Speaker Pelosi.

  • First, Speaker Pelosi’s leadership has given new meaning to the term ‘do nothing Congress’. So far this year the 110th Congress has passed only four pieces of legislation. Now, admittedly most Americans would think of this as a negative, but as a conservative, I can’t help but be very pleased when a liberal dominated Congress does nothing.
  • Second, Ms. Pelosi and her cohorts, in the process of trying to drive President Bush’s job approval numbers down, have managed to drive the approval numbers for Congress even lower. Now, again, some would view this as a negative and I don’t believe that to be fair. The Democrats set out to shake the confidence of Americans in their government and since the numbers have fallen dramatically across the board, there is no doubt that it was a successful endeavor.

In the interview, Speaker Pelosi also said regarding President Bush, "God bless him". To that I wholeheartedly agree. God bless George W. Bush. God Bless everything that he has tried to do, successful or not. And, God bless our service men and women who have put their personal lives on hold and dedicated themselves to accomplishing the task the President has given them.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Impeachment is D.O.A.

On July 11th, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hinted that the House Judiciary Committee may take up Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment against George W. Bush. House Republicans have been looking forward to having the debate on impeachment since Kucinich first introduced them in a four hour tirade on the House floor. A quick review of the 35 articles reveals them as a collection of accusations supported by subjective opinion rather than objective facts.

But, as much as confident Republicans and Bush-hating Democrats would love to have the Committee take up impeachment proceedings, it is not going to happen. On July 15, the House voted 238-180 to dispense with the notion of moving forward on impeachment. In it's place, Democrats are planning an election year 'dog and pony show' consisting of hearings on the question of Bush's reasons for going to war in Iraq. These hearings, possibly televised, will likely trot out scholars ( like Cindy Sheehan), experts ( like Rosie O'Donnell), and other administration critics ( basically, the other usual suspects) to testify at will as to President Bush's abuse of power.

I am sure that the American people will view these hearings as critically important as they shell out thousands of dollars to fill their heating oil tanks just before the elections. In recent years , with so many Republicans bowing out of the fight, I am forced to rely on the stupidity of Democrats. It has already been one of the most interesting and entertaining election season that I have witnessed, and it holds out the promise of getting even better.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow 1955-2008

It is with a heavy heart that I report that former White House press secretary Tony Snow lost his battle with colon cancer and passed this morning at 2am. He was 53. The President Bush said in a statement from Camp David, "America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character. It was a joy to watch Tony at the podium each day. He brought wit, grace, and a great love of country to his work." Tony had served as President Bush's press secretary for 17 months.

Tony Snow was the first host of Fox News Sunday and was always on Rush Limbaugh's short list as a replacement host. Tony was and able defender of both the principles of conservatism and the President's policies. He was a great American and he will greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bradley-Obama 2008

In 1982 Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley seemed certain to become the first black governor of California. Pre-election polling gave Bradley a double digit lead over his white opponent, George Deukmejian. Bradley lost.

Several high profile races since 1982 in which a black candidate has run against a white opponent have followed the same pattern. This phenomenon has been dubbed the Bradley Effect, and the possibility of it being a factor in the polling of likely voters in the current presidential race has pollsters frantically trying to come up with a way to negate it.

It has already reared its ugly head in the primary race between Obama and Clinton. Hillary Clinton won the New Hampshire primary despite exit polls indicating a sizable lead for Barrack Obama. Currently, the polls show Obama leading McCain by 5.2. If there is a possibility that the Bradley Effect is a factor in the polls, a 5.2 lead is no lead at all.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Obama's Patriotism

On Monday, June 30th, Barrack Obama gave a speech in Independence, Missouri. In this speech Obama said, "I will never question the patriotism of others in this campaign, and I will not stand idly by when I hear others question mine." This line has gotten a lot of media coverage. However there are other statments by Obama in this speech which should have gotten more coverage.

There is this,

"I remember, when living for four years in Indonesia as a child, I listened to my mother reading me the first lines of the Declaration of Independence, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they're endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' "

What Obama had quoted is actually the first few lines of paragraph two of the Declaration of Independence. The first few lines of the Declaration begins, "When in the course of human events it become necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,..."

Again, from Obama's speech,

"As we begin our fourth century as a nation, it is easy to take the extraordinary nature of America for granted."

Excuse me! Our forth century as a nation? The Constitution of the United States was ratified in 1789, which means that we have barely begun our third century, not our forth. Add this to the fact that Mr. Obama believes that we have 57 states in our union by virtue of the fact that he has visited them all, and one wonders how well he might do on the popular game show, "Are you smarter than a 5th grader".

These gaffs do not add up to a question of his patriotism as much as his ignorance. Patriotism is a difficult concept to define comprehensively. Many people define it very differently. The best definition which I have heard comes from Samuel Clemens, "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." I believe this definition is one to which our nations founders whould have subscribed.Mr. Obama's political history as a socialist leads me to believe that his administration would be one which I could not support. It is on this basis that I question Mr. Obama's patriotism.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Obama is 'Dr No!'

A new McCain campaign ad dubs Obama as Dr No, complete with James Bond theme music.

With respect to energy independence, the 'yes we can' candidate is rapidly becoming the 'no we can't' candidate. This will add up to a big 'yes we can' for the GOP. Recent polls show that Americans overwhelmingly support U.S. energy independence. On this our nation's Independence Day we need to begin a revolution which will result in energy independence for us now and secure a prosperous future for all Americans. We have plenty of oil in this country that we are not being allowed to utilize. In addition, the U.S. is the Saudi Arabia of coal. Adolf Hitler conquered territory larger that the continental U.S. without a single oil well. He did it through the gasification of coal. Vehicles which burn gas derived from coal yield fewer tail pipe emissions which will lead to better air quality. Coal gasification can also be used to reclaim decades of coal waste.

Barrack Obama opposes new drilling, coal gasification, nuclear energy, new refineries, and the extraction of oil from oil shale. In fact, the only thing that Obama has said that he is in favor of, is raising gasoline taxes to encourage conservation. Barrack Obama is Dr. No and America needs to say no to Barrack Obama.