Running the country … into the ground

September 8, 2009

Blue Virginia has a post today that calls the President’s inability to deal with a struggling economy as “Bush’s Recession.”  It’s a cheap shot, and shows a lack of understanding on what’s been going on.

It’s true GWB was distracted from correcting the structural problems left by his predecessor, keeping terrorism away.  He kept the country going while the economy struggled when al Qaida took out the world’s financial markets on 9/11.  And when the Ponzi kings and mortgage hucksters took down the economy in 2008, he took immediate action to stabilize the country. 

The Democratic “attack” was to throw gasoline on the fire.  The VEEP even admitted they didn’t understand the situation they inherited.  The old-guard Democrats don’t have a clue how to run a country. Even our Governor, with federal stimulus funds, can’t see a way ahead, short of cutting services.  What’s up with that?

(note…I tried to post this on his site, but they blocked it!  )


Joe Biden: Not Ready to Govern

July 7, 2009

Crazy Uncle Joe Biden is at it again. Over the weekend, our favorite politician again showed why the Democrats still aren’t quite ready to govern.

“We misread how bad the economy was, but we are now only about 120 days into the recovery package,” he said. “The truth of the matter was, no one anticipated, no one expected that that recovery package would in fact be in a position at this point of having to distribute the bulk of money.”

Didn’t the opposition ticket suggest a different package to cure the economy? Didn’t the Republican leadership warn that the stimulus package would not solve the problem – would even make it worse?

How many times will Hillary be proven right?  Who is competent to govern when the phone rings?  One diplomatic faux pas after another, renegging on “open government” and accountability.

If our leaders are making it up as they go along, do they have to play with so much of my money?

source:  ABC News

Looking Forward After the Election

October 29, 2008

On KayInMaine’s WhiteNoiseInsanity blog, a reply on Sep 22 by “Grant in Texas” makes sense.

Rumors are rampant on some of the blogs that Joe Biden will have a health problem soon and resign so Hillary can be named to take his place. This one is on a McCain blog:

Why would McCain supporters want Hillary? Republicans hate the Clintons and I would think Bill and Hill would further energize the Republican base like Palin has already done with the fundies.

I have been disappointed in the Clintons’ “support” for Obama. Hillary doesn’t attack Palin in her speeches and being a woman, she can do a better job than Barack or Biden who will have to “walk on eggs” for fear of saying the slightest thing that sexism can be attached to. Hillary’s speeches I have seen on You Tube sound much like her primary stump speeches about what SHE wants to see done in this nation, then she give some less enthusiastic praise for Obama sometimes sounding like an afterthought. I had hopes for the Clintons at the convention, but were their “uniting” speeches only to keep Democrats in their good graces?

First Bill mentioned last month that Obama wasn’t “ready” but then like an afterthought, said “nobody was ready” but it was a strange and not an enthusiastic “endorsement”. Then this past week to ABC, Bill had some glowing things to say about Sarah Palin and John McCain and once again was lukewarm for Obama. Is he pissed that Barack prevented him for having a “third term”???

Many do believe the behind their masks, the Clintons want to run Hillary in 2012 against Palin, as either John won’t live that long or he will opt for the ONE TERM presidency he has already commented about.

Is that good, or what?

source: (comment 3)

Obama to be Tested

October 24, 2008

Joe Biden has been in the senate 36 years and has, by his own words, has “forgotten more policy than most other politicians.”  He’s seen a lot of politics.  And his professional opinion is that “Barack Obama will face an international crisis early in his presidency.”  With this statement, even Joe Biden admits Obama is a blank slate in the face of coming national security threats.

“Remember I said it standing here. if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s gonna have to make some really tough — I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen,” Biden continued.

In response, the McCain campaign had to agree.

“Senator Obama won’t have the right response, and we know that because we’ve seen the wrong response from him over and over during this campaign. … We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: hoping for our luck to change at home and abroad. We have to act. We need a new direction, and we have to fight for it,” the statement said.

I’m afraid I have to agree.  We haven’t seen Obama lead anything.  He’s been a teacher, a behind-the-scenes organizer, one who supports someone else in charge.  He thinks he’s ready, but he’s never put himself in a position to check it out.  Now he wants to learn on the job.

I think I agree with Biden.  Obama’s not ready.

Reference:  Fox News

Implications if Obama Wins

October 24, 2008

Politically speaking, what happens to the political landscape is Obama wins?

1.  McCain will finish his current senate term, probably without much to show for it, and then retire.

2.  Sarah Palin will go back to Alaska, fight with the legislature for the balance of her term, and not be re-elected.  She may try for Ted Steven’s seat if he wins but has to leave office early, but there’s a 50/50 chance she’s done for.

3.  Obama takes over  the Democratic party and Hillary gets no more chances to be President.  She can’t challenge him in 12 and is pushing “too old” by 16.

4.  Biden will serve one term and Obama will pick a replacement heir-apparent for the 2012 election.

5.  The governors of Illinois and Delaware will pick the replacements of Obama and Biden (assuming Biden also wins his Senate seat).  Since both are Democrats, no net change in the senate makeup.

As unpalitable as it is, an Obama win keeps Hillary out of the White House for good, lets the Republican party refocus – Huckabee is poised to emerge as the emotional leader and conservative soul, especially with his own talk show.  Obama will face tough challenges and will not be able to deliver on half he’s promised.

Unless McCain wins in 2008 and Palin becomes the defacto successor, it’s unlikely she’s got the horsepower to emerge as a contender for the 2012 presidential race, though many will suggest it.  She’s too damaged.  Even if McCain wins, it’s not clear whether she can survive the Alaska allegations long enough to finish her first term as VP.

Looking to the future, the Republican’s best chance to win in 2012 is for Obama to win in 2008.

What’s up with Michelle Obama?

September 6, 2008

Am I reading more into facial expressions, or is there tension between the Obamas?  Is Michelle OK with what Barack is having to do to get elected?  Or is it something else?

I noticed it first in the acceptance speech.  Look at CPAN’s coverage; they panned over at Michelle at 10:13pm.  Everyone else is smiling and applauding.  She’s tight-lipped and not smiling.  True, it’s the same expression as 10:26 when she applauds his “we can change” comment.

Then again at 10:36, applauding the message but with that same firm jaw.

Finally the end, the family greets him on stage.  He greets her, going for a kiss, but she turns her head and offers her cheek instead.

cheek kiss


But look at Joe Biden at that moment.  He comes out hand in hand with his wife.  At the at 11pm time hack, see that she’s standing in front of him and he’s hugging her, but Jill actually has to move his hand, which is dangerously close to the left breast).

So Barack hugs his daughters, and picks up Sasha.  A minute later, Biden and wife walk off stage arm in arm.  The Obamas walk off with the 2 girls between them.

Is it something he’s done?  I keep looking at photos of how staid he looks with his wife, and how happy he looks with other” women.

Whats he changing?

What's he changing?

Let’s look at this a different way

This one confused me, until I read what Oprah’s former boyfriend Steadman wrote: “Michelle hated Oprah being do involved, was jealous of [Oprah’s] power and resented [Oprah’s] blatant flirting with Barack. Michelle even warned her husband if he didn’t start backing away from Oprah, it would put a serious crack in their marriage.”

Biden – a risky choice

August 23, 2008

Obama’s running mate has been chosen, and it weakens a weak candidate. Joe Biden was supposed to bring strengthen the ticket, but instead he threatens to only expose Obama as not ready for prime time.

Yes, Biden brings experience in the Senate, showing how little experience Obama has. Biden is well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues, and voted for the Iraq war. This highlights how little Obama knows about National Defense. All Biden offers is that he’s from the east coast, and he’s an old white guy (not a woman).

But what else does he bring? According to the AP, Biden is a native of Scranton, Pa., has working-class roots that could benefit Obama, who lost the blue-collar vote to Clinton during their competition for the presidential nomination.”

He also has his negatives. Imagine the ads reminding us of an August 2007 ABC interview where Biden said he would stand by an earlier statement that Obama was not ready to serve as president.

Then, when Biden dropped out of his own 2008 candidacy after a poor finish in the Iowa caucuses, he talked dismissively of joining someone else’s ticket.

“I am not running for vice president,” he said in a Fox interview. “I would not accept it if anyone offered it to me. The fact of the matter is I’d rather stay as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee than be vice president.”

And we will surely be reminded that he had to leave an earlier Presidential race in 1988 “when he was caught lifting lines from a speech by British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock.” In this race, he started off by describing Obama as “clean.” Is Biden NOT clean?

I’m not sure what value Biden adds to the campaign, except to make McCain looking like a real candidate.

research source: AP