Saturday, July 25, 2009

No bump from presser: Obama's disapproval rating worst yet

Rasmussen daily tracking poll (saying Cambridge PD acted "stupidly" apparently didn't help; saying government-run health care initiative will cut costs didn't help either):
The One's mortality is starting to show.

Perhaps voters are tilting away from candidate Obama who promised a "new politics" away from "tired old partisanship" since, as president, Obama is governing hard left.

Ben Cahoon: best hands in BYU (and CFL) history

Ben Cahoon's latest (18 Jul 09) circus catch for the Montreal Alouettes -- against the Saskatchewan Roughriders (and another former BYU Cougar, Omarr Morgan, #1 in white and green). Enjoy the French play-by-play. Hat tip Cougar Tracks:

Gettin' ready for some football! (Cougars begin practicing in a couple of weeks for a 5 Sep 09 date with the Sooners in Jerry Jones' shiny new Dallas Cowboys Stadium).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What's the rush? Mitt Romney on health care reform

I don't normally read Newsweek (long personal bias against "News-weak"). But a Newsweek blog has an interview on health care reform with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Hat tip to Drudge for the link.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Obama poll numbers: trending south

Friday, July 17, 2009

CBO chief: "federal budget on unsustainable path"

Gee. D'ya think?

Read the whole thing.

Not the "hope and change" I was hoping for.

Query: if you were intentionally going to try to destroy America as a world power and create in its place a socialist state, what would you do differently than Barack Obama and the Democrats?

VP: "We have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt"

America is in the very best of hands. A heartbeat away. Read the whole thing.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hope and Change: national health care will plunge nation into even more debt

WaPo story:

“Instead of saving the federal government from fiscal catastrophe, the health reform measures being drafted by congressional Democrats would worsen an already bleak budget outlook, increasing deficit projections and driving the nation more deeply into debt, the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said this morning.”

Read the whole thing.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The audacity of ... Obama

Rex Murphy opines:

We've seen him in action for a bit more than six months. What we can say with confidence, now that we have the evidence of his actions, is that had he run on (a) transforming the U.S. economy by massive federal government intervention, (b) taking an owner's stake in the automobile industry, (c) transforming the rules of America's energy economy, (d) instituting a national health-care system - all of these simultaneously and in the centre of a financial meltdown - Barack Obama wouldn't merely have lost the election, he wouldn't have got as many votes as gnarly old Ross Perot did in an election long past.


Mr. Obama has taken the real crisis of the U.S. (and world) economy and used it as the screen and lever for a massive agenda of transformation, a transformation that calls for expenditures on a scale never before seen in the history of government on this planet.


It is inconceivable that these ideas occurred to Mr. Obama postelection. His agenda is of such scale and particularity that it is evidence of design and previous contemplation. He knew what he wished to do when he was campaigning, but he was not going to whisper the scale and range of his designs while the campaign was on. It would have scared off people.


But daring is Barack Obama's real middle name. When he borrowed the phrase "the audacity of hope" from his frightful mentor, most people fastened on the word "hope." They should have highlighted "audacity."


He's flying high in dazzling hubris. The American economy is not yet fixed. It may get worse. And it is in this parlous and critical context that Mr. Obama has launched history-making expenditures and a reordering of American governance.

Daring? Daring - if you believe in it. Reckless – to the point of real danger if you do not.

I don't believe in it. I side with reckless -- and dangerous. And I am not hopeful about his "change".

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Our neophyte president

Plumage -- at a price. Krauthammer nails it -- again.

Happy Independence Day: "This is how the press covers the White House"

"Reporters from roughly 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy."

Read the whole thing.

Obama on Israel and Iran

"Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with a Jew building a house in Israel than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran." -- Burt Prelutsky

"Wrong way"

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Our suave president

How's that "diplomacy to win over our potential adversaries" thing working? Not so much?