Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

White Women Dump the Dems

"Remember the PUMAs, whose motto was Party Unity My Ass? They were the supposedly angry white women (the horror) so pissed off by Hillary Clinton’s defeat they were going elect John McCain? The PUMAs were sort of lost in the pixie dust storm of the Obama election. I wonder if we declared them an endangered species too soon? ..."

White Women Dump the Dems

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Covert Personal Politics in the Age of Obama

Twice lately I've seen this play out.  I live in a very liberal town. VERY liberal. Conservatives are the minority, and if you didn't vote for Obama, well you just don't mention that... Everyone assumes you are one of the Faithful, and talk to you as if you are. Making those condescending Lefty comments about the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and the Democrats who didn't support Obama.  Glibly labeling these folk racists, with the assumption that anyone who didn't get on board the Change Express in 2008 has lesser intelligence than these uber smart folk who cried when he won.

So a relative came to town from out of state.  When two of us were alone with her, she said oh so carefully, do you like Obama?  It was said in such a way that if one of us had gushed "oh I LOVE him" she could have smiled politely, made some PC noise, and moved the conversation to the weather. But we both said "not really" and it was like we'd given the secret password or the special handshake.  Three of us had a conversation about the failed policies, debt, health debacle, and embarassing foreign missteps of this Administration.  But as soon as one of our Lefty relatives headed toward us we'd clam up conspiratorialy, and shift to talking about something else.

Yesterday I took a flight out of town. The woman I sat next to was from Birmingham, AL.  We were chatting along about her visit to my area. My travel plans. Her kids. The decline in our lifetimes in the quality of public schools.  We hit on local politics in our states, and both agreed there was a lot of corruption. Then, *the look* from her and the oh-so-careful "things in Washington aren't any better".  I agreed. And before long, we were talking happily together about women in politics, and discovering we both not only had voted for Sarah Palin in 2008, but liked her very much and were glad she remained on the scene to this day.

It was really nice to talk to someone who, at the mention of Sarah, didn't roll their eyes, or snort in disgust, or trot out one of the Lefty put downs of Palin (most common I've heard is snide reference to when she wrote on her hand backstage, while President Teleprompter gets a pass for dragging his electronic pacifier everywhere from convention halls to 6th grade classrooms...).

The intellectual arrogance of the Change-istas remains quite strong, even as the truth of their fearless leader is being driven home more and more every day. They see him squandering taxpayer money with excesses while unemployment remains frighteningly high. 

What leaves me scratching my head is how so many of them now are behind this idea that Obama should drop Biden and put Hillary on the ticket in 2012.  These are the same people who cheered when Obama flipped Hillary off in 2008!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Obama's Failed Foreign Policy

 This video succinctly sums up the damage Obama has done to the United States on the world stage. While it doesn't touch on his foolish trip to the climate summit, it does remind those who thought he was change they could believe in that we were warned two years ago what we were getting... Some of us listened but a hi-jacked primary put Obama on the ticket against a candidate the GOP didn't fully back.  The result has been disastrous for this country on every possible front. 

Why anyone believed this unprepared clown could govern is beyond me.

Obama Failed Leadership - Foreign Policy from RightChange on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Obama’s Stimulus Cost More Than The Entire Iraq War [Reader Post]

Don't expect the phase out of our invasion of Iraq to bring any relief to our fiscal woes. Barak Obama has seen to that. He is the quintessential tax-and-spend Democrat and has set the Party image back 50 years. Guess this was the "change" some of you people were looking for.

Me, I wanted a qualified and intelligent leader who wouldn't spend us into the poor house. But we got your guy and he's destroying us.

Obama’s Stimulus Cost More Than The Entire Iraq War

"...Spending goes nuts as soon as Democrats take over Congress, beginning with fiscal 2008.

Hoven shows clearly that the war in Iraq has nothing to do with our current financial mess. Keep that chart handy the next time a liberal tries again to make the argument."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Clueless at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

First, it was the vacation to Maine, rather than the stricken Gulf Coast. Now Michelle Obama has jetted off to Spain on a private vacation, and taxpayers are picking up the tab!

Don't believe it?. See for yourself.

"Sacrifice is something that many Americans are becoming all too familiar with during this economic downturn. It was a key theme in Obama's inaugural address to the nation, and he's referenced it numerous times when lecturing the country on how to get back on its feet.

But while most of the country is pinching pennies and downsizing  summer sojourns - or forgoing them altogether - the Obamas don't seem to be heeding their own advice. While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain."

She's staying at a ritzy 5-Star hotel, the Hotel Villa Padiema.  She may be paying her own hotel bill, which could run as high as $2,500 a night, but the American taxpayer is getting soaked for the rest.

We are paying to fly her on Air Force 2 and cover costs for the 70 Secret Service agents assigned to protect them while she hangs with 40 of her closest friend.

She is NOT an elected official of this country. How dare she spend our resources on anything at all, other than the bare minimum it would take to protect her during her husband's term in office.  She has no right to rip us off to pay for any part of her private trips to live the lifestyle of the nouveau riche and  famous.

California's Unconstitutional Law is Struck Down...

... and rightly so! Here is one very common sense reason, as stated in the Judge's opinion:

"Marriage in the United States has always been a civil matter. Civil authorities may permit religious leaders to solemnize marriages but not to determine who may enter or leave a civil marriage. Religious leaders may determine independently whether to recognize a civil marriage or divorce but that recognition or lack thereof has no effect on the relationship under state law.

Which is why people like me can get "ordained" on the internet and perform marriages, because NOTHING I do at the ceremony makes it legal. What makes a marriage legal is the government-issued legal document that the couple signs and files.

I have always maintained that these homophobic laws to deny legal rights to one set of Americans that are granted to another set of Americans would eventually be judged unconstitutional by a judge who has the courage to uphold the Constitution of the U.S.

I have always maintained that there is no such thing as "gay marriage" when it comes to law. There is marriage, and marriage is a set of legal contracts as well as an emotional commitment.

Denying any American the legal rights enjoyed by another American is a civil rights issue, not a gay issue.

This is far from over, as the Christian Right will pitch a fit. But eventually, Americans will look back on this and be amazed that this country ever had laws that denied legal rights to any of its citizens.

But remember, women have only had the right to vote here for 90 years... And that was a looooonnnnngggggg and very ugly fight.

Yet today, no one would take seriously any "argument" that women don't have the mental capacity to decide who to vote for. But in the 1800s and early 1900s, there were still those who believed that nonsense.