Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This and That

My kids are on spring break this week and I had a bunch of meetings so we couldn't go anywhere, and you all know how I need my beach fix, so I'm not happy about that.

Anyway, that's my excuse for not blogging much and it reminds me of why I could never have done this when my kids were younger.

Just some things I've noticed today. Pres. Obama and the Dems have decided to spend their precious time going after Rush Limbaugh and the talking point "I want him to fail" is being repeated ad nauseum. Socialistic policies will fail of course, they always do. But in a flashback news story Fox News reports when Carville said straight out (ironically on 9-11) that he wanted Pres. Bush to "fail." He was not a radio talk show host though, but a democratic political strategist.

The whole thing is silly, and I find it incredible that Obama ever even mentioned Rush. It would have been like Bush mentioning Bill Mahr. It really is beneath what he is........the President. I think Obama needs to remember that and stop campaigning. I even see that my favorite liberal, Camille Paglia, an Obama supporter, is trying to get Obama to reign in his little flying monkeys:

"The orchestrated attack on radio host Rush Limbaugh, which has made the White House look like an oafish bunch of drunken frat boys."

Isn't it ironic that Congress slaps around bank presidents for flying to Washington when Pelosi uses our military aircraft as her own private jet?

In case you were wondering what the whole thing about The Employee Free Choice Act is about David Freddoso at NRO explains:

The Employee Free Choice Act would take away employers’ right to insist on elections — as soon as half of a company’s employees signed the cards, the union would represent the entire work force. Further, if the employer and the new union couldn’t come to a contract agreement within 90 days of negotiations, the two parties would have to enter mediation. After another 30 days, the parties would enter binding arbitration, meaning that a government-appointed arbiter (or panel) could force both sides to accept a contract. This provision would essentially eliminate any incentive for unions to enter labor negotiations in good faith.

This is also about Dem payback to the Unions. Small businesses will especially suffer here. It looks like Specter may once again be our betrayer. Go Toomey Go!

It's more than past time to fumigate our party from leaders that do not hold dear our most basic principles, and to bring forward those who do. Like this one:

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is expected Wednesday to become the first governor to formally reject some of the federal stimulus money earmarked by Congress for his state.
The move will cement Sanford's growing reputation as a political powerhouse among Republican party stalwarts nationwide — though how much of the estimated $8 billion in stimulus funds destined for South Carolina will be affected is unclear. The law allows state legislative leaders to accept funds the governor rejects.

Finally, Jake Tapper, of all people, points out Obama's biggest lie of all:

Then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., one year ago this week, swooped in from the campaign trail to — along with then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — vote for an amendment to impose a one-year moratorium on earmarks for fiscal year 2009.

All three then-presidential candidates voted for the amendment,offered by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC.

It failed: 71 NAYs, 29 YEAs.

Candidate Obama said then "we can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress’ seniority, rather than the merit of the project. We can no longer accept an earmarks process that has become so complicated to navigate that a municipality or non-profit group has to hire high-priced D.C. lobbyists to do it. And we can no longer accept an earmarks process in which many of the projects being funded fail to address the real needs of our country."

Today, of course, President Obama will sign into law more than 8,000 earmarks for FY 2009, part of the $410 billion omnibus spending bill.

via NRO