Although he lost his primary to represent Alabama as their next Agriculture Commissioner, Dale Peterson has gained considerable attention for his YouTube ads challenging the “thugs and criminals” who are taking over government. His outreach on YouTube has made him an overnight celebrity, and there is no doubt that his star continues to rise.
You might be thinking, “WTF Crystal Clear Conservative? Is this from The Onion?” No, because The Boston Globe beat them to the chase. Former one-time Presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis decided to stop by The White House to share his strategy for the 2010 elections.
Was his strategy to urge Obama to jump in the tank for a ride to boost the American public’s impression of his party being strong and in control or was it for the Democrats to play the George W. Bush blame game for the state of the nation? Basically, Dukakis said the Dems should continue linking Bush to the economic crisis.
Wait a second! Something just doesn’t seem right. Bush did spend excessively, but Obama has spent more in his first two years as President. Wouldn’t the best advice be to take responsibility and work towards correcting errors? Not in the Obama Administration.
H/T Freeper Madness
To quote a line from Marie Antoinette, “Let them Eat Cake!,” and to update the line to 2010 standards, “Let them whine.” Perhaps, whining is needed in order to prevent Congress from destroying more of our liberties.
I think Chris Christie would make a fabulous Vice Presidential candidate in 2012. Christie is a rockstar!
Woodward’s book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger.
A Reichstag fire event is anticipated due, not only to plummeting poll numbers, but a lack of confidence in the American dollar,exhibited by gold’s charge to $1300 an ounce in light of the Federal Reserve’s latest quantitative easing. Besides, the same thing worked for President Bush the Dumber, right?
Yesterday, CNBC hosted a town hall meeting with President Obama. Obama said during the meeting that he sees the middle class as the country’s “bedrock.” While this meeting had an economic focus, there was a surprise question from an Obama supporter, who is not too happy with the President’s recent policy decisions.
This supporter said:
“I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for.”
“My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives, but, quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring true that that might be where we’re headed again, and, quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly. Is this my new reality?”
It’s pretty bad when your own supporters turn against you.
Guest Post by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
It is a rare occasion when the U.S. Congress impeaches a federal judge and removes the accused from the bench. Indeed, only 15 federal judges have been impeached by the House of Representatives in our nation’s history. However, when evidence emerges that an individual is abusing his judicial office for his own advantage, the integrity of the judicial system becomes compromised, and the Congress has the duty to investigate the matter and take the appropriate actions to end the abuse and restore confidence in the judicial system.
Earlier this week a special U.S. Senate committee began the impeachment hearing of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. As the Ranking Member of the House Task Force on Judicial Impeachment I serve as one of the lead prosecutors and have been presenting the case for Judge Porteous’s removal. Our case is based on four articles of impeachment, which charge Judge Porteous with intentionally making materially false statements and representations under penalty of perjury, engaging in a corrupt kickback scheme, soliciting and accepted unlawful gifts, and intentionally misleading the Senate during his confirmation proceedings.
Specifically, the four articles of impeachment charge that while on the federal bench, Judge Porteous refused to recuse himself from a case when he had previously engaged in a corrupt kickback scheme with the attorneys representing the defense; that he later took thousands of dollars in cash from those same attorneys while the case was pending; that he took gifts from a bail bondsman in exchange for granting favorable bond rates for him and then improperly expunged the records of two of the bail bondsman’s employees, one after he was confirmed by the Senate to be a federal judge; that he lied to a bankruptcy court when he filed for bankruptcy and then violated a bankruptcy court order mandating that he not incur further debt; and that he made materially false statements to the U.S. Senate and FBI during his confirmation process.
It is not a pleasant task to impeach a federal judge, yet when a judge abuses his office, it becomes necessary to take the appropriate action in order to restore the confidence of the American people in the judicial system. The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the power and responsibility to impeach federal judges and the Senate the power to remove the accused from office after a fair and impartial hearing. These are powers that Congress utilizes only in cases involving very serious allegations of misconduct. In every step along the way from the thorough investigation by the Task Force on Judicial Impeachment to the hearings held by the House Judiciary Committee and the evidentiary hearing in the Senate, we in Congress have worked in a bipartisan fashion to uncover the truth in order to root out corruption in our judicial system.
The Economic Recession (I would term it as the Second Great Depression) has impacted many families, as unemployment numbers continue to climb. The major side effect from the unemployment numbers is the number of those living in poverty. According to a recent article in The Washington Post, approximately 44 million people in the U.S. lived below the poverty line in 2009. These numbers are only going to get worse, as the 2010 numbers might be higher.
Currently, the numbers are not boding well in Virginia, as the families living below poverty have jumped from 8.6 percent to 10.5 percent.
When will Congress and President Obama wake up and address the economic decline? When will they wake up and work on getting Americans back to work? At this point, they are focused on excessively wasting taxpayer dollars on unnecessary programs (supposedly to combat those living at or below poverty) and partisan bickering, rather than addressing the important issues facing Americans.
“Because of the Recovery Act and many other programs providing tax relief and income support to a majority of working families – and especially those most in need – millions of Americans were kept out of poverty last year.”
The Recovery Act only provided temporary employment. There was nothing permanent created from this plan.
Clearly, we are doing something wrong if we are spending taxpayer dollars on programs to prevent poverty, yet people are still living in these conditions.
I have been focusing on the best, weirdest, and craziest web/TV commercials for the 2010 Primary Election season. Here are my picks for the Weirdest:
Eric Wargotz is running for U.S. Senate in Maryland. If you like dinosaurs, you’ll appreciate this video. I think it’s comical/weird, because I don’t like dinosaurs. When I think Maryland commercials, I think of Michael Steele and that dog from 2006 fame.
Demon Sheep (that is all)
Alvin Greene’s rap:
They are desperate for change. However, the only change they will see is a massive defeat in November. It’s ironic that the Democrats would choose a bullseye as their new logo. Again, another brilliant idea for former Governor “Jet Set” Tim Kaine.