Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Napolitano - Obama The Most Serious On Borders

Napolitano: Obama's taken 'most serious'
actions to secure border in 'history'

Daily Caller -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano praised President Barack Obama's administration for taking the “most serious” and “sustained actions” to secure the border in U.S. history.

“The Obama administration has undertaken the most serious and sustained actions to secure our borders in our nation’s history. And it is clear from every measure we currently have that this approach is working,” she said in her second annual “State of America’s Homeland Security” address Monday at the National Press Club.

Her remarks come after the Obama administration announced that it will begin reducing the number of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border. Keep reading...

Blog author's comments - Napolitano says what Obama tells her to say. Through Obama and Eric Holder's efforts, guns were put into the hands of criminals in Mexico via operation 'Fast and Furious'. At least we found out about it, unfortunately by one of our citizens and many in Mexico being killed.

Napolitano no doubt agreed with Obama and Holder for suing and stopping Arizona and other states that passed laws against illegal immigration. The states are attempting to make their borders more secure. The Department of Justice should be doing this with the existing Federal laws.

Attorney General Eric Holder said a patchwork of state immigration laws like the one signed by Arizona Governor Brewer will 'create more problems that it solves.'While the federal government "welcomes cooperative efforts by states and localities" to rigorously enforce immigration laws, the Constitution "forbids" Arizona from replacing federal policy "with its own state-specific immigration policy,"

Obama and Holder don't want to stop the flow of illegals. If Obama wins a second term he will push hard to give them citizenship which would allow them to vote. Obama sees illegals as voters for the Democratic Party.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Allen West To Liberals - Leave The U.S.

Allen West To Liberals: Get the Hell Out Of The U.S.

Huffington Post -- Speaking to a Lincoln Day Dinner in West Palm Beach for the Palm Beach County GOP, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla) fired off a humdinger of a line that within minutes drew recriminations from Democrats on Twitter.

"We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, (audience boos) and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain't on the table," West said.

"Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America."

Blog author's comments - Compared to what the liberals say about the GOP, this is pretty tame stuff. And the thanks he gets from the Republican elitists is to have his district redrawn to make it harder to win reelection.

A Republican Florida Representative confirmed that redistricting will leave Allen West's Congressional seat vulnerable. I must assume he is too conservative for many members of the GOP both in Florida and in Washington.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gov. Jan Brewer - Dispute With Obama

Jan Brewer tarmac tiff touches nerve in
black community, some commentators say

Politico -- Reaction to the Jan Brewer encounter is still bubbling, with some black commentators now suggesting the image of the Arizona governor wagging her finger at the President of the United States has touched a nerve in the African American community.

On MSNBC Thursday, Al Sharpton posited that Brewer's treatment of President Obama was another example of disrespect in a list of many for the nation's first black president. His guest, Sirius XM host Joe Madison, said such incidents show that there are people "who cannot stand the fact that this is an African-American who is now one of the most powerful individuals on the planet," Mediaite reported.

An NAACP official went a few steps further in an interview with POLITICO Friday, saying the tiff played on age-old and discriminatory stereotypes of whites being superior to blacks. Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy and policy at the NAACP, said he was particularly disturbed by Brewer telling reporters afterward that she "felt a bit threatened if you will, in the attitude that he had."

"What were you afraid he would do, steal your purse?" Shelton said.

Brewer has said she was taken aback when the president brought up the way she wrote about him in a recent book. She said when she met Obama on the tarmac, she asked for a meeting and he responded that she hadn't treated him very cordially in the book, in which she wrote that the president was "patronizing" during a White House meeting.

Blog author's comments - The race baiters are coming out of the woodwork on almost anything they can conjure up as racist.

The Tea Party is racist, a voter photo ID is racist. Now Brewer's 'tiff' with Obama is racist, or pointing her finger at him is racist. It simply goes on and on. Those who disagree with Obama, his policies and agenda do so because we consider them wrong for the country not because he is black.

There is a constant racial animosity that is literally fabricated by the left. Any criticism of Obama by any white or black conservative is considered racist by the liberal media and many in the black community. The race card has been maxed out.

Hopefully all this race baiting will backfire on Obama in the 2012 election.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Obama's Aides - Tax Cheats

36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes

Investor's Business Daily -- How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their "fair share" of taxes.

Because how unfair -- indeed, un-American -- it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet's secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.

Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.

A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama's executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share.

Nearly one-third of Obama's aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each.
Keep reading...

Blog author's comments - When Obama said all people have to pay their "fair share" he was not referring to members of his administration. What would happen to the rest of us if we did not pay our taxes?

Yet Obama continues to play the class warfare game and will until the election. If Obama wants to stir up class envy, the Republicans should use this information as a campaign ad.

Embarrassing for the President? Not a chance, just another day at the office for the Democrats.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Miscellaneous Videos

Mitt Romney Attacks
Newt Gingrich In Florida Debate

Gingrich Slams NBC For Silencing Audience At
Debate And Reacts To Sarah Palin's Comment

By The Numbers President Obama's Economy

Mark Levin Blasts Chris Christie For Repeating
Old Left-Wing Propaganda Against Gingrich

Obama Praises Green Jobs During
2010 State Of The Union Address

HT: daily rushbo

Monday, January 23, 2012

Allen West - Obama Is Food Stamp President

Allen West: Food stamp president a 'fact'

Politico -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Monday defended Newt Gingrich for referring to President Barack Obama as the “food stamp president,” disputing critics who have blasted the former speaker’s comments as racially charged.

“There is no race code. It’s a fact. Since President Obama has been in the Oval Office, you ‘ve seen a 41 percent increase in the food stamp recipients in the United States of America,” West said on Fox News. “We have a president that’s making more American victims rather than victors.”

He added, “We also have a 16 percent increase in Americans on the poverty roll — 6.4 million more Americans are on poverty since President Obama took office.”

Blog author's comments - I believe the comment 'food stamp president' is only racist in liberals minds, something to use in an attempt to stir controversy. They will say and do whatever they feel is necessary to help Obama win a second term.

Allen West is one of the few Republicans I see who is not afraid to speak his mind concerning Barack Obama. From what I know of him he is a person to be trusted and hopefully he has a successful career as a member of the GOP in Washington.

Gingrich - Obama The Food Stamp President

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SC AG - We Know Dead People Are Voting

South Carolina Attorney General: In Recent
Elections 900 Dead People Have Voted

Blog author's comments - Many of us know the reason the left opposes voter ID laws is that they help to prevent voter fraud.

But, Democrats will continually say that a photo ID requirement to vote is the way for Republicans to keep poor Democrats and minorities from voting.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Netanyahu - NY Times One Of Israel's Enemies

Journalist: Netanyahu told me Israel's
biggest enemies are N.Y. Times, Haaretz

Jewish Light -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s two greatest enemies are The New York Times and Haaretz, the editor of The Jerusalem Post said in a speech.

Steve Linde, addressing a conference in Tel Aviv of the Women's International Zionist Organization, said Wednesday that Netanyahu made the remark to him about the newspapers at a private meeting "a couple of weeks ago" at the prime minister’s office in Tel Aviv.

“He said, ‘You know, Steve, we have two main enemies,’ ” Linde said, according to a recording of the WIZO speech provided to JTA. “And I thought he was going to talk about, you know, Iran, maybe Hamas. He said, ‘It’s The New York Times and Haaretz.’ He said, ‘They set the agenda for an anti-Israel campaign all over the world. Journalists read them every morning and base their news stories … on what they read in The New York Times and Haaretz.’ ”

Linde said he and other participants at the meeting asked Netanyahu whether he really thought that the media had that strong a role in shaping world opinion on Israel, and the prime minister replied, “Absolutely.”

Blog author's comments - The New York Times is one of the enemies of conservatives in America as well. It would certainly be quite a change to have someone the caliber of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as our president.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Obama - Says No To Keystone Pipeline

Obama Rejecting Pipline, Pokes Back At GOP

National Journal -- In a decision sure to re-ignite a fierce energy debate, the Obama administration was announcing on Wednesday its rejection of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline because the 60-day deadline imposed by Republicans did not allow adequate time to review an alternate route through critical wetlands in the Midwest.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns was to make the announcement on the project that would carry oil from Canada's carbon-heavy tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast and would indicate that TransCanada, the company seeking to build the $7 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline, will be able to reapply with a new route avoiding an ecologically sensitive area of Nebraska, sources told National Journal.

Put more simply, the Obama administration is hitting Republicans back by saying no because of their forcing him to decide on the project in just 60 days. Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail promptly painted the decision as a rejection of thousands of American jobs purely for political reasons.

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, decried the news. “President Obama is about to destroy tens of thousands of American jobs and sell American energy security to the Chinese,” said Brendan Buck. “The president won’t stand up to his political base even to create American jobs. This is not the end of this fight.”

Blog author's comments - Fox News reported: The State Department will say 60 days is inadequate time to do the required environmental impact assessment on the path of the coveted pipeline.

The State Department for three years has been reviewing the initial proposal to run a pipeline from Canada down to Texas through a sensitive Nebraska aquifer. The department backed away from the plan after environmentalists complained.

Industry workers and Republicans contend the project would create thousands of jobs, and Canada's prime minister has warned if the U.S. can't get on board, the North American nation will look to team with China.

What else should we have expected from Barack Obama? This was no surprise. I have to assume from this and his previous actions, he does not want the United States to be dependent on oil. Most of us know this is not reality. His only interest is 'green' energy.

The sooner we are rid of this disaster in the White House the sooner the country can begin the task of recovering from what Obama has done and would like to continue to do if he should win a second term in 2012.

Newt Gingrich: Obama's Decidion on the
Keystone Pipeline "Is Just Plain Stupid"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Videos - From South Carolina Debate

GOP South Carolina Debate - January 16, 2012

Newt Gingrich Pummels Juan Williams

Rick Perry Brings Up Bain, Tells Mitt
Romney to Release His Tax Returns

Rick Santorum Uses MLK Day
to Discuss Felons Voting

Romney Responds To Newt's
Attack On Romney's Super PAC

Newt on 99 Weeks of Unemployment
Benefits: "99 Weeks Is An Associate's Degree"

Ron Paul At The South Carolina
Debate - Foreign Policy Ideas


Monday, January 16, 2012

Newsweek - Obama's Critics Are Dumb

Newsweek Cover Story: 'Why Are
Obama's Critics So Dumb?'

NewsBusters -- It seems almost impossible to believe, but the upcoming issue of Newsweek has a cover story entitled "Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?"

Is there anything the mainstream media won't do to get Obama reelected?

****Update: Politico has some excerpts from the not yet published article...

“[I]t remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obama’s long game … [T]he president begins by extending a hand to his opponents; when they respond by raising a fist, he demonstrates that they are the source of the problem; then, finally, he moves to his preferred position of moderate liberalism and fights for it without being effectively tarred as an ideologue or a divider. This kind of strategy takes time. And it means there are long stretches when Obama seems incapable of defending himself, or willing to let others to define him, or simply weak. I remember those stretches during the campaign against Hillary Clinton. I also remember whose strategy won out in the end.”

Blog author's comments - The article about Obama's 'dumb critics' is by Andrew Sullivan - this is the same person who believes Sarah Palin faked her fifth pregnancy, and her son Trig was actually her daughter's.

This should tell almost everyone what they can expect from Newsweek. Does anyone still read and believe what is written in this dying tabloid?

This will be a vicious campaign for the election of 2012. The left senses that the control of America may be within their grasp, and a second term for Obama could cement that control in place.

I don’t believe that enough people are taking this election as seriously as they should. There are many who have blinders on and cannot envision the damage Obama will do if he wins a second term.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

John Bolton: Obama A Failure In Foreign Policy

John Bolton: The irony is, Obama is campaigning on the basis that he's a success as a foreign policy president

Blog author's comments - Barack Obama takes credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. But, the depressed economy, high unemployment, the obscene levels of spending, the anti-business policies and other failed policies, he continues to blame on the Bush administration.

Newt Gingrich said - when he was ahead in the polls:
I'd Nominate John Bolton For Secretary of State

Friday, January 13, 2012

More From The - Lie Of The Day Archives

Lie: I'm not a big fan of the Obamas.
--Meghan McCain, who will take every opportunity she has to praise the president and put down conservatives.

Lie: And more preposterous, which is that the president's policies have made the recession worse.
--David Axelrod defending policies that have provided us with a non-existent recovery.

Lie: Quite frankly, the collection of Republicans that are running for president really are pretty unremarkable. They all embrace extremism.
--DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This "extremism" is what the American people sided with in 2010, and the only thing unremarkable about the 2012 election is Obama's list of accomplishment.

Lie: I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them.
--President Obama. No, you have an obligation to defend the Constitution, not to do whatever you want.

Lie: That was one of the most ungracious moments in politics.
--Former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer on Newt's speech in Iowa last night. It wasn't ungracious, it was Newt letting his supporters know he is in this fight for the long haul.

Lie: If there is anyone who has set an example about making sure that we reduce the influence of lobbyists and of corporate and outside special interests on campaigns it is President Obama.
--DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, apparently forgetting about Obama taking more money from Wall Street than any politician in history.

Lie: You know: detached or Spock-like or very analytical. I think that's a misconception about me
--President Obama talking about a misconception people may have of him. Right, because taking a two week, $4 million vacation to Hawaii doesn't show any detachment from the American people

Lie: You have to wonder whether some folks over there [In the GOP] think somehow screwing up the economy, throwing a wrench in the works is a good political strategy for them.
--Obama senior adviser David Axelrod who cannot believe that there are people who disagree with him and the president on the issues.

Lie: Taxes are not being paid at the top.
--Robert Reich ignoring the fact that the top 10% of earners pay 71% of the taxes.

HT: Laura Ingraham

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Obama To Push Israel If He Is Reelected

Obama to 'take on' Netanyahu after election?
Palestinians say White Houe asked them
to delay demands until 2nd term

Jerusalem -- The Obama administration asked the Palestinian Authority not to make any major demands until after the presidential election in November, a senior PA official told KleinOnline.

The PA official, speaking on condition his name be withheld, said that Obama promised to renew stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on the basis of the 1967 borders, meaning an Israeli withdrawal from eastern sections of Jerusalem as well as from Judea and Samaria, also referred to as the West Bank.

“We were asked by the (U.S.) administration not to make special demands or scandals during the elections,” said the official.

“After elections, the negotiations will be renewed on basis of the Clinton plan, and Obama’s speech in Cairo of the 1967 borders,” the official said.

The Clinton plan is a reference to the formula used during the Camp David negotiations in the summer of 2000 that saw sections of Jerusalem in which Jews predominantly live go to Israel, while areas inhabited by Arabs would become a Palestinian state. The negotiations also called for a near complete Israeli evacuation of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

The official, however, said the U.S. will press for a Palestinian state quickly if President Obama is reelected.

“The main message we received from the U.S. is that nothing will happen in a serious way before the 2012 elections,” said the official. Entire column...

Blog author's comments - If we think Obama has been anti-Israel the last three years...we have under estimated him. If he gets his second term he will make these last few years look like he’s been Israel’s best friend.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DNC Chair - Blames Tea Party For Shooting

DNC chair blames Tea Party for Tucson shooting

Washington Examiner -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaking in New Hampshire this morning, reminded her audience of the tragic Tucson shooting last year -- and also insinuated that the Tea Party, which she said regards political opponents as "the enemy," has enhanced divisiveness in Congress and had something to do with the shooting, at least indirectly. Entire column...

Blog authors comments -- Does anyone really take anything Debbie Wasserman Schultz says seriously?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Allen West - Obama's Imperial Presidency

Allen West: GOP Must Stop Obama's 'Imperial Presidency'

Newsmax - Congressman Allen West tells Newsmax that President Barack Obama has “complete contempt” for Congress and is starting to believe that he has an “imperial presidency.”

The Florida Republican says Newt Gingrich is the “smartest” GOP candidate but thinks any of the Republican hopefuls can beat Obama in what undoubtedly will be a “brutal bloodbath.”

West also asserts that sanctions will not succeed in deterring Iran’s belligerency and warns that the United States should not cut the defense budget to make the military the “bill-payer” for Washington’s failure to rein in spending.

West, who was elected in 2010, is a member of the House Tea Party Caucus. He is also an Army veteran who served for more than 20 years, with postings in several combat zones, and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

President Obama has said he is hopeful for an improved economy in 2012. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, West was asked whether Americans should feel that way.

“No, they shouldn’t,” West declares. “President Obama is just going to sit back and hope that things fall into his lap.

Asked whether Obama has given up on “hope and change,” West responds: “I think the president has given up, period, and he’s in a campaign mode. He’s going to disengage from Washington, D.C. That’s not leadership, that’s an abdication of leadership.
Keep reading...

Blog author's comments - I am glad to see Alan West weighing in...we need to hear more from conservatives like West. I, of course, agree with his comments concerning President Obama.

I also agree with his compliments of Newt Gingrich. But, at this time, it appears that Mitt Romney will be the nominee and GOP candidate running against Obama for the office of President.

It is imperative that the Republican Party win the 2012 election. This election is for control of the future of America.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Poll: By 2-1 Americans Fear Obama's Reelection

Poll: Americans, 2-1, Fear Obama's Reelection

US News & World Report - When it comes to how Americans view President Obama going into the new year, there appears to be very little spirit of Auld Lang Syne. Instead, according to the new Washington Whispers poll, many voters aren't forgetting what they dislike about Obama and want him out office.

In our New Year's poll, when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, Americans by a margin of two-to-one said Obama's reelection. Only 16 percent said they fear the Democrats won't win a second term, while 33 percent said they fear four more years.

Next to Obama's reelection, 31 percent of Americans said they feared higher taxes, which may be proof that the president's focus on the payroll tax cut has hit paydirt.

But in results backed up by other polls, older Americans and those earning $75,000 or more are especially worried about the president getting a second term, according to the poll done by Synovate eNation. Entire column...

Blog author's comments - Hopefully this poll is factual -- and may this fear spread across America and sweep Obama and his administration out of Washington.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Videos - From This Weekend's GOP Debates

Newt Gingrich Rips Media For Bias
and Bigotry Against the Church

Rick Santorum to Ron Paul: "You Should Know
Better Than To Cite Soros-Like Organizations"

Audience Boos Stephanopoulos Question
To Romney About Contraception

Gingrich to Romney: "Can We Drop The Pious
Baloney"..."Just Level With The American People"

Ron Paul Won't Rule Out 3rd Party Run

Rick Perry Nails Ron Paul: Calls
Him a Hypocrite on Earmarks


Saturday, January 7, 2012

News Headlines and Columns










Friday, January 6, 2012

Gingrich - Obama Will Laugh At Romney

Newt Gingrich: Obama will 'laugh' at Mitt Romney

Politico - Newt Gingrich said Friday that if Mitt Romney becomes the Republican presidential nominee, President Barack Obama will simply “laugh at him.”

“As people look at his record and they imagine him debating Obama, Obama’s going to laugh at him,” Gingrich said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “Obama’s going to say, ‘I developed Obamacare based on Romneycare. I even brought your staff into the White House in order to develop it.’”

The former House speaker rejected the suggestion that his presence in the race is dividing up the anti-Romney votes and thereby giving the former Massachusetts governor a better chance of securing the GOP nomination.

“We’ll gradually coalesce. One of us will emerge as the conservative alternative,” he predicted. “That conservative alternative will beat Romney.”

And just days ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Gingrich said that a bad performance in the Granite State would be fatal for Romney, while downplaying his rival’s victory in Iowa last week.

“This is one of his three best states, along with Utah and Massachusetts. If he doesn’t win here, he couldn’t stay in the race,” he said. “In his so-called win in Iowa, having campaigned for five years and spent, I think, $20 million, he got 25 percent. That’s one out of four. Three out of four said no after five years of campaigning.”

Blog author's comments - During the debates it was Newt Gingrich who directed his attacks only toward Obama and his failures. Continually, he’d state how each person on the stage would be a huge improvement over who is presently in the White House.

Many of us sat up and took notice and his numbers soared. But on that stage were others who were displeased…who would soon paint him, their fellow Republican, as the enemy.

The attack ads began, particularly from Mitt Romney against Gingrich prior to the Iowa caucus. I cannot now blame Newt Gingrich for going on the offense against Romney.

From the polling I have seen Mitt Romney appears to be the candidate who will win the nomination. I do not feel confident that he can defeat Obama.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Republican Party - Iowa Caucus

Iowa Caucus Results

Blog author's comments - The voting in Iowa is over. But the race is far from over. There are 2,286 convention delegates, so the delegates selected by Iowans is very small. The next two states to vote are New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Michele Bachmann has dropped out and Rick Perry may choose to pass on New Hampshire because Romney appears to be a heavy favorite there and campaign in South Carolina. If Perry does not do well in South Carolina he may be the next candidate to drop out.

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum finished very close with Ron Paul third and Newt Gingrich fourth. Santorum surged at the right time but Iowa is just one state of many.

The attack ads against Gingrich mainly from Romney did what they were intended to do. The Washington Post says that only 40% of the Iowa ads were aimed at Gingrich. I have seen higher figures.

Newt Gingrich will probably now focus his efforts towards Romney, comparing his record in the House of Representatives and Speaker of the House against Mitt Romney as Governor of Massachusetts. I believe Gingrich may be angry because of the many ads by Romney against him.

Who knows what Santorum will do in other states? If Gingrich goes after Romney, Santorum could benefit from this. Voters could also be swayed by Gingrich and he could find himself as a favorite in other states.

When picking a Republican presidential nominee...the candidate obviously must be someone we would be comfortable with as our president but, can the nominee defeat Barack Obama? This is the difficult part of the election process and those who vote in a primary should choose wisely.

If whoever wins the GOP nomination does not defeat Obama in the 2012 election, America may well become a Socialist country. This may be our last chance.

Gingrich still alive after Iowa, plotting revenge

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

W.H. To Boehner - Abandon House Republicans

White House to Boehner: Ditch the GOP, pass bills

Politico - A senior White House official challenged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to buck his own Republican conference and pass the payroll tax, jobs and unemployment insurance bills with moderate Republicans and 60 to 70 Democrats.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity and on the (weird) condition he wouldn’t be directly quoted, said the Senate and a majority of House members could pass a longer-term deficit agreement, but only if Boehner abandons his insistence that all major bills be approved by a majority of ruling Republicans.

Abandoning such a stance, members on both sides have said, would almost certainly prompt a challenge to his leadership from conservatives who make up the bulk of the lower chamber GOP, a challenge the speaker is likely to lose.

“That’s remarkably stupid. The fact that the White House can’t get a full-year payroll tax cut extension through the Democrat-run Senate is the Senate Democratic leadership’s fault — not John Boehner’s,” said Brendan Buck, the speaker’s press secretary. “The House was the only chamber to pass an extension of the payroll tax cut through 2012. We did it without job-killing tax increases, and we plan to again. ” Entire column...

Blog author's comment - The White House is asking Boehner to commit self-destruction. This is another ploy to blame Republicans for the failure of Democrat schemes.

If the GOP retains control of the House, there are conservatives who would provide stronger leadership as Speaker than John Boehner.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Barack Obama's 2012 Resolutions

A Few Of Obama's 2012 New Year's Resolutions

Blog author's comments - Obama's 2012 New Year's resolutions - via the Republican National Committee.

HT: obamaresolutions.com

Sunday, January 1, 2012