Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Congressman Scorned Over Obama's Birth Certificate Issue

U.S. Rep. Bill Posey has proposed a bill that would require future presidential
candidates to document their eligibility. Since then he has become the target of ridicule and scorn from some of the main stream news media and his peers.

"What you should do is stop embarrassing yourself and take the Reynolds Wrap off your head,"

MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann suggested to Posey.
(Well, I have suggestion for Mr.Olberman, who is one of the least viewed shows on MSNBC and an embarrassement to them, "What you should do is Duct Tape your mouth shut and get into another line of work")

U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, suggests that Posey's judgment is skewed.

"It's one thing to try to be responsive to your constituents, no matter how marginal," Abercrombie told the St. Petersburg Times. "I understand that. But to take it to the point of putting it into a bill -- you open yourself up, then, to having your judgment questioned."

Abercrombie said legislation generally is to "address common issues or concerns."

"The citizenship of someone who has reached the point of running for president of the United States is not really an issue," Abercrombie said.

Really Congressmaan Abercrombie, so you guys just address COMMON issue and concerns, sure folks, like pork barrell project funding and seeing how much more they can bilk from the taxpayers.

Maybe you think this question is not an issue but millions of Americans do and that is who you are supposed to represent.

Posey defended his position by saying:

"Why'd I do this?" Posey wrote on his blog. "Well, for a number of reasons and the more and more I get called names by leftwing activists, partisan hacks and political operatives for doing it, the more and more I think I did the right thing."

He said, "I've been called some pretty nasty things. That's fine. But none of these tolerant people actually want to discuss the issue at hand … whether or not a presidential candidate should have to file these documents with the government.

"I could easily fill up a page listing all the activities an American needs to show their ID for ...everything from playing youth soccer to getting a drivers license, buying cigarettes and alcohol, to opening bank accounts and even playing little league. So I was pretty surprised to find out that to run for president, despite the constitutional requirement and the media scrubbing that goes on, it's not required for a candidate to file these documents when they submit their statement of candidacy with the FEC," he said.

Posey has the fortitude to do his job, let's hope he has the fortitude to stand by his convictions and those of the people he represents. The bill will probably go no where but not for his lack of trying.

Monday, March 23, 2009

60 Minutes Kroft to Obama:" Are You Punch-Drunk ?"

Well folks here is another chapter in the continuing saga of the Obamanation. President Obama was being interviewed by Steve Kroft on CBS 60 Minutes on Sunday night, apparently the President was smiling and laughing through most of the part of the interview that covered the state of our economy.

Kroft picked up on this and asked the President:

"You're sitting here. And you're laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems," Kroft told the president. "Are people going to look at this and say, 'I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money?' How do you deal with -- I mean: explain ... Are you punch-drunk?"

The President replied:

"No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day," Obama replied, with a laugh.

Yes folks, you heard that right, this is what we need to get through the economic crisis, a little "gallows humor", this is Obama's plan, laugh it off. Who knew folks, when the bank calls and tells you they are foreclosing on your home, you can just laugh and yuk it up with them and this will fix everything. When your company tells you they have to lay you off, you can just apply the "gallows humor" method and all will be okay.

This is not a laughing matter Mr. President, while your yuking it up on the Tonight Show and now 60 Minutes, people are hurting, people want answers and solutions. The people want leadership not a comedian, Mr. President.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Clueless in Washington II: The AIG Bonus Mess

Jay Are's Take

by Jay are

On March 14th I wrote a piece entitled Clueless in Washington in which I pointed out how Obama had issued an Executive Order, lifting former President Bush's Executive Order banning Federal funds from being used for stem cell research.

Shortly thereafter, he signed the omnibus appropriations bill into law on Wednesday not knowing that buried in the 465 page bill was what is know as the Dickey-Wicker amendment, which has been included in the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services every year since 1996. Essentially the amendment forbids the use of Federal funds in stem cell research.

Why did this happen, because the President did not read the bill before he signed it into law.

Well here we are again hearing about a bill that was signed into law without reading it. The bill I refer to is the Stimulus package that was sent to the President from Congress. You know the 1,000 page bill that NOBODY read, well the President signed it into law, all 787 Billion of it.

Shortly there after enters the AIG Bonus mess. Finger pointing begins AIG is made to look like a bunch of crooks and greedy CEOs.

President Obama acts shocked, Congress takes action and wants to tax the recipients of the bonus at a 90 percent rate which may be unconstitutional.

Obama's plan to handle this mess? Fly off to California, make a guest appearance on the Tonight Show and trash the Special Olympics. Yuk it up with Leno about the AIG mess, make a comedy of it to distract from the real issue at hand, not the bonuses, but how they were included in the Stimulus package and no one seemed to know it. Or did they ?

Enter Treasury Secretary Tim(tax cheat)Geithner who apparently knew of the bonuses on March 10th but did not inform the White House until March 12th, two days before the checks were sent.

Enter Senator Chris Dodd(ge)who at first denied any role in crafting the provision that kept the bonuses in the Stimulus package, then said that he had asked Senators to include the provision but only because Treasury officials asked him to do so.

So how does Obama react to all of this ? He defends Geithner by saying:

With the exception of Alexander Hamilton, no Treasury secretary has "had to deal with the multiplicity of issues that Secretary Geithner has," he said. "He is making all the right moves in terms of playing a bad hand."

Then Obama makes one of the most ridiculous statements I have yet to hear him make, he refers to the financial firms and Geithner dealing with them and says:

"They've got a bomb strapped to them and they've got their hand on the trigger."

Wow ! I hate to keep harping on it folks, but it bears repeating, can you just imagine what reaction the press and the left would have had if President Bush had made these statements under the same circumstances.

But hey, its business as usual with the Clueless in Washington crowd. Buckle up folks, it's going to be a long and bumpy four years.