Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Job Security: Clinton and Obama Style

The Hill reports on the $787 billion stimulus stimulus package passed by Barry and Congress was most effective in ensuring job security. Unfortunately for the rest of America, the stimulus bill served none other than Clinton and Obama's campaign pollsters and fellow campaign staffers.

"Federal records show that $5.97 million from the $787 billion stimulus helped preserve three jobs at Burson-Marsteller, the global public-relations and communications firm headed by Penn." "Burson-Marsteller won the contract to work on a public-relations campaign to advertise the national switch from analog to digital television. Nearly $2.8 million of the contract was issued to Penn’s polling firm, Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, according to federal records.
Federal records also show that a former adviser to President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign received nearly $70,000 from that contract to help alert viewers in difficult-to-reach communities that their televisions would soon no longer receive broadcast signals. "

The nation should be nothing short of appalled. At a time where the economy and citizens alike are struggling to survive, these career politicians use taxpayers money to ensure their future candidacy, and it's disgusting. I say we throw all of these bums out and start from scratch. Their egotistical sense of entitlement is costing the nation billions at a time when we can't afford it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mayor Bill White makes campaign stop in San Antonio ::snore::

Texas gubernatorial candidate and San Antonio native Mayor Bill White made his first campaign visit in the Countdown City this week.

White blasted Perry on a handful of issues including education. White states he's eager to work towards improving the education system in Texas with specific programs geared towards helping "Hispanics and other minorities." Additionally, White has a brilliant scheme for decreasing the drop out rate: "...Letting people know that by leaving school early they will cut their earning ability in half." With ideas as revolutionary as this one, White should have world hunger and world peace solved BEFORE he ever makes it to the Governors Mansion.

White's, obviously targeted statements to the Hispanic community of South Texas are nothing short of insulting. If his overall goal is to advance the quality of public education for the state of Texas, then that's fine. I'm all for it, but by singling out the Hispanic community he is reducing his statements to political rhetoric to advance the Hispanic GOTV while simultaneously insulting the whole of the Hispanic community. Clearly, those po' Mesicans wouldn't get anywhere without
that White guy, guey. Enough with the political pandering, let's see some action. Show me how you are going to better the quality of education FOR ALL students, not just those Hispanic sounding names.

New Gallup Poll shows Obama at 47%, WH responds with "Nuh Uh!"

The latest Gallup poll shows Obama sittin pretty at 47%, which is the lowest December rating of any President in US history.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fired back at the poll by questioning the reliability of the organization. "I'm sure a 6-year-old with a crayon could do something not unlike that. I don't put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is the daily Gallup trend" stated Gibbs.

It's alright Gibbs, denial is always the first step.

Monday, December 7, 2009

911 Call: "I don't want to have to kill this man, but I will kill him graveyard dead, ma'am"

This is by far one of the most amazing and saddest videos (audios) I have ever seen/heard. More than anything else, the following is exhibit A about lawful gun owners in America, particularly those who have used their weapons to defend themselves. Far from the gun-crazed, trigger happy racists the liberal antigun crowd would have you believe, they are really just regular folks who want to go about their business. The remorse in the woman's voice at the end of the video gave me goosebumps. And the dispatcher deserves a medal for being as supportive as she was of this brave woman defending herself and her home. It's a tragedy, no matter how you look at it. You can read the full story and hear the entire 34 minute 911 call here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Rick Perry Goes After Kay Bailey Hutchison's Washington Record As A Big Spender

Governor Rick Perry is turning up the heat on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's record as one of Washington's biggest spending Republicans. Fiscal and economic issues is, after all, Rick Perry's strong suit heading into this primary election, which should prove to be a tough and bloody one. I'm supporting Rick Perry, but will obviously vote for Kay Baby in the general election should she win the primary. The following ads sure do hurt, though. Don't they, Kay?

Frankly, Kay Bailey Hutchison has really picked a bad time to challenge Rick Perry for governor. While she isn't getting any younger, the good Senator isn't too old to wait four more years to run when there will be an open primary with no incumbent, one she could almost certainly win hands down. But the fact of the matter is that the battle between these two Texas political heavyweights will come down to the one thing that is on everyone's mind right now: the economy. And on tht issue Kay Bailey Hutchison cannot compete with Governor Perry. Period. He's a fiscal hawk and a committed conservative on economic matters. Kay Bailey's record will kill her chances at the govenor's mansion if Rick Perry continues to hammer her with ads like these. The last thing Senator Hutchison needs is to be portrayed as "one of them," but Rick Perry does that quite effectively in these ads.

By The Numbers

A few numbers and statistics for you today:

The number of Americans who view torture as "justified" is now at a five year high according to a Pew Poll.

President Obama's job approval is at 48% according to...CNN? It's about time. Rasmussen has known this for weeks! His RCP average is below 50% as well, at 49.3%.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is getting pounced by his two likely Republican opponents by as much as 10 points. Poor Harry.

The unemployment rate dropped to 10% according to the government report released today, likely due to the traditional uptick in employment during the holiday season.

it's currently 30 degrees in San Antonio, and Houston (yes, Houston, as in Houston, Texas) recorded its earliest snowfall evah!! today, which surely came as a surprise to green geeks everywhere who probably don't think much of the mega-huge scandal involving hacked emails from some of the top global warming fanatics out there, otherwise known as "climategate". If you haven't heard of it it may be because the networks have been virtually silent on the matter.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dem run Congress to American public: We Own You

Washington Examiner reports on the demo proposed health care bill.

"Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be awarded unprecedented new powers under the proposal, including the authority to decide what medical care should be covered by insurers as well as the terms and conditions of coverage and who should receive it...The HHS secretary would also have the power to decide where abortion is allowed under a government-run plan."

The end result would be the federal government having direct control over the insurance market as opposed to the current system where the states have the discretionary power to regulate the market. The American public made it perfectly clear that a universal health care system was not to be tolerated, and now the demos have the audacity to implement this backdoor policy in attempts to control the insurance market.

The articles continues with: "Critics of the bill said this was an example of how the new bill could empower HHS to alter health care delivery, but Democrats argue they would rather have the government making these decisions." THEY ARE THE GOVERNMENT. Even if Congress was doing an amazing job, it would still be absurd to allow this much government intervention.

Gallup polls show Congress approvals at a mere 21%. Not a stellar rating there, Nancy. Additionally, their is a higher percentage of Americans disapproving the health care bill, also according to Gallup.

Demos attempts to force this issue down the throats of Americans will result in a "throw the bums out" GOTV effort come election time. Keep it up and you won't be there for long.

Disappointment has a name

Obama's long awaited speech from West Point was nothing short of disappointing. After prioritizing a litany of important matters (i.e. family vacations or lobbying to have the Olympics held in Chicago), President Obama has decided that it is time to send our boys overseas some reinforcements and get them home by 2011.

The Commander in Chief, against the advice of General Stanley McChrystal, decided to send in 30,000 troops, hoping that the rest of Americas allies will pick up the slack and make his 18 month time table work. Work---just in time for his re-election campaign. Writer Gabor Steingart put it best: "the horror of war is to end and the draw down will begin. The doves of peace will be let free."

Although el Presidente did mention the pros and cons of Islam, he failed to mention if or when the Afghanistan military (or government for that matter) would be able to adjust to the 18 month plan.

Americans watching the event were left with the glaring and obvious question: is this course of action going to lead us straight into the hands of the Taliban and other terrorist networks?

Granted, I understand Obama can't lay out in detail their plans for the next few months on national television, but it would be nice to know that the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces was listening to the advice of his generals as opposed to putting soldiers to sleep with his tired and empty speeches.

Whether it's the War on Terror, the economic crisis or the health care bill --- this is not time for rhetoric. It's time for action, not political pandering. The decisions he and our legislators make (or refuse to make) directly impact the lives of millions of Americans...Americans who can't afford to wait on "hope" any longer.

Wake up Mr. President.