Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fear The Teacher

Our ideologically extreme President screws over kids by opposing the SOAR Act (KLo at The Corner).

Obama sees Wisconsin, and trembles.  Then he crawls to kiss the PEU's feet:

Thanks, Obamazoids!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Krauthammer nails Obama's peculiar inability to lead:

"This confusion is purely the result of Obama’s decision to get America into the war and then immediately relinquish American command. Never modest about himself, Obama is supremely modest about his country. America should be merely 'one of the partners among many,' he said Monday. No primus inter pares for him. Even the Clinton administration spoke of America as the indispensable nation. And it remains so. Yet at a time when the world is hungry for America to lead — no one has anything near our capabilities, experience and resources — America is led by a man determined that it should not.

"A man who dithers over parchment. Who starts a war from which he wants out right away. Good God. If you go to take Vienna, take Vienna. If you’re not prepared to do so, better then to stay home and do nothing."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Morrissey nails Obama:

"Once again, let’s remember the stink that arose when Chris Christie and his lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno both left New Jersey for vacations at the end of last year and a freak snowstorm locked up the Garden State. Liberals screamed about the dereliction of duty in having both executives out of state when an emergency arose. Now we have the two men in civilian command of the military out of the country when starting a new war.

"My column concludes that most presidents would have welcomed the opportunity to demonstrate leadership at this moment. Obama preferred to play soccer in the streets and do a samba chair dance instead."

Constitutional Law Professor-Genius-President Royally Messes Up Legal Foreign Policy... declaring a US obligation to adhere to a treaty never ratified by Congress.

But then, we all know it's all about the ideology, don't we? The pseudo-intellectual legal rumination, just like every case made for anything by this President, is just a facade.

Douglas Feith in the WSJ:

"If Article 75 is accepted as customary international law, then how could Mr. Obama deny that the rest of Protocol 1 also qualifies? And what of all other treaties with a long list of parties? If a large number of countries, simply by joining a treaty, can convert it promptly into customary law, then America loses its right to opt out.

"In the coming months, the Senate will have the opportunity to declare that Protocol 1 is not, in whole or in part, a U.S. legal obligation. It can shore up American sovereignty by making that point.

"Mr. Obama has the constitutional authority to make his own detainee policy. And, if he wants to, he can issue a regulation or an executive order using principles from Article 75. But the Constitution does not empower him to recognize as a legal obligation a part of a treaty that the Senate has never approved."

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kicking And Screaming, Obama Is Dragged Into Supporting French And British Action Against Qaddafi

So now our people can take orders from the blue helmets, as approved by the friggin' Arab League.

H. Clinton's statement:  "The United States will support our allies and partners as they move to enforce [the resolution]."

Leadership!! Wow, what a President!

Moonbat-PEU Axis

Ann Althouse stands up to the thugs.

I'll give anyone reading this the benefit of the doubt and say:

Hope you're happy with your allies, Dems.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sarah Palin, Infinitely Superior To Obama On Israel, To Visit Israel Next Week

From the JPost:

"Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin is expected to arrive in Israel for a visit next week.

"The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate follows several other prominent republicans who have visited Israel recently, including Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Haley Barbour."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Qaddafi Prepares For Bloodbath As President Present Checks His Bracket

Makes Carter look like Churchill.

Max Boot in the WSJ:

"It's not too late to prevent this dire outcome. All that would be required is for Mr. Obama to show as much political courage as France and the Arab League. Neither is known for its principled support of freedom, but both have called for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya. The Pentagon, from Defense Secretary Robert Gates on down, has reacted as if this would be a military operation on the order of D-Day. In reality, it would not be hard to ground Gadhafi's decrepit air force.
"The job could probably be performed with just one American ship—the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, now in the Red Sea, which has 34 F/A-18F Super Hornets and 10 F/A-18C Hornets along with a full complement of electronic-warfare aircraft. The Enterprise strike group could also unleash a devastating array of Tomahawk cruise missiles.

"And the Enterprise would not have to fight alone. It could easily be joined by numerous American, British and French aircraft flying out of Aviano and other NATO bases in Italy. A forward operations base could be established at the Gamal Abdul el-Nasser airfield, one of Libya's major air force bases (built by the British), which is located south of Tobruk and has already been captured by the rebels.

"As the enforcement of no-fly zones over Bosnia and Iraq should have proved, the risks of such an operation are minimal—especially if we first neutralize Gadhafi's air defenses."

That Was Fast: Israel-Hating Obama Rolls Out Criticism Of Israeli Response To Itamar Massacre

Thus Speaks Obama (JTA):

" 'The United States is deeply concerned by continuing Israeli actions with respect to settlements in the West Bank,' State Department spokeswoman Tanya Powell said in a statement. 'Continued Israeli settlements are illegitimate and run counter to efforts to resume direct negotiations.'

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the building of 500 new units in several West Bank towns, most believed to be part of Israel in a peace settlement, in the wake of the March 11 attack in which three children and their parents were stabbed to death in the West Bank settlement of Itamar."

Hell of a President we've got there.  Thanks, Obamazoids!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Public Service Announcement For Obamazoids Who Can't Understand How Anyone Can Accuse Their Savior Of Lying

Well folks, we start by not taking everything the man says on faith, and fact checking his evidently improbable statements (Nice Deb):

"Obama Told Some Whoppers During His Press Conference, Friday (No, That’s Not News)

"Whats more – No one in the press corpse challenged the lies (also not news). I’m not even going to post the video because it was painful and boring the first time around.

“ 'We’re adapting. We’re producing more oil, and we’re importing less.'

“ 'Now, the hard truth is, is that as long as our economy depends on foreign oil, we’ll always be subject to price spikes.'

“ 'Our oil production reached its highest level in seven years. Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached an all-time high,' adding that 'for the first time in more than a decade, imports accounted for less than half of what we consumed.'"


"Ace linked to Jazz Shaw in The Greenroom, who said:

" 'That’s an interesting claim, particularly given Hot Air’s coverage of the subject just prior to the press event. But record setting production would certainly be good news, wouldn’t it? Sadly, it seems that the President was basing his claims on some recent comments by Ken Salazar. While they sound great on paper, Ken was talking about the total number of oil rigs in the gulf, not the total amount of oil being produced. Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute attempts to straighten out the math for the Oil Analyst in Chief.' "


Celebrating cowardly mass murder (various sources, h/t Jawa Report).

Let's give 'em a state!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Contemplating Libya. Contemplating, Contemplating, Contemplating...

I'd call Obama the Hand-Wringer In Chief, but that would imply he cares enough to wring his hands, which I don't believe is true.

From the WSJ:

"Whatever else one might say about President Obama's Libya policy, it has succeeded brilliantly in achieving its oft-stated goal of not leading the world. No one can any longer doubt the U.S. determination not to act before the Italians do, or until the Saudis approve, or without a U.N. resolution. This White House is forthright for followership.

"That message also couldn't be clearer to Moammar Gadhafi and his sons, who are busy bombing and killing their way to victory against the Libyan opposition. As the U.S. defers to the world, the world can't decide what to do, and the vacuum is filled by a dictator and his hard men who have concluded that no one will stop them. "Hear it now. I have only two words for our brothers and sisters in the east: We're coming," said Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam, on Thursday."

Worse than Carter.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Demagoguery Of A Particularly Craven Sort (fr. Niven, of course)

Krauthammer claims Obama is 'leading,' after a fashion. To which I reply: you mean like the Hindmost?

Well OK, but in a President it's pathetic.

BTW, I'm not really kicking the Hammer; he's got it right again this week:

"That's what makes this administration's claim that Social Security is solvent so cynical. The Republicans have said that their April budget will contain real entitlement reform. President Obama is preparing the ground to demagogue Social Security right through the 2012 elections. The ad writes itself: Those heartless Republicans don't just want to throw granny in the snow, they want to throw granny in the snow to solve a problem that doesn't even exist! Vote Obama.
"On Tuesday, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia denounced Obama for lack of leadership on the debt. It's worse than that. Obama is showing leadership. With Lew's preposterous claim that Social Security is solvent for 26 years, Obama is preparing to lead the charge against entitlement reform as his ticket to reelection."

Media Deceptions

The general meme is a lie (Foster at The Corner, h/t tip to Hot Air) - even at Fox News.

"But more generally, I’m bummed because my Facebook wall, my Twitter etc. are at this moment a testament to how thoroughly Big Labor logic has won the battle for the hearts and minds, not just of liberals, but of 'moderates' too. To hear all the talk of the 'rights' — even 'civil rights'(!) — that have been stripped from public sector workers in this bill by the 'far right wing' is to see Stockholm Syndrome on a massive scale. Call it Madison Syndrome — the completely irrational belief among a large segment of this republic that their interests lie with public sector unions, whose very existence is predicated on decreasing the efficiency with which government services are provided by maximizing labor costs. And who do this by capturing the same elected officials who sign their paychecks. I’ve been shocked by how little people understand about the status quo ante in Wisconsin, and about the nature of (compulsory!) collective bargaining in general."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Goonism Never Ends

Oh, Wisconsin (Jammie Wearing Fool)!

" 'In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table.' "

How Low Can They Go?

Such is their contempt for the founding principles of this country (i.e. free expression and republican self-rule), their self-righteousness, and their hatred of their fellow Americans (and these vindictive, ignorant class-tribalists include teachers, for heaven's sake!), that PEUs and their Dem supporters in Wisconsin have sunk to the depths of attempted mob tyranny (Taranto):

"Should it become necessary, Gov. Walker still has the option to call out the National Guard. And whether that happens or not, Madison may prove to be the government unionists' Waterloo. Without an elite university campus nearby, it's hard to imagine they can drum up similar-size mobs in Indianapolis, Columbus, Lansing or most other state capitals.
"But if they do figure a way to do so--and particularly if COPS FOR LABOR lend their muscle to the movement--President Obama could find himself obligated to put down a genuine insurrection by his own political supporters."

Passes Something After All

Walker and the Wisconsin Repubs do it.

And this (Wash Post, h/t Hot Air) is how the Dems are going to play it: the Repubs are 'subverting democracy!'

"The political lesson? While average voters don't follow the minutiae of legislative tactics and procedures they do tend to bristle at the idea of things going on behind closed doors; anything that feels like an end run around the 'way things should be done' tends to be politically treacherous.

"Democrats are doing everything they can to play into the idea that this bill was passed using below-board tactics.

"Wisconsin state Senate Democratic Minority Leader Mark Miller said that 'tonight 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people.' "

The Dems have balls, I'll hand then that.

Addendum:  And the democracy-champions now are seizing the Wisconsin Assembly to prevent a vote!!

Addendum: Walker has an op-ed in the WSJ:

"Local governments can't pass budgets on a hope and a prayer. Beyond balancing budgets, our reforms give schools—as well as state and local governments—the tools to reward productive workers and improve their operations. Most crucially, our reforms confront the barriers of collective bargaining that currently block innovation and reform."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


If the people can't hold, neither can their elected representatives.

In Wisconsin, Walker blinks, because he's sinking in the polls  (funny how Obama didn't respond to overwhelming public disapproval of Obamacare when he was ramming it through - but that's another story).  The PEUs are garnering support - probably because too many people belong to them, or know or are related to people who belong to them.

And so the utterly undemocratic, immoral, despicable power tactic of the Dem flight from the Wisconsin Senate is rewarded.

Has our own version of a New Class already reached its unstoppable, critical mass?

Well, in Wisconsin it may have.

Addendum: Here it says Walker's hanging tough (h/t Althouse).  However, the article makes light of the Governor's proposed compromises and admits the poll numbers in Wisconsin are bad:

"It has been nearly a month since the governor unveiled his plan to strip most collective bargaining rights from public employees. In that time, daily protests — some up to 70,000 people — have rung through Capitol Square, and a handful of polls has come out showing dwindling support for Walker's stance.

"The state's 14 Democratic senators remain holed up in Illinois, locked in a stalemate with the Senate Republicans, who who need the presence of at least one member of the minority party before they can bring the bill up for a vote.

"But so far the governor has shown no signs of wavering. On Tuesday, Walker released e-mails showing he is willing to tweak some elements of his bill — such as removing limits on wage negotiations and restoring some items that could be subject to collective bargaining. But the governor remains committed to the bulk of the legislation, which sweeps away decades of collective bargaining rights for public employees."

Monday, March 7, 2011

Times-Dem Loves Cuomo, Hates Walker. Wonder How Come.


"But does it mean taking on the unions? The paper assures its readers, in the most self-contradictory statement of the editorial, that stating this is 'is not to be anti- union, or anti-worker.' Of course not. As we have seen in Wisconsin, the union is ready from the beginning to make all the necessary concessions that a state has to have to produce a fiscally sound budget. In Wisconsin, that awful Republican governor and his cronies, the editorial tells us, instead of having a serious discussion about the budget shortfall, have used the facts 'as a pretext to crush unions.'

"That is not what they are proposing. Of course not. Cuomo’s course is 'reasonable,' since he 'expects public unions to make sacrifices.' Didn’t Scott Walker expect the same in his state? Sure, I bet he did. But somehow, the unions did not want to work on a compromise with him. Instead, they have started a win or die movement, calling in all the troops from out of state, from Michael Moore (who doesn’t allow unions in his own production company) to rock stars and others of the comfortably rich who have to be on the 'progressive' side.

"As if they did not read their own previous sentence, the editorial next says — I had to read it twice — that negotiations are set to begin, but 'so far union leaders have publicly resisted Mr. Cuomo’s proposals.' Oh — wait a minute — I thought that Cuomo had expected them to make sacrifices? Guess his expectations were wrong. So what can he do if the unions do not play ball? The paper’s answer: 'He will have to lay off up to 9,800 workers.' Didn’t Scott Walker tell his unions the very same thing? And isn’t this what has led to him being portrayed as a monster?"

Sunday, March 6, 2011

"A Few Words"

Offered by our fearless leader, as recounted by Mark Steyn:

"The passivity of these remarks is very telling. Men and women 'in uniform' (which it's not clear these airmen were even wearing) understand they may be called upon to make 'extraordinary sacrifices' in battle. They do not expect to be 'lost' on the shuttle bus at the hands of a civilian employee at a passenger air terminal in an allied nation. But then I don't suppose their comrades expected to be 'lost' at the hands of an army major at Fort Hood, to cite the last 'tragic event' that 'took place' – which seems to be the president's preferred euphemism for a guy opening fire while screaming 'Allahu akbar!' But relax, this fellow in Frankfurt was most likely a 'lone wolf' (as Senator Chuck Schumer described the Times Square Bomber) or an 'isolated extremist' (as the president described the Christmas Day Pantybomber). There are so many of these 'lone wolves' and 'isolated extremists' you may occasionally wonder whether they've all gotten together and joined Local 473 of the Amalgamated Union of Lone Wolves and Isolated Extremists, but don't worry about it: As any Homeland Security official can tell you, 'Allahu akbar' is Arabic for 'Nothing to see here.' "

Friday, March 4, 2011

Frankfurt Shooter Was A Jihadi

One of numerous links (Libertarian Republican):

"Amazingly, Uka pointed the gun point blank at the head of a 3rd Airman on the bus, and repeatedly pulled the trigger. But the gun jammed.

"Uka is talking to police and according to Daily Mirror out of the UK he ranted about his hatred for Jews, and remarked 'I did it for Allah.' "


Krugman, undoubtedly to typically outsized effect from his perch at The Gray Lady, plays the children card (as his his left-wing wont).

Iowahawk vivisects him (h/t Hewitt).

"To recap: white students in Texas perform better than white students in Wisconsin, black students in Texas perform better than black students in Wisconsin, Hispanic students in Texas perform better than Hispanic students in Wisconsin. In 18 separate ethnicity-controlled comparisons, the only one where Wisconsin students performed better than their peers in Texas was 4th grade science for Hispanic students (statistically insignificant), and this was reversed by 8th grade. Further, Texas students exceeded the national average for their ethnic cohort in all 18 comparisons; Wisconsinites were below the national average in 8, above average in 8.

"Perhaps the most striking thing in these numbers is the within-state gap between white and minority students. Not only did white Texas students outperform white Wisconsin students, the gap between white students and minority students in Texas was much less than the gap between white and minority students in Wisconsin. In other words, students are better off in Texas schools than in Wisconsin schools - especially minority students.

"Conclusion: instead of chanting slogans in Madison, maybe it's time for Wisconsin teachers to take refresher lessons from their non-union counterparts in the Lone Star State."

When will lefties stop lying?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

J Street Jackasses Hold Confab

Attendees cheer a rambling, fact-less, loon-rant by a radical Arab journalist who likens Netanyahu to Arab dictators and calls for revolution in Israel:

Yeah, those J Streeters, they're real pro-Israel, all right.  Here's a list (Washington Jewish Week) of the (all-Dem) Israel-hating reps who attended this freak show (hat tip Alana Goodman and Adam Kredo) :

-Representative Tammy Baldwin

-Representative Xavier Becerra

-Representative Howard Berman

-Representative Marsha Blackburn

-Representative Bruce Braley

-Senator Sherrod Brown

-Representative Lois Capps

-*Representative Russ Carnahan (Couldn't attend)

-Representative Andre Carson

-Representative Wm. Lacy Clay

-Representative Steve Cohen

-Representative Gerry Connolly

-Representative John Conyers

-Representative Jim Cooper

-Representative Danny Davis

-Representative Susan Davis

-Representative John Dingell

-Representative Lloyd Doggett

-Representative Donna Edwards

-Representative Keith Ellison

-Representative Anna Eshoo

-Representative Sam Farr

-Representative Bob Filner

-Representative Jeff Fortenberry

-Representative Charles Gonzalez

-Representative Raul Grijalva

-Representative Martin Heinrich

-Representative Rush Holt

-Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

-Representative Marcy Kaptur

-Senator Herbert Kohl

-Representative Dennis Kucinich

-Representative Barbara Lee

-Representative David Loebsack

-Representative Betty McCollum

-Representative Jim McDermott

-Representative Gregory Meeks

-*Senator Jeff Merkley (Couldn't attend)

-Representative Brad Miller

-Representative Gwen Moore

-Representative James Moran

-Representative Chris Murphy

-Representative Bill Owens

-Representative Bill Pascrell

-Representative Donald Payne

-Representative Chellie Pingree

-Representative Jared Polis

-Representative David Price

-Representative Nick Rahall

-Representative Jan Schakowsky

-Representative Jackie Speier

-Representative Chris Van Hollen

-Representative Maxine Waters

-Representative Peter Welch

-Representative Lynn Woolsey

-Representative John Yarmuth

-*Senator Maria Cantwell (Didn't RSVP, but attended.)

-*Representative Earl Blumenauer (Didn't RSVP, but attended.)

-*Representative Charlie Rangel (Didn't RSVP, but attended.)

It appears the Massachusetts contingent had the good sense to stay away. They may have learned we're watching.