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  • LAMBRO: Roberts For The Defense

    03/12/2010 6:20:14 PM PST · by raptor22 · 1 replies · 399+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2010 | Donald Lambro
    When President Obama turned his State of the Union address into an attack on the Supreme Court's ruling that ended the ban against corporate spending for political campaigns, the justices had to sit there motionless while encircled by Democratic lawmakers who cheered the president's scolding. Judicial scholars could not recall a president "taking a swipe" at the justices, as one of them put it, in such a venue, at least not since President Franklin D. Roosevelt did it in his 1937 address before he tried to pack the court with more liberals to rule in favor of his unconstitutional New...
  • Chief justice reignites feud with Obama

    03/10/2010 8:49:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2010 | Kara Rowland
    The simmering feud between the White House and the Supreme Court is getting a little hotter - and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are helping fan the flames. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s impromptu portrayal Tuesday of President Obama's attacks on the high court during the State of the Union address as "very troubling" drew a brusque retort from the White House, which called the court's campaign finance ruling the real problem, and from Democrats eager to attack the court. Responding to a law student's question when speaking at the University of Alabama, Chief Justice Roberts took aim at Mr....
  • 'Very Troubling': Chief Justice on Obama's Court Criticism to Joint Session of Congress

    03/09/2010 6:36:44 PM PST · by kristinn · 146 replies · 5,866+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    Some firm and unequivocal pushback today by Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to President Obama's court criticism in January. It is not at all unusual in American history for the executive branch of the federal government (the White House, under the control of either party) to disagree with the judicial branch (Supreme Court). What is considerably more unusual is for the chief executive of the executive branch (Barack Obama) to look down on the members of said Supreme Court in public at a joint session of Congress and to their faces denounce their independent actions. And then...
  • Chief justice unsettled by Obama's public criticism of Supreme Court

    03/09/2010 8:40:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies · 877+ views
    LATimes ^ | 3/9/10 | David G. Savage
    Reporting from Washington - Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told law students Tuesday that he found it "very troubling" to be surrounded by loudly cheering critics at President Obama's State of the Union address, saying it was reason enough for the justices not to attend the annual speech to Congress. "To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I'm not sure why we are there," Roberts said at the University of Alabama School of Law.
  • [Chief Justice] Roberts: Scene at State of Union 'Very Troubling'

    03/10/2010 1:18:19 AM PST · by dajeeps · 19 replies · 1,301+ views ^ | Updated March 10, 2010 | AP
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address was "very troubling" and that the annual speech to Congress has "degenerated into a political pep rally." Responding to a University of Alabama law student's question about the Senate's method of confirming justices, Roberts said senators improperly try to make political points by asking questions they know nominees can't answer because of judicial ethics rules. "I think the process is broken down," he said.
  • Roberts: Scene at State of Union `very troubling'

    03/09/2010 3:06:36 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies · 1,673+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2010 | Jay Reeves
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Obama's State of the Union address was "very troubling" and the annual speech has "degenerated to a political pep rally." Obama chided the court, with the justices seated before him in their black robes, for its decision on a campaign finance case. Responding to a University of Alabama law student's question, Roberts said anyone was free to criticize the court, and some have an obligation to do so because of their positions. "So I have no problems with that," he said. "On the other hand, there is...
  • Obama's Malaise SOTU Speech Take 2

    02/23/2010 12:16:26 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 403+ views
    MSMB ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    America is in a much similar situation to that of the Carter administration. Once again, a liberal Democrat occupies the White House, and Congress is largely dominated by liberal Democrats once again. Morale is low. Inflation is high. The economy has shrunken significantly. Government spending is at record highs. People firmly believe that America is on its way out, and it seems and there is a firm, almost oppressive feeling in people’s souls that everything is going to progressively get worse, and that we could easily lose our country to a force of determined foreign enemies. To put it in...
  • Communist Party Chairman, Sam Webb: "Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling"

    02/15/2010 6:17:20 AM PST · by ETL · 26 replies · 876+ views
    Communist Party USA ^ | January 29, 2010 | Sam Webb (Chairman, Communist Party)
    Three separate quotes from the article... "They [Republicans] had hoped to hear President Obama repeat what President Clinton said in his State of the Union address in 1994: "The era of big government is over." But the president disappointed them." "We would probably have to go back to Franklin Roosevelt to find a president who has the trust of our nation's multi-racial, multi-national, male-female, young and old working class as President Obama does." "This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."
  • Marginal Impacts (Do we really need to spend stimulus money for High-speed rail?)

    02/08/2010 2:03:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 384+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2010 | Samuel Staley
    High-speed rail has emerged as the Obama administration’s signature transportation initiative. While advocates hail the project as a long-overdue commitment to the nation’s passenger-rail infrastructure, in reality it reflects a remarkable marginalization of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) at a time when bold federal leadership is crucial. The administration has chosen to elevate an expensive program targeted at an extraordinarily narrow segment of the traveling public over programs that could provide meaningful relief to tens of millions of travelers on a daily basis. The last twelve months have shown convincingly that transportation issues can’t compete with signature Obama initiatives...
  • Obama’s Approval Index Back To Pre-SOTU Levels

    02/08/2010 2:11:25 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies · 584+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Not good for President Obama. Two days ago John Hinderacker over at Power Line Blog noted President Obama’s approval ratings were back to the pre-State of the Union levels. After the Scott Brown-induced speech, Obama is back to an approval index of -15 in the most recent Rasmussen poll.
  • SOTU I: Or, How to Peddle a Second Reality Using First-Reality Language

    02/08/2010 11:33:17 AM PST · by betty boop · 35 replies · 372+ views
    The Conservative Underground | February 2, 2010 | Jean F. Drew
    SOTU I: Or, How to Peddle a Second Reality Using First-Reality Language By Jean F. Drew Every single man is but a blind link in the chain of absolute necessity by which the world builds itself forth. The single man can elevate himself to dominance over an appreciable length of this chain only if he knows the direction in which the great necessity wants to move and if he learns from this knowledge to pronounce the magic words (Die Zauberworte) that will evoke its shape (Gestalt). — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 – 1831) Am I alone in thinking these...
  • Obama’s Dead Cat Bounce From Speech

    02/05/2010 11:32:28 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 9 replies · 584+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/5/2010 | Ed Carson
    Just 46% of Americans approve of the job that Barack Obama is doing vs. 53% who disapprove, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. That’s almost equal to the 46%-54% disparity just before his State of the Union address. Earlier this week, Obama got as high as 50% support vs. 49% opposed. The rise and fall isn’t a surprise. State of the Union speeches often give presidents a short-term lift but no meaningful lasting benefit.
  • Did Obama Lie About “Excluding” Lobbyists From His Administration?

    02/04/2010 9:55:01 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 360+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-03-10 | Mike's America
    Another mismatch between Obama's rhetoric and reality!Remember this? We face a deficit of trust -– deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years. To close that credibility gap we have to take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue -- to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly... That's why we've excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs, or seats on federal boards and commissions. --Barack Hussein Obama State of the Union address If Obama really "excluded" lobbyists then why are there so many working in his Administration? Timothy Carney at the...
  • Justice (Clarence Thomas) Rebuts Obama on Ruling

    02/03/2010 2:57:49 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies · 3,087+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2010 | Adam Liptak
    In expansive remarks at a law school in Florida, Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday vigorously defended the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision. And Justice Thomas explained that he did not attend State of the Union addresses — he missed the dust-up when President Obama used the occasion last week to criticize the court’s decision — because the gatherings had turned so partisan. Justice Thomas responded to several questions from students at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., concerning the campaign finance case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. By a 5-to-4 vote, with Justice Thomas in the...
  • Zzzzzzzzzz (Ginsburg: Obama SotU put her to sleep)

    02/03/2010 12:19:00 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,423+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | 02/03/10 | By Jonathan Hayter
    Appearing before a sold-out audience in New York last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg that she found it hard to stay awake during the State of the Union address. Something to do with that Campari spritzer and a glass of wine she'd had during dinner with the other justices. Justice Stephen Breyer nudged her awake a few times during the speech; she recalled fondly how former Justice David Souter would give her a "gentle pinch" when she had the sleepies. Ginsburg mused that, although she had trouble keeping her eyes...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Responds to State of the Union Address (demand legalizing homosex in military)

    01/28/2010 5:27:43 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 79 replies · 1,517+ views
    Log Cabin Republicans ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Charles T. Moran
    President Obama’s address to the nation tonight provides a stark contrast to the reality that all Americans – not just gays and lesbians – are living,” comments Terry W. Hamilton. “The increasingly dominant role of government in the daily life of gays and lesbians under President Obama’s leadership has done nothing but put our community in jeopardy – from his support of the Estate Tax, instructing his Administration to defend the failed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy in court, to stifling small business development across the nation, all Americans should take heed to his overarching promises that are long on...
  • Clarence Thomas Glad He Avoided State of the Union

    02/03/2010 5:59:01 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 25 replies · 2,536+ views
    WUSF ^ | February 2, 2010 | Steve Newborn
    GULFPORT (2010-2-2) - During an appearance today at Stetson Law School in Gulfport, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says he intentionally skipped the President’s State of the Union speech last week – and he’s glad he did. "I don’t go because it has become so partisan, and it’s very uncomfortable for a judge to sit there. And there’s a lot you don’t hear on T.V. – the catcalls, the whooping and hollering, under-the-breath comments," Thomas said. "So we decided not to go. Some members continued to go and that’s fine, but one of the consequences is that now the court...
  • God Save the US and Our Courts

    02/01/2010 10:54:45 PM PST · by thedailyjabber · 2 replies · 468+ views
    The Daily Jabber ^ | 2-1-10 | Chuck Norris
    While the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts are preparing to go head-to-head in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, U.S. justices and even our president are squaring off in arenas of jurisprudence from sea to shining sea. Here are just a few recent examples: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito shook his head in dismay and mouthed the words “not true” when President Barack Obama rebutted the entire Supreme Court in the justices’ presence and before the whole nation during his State of the Union speech. The president alleged that the court “reversed a century...
  • The Friendly Skies Of Nancy Pelosi

    02/01/2010 6:25:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 936+ views ^ | 02/01/10 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: The speaker of the House wants to extend a proposed freeze on domestic programs to include defense spending. In a world of growing threats, perhaps she'd also like to cut her travel and bar bill. Last week the Russian air force celebrated the maiden flight of the Sukhoi T-50, Moscow's version of the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter. We have shut down the F-22 production line, viewing it as an unaffordable and unnecessary extravagance. (snip) Everybody has to make a sacrifice," Pelosi was quoted as saying in an interview with Politico, shortly before Obama announced his proposed discretionary spending...
  • Obama's SOTU speech scores readability of an eighth grader, two grades below GWB

    02/01/2010 2:38:53 PM PST · by kingattax · 21 replies · 918+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 1, 2010 | Kerry Picket
    Former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan did not have it easy when it came to critics attacking their intelligence, while President Obama, Former Vice - President Al Gore, and Former President Bill Clinton have been hailed as brilliant. Here is an interesting nugget of new information, though. President Obama blamed himself for not being able to communicate his message properly to Americans, but a new analysis of the president's State of the Union speech, brings to light why Mr. Obama could be having problems in this area.
  • Obama Speaks Boldly But Carries A Small Stick

    02/01/2010 8:33:52 AM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies · 648+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 1, 2010 | Chris Stirewalt
    If you're a fan of President Obama, you probably felt good about last week. Rather than change his approach in the face of the clearest political signals sent to a president in 16 years, Obama doubled down on his big, complicated agenda. Liberals, moderates and conservatives are all worried, some about his priorities, others about his ability to deliver. But the Obamanauts cheered when the president dished out smack talk to Republicans and even to justices of the Supreme Court during his State of the Union speech. Obamanauts swooned when he visited congressional GOPers on their annual retreat and told...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Footnote (Virgil Goode)

    02/01/2010 1:34:02 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 600+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 2010-02-01 | Virgil Goode
    At the very end of his State of the Union address, President Obama said, “we should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system -– to secure our borders and enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.” Like most Americans, I agree with those broad principles, and that is exactly why Obama was so vague in his speech. His claim that “jobs must be our number one focus in 2010” would be exposed as a complete fraud if he promoted giving amnesty for illegal immigration...
  • Amnesty Deported from SOTU

    01/31/2010 9:17:29 PM PST · by Bob017 · 9 replies · 409+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 28 Jan 2010 | Mark Krikorian
    Since I knew His Majesty wouldn't say much of anything about immigration, and I can no longer stand the sound of his voice, I just went to bed. But he said even less than I expected: We should continue to work at fixing our broken immigration system to secure our borders and enforce our laws and ensure that everyone who plays by rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation. That's it? I was figuring at least three sentences, or maybe two. As Roy Beck put it:
  • 16 Lies in 7 minutes: State of the Union Video Breakdown

    01/31/2010 9:39:33 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 487+ views
    Naked Emperor News ^ | Feb. 1, 2010
    Comrade Obama: "The day I'm inaugurated...the world looks at America differently."
  • 16 Lies in 7 minutes: State of the Union Video Breakdown

    01/31/2010 10:11:39 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 5 replies · 1,023+ views
    16 Lies in 7 minutes: State of the Union Video Breakdown Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • "Professor' Obama? President's SOTUS Notches 4th Lowest Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Score

    01/31/2010 10:24:35 PM PST · by bushwon · 28 replies · 1,622+ views
    smart politics ^ | 01/19/10 | Eric Ostermeier
    Text of Obama's Address has a readability score for an average 8th grader - two grades lower than George W. Bush's Addresses and the historical average for modern presidents Barack Obama's ability as a public speaker since his 2008 presidential campaign has been alternately viewed, often depending on whether or not one is an Obama supporter, along various dyads: being inspirational versus being aloof, intellectualizing versus lecturing etc. Along those lines, in her first month as a commentator for FOX News, Sarah Palin criticized Obama's first State of the Union Address on Wednesday night as "lecturing" the American public. Unlike...
  • Rasmussen shows Obama got a SOTU approval bump

    01/31/2010 5:26:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1,553+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2010 | Richard Baehr
    While the Gallup poll, so far shows little movement to President Obama since his State of the Union address, Rasmussen shows a big bump for Obama among Democrats after the speech: from 25-42 strongly approve-strongly disapprove to 33-40. Obama's overall approval rating also jumped from 46-53, to 50-50. These are the highest ratings for Obama in 4 months. Obama is back to the charm school routine; going to the NCAA basketball game yesterday (CBS covered the game) between Georgetown and Duke, high fiving the student section, interviewed as an analyst at the game. A very favorable photo op. David Plouffe...
  • Breazeale (R-NC 7th) Responds To State Of The Union

    01/29/2010 7:36:46 AM PST · by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives · 10 replies · 378+ views ^ | 1/29/2010 |
    Jan. 29, 2010 - 11:43pm Will Breazeale, candidate for United States Congress in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, took the President to task for what he deemed an “instigating” State of the Union speech Wednesday night. “The speech was filled with a bulk of lies, half truths, and vague assertions,” observed Breazeale. “What is worse is that he repeatedly attempted to try to play class warfare, pitting ordinary Americans against each other.” The three-time Iraq War veteran took issue with numerous times where he felt President Obama was more interested in “getting even” than improving the country. In particular, Breazeale...
  • Even Saturday Night Live Agrees, Obama Blaming Bush

    01/31/2010 8:32:55 AM PST · by TheNewPundit · 21 replies · 1,706+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 1/31/2010 | doug ragan
    SNL makes fun of the SOTU address, taking swipes at the many blame games happening in DC right now. From Martha Coakley’s defeat to blaming Republicans super minority to Bush making a mess of the White House. See Video Here
  • Dr. Doom unmasks Hope and Change (Peter Schiff dismantles the Obama SOTU) [Video]

    01/31/2010 5:59:01 AM PST · by whatisthetruth · 26 replies · 1,211+ views ***Too bad this 15 minutes of Schiff couldn't have been the official GOP Rebuttal.***
  • Cato Institute scholars analyzes Obama's 2010 State of the Union Address.

    01/30/2010 2:05:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies · 1,026+ views
    Cato Institute scholars address several items in President Obama's first official State of the Union Address. Scholars include Daniel J. Mitchell, Mark A. Calabria, Neal McCluskey, Michael D. Tanner, John Samples, Jim Harper and Malou Innocent. ...
  • State of the Union: Obama's poetic words not enough to rescue presidency

    01/28/2010 8:30:26 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 20 replies · 790+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 28, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    No single speech was ever going to rescue Barack Obama's presidency. His more modest aim was to persuade ordinary Americans that he understands their dire economic plight and is strong enough to deliver solutions. His problem was that he is a renowned speaker but people have come to distrust his words. This is because they have not been matched by results in a first year that has been little short of disastrous given his grand ambitions and the soaring hopes of last January. Recognising this, Mr Obama chose prose rather than poetry, repeating the words "jobs" 16 times and maintaining...
  • Obama's reality problem

    01/29/2010 8:13:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | January 29, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    Justice Samuel Alito let a pained expression pass his face and muttered, "Not true." His reaction to President Barack Obama's demagogic attack on the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision aptly summed up the entire State of the Union address. Obama warned that the decision striking down restrictions on corporate spending opened "the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections." But the court explicitly left untouched a statute that bans election spending by foreign corporations, even "indirectly." There isn't even a "loophole" for U.S. subsidiaries of foreign firms, as the White House...
  • Michelle Obama wears Isaac Mizrahi to State of the Union

    01/28/2010 7:41:59 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 100 replies · 2,320+ views ^ | 01-28-10 | Brill Bundy
    Yes, more important things came out of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday (Jan. 27) night than what his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, was wearing. Still, Chris Matthews has the attention-grabbing, out-of-context statement "I forgot he was black" covered. And the American citizens are full of responses to his 70-minute speech that ranged from everything to the economy to health care, national security to getting rid of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. So, back to secondary things: What was Michelle wearing? A tasteful aubergine dress with three-quarter-length sleeves from designer Isaac Mizrahi. ...
  • Mark Steyn's Monarchical Theater 3000 on President Princess Fairy Pants

    01/29/2010 7:08:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 588+ views
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | January 28, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Much to talk about with Mark Steyn, Columnist To the World. You can read all of Mark’s work at I begin with a report we got from Jon Kyl, and I will interview him next hour, Mark Steyn. The Democrats have decided to use reconciliation to try and jam a version of Obamacare through the Senate with 50 votes plus Joe Biden. What do you think the reaction to that is going to be? MS: Well, I think the public will be annoyed, the citizenry will be annoyed, and they’ll express that anger in November. But I think...
  • CBS: You know, Alito was right

    01/29/2010 3:32:43 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 17 replies · 1,391+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    CBS legal correspondent Jan Crawford doesn’t go quite that far, but she gets pretty close when she admits at the end that Barack Obama “overstated” the impact of Citizens United v FEC. Well … yeah. Katie Couric and Crawford mull over the big takeaway moment from the State of the Union speech, focusing far more on the tradition of stoic non-response of Supreme Court justices during SOTU speeches than the tradition of refraining from attacking the justices in the speech itself. Even at that, Couric notes that this is the most brazen attack by a President against the Court since...
  • Where have you gone, Rutherford B. Hayes? (Notes on Mr. Obama's State of the Union speech)

    01/29/2010 3:17:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 505+ views
    Maclean's ^ | January 28, 2010 | Colby Cosh
    I have the same reaction to every State of the Union address. It’s a vicarious Catonian revulsion, the grief and horror of the old Roman. (I’m a monarchist, but I’m a monarchist for us.) As everyone writing on the occasion of a SOTU observes, the president’s traditional harangue to the houses of Congress is said to be licensed by Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution: [The President] shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. Even hard-bitten originalists...
  • TV host's 'black Obama' praise backfires, stirs row

    01/29/2010 2:01:08 PM PST · by Schnucki · 43 replies · 1,695+ views
    Times of India ^ | January 30, 2010
    Five little words — "I forgot he was black" — have exposed a contradiction in the idea of a post-racial nation. The comment came from MSNBC host Chris Matthews after President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Wednesday. "He is post-racial, by all appearances," the liberal host said on the air. "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he's gone a long way to become a leader of this country, and past so much history, in just a year or two. I mean, it's something we don't even think about." Matthews meant it as...
  • Krauthammer slams Obama for lack of terrorism talk in SOTU address (video)

    01/29/2010 12:57:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies · 622+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 29, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    And after a year, and we’ve had three attacks – the Arkansas murder, the Ft. Hood massacre and the attack on the airliner – and he has almost practically nothing in the State of the
  • Barack the Pinocchio President

    01/29/2010 11:44:18 AM PST · by Welshman007 · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | 1/29/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Were the present political scenario a part of the story of Pinocchio, Barack Obama's nose would reach from the Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower. The lies that have emanated from Obama's mouth are enough to secure for him the designation, 'Barack the Pinocchio President.' While claiming that he wants to reduce spending and return to some sanity based on fiscal responsibility, Obama continues on a spending spree that would make a drunk sailor who had stolen a credit card swell with pride.
  • The State Of President Obama (w/Naples, Florida Tea Party information)

    01/28/2010 9:57:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 349+ views
    The Naples Sun Times ^ | January 28, 2010 | Barry Willoughby
    Barack Obama just finished his first State of the Union Address. Actually, Obama made it clear it's all about him.....not the disgust and mistrust of the people directed towards the federal government. I felt it was bland, unemotional (even though he told countless American stories that allegedly caused him to stay awake at night), and it seemed disingenuous and hollow. Of course his promises of creating jobs and making jobs the number one focus is good news even though this is an issue that should have been the major focus to begin with in 2009. He made sure to promote...
  • President Obama Now at -17 in Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index

    01/28/2010 12:29:00 PM PST · by Justaham · 49 replies · 3,820+ views
    President Barack Obama now stands at -17 in the Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index. Most of the interviews were done before Obama's State of the Union Address last night. Typically, a President gets a bump up in the polls after a major speech like last night. We'll watch in the days ahead to see how much Obama gets, and how long it lasts: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a...
  • Historian: After President’s “Insult,” Won’t Be Surprised SCOTUS Doesn’t Attend Next SOTU

    01/28/2010 5:27:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies · 3,331+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 28, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    A noted Supreme Court historian who “enthusiastically” voted for President Obama in November 2008 today called President Obama’s criticism of the Supreme Court in his State of the Union address last night “really unusual” and said he wouldn’t be surprised if no Supreme Court Justices attend the speech next year. “It was really unusual in my mind to see the president going after the Supreme Court in such a forum,” said author and Law Professor Lucas Powe, the Anne Green Regents Chair in Law, and a Professor of Government at the University of Texas-Austin School of Law. “I’m willing to...
  • Who sat with Michelle Obama? Recipient of 99 Million dollars to create 50 clean energy Jobs?

    01/28/2010 5:02:02 PM PST · by NavyCanDo · 38 replies · 1,108+ views
    Washinton Post ^ | 1-28-10 | Anne E. Komblut
    In keeping with Washington ritual, nearly two dozen guests were invited to fill the first lady's box during the State of the Union address Wednesday night -- many of them as representatives of the president's agenda, Among them -- Don Karner of Phoenix, whose electric transportation engineering company received $99 million from the economic stimulus package, which helped him create at least 50 permanent clean-energy jobs and save others.
  • Obama's Good Ideas (Yawn...Promises, Promises, Promises)

    01/28/2010 4:59:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 272+ views ^ | January 28, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Policy: President Obama's State of the Union speech contained a lot to criticize. But it also had some things that we might actually like — if done in the right way. State of the Union speeches are usually forgotten as soon as they're delivered. But it pays to look at the details that presidents put into a speech. In President Obama's case, a number of things caught our eye: • Nuclear power. Obama said he might be open to "a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants." The technology already exists, yet nuclear provides just 19% of our electric...
  • Obama Holds Supreme Court Up To World-Wide Ridicule

    01/28/2010 4:59:12 PM PST · by JLWORK · 47 replies · 1,756+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | January 28, 2010 | John L. Work
    I popped off with a wise crack one day during a classroom lecture in seventh grade. The year was 1959. I don’t even remember what I said now, but several of my classmates laughed aloud. Instead of telling me to stop by his desk for a little chat following dismissal, the teacher had me stand and hold a stack of books in each hand, arms fully extended from my sides. When I was in what he thought was enough pain and embarrassment for my transgression I was allowed to sit down. I recall feeling shame beyond words as my classmates...
  • The State Of Obama Is Delusional (A Masterful El Rushbo Analysis Of Obama's SOTU Alert)

    01/28/2010 3:54:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 1,318+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/28/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We found out what it's like last night to sit through a speech by Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro. And if you didn't see it, and if you want to know what sitting through a speech by Castro or Chavez is like find a way to watch a little bit of it and you'll get a grand idea. It was disjointed. I thought it was pathetic. It's striking to me, and it's utterly predictable, you listen to the pro-Obama people in the media and they talk about, "Oh, it was great, it was the most wonderful speech." It was...
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    01/28/2010 3:06:11 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 33 replies · 1,145+ views
    Soecial to FreeRepublic ^ | 28 January 2010 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I’m just a semi-retired lawyer, living on a gravel road in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But I am also an avid consumer of news in all forms. This is a test. I read none of today’s analyses of the State of the Union speech. Here are the obvious lies I saw, off the top of my head. Lie 1: “one in ten... cannot find work.” Government statistics show that unemployment is almost double that; 17% are out of work. But the “official” rate ignores the 7% who have given up looking for a job. Lie 2: “to get a government...
  • The Bears Pull Off Another Successful Win As The Dow Closes Down 115 Points

    01/28/2010 3:32:12 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 391+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1-28-2010 | Vince Veneziani
    The Bears Pull Off Another Successful Win As The Dow Closes Down 115 Points Vince Veneziani Jan. 28, 2010, 4:17 PM What a day to be short in this zero sum game we call the market! Equities absolutely tanked throughout the day. The Dow closed down 115 points at 10,121. Earlier, it was below the 10,100 mark prompting fears of a four-digit DJIA. The NASDAQ closed down 42 points, nearly 2%, to close at 2179. The S&P took one on the chin, closing at 1084, down 13 points. Commodities were able to make it work today, however. Despite all the...
  • Stocks get hammered [SOTU the day after]

    01/28/2010 1:55:29 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies · 576+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 1-28-2010 | Alexandra Twin
    Stocks trimmed losses by the close Thursday, but remained deep in the red, with techs falling after cautious outlooks from Qualcomm and Motorola. Ongoing worries about the labor market also gave investors a reason to retreat. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost 115 points, or 1.1%, according to early tallies. The S&P 500 index (SPX) fell 13 points, or 1.2%. The Nasdaq composite (COMP) lost 42 points, or 1.9%. The Dow & S&P 500 closed at nearly three-month lows and the Nasdaq closed at a 2-month low. --- snip --- Later in the day, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was...