Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sit Down and Shut Up

OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) -- President Barack Obama delivered a sweeping indictment of economic inequality in the U.S. on Tuesday as he summoned the memory of President Theodore Roosevelt and pledged to fight for fairness at a "make or break moment for the middle class."

Only a month before Republican voters begin choosing a presidential nominee, Obama traveled to small-town Osawatomie, Kan., where Roosevelt delivered his "New Nationalism" address in 1910, to embrace the progressive reformer's calls for a "square deal" for regular Americans.
Obama warned of the unraveling of the American dream, and called for giving hurting middle-class workers a fair shake and restoring financial security - themes he's certain to return to throughout the 2012 campaign.

"This isn't just another political debate. This is the defining issue of our time. This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and all those who are fighting to get into the middle class," Obama told a crowd in the Osawatomie High School gym, where red, white and blue bunting lined the bleachers...Read More via Drudge

While giving his economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., President Obama said, "It is great to be back in the state of Texas."

Let's send this guy on a LONG extended vacation!


Alert: Left-wing Obama Judicial Appointee Faces Crucial Vote Today

*UPDATE* - Caitlin Halligan has been defeated in a cloture vote. Senate Republicans held firm (including Scott Brown and the Maine twins, but excluding Alaska's Lisa Murkowksi) and blocked the nomination. Self-stylized "moderate" Democrats like Ben Nelson, Joe Manchin, Claire McCaskill, and Bob Casey all voted to move this radical nomination (see below) forward. The final tally was 54-45, six votes shy of the requisite 60. As I've written before, I oppose the practice of judicial filibusters on principle, but Democrats set this precedent, and should be forced to wear its consequences:
Many conservatives strenuously objected to Democrats' obstructionist tactics on this front during the Bush years, arguing that Congress was abusing its "advice and consent" role in the nomination process. Nowhere does the Constitution state that a Senate supermajority is required to confirm a presidential appointment to the third branch. In fact, James Madison once argued that a supermajority should be necessary to block a president's pick. Undeterred, Democrats charged ahead with their ideology-driven obstruction, pushing the Senate to the brink of "nuclear" confrontation. Now that the roles are reversed, Republicans should avail themselves of the precedent established by their colleagues across the aisle, no matter how distasteful it may seem. Democrats made this bed. Let them lie in it.


Anonymous said...

Lol good stuff

Scott said...

Thx Trestin...Gotta give it to him, he's a gaff a minute!

PISSED said...

HAHAHHA.. funny ones!

I might have to borrow a few :)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

It's about how much of my neighbors stuff can I steal.

Scott said...

Borrow at will PISSED, I do...It's all about "sharing the wealth" right Odie?