Tuesday, July 27, 2010

“WH too White?”, “Change of Service”, “Air Farce 1”, “BHO Hearts Israel?”, “Radical”, “Enforce Our Laws?”

FASCINATING! Obama's White House Is 'Too White'?  … unlike Bill Clinton, who never needed help fathoming Southern black culture, Obama lacks advisers who are descended from the central African-American experience, ones who understand "the slave thing," as a top black Democrat dryly puts it. Read more…

Change of Service: Whatever the strengths and weaknesses of veterans on the campaign trail, they are genuine assets in Congress. “It’s difficult for those who haven’t served to understand military culture — you can understand it intellectually, but it’s different when you’ve lived it,” says John Kline, a congressman from Minnesota whose quarter century of service in the Marines spanned from Vietnam to Somalia. This isn’t a partisan talking point for Republican candidates. “Being a veteran gives an added perspective as Congress evaluates strategies and provides resources,” says John Boccieri, a first-term Democratic congressman from Ohio who has flown planes in Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Air Force Reserve. His Army-vet colleague Walt Minnick, an Idaho Democrat, points to a recent House vote to fund a second engine for the F-35 fighter jet. “I was a quartermaster, so I know when we’re throwing money away,” he says. “Voting for a military project doesn’t always strengthen the military. We also need to make balanced, cost-efficient decisions. If we had a Congress with more veterans in both parties, that vote might have the other way.” Read a lot more…

The Afghan War Docs Leak: Who Benefits? - BHO > Who Doesn't? - Petraeus:

AIR FARCE1! The Obamas Prove They Aren’t Far Removed From What Most of Us Are Going Through! (Gag)  Not far removed, but far enough so that the First Lady can reserve 30 rooms at a five-star hotel in Spain next month … Not far removed, but far enough to spend ten days on Martha’s Vineyard next month … Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go shoe my polo pony.
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BHO hearts Israel? PLO's thugs will enjoy diplomatic immunity just like diplomats from states!
  All of this makes clear the sort of leader Obama is. He is a pragmatic politician and a radical ideologue all rolled into one. The pragmatic politician understands that going into the congressional elections in November, he has to convince the US public that he is a reliable ally for Israel and that he is credible on Iran. So he invited Netanyahu to Washington for a public hug and he made angry declarations about Iran's nuclear program.
  As an ideologue though, even in the midst of his charm offensive he couldn't resist the urge to attack the Jewish state, so he signaled that he will recognize a Palestinian state that does not recognize it. And as an ideologue, he can't stop begging the Iranians to love him. Read more…

SHOCK! Offshore Drilling Moratorium Would Cost United States 175,000 Jobs EVERY Year Through 2035 - The administration’s moratorium, if continued indefinitely — or similar legislative proposals which would make the deep water unavailable or uneconomic — would cost this country 175,000 jobs every year between now and 2035, according to our latest analysis,” said Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, a group representing some 400 oil and natural gas companies. Read more…

Obama religion adviser Patel linked to unindicted co-conspirator - also calls Van Jones "faith hero" [ Obama’s radical tendencies and affiliations only become more obvious! – JS ]

You mean enforce our laws..? 54% Favor Justice Department Action Against Sanctuary Cities:  Fifty-four percent (54%) of U.S. voters say the Justice Department should take legal action against cities that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Even more think the federal government should cut off funds to these “sanctuary cities.” [ Surely you don’t mean that Holder should actually enforce our laws rather than cast around for ways to favor those whose votes his boss needs? – JS ]

Why do we tolerate "magical thinking" in our "representatives" in Washington and the WH?Predictions of cost savings through ObamaCare, like most liberal politics, were based on magical thinking. If they want something to be true with sufficiently intensity, liberals know it must be true.

"Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, Streams like the thunder-storm against the wind." -- Lord Byron