Obama’s Approval Rating Keeps Sinking

Remember the last couple of years of the Bush Administration, when the media wouldn’t stop harping on polls that showed President Bush’s approval rating among voters was low and getting lower? You might not have known it from the near-total lack of coverage from the Left-wing press, but today President Obama’s approval rating among voters is worse than President Bush’s at the same point in his presidency. In fact, only one president was less popular: Nixon. According to a new Washington Read more […]

Ryan Budget Plan Just Digs a Bigger Bipartisan Hole

The Paul Ryan-brokered budget deal passed by the House doesn’t really cut spending, doesn’t really reduce the deficit and doesn’t make a dent in your taxes. In fact, it’s hard to determine what the budget deal does except allow Congress and the rest of Washington to go on its merry way, burning bushels of money en route. Speaker John Boehner has lashed out at conservatives and the Tea Party for opposing this do-nothing plan. The only cuts that have been made to federal spending in recent memory Read more […]

Welcome to Tantrum-ocracy: Obama Shuts Down Ocean

Every time you think the Obama Administration has gone as low as it can go, they unveil another layer in the vain, vapid and childish onion that is the Executive Branch under Barack Hussein Obama. In a move that is being driven by monumental hubris,  the Obama Administration has informed Florida charter boat operators that they are not allowed to take customers fishing in the Florida Bay until the feds get back to work. The Park Service has verboten use of 1,100 square miles or prime fishing Read more […]

House Votes to Cut Food Stamps, Dodges Real Problem

The House, in a mostly partisan vote, approved a bill Thursday to cut $4 billion per year from the food stamp program. The 217-210 vote was opposed by Democrats and a few Republicans. The bill aims to save the money, which amounts to about a 5 percent reduction in funding, by including new work requirements, putting limits on how long single people without children can receive food stamps, and implementing drug testing of program participants. Majority leader Eric Cantor said that the program, Read more […]

It’s Nearing High Noon In Washington – Obama And the GOP Are Facing Off Once Again

It’s high noon again in Washington and the GOP is preparing to walk out in the middle of the street for the showdown with President Obama.  At issue is the funding of Obamacare and the possible shutdown of the federal government.  Both sides have their guns loaded, in the holster and ready to draw and fire at each other. President Obama wants Congress to pass another spending bill to allow the government to continue spending out of control and end the Sequestration.  A number of Republicans, Read more […]

Obama Defies Congress And Keeps Immigration Position They Eliminated

If you are keeping a list of impeachable charges against Barack Hussein Obama, you may want to add this one to the list.  Congress passed a bill and Obama signed it into law.  Then Obama defies the law he just signed. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has had a position of public advocate that works on behalf of illegal aliens facing deportation.  In February 2012, Andrew Lorenzen-Strait held that position.  Earlier this year, Congress passed HR 933 that eliminated Strait’s Read more […]

Obama on Syria: We Must Act … at Some Point

In “All the President’s Men,” there was a great phrase used to describe political doublespeak: “non-denial denial.” We should add to that “non-decision decision,” which is what President Obama has just made on the matter of Syria and the alleged nerve gassing of a thousand citizens. The president has decided that Syria is responsible for the attack, despite evidence to the contrary and widespread foreign and domestic disbelief, and the U.S. needs to bomb Syria to express our displeasure. The Read more […]

Will the Government Shutdown in October?

Yeah, we’ve all heard it before, the government will shut down and default on its loan payments if Congress doesn’t pass the necessary legislation.  And at the last minute, some compromise is reached to avert the impending financial doom.  Lately, it’s been Republicans that have compromised to meet Obama’s demands. So again, come October, we face another possible government shut down.  The lines are being drawn between some Republicans and the Democrats.  At issue is funding for Obamacare Read more […]

Did Defense Money Buy NSA Votes?

When the House recently defeated a bill to cut funding for the NSA’s national telephone-snooping program with a vote of 217-205, it was an example of the triumph of private money over public good. A Berkeley-based nonprofit called MapLight analyzed the vote and compared it with political donations to House members at the request of Wired. The analysis found that the 217 House members who voted against cutting NSA funding, both Republican and Democrat, had received on average 122 percent more Read more […]

Congress: The Least Productive in 70 Years

How long do you think you would still be employed if out of dozens and dozens of projects waiting to be handled, you had only managed to complete 15 of them over the past six months?  I don’t know of many employers that would keep someone on their payroll who was so unproductive. Believe it or not, one company has over 500 employees that make a minimum of $174,000 per year, who after only completing 15 projects out of dozens and dozens backlogged projects, are still employed.  They are the Read more […]

A Second Declaration of Independence

Reading the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States back-to-back makes clear the Founding Fathers’ focus on individual liberty. The Founders understood that “in order to form a more perfect union,” it was critical for government to stay out of the way. The laundry list of grievances against the King of Great Britain—which is what the Declaration mostly is, referring to them as “facts” for a “candid world”—reveals the colonial belief that people cannot Read more […]

Religious Leaders’ Godless Letter to Congress on Gun Violence

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of over 45 religious leaders and clergy have signed a letter addressed to the members of Congress, urging them to take immediate action to prevent more gun violence.  The letter in part read: “Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence member organizations, representing millions of people across the country, urge you to respond to this crisis in our nation. With each day that goes by, dozens more of our children, parents, brothers, and sisters are Read more […]