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Pres. Obama Lectures on Earmarks and then Signs 9000 of Them

Posted by madjillmom on March 12, 2009

He did take the time to lecture legislators about earmarks.  He told them to put them on their websites so it is more transparent.  What an original idea.  Now all we have to do is check 535 websites to see what they are up to. 

He didn’t sign the bill on national TV.  He doesn’t really want to be associated with the $410 Billion Omnibus Bill.  I guess he didn’t want two up days on the stock market.  If he wanted to see the stock market go up, he should have shown some courage and vetoed the bill.  Did he check out the MSNBC Internet poll on his grade yesterday.  It was an overwhelming F.   I know Internet polls are skewed, but MSNBC watchers should be thrilled with him, and they aren’t.  Neither am I.

Very dissappointed with the Republicans who voted for it.

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Yes We Can Deliver Vast Changes without Guns – Maybe

Posted by madjillmom on March 5, 2009

Pres. Obama was transparent about his plans.   Many just wanted to go with his appealing self and didn’t really study what his plan and past performance were all about.  Now many who thought he wasn’t going to govern from the middle are waking up to reality.  I too had hope that his past wasn’t his future and that he knew there are limitations to the government.  I think Obama believes in his MSM slobbering press. 

Socialism and Communism have come to many countries in the last century.  It seems to me that these changes arrive in two ways – creeping (Europe and Canada) or quickly at the point of a gun (USSR, Cuba).  Obama is trying to get it done quickly without guns under the guise of crisis.  He wants to do it all. 

He probably could make us take the terrible medicine if he gave us a spoonful of sugar. First the pork laden stimulus bill, the market goes up 1000 points, then the Omnibus Bill, the market goes up a 1000 points, then the healthcare placeholders in another huge budget, the market goes up 1000 points.  Instead, he has forgotten to give us the sugar, barreling ahead with his previously stated plan.  I think he thinks that the continued market slump to depression is more crisis to force change upon us. 

We don’t work that way.  Most of us feel that there is something fundamentally wrong with quick change.  Most of us think you can’t do several things well and fast.  Whoa, go slow.  Do it right.  That is the way we think.  By, the way, I do not think that anything Obama is doing is desirable or right.  Now we are beginning to see what he intends and everyone is beginning to put n the breaks.  Slow down, examine the issues.  Even some Democrats are pulling back from the edge.  Or at least I hope they are. 

If Obama thinks he can do it fast without guns, I think he is mistaken.  After viewing this video yesterday, I am fairly certain he knows the military will not do his bidding.  Maybe he can arm his Czars.  It seems like there are enough of them to stage a coup. Kinda ironic…

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Democrats Feeling the Heat

Posted by madjillmom on March 4, 2009

Just saw where several Dem. Senators are starting to say they cannot support the Omnibus Bill that Pres. Obama wants to go through without stripping out the incredible amount of pork.  I suspect they are beginning to feel the heat from their constituents, the tea party movement, and the so called “day to day gyrations” of the stock market (Obama’s way to describe the downward trend).

Dem. Senators Concerned or Threatening to Vote No on Omnibus:  Evan Bayh. Eric Menendez (Cuba concerns), Russ Feingold and the other Wis. Senator (??).   These guys are now trying to get together a gang of 13 to vote against the bill.  Throw in Lieberman for good measure.  This will mean that there is no spending bill for this year and the budget will revert to last years level.  The spending increase of 8.5 % will be no more and that will save billions.  

There is no way these Dems got religion suddenly.  There is pressure from somewhere.  Keep it up.  Why did anyone think it was a good idea to increase spending 8.5% in the “worst economy since the great depression”.  Obama will have use something besides his poll numbers to get the toothpaste back in the tube on this one.

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The Great Obama saws Rush in Half – Sorta

Posted by madjillmom on March 3, 2009

Pres. Obama and his team, aided by the MSM, want us to look at Rush Limbaugh, bathed in a negative light.  If he can keep the Conservatives and Republicans defending or discussing the place of Rush in the party/movement, we won’t be watching the market.  They say look over there as the market trends down, down, down (Obama calls this the ups and downs).  Don’t look at the Omnibus bill, the 2010 budget, the stimulus bill, government takeover of healthcare, the tax cheats, etc.  It is a foolish diversion that we shouldn’t fall for.  Rush is wonderful, Steele is wonderful, Jindal is wonderful, they should all have input.  Let’s quit going to war over this kind of stuff and keep our eye on what the Great Obama in the shiny cape is really doing. 

The WSJ Opinion Journal says this:

They seem preoccupied with going to the barricades against Republicans who wield little power, or picking a fight with Rush Limbaugh, as if this is the kind of economic leadership Americans want.

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Illegal Alien Brings Down Congressman

Posted by madjillmom on March 3, 2009

The DC police department’s announcement today that they have arrested an illegal alien in the death of Chandra Levy. The dissapprearance of Chandra led to an investigation that brought down California Congressman Gary Condit (Democrat). If the US congress hears about this, maybe they will really do something about enforcement.

No, I am not someone who expects all the illegals to be deported. I do expect that the criminal element should be deported, especially gang members. (I wonder if the tattoo removal pork in the Omnibus bill would be extended to non-citizens.) Plus, I feel that we should have better border security and workplace enforcement. According to Homeland Security’s Janet Napolitano, workplace raids are ok only if you are going to bring down the company execs, but not reasonable to round-up illegal aliens. Ridiculous!!

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Dems Omnibus Leftovers now Must be Eaten Whole

Posted by madjillmom on March 2, 2009

Pres. Obama and team just want this bill (9000 earmarks from both parties, $410 Billion) to pass and get signed.  The administration expressed no concerns about earmarks but took pains to airbrushed out Sen. Obama’s name attached to earmarks.  This bill was postponed by the Dem leaders last year because Pres. Bush would not have signed it as it was.  They decided to wait until their guy got in.  Now he is in and the excuse for letting the bill go through is that it is old business and we just need it get on with more important things.   The reason it is old business is because they wanted it to be old business. 

When will the president make an attempt to reign in his own party and look more bi-partisan.  He could easily demand the bill be stripped of many of the earmarks in the name of “crisis”.  He won’t use any political capital.  He will need it to start government healthcare for all and the great government takeover of the energy sector under the guise of green energy initiative.

Blue dog Dems better wake up or they will be the next animal on the Endangered Species list.

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