Maher on Opposition to Obama: ‘Almost All of It’ Racially Motivated - The Blaze
Appearing on Bill O‘Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor” last night, liberal talk show host Bill Maher offered a hypothesis as to why Obama’s approval ratings have plummeted: the country is racist.
No, You Can't Keep Your Current Health Coverage - The American Spectator
There's a reason President Obama tries so hard to convince Americans not to watch Fox News. He keeps shamelessly lying about easily verifiable facts. Evidently he figures that left-leaning media outlets won't call him on it, so if he can only convince people not to watch FOX, he'll be OK. Unfortunately for the president, the American people simply have to look around them to see that he isn't being honest with them.
Campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday, the President repeated his biggest health care reform whopper: You can keep your current health insurance. Here is what he said:
"There's nothing in the bill that says you have to change the health insurance you've got right now. If you were already getting health insurance on your job, then that doesn't change."
Yet hours before he uttered that line, the Boston Globe reported that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care was canceling its Medicare Advantage coverage specifically because of new regulations imposed by Obama's health care law.
MCDONALD'S May Drop Health Plan; Seeks waiver from ObamaCare...
McDonald's Corp. has warned federal regulators that it could drop its health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers unless regulators waive a new requirement of the U.S. health overhaul.
The move is one of the clearest indications that new rules may disrupt workers' health plans as the law ripples through the real world.
Trade groups representing restaurants and retailers say low-wage employers might halt their coverage if the government doesn't loosen a requirement for "mini-med" plans, which offer limited benefits to some 1.4 million Americans.
UPDATE: McDonald's denies report of dropping health care - 10:15 cdt
OAK BROOK, Ill. — The fast-food restaurant chain McDonald's Corp. has denied a report that it's considering dropping health care coverage for some employees in response to a health care reform provision.******
The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that McDonald's, the world's largest hamburger chain, has warned regulators it could drop its plan for some 30,000 workers unless the government waives a new requirement in the health care overhaul. The paper cited a memo from McDonald's to federal officials.
The paper said that last week, a top McDonald's official told regulators its insurance plan won't meet a requirement for next year that it spend at least 80 percent to 85 percent of its premium revenue on medical care.
McDonald's said Thursday in a statement it has been speaking with federal agencies to understand the law, but the company called reports that it planned to drop health care coverage for employees "completely false."
The statement said McDonald's was committed to providing competitive pay and benefits regardless of how regulations evolve over the next several months. The company said most of its franchisees offer limited-benefit health plans to its hourly workers.
Was listening to Rush and he reminded the audience about this clip:
Obama Town Hall Julio's McDonalds Question
Obama Tax Hikes in Place; Democrats Vote to Adjourn - Human Events
Senators Demand Probe of Private Tax Info Release of Obama Opponent - Human Events
Seven GOP senators are seeking a Treasury Inspector General (IG) for Tax Administration investigation into circumstances surrounding disclosure of private tax information by Obama administration officials of a company known to fund tax-exempt groups who oppose administration policies.******
Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Finance Committee, and six other Republican committee members want the IG to review whether Obama administration officials illegally accessed and disclosed confidential taxpayer information.
The inquiry comes after a report in the Wall Street Journal quoted a senior Obama administration official describing the confidential tax structure of Koch Industries, Inc.
VIDEO: Carter and Obama, Mirror Images - Human Events
by Ben Shapiro
Across the political spectrum, commentators and voters are beginning to realize that the Obama Administration doesn't merely seem familiar -- it reeks of deja vu. Obama's tendency toward self-canonization, his control freak tendencies, and his utter administrative incompetence don't seem like a Lady Gaga-esque tribute to Jimmy Carter -- they seem like a direct rip from the Carter Playbook. Whether it's mishandling an environmental catastrophe (Three Mile Island/Gulf oil spill), kowtowing to Iranian dictators (Ayatollah Khomeini/Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), destroying the economy (stagflation/stagflation), or simply spouting hope and change, Carter and Obama are mirror images of one another.
Don't believe me? Check this out:
Hoover + McGovern = Obama - National Review
Obama's presidency will discredit the Democratic party into the future.
Comparisons of Barack Obama’s presidency to Jimmy Carter’s miss the point. Carter’s presidency did little to change the basic party construct of the nation or to influence its ideology. Reagan’s presidency accomplished both.******
But Barack Obama is destroying the Democratic party. It may not recover for a long time. In this, he most closely resembles a synthesis of the failed candidacy of George McGovern and the catastrophic presidency of Herbert Hoover. The damage he is doing to his party’s image and prospects closely resembles the harm Hoover did to the Republican party, from which it did not recover for 20 years after he left office. And the extent to which Obama is discrediting the Left parallels the damage George McGovern did to his ideological confreres in 1972, when he went down to flaming defeat.
The Real Reason Obama Supports Reverend Wright - Human Events
Approximately two decades ago, while he was working as an activist in Chicago, Obama came to the Trinity Church in order to hear its pastor Jeremiah Wright. Obama was not particularly religious; in fact, when pastors asked which church he attended, he typically hemmed and hawed. But, in The Audacity of Hope, Obama writes, “I was drawn to the power of the African American religious tradition to spur social change.” Trinity, Obama had heard, was that kind of church. Obama’s interest was sharply boosted when he saw a sign spiked into the grass outside the church building: FREE SOUTH AFRICA. In the Reverend Wright, Obama encountered a man who frequently wore a dashiki or other African garb. A charismatic figure who was also an intellectual, Wright was capable of moving between the First World and the Third World, and of blending literary and political references with his biblical themes.
The sermon Obama heard that first day was called “The Audacity of Hope.” It was a cosmopolitan address: Wright spoke of hardship in America, but he also spoke of Sharpeville, South Africa, and Hiroshima. Wright said, “The world … seems on the brink of destruction. Famine ravages millions of inhabitants in one hemisphere, while feasting and gluttony are enjoyed by inhabitants of another hemisphere.” Obama reproduces the following passage as one that especially struck him. “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere.… That’s the world!” The anti-colonial themes are obvious here: North versus South; rich, white Europeans versus the poor, dark-skinned people of Africa and the Caribbean. These were the themes of Obama’s life, and he was drawn in from the start.
Obama Struggles to Reconnect With Voters - WSJ
DES MOINES, Iowa—President Barack Obama, meeting swing-state voters in a leafy backyard, struggled again Wednesday to answer the concerns of supporters once buoyed by the excitement of the presidential campaign, but now demoralized by economic struggle.
Mary Stier—attending the president's second of three small "town hall" meetings on a four-state swing this week—told the president of her 24-year-old son, who "campaigned fiercely" for Mr. Obama in 2008, graduated from Simpson College a year and a half ago and still is "struggling to find a job."
"They are losing their hope," she said in the backyard of Jeff Clubb, a social studies and religion teacher at a Des Moines Catholic school, and Sandy Clubb, the athletic director of Drake University.
The question, and the president's long answer about the depths of the Great Recession, mirrored the exchange Mr. Obama had last week with Velma Hart, a supporter who told him she was "exhausted" from defending him. Coming the morning after an ebullient political rally in Madison, Wis., it underscored the difficulty Democrats are having mobilizing the voters that propelled them to victory in 2008.
My Two Cents:
STILL does not have a job and this is someone who has worked within the Democrat Party for some time. This administration basically turned their back on this dude.
In addition I know a number of young folks who graduated and worked tirelessly on his campaign. Some even traveled on their own dime to work on campaign stops and help with Obama fundraisers and events. Many of these young kids were also promise jobs and NONE OF THEM ever heard from the campaign again.
Obama and all of those who surround him are the worst bunch of phony pathetic ass bastards on the planet. He is woefully out of touch and remarkable clueless. But you know a lot of us who paid attention early on saw this long before this bastard was elected. It is funny in some ways and sad on the other because so many people had such high hopes for this man. Many people today who voted for this idiot are regretting making such a catastrophic mistake.
Dickhead Bill Maher thinks this is all “racially motivated?” They how the hell did he get elected, does he not think that many clueless guilt cognizant white peoples votes for him were also racially motivated?
By the end of this week, Obama's chief doughboy Rahm Emanuel is expected to resign as chief of staff. The person whom many believe will rise to be his next right-hand person will be Valerie "rule from day one" Jarrett. Insights into the Obama White House indicate that Obama relies solely on a close group of people he knows intimately. He is not one for outsiders. This would make Jarrett the obvious choice seeing as she is described as "Obama's longtime mentor and friend ... She has deep and personal ties to the president, as well as undivided loyalties, and can talk honestly to him on a first-name basis." Trust me, I would love to be proved wrong on this one.******
But know this about Valerie Jarrett. She is the Obama official who came out with this infamous quote from the Obama campaign: We will be ready to "take power and rule from day one." That mentality may well be what Obama seeks for advice and guidance on a day-to-day basis. We have elected a ruler, not a leader. God help us.
Valerie Jarrett - Top 10 Most Corrupt Politician
Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett Linked to Real Estate Scandals - Judicial Watch
Washington, DC -- November 14, 2008
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect's transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko.
According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis. (Davis is also Obama's former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.
(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was "riddled with problems -- including squalid living conditions...lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.")
As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama's former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage...In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale -- a score so bad the buildings now face demolition." Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.
Olympic-sized boondoggle: What Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama are up to - Michelle Malkin
SLUMLORD, VALERIE JARRETT IS LOOKING FOR A SIMPLER WAY OF COMMUNICATING OBAMA’S AGENDA TO PATRIOTS….AGAIN…..BECAUSE WE’RE STUPID
Obama's Cronies - Valerie Jarrett
As Obama Pretends at Its Freedom, His Gov’t Plans Takeover of Internet - Gateway Pundit
Hill: Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) expressed frustration Wednesday with the House Ethics Committee and indicated that he would welcome a public trial on charges that he violated 13 House ethics rules before the November midterm elections
GOP considering focus on foe of scandal-plagued Jackson - Medill Reports Chicago
The National Republican Congressional Committee moved Isaac Hayes, a little-known candidate seeking Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat, to a status they call “on the radar” Saturday in the wake of new problems for Jackson.******
The National Republican Congressional Committee is a group that provides consultation and funding to rising Republican candidates through a program called “young guns.” Moving Hayes to the “on the radar” status is the first of three steps in what the committee’s spokesman called an uncertain future for Hayes.
The spokesman, Greg Blair, said a decision on whether to elevate Hayes to step two, “Contender,” will be made over the next few weeks. He stands to gain greater campaign contributions if his status keeps rising.
“A lot will be, ‘is Jackson going to implode?’” Blair said.
Hayes said Tuesday he is an associate minister at the Apostolic Church of God and has been trying to leverage the Christian vote since last August. Hayes said that reports that Jackson cheated on his wife and may have been involved in an illegal attempt to garner Obama’s senate seat, could bolster Hayes’ candidacy.
The 2nd Congressional District has been held by a Democrat for 60 years.
Kids Are All Right - The American Spectator
Picky, self-obsessed, divorce-scarred, childless women haunt our cities.******
Man dies after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds...
Anti-Gay Bishop Eddie Long Loves God's Sperm and Young Boys?!
Bishop Eddie Long: Bookerista Opinions - Booker Rising
Shockingly I don’t have an opinion about this sex abusing bastard only to say that there are legions of scamming ass closet homosexual sexual abusing Negro preachers like this all over, he just got caught.