Makes you wonder, have they ever heard an Obama speech (the majority of which rail against Wall Street)?
President Barack Obama’s largest campaign donors last month included employees of Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission records.
Their support indicates that Wall Street, which gave Obama $16 million for his successful 2008 White House run, is opening its checkbook again for the president. The contributions helped Obama raise $21 million in February, including $6.5 million transferred from a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee.
“The reality is the election has evolved from being Obama versus Obama to Obama versus a Republican alternative,” said Robert Zimmerman, a Democratic National Committee member and Obama fundraiser. “Now that contributors, party activists and citizens are seeing the choice, you’re seeing more support emerge for Barack Obama.”
Obama has raised $161 million for his re-election and entered March with $84.7 million in the bank. Four years ago, engaged in a primary battle with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, he had raised $197 million by the end of February and had close to $40 million in cash.
Rest assured though that the figure is north of $50 trillion, because Geithner didn’t exactly dismiss that number out of hand when Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) threw it out there.
$20 trillion, $50 trillion, $100 bazillion. Who really knows, right? Certainly not the Treasury Secretary!
WASHINGTON EXAMINER – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn’t pull any punches in his attack on Paul Ryan’s budget, as he declared that supporters of the budget — and by extension, Ryan himself — are “aggressively and deliberately ignorant” about the need for green energy and other programs slated for cuts.
“You have to be aggressively and deliberately ignorant of the world economy not to know and understand that clean energy technologies are going to play a huge role in the 21st century,” Carney said after decrying the clean energy spending cuts in Ryan’s plan. “You have to have severely diminished capacity to understand what drives economic growth in industrialized countries in this century if you do not understand that education is the key that unlocks the door to prosperity,” he added.
Carney concluded that “the budget proposed by Chairman Ryan and supported overwhelmingly already by Republicans suggests that those problems” — aggressive ignorance and diminished comprehension — “exist in the minds of the supporters of that plan.”
(The Obama regime has now added more to the debt in 3 years than Bush did in 8 years and a nice chunk of that was spent on failed green energy companies. And yet they suggest that republicans are the ones who are aggressively and deliberately ignorant about energy? Everything they’ve touched has failed and they are aggressively and deliberately trying to keep the US from drilling for oil to raise prices and push us to this unsustainable green technology that other countries have already given up on because it doesn’t work. Yet republicans are the ignorant ones.)
WH: Obamacare anniversary only matters in Beltway…
President Obama’s spokesman said today that he doubts the White House will commemorate the second anniversary of Obamacare, explaining that the commemoration of Obama’s signature legislation is only important to “those who toil inside the Beltway.”
“I have no scheduling announcements to make today about Friday for the President,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney answered when asked if Obama would mark the anniversary this Friday of signing the bill into law. “I don’t anticipate a presidential marking of an anniversary that only those who toil inside the Beltway focus on.”
Last year, by contrast, the White House “celebrat[ed] the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a historic advancement for the health care of women and their families.”
The president and First Lady Michelle Obama often argue for the central importance of Obamacare when they appear at fundraisers with ardent supporters, but a recent Rasmussen poll shows that 56 percent of likely voters want Obamacare repealed. Forty-six percent of likely voters strongly support repeal, according to Rasmussen, while just 29 percent strongly oppose repealing the health care law.
The press secretary concluded by criticizing “the knuckleheaded reporting that suggests or buys the critique that we’re somehow not proud of the accomplishment.”
(got to love the white house spin on obamacare. and I guess no one in the white house reads polls, the news, goes out into the hinterlands? shows one just how out of touch the king/queen and the court are with the rest of America)
Romney and Etch-a-Sketch:
Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom says the Romney campaign will just hit the reset button like an Etch-A-Sketch when asked about Mitt Romney right wing views playing out in the general election…
We know the rules. When the left uses racist and/or sexist slurs against conservatives, they were “joking”. Now, they can also call it “satire”….
In light of this month being Black History Month, I feel no way involved with this negro celebration of half accomplishments and borderline Communist agendas. View the list of these “fearless” leaders of black America. Black inhabitants of America knew their place at the table, and knew they could not eat off the same plate of the more than welcoming white men and women of the time. These men, I use that term lightly, like Malcolm X pushed themselves into the homes of innocent white Americans. This action riled up the negro, and scared the living hell out of people. I am no way apart of this community of transported Africans, I myself am an American. I’m a good ol’ boy from the great state of Florida, and a citizen of this great nation. I know God recognizes me as my true self, a proud, strong white man given dark pigmentation. God had to give the blacks at least one intelligent person, so he chose to give me dark skin. I curse my birth as a black man every day. I’m black by birth, not by choice. It will all be sorted out when my name is called, and I step in front of the great white Jesus himself.
This quote was attributed to Congressman Allen West on a spoof site. Never mind these kind of words would never have been attributed to Barack Obama, but even worse, many of the ignorant amongst us are eating this up as an actual quote.
Rep. Joe Barton last week took the first official baby step in exposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s corrupt scientific advisory process.
In his opening statement at last week’s House Energy and Commerce hearing about the EPA’s 2013 budget, Mr. Barton of Texas came as close as any Republican ever has to reading EPA Director Lisa P. Jackson the riot act about the agency’s ever-increasing contempt for science, economics, Congress and even the Constitution.
While much of the aforesaid is widely known but typically left unsaid by timid congressional Republicans, Mr. Barton also raised an issue that should shock the conscience of anyone concerned about ethics in government: financial conflict-of-interest among EPA science advisers.
“I want to discuss the EPA’s science and research funding and support activities such as the quality assurance supervisory budget and the committees that monitor the EPA’s internal activities,” Mr. Barton told Ms. Jackson.
“You fund research with grants to people who also serve on your review committees. Is this a conflict of interest? Almost every single member of your Clean Air Science Advisory Committee has been directly or indirectly funded for research. This hand-and-glove policymaking by those appointed to also do your research and being funded by you at the same time is not appropriate. They are often asked to review other research they themselves were a party to on the original research team.How could one possibly expect them to be objective in any way?”
JunkScience.com undertook to put some meat on the bones of what Mr. Barton alleged and discovered that of the seven members of CASAC, six have received or still are receiving substantial sums in the form of research grants from the agency.
This morning, the Supreme Court released their unanimous decision on Sackett v. EPA, the egregious case of an Idaho couple being persecuted by the EPA for building on their 2/3-of-an-acre that the EPA deemed protected wetlands. Justice Scalia released the Court’s opinion, with Justices Ginsburg and Alito seperately concurring, that private property and due process trump government “strong-arming of regulated parties.” And it feels so good.
The issue was actually not over whether the Sacketts were in violation of [totally bogus and arbitrary, hem hem] environmental laws, but rather whether the Sacketts had the right to seek judicial review against the EPA’s administrative compliance order, since said order isn’t final enforcement action. As Justice Scalia determined, though, “it is hard for the Government to defend its claim that the issuance of the compliance order was just ‘a step in the deliberative process’ when the agency rejected the Sacketts’ attempt to obtain a hearing and when the next step will either be taken by the Sacketts (if they comply with the order) or will involve judicial, not administrative, deliberation (if the EPA brings an enforcement action),” the EPA’s enfocement meaning they fine the Sacketts huge sums amounting to $75,000 every day they aren’t in compliance.
Van Jones is returning to the spotlight as a green jobs cheerleader, hosting a rally Tuesday night organized to promote a “green” bank to finance alternative energy programs.
According to the Hawaii Reporter, Jones gave the keynote address at Tuesday’s rally, put together by groups who want the state to create a “State Partnership Bank.”
Among the legislative proposals is one to have the bank be led by the governor, union leaders and board members appointed by the Democrat-dominated legislature — raising concern among Republicans that it would facilitate taxpayer handouts for well-connected alt energy businesses.
Jones, the former green jobs czar under the Obama administration who left following several controversies involving his remarks and personal activism, reportedly did not speak specifically about the bank in his address. His remarks focused on inequality in America, as he lambasted what he described as “dream killers in America.”
Another idiot democrat without a clue but wants to blame someone other than another democrat or liberal!
(The Hill) — Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Wednesday morning said Republican rhetoric in favor of enforcing and reforming U.S. immigration laws is to blame for the taunting of Latinos and immigrants by white Americans.
Gutierrez said a Puerto Rican point guard for Kansas State was met with taunts of “Where’s your green card?” during last week’s NCAA tournament game against Mississippi State. He also said that in Texas, fans of a white high school recently chanted, “USA, USA” after beating San Antonio’s Thomas Edison high school, which comprises mostly Latin American youths.
After posing the question of why these students were taunted, Gutierrez said on the House floor, “It’s easier to understand when you hear the front-runner for the Republican nomination for president promoting a national immigration policy that makes all Latinos look like suspects and all immigrants look like criminals.
“The truth is, when it comes to Latinos and immigrants, far too many so-called leaders in our nation are starting the taunts,” he said.
“On the campaign trail, and on talk radio and on TV and even here, in this chamber, there are leaders that act like the biggest bullies in the schoolyard. If elected officials have no boundaries when it comes to scapegoating and demonizing immigrants and Latinos, why should young people at a basketball game know any better?”
Gutierrez said Romney supports Arizona’s immigration law, which he said “essentially demands racial profiling of anyone who looks like they might be undocumented.” Gutierrez added that Romney has attacked Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latin American Supreme Court justice, as unqualified, and the DREAM Act, which would give illegal aliens permanent U.S. residency status.
Left has a new name for the old scam “Global Warming”….
I don’t care what they call it, still a crock of shit.
Shhhh! Don’t talk about global warming!
There’s been a change in climate for Washington’s greenhouse gang, and they’ve come to this conclusion: To win, they have to talk about other topics, like gas prices and kids choking on pollutants.
More than two years since Democrats’ cap-and-trade plan died in Congress, the strategic shift represents a reluctant acknowledgment from environmentalists that they’ve lost ground by tackling global warming head-on. Their best bet now lies in a bit of a bait and switch: Help elect global warming fighters by basing campaigns on kitchen-table issues.
“You don’t have to be James Carville to figure out that talking about people’s health and the health of their children … is going to make a difference to the average voter,” Daniel Weiss, director of climate strategy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, said.
Hmmm…good story in that maybe if the islamics leave their leaders party, we can finally all get together and eliminate the islamics.
Muslim activists involved in both state and national politics say that the Democratic Party is taking their growing voting bloc for granted.
Despite the inflammatory anti-Islam sentiment among some members of the Republican party, Muslim activists warn that the Democratic Party has not exactly been overly welcoming of Muslim-Americans. [...]
Muslim activists have taken issue with a recent incident involving the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. A few weeks ago, Wasserman Schultz declined an invitation to an event hosted by a Muslim organization after a blogger wrote that she had scheduled an appearance ”at a fundraiser hosted by an American Muslim leader who was placed on the Federal Terrorist Watch List.”
Muhammed Malik, a Muslim rights activist in South Florida, said her retreat was a cave-in “to islamophobes who use fear-mongering tactics to marginalize Muslim participation.”
Malik said Wasserman Schultz’s actions were a signal that “both the Republican party and the Democratic party continue to cave in to ignorant hysteria.”
What the F*ck? Talk about a baseless slur.
MSNBC can’t even keep liberal politics out of sports. Nation sports editor Dave Zirin appeared on the cable network, Wednesday, to hyperventilate over the announcement that Tim Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets. Zirin berated, “…There are a lot of LGBT people that live in New York City who are also football fans and they might want to know why the new, possibly, starting quarterback for the New York Jets wants them to move backwards 30 or 40 years.”
And we actually fund this son of a bitch islamic!
Earlier this month, two Palestinian terrorists attacked an Israeli soldier in Hebron and stabbed him with a knife. Despite his wounds, the soldier managed to shoot both terrorists, one of whom was killed while the other was injured.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas sent a condolence telegram to the family in which he called the killed terrorist “courageous.” The soldier’s act of shooting the terrorist who tried to kill him was defined by Abbas as an “assassination.” The official PA daily referred to tje soldier’s self-defense as a “loathsome crime,” while the attempted stabbing of the Israeli soldier was called “legitimate struggle.”
A few days later, Mahmoud Abbas sent his personal representative, Abbas Zaki, to visit the families of both terrorists and to express the leadership’s “solidarity.” Zaki said that the death of Aram was “cold-blooded murder” and “expressed the pride of the Palestinian leadership in this generation and in this heroism.”