Archives for January 2011

State Of The Union: Mammoth Government Is The New Normal

In his 2011 State of the Union Address, Barack Obama gave himself five more years of trillion-dollar deficit spending, a $678 billion income tax hike, a Social Security tax increase, and the permanent extension of ObamaCare – and he gave Republicans medical malpractice reform and a joke about a salmon. Since his inauguration, the president has gone on a two-year spending orgy unrivaled since … [Read more...]

Obama Uses Federal Regulation to Redefine the Family

Proposed new rules from the Obama administration would advance “transgender” rights through a federal fiat that literally changes the definition of the word “family.” Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering a new federal regulation that would force anyone who receives section 8 or HUD financing to accept homosexuals or cross-dressers as tenants, forbidding the … [Read more...]

Who Are “Nazis”? Republicans And Democrats Differ

Despite empty promises of infusing a new civility into our political discourse, the Democratic Party has returned to type by branding its opponents “Nazis.” Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN, compared Republicans opposed to ObamaCare with Germany’s National Socialists on the floor of the House of Representatives — then lied about doing so in a nationally televised interview, then insisted he was right, then … [Read more...]

Obama Opposed Bill To Ban Grisly, Philadelphia-Style Abortions

Kermit Gosnell's born-alive abortions are fine with Obama Police arrested Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell earlier this week and charged him with eight counts of murder. Seven are for practicing illegal abortions in which he allowed viable babies to be born, then cut them open with scissors outside the womb — an action a clinic worker stated Gosnell performed “hundreds” of times. The last … [Read more...]

Obama’s Decrees Cause Energy Prices to “Skyrocket”

In a candid moment while running for president, Barack Obama told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle, “under my plan…electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Last week, the Obama administration moved to make that a reality, using its rule by executive fiat to punish the coal industry. The action comes as the president is halting offshore oil drilling and threatening one … [Read more...]

Obama Locuta Est, Causa Finita Est

One of the phrases attributed to St. Augustine is, “Roman locuta est, causa finita est” — Rome has spoken, the cause is finished. Unfortunately, today’s Roman Catholic politicians have no trouble ignoring the moral teachings of the Pope. But for three years, the American Left has invested plenipotentiary authority in the words of The One, Barack Obama. Anyone who disagrees with him is treated … [Read more...]

Obama: “We Place Our Hands Over Our Hearts”?

The president's speech on the Arizona shootings last night was magnanimous and worthy of his office. But I have an unfortunate thing for those forced to listen to political rhetoric: I have a memory. One passage in his speech struck my ear. Discussing the greatest tragedy of the shooting, the murder of nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green, he said: Christina was given to us on September 11th, … [Read more...]

The Arizona Shooting: The Last Assassination of the ’60s

As the media and left-wingers spin the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as an act of Tea Party violence, perhaps even they have a nagging little voice telling them they are overlooking the factors that really led to this tragedy, which claimed the lives of six people — including three septuagenarians and a nine-year-old girl. While the Left has predictably tried to … [Read more...]

Obama May Use Executive Powers to Bring Gitmo Detainees to U.S.

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands…may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny” — James Madison, The Federalist Papers, #47. The New York Times has a pair of chilling stories indicating Barack Obama is considering ignoring provisions of a new law that forbid him from transferring Guantanamo Bay terrorist detainees to the United … [Read more...]