Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result
~ Albert Einstein
Barack Hussein Obama campaigned for president on a shaky platform of Change. He promised to "hit the ground running" if elected president. He promised no taxes on the working class and relief for the millions of Americans who were losing their jobs and homes at record rates, yada yada yada...
So far, Obama has not made good on his promises -- including his promise to save or create 3 million jobs if his massive Porkulus spending bill was passed.
Despite the $787 billion stimulus bill, unemployment is fast approaching 10%. In Obama's 7 months in office he's managed to quadruple the national debt and has tried his best to undermine the economy of this great country by attempting to ram wasteful legislation through Congress.
It comes as no surprise that Obama is quickly losing support among his fellow Dems:
Could it be that President Barack Obama's Midas touch is starting to dull a bit, even among members of his own party?
Conservative House Democrats are balking at the cost and direction of Obama's top priority, an overhaul of the nation's health care system. A key Senate Democrat, Max Baucus of Montana, complains that Obama's opposition to paying for it with a tax on health benefits "is not helping us."
Another Democrat, Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, tells his local newspaper that Obama is too liberal and is "very unpopular" in his district.
From his first days in office, Obama's popularity helped him pass the landmark $787 billion stimulus package and fueled his ambitious plans to overhaul the nation's health care system and tackle global warming.
Obama continues to be comparatively popular. But now recent national surveys have shown a measurable drop in his job approval rating, even among Democrats. A CBS news survey out this week had his national approval rating at 57 percent, and his standing among Democrats down 10 percentage points since last month, from 92 percent to 82 percent. READ MORE...
Chalk up yet another failure to the Obama administration's efforts to socialize America.
Barack Hussein Obama's attempts to regulate and control this country's banking and auto industries have failed. As will his energy cap-and-tax bill, aka The BIG Lie. And Obama's health care reform bill is floundering like a fish out of water.
Never has a president done so much in such little time to undermine and threaten this country's economy!
Critics point to Obama's efforts to sneak a tax increase and regulatory scheme under the umbrella of an Energy bill as proof that Obama is doing too much too soon, and with disastrous results.
In an editorial on Washingtonpost.com, Sarah Palin, who is stepping down as Governor of Alaska to focus on family and lucrative speaking engagements, wrote:
I am deeply concerned about President Obama's cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.
There is no denying that as the world becomes more industrialized, we need to reform our energy policy and become less dependent on foreign energy sources. But the answer doesn't lie in making energy scarcer and more expensive! Those who understand the issue know we can meet our energy needs and environmental challenges without destroying America's economy. READ MORE...
Palin also warned that the job losses now covered under a provision in Obama's cap-and-tax plan would lead to the government spending billions more in the form of welfare and handouts. Which, of course, leads to the sort of change that no one -- but Obama -- wants.
Red flags heralded the coming of Barack Obama even before his storied emergence onto the political scene.
The mystery was why so many followers fell for Obama's lies. And why his approval ratings stayed so high even in the face of his dismal failures.
Now, 6 months after Obama took the oath of office, his supporters have finally stopped drinking the Kool Aid.
A comparison of national and smaller public polls show a downward trend of independent voters who approve of Obama's job ratings. This is important because Obama needs these crucial independent voters if he has any hopes of winning a second term in office.
The polls are reacting to Obama's heavy handed free wheeling spending that has more than doubled the national debt since he took office.
So far, Obama's $800 billion stimulus bill (the one he didn't bother to read) has failed to stimulate anything other than the coffers of the Democrats who supported his bid for office.
“This is a huge sea change that is playing itself out in American politics,” said Democratic pollster Doug Schoen. “Independents who had become effectively operational Democrats in 2006 and 2008 are now up for grabs and are trending Republican.
“They’re saying, ‘Costing too much, no results, see the downside, not sure of the upside,’” he said.
Oh, and remember those jobs that Obama's administration promised would materialize if Congress passed his porkulus bill? Well, now the Obama administration is de-emphasizing the jobs creation provision of the bill as a requirement when "rating" proposed projects for possible funding -- a sign that the administration is beginning to panic.
And on Tuesday, the legendary investor Warren Buffet warned that unemployment -- which stands at 9.5% (the highest level in 26 years) -- could hit 11%!
Such signs are fueling discussions of yet a 2nd stimulus bill -- though no one in Obama's administration is willing to admit that a second bill is in the works.
Barack Obama had another "Joe the Plumber" moment during an ABC News’ special on health care reform, anchored from the White House by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson.
Obama opened his mouth and stuck his foot in it when a neurologist asked him if he would seek other "extraordinary" alternatives to his proposed government run public health plan if diagnostic tests weren't performed in a timely manner for his wife or children -- which is exactly what the wealthy from socialized countries do now.
As a registered nurse I have cared for wealthy foreign patients who were denied timely medical care in their own countries where health care is socialized.
From ABC News:
Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center, asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn’t seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he’s proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get.
[Obama replied] if “it’s my family member, if it’s my wife, if it’s my children, if it’s my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care."
So in other words, what's good for the rest of us is not good enough for Obama and his kinfolk?
America is the last country in the free world where all citizens (and illegal immigrants) have the same access to quality health care (via emergency rooms).
We don't want socialized medicine here. Medicare and Medicaid programs are already in place for those who are uninsured. Obama should work on expanding those programs instead of implementing a government monopoly insurance plan that would drive private insurance companies out of business and force our dependency on the government for health care.
Anyone who's ever been to a free clinic knows what I'm talking about.
Finally, President Barack Obama got one right: Yesterday President Obama announced plans to boost measures to allow patients with disabilities to remain in their homes instead of being institutionalized.
10 years ago yesterday the Supreme court made a landmark decision on Olmstead vs. L.C., which said that the Medicaid/Medicare rules limiting round-the-clock medical care to only those patients in nursing facilities violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
"The Olmstead ruling was a critical step forward for our nation, articulating one of the most fundamental rights of Americans with disabilities: Having the choice to live independently," President Obama said in a statement <3> intended to kick off what he termed "The Year of Community Living."
"I am proud to launch this initiative to reaffirm my Administration's commitment to vigorous enforcement of civil rights for Americans with disabilities and to ensuring the fullest inclusion of all people in the life of our nation," Obama said. READ MORE...
As a home health nurse (RN) I can appreciate this announcement because for decades (mostly poor and black) families have been denied round-the-clock in-home care by the government unless their family member is in a nursing home.
The previous Medicare rules were unfair to families who couldn't afford to pay out of their pockets to keep their loved ones at home with the assistance of visiting nurses or in-home nursing. This is certainly a step in the right direction!
This measure also means more money for home health companies whose nurses are the hardest working and most compassionate nurses in the medical profession (if I may say so myself).
It's a known fact: Barack Hussein Obama is a pathological liar. An admission as simple as a smoking addiction is too difficult for him to make because that would reveal his one flaw (out of many).
Today's press conference in the rose garden ended with yet another question from reporters about his smoking habit. Once again Obama hemmed and hawed until he finally admitted to being "95% cured" of smoking.
Any child knows that if Obama would just tell the truth, the reporters would quit asking. Instead, he lied and said he's "fallen off the wagon sometimes."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Obama also say he fell off the wagon this time last year?
"Am I a daily, a constant smoker? No. I don't do it in front of my kids. I don't do it in front of my family.
"I don't know what to tell ya other than the fact that, like, uh, folks who go to AA... once you've gone down this path, it's something you continually struggle with," he said. READ MORE...
Smoking is not an occasional pastime -- it's an addiction. You either smoke or you don't. And Obama smokes like a chimney.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will appear on FOX News tonight to say a big 'I Told Ya So' in the face of a new report that Barack Hussein Obama will spend this country into a $11 trillion dollar deficit.
Additionally, critics are wondering what happened to those jobs promised in Obama's wasteful $800 billion Stimulus package as the unemployment sits at its highest level in 25 years.
Instead of finding solutions to fix our ailing economy, Obama is doggedly pursuing Congressional approval for his wasteful health care plan that is doomed to failure. There's that word 'wasteful' again.
I'm not sure what part of "Obama isn't qualified to run this country" -- people don't understand.
From Drudge Report:
As President Obama vows to spend the 'stimulus' faster, Governor Palin tells host Sean Hannity: 'You gotta quit digging that hole!'
HANNITY: What do you make of – look at the state of the economy now...
PALIN: Well, when you consider that the federal government is about eleven trillion dollars in debt, and we’re borrowing more to spend more.. it defies any sensible economic policy that any of us ever learned through college. It defies economy practices and principles that tell ya ‘you gotta quit digging that hole when you are in that financial hole’
"America is digging a deeper hole and how are we paying for this government largesse. We’re borrowing. We’re borrowing from China and we consider that now we own sixty percent of GENERAL MOTORS – or the U.S. government does… But who is the U.S. government becoming more indebted to? It’s China. So that leads you to have to ask who is really going to own our car industry than in America."
HANNITY: You know but it goes back - It does go back a little to the campaign. I mean, ‘spread the wealth, patriotic duty…’
PALIN: Kind of a ‘we told ya so’. READ MORE...