The State of the Union: If I Could Respond

by Jeff Swanson

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While I think Marco Rubio did a fine job with the State of the Union response, I guess we all have our own version of what we’d say. If I’d been given that chance, what follows is my brief version:

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Obama’s Big, Sloppy, Wet Media Kiss

by Jeff Swanson

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Let me dredge up a little something from the not-so-distant past; remember Candy Crowley? I know, I know…water under the bridge. Correcting Mitt and all during the debate. It takes a lot to get an inherently unlikable guy elected. Candy was just doing her part to help Obama get elected.

Newsweek, the formerly venerable publication, has provided us with cover stories such as; Why are Obama’s Critics So Dumb, The Obama Conquest (subtitled ‘Lucky General or Master of the Game’), The God of All Things and the recent humdinger, The Second Coming. Throw in a couple of halo’d pictures and you have hero worship. Continue reading

Nugent to Morgan: Poster Boy to Stand Up for Things That Make No Sense

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The American Spectator : The Anti-Democracy Index

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The American Spectator : The Anti-Democracy Index
by Wayne Crews an Ryan Young

The United States Constitution gives “all legislative powers herein granted” to Congress. Neither the judicial nor the executive branch has the power to make laws, only interpret and execute them, respectively — at least in theory. In practice, things are quite different. Not only do executive branch agencies makes laws every day by issuing regulations that have the force of law, they do more lawmaking than Congress — a lot more. Continue reading →

Taming a Crabby Obama

by Jeff Swanson

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Not sure if anyone had noticed, President Obama has a thin skin. Seems he also lacks the ability to take ownership of, well, nearly anything. Except, of course, bin Laden is dead. You may not have heard that one. If not, welcome back from your roundtrip to Proxima Centauri.

The fact remains, our President just can’t seem to do what an adult should, act like one. Act like an adult. Yes, I am calling Mr. Obama childish. Continue reading

McCain Grills “Old Friend” Hagel On Iraq Troop Surge

Examiner Editorial: Obama blames GOP for his own economic failures | WashingtonExaminer.com

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Examiner Editorial: Obama blames GOP for his own economic failures | WashingtonExaminer.com
by Examiner Editorial

“Our economy is facing a major headwind, and that is Republicans in Congress.” This was how White House spokesman Jay Carney tried Wednesday to explain away any responsibility on President Obama’s part for the 0.1 percent economic contraction that occurred in the fourth quarter of last year. In particular, he cited Republican “brinksmanship” over the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester.

From the way he spoke, you would think that Republicans control the apparatus of government in Washington. You would think that Obama hadn’t been president for four years, or that he didn’t spend months threatening to veto any rollback of the sequester cuts, or that the sequester had not originally been his administration’s idea as a solution to the budget impasse of 2011. But as he has for so long, Obama would rather blame, in Carney’s words, Republican “brinksmanship” over the sequester. Continue reading →