By Carole on Feb 17, 2010
Vice President Joe Biden has joined the pantheon of great thinkers who first uttered such brilliant statements as "Water is wet" and "Fire is hot." Appearing on CBS's The Early Show this morning, Mr. Biden declared that, "Washington right now is broken" and the country is in "deep trouble" unless it attacks ballooning federal deficits. (source) I guess given enough time, even a gaffe-prone, plagiarizing embarrassment like the vice president can get one right.
By Carole on Feb 3, 2010
Along with remaking America, President Obama is also evidently redefining civility - at least the kind he himself is practicing. Just days ago while speaking at a town hall meeting in Florida, the president called for more civil discourse in politics saying, "Nothing that human beings do will be perfect, but we shouldn't sort of assume that the other side is either heartless or doesn't care about sick people or is some socialist/communist who's trying to take over the health care system. We start getting into these caricatures. They're so damaging." (source)
By Carole on Jan 7, 2010
In Sally Quinn's Washington Post column this week is a line about President Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: "Emanuel is said to have told people that the chief-of-staff role is an 18-month job and that he is considering a run for mayor of Chicago." (source) Since Mr. Emanuel is the man the New York Times called "the principal author of Mr. Obama's do-everything-at-once strategy," he might be on his way to the windy city even sooner as the do-everything-at-once-strategy has become the do-everything-wrong strategy, specifically:
By Carole on Jan 4, 2010
When President Obama and the Democrats in Congress pushed through their $787 billion stimulus package early last year it was at least remotely possible they really believed it would stimulate the economy and create jobs. But soon after it was rammed through the legislative process the promises of creating jobs became claims of saving them and the 8% unemployment rate the bill was supposed to prevent skyrocketed to over 10%. Now those same Democrats want to squander even more taxpayer money on a phony job-creating bill.
By Carole on Jul 15, 2009
What happens when a United States Senator dares to state the obvious; that President Obama's economic policies are failing and a change of course is needed? Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) found out fast when he called for an end to economic stimulus spending claiming it hasn't succeeded in boosting the economy and that it's adding to the deficit. In response, the White House on Tuesday released letters from four cabinet secretaries to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer outlining transportation, housing, Indian education and other projects in Arizona they said would be eliminated if Kyl gets his way. (source)