Obama and the Democrats old stand bye for when things don’t go as they wanted. Bushes Fought! Though some critics and observers are suggesting the Ghailani verdict — he was acquited of all but one of more than 280 charges — weakens the president’s call for civilian criminal trials for Guantanamo detainees, a senior administration official pushes back: “He was convicted by a jury of a count which carries a […]
The Interior Department‘s inspector general says the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration’s six-month ban on new drilling. The inspector general says the editing changes resulted “in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed.” But it hadn’t been. The scientists were only asked to review new safety measures […]
The New York Times confirms that Rahm Emanuel will be stepping down as chief of staff, and reports: Mr. Obama plans to name Pete Rouse, a senior adviser, to replace Mr. Emanuel, two officials confirmed. Mr. Rouse has been at the president’s side since Mr. Obama arrived in Washington nearly six years ago as a senator, serving as his chief of staff. via The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : NYT: […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite coming under daily assault from Republicans over spending, the Obama administration is pushing a $20 billion-plus pre-election shopping list on its Democratic allies in Congress as they prepare must-pass legislation to prevent a government shutdown next month. Republicans are protesting the spending requests, which include $1.9 billion for grants to better-performing schools, financial help for the Postal Service and more than $4 billion requested by the […]
President Barack Obama is finally doing what he’s been telling Americans to do all summer: He’s spending time with his family on the Gulf Coast. His toe-dip of a visit is less a relaxing, presidential vacation than it is an all-inclusive business trip. In fewer than 27 hours in Panama City, Fla.
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How many remember the President saying that the Stimulus will bring down unemployment to 8%? He also touted that if the Stimulus was not enacted it would take our economic crisis to catastrophe. From where Americans are sitting, it appears the the Stimulus has done very little to change our economic forecast. In fact, the status has been revised down several times already this year.
Minorities have taken the biggest hit, even though our President insisted that the Stimulus would be far reaching down to the average worker. It appears that the Presidents statements have been nothing more then political Rhetoric as the poorest among us continue to be hit the hardest. The White House now says Unemployment will stay at or above 9% until the election in 2012. Interesting enough, The President said that the stimulus was “front loaded”meaning that the majority of the economic change would come in it’s first 2 years. It doesn’t take an economic degree to see that has not come to fruition.
The “teachable Moment” today is that the White House has violated the Civil rights of USDA employee Shirley Sherrod by denying her due process. This comes just one year to the day that President Obama said that a White police officer “acted stupidly’ after a situation with the Presidents Black personal friend.
Shirley Sherrod may have found an unlikely ally: Glenn Beck. Beck defended the USDA appointee, who resigned after Big Government posted a controversial video clip of a speech she gave to the NAACP earlier this year. In the clip, she described an incident when she debated how much to help a white farmer in need of assistance, though she has said that her remarks were taken out of context. Beck […]
WASHINGTON – An embarrassed White House apologized on Wednesday to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race, acknowledging that officials did not know all the facts when she was fired. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake. He said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was trying to reach her to extend the administration’s apology. THIS IS […]