To quote Jammie Wearing Fool, "Here's Paul Ryan, armed with nothing but facts. Note the absence of name-calling, the childish buffoonery and outlandish idiocy."
He goes on to write, "Is it any wonder the demonic left trashes Ryan whenever they can? They cannot compete intellectually, they cannot refute him on the facts. Therefore, he must be destroyed. That's how they roll."
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. ~ Senator Obama, 2006
In the past, raising the debt ceiling was routine. Since the 1950s, Congress has always passed it, and every President has signed it. President Reagan did it 18 times. George W. Bush did it 7 times. ~ President Obama 2011
From Hot Air:
Obama voted against the debt-ceiling increase in 2006. He didn’t vote at all on the increases in 2007 and 2008, which combined raised the ceiling by $1.65 trillion, or about two-thirds of the one-time increase he seeks now. Given that Obama was running for President in 2007 and 2008, one can presume that he didn’t want to have that kind of a vote on his record for the campaign, which gives us a real indication of just how routine Obama felt a debt-ceiling hike was then, too.
Obama talks the talk now, but when it came time to cast his own votes when it counted, Obama walked … away.
Read more here, Obamateurism of the Day: Voting present.
A reader emails:
In his speech tonight, President Obama made sure to mention that President Reagan raised the debt ceiling 18 times during his presidency. By my math, that’s more than once every six months while he was in office. And yet, now it’s dangerous to only extend the debt ceiling for 6 months. Can someone get President Obama to explain what’s changed?
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The White House on Wednesday declined to challenge an account in a new book that suggests that President Obama, in his campaign to overhaul American health care, mischaracterized a central anecdote about his mother’s deathbed dispute with her insurance company.
During his presidential campaign and subsequent battle over a health care law, Mr. Obama quieted crowds with the story of his mother’s fight with her insurer over whether her cancer was a pre-existing condition that disqualified her from coverage.
In offering the story as an argument for ending pre-existing condition exclusions by health insurers, the president left the clear impression that his mother’s fight was over health benefits for medical expenses.
But in “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother,” author Janny Scott quotes from correspondence from the president’s mother to assert that the 1995 dispute concerned a Cigna disability insurance policy and that her actual health insurer had apparently reimbursed most of her medical expenses without argument.
More from New York Times here.
Obama sure does that a lot, doesn't he?
The expanding catalogue of Obamacare fables
Is there a health insurance horror story disseminated by the White House and its allies that ever turned out to be true? Obamacare advocates have exercised more artistic license than a convention of Photoshoppers. Now, a prominent sob story shilled by President Obama himself about his own mother is in doubt. It’s high past time to call their bluffs....The president’s Dunham sham-ecdote is just the latest entry in an ever-expanding catalogue of Obamacare fables: Click here for more.
Here's a funny post from Right Scoop:
Via Newsbusters, here we have a classic case of a news correction that totally nullifies the original story. And this one is pure schadenfraude.
Earlier this week, MessNBC’s clownish hothead Ed Schultz thought he had a real juicy item on his hands, one that conveniently impugned the editorial integrity of the despised Fox News Channel. Reuters had just reported that FNC’s parent company News Corp. not only didn’t pay any taxes over the last four years, but actually received $4.8 billion in refunds! Ha-ha! Schultz sneered as he informed his viewer(s) that this is the real reason Fox personalities like Bill O’Reilly don’t want to see taxes raised on the “rich”.
Except, uh…News Corp actually paid $4.8 billion in taxes.
Never mind the fact that MSNBC’s parent company GE didn’t pay a dime in taxes in 2010. Nothing to see there, I guess.
Carter redux: The Barack Obama-Jimmy Carter Malaise Remix