One day after Jimmy Carter turned 85 years old, he gets another example of how racism is turning the Obama presidency into a series of bad luck events.
Barack Obama thought he had a slam dunk. He could take a day or two out of his busy schedule, take Air Force One to Denmark for a one-hour meeting, this also takes a hiatus from global warming responsibilities, and deliver a personal speech to the IOC. In that speech, again he enumerated what a poor country the United States has become over the past few years but his good deeds as a good deed doer will turn things around and have Chicago make America proud again as an endcap on his presidency. It all seems so simple. No room for errors.
It is becoming increasingly rare to actually see some responsible leadership from an elected official. However, we are seeing it again from Milwaukee County executive Scott Walker. And of course, the critics are out to cast stone's at the glass House of fiscal responsibility.
Scott Walker was elected six years ago to clean up the mouse created by Tom Ament and a host of county supervisors who selfishly only voted for their own interests. They voted themselves a huge retirement payouts and large pensions to be footed by the taxpayer of the county. Then they were all surprised when they lost recall elections. They not only should have been thrown out of office, they should be made to forfeit their ill-gotten gain.
After almost 2 years of continuous praise from the media, president of Barack Obama is now facing some pushback. With almost constant unrelenting acclaim of how great Obama was going to be and what a great information America was going to experience to the point of being sickening to anyone who looks at things objectively, the enthusiasm is starting to wane.
Saturday Night Live opened with the skit taking some jabs at how little Obama has actually accomplished in his first nine months. And this is the time when he will have as much influence to push through his programs and political agenda. If things don't get done now, it will only get more difficult than the next three years. This seems strange coming from NBC was traditionally been his staunchest supporter. But, I'm not crazy enough to think that objectivity will come from Olbermann or Maddow. I'm sure Chris Matthews is still experiencing some tingling.
Even the close supporters of President Barack Obama will acknowledge that the president did little if anything to actually earn the Nobel Peace Prize. A century ago when Theodore Roosevelt or Woodrow Wilson were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, it was because they had put effort into ending a war or bringing peace to the world without achieving world peace.
Woodrow Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in organizing the League of Nations. He toured the nation promoting his cause urging citizens to persuade their senator to ratify the treaty creating the League of Nations. He exhausted himself so much that it caused a debilitating stroke which left him paralyzed for the rest of his life. Had there been a 25th amendment to the Constitution at the time, Wilson may not have served out his second term. Yet the Senate did not ratify it. Has Obama even come close to doing something like this?
For the past couple of years, liberal bloggers have spent a lot of time pounding away at their keyboards asserting their disdain at what they believe are the untruths delivered to them by the George W. Bush administration. They call them lies. A select number of the liberal bloggers have professed their objectivity to their political leaning. If one is to take this at face value, these bloggers will be turning out blog after blog proclaiming the same from President Obama. They will be calling him a liar. And in the eyes of those who hold them to be objective, they will be correct.
The methods being used and the Democrats in Congress to pass health care reform is embarrassing at best. At its worst, it's deceit and lies. Apparently they believe Americans are very stupid. And looking at who was elected, or reelected, there's not a lot of room for argument. And that's too bad. However, the government looks at itself as being all-powerful, all-knowing, all governing. Instead of trying to dupe Americans, they should be helping them out by explaining what they are actually doing. But that would be embarrassing for them.
24 hour news channels have only been around for about 29 years. In that period of time, only about five presidents have been affected. Of course as time goes on, the later presidents have dealt with the 24-hour news channels more than the early ones. Not all have existed for the entire 29 years. But now, we're seeing something different. A United States president and his administration are now propagandizing themselves with their agenda to target one news organization -- Fox news.
During last year's campaign, one would practically get sick bed watching news organizations such as NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and others where they are just falling all over themselves as if they are in a contest to see who can give more favorable press to Barack Obama. Do people actually expect objectivity in news reporting from talking heads who claim on the air that they get a tingling feeling up their leg every time they hear Barack Obama speak? I guess MSNBC wins the award for who can be the most biased. CNN actually believes that their ratings are so low because they do not have the opinion talkers of other news organizations. Their ratings are low because they suck.
I cannot figure Liberals out. The Liberals spend money they don't have and take money that somebody else earns and spend that too. Even in these bad economic times, when people in the private sector have to forgo raises, contemplate salary cuts, and deal with tax increases at every level of government. That's if they're fortunate enough to keep their job continuously. But governments don't seem to care.
The tax-and-spend liberals use the same tactics at the local level that are being used to wear down tax-free can opposition at the federal level. At the recent school board annual meeting in Brown Deer, the attendees had to sit in uncomfortable chairs, and a hot gymnasium, only to be entertained by a bunch of boring speakers giving presentations void of useful content. The predictable aphorisms were present. "Children are the future." "We're preparing children for the 21st century." "The children will be able to compete in today's world." One of the children best get the janitor, I was about to get sick. I'm surprised they had the pledge of allegiance and not started with "Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama. His TelePrompTer said today, higher taxes we must pay. Mmm, mmm, mmm.
Can anyone tell the direction that the Democrats are going with regard to the government takeover of health care, or as they call it "reform", especially with regard to the public option? Every day it's something different. It's in. It's out. It's in with the option to opt out. It's out with the option to opt in. Which is it?
It's turning into nothing more than a simple ploy to confuse the public and lie to the citizens of the United States. This administration pledged that it would have more transparency and more openness than any other administration in history. Or at least more than George W. Bush. Well it isn't. It is trying to shove down the throats of the American citizens three times the spending of previous administrations and more government and corruption than we ever thought possible. But Congress is trying to put together a health care reform bill, government takeover to the plain speakers, behind closed doors. They are taking a 1200 page bill that no one has read and turning it into a 2300 page bill that no one will read. And we're expected to call this progress?
It wasn't that long ago when Barack Obama was calling the war in Afghanistan a war of necessity. After taking office in January, President Obama acted like he was going to show the people of the United States and show the world how to effectively end a war. He had his motivation-he would out do President Bush. It was Bush and Iraq versus Obama and Afghanistan.
We had a precedent. The surge in Iraq. After a lot of criticism and comparisons to Vietnam, the surge in Iraq is now being regarded as a success. It's being regarded as much of a success as wars can be. Well, wars cost too much. They last too long. And far too many people who go over to fight do not come back alive. So let's ask the question; what's going wrong in Afghanistan?
Why do we have a county board of supervisors in Milwaukee County? Do we need this level of government? What do they do? Anything? Anybody?
It seems that the role of the colony board is to waste money and raise taxes. And if Milwaukee County becomes undesirable for anybody who is looking for a great place to live, that's just an added bonus. As Scott Walker does whatever he can to keep county government under some sort of fiscal control, he meets opposition at every level. He meets opposition with a county board. As politicians, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors just cannot fathom not having more money come in for them to waste on their own personal interests. The Board of Supervisors can't stand it when they do not have a chance to have somebody else increase taxes for them. They have to go on the rampage themselves.