Please watch this video and give your thoughts on it. I'd really like to know what the left is thinking about this kind of special treatment because of the color of their skin. Is it OK to judge a person based on their skin color? And is reverse discrimination good or bad?
A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration's handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially-motivated reasons. Just so you know the New Black Panther Party is a black version of the KKK.
Is this racism or isn't it? Is it OK for blacks to intimidate white only or can the Neo-Nazi's have the same blind eye of the court? Is this the "social justice" the left has been talking about? Because it sure as heck isn't equal justice thats for sure.
Michigan weather and earth grow some great foods with great flavor. At this time of year my garden feeds a lot of people a lot of organic homegrown fruits and veggies. I made a hot sauce with the 5 kinds of peppers I grow,cilantro,garlic,tomato's and other ingredients like coffee,sea salt and kombuchavinegar which I also make. So far this year we have eaten Bing and Rainier cherries,raspberries,dewberries,mulberries,service berries,strawberries,rhubarb,5 kinds of greens for salads,green beans and sweet peas,zucini and zucini flowers. And every herb you can think of to cook with. Soon the tomato's and the cucumbers will be in. I will cut my cauliflower and broccoli tomorrow for a party. The boys and I love just being able to eat all that ,God candy as we call it, fruits off the vine or trees. The wildlife love it and so do the hungry in our community. It puts a smile on my face to see so many enjoying my garden of Edin. I have more song bird,rabbits,opossum,raccoon,squirrel then you can imagine in my yard eating mulberries. Now all I need is ways to cook all this stuff up. If you have any good food ideas please chime in with a post. Tonight I'm cooking zucini flowers in butter,sea salt,
ground pepper and vanilla.
The Democrats are saying the recovery is here. But for some reason the stock market and the millions of Americans that invest in stocks don't think so. In May new house sales dropped 33% thanks to the government intervention to coax new home buyers into the housing market. That was money well spent. Obama and the Democrats said that if we didn't pass their Democrats only stimulus bill we would see unemployment of 9%. But the Democrats say the stimulus worked we just aren't smart enough to see it. The Democrats created jobs in the public system and lost a near record number in the private sector. The ratio of private to public sector jobs is unsustainable. Our nation debt has grown at a record amount thanks to the Democrats insatiable appetite for spending our money on unnecessary programs. They take our kids money and buy something for their voters with it and then blame the rich. And then we have a disaster in the Gulf like we have never seen and Obama just talks tough and says,"I'm on it". The one thing the Federal government is tasked to take care of and they hand it off to BP to take care off. Did Obama hand over the disaster of a lifetime over to BP to fix so he and the Democratic party can critique their actions? It sure does seem like it,doesn't it? But none of this is Obama or the Democrats fault ,"it's all Bush's fault". I don't remember when I heard a President blame the last President like Obama does. Since Obama took over the wars everything is rosy again. e but he did what Bush had planned on doing all along. But he did it with 10,000 fewer troops and he put stupid restrictions on the soldiers. He's done a great job with the timeline he promised the voters on closing Gitmo. And Obamacare was nothing like the Democrats said and everything the Republicans said. Who needs to trust the President when you have a media that will spin it all for them. Things are going exactly the way the Democrats said it would. Aren't they? Well I'm going to take another look at my 401K knowing that come Nov. it will start going back up again. Come Nov. we will watch the private sector grow without the fear of reprisal from the Democrats. It's time to get these Democratic monkeys of our backs. We need to do what the conservatives have been saying all along. They have been right on everything thus far,ya know? And once we we get conservatives into office get ready because the cuts will come. Let's see what the free market can do when it is unleashed. Let's see what kind of great ideas come out of small American companies when they are given the chance. Let's see what happens to the unemployment lines when the Republican get government out of the way. Let's see what happens when taxes are dropped and the debt shrinks with the size of government. Let's see what a balanced budget looks like when the Republicans are in charge of Congress. I know all the liberals out there think I'm a racist now because I hurt their feelings with the facts and reality. Sorry for that. LOL. How is your portfolio doing with the Democrat in total charge of government?
This is from the blogger A Conservative Teacher. It shows what the unemployment looked like under each parties terms of Senate over the last 25 years. It's a picture that the Democrat should understand. And if you don't know what the Senate does then quiz yourself on the internet.
Is Rick Barber correct? Are the Democrats bringing back a new form of slavery? If you are against this ad then answer the questions Barber is asking. Don't just say he is "stupid" or an "idiot" without answering the questions. All the left seem to be able to do is make fun of the methods or the person with the reasoning behind it.
It seems that the media has forgotten Sen.Byrd racist history. The do that a lot with the Democratic party. RIP Sen. Byrd you are a hero to the Democratic Party and they will forget your KKK past or at least justify it. Did you notice the cross on his hood? God did and he is being judged right now for it. If I was black I would be pissed to all hell by the we the Democratic Party and the media have errased his racist past. But they are the party of segregation with a smile instead of the hood now.
This is proof positive that Palin’s not the only Republican governor who knows how to spin populist gold out of Obama’s failings. The necessary materials? An extremely popular Arizona immigration law, soon to be challenged by the federal government; freaky deaky reports of parts of the state turning into no man’s land thanks to weak border enforcement; and of course a broken promise by The One to send at least token reinforcements to help out. Weave them all together and voila — you’ve got an incumbent who was struggling three months ago on her way to re-election with 55 percent. Well played, Jan Brewer. Very well played. What do you think?
This is typical of liberals.They always end up rioting to get their way. One group of liberals holds hands to make change but does nothing more then that while another group riots, both are worthless. This time it's in another country. But what do you think will happen when they start losing control of the Federal government this November? Why do you think they will do when conservatives take away their stupid programs to balanced budgets? What do you think they will be like when both houses of Congress are conservative and act it? What do you think will happen when all "hope" is gone? Do you think they will hold hands and wish it away? Will they sing songs when "Obama money" dries up and there are no jobs thanks to the Democratic party that didn't plan to create jobs in the private sector? And when they riot and get hospitalized will they get upset when they have to pay the hospital bill because obamacare sucks? But it's the Tea Party conservatives that the media has warned us about for over a year and a half. In hard time you can count on conservatives to make things better for the community and during those same had times you can count on liberals to make things worse. It's in their DNA to destroy. The question is are you ready if they go off in your town? We have learned that with liberals we need to expect the expected with them. And you can expect them to become violent at a drop of a hat. You can expect that they will try and hurt innocent people to further their cause. And as their liberal dreams slip away you could bet the farm that they will lash out with everything they have and with their last breath they will blam Bush or the Republican party even though they are no where to bew found.
"Why aren't all those Move.On,hee hee hee that's for you Joe, groups bitching about Obama giving a highly profitable foreign oil company $2 billion of our money? Could it be because the owner of MoveOn.org and Petrobras is billionair George Soros? Are there better places for our money to be spent other then making the left wingers richer? This is more proof that the Democrats don't care about the little people any more. They give the poor a pittance while the wealthy left get wealthier. The Democrats have taken enough from you and I and given it to big business and the uber wealth liberals. The liberals better wake up and realize that they are getting played just like us conservatives. And the enviro-freaks need to realize that the Democrats aren't their friend either. I'm sure this is the first time the liberals have heard about this because their media isn't covering it. Ask yourself why aren't they covering this story? Why haven't you heard about it? Obama needs to stop hurting the out of work Americans with this oil drilling embargo in the Gulf so he can make his friend George Soros richer. This is criminal don't you think?
This is Hands Across The Sand. They were just at the Metro Beach where I live. This group goes all around the country holding hands on the beaches. This is another typical left wing organization. They think by going all around the country and getting people to hold hands they are doing something for the environment. They don't clean up the beaches when they are there. They don't buy land to keep it natural like the fishermen and hunters do. No they just stand their and expect the rest of us to do the work. If they want to bring attention they should do it by doing something other then stand there. It wasn't any of these left wing organizations that cleaned up the Clinton river to the point that it is cleaner now then it has ever been in our history. They didn't cut down trees so the trout could make it into the river. Take a close look at what the left wing groups do. And when I say do I mean do. They tend to stand there first or they do what the G20 lefties do and riot to get attention. But then they ask the government to tax us all so that they get what they want. They pay a pittance to get what they want, if anything at all. These libs have to be told NO. If they want something then they need to antty up for it just like we do. And they better start doing something other then stand their like a bunch of lazy fools expecting something in return for that minor deed. It's time we mock these people for doing next to nothing and expecting something in return. If they want something then they need to do it. Do they all have electric cars and solar panel houses? Did they buy a windmill for the beach? Before they tell us to do something they should do it themselves first. And before any of you start with the I must hate nature BS look at what my hobbies are. I hunt,fish and organic garden. All of which do something good for the environment and our lands. When I bought my sons a new gun to learn to shoot with that tax I paid went towords buying land and marshes. We the hunters and fishers have done what the left wing wont. We have made our states more natural and better then we got it. We all want the same thing but the right is willing to do more then just hold hands to make it happen. And riding around naked on a bike is doing nothing either. If you want to run around naked pick some of the crap up while your at it. And after the G20 left wing riots are over clean up what yours on the left did. It's for the environment.
Key House and Senate lawmakers agreed on far-reaching new financial rules early Friday after weeks of division, delay and frantic last-minute deal making. The dawn compromise set up a potential vote in both houses of Congress next week that could send the landmark legislation to President Obama by July 4.
"It's a great moment. I'm proud to have been here," said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee led the effort in the Senate. "No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done."
Both the House and Senate must approve the compromise legislation before it can go to Obama for his signature. This is the blind leading the blind and we the people are the ones getting screwed. Pray for our leaders that thier eyes are open and they do what is right for we the people not them and their friends.
According to feminist you have to pro-abortion to be a feminist. WTF? These liberals are whacked out of their flipping minds. This is what Obama and Gloria think is what defines a feminist. If that is what defines a feminist then feminist are sick and should be jailed for what they want to do to babies. And the lefts hero Obama wanted to kill babies that were born alive. And we wonder why flies and rats hang around him?
In a classic example of liberal hypocrisy, the far-left leaning, George Soros-funded group MoveOn.org has removed its controversial website. Do you remember how the left ,Democrats, degraded our military? The way the Democrats treated our military was sickening. Nothing has changed with these wars but the party name.
I guess MoveOn couldn't possibly bash this General now that he's working for Obama.
To give readers an idea of the firestorm this created at the time, here are some NewsBusters articles published after this ad hit:
With Petraeus now part of the Obama administration, it's going to be fascinating watching all of the media members and outlets that supported MoveOn's ad now backtrack and gush over the General they once despised.
Of course, radical antiwar Chicago Senator Obama was completely wrong and at odds with General Petraeus on the Iraq Surge.
Don’t expect that to be mentioned by any state-run media outlets today.
This afternoon President Barack Obama put General Petraeus in charge of Afghanistan.
The Hill reported:
Obama has selected Gen. David Petraeus to replace McChrystal.
“If he is the choice, that’s an excellent choice. I think it’s a brilliant stroke. Clearly competent,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said on MSNBC in reaction to the pick. “Clearly he’s the guy that can take over now and ram this policy through to success.”
In remarks in the Rose Garden this afternoon, the president said he’d accepted McChrystal’s resignation with “considerable regret” for controversial remarks the general had made to Rolling Stone magazine, in which he criticized Obama and other top administration officials
It seems like the wars aren't being fought very well. Obama has lost control of both wars and it doesn't look like he is very engaged in the wars. Our military has been weakened over the past few months. This incident is just a symptom of a greater problem. Obama gave a time line and didn't give all the troops he was asked to. It took Obama forever to even acknowledge Gen McChrystals request to keep fighting the war in Afghanistan. Now the left will point their fingers at everyone but the Commander in Chief and say it is everyones fault but President Obama's. The economy is out of control,the Gulf oil spill is getting worse not better,the housing market crashed 33% last quarter,jobs are being lost and businesses are going under in near record numbers. But the die hard Democrats think the Democrats are doing a good job. And the thought that Joe "Buffoon" Biden is second in command doesn't make me feel any safer. I'd like to know what you think about the way the Democrats are running this war and country. What effect will the decision to fire McChrystal for General Patreaus? And do any of you remember the name the Democrats gave to Gen Patreaus when he worked for Bush? How do you think our enemy views this? Are we stronger or weaker under Obama and the Democrats in Congress?
It looks like Obama was lieing about using our border to trade for amnisty for the illegals in our country. But I'm sure the left will make up something up on why Obama lied and tried to make Sen.Kyl look bad for telling the truth.
So, who do you think has been telling the truth?
Candidate Obama, back in 2004, and Sen. Kyl and Sen. McCain?
Or President Obama in the last few weeks?
I think it is safe to say now who’s been telling the truth and who is the liar. Now the question is can we ever believe anything the president says since he has been cought in so many lies? Ask yourself what kind of man would do this. And is this the kind of many we want running our country?
FILE - In a Tuesday, June 8, 2010 photo, a deepwaterdrilling rig operates near the... (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
A federal judge struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, saying the government rashly concluded that because one rig failed, the others are in immediate danger, too.
The White House promised an immediate appeal. The Interior Department had halted approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling of 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Barack Obama believes that until investigations can determine why the spill happened, continued deepwater drilling could expose workers and the environment to "a danger that the president does not believe we can afford." Today is a bad day for the Obama admin and the Democratic Party as a whole. First he was disrespected in public by his general in Afghanistan and now a federal judge has struck down Obama's illegal ban on oil drilling in the Gulf. Now everyone including those chosen by Obama have said the oil drilling ban is not a good thing but Obama will fight this decision like a spoiled child. When will Obama do what is right for the people instead of what is good for his friends like Soros's company Petrobras in Brazil. If Obama chooses to be a bitch and fight the decision then he is nothing less then a criminal
An article out this week in "Rolling Stone" magazine depicts Gen. Stanley McChrystal as a lone wolf on the outs with many important figures in the Obama administration and unable to convince even some of his own soldiers that his strategy can win the war.
A band of McChrystal's profane, irreverent aides are quoted mocking Vice President Joe Biden and Richard Holbrooke, the special U.S. representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
McChrystal himself is described by an aide as "disappointed" in his first Oval Office meeting with an unprepared President Barack Obama. The article says that although McChrystal voted for Obama, the two failed to connect from the start. Obama called McChrystal on the carpet last fall for speaking too bluntly about his desire for more troops.
"I found that time painful," McChrystal said in the article, on newsstands Friday. "I was selling an unsellable position."
This is incredible to me. I find it hard to believe that a man that has gotten to the point of General in our military doesn't understand what he did. Gen.McChrystal made the Obama admin look like a bunch of idiots that didn't have a clue what they were doing. This undermines the Obama admin and the Democratic party. These are the people in charge and it is obvious there are a lot of issues with the military and the way the military is fighting the wars. Generals don't break rank unless it is necessary. And if what the General is saying is right then we are in big trouble. The Obama admin better get control of the military and fix what is broken. This can't be blamed on anyone other then the Obama admin. If these guys were running a company instead of a country they would have all been canned. Ask yourself why did McChrystal say these things about his boss? What did McChrystal have to gain by doing that?
Kyl said that Obama and the Democrats are holding our border hostage for immigration reform. Kyl is an upstanding man and I trust his word over the Obama admins any day of the week. If they are playing politics with securing our borders this should give everyone reason to not vote for a Democrat. This isn't a political game. People are dieing and drugs and terrorist are coming over our borders. And the Obama admin is way out of line doing this. When will enough be enough? When will the Democratic Party do what is right for the country and it's CITIZENS?
Isn't this great?I agree that illegals have a right to a fair wage in their own country. When they apply to be a legal immigrant they will get paid a fair wage by law. They will pay taxes and have all the rights God and Congress give them here in America. I'm getting tired of the Democrats spending all their attention and efforts on taking care of the illegals. Why would anyone vote for a party that cares more about the illegals then the citizens? WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!
What do you think? This isn't about race but religion for those liberals that like to make this and everything about race.DEARBORN, MI - Police in the heavily Arab Detroit suburb of Dearborn say they arrested four Christian missionaries for alleged disorderly conduct at an Arab cultural festival.
Police Chief Ron Haddad says his department made the arrests Friday. The four, who are free on bond, insist they only spoke with people who wanted to speak with them. Christian proselytizing at the festival has been a matter of dispute for several years.
Haddad told the Detroit Free Press he isn't taking sides, but police have to keep peace at a festival that draws 300,000 people over three days.
Here is video of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on with Greta Van Susteren last night, where she said she is disappointed that President Obama has not kep his word to her about making it clear their position on the Arizona anti-Illegal Immigration Law. Instead, Brewer heard yesterday that the Obama Justice Department is going to challenge the Arizona Law in the courts through an interview given by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Brewer also said she is “disappointed” that President Obama did not keep his word in promising to send officials to Arizona within two weeks to let her know how many troops will be sent to help secure the U.S. Border with Mexico. Obama had made that promise when he met with Brewer at the White House two weeks ago.
Brewer said “we will meet them in court, and we will win.”
Is anyone surprised Obama did not keep his word? Can we trust the Liar-N-Chef o0n anything anymore?
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 28% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16 (see trends). Forty-seven percent (47%) still blame today’s economic problems on the recession that began during the presidency of George W. Bush. But now 45% say they're due to the policies of President Obama.
The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.
Overall, 43% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.
Check out our review of last week’s key polls to see “What They Told Us.”
In his new book, Scott Rasmussen observes, “Most of us have come to believe that the political system is broken, that most politicians are corrupt, and that neither major political party has the answers. Some of us are ready to give up and some of us are ready to scream a little louder. But all of us believe we can do better.
This is a sad day for our liberal friends that put all their eggs in one Obama basket. Now the left will say this is racism or something stupid like that. But the fact is most Americans still like Obama as a person. They just hate what he is doing to the country.
First of I'd like to wish our Father Who is in Heaven a happy fathers day. And since He is our greatest founding father and since our founding fathers put Him above our nation and everyone in it. I'd like to know who your favorite founding father is and why.
This is what an Islam run festival is all about. I hope there are more people questioning Muslims on camera this year at the festival. It doesn't take much for these animals to attack our freedoms. I thank God for those Christian men for showing us the hate of Islam. Now I know there are those lefties that think Christians are worse but really get some reallity for a minute.
I think Levin is saying what we all think. Obama has turned out to be worse then any conservative has ever thought he would be. Even the left think he is turning out to be horrendous. It's time to gloat in public about the Democratic Parties fall. Tell everyone you meet that Obama and the Democrats are putting us deeper in the hole. You will be surprised how many more people will agree with you now. And now is the time to let people know that the Republican party has changed and is listening to the people. The Republican party was held to the fire and came out stronger because of it. If you look at the reborn conservative Republican party it looks a lot like the Democratic Party did during JFK times.
Remember: The Gulf Oil Spill Is Like 9-11 Three days after the Gulf oil rig explosion, the Netherlands offered to send in oil skimmers to pump oil off of the surface of the ocean. The Obama Administration turned them down because they were not 100% efficient and small amounts of oil would be pumped back into the Gulf with the excess water. EPA regulations do not allow for residue water to contain any oil. So rather than use equipment that was not 100% efficient the Obama Administration chose to let all of the oil run into the Gulf.
This is not just bad policy, it is criminal.
Since the Obama Administration turned down assistance from The Netherlands at least 125 miles of Louisiana coastline has been ruined by the BP oil spill. Tar blobs began washing up on Florida’s white sand beaches near Pensacola days ago. And, crude oil has also been reported along barrier islands in Alabama and Mississippi.
Clean-up workers pick up blobs of oil in absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) The Examiner reported, via Free Republic:
The U.S. Government has apparently reconsidered a Dutch offer to supply 4 oil skimmers. These are large arms that are attached to oil tankers that pump oil and water from the surface of the ocean into the tanker. Water pumped into the tanker will settle to the bottom of the tanker and is then pumped back into the ocean to make room for more oil. Each system will collect 5,000 tons of oil each day.
One ton of oil is about 7.3 barrels. 5,000 tons per day is 36,500 barrels per day. 4 skimmers have a capacity of 146,000 barrels per day. That is much greater than the high end estimate of the leak. The skimmers work best in calm water, which is the usual condition this time of year in the gulf.
These systems were developed by the Dutch as a safety system in case of oil spills from either wells or tankers. The Dutch have off shore oil development and also import oil in tankers. Their economy, just like ours, runs on oil. They understand that the production and use of oil has dangers and they wanted to be ready to cope with problems like spills. The Dutch system has been used successfully in Europe. The Dutch offered to fly their skimmer arm systems to the Gulf 3 days after the oil spill started. The offer was apparently turned down because EPA regulations do not allow water with oil to be pumped back into the ocean. If all the oily water was retained in the tanker, the capacity of the system would be greatly diminished because most of what is pumped into the tanker is sea water.
As of June 8th, BP reported that they have collected 64,650 barrels of oil in the Gulf. That is only a fraction of the amount of oil spilled from the well. That is less than one day’s rated capacity of the Dutch oil skimmers. Turning down the Dutch skimmers just shows a total lack of leadership in the oil spill.
The Obama Administration turned down offers to help clean up the spill from The Netherlands and the British Government just days after the explosion. They didn’t accept the British help because they didn’t have the proper paperwork. The administration still has not given the OK to allow emergency workers to use a Maine company’s oil boom even though they were made aware of the warehouse full of containment boom back on May 21.
Why would The Rochester Citizen have a nice Q&A with communist Van Jones? Bruce Fealk wrote a friendly article in The Rochester Citizen,Green Jobs Advocate, Van Jones, Fires up Progressive Conference.
Van Jones Interview at Michigan Summit
I'm sure The Rochester Citizen isn't promoting communists but Bruce Fealk is. Your Source for Local News in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township - E-mail: Editor@therochestercitizen.com Take the time and email the editor and ask them why is an interview with a communist in Landsing on this paper? It's bad enough they have radicals writing for them but to have such a friendly article and interview makes me question what this paper is all about. If I was a citizen of Rochester or Oakland I would be upset that they are letting articles like this in the paper. Will they have a friendly article about the New Black Panther Party or Nazi's? I think The Rochester Citizen didn't realize that Bruce Fealk would sneak in a communist into their paper.
If you make over $24,000 a year then you make too much money to vote for a Democrat. If you aren't in a union then why would you vote for a Democrat? The Democrats have cripeled the middle class by cripling the businesses that give them jobs.
Middle Class Is Abandoning Obama: He Gets Majority Approval Rating Only From Americans Making Less Than $24,000 Per Year Tuesday, June 15, 2010 By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
President Barack Obama, flanked by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, left, National Incident Commander Adm. Thad Allen, right, makes a statement on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 2010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BPDeepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
During the week of June 7-13, only 46 percent of Americans overall told Gallup they approved of the job Obama is doing as president, tying for the worst week of Obama's presidency. Two weeks ago, forty-six percent also said they approved of the job Obama is doing, and last week 47 percent said they approved.
But when the president’s approval is separated by incomes groups, it is only the lowest income bracket recorded by Gallup—those who earn less than $2,000 per month—that gives Obama a majority approval rating, with 52 percent saying they approved of the job he is doing as president.
Among those earning $2,000 to $4,999 per month (or $24,000 to $59,988 per year), 46 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. Among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month ($60,000 to $89,988 per year), 44 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. And among those earning $7,500 or more per month ($90,000 per year or more), the highest income bracket recorded by Gallup, 47 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.
The last time Obama’s approval topped 50 percent among the $24,000 to $59,988 income bracket was the week of May 10-16, when it was 51 percent. The last time it topped 50 percent among the $60,000 to $89,988 income bracket was the week of May 3-9, when it was 51 percent. The last time Obama’s approval topped 50 percent among the $90,000 and above income bracket was the week of April 19-25, when it was 51 percent.
Obama’s current 52 percent approval among Americans earning less than $2,000 per month is the lowest it has been among that income bracket in his presidency. In the week of April 19-25, his approval was at 60 percent in this income bracket. It has dropped eight points since then.
The week of his inauguration—Jan. 19-25, 2009—Obama’s approval was 73 percent among those earning less than $2,000 per month, 66 percent among those earning between $2,000 and $4,999, 69 percent among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month, and 66 percent among those earning $7,500 per month or more.
It's about timew the mideo opened their eyes. The main stream media has been losing viewers in droves. Maybe if they stopped being so one sided and give the real news they might make a comeback. I can't wait to see how the thin skined Obama and his admin handle the media if they start treating him like they did every other president. I have to say only the far left idealogue anarchist type liberals still back this admin and the Democratic party.
Obama Making More Promises on Oil spill
By Tom Raum (AP)
President Barack Obama's vow to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than before the oil spill sounds familiar. It eerily echoes President George W. Bush's pledge after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild New Orleans "higher and better."
Bush wasn't able to keep that promise. And Obama probably won't be able to keep his either.
Part of Obama's predicament may be of his own making. He has consistently set high expectations for his own performance, first in his presidential campaign and now in office.
But his eagerness to take "responsibility" has run into a wall of reality with three crises that defy easy resolution: an ocean floor oil gusher neither BP nor government scientists can stop, a nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan that Obama can't seem to end and a fragile economic recovery that isn't creating new jobs.
In each instance, Obama has responded by balancing expressions of hope with cautions that the road ahead is a long and difficult one.
Patience is running short.
A majority of Americans — 52 percent — disapprove of how Obama has handled the spill, up significantly from last month when many more Americans were reserving judgment, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Heading toward fall elections that will determine who controls Congress, the administration and lawmakers are attempting to deflect as much political blame for the spill as possible.
Obama's choice of the Oval Office for Tuesday night's prime-time address to the nation was a piece of presidential stagecraft designed to emphasize the seriousness of the situation, while projecting strength and engagement. It was an attempt to show him fully in charge and sympathetic to people along the Gulf Coast, and to try to counter any remaining impressions of aloofness and detachment.
Presidents have long used the format in times of crisis. Bush spoke from the Oval Office on the night of Sept. 11, 2001. Ronald Reagan used the Oval to talk about the space shuttle Challenger explosion. John F. Kennedy spoke from there about the Cuban missile crisis. Richard Nixon announced his resignation from the famous room.
In his address, Obama was calling for measures to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Of all the promises of U.S. presidents, the call to end the nation's "addiction to oil," as Bush put it, is the one made — and broken — the most often.
Obama was swept into office on promises of change.
As a first-term senator representing Illinois, he promised to be different. He sought to raise confidence in what government could do and campaigned against the failures of his predecessor.
He took particular aim at Bush's handling of Katrina, scoffing at the Republican president's promise to "do whatever it takes" to help New Orleans.
Obama's presidential campaign was a model of efficiency, innovation and bold can-do gestures, and he continued to raise expectations in office by putting forth an overflowing agenda — from anti-recessionary stimulus spending to health care overhaul, financial overhaul, major energy and education legislation.
He said passage of his health care bill was proof that government "could still do big things." And success seemed imminent on his proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of financial regulation. Then came the oil spill.
After a fitful start dealing with the spill, Obama has worked intently to convince Americans that he and his administration are in full control in the response — and were from the beginning. He has taken responsibility for stopping the leak and for the cleanup.
Obama might be trying too hard to show he's in charge, said Stephen Hess, a presidential scholar at the Brookings Institution. "I think the amount of fault on his part is limited. So why suddenly start taking the blame for what government doesn't do, or hasn't done in the past, or shouldn't do?" asked Hess.
Still, Obama has increasingly found himself on the defensive as he faces growing public anger over the spill. In the nearly two months since the disaster, BP and government scientists have failed at nearly every effort to plug the well.
If it's any solace to the president, disapproval of BP's handling of the spill is now up to 83 percent. That suggests that Americans have someone other than their president to blame.
Obama did concede the limits of presidential power. "Even though I am president of the United States, my powers are not limitless," Obama said earlier this month. "So I can't dive down there and plug the hole. I can't suck it up with a straw. All I can do is make sure that I put honest, hardworking, smart people in place." Source
MSNBC Panel Slams Obama Speech, Matthews: May 'Barf' if More 'Ludicrous' Mentions of Nobel Prize
On a special edition of Tuesday's Countdown show on MSNBC which aired after President Obama's address to the nation, the panel of Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and Howard Fineman were not impressed by the President's speech, as the group complained that it was not "specific" enough and lacked details.
Matthews complained that in the Obama administration, "meritocracy is going too far," and asserted that it was "ludicrous" that the President had mentioned that the Secretary of Energy has a Nobal Prize. He also recalled promising to "barf" if the President brought up the Nobal Prize again. Matthews:
I thought a couple of things were surprising to me. Why does he continue to say that the Secretary of Energy has a Nobel Prize? I mean, it`s almost gotten ludicrous. We had Carol Browner do it again tonight. I know I`ve mocked him for doing it, saying I`d barf if he did it one more time. But it`s not important. This meritocracy has gone too far. This, they’ve named the new guy here, the head of MMS. I`m not sure whether these degrees are going to help or these awards from overseas.
Olbermann ended up complaining: "I think the President was nicer to BP and big oil than the big oil executives were to BP this afternoon." Source
Republicans Not Impressed with Obama's Oval Office Address
ABC's Z. Byron Wolf reports: First out of the gate responding to the president is Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessean who is spearheading energy legislation for his party.
Alexander was not impressed with the president's call to arms.
“The president should spend more time focusing on cleaning up and containing the oil spill and less time trying to pass a national energy tax that will drive jobs overseas looking for cheap energy. After that, Congress can enact legislation to help electrify half our cars and trucks, which is the single best way to reduce our dependence on oil."
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison was even more pointed.
"I am concerned the administration is attempting to capitalize on public outrage over the spill in order to push through a cap and trade bill that will significantly raise energy prices for all Americans and add more burdens on businesses," she said in a written statement. "Right now, the President’s number one priority needs to be keeping the jobs in the energy sector from going overseas and restoring the Gulf of Mexico.” Source
Obama's Curiously Flat Gulf Speech
Somewhere between Pensacola and the Oval Office, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico went from an “assault” to an “epidemic”—and President Obama went from commander-in-chief to surgeon general. In Florida, he had referred to the disaster as an "assault" and spoke, at an Army post, in military terms, but by the time he got home he had changed the analogy to a medical matter.
And that, in short, is why his speech to the nation fell so flat even as he delivered it.
It was Obama who compared the Gulf disaster to World War Two, and it was, unfortunately, Obama who was unable to approach let alone match the specificity, combativeness and passion of Franklin Roosevelt.
Having just made a tour of the battlefieldearlier today—a two-day trip to the four hard-hit gulf states—and having scheduled a meeting tomorrow with his putative but not-to-be-trusted allies, the top officials of BP, the president should have delivered a report full of specifics and fighting spirit.
Instead, there was far too much of: a dissertation on the inscrutability of the future; a discussion of the commissions and studies he planned to set up; the fine credentials of his advisors; and a partial admission that he had been way too credulous in accepting “assurances” earlier this year that it was safe to ramp up off-shore drilling off the American coasts. Source
Obama Squandered His Oval Office Moment
Obama could have called for a “moon shot” tonight to make a transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy, and he failed to do that. He made his first-ever speech in the Oval Office, and he had all three networks at the 8 p.m. slot, and he didn’t make good use of it.
The speech was flat and uninspiring. He recited a litany of the things the administration has done to try to bring the spill under control, but it was a rehash of things the public has already heard. Yes, he’s going to make BP pay. That’s good — as far as it goes. But he didn’t use the moment to assert a resolute sense of command.
Nor did he use it to call on Americans to make the sacrifices that will be necessary to make the transition from petroleum to cleaner fuels. Yes, he said a little about it. But he didn’t even endorse the energy bill currently languishing in the Senate.
While the Obama admin is patting themselves on the back for getting the $20 billion of BP's money in an escrow account. BP is patting themselves on the back for getting out of this so cheep. A conservative estimate is that is will cost over $60 billion if they stopped the oil leak now. We are coming up on 60 days and BP has already spent $1.7 billion. Now all that money goes to a political organization to give our money to who they deem as needy. Let's see how poorly and politically they give this money away. Let's see what unions get this and how this will cost we the people. $20 billion is a lot of money and control over that money is a lot of power. And we all know how this admin wastes money like their is no tomorrow. I pray I'm wrong but the odds are if this admin can screw it up they will. What do you think about this?
The Afghanistan minerals are looking better every day now. Obama basically said that he is going to raise the cost of gas and utilities so that we can blindly go into a green future. A green future that the Democrats and their supporters will make a shitload of money off of. He and the Democrats are willing to make us pay more for everything and change over to a green economy. Even though we don't have the technology for a green future that doesn't matter to the Democrats. And even though nothing the Democrats have done so far have fixed the economy,they are going to add another major tax to all businesses and citizens within this country to get us where they want us. I'm sure most Americans are willing to pay $4,$5 or even $6 a gal for gas to have a green future that our leaders don't have a clue about. But as long as Obama and the Democrats say it's all good let's go for it. What is the worse thing that could happen? I'm sure American industry and manufacturing will be as competitive as ever with these added costs. We will be exporting our goods in vast amounts thanks to this green move. They haven't told us how we will become greener other then not having any money to by fuel. But I'm sure the government will figure it out before we are all living off the land. One thing I didn't notice Obama talking about is how are they going to cap the well? He was so busy telling us he was going to make us go "green",whatever that means, that he forgot to fix the big problem we are having in the Gulf right now. But I feel much safer knowing that Obama put a lawyer in charge of the MMA. I feel like I'm on a building and Obama and the Democrats are telling me to jump and to trust them even though the last person,the stimulus bill and obamacare, went splat. I'm sure the left wing think this is the best idea ever. And that the Democrats are doing the right thing by plunging our economy into the unknown. But I think if we want to get off of oil and transform our economy from an oil and gas energy economy then they better have a viable alternative that is as reliable as oil. And at this point they don't have that. I also don't like the fact that the Democrats are forcing us to do something against our will again. How do you think Americans will act towards $5 a gal gas,higher gas bills, higher food bills,less manufacturing of goods,higher unemployment etc...? Do you think making energy more expencive will help the auto industry sell more cars overseas? Or do you think that Japan,China and whoever will have another edge over us? And since Obama and the Democrats don't know what form our next energy will come in let's start taking bets on what it will be. Windmills,solar,cold fusion or rainbows and lalipops?
A text of President Obama's prepared remarks on Tuesday on the Gulf Coast oil spill, as released by the White House:
Good evening. As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges. At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American. Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to alQaeda wherever it exists. And tonight, I've returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we're waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our shores and our citizens.
On April 20th, an explosion ripped through BP'sDeepwater Horizon drilling rig, about forty miles off the coast of Louisiana. Eleven workers lost their lives. Seventeen others were injured. And soon, nearly a mile beneath the surface of the ocean, oil began spewing into the water.
Because there has never been a leak of this size at this depth, stopping it has tested the limits of human technology. That is why just after the rig sank, I assembled a team of our nation's best scientists and engineers to tackle this challenge – a team led by Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and our nation's Secretary of Energy. Scientists at our national labs and experts from academia and other oil companies have also provided ideas and advice.
As a result of these efforts, we have directed BP to mobilize additional equipment and technology. In the coming days and weeks, these efforts should capture up to 90% of the oil leaking out of the well. This is until the company finishes drilling a relief well later in the summer that is expected to stop the leak completely.
Already, this oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced. And unlike an earthquake or a hurricane, it is not a single event that does its damage in a matter of minutes or days. The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years.
But make no mistake: we will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes. We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused. And we will do whatever's necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover from this tragedy.
Tonight I'd like to lay out for you what our battle plan is going forward: what we're doing to clean up the oil, what we're doing to help our neighbors in the Gulf, and what we're doing to make sure that a catastrophe like this never happens again.
First, the cleanup. From the very beginning of this crisis, the federal government has been in charge of the largest environmental cleanup effort in our nation's history – an effort led by Admiral Thad Allen, who has almost forty years of experience responding to disasters. We now have nearly 30,000 personnel who are working across four states to contain and cleanup the oil. Thousands of ships and other vessels are responding in the Gulf. And I have authorized the deployment of over 17,000 National Guard members along the coast. These servicemen and women are ready to help stop the oil from coming ashore, clean beaches, train response workers, or even help with processing claims – and I urge the governors in the affected states to activate these troops as soon as possible.
Because of our efforts, millions of gallons of oil have already been removed from the water through burning, skimming, and other collection methods. Over five and a half million feet of boom has been laid across the water to block and absorb the approaching oil. We have approved the construction of new barrier islands in Louisiana to try and stop the oil before it reaches the shore, and we are working with Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida to implement creative approaches to their unique coastlines.
As the clean up continues, we will offer whatever additional resources and assistance our coastal states may need. Now, a mobilization of this speed and magnitude will never be perfect, and new challenges will always arise. I saw and heard evidence of that during this trip. So if something isn't working, we want to hear about it. If there are problems in the operation, we will fix them.
But we have to recognize that despite our best efforts, oil has already caused damage to our coastline and its wildlife. And sadly, no matter how effective our response becomes, there will be more oil and more damage before this siege is done. That's why the second thing we're focused on is the recovery and restoration of the Gulf Coast.
You know, for generations, men and women who call this region home have made their living from the water. That living is now in jeopardy. I've talked to shrimpers and fishermen who don't know how they're going to support their families this year. I've seen empty docks and restaurants with fewer customers – even in areas where the beaches are not yet affected. I've talked to owners of shops and hotels who wonder when the tourists will start to come back. The sadness and anger they feel is not just about the money they've lost. It's about a wrenching anxiety that their way of life may be lost.