Thursday, December 31, 2009

A little humor for your Dec 31st party.......

Here is a funny video and a few good jokes for your Dec 31st party, specially if you have a lot of Republican friends OR acquaintances who never subscribed to the "hope and change" fairy tale:


Our radio show about Pres Truman!

In May, we looked back at Pres Truman's presidency with Susan Medler and Bill Katz.

Susan is the Director of Communications at the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

Bill is an author and blogger of Urgent Agenda, one of the most popular political blogs. Here is the show:

Our radio show with Cathie Adams, the Texas GOP chairman

Adryana Boyne and I spoke with Cathie Adams, Chairman Republican Party of Texas. We discussed the future of the party in Texas!

Click here for the show:

Our chat with Roger Williams, candidate for the US Senate

Back in July, Adryana Boyne and I spoke with Roger Williams, Republican candidate for the US Senate!

Here is the show:

Our show with Young Republicans at Univ of North Texas

Back in September, Adryana Boyne and I spoke with Trayton Oakes, a twenty-year-old political science and economics double-major.

He is the current chairman of the North Texas College Republicans at The University of North Texas in Denton, TX.

Click here for the show:

Our show with Fernando Trevino & Danielle Chavez

Back in July, Adryana Boyne and I spoke with Fernando Trevino and Danielle Chavez, a couple of young conservatives.

Click here for the show:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our chat with Rick Johnson of Better Dads

On Tuesday, we spoke with Rick Johnson, author and founder of Better Dads:

"Rick is the founder of Better Dads, a fathering skills program designed to inspire and equip men to be more engaged in the lives of their children.

He develops and delivers inspirational training workshops and presentations such as,
Raising Kids of Character and Dynamic Dads—A Challenge of Significance, across the country for organizations including businesses, churches, civic groups, social service agencies, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

Rick is a graduate and certified trainer of the National Center for Fathering’s Train the Trainer program.

He attended the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association’s Next Generation Alliance Evangelist’s Conference; a by invitation-only, three-day training program for evangelists.

At the request of a local school district, Rick also developed a popular seminar for single mothers and other women raising boys entitled
"Courageous Moms - Raising Boys to Become Good Men," that he presents throughout the United States."

We spoke about the state of the American family.

Here is the show:

Dear Pres BO: When are you going to call him a "terrorist"?

Pres BO went out Tuesday and decided to show a little outrage:

"Obama’s appearance comes amid growing criticism that he had not responded quickly and forcefully enough to the incident.

It was three days before he made any public remarks and they came after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had been heavily criticized for saying “the system worked.” (Politico)

Unfortunately, Pres BO refuses to call this young man a terrorist. What does it take? Didn't he try to kill 300 people on a plane to Detroit?

Last, but not least, do not close GITMO! We need it now more than ever!

P.S. I found this blog post very interesting: Suddenly, Obama’s not so fluent any more

"Whatever the cause, I imagine it must be quite frightening to Obama (rather like losing your turns).

He’s accustomed to having the magic touch when he speaks, and now he’s become self-conscious, watching every word.

Many have remarked on his changed affect, as well; we hear descriptions such as “passionless” and “not properly engaged.”

I agree with the blogger, a lady who used to be a Dem. She is picking up on something that so many have noticed about Pres BO's speech.

This is not the same guy who tantalized people during the election.

P.S. #2 I found this one very interesting too: Obama’s Missed Moment By Jennifer Rubin:

"After a year in office, Obama either doesn’t grasp the nature of the war we are in (and the necessity to show our resolve to our enemies) or he lacks the ability to project the qualities that Americans look for in a commander in chief.

Either way, it is deeply troubling and a reminder of the risk the country takes when it elects someone with no national-security, no military, and no executive-leadership experience."

Again, this is not the same guy that we saw in 2008!

What we see now is a guy who is not confident and afraid to say the wrong thing!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Profile terrorists NOT grandmothers!

Once again, we make life miserable for those of us who fly for business or leisure.

We are forcing innocent people to go thought long lines, and often very uncomfortable machines, because we don't want to face the truth.

Why should innocent people
remove their shoes?

or have us put lotions and toothpaste in clear bags?

or have no bathroom breaks?

no pillows? no blankets? no books?

Let me say it: Grandmothers don't blow up airplanes!

We know who blows up airplanes or buildings!

They are young men of a certain religion who hang around in places of faith that preach hatred against those who love freedom and Western culture!

We know who they are but our political correctness is making us vulnerable.

Let's profile terrorists and keep them off the planes!

What nobody in authority thinks us grown-up enough to be told is this:

We had better get used to being the civilians who are under a relentless and planned assault from the pledged supporters of a wicked theocratic ideology.

These people will kill themselves to attack hotels, weddings, buses, subways, cinemas, and trains.

They consider Jews, Christians, Hindus, women, homosexuals, and dissident Muslims (to give only the main instances) to be divinely mandated slaughter victims.

Our civil aviation is only the most psychologically frightening symbol of a plethora of potential targets.

The future murderers will generally not be from refugee camps or slums (though they are being indoctrinated every day in our prisons); they will frequently be from educated backgrounds, and they will often not be from overseas at all.

They are already in our suburbs and even in our military.

We can expect to take casualties.

The battle will go on for the rest of our lives.

Those who plan our destruction know what they want, and they are prepared to kill and die for it.

Those who don't get the point prefer to whine about "endless war," accidentally speaking the truth about something of which the attempted Christmas bombing over Michigan was only a foretaste.

While we fumble with bureaucracy and euphemism, they are flying high."

And we better start "profiling them" at the airport, and everywhere else!

Or, innocent people will be killed!

Kidding me? Did Pres BO say that the terrorist 'allegedly' tried to blow up a plane?

Over the last few days, we've learned one thing for sure: "Whatever his name" is did try to blow up the plane landing in Detroit!

Just listen to the passengers!

Wonder how many passengers agree with Pres BO that this terrorist "allegedly" tried to kill 250 people over Michigan?

Nevertheless, Pres BO said yesterday that the terrorist 'allegedly" try to blow up the plane.

Shouldn't we hear something more definite from Pres BO?

Pres BO's leadership style is starting to come under severe scrutiny, specially now that he has to make decisions rather than just give "healing the planet" speeches in front of adoring crowds.

Handling problems the Obama way is the latest article that questions Pres BO's style:

"There is a sense of déjà vu in the Obama administration’s response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day.

A by-now familiar pattern has been established for dealing with unexpected problems.

First, White House aides downplay the notion that something may have gone wrong on their part.

While staying out of the spotlight, the president conveys his efforts to address the situation and his feelings about it through administration officials.

After a few days, the White House concedes on the issue, and perhaps Obama even steps out to address it.

That same scenario unfolded over the summer when Obama said Sgt. James Crowley, a white Cambridge, Mass., police officer, “acted stupidly” when he arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr., a black Harvard professor, in his own home.

It happened in March when the public was outraged over AIG dishing out hefty bonuses.

More recently the public witnessed the dynamic after a security breach at President Barack Obama’s first state dinner."

A little too much dithering?

We are not saying that Pres BO should have declared war on Nigeria or Holland.

At the same time, it would have been nice to have seen a more engaged presidency saying something like this:

First, this is unacceptable. How did this guy get on the plane?

Second, the terrorist is a terrorist who did try to blow up an aircraft and kill innocent people.

Instead, we got "legalisms" and "we need more reviews"!

Yes, we need a review but we also need a president who showed some passion about the fact that a terrorist tried to kill US citizens.

Are the Norwegian judges, and/or the "yes we can" screamers, ready to see the Nobel Peace Prize winner start a war in Yemen?

Sen Lieberman made an amazing remark on Sunday:

"“Yemen now becomes one of the centers of that fight,”
said Senator
Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, who visited the country in August.

“We have a growing presence there, and we have to, of Special Operations, Green Berets, intelligence,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”"

Today, we read this:
U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion

"In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against
Al Qaeda in Yemen."

Frankly, I'm not opposed to attacks on Al Qaeda sites in Yemen.

At the same time, shouldn't Pres BO go to Congress and get some kind of resolution?

Is the Obama administration using the Afghanistan resolution from Oct 2001 to drop bombs in Pakistan and send special raids into Yemen?

Who would have believed this during the campaign?

The anti-war candidate has just sent 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, changed nothing in Iraq and now plans to escalate Yemen.

Again, I'm OK with these actions. I believe in preemptive and blunt attacks on terrorists and their sites.

However, what are the "yes we can" screamers who voted for hope and change thinking?

WAIT! Didn't they tell me that closing GITMO and a "softer approach" would appease these people?

We said it over and over that Pres Bush did an amazing job keeping this country safe after 9-11.

Why? Because the Bush-Cheney administration took terrorism very seriously.

They treated terrorism like a war rather than just a law enforcement matter.

Since Pres BO took office, we have:

a) apologized to the world for past US mistakes;

b) promised to close GITMO;

c) projected a softer approach toward Iran;

d) moved the KSM trial to NY City; and

e) changed our language, from the more direct "war on terror" to the more politically correct "global contingency operation".

Where are we?

Last week, before Detroit, we saw this:
Domestic Terror Incidents Hit a Peak in 2009

"You may not have noticed because most of the plots were foiled, but 2009 saw an unprecedented surge in terror "events" on U.S. soil." Let's read today's WSJ editorial: The Terror This Time

A U.S. government that has barred the phrase "war on terror" has nonetheless acknowledged that a failed Christmas day bomb attack on an airliner was a terrorist attempt.

Can we all now drop the pretense that we stopped fighting a war once Dick Cheney and George W. Bush left the White House?

The attempt by 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab follows the alleged murders in Ft. Hood, Texas by Islamist-inspired Major Nidal Hasan in November.

Brian Jenkins, who studies terrorism for the Rand Corporation, says there were more terror incidents (12), including thwarted plots, on U.S. soil in 2009 than in any year since 2001.

The jihadists don't seem to like Americans any better because we're closing down Guantanamo."

How is that "global contingency operation" going?

Unfortunately, not well!

Let's ask the passengers: Should we call it a "war on terror" or is "global contingency operation" a better description of what happened in that plane?

A chat with Rick Moore!

On Monday night, we spoke with Rick Moore.

Rick has done political, social and religious commentary and humor at

since September, 2004.

Politically a lifelong conservative, a Christian by faith, and an internet and radio commentator on politics and current affairs.

Rick spent many years in the banking and insurance business, as well as being involved in the Southern Gospel Music ministry for 35 years.

Our chat with Monte E. Kuligowski about the KSM trial in New York!

In November, we spoke with Monte E. Kuligowski, contributor to American Thinker and attorney in Virginia!

We discussed the KSM trial in New York City.

Here is the show:

Our radio show with Humberto Fontova

In October, we had a great interview with Humberto Fontova, author and commentator on Latin American affairs. Here is the show:

Monday, December 28, 2009

A chat with Clifford of Another Black Conservative

In early November, we spoke with Clifton B, blogger of Another Black Conservative.

Click here for the show.

Let's talk with Clifton B, blogger

Let's talk with Kelvin Martin of Project 21

In October, we spoke with Kevin Martin, Advisor to the National Center for Public Policy Research AKA Project 21, Former Director of Political and Government Affairs at the African American Republican Leadership Council and Former Host of Lunchtime with the Maryland GOP.

Click here for the show.

Every Cowboys victory over Washington is pay-back for that awful Sunday in 1983

We are very happy that Dallas beat Washington:

Dallas Cowboys wrap up playoff spot with 17-0 win

We are still recovering from that awful Sunday afternoon in January 1983.

Washington beat Dallas and went to the Super Bowl!

We still remember that awful moment in Dallas! It was a freaky play late in the game that kept the Cowboys from a trip to the Super Bowl.

Grown men cried that Sunday afternoon! It was awful to watch on TV.

I felt bad for starting QB Danny White who was injured in the second half. White was replaced by Gary Hogenboon, who had not played much in the 1982-83 season.

It still hurts so many years later:

Cowboys "peaking" at the right time?

Nobody will be talking abut firing Coach Phillips this week.....or Tony Romo's love life....or this or that!

We will be talking about the 10-5 Cowboys and the NFC East "title game" next Sunday!

Dallas vs Washington was actually a very boring game.

The final score was 17-0! It was over at half time!

Washington is so bad that it makes me sad. The Redskins' offense is so awful that it amazes me that this is an NFL team! (Refund tickets because the fans deserve something better than this team)

So Dallas now plays Philadelphia.....the winner could be the #2 seed if Minnesota loses Monday night....the loser could be the #5 or #6 seed!

Congratulations to the Dallas Cowboys, and specially Coach Phillips who has been attacked by every "football genius" who calls sports radio shows in our area.

They have now advanced to the NFC playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years!

Question: Can they win a post-season game?

Yes, I think that they can because this squad is really clicking on the field.

System worked? Is Sec Napolitano serious?

Over the weekend, we've been following the Detroit airplane incident.

Here is the bottom line: We are very lucky that 250 people were not killed landing in Detroit.

Again, we got lucky.

I mean no disrespect to the courageous passengers who stopped the terrorist.

However, we should not expect that passengers should protect us from terrorists.

Isn't that what we have security agencies for?

Now, we hear this from Sec Napolitano:

"Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that "the system worked."

Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who has been charged with trying to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the jet, Napolitano responded:

"We're asking the same questions."

Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the suspect] was improperly screened.""

Are you kidding me?

The system did not work!

How did this guy get on a plane in the first place?

Why wasn't he on a list?

I agree with Power Line:

So the "system" consists of hoping there is an alert Dutch filmmaker on board, and that the terrorist's detonator fails?"

I like this from Sean Rayment, Security Correspondent in the UK:

"Tough questions need to be asked of not just the US security agencies – such as the CIA and the FBI – but also of Britain's MI6, MI5 and the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorist unit.

How can a Muslim student, whose name appears on a US law enforcement database, be granted a visa to travel to America, allegedly acquire an explosive device from Yemen, a country awash with al-Qaeda terrorists, and avoid detection from the world's most sophisticated spy agencies?"

That's right!

This is a huge failure and we are very lucky that the terrorist did not blow up a plane landing in Detroit!

By the way, Ed-M is running a poll: “The system worked”?

I just voted no!

This is not a scientidic poll or survey. However, the "no" is about 99%, which is probably where most of the country is on this issue!

Let me recommend another poll: Is Sec Napolitano going to keep her job?

My vote is a big NO!

Romney in 2012!

It's still too early to make 2012 predictions. After all, so much can change!

Nevertheless, I agree with Romney Rises Again by Mark McKinnon:

"As we head into 2010, it seems increasingly likely that the 2012 presidential contest will at least be competitive.

President Obama’s favorable ratings are now consistently below 50 percent; no candidate has been elected president with a favorable of 47 percent or lower and the Rasmussen Poll this week has him at 44.

He has yet to pass any signature legislation on the big issues on which he campaigned, and he now has Afghanistan strapped to his back like a political refrigerator."

This is what Mark thinks of Romney:

"Republicans historically like an orderly process—handing the baton to the candidate who has patiently waited his or her turn in line.

That guy, this time around, is Romney.

He has been plodding and dutiful.

He is tanned.

He’s rested.

He’s rich.

And he appears ready for another round.

There’s a great deal to be said for having been through the gauntlet before.

He now has the experience and knowledge to navigate the treacherous and tricky waters of a Republican primary contest.

He knows economics, has built businesses and created jobs both in the private and public sector, and he established health care reform in Massachusetts.

And if he runs his race like he did the last month of the last campaign, true to who he really is, he should be the nominee."

Romney has a lot going for him. Romney's biggest advantage is that his competent demeanor will be quite a contrast to Pres BO's chaotic governing.

By the summer of 2011, the Dem party will be one gigantic circus with the left wing at war with the center......the party will be in disarray over Afghanistan.....and the Obama administration will look totally incapable of holding anything together.

In 2008, the country went for hope and change.

In 2012, the country will yearn for experience and competence.

Romney looks like our best option in 2012!

The Nobel Peace Prize was the silliest story of 2009!

In 2009, Pres BO became the 3rd sitting US president to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

He joined Pres Teddy Roosevelt, who was awarded the prize for his involvement in ending a war between Russia and Japan, and Pres Wilson, who sponsored the League Of Nations after World War I.

What did Pres BO do to get the '09 prize?

The answer is nothing since he was considered 10 days after becoming president.

I guess that's like giving someone the Cy Young Award before he throws a pitch in spring training.

In the end, the "judges" made fools of themselves and Pres BO is not talking much about the prize. (We will file this "prize" under the "BO-mania" category!)

By the way, most US voters don't think that he deserved it either:

"The central question simply asked whether Obama "deserved" the award, and found Americans by roughly a 2-to-1 margin saying no rather than yes." (Gallup)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

We congratulate Bill Katz and URGENT AGENDA for great work in 2009!

We salute Bill Katz again. We learn so much from reading Bill's blog every day.

Bill and URGENT AGENDA was one of the best political analysts of 2009.

We congratulate Bill for talking about Iran and terrorism, such as the incident in Detroit.

P.S. This is our last interview with Bill. He discussed Pres BO's challenges:

BO's voters have had a rather confusing year!

Have you spoken with a "yes we can screamer" lately?

Better question: Is anybody admitting these days that they used to be a "yes we can" screamer?

Let's check out some articles on the front pages:

Saying No to Obama---The U.S. president is popular, but world leaders are finding it easy to defy his wishes By Shmuel Rosner:

"Obama can write—and he can speak—but if he can't fight, he'll find it hard to achieve his goals.

If he can't fight, he isn't scary."

What's the point of being popular for the sake of being popular?

Secondly, The Obama Way By ROSS DOUTHAT:

"If Obama’s presidency succeeds, it will be a testament to what ideology tempered by institutionalism can accomplish.

But his political approach leaves him in constant danger of losing center and left alike — of being dismissed by independents as another tax-and-spender, and disdained by liberals as a sellout."

So here we are!

A year after people cried in Chicago on election night, there is great disappointment and confusion over BO.

I ask again: Where is that "yes we can screamer" who devoted his life to the cause of Obama-mania?

It looks like he is now making TV ads against the man he once worshipped.

They call it

"The petition has been signed by over 600 Obama campaign staffers, 40,000 Obama volunteers, and 60,000 Obama donors"

Here is the video that they are running around the country:

My guess is that the feud between "the yes we can screamers" and BO will get worse.

It will get really bad, specially when Pres BO has to break his promise of starting to bring the troops home from Afghanistan in 2011!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Beatriz made her wonderful dinner, the boys ate it all and I had a little wine! And Gabriel brought his cat from Texas A&M!

How is that "Global Contingency Operation" going?

We don't call it "the war on terror" anymore! It sounds too much like Bush-talk!

We call it "the global contingency operation" now.

How is it going?

Not well!

First, we have a domestic terrorist go crazy in Ft Hood and kill a dozen people. (Blame political correctness here!)

Second, we have this Detroit incident. (Thanks to the passengers for grabbing the terrorist).

Wonder how many of the Delta passengers agree with calling this a "global contingency operation" rather a war against terrorists?

Here is my question:

How did this guy bring this stuff in the aircraft? What kind of a security scanner doesn't pick it up?

According to this report, it went like this:

"During 19 hours of travel, aboard two flights across three continents, law enforcement officials said, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab bided his time.

Then, just as Northwest Flight 253 finally began its final approach to Detroit around noon on Friday, he tried to ignite the incendiary powder mixture he had taped to his leg, they said."

Again, how did he get through the scanner or security? We need new scanners and better security or some terrorist is going to bring down a plane.

The Dems and the public are going in opposite directions!

On one hand, you see Senate Dems cheering their "historic" vote.

On the other hand, you see a public not cheering at all.

This is from Rasmussen:

"At the start of the week, 41% of voters nationwide were in favor of the health care bill, but 55% were opposed.

This is the fifth straight week with support for the legislation between 38% and 41%."

On abortion:

"Fifty-four percent (54%) say taxpayer-funded health insurance should be prohibited from covering abortions, up six points from September."

What happens next?

Either the Dems change public opinion or they will face a very angry public in November.

P.S. Today's WSJ editorial gets it right:

"And it may get worse before it becomes law.

The left has thrown a faux tantrum over the Senate bill, hoping to leverage changes toward even higher costs and taxes as it now goes to House-Senate conference.

Democratic leaders are already saying this won't be the usual conference, with public votes, but will be negotiated by a few barons plus White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel in a backroom.

Whatever changes they make to appease the left will be sprung on everyone else and once again rushed through both houses, a la the Senate bill.

Every Democrat in the Senate cast the deciding vote for this spectacle, which will soon give them ownership of the U.S. health-care system."

The Dems were all for closing GITMO until they won the election and had to govern in the real world!

Remember how the Dems were going to end the Iraq War? We are still there and Pres BO is implementing Pres Bush's plan.

Remember Kyoto? Pres Clinton couldn't get Dems to support the treaty.

Remember candidate BO's promise to televise the health care negotiations on CSPAN? The negotiations were held in private and corruption was the order of the day.

Let's add GITMO to the long list of campaign promises that will never happen.

The NY Times brings us back to reality:

"Rebuffed this month by skeptical lawmakers when it sought finances to buy a prison in rural Illinois, the Obama administration is struggling to come up with the money to replace the Guantánamo Bay prison.

As a result, officials now believe that they are unlikely to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer its population of terrorism suspects until 2011 at the earliest — a far slower timeline for achieving one of President Obama’s signature national security policies than they had previously hinted." (from the Weekly Standard)

So what's next?

GITMO will stay open and will probably be open when Pres BO seeks reelection in 2012.

What happened? Nobody wants these guys in their neighborhood, specially now that Dems are responsible for keeping the country safe.

We have seen this movie before: the Dems make foolish campaign promises and then reality catches up with them!

It's good that GITMO will stay open and that terrorists will stay there.

How is this going to play in the left?

Read liberal blogs! They are furious with Pres BO over this, that and just about everything else!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

How can Pres BO move to the center without blowing up the party?

Guess who is advising Pres BO to move to the center?

The answer is William M. Daley, former secretary of commerce in the Clinton administration and chairman of Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.

Mr. Daley has a warning for the Dems:

"The leaders of the Democratic Party need to move back toward the center -- and in doing so, set the stage for the many years' worth of leadership necessary to produce the sort of pragmatic change the American people actually want." (Daley)

OK. Daley is right. It makes a lot of sense to me!

However, how does Pres BO do it?

First, BO is not Clinton.

Clinton moved to the center and cut deals with Republicans in 1995-96.

The good news: It worked in 1996 because Pres Clinton could run as a centrist for re-election. After all, Pres Clinton ran in 1996 as the guy who signed all of those Republican bills!

The bad news: It did not work for VP Gore who was punished by the 4 million liberals who voted for Nader in 2000.

Second, BO was nominated because he turned on the left wing of the party.

It was the left wing that got him going in all of those early primaries.

They were the ones who got energized and put him over the top. How do you throw your base under the bus?

Yes, Mr. Daley is right.

However, I don't see the party moving to the center unless it gets wiped out in 2010 and the old liberals are kicked out of power!

Are you ready for the House Dems vs Senate Dems?

Can the Dems ever be happy? Are these people just angry by nature?

Today, we hear that the Senate passed a "historic" bill. (Again, it's only a proposal and we are light years away from the end line!)

Are we ready for a huge fight between the House and Senate Dems?

Yes, we are and this is going to be fun to watch, specially when House Dems attack all of the special treatment given to some Senators!

Nevertheless, let's check what some House Dems are saying:

Senate bill isn't health reform By Rep. Louise M. Slaughter of NY

"The Senate health care bill is not worthy of the historic vote that the House took a month ago.

Even though the House version is far from perfect, it at least represents a step toward our goal of giving 36 million Americans decent health coverage.

But under the Senate plan, millions of Americans will be forced into private insurance company plans, which will be subsidized by taxpayers.

That alternative will do almost nothing to reform health care but will be a windfall for insurance companies.

Is it any surprise that stock prices for some of those insurers are up recently?"

"“It’s pretty clear to me, and I think pretty clear to all of you, that nobody is going to be happy with this,” Dingell said.

“There are going to be a lot of surprises, some of them unpleasant, and we’re going to have to start on doing two things: one is setting up the administration and the other is perfecting the legislation as it proceeds.”"

Does that sound like a united party to you?

The Dems, insurance companies and lots of hypocrisy

By now, you've heard Dems bash insurance companies.

However, this new proposal that cleared the Senate is "Santa Claus" to the insurance industry.

Karl Rove has a good summary:

"Ben Nelson also won an exemption from the tax being levied on other Medigap insurance providers for Mutual of Omaha.

There's also the "Nebraska-Michigan Compromise" in which Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies in both states get a carve-out on the insurance tax while the rest of the country's Blues get socked with it.

How long that lasts may depend on how honest Democrats were in estimating costs.

The pricier their bill is, the more likely this deal is upended."

Here is the bad news: The US Senate passed this proposal loaded with something for everybody.

Here is the good news: It has to go to the House for reconciliation!

In other words, we are light years away from having this monstrosity turn into law.

What should we watch?

Keep an eye on the US public! Every poll confirms that the public is against this travesty. (Majority of Public Opposes Plan)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A very busy Wednesday morning before Christmas!

Adryana Boyne discussed a few issues, from health care to GITMO.

Click heer for the show:

How can Pres BO stand by and watch this?

Our "historic" president is bent on making "history".

However, "hope and change" smells a lot like "sleaze and bribery" this morning.

Today's WSJ editorial hits home:

"We summarize some of his most notorious political payoffs nearby, including the legendary $300 million "Louisiana Purchase" for Mary Landrieu, and $100 million for Chris Dodd's favorite Connecticut hospital.

"But special attention should go to Senator Ben Nelson, who played hard-to-get the longest and in return for being the 60th vote won an exemption for Nebraska from paying any of the additional costs for the bill's Medicaid expansion, which is worth $100 million.

He also won millions of dollars of exemptions from the $6.7 billion in health insurance fees for Nebraska-based companies like Mutual of Omaha.

This is the same Senator who declared a few weeks ago that "my vote is not for sale."

Well, he never said: at any price."

Again, we have never seen anything to this level before.

It turns out that Dems had to be "bought" in order to subscribe to Pres BO's "historic" agenda.

Wonder how all of those people who voted for change feel today?

Beyond simple corruption, Reid & Co face two huge problems:

1) Public opinion.....the "horse swapping" has turned into a national embarrassment for our "historic" president and his new way of doing business.

2) Lawsuits.....all over the country!

Our friend Bill Katz referred us to: Obamacare sparking 10th Amendment rebellion, action in seven states

"According to AP, South Carolina's Henry McMaster is being joined by the attorneys general of Michigan and Washington state in a suit to determine the constitutionality of the Obamacare proposal.

Their initiative was prompted by a request from South Carolina's two senators, Lindsay Graham and Jim DeMint, both Republicans.

Attorneys-general in at least four other states are also considering joining McMasters, according to AP.

A move by a group of states to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare could reinvigorate the efficacy of the 10th Amendment, which reserves to the states or the people all rights not specifically granted to the federal government."

Great news!

Many of us have argued that the 10th amendment has been buried by an avalanche of BO initiatives intended to expand federal powers.

We may finally have a fight about the constitutionality of BO-Care, White House Czars not confirmed by the US Senate and a few others.

Our "historic" president is making history.

Unfortunately, this is not the kid of "history" that people cried about on election night 2008. (By His Own Words, Obama Has Failed by Jonah Goldberg)

Question: How can "hope and change" watch this?

"Hope and change"? It looks more and more like buyer's remorse!




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