Saturday, February 27, 2010

Let's talk about Hispanics in Texas!

On Friday, we spoke with ROBERT T. GARRETT of The Dallas Morning News.

Rob wrote an interesting article about Hispanics in Texas:

"The poll found that only 18 percent of Texas Hispanics say they're liberal or progressive, while 54 percent say they're conservative, moderate conservative or religiously conservative." (DMN)

Friday, February 26, 2010

The "party of no' had a lot to say and BO had more "hope and change"!

Like most of you, I had to make a living on Thursday and did not watch the health care summit on TV.

I did catch bits and pieces on the radio. And I saw all of those video summaries in the evening.

At the end of the day, it was Cong Ryan who stole the show and put the Dems on defense.

Ryan had the facts and the numbers.

Obama had "hope and change" and a penchant for lecturing that is getting old by the minute. He also had Reid & Pelosi, two of the most unpopular politicians in the country, on his team.

Pres BO also had the unpleasant task for selling a program that has been sinking the polls since the summer: 41% Favor Obama’s Health Care Plan, 56% Oppose!

Line by line, Cong Ryan blew up BO-Care! He reminded me of a pitcher making hitters look bad with his command of the game. Again, it was a delight to watch!

He proved beyond any doubt that BO-Care is a sham and won't fix any health care problem.

Here is Stephen Spruiell:

"‘We have some strong disagreements on the numbers,” President Obama said after Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) concluded his devastating critique of the Democrats’ budget claims, “but I don’t want to get too bogged down.”

In the ensuing debate, what became clear is that the Democrats just don’t have an answer to Ryan’s arguments.

They ducked, dodged, and changed the subject repeatedly, because Ryan’s numbers themselves are unimpeachable."

Here is Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, one of the stars of the health care summit:

What's going on in Mexico?

On Thursday's show, we spoke with Allan Wall about Mexico,

Allan recently wrote about violence in Mexico:

"The narco-cartel violence continues unabated in Mexico, in fact, it’s going from bad to worse.

Universal, Mexico’s paper of record, does a detailed job of keeping a running tally of the carnage.

Universal reported that, as of February 3rd, 2010, the death count in the drug wars had already passed 1000.

Yes, you read that right. In a little over a month 1015 had been killed.

On average, that’s a killing every 48 minutes.
" (AWall)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sorry but I'm tired of "euro-excuses" for not fighting in Afghanistan!

We were told for years that it was Bush's fault! In other words the "sensitive" euros did not relate to the blunt Texas cowboy.

So we elected a 'sensitive" euro-favorite named BO and nobody is sending troops to Afghanistan!

We read in Bill Katz' blog that Sec Gates is on his way to Europe:

"Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who has long called European contributions to NATO inadequate, said Tuesday that public and political opposition to the military had grown so great in Europe that it was directly affecting operations in Afghanistan and impeding the alliance’s broader security goals."

Wasn't the world supposed to cooperate with us once BO was president? I guess not!

Since World War II, the US done the heavy lifting in protecting Europe and fighting the bad guys.

It's time for Europe to get on board. You can't fight the Afghanistan war with US,UK and Canadian soldiers!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Does Pres BO have enough Dems to pass the latest version of BO-Care?

Here is a headline:

Hoyer: Comprehensive health bill may be no go...

Incredibly, Pres BO may not have enough Dems to pass health care.

According to Byron York, the House may not have the 218 votes to pass the proposal. (They have about 250 votes in the House!)

And the polling date does not help either.

"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of voters favor the proposed health care plan, while 56% oppose it.

Those figures include 45% who strongly oppose the plan and just 23% who strongly favor it."

We are back to square one: the majority party does not have enough votes to support the president's plan!

We have not seen such governing incompetence since the last two times that a Dem president had a Dem majority, i.e. the first two years of Clinton and the Carter administration!

CPAC, the economy and the RNHA forum

On Tuesday's show, we looked at several issues:

1) Fausta Wertz related her experiences at the CPAC convention. You can keep with Fausta at her blog!

2) Mario Yngerto commented on the US economy.

3) Manuel Valles Tellez updated us on the RNHA candidate forum in Dallas.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Some thoughts about CPAC

Overall, CPAC was a success!

Lots of enthusiasm! Lots of young people! Lots of good speeches!

On the negative side, Ron Paul won the straw poll, Sarah Palin was absent and Mike Huckabee stayed home.

I like our chances in 2010 a lot but we can't get too caught up in Ron Paul or Glen Beck.....or we will alienate lot of independents who are worried about the deficit and spending.

Overall grade: B-minus!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Congratulations to Team USA

Like so many of you, I tuned in to watch the USA-Canada hockey game.

After all, how much of that beautiful "ice-skating couples dancing" can a man watch?

Team Canada is one of the greatest collections of NHL stars ever. How can you do better than Sid Crosby, the spectacular young Canadian who led the Penguins to the Stanley Cup last season.

Team USA came in with a lot of young guys and a veteran goalie.

And the USA pulled an upset: Miller makes 42 saves as U.S. shocks hosts

This is why they play the game.

On paper, Team Canada was superior. On the ice, Team USA had a better night!

Obama has failed (the system is OK)

From Pres Washington to Pres BO, every occupant of the Oval Office has had to deal with Senate rules.

In other words, Pres BO is not the first president to deal with the Senate's "super majority or filibuster".

Nevertheless, Pres BO, and his supporters, are into massive 'whining mode"!

First, it was blaming Bush.

Now, it's blaming the system.

However, no one is blaming Pres BO!

Here is the report card for year one: BO can't lead or govern.

Why is everyone surprised?

This is a man who came into the presidency without executive or successful legislative experience.

Christina Lamb has this note from the UK:

"More than than a year into the Obama administration, with health care yet to be reformed, Wall Street banks continuing to pay huge bonuses and Guantanamo Bay prison still open, that mood of hope has turned to disillusion.

Obama’s policy of engagement has yielded no progress in the Middle East or Iran; the war in Afghanistan continues to exact a big toll in lives and dollars; while the heaviest snow in Washington for 90 years seems to have stymied any hope of climate change legislation."

So what do you do when your guy has failed and can't get his own party to support him?

You blame the system rather than Pres BO!

However, the system has not failed.

Partisanship and politics have been a way of life in Washington DC for years.

It did not stop previous presidents from getting things done!

Why was Pres Bush able to work with Dems and Pres BO can't?

Why was Pres Reagan able to put together bipartisan coalitions and Pres BO can't?

Why was Pres Clinton able to cut deals with Republicans and pass NAFTA and welfare reform?

The answer is that past presidents tried to work with the legislature.

Unfortunately, Pres BO has not, no matter how many times he denounces the "ways of Washington"!

Fix the system? Not really!

Charles Krauthammer has another gem today:

"He failed because the utter implausibility of its central promise -- expanded coverage at lower cost -- led voters to conclude that it would lead ultimately to more government, more taxes and more debt.

More broadly, the Democrats failed because, thinking the economic emergency would give them the political mandate and legislative window, they tried to impose a left-wing agenda on a center-right country.

The people said no, expressing themselves first in spontaneous demonstrations, then in public opinion polls, then in elections -- Virginia, New Jersey and, most emphatically, Massachusetts.

That's not a structural defect.

That's a textbook demonstration of popular will expressing itself -- despite the special interests -- through the existing structures.

In other words, the system worked." (CK)

The system did not fail.

Again, Pres BO failed!

Despite having super majorities in the House and Senate, he was not able to get Dems to follow him.

Pres BO was never able to explain how "BOCare" would be better than your private or employer-based coverage.

Pres BO was never able to persuade Midwest Dems that "cap and trade" would improve their manufacturing constituents.

So let's drop all of this garbage about a "broken system"!

P.S. The Economist from the UK has a great point:

"American politics seems unusually bogged down at present. Blame Barack Obama more than the system!"

The left is learning the perils of blind love!

Were you one of those crying on election night 14 months ago?

Were you one of those "welcoming" the end of Bush, GITMO, the "police state", "tax cuts for the rich" and all of the other nonsense that we heard from the left.

Be careful what you ask may get it!

The left is broken hearted these days.

Check out POLITICO:

"That can-do spirit, in the face of apparent legislative impossibility, masks some anger at Obama and congressional Democrats.

Labor leaders and immigration reform groups alike warn that their constituents will stay home in droves this fall."

Stay home this fall? Didn't they stay home in New Jersey and Massachusetts?

We've gone from "hope and change" to a lot of people wondering what they voted for.

As we've posted before, what exactly did the liberals see in BO's resume to assume that he could lead or run anything?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Why do only 6% believe in the "stimulus"?

The NY Times has a new poll:

"Only 6 percent of Americans believe the stimulus bill passed a year ago this week has created jobs, a CBS News/New York Times poll reported last week.

Six percent.

Nearly six times as many Americans believe in ghosts as believe President Obama's jobs claims.

It isn't hard to see why." (Cline)

Why so much skepticism?

The numbers don't add up, specially now that the campaign is over and people are actually listening to what BO is saying!

Again, let's look at the headlines, only 24 hours after Pres BO and VP Biden told us that the stimulus was working.

Read on:

"The number of newly laid-off workers filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly surged last week after having fallen sharply in the previous week.

The gain dampened hopes about how quickly the labor market may improve this year."

What's wrong with the stimulus?

It is not stimulating the economy and that's why so few people are supporting it!

We need a real stimulus, such as the across the board tax cuts that got us out of past recessions!

Better than that, we need a president who believes in free markets and capitalism.

And it wouldn't hurt to have a president surrounded by people who have actually run something, such as businesses that must make a payroll every other Friday!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A chat with Jason Villalba

On Friday, we spoke with Jason Villalba of The Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Dallas Chapter.

We discussed the upcoming candidate forum and the political landscape in 2010 for Republicans.

Or you can go the radio box on the right side column!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

How do you elect Republicans? First, you elect Democrats!

Today, the WSJ editorial goes like this:

For the fourth time since the 1960s, American voters in 2008 gave Democrats overwhelming control of both Congress and the White House.

Republicans haven't had such large majorities since the 1920s.

Yet once again, Democratic leaders have tried to govern the country from the left, only to find that their policies have hit a wall of practical and popular resistance.

Democrats failed in the latter half of the 1960s, as the twin burdens of the Great Society and Vietnam ended the Kennedy boom and split their party.

They failed again after Watergate, as Congress dragged Jimmy Carter to the left and liberals had no answer for stagflation.

They failed a third time in the first two Bill Clinton years, as tax increases and HillaryCare led to the Gingrich Congress before Mr. Clinton salvaged his Presidency by tacking to the center."

Is Pres BO & the Dem majority the 4th version of this movie?

Of course, we don't know what will happen in 9 months, although the signs are not good for Pres BO and the Dems:

1) CNN poll: 52% say Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012

"Scott Rasmussen finds that Republicans hold a nine-point advantage among likely voters in the generic Congressional ballot, a stunning turnaround from President Obama's inauguration, when the Democrats were up by seven points." (Power Line)

3) "
Dems' blues: States reverting to red" (POLITICO)

Yes, I understand that 2010 is months away but these numbers are awful for Pres BO and the Dems.

What went wrong?

How did so much "hope and change" turn into such a nightmare?

Let's look a few reasons:

1) This is the first anniversary of the "stimulus" and the jobs problem has only gotten worse.

What genius at the White House came up with the idea of "overselling" such a plan?

2) Pres BO & Dems were never able to explain their health care proposal.

At the end of the day, why should you give up your current policy for something that can not be explained?

3) The left is furious with Pres BO.

We are still in Iraq. We just sent 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. GITMO is not closing anytime soon. We are still putting terrorists in rendition prisons all over. Frankly, Pres BO has changed zero of what they used to call "the Bush police state"!

What was the point of voting for a guy who made so many promises and has fulfilled so few of them?

Again, the left is furious because they were the ones who put BO in the lead in all of those small caucuses back in 2008!

4) National security is once again haunting the Dems.

From Vietnam to Carter to Clinton's unwillingness to tackle terrorism in the 90s, the Dems have had a hard time persuading the voters that they have the stomach to fight the bad guys in a very ugly world.

Pres BO was not helped by the way that his staff processed the "underwear bomber"!

Calling the bomber an "isolated extremist" proves that Pres BO was misinformed or that he does not understand the war on terror.

And the KSM trial in NY City is now a PR disaster of historic proportions!

5) Pres BO looks so weak on the international stage, i.e. Iran and free trade!

He talks about free trade but won't challenge his party to pass a free trade deal with Colombia!

He talks about sanctions with Iran but does not act!

Is it over for Pres BO and the Dems?

It's probably over for the congressional majority. No matter what happens in November, there will be a lot less liberals in the next Congress!

We don't know yet about Pres BO.

Will he do a Clinton and throw the liberals overboard? Time will tell!

Clinton was pragmatic and willing to work with a conservative opposition.

Clinton had governed Arkansas for 10 years and made all kinds of deals with a conservative legislature to survive politically.

Can BO do that? He may but this is a guy who grew up in left wing precincts. I can not find anything in Pres BO's background about compromising or making deals with the opposition.

So we ask again: How do you elect Republicans?

We let the Dems show us that they can't govern!

P.S. Here is our show: "Wednesday morning thoughts"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Another good day for VP Cheney

Do Democrats really want VP Biden debating VP Cheney about Iraq?

Like most Dems, VP Biden couldn't get rid of Saddam quickly enough:

"We have no choice but to eliminate the threat. This is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world." (Biden 2002)

As we have posted before, you can not take the Dems seriously about Iraq.

They were all for taking out Saddam and then conveniently flipped for partisan and political reasons.

Sorry....I see a lot of poll reading and very little statesmanship among Dems!

The Dems should thank Bush for Iraq and worry about fighting terrorists everywhere else!

Today, it was VP Biden's turn to get into a debate with VP Cheney.

VP Biden did his best to argue that the Obama administration is dead serious about fighting terrorists.

Unfortunately, the response to the "underwear bomber" and the KSM trial in NY City project the same opposite, i.e. weakness and disarray!

Cheney had another good day.

Again, where was this Cheney when the Dems were irresponsibly attacking the Bush administration over GITMO and just about everything else?

Also, am I the only one who thinks that VP Cheney has become the senior spokesman for the GOP?

P.S. I agree with Niles Gardner from the UK:

Dick Cheney has become an extraordinarily influential game-changer in post-Bush Washington, emerging as Barack Obama’s leading nemesis on national security.

It is not hard to see why.

He is a formidable figure of tremendous principle, an unapologetic and uncompromising patriot who believes in the greatness of America on the world stage, as well as a shamelessly old-fashioned political pugilist in a modern age dominated by carefully choreographed spin.

In the political arena today Cheney remains a sure-footed Rocky Balboa, landing punch after punch on his opponents.

His latest intervention is another well-placed blow to Obama’s flailing leadership, and once again puts the White House firmly on the back foot."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

We wish everyone a very happy Valentines' Day.

Enjoy your time with loved ones and remember how lucky you are, i.e. your wife still puts up with you!

This is Paul & The Beatles: "When I'm 64".

Here is a song for all of those guys getting older and for the ladies who still put up with us.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday morning thoughts!

On this morning' show, we looked back at Feb 12th or Pres Lincoln's birthday.

We recommend Power Line's Remembering Mr Lincoln:

Today is of course the anniversary of the birth of America's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln.

As a politician and as president, Lincoln was a profound student of the Constitution and constitutional history.

Perhaps most important, Lincoln was America's indispensable teacher of the moral ground of political freedom at the exact moment when the country was on the threshold of abandoning what he called its "ancient faith" that all men are created equal."

Great article about a great president!

We also looked at Pres BO's problems!

Do you get the impression that no one is happy with Pres BO's these days?

Jeniffer Rubin has a great post:

"It is quite a dilemma.

Moreover, it is a reminder that electing someone very new to the national stage is quite a gamble.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t paid off for his supporters.

And we all must live with the consequences."

P.S. Check out our show:

The "blame Bush" stuff is getting weaker and weaker!

Pres BO and the Dems "milked" the "blame Bush" to death.

As we mentioned last week, it's not working anymore.

It's not working anymore because we are in the 2nd year of Pres BO and the fourth year of Dem control of Congress.

Also, the facts are not with the Bush critics:

"Remarkably, President Obama will add more red ink in his first two years than President George W. Bush — berated by conservatives for his failure to control domestic spending and by liberals for the explosion of military spending in Iraq and Afghanistan — did in eight.

In his first 15 months, Mr. Obama will raise the debt burden — the ratio of the national debt to GDP — by more than Reagan did in eight years. . .

He projects a cumulative deficit of $11.5 trillion by 2020.

That brings the publicly held debt (excluding debt held inside the government, e.g., Social Security) to 77% of GDP, and the gross debt to over 100%.

Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush each ended their terms at about 40%."

Blaming Bush does not work anymore, as we saw in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts!

At some point, Pres BO is going to have confront another reality: How are we going to finance these deficits or pay for this spending?

Are we going to raise taxes? cut spending? raise interest rates to attract more investors to buy US Treasuries?

P.S. From Rasmussen to CBS to The NY Times, every public approval poll shows that Pres BO is in the 44-49%.

The NY Times poll shows that Congress is at 15%.

Pres BO won't face the voters until 2012. On the other hand, every member of the Dem majority is up for reelection in 2010!

Another chapter from "The Twilight Zone" presidency

Where is Rod Sterling when we really need him?

Yesterday, VP Biden called Iraq a huge success for the Obama administration.

He said what?

We know that it was Pres Bush and the surge that made success possible in Iraq.

Like so many Dems, Biden was for the war when it was popular and then turned against it when it wasn't popular.

Wasn't Biden calling for a partition of Iraq into 3 countries?

We also know that candidate Obama opposed the surge.

Furthermore, we know that it was Pres Bush who negotiated the current withdrawal agreement being implemented.

As we posted before, we are happy that Pres BO kept the Bush plan in place and acted responsibly in Iraq.

However, it's a bit insane to say that Iraq is a success story for the Obama administration.

Shouldn't we have an honest debate about Iraq and recall how wrong Obama and Biden were about Iraq?

On another front, we now hear that Pres BO is
“agnostic" about increasing taxes on families earning less than $250,000.

Again, this is a remarkable reversal from all of that rhetoric about not raising taxes on the middle class.

To say the least, the Obama administration would make a wonderful season of Twilight Zone episodes.

P.S. Speaking of fantasy, I like this from Rich Lowry:

During the campaign, Obama could throw rhetorical pixie dust over all the difficult choices inherent in governing and the contradictions of his own program, making them fade into a beguiling vision of a sunlit post-Bush America.

This magical realism sustained him until November 2008, but couldn't withstand governing."

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday's show: Let's chat with Clifton about the tea parties

On Thursday's show, we spoke with Clifton of Another Black Conservative about the tea party movement.

Paul Greco added his thoughts on the Super Bowl!

Here is the show:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The voters don't like the "anti-Bush" approach to fighting terrorists!

Two more polls.....and two more indications that the public is not into singing "kumbaya" when it comes to fighting terrorism.

Our friend Ed Morrissey, of Hot Air, has a good analysis today:

"In the second poll today showing roughly the same conclusion,
Quinnipiac’s latest poll of registered voters nationwide shows that a wide majority of Americans disagree with the Obama administration’s decision to use the criminal courts to try captured terrorists.

Fifty-nine percent of respondents want the US to handle such terrorists through military commissions, while only 35% agree with the White House’s policy of trying them in court.

Even the President’s own party is split almost down the middle, only 48/45 in favor of criminal trials.....

Earlier today, the WaPo/ABC poll came up with remarkably similar numbers."

Unfortunately, Pres BO does not understand the terrorism threat.

Yes, we support Pres BO's decision to use drones and send more troops to Afghanistan.

However, fighting terrorism is a lot about intelligence and interrogating the ones that you capture.

You can't stop future "underwear bombers" unless you interrogate and even shake them up a little bit.

Yes, I said shake'em up a bit, i.e. a little waterboarding comes in handy once in a while!

This is a war not some college debate tournament!

We got very lucky on Christmas Day because the bomb did not go off. Unfortunately, we've also been exposed to the lack of seriousness and urgency about terrorism in this administration.

Pres BO needs to drop those civilian trials in NY City and giving "rights" to people who try to blow up airplanes over US cities.

Otherwise, Pres BO's approval will continue to erode.

Big Labor and the Dems!

Yesterday, Big Labor suffered a huge defeat in the US Senate:

"President Obama’s nominee for the National Labor Relations Board fell short of the 60 votes needed to break a Republican-led filibuster.

The Senate vote was 52 yes and 33 no.

Two Democrats, Blanche Lincoln and Ben Nelson voted against Craig Becker."

This vote shows how divided the Dem party really is.

This is a majority party that can't govern or without much of a backbone.

The vote also shows that Big Labor has gotten very little for investing millions of dollars in electing Dems to the Congress.

Card check? DEAD!

Cap and trade? Pres BO can not get Dems to go along with him!

The Obama administration has been a huge disappointment for Big Labor, except for that decision to shut out the Mexican trucks or do the "Buy American" dance with Canada.

Do you think that Big Labor is happy with this Dem president and his huge majorities?

The answer is no!

Wonder how Big Labor feels about their candidate now?

We see this in POLITICO:

Labor groups are furious with the Democrats they helped put in office — and are threatening to stay home this fall when Democratic incumbents will need their help fending off Republican challengers.

The Senate’s failure to confirm labor lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board was just the latest blow, but the frustrations have been building for months."

I guess that's what happens when you vote for someone who tells you what you want to hear:

Pres BO's "staff" problem!

Pres BO also has a "staff" problem.

Pres BO did not bring any "governing" experience to The Oval Office.

He came into the presidency after a mediocre career in the Illinois Senate (a.k.a. voted present) and two years in the US Senate.

Worse than that, he is surrounded by Chicago types who grew up in a corrupt "one party city".

Let's hope that Pres BO reads this column from a man who supported him in 2008.

This is Doug Wilder's advice:

The need is becoming more obvious by the day:

He must overhaul his own team, replacing the admittedly brilliant advisers who helped elect him with others more capable of helping him govern.

Getting elected and getting things done for the people are two different jobs."

Or he can check this from Michael Barone:

Team Obama failed to realize they were no longer running in Chicago or in the Democratic primaries or facing an electorate fed up with Republicans.

And, more important, they failed to realize that vastly expanding government goes deeply against the American grain -- and against the basic appeal of their successful campaign.

P.S. This is our "Wednesday show":

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday's thoughts

On today's show, we looked at several topics:

1) The Saints and New Orleans.

Isn't it amazing how a sports team can a bring a city together?

2) Iran....what will Pres BO do next?

I think that Iran will be the # 1 foreign policy issue of 2010.

3) Does Pres BO need a staff shakeup?

We agree with former VA Governor Wilder that he does! Check his column!

4) Why is Labor so unhappy with Pres BO and the Dems? Check this about the very unhappy unions!

Here is the show:

"Blaming Bush" for BO's deficits?

Blaming Bush, or associating the Republican candidate with Pres Bush, did not work in Massachusetts, New Jersey or Virginia.

In fact, "blaming Bush" is a political loser unless you are talking to a crowd of "yes we can" screamers badly intoxicated with Bush Derangement Syndrome!

Bashing Bush does not work anymore. As they say, people are focused on the present and the kind of spending that the Obama administration is proposing.

POLITICO has the story:

Voters were more focused on the current administration or local political issues — and the one time Democratic magic formula seemed yesterday’s news."

Blaming Bush is way out of line on the deficits, too!

Veronique de Rugy has a great post about the limits of blaming Bush:

"It is time for Obama to act like an adult, and as the president, and stop blaming his predecessor for the fiscal irresponsability in Washington."

Megan McCardle has a good post, too:

"Deficits of the size Bush ran are basically sustainable indefinitely; deficits of the size that Obama is apparently planning to run, aren't."

That's exactly right!

As you can see from the chart above, Pres Bush's deficits were within the range of deficits since 1960.

Running deficits in the 2-3% range is indeed very sustainable....running deficits in the 10% of GDP is totally unsustainable.

We have a deficit problem and it is an Obama problem!

On Tuesday's show, Mario Yngerto discussed the impact of pres BO's deficits on all of us.

Check it out:

Tuesday's show and the US economy

We spoke with Mario Yngerto, local businessman, about the US economy.

Mario spoke about deficits and how they impact the family and small business budget.

Here is the show:

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The BO-Cheney debate is over and Cheney won!

From GITMO to the KSM trial in NY City to the handling of the "underwear bomber", it looks more and more that the Obama administration is disconnected from reality.

The public is not buying the "soft approach" to terrorism.

We saw that in Massachusetts where Scott Brown beat up the Obama administration over "terrorist rights".

Today, the WSJ has a great editorial:

"As long as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were responsible for keeping Americans safe, Democrats could pander to the U.S. and European left's anti-antiterror views at little political cost.

But now that they are responsible, American voters are able to see what the left really has in mind, and they are saying loud and clear that they prefer the Cheney method."

Cheney won the argument and we are safer because of it!

P.S. It does not get better for Pres BO in the latest Marist poll:

Obama's job-approval rating has tanked to a dismal 29 percent among independents, the Marist College survey found.

His disapproval rating is nearly twice as high -- 57 percent.

Obama's overall approval among all registered voters hit a new low of 44 percent, the lowest of any poll that uses people to survey voters." (NYPost)

Don't expect Dems to repeal "don't ask don't tell" or do anything controversial!

2010 is going to be a tough year for those who voted for "hope and change", specially the kind of "change" that called for the repeal of "don't ask don't tell"!

Pres BO revived the issue on the State of the Union speech.

Even Collin Powell is now calling for the repeal.

However, Powell and Obama are not running in 2010.

What Dem running for reelection in 2010 wants another controversial issue?

Check out these two stories: “Dems grouse as Obama tacks to center” and “Big bang takes toll on moderates."

Let me repeat: Dems don't want any tough votes in 2010!

They want to spend 2010 voting for "motherhood and apple pie issues" instead of anything that burns their phone lines.

Immigration reform? Forget it!

Don't ask don't tell? Forget it too! Just ask Nancy Pelosi who does not sound like a Speaker ready to fight for this issue!

Cap and trade? Forget it again!

Today, the Congress can't get anything done on health care because the Dems are still freaking out over Massachusetts, and New Jersey and Virginia!

Wondering what the Dems feel like these days?

They worked hard to elect a president and a congress and they got nothing for it! (
Democrats chafe as White House wavers on health care bill)

It will be interesting to see if the base shows up on election day.

They didn't in Virginia, NJ and Massachusetts!

Why vote and elect people who can't get anything done despite having majorities?

Monday, February 08, 2010

Saints have great second half to win Super Bowl

It was two games in one.

In the first half, the Colts looked good and the Saints looked flat.

However, everything changed with that kick to start the second half and the interception that put it away.

We are very happy for New Orleans, a city that went through hell just a few years ago.

Enjoy the celebration!

Here is Louis Armstrong, NO's # 1 favorite son, singing "When the saints..."

Congratulations to Emmitt Smith, the 12th Cowboy to join the HOF

We learned that Emmitt Smith was selected to the Football Hall of Fame.

What a wonderful selection.

Smith joined Dallas in 1990 and became one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

Along with Aikman, Irvin, and a wonderful offensive line, Smith rushed the Cowboys to 3 Super Bowl victories in 4 years.

I agree with
Jean-Jacques Taylor:

No one has ever done it so good for so long.

No runner has gained more than Smith's 18,355 yards, and in this era of shared carries, Smith's all-time rushing record could wind up being as unreachable as Pete Rose's record for hits.

No runner has more than his 164 rushing touchdowns, another record that could last more than a generation.

Smith also owns the league record with 4,409 carries and 11 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

And he accomplished those feats running the same play – Lead Draw – over and over again."

Let me add this: He was so much fun to watch every Sunday!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Colts will win but.....I like Saints too!

In baseball, it's all about pitching.

In the NFL, it's about the quarterback.

The Colts will win their 2nd Super Bowl in the last 4 years.

I'm not predicting a blow out.

In fact, I think that it will be a competitive game. However, Peyton Manning will be the difference, and the reason, for the Colts victory.

I agree with
John Clayton of ESPN:

"Manning is a master of the two-minute, no-huddle offense.

As early as his rookie year in 1998, Manning was groomed to be a Johnny Unitas-type of quarterback."

I mean no disrespect to Drew Brees and the talented Saints.

Like many of you, I'd love to see the Saints win and let New Orleans celebrate.

My heart tells me Saints. My brain tells me Colts.

So I'm betting on Peyton Manning, the best QB in the NFL today!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

We are still waiting for Cuba to release political prisoners!

We don't know if Fidel Castro is alive or dead. We have not seen him in public for almost four years!

Nevertheless, the Castro dictatorship is alive and well.

Cuba's political prisons are thriving! (Someone needs to remind Michael Moore of that!)

Raul Castro has not reformed the "family business"!

We salute Ray Walser for standing up for Cubans and their desire to live in a free country.

Walser is a Senior Policy Institute at The Heritage Foundation!

Check out his archives!

A few months ago, Ray Walser wrote this:
Cuba must fully restore political and economic freedoms

It makes no sense to give the Castro brothers a life line at this point.

On the contrary, let's insist on real reforms before the US changes its policy toward Cuba.

Again, we appreciate Dr. Walser's position!

P.S. By the way, we spoke with Dr Walser about Latin America on Thursday:

We don't need a "jobs bill"! We are already doing too much to fix the economy!

Yesterday's "jobs report" was a very mixed report.

This is why no one is jumping up and down at The White House.

The good news is that the overall unemployment dropped to 9.7%!

The bad news is that it will go back to 10% soon!

Why are we having such a "jobless recovery"?

The answer is Pres BO's wrongheaded approach to fighting this recession.

We decided to "spend our way" out of this recession. Unfortunately, we are now running huge deficits and no one is working.

So what do we do now, a year after we committed US$ 787 billion to something called a "stimulus bill"?

We don't need a "jobs bill", a cute name for another stimulus!

We need a president who understands how capitalism and free markets operate.

And, most of all, we need a president who has faith in capitalism, as Pres Reagan did back in 1982-83 when we had higher unemployment than we do today!

Last, but not least, we don't need a president who wants to raise taxes on those who create jobs. See Mark Tapscott's analysis of Pres BO's budget:

Most new jobs are created by small businesses and President Obama claims his proposed 2011 federal budget is designed to be especially helpful to entrepreuners and Main Street companies that drive economic growth.

But an analysis by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) highlights some major problems with the Obama budget for small business, beginning with the fact the president's proposal hikes taxes on virtually all of them.

The reason for this is the fact that most small business men and women pay taxes as individuals, not on a corporate tax return."

P.S. Last Tuesday, Mario Yngerto discussed the "spending" and "deficits" problem.

I agree with Mario that we are trying to do too much and will only make matters worse:

Will AG Holder be joining Rev Wright under the bus?

We hear more and more bipartisan grumbling about AG Eric Holder's decision to hold these trials in NY City.

We read now that Chief of Staff Emmanuel was opposed to the trials, too.

COS Emmanuel warned Pres BO that the KSM trial in NY City would turn into a PR disaster and open up the old wounds about Dems being soft on national security.

It raises the question: How much longer will AG Holder be around?

Not long! In fact, I don't see him around by summer!

However, when will Pres BO take responsibility for the decision too?

It's hard to believe that Pres BO delegated such a huge decision to AG Hodler.

If he did then someone needs to remind Pres BO that he is the commander in chief.

If he did not then someone needs to remind Pres BO that he is got an AG "going rogue" in his government.

No matter what, Pres BO looks weak and indecisive, exactly the kind of image that the Dems are fearful of as they face the voters in 2010.

Since Vietnam and Pres Carter, the Dems have been fighting the perception that they are "soft" and won't stand up to bad guys.

AG Holder, and Pres BO's silence, is making the Dems look "soft" again!

P.S. Check out Andy McCarthy's critiicism of AG Holder's decision:

"The fundamental problem with the attorney general’s line of argument is that it unfolds as though there were no war and no president.

Abdulmutallab, Holder believes, is just like any other person arrested in the United States:

When an arrest happens, government officials automatically employ “long-established and publicly known policies and practices.”

It does not matter who sent the person or what he was arrested trying to do.

Miranda warnings are given, lawyers are interposed, charges are filed, and trials are conducted.

Even if the nation is at war, we don’t inquire into whether the arrested person is an operative dispatched here by hostile forces to commit mass murder."




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