Tuesday, October 01, 2013

It would be nice if President Obama would tell his side to stop insulting Republicans

(My new American Thinker post)

To be fair, insults are a two way street in Washington.  No one has a monopoly.  Nevertheless, President Obama should call on his side to "chill out" and stop insulting the other side. 

Carl M Cannon has made a partial list of what Democrats are saying.  Frankly, it is not pretty:    

It all starts with President Obama, who routinely accuses Republicans trying to thwart his spending plans by putting "party ahead of country." Last January, when talking-as Dan Pfeiffer was this week-about GOP insistence on trading spending cuts for agreeing to raise the nation's debt limit-the president said he wouldn't negotiate with those holding "a gun at the head of the American people."   
Joe Biden asserts Republicans are holding the country "hostage" with their spending stance, and in a 2011 meeting with congressional Democrats the vice president agreed with the suggestion that Tea Party groups were "terrorists."   
Among Democrats on Capitol Hill, it starts at the top, too.   
Last week, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid compared Republican conservatives to "Thelma and Louise," adding, "America will know exactly who to blame: Republican fanatics in the House and the Senate."   
On the House side, such talk has long been a staple for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose default argument on fiscal or economic policy is to impugn conservatives' patriotism. In 2008, she said it was "very unpatriotic" for Republicans to balk at a big bank bailout. Two years later, she lashed out at those resisting raising the debt ceiling: "Are these people not patriotic?"   
Let's stipulate that this type of talk obscures, rather than elucidates, the impasse in Washington. Let's also stipulate, for the moment, that the leaders in both major political parties actually care about the country. So why has the budget process become an ongoing game of chicken?"

My guess is that all of this "insulting" is a substitute for solutions. 
President Obama has never presented a serious proposal to balance the budget, control our spending or to reform entitlement programs that are unsustainable.

Let's make a truce.  No more terrorist talk or references to the Nazis.  No more questions about anyone's patriotism or motives.

Let's act like adults and put serious ideas on the table. 

Again, I am not saying that the GOP is always responsible.  Nevertheless, President Obama is the president and he should set the example.

Maybe President should tell the Democrats to watch that Tucson speech from a couple of years ago.   




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Will there be any refunds for those who watched Al Gore's movie?

(My new American Thinker post)

Before I get nasty emails from Chicago Bears' fans, let me congratulate your team for the 3-1 start.  Don't feel bad because you'll get another shot at those Lions later. We're 2-2 in Dallas so don't complain!  The bears in this post live in the frigid North.  They are the bears that look great on pictures but you don't want to get close to.  

The bears up in the tundra are apparently doing rather well these days, according to news reports:     

"For years polar bears have been the poster boys of global warming - routinely reported to be  threatened with extinction due to melting ice-packs and rising sea temperatures.      
Indeed, when they were put on the US Endangered Species list in 2008, they were the first to be registered solely because of the perceived threat of global warming.   
One prominent scientist said their numbers would be reduced by 70 per cent by 2050 while global  warming proponents - including Al Gore and Sir David Attenborough - used emotive imagery to highlight their 'demise'.   
Yet there is one small problem: many polar bear populations  worldwide are now stable, if not increasing.  According to a report compiled this year on Canadian polar bear populations by academics at Lakehead University, Ontario, only one out of 13 areas showed declining numbers. In fact, in some areas numbers have steadily increased. " 

And then here is the clincher:   

"I've lived here all my life and there are more bears every year. I read stories about polar bears being on the brink of extinction because of global warming, look out of my window and start to laugh.'"   

Frankly, we want to laugh too. However, will there be any refunds for those who watched Al Gore's movie?

Better than that, who is going to apologize to all of those kids who cried about the extinction of polar bears?    

Who is going to tell the parents that all of those fund raisers to save the polar bears were based on "a poor calculation"?   

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