Obama team’s panic – They’re losing voters


Obama team’s panic over losing whites.

Patrick Buchanan can be rightly accused of going over the top, but in this case, I give him a bone for being right.

Obama ran on being a post-racial president. If you go down Patrick’s column you see a number of incidents where that post-racial perspective has been destroyed:

  1. The brouhaha over the Cambridge Police Department’s handling of Professor Gates.  Recall Obama said the police acted “stupidly”.  It took a beer summit to smooth the feathers over that one.
  2. Obama asking the USDA and Secretary Vilsack to fire Shirley Sherrod, when it was clear that the full story and tape on her speech had not yet been made public.
  3. The most egregious charge against Obama’s post-racial perspective is his refusal (by not DOING anything) to hold Eric Holder accountable for dropping the case against the New Black Panthers.
  4. Here’s one that Pat did NOT mention…  This came from a Department of Justice whistleblower who came out and spoke against Holder’s actions in the New Black Panther case…

In comes J. Christian Adams, the former DOJ attorney turned whistleblower saying the case was dropped because of “racial issues.” Adams also said “The [voting] section doesn’t want to protect white voters.”

“He testified that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes told Voting Section management that there would be no more cases brought against black defendants vindicating the rights of white victims.  Adams personally heard Fernandes say that the division would only bring “traditional civil rights cases” (code words  for suits against white racists).  Adams also heard Fernandes say that  she had no interest in the Voting Section enforcing Section 8 of the National  Voter Registration Act (which requires purging rolls of ineligible voters to  prevent voter fraud), because Section 8 does not increase voter turnout.  Fernandes now needs to be questioned under oath, as does the head of the Civil  Rights Division, Thomas Perez, who previously testified this was not the  Justice Department’s policy and that he was unaware of such views.”

Grrrr…. Excuse me??  Our Constitution and our laws are intended to be blind to race, color, skin tone, gender, etc. All persons are treated equal and are afforded the same rights to protect their ability to vote, pursue their rights to happiness, liberty and life.  The instant we have an enforcement arm of the government that will NOT abide by this equality and due process principle, we begin to slide down a very slippery slope.

My dad is brown-skinned, Muslim by heritage, but he’s an American. He never lets anyone forget he got where he is because of his parents and his own talent. No one gave him anything.  Favoritism has NO place in our voting system, or anywhere else in public life.

After reading Patrick’s column above, I ask you to keep watch over what the President does during the summer and fall. Does he demonstrate ANY understanding that he HAS to keep white voters in his fold, otherwise his chances of retaining any political mandate go out the window?

Somehow, I’m not gonna wait with baited breath for evidence that he has learned the lesson.

Katia and Bella – The horse race is tomorrow!!


From time to time, I get letters from my cousin, Isabella, another dachshund who owns my dad’s father in law and mother in law…

It’s important to note that dachshunds own their humans.  Not the other way around.

Anyhow.. Bella is commenting on the horse race tomorrow.  Tobias is one of my other dachshund pack mates who lives here. He loves to run around, bark and chase small tennis balls, even at the age of 10… Or 60 in dog years… My mom calls him a clownish weenie. I suppose he is but he knows I’m boss of the place because he vacates the dog bed under mom’s chair when I decide I want to go in it.

So, here’s Bella’s note…  I’ll have to wake Tobias up and see if he’s taking bets against book… Though, I’d love to know where he’s keeping the bones… I could use some more bones to chew on…

Woof Woof Katia…

Bella here again… I’m working on getting my human trainee to go to the race track occasionally.  I always try to get to the “dachshund” races, but he seems a little numb to the sporting game.  Last night I even curled up around his neck and lick a little around his ear trying to get him to understand.  He just stopped snoring.

I wonder if you can get Uncle Tobias out of his corner dog bed and give me a “woof”.  Tomorrow (Saturday July 24th) there is a race I want to get a couple of dog bones bet down.  Uncle Tobias is always good for a bet especially since the horse I want to bet on has morning line of 30/1.  He still takes an occasional bet, doesn’t he?

Don’t let him in on the story, but the horses name is Lisa’s Booby Trap.  She runs in the grade 1 American Oaks race.  The owner and his wife Lisa loves horses only Lisa died a few years ago.  A couple of years ago, the owner was given this banged up filly, blind in one eye.

He trained her and ran her at a smaller track where she beat the others big time in three races.  After the third race, he was offered a half million for the horse.  He turned the offer down.  Seems he believes after the government takes half, all you have left is money.  He said that stroking Lisa’s Booby Trap’s scarred shoulder.  He went on to explain his wife always said she would come back as a horse.  It was her destiny.  And he said looking at the horse that she might have just done that.

So get Uncle to give me a call so I can get my two bones down.  He will take my bet.  Lisa’s Booby Trap may not win, but I just want to be part of the action.  And tell Uncle Tobias to stop snoring and wagging his tail at the same time.  That just drives me crazy.

Fox News and MSNBC talent together…


Here’s the question of the day…

If you could put the best of talent from MSNBC and Fox News together on another channel, who would you pair up for 3 separate shows, each show having two hosts?

My picks?  I’d love to see O’Reilly and Olbermann on one show… Then Chris Matthews and Sean Hannity on another show.  My last one would be Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow

What would happen? Would the earth implode?  What say you?

Government Control of Fox News? It could happen.


Hot Air » Journolisters debate, endorse gov’t control of Fox News.

Well… This shouldn’t be a surprise.  Liberals have made no secret of the fact they hate Fox News.  So, the bigger question is when the American people will “call” them on the bias by refusing to watch/read their content anymore.

Liberals in the media, for the most part, want to make conservatives feel dumb or stupid, or render their communications channels irrelevant.

Fox News is NOT a partisan organization.  I personally know of a number of people who work there who are liberals. Apparently “fair and balanced” doesn’t resonate with the liberals, now does it??

Obama hits low in Quinnipiac approval rating


Hot Air » Obama hits low in Quinnipiac approval rating.

Not surprising.  Definitely the Gallup poll from last week is now proven to be an outlier.

The question on everyone’s mind today is when the President abandons his plans so that he can save his party.  Or, does he just continue on, assume he loses the US House to the Republicans, and then see how he can position himself for 2012?

Keep an eye on independents in these polls from Quinnipiac, Rasmussen and other outlets. If they continue to break solidly against the President, his prospects for 2012 are going to start looking bleak.

This should scare you…. Unemployment Duration Goes Way Up


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Well, this seems to indicate that we’re in uncharted waters. The jobs being lost are not coming back and finding other jobs for those who have been laid off is proving to be a big challenge.

I’m not sure I buy the idea that inflation won’t come back at some point, but we’d all better take the attitude that something could happen and be prepared for it.

Evening Update – August 13


Good afternoon to all.

Things move fast on the key issue of the day, even if Congress is not officially in session.  Maybe having Congress be forced to go back home and see/talk to their constituents is not a bad thing, eh?

First, let’s check the fact that Obama’s poll numbers continue to slide. Rasmussen, which is the only outfit that samples registered voters and pulls out only likely voters out of that, shows his approval at 47%.  It has been sinking at about 1 point every 7 days or so over the last month.  As his ratings sink further, it has several effects

  1. People begin to wonder whether he has the political capital to evangelize his programs so that Congress feels motivated to pass them
  2. Bipartisanship is easier for a president that the opposing party feels has the support of the public behind him.  So, Republicans may continue opposing him if they feel he isn’t bringing the public along.
  3. His ability to bring together the various factions of the Democratic party also begins to falter.

For point 3 above, here is an article you might find interesting on how seniors are jumping off the bandwagon in terms of support for healthcare.. If this key pillar of the Democratic coalition falls by the wayside, it is bad news for Obama.

Meantime, if you really want to see the underpinnings of the healthcare bill, here is some more material.

  • How to connect the dots on the provisions in the bill and its effects.
  • Here is a set of the amendments in the bill which no one is talking about.

Now, comes late word of a poll that shows many people expect taxes to go up. Could that be because we see the debt rising?  Latest numbers from the government show the deficit will hit $1.8 Trillion this fiscal year, which is 4 times what it was last year.

Previous readers to this space will remember I said interest rates will go up?  Well, that is also in the cards.  Long-term Treasury bills show no sign of their rates stablizing.  Each time the government auctions off the debt, it has to pay more interest to the holders of the debt.

Now, having dispensed with the news, let me turn to something else.

We’ve been told for several days now by the lemmings in the mainstream media that liberals believe that dissenters at the town hall meetings are UNAMERICAN.

Well, consult Thomas Jefferson.

I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.

So, the rebellion should continue.  I don’t favor it becoming violent, but passionate? Yes.  vociferous? Yes.

I am going to write about this in more detail tomorrow.  I’ll tell you exactly why I think Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and many people on the far left are being completely disingenuous.  They want to quash any debate on the healthcare issue, but they said several years ago that it was appropriate to question the Bush administration.

Tomorrow, I will also write about why I think some liberals have lost it completely.  Meaning they no longer understand (or care to understand) what is the “organic river of feeling” that runs through most Americans for whom the words country, freedom, liberty, and self-determination actually mean something.

I leave you with the entreaty… NEVER EVER FORGET those words:  freedom, liberty, self-determination and country.  These words should evoke emotions and make you proud to be an American.  That feeling, in turn, makes you want to defend what America is so it does not become something you don’t recognize.

It is up to all of us…