Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law. The most startling finding of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25–the youngest millennials–would favor throwing Obama out of office…The results blow a gaping hole in the belief among many Democrats that Obama’s two elections signaled a durable grip on the youth vote. Indeed, millennials are not so hot on their president.
4 December 2013
When George W. Bush was president of the United States, many of the left fell prey to what columnist Charles Krauthammer called “Bush Derangement Syndrome”: “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.” With Bush out of office, BDS has waned somewhat.
Unfortunately, it has been replaced by a converse condition, just as grave and dangerous to the mental stability of its victims: “Obama Worship Syndrome.” Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama’s political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician — nay, human being — of our time.
December 4, 2013
In that March 2008 column, I argued that for the nation — but more importantly, for black people — the first black president should be the caliber of a Jackie Robinson, and Barack Obama is not. Obama has charisma and charm, but in terms of character, values, experience and understanding, he is no Jackie Robinson. In addition to those deficiencies, Obama became the first person in U.S. history to be elected to the highest office in the land while having a long history of associations with people who hate our nation, such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor for 20 years, who preached that blacks should sing not “God bless America” but “God damn America.” Then there’s Obama’s association with William Ayers, formerly a member of the Weather Underground, an anti-U.S. group that bombed the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol and other government buildings. Ayers, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack, told a New York Times reporter, “I don’t regret setting bombs. … I feel we didn’t do enough.”
December 3, 2013
First, for the public school-educated: No, Thanksgiving was not about high-fiving the Indians for corn on the cob. In his 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, George Washington made abundantly clear exactly Whom America should thank, and why.
Washington began by declaring that “it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor” so that a special day might “be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country” as well as “for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed.”
Dec 3, 2013
Speaking from the White House Tuesday afternoon while flanked by people who have “benefited” from Obamacare, President Obama said his signature piece of legislation is working. The speech was part of a new public relations campaign to try and salvage what’s left of the disastrous Obamacare rollout.
“About a half million people are poised to gain health care coverage…and that number…will keep on growing,” Obama said while ignoring the more than five million people who have lost their health insurance thanks to Obamacare. “This law is working and will work into the future.”
THE POWER OF NUMBERS
PART 1: IT’S TIME TO BE COUNTED
Dec 3rd 2013
THE REALITY is, there is no longer “Silent Majority” anonymity.
Everything you buy, your lifestyle, your personal preferences, all are
recorded, computed, and you have a “personal profile” for sale to
Businesses, or Big Brother. There is no escape unless you live completely
off the grid. Not an easy task unless you are a hermit. A complete and utter
hermit. The most primitive existence. Comfortless. I’ll pass, thanks.
“Minimum wage jobs are meant to be stepping stones, in which workers find internal promotions,” he said. “The key to not being poor is work. You have to have a robustly growing economy with job opportunities and we haven’t had that over the past five years.”
President Barack Obama called for a $9 minimum wage in his February State of the Union address and Democrats in the Senate responded with a $10.10 wage. Holtz-Eakin said such measures will not alleviate the task of bringing people out of poverty or ending inequality, but could widen the gap between the working poor and the unemployed as increased costs force businesses to curb hiring.
“If you raise the minimum wage and stop someone from getting hired, you’re transferring wages from the unemployed to someone already working,” Holtz-Eakin said.
Dec 3rd 2013
Hacker claims Obamacare site security NOT built in, and hackers can easily access your information, address, social security and more.
Mr. Hensarling proceeded briefly to present a litany of regulatory agency failures. This was a display of erudition about such matters that imply that iconic Sen. Phil Gramm has successfully mentored this rising star, Hensarling. Saying “we dream bold dreams in America,” the chairman announced an ambitious agenda for the House Financial Services Committee. Hensarling then extensively addressed questionable Fed regulatory practices.
He then delighted the audience by pivoting to a new, welcome, topic.
Last but not least, I would like to say … I think we all know … it is the hundredth anniversary of the creation and founding of the Federal Reserve. …
So I wish to tell you, and we will have a formal rollout in the month of December which is the true hundredth anniversary, that the House Financial Services Committee intends to reexamine all conventional wisdom dealing with the Federal Reserve without necessarily preordaining the conclusion. … So we had a hearing yesterday dealing with alternative models of different international central banks. …
December 2, 2013
Currently, FBI hate crime statistics combine Hispanic and white offenders in one broad category, but Hispanics as an “ethnicity” are tracked as victims, as reported at Gather on Saturday. White people and Arab Americans are also combined as offenders.
As a result, it seems that white people commit more hate crimes than they actually do.
As previously noted,
“This is relevant, because a hate crime report in California for 2012, for example, found that ’68% of anti-black crimes were committed by Latinos.’ But this information is not captured for the official FBI statistics…”