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I know it will get little coverage, so I’ll underline the mentions

the cost of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will continue to skyrocket. That’s why I’ve called for a bipartisan fiscal commission, modeled on a proposal by Republican Judd Gregg and Democrat Kent Conrad. (Applause.) This can’t be one of those Washington gimmicks that lets us pretend we solved a problem. The commission will have to provide a specific set of solutions by a certain deadline.Now, yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have created this commission. So I’ll issue an executive order that will allow us to go forward, because I refuse to pass this problem on to another generation of Americans.

Yup. Someone has to pay for this

Also, interesting from Reagan’s admirer – when he mentions budget surplus, Clinton’s name is missing

At the beginning of the last decade, the year 2000, America had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. (Applause.) By the time I took office, we had a one-year deficit of over $1 trillion and

The guy who “didn’t change the directi0n of the country”

by anonymously creating a surplus

They made sure Joe Wilson will STFU ahead of time

WASHINGTON – The South Carolina congressman who called Barack Obama a liar during the president’s last speech before Congress said he’ll be on his best behavior for the State of the Union address Wednesday night.

So, this time the accusation was “mouthed” rather than shouted – from Justice Alito

as the video at the link clearly shows.

I don’t agree with the SCOTUS decision in any way shape or form. But I wonder if the witch hunt for dissenters will be as intense this time

And it seems there was more “mouthing” involved

McCain seen mouthing ‘blame it on Bush’ when Obama outlines the problems he inherited.

This one too is backed by video.

Oh, yeah, and if you could see in their brains, I bet even more dissent! (which is now NOT PATRIOTIC).

I suggest these people get videos 24/7 and their offenses reported!

It’s not that Teh Best speech ever didn’t get the coverage it propagandized for

It did. But that other “Jobs” got almost as much

even if not universally good either

But then Obama had his dissenters too

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As expected, newspaper are drumming up “Teh Speech”. Surprisingly, the photos, headlines are not all gushy

A Florida paper has a scary photo

while one in Alabama has a derogatory headline

New York Times informs us that after Senate rejected the Social Security/Medicare cuts panel, Obama will set it up himself, by executive order. Because someone has to pay for those Wall Street bailouts and bonuses.

Wall Street Journal follows Geitner’s investigation complete with shifty eyes photo

Both NY free papers have abortion related covers:

Metro about a poll on increasing teen pregnancy and ease of NYC abortions

and AM=NY on a farcical storm in a teacup over an anti-abortion ad (now NARAL wakes up from it’s stupor!)


Forgot the Edwards cover in the Daily News – maybe because they are beating a dead horse

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The conventional wisdom the media constructed along the years was: Republicans are strong on National security (read: like wars) while Democrats are good on the economy. There was definitely some truth in that one as even the reviled Carter reduced deficits, while Clinton transformed a deficit in a surplus.

People were so convinced of the truth of that one, when the financial crisis hit in September 2008, McCain lead evaporated overnight and people decided to let the Democrats tackle this one.

Enter Barack Obama, admirer of Reagan, basher of Clinton. One year after his presidency – with super majority and a gushing media, he managed to wreak this last vestige of respect for the Democrats

A CNN poll produced the following headline

he headline on the new CNN poll is this: “Most Americans applaud Democrats’ loss of supermajority.”And that’s bad for Dems. But what’s worse for Dems is that the poll’s internals also show that for the first time since the Dem takeover of Congress, more say Dem control of Congress is bad for the country.

The poll finds that 48% of American adults say it’s “bad for the country that the Democratic party is in control of Congress,” versus only 45% who say it’s good.

Seems Obama managed to dispel this conventional wisdom.

And now, after the Massachusets voters told him to listen to the people – he’s freezing the spending (the non-military parts)

Some of the reactions to that. Suddenly awaken Krugman:

Obama Liquidates Himself

it’s a betrayal of everything Obama’s supporters thought they were working for. Just like that, Obama has embraced and validated the Republican world-view — and more specifically, he has embraced the policy ideas of the man he defeated in 2008. A correspondent writes, “I feel like an idiot for supporting this guy.”

It’s Official: Obama is an idiot

Obama has now gone off the deep end.  After passing a stimulus that most economists (not just liberal ones) said was too small, and that was made even more inadequate by being heavily tilted toward poor-performing tax-cuts, Obama is now intentionally recreating FDR’s mistake of 1937, when he prematurely cut back spending to try to balance the budget, and sent the country into a new recession.

Barack Herbert Hoover Obama?

For some time I have been worried about fifty little Herbert Hoovers at the state level. Right now it looks like I have to worry about one big one:

Obama’s 3 Year Freeze; Democrats Brain Freeze

Liberals fear that discretionary spending cuts are like fig leaves with sharp edges. They’re designed to cover something ugly and yet they hurt — they hurt those who most rely on government services, who tend to poor and non-white.

In B0botland some are getting it too

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Not Your Sweetie

June 2023