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Not only are the Republicans tired of the Barack-Star phenomenon, the Democrats are coming out of their comas to put halt on his ruinous ideologies.

Michael Steele head of the Republican National Committee had this to say,  “The era of apologizing for Republican mistakes of the past is now officially over,”  “The second turning point for our party is this. We are going to take the president head-on. The honeymoon is over,” he said, addressing President Barack Obama’s popularity, an “Obama phenomenon” which the GOP should no longer fear. “The two-party system is making a comeback, and that comeback starts today.” props to http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/05/michael_steele_honeymoon_is_ov.html

As the RNC leader, these thoughts should have been among his first statements- on his first day on the job.  Now Steele is whining that he wants more control over how money is spent, telling Fox News that part of his job is to “manage the money” and suggested that if committee members strip him of that authority he’ll step aside. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/19/steele-threatens-quit-rnc-undermines-funding-authority/  I’d say don’t let the door hit him in the ass, but who would take his place?  The RNC couldn’t pay Rush Limbaugh enough, unless of course he’d do it for a $1.

On Wednesday, RNC state chairmen will vote on the funding issue, among others — such as whether to label the Democratic Party “Socialist.”  Joe The Plumber said it for us all; no need to make it official. 

The two party system elected, ” That One,” and we all have to deal with his acts as President.  While we are no where near the end of the tunnel of Obama’s reign, the Democrats it would seem are going to give him a little run for his money.  At least a few Democratic elected officials are seeing Obama’s dreams can easily be turned into nightmares.

Obama’s first act as President was signing  the Executive Order mandating that the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay be closed in one year.  With four months gone Obama still insists that he will close the state of the art detention facility on time but still has no plan on what to do with detainees. 

Politico said http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22677.html “In a clear setback for President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats moved Tuesday to both wipe out $80 million in new funding for the closing the Guantanamo detention facility and bar the administration from moving prisoners to U.S. soil until there is a more detailed plan provided to lawmakers. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) confirmed the decision, which follows intense pressure from Republicans going into debate over a $91.3 billion wartime spending bill expected to come to the floor late Tuesday.

“We’ll wipe out all the money,” Inouye said, “And I’ll put in a provision that says none of the funds in this bill or any other bill can be used to pay for the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo to the United States.”

“We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

“Obama hasn’t done us any favors on this,” said one Democratic leadership aide. “He’s a little of this, a little of that. The Republicans have one compelling message.”  Perhaps the message from all the tea  parties across the nation are finally getting through to the Senate.  A little of this, and a little of that, is eroding American capitalism. 

Republicans like House Leader John Boehner from Ohio and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky put the roadblock to the Obama insanity. “It was the opposition they organized among their members which gave Democrats up for re-election in 2010 the willies.” says http://mikesamerica.blogspot.com/2009/05/victory-for-republicans-democrats.html 

If nothing else this serves as a warning to Obama that being President is not like being the American Idol winner.  He may have won the vote but the public is fickle.  Americans, rich or poor are tired of spending money on pork and projects that have no plan.  Finally someone in the Senate had enough balls to say the same.

Score one for the GOP!

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How could the America people be so naive to think that our government did not know about the $165 million controversial bonus money paid out to AIG executives?  Of course they did, and they know about the nearly $1 Billion in bonuses as well.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/17/cuomo-reveals-details-of_n_175865.html

The Obama reign approved the bonuses so that there would be less lawsuits by AIG employees.  Obama’s fictitious outrage is an attempt to divert attention to the fact that Tres. Sec. Geithner had urged the bonuses to be allowed.

Today’s required reading is from Charles Krauthammer at WaPo –http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/19/AR2009031903041.html  “A $14 trillion economy hangs by a thread composed of (a) a comically cynical, pitchfork-wielding Congress, (b) a hopelessly understaffed, stumbling Obama administration, and (c) $165 million. …The AIG bonuses were agreed to before the government takeover and are perfectly legal. Is the rule now that when public anger is kindled, Congress will summarily cancel contracts?” 

Apparently they won’t cancel contracts, but have summarily decided that anyone who keeps a bonus from a firm receiving federal bailout money will be taxed at a 90% tax rate.   The House voted 328-93 to approve H.R. 1586 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1586/show introduced by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) the day before.  The Sunlight Foundation http://blog.sunlightfoundation.com/2009/03/19/read-the-bill-stimulus-bill-and-bonus-loopholes/  points out that,  had members of congress bothered to read the entirety of the stimulus bill before passing it with expediency, perhaps they would have known in advance, they were authorizing bonuses. It was available for only 13 hours. Shame on them. 

“I GUESS IT’S TOO BAD NOBODY READ IT BEFORE IT PASSED, THEN: The Stimulus Bill Explicitly Guarantees Contractual Bonuses Executed Before February 11. Yeah, I know, I already mentioned this. But it’s a point worth making again — they rushed this stinker through, and now it’s biting them on the ass. Good.” said http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/73719/  .  It isn’t “good,” for little old me the taxpayer though.  To know that our elected officials allowed this to happen in the first place and then to back peddle and put a tax restriction on it, is just as heinous.  Double shame.

Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee initially denied having anything to do with the allowance of the bonuses and said he never talked to Treasury officials.  Dodd corrected himself saying his previous comments had been misconstrued CNN reported, http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/19/aig.bonuses.congress/index.html.  Dodd lied and admitted it. Dodd is also running for re-election in 2010 against Republican challenger former U.S. Rep Rob Simmons.  Rob Simmons’  Senate campaign doesn’t have  web site yet.  Someone else  registered a domain name that Simmons might have used. Trouble is, http://www.RobSimmons2010.com isn’t exactly a message the candidate might be looking to spread. (source- Capital Watch http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/2009/03/rob-simmons-has-no-web-site-so.html )

Did Obama know about the preservation of bonuses, did he too lie or doesn’t he have a clue what is going on in his administration?   Didn’t President Obama bother to read the stimulus bill that he signed, authorizing these bonuses?  Guess not. “Everybody’s pointing fingers at each other and saying it’s their fault, the Democrats’ fault, the Republicans’ fault. Listen, I’ll take responsibility. I’m the president,” he said at a town hall meeting in Costa Mesa, California.

AIG CEO , Edward Liddy inherited this mess and sat, about to be tar and feathered in front of grandstanding members of Congress yesterday, 03-19-09.  The display was purely for entertainment purposes and may have bordered on malfeasance.  For entertainment I’d much rather watch Obama on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.   “I do think in Washington it’s a little bit like American Idol, except everybody is Simon Cowell,” said Obama .  “Barackstar” in trying to play the role of politician and personality, managed more cluelessness during the interview by referencing the Special Olympics in describing his own bowling game.  “It was like the Special Olympics or something,” said the President.  Bad manners and a bad bowling game.

Blogger Steve Young reports that Obama has decided to bowl against 12 year old Billy Madison, a Special Olympian at The White House in the future.  http://steveyoungonpolitics.com/president-obama-to-bowl-against-special-olympian/.

At least this Obama gaffe won’t cost the taxpayers billions, now that’s entertainment.

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