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Incompetence in Government

February 3rd, 2010 No comments

The American Spectator has a good article on incompetence in the Obama Administration and lack of accountability. It succinctly tells why Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair should all have resigned because of the underwear bomber’s handling.

Napolitano: “The system worked…”

Brennan: “Though all of that information was available to all-source analysts at the CIA and the [National Counterterrorism Center] prior to the attempted attack, the dots were never connected, and as a result, the problem appears to be more about a component failure to “connect the dots,” rather than a lack of information sharing.” That means its *his* fault.

Holder: “The first FBI agents on the scene interrogated Abdulmutallab for about fifty minutes before the Holder Justice Department intervened from Washington and instructed a team of new agents to read Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights….”

Blair: He said the HIG should have been helping deal with the bombing, but “…not only is the HIG, as Blair himself later clarified, not yet operational, but it had not been operational since President Obama mandated its creation in August of 2009 — information that one would hope the Director of National Intelligence can keep straight in assessing what went wrong.”

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Obama’s Amazing Ignorance and Rudeness in Attacking the Supreme Court

January 28th, 2010 No comments

From here:


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Professor Barnett says:

In the history of the State of the Union has any President ever called out the Supreme Court by name, and egged on the Congress to jeer a Supreme Court decision, while the Justices were seated politely before him surrounded by hundreds Congressmen? To call upon the Congress to countermand (somehow) by statute a constitutional decision, indeed a decision applying the First Amendment? What can this possibly accomplish besides alienating Justice Kennedy who wrote the opinion being attacked. Contrary to what we heard during the last administration, the Court may certainly be the object of presidential criticism without posing any threat to its independence. But this was a truly shocking lack of decorum and disrespect towards the Supreme Court for which an apology is in order. A new tone indeed.

I actually approve of Presidents vigorously condemning the Supreme Court and its opinions. That isn’t the problem here. There are two problems here:

1. It’s rude and unfair to do it when the Justices are sitting in the front rows right near you, and can’t fight back.

2. Obama revealed amazing ignorance, especially for someone who taught con law at Chicago. Chicago must be shuddering at this. Obama was wrong when he said this reversed a century of law. This kind of corporate spending was legal till McCain-Feingold– corporations just didn’t choose to do it. Obama was also wrong when he said Congress could reverse the Supreme Court. Their decision wasn’t statutory interpretation— it said that a statute passed by Congress was unconstitutional. Thus, reversing it requires a constitutional amendment, which isn’t what Obama was talking about. What Obama said was seriously stupid. Does he know *nothing* about con law?

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The Daily Show with John Stewart: Obama Classroom Teleprompter Clip

January 26th, 2010 No comments
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Obama’s Loathsome Foursome

January 25th, 2010 No comments

From TAS:

Apparently, if you want to cheat on your wife or spurn the mother of your unborn child, cover up and easily settle your institution’s criminal efforts to help Americans avoid paying their federal income taxes, or just avoid paying your own fair share, the place to be is on President Barack Obama’s economic-recovery advisory board. Because that’s where Robert Wolf, chief executive of UBS Group Americas, the U.S. arm of one of Switzerland’s largest banks, UBS AG, sits, as do Charles E. Phillips, President of Oracle Corporation, Peter Orszag, the director of the Office of Management of and Budget, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. One imagines that’s where they can get together to compare notes…

 According to the former White House Counsel aide, who was transferred from that office after the resignation of White House Counsel Gregory Craig, each of the above executives answered "No" to Question 10S of the SF-86 supplement form traditionally filled out by potential nominees for presidential appointments.

The question:

10S. Is there anything in your personal life that could be used by someone to coerce or blackmail you or is there anything in your life that could cause an embarrassment to you or the President if publicly known?

____ Yes ___ No

If so, please provide full details.

The BillBoard the Mistress Put Up

Phillips is Mr. Billboard,whose ex-mistress spent $250,000 exposing him–story here.

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Huckabee, Romney, Palin, and Obama

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

A poll has Huckabee has the strongest Republican candidate, winning over Obama 45-44. Romney is next, trailing Obama at 42-44. Palin loses 41-49, largely because she turns off some Republicans so much. She is both the most and the least popular of the three with Republicans, polarizing them.

That makes sense. Huckabee is strong because he’s a social conservative and smart. A social conservative with more national experience and more sense about economics would do even better, I think.

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