(Video) The merchants of despair

April 1, 2012

Bill Whittle really shouldn’t be so shy about his opinion of the Obama administration — or of The Lightworker himself:

Any further comment would just be gilding the lily.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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(Video) Operation Hot Mic!

March 30, 2012

I was wondering when someone would make an ad about Obama’s offer of flexibility to the Russians, and now I have my answer:

Brilliant!!

via the geniuses at American Crossroads and Adam S. Baldwin.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Attention! The US Economy closes for business in 2027! Please make your final selections…

March 28, 2012

In this latest installment of Firewall, Bill Whittle highlights an amazing exchange between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the tax-cheating nitwit who runs our Treasury Department, Timothy Geithner. In it, Ryan points out that spiraling debt means the US economy according to the administration’s own numbers will cease to operate around 2027. Geithner agrees — and then admits there is no plan to deal with the problem:

Scary, isn’t it? And infuriating; the administration knows full-well that its policies will lead to a Greece-like fiscal meltdown, and yet they act as unconcerned as the grasshopper in the face of approaching winter.

Except in this case, the Democratic grasshoppers are endangering all our futures, not just their own.

As Whittle points out (and expounds on at greater length in this video. Do watch.), the problem is entitlement spending. We have enough revenue to pay for all the functions of government from the military to the post office, but the burgeoning costs of entitlements are forcing us to spend more and more and borrow more and more. At this time, we borrow just over forty cents of every dollar the federal government spends. That money has to be paid back with interest, and that interest will go up as our credit gets further downgraded. (Which, on the current path, is almost inevitable.) And that’s just what we’re borrowing now; as time goes on and entitlement spending increases thanks to an aging population and the costs of ObamaCare, there will be a need to borrow even greater amounts as a percentage of total spending, until one day our creditors wake up and realize we’ll never be able to meet our payments, and so stop lending us any more.

At which point the entitlement system collapses, our economy shuts down, and we come to the end of that downward spiral only to find ourselves not in a paradise of Unicorns and lollipops, but on the burning streets of Athens.

Forget 2012. Think 2027.

Now, if I were a cynic, I’d say that’s the plan in the back of the progressives’ minds: “reforms” that only seem to solve the problem, but actually set up greater crises that will eventually have the public demanding “progressive” solutions — greater government intervention and direction of the economy, with higher taxes to pay for it all. It’s Marxist philosopher Andre Gorz‘s concept of “non-reformist reforms.”

But… nah. I couldn’t be that much of a cynic, could I?

Yes. I. can.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. While Whittle is, by his own description, running around with his hair on fire screaming warnings (and justly so), we have choices. Republicans have proposed three alternative budgets in recent weeks, any one of which will solve our entitlement crisis, restrain spending (the root of the problem), and emphasize pro-growth policies that will allow us to eventually balance the budget, pay off our debts, and prosper.

But, let’s be honest. That will only happen if We The People do what it takes this November to make it happen: defeat Barack Obama, take the Senate, and hold the House. The Democrats must be crushed. (1)

Otherwise 2012 may be the final bell before 2027.

RELATED: If you want to see “non-reformist reformism” in action, have a look at Steven Den Beste’s essay on Obama’s preferred outcome in the ObamaCare case now before the Supreme Court.

Footnote:
(1) In a peaceful, electoral manner, of course. Just in case some Lefty was about to start hyperventilating about “violent rhetoric.” They’re so excitable.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


(Video) Bill Maher: Obama’s Million Dollar Man

March 9, 2012

For the last week or so. the Democrats, the Left, and the MSM (but I repeat myself) have been up in arms about Rush Limbaugh’s off-the-cuff insults against law student and professional activist Sandra Fluke. (For which he apologized) Many on the Right, while criticizing Limbaugh’s comments (for which he apologized), noted quite fairly the seemingly endless insults from Our Betters On The Left (all bow) toward conservative women and even liberal women who stray off the plantation, but which are rarely noted in the major media and never cause a furor in Congress.

The push-back has begun.  A new organization of conservative women, ShePAC, has hit back hard with a video linking Barack Obama with his million-dollar misogynist (1) donor, Bill Maher. It’s a good one:

Which leads to two questions: When will Barack Obama, who says he is so concerned about the civility of the world in which his daughters will grow up, give back “Misogynist” Maher’s donation? And where, oh where is the outrage from leftist feministas (with the notable exception of Kirsten Powers) at the scatological treatment of their sisters on the Right?

Well?

RELATED: My blog-buddy ST hasn’t just pushed-back, she’s declared war. She also has video of Sarah Palin slamming President Obama for his lack of valor in accepting Maher’s money.

Footnote:
(1) It’s more than just an occasional expression of exasperation with a political foe leading to heated speech. Maher does this regularly enough and as a usual part of his “comedy;” I can only assume he has a problem with women — at least, conservative ones. And, I’ll note, he has never apologized. Unlike Rush Limbaugh.


(Video) The Battle of Big Ideas is the Battle for America

March 8, 2012

In a new Firewall series, Bill Whittle wants to look at the ideas in play in American politics today. But, before dealing with Right versus Left, Conservative versus Liberal, democracy versus republic, or even Mary Anne versus Ginger, Bill starts with the fundament upon which all else is built: the nature of Man. Taking his lead from economist and philosopher Thomas Sowell, Bill explores two conflicting visions of that nature and the consequences that arise from each: the Constrained and the Unconstrained:

This promises to be a very enlightening series. I’ll be sure to post further episodes as they become available.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


(Humor) Chuck Woolery solves America’s deficit problem!

March 5, 2012

I’ve seen this before (it came out around the time of Obama’s infamous deficit commission, as I recall), but a friend sent it to me this weekend, and it still makes me laugh. And, boy, do I need a good laugh this morning.

And I bet you do, too, so enjoy.

And yes, the albino squirrel sanctuary is real.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Video: A president of the People, and for the People

February 8, 2012

… is not what we have.

Instead we have a guy who spews left-populist, class warfare rhetoric at his State of the Union addresses campaign speeches while raising beau coup bucks at a high-end fashion show that even some of the Evil One-Percent(tm) might have trouble affording.

Republicans are hammering President Obama for his reelection campaign’s New York City fashion-show fundraiser in a new Web ad debuting Tuesday, arguing the optics of the event are inappropriate while the economy continues to struggle.

The ad opens with shots of the invitation to the event, co-hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Both have been prominent donors for the president in the past. Subsequent shots of the invitation reveal other big-name attendees, including pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Sean Combs and fashion icons Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg and Vera Wang.

The RNC wasted no time turning this into a commercial:

Yeah, I can see all those out-of-work Obama voters who lost out on the opportunity for thousands of good-paying jobs when President Common Man killed the Keystone pipeline just rushing out to buy $95 scarves, or tote bags with the symbol of Hope and Change plastered all over them. They must be thrilled to see his campaign pandering to millionaire glitterati while they themselves may be choosing between making the mortgage and getting the car fixed.

Keystone. The new HHS contraception regulations. The Gulf drilling “permitorium.” Fabulous taxpayer-paid vacations for Marie Antoinette Michelle. Attacking the Supreme Court. “I won.” And now this. Sometimes I wonder if the Obama campaign isn’t going out of its way to hand the opposition political prime beef in some subtle trap meant to goad conservatives into overreacting and thus scaring moderates.

Or maybe it’s much simpler. Maybe this administration is simply an egregious example of leftist urban academic elitism mixed with a remarkable political tone-deafness.

My bet is on the latter.

via Jazz Shaw

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)