What a week. Our president wows and woos Europe to everyone’s relief, and even gets brittle relationships with China and Russia on track and far more manageable and workable. In response, Rush Limbaugh claims that Obama’s absence is the reason for any rise in the stock market. Oh, and Barack is busy infecting Gordon Brown’s asshole, in case you missed the latest Rushism.
Anytime Capitol Hill Blue runs an opinion column by anyone right of center, I get bombarded with email from outraged liberals who want to know why in the hell I’m allowing such heresy on this web site.
They want me to ban columns from conservatives like Jay Ambrose, Cliff May and others because, they say, such opinions do not belong on "a liberal web site."
Say what? Liberal web site? What part of "bi-partisan" or "independent’ do these folks not understand?
Timothy Geithner, President Barack Obama’s embattled Treasury Secretary, ignored warning signs of the impending banking and economic crisis because he, as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was too close to the industry he was supposed to regulate.
Others saw it coming and the warning signs were there but Geithner missed the signs and ignored the warnings of others.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been indicted for corruption while in office, including trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat that was held by President Barack Obama, prosecutors said on Thursday.
A federal grand jury indicted the 52-year-old Democrat on 16 felony counts, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and making false statements to federal agents.
Passage by both House and Senate of companion budget plans gave President Barack Obama and his allies on Capitol Hill a key victory, but the debates also exposed some of the president’s vulnerabilities.
Obama’s Democratic allies passed plans broadly supporting the young administration’s agenda of higher spending on domestic programs like education and overhauling the nation’s health care system. The $3.6 trillion House plan passed by a 233-196 vote Thursday.
Anyone who doubts that the Bush and Obama administrations collectively transformed America into a socialist state should consider this: For every dollar American citizens generated last year, the federal bailout consumed more than 90 cents in outlays, loans, and commitments.
Would you buy a used car from this man — Barack Obama, that is?
Well, you may just have to if you buy a certified pre-owned one from General Motors. The president’s forced resignation of GM’s Richard Wagoner has given a whole new meaning to the question. Some members of the beleaguered company’s board of directors face the same fate. And those who replace them apparently would have to be approved by the White House.