“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Friday, May 7, 2010

David Obey Declines To Run Again!

It was with great surprise that I read of uber-socialist Democratic Representative David Obey decision to duck an expected loss in November's elections. The Wisconsin House member is among the most liberal of the liberals in Congress.

Having been first elected to Congress in 1969, he had finally attained old-bull status and chairmanship of his committee when the Democrats took the House back in 2006.

That being the case, isn't odd that after only a few years of abusing real power, Obey would exit the scene?

You have to believe he saw "loss" written in the electorate and chose to pretend to leave of his own volition, rather than being chased out by voter ire. After all, Paul Ryan, his very conservative fellow House member from Wisconsin doesn't seem to be worried about his re-election in the fall. So it doesn't seem to be the case that Ryan is going to be swept away by a Wisconsin tilt even further left.

No, if anything, it would appear that those of us who believe that Democratic Congressional excesses are predictably bringing voter outrage and shortened legislative careers for those who couldn't resist their baser impulses to shove the US far to the left in a hurry.

With a little luck, Obey's seat will go to Sean Duffy, the young Republican who evidently chased him off the ballot. One down, 29 more to go for a change of power in the House next January.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Government's Boot On BP's Neck

Ken Salazar, the administration's Secretary of the Interior, put it so aptly, didn't he, when he declared,

"Our job basically is to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum to carry out the responsibilities they have both under the law and contractually to move forward and stop this spill," Salazar told CNN's "State of the Union" program.

Sweet, huh?

Ken went on to state that he was certain that the rig's mechanism to stop an oil leak was defective.

Wow, Ken. You must be a genius and super-engineer, to know that without seeing any evidence.

But isn't the best part how Ken carries Wonderboy's message of hatred for private industry and the image of a jackbooted, thuggish federal government to the media?

Make you feel save and trusting of the federal government, doesn't it? Wanting to give it more and more authority and power? Over your health care, financial dealings, and the internet?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

States Reject Wonderboy's Government Healthcare Insurance Pools

It's probably not the sort of news story you'll see on a major broadcast network like NBC or CBS. Or probably even the Communist News Network.

As of today, 18 states have rejected using the option of government insurance pools for health insurance, as outlined in the health care bill Wonderboy and his Congressional cronies rammed through in March.

I haven't heard which, if any, states have actually chosen to use the pools. But it's reasonable to expect that by summer, at least half of the 50 states will choose not to hitch their health care wagons to the rather unspecific, risky option of an open-ended federal government risk pool. Who knows how many states will ultimately reject this shadowy insurance option?

Quite the come-down for the Democrats, isn't it? So far, about 1/3 of the states have rejected the federal option. And we're only two months into the new era of new medicine, courtesy of Frisco Nan, Wonderboy & Co.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Hope For Dethroning Carolyn Maloney!

I was positively elated to read in yesterday's Wall Street Journal that Carolyn Maloney, a dunce Representative from NY, is being challenged in the primaries by a young Indian Democratic woman.

How refreshing! This mossback has actually been in the seat for 17 years.

Additionally, there are actually several Republicans running in their primary to meet the Democratic winner in November.

Wouldn't it be a treat to see Reshma Saujani take on either Dino LaVerghetta or Ryan Brumberg, the two GOP candidates, in the November elections?

Ms. Saujani is a hedge fund lawyer who was quoted in the Journal piece saying,

"Eighty percent of Congress did not know what a basis point was before the crisis."

She deplores the lack of Congress members with real business experience, and Maloney certainly fits that description. Many years ago, around the time of Atilla the Hun, Maloney was a NYC public school teacher. But she quickly forsook that calling to become a union official, then worked her way up the New York metro area political ladder to Congressional Representative. It's been well over a quarter of a century since Maloney really worked for a living. And even that job was a public sector one.

With any luck, the combined lack of sensitivity on the part of Maloney, Kristin Hillebrand and Chuck Schumer to voter outrage may result in the first being dethroned by someone more aware of the current economic and political climate, with the others to follow.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Wonderboy Demonizes BP

You'd think an attorney who even 'taught' at a major university would understand the necessity of not convicting a firm in the court of public opinion.

Especially one who is now president.

How, then, is it that Wonderboy issued a flat declaration that "BP will pay" for the oil spill cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico?

Has Wonderboy already read through all the pages of the contract between BP and TransOcean, from whom the oil firm leased the rig responsible for the spill?

That would be a lot of reading! More than he managed to do on his own health care bill!

Wow, such a busy little president!

In fact, we all know he did nothing of the sort. He didn't read either document.

More to the point, who is to say that, under the contract's terms, TransOcean didn't violate some clause, or misrepresent the rig's condition, such that it is actually liable?

BP is self-insured, but we don't know about TransOcean. Maybe the latter's insurer will pay.

It just makes no sense for a president to shoot off his mouth with statements that he can't possible know are correct.

An officer of the court should know better. A president who is an attorney should know much, much better.

But are you surprised that our First Rookie exhibits such poor judgement on this matter? Why should the Gulf oil spill be any different for showcasing his naivete and poor judgement than any other governmental matter on which he's spoken since his inauguration?