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So, under the “ALAN COLMES” theory of democracy, if you challenge the President of the United States in the election process, and you LOSE that election, you forfeit your personal right to freedom of speech and expression!! And that applies EQUALLY to your wife of more than four decades!!

From his column in the Huffington Post, Alan Colmes writes:

Mitt Romney, rather than gracefully accepting defeat, continues to let us know he would have been a better president. Ann Romney, too, has expended energy bashing President Obama, ungraciously. Now comes a Wall Street Journal op-ed via Mitt Romney telling us what a failed leader the president is.

Colmes, for his liberal-biased part, feels that it is un-American for anyone, let alone Mitt and Ann Romney, to point out what is patently obvious to most of the rest of us, and apparently to Vladmir Putin and other world leaders, in that Barack Obama is a FAILED and WEAK PRESIDENT. History will eventually show that, to date, he is perhaps the WORST and WEAKEST President ever to sit in the Oval Office. (I’m sure Jimmy Carter is happy to have lived long enough to see someone “elevate” him from that role).

For the rest of Colmes’ column: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-colmes/romney-continues-to-nip-a_b_4985615.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

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CNBC’s Jim Cramer reported Friday morning on Squawk on the Street that he’s hearing from business leaders off-camera that Obama is hated by business leaders. “The disdain is off the charts! This guy, he is hated like Jimmy Carter!”

Cramer’s candid insight came after news from anchor Melissa Lee that there was a sadness about the economy from many traders and about how The Conference Board said there was a 45% chance of the US going into recession. “They say that since 1988, every time that The Conference Board predicted the chances were higher than 40%, we soon went into a downturn. I just throw that out there in the context of it looks like the support for the American Jobs Act is unraveling a bit from both sides of the aisle for that matter. Could the writing be on the wall for President Obama’s presidency?”

“Let’s take The Conference Board at face value. Let’s say that’s right,” Cramer responded, “I mean, look, you don’t understand, when you are off-camera, I mean — the disdain for this guy! I often find myself saying like Trump did: ‘Come on, it is America. He’s our President. Support him.’ The disdain is off the charts! This guy is just hated. Okay. He is hated like Jimmy Carter!”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jim-cramer-president-obama-is-%e2%80%98hated-like-jimmy-carter-by-business-leaders/

 The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 300 points and erased its gains for the year as investors grew more concerned about economic weakness in the U.S. and Europe.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell more than 3 percent, bringing it 10 percent below its recent high of 1,363 reached on April 29. A decline of 10 percent is considered to be a market correction. The Dow Jones industrial average is now down more than 1,100 points from July 21.

Oil fell 4 percent to $88 a barrel on worries demand will fall because of the slowing economy. Oil had traded over $100 as recently as June 9.

“We are continuing to be bombarded by worries about the global economy,” said Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Financial.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Stocks-slump-as-economic-apf-169769799.html?x=0

If the market closes “down” again today, it will mark the ninth straight day of losses, which has not occurred on the markets since February 1978.

CAN WE SAY ” JIMMY CARTER  2.0″ !!??

Via Matt Drudge and Yahoo/AP:

President Barack Obama says his wife and daughters aren’t “invested” in him being president and would have been fine had he decided against running for re-election. But he says they believe in what he’s doing for the country.

Asked about his family’s reaction to his wanting another term, Obama said: “Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,’ They’d be fine. They’re not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president.”

He says first lady Michelle Obama would be the first one to encourage him to do something “a little less stressful” if she no longer thought that what they were doing was worthwhile for the country. Obama’s interview aired Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show.

Since it appears that a return to the Jimmy Carter era  is looking like a best case scenario right now, perhaps not so strangely, I find myself in total alignment with Michelle and the kids.

I’m OK with him being a “one-termer”, too.

http://therionorteline.com/2011/06/14/the-family-is-ok-with-a-one-term-bamster/

      Evening begins to fall in Cairo, and the crowds are swelling to great size.

      Word has come that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek will shortly address the nation, and “will meet their demands”. Of course, the demands of the crowds for the past 17 days have been for Mubarek to leave office.

      The ultimate outcome of this situation will not be known today, not tomorrow. It will evolve over the next few months, just as it did when the Shah of Iran was forced into exile 30 years ago. While the media will today tout the success of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as “peacemakers”, it remains to be seen what government will result from these changes. IF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD seizes the power “void”, Barack Obama may end up being viewed as a worse President than Jimmy Carter.

from the New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately, turning over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military, administration officials and Arab diplomats said Thursday.

Even though Mr. Mubarak has balked, so far, at leaving now, officials from both governments are continuing talks about a plan in which, Mr. Suleiman, backed by Sami Enan, chief of the Egyptian armed forces, and Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi

, the Defense Minister, would immediately begin a process of constitutional reform.

The proposal also calls for the transitional government to invite members from a broad range of opposition groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to begin work to open up the country’s electoral system in an effort to bring about free and fair elections in September, the officials said.

for full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/04/world/middleeast/04diplomacy.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimes

From the Wall Street Journal, Fouad Ajami’s “The Obsolesence of Barack Obama”:

Not long ago Barack Obama, for those who were spellbound by him, had the stylishness of JFK and the historic mission of FDR riding to the nation’s rescue. Now it is to Lyndon B. Johnson’s unhappy presidency that Democratic strategist Robert Shrum compares the stewardship of Mr. Obama. Johnson, wrote Mr. Shrum in the Week magazine last month, never “sustained an emotional link with the American people” and chose to escalate a war that “forced his abdication as president.”…………………………………..

Big as Reagan’s mandate was, in two elections, the man was never bigger than his country. There was never narcissism or a bloated sense of personal destiny in him. He gloried in the country, and drew sustenance from its heroic deeds and its capacity for recovery. No political class rode with him to power anxious to lay its hands on the nation’s treasure, eager to supplant the forces of the market with its own economic preferences…………………………………..

There is little evidence that the Obama presidency could yet find new vindication, another lease on life. Mr. Obama will mark time, but henceforth he will not define the national agenda. He will not be the repository of its hopes and sentiments. The ambition that his would be a “transformational” presidency—he rightly described Reagan’s stewardship in these terms—is for naught.

For full article: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748704164904575421363005578460-lMyQjAxMTAwMDEwMTExNDEyWj.html

 

The creation of the Federal Department of Education is one of the biggest travesties in the American history. The schools in the USA are run by the states. The Local Governments license their teachers, approve the curriculum programs and manage the school system including buildings equipment, transportation, and food. Every problem and every question a mother or a student has can be answered on a State level. The school system is funded by state income, sale and property taxes. Federal government just sprinkles billions of dollars on the top of the education pie to spice it up a bit.

The intrusion of the Federal government in education began when Jimmy Carter created the Department of Education as a separate cabinet seat. Ronald Reagan tried to close the new bureaucratic monstrosity, but was stopped by the democrats running the House.

There is absolutely no need for Federal Department of Education. The Feds are trying to duplicate the State Education Board’s functions and that is costing the tax-payers billions of dollars.

All presidents after Reagan kept the Education Department going. We thought George W Bush pushed our spending limits with his “No child left behind” nonsense. If we only knew what Barack Obama had in mind for the education?

The full story at: http://www.bigbureaucracy.com/?p=420

It’s a modern marvel how the increasing opposition of the American public to President Barack Obama’s plans for us is explained away by administration officials and certain Democratic legislators — such as California Sen. Dianne Feinstein — as a sign that the people just don’t get it. A panel of pundits chatting with Charlie Rose on his talking-head fest the other evening came to the conclusion that Tea Partiers and their ilk are too stupid to know what’s good for them. It wasn’t stated that bluntly, of course, because these pundits belong to the oh-so sophisticated “educated class,” as New York Times columnist and Obama worshipper David Brooks describes his fellow Ivy League-educated worthies.

In his blog, under the heading “Too Dumb To Thrive,” Time scribe Joe Klein expressed his amazement that a recent poll showed three out of four Americans think the $787 billion stimulus package has been largely wasted. He says if it has been wasted, it’s been wasted on them. And they’re too dense to understand that, for one thing, most of that money hasn’t been spent yet, and that “the big, jobs-creating programs, like the rebuilt ‘smart electric grid,’ major highways and fast trains, will come on line during the next year.”

One of the problems the “educated class” seems to be having is that they, with rare exception, are weathering the Great Recession rather well. The under-educated, i.e. less privileged, are not. There is a great difference in their respective perspectives. One out of five American men in prime working age — mid-20s to late 50s — are without a job. They know the government has failed them. They understand this didn’t begin a year ago when Mr. Obama took office. They know public spending is totally out of control and portends economic disaster not very far down the road. They also understand that the current occupant of the White House and the Democratic Congress have made things worse, rather than better. Those of them in Massachusetts sent quite the message by electing Republican Cosmo centerfold Scott Brown to the Senate seat long occupied by the late Democratic stalwart Ted Kennedy……………………..

“Barack Obama has now, in just a year’s time, become the single most inept president perhaps in all of American history, and certainly in my lifetime,” Mr. Green said, adding that “Never has so much political advantage been [squandered] so rapidly, and what’s more in the context of so much national urgency and crisis. It’s astonishing, really, to contemplate how much has been lost in a single year.”

For full post: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.smith0129,0,7869044.column

Are We Watching a Failed Presidency?

For the past couple of months I have worried about the risks of a failed presidency. No one should want this, regardless of party affiliation. It is harmful and dangerous to our economy and country. However, it appears obvious to me that the royal regime known as Obama has ended.
 
Seth Leibsohn writing in the National Review summarized it this way:
 
“This is reminiscent of the Jimmy Carter years – the last time the U.S. was seen as weak – unable to move and coax other countries, unable to reassure dependent allies, unable to have the respect of the world and, of course, unable to move the mullocracy of Iran.”
 
Even the liberal media are beginning to question the effectiveness of  the President. The media, in full Camelot mode, are slow to react and often lag what the populace started to recognize months ago.
 
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Obama is already making comments about “whether he’ll seek a second term”.
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