When Hot Air links you, you arrived big time. For his excellant article in the Times Dispatch:
“This is a complex issue, and the longer it was debated, the more skeptical people became. I take my share of the blame for not explaining it more clearly to the American people.”
–Barack Obama, State of the Union.
Barton Hinkle go boom boom on President. President treat us stupid. Him talk down us peons. Him smart. Us stupid. Need HIM explain. Us no figure out what best for us. Go, Barton, go!
In a perfect world, his perfect article would be emblazoned across the front page of the New York Times, Newsweek, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, and would be the lead story on every mainstream media news outlet. Alas, we don’t live in a perfect world. So go read as he exposes the lie from Obama about how he “inherited” this deficit from Bush.
My ass. Mark this down. This is pure bovine excrement. Invented. Made up. As in you are being lied to by your government. This estimate is according to the “advance” estimate released by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis.
You won’t hear this anywhere else. But I predict when the “estimate” is replaced by reality, any increase will be much much less than the “advance estimate.” Look around. Does it appear that our economy is increasing “5.7%”? In a few months, when Obama doesn’t need a boost in his popularity as much, there will be a little publicized, oooopsy, the GDP didn’t rise as much as we estimated it would, but hey, it was just an “estimate.” Mark this down.
UPDATE: Fortunately I was wrong. You can read about this elsewhere. Somebody else remembered how they cooked the estimate for the 3rd quarter of last year. The Obama Administration’s estimate was a rise of 3.5%, but the actual rise was 2.2%.
Only two possibilities that I can see. Loyalty or stupidity. No, wait, I just thought of a third possibility. She’s not the conservative that we thought she was.
Loyalty: This I can understand, and even forgive. But come on, Sarah, do you think John picked you out of any sense of loyalty? He did it to advance himself. Pick that piece of lint off your $500 suit and move on. He’d do the same if he were you.
Stupidity: I don’t believe it. Sure, you have your faults, you are “under-seasoned” and somewhat naive in how hard ball is played in the big leagues. But surely you don’t think John McCain is really a conservative. He’s a freaking opportunist. He does what is best for John McCain. Sometimes that is acting like a conservative, sometimes that is acting like a maverick, sometimes that is sucking up to the liberals and playing to the media. If you are half the woman I think you are, you got Johnny boy figured out.
She’s one of them: No. Ugh uh. No way. I don’t believe it. She’s not one of them sell out fake conservatives. IS SHE?
I think Sarah is making a HUGE mistake endorsing McCain. Unless she just half-asses it, like an NFL receiver with alligator arms barely reaching for the pass on the slant route, just before the safety crushes them. Nobody respects receivers who do that, Sarah.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He shot a guy who broke into his girlfriend’s car in broad daylight. Jury found him guilty of manslaughter but recommended no jail time. Course, the man will be a convicted felon for the rest of his life. And he seems to be a very decent guy. I am torn. There should be some penalty, but sending him to jail doesn’t sound like it would accomplish much…
Moral: Don’t shoot somebody for stealing property outside your house. We don’t execute thieves, so you can’t either. Oh, and don’t break into a car owned by a girl with a boyfriend who lives nearby and who owns a .40 cal automatic.
I have to ask: Would the verdict be the same if the defendant had been white and the deceased had been black?
I got a crush on Obama Girl. Even though “Amber Lee” sounds like the name of a porn star.
“Obama Girl” gets the infamous Smash Mouth Politics Rule 5 treatment treatment based upon the fact that she recently wised up about Obama: “I think he’s doing an OK job.” Hey, she went from thinking he was the greatest invention since the push-up bra to “OK” in just twelve months. She must be somewhat intelligent. We can work with that.
God confesses to Chuck Norris every Sunday (sorry for the blasphemy, but Chuck Norris jokes are acceptable). h/t regretfulmorning.
You go James!
While the majority of us sit on our asses and let the ACORNs of the world steal elections, and the Sen. Mary Landrieus of the world accept bribes to support ObamaCare, James O’Keefe and his buddies are out fighting them and trying to stop them.
Sure, I’ll listen to the “evidence” againt them–with a jaundiced ear. I’ll believe it about as much as the O.J. jury believed that he murdered Nicole and Ron Brown. I will support them during this hour of trouble, and hopefully even if they are put in jail. Sure, I’m all about “law and order” but sometimes you have to take off the gloves when your opponents don’t play by the rules. If they are incarcerated, they’ll be nothing but political prisoners, imho.
UPDATE: Patterico’s Pontifications details what is alleged, and what isn’t, and how the MSM is trying to crucify these men without a trial. And one of the commenters left a good possible motive:
“The affidavit clearly describes what they were doing. They tried to call the office number from their cellphones and could not get through. The demonstrators were complaining that they had been calling her office for weeks and got only busy signals. The four guys were trying to demonstrate that the office phones had been tampered with by Landrieu’s staff to prevent constituents calling her to complain about her actions.”
UPDATE II (1/29/10): Statement by James O’Keefe. We video-taped ourselves trying to show that Sen Landreiu’s phones are not working and neither she nor her staff are concerned about it because they don’t want to hear from the “little people.” [Ok, I paraphrased that…]