I think I’m going to start listing some interesting political news stories for future reference. (If you’re not interested in politics, my apologizes. Though I have no intentions of turning this blog into a political analysis blog, I do think it’s important to at least take a look at some of the stuff you’re probably not being privy to through “traditional” networks. You know who I’m talking about).
It’s all about 2012 now.
Because when it’s time to elect a new president, I’d like to list all of the crazy antics the Democrats pulled that people will most likely forget.
Because the American public has a very short attention span, unfortunately.
Nancy Pelosi: “I have no regrets.”
ABC News: Pelosi said she had “no regrets” after losing her position as the most powerful woman in American politics and said the country’s unemployment problem was to blame for the Democrats’ loss.
“We believe we did the right thing, and we worked very hard in our campaigns to convey that to the American people,” she said. “Nine and a half percent unemployment is a very eclipsing event. If people don’t have a job, they’re not too interested in how you intend for them to have a job. They want to see results.”
Asked to assess her tenure, Pelosi quickly answered, “Job well done.”
You may not have any regrets, Madam, but the American people will be forced to live with your “accomplishments” for years to come.
When Speaker Pelosi took over Congress the national debt was $162 billion. When she leaves office it will be at $1.29 Trillion dollars.
The Obama-Pelosi-Reid Regime tripled the national deficit in one year.
When Speaker Pelosi took over Congress the unemployment rate was at 4.6%. Today it’s at 9.6%. (source: US Misery Index)
I have never been so relieved to see someone stripped of her power as I have Pelosi.
You guys heard about the Fed spending another trillion dollars in order to buy our own debt, right?
The Wall Street Journal: The Federal Reserve announced a bold plan today to try to invigorate the economy by buying $600 billion more in Treasury bonds.
The Fed said it would buy the long-term government bonds by the middle of 2011 to further drive down interest rates on mortgages and other debt. This is in addition to an expected $250 billion to $300 billion in Fed purchases over the same period from reinvesting proceeds from its mortgage portfolio. …
You do realize that all we’re doing is cutting our nose off to spite our face? Printing more money and pouring it into the economy does nothing more than devalue the dollar. The scheme the Feds are trying to pull off is to lower long term interest rates and get people to start borrowing money again.
The problem with that is that the small business owner is much smarter than the government gives them credit for and they’re not falling for it. Once again, they will hang on to their money, refuse to borrow money and nothing will be accomplished … other than adding another trillion to the debt.
And speaking of adding more money to an already exploding deficit …
The president is taking nearly half the White House with him to India.
NDTV– The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday.
He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea.
Obama is expected to fly by a helicopter — Marine One — from the city airport to the Indian Navy’s helibase INS Shikra at Colaba in south Mumbai.
From there, he will drive down in Lincoln Continental — the Presidential limousine — to the nearby the Taj Hotel.
Two jets, armed with advanced communication and security systems, anda fleet of over 40 cars will be part of Obamas convoy.
Around 800 rooms have been booked for the President and his entourage in Taj Hotel and Hyatt.
It’s been speculated that this will likely cost the American people nearly 200 million a day.
Question: Why couldn’t the president have invited the India dignitaries to the US and save us the cost and security risk?
And unless I’ve missed it, I still haven’t figured out WHY he’s going to begin with? Is it business, or pleasure?
Unless the Republicans blow it in the next two years, there is a good chance they will maintain majority in the house and take over the senate as well:
The Hill: For the first time in two cycles, Democrats will have more seats up for grabs than the Republicans, and the party could see its shrunken majority erased altogether.
Several of the senators up for reelection came in on the 2006 Democratic wave, when the party picked up six GOP seats and won control of the chamber.
Sens. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.) defeated GOP incumbents that year but will have to win reelection in 2012.
And two senators who won special elections Tuesday, Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), will face voters again in two years.
That could change in two years, when Democrats have 21 seats up for grabs, compared to only 10 for Republicans. Also up for reelection are Sens. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.), the two Independents who caucus with Democrats — meaning the party has a total of 23 seats to defend.
Pray that the Republicans maintain their focus, and do what they said they were going to do – these next few years are going to be rough.