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Sunday, September 8th, 2013 @ 1:25PM

White House Common Sense Test Is Bassackwards

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The White House admits it has no hard evidence that the Syrian government launched the alleged chemical weapons attack. Instead, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told the Associated Press “a common sense test” implicates the Syrian government. Well, no, it doesn’t. Quite the opposite, in fact. Chemical weapons attacks are signs of desperation…. Read more »

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Sunday, April 14th, 2013 @ 8:08PM

Open Letter to the President of the United States

President Obama, As a former university lecturer on the subject of the U.S. Constitution, you know the Federal Constitution is fundamental law which cannot be changed by legislation. You also know that the Amendments to the Constitution cannot be changed by legislation because they are also fundamental law. You know…

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 @ 12:56PM

Obama Tips His Hand: Defense Cuts Come First

That headline on Drudge takes you to a Business Insider article that reads in part:The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on “Morning Joe” today, saying he’s exhibiting a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” fo…

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 @ 1:11AM

Political Brinksmanship: Sequester Edition

Sequestration is coming. It arrives March 1st.

Heritage Action’s Dan Holler reports that the sequester cuts amount to only a 2.4% cut, so instead of spending $9.863 billion per day, we’ll only spend $9.622 billion per day. But even that is a little misleading because of baseline budgeting. As Paul Roderick Gregory at Forbes explains in an op-ed titled: The $995 billion Sequester Cut is Actually a $110 billion Spending Increase:

The sequester “cuts” are subtracted after increasing appropriations subject to the sequester at the rate of inflation and adding back in more than a trillion dollars (over ten years) of spending exempted from the sequester.

Each year federal spending is increased based on population growth and inflation. That increase becomes the new baseline budget. That annual bump is about 6% this year, so a 2.4% sequester half-way through the fiscal year means that this year’s budget will be more than 4.5% larger than last year’s.

But, according to the President, this trivial cut is the end of the world. The White House has launched the classic FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) campaign against the coming sequester. Politico reports that the administration is: “releasing state by state details of the pain and suffering the sequester will cause…” TrimTabs president and CEO Charles Biderman doesn’t think that they can be serious:

Biderman goes on to make the point that the government does not want to cut anything.

Nonetheless, as Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) made clear earlier this month (video): “Spending cuts will occur on March 1st. Sequestration will happen.”

It’s a classic game of brinksmanship. The Democrat view of the economy is that economic success is driven by government spending so cutting government spending will harm the economy. Republicans see a world where smaller government gets out of the way of business unleashing economic growth.

This is only the opening act. The real fight will occur after the sequester goes into effect on March 1st and both sides try to get the press to report their economic outlook.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 @ 8:00AM

Is Petraeus Taking Obama With Him?

Note:  This is a flight of fantasy. If anything in this post is later shown to conform reality, it’s pure coincidence.  Nor am I accusing Gen. Petraeus of any crime [...]

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Saturday, October 27th, 2012 @ 10:16PM

When The Three O’Clock Call Came, Barack Obama Froze

The fog of war is lifting from Benghazi, and what lies beneath should shame Obama’s most ardent supporters. Barack Obama choked, and Americans died. When America came under attack, Obama [...]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 @ 3:02AM

Is the Romney Campaign Serious About Winning?

The Romney Campaign today reminded me of the McCain Campaign of 2008. I’m pretty good at ignoring bogus, fraudulent polls like the one CNN released tonight. In that poll, CNN announced a massive 52-46 national lead for Obama. If true, the race would be all but over. CNN, of course, cooked the books on this [...]

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 @ 10:00AM

Part 2: Here Is Todd Akin’s Real Crime

Part 2 of 3 | Read Part 1 | Read Part 3 What is Todd’s real crime? He’s a damaged candidate, sure, but he is not a damaged man. He was wrong, but he erred on the side of life. It says something about a society and political mood where a man can be disqualified [...]

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 @ 10:20AM

Internet Freedom: We Can All Agree on This

Back when Congressman Akin and I served in the Missouri State House together, he was not known for being the biggest tech guy, but he definitely is a lover of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights specifically, even teaching in depth seminars on Amer…

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 @ 9:21AM

The President Continues to Divide – This Time The Teachers

The White House just posted this press release on their site about a new corps of Master Teachers for STEM subjects that they are developing (highlights are mine.)

Today, the Obama Administration announced
the President’s plan to create a natio…

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