Repeal agenda gathers momentum

Rolling Back Obama, sooner or later
What’s going on?

Two things. First, because the president’s spending spree has failed to stimulate the economy -- as evidenced by the national unemployment figure topping 10% last month -- Americans have crafted a perfect campaign slogan for Republicans in 2010 and 2012. All they need to do is focus on three words: Roll Obama back.

Conservatives – and even most Republicans – are by nature incrementalists. They take things in small bites and chew on them for a long time to make them digestible. But voters’ anger and frustration at the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda doesn’t allow for that. If the Republicans want to make the huge gains they think are coming their way next year, they have to promise massive steps.

If the Republican agenda promises only small cut backs on Obama’s programs -- the unspent stimulus, the costs of the healthcare bill, the billions lost in taking over the automakers -- they will gain fewer seats next year than are needed to regain the majority.

But if Republicans choose to be bold -- if they promise to repeal and not just whittle at the Obama spending spree -- they can capture the political energy of the Tea Partyers and the Republican base. McConnell gets it: he proposed repeals of the unspent stimulus. But there needs to be a comprehensive itemization of the repeals as a foundation of the Republican campaigns.
(from humanevents.com)

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Obama OK's Justice Fraud

Former GWOT meets The Chicago Way

The president said anyone offended by the unprecedented legal privileges afforded KSM in a civilian trial, instead of submission to the usual military tribunal for criminals captured on the battlefield, "won't find it offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him."

The attorney general, sharply questioned by several senators at a hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, said, with more than a hint of prosecutorial smugness, that "failure is not an option." The 72 virgins waiting for KSM in Islamic paradise might as well start filling their lamps with oil in anticipation of their bridegroom. Sen. Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, a Democrat, was nevertheless not impressed. "Well," he said, "that's an interesting point of view." Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a Republican, agreed. "I don't know how you could say failure is not an option. I'm a farmer, not a lawyer, but it seems to me ludicrous."

It's not clear whether this is constitutional law as taught at Harvard Law (Barack Obama, Class of '91) or Columbia Law (Eric H. Holder, Class of '71), but it sounds a lot like law once taught in the court of the infamous Judge Roy Bean, "the law west of the Pecos."

Judge Bean held court in his saloon and, like Messrs Obama and Holder, made up his precedents as he needed them. Guaranteeing death for KSM, as much as the architect of 9/11 deserves it, sounds a lot like the Old West idea of frontier justice, as typically applied to a murderer or horse thief: "We're going to give you a fair trial and then we're going to hang your ornery hide." The judge usually put the carpenter at work on the gallows as part of the proceedings.

Mr. Obama later insisted that he had not prejudged the outcome of the trial when he prejudged the outcome.

(from washingtontimes.com)

ACORN's San Diego shame exposed

Another blow to union-backed fraud group and Obama's reputation

Big Government has a treasure trove of ACORN docs dumped to cover the criminal racket’s tracks before Jerry Brown launched a pretend probe.

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York has the goods on the Americorps IG scandal and exploding sex scandal involving Obama crony/Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, DC schools chief Michelle Rhee, and Team Obama.

Hey, where’s that NYTimes “opinion media monitor” when you need him/her?

(from michellemalkin.com)

Protesters dog disgraced Wade Rathke

Alinskyite social-justice fraudster on campus
The founder of the controversial group ACORN spoke at the University of Memphis Monday night, explaining the history of his agency and reacting to its recent troubles.

ACORN's mission, as the largest community organization in America, is to help poor families improve their lot in life. But critics, including protesters on the U of M campus, say ACORN's mission has gone way off track. And the man who created the group in 1970 admits there are serious problems.

"You know, I'm not going to comment on the current management." says ACORN founder Wade Rathke.

ACORN has been accused of voter registration fraud, embezzlement and worker misconduct. Hidden camera video made public earlier this year shows ACORN employees telling a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute how to get around tax laws to make money.

Equally stunning to some Mid-Southerners is the University of Memphis inviting Rathke to speak at the school. A handful of protesters stood outside the Fogelman Center waving signs and shouting through a bullhorn.

"That organization is under a lot of felony investigations," says protestor David Conner from Collierville. "And we feel like there probably ought to be more. The fact that he's the founder and the ring leader, it's disappointing the college would bring him to town."

Dr. Kenneth Reardon, director of the U of M's graduate program in city and regional planning, extended the invitation to Rathke. Reardon says he's received maybe half a dozen calls and complaints about the visit. He encourages Rathke's critics to look at what he's accomplished. "I think you'll find that this is a serious guy," says Dr. Reardon, "who spent four decades of his life working on behalf of the poorest people in America. He successfully helped shape policy on the Community Reinvestment Act, Workers Right-to-Know, the Family Leave Act, and living wage ordinances."

(from myeyewitnessnews.com)

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Obama stands by disgraced Jarrett

Social justice fraud: President hones short game while unemployment soars

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia attended a birthday dinner on Saturday night for senior adviser to the president Valerie Jarrett at her home in Georgetown. Jarrett’s house is the only private home Obama has visited for dinner since moving to Washington in January of this year.

A longtime friend of the Obamas, Jarrett turned 56 on Nov. 15, while on a presidential visit to Asia. A surprise party was held aboard Air Force One for Jarrett and speechwriter Ben Rhodes, who had a birthday the same day. The president spent Saturday afternoon golfing at Andrews Air Force Base.

(from thehill.com)

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Socialized Ed: Too high a price to pay

Jumbo stakeholder puts union-dues first
Back to the video. It shows the top lawyer of the National Education Association, Bob Chanin, speaking at the NEA's annual meeting in July. Chanin was retiring. This was his swan song.

Chanin makes unmistakably clear what the highest priority is for the union. Hint: It's not the education of your kids. Chanin closed his nearly 25-minute speech by explaining the influence of the NEA:

Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merit of our positions. It is not because we care about children and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power.

And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year, because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them, the unions that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees.

Oh, it gets more interesting.

This is not to say that the concern of NEA and its affiliates with closing achievement gaps, reducing dropout rates, improving teacher quality and the like are unimportant or inappropriate. To the contrary. These are the goals that guide the work we do. But they need not and must not be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights and collective bargaining. That simply is too high a price to pay.
(from chicagotribune.com)

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