What does $1,605,000,000 get you in American politics? Little more than a continuation of the status quo and maybe, if you’re lucky, the ability to roll joints in the Southern Rockies. In an election where the potential for major shakeups was highly probable, most of us woke up Wednesday, rubbed our eyes and realized that Barack Obama won the electoral slug fest, the Democrats retained control of the Senate, and John Boehner will continue to be the butt of late night jokes.
According to the New York Times, it cost El Duce nearly $1,000,000,000 to remain in the Oval Office. Seems it would’ve been a lot more cost effective had he just publicly declared his closet dictatorship before the election process ever began. On the flip side Mitt Romney spent over $750,000,000, had the advantage in Super PAC spending and still saw his bid for the White House fall short of an electoral college victory.
Clearly, a cash influx was never the problem for either candidate. It would appear that messaging was the bigger problem. The electorate was presented with lofty soaring rhetoric about shared prosperity and they swooned..again. Mitt Romney lobbied for a return to traditional America and a majority of Americans decided they would rather closet the Norman Rockwell America in favor of an America that Vladimir Lenin would salivate over.
For all the media fuss over Super PACs and specifically the influence of “right wing” PACs on the election, the panic was misplaced. The media’s candidate of choice won re-election and now the honeymoon continues.
Just think of all the free condoms $1,605,000,000 could have bought.
Friday night’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Games left me agape and wondering what in the world I was witnessing. The only thing I could picture was someone watching the proceedings while tripping on acid. Maybe then the whole production would have made sense. The New York Times described last night in London as “a wild jumble of the celebratory and the fanciful; the conventional and the eccentric; and the frankly off-the-wall.” The Times went further: “Britain presented itself to the world Friday night as something it has often struggled to express even to itself: a nation secure in its own post-empire identity, whatever that actually is.” Continue Reading
Edward Klein’s new book, The Amateur, (slated to debut at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List of June 3), provides valuable yet unsurprising insight into the world of Barack Obama and his tight inner circle. Using countless interviews with Obama acquaintances among others, Klein backs up all the allegations that have been hurled at the Dear Leader since his first days as president – mainly that he is an incompetent narcissist that ran a brilliant campaign but has no idea how to conduct himself as the leader of the free world. Continue Reading
As reported by Judicial Watch, Michelle Obama’s 2010 trip to Spain cost taxpayers roughly $467,585 according to official documents from the Air Force and Secret Service. With our booming economy, I’m sure you know plenty of people affording themselves half-a-million dollar vacations these days.
Apparently, Camp David reminds the Obamas too much of George W. Bush.
Breitbart.com has dug into the NYU archives to reveal new details on the relationship between Barack Obama and radical professor Derrick Bell.
When writing Dreams For My Father in 1995, Obama penned a letter asking Bell to review the manuscript and possibly write a “blurb” for the final version.
If Bell’s name sounds familiar, it’s because it was mentioned here on March 9.
Nearly three years and four months into Barack Obama’s first term, the New York Times is now ready to take a closer look at the Dear Leader. Sunday’s edition of the Times featured an op-ed by Arthur Brisbane – who recommended that the “Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama?” Where was this interest back in 2008?
I know most of you are having a hard time containing your excitement over Mitt Romney’s Tuesday night victories in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. Just imagine – we’re one step closer to a Romney coronation in Tampa. How historic. Is this what you all had in mind back in 2009? The Tea Party forms. Constitutional conservatism is revived. The Republicans take back the House in 2010. And a moderate former governor of Massachusetts is being propelled toward the 2012 nomination by the GOP establishment? The Tea Party does the hard work of beating back Obama and the Democrats and the establishment reaps the benefits? Continue Reading
Paul Ryan is the latest Republican to throw his support behind Mitt Romney – endorsing the former Massachusetts governor last Friday. It was easy to shrug off the others who filed in line behind the GOP’s candidate: Bush 41, Chris Christie, John McCain, establishment Republicans, the usual suspects, etc. But Ryan’s endorsement set off a warning flare for conservatives. Members of the establishment have been telling us that a drawn-out primary process is bad for the party and bad for whoever our candidate might be. That sort of thinking now seems to be permeating within the ranks outside of the establishment – as evidenced by Ryan’s sudden endorsement. Continue Reading