A great video of Carville ripping Obama on GMA
Monthly Archives: May 2010
Karl Rove has a great piece in the WSJ about Obama’s response to the BP Oil Spill and a discussion of the differences between Obama & Bush in their responses to Gulf disasters:
Could this be Mr. Obama’s Katrina? It could be even worse. The federal response to Katrina was governed by the 1988 Stafford Act, which says that in natural disasters on-shore states are in charge, not Washington. The federal obligation is to “support . . . State and local assistance efforts” by providing whatever resources a governor requests and then writing big checks for the cleanup. Mr. Bush had to deal with a Louisiana governor and a New Orleans mayor who were, by federal law, in charge.
But BP’s well was drilled in federal waters. Washington, not Louisiana, is in charge. This is Mr. Obama’s responsibility. He says his administration has been prepared for the worst from the start. Mr. Obama’s failure to lead in cleaning up the spill could lead voters to echo his complaint in Katrina’s aftermath: “I wish that the federal government had been up to the task.”
On Thursday, for the first time in 308 days, President Obama will confront the White House press corps in a full-blown news conference, taking the best shots that reporters have to offer on the topics of their choosing.
Obamas lengthy absence from reporters crosshairs has exceeded President George W. Bushs longest gap of 204 days.
As a candidate two years ago, Obama, then a senator, mused aloud about holding a news conference every month.
I know why Obama doesn’t like press conferences, because he doesn’t like to answer tough questions!
Please, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!! Vote for Damon Dunn for California Secretary of State in the GOP Primary!!!!
Please don’t legitimize this woman!!
Well, it looks like President Calderon should look at his own country & how they treat illegals before he comes in here & blasts our laws!
Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said the law “violates inalienable human rights” and Democrats in Congress applauded Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s criticisms of the law in a speech he gave on Capitol Hill last week.
Yet Mexico’s Arizona-style law requires local police to check IDs. And Mexican police freely engage in racial profiling and routinely harass Central American migrants, say immigration activists.
“The Mexican government should probably clean up its own house before looking at someone else’s,” said Melissa Vertíz, spokeswoman for the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center in Tapachula, Mexico.
In one six-month period from September 2008 through February 2009, at least 9,758 migrants were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico — 91 of them with the direct participation of Mexican police, a report by the National Human Rights Commission said. Other migrants are routinely stopped and shaken down for bribes, it said.
A separate survey conducted during one month in 2008 at 10 migrant shelters showed Mexican authorities were behind migrant attacks in 35 of 240 cases, or 15%.
But we can’t have laws like Mexico’s can we!
I know that sounds odd, but yes, blame the environmentalists for the severity of the Gulf Oil spill. If we were allowed to drill for all of the millions of barrels of oil that are right off our coasts, then we wouldn’t be forced to drill a mille deep into the ocean. And capping a leak that is 100-500 feet under the sea is a hell of a lot easier to cap!
So I listened to the three candidates for the GOP nomination here in California to bring down the nitwit lack of “intellectual firepower” Barbara Boxer. To be honest, I still am not sure who I like. Fiorina’s answers sounded like she was just arguing against Boxer, which I like on one level because too often Republicans destroy each other in primaries here in California and we end up with a weakened candidate to take on the Dems.
The downside I saw with DeVore is that his answers, in general, tended to be along the lines of “I’m conservative, I stand for liberty.” What I really have in mind was their discussions of the TARP Bill, Fiorina & Campbell gave responses that showed me they are intelligent and have a grasp of complicated economic issues, DeVore’s answer did not. I’m tired of having Republican candidates who just appear to be firebrands like Tom Delay or sound bite experts like Palin & Bush. (As a side note Palin did endorse Fiorina.)
Campbell is playing off his “moderate” credentials, which I get, but not sure if he has the personality to get it done against Boxer. I understand the people who say: “don’t vote for someone just because they have a better chance to win.” But at the same time, wouldn’t ANY of the 3 GOP candidates be better than Botox Boxer?