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More results of Obama’s foreign policy blunders…

Iraqi soldier kills 2 US soldiers, wounds 3

So maybe arbitrary deadlines for troop withdrawals do encourage the enemy.


Chavez Slams Terror Report, Claims ‘New Aggression’ by U.S.

I guess the hugs, handshakes, and gifts didn’t soften the two-bit dictator’s stone heart after all.


Suicide bomb kills 6 in Mosul

The deadliest month of the year for US troops in Iraq. Imagine that, the enemy is stepping up its attacks now that it knows we’re pulling out. But don’t worry, Hillary told Iraq we’re not abandoning them, and the Obamessiah promises increased violence won’t alter his plan to withdraw troops. Talk about mixed messages to our Iraqi allies!


U.S. to hold new talks with Syria

This should be interesting since Syria backs Hezbollah and Hamas. Former President Carter has used his trips to Syria to bash Israel and defend terrorists. I’m sure the terrorist sponsoring nation is looking forward to manipulating a sitting President for its propaganda.


Officials: Gitmo court system likely to stay open

This should play well overseas with all the countries that criticized Bush for not treating the terrorists like jaywalkers. Of course they thought things would “change” with Obama in the White House since this was one of his major criticisms of the previous administration.


I’m sure this list will continue to grow as long as our President thinks the best foreign policy is to stroke the egos of our enemies by condemning our own country. Stay tuned for more next week.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea Party to Obama: “Okay, let’s talk.”

Perhaps VP Biden isn’t the only member of the Obama administration who regrets opening his mouth at times.

On Wednesday, at the President’s self-promotional “100 Days Townhall Meeting” in Arnold, MO, the Obamessiah might have thought he was landing a jab on the Tea Party movement when he stated

“So, you know, when you see — those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular and you see folks waving tea bags around, let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we’re going to stabilize Social Security.”

Now it’s time to see if the MSM media darling will stand by his words, or if he was simply playing to the cameras and the horde of loyal followers in the audience.

Eighteen national leaders of the Tea Party movement signed a letter offering to take the President up on his offer and suggesting the meeting be a nationally televised event. So Mr. President, when and where?


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May 2, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , | Leave a comment

$4 billion down the drain…

…as Chrysler files bankruptcy.

You might recall that in December, we were told bankruptcy of any one of the Big 3 auto companies would take down the entire economy. So then-President Bush shoved the bailouts of GM down the throats of Americans in spite of the fact Congress refused to do so legislatively. The US Treasury made a $4 billion loan to Chrysler along with $13 billion to GM.

Many of us predicted the loans couldn’t cure the auto companies’ ills, and we were slandered and maligned by left-leaning pundits and politicians of both parties. We recognized these loans would simply subsidize failed business models and encourage a continuation of the same failed strategies that put them in this position to begin with.

We said at the time, bankruptcy was the way to go. A court-ordered restructuring would have allowed Chrysler to negotiate concessions with its creditors and unions under the court’s protection and direction. Now, we’re $4 billion poorer and Chrysler’s right where we knew it was headed from the start.

It wasn’t ESP that allowed us to see these months into the future. No crystal ball, no special powers.

The administration, the unions, and management at Chrysler and GM like to blame the current economic crisis for the auto industry’s woes, but it goes so much deeper than that. If the credit crunch was truly the spark that started the fire that burned down the American auto industry, why are foreign companies with manufacturing facilities in the US not closing down too?

The problem with the American giants was smoldering long before the current economic crisis flared up. GM posted record sales in 2007, but also record losses that same year. Figures are harder to come by for Chrysler because it’s not a publicly traded company, but its former owner Daimler has released some figures that show its problems began long before the current downturn. The company lost $3 billion in 2007 and $1.6 billion in 2006. In May of last year, GM was burning cash at a rate of $1 billion a month. All of this before the economy crashed!

Now that our $4 billion have been squandered, the Obama administration is promising another $8 billion in aid in exchange for an 8% stake in the company. The UAW will take a 55% stake in exchange for money owed to its pension plan. So 63% of Chrysler shares will be owned by a partnership of the inefficient UAW and the inefficient US government. Is that likely to result in a streamlined, efficient, and profitable business model. I doubt it.

With the Obama administration preparing to take control of GM, we may need a new bureaucracy (the Department of US Auto Manufacturing?) in DC. Hell, UAW employees may well be integrated into the federal employees’ pension system before it’s all said and done.

This whole ordeal reminds me of a gambler whose lost everything and borrows to “double down” thinking surely he’s due to win. All too often though, the house takes what he’s borrowed as well.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Socialism | , , , , , , | Leave a comment