State of the Union - Obama style!
_Priceless. Protest Breaks Out at Massive Wisconsin Flu Shot Line
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel posted this photo essay showing the HUGE lines of people being forced to wait outside in the rain for flu shots.
From across the pond...
Barack Obama must stop campaigning and start governing
Note from TheTownCrier: Credit given where due (disclaimer: I do not watch Fox)
Perhaps we should not be surprised that the land of the permanent campaign has produced a president like Barack Obama. During his White House bid, Mr Obama's staff argued that his masterful oversight of the machinery that ultimately got him elected was his highest achievement.
In many respects this was true, though Mr Obama was more chairman than CEO. Even Republican political operatives acknowledge that the Obama '08 campaign was a thing of beauty.
Essentially, however, Mr Obama won because of his persona – post-racial, healing, cool, articulate and inspirational. In a sense, therefore, his greatest achievement in life is being Barack Obama. Or the campaign version, at least.
Therein lies the problem. While campaigning could centre around soaring rhetoric, governing is altogether messier. It involves tough, unpopular choices and cutting deals with opponents. It requires doing things rather than talking about them, let alone just being.
Mr Obama is showing little appetite for this. Instead of being the commander-in-chief, he is the campaigner-in-chief.
After a disastrous summer that saw his approval rating drop more than any other president at the same stage since Harry Truman in 1953, Mr Obama has temporarily abandoned the campaign-style events promoting his stalled health-care reform initiative.[snip]
I can't believe I'm saying this, but bravo for the Main Stream media! The Obama administration waged war this week against Fox News, spreading the word that they are not a news organization. Television media is standing up for Fox and free press.
"All the networks said, that's it, you've [WH] crossed the line," said CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid.
BTW...remember the million plus Tea Party protestors in DC a few weeks ago? This is what the grounds looked like when they were done.
[snip]But MSNBC in prime-time has its own lineup of commentators - all of whom are on the left side of the spectrum, some of whom met with the president the White House this week.
So why is the White House out to "de-legitimize" FOX? Not because it has opinions, but because its opinion voices are so hostile to Mr. Obama - and because FOX News is, as it has been for a decade, by far the most watched of the cable news networks. In fact, its ratings have increased 13 percent this summer. So if FOX is feeling any pain from the White House's stance, it's crying all the way to the bank.
Contrast that with the Obama worshippers (envirofreaks, many were!) in the same place after his speech.
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The BEST news on immigration and the countries sending them
The OTHER "Oath Keepers" the SPLC would NOT dare touch
National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Our paramount mission is to contribute to the security and stability of the United States. To that end, we shall propose and be advocates for immigration laws and policies that we believe serve those national interests, and we will oppose those that do not.
Terry Anderson tells it like it is on immigration!