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Obama Press Conference

Posted by Billy On July - 11 - 2011

Today Obama had his fifteenth press conference since he took office thirty months ago. This time he was discussing the debt ceiling and how the politicians can not come to an agreement. If you tuned in to hear anything of substance, then you pretty much wasted your time.

Once again President Obama wanted to play the blame game as well as campaign for his next election. He spoke for roughly 20 minutes on how the debt ceiling needed to be raised and the hurdles which laid in the way from the Republicans. Several times he stated that if the debt ceiling wasn’t raised, America would default on it’s obligations to pay it’s debt. That is partially correct, but not entirely. Never during his speech did he mention cutting spending unless you count the times how the only spending cuts that would be affected are the ones tied to seniors, children and the “less” fortunate.

The biggest game politicians play is striking fear into the American voter. To do that, they need to inform people that the spending cuts that that are available to do are the ones that will affect these three categories of people. Don’t get me wrong, I do care and I feel those people shouldn’t be sacrificed to rein in the spending spree that politicians have been on for the last 20 years.

After Obama finished speaking, he allowed a few questions from the press. During the nearly thirty minutes of questions, only six questions were asked. Why? Because Obama once again went into campaign mode, blaming the “other”side of not doing what needed to be done. Each question was about 20-30 seconds long, but his average answer was seven minutes. One question that was asked, “What contingency plans do you have Mr President if an agreement can not be reached before the deadline.” His answer was short… “We will meet the deadline of August 2nd.”
Another question was asked in regards to a bill towards the minorities in this county finding employment. This time his answer was not short, but very lengthy. He stated off by saying, “I’m not going to talk about the bill.” Then continued with a very long winded answer which was more towards a campaign bullet point than anything a president would say during a press conference. Another big problem we’re having in this country is the lack of a backbone from the main stream media. the other questions that were asked were “easy”, “softball” questions at best. None of the reporters have the “guts” to ask serious straight forward questions to the president. Add to the fact that when the president goes off on a tangent that has nothing to do with the question, the reporters should remind Obama what the question was and ask him to answer it this time around. The president works for us. it’s only right that he answer questions the public want to know.

One comment Obama made really disturbed me. He said, “America’s democracy will only work if people listen to other people.” America was not built on democracy, it was designed to be a republic and nothing more. I spoke about it in a recent post about the difference between Democracy vs Republic governments. I feel president Obama has no intentions of keeping this country free and set by the “rule of the land”.

The only way to save this country by it’s own financial failures is by cutting spending of many programs that are not needed or required to run the federal government. Both the Republican and the Democrat politicians need to look at their district and cut programs without worrying about how it will affect their next election results. We as Americans need to keep a careful eye out on all of them before the next election and clean house no matter what political party they are affiliated with.

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Wake Up American Before It’s Too Late

Posted by Billy On June - 21 - 2011

Over the last few weeks we’ve been hearing all about the controversy over the actions of Representative Anthony Weiner. No matter what channel you turn on, it’s seems to be the leading story if not one of the top three. It doesn’t matter what channel I watch, it’s all the same information with just a different spin on it. The Casey Anthony trail is another one of those stories that the American sheeple seemed brainwashed to watch it. It’s like watching the O.J. Simpson trail all over again.

The main stream media has been bought out by Washington. I’ve seem it for years how CNN, MSNBC and the other left-leaning station will cover stories about things that don’t affect our lives in any major way. But now even FOX has taken the same path as to not informing the American people of major issues or policy changes coming out of Washington. It gotten to the point where I’ve stopped watching these “news” outlets and searching for the real issues at hand that are affecting the freedoms and the quality of life for Americans.

We have major problems in our country as well as the world. There is still a problem in Japan with the Fukushima Nuclear plant, never mind the problem at the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear plant in Nebraska that many don’t even know about. Why? Because the federal government are the ones responsible for the problem in Nebraska by opening up the dams to save other interests.
We have a president that has taken us into another war without Congressional approval and Congress is looking to sue the president to get the troops out of Libya. The House of Representative have every right and duty to impeach Barack Obama and they try to “fool” us by some frivolous law suit. On top of all that, we have reports coming out of North Korea about their capabilities for using a “super EMP” nuke. If it wasn’t for the different websites I go on, I wouldn’t even know about these stories. They are other stories I read that I can’t even confirm to really want to discuss here on this blog.

We as Americans need to stay away from the lame stream media and the news they spew out every night. It’s allowing Washington to get away with showing us how incompetent they really are. Of course there will always be a large amount of “brainwashed” people who will never get out from under the vail of lies they are fed each and every night.
We can only start with ourselves and do what we can to keep as many others informed of the “real” news going on out there.

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What’s The Deal With All The Speeches?

Posted by Joanne On July - 16 - 2009

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal asks the question “What is the point and purpose of the President’s orations”?

Six months into his presidency, with more surely to come, it is an appropriate moment to ask: What is the point and purpose of Barack Obama‘s speeches?……He seems to be on TV every day, talking.

Mr. Obama is not the nation’s Speaker in Chief. He’s not a senator, and he’s no longer a candidate. He’s the president. A president’s major speeches are different than those of anyone else. That high office imposes demands beyond the power of a podium. Inspiration matters, but the office also requires acts of leadership. A U.S. president’s words must be connected to something beyond sentiment and eloquence. Too much of the time, Barack Obama’s big speeches don’t seem to be connected to anything other than his own interesting thoughts on some subject.

You can read Daniel’s article at the link above. Also, read some of the comments if you get a chance. Here’s a few I thought were right on the spot:

“It is megalomania, pure and simple that drives this talking head of a president. His ideas are old and vacuous, and as the author points out, rest on a tissue of foundation.”

“Just like a top 40 song that everyone hums along to when it first comes out after excessive airplay people begin to just change the channel and soon enough it is out of radio rotation. The American public is already beginning to change the channel; what will happen when he announces a major speech and only Keith Olberman shows up?”

“I certainly can’t see why anyone thinks his speeches are worthy of any praise. Seeing the media fawn over his oratory reminds me of pre-school parents ooo’ing and ah’ing over their precious little ones fingerpainting……He may be spouting roses and laurel but what I hear in my head resembles the sound all adults make in “Charlie Brown” features. What he lacks in sincerity he makes up for in deceit.”

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Main Stream Media: Double Standard

Posted by Billy On July - 7 - 2009

Throughout the past election I witnessed how the main stream media held the candidates to two different standards. To watch any of the network television stations was quite hard for me to do because of the favoritism that was given to President Obama (then candidate), while those same channels attacked the integrity of Senator John McCain and Governor Sara Palin.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more obvious, I was proven wrong.

On Friday, Sara Palin announced that she was stepping down from her duties as governor of the state of Alaska. Whatever her reasons for doing so is her business, but she did share them in her announcement. Since it was a holiday weekend and most of the commentary media were off for the holiday, it wasn’t really discussed until Monday.

After listening to many different show on TV as well as the radio, I find myself appalled by the treatment that this woman is having to go through again. All I heard from the people who didn’t support her last year was that she is a quitter because she still has another eighteen months in her term.

She may be a conservative and a republican, but I see her more as a Libertarian. That is why I supported the McCain/Palin ticket. She’s turned the state of Alaska around and has cut spending and unnecessary waste by an unbelievable amount. Palin had even sold the governor’s private jet. Before she announced her departure from office, she made sure that the right people were put in place to carry on with the policies that she felt that would benefit the state. Again all I hear is that she is a quitter. I don’t look at it that way.

If these people want to label Palin as a quitter, then I guess they have many other politicians to add to that list. Let’s start with Barack Obama, a State Senator who spent most of his time campaigning for the U.S. Senate during his first term. As a U.S. Senator he spent two years of his term campaigning to be President (and continued be be paid) and then still left that office to fulfill his duties as President.

The sad thing is that it doesn’t end there. What about Joe Biden, Rahm Emmanuel and Janet Napolitano? They too did the same thing when it came time to take the position that Obama offered them.

The main stream media has sold out to politicians at the price of the American people. So the next time you’re watching TV, be aware of who you’re listening to.

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