Wednesday, December 2, 2009

John Tanner Calls It a Congressional Career

I was pleasantly surprised at the news this morning that John Tanner, representative of the TN Eighth Congressional District, has decided not to run for reelection after all. The so-called Blue Dog Democrat would have been burdened with the ObamaCare package that passed the House anyway (even though he managed not to vote for it himself) and with some competition for the first time in 20 years, Tanner decided to call it a congressional career. (He's the second Blue Dog in the past two weeks to chose the retirement path.)

I applaud Mr. Tanner for his wise decision not to seek reelection--although it was ten years too late. I believe strongly in term limits and his stranglehold on the seat is the reason why they are needed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Obama AWOL for National Day of Prayer

Friday is the National Day of Prayer, and the President once again shows that he is the President of the whole United States and not just the liberal wing of the Democrat party.

Yeah, right.

So it's no surprise that Barack Obama will not publicly observe the National Day of Prayer. Oh, he'll sign a proclamation but he won't have anything else to do with it. Instead he'll pray "privately," which is just the kind of example the President of the Unites States should set: Lead in private. (If that's how he chooses to lead, what's with the surprise appearance at the daily press briefing that brought the media to its feet?)

Why should Obama endure a National Day of Prayer when he doesn't even consider the United States to be "a Christian nation"? Isn't he the Liberal Messiah, the agent of Change? Why should we bother praying to God when Obama and the Government will take care of us? That's why he was elected, wasn't it?

When Obama does address a prayer breakfast (as he did on Feb. 9 below), he prefers to speak of faith in negative terms as being something "welded as a tool to divide us from one another."

Today is not the first time Obama has distanced himself from topics of faith and religion; it certainly won't be the last.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Oh, There's No Bias in the Media at All

The mainstream media treats all Presidents just the same: Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama. Honest, unbiased journalism, not tainted by their own personal views or influenced by the media outlets they work for. Not a single bit.

Oops...scratch that.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Madame Speaker Exaggerates

According to the esteemed Madame Speaker, 500 million Americans are losing their jobs every month. Incredibly, no reporter present even questions her about it!

Just one more example that Democrats can and will say anything to perpetuate the gloom and doom factor they have championed.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Reagan's First Inaugural Address

Twenty-eight years ago today, President Ronald Reagan delivered his first Inaugural Address. His was a true message of hope and change, ideals that he believed resided within the American people and not simply one man.

Surely There Will Be No Missing "O"'s

Remember eight years ago today when the outgoing Clinton administration left $15,000 worth of "damage, theft, vandalism, and pranks" to government property on their way out the White House door? Oh, those rascally Democrats.

At the time, Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer played down the Clintonian shenanigans:

"Whether things were done that were perhaps less gracious than should have been, it is not going to be what President Bush focuses on, nor will it be what his staff focuses on. Whatever may have been done, we are going to just put our heads down and look ahead,'' he said.

The bad thing is, many of these jokers will be returning.

But I'm sure President Obama will find all the "O"'s on his keyboards.