Obama’s star falls from the heavens

November 30, 2009

Presidency crashes and burns faster than anyone predicted, story here


by Allan Erickson

It is truly astonishing to watch the cataclysmic implosion of the Obama administration.

No one had ever been ushered into the White House with such pomp and enthusiasm.  No one had spent so many hundreds of millions of dollars to convince people to vote.  No one had garnered such global adoration.  And no one had assumed the office with less experience.

Yet here we are, only 10 months into the odyssey, and Obama’s presidency is viewed a failure.  Approval ratings have fallen dramatically.  Disapproval ratings increase.  Youth are alienated.  Unemployment ranks swell.  Military morale plummets.  Racial strife is heightened. The recession deepens.  For all the talk of change, hope is gone.


President thinks you are dumber than dirt

November 18, 2009


Portland Political Buzz Examiner
Allan Erickson
November 18, 8:09 AMPortland Political Buzz Examiner

In eight years the Bush administration, with the enthusiastic cooperation of Democrats and Republicans in Congress, grew the size of the federal government about 60%.

In eight months Obama and the Democrats have tripled the size of the federal government, creating unprecedented deficits behind massive government spending.


BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama gave his sternest warning yet about the need to contain rising U.S. deficits, saying on Wednesday that if government debt were to pile up too much, it could lead to a double-dip recession.


Via Tea Parties and Town Hall meetings, millions of Americans have been protesting Obama’s spending orgy for many months.

President Obama epitomizes ‘say one thing, do another.’  Translation: zero integrity.

Economists from across the spectrum have warned of the dangers of his out of control spending, warning about the devaluation of the dollar, the risk of hyper inflation, a deepening recession, tightening credit and the harm done small business, the backbone of the economy.

Now we face deepening recession, even depression.  Unemployment is breaking records.  The mortgage and housing industries continue to fall.

Still, the President and his lapdog Congress spend and spend and spend and propose more spending on healthcare and global warming  and you name it.

Now, all of a sudden, he is alive to the threat of his own spending policies just days after denigrating Tea Party people as “extremists” and “anti-government”?!

Americans!  Your President thinks you are so stupid, he can manipulate you into believing he really cares about the financial health of the country, just as he cares about prosecuting the war on terror, securing the border, or helping us achieve energy independence.

One supposes Obama made this statement to reassure the Chinese.  They are most likely laughing, just as when our esteemed Treasury Secretary told them their investments were safe in our hands.

What a bloody disgrace.

AND it goes FROM BAD to WORSE!  Heritage report here.

Just a religion of peace?

November 16, 2009


Google:  ISLAM – What the West Needs to Know  99 min. scholarly documentary

Only Christians object?


BH Oriental Mystical Tour

November 15, 2009


See the original image at examiner.com

Political theatre starring Oba Mao It is heartening to learn the Chinese like the way Obama rolls up his sleeves.

Obama’s swelling ego by Jeff Jacoby

November 14, 2009


Was there ever a president as deeply enamored of himself as Barack Obama?

At this rate, it won’t be long before the president’s ego is so inflated that it will require a ZIP code of its own.

Full column is devastating, here.

Starship Obama off course again: trying times for 9/11 terrorists

November 14, 2009


Anybody see a problem?  Perhaps a dose of cognitive dissonance?

On the one hand, Mr. Obama, as a U.S. Senator, says KSM and his kind at Gitmo should be tried by military tribunal, video here.

On the other hand, President Obama announces this week that 9/11 plotters will be tried in civilian courts in NYC, close to the site of the 9/11 attacks, video here.

More malaise anyone?

Krauthammer calls Obama decision “unconscionable,” coverage here.


Editorials by Allan Erickson here.

The leadership vacuum: adapt, migrate, or become extinct

November 13, 2009


Full column here.


Good leadership is the persuasive talent to inspire people to cooperate for the greater good. 

The ability to adapt is the mark of intelligence.

Intelligent leadership combines these elements.

For all the hoopla these past three years characterizing Mr. Obama as the most brilliant political leader yet seen, little in the way of intelligent leadership has been demonstrated since January.

During the campaign he presented himself the slightly center left patriot capable of hobnobbing with radicals without contracting the disease.  Yet the moment he swore the oath, he started breaking it, along with his promise to govern from the center.

Now, only 10 months into his term, his approval rating has fallen through the floor, his disapproval rating soars, more than half the country stands opposed, while 38% according to Rasmussen strongly disapprove, translation: mad as hell.   Thirty-eight percent of 108 million voters is 41 million.  Add another 20 million who are seriously alienated and the future for Democrats looks mighty dim.