Krauthammer Agrees!: Twofer Tuesday: The Middle

Update: Feb. 19, 2010 – Krauthammer agrees!:

..It turned out that the country’s problems were not problems of structure but of leadership. Reagan and Clinton had it. Carter didn’t. Under a president with extensive executive experience, good political skills and an ideological compass in tune with the public, the country was indeed governable.

It’s 2010, and the first-year agenda of a popular and promising young president has gone down in flames. Barack Obama’s two signature initiatives — cap-and-trade and health-care reform — lie in ruins.

Desperate to explain away this scandalous state of affairs, liberal apologists haul out the old reliable from the Carter years: “America the Ungovernable.” So declared Newsweek. “Is America Ungovernable?” coyly asked the New Republic. Guess the answer….

The leadership of the Democratic Party still does not get it.

The lamestream journOlists are trying to spin the departure of Bayh as a sign the ‘system doesn’t work’ i.e. government is broken.

Huh funny that, I remember Dubyah getting Medicare Part D, two wars, No Child Left Behind and tax cuts passed with far less of a majority and the same system of governance. Big Dawg got NAFTA, SCHIP, FMLA, balanced the budget. Both created millions of jobs.

The system is not broken, the leadership is weak. OWN YOUR CANDIDATE.

And that’s the view from here in ‘The Middle’ 🙂

I read posts from the ‘left’-  BTD at TalkLeft, and the journOlists – the Politico hit piece on Evan Bayh today and I think, wow they are So Far Away From Me. I think they will continue to be shocked! and amazed! and astounded! as the Dems are swept out of power. It is clear to everyone but those in the bubble or on the left that the country is saying N-O to the Obama Agenda all down the line.

The Democratic Party is So Far Away from the Middle. Since America IS The Middle we will have to remove them at the ballot box again. My Generation’s  (X)turn to be a ‘Reagan Democrat’ is it, and save the country from the worst proclivities of the farleft neoprogressive agenda? Okay I’m down with that.

I get so tired when I have to explain
When you’re so far away from me
See you’ve been in the sun and I’ve been in the rain
And you’re so far away from me

-Dire Straits

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February 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Report: Bin Laden was within grasp, Rumsfeld and military under GWB let him get away…

How about we end the Big Dawg/GWB let OBL get away BS blamefest and focus on now? Can we do that? Can we get a Reaganesque coalition together and take the House in 10 and the WH in 12?

Cuz if everyone keeps blasting Big Dawg for an attack on the Cole that happened as he was ending his POTUS-ship,( in the Chris Wallace interview he is as clear as can be he wanted OBL hit, but the CIA, headed by someone BTW who WJC  kept on who was appointed by GHWB, would NOT sign off), if we keep this merry go round blamefest going we are not going to move forward together. Did WJC make mistakes?? Hell yeah, we didnt understand we were at war. Did GWB make mistakes? Hell yeah, he should have gone after OBL FIRST before turning to Iraq. But we are here NOW.

As far as this report in the WSJ today, it appears that yes OBL was pinned down and Rumsfeld and GWB made the decision NOT to go in there after him.

Now we can keep bashing the Clintons (looking at the present occupants of the WH should inform your opinions of the Clintons, who did NOT challenge the Consitution, or free market capitalism, he ENDED Big Govt during his terms!!!) or GW (after all if WJC was responsible for the recession that GWB felt (it was the FED!!) then you must say GWB is responsible for THIS recession? same thing on attacks same thing on OBL, be consistent!)or we can focus on NOW.

I choose NOW. Right NOW we have troops in harms way, right NOW our economy is in a ditch, right NOW the loony left is driving us off a cliff and the radical right is about to go AWOL on us with Lou Dobbs or Glenn Beck, splitting the coalition vote….let’s be in the NOW and work together to get MODERATION back in D.C.!

WSJ:

Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says.The report asserts that the failure to kill or capture Mr. bin Laden at his most vulnerable in December 2001 has had lasting consequences beyond the fate of one man. Mr. bin Laden’s escape laid the foundation for today’s reinvigorated Afghan insurgency and inflamed the internal strife now endangering Pakistan, it says.

…”Removing the al-Qaida leader from the battlefield eight years ago would not have eliminated the worldwide extremist threat,” the report says. “But the decisions that opened the door for his escape to Pakistan allowed bin Laden to emerge as a potent symbolic figure who continues to attract a steady flow of money and inspire fanatics worldwide. The failure to finish the job represents a lost opportunity that forever altered the course of the conflict in Afghanistan and the future of international terrorism.”

The report states categorically that Mr. bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora when the U.S. had the means to mount a rapid assault with several thousand troops at least. It says that a review of existing literature, unclassified government records and interviews with central participants “removes any lingering doubts and makes it clear that Osama bin Laden was within our grasp at Tora Bora.”

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November 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Terrorism, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Update: Another blowout month for the Obama Budget- deficit bigger than forecast; Obama is no Big Dawg – deficit spending

Update: Ed at HotAir has the latest example of Obama’s utter failure as a fiscal moderate:

(…)The federal government kicked off fiscal year 2010 by posting its widest-ever October budget deficit, the Treasury Department said Thursday.

The $176.36 billion gap is more than $20 billion wider than the shortfall recorded in October 2008, driven up by lower tax receipts, stimulus-related revenue reductions and consistently high government outlays.

Treasury’s monthly budget statement shows receipts were $135.33 billion in October, down 18% from a year earlier and at the lowest level since October 2002. Meanwhile, outlays were $311.69 billion, down 3% from a year earlier and at their second-highest monthly level on record.

When revenues drop 18% and outlays only drop 3%, it’s not hard to hit record deficits. It’s roughly four times as large as September’s deficit, which closed out FY2009 with an annual deficit just under $1.4 trillion.  September’s deficit of $46 billion will serve as a nostalgia point in the coming months of the FY2010 budget….

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November 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

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