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Obama Walking the Plank of His Own Making. Fellow Democrats Sawing Plank.

Schadenfreude.  It’s what’s for dinner.

Democrats are running away from Obamacare, which will likely be ruled unconstitutional in June.

Sen. Jim Webb said the law would be Obama’s “biggest downside” in the election and had cost him “a lot of credibility as a leader.”

Some of us were at your office, providing such advice to this affect during the run up to this vote, Jimmy.  I saw you walking down the hallway towards your office and once you saw us gathered outside your office you ran from us.  We were there and we were ignored.  Now you hike up your skirt and run away from a re-election bid because you know you screwed up big time.

No worries though, mate.  We’ll release the same fury against your replacement candidate, Timmy Kaine, that we would have on you.  Timmy is a big Obama guy.  Big Obama guys don’t do so well with the electorate since 2008.

And then there’s this from former Congressman Artur Davis from Alabama.

“I think the Affordable Care Act is the single least popular piece of major domestic legislation in the last 70 years,” he said. “It was not popular when it passed; it’s less popular now.”

And now Democrats are running away from President Obama’s blockage of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Funny how constituent feedback about the pain at the pump brings new wisdom to even the most radically green Democrats.

Sharks are swirling below the plank.  Sharks of Obama’s own creation.  Shutting down and restricting coal fired power plants isn’t going to help, either.  When electricity rates ‘necessarily skyrocket’ (your words, not mine) going into the cooling season, this will add more pressure.  Coal fired power plants are shutting down because of Obama.

When GSA employees lavishly waste taxpayer money and flaunt it on You Tube, that doesn’t help either. 

When Obama uses the Justice Department to promote illegal gun running resulting in the deaths of American border and ICE agents and this Justice Department turns a blind eye to voter intimidation perpetrated by the Black Panthers while harassing states over voter ID laws and immigration enforcement laws, that doesn’t help either.

When Obama racks up $5 Trillion in debt in 3 years, tosses our money at pet projects that are massive failures like Solyndra, LightSquared, and others, that doesn’t help either.

When Obama takes an unprecedented number of vacations while the ranks of the unemployed moved from gainful employment and self esteem onto demeaning government dependency, well that don’t much help, either.

You know what, Champ?  You’re doomed.  If your cratering poll numbers don’t advise you, then your own party distancing themselves from you certainly does.

America’s got a big party planned for November 6th. 

You’re not invited.

 

 

Gas Pump Activism: The Ground Game Intensifies

Here’s my latest entry. Trying to keep it fresh.

And here’s one from reader Todd R.

I still need to do a stake out to see how many people actually see these before some angry lib rips them down. I’m taking a little stay-cation in a few weeks. I’ll do some experimenting then, when I’ve got a little free time.

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2012 in Gas Prices

 

Obama Energy Madness. Doing the Same Thing Over and Over and Expecting Different Results

Another of Obama’s Solar Energy Companies failed today.  Solar Trust of America, not to be confused with Bank of America, both of which have been windfall recipients of borrowed American government largesse, went belly up.  Morte.  Assuming room temperature.  Pushing up daisies.  Exiting feet first.

The cost to you?  A mere $2,100,000,000 of borrowed money from China.  No worries.  You won’t pay it.  Your great grandchildren will.

And yet, as this new Disrupt the Narrative video shows, Obama was still whoring for green energy before mind numbed idiots, who will receive the invoice, at a Maine college last Friday.  He already knew that Solyndra went bust.  That Ener1 went bust.  That LightSquared went bust.  And he must have known about Solar Trust of America when he used his hypnotic powers on those mind numbed college drones last week.

The man is disgusting.

But, on a positive note……..

I really like the way this video turned out.  It’s kind of Alinkskyite tactics against the Alinskyite-in-Chief.

Hope you do, too.

 

Bill Whittle Throws Down the Gauntlet

This is his finest Afterburner yet and that’s saying something.

In ‘Merchants of Despair’ he catalogs all of the major misdeeds and malevolence of the Obama administration and at the end he speaks to you conservatives that sit on the couch on election day.

How do we find these bellyaching nonpartisipants, register them to vote and get them to the polls this November? That is the challenge and the only solution to our national despair.

And of course, as I always do when I post a new Whittle video, I urge you to go to PJTV and become a subscriber.

 

Obama is fundamentally transforming our energy system by turning us into a third world banana republic

h/t Mark R. Levin

 
 

Just another day in Obamatopia

 

From ‘Hope and Change’ to ‘Doom and Gloom’

A recent poll from ‘The Hill’ newspaper shows voters in a very pessimistic mood about Obama and his policies.  Is it time to bring back the ‘misery index’?

 

Tom Hanks, George Clooney, and Elle McPherson can glow on and on about their magnificent boy prince all they like, but they aren’t affected by the price of food, oil, an economy in the tank and devastating unemployment. 

As for normal Americans….

On economic issues, 62 percent of voters say Obama’s policies will increase the debt, while 25 percent think they will cut it, and by a 48-percent-to-38-percent margin, voters believe those policies will increase joblessness rather than put people back to work.

 On energy, 58 percent say Obama’s policies will result in gasoline prices increasing, while just 20 percent expect them to cut prices — and by a 46-percent-to-36-percent margin, voters believe they will cause the United States to become even more dependent on foreign oil. 

The thing that always amazes me about these polls are the 20-25% that answer contrary to the majority opinion.  What about Obama’s policies would make you believe that the result will reduce the debt or decrease  energy prices and our dependence on foreign oil?

What color is the sky in their world?  People this ignorant should not allowed to vote.  Unfortunately, it’s their right, much to our national detriment.

 

Chu on High Gas Prices – The president and I acknowledge and feel your pain

Obama, feeling our pain?

During a Senate hearing on Monday, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked if he still believed, as he stated in 2008, that somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe. Chu’s answer was quite revealing as he carefully explained that the moment he went to work for the Federal government, the very moment he walked in the door as Secretary of Energy, he immediately cast aside his position on boosting gasoline prices and he and President Obama are doing everything in their power, everything possible, to reduce gasoline prices. He then went on to say that as a representative of the U.S government, in an election year, right now, in this very slow economy, he is not still for boosting gas prices to European levels but he reserves the right to advocate for high gas prices at some later date when circumstances change.

It has often been said that Chu lacks political skills and this is a prime example of it. At best he is remarkably unconvincing, and at worst, he is a horrible liar. Senator Lee asked Chu if he understood the pain this increase in gasoline prices is imposing on hundreds of millions of Americans. Senator Chu responded saying that the president and I personally, yes we do acknowledge and feel the pain not only of American consumers, but American businesses when they see these prices increase.

The claim is especially egregious. To testify before the Senate that this administration empathizes over surging gas prices with the average American on the very same day that President Obama and his buddy from England took a $362K flight aboard a 747 Jumbo jet to munch on hot dogs and catch a basketball game in Ohio ( a swing state) is outrageous. Yeah baby, Obama feels our pain alright!

 

Obama rolls out relief for high gas prices. “Let’s Mow”

An extension of Michelle's "Let's Move" exercise program, Barack combines exercise with an alternative to high gas prices with "Let's Mow"

As we head into the spring and summer of 2012 with gas prices soaring President Obama and Nobel prize-winning Energy Secretary Steven Chu have pledged to do everything they can to help you save money on gas. You might think that means they will reverse course on the energy policies of the last three years that have brought us to $4 a gallon gas still surging with no end in sight. You might think that, but of course you would be wrong. This administration has their foot firmly on the alternative energy pedal with a policy of pouring tax dollars into failed green enterprises.

A quick visit to the Department of Energy Website reveals their focus, and it is not increasing the supply of fossil fuels. No it is a perverted love affair with all things green. They are especially proud of awarding a $10 Million L Prize to Phillips Lighting for developing an exceptionally high-performance, ultra-efficient LED alternatives for a 60-watt incandescent lamps. The winning bulb will hit store shelves this spring at a price of $50 per bulb. This makes the $40,000 dollar GM Volt sound like a bargain. Chu is not done though, he has another $5 Million for the next phase of the L Prize for an energy-efficient alternative to PAR 38 halogen bulbs. The key takeaway is that whether it is gasoline or light bulbs, the goal is not to keep the cost down but rather to reduce carbon emissions no matter the cost. Just look at their justification statement explaining the L Prize program;

“The L Prize competition challenges the best and brightest engineers and scientists across America’s lighting industry to drive innovation in new, more efficient products and boost our nation’s competitiveness in manufacturing,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “The winning products will help expand lighting choices for consumers, reduce our nation’s energy use, and save money for American families and business owners.”

There are approximately 90 million PAR 38 light bulbs installed in the U.S., in both residential and commercial applications. The Energy Department estimates that replacing them with bulbs efficient enough to win the L Prize would save the country 11 terawatt-hours of electricity per year – approximately equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of Washington, D.C. – and avoid 7 million metric tons of carbon emissions.

Replacing 90 million bulbs at 10 to 50 times the cost will take billions of dollars out of our economy and with the Obama pledge to skyrocket electric rates, consumers are not likely to see any real savings on their power bills.

There is no shortage of Energy Department money for solar energy boondoggles, undaunted by high-profile failures like Solyndra and Abound Solar, Chu has launched 2020 Sun Shot, another utopian initiative to bring the total costs of utility scale solar energy systems down about 75% – to roughly $1 a watt  – by 2020. An initiative likely to fail in spite of a DoE $27 Million dollar award to nine science fair type solar projects focusing on strengthening the U.S. supply chain for solar manufacturing and on commercializing cutting-edge photovoltaic technologies, the very same focus of the failed Solyndra and Solar Abound government funded enterprises.

 

Gas Pump activism – Sticky note update

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2012 in Gas Prices, politics

 
 
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