Fair and Balanced at NBC

Sitting in the waiting room while my mother has a minor operation.

Of course like so many Doctor’s waiting rooms, they subject you to tv. Who thinks this is a good idea?

Anyway, they had the Today Show on with “Chief White House” correspondent Chuck Todd, who proceeded to describe Breitbart as a propagandist.

Good Lord is that rich!

Did Todd note that Sherrod never stopped talking in terms of “us” and “them” and ” black” and “white?”.

No.

Did Todd note that Sherrod won a settlement against the USDA and then received a position in that department?

No.

Did Todd mention the reaction of the NAACP to Sherrod’s story, well before they knew where it was going?

No.

Did Todd mention that Sherrod’s husband is a raging racist?

No.

Who is the propagandist?

Obama’s Quick Reaction to the Gulf Oil Spill

A link on his blog…

and political operatives to shore up his poll numbers!

The White House has quietly launched an effort to confront the political backlash along the Gulf Coast over its handling of the BP oil spill — giving special attention to Florida, the only state in the region President Barack Obama won in 2008 and one he will need again when he runs for reelection in 2012.

The White House dispatched political and communications aides to the Gulf Coast states on July 12, with Alabama and Mississippi receiving one each, sources familiar with the effort said. Some aides went to Louisiana, while Florida received four.

In other words, like a good little leftist, Obama tells you how much good he is doing irrespective of reality.

More on the Petulant President

Yesterday, here, I wrote about the President diminishing the office by, in part, still acting as if he was a candidate rather than the President of the United States.

Power Line also noted how Obama’s constant partisanship tarnishes the office.

Earlier this month President Obama attended the groundbreaking of an advanced car battery factory in Holland, Michigan, subsidized by the stimulus bill. It was President Obama’s fourth battery-related trip, and it came as the White House makes an aggressive push to tell what one senior official called “the battery story.” Veronique de Rugy isn’t buying the battery story.

The groundbreaking occurred in the district of Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra, who attended at the invitation of the company and sat in the first row to listen to the president’s remarks. Hoekstra of course opposed the Democrats’ $800 million stimulus bill. He is also a Michigan gubernatorial candidate. For reasons that remain mysterious to me, Obama seized the opportunity to attack Hoekstra:

There are some folks who want to go back – who think we should return to the policies that helped to lead to this recession,” Obama said later in his comments honoring a new advanced battery factory being built by the company LG Chem. “Some made the political calculation that it’s better to obstruct than lend a hand. They said no to the tax cuts, they said no to small business loans, they said no to clean energy projects. It doesn’t stop them from coming to ribbon cuttings — but that’s OK.

The president’s remarks were both classless and petty. Hoekstra aptly commented: “It demeans the office of the president. It’s disappointing. It is unpresidential.” Hoekstra added: “This is my home district. These people are paying the taxes that he’s handing out today. I’m here to respect the office of the president, and I don’t think he reciprocated.” Video of Obama’s attack and Hoekstra’s response is accessible here.

The incident revealed something that we have come to observe frequently with Obama, as in his attack on the Supreme Court at the State of the Union address. In the current Weekly Standard cover story, Professor James Ceaser observes:

The longer he is president, the less presidential he has become. Obama has reversed the usual process of growth and maturation, appearing today far more like a candidate for the presidency–and a very ordinary one at that–than he did during the latter stages of his campaign.

Obama claims to seek bipartisanship, but his actions and words show a man unable to work with the opposition.  He is intolerant of dissent, which of course is consistent with his far left political views.

The Most Petulant and Out of Touch Administration

Honestly, on the White House’s web page, do we have to see partisan politics on display?  The Obama administration simply is one of the most petulant, out of touch, if not intellectually dishonest presidencies since Dick Nixon.

This is just one example:

From the blurb above, which can be found here, the President, out of one side of his mouth, talks about tax cuts for the middle class, yet in the very next sentence, he basically all but says he wants the Bush tax cuts to expire.  So the President claims to help the middle class, but he is willing to allow my taxes to increase by 2% when the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year(see this chart).  So much for being for the working man and woman.

So in essence, he “lies” when he says he wants to cut taxes for the working class.  You can’t be for “strengthening” the middle class, and yet allow their taxes to increase by at least 2%.

Of course, if you read a little further, everything is still the fault of the Republicans—remember, they caused “this mess.”  At what point does this man take responsibility for the nation he governs?

Finally, he says the “Republican plan” would increase the deficit.  Honestly, is that supposed to be a joke?

It truly takes someone out of touch with reality to let that pass his lips.  Simply put, Obama owns the title to the “largest deficit, ever.”  The Republicans, even at their worst, could never match the spending spree exhibited by Obama, Reid, and Pelosi.

It is embarrassing to have such a petty, deceitful, and amateurish individual as our President.  And, as evidenced by our “Jerry Springer” White House blog, our President lacks class as well.

Navy Laser Downs Test Drone

The future is here, as a test of a laser system developed for the Navy shot down a drone on July 17, 2010:

A Raytheon-U.S. Navy team used a high power, solid-state laser combined with a Phalanx Close-in Weapon System to shoot down four UAVs off San Nicolas Island near California. Powered by electricity, the system offers an affordable and almost infinite magazine to stop incoming threats. Once development is completed, the Laser Area Weapon System will give the warfighter a speed-of-light solution for defeating rockets, mortars, UAVs and other targets.

Raytheon intends to be a major player in the U.S. Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasures competition. Raytheon Missile Systems has developed a CIRCM solution, known as Scorpion that will feature the company’s production-matured directed infrared countermeasures turret and a rugged quantum cascade laser (QCL). Scorpion will be a light-weight, low-cost, highly reliable, laser-based infrared countermeasures solution against current and future IR guided threat missiles.  Link

Here’s the video:

Undocumented Aliens/Real Crimes 7/17/2010

Another case where an American citizen died because our elites encourage illegal immigration and refuse to enforce our laws.

Immigration officials have taken on the case of a man involved in a fatal collision with a bicyclist in the Newport Coast area, saying he has a history of being ticketed for driving without a license and was previously deported by immigration authorities.

Jose Luis Huerta Mundo, 38, was being held in Orange County Jail without bail after Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials ordered that he be held for possible deportation proceedings.

Court records show that in 1999, Mundo was convicted of driving with a suspended license and not having proof of insurance. In 2002, he was convicted of not having his license on him and a year later, for not having his vehicle registered. He was convicted two more times of driving without a license, in 2005 and 2006.  Read more….

The illegal immigrant doesn’t respect our laws when he crosses the border illegally.  His disregard continues, often, through his entire stay in the U.S.

Yet the rest of us pay our insurance, get our driver’s license….

Something is wrong with this situation and something is wrong with those who not only tolerate it, but encourage it.

In France

VILLEFRANCHE, France (July 4, 2010) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) is moored at full dress in honor of independence day while in port at Villefranche, France. Taylor is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)

Can’t Understand Why the Economy Isn’t Humming, Can You?

Imagine that, entitlements don’t heal an ailing economy.

Here’s a thought.  We already spend $140 billion on defense procurement. $72 billion for transportation…and so on.

In essence, we’ve been practicing Keynesian economics for years and yet an already massive level of spending wasn’t capable of sustaining our economy.

So the Democrats decided to pursue an already failing paradigm.

The Stimulus will fail because the Stimulus of 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 all failed then.