AP breaking news reveals that Senator Edward Kennedy has died at his home in Hyannis Port.
He was a formidable foe. While anyone’s death is a tragedy to those close to them, I can’t say I will miss him. He’s been a thorn in the side of Conservatism for decades. With him gone, maybe we can now start to recoup some sanity in American politics. Although knowing Ted Kennedy, he’s found a way to influence politics from beyond the grave.
His last endeavor was to try to influence how his successor would be chosen. Several years ago, he helped put in place a new system for choosing Senate successors in Massachusetts based on special elections. In the last couple of weeks, however, he has been working to undo that system and replace it with the appointment method used previously. I guess he decided that the original method was ok after all; once he realized that his term was ending whether he wanted it to or not. He thought he should decide who his successor ought to be.
Kennedy’s death marks the beginning of the end of the Sixties Era and, hopefully, all the garbage that came with it.
I got my property valuation notice in the mail today. Thanks to the idiocy brought to us in part by the unintelligible, mush-mouthed, paste-eating, clown-act Bawney Fwank, I have now lost 50% of the equity in my home.
Honorable mentions go to Chris Dodd (currently under Congressional investigation for corruption), Maxine Waters, Gregory Meeks, Franklin Raines, and all the other weasels who defended and benefited from the corrupt accounting practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
But special mentions have to be reserved for the guy who, rumor has it, is the love child of Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. Barney Frank has been the ranking Democrat of the House Banking Committee since 2003, and the Chairman since 2007. He has been personally involved in all this mess for the last six years, and not only did nothing to fix the problems, but actively defended the policies. He said, “These two entities [Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac]…are not facing any kind of financial crisis….” Such foresight should not go unrewarded.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gave $42,350 to Franks reelection campaigns, but that’s just the direct contributions. That doesn’t include the “personal” contributions from employees and board members of the two mortgage giants, nor does it include the contributions from lobbyist groups, individuals lobbying group employees and board members, PACs, individual PAC employees and board members, or Professional Associations to which Fannie and Freddie belonged, and their employees and board members. Visit the Independence Caucus website for an explanation of how the grafting works. It’s a pretty safe bet that Rep. Frank received hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in contributions directly or indirectly from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
How are Americans supposed to make an informed decision, if the means whereby information is disseminated to them is corrupted?
The Freedom of the Press never included the right or the privilege to deceive the people, either by outright lying to them, or withholding the truth from them. The NY Times is routinely guilty of both. In this case, it may have influenced the election. I would venture to say that, if this story was published prior to the election, we would have seen more people like Anita Moncrief standing up.
This is how the liberal Democrats win elections: they lie, cheat, and steal in order to win, because they know two things, 1) the American People wouldn’t vote for them with full disclosure, and 2) if they can win before the truth comes out, it will largely be too late to stop them.
Gateway Pundit has more.
The Office of Management and Budget is predicting a higher-than-expected, $1.8 Trillion budget deficit for 2009 and a $1.3 Trillion deficit for 2010, according to a statement released by Peter Orszag, Director of the OMB.
The effect is the same as making $50,000 per year, but spending $100,000 a year. It is mathematically impossible to pay off. The Director of the OMB is pointing the finger at the previous administration, saying the deficit is “driven in large part by the economic crisis inherited by this administration.”
While the slow economy may or may not have been inherited by the current administration, the policy of overspending was not inherited by this administration. Spending more than we bring in will not solve the “economic crisis.”
The financial woes facing America have steadily increased since the Liberal Democrats came into power, as our influence in the world and our standard of living has decreased. Stop the madness.
Read the Fox News coverage here.
The Washington Times quotes Arlen Specter today,
“If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.”
Aside from the fact that we have found no cure for any kind of cancer, even with all our research, this reminds me of all those movies where someone joins up with the bad guys and then has to perform some evil deed against the good guys to prove his loyalty to the bad. Think Annakin Skywalker in Star Wars. As soon as Arlen Specter makes his move to the Democratic Party, he demonstrates his new-found convictions by accusing his former associates of killing one of their own, nevermind that government largesse has never resulted in any kind of cure for any disease. This is political posturing at its most despicable.
What the movies don’t show you is that people who would do this had evil in their hearts from the beginning. They were not coerced into the evil act, they were looking for an excuse. Arlen Specter has been waiting for this day, when he is finally free to voice the feelings of his heart.
Jack Kemp, who passed away this weekend from cancer, would be ashamed for Specter. And Specter should be ashamed, too. He obviously has always belonged where he is now–among the ranks of the liberal democrats.