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January 7, 2010

Barney Fife In Charge At The White House

The Huffington Post is reporting that Timothy Geithner knew or should have known that:

An arm of the Federal Reserve, then led by now-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, told bailed-out insurance giant AIG to withhold key details from the public about overpayments that put billions of extra tax dollars in the coffers of major Wall Street firms, most notably Goldman Sachs.

Geithner was confirmed as Treasury Secretary even though he admitted to 'mistakes' made when he filed his taxes. That was small potatoes compared to this. If ever there was someone who need to be fired immediately, Tim Geithner is the guy.

How many people is Obama going to hire who are not stupid (Janet Napolitano), communist (Van Jones), or corrupt (Timothy Geithner)?

As a post-script, it was just reported on Fox News that spy satellites have been diverted from tracking terrorists to tracking icebergs with the full support of CIA chief Leon Paneta . As I have said before, President Barack Hussein Obama and his administration does not, except for the occasional lip-service) care about our security and is going to get a lot of Americans killed because of his pathetic policies concerning the war on terror, or as the Obama administration calls acts of terror, man-caused disasters.

Like Barney Fife, Obama and his administration is truly the gang that can't shoot straight.

Posted by Rick | January 7, 2010 04:36 PM | Political Science

January 5, 2010

Another Democratic Senator Bites The Dust

The Washington Post is reporting that 5-term Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn) has decided not to seek re-election this fall. He is expected to make the announcement Wednesday.

Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, used his position to obtain sweetheart mortgages from Countrywide Financial before the collapse of the mortgage industry. Because of the mortgage scandal and his support for the Democrat's health care bill he was having a very difficult time raising money and could see he was not going to be re-elected.

The announcement will be the second in two days with North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) indicating on Tuesday that he would not run this fall.

Hopefully Senate majority leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), who trails in every poll against every potential candidate, will make his retirement announcement soon.

Then the task will be to replace them with truly conservative senators who will work to control spending and bring some fiscal common sense back to the Senate.

Posted by Rick | January 5, 2010 11:34 PM | Political Science

Obama Administration Delusional

The New York Times is reporting that the Obama administration believes sanctions may cause the Iranians to halt their attempts to build a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately, our illustrious (read feckless) leader, Barack Hussein Obama, who is either too arrogant or too stupid to take lessons of the past from another famous American diplomat, Jimmy Carter, will not be happy until Israelis and/or Americans die at the hands of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and those crazy mullah guys lead by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei. You can read more about the NYT's article here.

As President Obama faces pressure to back up his year-end ultimatum for diplomatic progress with Iran, the administration says that domestic unrest and signs of unexpected trouble in Tehran’s nuclear program make its leaders particularly vulnerable to strong and immediate new sanctions.

Posted by Rick | January 5, 2010 09:51 AM | Political Science

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