Just like the very first time certain chemicals were mixed to create a stink bomb, let’s coin a new word: Obamaed. Because it’s the beginning of a holiday weekend we will try to explain “Obamaed” in song as well as with examples from the news.
“FDL has learned that in a last minute move, Nancy Pelosi sneaked language into the rule that the House is voting on tonight regarding war funding.
Embedded in the rule is the requirement that the House will vote on the deficit commission’s recommendations in the lame duck session if they pass the Senate.
The commission, co-chaired by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, is packed with members who favor the raising the retirement age to 70, means testing, and private accounts. Many also support investing 20% of the Social Security trust fund in the stock market.
It’s ironic that yesterday Pelosi sent out press releases criticizing John Boehner for expressing the very same positions on cutting Social Security benefits that Jim Clyburn, Joe Biden and Steny Hoyer have. She’s putting this language into the rule in order to deflect responsibility from herself when it comes to the floor for a vote during a lame duck session, since without her approval that could never happen.
Pelosi knows full well what the committee wants to do. The fix is in.[snip]
Update II: The rule is only good for the 111th Congress — it expires Jan 5, 2011, so a lame duck Congress would have to vote on it.
This is a Barack Obama goal: the destruction of Social Security. Senior voters know Obama’s ultimate goal is to gut Social Security. That’s why elderly voters have abandoned the Obama Dimocratic Party and will do so again in the 2010 elections. Starting in 2007 we wrote that Obama was out to destroy Social Security.
Big Media supported and supports Barack Obama in his goal to destroy Social Security. During the primaries of 2008, Gail Collins was upset with Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton refused to join Barack Obama and Tim Russert and attack Social Security. Hillary, at one debate, when baited about Social Security “solutions” by Tim Russert replied “Well, I take everything off the table until we move toward fiscal responsibility…” Hillary refused to play Russert’s filthy game:
“The more substantive battle between Hillary and supposed non-candidate Russert was on the question of Social Security. Russert repeatedly demanded that Hillary and the other Democrats accept his formulations on Social Security which lead to “accepted” Social Security “solutions” by the wealthy elite of elites of Big Media.
Hillary, wise woman that she is, firmly focused on her wiser policy of ‘first things first’. First, you adopt fiscal responsibility – then you see the results of fiscal responsibility. Only after that post-fiscal responsibility accessment do you begin to devise solutions to the situation. Russert was a glum plum.
Russert and the elites of Big Media do not understand the need for the universality of Social Security. Presumably, Russert would rather raise the retirement age than raise taxes on all income – most of Russert’s income is not taxed for Social Security.
Russert, because he has a cushy job performed on padded chairs and in front of computer monitors, has no fear of retirement at the age of 80. For elite Big Media types the fear is forced retirement. Early retirement to Big Media elites is inconceivable. For a mine worker or a laborer, retirement is welcome relief from a life of punishing the body with hard work. When Russert discusses raising the retirement age he sees it as an actuarial shuffling. Hillary sees raising the retirement age in all its vast complexity in this diverse nation.”
Russert of course, got a sort of early retirement and Big Media stooge Barack Obama in the White House. Russert and his thugs attacked Hillary when she took “everything off the table”. Barack Obama, 100% contrary to Hillary Clinton – put everything on the table.
Obama put everything on the table, and attempted to dupe with weasel words against “privatization”. But Obama’s central goal to to kill Social Security.
Paul Krugman, when he was sane or honest, denounced Barack Obama and his noxious views on Social Security:
Obama Dimocrats like Nancy Pelosi and her elected clown posse, along with Big Blog Boys will assist Obama in his destruction of Social Security. This is no surprise to readers of Big Pink. But for Americans who care about Social Security – they are Obamaed.
“Fears that the economic recovery is fizzling grew Thursday after the government and private sector issued weak reports on a number of fronts.
Unemployment claims are up, home sales are plunging without government incentives and manufacturing growth is slowing.
Meanwhile, 1.3 million people are without federal jobless benefits now that Congress adjourned for a weeklong Independence Day recess without passing an extension. [snip]
“We find the level and direction in jobless claims somewhat troubling and the increase is likely to feed double-dip fears,” said John Ryding, an economist at RDQ Economics in a note to clients.
New claims for benefits jumped by 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, which smooths fluctuations, rose to 466,500, its highest level since March.
Claims have remained stuck above 450,000 since the beginning of the year. Requests for unemployment benefits dropped steadily last year after reaching a peak of 651,000 in March 2009. Economists say they will feel more confident about sustained job growth when initial claims fall below 425,000.[snip]
The housing market is also weighing on the economy. The number of buyers who signed contracts to purchase homes tumbled 30 percent in May, the National Association of Realtors said. And construction spending declined 0.2 percent in May as residential building fell, the Commerce Department said.
Both were affected by the expiration of government incentives to buy homes. Buyers had until April 30 to sign sales contracts and qualify for tax credits.
The tax credit’s impact also showed up in the jobless claims report. Greater layoffs by construction firms fueled the increase, a Labor Department analyst said.”
Bill Clinton sums up the situation:
“Bill Clinton says that Americans won’t give President Obama and Democrats any credit for, well, anything until “they feel like winners.” That’s about as good a synopsis of the political environment as I’ve seen. Democrats can pass bills that are major, can claim that they’re major, can posture as if they are major, can message as if they are major — and … nothing. The gauges seem to be stuck.”
On jobs and the economy, Americans have been Obamaed.
“A second straight month of lackluster hiring by American businesses is sapping strength from the economic rebound.
The jobless rate fell to 9.5 percent in June, still far too high to signal a healthy economy. It came in slightly lower than the month before only because more than a half-million people gave up looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed.
The private sector added just 83,000 jobs for the month. Looked at from that angle or almost any other, from a teetering housing market to falling factory orders, the recovery is limping along as it enters the year’s second half. And that is when the benefits of most of the government’s stimulus spending will begin to wear off.“
“Overall, the nation’s total payroll actually shrank last month by 125,000, the first decline in six months, the Labor Department said Friday. The loss reflected the end of 225,000 temporary jobs helping the U.S. Census Bureau complete its 10-year head count.[snip]
And the government has mostly exhausted its realistic options for nudging the economy along faster.
Benchmark interest rates, which at low levels can encourage borrowing to spur economic growth, are already near zero. Republicans in Congress object to additional stimulus spending.
Unemployment is expected to stay above 9 percent through the midterm elections in November. And the Fed predicts joblessness could still be as high as 7.5 percent two years from now. [snip]
The jobless rate did come down in June from 9.7 percent the month before. But that was mainly because 652,000 people abandoned their job searches.
Even among Americans with secure jobs, confidence is fading. One gauge of consumer confidence fell in June to about 53, down nearly 10 points in a single month. And it’s well below the reading of 90 typically seen in a healthy economy.
Add to that jitters over Europe’s debts, an edgy stock market and cautious consumer spending, and the result is an economy essentially moving sideways. It’s no surprise that businesses are reviewing their orders and seeing no reason to add to payrolls.
Few big companies say they plan to step up hiring in the second half of the year. Most auto, airline and railroad companies, for example, say they expect little or no job growth, blaming weak demand.”
Obama still deceitful:
“Trying to put a positive outlook on the report, Obama said it showed that “we are headed in the right direction.” At the same time, he acknowledged there is a “great deal of work to do to repair the economy and get the American people back to work.”[snip]
All told, 14.6 million people were unemployed in June. An additional 11.2 million have given up their job searches or are working part-time but would prefer full-time work. That adds up to nearly 26 million Americans, and an “underemployment” rate of 16.5 percent.”
And then there are the Obama health scam deceits:
“Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can’t find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under the nation’s new health law.
That might come as a surprise to those who thought getting 32 million more people covered by health insurance would ease ER crowding.”
“The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured.
Critics of the $5 billion high-risk pool program insist it will run out of money before Jan. 1, 2014. [snip]
Officials said the administration could also consider reducing benefits under the program, or redistributing funds between state pools. But they acknowledged turning some people away was also a possibility.[snip]
In addition, Popper said, many people won’t be able to afford to participate in the program since premiums will range between about $140 and $900 a month, depending on applicants’ age and where they live.”
Feeling Obamaed? Helpless? Busted? Shattered? Fear not – November will soon be here
“They are jaw-dropping numbers, not inconsistent with what you had been thinking — if anything more a confirmation of it. But the dramatic nature of the numbers brings the real world of politics crashing through what had been a most mellow evening.
The numbers were from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, conducted June 17-21 among 1,000 adults by pollsters Peter Hart (a Democrat) and Bill McInturff (a Republican). Among the registered voters in the survey, Republicans led by 2 points on the generic congressional ballot test, 45 percent to 43 percent. This may not sound like a lot, given that Democrats now hold 59 percent of House seats. When this same poll was taken in June 2008, however, Democrats led by 19 points, 52 percent to 33 percent.
That drop-off should be enough to sober Democrats up, but the next set of data was even more chilling. [snip]
Hart and McInturff then looked at the change among the most-interested voters from the same survey in 2008. Although 2010 is a “down-shifting” election, from a high-turnout presidential year to a lower-turnout midterm year, one group was more interested in November than it was in 2008: those who had voted for Republican John McCain for president. And the groups that showed the largest decline in interest? Those who voted for Barack Obama — liberals, African-Americans, self-described Democrats, moderates, those living in either the Northeast or West, and younger voters 18 to 34 years of age. These are the “Holy Mackerel” numbers.[snip]
But when you home in on those people in this survey who are most likely to vote, the numbers are devastating. The NBC/WSJ survey, when combined with a previously released NPR study of likely voters in 70 competitive House districts by Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg and Republican Glen Bolger, point to an outcome for Democrats that is as serious as a heart attack. Make no mistake about it: There is a wave out there, and for Democrats, the House is, at best, teetering on the edge.[snip]
Still, the potential is here for a result that is proportional to some of the bigger postwar midterm wave elections. These kinds of waves are often ragged; almost always some candidates who looked dead somehow survive and others who were deemed safe get sucked down in the undertow. That’s the nature of these beasts. But the recent numbers confirm that trends first spotted late last summer have fully developed into at least a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.
Given how many House seats were newly won by Democrats in 2008 in GOP districts, and given that this election is leading into an all-important redistricting year, this reversal of fortune couldn’t have happened at a worse time for Democrats.”
In order to get a return of the Democrat Party of FDR, a party which fights for Social Security not for late night votes which lead to the death of Social Security, the Obama Dimocratic Party must be gutted like an Alaskan fish during a Hillary college job summer. Political Death, Doom, Destruction to the Obama Dimocratic Party if we are to drive Obama back to the Chicago swamps and resurrect the Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary Clinton. That newly resurrected party must be a party chastised and awake to its own abuses and not afraid to examine its own inconsistencies and own hypocrisies and its own failures and deceits.
The Obama Dimocratic Party must be destroyed. As of today it appears we will succeed in that aim. It’s gonna be hard out there for Dimocrats in November.
It’s hard out there for Obama Dimocrats:
“With four months to go before Election Day, voting intentions for the House remain closely divided, and neither party has gained or lost much ground over the course of 2010. However, Republicans are much more engaged in the coming election and more inclined to say they are certain to vote than are Democrats. This could translate into a sizable turnout advantage for the GOP in November that could transform an even race among registered voters into a solid victory for the Republicans.
Fully 56% of Republican voters say they are more enthusiastic about voting this year than in previous elections – the highest percentage of GOP voters expressing increased enthusiasm about voting in midterms dating back to 1994. [snip]
The Republican Party now holds about the same advantage in enthusiasm among its party’s voters that the Democratic Party held in June 2006 and the GOP had late in the 1994 campaign. Moreover, more Republicans than Democrats are now paying close attention to election news (64% vs. 50%). At this stage in previous midterms, news attentiveness was about the same for voters in both parties.[snip]
Currently, 77% of Republican voters say they are absolutely certain to vote compared with 65% of Democratic voters.[snip]
While Democrats have a substantial advantage among the least engaged group of voters – young people – Republicans have a large advantage among the age groups that are most committed to voting – those 50 and older.[snip]
Currently, Republicans have a slight edge over the Democrats among independent voters (44% to 36%). At this stage in 2006, independents backed the Democratic candidate in their district by a wide margin (47% to 32%).
Equally important, independents who say they will support the Republican candidate this November are much more engaged than those who favor the Democrat in their district. This pattern is evident across several measures – enthusiasm about voting, attentiveness to campaign news and intention to vote.[snip]
The high level of enthusiasm among Republican voters also is linked to strongly negative opinions about Barack Obama. Fully 62% of Republican voters who think of their vote as a vote against Obama are more enthusiastic about voting than in previous elections.”
Normal Americans are not the only ones feeling Obamaed. Saying “We’re heading in the right direction” only makes us all feel more Obamaed. Blagojevich too is angry at being Obamaed. Gulf coast citizens are angry at being Obamaed. Elected officials from the Gulf coast are increasingly aware of Obama’s deceits and are angry at being Obamaed. Those who had Obama hope about getting a job are angry about being Obamaed.
Don’t feel Obamaed. Enjoy the Fourth Of July weekend. November will be here soon.