Thursday, April 30, 2009

Back From Vacation

Snapshots from RightKlik's trip to Maui:












Back to Reality


Bipartisanship
Opposition to the Obama Budget was bipartisan, support for the budget was not.  The spending plan passed without a single Republican vote in either the House or Senate.  Who knew Obama's bipartisanship would come so effortlessly?

Obama sows seeds of demise
If voters differ so fundamentally with the president on the very essence of his program, why do they accord him high ratings? They are like the recently married bride who took her vows 100 days ago. It would be a disaster for her life if she decides that she really doesn’t like her husband. But she keeps noticing things about him that she can’t stand. It will be a while before she walks out the door or even comes to terms with her own doubts, but it is probably inevitable that she will.

Democrats threaten to take away minority rights

Specter donors want cash back

The looters are in control...and your job isn't safe. Unless, that is, you work for government.

Specter Defection Will Haunt Dems On Souter Replacement

Obama's Sneering Remarks

Did Obama learn nothing from the aftermath of his comments about "bitter clingers"?

While celebrating the first 100 days of his administration's relentless campaign to insult, intimidate and ridicule every conservative in America, Obama finally broke his silence on the Tea Party Protests of April 15.  Speaking at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Obama set aside some time to insult the Tea Party participants.  Watch the video and read the quote:


"So, you know, when you see those of you who are watching certain news channels that on which I'm not very popular and you see folks waving tea bags around let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation* about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we're going to stabilize Social Security. Claire and I are working diligently to do basically a thorough audit of federal spending. But let's not play games and pretend that the reason is because of the Recovery Act, because that's just a fraction of the overall problem that we've got. 

"We are going to have to tighten our belts, but we're going to have to do it in an intelligent way, and we've got to make sure that the people who are helped are working American families. And we're not suddenly saying that the way to do this is to eliminate programs that help ordinary people and give more tax cuts to the wealthy. We tried that formula for eight years. It did not work, and I don't intend to go back to it." 

Wow. 

Need I remind you that these sneers are coming from a man who has nothing but bright smiles and warn handshakes for America's harshest critics? 

Speaking as a Tea Party Protester, I have to say that my initial reaction to these disrespectful remarks was very negative.  Watching the video, it was hard not to take the comments personally.  I felt angry, deflated, discouraged and disappointed. 

But after thinking about his remarks I've come to conclude that conservatives should be glad that he brought up the issue.  He has brought more attention to the movement and has given us the opportunity to keep the discussion going.  So here's your discussion... 

Mr. Hussein Obama, let me point out a few problems with your statements.  You disingenuously implied the following:
  • The Tea Party protesters are not serious...they're just playing games.
  • The Tea Party protests were focused only on the porcine "Economic Recovery" Act.
  • The Protests were organized and orchestrated by Fox News
  • The Protesters want to "give" money to the rich.
Obama, you know all of this is incorrect, but because your fragile ego has been wounded and your popularity is at stake, you've decided to help spread some misinformation.  You know the protesters are gravely serious; you know that the protests were a reflection of widespread disaffection stemming from concerns about a whole range of shameful and irresponsible government actions;  you know that the protests emerged from a sudden and unprecedented grassroots movement; and you know that the protesters aren't taking to the streets to pressure the government to give money to the rich.  

Obama your misinformation campaign speaks volumes about your fear.  You fear that America will wake up before it's too late to stop you.  

Yes, time is running out, but it's not too late.


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Bluff called
The National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition today accepted President Obama`s invitation “to have a serious conversation..."

Courageous Obama targets tea bags at town hall


*By serious conversation, are you referring to one of those sessions when you sit us down to tell us how it's gonna be, and then remind us that "you won" when it's our turn to speak?  If so, you can keep your serious conversation to yourself.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Transcript of President Obama’s 100th-Day Press Conference (April 29, 2009)

Obama’s 100th-Day Press Briefing, April 29, 2009

"I think we're off to a good start. But it's just a start. I'm proud of what we've achieved, but I'm not content."

Obama's Press Conference: Full Text here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Government-Run Health Care: A Sensible Idea


I think government-run health care is a fantastic idea. One obnoxious bully making life-or-death decisions for 300 million people — simply brilliant! 

Imagine putting the brains behind modern miracles such as the USPS, the DMV, the IRS and the VA in charge of a colossal new health-care delivery system.  What could possibly go wrong?

Administrative success?  Our Federal Government frequently loses sensitive records, has no control of the border, and spends hundreds of dollars for a single toilet seat.  People skills?  Uncle Sam rewards failure, punishes success, and discriminates on the basis of race, gender and political affiliation.  We love this! 

So let's give Washington your medical records, and let them decide whether or not your kid gets that expensive new antibiotic he needs (and if they do approve, we'll let them decide whether you're going to pay twice as much for it as your irresponsible pot-smoking neighbor who's having trouble keeping up with his mortgage payments.)

Like the idea of subsidizing your neighbor's bad decisions?  You'll love the government takeover of the health care sector!  You'll be given the mandatory opportunity to subsidize care for all the illnesses that come as consequences of sloth, gluttony, lust, rage, procrastination and stupidity.  

You'll come to appreciate the superiority of Marxist notions of fairness like never before.  Decisions about health care resources will be made not on the basis of what is best for the health and vitality of the patient, but on the basis of what brings health to special interest groups and vitality to politicians.

Obamacare will be the expensive, low quality, inefficient health care rationing system you've been dreaming about for years.

You say you want government-run health care?  Ignorance is bliss...for now.


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Dr. Obama, can I take my medicine now?
Democrats are now considering bypassing the traditional legislative process so that Republicans would not be able to mount a filibuster

Obama's Health Care Plan Will Require Rationing
Obama, the consummate politician, knows to offer the candy (universality) today before serving the spinach (rationing) tomorrow.

Shortage of Doctors an Obstacle to Obama Goals
Obamacare will make the shortage even worse.  The shortage that exists now is a direct result of distortions in the market created by government.

Democrats reach tentative deal to ram their health care scheme down our throats.  Will anyone read the Obamacare Bill?

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Great Communicator


It has become clear that Obama has considerable difficulty expressing himself when his words haven't been prepackaged by his handlers. Obama has an unprecedented dependence on his teleprompter. You don't have to be a conservative to recognize the problem. 

We need a President who can form a coherent thought in real time when confronted with an unexpected and challenging question; a Chief Executive who can give more than an arrogant, perfunctory response to his political opponents at home; a President who can communicate assertively with our adversaries abroad.

More important than Obama's communication skills, or lack thereof, is his stupid and dangerous message. I could forgive BO for his inability to communicate effectively if his goals and objectives weren't so reckless.


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PAYGO
After muscling through possibly the most expensive spending bill in America history, Obama has called on Congress to support fiscal discipline. Specifically, he has proposed a Pay-as-You-Go (PAYGO) statute requiring that tax cuts and entitlement expansions be collectively deficit neutral.

Worse Than Doing NothingSix Problems with PAYGO

Obama: "We need to adhere to the basic principle that new tax or entitlement policies should be paid for..."

Here's Obama's idea of fiscal discipline:

Friday, April 24, 2009

What's Next?


In the wake of the Nationwide Tax Day Tea Parties, conservative groups and the GOP are asking, "What's next?"  

Here's my answer: It's time to reform the Republican Party so that it is more convincingly responsive to the concerns of those who were at the Tea Parties.

Conservatives understand that government is inherently greedy, that big government is destructive, and that redistribution is unfair. On these key issues, the Republican Party is out of touch with mainstream conservatives and out of step with most voters. The Democratic Party simply ignores our demands for fiscal responsibility or uses the issue as pretense to cut spending on national defense and to increase taxes on those who are already bearing most of the burden. This is why the Tea Party Protests came to be.  

If the GOP does not quickly align itself with those who are serious about fiscal responsibility, it will find itself walking down the path to extinction. This will open the door for the growth of right-of-center third parties who will splinter the conservative vote. As a result, the Democratic Party will solidify its power, move further to the left and impose socialism on this nation.  

If we do not act decisively, future generations will pay a great price. 

What do you think?


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After the April 15th Tea Parties...what's next?

Afterburner: The Cost of Media Bias

Read This: Obama muddles torture message.

One Hundred Million Dollars! Is Obama watching Austin Powers movies?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Aloha, From Maui!


RightKlik is coming to you today from Maui, enjoying the fruits of hard work and the blessings of a quasi-free market capitalist system.  Too bad capitalism is going out of style.


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Cheney: Release interrogation success stories
Following the Obama administration's controversial release of memos that approved of interrogation techniques for terrorism suspects, former Vice President Dick Cheney has called on the White House to make public additional documents that reveal the interrogations yielded crucial results for U.S. national security.

Read this: Are You an ‘Extremist’?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Questions for Obama Supporters


  • What kind of economy would be best for America?  
                A.  Socialist.
                B.  Communist.
                C.  Fascist.
                D.  Capitalist.
  • Do you think the United States should have a private sector?  If you do, please explain.  If temporary government control of an industry is good, why not make it permanent?  If partial government control of an industry is helpful, why not make it complete?  If government control of one industry is good, why not put government in control of everything?
  • With which parts of the U.S. Constitution do you agree?  Which parts of the constitution would you like to see changed?
  • Obama has stated that he is in favor of tax increases (for reasons of "fairness") even when they result in DECREASES in revenue for the government.  Do you support Obama's thinking on this issue?  What do you know about the Laffer Curve?
  • Do you still believe that Obama will increase the tax burden only for individuals making $250,000 or more per year?  Are you going to hold him to that promise?
  • Liberals support progressive taxation for redistribution of wealth.  With which other Marxist principles do you agree? With which Marxist principles do you disagree?
  • Liberals have consistently opposed voter identification laws aimed at reducing voter fraud.  Why?
  • Many Americans (particularly minorities) say that their children are trapped in failing schools.  Nationwide, 52 percent of parents, and 59 percent of public school parents, support school choice.  87 percent of black parents aged 26-35 and 66.4 percent of blacks aged 18-25 support vouchers.  Liberals consistently oppose school choice.  Why?
  • Obama was asked, "At what point does a baby get human rights?" His response: "...answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade." Based on his leadership in opposition to the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act, Obama has demonstrated that he believes that a baby gets human rights at an unspecified time AFTER he or she is born.  My question to liberals: is infanticide acceptable?
  • Is there anything Obama could do to lose your support?  If so, what?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Obama & Friends Playing Dumb?


A question for Obama's top advisor: What do you make of this spreading and very public disaffection with not only the government, but especially the Obama administration, the TEA parties this week?

Axelrod's Response: I think any time that you have severe economic conditions, there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy.

Follow up question: The tea parties were unhealthy?

Axelrod's Response: Well, this is a country where we value our liberties and our ability to express ourselves. And so far these are expressions.  The thing that bewilders me is this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people. So I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere, because he certainly understands the burden that people face.

Analysis:

So we're supposed to get excited about Obama's $8-per-week income redistribution scheme?  $8 will barely pay for a gallon of gas by the end of the Obama administration.  

Are Obama and Axelrod really so clueless?  Are they really so profoundly out of touch with what the Tea Parties are about? 

Government is becoming bigger and more belligerent every single day.  The Federal Government commandeers a greater portion of the fruits of our labor every time we turn around.  We're mortgaging our future so we can provide financial rewards for special interest groups and buy votes for Obama and his Democrat cronies. Reshuffling an average of $8 isn't going to address these concerns.  

The Tea Party crowd hasn't been fooled by Obama's despicable shell game.  We know that it will mutate into something very dangerous.


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Axelrod Says Tea Party Anger Misguided, Should Not Be Directed at Obama

Obama aide takes dim view of anti-tax tea parties

Schakowsky Calls Parties "Despicable" and "Shameful"

Despicable & Shameful? What About Tax Violations?

Read This — MSM's Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance:

Many posed the questions, during their Tea Party coverage, "Why all this anger now?  Why are these people protesting now, when they weren't out in the streets during GW's eight years?"

Why indeed.  The ordinary American  normally quite-silent majority — will take an awful lot of malfeasance and wasteful spending from our federal government.  Most of the time, we are just too darned busy to protest anything.  We are not getting paid to protest, unlike the anti-war and anti-poverty protesters our media covers in never-ending flurries of fury.  We don't get federal tax dollars to protest, as does ACORN, and we have no sugar-daddy like Soros paying us stipends to lend a deceitful public-protest face to his personal views.

We're the productive class, the vast middle.  We're busy living our own lives, busy building the businesses and earning our livings, busy raising our children and doing the host of volunteer services that infuse life into our Churches, Synagogues and civic organizations. We're the citizens doing the lion's share of those things which have made America the great and exceptional Nation she has been for the past 2-1/3 centuries.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Keep The Change


Tea party protest backers ask for more
Stunned by huge turnouts, GOP leaders seek to channel energy

Bam! Madden Calls It Quits

Susan Boyle.  You haven't seen the video yet?  See it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Atlanta Tea Party: 15,000 Plus

Atlanta Tea Party Winding Down (10:15 p.m.)

I'm proud to count myself among the 15,000 people present at the Atlanta Tea Party.  Attendance estimates range from 10,000 to 20,000, but most reliable estimates seem to center around 15,000.  Some initial impressions:
  • The event was extremely well organized, and it ran very smoothly.
  • The energy and enthusiasm of the crowds was impressive.
  • The overwhelming majority in attendance were very friendly and very civil.
  • The entire demographic spectrum was well represented.
  • Counter-protesters had almost no impact.
  • Contrary to strange internet rumors, the event was not scaled back and did not end at 9:00 p.m.
  • The back of my protest sign was pretty popular with the crowd:


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Obama maniac
Just a few seconds of an outburst that must have lasted at least two solid minutes.

DHS Outrage: Napolitano's [non]apology

Atlanta Police Estimate
Atlanta Police Department officers on the scene at the Georgia State Capitol are confirming that their estimate is 15,000 people present at the Atlanta Tea Party.

Massive: Tax Day Tea Party USA
I just have one word: Wow. More than 800 tea parties across the country. 

Unreal: CNN reporter openly contemptuous of tea parties
A tour de force of bias, from her sarcasm to her Fox-bashing to her badgering a guy who’ll be paying off Obama’s monstrous deficits for decades about why he isn’t satisfied with a $400 tax break this year. The title of the clip is “CNN Reporter Roughed Up at Chicago Tea-Party,” which, as you’ll see, is a transparent lie unless you consider the crowd yelling at her to stop cutting off the people she’s interviewing as “rough.”

Thousands turn out for tax protest at Capitol
I owe how much?!?!?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Go to a Tax Day Tea Party

RightKlik's Protest Sign

Go to a Tax Day Tea Tarty.  Meet other conservatives. Have fun.  Make a point.  

Ignore the naysayers.  We will be heard.  Washington will take note...and more importantly, the rest of the country will take note.  We will make a lasting impression, and the momentum will build.

Americans have overcome bigger troubles than the ones we face today.  We can emerge from this government-created disaster.  But voting and complaining won't be enough.  To tip the scales in our favor, we have to hit the streets.

If at all possible, make time in your day to attend a Tax Day Tea Party.

Baby RightKlik.  Due October 2009.
Little RightKlik will be at a Tax Day Tea Party, will you?


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Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real...
It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

You're probably a terrorist.
Rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.

The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.

D.C. Families Bemoan Imminent Loss of Voucher Program
The D.C. program gives about 1,700 low-income children scholarships worth up to $7,500, paid for with federal taxpayer dollars each year to cover costs of attending private schools — rather than the long-troubled D.C. public schools. The five-year pilot program was set to expire this year until Congress extended the program for only one more school year.

RightKlik will report on the Atlanta Tea Party.