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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Looks Like Romney's Our Guy

So be it.

Now, can we focus on driving Obama and his ilk out of Washington and fixing this forsaken country?

Obama Nation

Octomom Now on Welfare

Another Day ...

... another of Obama's treasured "green energy" companies goes belly-up:

Solar Trust files for bankruptcy protection

Hey, you had something better to do with that hard-earned income of yours that your president poured into this soon-to-be defunct enterprise?

Oh.  You would have spent it on a tank of gas.


Hello, Mainstream Press

Maybe, just maybe, four years after NBC News, CNN, the New York Times, ABC, the Washington Post ... should have done their job and delved into Barack Obama's past (it's called vetting) - but refused to - now they will?

It is said that our president once taught constitutional law at the prestigious University of Chicago.


No.  Really.

That's what "it's said."

So, based on recent events, wouldn't it be appropriate for some mainstream reporter to ask if he really taught constitutional law there or anywhere?

Because a lot of knowledgeable Americans are having serious doubts.

Including James Taranto*:
We were half-joking yesterday when we asked if Barack Obama slept through his Harvard Law class on Marbury v. Madison, the 1803 case in which the U.S. Supreme Court first asserted its power to strike down unconstitutional laws. It turns out it's no joke: The president is stunningly ignorant about constitutional law.

[I]n citing Lochner, the president showed himself to be in over his head.

The full name of the case, Lochner v. New York, should be a sufficient tip-off. In Lochner the court invalidated a state labor regulation on the ground that it violated the "liberty of contract," which the court held was an aspect of liberty protected by the 14th Amendment's Due Process Clause. (The legal doctrine at issue, "substantive due process," refers to the meaning of "life, liberty and property" under the Due Process Clause.)

Lochner, which was effectively reversed in a series of post-New Deal decisions, did not involve a federal law--contrary to the president's claim--and thus had nothing to do with the Commerce Clause, which concerns only the powers of Congress.

It's appalling that any president would have the effrontery to lecture the Supreme Court about a pending case. It's astounding that this president, who was once a professor of constitutional law at an elite university, would do so in such an ignorant fashion.
If Barack Obama was a constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago I was a pole dancer in Poughkeepsie.

You fellas in the mainstream press care to get off your dead asses - finally - and check this dude out?

* Apologies to Mr. Taranto for putting words in his mouth and thoughts in his brain without justification.

Mind Your Own Business, Pancho

Such gall:

Mexican President Calderon calls for assault weapon ban in US

Really?  Well, I call for Calderon's apology for his country's massacre of innocent human beings at the Alamo.

And an apology for that godawful Rob.

And for refried beans.

A ban on assault weapons?  When that little squirt stops wearing platform shoes ...

Will Holder Respond?

Fat chance.

But a response is demanded:
Obama's Officious Opinions
By Ross Kaminsky, American Spectator

On Tuesday afternoon, in a stunning rebuke of President Obama, Judge Jerry Smith of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided he had heard enough of the president's incessant hyper-partisan rhetoric challenging the independence of the federal judiciary. Judge Smith, who was appointed to the court by Ronald Reagan, "referring to statements by the president in the past few days to the effect… that it is somehow inappropriate for what he termed 'unelected judges' to strike acts of Congress," said that Obama's comments "have troubled a number of people who have read it as somehow a challenge to the federal courts or to their authority…. And that's not a small matter."

He then ordered the Justice Department to respond to the court by noon on Thursday with a letter (minimum three pages, single-spaced) explaining with specificity the DOJ's position on "judicial review, as it relates to the specific statements of the president, in regard to Obamacare and to the authority of the federal courts to review that legislation." [link]
Expect the Justice Department to ignore the order.

The executive branch of our federal government has its own constitution upon which it relies.

The Judiciary can pound salt.

Obama Sends Gas Prices Even Higher

In an Investor's Business Daily column this morning (see "Obama Alienates Canada And Mexico At Three Amigos") it is revealed that because of overt actions taken by the president of the United States, our neighbor to the north is raising the price it charges the U.S. for oil.

Way to go, Barry. Five dollar gas here we come:
Energy has become a searing rift between the U.S. and Canada and threatens to leave the U.S. without its top energy supplier.

The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper warned Obama the U.S. will have to pay market prices for its Canadian oil after Obama's de facto veto of the Keystone XL pipeline. Canada is preparing to sell its oil to China.

Until now, NAFTA had shielded the U.S. from having to pay global prices for Canadian oil. That's about to change.
Obama can take credit for a two-fer. A deteriorating relationship with Canada and higher gas prices at the pump, both a result of this lone effort to suck up to environmentalists at all costs.

You can expect, if he's reelected, for both to get much, much worse.

If ...

Quote of the Day

From the Wall Street Journal editorial page:

"The last two days have revealed Mr. Obama at his least appealing—and least Presidential—first warning the Supreme Court not to dare overturn his health-care law, and now demonizing the motives of his political opposition. It is a long, long way from his 'there's no red America, there's no blue America' stuff of 2004, much less the inspiration of 2008.

"If nothing else, Americans are getting a preview of the rhetorical uplift, the bipartisan problem-solving, and the unifying national purpose that would attend another four years."

Hope? Change?

Done. Gone.