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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Is Every Nominee of The Clown™ Either a Crook, Tax Cheat, or in Ethical Trouble?

So far, nearly all of the nominees to serve in the administration of The Clown™ have been crooks, thieves, tax cheats, or have some other problem in their lives. Now we present the nominee for Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, a former Governor of Mississippi, who taped his wife's private conversations with a priest and then used them in their divorce to get custody of his kids.

Folks, meet Ray Mabus, the latest piece of excrement to be named to the administration of The Clown™.

Navy Secretary Nominee Drew Notice Over Divorce

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s nominee for secretary of the Navy was involved in a divorce that drew national attention for his secret taping of a conversation between his wife and his family priest that he used against her in court proceedings.

The nominee, Ray Mabus, is a former governor of Mississippi and a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and he served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Mabus, a Democrat, was a strong supporter of Mr. Obama in the campaign last year.

In 1998, as Mr. Mabus and his wife, Julie (now Julie Hines), sought to work out their marital problems, he surreptitiously recorded a meeting the couple had with the Rev. Jerry McBride, a mutual friend.

Mr. Mabus had told Mr. McBride in advance that he had been advised by a lawyer to tape the conversation, according to court records. Neither man mentioned the recording to Ms. Hines. During the session, she admitted having an affair and told her husband, “I will hate you till the day I die, and I will tell my children.”

An expert psychiatric witness for Mr. Mabus referred to Ms. Hines’s recorded comments as evidence that he should get legal custody of the couple’s two daughters. The judge in the case awarded legal custody to Mr. Mabus and split physical custody between him and Ms. Hines.

After the ruling, Ms. Hines, who expressed regret for her comments, sued Mr. McBride, his church and the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, alleging malpractice and fraud. She did not sue Mr. Mabus, who broke no laws by recording the meeting.

The suit drew attention in 2002 as a potential test case for privacy rights involving churches. Ms. Hines went on something of a media blitz, describing in nationally televised interviews what she called a betrayal by her priest in collusion with her ex-husband. A judge dismissed her suit in 2006; the Mississippi Supreme Court is expected to consider an appeal this year.

Now get this response from the White House:

A White House official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations on a personnel matter, said that officials who reviewed Mr. Mabus’s background knew about the messy divorce and did not view it as material to his potential duties as Navy secretary.

Translation? Sure the guy is a grade-A sleazebag, but if he can do the job, who cares?

Now, imagine if George W. Bush or any Republican President named someone who did this to his wife to a major position in his administration. Women's groups would march on the White House demanding the withdrawal of the nominee. But when a Downercrat does it, there is silence.

Typical liberal hypocrisy, please rear thy head.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Is The Clown™ Nearing the End of His Rope?

It is not surprising that conservatives are mocking The Clown™ in the White House as a naïve jerkoff who has no idea what he is doing as President. That is a given. But now some liberals – the same liberals who mocked President Bush for eight years – are starting to make nearly the same conclusions: that The Clown™ is so unprepared to have been President that he is slowly becoming a useless appendage. Now, Frank Rich, Doofus du jour of The New York Times, tells The Clown™ that his “Katrina moment” may be upon him.

Wow. A “Katrina moment” is what apparently swallowed up President Bush’s popularity, but that came in September 2006, five years into his administration. The Clown™ is just two months in.

Has a ‘Katrina Moment’ Arrived?

A CHARMING visit with Jay Leno won’t fix it. A 90 percent tax on bankers’ bonuses won’t fix it. Firing Timothy Geithner won’t fix it. Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed. It would be foolish to dismiss as hyperbole the stark warning delivered by Paulette Altmaier of Cupertino, Calif., in a letter to the editor published by The Times last week: “President Obama may not realize it yet, but his Katrina moment has arrived.”

Rich then mixes together a narrative of the first two months of this maladministration, put together with some leftist sympathy for what he is trying to do. That is to be expected. But to hear Frank Rich use terms like this, to mock The Clown™ the way that he does, is stunning.

Stay tuned, folks. We are now on a highway and things are about to get very dark for America, a nation run by a doofus out of his element. Far, far out of his element.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Clown™ Bungles Another One: He Mocks the Disabled

In a feat of chutzpah that outranks anything he has said or done in his two months as Chief Asshole, The Clown™ went on Jay Leno last night and mocked the disabled, saying that his lack of bowling skills was "like the Special Olympics...or something."

And the reaction from the MSM? Yawn. Nothing to see here. Move on.

Obama apologizes for remark

After comparing his bowling to the Special Olympics on "The Tonight Show" Thursday, President Obama called Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver to apologize before the program even aired.

“He expressed his disappointment and he apologized, in a way that was very moving,” Shriver said on ABC's “Good Morning America.” “It’s important to see that words hurt, and words do matter. And these words that in some respect can be seen as humiliating or a put-down of people with special needs do cause pain, and they do result in stereotypes."

Obama told Shriver he wants to have some Special Olympics competitors over to the White House for basketball or bowling.

Shriver is the son of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, President Kennedy's sister.

The president had been making an attempt at self-deprecating humor in his appearance on Jay Leno's show by saying that a recent 129 he scored in the White House bowling alley had been "like Special Olympics, or something."

He and his staff quickly recognized the mistake and moved to limit the damage.

While Obama called Shriver, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton told reporters flying back to Washington with Obama on Air Force One that the president had “made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics.”

“He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world,” Burton said.

Wow! The Special Olympics is a wonderful program! So wonderful that the Dick-in-Chief mocked it!

Now, imagine for a second if George W. Bush had said something like this. Just imagine...but if you won't, we will.

WaPo: Bush Mocks the Disabled, Calls His Bad Bowling Skills "Like the Special Olympics"

In a poorly worded joke on the Jay Leno show tonight, President George W. Bush said that his poor bowling skills "were like the Special Olympics...or something."

Realizing the damage that the ill-timed comment could do, Bush immediately called Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver to apologize. Shriver did not want to hear of it. He told reporters, "The President apologized, but you cannot mock the disabled and not made aware of the damage you are inflicting on these great Americans."

The reaction on Capitol Hill was deafening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Bush was out of touch with everyday working people. "How could a President make such a remark? Does he have that much hatred of the disabled?"

Senators Patty Murray (D-Washington State) and Barbara Boxer (D-California) went to the floor of the US Senate to condemn the remark and ask that Republicans go on record with their condemnation.

"The President did a stupid thing, period," Murray said. "I want to see the GOP members say the same thing." She introduced a resolution condemning the President for "his horrible use of language condemning the physically disabled in America."

MSNBC announced that Keith Olbermann, host of its "Countdown" program, will deliver a "Special Comment" tonight on what the network called "the outrageous statement made by a President who has contempt for the disabled."

Now let's see how close any of that comes in response to what The Clown™ said. The answer? Not even close.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The First Two Months of the Maladministation of The Clown™

In The Weekly Standard, they summarized the first two months that The Clown™ has been in office...and it ain't pretty.

As we approach the two month mark, a quick tally of the Obama administration's foreign policy accomplishments:

Mexico now has sanctions against the US for NAFTA violations, the Colombia FTA is on ice, the EU is outraged at trade protectionist, buy-America provisions signed into law by Obama, Africa is despondent about the Obama budget's cuts in Bush HIV/AIDs programs, Darfur is worsening by the day with no US reaction (except an ICC indictment which, like the International Criminal Tribunal in Yugoslavia, in effect tells a genocidal leader that once he is done killing everybody there is going to be a lawsuit), Central and Eastern Europe feels sold down the river on efforts to defend against a growing nuclear and missile threat in Iran, the Chinese have reminded the US that they hold $1 trillion in US debt and don't much like our ships in the South China Sea or back talk on human rights, and the North Koreans are preparing a "space launch" - over Japan.

Only 46 months left to go.

Someone stop the world - we want to get off.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

WSJ: The Clown’s™ Job Approval Rating (JAR) Drops Below Bush’s at Same Point in 2001

The commentators and talking heads in the mainstream media like to harp that "President Obama is very popular amongst the American people."


Look at the facts - something liberals never like to do, especially when the facts are against their usually specious arguments - and we see that The Clown™ is becoming more and more unpopular each passing day.

Down, down, down they go...and there is a loser here. His name is Obama, and my, is he a loser. And so is America, because now we are stuck with him for another 3 1/2 years.

Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth

It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama's high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Indeed, a detailed look at recent survey data shows that the opposite is most likely true. The American people are coming to express increasingly significant doubts about his initiatives, and most likely support a different agenda and different policies from those that the Obama administration has advanced.

Polling data show that Mr. Obama's approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama's net presidential approval rating -- which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve -- is just six, his lowest rating to date.

Overall, Rasmussen Reports shows a 56%-43% approval, with a third strongly disapproving of the president's performance. This is a substantial degree of polarization so early in the administration. Mr. Obama has lost virtually all of his Republican support and a good part of his Independent support, and the trend is decidedly negative.

A detailed examination of presidential popularity after 50 days on the job similarly demonstrates a substantial drop in presidential approval relative to other elected presidents in the 20th and 21st centuries. The reason for this decline most likely has to do with doubts about the administration's policies and their impact on peoples' lives.

There is also a clear sense in the polling that taxes will increase for all Americans because of the stimulus, notwithstanding what the president has said about taxes going down for 95% of Americans. Close to three-quarters expect that government spending will grow under this administration.

Recent Gallup data echo these concerns. That polling shows that there are deep-seeded, underlying economic concerns. Eighty-three percent say they are worried that the steps Mr. Obama is taking to fix the economy may not work and the economy will get worse. Eighty-two percent say they are worried about the amount of money being added to the deficit. Seventy-eight percent are worried about inflation growing, and 69% say they are worried about the increasing role of the government in the U.S. economy.

In short, The Clown™ is doing things that will be his ultimate undoing. First, we need to concentrate on getting rid of the Downer majority in the US House and make Nancy Pelosi the Minority Leader in 2011. We also need to get rid of as many Downers in the US Senate as we can.

Second, we need to go street by street and remind people that whatever - and whomever - they voted for in 2008, The Clown™ is lying through his teeth and making matters worse.

The message, that The Clown™ is a loser, is getting through. We just need to pound it home some more.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Journo: Is The Clown™ a "Manchurian Candidate" Out to Wreck the US Economy?

In this interesting piece, journalist Kevin Hassett calls The Clown™ a "Manchurian Candidate" and poses an interesting question: is he trying to wreck the US economy with socialist measures?

You read this and make up your own mind.

‘Manchurian Candidate’ Starts War on Business: Kevin Hassett

Back in the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson gave us the War on Poverty. In the 1970s, Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs. Now that we have seen President Barack Obama’s first-year legislative agenda, we know what kind of a war he intends to wage.

It is no wonder that markets are imploding around us. Obama is giving us the War on Business.

Imagine that some hypothetical enemy state spent years preparing a “Manchurian Candidate” to destroy the U.S. economy once elected. What policies might that leader pursue?

He might discourage private capital from entering the financial sector by instructing his Treasury secretary to repeatedly promise a brilliant rescue plan, but never actually have one. Private firms, spooked by the thought of what government might do, would shy away from transactions altogether. If the secretary were smooth and played rope-a-dope long enough, the whole financial sector would be gone before voters could demand action.

Another diabolical idea would be to significantly increase taxes on whatever firms are still standing. That would require subterfuge, since increasing tax rates would be too obvious. Our Manchurian Candidate would have plenty of sophisticated ideas on changing the rules to get more revenue without increasing rates, such as auctioning off “permits.”

These steps would create near-term distress. If our Manchurian Candidate leader really wanted to knock the country down for good, he would have to provide insurance against any long-run recovery.

There are two steps to accomplish that.

Discourage Innovation

First, one way the economy might finally take off is for some entrepreneur to invent an amazing new product that launches something on the scale of the dot-com boom. If you want to destroy an economy, you have to persuade those innovators not even to try.

Second, you need to initiate entitlement programs that are difficult to change once enacted. These programs should transfer assets away from productive areas of the economy as efficiently as possible. Ideally, the government will have no choice but to increase taxes sharply in the future to pay for new entitlements.

A leader who pulled off all that might be able to finish off the country.

Let’s see how Obama’s plan compares with our nightmare scenario.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has been so slow to act that even liberal economist and commentator Paul Krugman is criticizing the administration for “dithering.” It has gotten so bad that the Intrade prediction market now has a future on whether Geithner is gone by year’s end. It currently puts the chance of that at about 20 percent.

No More Deferral

On the tax hike, Obama’s proposed 2010 budget quite ominously signaled that he intends to end or significantly amend the U.S. practice of allowing U.S. multinationals to defer U.S. taxes on income that they earn abroad.

Currently, the U.S. has the second-highest corporate tax on Earth. U.S. firms can compete in Europe by opening a subsidiary in a low-tax country and locating the profits there. Since the high U.S. tax applies only when the money is mailed home, and firms can let the money sit abroad for as long as they want, the big disadvantage of the high rate is muted significantly.

End that deferral opportunity and U.S. firms will no longer be able to compete, given their huge tax disadvantage. With foreign tax rates so low now, it is even possible that the end of deferral could lead to the extinction of the U.S. corporation.

If any firms are to remain, they will be festooned with massive carbon-permit expenses because of Obama’s new cap-and- trade program.

Importing Drugs

Obama’s attack on intellectual property is evident in his aggressive stance against U.S. pharmaceutical companies in the budget. He would force drug companies to pay higher “rebate” fees to Medicaid, and he included wording that suggests Americans will soon be able to import drugs from foreign countries. The stock prices of drug companies, predictably, tanked when his budget plan was released.

Obama will allow cheap and potentially counterfeit substitutes into the country and will set the U.S. price for drugs equal to the lowest price that any foreign government is able to coerce from our drugmakers.

Given this, why would anyone invest money in a risky new cancer trial, or bother inventing some other new thing that the government could expropriate as soon as it decides to?

Finally, Obama has set aside $634 billion to establish a health-reform reserve fund, a major first step in creating a universal health-care system. If you want to have health care for everyone, you have to give it to many people for free. Once we start doing that, we will never stop, at least until the government runs out of money.

Hassett ends by declaring that he thinks that The Clown™ wants what is best for America. We don't believe that. We think he wants what is best for him, the rest of us be damned.

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Clown's Job Approval Ratings (JARs) Continue to Drop, Drop, Drop

When The Clown™ had a 73% JAR, the liberal media said, "He is so popular amongst the American people. They trust him - they love him."

Well, what goes up must come down, and The Clown's JARs are dropping faster than Bill Clinton's trousers. Now, they are at 56% - respectable, but in six weeks that means a 17% drop.

Of course, this also means that the slavish media will use the phraseology, "His job approval ratings are still so high...higher than any politician around." And they will not mention numbers. If the JAR goes below 50% (and we predict that it will by July 4), watch as the MSM doesn't mention the JAR ever again.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Monday, Mary 09, 2009

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 38% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. With just a few exceptions, that number has remained steady on a daily basis between 38% and 42% since Inauguration Day.

Thirty-two percent (32%) now Strongly Disapprove of the President’s performance, the highest level of disapproval measured to date. The rising negative is driven by Republicans, 58% of who Strongly Disapprove of Obama’s performance. Since Inauguration Day, Republican opposition has doubled.

These figures give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +6, his lowest rating to date. The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.

Overall, 56% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far while 43% disapprove. Those figures have remain unchanged for three straight days. Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters now expect their own taxes to go up during the Obama years while 18% expect a tax cut. Seventy-two percent (72%) expect government spending to grow under this Administration.

Opposition by Republicans is not The Clown's™ problem. His problem is Independents. If they start to oppose him, watch out.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Is the Liberal Media Starting to Realize That Obama Has Failed?

When conservatives keep questioning the failed policies of Obama and his gang that can't shoot straight, the White House and his liberal media buddies wave it off, dismissing it as "old politics."

But now, from the dank and deep recesses that is the liberal media, small voices are starting to sound a tad panicky, asking, in short order: What do we do if Obama fails?

The AP is now talking about some Downercrat concerns as "unease." But if you read this article, and read it all the way through, there is no "unease." There is panic, there is mistrust, there is a feeling that they have gone down the road with Obama that will destroy them politically.

Analysis: Obama recovery plans sowing some unease

President Barack Obama offered his domestic-policy proposals as a "break from a troubled past." But the economic outlook now is more troubled than it was even in January, despite Obama's bold rhetoric and commitment of more trillions of dollars.

And while his personal popularity remains high, some economists and lawmakers are beginning to question whether Obama's agenda of increased government activism is helping, or hurting, by sowing uncertainty among businesses, investors and consumers that could prolong the recession.

Although the administration likes to say it "inherited" the recession and trillion-dollar deficits, the economic wreckage has worsened on Obama's still-young watch.

Every day, the economy is becoming more and more an Obama economy.

More than 4 million jobs have been lost since the recession began in December 2007 — roughly half in the past three months.

Stocks have tumbled to levels not seen since 1997. They are down more than 50 percent from their 2007 highs and 20 percent since Obama's inauguration.

The president's suggestion that it was a good time for investors with "a long-term perspective" to buy stocks may have been intended to help lift battered markets. But a big sell-off followed.

Presidents usually don't talk about the stock market. But the dynamics are different now.

A higher percentage of people have more direct exposure to stocks — including through 401(k) and other retirement plans — than ever.

So a tumbling stock market is adding to the national angst as households see the value of their investments and homes plunge as job losses keep rising.

Some once mighty companies such as General Motors and Citigroup are little more than penny stocks.

Many health care stocks are down because of fears of new government restrictions and mandates as part a health care overhaul. Private student loan providers were pounded because of the increased government lending role proposed by Obama. Industries that use oil and other carbon-based fuels are being shunned, apparently in part because of Obama's proposal for fees on greenhouse-gas polluters.

Makers of heavy road-building and other construction equipment have taken a hit, partly because of expectations of fewer public works jobs here and globally than first anticipated.

"We've got a lot of scared investors and business people. I think the uncertainty is a real killer here," said Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy for the libertarian Cato Institute.

Some Democrats, worried over where Obama is headed, are suggesting he has yet to match his call for "bold action and big ideas" with deeds.

In particular, they point to bumpy efforts to fix the financial system under Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Obama may have contributed to the national anxiety by first warning of "catastrophe" if his stimulus plan was not passed and in setting high expectations for Geithner. Instead, Geithner's public performance has been halting and he's been challenged by lawmakers of both parties.

Republicans and even some top Democrats, including Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, have questioned the wisdom of Obama's proposal to limit tax deductions for higher-income people on mortgage interest and charitable contributions.

Charities have strongly protested, saying times already are tough enough for them. The administration suggests it might back off that one.

Even White House claims that its policies will "create" or "save" 3.5 million jobs have been questioned by Democratic supporters.

"You created a situation where you cannot be wrong," the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Montana Democrat Max Baucus, told Geithner last week.

"If the economy loses 2 million jobs over the next few years, you can say yes, but it would've lost 5.5 million jobs. If we create a million jobs, you can say, well, it would have lost 2.5 million jobs," Baucus said. "You've given yourself complete leverage where you cannot be wrong, because you can take any scenario and make yourself look correct."

Republicans assert that Obama's proposals, including the "cap and trade" fees on polluters to combat global warming, would raise taxes during a recession that could touch everyone. "Herbert Hoover tried it, and we all know where that led," says House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio.

The administration argues its tax increases for the households earning over $250,000 a year and fees on carbon polluters contained in its budget won't kick in until 2011-2012, when it forecasts the economy will have fully recovered.

But even those assumptions are challenged as too rosy by many private forecasters and some Democratic lawmakers.

Many deficit hawks also worry that the trillions of federal dollars being doled out by the administration, Congress and the Federal Reserve could sow the seeds of inflation down the road, whether the measures succeed in taming the recession or not. The money includes Obama's $3.6 trillion budget and the $837 billion stimulus package he signed last month.

Polls show that Obama's personal approval ratings, generally holding in the high 60s, remain greater than support for his specific policies.

"He still has a fair amount of political capital, so the public is willing to cut him some slack and go along with him for a while," said pollster Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center. "But the public will have to get some sense that the kinds of things he's proposing are going to work, or are showing some signs that they are working."

Allan Sinai, chief global economist for Decision Economics, a Boston-area consulting firm, said the complexity and enormity of the crisis make it hard to solve.

"There's no way to get it all right, regardless of which president is making policy," Sinai said. "The problem is the sickness got too far. The actions taken, medicine applied, were mainly the wrong actions. So it's just worse, and it gets harder to deal with. At this stage, there is no easy answer, no easy way out. It's a question of how we fumble through."

Obama's job approval ratings remain at just below 58%. That's high, of course, but he is losing strength rapidly as more people see the economy worsening, not improving, under The Clown™. The only reason for those high numbers is that most people realize that if they turn against Obama now, they are stuck with him for the next four years. If they support him, maybe things will improve.

If they do not, however, watch as the Downers abandon The Clown™ faster than Nancy Pelosi can put on her 3 tons of makeup she wears. And the GOP can call this empty suit who is President the failure that he is rapidly becoming.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Paul Slugman: Predictions, Predictions

On January 7, we posted a wonderful missive from Paul Slugman, the Failed Marxist Loon (FML) who styles himself as some sort of economist. In it, the Slug said the following:


"unemployment will reach 8.1 percent by end 2009"

Yep. The Slug got the number right, but he was off by, well, nine whole months.

Unemployment hits 8.1%, adding to fears

The wave of layoffs that pushed unemployment last month to its highest level in more than a quarter of a century is giving American workers a new jolt of anxiety.

Capping a week of steep stock market declines, new fears for the survival of the country's biggest automaker and fresh concern over the banking system, the news Friday that unemployment jumped to 8.1% in February from 7.6% the month before was only the latest sign of continued deterioration in the economy.

This is what happens when you listen to the "forecasts" of liberals.

It is called BULLSHIT.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

WSJ: Obama's Radicalism is Killing the Dow

We warned people last year: if you elect an empty suit with no record in running things who tilts to the far left, you will take a possible recession and make it into a depression.

Well, no one listened, and now we have The Clown™, sitting in the White House, making plans that will destroy the US economy. It is certainly killing the stock market, as the Dow has lost 2,000 points since the naive prick took over in January.

Stepping forward is Michael Boskin, who worked for George Bush 41, who says it straight and with no hesitancy: The Clown™ is killing the Dow.

Obama's Radicalism Is Killing the Dow

It's hard not to see the continued sell-off on Wall Street and the growing fear on Main Street as a product, at least in part, of the realization that our new president's policies are designed to radically re-engineer the market-based U.S. economy, not just mitigate the recession and financial crisis.

The illusion that Barack Obama will lead from the economic center has quickly come to an end. Instead of combining the best policies of past Democratic presidents -- John Kennedy on taxes, Bill Clinton on welfare reform and a balanced budget, for instance -- President Obama is returning to Jimmy Carter's higher taxes and Mr. Clinton's draconian defense drawdown.

Mr. Obama's $3.6 trillion budget blueprint, by his own admission, redefines the role of government in our economy and society. The budget more than doubles the national debt held by the public, adding more to the debt than all previous presidents -- from George Washington to George W. Bush -- combined. It reduces defense spending to a level not sustained since the dangerous days before World War II, while increasing nondefense spending (relative to GDP) to the highest level in U.S. history. And it would raise taxes to historically high levels (again, relative to GDP). And all of this before addressing the impending explosion in Social Security and Medicare costs.

Boskin then lists the reasons why this radical garbage that The Clown™ is foisting on the rest of us, with the aid of Nancy Shmancy and Harry "Dimwit" Reid, will be the undoing of the American economy.

Obama. Worst. President. EVER.

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