I have come to a conclusion. The federal government, especially under the Obama administration, does not like success. This is even more so if the success comes from the states, instead of the massive bureaucracy that makes up the federal government. This is never more true than the case of the Louisiana school voucher program. I have written earlier this year about this program, here and here. By all accounts, it has been an → Read More
Let me provide a simple translation of the title of this post. It means President Obama is going back to full campaign mode. It is a mode he rarely leaves, but was forced out of when it became apparent that the ObamaCare website was a complete disaster. Let’s see, I believe that was on October 1, during the celebrated roll out of ObamaCare and its heralded website. It didn’t take long for most Americans → Read More
Maybe David Plouffe was talking about a different group of Americans when he made this outrageous statement on ABC’s This Week. His version of reality is far removed from the version I am seeing unfold as ObamaCare shows itself for what it really is.
Politico – Former Senior White House Adviser David Plouffe on Sunday said he believes President Barack Obama’s “numbers will recover” and that people “trust this president.”
“It’s been a tough → Read More
I came across a story last week that caught my eye, but not enough to post about it. It was about the protests that have been organized against one of America’s corporate giants. The protests were supposed to be workers protesting for more worker’s rights at Wal-Mart. I mean, who doesn’t support that? It seems a lot of people love to hate them some Wal-Mart. They are an easy target, since they are usually → Read More
What a contrast with the way things are now!
In November 2003 President George W. Bush took the extraordinary step of sneaking out of the country in secret to visit the troops in Iraq for Thanksgiving. Had the trip become known, Air Force One would have become a target for insurgents. The mission was top secret and a real nail biter. But it was worth it. When the President appeared at the Thanksgiving dinner → Read More
Let me start this post by openly declaring how much of a shopper I am not. I don’t mind going to the store and picking up a few items, if I know what I am going after, but just browsing around drives me out of my mind. I also dislike the crowding and attitude that seems to go with so many of the sales you see on Black Friday. I supposed I could blame → Read More
“Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors…” …Edward Winslow, original pilgrim, 1621 on the first Thanksgiving
I am struck by how much Americans have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Despite our economic and political difficulties, more than two hundred years of freedom of opportunity have delivered a standard → Read More
The history of Thanksgiving proves socialism is a killer!
I first published this at Mike’s America a few years back. The lessons of Obama’s socialist failure are even more apparent now….
The Pilgrims learned early on that redistribution of wealth spreads only misery, poverty and hunger. What a shame that many refuse to learn that lesson!
Obama has spent the last months going around the country attacking millionaires and billionaires and demanding that the → Read More
Dems did what McCain thought would not happen after his silly 2005 compromise! In 2007 Senator John McCainvisited Mike’s America’s community for a small party meet and greet. I had the opportunity to have a lengthy exchange with him in which I expressed conservative’s concerns for his predilection to join with Democrats in what amounts to one way bipartisanship (Democrats get what they want, Republicans get a press conference).
In particular we discussed the → Read More
This is me, dragging myself back to the well-worn path that is Obamacare. It seems this train wreck is going to be in the news forever. Since it is more than a little important, I need to write about what is going on. Obamacare is headed back to the Supreme Court, this time in the form of a challenge to the mandate handed down by the Obama administration that health insurance plans have to → Read More
This is off the beaten path of Obamacare, but I believe it is just as important to the future of America. The basic foundation on which America was established is personal liberty and freedom. By natural extension, that foundation involves the rights of the individual states to do as they see fit, with minimal intervention from the federal government. At every turn, we have seen that intervention turn from minimal to intrusive. So much → Read More
I can not express how true I believe Bill Whittle’s latest Afterburner video is. He seems to have an uncanny knack for cutting right to the crux of an issue. A simple question is all he asks. Are the Democrats, from President Obama on down, really so naive that they believe Obamacare will really work? Even if they are, he points out that the hammer of reality will bring them out of the clouds → Read More