Thursday, July 5, 2012

Obama’s Lowlights (7/5/12)

ObamaCare – The Supreme Court upholds the law by calling the individual mandate a tax.

AP – According to an Associated Press poll, 1 in 4 Americans say they are still undecided and willing to change their Presidential vote.

Bill Maher – On the Fast and Furious scandal he said “Republicans do not care about dead Mexicans!”

Egypt - Egypt’s military rulers officially recognized Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood as the winner of Egypt’s first competitive presidential election, handing the Islamists both a symbolic triumph and a potent weapon in their struggle for power against the country’s senior generals.

Arizona v. U.S. – The Supreme Court struck down 3 of the 4 provisions disputed in its immigration law SB1070. This is a win for Obama, the DOJ, and federal power and another loss for state sovereignty. The federal government immediately set up a hotline following the decision for people to report "potential" civil rights violations.

Citizens United – The Supreme Court upheld its previous decision on Citizen’s United by striking down an attempt by the state of Montana to bypass the law by placing campaign contribution limits on corporations.

Fast and Furious – A new poll the Hill indicates that 61% of independent votes disapprove of the White House’s use of executive privilege to protect correspondence about the program and only 25% approve.

Juveniles – The Supreme Court (5-4 Decision) struck down an Alabama law that can sentence juveniles to life without any opportunity for parole.

Mike McIntyre – The North Carolina Democratic Congressman has refused to endorse President Obama. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will not attend the Democratic convention.

Wall Street Ditching Obama - Individuals who work in the securities and investment industry have given the Romney campaign $8.5 million through the end of April, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Over the same time period, Obama has brought in only $3 million from securities and investment workers, and the industry is only the campaign's fifth largest source of funds.

Welfare / Poverty – According a Cato Institute study “Federal welfare spending this year now totals $668 billion (41% increase over 2008), spread out over 126 programs, while the poverty rate that remains stubbornly high at nearly 15 percent – roughly where it was in 1965, when President Johnson declared a federal War on Poverty.” What’s worse, The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been running radio ads for the past four months encouraging those eligible for welfare to enroll. The campaign is targeted at the elderly, working poor, the unemployed and Hispanics.

EPA - In a surprisingly sweeping win for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court said Tuesday that the EPA is “unambiguously correct” in its interpretation of the Clean Air Act when it comes to regulating greenhouse gases. Unbelievable, maybe they should start regulating how many breaths we can take in a minute to eliminate some of those Leftist carbon emitting oxygen thieves that blow a lot of hot air.

Fracking - Heather Zichal, the top White House energy aide, told reporters that she expects the Interior Department rules regulating hydraulic fracturing, dubbed fracking, to be completed by year’s end.

Stockton CA - Stockton, Calif., could become the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy as local officials struggle to restructure millions of dollars of debt.

Obama Campaign - President Obama’s campaign trip to Boston will cost Massachusetts taxpayers close to $200,000.

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