Texas Rainmaker

According to the Wall Street Journal:

The government released numbers Wednesday showing that far fewer Americans had enrolled in private insurance plans under the new health law than expected and, in a marked shift, the Obama administration signaled it was open to legislation to fix the troubled rollout.

…but just last month, Democrats were calling Republicans who argued for fixing or delaying this broken legislation:


“Legislative arsonists”…

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., called members of the GOP “blackmailers.”

Senior White House Adviser Dan Pfeifer said: “What we’re not for [is] negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest. We’re not going to do that.”…

Obama, himself, described the GOP as kidnappers trying to “extract a ransom.”…

And Harry Reid, continually called Republicans “anarchists“…

Stay classy, hypocrites.

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It’s clear Pelosi doesn’t expect to be held accountable for the lies and deceit she promulgated leading up to the passage of Obamacare. In fact, she thinks the American population is so stupid, they can’t do a simple search to find video that directly contradicts the lies she’s advancing now.

See for yourself. Here is Pelosi responding to a question about healthcare premiums increasing under Obamacare this week (jump to 1:20):

But here is what she said on Meet the Press on July 21, 2012:

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The Emergency of Arrogance
November 6th, 2010 12:54 pm

In an interview on 60 Minutes, Barack Obama justified his administration’s bankrupting spending spree on circumstances beyond his control. Throwing his hands up and claiming he didn’t want to have to do it, he told Steve Kroft he was forced to because of an emergency situation:

“…we were taking these steps not because of some theory that we wanted to expand government. It was because we had an emergency situation and we wanted to make sure the economy didn’t go off a cliff.”

Really? That’s an interesting explanation considering back on February 24, 2009, Obama had a strikingly different tone about his bankrupting policies:

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s moment came at a White House meeting with congressional leaders on day three of the new Administration. He handed President Barack Obama a list of ideas to fix the economy. Pointing to a small business tax-cut item, Obama said: “We disagree on tax policy.” When Cantor tried to justify his own position, Obama responded: “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”

So the arrogant community organizer in chief has gone from “my way or the highway” to “I didn’t want to do it, I had to do it”.

Nevertheless, the new talking point is now that Democrats had to blow your grandchildren’s future due to an emergency situation. Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with Dianne Sawyer, has apparently gotten the talking points, too:

She predicted Obama will serve eight years, and in language Obama used almost word for word earlier in the day at his press conference, said he will “demonstrate to the American people that what we had to do in the short term is because we had an emergency situation; some interpret it as too activist. It was an emergency and it saved us from a depression.”

Nevermind that the emergency was created by the Democrats, themselves.

Is there anyone out there not suffering from brain damage that thinks Democrats would’ve spent any less had the economy still been trucking along like it was before Democrats took control of Congress in 2006? Of course, not. Afterall, elections have consequences, right?

So let’s look at some of the items Democrats spent your grandchildren’s money on in response to this emergency:

$246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.

$650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.

$88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship).

$600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.

$150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities.

$75 million for “smoking cessation activities.”

$25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction.

$500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River.

$10 million to inspect canals in urban areas.

$6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings.

$160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

$5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

And much more… And this list doesn’t even include the millions of dollars in stimulus checks sent to dead people.

Or the Multi-trillion dollar healthcare fiasco that will raise healthcare costs. Addressing an emergency… or creating one?

Let’s not forget the emergency date night Obama and his wife went on, costing taxpayers several hundred thousands dollars.

Just this week, the University of New Hampshire announced that is has received $700,000 from the federal government to study… cow burps. Emergency, huh?

And the latest emergency? Obama and his wife had to take a vacation to Asia. The cost has been disputed (but we know he didn’t use Travelocity) around $2 Billion. This includes a handful of jumbo jets, some warships, several five-star hotels fully booked and enough pomp and circumstance to even make Roman Emperors blush.

Just remember all of this when Obama claims his liberal spending policies with your money is not something of his choosing, but simply his response to an economic emergency.

Elections have consequences.

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Flashback to January 4, 2007, when Nancy Pelosi gave her inaugural address as the new Speaker of the House:

“After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”

Yeah… nevermind.

At the close of business on Jan. 4, 2007, Pelosi’s first day as speaker, the national debt was $8,670,596,242,973.04 (8.67 trillion), according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department. At the close of business on Oct. 22, it stood at $13,667,983,325,978.31 (13.67 trillion), an increase of 4,997,387,083,005.27 (or approximately $5 trillion).

This was, of course, the same speech that included her promise to drain the ethics swamp…

“In order to achieve our new America for the 21st century, we must return this House to the American people. So our first order of business is passing the toughest congressional ethics reform in history. This new Congress doesn’t have 2 years or 200 days. Let us join together in the first 100 hours to make this Congress the most honest and open Congress in history. 100 hours.”

Again… nevermiiiiiind.

But as her party defends its record with its majority in jeopardy, two prominent Democrats await ethics trials. Two other party members gave Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to relatives. Most importantly, lobbyists, corporations and special interests still have unimpeded ways to buy access to members of Congress.

Rangel, former chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, is charged with financial and fundraising misconduct, and has acknowledged some ethical lapses.

Waters, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, is contesting allegations that she sought federal aid for a bank where her husband is an investor.

Recent news reports also revealed that Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., awarded Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to relatives. The foundation has close ties to the Congressional Black Caucus, although it is run separately as a tax-exempt organization.

And last week former lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, who helped defense clients secure government contracts, pleaded guilty to illegally funneling more than $380,000 in campaign contributions to House members controlling the Pentagon’s budget. Three top Democrats he worked with - Jim Moran of Virginia, Peter Visclosky of Indiana and the late John Murtha of Pennsylvania - directed $137 million in defense contracts to the lobbyist’s clients.

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Dialing for Dollars
September 16th, 2010 8:42 am

Democrats have been accused of a lot of things, being highly intelligent usually isn’t one of them. And here’s yet another example to prove it. It was bad enough that Democrat Congresswoman Eleanor Norton Holmes, who serves in Nancy Pelosi’s “Most Ethical Congress Ever“, made a phone call to a lobbyist soliciting a political contribution that appears to be in violation of several laws as well as several House Ethics Rules… but since the lobbyist didn’t answer, she left it all on a voicemail. Nothing like leaving a trail of evidence behind, genius.


This is, uh, Eleanor Norton, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Uh, I noticed that you have given to uh, other colleagues on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I am a, um, Senior Member, a twenty year veteran and am Chair of the Sub-committee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. I’m handling the largest economic development project in the United States now, the Homeland Security Compound of three buildings being built on the uh, old St. Elizabeth’s hospital site in the District of Columbia along with uh, fifteen other, uh, sites here for, that are part of the stimulus .

I was, frankly, uh, uh, surprised to see that we don’t have a record, so far as I can tell, of your having given to me despite my uh, long and deep uh, work. In fact, it’s been my major work, uh, on the committee and sub-committee it’s been essentially in your sector.

I am, I’m simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution. As the senior member of the um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh funds. And, I think it must have been me who hasn’t, frankly, uh, done my homework to ask for a contribution earlier. So I’m trying to make up for it by asking for one now, when we particularly, uh, need, uh contributions, particularly those of us who have the seniority and chairmanships and are in a position to raise the funds.

I’m asking you to give to Citizens for Eleanor Holmes Norton, PO Box 70626, DC, 20024. I’ll send you a follow-up note with appreciation for having heard me out. Thanks again.

Most. Ethical. Ever.

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Over the course of 8 years, Democrats managed to blame Bush for everything… natural disasters, school shootings, car wrecks, wildfires, and now even oil spills that occur two years after he’s left office.

This mantra continues into the worst recession America has seen in 60 years. While ignoring the fact that their policies of increased debt, tax hikes, government takeovers, bailouts and entitlements do nothing to stimulate growth, they continue to simply “blame Bush”.

So in that context, let’s just see what Bush and Republicans are to blame for…

January 03, 1995, when Republicans took control of Congress, the Dow opened at 3,834.33. Twelve years later, on January 03, 2007, Democrats took over with the Dow at 12,459.54 - up 225%. And after just two years of Democrat control in Congress, the Dow had managed to shed 36%, down to 7,949.09. Yet, somehow this is Bush’s fault.

When Democrats took control in 2007, unemployment was at 4.4%… since then it’s more than doubled to over 10%. Yet, somehow this is Bush’s fault.

The National Debt was $4.8 trillion when Democrats seized control of Congress, and in just two short years, and with the help of gaining a Democrat colleague in the White House to provide a rubber stamp, they proceeded to skyrocket the debt to well over $12 trillion. Yet, somehow this is Bush’s fault.

Many DNC talking points not only blame Bush policies, but incorrectly claim that the financial meltdown was a result of those so-called “failed Bush policies”. In fact, George W. Bush publicly called for reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 17 times in 2008 alone. And who stood in the way? Democrats controlling Congress, of course.

And who were the top recipients of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

#1 - DEMOCRAT Chris Dodd
#2 - DEMOCRAT Barack Obama
#3 - DEMOCRAT John Kerry

Keep that in mind when you watch this video again…

Yet, somehow this is all Bush’s fault.

Democrats on the campaign trail keep asking Americans… “Do you want to return to the policies of George W. Bush and Republicans?”

I’d venture to say the answer is a resounding, “YES!” Bring back a DOW over 12,000, unemployment under 6%, and the greatest economic expansion in decades.

Si se puede!

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And now, another lesson from a leader in the economy-killing Democrat party:

But come to think of it, maybe she’s not completely wrong… afterall, I would agree that jobs would likely get created much faster if SHE were collecting an unemployment check.

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In case you’re wondering why support for liberal democrats is high among the unemployed, unambitious, dope-smoking hippy leeches in our country…

Wonder no more…

Nancy Pelosi admits publicly that Obamacare wasn’t about making health insurance more portable and affordable for hard-working Americans, but rather making it available to those who would rather stay home all day eating cheetos and watching Oprah while sponging off the rest of us, under the guise of “being an artist”…


We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.

Maybe it’s time I launched my ever-elusive X-box career now…

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What Would Reagan Think?
March 22nd, 2010 3:13 am

I couldn’t help but think, as I watched C-SPAN throughout the day Sunday, “If Ronald Reagan were alive today, what would he say to the American people about the actions of the D-baggers on Capitol Hill?” Then I remembered I needn’t wonder… for in 1961, Reagan told America what he thought of this health insurance bill disaster:

Timeless wisdom from a great leader. America sure needs a man like him again… now, more than ever.

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“By Any Means Necessary…”
March 16th, 2010 5:12 pm

So Congress has gone from voting on legislation without even reading it

…to the threat of passing legislation without even voting on it.

What’s next? Enforcing legislation that hasn’t even been drafted…

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