Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Obamanomics: no fix for America’s panes
Keynesian economic theory losses to reality

WASHINGTON, DC—Prior to last Friday’s numbers dump, the chief theoretician on Team Obama, Christina Romer announced her retirement from public service to rejoin the private sector at…..
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Obamacare on the ballot
Missouri voters give the administration a preview of what’s to come

MISSOURI—The Show Me State voters are showing the Obama administration just what they think of health care reform: it stinks. Two out of three voters went to the polls on August 2nd and…..
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Let the taxpayers eat cake
The First Lady enjoys an extravagant trip while Americans face more bad economic news

SPAIN—Remember Mr. Obama telling Americans not to go, ''blow a bunch of cash in Vegas''; well, Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain with daughter Sasha will probably exceed the cost of a few…..
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When exactly does “Recovery Summer” begin?
The administration is telling us things are getting better but they’re not

WASHINGTON, DC—“Recovery Summer” seems to be out of synch with the calendar. According to long held belief, summer is wedged between spring and fall, occurring from June through…..
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Obama losing war support
Americans are losing confidence in the ability to win in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—With the deadliest month in Afghanistan on record, more Americans are expressing concern the United States and its allies cannot win the war. USA Today reports…..
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Chelsea Clinton’s day
Estimates for her wedding range upward of $2 to $3 million—so what?

RHINEBECK, NY—Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wed her beau, Marc Mezvinsky on July 31st. The press couldn’t get enough of the event, the Obama and Gore snub, and the cost…..
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Obamanomics: no fix for America’s panes
Keynesian economic theory losses to reality

WASHINGTON, DC—Prior to last Friday’s numbers dump, the chief theoretician on Team Obama, Christina Romer, announced her retirement from public service to rejoin the private sector at Berkley where theory reigns supreme, uninterrupted by pesky real world circumstances.

The Washington Examiner and Larry Kudlow both wrote pieces yesterday proclaiming precisely this, citing a slew of bad economic numbers: the 9.5 percent jobless rate, anemic 2.4 percent growth, the addition of more discouraged workers, and a weak outlook for the next three quarters.

How could this be? Ms. Romer’s grand thesis on the miraculousness of the stimulus boasted holding unemployment under 8 percent and growing the economy at an astounding rate by injecting massive government money into the economy. Yet, America is in the exact same position Ms. Romer said it would be in if the stimulus wasn’t passed.

This is the broken window fallacy on full display: the theory the smashes Keynesian window dressing. Simply put, it states that government spending improves the economy by creating jobs. There’s only one wrinkle in the theory—government doesn’t produce anything that makes money, so the money has to come from taxpayers. In other words, the government has to confiscate money from the private sector to inject money into the private sector.

The Soviet Union tried this. Japan has tried this. Cuba has tried this.  And America has tried this about three times. Theory: 0, Reality: 6.


-- Owen E. Richason IV
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick



Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Rangel, Waters and the American public
Pelosi pledged to “drain the swamp” when she became Speaker, it only took her three years to begin

WASHINGTON, DC—Why do the American people not trust the 111th Congress and politicians at large? Two names come to mind straight away: Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters. The two…..
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Obama supporters stop blaming Bush, but Obama doesn’t
A recent poll shows Obama’s base are looking for that promised hope and change

WASHINGTON, DC—The don’t blame me president won’t welcome the latest round of polling that shows empirical proof his base is blaming him instead of the evil George W. Bush for the…..
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Arizona sheriff at odds with Obama administration
Law enforcement officers and citizens defend the new immigration enforcement

(CNSNews.com)–Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is hopping mad at the federal government…..
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Economists predict double dip recession
Leading indicators point toward an extended downturn

WASHINGTON, DC—The Associated Press is reporting economic forecasts for 2011, and they are bleak; citing a continuing high unemployment rate, weak GDP growth, lack of consumer…..
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Afghanistan records deadliest month
Civilian deaths on the rise as the conflict drags on

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AP)—A minibus full of civilians struck a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan early Sunday, and Afghan officials said six of those on board were killed…..
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Snooki calls out Obama
The Jersey Shore star swerves into the complexities of the US tax code

MTV—Jersey Shore star Snooki took a jab at the president in a recent episode regarding new health care reform regulations of UV ray sessions…..
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Rangel, Waters and the American public
Pelosi pledged to “drain the swamp” when she became Speaker, it only took her three years to begin

WASHINGTON, DC—Why do the American people not trust the 111th Congress and politicians at large? Two names come to mind straight away: Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters. The two congressional members are just the latest in a long line of elected officials with scandal ridden lifestyles. Rangel has been charged with 13 counts of ethics violations and word is Waters will soon be facing charges.

But they certainly are not alone. Remember Robert Wexler, the congressman from Florida that lived in Maryland? Though not reported, Harry Reid is allegedly involved in some legally bent real estate deals. Kendrick Meek, the democrat running for senator in Florida has been called one of the most corrupt members in the Florida House.

Then there’s republican governor Mark Sanford who took a week long tryst in South America to meet up with his mistress. John Edwards had an affair with a woman while his wife battles cancer. Edwards’ running 2004 mate, John Kerry just got busted trying to dodge a half-million dollars in taxes.

Scandal plagues both parties and parties are comprised of human beings but the American public knows when they break the rules, there are consequences, when politicians do, an apology usually suffices. The double standard is why the American public do not trust politicians.


-- Owen E. Richason IV
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Obama disapproval on the rise, WH focuses on 2012
The latest round of poll numbers have the administration looking toward 2012

WASHINGTON, DC—The latest Rasmussen Reports shows Obama’s disapproval has risen to 55 percent of likely voters, with 45 percent approving of his job performance. Recent defections…..
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A hyper racially biased, post racial administration
Shirley Sherrod is indicative of a larger picture

WASHINGTON, DC—In a matter of hours, a low-level USDA administrator went from self professed racist to post racial epiphany, to class warfare advocate, to race baited victim, to a…..
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Journalists conspired to spike news stories, promote Obama campaign
The Daily Caller exposes media bias during the 2008 election

WASHINGTON, DC—The Daily Caller reports it has obtained documents that show a concerted plot by liberally minded journalists to spike negative news stories about then candidate Barack…..
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Obama to raise taxes on small businesses
Another campaign pledge goes bust

The Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats have said that they want to raise taxes in the top two income tax rates in January 2011. Under their plan, the 33% rate will rise to…..
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White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber
The administration shows deference to convicted terrorist

WASHINGTON, DC—Documents obtained by The Australian purportedly show proof the Obama Administration backed the release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi; preferring him not to suffer in a…..
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“Barefoot Bandit” returns home to face criminal charges

The barefoot bandit comes home. 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore steps from a plane in Seattle to face a blizzard of criminal charges. And his defense attorney says the teenager has a message…..
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Obama disapproval on the rise, WH focuses on 2012>
The latest round of poll numbers have the administration looking toward 2012



WASHINGTON, DC—The latest Rasmussen Reports shows Obama’s disapproval has risen to 55 percent of likely voters, with 45 percent approving of his job performance. Recent defections include white liberals and some Hispanics, unhappy with the White House challenge to Arizona’s new immigration law.

A recent Politico piece reports the White House has dispatched aides to Florida to clean up Obama’s lack luster oil spill response because that can’t be blamed on Bush—not that some pundits haven’t tried. The administration’s strategy is to keep the Sunshine State in the blue column:

That battleground state will be a heavy lift. In interviews conducted along the coast, Florida Democrats accused the administration of largely ignoring their calls and letters and complained of a White House that’s out of touch.

Knowing what lies ahead for the November midterms, the White House is looking to save Obama’s reelection chances and to stave off a democrat challenger as speculation grows that Hillary Clinton is making subtle moves toward a possible 2012 run. That in part, is why the president has embarked on a publicity tour (which makes one wonder if putting himself in front of a recovery message will backfire when there is no recovery).

Obama promised change you can believe in and if the election were held today, it would be change the Chicago community organizer would not welcome.


-- Owen E. Richason IV
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick




Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Dems confront midterm realities, brace for losses
Insiders and pundits say a new focus on 2012 means 2010 is being conceded

WASHINGTON, DC—Looking at recent primary races and devastating losses of two key governorships and a liberal stalwart senate seat, democrat leaders are struggling to stave off…..
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White liberals begin turning on Obama
A FOX News/Opinion Dynamics polls shows little hope for change

WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama lost moderate republicans shortly after his election, over the health care debate, he lost independents. Now he is losing white, liberal democrats. In a …..
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What the media isn’t telling us about Afghanistan
Reports about the war faltering are out there, but the democrat defection is not

WASHINGTON, DC—Writing in The Washington Examiner, Michael Barone, exposes democrat support for the “good war” to be eroding irretrievably. The basis of this phenomenon seems to…..
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Splitting Apple in two

Yet another example of how the media turns the ordinary into a scandal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Apple CEO Steve Jobs fired back last week about the reported problem with the iPhone 4 stating, “This is life in the smartphone world; phones aren't perfect. We…..
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White House: Al Qaeda is racist and intolerant
Apparently, a terrorist organization is only despicable when it discriminates

WASHINGTON, DC—The White House is condemning the terrorist acts committed in the recent Unganda bombings as acts of racism because blacks are unfairly treated by the hate groups. No…..
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Lindsey Lohan and Tiger Woods send Mel Gibson flower bouquet
More proof that there is no such thing as good press

BEVERLY HILLS, CA—Profanity laced, anger-dripping audio bites of Mel Gibson shouting and emotionally abusing his girlfriend, Oksana Griorieva have been making their way around every…..
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Dems confront midterm realities, brace for losses
Insiders and pundits say a new focus on 2012 means 2010 is being conceded

WASHINGTON, DC—Looking at recent primary races and devastating losses of two key governorships and a liberal stalwart senate seat, democrat leaders are struggling to stave off election loses…..in 2012.

Until now, the democrats thought they would have enough time to turn their collective fortunes around, but Beltway insiders are on the outs with an increasingly angry electorate who are tossing establishment candidates out like yesterday’s trash.

Robert Gibbs July 11th statement on Meet the Press expresses the conventional wisdom coming from the democrat party—republicans are poised to take the House, and the Senate isn’t far out of reach. Barbara Boxer faces a tough reelection challenge as does Russ Feingold. In congressional races across the country, conservative outsiders are in strong positions to win their race. Republicans need 39 House seats to take the majority, and 10 Senate seats. As of mid-July, there are more than 40 House seats trending toward the GOP and four to five Senate seats look winnable.

Democrats are repeating the painful results of hope and change.


-- Owen E. Richason IV
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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The next shoe to drop? Al Franken and Obama 2008 campaign voter fraud
Voter intimidation and fraud are nothing new in the democrat party

NOVEMBER 2008—New allegations are coming from both documentary directors and conservative watchdog groups about shenanigans in the 2008 elections. Clinton supporters…..
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Democrat governors caution administration over Arizona lawsuit
The New York Times reports legal action could cost the party in the fall

WASHINGTON, DC—According to a Sunday night headline on the Drudge Report in a private meeting with the White House, “Dem Govs Warn: Obama Lawsuit vs. AZ is ‘Toxic’”. KP is not…..
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The recess appointment of an unabashed redistributionist
A fervent supporter of socialized health care is chosen to run Medicare and Medicaid

WASHINGTON, DC—Dr. Donald Berwick has been the recipient of a recess appointment by President Obama to be the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In…..
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More burdens on small business means less small businesses
New requirements will have millions more tax forms pouring into the IRS

WASHINGTON, DC—A full forty million taxpayers, twenty-six million of which are sole proprietors will be met with a new challenge when filing their federal taxes come 2012. The new regulations…..
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Does NASA now stand for the National Arab Schmoozing Administration?
The administration uses NASA for a far out mission

WASHINGTON, DC—If you’ve missed the latest far-out agenda item coming out of the Obama administration, you’re in for a dozy. The new NASA Director has been given the charge of using…..
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Lohan, environmental disaster, and the news
The news moniker, “If it bleeds, it leads” again rears its ugly head

BEVERLY HILLS, CA—Last week a California judge handed a 90 days jail sentence down to disaster-in-waiting, sometimes actress, Lindsay Lohan for violation of probation. Another…..
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The next shoe to drop? Al Franken and Obama 2008 campaign voter fraud
Voter intimidation and fraud are nothing new in the democrat party


NOVEMBER 2008—New allegations are coming from both documentary directors and conservative watchdog groups about shenanigans in the 2008 elections. Clinton supporters charge they were routinely turned away from caucuses by Obama supporters and 341 felons have purportedly been identified as voting illegally in Minnesota—eventually ousting incumbent Norm Coleman by 312 votes.

We here at KP are skeptical of the Obama rumors that allege Hillary supporters were routinely turned away as part of a mass conspiracy and choose at this time to rely on our earlier theorization that an upstart junior senator could out maneuver a Clinton for the democrat nomination without the aid of Clinton fatigue in the media, beltway, and democrat party at large.

But the Franken charges are more troubling in that the senatorial election followed the Gore/Bush model, cherry picking voting districts and filing lawsuits. For those who don’t recall, Norm Coleman was initially declared the winner but the margins were small enough to trigger a recount. And Team Franken kept recounting until the former SNL comedian “won” the seat.

Both instances should be fully investigated and we here at KP are sure action will be taken by the FEC, just like the Philadelphia Black Panther voter intimidation case.


-- Owen E. Richason IV
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick




Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Why Steele’s actions, not his remarks prove he needs to go 

The RNC ought to be overflowing with cash, its not

WASHINGTON, DC—The Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele has come under fire and being pressured to resign from both parties for his remarks on Afghanistan…..
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More trouble for Obama, dems—white voters leave 

Amid jobless double dip recession, more voters turn away from democrat party

WASHINGTON, DC—A new Washington Post poll shows that white voters have begun a mass exodus from President Obama and the democrats by extension. According to the poll, white voter…..
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Daily Kos charges pollster fraud
An abject lesson in the realities of polling data

DAILY KOS, INTERNET—Liberal blogger and political commentator Markos Moulitsas is publicly calling out Research 2000, a polling firm that he contracted, claiming he was the victim of…..
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Jobless rate drops slightly as more Americans stop looking for work
Despite spending $787 billion, the economy and unemployment lag

WASHINGTON, DC—The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released June’s unemployment numbers, recording a drop in the jobless rate from 9.7 to 9.5 percent. Good news right? Not so fast. While…..

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Congressman to townhall, “The borders are quite secure.”
Pete Stark scoffs, mocks, and lies about the US’s border security

FREEMONT, CA— "Who are you going to kill today?" Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) openly mocked a town-hall attendee who identified himself as part of the Minute Men project. The infamously…..

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Police reopen Gore investigation
While global warming falls in July, the former Veep denies the allegations

PORTLAND, OR—In a shocking turn of events, Portland police have reopened the assault case against former Vice President Al Gore, whom is accused of "unwanted sexual contact" in 2006 by…..

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Why Steele’s actions, not his remarks prove he needs to go
The RNC ought to be overflowing with cash, its not


WASHINGTON, DC—The Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele has come under fire and being pressured to resign from both parties for his remarks on Afghanistan…..

"Well if [Obama] is such a student of history, has he not understood that, you know, that's the one thing you don't do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan. Alright? Because everyone who has tried over a thousand years of history has failed. And there are reasons for that. There are other ways to engage in Afghanistan without committing more troops." 

Bill Kristol wrote of the comments…..

"At a time when Gen. Petraeus has just taken over command, when Republicans in Congress are pushing for a clean war funding resolution, when Republicans around the country are doing their best to rally their fellow citizens behind the mission, your comment is more than an embarrassment. It's an affront, both to the honor of the Republican party and to the commitment of the soldiers fighting to accomplish the mission they've been asked to take on by our elected leaders."

What Steele said is in large part true—Afghanistan has been the Achilles Heal of many nations—the Soviet Union knew it all too well. But my beef with Steele isn’t about Afghanistan, it’s about cash. The job of the RNC Chair is to raise money and promote candidates. While the Republican Party is certainly making electoral gains, it lags in cash. Why? Last month, the DNC took in $6.6 million and the RNC $6.46 million and in April, the DNC raised $10 million to the RNC’s $7 million.

With the direction of the country led by an unpopular president, enabled by an unpopular democrat congress, the RNC should be awash in cash. If Steele cannot raise money in this climate, he cannot be effective in any situation.


-- Owen E. Richason
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick



Sunday, July 4, 2010

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ HAPPY 4th of JULY! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★





Please take a moment today to pray for our President, Congress, Court, and Troops.

May God Bless America!






 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Welcome to FDR’s fourth term
Obama makes good on his campaign promises, sort of

WASHINGTON, DC—Remember what Obama told Joe the plumber? “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” I hate to be an I told you so but…..
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Kagan versus free speech
The little that is known about the president SCOTUS nominee is disturbing

WASHINGTON, DC—Confirmation hearings began yesterday for Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court Nomination by President Obama. Conservatives and libertarians have much to worry about, but…..
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Country loses more confidence in Obama; Congress
Poll respondents unhappy with the direction of the country

WASHINGTON, DC—A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week shows a majority of Americans are pessimistic about an economic recovery and have little faith in President…..
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Quarterly growth revised downward by Commerce Department
Economic growth was weaker in the last quarter than previous quarters

WASHINGTON, DC--The Commerce Department revised the first quarter's growth downward from 3 percent to 2.7percent. Economists state that quarterly growth should be at least…..
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Obama’s win for losing strategy?
What the president might be trying to accomplish

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—Accepting General Stanley McChrystal's resignation was the right thing for the president to do, technically speaking. But looking past his tepid comment (the explosive…..
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Lady Gag Me
The pop star’s antics are of shark jumping proportions

LONDON, ENGLAND--Sporting 12 inch platform boots, Lady Gaga fell while walking in London's Heathrow Airport on June 23rd, apparently tripping over a train following her chaps. We…..
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Welcome to FDR’s fourth term
Obama makes good on his campaign promises, sort of



WASHINGTON, DC—Remember what Obama told Joe the plumber? “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” I hate to be an I told you so but, HE told us so. Candidate Obama said what was necessary to appeal to enough of American voters to put him in the White House. And now with HCR passed, the Woodrow Wilson of the 21st century is making clear his intentions…..

"Somehow people say, why are you doing that, I'm not sure that's good politics. I'm doing it because I said I was going to do it and I think it's the right thing to do. People should learn that lesson about me because next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step-up because I'm calling their bluff. We'll see how much of that, how much of the political arguments that they're making right now are real and how much of it was just politics." 

You don’t remake America into a European socialist democracy by the number of troop levels in Iraq or Afghanistan. You don’t remake America into a European socialist democracy by siding with Israel or mediating Middle East peace accords. You don’t remake America into a European socialist democracy by closing GITMO—but you do remake America into a European socialist democracy by passing health care reform. You do remake America into a European socialist democracy by passing cap and trade. You do remake America into a European socialist democracy by passing financial regulatory reform.

If one can take anything from the G-20 and G-8 summits, its Margaret Thatcher’s prescient quote, “the problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money” is now a fulfilled prophecy. Don’t believe it? Just look to Greece, Hungary, Italy, and Spain.


-- Owen E. Richason
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick




Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Obama to senator: Read my lips, no new border enforcement
Arizona Senator Jon Kyl claims the president is using border security as political leverage


WASHINGTON, DC—In a shocking admission, the junior senator from Arizona, Jon Kyl claims that in a meeting with President Obama, he was given a reason the borders aren’t being secured…..
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Oil spill commission comprised of advocates
The White House panel is made-up of technocrat policy wonks 


WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama’s blue ribbon commission looking into the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are mostly environmental and clean/green energy advocates with no…..
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Democrat pollsters to party: You guys are in serious trouble!
Polling by Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell reveal another 1994 GOP takeover 


WASHINGTON, DC—Douglas Schoen and Patrick Caddell have been warning their same party incumbents of the dismal prospects they face in the November midterms since last summer when…..
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Jobless benefit claims rise (again)
12,000 new claims put May’s adjusted total up to 472,000

WASHINGTON, DC—Revised unemployment numbers have been released showing a net spike in initial projections of jobless claims for the month of May from 460,000 up to 472,000—undermining…..
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Obama’s ratings fall in Muslim countries
Since his 2009 Cairo speech, the president’s policy approvals are down

MIDDLE EAST—Candidate Barack Obama promised to restore America’s standing in the world, and newly elected President Obama went on a world apology trip straight away but less than…..
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Al Gore reportedly had an affair 

Star magazine says the former VP was involved in an extramarital relation with Laurie David

NASHVILLE, TN—In a bombshell announcement, Albert and Tipper Gore circulated a note among close friends and associates stating they were ending their 40 year marriage amicably but little…..
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Obama to senator: Read my lips, no new border enforcement
Arizona Senator Jon Kyl claims the president is using border security as political leverage


WASHINGTON, DC—In a shocking admission, the junior senator from Arizona, Jon Kyl claims that in a meeting with President Obama, he was given a reason the borders aren’t being secured, “The problem is…if we secure the border, then you all [republicans] won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."

Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer in a written statement prepared on behalf of the White House responded to the allegation, “"The president didn't say that and Senator Kyl knows it. There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the president has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system." 

Regardless if the president’s comments are true, he certainly isn’t breaking tradition—going back to Reagan, president’s and congresses at large see the border as either a steady stream of new voters or cheap labor. Though Obama has sent 1,200 National Guard troops to the south, it like most of what he has been doing of late is a photo-op of a ruse to make it appear that he’s interested or in control.

But in the very least, it once again reminds Americans their elected officials treat national security and sovereignty as a political football.


-- Owen E. Richason
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

57 days later, a spill of a speech
Obama to nation: Let's all enjoy a piece of pie in the sky!


WASHINGTON, DC—My fellow conservatives and voter’s remorse liberals won’t like my initial reaction to President Obama’s speech last night: It was a good speech. The language was unambiguous but I do have one criticism of it, when I woke up this morning and tuned into the news, the spill was still gushing!

In spite of the Professor-in-Chief’s wonderful someday, everybody will surf to work in space-age vehicles that use no fuel speech, the damn hole hasn’t been plugged. Disappointing to say the least—this is quintessential Obama—talk about the situation, ruminate over all of the advances and strides we’ll make in the future and let’s call it a day.

I also found the speech to reflect another glaring characteristic of Mr. Obama—a disconnect from reality. He said the government has been there in the Gulf of Mexico from day one and he takes full responsibility for the actions of the federal government, but then asserts the government will bring all of its resources to bear to combat the crisis. He stated that the Minerals and Mining Service, a government agency, was plagued with corruption and problems. His solution? Have another bureaucracy oversee that bureaucracy while a government official cleans up the bureaucracy that let BP get away with murder.

Of course, the problem with the MMS bureaucracy was there before he even took the oath of office (psst, I didn’t want to say anything, but the last president let the MMS get “too cozy” with the companies they’re supposed to regulate). My solution is to regulate the most heavily regulated industry in the country and the federal government is just the entity to do it, never mind the fact I just bashed it.

What was conspicuous by its absence was any solution to the current problem—the gush of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking about what new technologies will be available in the future and how the administration is going to push for alternative energy sources, along with cleaning up oil that hasn’t yet come up and punishing BP monetarily doesn’t show leadership.

I suspect the president will get a bump in the polls for his speech, and it was a good speech. But the words will disappear into thin air while the oil bubbles up for weeks to come. Good speech, now let’s do something about it.



-- Owen E. Richason
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick






Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Amid job approval slide, Obama gives public address
Polls both show a majority of people disapprove of the president’s handling of the country


WASHINGTON, DC—Tonight, President Obama will speak directly to the nation he has been ignoring since orchestrating a massive and disproportionately unpopular health care reform bill. After fifty-plus days of dithering…..
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Who is Alvin Greene? 

The mysterious talking-points reader is causing quite a stir 

SOUTH CAROLINA—In a stunning democrat primary win, penniless senatorial candidate Alvin Greene bested the favorite Vic Rawl putting him against Republican Senator Jim DeMint who is considered…..
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What the primaries mean 

A reshaping of the political landscape is taking place across America 

SUPER TUESDAY, USA—The primary elections held on June 8th point to one inescapable fact—the political landscape is changing in America. Forget about republican, democrat, or independent, they are merely…..
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Retail sales fall to lowest in eight months 

The federal debt grew $2.4 trillion since Obama took office 

WASHINGTON, DC—More evidence of a double-dip recession comes on the heals of a Commerce Department report showing retail sales fell to their lowest level in eight months. Retail sales fell…..
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Piers Morgan replacing Larry King? 

Slumping ratings are forcing a change at CNN 

ATLANTA, GA—The headline says it all and apparently its all but a done deal, Larry King is out, Piers Morgan is in. The Britain’s Got Talent judge is about to ink a £5.5 million ($8,129,177) deal…..
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Amid job approval slide, Obama gives public address
Polls both show a majority of people disapprove of the president’s handling of the country


WASHINGTON, DC—Tonight, President Obama will speak directly to the nation he has been ignoring since orchestrating a massive and disproportionately unpopular health care reform bill. After fifty-plus days of dithering, giving lip service, and a few token appearances to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Obama will tell the American people he’s not letting this crisis go to waste—and comprehensive energy reform or cap-and-trade will be levied on the United States whether its citizenry wants it or not.

After all, he’s done all he can, he will no doubt explain. He stood outside, in the rain talking to folks as Mark Steyn pointed out so now he’ll do what all visionary, take-charge leaders do and propose legislation that raises taxes, stifles competition, and weakens the US’s growth so China and India can march right by.

Plug the damn hole you say? Why you simple-minded miscreant—how will that help the Commander-in-Legislator to move this country further toward a European style socialist democracy? Mr. Obama simply doesn’t have time for action like capping the well and stopping the flow of oil into the gulf; no, he’s forging past his sliding approval ratings and has already dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate and legally scapegoat BP, Deepwater Horizon, and probably members of the Bush administration. Sure, the spill is BP’s fault, but Obama isn’t interested in taking charge so much as he is in blaming them for making him look incompetent.

So tonight we’ll be transported back to the Carter Administration vis-à-vis Obama’s way-back blame game machine; where words are enough to free hostages or bring OPEC to its kneesafter all, didn’t it work then?


-- Owen E. Richason
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick




Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Super Tuesday! Races to watch…..
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Blanche Lincoln might well be private citizens by the end of the night

WASHINGTON, DC—The administration is definitely watching some key races across the country, the most notable of which is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s republican opponent come…..
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Are you dumber than a fifth grader? Chances are excellent if you’re a liberal
A new study by Zogby shows liberals can’t answer basic economics questions

FAIRFAX, VA—A study conducted involving 4,835 American adults by Daniel Klein and Zeljka Buturovic asked eight basic economics questions to persons describing themselves as very liberal…..
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Helen Thomas to Israel: Drop Dead
Ms. Thomas tells Jews, “Get the hell out of Palestine.”

WASHINGTON, DC—60 year White House press corps veteran, Helen Thomas was asked about the recent Gaza naval blockade and IDF boarding of an ostensible “humanitarian aid” flotilla—her answer can best be described as…..
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Federal debt exceeds $13 trillion amidst jobless recovery
The federal debt grew $2.4 trillion since Obama took office

WASHINGTON, DC—A June 1st Treasury Department report shows the federal debt reached $13,050,826,460,886.97; nearly 89.4 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, making each…..
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The American left, anti-Semitic or just useful idiots?
Once again the American left sympathizes with terrorist backed organizations

GAZA STRIP—“This was no love boat; it was a hate boat,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said about the so-called aid flotilla that was border by Israeli Defense Forces for…..
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A perfect game, imperfectly called
Umpire Jim Joyce’s error deprives Armando Galarraga of a record

DETROIT, MI—Umpire Jim Joyce blew a call in the ninth inning with two outs and a batter behind the count as Tiger’s pitcher Armando Galarraga had what would otherwise be a perfect game…..
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Super Tuesday! Races to watch…..
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Blanche Lincoln might well be private citizens by the end of the night


WASHINGTON, DC—The administration is definitely watching some key races across the country, the most notable of which is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s republican opponent come November; Nevada republican primary candidates Sue Lowden, Danny Tarkanian, Sharron Angle all beat Reid in the polls—regardless of which GOP member wins the primary, Reid is almost certainly a  goner.

Arkansas is another big race with Blanche Lincoln facing and democrat primary run-off against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and from all polling indications, she won’t be running in the general election. And in California, Barbara Boxer will face either Carly Fiorina, a former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, Tom Campbell, a former congressman, or Chuck DeVore in the fall. Polls show Boxer is on shaky ground and republicans have a chance of picking-up her seat.

In Iowa, the democrat governor, Chet Culver, whose approval rating has been dropping will likely face republican Terry Branstad, who was governor of the state from 1982 until 1998.

Currently, the democrat majority in Washington holds an abysmal 71.8 percent disapproval rating in the Real Clear Politics average. And 60.8 percent of American’s think the administration and its same-party majority is leading the country in the wrong direction.



-- Owen E. Richason IV
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick

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