Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Bad Week For Barack Gets Worse....

...on Monday, Benedict Barack gets busted planning to sell the nation out to Ruskies:

In the “space” of only a couple sentences, Obama bowed to the wishes of a foreign dictator, abandoned his allies and showed contempt for the intelligence of his fellow citizens....

On Tuesday, his "signature legislation", the one that would cement his place in history, the "big f*cking deal", was seemingly ripped to shreds by the Supreme Court. Stunned, the liberal intelligentsia was, and Jen Rubin explains why:

What is going on here is the result of inattention and even contempt for the Constitution that has infected what passes for liberal jurisprudence over the past 30 or 40 law schools, law journals and legal scholarship the left has dismissed out of hand textualism (originalism) in constitutional and statutory interpretation. It’s all a cloud of values, international norms, societal consensus and fuzzy empathy. In essence, the left ceased to be interested in research and perfecting arguments that were grounded in the words of documents and the intent of the drafters. They unilaterally disarmed just as conservative jurists and scholars were beefing up, studying historical text, perfecting their analytical skills.

Which also explains some of the Supreme stupidity here, and why Obamacare will be overturned 5-4. At which point Obama will beg for re-election, so he has the "flexibility" to implement the single-payer plan he always wanted. Which no doubt will appeal to the 57% of independents who hate Obamacare already

So how could it get worse? Jim Geraghty gives us a few facts we may not know off the top of our heads, but feel instinctively every freaking day in our wallets...first he directs us to this chart, showing year to year residential energy prices up about 5% Jan'11 to Jan '12.  More

Electric bills have skyrocketed in the last five years, a sharp reversal from a quarter-century when Americans enjoyed stable power bills even as they used more electricity. Households paid a record $1,419 on average for electricity in 2010, the fifth consecutive yearly increase above the inflation rate, a USA TODAY analysis of government data found. The jump has added about $300 a year to what households pay for electricity. That’s the largest sustained increase since a run-up in electricity prices during the 1970s.”

And then there's this:

National average gas price this morning: $3.88 per gallon. One month ago: $3.68.

In that light, this poll result isn’t that surprising: “More than two in three Americans disapprove of how President Barack Obama is dealing with soaring gas prices...Most Americans, 68 percent, disapprove of Obama’s handling of gas prices, including 89 percent of Republicans, 73 percent of independents and 52 percent of Democrats, a Reuters/Ipsos survey found Tuesday...

So maybe this weeks wasn't the best time for the nation's second-most hated agency to announce it would essentially be banning coal-fired power plants.   How much of a distater will that be?

Anti-energy crusaders are in a celebratory mood this week as the EPA effectively banned the construction of coal-fired power plants, and thus completed the federal government’s trifecta beat-down on affordable energy.

First, new obstacles to energy production resulted in oil production on federal lands dropping 11% in Fiscal Year 2011 vs. 2010. Second, President Obama announced earlier this year that his administration was blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver large quantities of valuable oil from neighboring Canada. Third, the EPA announced this week its severe global warming restrictions on power plants...What we are left tremendous self-induced economic pain for absolutely no real-world environmental impact.

I remember in late November of 2008, after Obama was elected, a prominent professor imagined a scenario where Bush stepped down immediately, Cheney made Obama Vice-President, and then resigned himself so Obama could get on to the job of "remaking America" that much faster.  Based on the past few days (this week isn't even half over yet, folks!), maybe it is time for Obama to resign, and have Joe Biden hand the reigns over to President Mitt Romney and Vice President Ryan...

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