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Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that his children would “one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” NAACP chief Ben Jealous now tells President Obama to throw all that out the window.
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous says he wants to see President Barack Obama name an African-American woman to the Supreme Court, speaking as the president has faced criticism, including from within his own party, for a lack of diverse appointees.
“He still has several more appointments, and we expect that we’ll see at least the same diversity that we saw the first time around. What we’re hoping to see is a black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court,” Jealous told POLITICO at the BET Inaugural Gala in D.C. on Monday night.
It really is all about race with the left. Who cares about qualification or the content of one’s character? The left just wants people who are the right color.
What do you call a Office of Budget and Management director who can’t get a single vote for the President’s budget? Why, Treasury Secretary, of course!
President Barack Obama plans to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew tomorrow as his choice for Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy F. Geithner, a person familiar with the process said.
Lew, 57, who also has served as director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been offered the Treasury post by Obama, according to the person, who asked for anonymity to discuss personnel matters.
Geithner, 51, the only remaining member of Obama’s original economic team, has told White House officials he doesn’t’ want to serve in a second term and intends to leave the job by the end of the month.
Lew’s nomination as Treasury secretary is subject to confirmation by the Senate.
The next Treasury secretary will play a leading role in working with Congress to raise the government’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling. The U.S. reached the statutory limit on Dec. 31, and the Treasury Department began using extraordinary measures to finance the government. It will exhaust that avenue as early as mid-February, the Congressional Budget Office says.
Jack Lew is an utter failure in his current role. His chief job is to draft the President’s budget proposal, and that budget hasn’t received a single “aye” vote in Congress in the past three years. Here’s a little reminder of how a few of the voting sessions have gone:
- May 2012 - defeated in the Senate 99-0
- March 2012 - defeated in the House 414-0
- May 2011 - defeated in the Senate 97-0
It has been almost 4 years since Obama has passed a budget, and Jack Lew is as responsible as anybody else for that failure. In the mean time, the Obama administration has racked up over $5 trillion in new debt.
Now Obama wants to put this guy in charge of the country’s money supply. And you thought having a tax cheat in charge was bad…
On Sunday December 17, 2012, 2 days after the CT shooting, a man went to a restaurant in San Antonio to kill his ex-girlfriend. After he shot her, most of the people in the restaurant fled next door to a theater. The gunman followed them and entered the theater so he could shoot more people. He started shooting and people in the theater started running and screaming. It’s like the Aurora, CO theater story plus a restaurant!
Now aren’t you wondering why this isn’t a lead story in the national media along with the school shooting?
There was an off duty county deputy at the theater. SHE pulled out her gun and shot the man 4 times before he had a chance to kill anyone. So since this story makes the point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, the media is treating it like it never happened.
Only the local media covered it. The city is giving her a medal next week.
Just thought you’d like to know.
This is not really a surprise, just more evidence that the “hope and change” party isn’t changing anything.
from the Hill:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that she will stay on as House Democratic leader in the next Congress.
The California Democrat had remained mum about that decision all year, fueling speculation that she might relinquish power and raising questions about the party’s direction after a decade under her reign.
But in a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol Wednesday morning, the 13-term liberal told her troops that she’ll seek to remain minority leader in the 113th Congress, according to a source in the room.
According to a House leadership aide, “Leader Pelosi told a packed Caucus meeting, including the incoming members of the 113th Congress today that, if Steve Israel is willing to take on the DCCC again, then she will happily place her hat in for leader.”
Conservatives need to start planning now and annihilate Nancy & Co. in the 2014 midterm elections.
It’s amazing the stuff that comes out after an election. The same network who was praising Obama for all of his substantive accomplishments before the election, like his ability to magically fix the economy by lowering the unemployment rate 3 points a month before the election and his ability to walk on the beach after a hurricane, is now laying off 500 people before the end of the year. They helped get him elected, they must suffer in his economy. Congratulations.
A sporadic series of job cuts NBCUniversal has been making since August will amount to 500 positions, or 1.5% of the workforce, by year’s end.
A source at the conglom confirmed the number circulating in published reports but characterized the eliminations as “nips and cuts” aimed at reducing inefficiencies across many different divisions, as opposed to the broader layoffs that rocked NBCUniversal in the years before its acquisition by Comcast.
Now, in all fairness, many of the cuts have already taken place. But does anyone remember reading the headline: ‘NBCU cuts will total 500 jobs by year-end’ before the election? I don’t.
Furthermore, by using phrases like “nips and cuts” and “reducing inefficiencies”, isn’t NBC admitting that the point of their company is to make money? That sure is what it seems like. Yet the left—including NBC—will continue to support candidates who tout extreme progressive taxes and out-of-control corporate tax rates and regulations. The disconnect here is staggering.
I still am of the opinion that the vast majority of the country wants self-sufficiency. They just haven’t come to terms with what that means. Millions have yet to associate the left’s economic policy with its failure. I think it will happen eventually but until then, we will continue to see massive layoffs and a stagnant economy.