Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Watcher's Council Nominations, 3/04/09

The Watcher's Council is a group of some of the most incisive blogs in the`sphere. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one of their own and one from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.

So, let's see what we have this week....and do check out the Watcher's take on the media's love affair with the Obamas...


Joshuapundit - Obama…Wading In It Hip Deep - The current occupant of the White House made a not-quite-the -State-of -the -Union speech last week in which he talked about his 'stimulus' bill Congress just passed, the budget he has in store for America and his future plans. I have a few things to say about that.

Soccer Dad - Puncturing Peretz’s balloon x 3 - Soccer Dad is waiting for an apology from the New Republic's Marty Peretz for assuring America's Jews how pro-Israel Barack Obama was, now that the truth is coming out.

The Glittering Eye - The Sleight of Hand Man - Dave Schuler notes that the Obama administration is now putting the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on budget..and also that it dishonestly gives him the political capital of claiming he reduced the deficit when he pulls out the troops there. As he also tells us, this kind of flim flam appears to be an emerging pattern in the Obama Administration.

Rhymes With Right - The Arrogance Of The White Liberal - Greg takes exception to MSNBC's Keith Olberman and Jeanne Garafolo accusing Michael Steele of self hatred because he's a Republican.

The Colossus of Rhodey - How did I get a bad grade? I was here! - Another tale from Hube in the trenches of academia..this time on the sense of entitlement many students have in expecting superior grades just for participating, regardless of their actual academic achievements.

In reality, this is a perfect example of the power education has in young people. These students have learned this particular lesson well from the example set by their elders.

Mere Rhetoric - The “Iran Lobby” Moves Into The White House Moves - Omri notes that the Saudi lobby inth eWhite House is getting a bit of competition from the Iranian lobby and that some of the players are working for both.

Right Truth - Republicans Drinking the Kool-Aid - Debbie Hamilton writes on the Orwellian NewSpeak common in the new administration - and the tendency for some people to swallow it whom should know better.

Cheat-Seeking Missiles - Class Warfare - This week, Laer looks at the origins of the rhetoric and tactics of class warfare as used by the Obama administration. Many of the people who's minds are unbalanced by this nonsensical envy do not realize how much their personal prosperity and standard of living depends on those evil `rich' people who pay the majority of the taxes, do a great deal of the hiring, make the majority of charitable contributions and are responsible for most of America's prosperity.

Now that the Obama administration is targeting these 'rich' people, their businesses, their investments and their ability to contribute to those charities, the people indulging in this class warfare mindset are about to find out.

One of the original Ten Commandments is that thou shall not covet. As we will no doubt soon see, this makes practical as well as spiritual sense.

The Provocateur - Reporting From Chicago’s Chicago Tea Party - Mike has a live report and photos from the tax protest/tea party in President Obama's home town. My friend Megan Fox likewise attended, and has more photos for interested parties here. It contains my favorite sign of the event, held by her three-year-old daughter: "Mommy says don't steal. The IRS does not like competition."

The Razor - Pandora’s Box Opened by Democrats, Obama - As Scott notes, it really is opening a Pandora's Box when you talk down the economy and scare the pants off people as a campaign tactic. Markets run in part on confidence and once that's shattered, in can be very difficult to put back together again, particularly when the policies you embrace ideologically just make matters worse.

Of course, there's also the possibility as Rush Limbaugh has said that the Obama Administration wants it worse, wants people desperate enough to allow the government to take things over and remake America to suit itself. Rahm Emanuel's remark about never wasting a crisis comes to mind. Remember, when socialism triumphs, it's the Middle Class that gets destroyed. The rich and politically connected do well, and the poor get least until other people's money runs out.

Bookworm Room - The codependent liberal party - This week, Ms. Bookworm writes on the nature of the relationship between well-to-do Leftists and the poor.In her opinion, Leftists need to keep the poor dependent on government largess to enhance their own self images.


Submitted By: Soccer Dad - Random Thoughts - Israel on College Campuses

Submitted By: The Glittering Eye - Michael J. Totten - Christopher Hitchens and the Battle of Beirut

Submitted By: Rhymes With Right - GayPatriot - The Prejudiced Minds of Those Who Call Us, “Self-Hating”

Submitted By: The Colossus of Rhodey - The Sundries Shack - A Tale of Two CPACs

Submitted By: Mere Rhetoric - Wall Street Journal - Obama’s Intelligence Choice

Submitted By: Right Truth - John Christian Ryter - What happens when the entire economy sinks underwater?

Submitted By: Cheat-Seeking Missiles - Dr. Sanity - The Neo-Marxist’s Modus Operandi: Redistribute The Wealth And Enslave The Human Mind

Submitted By: The Provocateur - New York Post - The War on Prosperity

Submitted By: Joshuapundit - The Nose On Your Face - Stimulusol XR

Submitted By: The Razor - Stop the ACLU - A New Judicial Absurdity

Submitted By: Bookworm Room - Melanie Phillips - Liberal Derangement

Submitted By: The Watcher - Gateway Pundit - Figures… Team Obama Blames Bush For Their Trillion Dollar Spending Binge

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