Posts Tagged 'Obama'


What I would do about Sotomayor

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Nothing. I’d knock her around for the line about the Court of Appeals is where policy is made. I’d ask the usual questions about judicial activism, but I don’t think the GOP should go overboard. I do not say this out of squishy fears about offending latinos or playing into identity politics. I say this is the tact the GOP should take for the simple fact that of all the people Chairman Obama could have picked, he made an average selection.

Look, Sotomayor is not going ot re-invent the wheel legal theory. She is not going to make intellectual hefty arguments that could sway Justice Kennedy on one of those 5-4 cases. She is what she is. She’ll sit there, take up space and vote the way the editorial page of the New York Times tells her to vote. Conservatives should hope this nomination goes through or else Chairman Obama could actually appoint someone competent.

Obama’s new court pick

Author: Rory B. Bellows

You. Act. Surprised. We have a leftist on the court. I understand Chairman Obama wants a leftist on the court. He wants a woman and hispanic to check the boxes of the democratic coalition. Fine. Chairman Obama won the election and he gets to pick whomever he wants as a Supreme Court justice. But that does not mean the other side does not get their say and the appointee should not be throughly questioned so America knows what they are in for. And they are in for lurch to the left.

Justice Sotomayor believes the court is where policy is made.

She is an advocate of racial discrimination as evidence by her vote on the Ricci case and pro-union voice. Even the liberal The New Republic has a failry damning piece about her temperment and intellect. I suppose it could have been worse, Jermiah Wright or Bill Ayers could have been on the choice but I cannot imagine a member of the judiciary held in such low esteem being the nominee.

Obama Double-Talk

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Nice piece by Reason editor Matt Welch about the natural ease with which Obama celebrates breaking his campaign promises.

These people want to run the economy

Author: Rory B. Bellows

and healthcare and every other aspect of your life, but they don’t even know how much money is left in TARP. Geithner claims $135 billion but the Government Accounting Office says $32 billion. A hundred billion here and a hundred billion there and soon you start talking about real money.

So much for America

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Did you ever think you would live to see the day where a CEO was fired at the direction of the White House? Or how about today’s speech where Obama declared GM the winner and the Chrysler the loser? Government picking the winners and losers, that sounds more like a centrally planed Soviet economy than free market capitalism.

Oh well, we told you time and time again what this community organizer was all about. Better book those flights to China.

On AIG and Bonuses

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Everyone is up in arms over AIG paying $165 million in bonuses. Outrage is the coin of the realm in Washington, D.C., bu no one considers what taking this outrage over these bonuses to their natural conclusion means. These bonuses are contractual obligations. If these bonuses were not paid, the recipients would have an iron clad case in court to get them. If Washington stops these bonuses it means contracts are meaningless. The sate could step in and cancel any agreement it wished. The only thing that now matters is your ability to curry favor with politicians because the state has the guns and the legal monopoly on force. And make no mistake, force is the only way to get AIG to stop these bonus payments they are obligated to make.

The outrage from Chairman Hussein is to get people to forget that it was his administration that allowed this to happen on their watch because they didn’t write the bailout provisions is such a way that prevented tax payer monies from going towards bonuses. Once again, Secretary Geithner got caught with his pants down. The only reason AIG had the money to pay out these bonuses is because Chairman Obama bailed them out.