Nathan R. Jessup

Posts Tagged ‘White House’

DNC Donations Fund Pole Dancers And Helicopters-Money Well Spent

In America, Breaking News, Congress, Corruption, Government Lies, US Senate on April 2, 2010 at 12:50 am

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Ever wonder why stories like this never get out? Great distraction PR teams I guess.

(Story By FrumForum)

While RNC chairman Michael Steele faces calls of resignation for questionable expenditures — including meals at a bondage-themed nightclub — it turns out the Democratic National Committee has been spending thousands of its own donor money on luxury hotels, limos and yes, scantily clad go-go dancers, FrumForum has discovered. Further, the DNC has been hiring White House helicopters for party use, while Steele fell into more hot water for even suggesting he might need a private jet.

An investigation by FrumForum of the DNC’s travel offset filings reveals a whole host of lavish spending. Among the highlights:

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God Becomes A Problem For Obama

In America, Breaking News, Obama, Religion on February 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Obama’s campaign to remove God from his new America is now facing international challenges.  Recently, the Chicago Council On Global Affairs, after a two-year study, determined the following:

(via Washington Post) American foreign policy is handicapped by a God gap, a narrow, ill-informed and “uncompromising Western secularism” that feeds religious extremism, threatens traditional cultures, and fails to engage and encourage religious groups that promote peace, human rights and the general welfare of their communities.

In the following video Obama mocks the Bible while remarking, “we are no longer a Christian nation”.

So that video was then, and this is now.  Obama’s choice is clear: stay God-neutral while foreign nations grow uneasy, or present a manufactured renewal of your faith to the world.  Strangely, I always believed one’s faith came before everything, not because(who knew foreign policy would eventually bring Obama closer to God?)

(Washington Post continued)

In its report, “Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy,” the council’s 32-member task force warns of a serious “capabilities gap” and recommends that President Obama and his National Security Council make religion “an integral part of our foreign policy.”

The 99-page report was issued Tuesday and delivered to the White House, which is studying the issue, said Thomas Wright, the council’s executive director of studies. Some members of the independent task force also are working with the White House commission and they have been trading notes, Wright said. “We’re confident that everyone agrees this is a priority for this administration, not a matter of if we need to do this but how. We hope this report will give them a framework for how,” Wright said.

It will be interesting to see if the recommendation brings about a ‘change’ in the President’s God policy.

You Are Nuts If You Think Obama’s Stimulus Plan Isn’t Working-It Is!

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

The DailyKos.com reports: This new video from Organizing for America and the DNC shows in graphic terms how the stimulus bill stopped the job losses of the Bush Recession and helped put our economy back on the road to recovery:

According to a New York Times/CBS poll, here is what Americans think about the stimulus:

The video is reminiscent of the Obama campaign’s use of online video in the 2008 campaign, and it’s the kind of thing OFA and the DNC ought to continue using to help bolster the administration.

It’s also a reminder that policy and politics go hand-in-hand: if the stimulus bill had been weaker, this sort of message would not have been possible, because the economy would still be collapsing. On the other hand, if the stimulus plan had been bolder, instead of saying that the Bush job losses had been stopped, this video could be talking about the Obama expansion.

Bottom-line: these kind of communications tools are important. But the most important thing is getting the right policy. As the White House has no doubt learned with health care reform, the better the policy, the easier it is to communicate.

It sure is a good thing there are groups like the OFA to convince explain to the people how well the progressive movement is going. Who knows, maybe Toyota will come out with a video of their own illustrating how well the brakes work on their recalls.  Propaganda only works if people believe it; kudos for the attempt however.

You Are Nuts If You Think Obama's Stimulus Plan Isn't Working-It Is!

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

The DailyKos.com reports: This new video from Organizing for America and the DNC shows in graphic terms how the stimulus bill stopped the job losses of the Bush Recession and helped put our economy back on the road to recovery:

According to a New York Times/CBS poll, here is what Americans think about the stimulus:

The video is reminiscent of the Obama campaign’s use of online video in the 2008 campaign, and it’s the kind of thing OFA and the DNC ought to continue using to help bolster the administration.

It’s also a reminder that policy and politics go hand-in-hand: if the stimulus bill had been weaker, this sort of message would not have been possible, because the economy would still be collapsing. On the other hand, if the stimulus plan had been bolder, instead of saying that the Bush job losses had been stopped, this video could be talking about the Obama expansion.

Bottom-line: these kind of communications tools are important. But the most important thing is getting the right policy. As the White House has no doubt learned with health care reform, the better the policy, the easier it is to communicate.

It sure is a good thing there are groups like the OFA to convince explain to the people how well the progressive movement is going. Who knows, maybe Toyota will come out with a video of their own illustrating how well the brakes work on their recalls.  Propaganda only works if people believe it; kudos for the attempt however.

You Are Nuts If You Think Obama's Stimulus Plan Isn't Working-It Is!

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

The DailyKos.com reports: This new video from Organizing for America and the DNC shows in graphic terms how the stimulus bill stopped the job losses of the Bush Recession and helped put our economy back on the road to recovery:

According to a New York Times/CBS poll, here is what Americans think about the stimulus:

The video is reminiscent of the Obama campaign’s use of online video in the 2008 campaign, and it’s the kind of thing OFA and the DNC ought to continue using to help bolster the administration.

It’s also a reminder that policy and politics go hand-in-hand: if the stimulus bill had been weaker, this sort of message would not have been possible, because the economy would still be collapsing. On the other hand, if the stimulus plan had been bolder, instead of saying that the Bush job losses had been stopped, this video could be talking about the Obama expansion.

Bottom-line: these kind of communications tools are important. But the most important thing is getting the right policy. As the White House has no doubt learned with health care reform, the better the policy, the easier it is to communicate.

It sure is a good thing there are groups like the OFA to convince explain to the people how well the progressive movement is going. Who knows, maybe Toyota will come out with a video of their own illustrating how well the brakes work on their recalls.  Propaganda only works if people believe it; kudos for the attempt however.

Obama's First Year; A Case Study In Failed Lessons And Poor Judgment

In Congress, Corruption, Government Lies, Health Care, marxism, military, morality, national security, Obama, Socialism, terrorism, Uncategorized, US Senate, World News on February 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

A good solid B+? Many would argue otherwise. President Obama has tirelessly maintained his stance that America simply needs to understand his vision for the future. The people simply aren’t listening. From where the President sits Americans seem the dumbest nation of people to ever be governed (not to mention extremely uncooperative). Or, could it be Obama is the one who fails to understand the people?

I took it upon myself to take a closer look at the many poor decisions the President has made since taking office. More often than not, poor decisions are the result of poor judgment. As I began to recall the many lapses in judgment by the young progressive, I struggle with where to begin. Due to overwhelming  examples, I will narrow the scope to six:

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Obama's First Year; A Case Study In Failed Lessons And Poor Judgment

In Congress, Corruption, Government Lies, Health Care, marxism, military, morality, national security, Obama, Socialism, terrorism, Uncategorized, US Senate, World News on February 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

A good solid B+? Many would argue otherwise. President Obama has tirelessly maintained his stance that America simply needs to understand his vision for the future. The people simply aren’t listening. From where the President sits Americans seem the dumbest nation of people to ever be governed (not to mention extremely uncooperative). Or, could it be Obama is the one who fails to understand the people?

I took it upon myself to take a closer look at the many poor decisions the President has made since taking office. More often than not, poor decisions are the result of poor judgment. As I began to recall the many lapses in judgment by the young progressive, I struggle with where to begin. Due to overwhelming  examples, I will narrow the scope to six:

Read the rest of this entry »

Obama’s First Year; A Case Study In Failed Lessons And Poor Judgment

In Congress, Corruption, Government Lies, Health Care, marxism, military, morality, national security, Obama, Socialism, terrorism, Uncategorized, US Senate, World News on February 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

A good solid B+? Many would argue otherwise. President Obama has tirelessly maintained his stance that America simply needs to understand his vision for the future. The people simply aren’t listening. From where the President sits Americans seem the dumbest nation of people to ever be governed (not to mention extremely uncooperative). Or, could it be Obama is the one who fails to understand the people?

I took it upon myself to take a closer look at the many poor decisions the President has made since taking office. More often than not, poor decisions are the result of poor judgment. As I began to recall the many lapses in judgment by the young progressive, I struggle with where to begin. Due to overwhelming  examples, I will narrow the scope to six:

Read the rest of this entry »

Arrogant Obama: The Difference Between '94 and '10 is ME!

In communism, Congress, Corruption, Government Lies, marxism, morality, Obama, Socialism, US Senate on January 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

[Source: Gateway Pundit] – (Zazzle)
“Obama told a retiring Congressman that the difference between this year and 1994, when democrats got clobbbered, is that, “You’ve got me.”
Rep. Berry is retiring anyway.
Glenn Thrush reported:

Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”

Go with it, Barry. Go with it.”

Thanks to Jim Hoft for staying on top of this nonsense.

Arrogant Obama: The Difference Between '94 and '10 is ME!

In communism, Congress, Corruption, Government Lies, marxism, morality, Obama, Socialism, US Senate on January 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

[Source: Gateway Pundit] – (Zazzle)
“Obama told a retiring Congressman that the difference between this year and 1994, when democrats got clobbbered, is that, “You’ve got me.”
Rep. Berry is retiring anyway.
Glenn Thrush reported:

Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”

Go with it, Barry. Go with it.”

Thanks to Jim Hoft for staying on top of this nonsense.