Reality Collides with Utopia….Reality Winning
17 Democrats broke with the enviros in the Senate to join with the dreaded R-words to back the Keystone pipeline. With 2014 looming and unemployment still at a high rate they finally came to their senses. It’s basically symbolic but, it does send a message. Those who defected are hearing from their constituents and are in fear of losing their jobs. Now they know how many of us outside the bubble of DC feel. While Obama has tried to say the Pipeline won’t produce the jobs, as has been estimated, it will still put a goodly number back into the working force.
As most of you know by now, the Obama budget hasn’t been sent to Congress. While our Preezy flies around to domestic and foreign destinations, too busy doing his campaign schtick, Congress has been busy formulating their budgets. The Dem budget submitted by Patty Murray is not going anywhere and was passed along partisan lines due to the massive one trillion tax increase and zero cuts. Increasing taxes on Americans to give it away to the countries that hate us is the definition of insane. They can hate us for free. Just think of all the countries who benefit from the borrowed dollars being heaped on the backs of Americans in the form of higher taxes by this loathsome manchild and his cohorts.
The delay of his budget is the longest since the budget process was revamped in 1921. It also suggests that he may little more than an observer to the budget talks.
This view is strengthened by an underreported event during Congress’ budget work. Even though it hadn’t submitted a budget plan, the Obama Administration did request Congress to include specific additional funds to implement parts of ObamaCare and financial services regulation. Neither chamber, including the Dem controlled Senate, honored that request. Democrats agree with the underlying programs, which indicates the funding denial is more of a parochial turf spat, allowing them to express exasperation with Obama’s delay of his budget request.
A huge political event occurred during budget talks on Friday.
Late Friday, 34 Democrats, almost two-thirds of the caucus, joined Republicans in approving an amendment to repeal a medical-device excise tax, a key funding component of ObamaCare. While the amendment is non-binding, the vote signals the Democrats are open to repealing the more unpopular parts of ObamaCare. It is a clear sign that Obama’s policy priorities are no longer an important factor in the Democrats’ political calculus.
In other words, when the political reality collides with the utopian dream, reality wins hands down.
Sasha and Malia are vacationing….in the Bahamas. While Preezy beats up on the American people and MO spends her time flying around to tell us how fat we are, the kids are having a wonderful time in Atlantis with a gaggle of their friends.
Social media, including Twitter and Facebook, have also carried reports of the First Daughters’ presence at Atlantis. One person who is at the resort wrote: “Rumor confirmed: friends saw the first daughters with a gaggle of friends being escorted to the held elevator.”
Via Twitter, another person wrote: “Obama daughters at the same restaurant as me…in the bahamas.”
Where are your kids and grandkids vacationing? Updates when we get ’em on the splash out for the Obama girls.