The United States is only one superpower. Today they lead the world. Nobody has doubts about it. Militarily. They also lead economically but they’re getting weak. But they don’t lead morally and politically anymore. The world has no leadership. The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope, whenever something was going wrong, one could count on the United States. Today, we lost that hope.
I’m sure a similar statement will be forthcoming shortly for 2010:
Pelosi: Where Are the Jobs, Mr. President? August 1, 2003
Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ announcement that 470,000 people abandoned their job searches in July and that 3.2 million private sector jobs have been lost since President Bush took office:
“The fact is that President Bush’s misguided economic policies have failed to create jobs. Since President Bush took office, the country has lost 3.2 million jobs, the worst record since President Hoover. And today we learned that in July nearly half a million people gave up looking for a job.
“Job losses are taking a real toll on the financial security of American families. While Democrats are fighting for opportunity, jobs, and economic security for working families, Republicans continue to focus on helping those who need help the least.
“According to today’s survey, while the national unemployment rate dropped slightly, it still stands at a near record high. In addition, the unemployment rate for African Americans was still over 11 percent in July, and the unemployment rate for Hispanics was 8.2 percent in July.
“It is time for President Bush and the Republicans to get to work for all Americans, not just the elite few.”
President Obama says “corpse man” instead of corpsman several times during a speech, February 4, 2010. Video is here:
“You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.” Chris Matthews
Racist Chris Matthews admits he thinks of President Obama as black almost all the time. Chris Matthews just can’t stop thinking about the color of people’s skin. What an admission, even for a racist like Matthews! Who cares what color his skin is? My heavens, get over it, no one cares about his skin color, we care about policies and their impact on liberty, the Constitution and the Country.
“I was trying to think about who he was tonight. It’s interesting: he is post-racial, by all appearances. I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he’s gone a long way to become a leader of this country, and past so much history, in just a year or two. I mean, it’s something we don’t even think about. I was watching, I said, wait a minute, he’s an African American guy in front of a bunch of other white people. And here he is president of the United States and we’ve completely forgotten that tonight — completely forgotten it. I think it was in the scope of his discussion. It was so broad-ranging, so in tune with so many problems, of aspects, and aspects of American life that you don’t think in terms of the old tribalism, the old ethnicity. It was astounding in that regard. A very subtle fact. It’s so hard to talk about. Maybe I shouldn’t talk about it, but I am. I thought it was profound that way.” Chris Matthews
To Chris Matthews: Just because you are focused on the color of someone’s skin, does NOT mean the rest of us are. Get over the entire skin color thing. Try this: “For a minute there, I forgot he had brown eyes.” Doesn’t that just sound stupid and ignorant? What do you expect from MSNBC and Chris Matthews.
A contrast in vision:
“We certainly don’t need to go back to the moon,” Obama administration official.
“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” President Kennedy
And more from President Kennedy:
Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not Continue reading We certainly don’t need to go back to the moon.- Obama administration official
AP reports this morning that “Economists warn a defeat of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s quest for another four-year term could raise the risk of a double dip recession.” Remember that these are the same “economists” who get in the paper each week because there is “unexpected” or “surprising” economic news, whether “it” is “unexpectedly lower” or “surprisingly higher” it never fails. If the economists were really so smart, they wouldn’t be consistently surprised. The problems with Bernanke’s tenure have Continue reading Economists warn of danger in not confirming Bernanke
Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record its my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you are kind amazing things will happen. I’m telling you, amazing things will happen. Its just true.
Conan O’Brien, January 22, 2010, ending his run on The Tonight Show
Some good advice.
I’m going to treat you like a lady. Now act like one. – Arlen Specter to Michele Bachmann
Along those lines and much more importantly, we suggest that Arlen Specter start acting like someone who has actually read the Constitution, act like someone who cares about his oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and act like someone who cares about freedom more than his own power.