What made the United States of America great?
Government investments? Obama says so.
But a new Rasmussen poll finds that only 27% of likely voters agree that government investments made America great. 42% disagree, and 32% aren’t sure.
These numbers aren’t encouraging. Less than half of likely voters understand that government investments don’t make a country great, and, in fact, usually harm the country? A third have no idea?
Keith Olbermann was on ABC’s This Week on Sunday with host George Stephanopoulos. He stated that traders and speculators are causing the gas prices to go up and that it’s a conspiracy to drive up gas prices. This is naturally all to harm Barack Obama’s election chances.
KEITH OLBERMANN: Yeah. One of the — one of the things I turned to, to try to establish that was to look at the average gas price at various key moments, and the lowest price in the last six years, the nadir of gas prices at the pump, was the day of this president’s inauguration in 2009. There has to be some connection between that being the least busy political moment of a president’s career, where you’re not going to — you’re not going to hurt them, you’re not going to harm him that way, and the price of gas. There has to be an almost deliberate or at least a side effect quality to that. There must be.
This statement is laughable. The connections between the rising gas prices and Barack Obama mainly point to inflation. As long as the Federal Reserve continues to print money the cost of every day living (and things like gas and food) will continue to rise.
If Keith Olbermann really believes this, no wonder he got fired.
By Dan Ryan: The touchy-feely Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is in the news again, this time for an incident that took place in Madison, Wisconsin, last week.
Conservative blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit recorded and published a video that shows a TSA agent frisking a woman in a pink sweater, who sobs and shakes uncontrollably while enduring the heavy petting of her crotch and thighs. After the agent walks away, the unidentified woman continues to cry, hunched over, apparently in shock.
Hoft described the pat-down as a “horrible sexual violation” in his post entitled “War on Women…Sobbing Female Suffers Through Obama’s TSA Groping.”
The TSA has handled airline security since its creation in 2001, following the 9/11 attacks, but implemented new, invasive screening procedures in 2010 that have outraged Americans across the political spectrum. The Obama administration has consistently defended the procedures.