What a week. The Obama administration just never knows when to quit.
- The SEC is now going after the former CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Interesting. Especially interesting is whom the SEC is not going after, as in Franklin Raines, James Johnson, Jamie Gorelick and crew. Maybe Daniel Mudd and Richard Syron are guilty of something, but if they are, they are not alone. Doesn’t this have the stench of election year politics about it? I smell an attempt by an unpopular President to pretend he is standing up for the little guy. Is selective law enforcement the best way to go? If the SEC actually had any courage they would also go after the Clintonistas who really got us into this mess. Just as an afterthought, does this mean that the taxpayers won’t have to give Fannie and Freddie anymore money? One can only hope.
- No stranger to controversy, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now the Justice Department’s latest target. His real crime is enforcing the law, as in immigration law, something the Justice Department apparently doesn’t know how to do. Sheriff Joe is sticking up for himself against this clearly, politically motivated attack. Good man. Go, Joe!
- Fast and Furious keeps getting hotter and hotter. Congressional Republicans keep uncovering more misleading information from the administration. The Washington Times recently opined as to how high up the political food chain this scandal goes. Does anyone really think this stops with Attorney General Eric Holder? When will someone in the administration finally pay a price for this debacle? As was once commonly said in reference to Republican scandals, a fish rots from the head down.
- House Speaker John Boehner seems to be sticking to his guns on keeping the Keystone XL pipeline as part of the deal to extend the 2% payroll tax cut. Mr. Speaker, keep driving home the division in the Democrat party coalition between the labor unions and the environmentalists. Let President Obama be wrong on both sides of the issue. He will end up against tax cuts for the little guy and against creating construction jobs. He really is a transformative President, isn’t he?
- It’s only money. Here is any interesting factoid I ran across. The last time a Republican Congress passed a budget the annual federal deficit was $167 billion dollars. Then the voting public decided the Democrats needed a shot at governing. Now the deficit is roughly ten times that. Blame it on Bush!
Keep hope alive! Regime change in November 2012.