President Barack Obama plans on disregardiging the “czar” ban in the 2011 spending package where House Republicans added on language to cut the salaries for four Obama czars, health care, climate change, autos and manufacturing, and urban affairs. As reported at the Politico, Obama says, “he’s not obligated to comply”.
The anti-czar language in the spending bill marked a victory for Republicans and conservative pundits, who accused the administration of giving unelected bureaucrats too much power within the White House. But the language didn’t appear to have any immediate impact on Obama’s staff.
House Republicans attached an amendment to a spending bill that passed the chamber in February to block funding for nine White House policy advisers. Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the author of that amendment, warned at the time against what he called “a very disturbing proliferation of czars” under Obama.
Does it really shock any one that this president would disregard anything that would limit the power of unelected individuals? As if Obama has listenedd to the will of the people and the mood of the country since he has been in office. Because Obamacare was a great example of Obama’s listening to the people.
Carol Browner is out as the Cap & Trade, Climate Change czar. Another one bites the political dust in Obama’s radical czardom. Interesting how some are leaving, especially as stated at Hot Air, after Fred Upton, the new GOP chair of the House Energy and Commerce committee, had suggested that he planned on investigating her authority.
Carol M. Browner, President Barack Obama’s top energy and environmental adviser, plans to leave the White House in the coming weeks, White House officials said Monday night.
Browner, who served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator for all eight years under President Bill Clinton, has emerged as one of the most experienced Washington hands in the current West Wing.
All the President’s Czar’s … maybe not any longer.
House Republicans of the new 112th Congress introduced a bill yesterday that would eliminate Barack Obama’s 39 czars. What a novel concept that “a head of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President” would have to require Senate confirmation. That goes for any party in office. As stated at Weasel Zippers, elections have consequences.
From The Hill:
A group of House Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday to rein in the various “czars” in the Obama administration.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and 28 other House Republicans introduced legislation to do away with the informal, paid advisers President Obama has employed over the past two years.
The legislation, which was introduced in the last Congress but was not allowed to advance under Democratic control, would do away with the 39 czars Obama has employed during his administration.
The bill defines a czar as “a head of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President, or similar office established by or at the direction of the President” who is appointed to a position that would otherwise require Senate confirmation.
More Obama ”hope & change”: Bon Jovi edition, Community Solutions Czar?
Barack Obama continues to handle America’s tough problems, appoints Jon Bon Jovi to the White House Council for Community Solutions. Good grief, we really are “Living on a Prayer” these days. Talk about more “Bad Medicine” from Obama. President Obama, “You give Love Leadership a Bad Name.” Barack Obama finally has realized he is nor a “ROCK STAR” so he appoints one instead.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the White House Council for Community Solutions, and Bon Jovi appears as one of the individuals appointed to the group.
“The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs,” states the release.
“These impressive men and women have dedicated their lives and careers to civic engagement and social innovation,” said Obama. “I commend them for their outstanding contributions to their communities, and I am confident that they will serve the American people well in their new roles on the White House Council for Community Solutions. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
Jon Bon Jovi’s functions will be as follows as outlined by the White House:
1.)” enlisting leaders in the non-profit, private, and philanthropic sectors to make progress on key policy goals”
2.) “providing strategic input and recommendations to help the federal government promote greater innovation and cross-sector collaboration”
3.) “honoring and highlighting those making a significant impact in their own communities”
I might want to remind Jon Bon Jovi of some of the lyrics from one of his past songs before he gets involved with one of the most overreaching and meddling presidential administration in history … “Its My Life”. It is something that Obama and Democrats have forgot long ago … ITS OUR LIFE! So you would think with Bon Jovi’s rise to fame by doing it their way and not listening to the doubts of other, as stated at Michelle Malkin, “Bon Jovi’s first recommendation as Community Solutions Czar will be to get the federal government’s nose out of community issues.”
This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow’s getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain’t even lucky
Got to make your own breaks
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life
Better stand tall when they’re calling you out
Don’t bend, don’t break, hell, don’t back down.
Which leads me to my final request for Obama and his ilk … can you please just “Runaway” … 2012 cannot come fas enough.
The Near Ground Zero Mosque: A Truther? Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Partner Faiz Khan Signed 9-11 Truth Petition
A TRUTHER IN OUR MIDST … WHY ARE WE NOT SURPRISED BY THIS!
From the Investigative Project on Terrorism comes the following. Make sure to check out the VIDEO’s and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s partner Faiz Khan in his own words calling 9-11 and inside job. Faiz Khan, the long time partner of Rauf and a physician who claims to have been a first responder after the September 11 attacks has some major explaining to do.
There is a reason why Americans opposed the building of this mosque and it had nothing to do with the fact that they did not have the right to. The fact of the matter was, the whole situation did not pass the smell test … now the “Truther” comes out.
Faiz Khan, 9-11 Truther
But a trove of videos and writings available on the Internet shows that a longtime partner of Rauf believes the 9/11 terror attacks were “an inside job” by U.S. government and corporate interests, the Investigative Project on Terrorism found.
Faiz Khan, a physician who claims to have been a first responder after the September 11 attacks, is a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth and is on the advisory board of the Muslims for 9/11 Truth. In an essay on the Alliance’s website, he argued that “the prime factor for the success of the criminal mission known as 9/11 did not come from the quarter known as ‘militant Islam’ although the phenomenon known as ‘militant Islamic networks’ may have played a partial role, or even a less than partial role – perhaps the role of patsy and scapegoat.”
In speeches, Khan says people in the Third World, where the “sleaze of governance” is more of a given, few people question whether 9/11 was an inside job.
Check out number 52 on the 9-11 Truth.org list
Are we supposed to believe that the so-called moderate Imam Rauf did not know that his partner was a 9-141 truther? What about the US State Department who paid for Rauf to go to the Middle East and speak on behalf of the US? Did they even bother to vet this guy? How about Barack Hussein Obama, how do you feel now Mr. President that your Imam behind the near Ground Zero mosque has a 9-11 truther as a partner? Then again, as the Gateway Pundit reminds us Obama and his folks never cared enough to vet the communist, radical “green” jobs czar Van Jones to find out that he was one either. Ultimately, Van Jones was forced to resign because it was revealed he was a 9-11 truther … not the the MSM ever covered the story until his resignation.
I am sensing a pattern here. Why did the MSM not investigate this? Maybe NYC Mayor Bloomberg will have a change of heart and actually want this entire project now investigated. Investigating mosques un-American, eh Mayor Bloomberg, want to try again?
I guess we are supposed to believe that just like Barack Hussein Obama sitting in the pews for 20 years that he never heard anything hateful come from the mouth of Reverend Wright once again. Where is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his partner Faiz Khan explaining themselves? Hmm? Just how much is America supposed to stomach? Americans are a tolerant people, we are not stupid!
Water Seeks It’s Own Level … Key Obama Ally Richard Trumaka AFL-CIO Chief Works With European Socialists For Global Tax
Remember when Obama said during the 2008 Presidential campaign, ”Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself.”
Well water seeks its own level and this Administration is the most radical ever. As reported at The Blaze, Barack Hussein Obama’s key all Richard Trumaka, AFL-CIO chief, work with European socialists for global tax.
The American people are finally judging Obama after the fact by the people he has surrounded himsl;ef with and his policies. That can explain why his poll numbers have collapsed and Democrats are poised to lose the House and the Senate this 2010 midterm election. This is hardly the “Hope & Change” that America bargained for.
- Dana’s thoughts on the twisted business upon which our newly minted “Safe Schools Czar” built his resume. What on Earth is Kevin Jennings doing as any Obama czar, let alone the “safe schools” czar.
Daily Commentary – Friday, December 18th, 2009 – Fistgate [3:44m]: | Download
Remember when Barack Obama said during the 2008 campaign that you would know more about him by the people he surrounds hinself with … enter “Safe School” czar Kevin Jennings.
If you have not hear of this story on the MSM, go figure. No one had heard of Obama “Green” czar Van Jones until the investigative Internet folks busted the story wide open and forces Jones to resign. Now we are presented with Keven Jennings and his sick exploits. If you are unfamiliar with FISTGATE, here is a sampling from Big Government.com. And there is much more at The Gateway Pundit … “Kevin Jennings’ Suggested Reading For Kids Included Sick Book That Romanticized Rape of a 13 Year-Old – Media Silent.” Other reports can be found HERE on Jennings and his actions that are beyond the pale.
How has this individual not been forced to step down? Safe School czar, ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!
This story defies words …
Once again we are presented with another episode of “All the Presidents’ Czars”. If you have not read this story regarding Kevin Jennings, Obama’s Safe School czar you might want to take a look and read the shocking account brought to us by The Gateway Pundit at Big Government.com.
The head line is … Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s 2000 Conference Promoted ‘Fisting’ to 14 Year-Olds … GOOD GRIEF!!!
We cannot even begin to do this post justice by summarizing it, so please go HERE and read what President Obama has appointed as the Safe School czar. UNREAL!!!
He also asked 14 year olds, Spit Or Swallow, Is That Rude’. Is your head spinning yet?
I must have missed the bad joke why this individual was appointed the Safe School czar. Safe from what? Remember when Obama was asked what type of President he would be during the campaign? He said you would know by the people he surrounded himself with. Mmm, mmm, mmm … Barack Hussein Obama.
Buyers Remorse: Presidential Election Mulligan … If Vote was Held Today, Obama 45% Say Yes, 49% Say No
Buyer’s Remorse just one year into Obama Presidency … The Real Barack Obama has finally stood up and “We the People” reject it.
Just one year into his presidency and already voters have buyers remorse in the election of Barack Obama. According to a Rasmussen poll, if the election were held today only 45% of adults say they would be at least somewhat likely to vote for Obama. 49% say they would be unlikely to vote for Obama’s reelection. Most telling in this poll is that by a two to one margin, Independents would not vote for Obama.
Obama golfing … How fitting because American voters want an election Mulligan
Obama garnered 53% of the vote in the 2008 Presidential election.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of adults say they would be at least somewhat likely to vote for Obama if he was up for reelection right now. Forty-nine percent (49%) say they would be unlikely to vote for the president’s reelection.
The thin skinned, baby & Chief …
Obama has finally bitten off more than he can chew and has severely over played his hand. MSM slaps Obama White House hand and Obama WH backs down. What is this president going to do when the Press turns on him?
Now this White House was going to ban a single News organization from an interview? To the LEFT, who knew hope and change meant Richard Nixon and an enemies list?
What is wrong with this White House? How childish and small, let alone Unconstitutional could they possible be? Obama’s war on FOX News has come to this game of chicken where the White House tried to bar Fox News from interviewing pay czar Kenneth Feinberg As Hot Air states, which act of this White House is the most disgraceful? Can we choose all of the below?
Decide for yourself what the most disgraceful aspect of this is. Was it the fact that Gibbs told Jake Tapper explicitly on Monday that the White House wouldn’t try to dictate to the press pool who should and shouldn’t be included — before doing precisely that? Was it Anita Dunn going out of her way to say she respects Major Garrett as a fair reporter — before the administration decided he didn’t deserve a crack here at Feinberg? Or was it the repeated insistence by Dunn and Axelrod that of course the administration will make its officials available to Fox — before pulling the plug today?
KUDOS to the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV news networks who stepped in an agreed to skip the interview if FOX News was not included. When push comes to shove, all of the MSM is in it together no matter what party in in office.
Obama White House gets slapped down by the MSM. Media sides with FOX News over Obama White House
Barack Obama actually complained and whined about Fox News in a secret closed door White House meeting with the so-called real media that had the likes of MSNBC’s Maddow and Olbermann present? There’s some credibility you can believe in.
As Hot Air states, I though the President was not losing any sleep over this? So then why would he assemble his MSM lapdogs together in a whine-fest? Did Maureen Dowd bring the brie? Obama doen’t lose sleep over this? Are you kidding, he is obsessed with it!
NewsBusters brings is via CNN and Anderson Cooper the unthinkable … CNN comparing Barack Obama, The One, The Obamamessiah is Richard Nixon. Wow, that’s going to leave a mark.
How do you know that the White House’s anti-Fox News campaign has gone seriously wrong? When CNN, let alone Anderson Cooper, begins to compare the Obama and Nixon administrations.