Some people on the Left are beginning to understand just what a disaster Obama is turning out to be for them. Go here to read this interesting column by a fellow who can clearly see the electoral iceberg to which Obama is steering. Content advisory: the author is an academic and a Leftist, so there is some jejune profanity
Last year some of the contributors for The American Catholic made predictions for 2009 here. Here is how I did:
1. Bailout mania will continue, with the federal government adding 1.5-2 trillion dollars to the national debt in 2009.
Close. The deficit for this year was actually 1.4 trillion.
2. Two cabinet members in the new administration will resign in 2009. (Make that one cabinet member. I was counting Bill Richardson in my total and he withdrew as Commerce Secretary today because of an ongoing corruption investigation against him.)
Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination for secretary of HHS due to failure to pay his taxes in full.
3. After he is forced out through impeachment and conviction, Blagojevich will spill his guts to Fitzgerald in a desperate attempt to forestall a criminal indictment of his wife and to gain sentencing leniency for himself.
Well Blago was impeached and convicted and thrown out of office as governor of Illinois, but he hasn’t sung yet.
4. As a result of Blagojevich singing, Fitzgerald will open a series of new investigations on numerous Illinois politicians.
Fitzgerald throughout the year has continued to wage his one man war against the sickening political corruption in my state, but he has received no information from Blagojevich, other than what Blago blabbed when he was secretly taped. Read the rest of this entry »
(Updates at the bottom of this posting below)
More details have filtered in that some Iranian policemen have refused to fire on the protesters. The hated Basiji Militia headquarters is up in flames and more reports of unconfirmed deaths from all over the country of Iran are pouring in view various media outlets.
Among those killed is the nephew of Mir Hossein Moussavi, the leader of the burgeoning opposition as well as the leading vote getter in the last election which was hijacked by the clerical ruling class. Ali Habibi Moussavi, the nephew, was shot in the chest and died at the hospital. Details are still sketchy.
Some showed huge crowds chanting slogans attacking President Ahmadinejad and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
President Obama has failed to respond to the growing violence in Iran outside of a standard White House response from Washington of a bland condemnation of “violence”. His hesitancy has betrayed many in the Iranian opposition to the point that if there is a regime change the opportunity to build again good relations with Iran diminishes each day as our president dawdles away in his luxurious resort home in Hawaii.