Posted: 16th March 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in General Politics

Let me make a quick attempt at playing catch-up on  number of the items I’ve missed while being absent from blogging recently.  Getting a minimal amount of sleep and going back to work are not conducive to keeping a blog current, I’ve found.


According to the Telegraph, Obama has decided to play hardball with Democrats who vote NO on his healthcare pet project.

The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill.

A one-night presidential appearance can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds which would otherwise take months to accumulate through cold-calling by campaign volunteers.

I’m sure that he doesn’t realize this, or either won’t acknowledge it, but at this rate the fact that they voted NO on this bill will probably help them keep their job a lot more than a visit from Obama would.


According to USA Today, many people are upset that there is no American flag flying in Haiti in front of the American military compound set up to assist in relief efforts after the recent devastating earthquake.  Other countries that are there assisting in relief have their flags flying, per the norm, but according to the Obama Administration

We are not here as an occupation force, but as an international partner committed to supporting the government of Haiti on the road to recovery,” the U.S. government’s Haiti Joint Information Center said in response to a query about the flag.

As Rush Limbaugh just said a few minutes ago, there are a number of things that Americans might not be proud of right now, but those things are occurring in Congress, not in our armed forces.


The Washington Post is reporting that the House may try to the Senate health-care bill without actually voting on it.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers “deem” the health-care bill to be passed.

Obviously just another attempt to get a bill passed that Democrats know the American people don’t want but our still mysteriously obsessed with for some reason, most likely the fact that it will give the government TONS more involvement in the lives of Americans.


According to the AP,

The Obama administration’s fierce denunciation of Israel last week has ignited a firestorm in Congress and among powerful pro-Israel interest groups who say the criticism of America’s top Mideast ally was misplaced.

Basically, Obama and his administration are angry with Israel about some of their settlement plans that have upset the Palestinians.  I’m not sure why this is very surprising, as I don’t know how it could be expected at this point that Obama is actually on Israel’s side in the matter.

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. got it right when he said that “the administration was attacking a ‘staunch ally and friend’ when it should be focusing on the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear problem.”

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