February 12, 2009

Gregg Dumps Obama Over Stimulus, Census

Barack Obama's choice for Commerce Secretary, Judd Gregg, just withdrew his name from consideration citing "irresolvable conflicts" with the the $789 Billion Multi-Generational Financial Rape Act being pushed by a highly partisan Democratic Congress and supported by the President, along with Obama's naked power grab in attempting to take control of the census:

"Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy," he said. "Obviously the president requires a team that is fully supportive of all his initiatives."

In referencing the stimulus, Gregg, known as a fiscal conservative, made clear his distaste for the package that his fellow Republicans say is filled with wasteful spending.

Only three Republican senators have supported the spending and tax-cut plan. They were the lone members of their party who pushed a compromise bill expected to cost $789 billion and be on the president's desk in a matter of days.

Gregg was also apparently objecting to the Obama administration's plans for the U.S. Census Bureau director to report to White House senior staff as well as the Commerce Department, which oversees the bureau.

Republicans charged that such a move could politicize the once-in-a-decade event.

The outcome of the census has deep political implications, since congressional districts are drawn based on population. Many federal funds are distributed on the basis of population, as well.

Barack Obama has tried to steamroll the American people by using fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) in an attempt to bully a liberal spending bill upon the American people only thinly disguised as a economic plan, and is also attempting to grab control of the Census, which critics cynically suggest Obama will use to redistrict Congressional districts favorably for the Democratic Party, a thuggish stunt that may see the Adminstration sued as a result.

I cannot recall a President showing the level of unbridled arrogance and incompetence we've seen from this President not even one month in office. If he doesn't learn to control his ego, and learn to act as a leader and not a campaigner this current recession may one day be regarded as the high point of one of the most laughably incompetent administrations in history.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 12, 2009 05:35 PM

I can remember, which the press can't seem to do, just a few years ago when Tom DeLay and Texas tried to mess with redistricting and the Census...I believe it was.

If Bush had tried to take over the Census directly, all hell would have broken loose.

Today? I bet most Americans don't have the slightest idea this move has been made.

I really detest the American news media...

Posted by: usinkorea at February 12, 2009 05:59 PM

Is Barack Obama a product of Affirmative Action? Upon reading his wife's thesis I recognized she was.

Posted by: Rick at February 12, 2009 06:02 PM

Did Gregg seriously grow a pair? Political self-preservation or not, good show! Frankly I couldn't care less why he did it as long as he did it. We may be screwed by the RINO twerps (I really hope not), but going out kicking & screaming isn't the worst thing in the world.

Yay Senator Gregg!!!!!!

And really, why aren't people screaming bloody murder over the Census? What bull is this?

Newsmedia is dead and the MSM can kiss my carbon-emitting tailpipe.

Posted by: Slveryder at February 13, 2009 07:19 AM

So…Obama will legislate from the center? Right…! We now find out that King Obama is so Liberal that a RINO Republican cannot even work with him WOW!

Are the American people getting buyer remorse yet?

Posted by: Franklins Locke at February 13, 2009 03:45 PM

Like many Americans, I have mixed feelings about the stimulus bill. None of us know if it's going to work or not. For those of you who are so adamantly against it, what do you propose as an alternative?

Do you really believe that the government should do nothing? Do you really think that if John McCain would have won the Presidency that the government would have done nothing?

Posted by: Dude at February 14, 2009 03:44 PM

I propose we invade Poh-Kee-Stawn, politicize the census, nominate a slew of tax cheats for office, tax small businesses to death, and run the US into the freakin' ground with a massive budget defecit, you zerobama-worshipping drone.

Posted by: Nine-of-Diamonds at February 14, 2009 03:49 PM


Somehow, I don't think that you're going to be a good candidate for the re-education camps. I'm afraid that it'll be off to the gulag for you! Hopefully, they'll put you somewhere where it isn't terribly cold. If you can learn to be just a wee bit more subtle when expressing your contempt and hatred of our "Glorious Leader" perhaps, just maybe, they'll give you a double ration of the daily gruel. Cheers!

Posted by: Dude at February 15, 2009 11:25 PM

Why is he rambling about the Gulags? This has got to be the strangest tangent a troll has gone off on at CY.

Who says I hate anyone? I love Teleprompter Messiah & I'm glad he won. McCain was an old fool who would have groveled before the Dems at every opportunity. Dude's Affirmative Action Wunderkind represents political comedy at its best. Plus, the Messiah & his appointees have helped us recover so much in back taxes, I recon we won't even NEED a stimulus anymore.

Posted by: Nine-of-Diamonds at February 16, 2009 04:36 PM