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Les Femmes Fatales to Obama’s Agenda

July 14, 2009

Take it from the French Cowboy: Women have a wonderful ability to step up and do the job when the men have failed. Two excellent examples of this are Liz Cheney’s and Sarah Palin’s op-ed’s which are each spot on on major problems with the Obama agenda. The Obama administration’s current and planned policies have so many flaws, ça crève les yeux. Yet where are the Republicans who are not afraid of openly and directly pointing those flaws out to the public?  Eric Cantor and a few others have done a decent job in trying to be an effective opposition. But what about the alleged future presidential candidates of the GOP?

Monsieur Romney is so focused on getting into the White House that he has lost sight of actually serving the people. Instead every word he says seems to be aligned with his dream of winning the presidency. This bias was apparent even during the Republican primaries of the 08 election when Romney didn’t seem to know what his stand on issues like abortion was until opinion polls were unambiguously pointing the way. As for Mike Huckabee, the last time the French Cowboy heard about him he was trying to hide a gleeful grin over what he interpreted as Sarah Palin’s self-disqualification for the next presidential horse race. And the penultimate time he was whining about how Palin had it so easy getting national attention in comparison to his own tough road to that level. As for Mark Sanford there is only one word to say: self-sabotage. (Although, on second thought, the first part of the word might just be enough.)

The French Cowboy is glad to hear that Liz Cheney is seriously considering to compete for a public office. And you will be, too, after reading this:

Mr. Obama’s method for pushing reset around the world is becoming clearer with each foreign trip. He proclaims moral equivalence between the U.S. and our adversaries, he readily accepts a false historical narrative, and he refuses to stand up against anti-American lies.

The approach was evident in his speech in Moscow and in his speech in Cairo last month. In Cairo, he asserted there was some sort of equivalence between American support for the 1953 coup in Iran and the evil that the Iranian mullahs have done in the world since 1979. On an earlier trip to Mexico City, the president listened to an extended anti-American screed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and then let the lies stand by responding only with, “I’m grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for the things that occurred when I was 3 months old.”

Asked at a NATO meeting in France in April whether he believed in American exceptionalism, the president said, “I believe in American Exceptionalism just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” In other words, not so much.

The Obama administration does seem to believe in another kind of exceptionalism — Obama exceptionalism. “We have the best brand on Earth: the Obama brand,” one Obama handler has said. What they don’t seem to realize is that once you’re president, your brand is America, and the American people expect you to defend us against lies, not embrace or ignore them. We also expect you to know your history.

The French Cowboy recommends you to read the entire piece. And also the one by Sarah Palin of which this is an excerpt:

There is no denying that as the world becomes more industrialized, we need to reform our energy policy and become less dependent on foreign energy sources. But the answer doesn’t lie in making energy scarcer and more expensive! Those who understand the issue know we can meet our energy needs and environmental challenges without destroying America’s economy.

Job losses are so certain under this new cap-and-tax plan that it includes a provision accommodating newly unemployed workers from the resulting dried-up energy sector, to the tune of $4.2 billion over eight years. So much for creating jobs.

In addition to immediately increasing unemployment in the energy sector, even more American jobs will be threatened by the rising cost of doing business under the cap-and-tax plan. For example, the cost of farming will certainly increase, driving down farm incomes while driving up grocery prices. The costs of manufacturing, warehousing and transportation will also increase.

The ironic beauty in this plan? Soon, even the most ardent liberal will understand supply-side economics.

The Americans hit hardest will be those already struggling to make ends meet. As the president eloquently puts it, their electricity bills will “necessarily skyrocket.” So much for not raising taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year.

Cheney/Palin 2012?

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