Biden goes to Costco…for the first time?

Posted in Left & Liberals, People by americatimes on November 30, 2012
Biden pretending to be the “middle-class Joe” stopped at the grand opening of the new Costco in Washington D.C. yesterday morning.  Here is Biden wearing one of his fake smiles while showing his Costco membership card, which was reactivated on Wednesday in time for yesterday’s publicity stunt. Maybe Biden thinks that it is normal behavior of the “average Joe” to go around the Costco warehouse showing his membership card around. He looks like Forrest Gump. Participating in the publicity stunt is former Costco CEO and super-Democrat donor, Jim Senagal.

It’d be great to know how many Republicans, Conservatives or Tea Partiers work at Costco.



Obama’s Changing Views on Gay Marriage

Posted in Left & Liberals, People - Barack Obama by americatimes on May 11, 2012
Obama’s Marriage Masquerade – May 11, 2012
By Joshua Foxworth

President Obama’s views on marriage do not merely affect what he calls two people of the same sex who chose to remain in a committed relationship. His views show a marked change in legal and constitutional theory that has tremendous implications.

Prior to becoming president, Barack Obama repeatedly asserted that marriage was not a “civil right.” This goes back to his debate with Alan Keyes in 2004, in which he clearly and repeatedly asserted that marriage was not a civil right, but that property matters and hospital visitation were. After becoming president, Obama compared the struggle for marriage to that of the civil rights struggles of African-Americans. Since Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, the White House website now clearly classifies marriage under the civil rights tab. Thus, marriage was not a civil rights issue before Obama was president, and now it is.

In multiple interviews and debates, Senator Obama asserted that the issue of marriage was one to be decided by the states. He noted that the federal government simply did not have a constitutional role in marriage. However, not long after assuming office, the president endorsed the Respect for Marriage Act. While the White House website asserts that this legislation is intended to prevent the federal government from denying rights to same-sex couples, simply reading the summary of the bill shows that this is not the case. The legislation clearly states that it would repeal the parts of DOMA that allow a state to decide for itself how to define marriage, and force a marriage carried out in one state to be recognized in all states. Thus, marriage was a states’ rights issue prior to the Obama presidency, and now it is not.

Finally, there is the issue of faith. In 2004, State Senator Obama clearly and articulately denoted his view that his faith dictated the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. In his interview to endorse gay marriage, the president asserted that his faith dictated that we should treat others as we would like to be treated. Without addressing the problems with this assertion and the questions it raises about the president’s knowledge of his faith, consider this: as little as three years ago, the president’s faith told him that marriage was between one man and one woman, and now it tells him the opposite.

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Obama vs. Bush Work Schedule

Posted in Left & Liberals, People - Barack Obama, People - George W. Bush, Right by americatimes on May 11, 2012
President Obama’s Luxurious Schedule – May 11, 2012
By Rick Richman

It was even funnier if one looked at President Obama’s May 7 schedule[1]. Here was his schedule that day, in its entirety, with all events taking place in the Oval Office:

10:00 a.m. The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing.

11:00 a.m. The President meets with senior advisors.

2:30 p.m. The President holds a conference call with elected officials and student government leaders from across the country to discuss the need to prevent rates from doubling on July 1.

Obama is fortunate he didn’t serve as president during the Bush administration, when the Presidential Daily Briefing was generally given around 7 a.m. to a president who typically arrived[2] at 6:45 a.m. to the Oval Office. According to the daily schedules posted on the White House website, President Obama’s official day usually starts at 10 a.m. with his daily briefing.

Compare President Obama’s May 7 schedule with President Bush’s day on May 7, 2008:[3] on that day he
(1) issued an Executive Order on prohibitions of exports to Syria,
(2) sent Congress an agreement with the Czech Republic,
(3) signed bills designating various Post Office facilities in honor of U.S. soldiers,
(4) signed the “Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008,”
(5) held a press conference urging[4] Congress to “allow for the construction of refinery and for environmentally friendly domestic exploration” and give the Colombia free trade agreement an up-or-down vote, and
(6) addressed the Council of the Americas, with a lengthy speech[5] that in passing recounted his conversation the prior day with three Cuban dissidents, which exemplified his Freedom Agenda…

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