‘Hard to Believe in the Presidency Anymore’

Actor Steve Guttenberg is the latest Hollywood type to voice his disapproval of President Barack Obama, saying he‘s fed up with the first family’s vacationing and Obama’s mingling with the stars.

It’s hard to believe in the presidency anymore. I voted for Obama, I love Obama, but I don’t want to see Obama on “The View,” I don’t want to see him playing Frisbee, I don‘t want to know that it’s $40,000 a plate at George Clooney’s house, and I adore George Clooney. Hey man, I‘ve got a friend of mine who’s got a $7 an hour job at Dunkin Donuts and he can’t get a $9 an hour job over at the country club because there are so many people in front of him. I believe that the president should be his desk all day. I don’t want to see him on vacation, I don‘t want to see him at Martha’s Vineyard, I don’t want to see Mrs. Obama in Spain. No, no, I do not want to see that because everybody’s struggling. These CEOs shouldn’t be taking all this money. No Rolls Royces. No private planes.

Obama Reportedly Claims to Know More About Judaism Than Any Other President

The day before he mistakenly attributed the German death camps where millions of Jews were murdered to Poland, President Obama met with twenty leading Conservative rabbis to thank them for their shared commitment in rebuilding the U.S. economy, and their collective contributions to society.

There, according to the Israeli news site Haaretz, “Obama … stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it.”

“I [am] not going to tell you again how I even feel about Israel, but why [are] we still talking about it?” he reportedly asked rhetorically.

The president also wondered why no one asks Speaker of the House John Boehner or Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell about their support for the Middle East’s only real democracy.

William Kristol of the Weekly Standard responded to Obama’s question in a piece, writing: “The reason no one asks John Boehner or Mitch McConnell about their support for Israel is … because they really do support Israel. The reason people ask Barack Obama about his support for Israel is because his support for Israel has been equivocal.”

President Obama has long come under fire for the state of his relationship with Israel, with many on the right claiming that he says all the right things, but when it comes to the nation’s actual security, he fails.

For instance, the president has said that he supports a two state solution with boundaries based on the indefensible 1967 borders.

As for the claim that he “probably” knows more about Israel than any other president, Kristol responds:

His vanity boggles the mind. One could begin by citing Adams and Madison, who knew Hebrew, or Harry Truman, who knew Jewish history … but it’s silly to dignify this claim with a rebuttal. In thinking about the presidents since Truman, though, I’d guess the president who knew the most about Judaism was Jimmy Carter, who taught Sunday school and had a deep interest in religion. So let’s stipulate that of the modern presidents, Carter and Obama “know” the most about Judaism. But what is it they know? In Obama’s case, one could ask whether what he “knows” is what he learned from Rashid Khalidi and Jeremiah Wright.

Read more here.

‘Let’s Talk About The President Doing Blow’

Fleeing taxation

Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, California, New York … all of these states have one thing in common: They have high taxes that are driving out residents. The latest example is New York.

Between 2000 and 2010, New York claims that prize for the state that saw the biggest exodus of any state in the nation. During that decade, 3.4 million residents left New York. When considering the amount of folks who migrated to New York, it works out to be about a 1.3 million net loss in New York residents.

When people migrate, so does their money. The loss of these residents also represents a net tax loss of $45.6 billion.

Where are these New Yorkers fleeing? More than 600,000 of them moved to … Florida! The liberal excuse is that it is because of the weather. But then the proggies can’t explain why California (with a wonderful climate) is hemorrhaging people. One of the predominant realistic explanations is taxes. Florida doesn’t have a state income tax. It also doesn’t impose an estate tax. Where do I live? Florida.

Over a similar time period (1998 to 2007), “more than 1,100 people every day including Sundays and holidays moved from the nine highest income-tax states such as California, New Jersey, New York and Ohio and relocated mostly to the nine tax-haven states with no income tax, including Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire and Texas.”

There’s a message here for politicians, but they’re too hungry for power, and eager to buy the votes that preserve that power, to listen.

‘Let My People Go!’: Illinois State Rep. Goes Absolutely Ballistic