links for 2010-04-20

  • Boxer's campaign announced today that President Barack Obama will travel to the Bay Area next month to attend a joint fundraising event for Boxer and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

    Obama attended a fundraiser for Boxer in Los Angeles last night.

    "The jet fumes of Air Force One haven't even cleared, and already Barbara Boxer is begging for an encore," Republican National Committee spokesman Jahan Wilcox said via e-mail. "Obviously the internals in the Boxer campaign indicate that she is going to have the fight of her political career."
    And, undoubtedly more gay protests for Obama.

    Barbara Boxer's polling numbers must really be in the dumpster.

  • Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina held a conference call with reporters a short while ago to trash-talk President Barack Obama’s visit to California today to raise money for incumbent U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., but not all of her facts stand up to scrutiny.
    And, neither does Josh Richman's phony news story here including squoting Obama's Organizing for America. Richman's paper has already endorsed Tom Campbell and will 100 per cent endorse Boxer in the general election.
    This piece is a pathetic piece of advocacy pseudo-journalism.
    The California economy is in turmoil and Obama, plus Boxer have done nothing but make matters worse. Quoting facts about George W. Bush notwithstanding.

    Sheesh – what a crap story.

  • President Obama is “swooping” into Los Angeles today to try to save Senator Barbara Boxer–the same way he saved Gov. John Corzine in New Jersey and would-be Senator Martha Coakley in Massachusetts!

    The President will undoubtedly raise a few more million dollars for Boxer from the Hollywood Left. But Boxer doesn’t need more money. She needs more spine—spine to stand up to the big unions that are helping drive California into disaster.

    What Obama and Boxer don’t seem to realize is that they—like Corzine and Coakley–are on the wrong end a taxpayer rebellion. For decades, Californians paid high taxes but got good services in return: good schools and roads, an excellent university system. But now, after favor after favor to the unions from their pliant political pawns, we have bloated payrolls, unfireable teachers who are the highest-paid in the nation, state workers who retire at 55 and make more money not working than when they were working.
    Boxer is in deep trouble.

  • After a long day of work in Washington and a long transcontinental flight to Los Angeles, President Obama told a crowd of Democratic donors in Los Angeles Monday night that he was "fired up!"

    Turns out so were some of the crowd members.

    The president's 29-minute speech was interrupted several times by gay protesters impatient with the lack of progress in repealing the military's "Don't Ask-Don't Tell" policy regarding gays.

    Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have both often urged patience on gay-lesbian and transgender advocates, promising to repeal the policy in time. But tonight the protesters would have no more talk of patience, rejecting the president's repeated promise that he would repeal the policy and at one point breaking out into the trademark Obama chant of "Yes We Can!"
    Well, Obama has done nothing for the gay community but pander.

  • "With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015," said the April report, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

    A classified version was also submitted to Congress.

    The timing of advances in Iran's long-range missile technology is being closely watched in Washington, which accuses Tehran of pursuing nuclear weapons and is pushing for a new round of sanctions. Iran denies the charges and says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
    North Korea, China and Russia will oblige. Yet Obama is cutting back missile defense and making arms deals with the Russians.
    A dangerous course of action.

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