The DC Morning – July 7, 2010

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Lover of socialist health-care systems to bypass Democracy and go straight to workEveryone in the White House makes so much money now, thanks to generous ObamaLevi Johnston lied about somethingDemocrats are trying to learn things about their opponentsWhen will Obama use his pardon powers? Soon?Congressman loves twisting Rahm Emanuel’s panties

1.) Obama to recess-appoint lover of British health care to oversee already-bloated federal program — The AP reports that Pres. Obama will appoint Anglophile and lover of rationed care Donald Berwick to oversee Medicare and Medicaid today, despite protestations from congressional Republicans, who will not stop whining about how it is just so important to vet the ideas of the person charged with managing the Geriatric Catfood Fund of America and the Uninsured Poors Fund. “The fact that this administration won’t allow the man charged with implementing the president’s plan to cut $500 billion out of Medicare to testify about his plans for the care of our nation’s seniors is truly outrageous,” Sen. Mitch McConnell told the AP. The wire service claims that the Democrats do not wish to “replay” the “acrimonious health care debate” over whether or not Obama is going to destroy America with his out-of-control spending.
Share: 2.) White House hacks getting paid millions more under Obama — “The total White House budget has increased at least $4 million since the last year of the Bush administration, coming in just short of $39 million,” reports The Daily Caller’s Amanda Carey. “And this year, it is the low-level staffers that are receiving salary hikes.” Under Bush, 85 staffers made less than $38k per year; under Obama, only two people make less than $40k. Also notable: With the exception of two full-time staffers, the entire Obama White House pulls in more than the national average of $39,000 in personal income. No wonder so many progressive think-tankers want to join Team Obama. It’s private-sector pay with public-sector expectations!
Share: 3.) Levi Johnston is a bad human being who tells lies — Johnston is “trying to make amends with the Palins, apparently, by admitting that he made up all that crap he said about them,” opines The Daily Trawler’s Jim Treacher. “And where else would a prevaricating media creature like Levi Johnston make his confession but People magazine?” In an interview with People, Johnston, an amateur hockey player-turned-fame whore said, “I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true.” What things did you say that were not true, Levi? Why did you say them? So that Playgirl would pay you for pics of your naked bum? Life is an enigma.
Share: 4.) Democrats rediscover concept of “oppo research” — Democrats are trying to “dig up dirt” on Republican candidates, because they cannot stand the idea of losing, and also, need to have power over something, or they cannot live. “The Democratic Party is moving faster and more aggressively than in previous election years to dig up unflattering details about Republican challengers,” reports the Washington Post. “We can win the contrast, but not the referendum,” Democratic strategist Steve Murphy told WaPo. Fascinating! Democrats do not think they can win without digging up dirt! (Paging Fred Otash!) If Democrats manage to embarrass some first-time candidates for being behind on their taxes, why, that would be just like the time the whole world found out former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle didn’t pay his taxes either!
5.) When will Obama free the people who have apologized? — “President Obama, during his 533 days in office, has issued no pardons and commuted no sentences,” reports The Daily Caller’s Kyle Peterson. “Only four other presidents — George Washington, John Adams, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — waited longer to use their constitutional power of clemency, and Obama is on track to pass at least two of them.” Pardon experts think that Obama is worried about a “no-win situation,” and that people will think he is “soft on crime.” So he is probably going to let everyone rot until the last day of his presidency, when he will pardon commodities trader Marc Rich again.
Share: 6.) Congressman named “annoyer-in-chief” — California Rep. Darrell Issa has been named Pres. Obama’s “annoyer-in-chief” by the New York Times, a liberal East Coast newspaper. According to Issa, he is so annoying to the White House that the last time he saw Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s chief of staff shot him the bird, then claimed it never happened. This is all very fitting for Issa because he created the Viper car alarm. Just like him, the Viper is noisy and will not shut up until you admit that you offered the car a job in your garage if it would only drop out of the race.