An occasional look at what people are talking about in politics
By Chris Ingram
So we all woke up this morning and heard Barack Hussein Obama won the Nobel Prize for Peace. He is now among 4 U.S. presidents to win this award (Jimmy Carter being the most recent). Sure it’s rigged and run by a bunch of liberal, brie cheese eating, Europeans, but that’s not the problem I have — though I do prefer people who consume Cheese Whiz over brie eaters. No, the problem is the nominations for this “honor” closed about two weeks after BHO was sworn in as president. At that point, he didn’t yet know where the quietest bathroom in the White House was; much less know his way around any peace-talk tables. So it’s hard to argue that this “award” was given based on any achievement. But the New York Times will no doubt be telling us of all of BHO’s intentions to bring world peace. My dad used to say “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” No doubt BHO has a steam roller.
Charlie Crist was the key note speaker at the Hillsborough County Republican Party’s first “Reagan Day” dinner. I know it is ridiculous to invite a liberal to a Reagan Day dinner and I’m not sure what the party was thinking when they asked Chuckie to be the headliner, but alas, county party organizations are not known for their great ideas.
Anyhow, Chuck decided to stop and get out and talk to some of the thirty-five or so Marco Rubio supporters waving signs on the highway outside the facility where the dinner was held (there was one Crist supporter waving signs and he drove a big Hummer — so much for Chuckles’ enviro credentials!). I was one of the Rubio wavers along with my three daughters. After kindly admiring my girls (one of whom held a sign reading “Sorry Charlie,” he walked up to me and says, “Good to see you. I appreciate you,” and extended his hand which I took and I said, “We need leadership and you’re not providing it. You’re mortgaging our children’s future.” Now uncomfortable, it’s clear he wants to walk away but I don’t let go of his hand and he says, “We’re working on it.” And I said, “you’re not working on it.” I then let go of his hand and the Tan-man walked away to go eat rubber chicken and paint himself as some sort of Reaganite to his Kool-aid drinking admirers gathered in the assembly hall.
Misc. point about the national debt (which Charlie Crist helped add nearly $1 Trillion to): It would take over 2,700 years of spending $1 Million a day to spend a trillion bucks. We currently owe $11 Trillion and the debt is projected to be over $20 Trillion before Obama’s first term is over. With Democrats like Obama, we don’t need Republicans like Charlie Crist in Washington, D.C. Our kids deserve better than being stuck with all of these bills.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.net.
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