February 2011

The Leadership Vacuum

by Bill O'Connell on February 28, 2011

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The order in the Middle East has been crumbling, but it seems that the only place President Barack Obama knows where to lead is on the dance floor or when ramming through his socialist programs. When it comes to real solutions to fix the economy or on foreign policy he is utterly lost.

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Dictators vs. Democracy in the Labor Wars

by Bill O'Connell on February 25, 2011

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When the unions and their progressive supporters hit the streets in Madison, Wisconsin the news cameras didn’t have to look high and low to find the Hitler posters, they could probably spot them from a hundred yards off, but honestly, who didn’t think there would be Hitler posters at a left wing rally? But in a effort to modernize, somebody found a newspaper and saw there was some unrest in the Middle East and voila, we had comparisons to Hosni Mubarak and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. So Governor Scott Walker, we are to believe, is acting like a dictator not a democratically elected governor working through a democratically elected legislature? Hmmm, I wonder how the public sector unions got the “rights” they ferociously cling to?

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Public Sector Unions: Right or Wrong?

by Bill O'Connell on February 23, 2011

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To hear the progressives talk about the public sector unions in Wisconsin and other locales you would think collective bargaining was enshrined in the Bill of Rights. We have a right to bargain collectively. The unions are fighting for their rights. The Bill of Rights was won through the fighting of a bloody revolution. The right for all citizens to vote was won through the passage of an amendment to the Constitution. So, naturally, the right of public sector unions was won through a similar groundswell of popular support, right? No. Actually it was started by one man, fighting for his political life, in the shadow of Tammany Hall.

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Chuck Schumer’s Crocodile Tears

by Bill O'Connell on February 21, 2011

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The Republicans in the House of Representatives led a freewheeling debate, unknown during Nancy Pelosi’s reign, to put together a continuing resolution for the rest of the current fiscal year ending in October. Hundreds of amendments were offered by both Democrats and Republicans and voted on. Some went against what the Republican leadership wanted, but it was how the House was supposed to work.

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The Battle of Wisconsin

by Bill O'Connell on February 20, 2011

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It seemed an unlikely place. But then so was Gettysburg. If you asked anyone at about the time the Tea Party started if Wisconsin would be a major battleground, I don’t think they would have agreed. But in the last few days, a new Republican governor has taken on the public unions and they have fought back with a vengeance. It is a battle they can little afford to lose.

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Unions to the Taxpayers: Let them Eat Cake

by Bill O'Connell on February 18, 2011

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The corrupt main stream media, the unions, and President Barack Obama are fighting their Waterloo. The voters have had enough of bloated out of control government. The private sector struggles with unemployment and a stagnant economy, while the public sector grows and out earns them while they have to pay for it. The union thugs take to the streets, shut down schools, take students out of the classroom to protest with their union teachers, while Democrat lawmakers flee the state instead of doing their job. Is this Greece? No, it is Madison, Wisconsin.

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Freedom Connect and Two Books for our Times

by Bill O'Connell on February 17, 2011

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In the midst of the budget battles some pretty large numbers are being thrown about. Sometimes the size of the numbers starts to lose its meaning and what the long term consequences of what the government is doing gets blurred.

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Let’s Get Serious About K-12 Education

by Bill O'Connell on February 17, 2011

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K-12 education is in trouble. A recent report on schools in New York City said that of the 60% or so of students who actually graduate, about half need remedial classes before they can perform at the college level. We have a Department of Education that has spent over $1 trillion since it was created by President Jimmy Carter and school performance has declined.

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Leadership is Lacking in the White House

by Bill O'Connell on February 16, 2011

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You have probably seen a lot of comparisons in the main stream media trying to compare President Barack Obama to President Ronald Reagan. Try to make this comparison to a conservative and they will look at you rather oddly. Tell it to a progressive and they lap it up, because they know that President Reagan was a leader and by comparing the two men, perhaps some of that leadership will rub off on the incumbent.

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President Obama’s Alternate Budget Reality

by Bill O'Connell on February 15, 2011

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It didn’t take long for President Barack Obama to get set back on his heels and hastily call a press conference to talk about his budget. Throughout his term we have seen his inexperience show as he jerks back and forth from position to position, unless it involves pushing his progressive agenda, where he is laser focused.

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