Ha! Obama Proposes Plan to Make Government ‘Smarter’

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Yes indeed, the guy who has been president for almost five years and wasted trillions making a monstrous government even larger, more intrusive and expensive is now heading up a movement to create a leaner, smarter and more cost effective government.

All I have to add is “HAHAHAHAHAHA!”

President Barack Obama will describe on Monday his second-term plan for “smarter government” by using technology and data to deliver services faster and save taxpayers money, the White House said.

Obama will meet privately with his cabinet on Monday morning about the plan and then make public remarks at 11:50 a.m. (1550 GMT).

Is it too much to hope for that Obama will name Joe Biden to spearhead the “smart government” initiative?

Let me guess: Obama’s plan to make government smarter, leaner and cheaper will involve creating a new “Department of Smart, Lean and Cheap Government” to be budgeted at a half trillion a year.

Oh, and it’s up to “all of us” to properly implement this latest scheme — meaning he knows it won’t work and will need people to blame:

Reuters Columnist Offers the ‘Ya Don’t Say’ Observation of the Day

Kerry boating and Obama golfing during the uprising in Egypt was “terrible optics,” according to Reuters columnist David Rohde:

The State Department must agree, or they wouldn’t have felt the need to try to lie about Kerry’s Nantucket sails.

The administration knows these things might look bad to those paying attention, but they don’t give a damn about non campaign related optics.

Ted Cruz’s Father Knocks it Out of the Park at FreedomWorks

Older people from Cuba and Russia who tell their stories are performing a valuable service, because they’ve seen the glowing promises evolve into the horrific realities.

From The Blaze:

Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during tonight’s FreedomWorks Free the People event.

Describing his own personal journey escaping Cuba and working hard to build a life for himself in the U.S., the elder Cruz noted comparisons that he believes exist between Fidel Castro’s governance and President Barack Obama’s executive actions.

Upon rising to power, he said that Castro, like Obama, spoke about hope and change. While the message sounded good at the time, it didn’t take long for socialism to take root in his home country. And he paid the price.

Here’s the video. I usually shrink down the size a little but this one deserves the big-screen treatment:

Conservatives are talking about Ted Cruz for president, but if it weren’t for the natural-born-citizen clause I’d also pull the lever for his father too.

You Stay Classy, Texas Pro-Aborts

Check out the signs they’re having little kids carry at the Texas pro-abortion demonstrations:

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If you can’t read that, it says “If I wanted the government in my womb I would f*** a Senator.” The Texas pro-abortion lobby isn’t exactly creating a Norman Rockwell painting down there.

On a separate note, it’s disturbing to see some of these adults in Texas so blissfully unaware of the irony of using children to “support” their late-term abortion argument (or lack thereof).

More class acts here.

Update: One lib who had been blasting the right for passing around the above photo, saying it was fake, or at least not from the Texas demonstrations, issued a correction at the end. Without noting it in the headline, of course.

Of Course: Deadly Arizona fire blamed on global warming, because there weren’t large fires before industrialization

This is as predictable as the sun coming up in the east and then blaming the heat on fossil fuel emissions.

Nineteen brave firefighters were killed battling the blaze, and using that to help make Al Gore richer is not an honorable way to memorialize them.

The fire was reportedly caused by dry conditions sparked by lightning, both of which did exist before industrialization the last time I checked.