Dead Cats: Sean’sList, 01/06/17, (25)09: James Brody

CONTENTS:

HANSON – Anti Israel sentiment; WILLIAMSON – Real America; PALETTA & BARNES – Revamp spy agencies.

LEADS: RASMUSSEN – 57% of Dems want Donald to succeed; NAPOLITANO – Jarret’s overlooks.

NOTES: HANNITY – BO’s Failures

 

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Why the Anti-Israel Sentiment?”

“World opinion against Israel comes from a great many factors — especially a certain ancient one.
“. . . No one in this administration has shown as much anger about the many thousands who have been killed and jailed in the Castro brothers’ Cuba, much less about the current Stone Age conditions in Venezuela or the nightmarish government of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, an ally nation.
“President Obama did not champion the cause of the oppressed during the Green Revolution of 2009 in Iran. Did Kerry and Obama become so outraged after Russia occupied South Ossetia, Crimea, and eastern Ukraine?
“Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power was never so impassioned over the borders of Chinese-occupied Tibet, or over Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus.
“In terms of harkening back to the Palestinian “refugee” crisis that started in the late 1940s, no one talks today in similar fashion about the Jews who survived the Holocaust and walked home, only to find that their houses in Eastern Europe were gone or occupied by others. Much less do we recall the 11 million German civilians who were ethnically cleansed from Eastern Europe in 1945 by the Soviets and their imposed Communist governments. Certainly, there are not still “refugee” camps outside Dresden for those persons displaced from East Prussia 70 years ago.
“More recently, few nations at the U.N. faulted the Kuwaiti government for the expulsion of 200,000 Palestinians after the liberation of Kuwait by coalition forces in 1991.
“Yet on nearly every issue — from “settlements” to human rights to the status of women — U.N. members that routinely violate human rights target a liberal Israel. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443523/anti-israel-obama-administration-follows-world-lead-middle-east-politics

Kevin Williamson, NRO: “The Search for the Real America “

“John Ekdahl set off an amusing storm on Twitter by noting that the three best-selling vehicles in the United States are pick-up trucks and asking journalists the seemingly anodyne question of whether they personally know anybody who owns one.

“The responses were predictable: The sort of smug progressives who are proud of their smugness scoffed that pick-ups, pollution-belching penis-supplements for toothless red-state Bubbas, are found mainly in the sort of communities where they’d never deign to set foot; the sort of smug progressives who are ashamed of their smugness protested that it is a silly question (which it is — that’s part of the point) and made strained connections with pick-up-owning childhood friends back home in East Slapbutt; conservatives mainly said “Har har stupid liberal elites.”
“Living in Texas, I have a rarefied point of view on this. Because I have decided today to be an unbearable cliché, I am writing this column at a Starbucks (America’s leading psych ward and homeless shelter, with pretty good coffee), about five feet from a Ford F-150 and with seven other pick-ups in my immediate field of vision.
“But there are pick-ups and there are pick-ups. In the nothing-but-mansions Houston neighborhood of River Oaks (Molly Ivins grew up there after her family moved to Texas from California; her salt-of-the-earth act was developed at the yacht club), the residential streets are clogged during the day with white pick-ups bearing largely Mexican work crews who keep the sprawling faux-Tudor country houses and Rococo palaces spruce and spiffy; inside the garages are more pick-ups, $60,000 and $70,000 specimens that are never used to haul anything other than grass-fed steaks from Whole Foods and never go farther off road than the gravel trail leading to the weekend “ranch,” which is what rich Texas oil guys call their country homes.
“Pick-ups are a very weird status symbol in Texas. Most makers make a special Texas edition of their trucks, and Toyota makes a great deal out of the fact that its pick-ups are made in Texas by Texans. (If the traffic around Houston is any indicator, this marketing campaign is working brilliantly.) The essence of Texanness often seems to consist of a powerful fixation on being from Texas, even if you’re Toyota. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443533/pickup-trucks-real-america-coastal-elites-heartland-states-texas

Damian Paletta & Julian Barnes, WSJ: “Donald Trump Plans Revamp of Top U.S. Spy Agency”

“President-elect works on restructuring Office of the Director of National Intelligence, tweets again his doubts that Russia hacked Democrats

“WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nation’s top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said.

“The move is prompted by his belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become bloated and politicized, these people said.

“The planning comes as Mr. Trump has leveled a series of social-media attacks in recent months and the past few days against U.S. intelligence agencies, dismissing and mocking their assessment that Russia stole emails from Democratic groups and individuals and then provided them to WikiLeaks for publication in an effort to help Mr. Trump win the White House.

“One of the people familiar with Mr. Trump’s planning said advisers also are working on a plan to restructure the Central Intelligence Agency, cutting back on staffing at its Virginia headquarters and pushing more people out into field posts around the world. The CIA declined to comment. . .”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmakers-officials-frown-on-donald-trumps-dismissal-of-u-s-intelligence-1483554450

 

LEADS:

Rasmussen, “57% of Democrats Want Trump to Succeed”

“. . . Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Republicans think Trump is likely to succeed, a view shared by only 17% of Democrats and 35% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Just over half (52%) of Democrats believe Trump is more likely to fail, but only seven percent (7%) of GOP voters and 28% of unaffiliateds agree.

“But 57% of Democrats want Trump’s presidency to be a success. Of course, that compares to 91% of Republicans and 73% of unaffiliated voters. Twenty-six percent (26%) of voters in Hillary Clinton’s party want Trump to fail, while another 17% are undecided.

“Among all voters, 73% want Trump’s presidency to be a success; 14% want it to fail, and 12% are not sure.”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/january_2017/57_of_democrats_want_trump_to_succeed

Andrew Napolitano, RCP: “The Scandals That Valerie Jarrett Overlooked”

“Over the New Year’s weekend, President Barack Obama’s chief policy adviser and closest strategist, Valerie Jarrett, told a talk show host that her boss would have a happy legacy because there was an absence of scandal in his administration. When first I heard this preposterous claim, I thought I had misheard it. Yet it is apparently true that President Obama and his team somehow can overlook recent history and behave as if events with which we are all familiar never happened.

“Here is the back story.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/01/05/the_titanic_has_set_sail_132708.html

NOTES:

Hannity: Obama’s Failures

$19.9 TrillionThe Staggering Mountain Of Debt Obama Will Leave Behind On January 20, 2017. (“Daily History Of The Debt,” U.S. Department Of Treasury, Accessed 12/23/16)

$9.2 TrillionThe Increase In The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (“Daily History Of The Debt,” U.S. Department Of Treasury, Accessed 12/23/16)

$1 TrillionTax Increases In ObamaCare Over A Decade. (“ObamaCare: Trillion Dollar Tax Hike That Hurts Small Businesses,” U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Ways And Means, 3/31/16)

$870.3 BillionEstimated Economic Cost Of All The New Federal Government Regulations Finalized Since Obama Took Office. (“Regulation Rodeo,” American Action Forum, Accessed 12/27/16)

$750 BillionThe U.S.’s Global Trade Deficit Last Year Under Obama. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 12/27/16)

$690 Billion: Increase In Student Debt Since Obama Took Office. (“Student Loans Owned And Securitized, Outstanding,” Federal Reserve Bank Of St. Louis, Accessed 12/27/16)

$377 BillionObamaCare’s Tax Hikes That Effect The Middle Class. (Glenn Kessler, “Does ‘Obamacare’ Have $1 Trillion In Tax Hikes, Aimed At The Middle Class,” The Washington Post, 3/12/13)

$344 BillionEstimated Economic Cost Of All The New EPA Regulations Finalized Since Obama Took Office. (“Regulation Rodeo,” American Action Forum, Accessed 12/27/16)

$292 BillionProjected Cost Of Obama’s Finalized Clean Power Plan Regulations. (H. Sterling Burnett, “Economic Analysis of Clean Power Plan Shows High Cost, Minimal Benefits,” The Heartland Institute, 12/2/15)

$99 BillionThe Growth In The U.S.’s Annual Trade Deficit With China Since Obama Took Office. (“Trade In Goods With China,” U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 12/27/16)

$29 BillionProjected Annual Loss Of Coal Production Due To The Interior Department’s New Stream Protection Rule. (“Economic Analysis Of Proposed Stream Protection Rule,” Ramboll Environ, 10/15)

$9.6 BillionProjected Annual Loss Due To The EPA’s 2012 Mercury Rule. (“Hearing Entitled ‘A Review Of EPA’s Regulatory Activity During The Obama Administration: Energy And Industrial Sectors,” U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Energy And Commerce, 6/30/16)

$1.4 BillionProjected Annual Loss Due To The EPA’s 2015 Ozone Rule. (“Final Ozone Rule,” American Action Forum, 10/2/15)

583 MillionHours Of Paperwork To Deal With All The New Federal Government Regulations Finalized Since Obama Took Office. (“Regulation Rodeo,” American Action Forum, Accessed 12/27/16)

$500 MillionProjected Annual Loss Due To The EPA’s 2015 Coal Ash Rule. (“Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities,” Federal Register, 4/17/15, pg. 21462)

$462.9 MillionProjected Annual Loss Due To The Administration’s 2015 “Water Of The United States” Rule. (“Final WOTUS Rule,” American Action Forum, 5/28/16)

$400 MillionWhat Obama Paid Iran As Part Of Its Hostage Deal To Release Prisoners Held By The State Sponsor Of Terror. (Elise Labott, Nicole Gaouette and Kevin Liptak, “US Sent Plane With $400 Million In Cash To Iran,” CNN, 8/4/16)

$320 MillionProjected Annual Loss Due To The EPA’s 2016 Methane Emissions Rule. (“Hearing Entitled ‘A Review Of EPA’s Regulatory Activity During The Obama Administration: Energy And Industrial Sectors,” U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Energy And Commerce, 6/30/16)

2.3 MillionThe Number Of Americans That Could Have Just One Insurer To Choose From Next Year Due To ObamaCare. (Cynthia Cox And Ashley Semanskee, Preliminary Date on Insurer Exits And Entrants In 2017 Affordable Care Act Marketplaces, Kaiser Family Foundation, 8/28/16)

2 MillionProjected Job Losses Under The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal That Obama Negotiated And Lobbied For. (Robert E. Scott and Elizabeth Glass, “Trans-Pacific Partnership, Currency Manipulation, Trade, And Jobs,” Economic Policy Institute, 3/3/16)

301,000Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/2/16)

280,000Projected Job Loss Due To The Interior Department’s New Stream Protection Rule. (“Economic Analysis Of Proposed Stream Protection Rule,” Ramboll Environ, 10/15)

82,288Number Of Criminals Illegal Immigrants Released By The Obama Administration From 2013 To 2015. (Maria Sacchetti, “Criminal Immigrants Reoffend At High Rates Than ICE Has Suggested,” The Boston Globe, 6/4/16)

$8,390The Increase In The Average Cost Of Tuition, Fees, And Room And Board At A Four Year Public College Since Obama Took Office. (“Trends In College Pricing 2016,” The College Board, 10/26/16)

5,000Reduction In The Number Of Illegal Immigrants Deported This Year Under Obama. (Rafael Bernal, “Deportations Under Obama Could Hit 10-Year Low,” The Hill, 8/31/16)

$4,370The Increase In The Average Cost Of Tuition, Fees, And Room And Board At A Four Year Public College Since Obama Took Office. (“Trends In College Pricing 2016,” The College Board, 10/26/16)

2,998The Number Of New Federal Government Regulations Finalized Since Obama Took Office. (“Regulation Rodeo,” American Action Forum, Accessed 12/27/16)

970The Number Of Counties That Could See No Competition In Healthcare Insurers In 2017 Due To ObamaCare. (Cynthia Cox And Ashley Semanskee, Preliminary Date on Insurer Exits And Entrants In 2017 Affordable Care Act Marketplaces, Kaiser Family Foundation, 8/28/16)

717Less Democrat State House Representatives Since Obama Took Office. (“2009 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 1/26/09; “2016 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 12/6/16)

231Less Democrat State Senators Since Obama Took Office. (“2009 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 1/26/09; “2016 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 12/6/16)

183The Number Of New EPA Regulations Finalized Since Obama Took Office. (“Regulation Rodeo,” American Action Forum, Accessed 12/27/16)

98%Increase In Student Debt Since Obama Took Office. (“Student Loans Owned And Securitized, Outstanding,” Federal Reserve Bank Of St. Louis, Accessed 12/27/16)

87%The Increase In The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (“Daily History Of The Debt,” U.S. Department Of Treasury, Accessed 12/23/16)

63Less Democrats In The House Of Representatives Since Obama Took Office. (Jennifer E. Manning, “Membership Of The 111th Congress: A Profile,” Congressional Research Service, 12/23/09; “House Election Results,” The New York Times, 12/19/16)

41States That Saw Deductibles Increases In 2016 Under ObamaCare. (Nathan Nascimento, “The Latest Problem Under The Affordable Care Act: Deductibles,” The National Review, 04/12/16)

28%The Increase In The Average Cost Of Tuition, Fees, And Room And Board At A Four Year Public College Since Obama Took Office. (“Trends In College Pricing 2016,” The College Board, 10/26/16)

23%The Increase In The Average Cost Of Tuition, Fees, And Room And Board At A Four Year Private College Since Obama Took Office. (“Trends In College Pricing 2016,” The College Board, 10/26/16)

22%Average Increase In ObamaCare Premium’s Benchmark Silver Plan In 2017. (Tami Luhby, “ObamaCare Premiums To Soar 22%,” CNN, 10/25/16)

21The Number Of Tax Increases In ObamaCare That Total More Than $1 Trillion Over A Decade. (“ObamaCare: Trillion Dollar Tax Hike That Hurts Small Businesses,” U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Ways And Means, 3/31/16)

18Less Democrat-Controlled State Legislative Bodies Since Obama Took Office. (“2009 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 1/26/09; “2016 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 12/6/16)

12Less Democrat Governors Since Obama Took Office. (“2009 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 1/26/09; Jennifer Duffy, “Governors: 2017/2018 Race Ratings,” The Cook Political Report, 12/2/16)

12Less Democrats In The U.S. Senate Since Obama Took Office. (Jennifer E. Manning, “Membership Of The 111th Congress: A Profile,” Congressional Research Service, 12/23/09; “House Election Results,” The New York Times, 12/19/16)

11-14%Projected Rise In Electricity Rates For Most Consumers As A Results Of Obama’s Finalized Clean Power Plan Regulations. (H. Sterling Burnett, “Economic Analysis of Clean Power Plan Shows High Cost, Minimal Benefits,” The Heartland Institute, 12/2/15)

5%The Reduction Of The Percentage Of Americans Who Self Identify As Middle-Class Since Obama Took Office. (Frank Newport, “Americans’ Identification As Middle Class Edges Back Up,” Gallup, 12/15/16)

4%: Drop In The Rate Of Homeownership Since Obama Took Office. (“State Of Working America Data Library,” Economic Policy Institute, Accessed 12/27/16)

2%The “Anemic” Average Annual GDP Growth Since Obama Took Office. (Larry Light, “Obama’s 8-Year Economic Legacy: A Mixed Bag,” CBS, 12/23/16)

$0.19Decrease In The Median U.S. Hourly Wage Since Obama Took Office. (“State Of Working America Data Library,” Economic Policy Institute, Accessed 12/27/16)

0Excuses Obama Has For Why His Party’s Nominee, Who Ran On His Legacy, Failed To Win In November. (The American People, 11/8/16)

http://www.hannity.com/articles/election-493995/by-the-numbers-obamas-legacy-of-15435863/

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