High Schools (and America) Have Lost that “Lovin’ Feeling” for Obama

Poor Obama.  A couple years ago, he arrogantly told Democrats the difference between Hillarycare and Obamacare is “you’ve got me.”  Well, apparently, that isn’t enough, anymore:

The White House is ramping up an effort to promote a nationwide competition to decide which high school wins a commencement speech by President Obama.

 An internal White House memo indicates that the White House is facing a shortage of applications less than a week before the deadline.

The competition was extended from the February 25 deadline until Friday, March 11 after few schools met the original application deadline. CBS News has learned a White House Communications Office internal memo dated February 22 noted “a major issue with the Commencement Challenge.”

“As of yesterday we had received 14 applications and the deadline is Friday,” the memo said. The memo also urged recipients to, “please keep the application number close hold.”

A follow-up memo on February 28 reported receipt of 68 applications. Noting the competition among more than 1,000 schools last year, the memo said, “Something isn’t working.” It called on staffers to ask “friendly congressional, gubernatorial and mayoral offices” to encourage schools to apply. 

Officials were unable to explain the reason for the apparent lack of interest, beyond pointing to possible procrastination by school systems.

Read all at:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20040100-503544.html

It’s extremely easy to explain.  After more than two years of disastrous policies which have bankrupted the country, Obama isn’t the “one,” anymore.  What high school kid wants a commencement by the guy who threw mom and dad out of work?  Nope, sorry!  Obama, the country doesn’t have that “you’ve got me” feeling for you anymore.  Here’s a video, in Obama’s honor, that sums up the situation nicely.

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Virginia says let’s cut to the chase and have the USSC decide Obamacare

Virginia is not content to wait for the courts to grind their way up to the USSC while the Obama administration ignores them and cotinues to implement Obamacare:

RICHMOND – Virginia will ask that the U.S. Supreme Court immediately review the state’s constitutional challenge to the federal health-care overhaul, a rare legal request to bypass appeals and ask for early intervention from the nation’s highest court, Attorney General Ken T. Cuccinelli II said Thursday.

Cuccinelli (R) said that conflicting court decisions about the law’s constitutionality have created sufficient uncertainty about implementation of the sweeping law to justify speeding Supreme Court review.

The Justice Department will oppose the motion, saying that the case should be fully heard by lower courts before the Supreme Court takes action.

 

Read all here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/03/AR2011020305532.html

Now this is an unusual move and I don’t believe it would have happened had it not been for the Obama Administration acting in a Jacksonian manner toward the Federal ruling that the mandate to buy health insurance in Obamacare is unconstitutional.  It’s quite telling of how little this administration is trusted that Virginia made this move.  I applaud Virginia and hope more states will take this course.

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