Another Sad Example of Stimulus Failure

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Broken Promises

During his State of the Union address Wednesday night President Obama is likely to make a lot of promises to you, the American people. But will he make good on those promises?

A closer look at his address to Congress back in February of 2009 suggests he will not. In that speech he introduced America to a young girl from Dillon, South Carolina, named Ty'Sheoma Bethea.


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: She had been told that her school is hopeless. But the other day, after class, she went to the public library and typed up a letter to the people sitting in this chamber. She even asked her principal for the money to buy a stamp. The letter asks us for help.


After that speech Bethea went home and spoke at a school assembly and said of President Obama: "He's getting us a school."

But fast forward almost a year, and unfortunately, there's still no new school in Dillon. In fact, the city is struggling. The Washington Post reports the unemployment rate there stands at 18 percent and has even affected the Bethea family. According to the Post, her mother was laid off and unable to find a job and had to relocate her family to the Atlanta area in August.

This is another sad example of just how badly the president and his stimulus plan has failed the people of this country.

Rahmbo Attacks

Everyone knows about President Obama's sinking popularity, and according to The Wall Street Journal, he's taking White House Chief of Staff Rahm "Rahmbo Dead Fish" Emanuel with him.

Critics from within the Democratic Party are lining up to attack Emanuel these days and are blaming him for the president's unprecedented fall from grace. Things have gotten so heated between Emanuel and left-wingers that during a meeting between liberal groups and the White House aides in August, he lost it.

Emanuel artfully described the ideas of some of the group's members as "f------ retarted!"

You can see how classy this guy is.

Hey, Rahmbo, it may be time for you to go back to Chicago. You can take David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett with you.

Polar Opposite

Tonight's Meltdown is brought to you by the hole in the ozone.

For years we've heard global warming alarmists wail about the threat that it poses to the environment. Well now, evidence shows that the ozone hole above Antarctica has actually been protecting the region against global warming.

Scientists at the University of Leeds say that ozone depletion has caused brighter clouds to form beneath the hole. Those clouds reflect the sun rays away from the Earth's surface causing temperatures, in fact, to drop.

One scientist studying the phenomenon described it as "unexpected and complex climate feedback."

Apparently climatologist Al Gore hasn't been studying that particular phenomenon.

"Ellie" Speaks?

An update on a story that we reported here last night. Someone claiming to be the mysterious Obama supporter "Ellie Light" phoned into the "Michael Smerconish Morning Show" Tuesday. As we told you Monday, her identical pro-Obama letters have been published on editorial pages all around the country.

Here's what she had to say for herself:


MICHAEL SMERCONISH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Is "Ellie Light" your real name?


SMERCONISH: You are "Ellie Light"?

"ELLIE LIGHT": Well, I'm a traveling nurse. I work at various hospitals for 13-week assignments all over the United States. And I have — my main residence is in Southern California. But I haven't seen that in a while.

And I'm finishing up a new assignment at an undisclosed place I don't really want to say. And then hopefully, I'll get to go back home.

SMERCONISH: And you're passionate about the president?

"ELLIE LIGHT": Yes. However, I think I need to own up that I did misrepresent my location in some of those places.


You think? I wonder why all those letters appeared within a few weeks of each other rather than 13 weeks apart. Her alibi sounds a little thin to me.

Will the real "Ellie Light" please stand up?

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