Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
It is amazing to me that President Obama's approval numbers are still around 47%, when so many supporters are showing signs of voter's remorse.
Obviously, the President has lost his invincible, I'll solve it all, image, and many people are quietly changing their minds about him. But rarely do we see a turn around such as this one from a Pro-Hillary Clinton blog written by some gay guys in Chicago!*
Read this amazing post from their HillBuzz blog, Thank you former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush Here are some highlights:
If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of 'Dubya' [Bush] nearly every day…
Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day.
We were convinced that ANYONE who was president would have done what Bush did...
Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia [Obama], made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us. ...The world needed George W. Bush, his bullhorn, and his indomitable spirit that day…and we will forever be grateful to this man for that.
As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.
The post brings up how the Obamas should have gone to Ft. Hood, but didn't. It took President Obama 5 days to go visit the victims, and it seems to me, that was only prompted because he was speaking at the memorial service.
Thank goodness George W. is still on his watch, with wonderful Laura at his side.
We are blessed as a nation to have these two out there…
And we are blessed to have Dick Cheney, wherever he is, keeping tabs on all that’s going on and speaking out when the current administration does anything too reckless and dangerous.
Cheney’s someone else we villainized and maligned in the past who we were also wrong about....There has never been a Vice President more spot-on right about the dangers facing this country from Islamic terrorism.
Thank you for your service, Mr. President. We’re sorry we didn’t appreciate you while you were in office, but we thank Heaven we’ve wised up and can see the good you are out there doing, under the radar, today.
Others are realizing You don't know what you've got 'till its gone! From the UK Telegraph, Bloodless President Barack Obama makes Americans wistful for George W Bush:
In a sign that the Obama honeymoon truly is over, I began to hear this week the first stirrings of a wistfulness about Mr Bush. "I never thought I'd hear myself say it," one Democrat told me. 'But Obama makes you feel that at least with Bush you knew where he was on something.'
If I have learned one thing blogging, it is that if you wait long enough, you will find common ground with those on the opposite side of the political spectrum. I just never expected I would find so much common ground on a Hillary blog. I think HillBuzz has found a new reader!
Other HillBuzz posts I found of interest: Thursday Open Thread, advocates lower taxes, smaller govt. and abolishing ACORN, among other things.
The latest ridiculous attack on Sarah Palin in Chicago: Oprah's audience complains they didn't get any free books
Why can't Jill Biden take Mrs. Utopia [Obama] shopping sometime? "...one of the biggest breaks Mrs. Utopia caught in 2008 is when Mr. Blackwell died. That man could have filled one of his Worst Ever lists with things the current First Lady has worn this week, alone. "
Republicans would be smart to blame Dr. Utopia on the media - and in particular, Oprah
* Thanks, Jay Weber, for bringing this to my attention