Obama’s greatest victory of the entire past year — his crowning achievement for the past twelve months in the most powerful office in all the world — is his celebrated triumph in successfully producing a common form of secondary identification.
As of right now, that’s what he’s running on: That he, like 88% of all non-incarcerated adults in America, has access to his own personal records.
That’s what he’s got. That’s what he’s managed for 2010-2011.
Six months from now, I hear he’s going to announce a “major initiative” to subscribe to Sports Illustrated, and then a “five year plan” to buy a “nice pair of trousers.”
Obama economic adviser: Slowdown in economy due to…are you serious?…reduction in government spending?
Sweet. Mother. Of. Pearl. Excerpt:
A top economic aide to President Obama blamed reductions in government spending for a slowdown in U.S. economic growth in the first quarter.
Austan Goolsbee, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said that a slowdown in government spending was mostly responsible for the 1.8 percent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) between January and March, down from 3.1 in the fourth quarter of 2010.
“It was an expected slowdown,” Goolsbee said in an interview on Bloomberg television. “The biggest driver was a reduction in government spending at the federal level, a big negative from defense spending.”
Yeah, that MUST be it! Because the economy tanking even more last year when Dems maxed out Uncle Sam’s platinum card had diddly to do with their record spending, right? If only they had spend MORE of our tax dollars, oh how the economy would be humming right now!
And by “rightwing nutjobs”, I clearly mean ”a blue state with a blue House, blue Senate, and blue governor”…aka Taxachusetts! Details:
The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers’ rights.Unions fought hard to stop the bill, launching a radio ad that assailed the plan and warning legislators that if they voted for the measure, they could lose their union backing in the next election. After the vote, labor leaders accused House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and other Democrats of turning their backs on public employees.
“It’s pretty stunning,’’ said Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “These are the same Democrats that all these labor unions elected. The same Democrats who we contributed to in their campaigns. The same Democrats who tell us over and over again that they’re with us, that they believe in collective bargaining, that they believe in unions. . . . It’s a done deal for our relationship with the people inside that chamber.’’
Huh. It’s as if the taxpayers don’t want to be sodomized by government employee unions or something!
NOW will you people who harbor conspiracy theories PLEASE find something else to complain about?
Good grief, the man has provided a couple years worth of incompetence, malfeasance, corruption, ignorance, treason, authoritarianism, and abject failure. We have a treasure trove of ammo to beat him over the head with next year, nearly all of it supplied by Obozo himself. Why waste another second on this Birther issue?
Exit observation: Now that birtherism has been discredited, this probably helps…the GOP?
Consider this a follow-up to my post yesterday about the MSM embargo on stories linking ObaMao policies and skyrocketing gas prices.
The MSM is acknowledging the toll that gas prices are taking on
normal America Obama’s poll numbers. George Stephanopoulos on GMA:
Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Monday described the country’s “gas gripes” over rising fuel costs, adding, “Soaring prices lead to new pain for the President as big oil gets ready to report record profits.” (MP3 audiohere.)
The former Democratic operative turned journalist tried to put the best spin on Barack Obama’s growing problems: “And, Jake, these gas prices are also knocking down President Obama’s poll numbers, which is why he’s out there nearly every day addressing this problem.”
The AP (note the headline, right out of the gate):
Costly gasoline clouds Obama re-election prospects
With gas prices climbing and little relief in sight, President Barack Obama is scrambling to get ahead of the latest potential obstacle to his re-election bid, even as Republicans are making plans to exploit the issue.
No one seems more aware of the electoral peril than Obama himself.
Got that? Our difficulty enduring unreasonable gas prices are dismissed by Snuffalupagus as mere “gripes”, and both Snuffy and the AP reporter think it’s unfair to link gas prices to Obamunist policies. There is still no mention in their discussions about permit moratoriums in the Gulf, or the refusal to open up oil shale lands or ANWR, or how the current prices are all part of ObaMao’s stated plan to “necessarily skyrocket” the cost of energy. Nope, just a bunch of “gas prices are high, and it’s unjustly hurting Obama!”
Nope…no liberal media bias!
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline hit $3.86 on April 25, more than $1-a-gallon higher than a year earlier and less than 25 cents away from the record high price of gasoline set in July 2008.
In fact, per gallon prices are more than $2 higher than when Obama took office Jan. 20, 2009. Yet the president has been nearly exempt from criticism on the issue of rising prices, despite a six-month drilling moratorium and more regulatory hurdles for industry.
The Business & Media Institute found that out of the 280 oil price stories the network evening shows have aired since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, only 1 percent (3 stories) mentioned Obama’s drilling ban or other anti-oil actions in connection with gasoline prices.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
He is risen! God bless, my friends!
If only those evil rich people would pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes, the government would get a TON more money, right? Yeah, right:
The feds assume a relationship between the economy and tax revenue that is divorced from reality. Six decades of history have established one far-reaching fact that needs to be built into fiscal calculations: Increases in federal tax rates, particularly if targeted at the higher brackets, produce no additional revenue. For politicians this is truly an inconvenient truth.
Click over to the link to see the chart and read the info for yourself.
We could tax the “rich” at 100% of their income, and it wouldn’t even be enough to cover this year’s deficit, much less the budget’s expenditures. Guess what? The rich didn’t get rich by being stupid, so they will have an incentive to shield as much of their income from confiscatory taxes as they legally can.
The U.S. government under Barack Obama is deeply committed to battling any belittlement, criticism, or questioning of Islam. (“I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States,” he said, “to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”)
At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime [SEE BELOW FOR AN UPDATE], for the U.S. government to burn Bibles. Yes, that’s right. Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this “devoutly Muslim country” might inflame the natives. So they burned them. Why did they burn them? Because it is military policy to burn its trash.
So, the Bibles, according to U.S. policy, are trash, garbage, and it’s OK to burn them.
When it comes to the Koran, however, an official Department of Defense memo specifies a rather different procedure. Item 4, “Handling”:
- Clean gloves will be put on in full view of the detainees prior to handling.
- Two hands will be used at all times when handling the Koran in manner signaling respect and reverence. Care should be used so that the right hand is the primary one used to manipulate any part of the Koran due to the cultural association with the left hand. Handle the Koran as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.
Isn’t that nice? Handle it “as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.” But burn the Bible because it is just part of your trash.
If jihadism doesn’t kill us, political correctness will.
I’m not worried. Why? Because I’m but a mere nomad on this mudball in this lifetime, biding my time until God calls me to my real and eternal Home. Those of you who aren’t so sure, though? Well, sucks for you.
Man, this scumbag is shameless! Details:
“According to the Republican budget that was passed, for example, we would have to eliminate transportation funding by a third,” he said. “You remember when that bridge in Minnesota collapsed with all those people on it and there was a big human cry, how could this happen in America?”
Mr. Obama noted that the United States has been given a “D” grade for its infrastructure and said U.S. roads and bridges are “deteriorating.” He added: “We cut transportation by another third and what’s going to happen to America? We’re just going to have potholes everywhere? We’re just gonna have bridges collapsing everywhere?”
There’s just one small problem with that…it’s not even remotely true:
While experts say America’s aging infrastructure is a significant problem, the bridge collapse in Minnesota, which killed 13 people, was found to have been caused primarily by a design flaw.
The bridge collapse was due to a design flaw, NOT due to underfunding. Either he knows that and is lying through his Marxist teeth, or he doesn’t know that and showed himself to be an ignorant political hack no different than any little-watched pundit on MSDNC. So which is it?
I guess it’s a good thing he didn’t have this conference in Minneapolis, where snow was on the ground in mid-April. Anywho, from the Goreacle:
I remember when I was young, a young teenager growing up part of the time in the South, and I remember when my generation saw the fire hoses being turned on African-Americans and all of the resistance to the Civil Rights movement. And young people asked their parents in that era, “Explain to me again why it’s okay to have legal discrimination on the basis of skin color.” And when they could not answer that moral question coming straight from the conscience of young people, that’s when the laws began to change.
And you need to ask, “Tell me again why it’s alright to put 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every 24 hours, 20 percent of it will still be there in 20,000 years from now.” You need to ask that question and other related questions. Don’t they see the evidence? Don’t they hear what the scientists are saying? Do they actually believe this line from the large carbon polluters that the scientists are making this up, committing fraud in order to get research grants?
Give me a break. They are trying to kill us, too.
Well, heck! Louise Slaughter (D-NY) figured out we’re trying to kill women (and Republican women are apparently trying to get all jihadist-like and kill themselves and other women). Now Gore has picked up our plot at mass extinction…which must mean we’re trying to kill ourselves, too, since we live on the same planet as he does. Well, physically we live on the same planet. Obviously, mentally speaking, we are on a far different and more reality-based planet than the one he occupies.
Exit question: Using Gore’s line of thinking, does Gore’s energy hog of a house count as a weapon of mass destruction?
Reid in 2006:
“Why is it right to increase our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors?” Reid said on March 16, 2006. “Democrats won’t be making an argument to support this legalization, which will weaken our country.”
Apparently, “increasing our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors” and “weakening our country” are more acceptable these days. Reid today:
In an interview today on ABC’s “Top Line” with Jonathan Karl and Amy Walter, Reid said those comments were a mistake.
“I shouldn’t have done that. I’m kinda embarrassed I did. It was a political maneuver by we Democrats. The Republicans were in power – there were more of them,” Reid said. “The president voted when he was in the Senate the same way. I heard him apologize for it. We all should take a look at how we handle these issues, but that doesn’t take into consideration the numerous times, the numerous times I voted to raise the debt ceiling. The one time I tried to make a political issue of it, I wish I hadn’t.”
Obama in 2006: Raising the debt ceiling is bad, especially since Bush wants to do it. I’m gonna skip my usual “present” vote, and vote “no” this time.
Obama today (with a rather odd explanation/defense):
President Barack Obama on Thursday framed his opposition as a Senator to raising the nation’s debt ceiling as a “political vote” and said he is coming at the issue from a different approach as commander in chief.
“That was just an example of a new Senator, you know, making what is a political vote, as opposed to doing what was important for the country. And I’m the first one to acknowledge it,” Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, according to a transcript of the interview.
Allah explains what Obama is trying to say with his defense of his prior position:
The crux of his defense: As president, you have to take these things seriously, but as a senator … not so much. And to think, some people during the ’08 campaign accused him of being inexperienced.
It’s crystal clear, people: Democrats have switched positions on a critically important issue facing our country, and their switch is based on
thoughful and critical analysis of the facts at hand the party of the current occupant of the Oval Office. How reassuring to know that their willingness to make the tough decisions that transcend party lines…um…doesn’t transcend party lines.
Those of you who have been here for a while know that I am conservative first, and Republican a way, waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy distant second. Stories like this explain why:
The Congressional Budget Office estimate shows that compared with current spending rates the spending bill due for a House vote Thursday would pare just $352 million from the deficit through Sept. 30. About $8 billion in cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid are offset by nearly equal increases in defense spending.
Speaker Boner is resorting to slaying the messenger, taking to task Red State bloggers he expected would be in his corner on this. Sorry, Speaker Tearjerker, but it was bad enough when you campaigned on $100 billion in cuts, then pared it down to $61 billion, then down to $38 billion. And now we see that $38 billion equates to a piddly $352 million in real actual savings?
Come on, Tea Party House Republicans, and vote “No” on the budget deal that Bonehead and his Cowboy Haiku counterpart in the Senate struck behind closed doors! If you’re not up for the job, Boehner, I’m pretty sure Paul Ryan will fill your shoes quite nicely.
UPDATE (04/15/2011 – 08:50 am EST): If you want to know how bad this budget bill is and how badly Speaker Bonehead botched this, simply ask yourself this: Why did Boehner and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have to ask House Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer for his help in passing it? I mean, 59 Republicans voted against the budget, which means that Democrats were needed to pass the bill. Boehner knew that he was having a revolt within his party over this, and rather than listen to his party’s members trying to talk some sense into him, Boehner opted to ask the other team to help him pass this bill. How truly shameful!
David Whelan puts all of this in the proper perspective:
One thing that occurred to me was that it was kind of a strange location to talk about belt-tightening.
After all, George Washington University has been crowned the most expensive school to attend in the country, costing $56,000 a year.
GW’s been the most expensive, or one of them, for many years. As a college applicant it is one of those places where the guidance counselor warns: this is a good school but get ready to drain your family’s bank account. The school has even tried to address its reputation as the most-expensive but without much visible success.
OK, so GWU is an expensive school. It must be that the school’s academic results are just that darned good, right? Yeah, right:
In terms of dollars-to-value, GW ranks in the basement. U.S. News, which does not sort by tuition, has it as the 51st best university in the country. Forbes takes cost into consideration when ranking colleges. We have GW as the, get ready: 291st best college.
Would you fill up your brokerage account with shares of what Morningstar calls the 291st best mutual fund? Or pay Mercedes prices for the 51st best car rated by Consumer Reports?
When costs are considered, as they should be, GW ranks down near other expensive schools like the University of Miami and Syracuse University. Forbes ranks it below solid, small, and inexpensive places to get your bachelors, like Grove City College and Fisk University.
Ouch! Grove City College and Fisk University? Hey, I’m not knocking those two schools…if, for no other reason, than they’re way better than GWU!
OK, so what does GWU’s charging more and delivering less have to do with anything? I think you see where this is going:
Back to Obama’s speech. In a sense George Washington is a metaphor for the federal budget. Are we as taxpayers getting our money’s worth? Are GW students, who pay the most, getting the best college degree?
Did President Obama see the irony of appearing at George Washington University to discuss how to cut spending? Probably not.
Note to self: Do NOT send kids to GWU.
The normally restrained WSJ blasts President Kick#ss with both barrels for his horrific, dishonest, and shamefully divisive speech yesterday. Excerpts:
Did someone move the 2012 election to June 1? We ask because President Obama’s extraordinary response to Paul Ryan’s budget yesterday—with its blistering partisanship and multiple distortions—was the kind Presidents usually outsource to some junior lieutenant. Mr. Obama’s fundamentally political document would have been unusual even for a Vice President in the fervor of a campaign.
I’m a little surprised that the Journal is surprised. All the dude has ever done since he stepped foot in DC is campaign. That hasn’t changed.
The immediate political goal was to inoculate the White House from criticism that it is not serious about the fiscal crisis, after ignoring its own deficit commission last year and tossing off a $3.73 trillion budget in February that increased spending amid a record deficit of $1.65 trillion. Mr. Obama was chased to George Washington University yesterday because Mr. Ryan and the Republicans outflanked him on fiscal discipline and are now setting the national political agenda.
How courageous of Obummer: retreat to the comfy confines of leftwing extremism, a college campus in DC. Anywho, at least Big O put forth his own plan…or not:
Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan’s plan, even as he categorically rejected all its reform ideas, repeatedly vilifying them as essentially un-American.
Well, at least he didn’t demagogue or personally attack the motives of…hmmm? What’s that? Oh…
“Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America,” he said, supposedly pitting “children with autism or Down’s syndrome” against “every millionaire and billionaire in our society.” The President was not attempting to join the debate Mr. Ryan has started, but to close it off just as it begins and banish House GOP ideas to political Siberia. (I didn’t realize that my autistic child was going head-to-head with Bill Gates. Thanks to Chairman Zero for clearing that up for me. – CL)
Mr. Obama then packaged his poison in the rhetoric of bipartisanship—which “starts,” he said, “by being honest about what’s causing our deficit.” The speech he chose to deliver was dishonest even by modern political standards.
Crap! ObaMao is finally onto us! Our goal of wiping out special needs kids and bluehaired drivers with their turn signals blinking for 200 miles has finally been unearthed, and I fear that my ”spotted-owl-arugula salad” subsidies are now in dire jeopardy!
The WSJ goes on to further expose the Obamunist’s economic ignorance and shameful attitude. The piece is well written, and aside from leg-tingling little-watched pundits, I don’t know of anyone else who thought this was a well-received and thoughtful speech.
Obama: Hey, I’ve got a fresh idea that no one has ever considered in tackling budget deficits…tax increases!
And he decides to sell America on increasing taxes right before…Tax Day? Great timing, champ.
So why is ObaMao doing this now? I’m thinking it’s because he got baited by Paul Ryan and his budget blueprint. See, B.O. created a budget deficit commission that, two months ago, released their recommendations (which included, among other things, tax increases). At that time, Chairman Zero dismissed the commission’s recommendations as merely a “conversation starter.” Now, right after Ryan releases his plan to tackle the debt crisis, Barry O is suddenly liking him some deficit commission recommendations.
Here’s hoping that the leadership vacuum in the Oval Office gets filled on January 20, 2013. We need this egomaniacal, narcissistic man-child out ASAP.
Perhaps had it been a Cowboy Poem, His Senility may have remembered to include a reference to the Creator of the universe. Instead, it was “one nation, indivisible…”
Thanks again, NV!
It’s a good thing that a deal was struck to avert a shutdown.
In addition to the federal funding of Nevada’s Cowboy Poetry Festival, Reid found another essential service provided by the federal government:
Did I mention I hate NV for sending this #ssclown back?
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), she of the “deem and pass” fame, said that Republicans came to DC to “kill women“. This will no doubt come as a huge shock to all Republican female Congresswomen, who didn’t realize they were going to DC to commit suicide.
She also compared Republican efforts to curb infanticide with Nazis. In Slaughterville, the Nazi-like barbarism isn’t the killing of babies, but depriving women of taxpayer funds at the federal level to subsidize the infanticide.
Own it, you b#stard.
There’s your Hopenchange, you leftist jack#sses. S#ck on it.
Yeah, I know: we already knew that. But kudos to the comPost for at least bucking the party line at least once in their miserable lives, right?
“In one of the bills before us, 6 million seniors are deprived of meals — homebound seniors are deprived of meals. People ask us to find our common ground, the middle ground. Is middle ground 3 million seniors not receiving meals? I don’t think so. We’ve got to take this conversation from a debate about numbers and dollar figures and finding middle ground there to the higher ground of national values. I don’t think the American people want any one of those 6 million people to lose their meals or the children who are being thrown off of Head Start and the rest of it.”
— House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), April 4, 2011
Really? Six million seniors?
The first problem with Pelosi’s statistic is that, according to the agency’s budget documents, only about 2.6 million seniors receive such meals. That’s even less than what she decried as the mushy middle ground of compromise.
After we pointed out that fact, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said “she means meals for seniors — 6 million meals.” In 2011, the agency is expected to deliver a little over 200 million meals, so that’s a cut of about three percent.
That’s a pretty big “oops.” She referred to “6 million seniors,” “3 million seniors” and “6 million people.” We understand slips of a tongue, but three times in a row, so emphatically, is hard to fathom.
But Hammill tried to defend the number of 6 million, though he acknowledged that “that pot of money I mentioned is not exclusively dedicated to this program.”
Translation: OK, I know the cut isn’t targeted to this program. But Nancy Botox isn’t going to let a trivial thing like facts get in the way of her shameless lying.
The comPost actually seems appalled (giving her Four Pinocchios), prompting me to wonder where they’ve been all these years that the San Fransicko Tart has been in DC:
In a city with overheated rhetoric, Pelosi’s statement ranks high on this year’s list of bloviated bluster. It’s bad enough that she repeatedly mixed up 6 million meals and 6 million people — and made no effort to correct the record after her statement was reported in the media. But the figure she used appears to have been invented itself, with little basis in fact.
Let them eat
cake new cars!
Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.
“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”
Nice, B.O. Dude can’t afford the gas prices your administration has wrought on us, and your solution for him is to…suck it up and buy a new car? Presumably from Government Motors, right? (Sidebar: If someone can find me a car in production that gets only 8 miles to the gallon, please fill me in! Nice straw man, Oba-Mao).
Anywho, while ABC carries the quote, here’s what the AP is reporting:
As Ed points out, the AP and its affiliates initially reported the quote, then the editors realized how problematic the quote could be for Chairman Zero and thus they scrubbed it. As of 8:30 am EST, a Bing search reveals the quote in its search results list, but when you click each story, the quote is no longer in the “news” story. Don’t be surprised if the quote makes its way back into online print after enough people complain…and yes, that actually does happen (and then gets blamed on “editorial overlooking” or something). Nope…no liberal media bias!
Did I mention I hate Sarah Palin for getting her gal pal Sharron Angle nominated in NV? Here’s the confused old coot who won re-election in a state that hates his stinking guts:
A befuddled Harry Reid (D., Nev.) threw a flash tantrum on the Senate floor just a while ago. He slammed the House Republicans’ latest effort to avoid a government shutdown — a one-week continuing resolution that cuts spending by $12 billion but also funds the Defense Department through September 30 to ensure that military personnel are paid even if the rest of the government shuts down — calling it a “fantasy” that will never make it past the president’s desk, and accused the GOP of “procrastinating” and “trying to avoid making the tough choices.
Just to make sure I’m understanding this jackwagon correctly:
Last year, Reid and his party had a 77-seat House majority and a 19-seat Senate majority, plus the presidency. They were able to browbeat a majority of their party into passing the hideously unpopular ObamaCare. But they were unable to do the one thing that they were supposed to do: pass a d#mned budget.
Yet their inability to pass a budget with firm control of the entire legislature AND the presidency is…the new House’s fault?
Got it. Thanks for the clarification. Idiot.
Oh, and how’s about this laugher?
“It’s time for my friends in the House of Representatives to stop campaigning and start governing,” Reid continued.
Where was the prez during this exchange? Um…campaigning.
Irony: breakfast of chumps.
From the Washington comPost:
A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn’t reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”
“I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”
Well, at least it’s good to see that he’s not voting “present” this time. Nope, instead, he’s voting “absent”!
Obama’s team may not include the president himself. Despite the impasse in Washington over federal spending, the president as of early Wednesday was scheduled to give two speeches outside of Washington: one on energy in the Philadelphia suburbs, then another Wednesday evening to a group of black political activists in New York.
But hey, I’m sure he’s got a good reason for not taking a leadership role in heading off a government shutdown. Yeah…”good reason“:
Obama will be speaking Wednesday for the first time as commander in chief at the annual convention of the National Action Network and standing with its founder, the Rev. Al Sharpton – whom the President largely ignored before his 2008 election.
The symbolic speech at the Sheraton in midtown – coming just days after the President held two events in Harlem – indicates that Obama, who is battling slipping poll numbers, is trying to bolster his standing among African-Americans, political scientists said.
Why take an active role in breaking a budgeting impasse when you’ve got race-hustling poverty homeys to hang with for fundraising, right?
Of course the Obamunist will sign it, with a veto-proof majority like this backing it:
After a months-long battle, the Senate voted Tuesday, 87 to 12, to repeal the 1099 tax-reporting requirement in Democrats’ healthcare reform bill.
The measure now goes to the president, who is expected to sign it, making it the first part of his party’s signature reform bill to be scrapped.
The measure, initially included as a funding measure for the healthcare bill, does away with the requirement for companies to report to the IRS transactions valued at more than $600. While the provision has had few backers in either party, debate over its repeal had dragged on for months.
Remember when San Fran Nan said we had to pass the bill to find out what was in it? As we’ve seen numerous times since then, there’s a bunch of stuff in it: a change in House Speaker, a reduction in Senate Democrats, etc. This anti-business measure was so massively unpopular that only the most liberal of leftists supported it.
One part of ObamaCare repealed, so many more parts to go!
Newsbusters is all over this like Michael Moore on a pork chop platter:
HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: So is the press starting to sour on the stalemate in Libya?
Joining us now here in Washington, Roger Simon, chief political columnist for Politico; Dana Milbank, columnist for “The Washington Post,” and in San Francisco, Debra Saunders, a columnist for “The San Francisco Chronicle.”
Roger Simon, are the journalists and the anchors we just saw now aggressively challenging and acting openly skeptical about the Obama policy in Libya?
ROGER SIMON, CHIEF POLITICAL COLUMNIST, POLITICO: Yes, and that’s a good thing. We’re supposed to be openly skeptical.
The bloom isn’t entirely off the rose between Obama and the press (you don’t say? – CL), but reporters are starting to concentrate more than ever on what he says rather than how he says it. We will stipulate that he’s the greatest orator of modern times, but now we’re looking beyond that in every speech for what he’s actually telling us.”
Ho. Ly. Shiite.
To start with: “We will stipulate that he’s the greatest orator of modern times”? Um…no, we won’t.
Better than “Tear down this wall?” Better than “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country?” Better than “A day that will live in infamy”? Better than “I have a dream”?
Yeah, I guess all of those pale in comparison to “I’ve now been to 57 states”, “spread the wealth around”, “ten thousand people died” (he was close…it was 12 people), “uh, um, er“, and a bazillion other nuggets of genius. With observations like “greatest orator of modern time”, we can be sure to expect hard-hitting, tough, bulldog-like journalism covering Oba-Mao over the next 18+ months!
“Greatest orator in modern time”? Really? Really?
Additionally: “We’re supposed to be openly skeptical”? “Now we’re looking beyond that in every speech for what he’s actually telling us”? Just now?
Well, I guess “better late than never” would apply. Actually, no, it wouldn’t.
See, it’s too late for the MSM to actually “concentrate more than ever on what he says rather than how he says it”. They did their leg-tingling best to get this socialist anti-American cretin elected, and now that he’s done his damage to this country? Yeah, now the MSM is kicking around the idea of vetting him…four years after he announced his bid for the presidency. H3ll, they spent more time in two months dumpster diving in Wasilla in 2008 for a candidate for second-in-command than they’ve ever spent reviewing the background of the Obamunist for first-in-command.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Memo to Tea Party: Please, please primary this jack#ss!
Background: A FL pastor burns some Korans. The followers of “the religion of peace” react predictably: violence, murder, and outrageously outrageous outrage. The FL pastor refuses to accept responsibility for the reaction of the Muslim world.
Video clip here, but the offensive quote from Graham is this:
I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war.
1. The First Amendment isn’t an “idea”, you moron. It’s a Constitutional right. Google it sometime.
2. Does anyone recall him threatening the Code Pinkos and the moonbatosphere during the last decade for using their First Amendment rights (however obnoxious the moonbats may be)? I don’t. But instead, he wants to threaten someone for ticking off the camelhumping jihadists of the Muslim world?
3. Is this amnesty shill trying to say that our Constitution ceases to exist during war time? As Allah asks, “Are we ‘at war’ only if troops are in the field? No Koran-burning, in other words, until the last U.S. serviceman has left Iraq and Afghanistan (and Libya)?”
The Tea Party certainly didn’t do America any favors with Sharron Angle in NV and Christine O’DoneNothingInMyLife in DE. They did, however, do us a huge favor in KY with Rand Paul, in FL with Marco Rubio, and in UT with Mike Lee. Certainly if they field a non-whackjob in SC, the reliably red SC will send a real Republican to the Senate. If that happens, adios, Grahamnesty!
I’m loving this! Video clip at Newsbusters (which, if you do nothing else, forward to the last part of the clip to see what he says and how she, in a huff, abruptly wraps up the interview). Partial transcript:
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN ANCHOR: I think it’s very clear, Michael Scheuer, that you are no fan of this policy and this administration. I think calling Ambassador Rice crazed is certainly a significant charge.
SCHEUER: Well, I don’t know. I’ve just listened to her. You know, that’s only my impression.
And I have to say, this is not a Democratic problem, this is a Republican problem, too. Both parties love to intervene in other people’s business where there are no U.S. interests at stake and where we spend enormous amounts of money that when we’re nearly bankrupt. That doesn’t seem to be a wise practice of American statesmanship.
ROMANS: And that’s another story, to call the United States bankrupt. The United States is running huge deficits, yes, but the economy and this mission in Libya are two separate issues.
SCHEUER: They’re not separate issues, ma’am. You’re just carrying the water for Mr. Obama.
ROMANS: I’m certainly not carrying anyone’s water. And I will assure you of that. (Oh. Well, I guess her assurance settles THAT issue, doesn’t it? – CL)
Michael Scheuer, thank you so much for your time. You know, we had a very long exhaustive interview. You had plenty of time to give your point on that.
I’m sure both of CNN’s viewers felt sorry for Romans. But nope…no liberal media bias!
Downright friggin’ shameful.
Just so I’m understanding this here: a cowardly politician who flees the state to keep from doing his taxpayer-funded job is just like a brave soldier being shipped off to a war zone where he/she may not return home alive. Got it. Thanks for the clarification, you douchebag.
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