An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
I can’t believe I’m actually posting this.
And then we have a few reactions:
Obviously, there are SO many more, but hey, you can do your own work once in a while!
My reaction after stooping to watch the video? “Whut?” Seriously? Is that the best he can do after this long? There are people seriously hurting, blocked from acting by government red tape, and what is his response? “Why yes, let’s destroy the economy even more with my irrational plan to raise everyone’s bills, that the country can NOT afford!” The man has been sitting on his thumb, spinning, for nearly two months now, and the only thing he can come up with is creating another government bureaucracy? Jeeeeez! Yeah….that’s really going to help the economic recovery. /snark
A side note: (and totally irrelevant) That teeth whistle drives me bugshit! Just sayin’.
Ooops! Almost forgot!
Actually, I didn’t really miss the “press conference”. I chose not to subject myself to what I already knew would be a torturous ordeal. I did, however, catch a snippet on the radio later in the day, that almost made me run off the road. Have you ever tried picking your chin up off the floor board when you’re driving? Not easy. Trust me!
Obama’s News Conference: Blah, Blah, Blah
By Alan Caruba
The President, after a lapse of 309 days, held a news conference Thursday. It came shortly after news that earlier in the day the director of the Mineral Management Service, Elizabeth Birnbaum, had either resigned or been fired. Obama professed to not know the circumstances. Yeah. Sure.
What we do know is that Obama’s method of dealing with a news conference is to talk each question to death. In addition, he makes sure that we all know that, no matter what the problem under discussion, it was all George W. Bush’s fault.
Watching Obama’s head swivel back and forth between the TelePromters as he read his opening prepared statement for the first fifteen minutes or so was mildly comical and it occurred to me that he has become a real life parody of a Saturday Night Live parody, the latter of which is at least entertaining.
Shared by Ick and Lajitas.
This column is from a couple of days ago, but given this current administration, it’ll be relevant until we can boot D’Bama and the libtards from power.
Emperor has no clothes
AIPAC is a parody of itself. AIPAC’s donor base is left-wing Democrats. Its chairman is a dyed in the wool supporter of President Obama.
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is an antic joke. Their chairman has raised millions for various Obama campaigns and projects. In a moment of prideful boast he publicly assured those of us with doubts that President Obama would be “the first Jewish president.”
The emperor has no clothes.
New item, from D’Bama’s personal stash!
Get yours here!
Shared by Paula.
Why? I’m just one of many who gets D’Bama’s nose out of joint!
President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.
Hey…how ’bout we ban D’Bama? I guess he doesn’t remember those little incidents, that happened on HIS watch, eh? In just the FIRST year:
1. Binghamton, New York — May, 2009 Taliban chief claims responsibility for N.Y. shooting massacre.
2. Bronx, New York — May, 2009 FBI arrest four in alleged plot to bomb Bronx synagogues, shoot down plane.
3. Little Rock, Arkansas — June, 2009 Shooting at military recruiting center; 1 dead, 1 wounded; suspect is anti-military Muslim convert.
4. New York and Colorado – September 21, 2009 Three men were arrested and charged in the ongoing terror probe centered around New York and Colorado. The three men are Najibullah Zazi, 24; his father Mohammed Wali Zazi, 53; and Ahmad Wais Afzali, 37. CNN reports that earlier in September, a group of Afghan men who have been connected to the alleged plot tried unsuccessfully to rent a U-Haul truck in Queens: “A former counter-terrorism official familiar with the investigation said that the group of Afghans tried to rent the truck September 9, but were unsuccessful after three different credit cards they attempted to use were declined. The men, who held driver’s licenses from Florida and Ohio, also were unable to use cash for the rental, the official said.” Think Oklahoma City, or the 1993 World Trade Center attacks — both of which were much more ambitious than 7/7.
5. Dallas, Texas — September 22, 2009 A 19-year-old Jordanian man, Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, was arrested on charges he intended to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper.
The case is unrelated to that against Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old shuttle driver at the Denver airport also indicted in New York on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
It was also unrelated to the case against Michael C. Finton, who was accused of planning to bomb the federal courthouse in Springfield, Ill, White said.
6. Fort Hood, Texas — November, 2009 Fort Hood massacre: Major Hasan killed 13 service men and women and wounded over 40 others. He has been linked to al-Qaeda.
7. Detroit, Michigan – December, 2009 Northwest 253 passengers tell of thwarted Detroit terror attack.
The officials described the changes on condition of anonymity because the document still was being written, and the White House would not discuss it. But rewriting the strategy document will be the latest example of Obama putting his stamp on U.S. foreign policy, like his promises to dismantle nuclear weapons and limit the situations in which they can be used.
His ‘stamp’? More like his foot on the necks of the American people, while his buddies just walk in and murder citizens. Yeah….real bright idea there, dud….er dude.
That shift away from terrorism has been building for a year, since Obama went to Cairo, Egypt, and promised a “new beginning” in the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world. The White House believes the previous administration based that relationship entirely on fighting terror and winning the war of ideas.
Here’s a clue! THEY don’t want a relationship with the U.S. THEY want to dominate, and there’s ol’ Barry, with his blinders on, fingers firmly stuck in his ears, singing la la la la la. Who has been shifting away from terrorism? Definitely not the Islamonazis.
Like Reagan in China, Obama in Cairo made only passing references to terrorism. Instead he focused on cooperation. He announced the United States would team up to fight polio with the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, a multinational body based in Saudi Arabia.
There is a HUGE difference between China and the Islamonazi world. Reagan was wrong to open up that dialog. China now owns a large chunk, if not all, of the U.S., thanks to the arrogance of Obumbler. Muslims just want to kill us, or subjugate, whichever comes first.
Obama did not invent Muslim outreach. President George W. Bush gave the White House its first Quran, hosted its first Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan, and loudly stated support for Muslim democracies like Turkey.
And Bush was wrong too! There is no such thing as a Muslim democracy. You are either Muslim, or a democracy. Ya can’t be both! As Robert Spencer states: This is based on the further assumption that there is no Islamic imperative to jihad against unbelievers simply because they are unbelievers. Unfortunately, however, there is, and so Obama’s exercise in willful blindness and obfuscation is as doomed to failure as was Bush’s and all the rest.
Obama has been looking down his nose at the American people for longer than he’s been in office.
We are being taxed into oblivion, terrorists are being invited to attack us, and we are no longer a Christian nation. Yep, he’s succeeding in what he set out to do. Fundamentally transform this nation.
Now for the Slaughter
On the road to Demon Pass, our leader encounters a Baier.
by Peggy Noonan
Excuse me, but it is embarrassing—really, embarrassing to our country—that the president of the United States has again put off a state visit to Australia and Indonesia because he’s having trouble passing a piece of domestic legislation he’s been promising for a year will be passed next week. What an air of chaos this signals to the world. And to do this to Australia of all countries, a nation that has always had America’s back and been America’s friend.
How bush league, how undisciplined, how kid’s stuff.
You could see the startled looks on the faces of reporters as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who had the grace to look embarrassed, made the announcement on Thursday afternoon. The president “regrets the delay”—the trip is rescheduled for June—but “passage of the health insurance reform is of paramount importance.” Indonesia must be glad to know it’s not.
I gotta be honest. When I heard that he had postponed the trip the first time, I was thinking….”kind of rude”. Countries that have visiting dignitaries from other countries have to do a whole lot of preparatory work, to unsure the safety, etc. of the ‘dignitary’. The logistics must be a nightmare. When I heard he postponed it a second time, my first reaction was the same as Ms Noonan’s. “HOW EMBARRASSING!”
Thursday’s decision followed the most revealing and important broadcast interview of Barack Obama ever. It revealed his primary weakness in speaking of health care, which is a tendency to dodge, obfuscate and mislead. He grows testy when challenged. It revealed what the president doesn’t want revealed, which is that he doesn’t want to reveal much about his plan. This furtiveness is not helpful in a time of high public anxiety. At any rate, the interview was what such interviews rarely are, a public service. That it occurred at a high-stakes time, with so much on the line, only made it more electric.
What it revealed to me is that he is nothing more than Jimmy Carter II, just more so, and a whole lot more dangerous to the country as a whole.
In referring to the now, infamous interview:
That having been said, the Baier interview was something, and right from the beginning. Mr. Baier’s first question was whether the president supports the so-called Slaughter rule, alternatively known as “deem and pass,” which would avoid a straight up-or-down House vote on the Senate bill. (Tunku Varadarajan in the Daily Beast cleverly notes that it sounds like “demon pass,” which it does. Maybe that’s the juncture we’re at.) Mr. Obama, in his response, made the usual case for ObamaCare. Mr. Baier pressed him. The president said, “The vote that’s taken in the House will be a vote for health-care reform.” We shouldn’t, he added, concern ourselves with “the procedural issues.”
Shouldn’t concern OURSELVES with procedural issues? What is he? Queen Victoria? He might not concern himself with the legalities of how they go about shoveling sh*t, but I can assure you, a WHOLE lot of us, our here in the REAL world, do.
Further in, Mr. Baier: “So you support the deem-and-pass rule?” From the president, obfuscation. But he did mention something new: “They may have to sequence the votes.” The bill’s opponents would be well advised to look into that one.
Mr. Baier again: So you’ll go deem-and-pass and you don’t know exactly what will be in the bill?
Mr. Obama’s response: “By the time the vote has taken place, not only will I know what’s in it, you’ll know what’s in it, because it’s going to be posted and everybody’s going to be able to evaluate it on the merits.”
I doubt the man could give a straight answer to a simple straight question…like “What color are your socks?”
Presidents have a right to certain prerogatives, including the expectation of a certain deference. He’s the president, this is history. But we seem to have come a long way since Ronald Reagan was regularly barked at by Sam Donaldson, almost literally, and the president shrugged it off. The president—every president—works for us. We don’t work for him. We sometimes lose track of this, or rather get the balance wrong. Respect is due and must be palpable, but now and then you have to press, to either force them to be forthcoming or force them to reveal that they won’t be. Either way it’s revealing.
The Clown in Chief lost any credibility a LONG time ago. The media is supposed to push for answers, for the sake of the public….that would be US. That’s what their job USE to be! Today’s media is so up Obumbler’s hind end, they can scratch his ears when they itch. I should add, the lame stream lost credibility before he did. I, for one, think young Mr Baier did a fantastic job. He showed the rest how it’s SUPPOSE to be done. Remember that, Tingles!
While I don’t always agree with Ms Noonan’s views, a bit too moderate in some cases, I have to say, she is dead on (mostly) today. We don’t have a leader, we have a petulant child, with a brand new toy, and he’s going to play with it till it’s broken.
(Says Part 1, but I’ve yet to find a Part 2.)
No, Chris, what it did was make Obama look like a petulant child. Anyone who speaks of that clown in chief, using the words “like God”, isn’t dealing with reality.
DEMOCRATS (Including President Obama): 233 MINUTES OR NEARLY 4 HOURS
REPUBLICANS: 110 MINUTES OR 1 HOUR 50 MINUTES
PRESIDENT OBAMA ALONE: 119 MINUTES OR 1 HOUR AND 59 MINUTES
So, in other words, the long winded clown in chief talked longer than all the Republicans put together.
Cutting spending in N.J.
Garden State governor offers Obama an example of fiscal courage
The Washington Times
President Obama could learn a lot about fiscal responsibility from New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie. The governor is making hard choices to close a $2.2 billion state budget deficit by freezing spending and erasing surpluses to meet current needs.
Mr. Christie is cutting money for schools, colleges, hospitals and the New Jersey Transit system – 375 line items total. He is removing noncitizens from the state health care system and canceling a jobs program that mainly created jobs for government bureaucrats. His cuts are intended to impose efficiency and accountability on government spending, concepts people generally do not associate with New Jersey politics.
Honestly, I don’t think many of the states up in that area would have the cajones for this type of ‘get tough’ move. And before anyone gets their knickers in a twist, cutting spending for schools and colleges is not a bad idea. Public schools have become a black hole, and education has gotten worse. The rest? Kick ‘em where it hurts Mr Christie!
Mr. Christie is taking withering fire for his efforts, which is a knee-jerk response to making hard choices, particularly when they affect government spending that some came to view as entitlements. But he is doing what he was elected to do. Mr. Christie’s rationale is that, “We cannot spend money on everything we want.” It’s an approach refreshing in its simplicity and common sense.
Just exactly when did the folks in this country go from hard working, independent minded to YOU OWE ME? The ridiculous “social programs” have done more damage to our society than anything I can think of, including war. It’s nice to see at least one politician stepping up to the plate, using REAL common sense.
On Feb. 2 in Nashua, N.H., Mr. Obama lectured the American people on fiscal responsibility. “When times are tough, you tighten your belts,” he said. “You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage.” However, his budget proposal is the most fiscally irresponsible in American history. It lavishes billions of dollars on unnecessary programs, pet projects and pork for cronies. There is no belt-tightening in his reckless budget; he does not believe in budget cuts. He’s the guy who can’t pay his mortgage but decides to buy a boat, a sports car and a home theater and then browbeats his unemployed neighbors about doing more to make ends meet.
Do as I say, not as I do! Obama is the kid in the candy store, and no one has the guts to tell him NO? Let him throw a tantrum, then take him home and paddle his behind!
Mr. Obama’s proposed deficit commission is another gimmick, a front to allow him to avoid responsibility for necessary hard choices. This is evident before the commission has even been formed. Mr. Obama admitted he is “agnostic” about middle-class tax increases, and that it would be up to the commission to assess if that is necessary. He is laying the groundwork to break a critical campaign pledge and shoving responsibility onto others. Presumably the American people elected a president to make these decisions, but a vote for Mr. Obama always was more a fashion statement than a realistic assessment of his executive abilities, as is now painfully clear.
Fashion statement. Now that’s funny right there. Heh. Seriously, many people voted for the man because of the color of his skin, and actually knew nothing about his policies. They hung on every word, but didn’t hear a thing. Fortunately, many are now waking up to a new world they helped create, but don’t recognize. It’s not to late to bring sanity back, but it won’t be easy. I applaud Mr Christie for taking these first steps. Hopefully, many others will follow.
There was little need for Mr. Obama to include Republicans in his legislative calculus. The Democrats enjoyed supermajorities in both houses and, armed with what they thought was a political blank check, went on a spending and regulating rampage. They exhibited the worst aspects of old-style politics: favoritism, cronyism, unrestrained spending, backroom deals, arrogance, conceit and extreme partisanship. Mr. Obama’s freshman year left the country with astronomical deficits and not much else.
When the public objected to this irresponsible and reckless behavior – exhibited at town-hall protests and Tea Party demonstrations – Mr. Obama responded, “I don’t want folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to just get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.” Shut up, sit down and take your medicine – that’s bipartisanship Obama-style.
Honestly, if ANYONE is buying into this latest smoke and mirrors fiasco, then we are truly doomed. If it were me, I’d tell the Poser to stick it where the sun don’t shine, and start acting like a leader, not a petulant little boy who can’t have all the candy in the store!
Swiped from Bear Creek Ledger.