Archive for ‘obama’

August 9, 2011

MEDIA TO OBAMA — “I WISH I KNEW HOW TO QUIT YOU”

REASON: “President Obama’s approval ratings are plummeting along with the Dow, and he’s just lost his stare-down with House Speaker John Boehner while presiding over a historic downgrade of U.S. credit, writes Gene Healy. Even so, Obamaphiles in the intelligentsia are finding it hard to fall out of love with “the One.” From Esquire to Mother Jones, really smart people are proving to be stupidly good at defending a president who doesn’t deserve it.

[Read Gene Healy’s “Obamaphiles Still Longing for Camelot” at Reason.com]

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August 2, 2011

JONAH GOLDBERG TO MSM: “Go to Hell. All of you.”

GOLDBERG: “So flashforward to this week. Tom Friedman — who knows a bit about Hezbollah — calls the tea partiers the “Hezbollah faction” of the GOP bent on taking the country on a “suicide mission.” All over the place, conservative Republicans are “hostage takers” and “terrorists,” “terrorists” and “traitors.” They want to “end life as we know it on this planet,” says Nancy Pelosi. They are betraying the Founders, too. Chris Matthews all but signs up for the “Make an Ass of Yourself” contest at the State Fair. Joe Nocera writes today that “the Tea Party Republicans can put aside their suicide vests.” Lord knows what Krugman and Olbermann have said.

Then last night, on the very day Gabby Giffords heroically returns to cast her first vote since that tragic attack seven months ago, the vice president of the United States calls the Republican party a bunch of terrorists.

[Read more of Jonah Goldberg’s “To Hell with You People ” at the National Review Online].

July 31, 2011

UNFOLLOWING OBAMA

NILE GARDINER: “Barack Obama’s vulgar Twitter spamming campaign is a classless act of desperation by the US president.

July 30, 2011

NY DAILY NEWS: OBAMA TWITTER #FAIL @BarryO — Loses 40,000 Followers

[H/T DRUDGE]

President Obama brought his debt battle to Twitter and he lost – more than 40,000 Twitter followers.

Obama asked Americans Friday to call, email, and tweet Congressional leaders to “keep the pressure on” lawmakers in hopes of reaching a bipartisan deal to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit ahead of an Aug. 2 deadline.

Obama’s campaign staff used the @BarackObama Twitter account to post the Twitter handles of tweeting GOPleaders – state by state, tweet by tweet.”

“Not everyone is a fan of the presidential spam. By Friday evening, the President had lost more than 40,000 Twitter followers – and counting.Many members of the Twitterati took to the social media platform to voice their annoyance over the barrage of partisan tweets. A search for “@BarackObama unfollow” turned up scores of irritated posts.

“Honestly, @BarackObama, I’m going to have to unfollow you if you don’t stop filing up my Twitter inbox soon,” tweeted Bostonian @melisthreadgill, a self-described “Progressive activist”.

“Can’t believe I had to unfollow @BarackObama for spamming Twitter. Really, really strange behavior,” wrote @Arevill inConnecticut.

[Read more at the New York Daily News]

July 26, 2011

BEDTIME FOR BOZOS: Why are Democrats suddenly singing the praises of Ronald Reagan?? Hardball host asks: “Would Reagan even be a Republican today?”

WASHINGTON TIMES EDITORIAL: “For the past few years, liberals have tried various ways to appropriate Ronald Reagan’s legacy. The latest sad attempt has been to enlist the Gipper to defend the notion that the only way to deal with the debt-ceiling crisis is to impose a trillion dollars of new taxes. “I find myself these days quoting Ronald Reagan,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat. ” ‘The full consequences of a default,’ she said, ‘or even the serious prospect of a default by the United States are impossible to predict and awesome to contemplate. … The nation can ill afford to allow such a result.’ ” Last week, MSNBC host Chris Matthews took some of Reagan’s quotes on taxes out of context and chided, “Would Reagan even be a Republican today?” A.B. Stoddard of The Hill said that Ronald Reagan “would not be able to win the Republican party nomination in 2011, period.” Even President Obama got into the act in his Monday night speech. No doubt the 40th president is in heaven smiling sadly and shaking his head. There they go again.

Reagan would never be a willing co-conspirator in a plan to impose the largest tax increase in American history. The big-tax proponents are willfully misrepresenting his views, something easily demonstrated by looking at Reagan’s record.

[Continue reading “Hijacking Reagan Obama misappropriates the Gipper to justify tax hikes” at The Washington Times]

July 26, 2011

WASHINGTON TIMES — Is Obama a pathological liar?”

CURL: “…lately, the president has been lying so much that his pants could burst into flames at any moment.

His late-evening news conference Friday was a tour de force of flat-out, unadulterated mendacity — and we’ve gotten a first-hand insider’s view of the president’s long list of lies.

“I wanted to give you an update on the current situation around the debt ceiling,” Mr. Obama said at 6:06 p.m. OK, that wasn’t a lie — but just about everything he said after it was, and he knows it.

“I just got a call about a half-hour ago from Speaker [John A.] Boehner, who indicated that he was going to be walking away from the negotiations,” he said.

Not so: “The White House made offers during the negotiations,” said our insider, a person intimately involved in the negotiations, “and then backtracked on those offers after they got heat from Democrats on Capitol Hill. The White House, and its steadfast refusal to follow through on its rhetoric in terms of cutting spending and addressing entitlements, is the real reason that debt talks broke down.

[CONTINUE reading “CURL: Is Obama a pathological liar?” at The Washington Times]

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July 14, 2011

NY POST’S GOODWIN: “His presidency is a spectacular failure, his historic mandate squandered by adherence to leftist ideology and relentless partisanship. His policies are crushing the prospects for growth and dooming the hopes of 24 million Americans who are unemployed or working part-time”

GOODWIN: “Yet he is not going to change. He listens only to his own voice, which is why he has lost virtually his entire economic team.

The biggest media myth is that he is a centrist. Oh, please. It’s a theory without evidence, for there is not a single example on domestic issues where he voluntarily staked out a spot in the American middle.

Sure, on occasion, Obama will be to the right of the far, far left, but that is not the center. That just means he’s not Michael Moore.

Nor is he a centrist because he’ll make a deal under duress with Republicans, as he did last December. All politicians have a pragmatic streak, otherwise they couldn’t get anything done in a divided government.

But Obama’s default statist position remains unmolested by facts or last year’s landslide that was a rebuke to his first two years. He continues to push bigger and bigger government, higher and higher taxes and more and more welfare programs.

He will compromise if he must, but he still wants what he wants and will come back for it again and again.

That’s the subtext of the debt-ceiling talks and his press conference. He voted against raising the ceiling as a senator, calling the need for an increase a “failure.”

Now he is not embarrassed to demand a hike of about $2.5 trillion, and more hair of the spending-and-taxing dog. He reveals his belief that your money is really the government’s and it will decide how much you can keep. The only cut he is comfortable with is in the defense budget.

He says it’s time to “pull off the Band-Aid” and “eat our peas.” Translation: It’s time for Republicans to give him everything he wants. That’s his definition of being an adult and acting in the national interest.

[Read more of Michael Goodwin’s “US too dumb to know O is always right” at the New York Post]
July 8, 2011

Back When He Was Barry (Comics)

July 7, 2011

NUGENT: Obama Punking America, “Bend over Red Rover, let Fedzilla take over.”

NUGENT: “President Obama’s very own Council of Economic Advisers has released a scathing report on the impact of his near-trillion-dollar economic stimulus package. Its analysis: Each job created or saved cost the American taxpayer a whopping $287,000.

The insane punking of America punks on.

It would have been much cheaper simply to write a check for $100,000 to each person who found a job or whose job was saved because of the president’s stimulus/fleecing package. That would have saved the taxpayers almost $500 billion.

Yet this president wants Americans to believe that Fedzilla is a good steward of taxpayers’ hard-earned money. Sure, and while we are at it, Mr. Obama, let’s raise the debt limit another trillion or so dollars so we can allow Fedzilla to borrow and burn up hundreds of billions of other tax dollars that our grandchildren have yet to earn.”

Since Mr. Obama breezed into the White House on a message of “hope and change,” he has increased the nation’s debt by more than 4 trillion in less than three years and has caused unemployment to rise, not fall. Blame George W. Bush if you want for all this bad news, but it is Mr. Obama’s political neck in the economic noose.

Bad economic news is all this president and his fantasy-driven supporters have had to swallow since coming into office. That is the result of subscribing to bad economic advice and policy that purports that Fedzilla, not the free market, knows best.”

[READ MORE of Ted Nugent’s “Obama Punks America” at the Washington Times]

July 7, 2011

SOWELL: Politics vs. Reality — Part II

THOMAS SOWELL: ” No one is more of a master of political talking points than President Barack Obama. Remember “shovel-ready projects”? These were construction projects where the shovels were supposed to start digging the moment the government gave them the “stimulus” money.

Two years later, Obama can joke about the fact that the shovels were not as ready as he thought. In reality, the shovels were never ready. It can take forever to get all the environmental approvals to build anything in today’s political and legal climate.

If Obama didn’t know that, his advisers surely did. He can treat it as a joke today but it is no joke for those who are saddled with the debts produced by his runaway spending in the name of “shovel-ready projects.”

Nor is it a joke to the unemployed, who remain unemployed despite all the “stimulus” spending.”

[READ Thomas Sowell’s “Politics vs. Reality Part 2“]