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Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, 44th president of the United States — socialist, radical, and enemy of Americans who believe in the constitution. Here are hundreds of articles on this man.

Obama now blaming Congress for his mess

by editor on August 13, 2011

Andy Warhol once said that someday everyone will have fame for 15 minutes. Barack Obama’s version seems to be that everyone will get blamed for 15 minutes. After Bush, tsunamis, earthquakes, Greeks bearing debts and Tea Parties, the Scapegoater-in-Chief pointed his nicotine-stained fingers at the Congress his party half controls.


Make no mistake, Obama isn't upset with all of Congress

We get the story from Commentary Magazine:

President Obama blasted Congress from the road on Thursday, saying things would be worse if lawmakers returned to Washington.

“From the road” reminds us of the punk kid who used to call us names from inside his house.

“There is nothing wrong with our country,” Obama said in a speech at a Holland, Mich., plant. “There is something wrong with our politics.”

Sure, and that something is Barack Obama.

Obama did not single out Republicans or Democrats, but blasted Congress for what he said had been “the worst part of partisanship, the worst part of gridlock.”

The White House is the better part of the partisanship and gridlock.

“There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than America win,” Obama said. “And that’s got to stop.”

Straw men take cover, false choices incoming!

“That’s why people are frustrated,” Obama said. “Maybe you hear it in my voice. It’s why I’m frustrated. Because you deserve better.”

Barry’s frustrated because he’s not getting his way. We’re frustrated because he won’t get out of the way.

Deserve better you do, but unfortunately Obama’s president until January 2013 unless Congress can overcome stupid partisanship and gridlock and get rid of him.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Commentary

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Attempting to explain the failures of the God Who Walks Among Men has become an increasingly frustrating exercise for leftwing columnists. They find themselves willing to accept the most absurd theories rather than face the fact that the man is in over his head. Waaaay over his head.


Here's the high school graduation photo Maureen Dowd uses on her column. You really don't want to see what she looks like now.

Here’s New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s latest hilarious stab at the subject:

But as Drew Westen, a liberal psychology professor at Emory University wrote in The Times on Sunday, puzzling about what has happened to his former hero’s passion, the president never identifies the villains who cause our epic problems.

It’s unclear, Westen wrote, whether that reflects his aversion to conflict or a fear of offending donors, or both.

Obama’s assumption that you can rise above ascribing villainous motives has caused him to waste huge chunks of his first term seeking bipartisanship from Republicans who were playing him for a dupe. And it has led to Americans regarding the nation’s capital as a place of all villains and no heroes.

That’s right. The man hasn’t identified any villains at all. Other than the Tea Party, Fox News, coal miners, union busters, corporate jet owners, bitter clingers, budget hawks, Second Amendment supporters, Sarah Palin, strict Constitutionalists, free market advocates, and anti-abortion protesters.

Source: New York Times

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Felonious Munk is known for his obscenity-filled YouTube rants. Here’s his latest, an angry, hilarious warning to President Obama about the debt ceiling and the simple concept of paying your bills.

WARNING: Munk uses most of George Carlin’s Seven Forbidden Words in this clip.

H/T: The Blaze

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Joe Scarborough may be a jack Republican, but he occasionally suffers flashbacks to his life before MSNBC and inexplicably sounds like a conservative. Or at least a realist.

Enjoy this moment of clarity:

Joe: A president that cannot control 45 backbenchers in the opposing Party in the House of Representatives is too weak to be President of the United States. It is that simple. Lyndon Johnson would have eaten these people up for breakfast and spit them out before lunch.
Mika: Okay. These people though are the very people that I think don’t care…
Joe: Ronald Reagan wouldn’t put up, I mean, a strong leader doesn’t put up with it.
Mika: …about…
Joe: It doesn’t matter whether they care or not. You make them irrelevant to the process if you’re strong enough to do that.

You’re forgiven if you made the mistake of thinking that an experienced community organizer would have done a better job organizing the opposition.

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President Downgrade is a man of action. On the day the stock market plunged 634 points and millions of Americans saw their retirement funds vanish in thin air, Obama rolled up his shirt sleeves and got down to work — raising more money for his re-election campaign.


In the words of Pink Floyd, "Money, money, money, money, muh-neeeee!"

CNN reveals the specifics:

President Barack Obama turns his attention to campaign politics Monday night, as he headlines two events for the Democratic National Committee and his re-election campaign.

“Turns his attention to?” Like he was ever paying attention to anything else?

… the president first attends a gathering of approximately 140 guests at a private residence in the nation’s capital. A DNC official says proceeds from the $15,000 per family gathering will go to the Obama Victory Fund, with the money raised shared by the president’s re-election campaign and DNC.

That money would feed a lot of homeless children. We guess the OVF needs it more.

A source … says it’s being held at the home of Don and Katrina Peebles. Don Peebles is a real estate entrepreneur and sits on the Obama campaign’s national finance committee.

Wonder if Don and Katrina have a corporate jet.

The president then heads to the St. Regis Hotel to meet with approximately 60 guests.

Must be a homeless shelter. Obama often ministers to those with heavy hearts (and wallets.)

While not a fundraiser, a source says the gathering is a donor outreach event.

We know what he’ll be reaching for.

Obama was right, some people simply do have too much money.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities


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Will wonders never cease? Bob Schieffer almost acted like a impartial journalist Monday during an interview with Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod.

Schieffer started by playing a three-year old clip of Obama saying that he’d be a one-term president if economic conditions are still bad three years later. In other words, now. He followed up by asking Axelrod, “Is this going to be a one-term presidency?”

Mediaite spells out that Axelrod was visibly uneasy during the back-and-forth:

Axelrod: “We are in a different place than we were the day he did that interview.”

Schieffer: “We are, things are worse than they were.”

And after Axelrod elaborated with a meandering answer, Schieffer interrupted his “extended response” and respectfully suggested he “stop talking about what the election is going to be about.” Instead Schieffer focused on what could be done now, and wondered whether he was wrong to think that nothing would get accomplished before the election. Axelrod politely informed him that yes, he was wrong, and that big things can still be accomplished. However, Schieffer’s visible skepticism and agitation with some of Axelrod’s long-winded responses suggest that Schieffer, like many Americans, may be eager for results.

Eager? Bob Schieffer eager? That’s an understatement. He’s as invested in Obama as any journalist and he sees his investment going down the drain faster than Bank of America stock.


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Obama putts while America burns

by editor on August 9, 2011

President Obama says he has a laser-like focus on jobs. Apparently the first jobs he intends to save or create are those of greenskeepers and caddies, because the day after S&P’s historic downgrade of American debt, he took his laser-like focus back to the golf course.


The President's handicap? He doesn't have a clue what he's doing.

The Dallas Blog has the story:

President Barack Obama, a Democrat, enjoys spending time on the golf course on Andrews Air Force Base, which is nearby Camp David. Regardless of circumstances, Obama loves to play golf. The U.S. stock exchanges are plunging and the S&P has just downgraded the credit rating of United States federal government debt. So, how does the President respond to recent developments of the Obama Depression? He plays golf.

Politico reports that, “President Obama has left the White House for Camp David. The pool reports Obama left the West Wing around 3:40 p.m., waving to a crowd as he boarded his helicopter. Valeries, Jarret, Reggie Love and Pete Souza are tagging along.”

When the President talks about the green economy, he must be talking about the putting greens.

Source: Dallas Blog

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Frequent commenter and occasional contributor Perlcat once again hops up on his soapbox and vents his spleen:

I just ran across a fascinating donk article in the New York Times that seemed worried about Barry becoming the new Jimmy.

No shit, Sherlock, in so many ways. There are just so very many great lines in this article:


What you see is what you get: Barry has become Jimmy

Democratic lawmakers worry that the Tea Party freshmen have already ‘neutered’ the president, as one told me.

No, Moochelle already did that.

They fret that Obama is an inept negotiator.

Howling with laughter, that’s me!

More and more, 2008 looks like the tulip mania.

She means the “tulip mania” that left Holland devastated, not the nasty place Barry put his two lips on that trip.

They yearned to see the president beat the political suicide bombers over the head with the Constitution.

That would be the only possible use the “constitutional lawyer” has for it. He certainly hasn’t made himself familiar with its contents.

These paragraphs delight me:

Consider what the towel-snapping Tea Party crazies have already accomplished. They’ve changed the entire discussion. They’ve neutralized the White House. They’ve whipped their leadership into submission.

They’ve taken taxes and revenues off the table. They’ve withered the stock and bond markets. They’ve made journalists speak to them as though they’re John Calhoun and Alexander Hamilton.

Obama and John Boehner have been completely outplayed by the “hobbits,” as The Wall Street Journal and John McCain called them.

I especially love the last paragraph of the article:

What if this is all a cruel joke on us? What if the people who hate government are good at it and the people who love government are bad at it?

The essence of good government is summed up by one of their own, Thoreau: “That government is best which governs least.” So, yes, by that definition, the TEA party members are the ones best at government.

No shit, Sherlock. I never thought I’d ever read a Dowd column that wasn’t fit only to wipe my a** with.

Blind sow, meet ACORN.

Source: New York Times

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America was built by people who solved problems. Not silly problems like what wine to order with cheeseburgers but real life and death issues such as those faced by the early colonists, the pioneers who opened the west or the soldiers who landed in places like Iwo Jima and Normandy.

So why the hell did we elect a petulant whiner to lead (?) a country like this?


"What's all this talk about change," the President asked

Real Clear Politics has an excerpt of President Boo Hoo’s speech at a recent fundraiser (what else?):

“It’s been a long, tough journey. But we have made some incredible strides together. Yes, we have. But the thing that we all ought to remember is that as much as good as we have done, precisely because the challenges were so daunting, precisely because we we were inheriting so many challenges, that we’re not even halfway there yet. When I said ‘change we can believe in’ I didn’t say ‘change we can believe in tomorrow.’ Not change we can believe in next week. We knew this was going to take time because we’ve got this big, messy, tough democracy,” President Obama said at a campaign fundraiser in Chicago on Wednesday night.

Yes, it has been a tough journey, made even tougher by the presence of so-called leaders like Obama, Reid and Pelosi. And despite daunting “challenges” (like finding something new to blame for his messes) Obama has delivered change. Change for the worse.

He’s also right that we are a big, messy, tough democracy which hopefully still has enough gumption to admit its mistakes and correct them in 2012.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Real Clear Politics

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The Ballerina-in-Chief is at it again. Now that his debt ceiling melodrama is going on hiatus, Barry and fellow dancers are planning to “pivot to jobs.”

Seems we’ve heard this song before. Yet the unemployment numbers continue to worsen despite the administration’s frequent announcements that it’s now pivoting to jobs.


It's times like this that the Obama administration really misses the ballet stylings of Rahm Emanuel

Politico’s “exclusive” reveals new revolutions:

Senate Democrats hope they now have “checked the box” on debt reduction and can move to an agenda focused on job creation and economic growth, through a combination of spending and tax cuts.

Sure, worked so well the last two years. Doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result is the definiton of insanity and liberalism.

Many Democrats fear the budget fights of this year have distracted from the issue that will be central to voters in the fall of 2012 – and officials want to get Paul Krugman off their backs.

Running backwards full speed into a wall will also work, both for distracting voters and getting rid of Krugman.

POTUS has closed meeting with AFL-CIO Executive Committee in East Room at 9:15 a.m.

Sounds like Boeing wants to move another plant.

Vice President Biden told reporters… “…[we] should be talking – right now about job creation initiatives. We should be talking about infrastructure. We should be talking about investment in education. We should be talking … about investing in innovation.

No Joe, you should be talking about taking a bullet train out of town. The only thing you people know about jobs is it’s a 4-letter word. The music employers want to hear is Obama’s swan song.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities


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Barack Obama likes to portray himself as the calm, even-tempered, above-the-fray kind of guy, the only adult in the room. The reality is he’s a whiny, spiteful crybaby who has to be kicked out of the room so the adults can get something done.


The only adult in the room

The Hill reveals that during the debt ceiling negotiations, Obama was outstanding … in the hall:

GOP aides and lawmakers, speaking on background, portrayed Boehner as the calm negotiator who repeatedly exasperated President Obama.

Boehner last month asked the networks to televise his response to Obama’s address to the nation, a request which infuriated the White House, Republican sources said.

On July 23, they claim, the White House called Nancy Pelosi, telling her not to participate on a call with Boehner, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Pelosi informed Reid, who declined to participate, and the call was canceled, the Republican sources said.

Later that day, the four leaders met with Obama at the White House. At one point, GOP officials said, the Democratic and Republican leaders asked Obama and his aides to leave the room to let them negotiate.

Despite the Mostly Sycophantic Media’s efforts to prop up the cardboard cut-out that is Barack Obama, the truth leaks out anyway. Obama’s not fit to be president of an Elvis Presly fan club, much less the United States of America.

The King deserves better, and so do we.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: The Hill

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Let’s give credit where credit is due: We saw this question asked over at Ace of Spades HQ and thought it was a great way to get some discussion going.

no obama 2012Seriously. Do you know anyone who’s changed their mind about Obama in a positive direction?

Someone who thinks he’s doing such a bang-up job that they’ve become an Obamatron?

Someone who hears the question “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” and answers yes?

If so, tell us more. Talk amongst yourselves.

H/T: Ace of Spades HQ

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Don’t look now, but Democrats are resigning from the Barack Obama Fan Club en masse. The debt ceiling debacle pried open their eyes and finally allowed them to see things Republicans have been seeing for a couple years.


Peanut farmer, community organizer, what's the difference?

The hilarious admission comes from none other than Obama groupie Maureen Dowd in none other than the Obama fanzine otherwise known as the New York Times:

…Democratic lawmakers worry that the Tea Party freshmen have already “neutered” the president, as one told me. They fret that Obama is an inept negotiator. They worry that he should have been out in the country selling a concrete plan, rather than once more kowtowing to Republicans and, as with the stimulus plan, health care and Libya, leading from behind.

As one Democratic senator complained: “The president veers between talking like a peevish professor and a scolding parent.” (Not to mention a jilted lover.) Another moaned: “We are watching him turn into Jimmy Carter right before our eyes.”

Only problem is the Democrats’ tense. He’s not turning into Jimmy Carter. That transformation was completed long ago.

H/T: Fox News

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The largest newspaper in New Jersey came up with a striking image for Monday’s front page.

What a contrast. What a brilliant side-by-side comparison of the strong and the weak. The bold and the timid. The conservative and the liberal. The reformer and the problem. The doer and the talker. The fat and the emaciated (sorry, that last one just slipped out).


H/T: The Weekly Standard

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It’s a bit of a mystery to us why Republicans haven’t been pounding this theme home day after day after day. So we’re glad to see that Eric Cantor finally worked up the balls to speak his mind.


The other players eventually catch on when you bluff on every hand has Cantor’s comments:

The president has not run a business or created jobs and has proven himself ill-suited to put the economy back on track, the Virginia Republican said in a midday interview on the Wall Street Journal’s website with opinion columnist Peggy Noonan and editor James Freeman.

“I think, frankly, he’s in over his head as to what to do about this economy,” Cantor said.

At one point during negotiations on a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Cantor said that the president chose to play politics rather than working on the substance of the deal. Obama seemed “agitated” by Republicans’ opposition to any measures that might be perceived as tax increases – something that the president wanted in a deal – and, at one point, said, “Eric, don’t call my bluff,” Cantor recalled.

Just a note to President Obama for the future: When you’re bluffing, don’t announce that you’re bluffing.

Apparently the guy is no better at playing poker than he is at playing president.


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Unemployed? Inflation, recession, depression got you down? Tired of hitting your head on the debt ceiling? What you need is to invite “50 friends and neighbors” to a “quiet and focused place to talk and organize” and celebrate Obama’s birthday Aug. 4.


Fun, fun, fun, 'til your daddy takes your T-bills away

Pundit and Pundette blog pass along the “invitation”:

While aides plan a glitzy Aug. 3 fundraiser-bash for Obama at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, organizers are encouraging thousands of supporters who can’t attend to plan and host house parties of their own.

The campaign has rolled out a website dedicated to promoting the parties — and a glossy 4-page, step-by-step guide that instructs would-be hosts on everything from “recruiting” attendees to electronically relaying participants’ personal information back to headquarters.

Sure, every good party we’ve ever been to relayed participants’ personal information back to headquarters.

Aides say Obama will deliver a 50-minute video message to house party attendees that will stream over the internet on hosts’ computers once the events are underway.

Only 50 minutes? He talks longer than that ordering dinner.

But wait, there’s more! For only $150…

They’re also offering help with decorations, selling special “host packs” of birthday hats, buttons, balloons, stickers and signs, all emblazoned with a giant 5-0, “Happy Birthday,” and the campaign’s official logo.

And, don’t forget to snap a picture, they say. “We’re collecting hundreds of photos from house parties across the country and will display them for President Obama at his house party in Chicago.”

We have but two words in response to this, and they ain’t “happy birthday.”

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities


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Does it qualify as news if it’s something that everyone already knows? In this case, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough says that Democrats secretly admit to something Republicans already knew – Barack Obama is to leader as Leona Helmsley is to generosity.

“I have got to clear this up. Mika heard two days ago on Capitol Hill Democrats all saying the same thing. And that is, this president has been invisible, he is not a leader. They said this all behind closed doors. Democratic leaders, Democratic rank-and-file. In fact, 40, 50 of the most powerful Democrats on the Hill. I will just stop right there. The complaints were all the same. The president has vanished. He has left us here alone again like he did with health care. Where is he? Now, they didn’t call him a loser, but they sure as hell didn’t call him a leader.”

As we used to say in high school, “No shit, Sherlock. Where’d you get your first clue?”

Source: Real Clear Politics

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Ladies and gentlemen, let’s have a warm welcome for a new young comic who’s getting a lot of attention for his comedy stylings. He just flew in from Washington, DC, and, boy, are his arms tired. With no further delay, here he is. Let’s make some noise for Barry “Shecky” Obama:

… FDR comes in, he tries all these things with the New Deal. But FDR, contrary to myth, was pretty fiscally conservative. And so, after the initial efforts of the New Deal and it looked like the economy was growing again, FDR then presented a very severe austerity budget. And suddenly, in 1937, the economy started going down again. And, ultimately, what really pulled America out of the Great Depression was World War II.

Stop, Barry, stop. You’re killing us. Our stomachs hurt from laughing. Dy-no-mite, baby, dy-no-mite.

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It’s taken two and a half years, but Congressional Republicans are finally starting to say what the rest of us scream at our televisions on a nightly basis.

In this case, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions went to the floor of the Senate and offered up this gem during his discussion of the debt ceiling and the Reid plan:

“The president said—really—this is what the president said a week ago: ‘The only bottom line that I have is that we extend this debt ceiling through the next election, until 2013,’” Sessions says in the video. “The president thinks this is about him. It’s all about him. This is about America, and what’s good for this country. It’s not about the president. It’s not about politics.”

In the words of Burt Bacharach:

What’s it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What’s it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give?

In the words of

What’s it all about, Barry?
Is it just for the moment you live?
What’s it all about when you sort it out, Barry?
Are we meant to works our fingers to the bone to earn enough money to pay the taxes it takes to support your socialist, nanny, welfare Islamic, third world state?

Maybe not as elegant as the Bacharach version, but it just feels right today. Feel free to sing along.

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Staggering unemployment. Crippling inflation. Crushing deficits. The country wallowing in a new great malaise. What’s the most smartest president in the history of the American Republic to do?

Throw himself a party, that’s what!


You know who puts the party in the Democrat Party

The Chicago Sun Times rounds up the details so you can RSVP ASAP:

President Obama returns to Chicago on Aug. 3 to mark his 50th birthday with fund-raisers at the Aragon Ballroom, with tickets ranging from $50 a person to $35,800 per couple, which includes VIP seating at a “Birthday Concert” where celebs will be performing and a dinner with the president.

The fundraiser at the Aragon, the historic ballroom in Uptown, will be one of the biggest third quarter events, expected to draw in national supporters. Obama’s 50th birthday is Aug. 4. UPDATE The Aragon is a cosy venue–I went to concerts there in college and high school–and I heard Thursday afternoon all the performers will be native Chicagoans. END UPDATE

The Obama team on Wednesday reported collecting more than $86 million in second quarter fund-raising over $47 million directly for the Obama 2012 campaign and more than $38 million for the Democratic National Committee.

But wait it gets better!

The event is multi-tiered: There is a concert at 4 p.m.–Foster said songstress Jennifer Hudson may perform–for the basic $50 contribution, of which there is supposed to be “limited availability.”

For $10,000, a person gets a souvenir photo with Obama at a reception and preferred seating at the concert. For $1,000 a person gets seated in a “premium section” with a “hosted bar.” A general admission ticket is $200.

What’s that you say? The peasants have no bread? No worries, let them eat Obama’s birthday cake.

Written by Kip Hooker at

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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So this is how James Clyburn would have our democracy end. Not with a bang. Not even with a whimper. But with Obama assuming the unilateral power to further sell off our children’s futures to China in his never ending crusade to buy votes and pay back his political cronies.


"The Constitution? Hmmmmm. I've heard people talk about it, but I'm not really familiar with it myself."

Real Clear Politics provides the stage:

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC): “I’ve said time and time again, if the President gets up to August 2nd, without a piece of legislation, he should not allow this country to go into default. He should sign an Executive Order invoking the 14th Amendment and send that to all the governmental agencies for us to continue to pay our bills. He could do that with a stroke of a pen.

“We’ve seen many big things done in history that way. I’ve joked with my staff the other day, ‘tell me what was the bill number of the Emancipation Proclamation.’ It was an Executive Order.

Perhaps someone should let the honorable Representative James Clyburn know. Through the Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln sought to free some of the slaves, not create new ones.

– Written by Kip Hooker at

Source: Real Clear Politics

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Awww. President Obama is working so feverishly convincing grandma that John Boehner wants to kill her, he’s losing sleep. At least that’s the narrative his staff is pushing to make it appear the roadblock-in-chief is not the one actually blocking the road.


He's coming to scare your granmother

Wipe your tears away as we hear from that purveyor of conventional wisdom, Reuters:

President Barack Obama is deeply involved in trying to win a debt deal and his White House was working flat out, aides said…

They’re so busy they haven’t had time to actually write a plan.

“He’s getting absolutely no sleep. He’s working tirelessly, meeting with his economic team, doing a lot of outreach, exploring all kinds of possibilities for compromise,” top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett told Reuters Insider.

In Obama-speak, “compromise” means “doing what I want.” He’s working tirelessly on ways to obfuscate that.

Several press conferences and a prime-time televised address to the nation by the president from the stately East Room, plus a background briefing by senior Obama aides that went late into Friday night, have added to the controlled frenzy at the White House.

Obama’s concept of “work” is babbling to the media. Listening to the fool is even harder.

This has translated into even longer days than normal at the White House, which already begin in the early hours of every morning as senior staff prepared for their daily 7:30 a.m. meeting in the office of the chief of staff.

Boo-hoo. Life would surely be easier if members of the Obama administration spent a bit of time amongst the legions of “funemployed” where their policies have put so many others. Someday soon, if we’re lucky.

-Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Reuters

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This comes not from the Onion but from “Think Progress” (a euphemism, we’re sure.)

Bernie Sanders, the only officially declared socialist in Congress, thinks President Obama veers too far to the right and he’s not talking about the latter’s putting. He can’t be joking, there’s no such thing as socialist humor.


Bernie Sanders, just as crazy as he looks

Sanders: “… I think there are millions of Americans who are deeply disappointed in the president; who believe that, with regard to Social Security and a number of other issues, he said one thing as a candidate and is doing something very much else as a president; who cannot believe how weak he has been …in negotiating with Republicans and there’s deep disappointment. …I think one of the reasons the president has been able to move so far to the right is that there is no primary opposition to him and I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting what is a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama is doing. …I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.” 

True, millions are unhappy with President Obama, but not because he’s not bankrupting them fast enough as ol’ Bernie believes. No matter, as a famous Chicagoland thug once said, “Never waste a good crisis.”

So you go, Bernie, primary Obama. Make him turn left so much he spins like a top and drills himself another hole to dig out of.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

H/T: Hot Air

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The Chicago Boyz (they’re free market advocates, not cronies of President Pampers) have an interesting hypothetical question: what if there were a shovel-ready project that would generate American jobs, require NO government money or debt, provide America with a secure source of energy and benefit an important ally… what would we think of an American administration that continually obstructed this project?


Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton get together to protest this crazy talk about an agitator class

Turns out there IS such a project, the Keystone XL pipeline. And it’s being blocked by the Genius-in-Chief on behalf of the usual suspects:

The reality is that large segments of the environmental movement have become so unhinged that they will instinctively oppose any large-scale construction project, even if it involves the transportation of magical pixie dust.

Actually, transportation of magical pixie dust is probably the one thing Obama would support.

The Chicago Boyz come to this unhappy conclusion:

Sadly, the U.S. Government is now being largely run by and on behalf of two classes of people:

–Theorists, whose heads are so deeply buried in books, models, and spreadsheets that they are unable to see the actual world and have lost all semblance of balance and judgment.

–Agitators, who “earn” their living and get their sense of satisfaction in life from stirring up all segments of society against one another, in a neo-Hobbesian war of all against all.

A bunch of pinheads and weiners, the Obama Administration is the albatross around our necks. And while we’re sitting in the dark waiting for our windmills to turn, China will buy the oil and the Canadians will get even richer.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Chicago Boyz

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Casino mogul Steve Wynn describes himself as a Democratic businessman and Harry Reid supporter. While supporting McCain in 2008, his wife drank the Kool Aid. But like many astute businessmen, Wynn cares more about business than politics and is not above supporting Republicans when necessary, or excoriating a Democrat president either.

Wynn’s press conference rant drew Business Insider’s attention:

…I’m saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime … I could spend the next 3 hours giving you examples of all of us in this market place that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our healthcare costs escalate, regulations coming from left and right. [Obama] keeps using that word “redistribution.”

…until we change the tempo and the conversation from Washington, it’s not going to change. And those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President … this is Obama’s deal and it’s Obama that’s responsible for this fear in America.

The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest, their holding too much money. We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody’s afraid of the government and there’s no need soft peddling it, it’s the truth.

Well, even Krugman thinks it’s 1937 again.

By the way, Steve, your buddy Harry Reid helped Obama significantly to realize his “accomplishments”. Maybe it’s past time you considered downgrading his freebies. Just sayin’.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Business Insider

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