Video: Paul Ryan Reacts: Obama continues to shadow dance with America, punts – gives another word fog full of fury, signifying nothing
More Updates at end of post.
Update: Paul Ryan is GREAT here, he is ‘disappointed’ ohhh that is exactly it! They got us all revved up for that dereliction of duty of a speech from a lectern this afternoon? Really, really bad.
What a whiff that was!
As always, Obama votes Present by not coming out and endorsing either Simpson-Bowles or anything else, (he gave them a shout out and a h/t at the end but endorsed none of their plan specifics). He did a word fog full of the same tired lines from ’08. Promises he has ALREADY FAILED TO FULFILL in the past 3 years.
Then he did a pivot to his Dr. No, stern Daddy routine, and laughably, he did it on his ‘trademark issue’ The Bush Tax Cuts!, which is of course the Big Issue he ALREADY CAVED ON!
Yes, audacity and bamboozlement is back for Obamapalooza Tour ’11-’12! All the Hype, None of the Hope!
They really plan to run on the same 6 yr old tired, broken-down trope of Obama being anti-Bush Tax Cut extension and Pro Middle Class American Dream. (and mebbe he is…IN HIS DREAMS!! It’s just his actual POLICIES that let him down? ie protecting TBTF fxckers who have housing on its back, making the TBTF Bigger, and refusing to allow Clinton era tax rates to come back).
Unless Team Obama thought they had pulled off some Total Recall number on all of us last night, uh, WTF are they thinking?
Don’t they know that WE know that he ALREADY CRUMPLED LIKE THE WET PAPER BAG HE IS on the extension of the Bush tax cuts? Did he think we somehow didn’t notice that?
Sure, he gave us the courtesy of a - ‘I was forced to extend them to protect the middle class tax cuts’ BS line again, but again, if he gave his big ‘Hostages could be hurt’ spiel last time, doesn’t he think that WE think that HE WILL CAVE and extend them again when the Big Bad GOP Grandma Eating Wolf at the Door takes we middle class ‘victims’ ‘hostage’ again?
I means seriously, what the fxck? He doesn’t even TRY to spin us anymore? This is the best you;ve got? Man it’s lookin like a Fred Thompson energy level for Obama this time around.
So, it’s official there is for all effects and purposes no functioning POTUS on issues of real import. Congress needs to do what Hillary does on Foreign Policy, try to carry out the job with limited power while a Holier-Than-Thou absentee boss comes in once in a blue moon to pixx and moan about the work accomplished.
Let’s Review the Record on Obama’s Time at the Helm:
Foreign Policy? Has to be pushed HARD for MONTHS to make a decision, often leading to deterioration of circumstances on the ground that would allow mission success. See Af/Pak, Libya.
Update-Bonus- Launch military action unsanctioned by Congress, (previously one of your favorite Boosh! criticisms), go to Brazil to promote their energy independence and offer to make us dependent on them, do not make speech to nation on Libyan action.
Economy in Recession? Outsource a giant spendulus to Congressional Leadership of Pelosi/Reid and ‘Apollo Alliance’. Bonus – Insert unverifiable targets like ‘saving or creating’ jobs, yet attach chart that clearly projects a UE target that goes unmet for THREE YEARS while claiming Success! Escape Velocity! Recovery Summer!.
Explosion of Entitlement Spending to Drown us in Debt? Outsource to a Commission for some mythical ‘consensus’, ignore said Commission report except to use as prop/tool when helpful. See Simpson/Bowles Commission,
Budget Presentation to Congress and the Nation? Whiff. Jack up spending then present ‘Budget Freeze’. Get Budget Do-Over Pass from Media. Nevermind, it’s just another whiff.
Tax Debate? Your biggest campaign promise: An End to the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich! Your raison d’être. Your ‘most deeply held political value’, the ‘shared sacrifice’, the ‘fairness rule’. You claim ‘hostages were taken, I couldn’t let people get hurt’ and position yourself, the President of the United States, as a hostage to the opposing party. You extend the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich!
Bonus- You continue to claim this is exactly the wrong policy, that it is hurting the nation but you sign the bill anyway.
Double Bonus- Bring out the last successful Democratic president to sell your plan to country, leave him alone at lectern with media. Added points since you called this man a ‘racist!’ during ’08 campaign.
Double Triple Toe-Loop Bonus - You run for a second term on same promise to End the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich! that you just extended, but give no explanation of how you can avoid the ‘hostage situation’ and accomplish this.
I can’t EVEN get into the National Security issues, it is frightening to consider NSC Advisers who do not know of Averted Terror Attacks on Large Scale in London,( TSA is FRISKING children and the left is quiescent~)Janet Napolitano claiming the border is more secure than ever, (170 bodies found in mass graves THIS WEEK just over the border), the incredible volte-face he has done on EVERY, SINGLE Bush anti-Terrorism policy he lectured about since 2006. It goes on and on.
Update to list: How could we forget-
Natural Disasters: BP Oil Spill in Gulf. Stern language against BP ‘boot on throat!’. Photo op- unlike Boosh! don’t do flyover, get down and pick up tiny tarballs. Then fly away home. Oil spill continues, unchecked, leave company who caused spill in charge of ending it. CONVENE PANEL! Oil continues to spill, unchecked. 40 Days+ later BP finally stops spill. Sidle up to lectern declare success!
Bonus - Set up ‘pot o’dough’ the go-to method of ‘solving problems’ for Community Organizers, see Al Sharpton.
Energy Policy: Allow Boosh! Era lax regulation( another of your campaign talking points) /certification/oversight of permits to continue under your Change!(d) DOE. This leads to worst oil spill in history. Convene panel! Stop all oil permits. Everywhere, land or sea.
Bonus- Give more grants to campaign supporter GE for ‘windmills’.
Double Bonus- Continue to snark at hard-working Americans who drive large vehicles, infer it is their fault as gas DOUBLES in your first 3 years. Propose new gas tax!
Triple Lutz Bonus: Fund off shore oil drilling IN BRAZIL. Announce to Brazilians you want America to be their customer. (Make announcement in Brazil while launching a military action that has not been sanctioned by Congress, leaving the American people to figure out what is happening without you.)
Conclusion- I don’t see how he has any chance of winning, even if Katie Couric and Brian Williams pick him up and carry him between his Arena Circuit Tour of College Campuses this time.
Unless of course, the conservatives within the GOP decide to sit the election out as they did in ’087. Really disappointing. I don’t think our economy will achieve Larry Summer’s vaunted ‘escape velocity’ if we get another 4 years of Obama.
Please vote. No matter who it is, please please vote.
Update 3: Jim DeMint calls Obama a ‘Bitter Clinger’!!!! BWAAAHAAA! (emphasis mine)~
“The President made it absolutely clear today that Democrats will cling bitterly to deficit spending until our nation is bankrupt. After offering an unserious budget just a few months ago, the President offered new platitudes but the same old policies. He’s still pushing for trillion dollar tax increases that would destroy jobs and cripple our economy. He still wants to add trillions in new spending to our $14 trillion mountain of debt without a credible plan to ever balance the budget….”
Update 2: AllahPundit at HotAir has more Ryan goodness from Levin.
“He’s basically a pyromaniac in a field of straw men”
All along the watchtower, voters defeat the establishment: O’Donnell win shows again the voters do not trust RINOs under an Obama WH
Update 4: the moneybomb site is freezing up from all we patriots :0> if you cannot get thru, Christine’s site is here: http://www.christine2010.com/
Yay got thru:
Thank you for your generous donation! Your support allows us to continue our fight to Take Back America! You can watch our fundraising progress in real-time by visiting http://christine2010.com/splash.
Update 3: NRSC decides it is NOT a smooth move to diss we the people~
Update 2: Romney endorses O’Donnell~
Wow, Mitt Romney endorses Christine O’Donnell. Bold play for a guy likely to be tagged as “establishment.” Not without risks, obviously…
Update: The DE Moneybomb for O’Donnell is underway! I just gave $ and I am unemployed..kick in if we want to send a message to establishment GOP and MSM that the PEOPLE decide..
All along the watchtower, the voters are kicking the establishments axx…
The pundits are missing the bigger theme in all these upsets of Conventional Wisdom-GOP establishment primary axx whoopins. Christine O’Donnell in DE tonight the latest and biggest shockah for those who cherish their well worn bromides about how elections work.
The voters are making it ABSOLUTELY FXCKING CLEAR that they do not TRUST any SQUISHY conventional wisdom establishment backed ‘safe’ candidate,
Wanna know why? Do ya pundit punks? Because we are so FXCKING FREAKED OUT by what OBAMA AND CONGRESS have done to the ECONOMY that we are having electoral weakness PURGED wherever it is possible.
It has happened over and over again, and in the few cases where there is an open DEM seat and a challenge in the DEM side it is happening there too.
DEM turnout is beyond depressed despite labor spending oodles and the neoprogs trying to shake down Lincoln in AR (well SHE was to the DEM voters), the BLOCK to Obama, therefore she won.
The people are frankly not pixxed anymore, many of us are frightened by what has happened and this has hardened our resolve to take back Congress, but to BLOCK the agenda that has flatlined the economy.
~Party on Patriots~
Unsolicited advice from a recovering DEM-I would put money into DE were I the GOP and if NV is to be taken from Reid GOP better POUR people in NOW. They tried really frakkin hard to steal NV from Hillary. There were HUGE shenanigans with the union workers being stopped from going to vote. Big Dawg had one of his ‘moments’ over that and the MSM made him look like Perot talking about the CIA, hmmm like they make ODonnell look too.
Anway they will fight like hexx dirty dirty rats in NV. Why not stroll to a win in DE with Christine NRSC? Look how low Dem turnout was in DE tonight. We recovering Dems are waiting to go vote GOP in a few weeks. It can be won. The people who tweeted their switch to DEM seat are really full of themselves aren’t they? After this primary season they still think they ‘get it’ and the VOTERS are the ones confused and making bad decisions. This wave is going to surpass their wildest dreams. Ride the wive Patriots!
Maybe these pundits should turn to science- for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Did you think the people wouldn’t be heard? Silly rabbits.
For insight into how it feels to be an American living out here holding on, tune into any Scotty scene in the climax of any ST episode. ‘She’s breakin apart captain, she canna take much more!’ That is how the country looks to us from out here. We are taking steps, drastic electoral shifts in preference to try to right the ship…
KFYI’s Mike Broomfield introduces Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, author of Arizona SB 1070.
Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio stands with JD Hayworth and Mike Broomfield from KFYI talk radio, Phoenix, as he speaks to the United Border Coalition Tea Party gathering at the border in Hereford, AZ.
Courtesy of VictgoriaMiles
We won’t see this in the lamestream toolz reporting on the bused in protesters yelling at Gov Brewer at the Gov Conference in Boston, but some wonderful folks in Massachusetts came out to support SB1070 and Gov Brewer!! Thank you Massachusetts! and thank you for Sen Brown!
New Obama motto: If at first you don’t succeed, spend, spend again. Wants *ANOTHER* $50B in bailouts…
Lesson from the massive MISSPENT stimulus not learned. The states didn’t tighten their belts and now they are out of money again.
From Jackie Calmes and Sheryl Gay Stolberg at the NY Times: Obama Presses for Aid to Cities and States
President Obama on Saturday implored Congress to provide more aid to states and cities to blunt “the devastating economic impact of budget cuts” by local governments that imperil the jobs of teachers, the police, firefighters and other public employees.
In a letter to Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders, Mr. Obama said the “mounting employment crisis” in the states “could set back the pace of our economic recovery.” … education secretary, Arne Duncan, has said that without federal aid, up to 300,000 fewer teachers would be in classrooms this fall …
We the people have been IMPLORING Congress to STOP SPENDING for over a year now…
The INCREASE in Medicaid enrollment was UNAFFORDABLE. But in AZ when we tried to ROLL BACK our Medicaid enrollment we were told we will LOSE the FED $ if we do.
This $50B bailout Obama wants represents those same federal dollars, the ones that *aren’t THERE!* Let them vote it down and we can cut the enrollment and start getting back on a sustainable path….
PS in AZ apparently kids of illegal immigrants are dropping out of our overpopulated, bursting with English as a Second Language classes (which courts mandate we fund).
So IOW, less kids right? So we can afford less teachers….keep your money D.C. you’re gonna need it, cuz NO WAY, NO HOW, NO VAT.
…• Mesa Public Schools, the state’s largest unified district, has 67,749 students, and Latino students make up 37.5 percent. It anticipates a decrease of 1,500 students, similar to losses over the past four years. It blames a combination of new immigration laws, including SB 1070, and the recession.
• Paradise Valley Unified District in Phoenix, where nearly a quarter of its 33,431 students are Latino, hasn’t seen a large drop in total enrollment.
“A lot of our students go to Mexico for the summer, and we’re speculating they may not come back,” spokeswoman Judi Willis said. “But we don’t know.”
• Enrollment at Glendale Union High School District, where about half of its 14,940 students are Latino, has held steady, but the number of students signing up for English-language summer school has fallen. High-school districts are less likely to feel the loss because older kids are more likely to stay behind with friends and relatives, said Craig Pletenik, spokesman for Phoenix Union High School, where more than three-fourths of the district’s 25,083 students are Latino. “Our kids are older, and closer to the educational finish line.” The district hasn’t seen a dip in enrollment….
AZ already voted to raise our sales taxes ‘temporarily’, lol, to help Gov Brewer fill the massive hole Napolitano left. Let the states work these matters out for themselves, the way we families do when things are tight. Sorry Unions, we are NOT reimbursing you for the millions you spend in electioneering.
PS Sheriff Joe is still out ENFORCING THE LAWS OF AZ. Betcha the next stat we see drop will be AZ UE rate as AZ Teens find jobs now that they are available to them…
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies on Saturday served search warrants on two Sizzler steak houses in Phoenix suspected of employing illegal immigrants.
According to a statement from Lt. Brian Lee, deputies arrested nine employees who they believe are using fraudulent identification to gain employment….
…Saturday’s arrests followed a year-long investigation into a tip from a former manager who claims he was fired by the restaurant for being unwilling to hire employees without proper identification, Lee said…
And more state laws are coming:
..We learned recently that state Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, will propose a law that would deny a birth certificate to any child born in Arizona to non-citizen parents.
Now, along with other legislators, Pearce says he will introduce a law requiring students who are here illegally to pay tuition or be kicked out of public schools.
“They shouldn’t be a burden,” Pearce recently told the Capitol Times. “You don’t have a right to be a non-resident of this state and take advantage of the taxpayers of this state.”…
MiM will be there :0) I hope I get to ask MAC if he will SWEAR not to back ANY sort of immigration reform until the border is totally secured by total fencing and guards. Then and only then will I feel it is safe to re-elect him.
From McCain campaign email:
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Update 2: Oh no you didn’t!
…”He needs to take a Valium before he comes in and talks to Republicans,” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told reporters. “He’s pretty thin-skinned….
…The president walked into a remarkably contentious 80-minute session Tuesday in which GOP senators accused him of duplicity, audacity and unbending partisanship. Lawmakers said the testy exchange left legislative logjams intact, and one GOP leader said nothing is likely to change before the November elections….
More from FOX:
…bipartisanship was not what Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, had on his mind. For months, he has railed against what he called White House interference in bipartisan financial regulatory reform negotiations, in which the senator was deeply involved. And Tuesday, he said he let Obama have it.
“I told him I thought there was a degree of audacity in him even showing up today after what happened with financial regulation,” Corker recounted to reporters after the meeting. “I asked him how he was able to reconcile that duplicity, coming in today to see us.”…
Awww poor Obama says he feels ‘pressure from his left’, cry me a river! Americans feel pressure from the EVER-EXPANDING DEBT HE IS PILING ONTO US…
…Sen. Sam Brownback, R-KS, said Republicans conveyed to Obama that they feel that everything, especially health care and financial reform, has been “as far left as it can be,” to which the President noted that he was experiencing an inordinate amount of “pressure from my left.” Brownback said the President repeated this sentiment “several times.”…
…One senator even took notes, showing them to reporters afterward. “I just kept writing ‘thin skin, thin skin, thin skin’,” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-KS, noted to reporters, saying Obama got “a warm reception at first.”
Roberts said Obama was not able to take constructive criticism, adding that when Obama gets upset he “tends to lecture.”…
This needs to be an ad for every single seat that is opening this year:
How dare they.