Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Apparently the presidency of Barack Obama is subject to "destruction" by House Democrats:
"Let's just lay everything on the table," Grassley said. "A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn't going to pass if there weren't some changes made ... and the president says, 'You're going to destroy my presidency.'"
Even if Barack Obama actually thought that -- which would be unmanly in the extreme -- why on earth would he say it? And can you imagine George W. Bush ever saying something so degrading?
Yeah, yeah, it is double heresay, but Chuck Grassley lacks the imagination or the cynicism to make something like this up out of whole cloth, so if a lie has been told it was by the "Democrat congressman" in question.
More blog reactions here.
"their legacy, as pathetic as it was"
I agree, Vicki. Bush's deficit was indeed, by Obama standards, pathetic.
Not to mention the concept of actually putting terrorists in an off-shore holding bin instead of a beach house in Bermuda. Barbaric!
The tax break. Boy I really hated that. I'm glad I will again feel patriotic by sending an additional 5-10% of my income to Washington to fund Acorn.
...and, hey, what's all this crap about integrity? Who the hell needs that if you can give a good speech.
Jeez, the poor guys. I guess they should be happy that they at least had a previous employment record to put on their resume.
I guess if it fails, BO will resign and we'll have to deal with President Biden.
BO seemingly hasn't had to deal with setbacks in his charmed life. Partly the result of never being responsible for actual results before now... who knows if a community organizer is doing a good job or not?
Here's an interesting argument against the nationalization of medicine. If we want to have pretty wide open borders, something about America which has been a national strength since day one in this country (with the obvious exception of needing to keep out terrorists and criminals) we cannot simultaneously have a welfare state. Can't be done.
So, Mr. President, choose: will you continue to accept immigrants (like your oft mentioned father) or will you choose to expand the welfare state? Or, will you just drunkenly waffle and say "we can do it all!"
One interesting trend so far, in the Obamazation of America, is that the Senate is where crazy stuff goes to die. The kneecap-and-trade bill is one very good example: it squeeked through the House, after arm twisting and bribery made it possible to pass, but no one seems to believe it will ever get out of committee on the Senate side. Now we have the Health care crap sandwich before us. The Senate is chunking away on a couple of bills but isn't making much progress in finding a bill that can gain support.
Why then the focus by the president on the House? Nate Silver explains that the House actually has a larger group of more relatively conservative members than the Senate does. This is a lefty view, yes, but it does explain why the House has been the intense focus of the White House lobbying effort all week.
If any of you think your representative might be on the fence on this issue, I hope you will call him/her early and often! Save America! Frustrate Obama!
By the way, the president seems like he is stressed.
Fine with me, if he is, since I've been stressed ever since he won the Democrat nomination and it should be his turn now.
But, in the national interest, I hope he'll play a little golf this weekend and unwind. Let the Obamination of America go on "pause" for awhile. A little walk on a nice course is just what he needs, and this is just the course for him!
Bush was a pathetic excuse for a president and he didn't resign. And, if one member of congress or the senate had one ounce of integrity they would not have authorized the sham of a war we went to in Iraq. Don't think that your patsy Christie has any integrity. If he did, he wouldn't be running for office in New Jersey. I makes Illinois politics look child-like. Lived in both states, know of what I speak.
Like all libs, Vicki from pasadena has no actual defense from Obama. She just blathers on about Bush.
People are beginning to notice that even Obama's defenders aren't even bothering to, yanno, defend him. Explains the falling approval ratings. I hate to give libs free advice, but damn.. you'd think they'd actually bother to defend their guy instead of throwing out stupid red herrings that even the public is too smart to buy.
I gave Obama too much credit. He's at least 50% the Peter Sellers' Chauncey Gardener character in Being There.
The other 50% is calculating and devious,etc
I'm writing before any press reaction, It'll be interesting to see how honestly they call it.
vicki, I don't doubt you can imagine it. But do you have any evidence?
As I am not interested in the general "well Bush was capable of lots of bad things so he must be capable of this as well," I suspect you will be hard-pressed to come up with any evidence that Bush ever asked anyone to do or not do something because it would be bad for his presidency.
And that should set you thinking.
"One interesting trend so far, in the Obamazation of America, is that the Senate is where crazy stuff goes to die."
WRT Obamazation - read Socialism.
The Governors who tried to reject stimulus funding did so for more than the built in future cost to the states. They did so because the funding was also tied to protecting and extending Union power. Note that in California, when Schwarzenegger was trying to reduce State expenditures he was warned that his efforts affecting the state unions would result in withdrawal of stimulus funds. This was not a threat - it's in the Federal stimulus law.
WRT to Obama and the "Destroy my Presidency" comment.
You may recall Obama and Wrights 20year love affair with Reverend Wright. The affair only ended after Wright in Obama's words "disrespected Me"
The MSM and pundits of all stripes lauded Obama for repudiating Wright, but the repudiation was all about the slight to Obama.
President Obama is losing it. He's coming unglued. Jake Tapper asked this simple question and got a whopper of an answer,
Do you think -- do you accept the premise that other than some tax increases on the wealthiest Americans, the American people are going to have to give anything up in order for this to happen?"
Obama responded with a 975 word answer that meandered around from medical testing, to drug prescriptions, to budgeting, national debt, no-bid federal contracts and beyond.
He has no idea what the answer to the question is, does he? I'll make you a bet right now: President Obama has not read any version of the Obama Health Care bill.
We are being governed by a lefty lightweight.
By the way, the President gratuitously described the Cambridge Police as "stupid" for arresting Prof. Gates the other day. Here is the police report. Gates' sense of entitlement just drips from the page. Ugly stuff.
The wonderful Don Surber posted it, and I found it there.
The early press returns are in, and Obama didn't send thrills up any lefty legs. Even Howard Fineman and the "mopes at MSNBC" didn't like the effort. Karl, from Hot Air and Patterico, did a round up, calling the presser "craptastic".
If the Prez can't get this done, and I pray every morning, noon and night, that we remain free people unburdened by ObamaCare, then there will be a backlash in the Democrat party. Despite the president using the GOP as a target last evening in his presser, every sentient being in the country knows the Democrats own our government lock, stock and barrel. Any problems getting any bill through the legislative process can only be because of objections from Democrats. There's a lot of talk about "moderate" Democrats, whatever that might be, fighting this crazy stuff. I prefer to think of them as patriots.
The first shots at those people came in the last week as Obama organized email and blog campaigns targeting these so-called "moderates". Then, the DNC launched advertisements in their districts. Nothing seems to have worked, and if the President starts to get bitter, the campaign could get ugly. Bloggers are tipping his hand, writing open letters and internet petition drives aimed at the Democrats bravely stopping the end of liberty. Again, if you are represented by any of these House or Senate members, call them and plead with them to continue standing tall.
The African American racialists are out in full force, summarily condemning this poor cop without any consideration as to the circumstances of the event.
Perhaps those people, like the President, who leapt to judgment in this case should should have been a bit more careful about their target.
Not only has Sgt. Crowley received accolades in the past for his police work and emergency response record, but he was a long-time Police Academy Instructor, to some public acclaim. You know what course he taught? "Racial Profiling".