Friday, June 24, 2011

Commander-in-Chief gives a "sorry, sorry performance" at Fort Drum

I'm running out of words and ways to express my disgust for Obama. And not only for Obama, but also for the damned media that covers for him all day long. Yesterday, our "commander-in-chief" gave a bumbling, bungled performance at Fort Drum, where he couldn't be bothered to get the details right about two Medal of Honor recipients (he called them "winners"--he is such a buffoon).

Barry, you have two names to remember: SFC Jared Monti, KIA in Afghanistan in 2006, posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009; and SSG Sal Giunta, the first living recipient of the MOH, hung around his neck by Obama in a ceremony at the White House. As Blackfive said in his blogpost yesterday:

How does the Commander-in-Chief mix these heroes up? He put that medal around Giunta's neck and he stood with Monti's parents as they grieved. These fallen heroes leave such a great legacy, and we should know all their names. The ironic part of the speech, and this comes after the announcement of the politically pressured drawdown of troops in Afghanistan, was Obama's closing remark, "Know that your Commander-in-Chief has your back."

At American Thinker, Russ Vaughn has further remarks for President Super-Smart:

If you are going to be the Commander-in-Chief, Barry, then as this old sergeant would have instructed one of his troops after such a disgraceful performance, "Soldier up fool and get your sh*t straight. You are talking about recipients of the highest award for valor their nation can bestow upon their warriors. You have flippantly dishonored the award itself and all those to whom it has ever been awarded. You are an embarrassment to the world, your country, and most importantly to the troops you supposedly command."

The "excuse" for this sorry mess put out afterwards by the White House? No teleprompter. For the love of God. And this is the man who is billed by the lamestream media as the smartest man evah to live in the White House. I'm simply running out of words....

Here's the video of the OBumbler-in-Chief speaking at Fort Drum, posted by Gateway Pundit. Seriously, this is a guy who can barely string together a coherent sentence when he's speaking off the teleprompter--unless, of course, he's speaking about HIMSELF.

Oh, and note the faces of those soldiers sitting behind him--not exactly enthralled to be used as photo-props. Note also the polite golf-clap from these soldiers when Obama is introduced.

This sort of thing is seriously disturbing. What is wrong with this man? Listening to someone describe Obama's lapses of memory and studied, stuttering speech, one physician friend said, without hesitation, "That's from cocaine." I don't know what it's from, but we all remember that Obama was billed by the lamestream media all during the 2008 campaign as the smartest man ever. And he's still billed that way--the smartest man ever to live in the White House. Well, clearly, he's not. But I'm really starting to worry that this sort of major gaffe-a-minute is coming not from simple inattention to detail, as some have said; and not simply because he "doesn't care" about the military or whatever subject he's speaking about on a particular day. I'm starting to think that this man is seriously impaired.

This POS dishonors our military when he says, like he did at Fort Drum, that his "greatest and most conscientious duty" is to be commander-in-chief.

This is from Don Dickinson, a retired US Army Colonel of Infantry, speaking yesterday on

Who are the cretinous morons who call yourselves military aides to Obama, cretinous morons who are the speechwriters to Obama, cretinous morons who are the handlers to this man, that after all the flubs he's made, you let him go and flub honoring a dead American soldier who has received the highest honor our country can give to a soldier? This was not an off-the-cuff remark....This is just so disgusting and egregious, it's beyond belief. Would he make a flub like this at a fundraiser? It shows that not only does Obama not care anything about the military. What's more disgusting, he's surrounded himself with military people who don't care enough to get it right. He's certainly surrounded himself with an incompetent Chief of Staff who doesn't care enough to get it right, and the people who planned this trip who don't care enough to get it right. And whoever the morons are who control that website, who apparently don't care enough to even check the press, who is now all over the net with this flub. Nobody is even correcting this....

I guess they finally "corrected" the horrible flub at the White House website--they simply took out the whole thing about the Medal of Honour winners--like it never happened, they just silently redacted Obama's careless error. Later Press Sec'y Jay Carney said, "At Fort Drum, the president misspoke when discussing the first Medal of Honor he present posthumously to Jared Monti, who was a member of the 10th Mountain Division. The President paid tribute to Monti in his remarks to troops in Afghanistan in March 2010. Last year, the president presented the Medal of Honor to Salvatore Giunta, who was the first living recipient of the Medal who served in Afghanistan."

That was an apology? It wasn't even a decent explanation. So add Carney to the cretinous morons who Obama has surrounded himself with. But make no mistake, the biggest cretinous moron of all is the POTUS himself. 2012, baby. It can't come soon enough.

Update. HotAir is reporting this, Saturday morning: On his Facebook page this evening, Monti’s father, Paul, posted: “FYI- President Barack Obama telephoned me personally this afternoon to apologize for his error in his speech to the 10th mountain division re: Jared’s medal ceremony. Apology accepted.”

Saturday, June 18, 2011

You gotta love the trend...

h/t to Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll

Update. Here's an interesting article by Walter Russell Mead at The American Interest: "Can This Presidency Be Saved?" Mead, who appears to be largely sympathetic to the Obama presidency, says that Obama has blundered into unforced errors, setting goals for himself which he has failed to meet. Just one example: remember the "days, not weeks" remark about how long we would be involved in the Libya campaign?

Mead contends that Obama's image as president has become "fuzzy and perplexing." What does he stand for--really? "What [the American people] aren't hearing from President Obama is a compelling description of what has gone wrong, how it can be fixed, and how the policies he proposes will take us to the next level." No kidding. All of those things are what comprise leadership, a quality that Obama has shown he clearly lacks, to the point where his administration spokespeople tout his actions as "leading from behind"--supposedly a good thing, although I think most people would call that "following," something we do not expect from an American president, either at home or abroad.

Says Mead, "At a time of historic anxiety and tension like the present, the President of the United States cannot be an administrator, a fence-sitter, a finger-pointer. He must first and foremost stand for something--and he must be able to make that something resonate with the voters. The President's job is to lead." Too bad all you swooning Obamabots voted in a guy whose main strategy as a senator, when he wasn't out campaigning, was to vote "present." If you hadn't been so self-congratulatory and blinded by voting in your big, big historic FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT, maybe someone would have vetted this guy and found out that leadership wasn't part of his thin resume. Can this presidency be saved? Not a chance.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Obama's Campaign Trajectory: Lincoln to Clinton to Carter to Hoover

There's a fascinating article over at The American Interest by Walter Russell Mead: "Is Carter a Best Case Scenario?" which suggests that if the economy doesn't sharpen up, then Obama can only wish that the worst comparison that will be made about him is of Jimmy Carter. At the rate he's going, says Mead, increasingly Obama's problems with the Great Recession are beinging to look Hooveresque.

"Like Hoover," writes Mead, "President Obama faces the possibility of a devastating second downturn due to economic problems in Europe--and like President Hoover, President Obama can't do much to prevent it. Like Hoover, President Obama is harried by a domestic populist revolt against his leadership and the policies he supports, and like Hoover, President Obama's once unassailable popularity is being slowly ground down by economic bad news."

"Lincoln, Clinton, Carter, Hoover: that is a trajectory no President should want--nor will the country benefit from 18 more months of Presidential subsidence. One hopes the White House realizes just how much trouble it, and we, are in."

Some campaign slogans work better than others. This one for Hoover doesn't seem brilliant, but I guess it worked for him--the first time.

I can think of other former presidents Obama might be channeling.

Remember this one? This was Ford and his "Whip Inflation Now" scheme. Heh.That worked well for him. Snort.

Ford's WIN campaign puts me in mind of the one that I honestly think is hands-down my very favorite: Obama's "Winning the Future" campaign. Wouldn't you like to know what super-smart at ObamaTeam (TM) came up with this one? You can only imagine that he's now working for Biden in a basement office somewhere. Brilliant, Barry. Strangely, we haven't heard too much about the WTF campaign lately from Barry's team. Snort.

And here's another president that I guess Barry Obama might be looking to emulate, since he's been saying these days that a one-term presidency doesn't look so bad to him right now (we're with you there, champ!): Lyndon Johnson didn't run for reelection either. A girl can dream.

Update: And while we're speaking of comparisons and campaigns, there's a good article over at the Weekly Standard by Jay Cost: "Blue Smoke and Mirrors," discussing the dynamics of ObamaTeam (TM) and the 2012 election, where Cost says that the president's "political theater" can do nothing to create the impression that a) the economy is in better shape than it is in; and b) in any event, Obama is not to blame. "If we've learned anything in the last 50 years of the modern campaign, it's that the billion dollar efforts of campaign technocrats, who now dominate our politics, cannot convince people that the sun rises in the west." It's a good article.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Comedy Gold of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Little Debbie has herself a new job, as Democratic National Committee chair, mouthpiece for Barry Obama. It's a perfect job for her, since she's obviously willing to say ANYTHING to buck up the Obama administration, no matter how moronic her words make her appear. Here's a recent ad created by the Republican Party, featuring her Sunday talk show ridiculous claims about the economy. h/t HotAir

Update. Little Debbie is doubling down. Now she says, "We own the economy." Well, darlin', you are so right. The economy, she says, "has turned around." Sure. 9.1% unemployment, more than 6 million foreclosures, a million construction jobs lost, 865,000 manufacturing jobs lost, $3.7 trillion added to the national debt. Yes, Debbie, Obama owns this turn around.

Update #2. This is from the American Thinker.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

He's a perfect personification of the Left:
Do as I say, not as I do

The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wants us all to save the planet by working less and owning less. Really? But as Gateway Pundit shows us, pompous ass elitist Friedman is just a typical leftist with the attitude, "austerity for thee, but not for me." Here's a picture of the pompous jerk's estate. Here's a link to his recent column, at The NYT, "The Earth Is Full," in which he suggests that "we" are in denial: "We will realize...that the consumer-driven growth model is broken and we have to move to a more happiness-driven growth model, based on people working less and owning less." Fine, Friedman, you first. Show us the way, you leftist hypocrite snob.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Resign? Hell No--Kick the Bum Out

The opportunity for this arrogant POS to "resign" has passed. This worm is a serial, practiced liar, and the less we see of him from here on out, the better. If he stays, then let that fact reflect on the House of Representatives and on his constituents--that they were unwilling to get rid of this perv.

Not that I believe A SINGLE WORD this bag of puke has to say, but his website says he's the son of a public school teacher, raised in Brooklyn, and the product of "our public schools." Well, Anthony, I'm sure over the past 10 days or so you've made your mother proud.

Update. One of my loyal followers said that he was talking to a friend yesterday who said, "No way he cannot resign."

"On the contrary," said my commenter, "I would be very surprised if he did. There isn't even such a thing as disgrace for politicians anymore. E-bezzle millions? Avoid taxes? --minor 'judgment error.' Send naked pictures of yourself out to women for three years? He's only human! After all, can't he make just one mistake?...over and over again, with multiple people over three years, while simultaneously forgetting that the internet is somewhat less private than his office? And then reflexively lie about it. I loved his 'I am accepting full responsibility' speech two days after lying about it, ignoring it, and yelling at the media. The moment I'm caught, I take FULL responsibilty. --Huh? I'm pretty sure that's not what responsibility is about."

Update. Why am I not surprised that somewhere south of 60% of this perv's constituents want him to stay in office?

Friday, June 03, 2011

No Way this POS Gets Re-elected

There's nothing but bad news on the jobs front. Drudge is all over this today and so is Gateway Pundit. The economy added 54,000 jobs in May. Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression. I heard a pundit on Cavuto yesterday saying that the middle class is disappearing right in front of our eyes.

Update. Let's not forget fewest number of jobs created in 8 months; housing starts down (again); housing prices down (again); consumer confidence down (again). Meh. A good discussion of all of this on my favorite blog, Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog.

And the price of gas--ah yes. And yes, Barry, we do remember when you said that energy prices would necessarily "skyrocket" under your administration.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Obama Smarter than Smart--No, Not Really

There's a can't miss article today at the American Thinker by Dov Fischer: "Stop It Already--He's Not So Smart." Fischer makes the point that it's been part of the mainstream media's "analysis" for decades to portray liberals as "just plain smarter than mortal humans" and conservatives not all that smart--in fact, just plain stupid.

Fischer's listing of former presidents and presidential candidates and how they've been treated by the media--for example, genius AlGore, moron Ronald "Bedtime for Bonzo" Regan--isn't new, but by putting all the names together from the past 30 or 40 years along with their media treatment, he makes a strong point that even the most "stupid" of us people on the right can't fail to see.

Then he goes on to discuss the current smarter-than-smart liberal in the White House.

Dov Fischer was himself Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, a position comparable to the one Obama held at Harvard Law, president of the Harvard Law Review. Fischer points out, as have others, that to hold such a position one normally publishes something "fabulous, a real scholarly piece of work." And yet, go searching for such a work from Obama, and it doesn't exist in any database. Says Fischer, "I cannot find any scholarship published by him that reveals the exceptional brilliance that paved the way to his achievement." The truth is, Rav Fischer, just like his "qualifications" for being President of the United States, that scholarship doesn't exist. Obama made it where he is by being the right black man in the right place at the right time--that goes for his affirmative action position as the president of the Harvard Law Review just as it does for President of the United States. History is going to judge us harshly for putting this unqualified pos into the world's most powerful office, and well it should. Fortunately we have to go through this "historic first" crap only once. Hopefully from now on, anyone, regardless of the color of their skin, their religious affiliation, or please God, their gender, will be expected to be qualified for the job.

Rav Dov Fischer has a blog at