Obama’s Trip to Williamsburg: With a Government Shut Down Hours Away … Does Obama Have the Audacity to Take Another Vacation
Are you serious, another Obama vacation? Barack Obama with yet another example of more Presidental skin in the game …
Whether the government is on the verge of shutting down or not, what is up with this President going on yet another vacation? As reported at the Daily Press, President Obama and the First Family are planning to visit the Colonial Williamsburg. They are calling it a long planned family trip. And to make matters worse, on Thursday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration established a no-fly zone over Williamsburg that will be in place from Friday through Monday.
So the question remains, will Barack Obama have the audacity to take this vacation if the government shuts down? Also, the question needs to be asked why Obama and Michelle think its ok to continuously take vacations when most of America cannot afford to. Did Obama run for President so that he could receive the perks of the job? It is certainly looking that way. One would think that a President would have a bit more empathy for the plight of Americans and not continue to take a vacation or going golf at every opportunity. Not only have people questioned whether Obama has the ability to lead and is late to the show when dealing with important issues like Libya and the budget crisis resulting in a possible government shut down … Obama gives the perception that he is not engaged with the disastrous situation in America.
Just the other day Obama stated that he “remembered what it was like to pump gas”. Maybe Obama would also like to show “We the People” that he remembers what it is like to do without. As the Lonely Conservative opines, “while so many Americans suffer through this rotten economy and endure the inflation caused by his policies, we can still live vicariously through the Obama family. Lucky us”. No wonder Obama wanted an answer on the budget battle this morning and the pending government shut down because he has a vacation planned for this weekend.
UPDATE I: Doug Ross has Obama’s calendar and asks the question … Is this the calendar of a President concerned with a budget, a government shutdown, the troops, unemployment or rising gas prices. The answer would be no.
2012 cannot come soon enough.
Out of Touch President Obama Tells Volunteers That In Midterms “You Guys Turned ‘Yes We Can’ Into ‘Yes We Did’
Obama tells volunteers, “YES WE DID”, in the aftermath of the midterm elections. WHAT?
Did some one not tell President Obama that the Democrats got their collective butts handed to them in the 2010 midterm elections? So what is Obama referring to that they did, get shellacked? I guess Obama missed the Democrat Senate meeting memo where they blamed him for the Democrat losses.
Election loss, what election loss … I won!!!
Members of Organizing for America – the president’s former campaign committee – received a text message today asking them to call 888-206-1431 “to hear a special message from President Obama.”
In the recorded message, the president says, “Thank you for the tireless work, you guys organized the single largest midterm election effort in this history of our party…You turned ‘Yes We Can’ into ‘Yes We Did.’”
“You didn’t sit this one out even when all the pundits said it was hopeless and because of that we are stronger,” the president said.
And the LEFT called GWB punchy and stupid. The 2010 midterm election shellacking consisted of a GOP net pick up of six US Senate seats, in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois and North Dakota. It saw a GOP pick up of Governors in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Ohio. There were GOP US House of Representatives at 62+ and counting and 680 state legislature seats.
Obama’s congratulatory message after such a drubbing is like General George Custard providing a positive tweet to the troops after the Battle of the Little Big Horn or Jimmy Carter giving a celebrating shout out to his peeps for a job well done following the Presidential Reagan landslide victory in 1980.
Obama acts like the 2010 midterm election never happened. Wait until the new Congress is seated in 2011 and the elections of 2012 … That just might grab his attention.
Posted November 20, 2010 by Scared Monkeys
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First Dukakis, Now Walter Mondale Give Obama Advice: “Stop Relying on “Idiot Boards” … Teleprompters, to Talk to the American People
Mondale has a message to Obama, the Teleprompter in Chief” or is it the “Idiot Board in Chief”?
As we speculated after Michael Dukakis stopped by the White House to give advice to President Obama, it was only a matter of time before Walter Mondale, another successful failed Democrat Presidentalcandidate showed up to provide his two cents.
Walter Mondale, the former VP under Carter and failed Democrat Presidential candidate who lost in a landslide to Ronald Reagan, stated in an interview with CNN that President Barack Hussein Obama should stop relying on “idiot boards,” i.e. teleprompters, to deliver his message to the American people.
Walter Mondale has some advice for President Obama if he wants to win a second term: drop the teleprompter.
He uses these idiot boards to read speeches in television, and I think he loses the connection that he needs emotionally with American voters,” Mondale said in an interview set to air this evening on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, according to a transcript from the network.
“Idiot board” is a term used in television and movie production to refer to boards held up for performers to read off.
“If you’re looking at the teleprompter, you’re here, you’re here, you’re here and you’re — your audience is right there,” Mondale said. “And I think he needs to do more of that.”
As Hot Air reminds us, do you really want Obama off script and off his teleprompter. Don’t ask for things they might come true Democrats. BTW Barack, it is not up to you as to who has the keys to the car, it is up to WE THE PEOPLE.
Or when the Teleprompter when blank and so did Obama this time … Remember this doozy! There really is a reason why they call it an “IDIOT BOARD”.
First Lady Michelle Obama Warned Against Lavish Spanish Vacation … the Result, a PR and Image Polling Nightmare
Michelle Obama was warned by aides against going to Spain and having a lavish vacation in the lap of luxury while back home common folk faced a nearly 10% unemployment rate and millions were unemployed. Her answer to the warnings, who cares, don’t you know who I am. Michelle Obama showed a complete disregard for the plight that the “common folk” were going through and now wonders why her carefully manufactured image is now tarnished and beyond repair. Michelle Obama finds her popularity poll numbers on the same path of President Obama, going south fast.
The New York Times reports First Lady Michelle Obama’s aides cautioned against her going on the early August European vacation in which she stayed at a 5-star resort in Spain and mingled with royalty. The lavish trip, the aides reportedly argued, could result in harm to her image. “Aides say privately that they warned her there would be a cost to the trip, but she overruled them, insisting it was a rare chance to spend time with Sasha and with a friend whose father had died,” the paper reports. “But the intensity of the uproar — including accusations that she was a ‘modern-day Marie Antoinette’ — caught the White House and Mrs. Obama off guard.”
Once Again Obama Shows No Eye for Detail … Obama’s Oval Office Rug, a Martin Luther King Jr Misquote
Can President Barack Hussein Obama get anything right? Health care, illegal immigration, economy and now rugs.
Amateur hour continues in the White House …
We have been told that Barack Hussein Obama is the smartest President ever. Yet, some hoe he can’t even get a quote correct on a rug. No wonder he is a complete and utter failure when it comes to the economy. It would appear that the new rug that Obama had made for the Oval Office has the quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
However, according media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King. There is just one thing wrong, the smartest President ever got it wrong. The quote is not from Martin Luther King Jr., it is from , Theodore Parker. Smartest President, inded.
The misattributed rug quote is just a microcosm of the Obama Administration, one colossal screw up after another.
A mistake has been made in the Oval Office makeover that goes beyond the beige.
President Obama’s new presidential rug seemed beyond reproach, with quotations from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. woven along its curved edge.
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” According media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King.
Except it’s not a King quote. The words belong to a long-gone Bostonian champion of social progress. His roots in the republic ran so deep that his grandfather commanded the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington.
It would appear that “rug burn” did not just occur in the Clinton White House, but the Obama one as well. You really have to begin to question that lack of focus, lack of knowledge and lack of detail; to attention from this President. Is it any wonder why so many now look at Obama as an abject failure.
As stated by The American Thinker, why is anyone to believe that Obama is so smart …. because a bunch of lackeys in the MSM said so?
The error perfectly encapsulates the shallowness of Barack Obama’s intellect, and his lack of rigor. Obama is a man who accumulated academic credentials while giving no evidence whatsoever of achieving any depth. He was the only president of the Harvard Law Review to graduate without penning a signed article in that esteemed journal. His academic transcripts remain under lock and key, as do his academic papers.
For the sort of people like David Brooks of the New York Times, who are impressed by fancy degrees and a sharp crease in the trousers, Obama may appear to be the smartest ever occupant of the Oval Office. But, as the old joke goes, deep down, he is shallow. Underfoot, literally, there is woven into his background a prominent vein of phoniness.
The real Barack Hussein Obama, the Hope & Change that Americans never wanted …
So do you miss GWB yet? According to a recent poll it appears that the answer is a resounding YES. By a 50% to 42% margin, Ohio voters wished that GWB was in the White House rather than Barack Obama. Ouch, that’s going to leave a mark. Just how toxic has Barack Obama become to the Democrat party?
So what happened, Don Suber states it best … “the unknown became the known” and no one liked it or wanted it. America, do your research next time, sometimes a frog, is just a frog and not a fairy tale prince that the MSM would like you to believe.
From Tom Jensen at Public Policy Polling on Tuesday: “We’ll start rolling out our Ohio poll results tomorrow but there’s one finding on the poll that pretty much sums it up: by a 50-42 margin voters there say they’d rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama.”
MSM Liberal Bias … Obama & Democrats Got 88% of 2008 Contributions from TV Execs, Writers & Reporters
Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008, according to an analysis by The Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
The Democratic total of $1,020,816 was given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks, with an average contribution of $880.
By contrast, only 193 of the employees contributed to Republican candidates and campaign committees, for a total of $142,863. The average Republican contribution was $744.
Disclosure of the heavily Democratic contributions by influential employees of the three major broadcast networks follows on the heels of controversy last week when it was learned that media baron Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. contributed $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.
One would think that the MSM has one of the biggest conflicts of interest in history. Is it any wonder why they do not cover Obama as they did GWB? If the MSM actually fairly covered the Obama White House and protected We the People, Barack Obama’s approval ratings would be in the ’20′s.
Talk about the Obama Presidency in a microcosm …
Obama to reporter, don’t bother me with important, critical world events … can’t you see I am on vacation buying shrimp. It turns out Obama cannot chew gum and walk at the same time.
So much for those working vacations that the MSM likes to say that President Obama does. When asked the other day while he was on his 6th vacation of the year and after his countless number rounds of golf, the press asked “The once Chosen One” a question regarding Iraq and the increase of violence there after he had declared “mission accomplished” and had the majority of US forces leave.
Obama’s response, “We’re buying shrimp guys.”
Were not we told that Barack Obama could “walk and chew gum at the same time?” It would seem that Obama cannot buy Shrimp and answer a reporters question at the same time. “We are buying shrimp” … words of wisdom from out “Golfer” in Chief. Just curious, did the shrimp come from the Gulf Coast?
Wonder if Obama got some shrimin’ tips from Bubba?
Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.
Let’s just make one thing perfectly clear …. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, YOU ARE NO RONALD WILSON REAGAN!
The MSM just will not stop making excuses, comparisons or carrying the water for Barack Hussein Obama. Their constant reference that Obama is Lincolnesque or comparable to Ronald Reagan is laughable. Obama is neither the “Great Communicator” nor is he the fantastic orator that the MSM makes him out to be. However, the WAPO once again feels the need to justify and make excuses for Barack Obama, ‘Reagan’s first term offers measuring stick for Obama’.
“Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem”. (Ronald Reagan)
Obama’s presidency has looked like Reagan’s in some broad ways. Both men succeeded unpopular presidents of the opposite party. Both offered big and bold plans — Reagan with massive tax cuts, Obama with a massive stimulus package and national health care — that set the country in a new direction. Reagan’s goal was to shrink government. Obama’s efforts have enlarged government.
Both presidents were forced by events that preceded their elections to contend with economies in serious trouble. Both saw the unemployment rate rise sharply during their first two years in office — under Reagan, the rate hit 10.8 percent by November 1982 — and both saw their approval ratings decline as the numbers of jobless grew.
For much of this year, Obama and his team have taken some solace from the fact that Reagan’s approval ratings were even lower at comparable points in his presidency. That is no longer the case. In the past week, Obama has hit a new low in his approval rating, according to Gallup’s daily tracking. It now stands at 42 percent, virtually identical to Reagan’s in August 1982. (Both Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter dipped below 40 percent during their second year in office.)
Let’s get a couple thing straight that the MSM refuses to acknowledge. One, Reagan became President following Jimmy Carter with double digit, unemployment, inflation and interest rates. Two, gas prices were through the roof as odd-even rationing existed. Three, the Soviet Union was in Afghanistan and the hostages were just released from Iran. Four and most importantly, Democrats controlled the House of Representatives during Reagan’s first term in office. Also do not forget what happened when Reagan was sworn into office, the US hostages being held captive in Iran were formally released into United States custody the following day, just minutes after the new American president Ronald Reagan was sworn in.
However, here are the biggest differences between the two Presidents where Obama should never be referenced in the same sentence as Ronald Wilson Reagan. Just because a President is a disaster in the polls does not make them Reagan-like.
- Ronald Reagan was trusted by the American people, Barack Hussein Obama is not.
- Ronald Reagan spoke of promise and a brighter future and that America was a “shining city on the hill”. Obama does nothing but makes apologies for America.
- Reagan empowered people, Obama provides them record food stamps.
- Reagan did what he said and said what he did, Obama through a lack of promised transparency shoved unpopular policies and programs like the stimulus and Obamacare down the throats of Americans.
- Reagan spoke directly and connected with the American people, Obama lectures the American people.
- Reagan brought people together and created the coalition of the “Reagan Democrats”, Obama has become the most polarizing President in history.
- Reagan was a capitalist, Obama is a big government socialist.
How can you compare two President like Obama and Reagan when they are polar-opposites? Obama is in fact the anti-Reagan. Reagan believed in cutting taxes which lead to one of the greatest economic prosperous periods ever. Obama believe in government spending, raising taxes and being anti-business. We are comparing the two how again?
Also and most importantly, Ronald Regan believed that government was the problem, not the solution. Obama believes that “big government” and the nanny state is the answer to all of societies ills.
Make no mistake about it, Obama, you are no Ronald Reagan, you are not even close. Obama’s Presidency will go down as one of the worst in US history, rivaling Carter’s. We can only hope that we have a country left to fix and that we can undo the damage that Obama and his extremist Democrats have brought upon the USA.
Cheerleader VP Joe Biden States, “The Reports of the Death of the Democratic Party have been Greatly Exaggerated”
Hey Joe and the Democrats … It’s the ECONOMY stupid!
Vice President and head Democrat cheerleader Joe Biden said on Friday to his fellow Democrats at the Democratic National Committee gathering at Union Station in St. Louis, MO that, ” the death of the Democratic Party have been greatly exaggerated.” Biden claimed that the day after the 2010 midterm elections that Democrats would still control the US House and Senate. Biden also stated, “If it weren’t illegal, I’d make book on it.”
What do you expect me to say … “I don’t think he [Obama] is ready and the Presidency is something that lends itself to on the job training”.
Wanna bet Joe? But then again, what is Biden going to tell Democrats, the truth? Biden certainly is not going to ask Democrats to look at the Congressional Generic Ballot polls and tell them that they are a record 12 points behind Republicans. Hey Joe, have you taken a look at your old Senate seat in Delaware lately, Republican Mike Castle is up 49% to 37% over Democrat Chris Coons. I guess Democrats are also supposed to disregard all of the polls as well. The polls that are a reflection of the American voter.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. admonished Democrats on Friday to shake away their pessimism about the fall elections, arguing that the prospect of historic losses would be minimized because the Republican Party has been overtaken by extreme candidates and stale ideas.
Hmm, Biden claims Republicans have been taken over by extremists. Maybe Biden would like to take a good look at some real extremists? So is the American voting public extremists too who are against Obamacare, out fo control spending and the manner in how Obama and the Democrats controlled Congress have handled the economy?
“The reports of the death of the Democratic Party have been greatly exaggerated,”Mr. Biden said, paraphrasing Mark Twain as he addressed party leaders here. “The day after the election, there will be a Democratic majority in the House and a Democratic majority in the Senate. If it weren’t illegal, I’d make book on it.”
As the Democratic National Committee gathered for its summer meeting at Union Station in St. Louis, anxiety marked a stark change for a party that had reveled in back-to-back election cycles that produced control of Congress and the White House. Democrats acknowledged the difficult political climate, but they said that their candidates could benefit from Republican shortcomings.
As No Quarter reminds us, professional political predictor extraordinaire Charlie Cook has Democrats loosing at least 35 to 45 seats in the US House of Representatives. All signs point to a GOP take over of the House and Democrats are not just going to lose seats because that is what happens to the party in control in an off year election. This is historic as never has a Party in control of the Presidency, House and Senate so defied the will of the people. The only reason why Democrats might retain the US Senate is to win 10 seats is unheard of and EPIC. Look for Republicans to also gain a majority of the Governorships in 2010.