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Foreign Policy Debate Wrap-Up

Posted by KingShamus on October 23, 2012

A couple of things to digest from last night’s Boca Boxstep.

First, here’s Rasmussen’s latest swing state poll:

In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 50% of the vote to Obama’s 45%. Two percent (2%) like another candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

This is now the third time Romney has hit the 50% mark in the combined swing states in the past four days and is the biggest lead either candidate has held in nearly three weeks. This survey is conducted on a rolling seven-day basis, and as a result, virtually all of the interviews for today’s update were completed before the end of last night’s presidential debate. Romney has now held a modest lead for 12 of the last 15 days; Obama was ahead twice, and the candidates ran even once.

Does anybody think Mitt Romney did so poorly in the foreign policy debate that he lost his five point national lead over Obama?

In addition-look at the interviews CBS did with Ohio undecided voters right after the debate.  If that’s an even sorta-accurate summation of the sentiments of Buckeye State voters, the President is in very deep trouble.

A lot of observers were struck by the snippy posture Obama chose to take in this debate.  Robert Stacy McCain takes note of the raging Obamatuer in action.

The morning shows and cable-news networks are sure to spend a lot of time today replaying the weirdest moment of the debate, when Romney said — quite accurately — that the U.S. Navy “is smaller now than at any time since 1917,” with fewer ships than the Navy says it needs. To this, Obama replied: “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines. And so the question is not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships. “

What in the name of John Paul Jones was this? Did the president sincerely think Romney needed to be told what submarines and aircraft carriers are? Fact-checkers were quick to point out that the Marine Corps still trains with bayonets, but the implication of Obama’s remark — that naval ships are as obsolete as 19th-century horse cavalry and bayonet charges — was certainly not likely to win him many votes in such swing-state Navy towns as Norfolk, Virginia, and Pensacola, Florida.

Go ahead and read the rest, as The Other McCain is in a cautiously optimistic mood.

Back to the Snarkist-In-Chief:  Why would Death Stare Barry make such a douchey pedantic quip like this?  If you wanted a self-inflicted net-loser for Obama, this is damn near perfect.  It isn’t very Presidential, it kills his likability among undecideds and he ends up looking like a dickbag bar stool know-it-all in mid-rant.

Obama deployed the jerkweed maneuver…over and over again…because he knows the DailyKos crowd will reliably pop a massive prog-boner for this stuff.  It’s emotionally cathartic for the Left’s Jesus-Man throw cheap shots at their latest Two Minutes Hate figure.  Obama wasn’t playing for the last remaining fence-sitting voters.  He was playing for Rachel Maddow’s glowing approval.

Conveniently, being a sorehead shit-heel is also Obama’s default emotional position.  The fact that he so often went to the happy place in his rhetorical reservoir is a pretty good indication that he realizes he could easily lose this race.  But as gratifying as it was for the President to trash-talk his opponent, it cannot help with anyone but his base.

In a contest where both sides need to appeal to undecided voters, Obama’s petulance might’ve just cost him the Presidency.

MORE:  Check out Starless’ great visual summation of the debate.

EVEN MORE:  Manhattan Infidel somehow got a hold of Obama’s debate notepad.  Here’s a few gems.

Governor Romney, the math doesn’t work.  Just like my half-brother in Kenya.

I’ll be very quick…..as I said to Michelle last night.

How do we keep the Muslim Brotherhood out of power?  I’m sending the Black Panthers to Egypt to suppress the vote.

Important:  Make eye contact with George Clooney. Hey, where the hell is George Clooney?

Read the rest.

STILL MORE:  John over at the Sentry Journal hits on a possible reason why Romney didn’t press the Benghazi issue.

I know a lot of people were waiting for Romney to go on the attack over the Benghazi tragedy.  Republican Senators and Representatives talked about it all weekend,  But things changed over the weekend when the CIA basically bailed the President out by saying they did brief that it was a spontaneous attack even though they watched it via a live video feed.  I believe the President was ready for this because he tried to steer the conversation back to Libya and Romney did not take the bait.  Instead he decided that the President’s actions or–lack of–will play out in the court of public opinion.

I was wondering why Romney sorta let it go.  I thought Benghazi was basically teed up for Mitt.  Instead, he decided to steer the conversation back to economic issues whenever he could.  I think that was probably Mitt’s best move as it hit Obama at his weakest point.

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Barack Obama Calls Miami’s Basketball Team The “Heats”

Posted by KingShamus on June 27, 2012

Because big-time NBA superfans always screw up the name of the team that just won a world championship.

“It would be incomplete if I did not congratulate the city of Miami for having the world champion Miami Heats,” President Obama said at a fundraiser in Miami late Tuesday. Also, I’d be a complete idiot if I didn’t say big ups to Jebron Lames, Wwyane Dade, Bris Chosh, Bane Shattier, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, Carmelo Anthony, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving and everyone else associated with Miami’s Super Bowl winning Olympic lacrosse club.

I might’ve made up that last sentence.

Maybe.

Anyway, this could be just a trivial mistake. Perhaps I’m being a tad harsh. I mean, listen to Chicago sportswriter Michael Wilbon explain the President’s devotion to athletic competition.

We’ve seen sports emerge as a major theme in President Obama’s White House — whether it’s weekend golf outings, courtside seats at basketball games, or public-service announcements touting physical fitness for kids. Is it the real deal? We asked one guy who would know — Michael Wilbon, a co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” and a sports columnist for The Washington Post, in an interview that will air today at noon ET on ABC’s “Top Line.”

Well, I know it is genuine — absolutely — and it’s thorough. It’s not just about the sports that are obvious, that people think of all the time,” Wilbon told us. Obama does more than fill out college basketball brackets — he checks in with experts (including Wilbon) to see how they’re doing along the way. “March Madness … believe me, he has brackets and it’s competitive, because I know I’ve gotten a phone call, ‘How’s your bracket?’ ” Wilbon said. “But this goes back — this was all his life. I mean, if politics is one conversation of his life, then sports is the other, and sports probably, probably if I would hazard guess, a lot longer. And it’s everything — it’s professional basketball, it’s college basketball, it’s pro and college football to some extent. I don’t know if they’re all equal, but it’s very genuine.”

That’s just precious, Mike. Really strong analysis there. I’m sure it’ll hold up to scrutiny.

In fact, let us hear more of Obama’s appreciation of sport. Here the President chats with former major league pitcher Rob Dibble, regaling us with his deep knowledge of his beloved Chicago White Sox.

Obama to Dibble on why he wore a White Sox fan to throw out the first pitch in Washington: “I’m a Southside kid, I gotta make sure (White Sox owner) Jerry Reinsdorf doesn’t get to angry with me.

Dibble: “Having played with the White Sox for a short time, I know how the Cubs fans and White Sox fans go back and forth. Who was one of your favorite White Sox players growing up?

Obama: “You know uh ….. I … I thought that … uh …. you know … the truth is a lot of the Cubs I like too! But, uh … I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because I uh …. I was growing up in Hawaii so I ended up actually being an Oakland A’s fan.

Oh. Okay.

But at least Obama knows where the White Sox play baseball.

“Kaminskey Field”.

Of course its Kaminskey Field, Barry.  Of course it is.

In other news: The president’s purported love of sports is, just like every other thing about this guy, a fraudulent practical joke played on America by a bunch of burnout hippie-era red diaper babies.

MORE, KINDA RELATED-ISH:  Why does Team Teleprompter and the court stenographers in the American press continue to push the notion that Barack is some kind of sports nut?  It’s pretty obvious Obama wouldn’t know the Stanley Cup from a sippy-cup.  Whenever he makes his NCAA Tournament picks, it seems like he just brainlessly chalks the brackets rather than put any actual thought into it.  About the only athletic endeavor that he takes any interest in is golf and that’s only because he’s played 100 rounds of it since becoming our Great Helmsman.

I think David Axelrod and the rest of the President’s flunkies are determined to make Obama a lifetime ESPN Magazine subscriber because they think it makes him look cool.  Most American males are at least sorta interested in sports.  Many women are too.  So naturally, a hep cat like Barack Obama would be a lunatic sports nerd.

The trouble starts when a guy who clearly isn’t into sports is asked to talk about sports.  Inevitably he comes off sounding like a typical know-nothing blowhard that you try to avoid when you go to a bar.  This is obvious to everyone besides doe-eyed morons like Mike Wilbon, who desperately wants his political man-crush to share the same interests as him.  For the Americans who don’t like Obama–which is over 50% as of today–the President’s fake-sports love is just pathetic.  It looks…uncool.

But when you live for hip opinion, you end up getting burned by it too.  This is why anybody who tells Mitt Romney to get a little more sexy are insane.  I know Mittens is a stiff.  I’m okay with that.  After four years of a president who fakes being cool, I’ll welcome a president who is okay with being lame.

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When is 8% Unemployment Not Really 8% Unemployment?

Posted by KingShamus on May 14, 2012

When it’s more like 11%.

LD Jackson has the explanation.

I am a firm believer that numbers can be manipulated to say whatever you want them to say. That may not be so popular with people wanting to make this President look good, but it’s the plain and simple fact. Obama wants us to believe the economy is better, but the numbers really do tell a different story.

If the percentage of adult Americans in the labor force — that being the total number of people who are employed or looking for work — were the same as it was during the end of the Bush administration, the April jobless rate would be at 11.1 percent.

That’s 3 percentage points higher than the 8.1 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this month.

The agency’s official monthly unemployment number is calculated by dividing the number of unemployed into the number of working-age Americans who either have a job or are looking for one.

However, a statistic known as the “labor force participation rate” is key. That’s the percentage of the adult population that is employed or looking for work — in other words, the labor force. The lower the number, the worse the employment situation.

And it’s a figure that’s been trending steadily downward over the past decade. The lower number reflects a startling reality — a smaller share of the working-age population is looking for work.

See, that’s the thing. The real unemployment rate should be higher than 8.1%, mainly because so many people are simply dropping out of the official workforce. They have been looking for work for so long, they have finally given up and stopped looking. They may be working for cash, much to the chagrin of the IRS, or they may not be working at all.

Read the rest as LD drills down on the stats.

By the way:  Eleven percent unemployment–ELEVEN PERCENT?  WHAT THE FUCK, BARRY?–is a number Barack Obama never wants you to even sorta know about.

But yeah, the President of the United States of America is hunky-goddamn-dory because he’s for gay marriage now. 

That solves everything.

Or nothing.

One of those two options.  I always get them confused.

In the wake of Obambi’s big announcement that he had shifted back to his 1996 position on same-sex nuptials, Mitt Romney probably has to come out strongly against gay marriage.  It’s the smart electoral move.  It also gives Romney some more of that crucial differentiation shit that campaign consultants talk so highly of.

At the same time, Obama wants to turn this election into a culture war because he thinks it’s the only way to turn out his base.  No, not black people.  Obamster just wants them to be his unthinking lockstep foot-soldiers.  No Obama’s real locus of support are rich gay campaign donors

Romney and conservatives (alas, I dunno if I repeat myself) have to resist the temptation to hit Obama directly on the issue of gay marriage.  It’s gonna be hard for some to hold their fire here.  But the right-wingers have to discipline themselves and keep focus.  The crappy economy is the big issue.

Cultural issues are the icing on the cake. They’re the deal-sealers.  “Wait, Obama skull-fucks job creators on a daily basis, doesn’t have a plan to deal with insane entitlement spending AND he’s down with infanticide?  Okay, I’ll vote for Mitt.”

It’s that simple.  We could see Obama lose in a 40 state shellacking.  But that’s only if we keep our heads together.  Unfortunately, that’s not always so simple for the Republican Party.

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Yes, We Do Need To See Obama’s Transcripts

Posted by KingShamus on May 12, 2012

And a whole lot of other paperwork too, even though Doug Mataconis insists that we don’t.

My response to this question is another question, why do we need to see the transcripts? Of what possible relevance are the grades that Barack Obama got at Occidental, Columbia, or Harvard Law School to judging his time in office and whether he deserves to be re-elected? What would it reveal about his Presidency that we don’t know? To ask the same question about Romney, what possible relevance to evaluating whether he’d be a good President his grades at Brigham Young University and Harvard (where Romney simultaneously obtained a J.D. and an M.B.A.) could possibly be. It’s been 37 years since Mitt Romney finished his college education, and 20 years since Obama finished his, as James Joyner asked back in 2008, isn’t there a statute of limitations on the use of college achievements as evidence of achievement? If there’s not, there should be.

To be fair, Mataconis stipulates that Obama’s college transcripts might have been more revelatory back in 2008 than they would be today. Good point and its one I’ll concede.  Obama’s record as President is plenty damaging all on it’s own.  How he did in Western Civ I is not as important as his current position on entitlement reform.

However, here’s a question:  Do businesses and organizations use college transcripts as a way of judging prospective hires?  Do companies demand college records as part of the application process?  Are college transcripts used as a way of comparing and contrasting several candidates who are going for the same job?

Let me get this straight:  Getting the assistant regional manager position at Staples means showing college scrips, but scoring the US President gig doesn’t require any presentation of higher education records.

Okay.

Makes perfect sense.

Especially in modern America, where getting college credit isn’t necessary for hardly any jobs.

But Mataconis isn’t done.

…the demands for transcripts is often linked to the equally erroneous belief that he wasn’t properly vetted in 2008. As I noted earlier this month, that’s a ridiculous idea:

Barack Obama has been President of the United States for nearly four years now, and he’s been on the national scene as either a candidate for President or as President since 2007. The idea that we have no idea who the man is, or that he hasn’t been “vetted” is simply an absurd fantasy that partisans are using in what looks for all the world like a desperate effort to find something, anything that they can use against him in the upcoming election.

Yes, because the press didn’t have to be dragged kicking and screaming to report that Obama ate dogs.

Mataconis seems to be arguing that conservatives should focus on ‘important’ issues rather than on demanding the media do a better job vetting the President.  Now that’s a noble sentiment.  But why did the Right have such a good time hammering the Exotic Food Connoisseur In Chief about chowing down on Fido-burgers?  It wasn’t simply to playfully zing Barack Obama for a few days.  There was a political motivation in answering back as well.

In 1983, Romney took his family on vacation and, faced with a packed station wagon, put his Irish setter Seamus in a travel kennel strapped to the roof of the car. Romney constructed a special windshield in an effort to make the dog more comfortable, but Seamus ended up relieving himself on the roof, which reportedly caused much consternation among the Romney boys. Ever since the story got out — it was reported by the Boston Globe in 2007, during Romney’s first run for president — Romney opponents have used it in semiserious and sometimes fully serious ways to portray him as insensitive.

In late January, for example, top Obama campaign aide David Axelrod sent out a tweet that included a photo of Obama with his Portuguese water dog Bo in the back seat of the presidential limousine. “How loving owners transport their dogs,” Axelrod wrote.

It wasn’t a random comment. “They’re obsessed with the dog thing,” liberal journalist Chris Hayes said on his MSNBC program Sunday morning, referring to the Obama campaign. “And the reason is that, I have heard, in focus groups, the dog story totally tanks Mitt Romney’s approval rating.”

Under Mataconis’ rubric, Team Barry is engaging in yucky politics when bringing up Mitt’s supposedly poor treatment of his dog.

When this or any other charge of allegedly dirty pool is brought up against the Obama campaign, Axelrod and Co. inevitably answers with a hearty “So what?”  A fair fight is the other guys problem.  That means they really don’t give a shit what Doug Mataconis or anybody else  thinks should be discussed.  When they brought up the Seamus story, it was because they knew it damaged Mitt Romney’s chances of beating Barack Obama in November.

Mataconis thinks that elections are about winning arguments.  They’re not.  They’re ultimately about winning votes.  Which is what Obama was trying to do by beating Romney over the head with the Seamus story.  But when the Right engages the issue to turn it back against Obama–again, in the hopes that their preferred candidate would get more votes than his opponents–guys like Mataconis wring their hands over distractions.

Worse than that, Mataconis doesn’t see the larger issue, which is the utter stinking corruption of the mainstream media.  Think about the most recent example.  Barack Obama stops fighting his feelings and embraces gay marriage. Naturally this causes everyone in the media to simultaneously proggasm over the President’s new-found enlightenment.  The next day, the Washington Post runs a story about a school age Mitt Romney possibly bullying a classmate who may or may not have been gay.

Forget that Robert Stacy McCain has spotted the flaws, baseless insinuations,White House/media coordination and outright lies in the WaPo story.  The fact is the Washington Post blatantly tag-teamed with Camp Obambi to damage Mitt Romney on a political issue.  Not MSNBC, the Daily Kos or The Nation.   Instead, it was the completely nonpartisan, totally unbiased, nope-no-sir-no-dog-in-this-fight Washington Post that was Obama’s press enabler here.

Whether it’s the MSM making Barack Obama’s college years terra non grata or coordinating an attack on the Republican nominee for president, the result is the same.  The American media is a major component of the President’s re-election campaign.  They are actively participating in the fight to marginalize St. Barry’s opponent.

Mataconis wants us to ignore all that.  He’d have the Republicans and conservatives fighting by the Marquess of Queensbury rules while the Democrats and the MSM bring a shotgun into the ring.  That’s the smart move here.

Because Obama’s college transcripts are not ‘relevant’.

They’re only irrelevant if you don’t want to see how badly the media is gaming the system.

Ultimately, getting the President’s college transcripts is not really about vetting the President.  It’s part of vetting the mainstream media.  The MSM, which hates anything to the right of Noam Chomsky and desperately wants Obama to win in November.

The President needs to be investigated.   But the left-wing press corps and the Gulfstream Jacobins in the entertainment industry need to be vetted as well.  After all, they’re playing for the same team.  Only a person who has deliberately blinded himself to reality would fail to see why the goverment-media complex needs to get taken down.

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Did Barack Obama Pull a ‘Girlfriend in Canada’ On The American Public? (Updated!)

Posted by KingShamus on May 2, 2012

Or is that called a ‘Girlfriend in New York’?

One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama’s 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called ‘New York girlfriend.’ Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail.

But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the ‘New York girlfriend’ was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago.

“During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir was a “compression” of girlfriends, including one who followed Genevieve [Cook] when he lived in Chicago,” Maraniss writes in his new biography, an excerpt of which was published online today by Vanity Fair.

Because who doesn’t lump all their girlfriends together when writing their first memoir?  Especially when you’re an awkward skinny nerdlington dude with a funny foreign name.  You know those guys always score lots of poon.  Who could possibly keep track of all those babes?

C’mon; these bangin’ hot broads are from New York and Chicago.  Those cities both have big tall buildings, multinational corporations, ethnic neighborhoods, two baseball teams, parks in roughly central locations.  Hell, they’re practically the same place if you really think about it.

In fact, if you were writing an autobiography you’d be stupid not to ‘composite’ all your girlfriends.  You know your wife is going to eventually read your book.  You wouldn’t want her to know how much ass you were tapping back in the day.  Keep your pimp hand strong, but keep it discreet.

I for one think that blending all of his pre-marital female conquests together into a single woman to create a more easily-digestible racial narrative in a memoir he published at the age of 34 years old is just another genius move by our raging heterosexual T-Rex alpha dog President.

I mean, there’s no way Barack Obama invented a bunch of girlfriends just to butch up his studly street cred, right?

UPDATEMy forever-rad blog-homie Edge of The Sandbox has a very interesting wrinkle in this story.  Go there and read it.

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The Obama Administration’s War On Romney Donors

Posted by KingShamus on April 27, 2012

Remember when that meanie-head Sarah Palin made a map that was like an angry visual aid with scary targets for evil Rethuglicans?

Yeah, that was really awful.

But hey…the President’s re-election team is making an ‘example’ of people who donate to Mitt Romney’s campaign.

Nothing to see here people…move on.

This past week, one of his [Obama's] campaign websites posted an item entitled “Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney’s donors.” In the post, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent. Describing the givers as all having “less-than-reputable records,” the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that “quite a few” have also been “on the wrong side of the law” and profiting at “the expense of so many Americans.”

These are people like Paul Schorr and Sam and Jeffrey Fox, investors who the site outed for the crime of having “outsourced” jobs. T. Martin Fiorentino is scored for his work for a firm that forecloses on homes. Louis Bacon (a hedge-fund manager), Kent Burton (a “lobbyist”) and Thomas O’Malley (an energy CEO) stand accused of profiting from oil. Frank VanderSloot, the CEO of a home-products firm, is slimed as a “bitter foe of the gay rights movement.”

These are wealthy individuals, to be sure, but private citizens nonetheless. Not one holds elected office. Not one is a criminal. Not one has the barest fraction of the position or the power of the U.S. leader who is publicly assaulting them.

But it’s all good because Obama slow-jammed the news on Jimmy Fallon’s show.  That means he’s hip and cool and totally not a bullying prick.

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Obama and The Perfect Storm of Misery

Posted by KingShamus on April 23, 2012

Old And Busted:  Getting people off the public dole.

New Hotness:  Getting lots and lots of people back on the public dole.

The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007

Political Junkie Mom is right.  Having the Obama administration do stuff to increase employment or oil production is just silly rugged individualist conservative yakkety-yak.  Far better for the government to do the things it’s really good at, like fostering long-term dependency.

But hey, it’s not poor people who are getting pounded by this administration.  The “rich” are about to get their comeuppance as well.

 If you thought paying your taxes was painful this year, get ready for more heartache next year, when taxpayers could be on the hook for almost $500 billion in higher taxes… That’s the size of “Taxmageddon.” 

Taxmageddon is the tax hike set to slam the economy and taxpayers on Jan. 1, 2013. It’s made up of seven different categories of tax cuts set to expire, and six tax hikes from the health-care law set to kick in, as soon as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

The Left’s definition of ‘shared’ sacrifice: Make the poor into a permanent underclass so they can easily be exploited for votes while simultaneously punishing anyone who tries to escape the statist suck-hole of fail.

Or maybe I’m being too hard on Obama and the rest of the progressive movement.  Perhaps I’m ascribing a conscious plan to people who really have no idea what they’re doing.   It could be that the President and his administration are just incompetent dolts.

Then again, that would go against everything we’ve been told about Barack Obama for the last five years.  People who identify themselves as conservative think Obama is scary smart.  Scions of the Left have insisted that Barack Obama is a great intelligence.  How many prestigious universities did Barack Obama go to?  Occidental, Columbia and Harvard represent the pinnacle of higher education not just in America but across the globe.  Anyone who wrote not one but two memoirs before the age of fifty has to be pretty sharp.

If President Obama is as smart as his sycophants and enablers insist he is, then he has the intelligence to see how his proposals affect the nation.  That means that Obama is happy to see more and more people on food stamps.  Obama wants to hammer Americans with tax hikes.  The current state of affairs in the United States is pretty much exactly what the community-organizer-in-chief ordered.

Here’s the rub–I think Obama is going to play dumb during this campaign season.  In 2008, dude was supposed to walk on water during a three dimensional chess marathon while simultaneously developing a vaccine for athlete’s foot.  In 2012, everything–and I mean EVERYTHING–will be somebody else’s fault.  Crappy economy?  Damn you, Bushitler.  Wallet-punishing gas prices?  Darth Cheney and his roving band of nefarious petroleum speculators are killing the electric car with their diabolical oil-based superpowers.  Stratospheric unemployment?  John ‘Satan’s Personal Oompaloompa’ Boehner simply won’t let America have the kajillions of eco-tastic green jobs that every US company is just dying to create.

That line of nonsense cannot be allowed to fly.  Obama has constantly billed himself–and actively encouraged others to sing from the same hymnal by the way–as a super genius.  Its time to throw that achievement-free arrogance back in his face.

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Anybody Think This Recovery Summer Will Be Any Different From The Last Two?

Posted by KingShamus on April 10, 2012

We’re in April, so summer is just around the corner.  Warm weather, backyard cook-outs and ridiculously overblown projections of spectacular economic growth are almost upon us.  Why not revisit an old favorite theme of the Obama Admenstruation?

Thanks to my mom for the tip.

You can follow her at @TheAwesomeMotherOfKingShamus.

Okay, not really.

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Eric Holder-”Voter Fraud? Surely You’re Joking!”

Posted by KingShamus on April 9, 2012

I’m not joking.  And don’t call me ‘Shirley’.

Case in point:  A dude from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas tries to vote as Eric Holder.  Before you watch the hi-larious hi-jinks ensue in the video clip, take a guess and see if homeboy can actually get E-Ho’s ballot.

I’ll give you three guesses, and the first three don’t count.

“I’ll be back faster than you can say ‘furious’”

Hahaha.

Josef Stalin once, “It doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.”

The folks who run America’s polling places have flipped the Man of Steel’s maxim on its head:  It doesn’t matter who counts the votes as long as nobody knows who’s doing the voting.

But yeah, voter fraud is no problem.  People who worry about it are totally overreacting.  Stop being such a panicky panic-face, Texas.

I snagged this video from DrewM over at Ace’s place.  Thanks.

UPDATE:  Linked by the great Frugal Cafe Blog…Thanks Vicki!

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Barack Obama: I Totally Have A Plan To Stop This Runaway Spending

Posted by KingShamus on February 18, 2012

The details? Oh sure, here you go.

But wait–there’s more!

Testifying before the House Budget Committee today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told Chairman Paul Ryan the following: “We’re not coming before you to say we have a definitive solution to that long-term problem. What we do know is we don’t like yours.”

Actually, President Obama sort of did have a definitive solution. He created a debt commission, which devised a long-term debt reduction plan. Which the president rejected. And instead, we get this new budget proposal, which makes no effort to deal with Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—the long-term drivers of U.S. federal debt. The debt curve never gets bent, as the above White House (!) chart shows. (Yes, the chart comes from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.) It just goes up and up and up—until the heat death of the universe or the economy is struck by a Greek-style debt crisis.

Read the rest, as James Pethokoukis basically slaughters the argument that this administration has any inkling or desire to reign in spending.

Turbo Tax Timmy is a funny dude.  The guy who couldn’t figure out how to pay his own taxes is annoyed by Paul Ryan’s long term debt reduction plan.  Meanwhile, somewhere Dane Cook is seething over Daniel Tosh’s latest comedy routine.

As hilarious as Geithner can be, he’s just a reflection of his feckless incompetent boss.  Back in 2008, Obama promised to cut the deficit in half.  See, Barry can make with the yuks too.

Question:  Could Romney, Santorum or Gingrich be any worse on the federal budget than Obama?

That’s what this election is really about.  Not Mitt Romney’s feelings about his tax rate. Not Rick Santorum’s position on jimmy hats. Not Newt Gingrich’s expansive views on serial divorce. None of that stuff is vitally important to continued existence of this Republic.

Don’t get it twisted. All of those other debates–and all the secondary discussions that spring from them–have a great deal of merit in certain contexts. Free societies should have many ongoing discussions about numerous topics if they are to survive in a complex and ever-changing world.

I’ll even grant that if it was twenty or thirty years ago, those kinds of issues would’ve been featured more prominently in an election season. Relatively good times give folks the luxury to drill down on a lot of stuff.  When the entire lawn is perfectly mowed down to putting green length, the single blade of two foot tall crabgrass looks far bigger than it really is.

The problem is that the US can no longer afford to look solely on ancillary issues and make political decisions. Why? Because, as the chart suggests, pretty soon America won’t be able to afford shit.

Baldi is right: America is at a crossroads and there is no back tracking out of it.  Naturally, Barack Obama doesn’t want you to recognize this reality.  He is the smiling ignorant face of a man running at full speed directly into the blades of a corn combine.  His budget represents the bankrupting hope and the backbreaking change inherent in the assumptions of the statist status quo. 

Obama desperately wants you to focus on the flaws of the GOP candidates.  His record cannot withstand a cursory glance, much less a thoughtful critique.  So yeah, lets all really pick through the records of Romney, Gingrich and Santorum. 

With a fine-toothed comb.

For the 80th time.

This week.

Yeah, that’ll be awesome.

Or lets not do that.  We know what the GOP guys are all about.  Their various quirks and personality traits have been thoroughly examined.  More importantly, their positions are all very much known quantities.  If Republican voters don’t know what the candidates stand for by now, they’re not really paying attention.

No, the focus has to shift back to the Arrogant Incompetent Affirmative Action Hire-In-Chief.  Obama’s budget should be all the impetus any conservative needs to put their eyes back on Barack Obama.  His spending plan is practically designed to get right-wingers furious at the President all over again.

I say we give Obamster what he wants. Our president deserves to be the center of Republican attention. Lets make him and his leadership the only important issue in this campaign.

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Unpopularity, Obama and the Liberal/Conservative Divide

Posted by KingShamus on September 18, 2011

Has the sheen finally worn off the Obama presidency?

Let us count the polls.

Gallup:

Rasmussen:

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Ouch.

But then it gets interesting.

Allahpundit notes that some Democrats are emo about the Bamster.

“Given all that, it’s no surprise that many Democrats are running away from Obama. But here’s the problem: He did what Democrats wanted him to do. Health care, stimulus, taxes, you name it — Obama did what his party wanted. Not what the public at large wanted, but what many Democrats wanted. And now, as the negative electoral consequences of their own priorities stare them in the face, those Democrats are blaming the president…

“‘It’s ingratitude,’ says a Democratic strategist who asked to remain anonymous. ‘People are saying to [Obama], ‘You didn’t do everything you told me you were going to do.’ If you’re a member of a union, you didn’t get everything you wanted. If you’re an environmentalist, you didn’t get everything you wanted. But the left wants to go beyond what’s possible.’…

“This is a serious question: If you’re a Democrat, what’s not to like? What kind of unreasonable standard would make a Democrat unhappy with a president who accomplished those things? And yet many Democrats are beside themselves with frustration and anxiety.”

But then how to explain this?

al-Reuters:

See, I dunno if Democrats are the problem here.

They’re still stoked for the Barry agenda to the tune of 77%. 

Republicans never loved President GreenJobs McPassThisBill, so that 13% approval rating isn’t surprising (in fact, it’s more shocking that Obama’s GOP approval numbers are so high).

So if rank and file DonkeyPunchers still basically dig St. Bambi and Republicans continue to dislike the pResident, why is the Duffer-in-Chief in trouble?  A few things are happening here.  First, Obama is underwater amongst moderates.  These folks are basically low-information voters and people disengaged with American politics.  They’re basically going with their gut impression of the President’s performance.  They have found him wanting.

The other reason why Obama is tanking now has to do with his base.  Over three quarters of Democrats think Obama is doing a good job.  That sounds rad, but is it really so impressive?  21% of Americans identify as liberals, compared with 41% who think of themselves as conservative and 36% who call themselves moderates.  What this means is that Obama–and liberals in general–have a much tougher fight to maintain approval from the American electorate.  Seventy seven percent of 21 isn’t as good as fifty percent of 41. 

In other words, a liberal can have his base on lock-down and still be toast if the right has totally tuned him out and the middle is repulsed.

Don’t get me wrong.  I think a lot of Democrats are getting annoyed with their Messiah figure.  They’re not mad because Obama has gone too far to the left.    They’re anxious because they feel like all the statist gains the socialists have made over the last few years–Dodd-Frank, Cap-n-Tax, ObamaCare, the promise of endless stimuli/union prop-ups, are going to end or be reversed due to Obama’s inability to rally a winning electoral coalition to the Democrat flag anymore.  Most of all, they’re pissed because Obama hasn’t been able to go to the left and maintain his popularity at the same time.

In other words, the American Left once again finds itself angrily stamping their feet against a reality they just can’t accept.  This is a position they find themselves in quite often.  You’d think they’d be used to it by now.

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In Honor Of President Barry O’CriesALot

Posted by KingShamus on July 16, 2011

President Obama had an interesting week.  Golf outings, a press conference advocating the eating of green vegetables, getting the sacred Presidential Daily Briefing at 10:00 AM, giving out poker tips; the last six days have been a lot of fun for Obama. 

This week has also given a glimpse into the maturity level of our commander-in-chief.  After throwing a temper tantrum on Eric Cantor, nobody can doubt the serious adult manner by which our glorious leader conducts himself.  In fact the DNC has a new ad campaign that highlights the calm sobriety that Barack Obama brings to the Presidency.

I got this from the always calm cool and collected IOwnTheWorld via a link from Twitter homie Eric Odom.  Thanks ya’all.

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The Latest Cool Obama Demotivator

Posted by KingShamus on June 5, 2011

It’s brought to us by GregoryNo6 of the great antipodean blog The Mind Is An Unexplored Country.

 

Nice find, Greg.  He also has some surprisingly kind words for our Yakker-in-Chief.

Dear Americans,

I honestly believe that for all the mistakes your President has made, the Circus of Ineptitude that governs in Canberra leaves him looking relatively competent.

I appreciate the sentiment.  It’s nice when those outside the States can point out something good–or at least, not totally horrible–about the Obama Admenstruation. 

America is still totally boned sideways with no lube though.

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Obama Wants Him Some Stealth Gun Control

Posted by KingShamus on May 20, 2011

Because I guess he figures he hasn’t pissed off conservatives nearly enough.

The Washington Post did a story on Steve Crowley, the White House gun control czar. Crowley is considered to be an expert on regulation and tort law. His approach to gun control appears to be a regulatory one.

According to the article, Jim and Sarah Brady visited Capital Hill on March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan; to push for a ban on “large magazines.”

The couple reportedly were meeting with press secretary, Jay Carney, when, according to Sarah Brady, the President came in. She said the President told her he wanted to talk about gun control and “fill us in that it was very much on his agenda.”

She went on to say Obama told her, “I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

I guess it’s not so stealthy if the Obamatons are blabbing it to the Washington Compost. What they’re doing isn’t really secretive. I guess you could characterize this gun-contol-by-fiat-move as antithetical to the letter and spirit of the US Constitution, so no big deal or anything.

But really, is this shocking? Obama has spent his presidency making shit up as he’s gone along.  To cite just one example, if anybody thinks President Peace Prize is actually going to get Senate approval for his Libyan debacle in accordance with the War Powers Act, I’m sad to report to you that Lindsey Lohan is not in fact drug-free.

So why is Obama signalling a gun control plan now?  My guess is that the President is nervous about his lefty base.  Discussing gun control ideas with Sarah Brady is a signal–or even better, a social marker–for the lifestyle left.  Limiting them, even if it means using extra-constitutional executive orders to do it, is all good and gravy for the gun-grabbers.

Broadly speaking, letting this future strategy leak out to the prog-o-sphere is a way For Obama to tell liberals that he’s with them.  That tells me that Obama knows he has to shore up his lefty base. 

Does this mean Obama won’t actually try to use executive orders to put limits on guns?  Not at all.  It does mean that Obama is concerned.  That’s pretty cool.

I snagged the original link from Instapundit.  Muchas gracias, sir.

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Super MariObama

Posted by KingShamus on May 8, 2011

Courtesy of Nick Marschel’s Twitter feed.

In other news, it turns out Luigi is really David Axelrod.

Seriously, have you ever seen the two together?

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Spiking The Football Ten Yards Outside The End-Zone

Posted by KingShamus on May 8, 2011

John over at the terrific Sentry Journal thinks Obama might be emulating the most famous premature celebrator in Super Bowl history.

On April 30st the President made the call with the intel he had to take out the world’s number one terrorist, Usama bin Laden. Navy Seals were inserted deep into Pakistan using stealth helicopters. They superbly carried out their mission in within 40 minutes the architect of the 9/11 attacks was dead. On May 1st the President addressed the nation and informed us that Usama bin Laden was indeed dead. They had pictures and DNA proof to validate it was him. People hit the streets and celebrated as chants of USA…USA…USA rang out into the night. It was a good night for America and a slam dunk for the President. He was on top of the world. Then May 2ndcame and everything began to change.

We all observed a number of mixed messages about the mission and the way the administration handled the disposal of the body. First we were going to see pictures then not. Bin Laden used his wife as a human shield then not. He was armed then not. As the week continued the more perplexing it became in regards to the message the White House was fumbling around to get out, then all of sudden it stopped and mum was the word. No further communication on the topic was going to come from the Obama administration. It was decided not to reveal the pictures of bin Laden due to sensitivity issues. By Wednesday the seeds for a full blown conspiracy were planted and already sprouting. Was he really dead or not? What were they hiding? Why couldn’t we see the pictures? The tin foil hat wearers were coming out of the woodworks because of the way the administration handled this. My 14 year old niece could have done a better job. What was an easy score for the President turned into a Leon Lett moment. They fumbled the ball right before the goal line and made what should have been one of America’s finest moments into a three ring circus. And because of this we’re starting to look foolish as a nation.

“Starting”?

Too late, John.  Just like stupid Leon Lett, the Obamatons have thoroughly fucked up the proverbial free lunch.

Instead of the numerous all-thumbs PR maneuvers he was a part of, maybe Flash-Bang Bringer Barry should’ve just done this.

Hey, at least it would’ve looked cool.

Which is exactly what the Obama Admenstruation doesn’t look like after a week of pathetic hand-wringing, ever-shifting stories and dickless cultural sensitivity.

Meanwhile, as Obama spent the week trying stretch a home run into a strike out, he also invited former President George W. Bush to an event at Ground Zero.  Sissy Willis shows us what happened when reliable media thumbsucker Howard Kurtz found out Dubya wasn’t attending.

Bush declines Obama invitation to visit Ground Zero with him,” twittered Howard Kurtz this evening, more in sorrow than in anger:

I wish he’d accepted. Would have been a nice moment for the country

“Wow,” we twittered back. A “nice moment for the country”? Gak. We ourselves had been on alert for the JournoList spin machine to go into high gear crediting the President and discrediting his predecessor the moment news broke that our guys had bagged Osama bin Laden over there on Sunday…

The Bamster’s lefty hallelujah chorus has been very busy crafting their “Obama is More Butch Than Bush” narrative almost from the moment the world realized Osama bin Laden was shark bait.  Liberals hate George Bush almost as badly as they hate themselves. They were just dying to see Obama take a victory lap in Bush’s face in the same way that Barry spat at Paul Ryan last month.  Thankfully, Dubya refrained from letting Barry pwn him.  For once in his life, Bush denied liberals the opportunity to turn an ostensibly bipartisan agreement into a gleeful back-stabbing.  

Ironically, the formerly anti-war progressives of 2001-2008 have largely morphed into the cartoonishly patriotic flag-humping jack-off masters they called the Right during the Bush years.  The American left desperately wants to give credit to their Teen Beat man-crush Barack Obama for killing bin Laden.  Well, liberals are entitled to their own hyper-macho Barry=Rambo/Dear Leader fantasies, but not their own facts.

Just how much did lefties and their party in Congress get in the way of President Bush actually finding Osama bin Laden?  Not at all?  Please.  A teensy weensy bit?  Nope.  A smidge?  Think again.  Okay, a few times, right?  Wrong.  Try ‘Every Fucking Way Possible’.  Courtesy of Flopping Aces’ Dr. John–who did an exhaustive job on this–here is a sample of Democrat/Leftist obstruction.

Democrats call for investigation of NSA wiretaps

Democratic House leaders called Sunday for an independent panel to investigate the legality of a program President Bush authorized that allows warrantless wiretaps on U.S. citizens, according to a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

“We believe that the President must have the best possible intelligence to protect the American people, but that intelligence must be produced in a manner consistent with our Constitution and our laws, and in a manner that reflects our values as a nation,” the letter says.

…And, of course, Barack Obama August 2007

That means no more illegal wire-tapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are. And it is not what is necessary to defeat the terrorists. The FISA court works. The separation of powers works. Our Constitution works. We will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, and that justice is not arbitrary.

Barack Obama 12/27/07

They know that we must never negotiate out of fear, but that we must never fear to negotiate with our enemies ( ed note: you mean like Osama Bin Laden?) as well as our friends. They are ashamed of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and warrantless wiretaps and ambiguity on torture. They love their country and want its cherished values and ideals restored.

Obama Camp Says It: He’ll Support Filibuster Of Any Bill Containing Telecom Immunity

It’s official: Obama will back a filibuster of any Senate FISA legislation containing telecom immunity, his campaign has just told Election Central. The Obama campaign has just sent over the following statement from spokesman Bill Burton:

“To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.”

Read the whole damning thing.  It’s that good.

This is the strangest most back-asswards Administration in recent memory.  They are scared shitless of possibly offending Muslim sensibilities, so they play the multi-culti card and brag about how they accorded a ‘proper Islamic traditional burial’ to the dead al-Qaeda leader.  Team Peace Prize hems and haws about releasing the photos of a dead OBL with a few bullet holes because that might make some Muslims angry.  At the same time, Obama and his ass-killing shills in the MSM and lefty blogosphere have a throbbing hate-boner when it comes to denying George Bush and conservatives credit for this victory.  Make no mistake, killing Osama is an American win the Left actively worked against for the better part of decade. 

Until, of course, their Chocolate Jesus Man could benefit from it.

Then progressives have the nerve to wonder why people question their (on-again/off-again, situationally-based, calculated solely on the basis of political gain) patriotism.

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Liberal Cognitive Dissonance And The Torture Narrative

Posted by KingShamus on May 4, 2011

A tale of two lefties.

First up, Daily Kos dildotron Joan McCarter.

Note clearly that neither of these two endorsing the idea that the waterboarding of KSM nine years ago—all 183 incidents of it—led to the name and location of the courier, which current intelligence officials say they learned in the last four years. It’s not even clear that KSM’s interrogators were even interested then in obtaining information about the couriers. The timeline, and every report that says the specific information on the courier was obtained in recent years at Guantanamo make the KSM waterboarding story incredible.

All of which makes it look like the AP is being used by these Bush-era intelligence officials to justify their illegal actions.

All of the arguments against torture that we’ve all used for so many years still exists: it’s morally wrong and inherently anti-American; it results in false intelligence; it fuels hatred against us; it increases the likelihood that captured Americans would be tortured.

Next, let’s hear from old lefty hack Leon Panetta, who happens to be the director of the CIA.

Brian Williams: I’d like to ask you about the sourcing on the intel that ultimately led to this successful attack. Can you confirm that it was as a result of waterboarding that we learned what we needed to learn to go after Bin Laden?

Leon Panetta: You know, Brian, in the intelligence business you work from a lot of sources of information, and that was true here. We had a multiple series of sources that provided information with regards to this situation. Clearly, some of it came from detainees and the interrogation of detainees, but we also had information from other sources as well. So it’s a little difficult to say it was due just to one source of information that we got.

Williams: Turned around the other way, are you denying that waterboarding was in part among the tactics used to extract the intelligence that led to this successful mission?

Panetta: No, I think some of the detainees clearly were — you know, they used these enhanced interrogation techniques against some of these detainees. But I’m also saying that the debate about whether we would have gotten the same information through other approaches I think is always going to be an open question.

Williams: So, final point, one final time: enhanced interrogation techniques, which has always been kind of a handy euphemism in these post-9/11 years, that includes waterboarding.

Panetta: That’s correct.

The sound you just heard is the thumbsucker liberal intellectual argument about enhanced interrogation techniques that they’ve spent the last eight years constructing crumbling around their ears.

Rush is right.  The Democrat Party tells their constituents, people like the unbelievably credulous Joan McCarter, boatloads of patently stupid nonsense.  Then, when the lefty true believers’ Messiah figure does meanie stuff like unilaterally invade a country to target and eradicate a person without the consent of the country being infiltrated, what do they do?  They certainly don’t get mad at their proggy man-crush who backed out on the letter and spirit of all of his wonderous campaign promises.  Nope.  They stamp their feet and get mad at their Media Matters-approved hate figures instead.

After all this, it’s astonishing how the Left can call themselves the reality-based community.  Wait, did I say astonishing?  I meant par for the damn course.

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Bill Ayers: I Wrote ‘Dreams From My Father’

Posted by KingShamus on March 28, 2011

The great Jerome Corsi documents yet another shrapnel fragment flying off the continuing Obama train wreck. 

Bill Ayers: One more, one more (question)

Question: Thank you sir, thank you, thank you. Time magazine columnist Joe Klein wrote that President Obama’s book, “Dreams from My Father,” quote: “may be the best written memoir ever produced by an American politician.”

Ayers: I agree with that.

Question: What is your opinion of Barack Obama’s style as a writer and uh …

Ayers: I think the book is very good, the second book (“The Audacity of Hope”) is more of a political hack book, but uh, the first book is quite good.

Question: Also, you just mentioned the Pentagon and Tomahawk …

Ayers: Did you know that I wrote it, incidentally?

Question: What’s that?

Ayers: I wrote that book.

Several audience members: Yeah, we know that.

Question: You wrote that?

Ayers: Yeah, yeah. And if you help me prove it, I’ll split the royalties with you. Thank you very much.

Oooooof.

WND contributor Jack Cashill seems to think this is a shot across Barack Obama’s bow.  In his opinion, the very anti-war Bill Ayers is angry at Obama for the President’s Libyan war kinetic military action.  I think that’ a pretty good assessment.

I don’t believe that’s the entire story here though.  I think Bill Ayers is suffering from a classic case of ‘Tire Tracks From Under Obama’s Bus’ Syndrome.  Peace Prize Barry basically used Ayers like a kleenex.  Instead of Ayers catching at least a little credit for penning ‘Dreams’–something like ‘By Barack Obama and William Ayers’–homeboy got a whole lot of nothing.   

It might’ve been easier for Ayers to get no props for ‘Dreams’ when Obambi was a hack community rabble-rouser or a benchwarming Illinois state Senator.  When the former Weatherman watched Obama become a Democrat Party show-horse and media-created President, without ever acknowledging Bill Ayers’ full contribution to the St. Bambi mythos, that was probably incredibly grating.  Obama’s North African adventurism may have been simply the last straw.

More importantly than Bill Ayers needing to recover from his skinned knee and bruised ego, this episode is just one more nail in the coffin for the Barack Obama 2008 campaign narrative.  “Dreams From My Father” was a big piece of Obama’s intellectual curriculum vitae.  As opposed to the supposedly illiterate Dubya or the crusty old warrior John McCain, Candidate Lightbringer was a serious author who had written not one, but two books.  ‘Dreams’ and “The Audacity of Hope” were meant to display Barry’s intellectual firepower.  While the junior Senator from Illinois had almost no legislative accomplishments, his alleged mastery of the written word was supposed to assure nervous voters that they were supporting a true Renaissance man.

And now we see the myth of Obama’s intellectualism crumbling.  All it took was one of the key enablers in Bamster’s web of lies to get pissed off at his former protegé.  Barry’s chickens are finally coming home to roost.

But really, one can’t be completely shocked when a politician as weaselly as Barack Obama is found out to have inflated his resume.  To paraphrase Winston Churchill’s comments about Clement Atlee, Senator HopeyChangey’s barely there congressional record had much to be humble about.  No empty suit candidate with a similar donut hole in his history could do anything else.  Obama is clearly no exception to this fibbing phenomenon.

The blame for Obama being able to pull off this sham rests not with the President, but with the American mainstream press.  The New York Times/MSNBC/Washington Post Axis of Fail constantly pats itself on the crotch for brave truth-telling.  Instead of digging into Obama’s shady past, they did everything they could to bury damaging details about their preferred candidate and attacking his opposition.

Better still, this MSM willful blindness also reveals just how badly they suck at the one job they’re supposed to be experts in.  They’re the ones who were supposed to figure out just how large Bill Ayers figured in Barack Obama’s narrative.  The lamestream press allowed the illusion of Barack Obama’s superior intelligence, a major component of his appeal to voters, to flourish without a question.  By doing that, they set themselves up to be punked out by bloggers who have shown more initiative in the last two years than Big Media has shown in the last two decades.

I snagged the Corsi link from TallulahStar’s twitter feed.  Thanks!

UPDATE: Now a big ole’ Memeorandum thread too. Time to pile on while the piling on is good, I say.

UPDATE II:  Allahpundit offers a dissenting view:

Via the American Thinker. I think John Hawkins is spot on in detecting the sarcasm here, but if you’re inclined to believe that Ayers is The One’s ghostwriter, you’re bound to detect a “deeper truth” in his tone.

… I think he enjoys mocking people who push this idea and enjoys it doubly when they can’t detect the mockery. In fact, I’d bet that this is his stock response anytime the book is mentioned in his presence — insisting that he wrote it to see if the listener laughs and then toying with them if they seem credulous. But as I say, your mileage may vary.

Yeah, this doesn’t exactly work for me.  AP’s analysis discounts Jack Cashill’s work that pretty much proves that Bill Ayers wrote “Dreams”.  Cashill lays out the bones of his argument here.

To credit Dreams to Obama alone, one has to posit any number of near miraculous variables: he somehow found the time; he somewhere mastered nautical jargon and postmodern jabberwocky; he in some sudden, inexplicable way developed the technique and the talent to transform himself from stumbling amateur to literary superstar without any stops in between.

If anything, the last few years should make Cashill’s thesis even more believable.  The Duffer-in-Chief is not exactly breaking his back as President.  Dude works harder on his NCAA basketball brackets than on seemingly anything else.   The guy requires a teleprompter for both formal and informal occasions.  It seems highly unlikely that Barack Obama would put in the work necessary to become a strong writer.       

Moreover, why can’t two things be true at once?  Why can’t Bill Ayers be sarcastic and be telling the truth at the same time?  I mean, it’s sorta weird, but it’s not such a strange thing.  Ayers is a squirrelly lib hack.  It makes weird sense that he’d do something so goofy and underhanded.  Homeboy probably chubs up a little thinking how clever he is laying out this secret in plain view.

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Obama Versus Bush/Libya Versus Iraq: The Explanation

Posted by KingShamus on March 27, 2011

This one is gonna sting at little, lefties.

“OBAMA IS AWESOME!”

Hehehehee.

I swiped this from sECULAR sTUPIDEST, a very cool Twitter pal.

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Your Obama Politically Correct Euphemism of the Day

Posted by KingShamus on March 24, 2011

We’re no longer gonna call it ‘war‘.

In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer.  “I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone,” Rhodes said.  “Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end.”

Well, okay. 

If some boot-licking lackey of Barack Obambi is using this goofball terminology for war, far be it from me to fight against it.

A lot of folks like to play video games, one of the most popular is “World of Kinetic Military Actions Craft”

The overseas contingency operation historian Von Clausewitz noted that “Kinetic Military Action is diplomacy by other means.”

The Union once fought the Confederates in a conflict many Southerners still call “The Kinetic Military Actions of Northern Interstate Contingency Operations”.

William Tecumseh Sherman observed that “Kinetic Military Action is the Unrewarding Afterlife Domain”.

Back in the 80′s, folks used to watch “The Place-Specific Kinetic Military Actions of the Network Stars”.

Plato once said, “It is only the metabollically-deficient who have seen the end of Kinetic Military Action”.

Anyhooo, that’s all I’ve got.  Now it’s your turn.  See how many you can come up with!  Whoever I deem the winner gets a free e-handshake from me!

(There is no such thing as an e-handshake)

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