Everyone else is saying it so much better than I can.
The press is still covering Obama’s ass.
O’s incompetent appointees are still lost in the past. It’s not about racism when the POTUS is an African-American, Sherlock! We just had the biggest single discussion on race in the history of the universe — it was the 2008 Presidential election. Let’s move on — today, in our present day, it’s about Democrat-stoked emboldened enemies and the Democrat-induced evaporation of middle Americans’ wealth.
Obama’s Eeyore-mouth, his incompetent appointees, and Congress are still killing our nation’s economy — it sinks a little farther every time they open their mouths — and the rest of the world is succumbing, too.
In spite of the Oldstream Media hate-fest on him, Bush was a better leader and a better man than the ONE.
Obama has another speech tonight, but I will not be commenting on it.
Why wasn’t this covered by the Oldstream Media? The Anchoress challenges us to google this information. I did it for “putin warns against socialism” and received only New Media references — not one single reference from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or FOX. Where the frak are they hiding?
He’s evil, but the man knows socialism inside out. He grew up under it and lived through its downfall. He understands the psychology of it. He was head of the KGB, for heaven’s sake. Putin scolds Obama and the Dems:
Excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence is another possible mistake.
True, the state’s increased role in times of crisis is a natural reaction to market setbacks. Instead of streamlining market mechanisms, some are tempted to expand state economic intervention to the greatest possible extent.
The concentration of surplus assets in the hands of the state is a negative aspect of anti-crisis measures in virtually every nation.
In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.
Nor should we turn a blind eye to the fact that the spirit of free enterprise, including the principle of personal responsibility of businesspeople, investors and shareholders for their decisions, is being eroded in the last few months. There is no reason to believe that we can achieve better results by shifting responsibility onto the state.
And one more point: anti-crisis measures should not escalate into financial populism and a refusal to implement responsible macroeconomic policies. The unjustified swelling of the budgetary deficit and the accumulation of public debts are just as destructive as adventurous stock-jobbing.
Read the whole thing. Everything the man says NOT to do is what the idiots in Washington DC are doing. The freakin’ former head of the KGB is the good guy here …. unbelievable.
2008 Campaign Promises . . lead us to . . 2009 Reality
Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preaching fear
Openness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Personal control of the census
Transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murk, smoke and mirrors
Responsible government . . . . . . . . . . Refusal to accept responsibility
Compassion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cluelessness
Caring for ordinary Americans . . . . . . . Let them eat steak
Tax cuts for 95% of Americans . . . . . . . $13 a week
Spread the wealth around . . . . . . . . . Cap private sector salaries
No torture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Washing his hands
Close Gitmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Well, maybe not
End military tribunals . . . . . . . . . . . . Chaos
Feeding the little people . . . . . . . . . . Feeding the usual porkers
Respect for faith-based charity . . . . . . . Only if you give up your religion
Stop the rise of the oceans,heal the planet . . . Ummmm, still thinking . . .
And to sum up … as O said to George Stephanopolous:
“It is more difficult than I think a lot of people realise”
Sh’ya, ya got that right, O Cluelesss Leader. A big ole’ shout-out to my blogroll for helping me assemble this mess. Please patronize them.
This is what you voted for, left coasties. God help us, it’s an hour long.
In the first few minutes, O talks at length about the woes of Elkhart, IN. Sad indeed. But what he fails to tell you is that the primary industry — aka job maker — in Elkhart is recreational vehicles. Motor homes. RVs. Probably the second industry is manufactured housing. Both of these industries are languishing worldwide; Elkhart is getting a double whammy by misfortune. But stay with me here and let’s think this through. Leftists want us to forswear fossil fuel use. They refuse to allow America to do work toward energy independence by developing more of the natural resources we have — especially oil. Using logic and following the consequences of this attitude, that would mean …. anyone have a guess? …. leftists want us to have no more recreational vehicles! In addition, the RV industry has always been cyclical — after all, RVs are a luxury item, not a necessity — so to expect constant, unending growth in this industry is just plain stupid. Leftists also caused the implosion of the home mortgage business by their foolish, dare I say malicious, insistence on moving the home mortgage business into the government’s hands. So all these woes of Elkhart, IN were either unfortunate though predictable cycles of business or caused by Obama and his comrades themselves. This man is exploiting Elkhart’s suffering for his own political gain. If I lived in Elkhart, I would want to show up at his photo op there just to throw rotten tomatoes, but of course I would never really do that — stand down, Agents.
And I found this really stomach-churning — at about the 38:15 mark, O talks about how sobered he feels when he signs letters to the families of troops killed in Afghanistan/Iraq. What a compassionate man! Know this — President Bush didn’t just sign letters, he met personally with every family of every single fallen service member — except those who declined his invitations. He brought them to the White House and had private meetings with them. This is compassion, my friends, not just signing letters, gag me with a spoon. All O has is typical liberal “mere words.”
And WTF with that baseball question? Do O and the press really believe this is a topic important enough for the President of the United States and Leader of the Free World to address in his first press conference in that role? These people have no dignity.
And to rub salt in your seeping wounds, know that Obama pre-selected the questions and questioners for this press conference. This was in no way a “free press” moment. It was carefully scripted. Openness and transparency, ya know.
Larry Elder has a few questions that didn’t make it on the approved list:
Mr. President, tonight you criticized those who argue that FDR’s policies failed. I’d like to read a passage from the diary of Henry Morgenthau, FDR’s Treasury secretary: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt to boot!” Please comment.
They created votes for Obama’s election. Next they’re going to work on creating more voting districts controlled by Democrat congressreptiles. Or would that be congressmanders?
Obama is moving responsibility for the 2010 census from the Commerce Dept. into his personal staff. You can’t make this kind of crap up.
When the Census was administered by the Department of Commerce, there was a measure of accountability that made partisan control of the process difficult. But by placing control of the Census directly in the hands of Obama’s Democrat White House operatives, there will be no doubt as to the ultimate goal of the census takers.
“The United States Census should remain independent of politics; it should not be directed by political operatives working out of the White House.”
Darn tootin’. Political operatives is a good phrase. They’ll be operatin’ all right.
The Anchoress continues to do the job so I don’t have to.