On the morning of this last day of March’s madness we found lantern-jawed, scowling,
Mary Todd Michelle Obama furiously yanking sleeves off dresses while frantically poring over old traveling Jackie-O photographs. Her boob of a husband was busy embarrassing himself in his one sole alleged area of expertise – basketball – while allegedly doing a political impersonation of Ronald Reagan.
As March began Big Media was amazed at the amazing Obama March Madness basketball picks – what ‘amazing basketball knowledge’ hoorayed the almost entirely male frat boy political party which is Big Media. “Hoops Obama” however turns out, even in his expert area of basketball to be “Oops Obama“.ABC News reports that the NCAA basketball tournament is down to the final four from the original 64 but Obama’s NCAA picks are duds. It turns out that only the University of North Carolina, among the many “Oops Obama” picks, has a chance of winning.
President Obama is doing worse than 53.17 percent of those in ESPN’s pool.
In the White House pool, President Obama is ranked 18th out of 32.
President Obama still has time to recover a bit if the Tarheels go all the way.
But since there are those ranked ahead of him in the ESPN pool who have also picked UNC to go all the way, it’s a mathematical certainty that he won’t win that one. (It’s unclear if any of the 17 ahead of him in the White House pool picked the Tarheels, so theoretically at least he could still win that contest.)
Now ask yourself – Obama is a boob in his one area of acknowledged expertise (basketball) – how will Obama, devoid of any private sector experience, not even having run a lemonade stand, do running global companies like GM? Obama is as believable as this defunct guy:
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Mary Todd Michelle is tearing sleeves, pumping TelePrompters in lieu of weights, and trying to mimic Jackie-O but Mary Todd Michelle has not yet, and will probably never learn the difference between fashion and style. Mary Todd Michelle may shop with Oprah at the Water Tower and go to a dressmaker for female impersonators to get her fashion tips and frocks but she, like her hubby does not understand that fashion is fleeting, style is forever.
Hubby “Oops Obama” meanwhile prepares for his Imperial tour of Europe. His tours used to be Papal, now with a staff of 500 for a crutch, the tour is Imperial.
But if the U.S. president thought his popularity would cause foreign governments to fall quickly into line behind a new American leadership, experts warn, he could be in for a rude awakening. The German government has resisted calls to deploy more combat troops to Afghanistan. Russia is pushing back against a NATO missile defense system in Poland. And the Czech prime minister last week described the U.S. plans for global economic recovery as the “road to hell.”
Imperial pretensions at home too. Democrats who used to bemoan Ronald Reagan and his destruction of the Air Controllers Union are quiet regarding Obama and the UAW. Getting ahead of our April Fools day post, we note that some Hopium addicts are feeling let down by reality:
So it really is about f*cking the unions over, isn’t it?
“Unlike a liquidation, where a company is broken up and sold off, or a conventional bankruptcy, where a company can get mired in litigation for several years, a structured bankruptcy process — if needed here — would be a tool to make it easier for General Motors and Chrysler to clear away old liabilities,” the government said in a fact sheet [snort] outlining a “surgical bankruptcy” of 30 days or less.
Because we know what those “old liabilities” are, don’t we?
Even the DailyKooks are scratching their heads as some realize
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
There are no heroes in this sorry tale of debt and the Obama solution of creating yet more debt. We do wonder if the Obama fired GM chief Rick Wagoner refused to used Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to protect his $20 million pension plan which would have been abrogated in event of GM declaring bankruptcy and using tried and true legal methods for actual restructuring not endless fake restructuring.
Auto workers who supported Obama are also learning that Obama can’t be trusted.
Many assembly line autoworkers reacted with skepticism and anger Monday to the Obama administration’s tough tactics, which stoked long-simmering feelings that the people who put the country on wheels get treated differently than the wizards of Wall Street.
“It’s the age-old Wall Street vs. Main Street smackdown again,” said Brian Fredline, president of UAW Local 602 at a plant near Lansing. “You have all kinds of funding available to banks that are apparently too big to fail, but they’re also too big to be responsible.”
“But when it comes to auto manufacturing and middle-class jobs and people that don’t matter on Wall Street, there are certainly different standards that we have to meet — higher standards — than the financials. That is a double standard that exists and it’s unfair,” Fredline said.[snip]
“To see the very people that drove this economy into the ground be rewarded through bonuses while receiving tax dollars is just galling,” said Dan Maloney, a machine repairman at auto supplier Delphi Corp.’s plant in Rochester, N.Y., and a union local president. “In light of that, the administration is taking it out, I believe, on the automotive sector.”
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called Obama’s moves “a bit of tough love,” yet recognized a disconnect between the financial and auto industries.
“Yes, I do think that there has been a different look at those who manufacture than those who make money by flipping paper and I’m hopeful that the financial industry gets as tough a scrutiny as the auto industry has,” she told reporters after an event Monday in Macomb Township, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit.
You get what you vote for.
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Yup, you get what you vote for.
The almost comical and overheated Glenn Beck performed a service for real Democrats in Connecticult last night.
Beck interviewed Connecticult Attorney General Blumenthal.
Blumenthal is the likely replacement for dud Dodd in Connecticult.
Interviews with a dozen Democratic state legislators, party officials and operatives in Connecticut indicate there is deep concern back home over whether the incendiary American International Group bonuses issue has delivered a mortal blow to Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), the five-term senator already facing tough scrutiny over his role as Senate Banking Committee chairman and his personal financial dealings.
Many of them describe a palpable fury among the party rank and file — anger that’s led some to wonder if the party would be better served with a different Democratic nominee in 2010— though they note that, at the moment, Dodd still retains the loyalty of Democratic activists and the political class. [snip]
“There is somebody else in the background who could easily become senator if Dodd doesn’t run,” he said, referring to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. “People are conflicted. They want to see a senator be a Democrat, and that can be guaranteed with Blumenthal, but they’re all still supporters of Dodd.”
Dodd is a total dud but can anyone say, after watching the Beck interview, that Blumenthal is any better? Instead of demanding accountability, Blumenthal defended the indefensible. Blumenthal refused to speak about “federal” issues when it hurt his friend Dodd but mouths popular words regarding bonuses while refusing to actually do anything. The AIG bonuses were an outrage but all Connecticut voters got from Blumenthal was words – not action.
You get what you vote for. Even the Obama supporters at Salon now begin to suspect that is the case (and only months or years behind us).
I’ve had [a feeling] for a while, that the Democrats can’t get us out from under this mess until they are forced to reckon with their role in creating it. Every time I see Chuck Schumer on television pretending to be a populist scourge of Wall Street, I remember his role in blocking higher taxes for hedge fund managers and repealing Glass-Steagall. I can’t help thinking that Tim Geithner is too close to the industry that took over — and took down — the economy to tame it. A large part of the Democrats’ resurgence in the last four years, ironically, has been its success raising money from Wall Street, which undermines its populist street cred at a time like this. Fortunately for the party, Republicans are just as compromised, so it’s not too late to for Democrats to take leadership in bucking the financial oligarchy and develop real solutions to the financial crisis.
Yup you get what you vote for.
The Obama administration is starting to revel in two-faced spins. It gave AIG officials a pass on their bonus, and only got concerned after public outrage.[snip]
During his campaign, Obama promised change. But beating up the auto industry is that same old politically-correct stuff, and he couldn’t resist.
How about he also demand the resignation of some folks who really did contribute to the current fiscal debacle — say Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and other lawmakers from both parties?
Yup, you get what you vote for.