Lately there has almost been an organized effort, a continous trickle of emails imploring Big Pink to go away. “Stop being bitter!”, “stop writing those mean things about Obama”, “why are you calling Michelle Obama ‘Mary Todd’ and ‘lantern-jawed’, and mocking her sleeveless look”, “Obama is doing the best he can so leave him alone”, “forget about last year and the year before that”, “forget about what happened during the primaries and the general election”, “Hillary has made peace and moved on, why don’t you”.
These are the same people/fools who DEMAND a “truth commission” or “investigations” or “prosecutions of Bush crimes”. These fools “won’t let go” but they otherwise want us to let “bygones be bygones”. We want to investigate Bush and Obama.
Some of these fools are well educated. One website that is run by well educated lawyers trashed Sarah Palin about her daughter’s behavior and her mother-in-law’s behavior, held a perverse “lottery” to determine when Palin would withdraw, chose Obama because he was the “media darling”, and acually dared to declare Obama will be one of our greatest presidents – comparable to FDR.
The same lawyer/owner denounces Hillary supporters who refused to reward sexism and misogyny with votes as “revenge voters”. However on issues of importance to the lawyer/owner of that website it was something other than “revenge” when she announced that “Biden is a deal breaker” if Obama chose him even though she thought it was a “moot issue” because Obama would not choose Biden. “I won’t vote for such a pro-law enforcement, pro-drug war, pro-wiretapping candidate to be one step away from the presidency” declared that outraged lawyer/blogger.
‘But won’t that elect McCain?’ questioned a commenter. Responded the lawyer/blogger: “That would be the point to keep Biden from getting to the White House. My intent would be for a ticket with Biden on it to lose.”
That was then. Now, that lawyer/blogger is upset with “The Cost of Obama’s Expanded War in Afghanistan“. But don’t say that the primary and general elections are lessons about Obama to this reality show obsessed Palin hating blogger. “this has nothing to do with the election“. Let’s move beyond that old argument and try to be constructive in our criticism. There’s no need to throw the baby out with the bath water every time the President makes a decison we disagree with. How about trying to show him why he’s wrong instead of attacking him? That strategy worked real well after Obama lied to them regarding FISA didn’t it?
The email demands that we stop “attacking” the Chicago Mess-iah, Barack Obama, will continue to flow. The whines to stop being mean to lantern-jawed
Mary Todd Michelle and the self-professed “Abe” will continue. We tried to explain it to the fools when we wrote:
Then, of course, there are our detractors. Everyday they spend countless hours scouring our website and racking their brains looking for ways to distract us from our tasks. Perhaps we need to explain to them that the new age of Youtube political campaigns means the dirty deeds of campaigns now no longer disappear after election day.
As the burdens of Hopium addiction grow our detractors wish with increasing fervor that we would go away and stop reminding them of their historic mistake in supporting uncritically the Chicago Mess-iah.
Like regretful purchasers of a car that is in fact a “lemon” our detractors just want us to go away. They fear the mess Obama is about to create and they dread the day when we say “We told you so” and finally, finally, they agree with us.
* * * * *
What fools these taxpaying mortals be. Today is a treasure trove of foolery.
Trillions of dollars wasted on fools by fools while everyone is looking the other way or getting distracted. We don’t get distracted – first follow the money:
Elizabeth Warren, the law professor appointed as Congress’s oversight czar on bank bailouts, blasted the Treasury Department — saying new legislation might be needed to give the House and Senate more access to details of the $700 billion rescue program.
Warren, testifying before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning, said keeping Congress in the loop isn’t a “priority” of Secretary Tim Geithner — and suggested a possible “next step” would be to pass legislation that would “require [Treasury] to consult” with her. [snip]
Warren, who was sharply critical of Geithner’s predecessor Hank Paulson for allegedly underestimating public exposure to bank losses, said he office has “substantial questions about AIG, TALF… how many acronyms can we do here?”
She added that Treasury has given her “no articulation of what [the bailout] is supposed to accomplish” and lamented the fact that “we have no way to measure” its success.
“Congress and the American people have been cut out of the conversation,” she said.
It’s American taxpayer money, but apparently Obama does not think we should know how it is spent.
Obama’s friends and biggest primary supporters have problems paying taxes unless caught – they are not taxpaying fools.
Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius recently corrected three years of tax returns and paid more than $7,000 in back taxes after finding “unintentional errors”—the latest tax troubles for an Obama administration nominee.
The Kansas governor explained the changes to senators in a letter dated Tuesday that the administration released. She said they involved charitable contributions, the sale of a home and business expenses.
Sebelius said she filed the amended returns as soon as the errors were discovered by an accountant she hired to scrub her taxes in preparation for her confirmation hearings. She and her husband, Gary, a federal magistrate judge in Kansas, paid a total of $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest to amend returns from 2005-2007. [snip]
Several Obama administration nominees have run into tax troubles, notably the president’s first nominee for HHS secretary, former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle. He withdrew from consideration while apologizing for failing to pay $140,000 in taxes and interest.
American taxpayers are losers and fools if they don’t oppose Obama:
THE Obama administration’s $500 billion or more proposal to deal with America’s ailing banks has been described by some in the financial markets as a win-win-win proposal. Actually, it is a win-win-lose proposal: the banks win, investors win — and taxpayers lose.
Comedies of errors and bad manners are always centers of foolery. We think the first sentence says a great deal:
The gifts have been selected with extra care, protocol lessons on royal etiquette are being delivered and a week’s wardrobe of casual and formal attire set aside for a first lady who is also an international style icon. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle head to London on Tuesday to start their first overseas tour in office, accompanied by an entourage of several hundred aides, advisors, secret service agents and bodyguards and an imported cavalcade of armoured vehicles and helicopters. [snip]
The Obamas will attend a private audience with the Queen in her personal apartments for nearly 30 minutes before joining other delegations for a reception in the state rooms. They are receiving advice on protocol for the encounter at the presidential retreat, Camp David, this weekend.
The White House is attempting to pick out an appropriate gift for the Queen that will reflect her long-standing links to the US, a Washington official told The Sunday Telegraph. The choice of present is the subject of intense scrutiny after Mr Brown received a box set of DVDs during his trip to Washington earlier this month – a gift widely seen as a snub to the leader of America’s closest ally.
What was the result of hundreds of aides scratching their heads to think of an appropriate gift to make up for the Brown DVDs and a gift which would reflect our “long-standing links”? Mary Todd and Abe showed up at the British monarch’s glorious castle with
Mary Todd Michelle’s sleeves rolled up as if she were ready to pick radishes in the White House garden, and presented the reigning queen of England with an I-pod. The British monarch already has an I-pod. So much foolery.
The biggest fools in April and every month on the Obama worshiping PINO bloggers. They are upset. Obama treats them like dirt as do the now in office Dimocrats and Democrats. So these PINOs blame Blue Dog Democrats who they help elect over and over. Now the PINO bloggers want to “punish” the Blue Dog Democrats to show their “muscle”. 98 pound weaklings should keep their shirts on or risk looking like fools.
As David already discussed earlier today, President Obama has not yet met with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, even though he has met with every other group in Congress (Blue Dogs, New Dems, House Republicans, etc). Some Progressive (capitalized because it signifies a member of the caucus, rather than just anyone who calls him or herself a progressive) are feeling slighted by this. I am going to chime in and agree with the general sentiment in the comments to David’s post: rather than feeling slighted, Progressives need to start throwing more weight around so that such a meeting is required, rather than an act of politeness.
There are lots of ways that Progressives could be throwing their weight around, but are not. The most obvious current misuse of Progressive strength is the inability to maximize their, and our, strength among small donors. Progressives have enormous potential fundraising ability that can match the large donor and corporate PAC money other ideological caucuses and networks can provide to their members. This fundraising is a major reason why candidates join these groups, and progressives can do the same thing. Unfortunately, we don’t use our networks as well as we should.
The blogosphere gets pretty angry at Blue Dogs and New Democrats on a regular basis. [snip]
However, from 2004-2008, and even in the excitement over the NY-20 special election next Tuesday where the Democrat has already declared himself to be a Blue Dog, I’d wager that a similar proportion of netroots congressional donations have gone to electing Blue Dogs and New Democrats (specific numbers are not available right now because the current caucus membership lists are not available). It is kind of a perverse cycle: we give huge amounts of money to Blue Dog and New Democratic candidates, and then we spend a huge amount of our time complaining about Blue Dog and New Democratic members of the House. We are funding our own complaints.
These fools are giving money to the very officials who hold them in utter disdain and contempt. They are fools. They are rewarding the very people who treat them like dirt. Hint: we Hillary supporters do not reward sexists and misogynists, even when they are Democrats or even women, with our votes or dollars. We do not support those who oppose our principles.
We are sure that the PINO blogs will not be called “bitter” if they wake up to their foolishness of supporting those that hold them in contempt. These late-blooming fools will continue to support Democrats, even Blue Dog Democrats because they have no where else to go. The time for these PINOs to oppose Obama was every time Obama lied to them as during the FISA lies. The PINO blogs make fools of themselves and their readers.
Tim Kaine, the Virginia governor and President Barack Obama’s hand-picked choice as the head of the Democratic National Committee, infuriated abortion-rights groups Monday by signing legislation that gives abortion foes a long-sought victory.
Kaine brushed off intense lobbying by abortion rights supporters in Richmond to sign a bill that allows Virginia motorists to advertise their anti-abortion views by sporting “Choose Life” specialty license plates.
Thomas Sowell is not a fool, he must be a racist – one of those clever racists who disguised himself at birth as an African-American in order to call Obama a fool:
Someone once said that, for every rookie you have on your starting team in the National Football League, you will lose a game. Somewhere, at some time during the season, a rookie will make a mistake that will cost you a game.
We now have a rookie President of the United States and, in the dangerous world we live in, with terrorist nations going nuclear, just one rookie mistake can bring disaster down on this generation and generations yet to come.
Those Republicans and Independents who believed they could trust “celestial choirs” Obama to be “bipartisan” are fools.
Republicans, on-line activists from the right who do not trust Obama should not take Hillary supporters for fools. We will fight alongside those who seek to hold Obama accountable and we will assist with the April 15 “tea parties” but we will not tolerate attacks on Hillary by our “allies“. If Republicans and on-line activists from the right want an united front against Obama – Hands Off Hillary. If Republicans and on-line activists do not know what they are up against – we are the experts and they need us to fight the organized attacks from Obama thugs:
Much of Mr. Obama’s vaunted online strategy involved utilizing “Internet trolls” to invade enemy lines under false names and trying to derail discussion. In the real world, that’s called “vandalism.” But in a political movement that embraces “graffiti” as avant-garde art , that’s business as usual. It relishes the ability to destroy other people’s property in pursuit of electoral victory.
Hugh Hewitt’s popular site shut off its comments section because of the success of these obnoxious invaders. Breitbart.com polices nonpartisan newswire stories for such obviously coordinated attacks. Other right-leaning sites such as Instapundit and National Review Online refuse to allow comments, knowing better than to flirt with the online activist left.
Hillary supporters know how to fight the Obama thugs. We fight them every day. If others who want to fight Obama want our help – Hands Off Hillary. SoldierForHillary agrees with us.
We will fight alongside allies, but we won’t be fools for them.
We will teach from the history of the primary and general elections the lessons to be learned.
We will continue to expose the fools of April and every other month.