Two videos and one report sum up the Obama boobery on this 99th day of torture and torment. We’ll discuss these two illuminating videos and the not startling report below. But first the big news from Pennsylvania.
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Arlen Specter, the single bullet theory man, today announced he will return to being a Democrat (in 1965 Specter ran for office as a Democrat). Specter, no doubt is attracted to Obama’s history of betrayals and therefore will feel very comfortable in the melange which is the contemporary Dimocratic Party. Specter’s defection stabs in the back every Republican who supported Specter in earlier elections at their own electoral expense. The problem with backstabbers, as Dimocrats will soon discover with Specter, is they never stop backstabbing.
On November 11, 2008 we suggested (our 9th suggestion) that Republicans dump their failed leadership and rejoice as some of those leaders resign and leave. Today, as Specter betrayed the fools at the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, the necessary job of dumping failed leadership just became easier for Republicans.
In The Jar Jar Binks of American Politics we wrote:
We truly regret the Dimocrats did not get a 60 vote majority in the U.S. Senate on November 4. Our regret is genuine.
Our regret stems not only from the re-election of the utterly distasteful Republican Saxby Chambliss. [snip]
No, our regret stems largely from our sense that now the cowardly Dimocratic leadership will avail themselves of the very remote possibility of a Republican filibuster in the Senate as an excuse to not do what they promised to do but don’t want to do in the first place.
And of course the national Dimocratics have as their leader the Chicago master of excuses.
Specter’s defection along with the likely results in Minnesota will provide Senate Dimocrats with a 60 vote filibuster proof majority. The Dimocrats now have no excuse, not that they did before, to do whatever it is they want. Labor unions will soon learn that Obama cannot be trusted and would rather have union money and manpower by dangling carrots than by actually doing what labor wants. Other groups beside labor will also learn that what Obama and his Dimocrats say and what they do are two different things.
Specter switched parties because he knew he would lose the Republican primary. Specter followed in Joe Lieberman’s steps and sidestepped the judgement of party members who supported him throughout the years.
For the Republicans, Specter has been as reliable and trustworthy as Swiss weather.
News of Sen. Arlen Specter’s party switch today comes after months of strong statements to the contrary by the Pennsylvania Senator.
In a March 17th interview with The Hill, Specter said he absolutely would not switch parties:
[Democrats] are trying very hard for the 60th vote. Got to give them credit for trying. But the answer is no.
I’m not going to discuss private talks I had with other people who may or may not be considered influential. But since those three people are in the public domain, I think it is appropriative to respond to those questions.
I am staying a Republican because I think I have an important role, a more important role, to play there. The United States very desperately needs a two-party system. That’s the basis of politics in America. I’m afraid we are becoming a one-party system, with Republicans becoming just a regional party with so little representation of the northeast or in the middle atlantic. I think as a governmental matter, it is very important to have a check and balance. That’s a very important principle in the operation of our government. In the constitution on Separation of powers.
Specter’s defection was a surprise to hapless Republicans. Michael Steele, the Republican chairman was surprised too. It is yet to be determined whether Specter’s rejection of the card check legislation as well as words of opposition to the “reconciliation” process in the Senate, which would let the Dimocratic leadership to pass bills without big majorities, is a surprise to Dimocrats who are gleeful to have Specter in the fox hole next to them.
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On this 99th day of torture, a nonpartisan report betrays the Big Media protection of stooge Barack Obama.
The Center for Media and Public Affairs along with Chapman University released a study which should clue Americans about the alleged Obama “popularity”. The study found that Obama got the best television news coverage since the studies began in 1988.
TV news election coverage of Barack Obama was twice as favorable as John McCain’s and Sarah Palin’s coverage, according to the a new report from the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) Election 2008 NewsWatch. Obama’s coverage was more favorable than any other presidential nominee’s coverage since CMPA began tracking TV election news in 1988. The study also found that Fox News Channel’s coverage was heavily negative toward Obama, but their coverage of McCain and Palin was also negative.
Among the major findings:
President-elect Barack Obama received 68% positive evaluations on the network evening news shows during the general election. His treatment was twice as favorable as John McCain’s 33% positive and Sarah Palin’s 34% positive evaluations. [snip]
Obama’s 68% positive press is the strongest showing CMPA has ever recorded for a presidential candidate, since we began monitoring election news in 1988. He easily eclipsed previous leader John Kerry’s 59% positive evaluations on network news in 2004. Conversely, McCain’s tally of 33% positive evaluations was the worst showing since George H.W. Bush received only 29% positive press in 1988. [snip]
Obama’s 2 to 1 lead in good press also held true for the candidates’ issue coverage, which includes evaluations of their policies and proposals. A slight majority (53%) of statements about Obama’s policies and proposals were favorable, compared to one out of four (24%) favorable comments about McCain and one out of six (16%) favorable toward Palin. The combined totals were 52% positive issue coverage of the Democrats and 24% positive toward the GOP. [snip]
The three broadcast networks were very similar in the tone of their coverage. ABC and CBS had 68% positive coverage of Obama. NBC gave Obama 73% positive coverage. The networks were similar in the negative coverage of McCain. McCain received only 31% positive coverage on NBC, 33% positive coverage on CBS, and 36% positive coverage on ABC. [snip]
…the more positive evaluations that his policies received, suggest that Obama’s more favorable coverage on the network broadcasts did not simply reflect the “good news” of his lead in the polls.)
On the network newscasts, the Democratic ticket received 91% positive comments about their standing and prospects in the horse race, compared to only 31% positive comments about the Republicans – a margin of 60 percentage points. On FOX the Democratic margin was smaller – 73% positive horse race evaluations compared to 49% positive evaluations of the Republican ticket – a 24 percentage point margin.
The nonpartisan research group Center for Media and Public Affairs along with California’s Chapman University released a study that found the nightly newscasts devoted 27 hours, 44 minutes to Pres. Obama’s presidency in his first 50 days. That compares to 7 hours, 42 minutes for Pres. George W. Bush and 15 hours, 2 minutes for Pres. Bill Clinton during the first 50 days of their first terms.
Not only has Obama gotten more coverage, but that coverage has been more positive than his predecessors.
On the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening newscasts, 58% of all evaluations of the president and his policies have been favorable, while 42% were unfavorable. That compares with 33% positive in the comparable period of Bush’s tenure and 44% positive for Pres. Clinton.
It does not matter what the vote count is if you are the one counting the votes. It does not matter how good or bad a contestant is when the judges will give a “10” no matter how bad the performance. Obama is a boob, but his Big Media masters approve and applaud of every boobery.
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While Americans are scrimping and saving Obama is living high on the hog.
Obama feasts on Arugula and $100 imported steaks. On Earth Day Obama wastes tons of jet fuel in order to “stand before windmills” and emit hot air.
Two videos betray what Obama is all about.
Yesterday Obama decided to burn expensive fuel required to fly a 747 and F-16 fighter jets – for a photograph.
An administration official says a presidential Boeing 747 and a fighter jet flew low near ground zero in New York City Monday because the White House Military Office wanted to update its file photo of the president’s plane near the Statue of Liberty.
No doubt that file photo will be worshipped and published by Big Media without discusson of cost.
There was a emotional cost as well to New Yorkers as the plane tortured and tormented them.
Mayor Bloomberg was not happy with Obama’s boobery but not so unhappy as to denounce spend, spend, spend, Obama. Bloomberg wants an Obama endorsement in the 2010 mayoral race.
Sources said the chief reason for the panic-inducing flight was to create souvenir pictures of Air Force One flying over the Statue of Liberty to be given out – like a presidential tie clip – to family, friends or supporters.
If Bloomberg does not get an Obama endorsement, perhaps he will get one of those expensive Obama photographs paid for by American taxpayers.
The planes appeared on the horizon around 10 a.m. and sent a chill through the city.
Flying in as low as 1,000 feet to 1,500 feet above New York City, they circled the Statue of Liberty before flying over Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey.
Before they vanished, hundreds of frightened people had jammed emergency phone lines, and thousands of terrified people evacuated from buildings in the city and across the river in New Jersey.
“I was crying and praying to God to forgive me my sins because I thought I was going to get killed,” said Kathleen Filandro, who fled from 1New York Plaza when she spotted the planes.
“It’s like someone coming up to you, sticking a gun to your head for 15 seconds, walking away and hearing 20 minutes later it was an undercover cop posing for a photo,” said Wall Street worker Bill Privett.
“I am still shaking,” he said.
Those left shaking will not get an expensive, taxpayer paid photograph, from Obama unless they contribute big bucks to Obama, or maybe get him a house in Chicago or Washington.
It was just another Obama photo op. It’s a photo op B.O. administration. It was an expensive and secret photo op because the waste of money had to be kept secret from sensitive tax payers who don’t want their money wasted.
Yesterday, insensitive photo op Swine flew.
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We confess. When George W. Bush was president we, along with our friends, fellow Democrats, enjoyed mocking the boob. There was almost a joy watching George W. Bush stumble and mumble. We Democrats felt so superior. We particularly got angry and mocking when we witnessed George W. Bush on September 11, 2001 reading My Pet Goat while planes hit.
We Democrats agreed: George W. Bush was a hapless boob. My Pet Goat was only a confirmation of what we knew to be true.
Yesterday we saw the same pathetic mindless boobery on Barack Obama’s face. The same lost look. The same hapless deer-in-the-headlights fear.
Someday, Dimocrats will wake up from their Hopium addled narcolepsy.
When will that day be?
Yesterday, Swine flew.