Enough! The boob started six months ago with a mangled oath and every day since has been worse.
Very recently the boobery reached such heights that the Obama TelePrompter committed suicide. Expect a short life from the new TelePrompter. Yesterday, the ever-reliant-on-TelePrompters-Obama, was tripped up yet again while reading his remarks:
“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system,” Obama said in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers.
To presume boobery is a kindness on our part. More likely it is malefaction.
How else to explain the actions aforethought?
For a long time we wrote that Obama was a flim-flam confidence man who ran constantly to keep one step a head of the law. Obama is still running from the law. Obama is still flim-flamming.
The latest flim-flam regards the closed/not closed Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison and why the task force plan for closing the prison will be “put off” and the deadline missed:
Yet the task force has not been able to reach a consensus on key issues—among them whether indefinite detention will only apply to detainees currently at Guantánamo or whether new prisoners captured in counterterrorism operations around the world can be similarly held without trial. Even more troublesome is where to imprison future detainees. Administration officials acknowledge they will almost certainly have to be brought to a facility within the United States—most likely a military prison. But recent protests by members of Congress about transferring some current Gitmo detainees to the United States—and amendments already passed by Congress requiring notification of any such moves—has made that option far more difficult than it was only a few months ago.
The third George W. Bush term – starring Barack W. Obama – will be just as exciting, more corrupt, inept, dangerous and debilitating.
It is not only the Guantanamo report that is kept secret. An even bigger flim-flam is to keep news about the economy secret until Obama does the “stimulus” scam rush-rush on the joke called his health care plan/plans:
The administration’s annual midsummer budget update is sure to show higher deficits and unemployment and slower growth than projected in President Barack Obama’s budget in February and update in May, and that could complicate his efforts to get his signature health care and global-warming proposals through Congress.
The release of the update – usually scheduled for mid-July – has been put off until the middle of next month, giving rise to speculation the White House is delaying the bad news at least until Congress leaves town Aug. 7 on its summer recess.
The administration is pressing for votes before then on its $1 trillion health care initiative, which lawmakers are arguing over how to finance.
Not much new in these latest news stories for readers of Big Pink who read our analysis of the Obama budget and predictions Obama Budget: Sleeveless, Clueless, Truthless, Hopeless, Penniless
From the Hopium addled, who did their best to ignore our Obama Budget analysis, expect new rationalizations and new chanting and incense burning when they hear the likely contents of the suppressed economic report:
Any downward revision in growth or revenue projections would mean that budget deficits would be far higher than the administration is now suggesting.
Setting the stage for bleaker projections, Vice President Joe Biden recently conceded, “We misread how bad the economy was” in January. Obama modified that by suggesting the White House had “incomplete” information.
The new budget update comes as the public and members of Congress are becoming increasingly anxious over Obama’s economic policies.[snip]
A Washington Post-ABC News survey released Monday shows approval of Obama’s handling of health-care reform slipping below 50 percent for the first time. The poll also found support eroding on how Obama is dealing with other issues that are important to Americans right now – the economy, unemployment and the swelling budget deficit.
The Democratic-controlled Congress is reeling from last week’s testimony by the head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, that the main health care proposals Congress is considering would not reduce costs – as Obama has insisted – but “significantly expand” the federal financial responsibility for health care. [snip]
Citing the CBO testimony, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Monday accused Democrats of “burying this budget update until after Congress leaves town next month.” He called the budget-update postponment “an attempt to hide a record-breaking deficit as Democratic leaders break arms to rush through a government takeover of health care.”
Financial reports must be suppressed if the flim-flams are to continue. Obama lover Karen Tumulty at Time magazine assesses the damage when the truth is actually told and not suppressed or ignored:
Read this quote, from Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf, testifying before the Senate Budget Committee. You are going to hear it repeated often by opponents of the health reform bills that have been unveiled thus far.:
“Dr. Elmendorf, I am going to really put you on the spot, because we are in the middle of this health care debate — but it’s critically important we get this right,” Mr. Conrad said. “Everyone has said, virtually everyone, that bending the cost curve over time is critically important, and one of the key goals of this entire effort. From what you have seen, from the products of the committees that have reported, do you see a successful effort being mounted to bend the long-term cost curve?”
Mr. Elmendorf was unequivocal. “No, Mr. Chairman,” he replied. “In the legislation that has been reported, we do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount. And on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health-care costs.”
How damaging is this assessment? It could be devastating. We have talked before about how crucial it is to make the numbers work for health reform. (And Jon Cohn has a must-read piece here.) Under the budget rules, the legislation will be scored not on how it affects health care spending overall, but rather, how it affects the federal bottom line. Harry Reid’s dismissive comment notwithstanding, CBO is the arbiter of this. And as the story notes, arguing with its estimates is about as useful as challenging the balls and strikes called by the umpire in a baseball game.
The truth-telling Elmendorf/CBO report is the reason why Obama will oppress the nation with yet another insufferable televised appearance on Wednesday. The problem for Obama however is that he has already been talking constantly about health care but the polling numbers drop the more Obama talks. A Michael Jackson style “This Is It” tour for Obama will end with as much success as the 50 concert Jackson effort: failure.
Meanwhile the woman who could have passed health care, the woman with the experience to do what needed to be done, is in India.
Obama had only two necessary jobs to do in light of the economic crisis. The first was to pass a Hillary Clinton Home Ownership Loan Corporation program and the other was to pass the Hillary Clinton Universal Health Care Program. Instead Obama bamboozled the nation with his “stimulus” scams and TARP scams and fake budgets loaded with pork and funny Mafia style numbers.
How is that fake foreclosure program going?
The Obama administration’s $50 billion program to curb foreclosures isn’t working, and the White House knows it.
Administration officials blame the mortgage servicers charged with carrying out the mortgage modifications and refinancing under the federal program. Many of their Democratic allies on Capitol Hill back them up, but others are criticizing the White House for fumbling the execution. Whatever the reason, the program hasn’t stopped the rising tide of foreclosures: Experts predict that at least another 2 million homes will be lost this year, and the administration’s plan has so far reached only about 160,000 of the 3 million to 4 million homes it was supposed to protect over the next three years.
That’s bad news for the economy — and bad news for the Democrats.
Things are not much better on the foreign policy front either as world leaders mock Obama behind his back while exhibiting him to their publics in the same way trainers display their trick performing animals.
Is there any wonder why Americans are tired of the boobery?