Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s failed attempts to devour the Hillary Clinton “machine”, Black Russian cigarettes, hate of Sarah Palin, economic collapse, everything is on the menu today.
Iran did not blow up the world yesterday. so today we will catch up on some of the news items we have not yet commented on and some fun missed quotes that will launch many articles on other websites.
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Hillary supporters laugh (or is it cackle still?) because of an insidery observation few have noted. The observation comes from the comment section of a Hopium factory. The Hopium factory workers are full of outrage that anyone thinks Obama or his thugs are anything but perfect. Steve Clemons, the target of the ire at the Hopium factory, wrote one of the “blame the staff, protect Barack” articles we have discussed then replied to the assaults on his reputation (he prides himself on his insideryness). Here is the insidery quote which brings knowing smiles from Hillary supporters:
I respect that we see Tom Daschle differently, and I get how angry many are about the lobbying/advocacy work he does/did on health care. I know the Tom Daschle of the 1990s in the Senate and the Tom Daschle who walked right through a huge crowd on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Denver to give me a very public hug after hearing from a mutual friend that my partner and I had just been married on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall. I do get the issues that others have about Daschle….but the fact remains that Obama’s political genius is being one of the best M&A guys in politics – morphing major pieces of the Daley machine into the Daschle machine into the Kennedy machine and into the Edwards machine. They are still trying to meld the Clinton franchise in, but that’s been difficult.
By “M&A” insidery Clemons means “mergers and acquisitions”. Daschle is no hero to us. Daschle is one of the establishment who imposed his will on the Democratic rank and file and selected Barack Obama to be gifted the Democratic nomination. Daschle has already suffered Clinton Karma, but we expect more Clinton Karma of the Patrick Kennedy variation. “No merger, no acquisition” with Hillary supporters – death, destruction, doom to the Obama “political genius” machine. The Daley/Daschle/Kennedy/Edwards machine gifted Obama the nomination. Edwards is destroyed, Daschle’s Dakota is going red; Kennedy is destroyed and Massachusetts is going red; the Daley machine is next. It’s Clinton Karma.
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We were attacked in 2007 when we first wrote “Stinky B.O.” Left Talkers who sold their souls to Big Media and endorsed “media darling” Barack Obama, Left Talkers who hallucinated Obama was a potential FDR – now two years after it became evident Left Talkers say B.O. Stinks:
“I have to admit it now. Obama just stinks.”
A little late to say what was obvious to a working political nose. B.O. stinks – always has, always will.
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Calling Obama a “professor” is now “racist”. During the campaign pointing out that Obama was not a tenured professor was “racist”, now you can be a “racist” for saying “professor”.
Ogletree, founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, says he sees the “professor” label as a thinly veiled attack on Obama’s race. Calling Obama “the professor” walks dangerously close to labeling him “uppity,” a term with racial overtones that has surfaced in the political arena before, Ogletree said.
As Obama sinks, the race card rises. The Confluence has more.
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More people smell the stink, than the perfume:
A new national survey from Quinnipiac (2/2-2/8) shows President Obama’s job approval rating at 45%, with 46% disapproving.
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Politico’s leader got into a fight with Bill O’Reilly the other day over the Sarah Palin hate of Big Media. Big Media hates, hates, hates, Sarah Palin but today Politico’s leader pretends Big Media actually “loves” Sarah Palin. It is obvious Big Media hates Palin so we won’t beat that dead horse. We did find this gem in the article however – it’s a confession of sorts – something we knew but the Hopium guzzlers still deny:
Could Palin raise money outside of the traditional fashion of leaning on deep-pocketed donors to bundle checks from their friends and clients? Absolutely. But even Obama’s fundraising juggernaut — in the mythology of the ’08 election a machine built on small-dollar contributions – was a product of wealthy donors and industry.
Read it and weep Hopium guzzlers: Obama was a product of wealthy donors and industry – and he was selected by the establishment. “Hope and change” was an advertising slogan to fool Left Talkers and Hopium guzzlers.
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The worst is yet to come. The economic horror awaits. Niall Ferguson outlines the corpse in chalk:
What we in the western world are about to learn is that there is no such thing as a Keynesian free lunch. Deficits did not “save” us half so much as monetary policy – zero interest rates plus quantitative easing – did. First, the impact of government spending (the hallowed “multiplier”) has been much less than the proponents of stimulus hoped. Second, there is a good deal of “leakage” from open economies in a globalised world. Last, crucially, explosions of public debt incur bills that fall due much sooner than we expect
A Tea Party is needed in Europe.
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Publicity stunts: The rubbish “jobs bill” which throws more money out the window:
It’s a bipartisan jobs bill that would hand President Barack Obama a badly needed political victory and placate Republicans with tax cuts at the same time. But it has a problem: It won’t create many jobs.
Even the Obama administration acknowledges the legislation’s centerpiece — a tax cut for businesses that hire unemployed workers — would work only on the margins.
As for the bill’s effectiveness, tax experts and business leaders said companies are unlikely to hire workers just to receive a tax break. Before businesses start hiring, they need increased demand for their products, more work for their employees and more revenue to pay those workers.
The bill is dead, but it was always a publicity stunt. Another Obama publicity stunt with a big price tag. Americans want jobs and Obama only offers flowery words. Flowery words, garnished with Hopium, are Obama’s “chicken in every pot”.
Paul Krugman too, between fluffing Obama, knows Obama is “clueless” and “we’re doomed”.
I’m with Simon Johnson here: how is it possible, at this late date, for Obama to be this clueless? [snip]
The president, speaking in an interview, said in response to a question that while $17 million is “an extraordinary amount of money” for Main Street, “there are some baseball players who are making more than that and don’t get to the World Series either, so I’m shocked by that as well.”
“I know both those guys; they are very savvy businessmen,” Obama said in the interview yesterday in the Oval Office with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. “I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free- market system.” [snip]
Oh. My. God.
First of all, to my knowledge, irresponsible behavior by baseball players hasn’t brought the world economy to the brink of collapse and cost millions of innocent Americans their jobs and/or houses. [snip]
If the Bloomberg story is to be believed, Obama thinks his key to electoral success is to trumpet “the influence corporate leaders have had on his economic policies.”
Obama always was the stooge of corrupt establishment forces Paul. Welcome to reality. We’re doomed.
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E.J. Dionne, is clueless too. Dionne, tries to explain the Obama mess but his real agenda is to play the race card:
The most popular theory on the left is that Obama’s race is a big part of the story, and that we are seeing a reaction among some whites against the multiracial, multicultural political coalition he has brought together. The phrase “losing our country” is often on the lips of his enemies, which raises the question of who they mean by the word our.
The racism smear is the only lifeboat left on the Obama Titanic, or is it the Hindenburg?
It’s not racism – it’s all the talk with no results:
Judging by Obama’s long-on-ideas, short-on-accomplishment record, he’s certainly found that to be true. [snip]
In his 2007 announcement speech, he said, “What’s stopped us is the failure of leadership, the smallness of our politics — the ease with which we’re distracted by the petty and trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our preference for scoring cheap political points instead of rolling up our sleeves and building a working consensus to tackle big problems.”
Distractions like trips to Copenhagen for Chicago Olympics and Norway for undeserved plaudits and Prizes. It’s all talk from the professor, um, lecturer:
And yet progress is scant on all the largest fronts he laid out three years ago:
_Washington is just as divided now as then, if not more so. Most every piece of legislation Obama has signed has been passed by Congress largely along partisan lines, and political gamesmanship is in full swing. Obama is a polarizing figure himself; a recent Gallup Poll found a 65 percentage-point gap between Democrats and Republicans on their approval of Obama, the largest for any president in his first year in office.
_America is still at war in Iraq. U.S. combat troops are supposed to be out by this August by the latest presidential deadline — later than candidate Obama had planned.
_The economy is on the mend and Obama has made investments in education. But his efforts to curb climate change and overhaul the nation’s immigration system are stalled.
_His health care overhaul, after nearly reaching conclusion and then grinding to a halt with Republicans’ upset win of a Senate seat from Massachusetts, now hangs by a thread after a year of work.
_Obama banned torture but the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorism suspects — a U.S. eyesore to American allies_ remains open despite a pledge to close it. And while Obama stepped up efforts to root out terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, America was nearly hit again by a terrorist on Christmas.
It’s almost as if, standing in Illinois, Obama foretold the future, saying: “Too many times, after the election is over, and the confetti is swept away, all those promises fade from memory, and the lobbyists and the special interests move in, and people turn away, disappointed as before, left to struggle on their own.”
Just three years later, Obama finds himself tackling a big agenda, with little to show as he steps up his bipartisanship preaching and tries to lead a country once again decidedly angry.
Lobbyists? What Lobbyists?
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Barack Obama is poison. Remember the Big PhaRma deal with Billy Tauzin, the guy Obama attacked during the election campaigns?
Now Billy Tauzin has been poisoned by the Obama embrace.
Two sources familiar with the situation said that some of PhRMA’s board members were worried about salvaging the $80 billion deal the industry struck with the White House last summer to help pay for reform. They worried that liberal House members, who have always thought the deal let the industry off too easy, were going to try to undo it and that it wasn’t clear that Tauzin could convince the White House to stand behind it.
Some board members also felt Tauzin, who was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1980 before switching parties in 1995, had made too many concessions to Democrats, including agreeing to spend up to $100 million on pro-reform advertising. The sources said Tauzin wasn’t fired, but saw the growing board displeasure with his tenure and decided to step aside voluntarily.
Hopium guzzlers will no doubt declare that Obama played a brilliant game and got rid of Billy Tauzin. The bottom line is – Obama is poison – embrace him and die. As Billy Tauzin and Patrick Kennedy have found out.
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As we noted yesterday, Patrick Kennedy resigned. Clinton Karma strikes again. Teddy Kennedy, the Chappaquiddick Chauffeur we used to defend, endorsed Obama. Teddy bought along the Kennedy clan. Now iconic Caroline is a joke, and son Patrick can sit in bars and cars and drink his life away. Three Kennedys shattered in one year – Obama is poison.
The people, reflected in polls, turned from Teddy’s son, the one who endorsed Obama over Hillary. Next up, Chuck Schumer then John Kerry.
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The economy is what matters in 2010 and 2012 elections. Obama thinks his rotted organization will save him. But the economy won’t save Obama:
By some measures, each recession since the 1980s has retreated more slowly than the one before it. In one sense, we never fully recovered from the last one, in 2001: the share of the civilian population with a job never returned to its previous peak before this downturn began, and incomes were stagnant throughout the decade. Still, the weakness that lingered through much of the 2000s shouldn’t be confused with the trauma of the past two years, a trauma that will remain heavy for quite some time.
The unemployment rate hit 10 percent in October, and there are good reasons to believe that by 2011, 2012, even 2014, it will have declined only a little. [snip]
There is unemployment, a brief and relatively routine transitional state that results from the rise and fall of companies in any economy, and there is unemployment—chronic, all-consuming. The former is a necessary lubricant in any engine of economic growth. The latter is a pestilence that slowly eats away at people, families, and, if it spreads widely enough, the fabric of society. Indeed, history suggests that it is perhaps society’s most noxious ill.
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The end of “don’t ask, don’t tell”? Nonsense, gay-basher Obama is all talk. It’s another publicity stunt, more flowery words, no action:
It also sent a strong signal to the Democrats’ demoralized, demobilized progressive base that he’s still on their side, after delays and compromises on the public option, cap and trade and the closing of Guantanamo Bay.
But House Democratic leadership aides tell POLITICO they are growing increasingly worried over the lack of a detailed White House road map for passing a repeal — and that without such a road map, repeal will end up in the same kind of Senate gridlock that hobbled health reform.
It’s all a crock. It’s a publicity stunt.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) cast the issue in the context of Obama’s recent dual-track political approach of soothing liberals in his national messaging while stressing centrism inside the Beltway.
“There’s frustration, and ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is one small part of it,” says Weiner. “The frustration has been that while the president has said the right things when he’s on the road, he’s emphasized bipartisanship and not [moved] towards issues of importance to the Democratic base when he comes back to Washington.”
Weiner is no dope. Obama is an establishment stooge. It’s all a crock.
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Speaking of crock pots, Michelle Obama has a new publicity stunt now that her “fashion icon” has turned to “fashion icky”.
Fat kids are a “national security” matter to Michelle. Obama thinks everything he does is of world shaking importance too. Parents should encourage active healthy kids, but Michelle wants to make it a national security issue so she can wear her gutter outfits purchased at auto repair shops. Here’s the fatty issue:
At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security.
“A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.”
Every day Michelle Obama reminds us more and more of Mary Todd (although we actually like Mary Todd) with her bizarre statements – fashion and otherwise. The new Michelle project will be an opportunity to waste billions every year.
Some of the goals include ending what Obama referred to as “food deserts” with a $400 million a year “Healthy Food Financing Initiative,” which will bring grocery stores to low-income neighborhoods and “help places like convenience stores carry healthier food options.”
Obama called for overhauling many federal laws and guidelines, including adding $10 billion over the next decade to “update” the Childhood Nutrition Act, which feeds 31 million children at school and would add funding to feed more children.
Good child nutrition is always a good idea, but we envision Michelle force-feeding arugula from her poisonous garden to innocents. Michelle Obama’s “find something to do between shopping and Wednesday night parties” effort on obesity, with obligatory website, is already annoying. Good nutrition and exercise is always a worthwhile endeavor, although we cringe at the thought of Michelle taking over the nation’s kitchens.
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Finally, Big Pink secrets revealed.
Here at Big Pink we are blessed with wonderful physiques, unquestionably attributable to excellent nutritional habits and appropriate exercise. Svelte, toned, energetic and happy we roam among the Pink clouds, sensibly yet elegantly clothed, surrounded by pictures of Hillary Clinton. Many, not Michelle, seek access to Big Pink dietary secrets. Today, like the Iranians yesterday, we will reveal our dietary atomic bomb.
How can you maintain yourselves in tip top physical shape? What are the secrets to toned arms and colt-like legs? Is there a chemical free, unquestioned, absolute best way to suppress the appetite?
An entire industry is dedicated to profit from the answers to the above questions. Usually there are high fees and berries associated with the answers to these health, diet, and exercise questions. Here at Big Pink, prodded by Bill Clinton’s health problems of yesterday, we will reveal dietary secrets never before revealed to man or woman – and all for the low cost of – FREE.
The Big Pink Diet secret, better than Atkins, South Beach, or any other diet is herewith revealed: Place an 8 x 11 photograph of Michelle Obama (or Barack Obama) inside your refrigerator and/or pantry. This photograph technique is not only an excellent appetite suppressant. Toned arms and nimble legs will soon be yours as you move swiftly and vigorously to open and shut refrigerator doors as quickly as possible. Heath and exercise benefits will soon be yours as you learn to leap through the air, laden with the few items you retrieve from the pantry or fridge without catching a glimpse of Michelle and/or Barack Obama.
[Warning: few (if any) other portraits will have the effects of Michelle/Barack Obama pictures. For instance, a Hillary Clinton portrait will cause you to dreamily consume the Godiva chocolates, Vodka and champagne stored in your freezer unit. You might pluck one of those, only for super special occasions, Sobranie of London Black Russian cigarettes from their box. The sleek elegant black cigarette topped with a gold foil filter, emblazoned with the Czarist Imperial Eagle – wisps of smoke dreamily transport you to a glorious day before anyone heard the name “Obama”.
Portraits of Claire McCaskill and/or John Edwards/Richardson/Dodd/Teddy/Oprah/Brazile/Pelosi/Bush/Russert have been reported to be efficacious as well, but not at the high levels of ambulatory fright and appetite suppressing horror as Mr. and Mrs. TOTUS/POTUS/FLOTUS.]
As always, before beginning a dietary and exercise program such as this one, make sure you consult with your physician.