“Buzz out of Washington this morning is that the Obama administration has signaled it will end efforts to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian trial and instead will use the Gitmo military tribunal system pursued by, yes, George W. Bush.”
Male Republican/conservative HotAir chortles, “The Obama administration finally surrendered to political and military reality today.” Didn’t Obama say for years that Guantanamo had to be closed because it was a horror pit that made America evil? Well, never mind those promises. And it bears repeating that as we have written many times before, not a single fact changed from the time Obama made his promises to today.
Add to those broken promises on Guantanamo and military trials the rising tsunami of Obama health scam waivers which have yet to swamp the shore. The waivers will continue to come in waves because Obama and his Obama Obamination party know that “A vote for health reform reduced election margins by six to eight percent for Democratic members of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections, according to a new study by two political scientists to be unveiled this weekend in Chicago.”
Things are so bad that crazy stories are emerging that Big Media might actually decide to report, not distort, in 2012. In an interview with Howard Kurtz Politico’s Roger Simon said “The bloom isn’t entirely off the rose between Obama and the press, but reporters are starting to concentrate more than ever on what he says rather than how he says it.” Don’t bet on it. Politico will soon be mainlining syringes filled with Hopium into corroded veins.
Barack Obama on military trials and Guantanamo is not alone is doing a back flip 180 degree turn. Saturday’s The Hill article trumpeting the turn of the tide on economic issues in favor of Obama Dimocrats is today 180ed by The Hill:
“A plurality of likely voters believes Republicans have been more reasonable than Democrats in the negotiations over spending cuts.
A new poll conducted for The Hill showed 41 percent polled said the GOP had been “more reasonable,” while 29 percent said Democrats had been more sensible. Twenty-two percent said neither party was more reasonable than the other, and 7 percent were not sure.”
Little wonder then that both Michelle Malkin and HotAir both feature this Emily/Gilda Youtube moment:
Into this stinking stew Barack Obama has thrown his empty hat. Prepare for a gag reflex as we bring you the video designed to appeal to the gullible and, gulp, bitter clingers:
Andrew Malcolm displays bad manners by telling the truth as he compares the video to a DeVry commercial:
The equally bad mannered blokes at HotAir are yelling something about an Emperor who struts naked:
“The Obama 2012 team released its first web ad this morning, but other than a couple of long-distance clips, Obama himself is nowhere to be seen. Equally absent — any hint of issues or claims of accomplishments
How much trouble does O-12 face? They couldn’t even find enough enthusiastic people to fill out a commercial. In 2008, it was all about the passion, and yet only one person even mentions this, and only to say that Obama’s too busy to work that magic again. One of the last voices we hear in the ad comes from a North Carolina man who admits that he doesn’t agree with Obama on “everything,” but that he “respects” Obama. Yes, that’s the kind of momentum one longs to see at the start of a presidential campaign.”
Naughty Bill Clinton in an interview on Good Morning America diluted a warning to Republicans with a batch of ‘maybe’s’. Then Bill Clinton lowered the boom:
“A government shutdown might not have a “traumatic” effect on the economy, former President Bill Clinton said Monday.
Clinton, who faced a shutdown during his 1995 budget negotiations with congressional Republicans, said he wasn’t sure whether President Obama was giving too much ground to the GOP in current negotiations, but suggested that a shutdown could backfire against Republicans, much as it did in the ’90s.
“It will not have the traumatic effect it probably had last time,” Clinton said during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He said changes had been made to the system that would ease the hardships brought about by a shutdown. [snip]
It is unclear which party would suffer the most this year if there is a shutdown.”
Bill, your comments are not helping Obama. You know that don’t you? Naughty boy.
“If Hillary Clinton’s primary voters and President Obama had their relationship status listed on their Facebook pages, it would change from “Married” to “It’s complicated.”
To be fair, Hillary voters never fell in love with Obama, they just fell in line. Their relationship is less like a Julia Roberts chick flick and more like a Bengali arranged marriage.
Because of their arrangement, Hillary-loving Obama voters are quick to jump ship whenever Mr. Hope-and-Change looks like he’s getting played again by his political opponents, is in over his head or is dissing their girl.
Despite Obama’s anti-climactic campaign announcement just now, according to all the recent polls, Hillary voters aren’t only jumping ship –- they’re taking their fins, snorkels and pina coladas with them.”
Many Hillary Clinton voters, desperate for a change from George W. Bush swallowed the poisonous Hopium and hoped for the best in 2008. Maybe those who strayed from pink paths know better now:
“A new Quinnipiac University poll shows President Obama’s approval rating at….
…a pathetic 42% –- down four points from early March. The American public isn’t impressed with his handling of the crisis in Libya either -– with 47% of the public against the war and 58% of registered voters saying the president has not clearly stated U.S. goals for the mission.
These numbers are bad –- really bad –- CNN prime time ratings bad.
To put them into context, according to Gallup, 76% of Americans supported military action against Iraq in 2003, 90% gave the A-OK for strikes against Afghanistan in 2001, and 65% approved of putting boots on the ground in Somalia in 1993.
It’s also important to state that this isn’t part of a “throw all the bums out” mood directed at Washington.
The approval numbers for Hillary are nearing an all-time high –- with Gallup showing 66% of Americans giving “Hill the Thrill” a big thumbs up –- up from 61% in July.”
To quote from Pope John Paul II when he addressed the natives of Papua New Guinea in their pigeon English: “Me likum you.” Me likum you Hillary.
NObama 2008, NObama 2012, NObama forever:
“This leads to the questions: Why are one out of three Hillary lovers giving Obama bad marks? Will they stick with him in November 2012?
And, most importantly, if she senses enough blood in the water, will Hillary quit the administration and launch a primary bid against Obama?“
Check out the Phillips article. There are some great Hillary 2012 campaign buttons all ready to go posted. There’s also the ad that is true and ready to recycle:
“Hill-rage at Obama
Hillary Clinton’s big selling point during the 2008 Democratic primaries was that she was an experienced hand who’s been around the block a few times…not like how her husband has been around the block…but, you get the point.
Then-Sen. Clinton’s “3 AM Phone Call” ad drove that point home. The 30-second TV spot raised the possibility of a future world crisis and asked voters who they would want in the White House making the big decisions if all hell broke loose.
Hillary voters ate it up with a spoon –- deciding that an awakened and enraged Clinton with cold cream on her face and curlers in her hair is far scarier to third-world despots than an ex-Illinois state senator.
The military action in Libya is Team Hillary’s ‘I told you so’ moment…with Hillary serving as the realistic, aggressive war hawk and Obama being a not-ready-for-prime-time waffler.
This frustration was expressed by a Clinton insider in the British newspaper The Daily, who said, “Obviously, she’s not happy with dealing with a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday, who can’t make his mind up…it’s like playing sports with a bunch of amateurs. And she doesn’t have any power. She’s trying to do what she can to keep things from imploding.”
This may not be a vote of no confidence…but at a minimum, it’s voting ‘present.'”
NObama then, NObama now, NObama forever:
Hill today, gone tomorrow
Hillary voters weren’t swooned by Obama in the 2008 Democratic primaries and many are abandoning him in public opinion surveys today. But are they mad enough to ride the elephant in 2012?
Get out the saddle, because that’s exactly what they did in 2010.
In the midterm elections, while it’s true the Democrats were routed everywhere, they got especially creamed in states where Hillary did well. In House races, the Democrats lost four seats in Florida, six in New York, five in Ohio, four in Pennsylvania and three in Texas –- all states Hillary carried in the 2008 Democratic primaries.
Meanwhile, the Democrats strengthened their hand in places that went heavily for Obama in 2008 –- with pickups in Hawaii, Delaware and the MSNBC prime-time lineup.
The lesson: Hillary voters aren’t only willing to pull the plug on their fellow Democrats -– they’re willing to yank it like they’re starting a lawn mower.“
It’s time to cut the grass. There’s an ass that needs kicking too:
“What the Hill? Hillary in 2012?
While it’s true the Clintons are ambitious people, they’ve never been known to go on suicide missions -– those are for terrorists and hotel chains willing to rent rooms to Charlie Sheen.
Despite her contemporary denials, Hillary would only throw her hat in the ring if she thought she had a better than even chance at moving back into the White House. Obama is looking weak, but not weak enough to justify a primary challenge…yet.
If Libya turns into a full blown disaster…resulting in billions of dollars wasted, boots on the ground and abysmal public opinion numbers, my money is on Hillary resigning her post as secretary of State and jumping in the 2012 primary.
She can even rerun the “3 AM Phone Call” ad…with the tagline ‘See, I told you so.'”
Robert Shrum, had this to say on the last day of March:
“April is the unforgiving month that will make or break the Obama presidency. It will be a fitting climacteric for a half-term in power that has been an unremitting succession of crises. This month, from Moammar Gadhafi to the U.S. Capitol, Barack Obama will have to master events or see his credibility — and America’s — degraded, and his political future — and his party’s — imperiled.“
It’s too late Bob. Time for the “A” Team.