Monday, June 28, 2010

If "We're Out of Money Now" ...then... "Stop Spending!"

Obama told us last year that we were already out of money.

That didn't slow him or the Democrats down one bit in their efforts to spend like drunken sailors.

Now Rick Santelli gives the only sane two word answer:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

You Were Always On My Mind

Obama last week:

"I have not spoken to him directly," Obama said. "Here's the reason. Because my experience is, when you talk to a guy like a BP CEO, he's going to say all the right things to me. I'm not interested in words. I'm interested in actions."

"A little less conversation and a lot more action..."

OK, tough guy.

Obama yesterday:

“I emphasized to the chairman that when he’s talking to shareholders, when he is in meetings in his boardroom, to keep in mind those individuals; that they are desperate; that some of them, if they don’t get relief quickly, may lose businesses that have been in their families for two or three generations,” the president said. “The chairman assured me that he would keep them in mind.”

See? Obama was right! BP execs just said all the right things to him.

And yet . . . Obama seems to have fallen for it.

"You're whispering in my ear...Tell me all the things that I wanna to hear...'cause that's true...That's what I like about you..."

Obama went on:

Mr. Obama said the standard he would be applying “is whether or not those individuals I met with, their family members, those communities that are vulnerable, whether they are uppermost in the minds of all concerned.”

Finally! We have specifics from Obama on how he is going to handle the crisis caused by the spill for those directly affected.

So if you are down on the Gulf coast and worried about your livelihood, fear not: Obama has extracted the assurance from those responsible for the spill, and has vowed to hold himself and all those involved to the standard that they will . . . be thinking about you.

"You were always on my were always on my mind..."

Awwww. He’s so sweet. Who says this president can’t connect on an emotional level?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Obama Is Growing In Office -- Growing Smaller

Mark Steyn has written an excellent, incisive article on President Obama. In it he says:

[Obama]'s the first president to give off the pronounced whiff that he's condescending to the job - that it's really too small for him, and he's just killing time until something more commensurate with his stature comes along.

And so the Gulf spill was an irritation, but he dutifully went through the motions of flying in to be photographed looking presidentially concerned. As he wearily explained to Matt Lauer, "I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain, talking..." Good grief, what more do you people want? Alas, he's not a good enough actor to fake it.

So the more desperately he butches up the rhetoric – "Plug the damn hole!," "I know whose ass to kick" – the more pathetically unconvincing it all sounds.

Indeed, history has now shown us that it is Obama who is too small for the job and not the other way around.

The Resolute Desk in the Oval Office provides us with a visual:

Obama in the Oval Office, Behind the Resolute Desk

The Office of the President of the United States has revealed Obama to be small by comparison. And he appears to be steadily growing smaller.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Speaking Truth From Powerlessness

Jake Tapper at ABC reports on Obama speaking truth from powerlessness at the Gulf:

“Even though I am President of the United States my powers are not limitless,” Obama said last Friday at Camardelle’s Live Bait and Boiled Seafood, “So I can’t dive down there and plug the hole. I can’t suck it up with a straw."

It's true. He has limited power. Some call it impotence.

Others say he's not doing enough. But cut him some slack here. When he says he can't suck it up with a straw, it's not like he didn't try:

Obama Heroically Attempts To Suck Tarballs From Gulf

President Barack Obama tries to suck tar balls
through a straw as Lafourche Parish President
Charlotte Randolf, left, looks on at Fourchon Beach
in Port Fourchon, La., May 28, 2010.

We'll give him an A for effort with the tar balls and straw.

His overall performance in the managment of efforts to plug the damn hole and contain the spill?

Easy. That's a good, solid B+.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Obama Approval Polls Overtaken By GOP

Jim Geraghty highlights this graphic from, which represents an average of approval polls for President Obama:

Geraghty notes that the disapproval has inched well ahead of the approval.

You know what jumped out at me? What the poll visually resembles:

Obama's Polls Overtaken By GOP

Obama's Mad As Hell And He's Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Obama: Model of Competence


Obama: Thank you for joining this call today. As I have always said, make no mistake, this oil spill is and has been my number one priority. There are those who say we should do nothing, but let me be clear, I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and…

Muffled Voice: Excuse me, sir…

Obama: …tell our children that this was the moment when the flow of the oil into the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…

Muffled Voice: Sir, please, sir?

Obama: Who is that?

Muffled Voice: Sir, we can barely hear you, could you speak a little louder please?

Obama: Could you say that again, I can barely hear you. There must be something wrong with the connection.

Muffled Voice: Can you speak a little louder please?


Muffled Voice: We got that part, sir.

[BACKGROUND: various voices laughing]


[BACKGROUND: laughing increases]

Obama: Stop it. I’m telling you, I’m not going to rest or be satisfied until I find out who is laughing on this call. I’m going to talk with the folks who potentially have the best answers as to who’s laughing, so I know whose ass to kick. I’m telling you right now, whoever is laughing better shut their pie hole this instant, or I swear I’m going to take this receiver and plug the damn hole.

Muffled Voice: That's much better, sir. We can hear you just fine now.

[BACKGROUND: uncontrollable laughter]

The Smartest Guy In The Room

The Smartest Guy In The Room

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Obama Is Gonna Kick Your Ass If You Don't Plug The Damn Hole

Tom Maguire:

The First Emoter finds his inner George Bush and tells us he is out looking for "ass to kick" on the BP Gulf oil spill. Gosh, its reassuring to see our President enraged and engaged.

Anger They Hope You'll Believe.

Obama Is Gonna Kick Your Ass If You Don't Plug The Damn Hole