Boehner Acts – Obama Bows and Blinks

September 1, 2011

Stare-Down Finale: Boehner 1 - Obama 0

You almost have to feel sorry for Barack Obama.   Almost.

Obama unwisely attempted to upstage next week’s Republican Presidential Candidates Debate by scheduling his highly anticipated “Jobs Plan” speech to occur at the same time. As if that wasn’t brassy enough,  President Obama in his ever growing need for attention,  decided to go for broke by presenting his jobs plan to a joint session of Congress. One problem: He forgot this would require the cooperation of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

Bad move Barry. As Doug Powers writes, it winds up looking…

“as if the president invited himself to someone else’s house without first finding out if they wanted company that night.”

I think it’s worse than that. It was a stupid game of “Chicken” that only someone as egotistical as Barack Obama would be foolish enough to think he could win. And it leaves him with sufficient egg on his face to make an omelette large enough to serve all participants in the upcoming Republican Presidential Candidates Debate.

One can only imagine the conversation in the White House Office Of Damage Control:

“Hey, Mr. President… we”d expect something as dumb as this from Vice President Biden, but… WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?”

Perhaps he figured with so many people out of work, everybody would gather at the Mountain Top to hear his decree, leaving the Republican candidates with a smaller viewership than normal (which is, let’s face it, usually abysmal for either party’s debates). However, by challenging (and failing to upstage) the debate, all he has accomplished is to add a klieglight to the debate stage.

On the surface, it might seem to be a simple game of one-upsmanship.  But it’s a far more telling example of how Obama’s ego blinds him to the fact that he no longer has carte blanche to do whatever he wants. Perhaps another way of putting it: without the combined houses of Congress to back his playshe still has his writers drafting ten-gallon hat speeches, but he’s now delivering them while wearing a beanie.

Still, there’s Little President Fauntelroy, demanding attention by scheduling a prime time address to discuss the jobs plan he apparently had to journey to the sand traps on the golf courses of Martha’s Vineyard to find. But in doing so, his ego may have just written another check to be returned by the First National Bank of Action marked “insufficient funds.” Because while we can all be assured the White House Peacock will be in full strut, anything less than a viable plan that has a realistic chance of success without digging the country deeper into financial chaos will result in an even bigger embarrassment for his administration.

And, somehow, I don’t think the sand traps of the golf courses on Martha’s Vineyard yield anything close to what Obama needs to avoid that.

Gerry Ashley


Seven New Lies From The Obama Administration

July 15, 2011


Yeah, me neither.

In fact, I believe each household’s personal obligation towards the national debt is somewhat more than $500,000. But don’t worry, folks. It’s not going to stay that high… it’s getting higher by the second.  And according to Lord Obama, we’re in recovery.

It astounds me, then, that so many of the people voted for Obama are still willing to defend their support even after witnessing his abysmal failure (or “success” if his goal is to bankrupt the country before leaving office).

And they attempt to validate his performance, not by being able to point to any actual positive accomplishment, but rather reminding us how bad George W. Bush was. Or how bad off we would be if Sarah Palin were to become President.  It’s like having a drunken pilot taxi one $100 million jumbo jet into another, only to have the passengers defend the drunken pilot by saying, “Think how much worse it would have been the pilot had been Foster Brooks!”

But now, in the midst of his manufactured financial crisis, once again, Barack Hussein Obama resorts to lies, deception, and sleight of hand to misdirect the attention of as many of his blind faith followers as possible… apparently still unaware that the vast majority of Americans have caught on to his tactics.

So it’s “Damn the torpedoes, Constitution and Democracy, full speed ahead!” by introducing seven new (or tried and true) lies in his arrogant hope to pin the blame for his broken campaign promise about “halving the debt” on the Republicans if possible, or all of Congress if it comes to that. The one person blameless for our situation? Why that would be Barack Obama, of course (just ask him).

Here are the new lies and deceptions, according to John Lott of Fox News (and why YOU should be aware of them):

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The Abject Failure Of The Obama Presidency – Part 8

April 28, 2010

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”   
– White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel  

Note to our readers: This the 8th installment of a series called “The Abject Failure Of The Obama Presidency.” Intended to illustrate just how Obama’s policies fail us, and the Constitution he swore to uphold, it is based on The 10 tenets for establishing and maintaining democracy, written by William J. H. Boetcker and originally published in 1942. To read previous installments, just type or copy “The Abject Failure” into the search box to the right of this article, then click “Search.”  

The more research I did to support this particular tenet, the more I realized that this tenet is, perhaps, the most complex to explain and properly cover:  

8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.  

Photoshop by Josh Johnson

 Let me be clear about this: The United States is teetering on the edge of financial oblivion and it would be both factually incorrect and misleading to suggest the blame for this lies at the feet of the Obama administration.    

Neither the mainstream media nor Congress, nor most of the Presidential administrations over the past 40-50 years have been totally honest with the American public about this. But the numbers don’t lie, even if the politicians do: The amount of money the United States is committed to in either social programs or entitlements over the next decade is well over $100 Trillion (yes, with a “T”). Our own Alan Speakman of Grand Rants has written about this on a number of occasions. For a harsh look at the truth, read these pieces by Alan:   

This debt is principally the result of entitlements funded by Congress while you and I were not paying attention.  “Who’s going to win the playoffs?” became more of a concern to us than “What is Congress doing with our tax dollars?”  “What’s the number one song on the hit parade this week?” surpassed “Can we, as a nation, afford to do this now?” in importance. So, in a way, if you want to know who is most directly responsible for the economic crisis, we can all start by looking into a mirror.  

Even in years when administrations claimed to have a balanced budget, the deficit was, in fact, building in the background. Both political parties share the blame for this.  

In order to fully understand the nature of the beast preparing to devour our entire economy, here is a “quick-start” video to help get you up to speed. I urge you to watch it in its entirety.  When the video has finished, then please click on the link to read the rest of this installment to see how the Obama administration is heading in exactly the wrong direction… and why they are doing so intentionally.  

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Uh, Mr. President? Let’s Re-Visit That “B-Plus”

January 21, 2010

America Celebrates Obama’s First Anniversary As President
But For A Very Different Reason

"Good, Solid B-Plus"? Not From THIS Writer.

Well, it’s been exactly a year since President Obama took office as I write this. And, as an anniversary present Tuesday night, Senator-Elect Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts – and doesn’t that sound good?) gave the nation a real present: “Change” that brings us real  “Hope” for the future.

But today, it’s time to look at Obama’s first year in office. Recently,  Oprah Winfrey interviewed President Obama (re-defining the term “softball interview”) in which she asked the President how he would grade himself on his first year.  Here (with corrections where appropriate) was his response:

POTUS: Good solid B-plus. I think that we have inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Uh, Mr. President, the truth of the matter is, you have done little more than created the biggest set of challenges of any other president… since George Washington. Consider the following: Read the rest of this entry »


“2010” Theme Song For Taking Back America

January 10, 2010

Discouraged by the fact we have 3 more years of “The One” before we get to correct our mistake? Bothered by a Congress that wants to cram legislation down our throats that “We The People” have made clear we don’t want? Tired of the Freak Show that is Nancy Pelosi and Harry “We’ve Lost The War” Reid?”

Take heart, my friends! Lloyd Marcus, a self-described “Black Conservative Singer, Speaker, Writer and Artist presents us all with a theme song for taking back America in 2010.  

In the vernacular of Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” I would have to say:

“I give it a score of 100, Dick… and yes, I’d dance to it.”

In fact, when it happens, I’ll dance all night long to celebrate the return of the American Government to its rightful owners: We, The People.

NewYork,NewYork composer: Kander & Ebb, 1977
Licensing through HFA. All Rights Reserved Category:  News & Politics

Note: Feel free to send links to this rant to friends and place in discussion groups. Let’s take this song viral and get pumped for the year we take this country BACK!

Gerry Ashley

Show up & “Vote Them Out” in 2010 at a Tea Party. http://bit.ly/BFF7C

About Lloyd and this song:

Lloyd Marcus

Lloyd is a columnist at AmericanThinker.com
Link to his Black Conservative Online TV Show: http://bit.ly/8axus

For the rest of Lloyd’s conservative songs & videos visit his channel: http://www.youtube.com/LloydMarcusUSA

Lloyd is the singer/composer of the national American Tea Party Anthem featured on many youtube videos and travels performing & speaking. His web site is: http://www.LloydMarcus.com


Annum Absurdus: Top Ten News Stories of 2009

December 24, 2009

Goodness, what an absurd year it has been! And it’s been an even tougher year to rate news-wise. Below, I humbly offer my choices for the top stories of the year. The choices are based on a number of things… most were inspired by actual events, some by  friends with unique perspectives, and one is from a viral e-mail we’ve probably all received by now. They are listed in ascending order of importance in terms of their impact to our American way of life.  And I reserve the right to ridicule where appropriate. 

And so, with out further ado: 

10) The public’s fascination with celebrity death and scandals.  

From Michael Jackson’s passing (“All Michael, All Day!” screamed the headlines on some sites providing ghoulish  coverage) to the exaltation of Ted “Lion of the Senate” Kennedy, we were mesmerized by those we loved to hate in life. Jackson, who will be forever linked to suspicions of inappropriate relations with children, was never convicted. However, one thing the vast majority of people with IQs above shellac will agree with, he was guilty of showing extremely poor judgement in the way he professed his affections towards children based alone on his own public admissions (Sleeping naked with them at Neverland, giving them “Jesus Juice” etc.) 

There were a number of also-rans in the celebrity loss department, but Jackson and Kennedy each grabbed the gold ring of coverage in death. 

As for scandals, who’d have thunk it? The year’s top celebrity scandal: Tiger Woods? Rumor has it that the publicists for Madonna and Britney Spears are still in intensive care.  All I know is that somewhere, Roger Clemens is saying, “Thank God the spotlight is off me!” Uh, yeah, Roger that

9) The Miracle On The Hudson 

Well, the passengers on US Airways Flight 1549  didn’t exactly get a whole lot of frequent flyer miles on January 15th, but I don’t think you’ll hear any complaints. And with over 40 years logged as a pilot and more than 27,000 hours of flight under his belt, Captain Chesley Sullenberger will forever be remembered for a flight that lasted about three  minutes. No one was killed and the only injuries were minor. Police DID find 3 or 4 bodies in the Hudson, but that had nothing to do with the flight. It was, as the NYPD referred to it, “a typical Thursday on the Hudson… except for the plane landing.” 

One side note: Upon closer inspection, it turned out that the passengers luggage from US Airways Flight 1549 suffered less damage than that caused by the United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago’s O’Hare airport. This has been confirmed by Dave Carroll.   

8 ) Protests In Iran – and the Murder of Neda Agha-Soltan 

Millions around the world shed tears for a beautiful young woman we would never meet, named Neda. She was brutally shot by a Basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house near where she was standing during a political demonstration in Iran in protest of the outcome of Iran’s Presidential election. Neda instantly became the face of reformist opposition. To add insult to barbarism, last month her grave was desecrated by supporters of the Iranian regime headed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. You know, the man who President Obama has said on many occasions, he would meet without any preconditions.   

In light of Neda’s brutal slaying however, Obama wasted no time, taking only about a week to condemn the action, after carefully weighing the impact such a stand might have on himself.  Perhaps the world-wide uproar enabled him to see it was “OK” to speak out. 

One is left to imagine how different things might have been if we’d had a leader with guts, like President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Suffice it to say, things would have been quite different for Ahmadinejad.    

7) ACORN & Van Jones 

I grouped these together because both were discovered to be grossly inappropriate for the powers given them by Barack Obama and who, had they NOT been exposed, could have done great damage to this country in a surreptitious manner. They are also two examples of why the President should not be allowed to empower his own choices with such authority without having to go through the standard vetting process of a Senate confirmation hearing.   

Another reason I’ve grouped them together:  They may have been removed from their official positions within the administration, but don’t think for a moment they are gone and out of the picture. An administration that doesn’t give a damn what the American Public wants, and is determined to shove their agenda down our throats regardless, isn’t about to excommunicate either ACORN or Jones.  

Unless I’m wrong, their influence will continue to stink up the Obama administration and, if we’re not vigilant in keeping tabs on both, will continue in the federal government long after Obama is gone. KEEP YOUR EYES ON BOTH. We have not seen the last of their impact. For more in-depth information on just how dangerous Jones could be (and remember, he had Barack Obama’s complete confidence and Valerie Jarrett’s dewy-eyed admiration), click here. This issue also exposes just what kind of people Barack Obama chooses to surround himself with as he attempts to live up to his promise of “fundamentally changing life in the United States.” 

6) The Deficit 

This should be ranked a lot higher, but it took the better part of the year for much of the American public to catch on to the fact that while Obama was blaming everything on the Bush administration (yes, Bush did leave a whopping deficit) Obama was in the process of tripling it with his “Spend money to get out of debt” approach to the recession.  If either Cap and Trade or the Health Care Reform bills are enacted, we could be looking at the death of the American economy. Fortunately, the public has caught on to the President’s attempts to blame Bush for everything including… 

5) Swine Flu 

This hasn’t turned into the Pandemic to end all Pandemics as predicted, but it is taking a toll on a lot of people world-wide and we need to continue to take it seriously. Uh, folks? You can get all the flu shots you want, but until WE THE PEOPLE start practicing better personal hygiene, we’re gonna continue to get sick, whether it’s swine flu or pink eye.  

4) Obama winning the (heh-heh) Nobel (snicker) Peace Prize 

Bwahaha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!! Well, it’s nice to have some comic relief during this past year. It was just getting waaayyyy too serious. As far as I know, it’s the only time that Comedy Central provided live coverage of the presentation of the award.  OK so it wasn’t one of the top stories, but we surely did need the laugh.   

3) The University of East Anglia Global Warming e-mail Scandal 

Controversy exploded in late November when someone hacked into the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit and downloaded tens of thousands of e-mails (even zipped, the data weighed in at 62 megabytes). The e-mails exposed a conspiracy to hide research results detrimental to the claims of man-made global warming.  They also discussed different ways scientists could “fix” the outcome of experiments to support the agendas of  major global-warming advocacy groups desperate to show that global warming is real. The exposure of the fraud could not have come at a worse better time, just weeks before the global warming Convention in Copenhagen.   
 
The authenticity of the e-mails was confirmed as genuine by Dr Phil Jones, head of the University’s Climate Research Unit. 

2) Health Care

 I don’t think the American public fully understands yet just what this is really all about. It’s not just about ruining what is arguably the world’s best health care system in terms of research, healing, and chances of recovery. It’s about the government taking control of 1/6th of the American economy and, in all probability, completely destroying the economy altogether with debt even our great-grandchildren will not be able to pay off. 

Why else would the administration (and the whores of Congress) stoop to the levels they are lowering themselves to in order to cram it down our throats when numerous polls show that the American public is against this by a margin of approximately 3-1? 

And my choice as the number one news story of the year in terms of its impact on the American Way of Life as we know it (inspired by an e-mail I received last week: Read the rest of this entry »


Beware The Pendulum…

December 1, 2009


… It Swings Both Ways

A scant 12 months ago, Barack (“It’s ok to use my middle name, now that I’m elected”) Hussein Obama was basking in the glow of a victory in the Presidential election. He had a mandate (or so he thought) and announced that he was about to “fundamentally change America.” Crowds cheered. Women fainted. The sick grew well again. The afflicted healed.  A warm  tingling ran up Chris Matthews’ legs while a warm trickle of drool ran down Keith Olbermann’s chin. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers even won a couple of football games. “The Chosen One” had arrived. At least in the minds of his supporters.

But as the weeks turned into months, and Obama’s dreams turned into nightmares, a huge portion of the American public woke to the reality: “The One” had lied to them. He’d had them in his spell but the spell was wearing off to the reality of what his intentions really are for this country:

  • A strong-arm push towards socialism
  • ACORN
  • Chicago-style thug politics
  • Key positions in an adminstration that promised to keep lobbyists out, filled by lobbyists
  • Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the pork projects he promised to prevent
  • A Democratic congress that literally locked out all Republicans from any participation in key legislative meetings (after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had promised “the most ethical, honest and accountable Congress in History”
  • An attempt to hijack the country’s Census so Obama could reapportioned the political map in his favor, compliments of ACORN
  • Traveling world-wide to apologize to our enemies and insult our allies
  • Embarrassing errors in protocol

Barack Almighty whined about the trillion dollar deficit left behind by the Bush administration (when the truth is, much of that debt was incurred by a Democratic Congress, but hey, what do the facts have to do with anything where Obama is concerned?)  Then, Obama took that trillion dollar deficit and tripled it.  He gave us assurances the unemployment rate would not go above 8.5% if we would only support his pork-stuffed stimulus package that he didn’t have time to share with us via the Internet (as he had promised).

 Obama’s approval ratings went down faster than Keith Olbermann’s viewership, until the ratings could be located just below the potato peelings in the dumpster.  We all know how the story goes… but do we know how the story ends?

It would behoove talk radio show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Mark Levin not to spend too much time patting themselves on the back. The same goes for all of us. The pendulum has swung back mighty fast to the conservative side since Obama took office… or has it? Perhaps it wasn’t swinging so much toward us as it was away from Obama’s regime. There’s a difference and we had better be aware of it. Here’s why:

There’s another year before the 2010 elections. A lot can happen in a year. Just ask President “Hope & Change.”

Now is not the time to sit back and celebrate anything. The fight goes on daily and you’d better believe a dog fights hardest when he’s cornered. And that’s precisely the position Congress and the President are in right now. We must not let up:

  1. The Universal Health Care bill (no matter what they call it), is now being discussed in the Senate. If it passes, it will only hasten the collapse of this country financially. If that happens, well, I suggest you  read carefully the rant below this one entitled Point:Counterpoint:Repoint, Part 1
  2. If you cannot commit to being part of the plan to save America’s Democracy, you’ve already enslaved yourself and yielded the right-of-way to Socialism and all its false promises. Don’t wait to discover for yourself the grand scam that is socialism.

Once again, an old adage has a contemporary application: “Now  is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” Perhaps another way to look at it: “Now is the time for all good citizens to come to the aid of their country… to ensure there will BE a country you can be proud to pass on to your children and grandchildren.”

It won’t happen automatically. And don’t think for a moment that the liberals don’t have an equally enthusiastic group of supporters who have been organized by professionals to counter our efforts and diminish our chances of taking back what’s left of America.

“Beware the pendulum… It swings both ways.”

Gerry Ashley