Gibbs: Obama’s tiny, tiny budget cut is big money where I’m from

posted at 7:15 pm on April 20, 2009 by Allahpundit

Painfully stupid, but what else can he say? So fantastically huge is The One’s budget and so staggering the deficits we’re facing that it’s hard to even imagine a budget cut large enough to qualify as impressive. I laughed in the marijuana post at the idea of legalization bringing in an extra $20 billion a year in revenue given the pricetag on TARP, but $20 billion’s fully 200 times more than Obama’s $100 million trim. Democratic shill Jennifer Loven asks a good question of Gibbs: Why even announce something this paltry? Why not wait until they’ve put together a package of, say, $100 billion in cuts? All this does is inadvertently underscore how gargantuan the budget is.

Note Tapper’s follow-up about how Gibbs, just weeks ago, found the idea of $8 billion in earmarks — 80 times the size of this budget cut — “minuscule” in the context of the appropriations bill. Oh, and also the footage of Obama urging his cabinet to cut another $100 million from each of their agencies. Using Greg Mankiw’s analogy, that amounts to … what? A week’s worth of Starbucks?



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Hey Gibbs, a guppy is a whale, where you come from.

petefrt on April 20, 2009 at 8:26 PM

yeah that one. Interesting body language to be sure and more interesting that she is kept in frame. Any thoughts?

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Gibbs is a perfect press secretary for this administration.

Tony Snow must be laughing his a55 off in Heaven.

Y-not on April 20, 2009 at 8:29 PM

oh and this disgusting pandering to the tea parties should make every attendees blood boil more.

Disgusting attempt to placate what they call an unhealthy activity.

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 8:29 PM

If you were around back then, Gibbs is the 21st century version of the Keenan Ivory Wayan’s janitor, spouting off as many big words as possible without having a clue what he’s saying.

Bishop on April 20, 2009 at 7:59 PM

It was Damon Wayans, and he was a convict. His name is Oswald Bates.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 20, 2009 at 8:32 PM

“…and who is the hot chick upper frame right that has that smug look on her face? Inquiring minds like mine want to know.”

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Mona Sutphen, White House Deputy Chief of Staff.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Just another Wasp feeding me lies!

Oh now I get why Obama picked it. It’s subliminal or something.

- The Cat

P.S. Yeah, earlier my browser went all weird.

MirCat on April 20, 2009 at 8:34 PM

$52 million over five years to buy office supplies in bulk!!

I have no words……..

tru2tx on April 20, 2009 at 7:21 PM

They must have gotten a bargain on those Staples “Reset” buttons.

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Painfully stupid

If there is one phrase that captures the essence of Gibbs, that’s it.

AUINSC on April 20, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Moral of the story? Once you get above the tree line in Washington, DC…nothing, nothing, from staplers to table lamps to copy paper is standard GSA issue. That stuff is for the underlings…and in this case, seems the underlings will be carrying the brunt of all this pseudo-cut backs stuff…yet again.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Ah, brings back memories as I worked for a time in FSS’s (GSA,’s supply subdivision) IT department. Never knew that I was only working for the peons.

MB4 on April 20, 2009 at 8:37 PM

This is just another example of you out of touch Republicans and your John McCain definitions of “rich.”

/sarc

Sir Corky on April 20, 2009 at 8:39 PM

“…buying office supplies in bulk.”
B. Obama

About as ingenious as keeping optimun “air pressure in your tires.” Remember? Becoming Dear Leader hasn’t changed Bammy a bit. He’s a real deep problem solver, that one!

marybel on April 20, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Robert Gibbs as Oswald Bates in “Silence of the Lambs II“.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 20, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Might we suggest that the administration get a Sam’s Club membership?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 20, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Mona Sutphen, White House Deputy Chief of Staff.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 8:33 PM

How’d you do that so fast? You aren’t cold, warrior; you’re hot!

marybel on April 20, 2009 at 8:42 PM

ROFL ! Even the Onion could nt have made up what Gibbs blathered on.

Scott Mcllellan can sleep easy tonight – he is most definitely not the dumbest WH spokesperson ever.. that would be this ass clown Gibbs..

nagee76 on April 20, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 20, 2009 at 8:41 PM

More like “Bobby,” Ned Beatty’s character in “Deliverance.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Now, see, this puzzled me when I heard it this afternoon.
I work for the Federal government. I don’t use many traditional “office supplies”, but the ones I do use are generally received in bulk packages, manufactured by Skillcraft or a Lighthouse for the Blind subsidiary. So, I thought we already bought our office supplies in bulk. So, I don’t see where DHS is making any big sacrifice.

uncivilized on April 20, 2009 at 8:00 PM

It would be funny if they just assumed, incorrectly, that they didn’t buy in bulk and asked for an estimate of the savings if they did.

Not that anyone in the msm will actually dig into that and see what the case really is.

aikidoka on April 20, 2009 at 8:47 PM

“About as ingenious as keeping optimun “air pressure in your tires.” Remember? Becoming Dear Leader hasn’t changed Bammy a bit. He’s a real deep problem solver, that one”

+1000 !

nagee76 on April 20, 2009 at 8:48 PM

marybel on April 20, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Thank you. Used to be my old stomping grounds back in the day.

Always helps to have an inside track in DC.

There are some of us who pay attention to the folks behind the curtain.

As for Ms. Sutphen –

From a WaPo bit a while back.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 8:48 PM

As President he’s trying to get kudos for a $100,000,000 cut.

BUT as a Senator he requested some $900,000,000 in earmarks.

Tell me, why am I supposed to be impressed over an amount that is just 1/9 of his earmarks?

He considered that small change as a senator from Illinois.

INC on April 20, 2009 at 8:52 PM

When Ackbar gets off his troika talking points about energy, health care, and education, we might begin talking about fiscal responsibility in this administration. Much of the bloat in Ackbar’s spendapalooza comes from programs that he, not the electorate, wants.

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 8:53 PM

From the article coldwater posted a link to

Sutphen is perhaps the least well known of the Obama administration’s senior advisers, but for years she has worked alongside the most influential members of the Democratic foreign policy establishment. As a respected foreign policy thinker in a job coordinating President Obama’s vast domestic policy agenda, she embodies the way this administration blurs the line between the two, believing that issues such as public education, regulatory reform and economic recovery no longer stop at the water’s edge.

uh huh…water’s edge? education, regulatory reform, and economic recovery…Here I thought GWB was the globalist, but Obama is the globalist. These are going to be four rough years.

daesleeper on April 20, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Gibbs really is the flesh and blood embodiment of Peter Griffin.

dmann on April 20, 2009 at 8:56 PM

uh huh…water’s edge? education, regulatory reform, and economic recovery…Here I thought GWB was the globalist, but Obama is the globalist. These are going to be four rough years.

daesleeper on April 20, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Which is why my post — coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM — is just an opening volley. Mona is working overtime on this sort of thing, and has the ear of the President. [Are we still allowed to comment on Obama's ears?]

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Gibbs reminds me of “Blaster” from Mad Max beyond thunder dome…

liquidflorian on April 20, 2009 at 8:57 PM

More like “Bobby,” Ned Beatty’s character in “Deliverance.“

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Or Strother Martin in “Cool Hand Luke” seems appropriate.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 20, 2009 at 8:58 PM

They know his idiot supporters can’t count past a hundred.

Any number with 000′s is impressive to them.

And they wouldn’t know what .01% meant if you sent them to school for a decade.

notagool on April 20, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Or Strother Martin in “Cool Hand Luke” seems appropriate.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 20, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Only in Gibbs’ most wildly Zanax-induced dreams…. :-)

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:00 PM

100 million/300 million Americans = 33 cents apiece cut/saved.
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Trillions/300 million Americans = Tens-of-thousands of dollars apiece wasted down the rat hole.
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This will be on the final so make a note of it.

RalphyBoy on April 20, 2009 at 9:00 PM

[Are we still allowed to comment on Obama's ears?]

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 8:57 PM

I’m sure ear commenters will have a classification as a group in the latest DHS report.

INC on April 20, 2009 at 9:06 PM

If that’s big money, what’s the rest of it?

JellyToast on April 20, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Anyone else find it hard to sit through both Obama and Gibbs?
With Obama, the ‘uhs’ and cadence drive me nuts.
Gibbs is just an idiot. He is not fit to lick the pathway clean for Tony Snow (RIP).

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Obama’s ears are so huge that he can actually hear a dog whistle from 200 meters.

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Sutphen was managing director of Stonebridge, a Washington-based business strategy firm. She earned her B.A. in international relations in 1989 from Mount Holyoke College[4] and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. She has served as a United States Foreign Service officer (1991-2000) and was also a member of the Clinton Administration, serving on the staff of the National Security Council (1998-2000).[5]

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is the co-author (with Nina Hachigian) of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise (ISBN 0743290992).[6]

She is of both African-American and Jewish descent.[7][8]

Stonebridge is the premier international advisory firm at the nexus of commerce and public policy, helping global business navigate the most promising and challenging markets. The firm advises leading multinationals, financial institutions and non-profit organizations on corporate strategy, market-entry and regulatory approaches, government relations, investment assistance and dispute resolution.

With consultants in Brazil, China, India, Russia, Southeast Asia, the U.S. and beyond, our global team is diverse, with high-level public sector, corporate and entrepreneurial experience. The firm has undertaken projects in over 35 countries in 5 continents. Learn more about our team

Our Board of Advisors provides strategic direction to the firm. This distinguished group includes prominent business and public sector. Learn more about our Advisory Board

interesting Cold warrior. And BTW she is still listed as is not was. It appears she still works for the firm.

Team

Mona Sutphen
Managing Director

Ms. Sutphen is Managing Director of Stonebridge and manages special projects for the firm. A former Foreign Service officer, she served in Asia and in Europe, and while at the White House, worked on a range of policy issues for the National Security Adviser. Before joining Stonebridge, she worked in the financial services industry in the institutional foreign exchange market. She is the co-author of The Next American Century published in January 2008.

Regions

Asia

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Has anyone here read her book? Or seen a review of it?

INC on April 20, 2009 at 9:25 PM

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Thanks for the background on her, and coldwarrior, thanks for the WaPo article. We need to know who is in there moving their agenda.

INC on April 20, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Has anyone here read her book? Or seen a review of it?

INC on April 20, 2009 at 9:25 PM

From Amazon.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:29 PM

without trying too hard:
I heard an interview this weekend that amounted to something of a book review on National Public Radio. The book was The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise.

The book, by Nina Hachigan and Mona Sutphen, looks at the changing dynamics of superpower relationships and draws the conclusion that the fundamental nature of those relationships is changing in a way that could mean the end of the sort of Cold War adversarial patterns that we’ve come to expect.

The Next American Century

In short, the ability of small groups and rouge nations to disrupt economic activity and violate the security of even a superpower in the world today, according to the authors, means that superpowers are more interested in cooperation than in competition or confrontation.

The Center for American Progress took a look at the book. Here is a brief quote from them:

This is a rare moment in history: none of the world’s big powers is our adversaries. In The Next American Century, Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen show that the “pivotal powers”-China, Europe, India, Japan, and Russia-seek greater influence, but each has an enormous stake in the world economy and a keen desire to thwart common threats…. None of these countries is a direct military or ideological challenger. In fact, their gains largely help, rather than hurt, America’s continuing prosperity, growth, and, to some extent, even its values.

The Next American Century looks to be an interesting read. Hopefully it will help the American public to understand the positive aspects of its relationship with China, and with the world’s other new and rising superpowers…

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 9:31 PM

coldwarrior
seesalrun

Thanks!

INC on April 20, 2009 at 9:36 PM

“the ability of small groups and rouge nations to disrupt economic activity”

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 9:31 PM

So, our milquetoast response to the Somali pirates, as one example? Seems a bit contradictory. A smattering of armed Somali’s trashing the ocean-borne necessary commerce of nations…and we do what? Catch and release? The sea lanes are still at grave risk.

Obama hasn’t had much success in getting all those nations on board (pardon the pun) in countering this very real threat.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:37 PM

the more I read the more I am confused a bunch of double speak but I can say this. She needs to refresh her stylist on buttoning her shirt and stop looking at the POTUS with lust in her eyes. The First Lazy might get pissed.

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Sent by a friend:

I heard Arthur Laffer say today that when he was at OMB in 1970, $49M was considered a “rounding error.” Almost 40 years later, Obama expects us to cheer him for cutting twice that.

PrincipledPilgrim on April 20, 2009 at 9:40 PM

I have to believe Beta Obama is already attuned to how Michelle would react to even a teensy-weensy rumor…

Something to take note of, Mona Sutphen was a Rahm Emanuel pick.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:42 PM

My opinion harmless and might be quite a story in the fun sense. The thugs that surrounds us are much more interesting. I did find it odd she being kept in frame – and it could be more interesting if it continues….

Let’s keep our eye on the ball and thanks for the info coldwarrior and the interest of all..

Nothing dull about this administration. No doubt.

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 9:45 PM

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Cautionary note to all….

In the words of John Stewart….it’s the joooooozz. :-)

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:47 PM

I have to believe Beta Obama is already attuned to how Michelle would react to even a teensy-weensy rumor…

Something to take note of, Mona Sutphen was a Rahm Emanuel pick.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:42 PM

After reading her background I don’t think he’s man enough for her.

thomasaur on April 20, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Intriguing link from the Wapo on Sutphen that you posted. coldwarrior. There were several quotable observations that zero in on Zero’s philosophy. Here is just one:

In her writing, she has identified two of those countries — China and Japan — as “pivotal powers” whose success should not be seen as a threat to the United States but as a benefit to its economic and security interests. Last year, a few months before the slowing economy blossomed into crisis, she wrote, with Hachigian, that a borderless “new world” is “shaped most by technology, not ideology.”

“The ideology rivalry is a sideshow,” the two wrote. “Pivotal powers want to get ahead. The almighty dollar — or ruble or euro — is their ideology.”

As the global economy slows, Sutphen said recently, “we will be getting more ideological debate in the world, just as we are at home. . . . But the kind of Cold War-esque notion of should there or shouldn’t there be private property, or should the state run everything, those ideological debates are not for this generation.

This gal, like her hero Obama, sees national security as ones of infrastructure, education, and health care. That’s odd because none of those areas will be worth a damn if our national security is jeopardized.

She also has been very much influenced by the Center for American Progress, the think tank that pushes for a borderless world, a one-world type of government, so to speak. Also, as s a former aide to Sandy Berger, does she perchance have a clue where those socks-stuffed documents might be?

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 9:48 PM

last thing:

In short, the ability of small groups and rouge nations to disrupt economic activity and violate the security of even a superpower in the world today, according to the authors, means that superpowers are more interested in cooperation than in competition or confrontation.

Superpowers are super for a reason. Their constituents are united, not out of fear but out of common good, morals and common purpose, ie success of all.

damn… I hate where we’re going.

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 9:50 PM

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 9:48 PM

In the spirit of George Soros. Center for American Progress is a Soros entity.

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Gibbs starts off by accusing the reporter of not knowing the value of a dollar.

Ugh.

Alana on April 20, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Hey Gibbie. Auburn is where you came from, and down here, $100 million out of 2 or 3 trillion is like comparing lunch at Price’s BBQ House to buying a Cadillac from Lynch.

You pudgey Dumbass.

AubieJon on April 20, 2009 at 10:02 PM

It angers me that so many of these behind-the-scenes manipulators are in positions where they have not been vetted by our Congress, those answerable to the American voter.

The Utopians at the helm are working at cross-purposes with our national interests.

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM

I am bad for not subscribing to this transnational one world bullshit? Am I stupid for knowing that all will never subscribe to a one world government?

The reason I hated (hate) the Iraq war is that I KNEW we can’t change a culture. Any culture. Not through war, intimidation or anything because it’s just what it is. People have pride. They have ROOTS. THEY HAVE FAMILY.

What riles me now I am being asked to change MY CULTURE, as a CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and being implored by PC bullshit to abandon OUR SOVEREIGNTY for the benefit of people that will never appreciate it. Much like the 50% of my fellow Americans that don’t pay for the rights they enjoy and disrespect everyday.

My Father and his father and my cousins and my Uncles paid in blood for all we are and we are a superpower.

OK, I’m done. I will read.

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Democratic shill Jennifer Loven asks a good question of Gibbs: Why even announce something this paltry? Why not wait until they’ve put together a package of, say, $100 billion in cuts? All this does is inadvertently underscore how gargantuan the budget is.

Don’t be naive, AP… Surely you don’t believe that most people are paying close enough attention. “$100 Million Dollars” just sounds like a good big number to most people, and that’s all that this liar administration is using it for. It’s propaganda, pure and simple. Keep in mind that most people in this country, sadly, are as stupid as our troll getalife. They don’t know we’re $80 trillion in the hole and growing, and that Obama is deliberately destroying the country by destroying the economy.

RightWinged on April 20, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Hey Gibbie. Auburn is where you came from, and down here, $100 million out of 2 or 3 trillion is like comparing lunch at Price’s BBQ House to buying a Cadillac from Lynch.

You pudgey Dumbass.

AubieJon on April 20, 2009 at 10:02 PM

At least he didn’t go The University…thank god that amoral tard not a fellow alum!

AUINSC on April 20, 2009 at 10:10 PM

what I want to know RightWinged and all here is why? What I see every day is another deliberate attempt to dissemble every protection our Federal Government has the responsibility to defend.

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Just wait until this loser resigns or gets replaced (as people in this position usually end up regardless who the president is) and we’re treated to his reminiscences, takes and talking points on the MSM circuit.

Hmmm, perhaps, just perhaps mind you, he’ll write a book.

Or, who knows? get a job at ABC.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 20, 2009 at 10:25 PM

52 million in saving at DHS from buying office supplies in bulk. Haven’t they heard of Costco

wakey74 on April 20, 2009 at 10:37 PM

At least he didn’t go The University…thank god that amoral tard not a fellow alum!

AUINSC on April 20, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Amen to that! He’s probably a bammer.

AubieJon on April 20, 2009 at 10:46 PM

“I’m not making a joke about it…”
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Because it is a joke and he knows it.
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RalphyBoy on April 20, 2009 at 10:55 PM

More Mush from the Wimp.

Loxodonta on April 20, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Gibbs starts off by accusing the reporter of not knowing the value of a dollar.

Ugh.

Alana on April 20, 2009 at 9:59 PM

This administration is a parody of itself.

INC on April 20, 2009 at 11:04 PM

as I said before whiplash left right Mr.President don’t look a true American in the eye for fear of being exposed.

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 11:04 PM

Why even announce something this paltry?

I honestly think they’re stunned by the tea parties. Obama thought everyone would be happy with constant pictures of his pecs or his dog!

BTW it’s obvious the press corps despise Gibbs and his giggling incompetence. Even Loven is enjoying flaying him ala Tapper.

PattyJ on April 20, 2009 at 11:20 PM

Isn’t this the same Obama who in the debates was whining about how McCain’s complaints about billions in earmark projects were teeny tiny?

Illinidiva on April 20, 2009 at 11:30 PM

This pathetic attempt to appear fiscally prudent while sinking this country into unsustainable debt I think shows how much faith the Obama administration has in it’s MSM message control and friends on the journo list.
What little bit of reality that the MSM shines on this political stunt will be drowned out just as quickly as the exposer of the “95% tax cuts” that resulted in that whopping extra 13 dollars a week was.
The fact that you can’t give tax cuts to the over 50% who don’t pay taxes (basically fiscal redistribution),and the middle and lower class are being killed in higher energy,food,and operating costs that have and are going to occur never gets repeated 24/7 like the “95% tax cuts” did.

Gibbs also makes a fool of himself trying to tout promises that Obama has already broken in a major way when he brags about Obama going “line by line” through the federal budget:

Obama’s Doublespeak in Denver
Posted By Claudia Rosett On February 17, 2009 @ 2:17 pm In Uncategorized |
http://pajamasmedia.com/claudiarosett/obamas-doublespeak-in-denver/

I will also go through the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less – because we cannot meet twenty-first century challenges with a twentieth century bureaucracy.

Today, Obama returned to Denver, and with elaborate ceremony signed the $787 billion “stimulus” bill passed last Friassage and signing (thus also violating his promise about posting legislation for five days on the internet before signing, to day by Congress, which runs to more than 1,070 pages. That left fewer than 96 hours between pallow for transparency and comment).
When did Obama even find time to skim this monster bill? Let alone go through it “line by line?”

The over 400 billion spending bill that included about 9 billion in pork falls into this same category.

Gibbs also brags that Obama is presenting this with the support of the CBO (like someone is not going to support cutting wasteful spending.The point here is that this is simply a pony show used to repeat the words “100 million spending cut on a 24/7 cycle by the activists in the MSM instead of an actual commitment to “seriously” reduce wasteful spending)>

Where was Gibbs bragging about the opinions of the CBO when they made this assessment:

CBO: Annual deficits will be much worse than Obama thinks
posted at 3:15 pm on March 20, 2009 by Allahpundit
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/20/cbo-deficits-expected-to-be-much-worse-than-obamas-estimates/

In a new report that provides the first independent analysis of President Obama’s budget request, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted that the administration’s agenda would generate deficits averaging nearly $1 trillion a year over the next decade — $2.3 trillion more than the president predicted when he unveiled his spending plan just one month ago.

And while Obama would come close to meeting his goal of cutting the deficit in half by the end of his first term, the CBO predicts that the nation’s annual operating deficit would never drop below 4 percent of the overall economy over the next decade, a level administration officials have said is unsustainable because the national debt would grow too rapidly.

But when the CBO does not fit into Obama’s agenda,well their opinions just don’t mean as much:

Obama called for bipartisanship during the campaign. Well here it is. The bipartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Obama’s budget plan is a disaster. But the bumbling, stumbling Obama administration puts their inexperience on full display. Press Secretary Gibbs dismissed the report comparing it to picking Final Four brackets six years out.

This clown spews this cut-and-paste crap on a daily basis while most of the press and the sheep in the democratic party simply stay on bended knee waiting for their next instructions and bragging about how “intelligent” they are.

No wonder they want drugs legalized so badly,you would have to be wasted on a daily basis to see any legitimacy or credibility in this administration.

Baxter Greene on April 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Anyone else find it hard to sit through both Obama and Gibbs?
With Obama, the ‘uhs’ and cadence drive me nuts.
Gibbs is just an idiot. He is not fit to lick the pathway clean for Tony Snow (RIP).

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2009 at 9:20 PM

True. Obama can’t make it through a complete sentence without going back “uh…” to his “uh…” notes. The cartoon that is Stuffy Gibbs should be played by Gollum, with his “glunk, glunk” voice. He sounds like he just drank a cup of buttermilk.

What a couple of morons.

Jaibones on April 21, 2009 at 12:03 AM

what I want to know RightWinged and all here is why? What I see every day is another deliberate attempt to dissemble every protection our Federal Government has the responsibility to defend.

seesalrun on April 20, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Because he’s a radical socialist. And Beck makes a case that he’s ushering in fascism:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp9QeqD73Xs

Granted, Beck believes it’s been the goal of presidents for generations, but I don’t think that this is the case. I think incorrect moves have been made, but more often than not, they were just mistakes. The difference here is that Obama is doing all of this deliberately. He clearly doesn’t believe in or support the values of the country as is and wants to change it in virtually every way.

RightWinged on April 21, 2009 at 12:14 AM

Team Obama has now started to use techniques from Mein Kampf in addition to Rules for Radicals….

Chapter 10.. The Big Lie Technique..

Caper29 on April 21, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Team Obama has now started to use techniques from Mein Kampf in addition to Rules for Radicals….

Chapter 10.. The Big Lie Technique..

Caper29 on April 21, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Now started? Obama has been doing this since he ran for the Illinois Senate. Such using the “big lie” is fundamental to community organizing. Remember that snappy comeback during the campaign? Jesus Christ was a “community organizer?” And people bought into that one, too.

My advice to the masses…and this should have been done long ago…

Take some time, cruise the net, or hit up Amazon or your library…Saul Alinsky.

Therein can be found the basis for what drives Obama, and the enormous influence his Uncle Frank [Frank Marshall Davis] as well.

Without the “big lie” there is only the truth…and we can’t let that get in the way of using a good crisis, can we?

coldwarrior on April 21, 2009 at 12:27 AM

Did anyone pay attention to what Obama said what he would do to the “cuts” from the different departments? He said he’d take that money and spend it on education, energy and other things. So has he ever heard of NOT SPENDING MONEY?
Also he said Homeland was going to buy office supplies in bulk. Were they buying paper by the sheet? What a moron.

ChiTownPizza on April 21, 2009 at 12:47 AM

Gibbs really is the flesh and blood embodiment of Peter Griffin.

dmann on April 20, 2009 at 8:56 PM

ROFLMAO!!! get that man a pair of green pants and a case of epi-cak. can you see the WH pressers and Gibby in a puke fest?

superstretch on April 21, 2009 at 1:21 AM

We can all learn a thing or two from our president. I’ve demanded that my wife dramatically cut $1.50 off of next year’s grocery bill.

She gave me the finger, but I think she’s going to do it anyway.

Kevin M on April 21, 2009 at 2:47 AM

Did anybody watch the whole video?

Obama is not even cutting 100 million in spending!

In his second appearance on the video he explains that he has told the cabinet to cut 100 million from their current budgets so that the money can be spent on health care and energy instead!

He does not plan any real cut in spending at all. This is more smoke and mirrors.

Ordinary American on April 21, 2009 at 3:13 AM

They gave $4 _Billion_ to Acorn, for Pete’s sake. Just take that money back. That will save you _40_ times this. Geez!

Theophile on April 21, 2009 at 5:17 AM

I think that none of you get it.

This “cut” is a deliberate insult to those who are paying attention to spending. He is mocking us.

To those who are not paying attention, it is an inoculation.

Amphipolis on April 21, 2009 at 8:35 AM

If the Daily Interest Rate amounts to $95M, we surely must be in awe of that $100M cut, right? s/

on fire on April 21, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Almost every Obama hire is so stultifyingly incompetent that I am forced to believe that he purposely chooses these lamebrains to show how powerful he is. No matter how flailingly inept these clowns are, Obama is still large and in charge and can push through his agenda because congress is terrified of his “blackness” and teleprompter smoothness.
Even if you accept that Obama is himself utterly incompetent (and I do accept that) you have to beleive that even a blind hog could find an occasional acorn in a turd field.
To use a baseball analogy, Obama swings for the fences every at bat and misses, but the sportswriters (media) are agog at the breeze his bat creates.

SKYFOX on April 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM

In all fairness to Gibbs, it is hard to sound smart when you have to sell nonsense.
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But they are counting on the $100M “cuts” sounding big to us, and hoping like hell that “billions and Trillions” are just not understood by most Americans.

darktood on April 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM

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