Open thread: Super-president to celebrate himself with press conference

posted at 7:28 pm on April 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

8 p.m. ET, all around the dial. A toast to 100 days of bloggy goodness, my friends. Traffic is up, Rush’s ratings are soaring, and FNC owns every time slot from morning til late night. Sure, America’s on the fast track to economic ruin, but the man’s a gold mine for conservative media. (And not-so-conservative media.) Your must-read while we’re waiting for tonight’s snoozer to begin is the AP daring to call The One on his mind-blowing lie that the crippling deficits to come aren’t really his fault. Quote:

Congress controls the purse strings, not the president, and it was under Democratic control for Obama’s last two years as Illinois senator. Obama supported the emergency bailout package in President George W. Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger…

Still, his response to the crisis goes well beyond “one-time charges.”

He’s persuaded Congress to expand children’s health insurance, education spending, health information technology and more. He’s moving ahead on a variety of big-ticket items on health care, the environment, energy and transportation that, if achieved, will be more enduring than bank bailouts and aid for homeowners.

The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated his policy proposals would add a net $428 billion to the deficit over four years, even accounting for his spending reduction goals. Now, the deficit is nearly quadrupling to $1.75 trillion.

Christopher Buckley is, nevertheless, “delighted” at what he’s seen so far, notwithstanding the fact that he seems to disagree with most of The One’s policies. There’s no underestimating the value of “swagga,” I guess. To get yourself in the mood for what’s to come, enjoy video at Gateway Pundit of St. Louis tea partiers greeting Obama before his town hall today. No wonder he was cranky.


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Affirmative Action………

………. you just have to love it.

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 8:50 PM

More affirmative action Another 45 yrs

ndulik on April 29, 2009 at 8:50 PM

let’s build the economy from the bottom up…

kringeesmom on April 29, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Soc:

Lie to Me is on here.

Terrye on April 29, 2009 at 8:50 PM

is this the cia guy from wapo?

Chiasmos on April 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Illegal aliens depress wages???? That’s not what he said in one of the primary debates with HRC.

rw on April 29, 2009 at 8:47 PM

So does unemployment…but he’s obviously not worried about that…just bring ‘em on in and put the white man out of work.

ladyingray on April 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Zzzzzzzzz….

JetBoy on April 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM

No state secrets…. what an idiot…..

theeyeman3410 on April 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Maybe it’s just my local affiliate? Anyone else have it on their big Fox network?

RightWinged on April 29, 2009 at 8:48 PM

I have “Lie to Me” on my Philly fox affiliate. My sympathies to your viewing area.

Wethal on April 29, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Having a little trouble answering the TIME question about how he can be different than Bush while arguing for State secrets to continue….

ProudinNC on April 29, 2009 at 8:52 PM

yes to who ever asked about fox carry of the lie fest. my channel has it to. what a bunch of crap.

kara26 on April 29, 2009 at 8:52 PM

We, I , um uh… have no secrets………..

…… uh, state secrets, ummmm uhhhh, judges, ummm, uhhh

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 8:52 PM

OH OH may it’s only his “state secrets” that need to be kept secret. Like his birth certificate

theeyeman3410 on April 29, 2009 at 8:52 PM

When he begins the halting and ah,ah,ah…he really has no idea what he is talking about.

d1carter on April 29, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Why is it that whenever I hear the “greatest speaker ever” talk, he lulls me in to daydreams. His dullness and “uh”s are truly unmatched. Even when he’s reading prepared remarks from the TOTUS he’s still as uncaptivating as it gets. I just don’t get why his speaking is what he’s known for.

RightWinged on April 29, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Last question!?!?! Major got shafted.

ladyingray on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

They were too busy vetting nominees to revamp their legal theories, so they just used the Bush admin’s ideas…

rw on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

“Mr. President, what is your favorite color?”

Typhonsentra on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

So basically, he agrees with Bush … again.

Ronnie on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

All hail spoonerism. I don’t know the second person though.

Archie Campbell, an East Tennessee entertainer for many years, lived in Powell. I guess you never saw “Hee Haw.” “Rindercella and her three sugly isters. . .”

Pelayo on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

YOU are the shareholder

kara26 on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

WTF kind of lame-ass question is that?

ladyingray on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

What is the government’s role?

“As big and as obtrusive as I can be.”

Sarjex on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Uh… you know….. .ahhhh….. uhhh

RightWinged on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Viva Illegals!!!!

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Amnistia viva! Mexico vivo! Vive el Presidente!

NoBordersJose on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Last question, Perez Hilton …

Ronnie on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

then don’t bitch

kara26 on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

“lowliest privates” in the military…

Are you f^%&$%#^ kidding me?

Odie1941 on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

i dont want to run gm, yet i just bought it

Chiasmos on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

“I don’t want to run banks/companies, I just want to be able to tell them what they can and cannot do! What’s so weird about that?”

salmonczar on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

You don’t want to run them? Then GET OUT!!!

Oh good grief…here he goes blaming Bush again.

Sarjex on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Limerick on April 29, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Take it easy chief. I was thinkin’ about Nat King Cole.
Rambling Rose. Rambling Rose.
Where you ramble, no one knows.

Beto Ochoa on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

“I actually believe…..

state secrets…..modified…..

but

He’s doing the same thing as John Kerry but there are so many words in his answers you miss all the contradictions from one sentence to the next….

“As I’ve always said….” I’m on both sides of the issue at the same time, unless someone wants me to be on a side, then I’m on their side, until they’re out of earshot, and then my position adjusts to the needs of the moment.

“I don’t want to run…auto companies, wars, banks….’

blah ..blah….

and so we have to manage them anyway ‘cuz they can’t do it themselves and we have to do it for them….

Skandia Recluse on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Odie1941

i was thinking the same thing

Chiasmos on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

I wanted to watch Lie to Me. Fox caved =(

Socmodfiscon on April 29, 2009 at 8:45 PM

An Obama speech is better… it’s “Lie to Everyone”.

malclave on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

BO as the biggest share holder…I don’t want to run the banks and auto industry… so why are you there?
Oh time to blame BUSH for all the problems… Didn’t take him long to play that tune.

theeyeman3410 on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

really think he has seriously lost it!!!!!!!

Yoop on April 29, 2009 at 8:43 PM

The signs are there..rambling, denial, inability to exist in reality. Historically, this may be the first Presidential Nervous Breakdown.

sherry on April 29, 2009 at 8:46 PM

This guy is actually, mentally, bordering on spooky. To think the nation’s security is in his hands. In-Over-his-head just doesn’t describe what we are witnessing.

Yoop on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

But you Obama voted for TARP.

canditaylor68 on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Pelayo on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Archie Campbell was hilarious…his ET home is fairly close to where I live.

ladyingray on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Ronnie on April 29, 2009 at 8:53 PM

i was thinking the same thing, LOL

kara26 on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

He is a disaster

ndulik on April 29, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Why’d he have to use the term umbilical chord…very bad mental image.

Emily M. on April 29, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Terrye on April 29, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Terrye,

I take it you are in southern Indiana? I live in Evansville, and have also been letting the Honorable Mr. Ellsworth know how I feel. Glad you are on the job as well.

mikeyboss on April 29, 2009 at 8:55 PM

an umbilical between the Treasury and the auto companies. Of course not, your admin’s first inclination would be to abort it.

rw on April 29, 2009 at 8:55 PM

His goal is to have the Unions own the car companies, and pay them for not working with never ending government bailouts paid for by the next fifty generations………..

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

No you want the control

kara26 on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Skandia Recluse on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Excellent!

Beto Ochoa on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Chiasmos on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Did you notice the uncomfortable response from the press, the mumbling, fidgeting – and Bambi’s deer in the headlights look for the next 3 minutes???

I hope the Vet’s hammer him on this.

And the rest of the country on the other 476 gaffes…

Odie1941 on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

This guy is actually, mentally, bordering on spooky. To think the nation’s security is in his hands. In-Over-his-head just doesn’t describe what we are witnessing.

Yoop on April 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

I disagree. He’s fully aware of what he’s doing. He doesn’t like or value the America you and I do, and he wants to fundamentally change everything about it… and he is.

RightWinged on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Ramblin rose

Beto Ochoa on April 29, 2009 at 8:48 PM
Darn-it! Now Neil Diamond will be singing in my head all evening.

“Ramblin Rose” by Nat King Cole you must be thinking of “Cracklin Rose’”

Pelayo on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

So, can he sell off these companies to a buyer from the middle east? Is that possible?

4shoes on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

“I don’t think we should micro manage…but I want to be able to dictate who takes the money and how it should be spent and who should run the company and that they should make hybrids…”

Sarjex on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Glad my local fox is not showing this but I still wouldn’t be watching thank gawd the reds are on tonight.

tee866 on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Did he mention the UAW?

d1carter on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

“Dun’gone it!”
4 mins.

Emily M. on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

+10000

ladyingray on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

He dared to invoke Winston Churchill

Funny,, I thought he hated Churchill. Didn’t he send the Churchill statue back??
Thing is,,,, I know for most of us this past 100 days has seemed like an eternity,,, but it is still early. The nation is going to grow so tired of this guy. He is not likable. He is full of himself. He is incompetent.

JellyToast on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Green ober all….

theeyeman3410 on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Soon, he will stop pulling this TV Boy shit.

Beto Ochoa on April 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

“dog gone it”… Yet another example of “If Bush said it…” He’d be mocked relentlessly for being such a dumb hick.

RightWinged on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Cars built for Japan don’t work very well here…

d1carter on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Why can’t we build cars like Toyota or Honda?

……. because the unions won’t let our companies automate, jackass!

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

pent-up demand? there is no demand!

Chiasmos on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Anyone else to busy to watch this… display?

upinak on April 29, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Yes, I was taking a final exam until I got home a few moments ago. Heh, never thought I’d ever be happier to be taking an exam than watching TV, go figure! So I’m late to the party and haven’t even turned on the TV yet because I didn’t want to deal with another TOTUS show. I’ll have to skim through the comments to catch up.

jtownsley on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Oh, Mr. President…Thank you for taking the time out of your day…Omg!

No go away. LOST is on.

JetBoy on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Before I got here, did anyone ask him a question on, or did he address, the NYC “photo op”.

RightWinged on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

ladyingray, I used to live in Whispering Hills.

Pelayo on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

oh poor obama, he has to be president

Chiasmos on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

The whiner in chief….

d1carter on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

how about you let them run it themselves. how does anyone like the toyota tundra or ford f150. I have a Silverodeo but probally will not be able get another.

then leave them the hell alone. good Lord

kara26 on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Poor poor baby… Welcome to the real world…
BO is such a weiner… get real boss, it’s your JOB, stop crying

theeyeman3410 on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Did he bump himself before he left?

Limerick on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

IT’S OVER!!!

Emily M. on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

What a guy…we are so lucky to have this bozo at this historic time in our lives…

d1carter on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

I want a lean government………..

……… just lie to me.

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Crybaby

Beto Ochoa on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

No one asked him about Scare Force One.

Emily M. on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Well came back from ice cream and a trip to the park.

What did I miss?

ProudPalinFan on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Oh, thank goodness. He finally shut up.

Sarjex on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

He wants a lean govt so he has a small portfolio to deal with, he said. Forget about what’s GOOD for the country … it’s all about HIM. Poor guy has to deal with his portfolio. You have to feel for him. He’s getting folioitis. An inflammation of the portfolio. Antibiotics, stat! Code blue.

Paul-Cincy on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

No plane questions.

This was an exercise purely for his own aggrandizement.

KittyLowrey on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Hybirds,its all about,since your not making friendly
inviromental cars,will force you!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Finally, now for some Lost!

Trov on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Pelayo on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

I’m in ET.

ladyingray on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

No appoligy to NY for the airplane picture… I’m not surprised. He appoliges for what Bush did.. but not an apoligy for what His admistration did.

theeyeman3410 on April 29, 2009 at 9:00 PM

You with your Hotair blogin’
And you skeptics always contemplatin’
How my coronation you’d like to start rearrangin’

When that’s not what you really should do
When heaven has found you
Can’t you see
That it’s all wrapped up in the Messiah that’s Me
So follow Me

Come on, tax payers
Follow Me
I’m Obama the Piper
And I’ll show you where Hope and Change is at
Come on, tax payers
Can’t you see
I’m Obama the Piper
Trust in Me

Tax payers
Don’t be worried about payin’ big bucks to help Me move and grove
Hey, tax payers
What do you think I’m tryin’ to prove
It ain’t true
That My Michelle would like to punch and rob your kids and you
It’s just in your mind
And that’s all that’s trickin’ you
So behind all My celebrities step in line

Come on, tax payers
Pony them big bucks up for Me
Come on, tax payers
Trust in My Teleprompter and Me
Come on, tax payers
Can’t you see
Come on, tax payers
Follow Me

- The One

MB4 on April 29, 2009 at 9:00 PM

GREAT.. now for some good tv.. LOST is ON

theeyeman3410 on April 29, 2009 at 9:00 PM

This was the closest I believe we have ever gotten to watching a man masturbate on live, national broadcast television. Hopefully the border has now been established.

fusionaddict on April 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM

No one asked him about Scare Force One.

Emily M. on April 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Well of course not…the MSM doesn’t think it was a big deal. They think the New Yorkers “panicked”.

But my friends who live in Manhattan, and did September 11, 2001, don’t give it pass.

ladyingray on April 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Remember,when Bush was on,a lot of the media ignored him!

canopfor on April 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Can you imagine all the staff in the back room right now……..

“You were great Mr. President!”

“Outstanding, Mr. President!”

“Out of the Ball Park, Mr. President!”

“Best Evah, Mr. President!”

“Can I polish your knob, Mr. President!”

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Ladyingray, howdy neighbor.

Pelayo on April 29, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 8:50 PM

You must be one of those people who think that the only way black people can advance anywhere in the world is because they’re black. Or is just black people you don’t agree with?

Nonfactor on April 29, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM

The Polish take umbrage.

Limerick on April 29, 2009 at 9:02 PM

mikeyboss:

Yes, I live in southern Indiana too. Not so south as you.

Terrye on April 29, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Cars built for Japan don’t work very well here…

d1carter on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Obama should just design a new car himself. Seems to me that another head of state did that decades ago, so Obama, the greatest leader ever, should be able to also.

It will have 2 steering wheels, one to go one way and another to quickly go another way. It will have a GPS system that will tell the driver exactly where he is no matter which of the 57 states he is in. It will get about 1 mpg but the drivers manual will say that it will start getting 100mpg if you drive it for at least 4 years. It will have a hood ornament that looks like Michelle’s lower jaw. In the glove compartment will be a mini-me Rahm Emanuel who will jump out and fix a traffic ticket if the driver should get one. If it is used as a company car the no extra cost Geithner on board computer program option will compute the mileage for tax purposes and do so very much to the owner’s advantage and that could pay for the car right there!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the HopeNChange mobile. Get your advance orders in and beat the crowd. Discounts for volume purchases. No down payment necessary just as long as your kids or grandkids have a credit card or are expected to get one someday. If you or your kids or your grandkids can not pay, you will all be sold to the Chinese as coolies.

MB4 on April 29, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Watching O’Reilly: 13 QUESTIONS – AGAIN?? Loves the 13 thing right?

ProudPalinFan on April 29, 2009 at 9:04 PM

This was the closest I believe we have ever gotten to watching a man masturbate on live, national broadcast televison.

fusionaddict on April 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Rude and gross to say. Has a lot of truth to it though. Was it good for you?

Paul-Cincy on April 29, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Did he bump himself before he left?

Limerick on April 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

No, but I think he was doing something to us while he was on. Like trying to jer…

mr.blacksheep on April 29, 2009 at 9:04 PM

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