Obama the glory hound?

posted at 10:11 am on May 29, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have spent a lot of time recently taking credit for saving jobs — a rather curious position, considering the bleed-out of jobs currently taking place.  How, exactly, does the administration calculate those job savings?  Jake Tapper at ABC took a peek under the hood of Recovery, Inc and found a completely unsurprising result:

Project #55 in the report states that: “With the help of Recovery Act funding, Zeglin’s Home TV & Appliance, a locally-owned and operated company, is currently replacing stoves in Public Housing units in Davenport, Iowa, with American-made Whirlpool appliances.”

The reality:  Zeglins TV & Appliance, Inc. in Davenport, recently placed an order for 160 stoves and refrigerators for public housing. …

But… this was a project that had already been approved by Davenport city council to be paid for by federal monies, Margaret Murphy the Assisted Housing Manager for the city, tells ABC News.

When the stimulus bill passed, some astute city workers realized they could have some of that order paid for by the stimulus because of the American steel used in the stoves.

In other words, Porkulus just reshuffled this money rather than providing new funds for this project.  It didn’t employ anyone who wasn’t going to get employed without Porkulus.  Obama and Biden lied about saving these jobs.

That, of course, prompts a bigger question: if Obama and Biden have to do this in order to claim any saved jobs at all, has Porkulus done anything yet to save or create a single job?  If so, why fib about Zeglins TV & Appliance?  And while we’re glad that Tapper bothered to check the numbers, why is the rest of the national media simply swallowing the White House claims without any sense of skepticism or at least journalistic curiosity?  Oh, okay, the last question was rhetorical.


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Porkulus isn’t about stimulus or jobs. It’s about getting Barry re-elected which is why the goodies don’t start going out until 2010 and 2012.

wildcat84 on May 29, 2009 at 10:14 AM

“why is the rest of the national media simply swallowing the White House claims without any sense of skepticism or at least journalistic curiosity?”

The day has hardly started, and already a good belly laugh.

notagool on May 29, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Jake Tapper is the only real journalist left.

ctmom on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM

So the Administration lied. Quel surprise! They only lie when their lips are moving.

kingsjester on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Careful, you don’t know how long they will restrict themselves to only going after reporters near AF1..

Vashta.Nerada on May 29, 2009 at 10:16 AM

I hope Tapper has someone start his car for him in the mornings. That guy is one day going to uncover some truth that even the rest of the MSM isn’t going to be able to ignore if he keeps doing the job of an actual journalist.

DrAllecon on May 29, 2009 at 10:16 AM

You really should promote the British Press link to the main area of the page. The stuff in that entry is priceless.

As for your question, “Is Obama a Glory Hound?” I assume that’s rhetorical, too.

Daggett on May 29, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Jake Tapper is the only real journalist left.

ctmom on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Yup. I love me some Tapper!

deidre on May 29, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Barack Obama and Joe Biden

The New Seigfried and Roy – Masters of Illusion.

sherry on May 29, 2009 at 10:19 AM

It’s all about spin with them. Everything that they ever did was good. Notice how he’ll say that HE created or saved. . . blah blah blah – WHILE THE ECONOMY IS LOSING JOBS!

Of course he’ll never say ‘under my watch, we are losing jobs and I need to take some blame for that’. No, it’s Bush’s fault.

As I said, karma is fairly real. I wouldn’t be surprised if by the time Obama leaves office, everyone will be blaming Obama specifically for the bad conditions and not giving him credit for any of the good he does. Obama needs to stop blaming past presidents for things that are going on under his administration. Is he president or isn’t he? Bush isn’t president any more.

ThackerAgency on May 29, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Congressman John Carter, R-TX wrote his constituents of funding for shovel ready projects that he’d already had in the works long before Obama.

maverick muse on May 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Where can I get one of those buttons?

manwithblackhat on May 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM

A glory hound? You mean the Puke who is perpetually on campaign and spending our money to do it? Come on.

Bishop on May 29, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Remember…the line was “save or create”. BO can claim a win no matter the outcome.

booter on May 29, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Let me tell you a story about my Uncle named Sam
A poor gubmint man who was working all the scams
Then one day he was making jobs for you
When Joe Biden yelled “Americans are such silly fools!”

Limerick on May 29, 2009 at 10:23 AM

he means union jobs

29Victor on May 29, 2009 at 10:23 AM

So, Barry claims in a recent speech to have saved or created 150,000 jobs. Out of over 6 million lost in the last few months that’s not a very good percentage. Caterpiller is still losing workers. How many jobs are going to be lost after the car companies/dealers fiasco. He is systematically ruining every major sector of American business. The eggheads and their theories do not know how to manage the economy and we may not recover in our lifetimes or ever. We have been changed.

Kissmygrits on May 29, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Jake Tapper is the only real journalist left.

ctmom on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Help us Tapper-Wan. You’re our only hope.

Joe Caps on May 29, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Wreckovery is right, though we would be better off if they were flushing money down the toilet, instead.
Economic downturns are the result of the build up of inefficient uses of capitol and labor, and the stimulus spending just prevents those resources from being redirected to efficient (useful) purposes.
But, yeah, we’re screwed.

Count to 10 on May 29, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Jake Tapper is the only real journalist left.

ctmom on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Yup. I love me some Tapper!

deidre on May 29, 2009 at 10:17 AM

REFRESHING to get NEWS instead of regurgitated talking points /even if the news is bad. At least get it out there.

21st Century Tapper knows he’s gonna make Walter Cronkite look like the fuzzy teddy bear he was. Being the first to latch to a meteor makes its own impact. Others may follow in time, but conducting JOURNALISM is definitely becoming Tapper’s distinction.

maverick muse on May 29, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Obama and Biden lied about saving these jobs.

SSDD…

ladyingray on May 29, 2009 at 10:29 AM

I’m starting to develop a mancrush on Tapper.

JammieWearingFool on May 29, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Stealing the glory is nothing new for liberals. Obama has us on the precipice of bankrupting our economy and takes the credit for all the positive things that were in place before his election as a sign of his brilliance. He is the epitome of a fraud. Lets hope he doesn’t keep our country crippled by his actions for political gain. Always remember he’s “fighting” two wars. Pure garbage.

volsense on May 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

SSDD…

ladyingray on May 29, 2009 at 10:29 AM

WWHHAATT IISS SSDD?

Daggett on May 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Jake better be careful about questionin Uncle Sugar and Mister Plugs.

/Gibbs

Key West Reader on May 29, 2009 at 10:31 AM

So, Barry claims in a recent speech to have saved or created 150,000 jobs. Out of over 6 million lost in the last few months that’s not a very good percentage. Caterpiller is still losing workers. How many jobs are going to be lost after the car companies/dealers fiasco. He is systematically ruining every major sector of American business. The eggheads and their theories do not know how to manage the economy and we may not recover in our lifetimes or ever. We have been changed.

Kissmygrits on May 29, 2009 at 10:24 AM

What about those police cadets in Ohio. The Precedent was there giving his big speech about how he saved those jobs.

Beck reported yesterday, they’re going to be laid off before they even hit the street. Seems that was another bluff by our boy because they need a tax increase to keep those new cops on the payroll, which isn’t going to happen.

Liar in Chief

Knucklehead on May 29, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Lets hope he doesn’t keep our country crippled by his actions for political gain.

That’s exactly what he’s doing. He’s destroying the economy. He will create a big enough crisis to be able to get away with “rescuing” it by creating his socialist utopia, which is really all about power and “social justice.”

Daggett on May 29, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Tapper is ok compared to the rest of the media but he isn’t being as dogged as the media was during the Bush years.

promachus on May 29, 2009 at 10:33 AM

If this was george bush’s, they would want him to be impeached for lying to the country and spending our grandchildren’s money.

therightscoop on May 29, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Jake better be careful about questionin Uncle Sugar and Mister Plugs.

/Gibbs

Key West Reader on May 29, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Gibbs has enemies overseas.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/nile_gardiner/blog/2009/05/29/robert_gibbs_should_apologise_to_the_british_press_for_his_sneering_rant

Joe Caps on May 29, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Government spending must equal the sum of taxes, borrowing and monetary creating. Taxes and borrowing from domestic sources just shift resources from one sector to another (See Robert Barro)and monetary creating eventually leads to stagflation. The only way that deficit spending can stimulate is if foreigners give buy our bonds. Of course if they do that at the expense of their own economy and reduce their demand for US exports then that won’t stimulate much either.Government spending must equal the sum of taxes, borrowing and monetary creating. Taxes and borrowing from domestic sources just shift resources from one sector to another (See Robert Barro) and monetary creating eventually leads to stagflation. The only way that deficit spending can stimulate is if foreigners give buy our bonds. Of course if they do that at the expense of their own economy and reduce their demand for US exports then that won’t stimulate much either.

jerryofva on May 29, 2009 at 10:35 AM

It all depends on what you mean by saving jobs. Chrysler plants were closed a month ago and Barry was awarding himself for saving 30,000 jobs. They are not making cars nor going to work. Some months down the road if they reopen will he hire some back and take credit for saving more jobs?

Clinton sold planes to the arabs and took credit for the same sale twice. 6 billion dollars. Bush salvaged the sale and they finally bought the order.

seven on May 29, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Stealing the glory is nothing new for liberals.

Yup. The next time someone Bubba claims credit for the 90s economy, tell him about this.

jgapinoy on May 29, 2009 at 10:37 AM

(scratch “someone” from that last comment)

jgapinoy on May 29, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Joe Caps, learn how to use the link function.

JammieWearingFool on May 29, 2009 at 10:38 AM

He will create a big enough crisis to be able to get away with “rescuing” it by creating his socialist utopia, which is really all about power and “social justice.”

Of course Ogabe will also need to get rid of that pesky term-limits thingie in “this time of crisis.”

The seeds of revolution, or civil war, are being planted as we speak.

Bishop on May 29, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Obama told a whopper. Jobs were in the hopper.

LibTired (KO) on May 29, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Obama a gloryhound?

DUH

What should we expect from a man that felt compelled to write his first memoir while still attending grad school? He was still in COLLEGE for crying out loud, yet felt that his rich life experiences were worthy of documenting so that people could pay money to read about him?

Nah… he’s not into himself at all.

cannonball on May 29, 2009 at 10:40 AM

SSDD…

ladyingray on May 29, 2009 at 10:29 AM

WWHHAATT IISS SSDD?
Daggett on May 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Same SH!T Different Day.

loudmouth883 on May 29, 2009 at 10:41 AM

I still get a kick out of “save or create”.

There are so many stupid people out there.

Living in Massachusetts means I get to see this kind of crap day after day.

When they passed the sales tax hike here, they claimed it would save 6,000 state jobs, but estimated 12,000 private sector jobs would be lost. You can’t make this stuff up! And no one cares, they will all be voted in again and again.

Anyone with a brain knows that the 12,000 estimate is low, and will have a trickle-down effect. Even if it was spot on, how the hell is losing 12,000 private sector jobs in favor of 6,000 hack jobs with all the extra expense of benefits, pensions, sick time, etc… a fair trade?

So, using Obama logic, if I don’t run anyone over with my car today, I have saved lives. I’m a freaking hero. I’ve saved dozens of lives!

reaganaut on May 29, 2009 at 10:41 AM

And the Republicans are bickering about whether they are Conservatives or Democrats 2.0. I see that the Republicans have nothing to lose so maybe they ought to take more risk. First risk would involve actually doing what the American People want, and not the D.C. lobbyist’s biding. The lobbyist will follow the winners anyway. Right now the Independents are growing Why? Ask a PUMA, and anyone that has had to listen to Republicans discussing re branding the Republican party…oh like the future of the Republican Party – Meghan McCain who wants it to be pro sex, you know the new Hedonist Party/sarc. The Republicans really want to be taken serious, they can’t add the superficiality of the Democrat’s marketing to Republicans. There is an advantage to be had that the Republicans are not taking advantage of they are being way too cautious when they don’t really have anything to lose.

Dr Evil on May 29, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Joe Caps, learn how to use the link function.

JammieWearingFool on May 29, 2009 at 10:38 AM

My apologises. I know how to use it. I was just trying to save time because I am at work and probably shouldn’t be on here anyway. I forgot it puts it all on one line like that.

Joe Caps on May 29, 2009 at 10:42 AM

For gods sake don’t let Obama make a media blitz over those stoves. Each time he does, bad things follow, just ask the laid-off employees of Caterpiller and those police cadets, etc.

moonsbreath on May 29, 2009 at 10:42 AM

“Journalists” don’t care to investigate the biggest spending in the history of the world? Where’s 60 minutes??? They investigate every schmuck who scams anyone out of a dollar, sooooo, what’s up? Of course we KNOW what’s up, and it’s an out and out national disgrace.

marklmail on May 29, 2009 at 10:42 AM

So the Administration lied. Quel surprise! They only lie when their lips are moving.

kingsjester on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM

I need to pick your French nits. “Surprise” is feminine in French–you should write “Quelle surprise”.

Steve Z on May 29, 2009 at 10:46 AM

It’s all a big pack of lies. The only thing shocking about it is how brazen and transparent the lies are. So I have to wonder how many Obama voters are really getting the picture in spite of the MSM blackout on all news harmful to The One. This stuff is so obvious it’s almost self-evident.

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Project #55 in the report states that: “With the help of Recovery Act funding, Zeglin’s Home TV & Appliance, a locally-owned and operated company, is currently replacing stoves in Public Housing units in Davenport, Iowa, with American-made Whirlpool appliances.”

Already preparing for the 2012 Iowa caucuses. The campaign never ends.

Steve Z on May 29, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Gibbs has enemies overseas.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/nile_gardiner/blog/2009/05/29/robert_gibbs_should_apologise_to_the_british_press_for_his_sneering_rant

Joe Caps on May 29, 2009 at 10:34 AM

I never thot I would go over seas for news because the Obambies were blocking it here. I in the past saw the foreign tabloids were liberal but they could report facts. In america, not so much.

seven on May 29, 2009 at 10:49 AM

Anyone reading the comments over at Tappers?

Here’s some great moonbat logic…..

My sister has already added almost $100 to her savings thanks to the tax credit. And despite Republican mockery, that money actually does mean something to her. The FACT is the government is taking less money from her in taxs, yet you don’t call that a tax credit? Would you like to quibble over what the definition of ‘is’ is too?

And many businesses will see a tax reduction thanks to the ability to offset current losses against the previous 5 years of operations – perhaps too complicated for your to understand, but it means the hardest hit companies will have a bit more money for payroll in April since they are paying less in taxes.

KoolAid drinkers, gotta love em!

Knucklehead on May 29, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Spelling and Grammar Police are everywhere.

Bishop on May 29, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Dumbest post ever. I, mean, really.

why is the rest of the national media simply swallowing the White House claims without any sense of skepticism or at least journalistic curiosity

This is the only important point.

And I’m curious why any GOP guy who gets on TV doesn’t ask the reporter this same question. On live TV, ask the reporter “so why aren’t you asking the president about this or that?”

lorien1973 on May 29, 2009 at 10:52 AM

When the stimulus bill passed, some astute city workers realized they could have some of that order paid for by the stimulus because of the American steel used in the stoves.

So that the city workers saved their own jobs!

Steve Z on May 29, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Porkulus isn’t about stimulus or jobs. It’s about getting Barry re-elected which is why the goodies don’t start going out until 2010 and 2012.

wildcat84 on May 29, 2009 at 10:14 AM

It’s about vote farming. Republicans want informed self reliant people as American citizens because they believe they are the best for America.

The democrats wank ignorant flunkies to live as livestock on the vote farm so that when in power, the democrats can line their pockets with ill gotten gains at the expense of the achievers.

It’s an old game, and embarassing to the live stock on the farm that keep voting because the dems tell them they are on their side. Reality is it’s best for the dems to keep as many flunkies on the farm as they can and never educate them.

That is why the dems hate the founding fathers and the Constitution, which was based on self reliance.

saiga on May 29, 2009 at 10:56 AM

I’ve already lost track of the number of falsehoods Obama has created or saved.

Jim Treacher on May 29, 2009 at 10:59 AM

The entire combined mainstream media apparatus is nothing more than a large Marxist/socialist propaganda machine and anybody that believes them has completely succumbed to their mind an behavior control efforts.

rplat on May 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Obama is mandating TRILLIONS of dollars WE DON’T HAVE! Where are the “investigative reporters”??? Where’s an accounting of the money already spent??? My GOD!

marklmail on May 29, 2009 at 11:03 AM

If so, why fib about Zeglins TV & Appliance?

O’s supporters believed all the other fibs, so why not?

PattyJ on May 29, 2009 at 11:03 AM

The Fascists FDR proved government spending does nothing, except make the depression great. Look at the unemployment rates under FDR for details..

tarpon on May 29, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Jake Tapper is the only real journalist left.

ctmom on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM

You mean, the only one left in the mainstream media. There are plenty of curious folks in the blogosphere that do investigative work.

hawksruleva on May 29, 2009 at 11:05 AM

The entire combined mainstream media apparatus is nothing more than a large Marxist/socialist propaganda machine and anybody that believes them has completely succumbed to their mind an behavior control efforts.

rplat on May 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM

It’s force fed fantacy land. People want things to be their way so bad, they try to make it appear as reality.

If the only tool in your bag is a hammer, you tend to look at every problem as a nail.

This PC madness will run it’s course one way or another, because fooling yourself always bites back.

saiga on May 29, 2009 at 11:08 AM

I’m a glory hound. It’s a hard life

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Joe Caps, thanks for that link.
Once again, the UK press gets it right. They even mention the growing trend of Americans checking out UK papers for their poltiical coverage.

hawksruleva on May 29, 2009 at 11:10 AM

KoolAid drinkers, gotta love em!

Wow, that is some stunning logic!

What a perfect plan, give $100 over a few months to the peasants and they think all is well.

I’m glad she’s saving it, anyway. Obama will be taking that back next year, and then some.

reaganaut on May 29, 2009 at 11:12 AM

I’m a glory hound.

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Truer words have never been typed.

ladyingray on May 29, 2009 at 11:14 AM

loudmouth883 on May 29, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Thanks for the assist.

ladyingray on May 29, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Is it the government’s constitutional power or authority to save or create jobs? I thought it was to stay out of the way of PRIVATE businesses, for the most part, to create or save those jobs and to adjust policies that deter job creation, so that PRIVATE businesses can maximize their potentials. We have centuries of accumulated evidence and wisdom that politically driven government officials with no experience in operating businesses in the free market are the last persons who should ‘manage’ ‘save’ or ‘create’ jobs. It would be like turning to persons who are ‘experts’ at playing the game “Operation” for one’s own or family member’s real life heart or brain surgery. I think most of us would pass on that (though I believe some liberal/progressive dems might opt for it if the ‘expert’ was a ‘latina’ or a member of a favored minority group, just to show they weren’t ‘racist’ or ‘discriminatory’).

eaglewingz08 on May 29, 2009 at 11:17 AM

I’m glad she’s saving it, anyway. Obama will be taking that back next year, and then some.

reaganaut on May 29, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Exactly…Hahahaha…a lot of people are going to learn the ugly truth about their ‘Obama Tax Cut’ next April 15th. I’m almost giddy with anticipation of the howls of pain coming that will come from these very ignorant people.

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Obama is mandating TRILLIONS of dollars WE DON’T HAVE! Where are the “investigative reporters”??? Where’s an accounting of the money already spent??? My GOD!

marklmail on May 29, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Going out on a limb here… Maybe they’re sniffin Uncle Sugar’s butt? Just a thought. It’s hard to report when your mouth is full of teabags.

/snort.

Key West Reader on May 29, 2009 at 11:39 AM

I’m almost giddy with anticipation of the howls of pain coming that will come from these very ignorant people.

It will be devastating. I can think of dozens of people that I have managed recently who simply claim 0, no matter what, then count on a huge refund. They literally rack up the bills on credit for Christmas, then spend a huge chunk of the refund.

I always ask them, “Why give the gov an interest free loan all year long?” Bump up your damn 401k. Heck, increase your deductions, even if it’s a little bit, figure out the extra amount per check and put it in the bank yourself, open a vacation club, a Christmas club.

It will be very painful.

reaganaut on May 29, 2009 at 11:42 AM

“Is Obama a Glory Hound?” I assume that’s rhetorical, too.

Daggett on May 29, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Yea, that was almost a belly laugh question.

scalleywag on May 29, 2009 at 11:46 AM

HP announced the layoff of 6400 people. Good thing Obama got elected, or that would have been 8500.

kirkill on May 29, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Key West Reader on May 29, 2009 at 11:39 AM

made me snort too, good one.

kirkill on May 29, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Credit to LibTired (KO) And LOL Barry Lies! Just wait to see how big the whoppers get.

Didn’t the Libs complain about body counts in Southeast Asia? Watch what The One and his cast of clowns do after Healt Care is passed. Nobody will ever die again.

And you doubted the Messiah!!!! Ha Ha Ha.

IlikedAUH2O on May 29, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Still maintaining that the donks, Obama in particular, are just seeing how big a lie they can tell before anyone catches on.

Saved or created, so far the biggest IMHO.

jukin on May 29, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Why aren’t the others curious? They don’t care. All that matters now, is their liberal ideology, shoving these insane programs thru, and Obama’s status.

capejasmine on May 29, 2009 at 11:58 AM

I’ve been saying all along that Obama is destroying the economy ON PURPOSE. Michelle Malkin tied Obama & ACORN to Piven, and here’s what Piven is all about:

Strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis

First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

That’s the change Obama believes in.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6967

Daggett on May 29, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Fixed post, sorry about strikeout.

I’ve been saying all along that Obama is destroying the economy ON PURPOSE. Michelle Malkin tied Obama & ACORN to Piven, and here’s what Piven is all about:

Strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis

First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

That’s the change Obama believes in.

Daggett on May 29, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Jake Tapper is the only real journalist left.

ctmom on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 AM

In the main stream media, agreed.

Rush Limbaugh, Shawn Hannity & Glenn Beck need to get Jake to nose around in some of these “brewing” Obama scandals like the Crysler Dealer closings, or ACORN. Maybe since he works for ABC, (instead of Fox), some of these idiot Obama worshippers would believe him and there would be some attention drawn to it. Once ABC gets in on it, perhaps the other networks would feel a bit competitive and actually do some reporting on this administration instead of kissing their A#!#! all the time.

Just wishful thinking…….

Susanboo on May 29, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Porkulus isn’t about stimulus or jobs. It’s about getting Barry re-elected which is why the goodies don’t start going out until 2010 and 2012.

I think that ultimately Giggles’ goal is to be Secretary General of the UN, so we’ll see constant campaigning for the next 4 to (God forbid) 8 years. Even winning a second term won’t stop the campaign train.

crazy_legs on May 29, 2009 at 12:04 PM

This may be a long shot, but one way to possibly save the country…..WHERE’S THE BIRTH CIRTIFICATE?

Goodeye_Closed on May 29, 2009 at 12:05 PM

certificate….sorry

Goodeye_Closed on May 29, 2009 at 12:06 PM

I like Tapper, Dobbs, Stossel and Beck

All different but none run with the herd

entagor on May 29, 2009 at 12:06 PM

K-head:

The feds are witholding less this year to “stimulate” consumption. It isn’t a give-away, it’s a loan. You had better save it or face a big tax bill come next April 15th.

jerryofva on May 29, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Already preparing for the 2012 Iowa caucuses. The campaign never ends.

Steve Z on May 29, 2009 at 10:48 AM

He never stopped. Campaigning is all Obama knows how to do. That’s why he flies around our Country giving speeches for Harry Reid and the likes, and plays golf on Memorial day, because he can’t stay in Washington and play POTUS when he doesn’t know how. All his admin. buddies, like Rahm Emanuel, are running the Government, while he builds himself up with speeches and cheering crowds of blind followers. This is also why he keeps appointing Czars, to do his work for him, while he is out on his never ending campaign.

Susanboo on May 29, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Porkulous is a bad joke. A smelly pile of crap. A sad, sad tale of greed. Porkulous is Democrat legislation.

Griz on May 29, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Der Fuhrer tells the press what to publish. They comply. Makes life easy all around. When are the re-education camps going to open for people like Trapper? President Thin Skin doesn’t like being challenged on what he says.

GarandFan on May 29, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Gee. I guess Obama/Biden helped me to cut down on plastic waste by making all of my hair fall out; thus, forcing me NOT to have to use shampoo.

Thanks, Hussein. I really appreciate the gob’ment intervention on my scalp.

madmonkphotog on May 29, 2009 at 1:11 PM

if Obama and Biden have to do this in order to claim any saved jobs at all, has Porkulus done anything yet to save or create a single job?

Apparently the only jobs he’s created are for second generation deadbeats, er, the children of “clients”, in Taxachusetts.

Why should we be excited about 160 freaking stoves and refrigerators in the first place? Seriously, it’s going to be a long 4 years if replacing a few appliances in public housing qualifies for Barry’s bragging rights about economic ‘recovery’.

Buy Danish on May 29, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Does anyone else have a problem with the fact that the stoves were being installed in Public Housing?Not that I have a problem with Public Housing per se,but isn’t it tax-payers money that pays for it?

DDT on May 29, 2009 at 1:40 PM

“Obama and Biden lied…”

Wow, there’s a headline.

The entire Porkulus Bill was a payoff to Dem constituencies; that’s why they had to vote it through in the dead of night. It doesn’t stimulate anything except my indigestion.

cruadin on May 29, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Remember…the line was “save or create”. BO can claim a win no matter the outcome.
booter

Yes, but do you realize just how bogus this claim of successes can be?

Please check my math on this.

So if at the end of Obama’s first term there are “STILL” 3.5 million People employed through out the entire USA all 57 states, Obama will consider that Success?
Wouldn’t that be like uhm 99.9% unemployment?

How many people are employed in the USA?

Per US Department of Labor – Bureau of labor statistics
Oct 2007 Raw data

US population of 232,715,000

153,516,000 are in labor force

146,743,000 are actually working.

So if 3,500,000 are STILL employed at the end of his 1st term meaning

143,243,000 are un-employed Obama can claim “victory” “Success”?

that’s like .3% employment or 99.7% un-employment

Dang he sure is setting the bar high!!

DSchoen on May 29, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Does anyone else have a problem with the fact that the stoves were being installed in Public Housing?Not that I have a problem with Public Housing per se,but isn’t it tax-payers money that pays for it?

Two guys could finish this job, including disposing of the old appliances in less than two weeks. Where are the created or saved jobs? I would like to hear Biden creating an answer to that, using real “ciphering”.

Franklyn on May 29, 2009 at 8:02 PM

I think that ultimately Giggles’ goal is to be Secretary General of the UN,

Actually there is a provision in the UN charter that prohibts that, but if a little thing like a constitutional quailfication to be president can be ignored, what is the problem with ignoring a little provision of a charter?

Franklyn on May 29, 2009 at 8:13 PM

If Jake keeps this up, he is gonna get “down-sized” by ABC, and then he will get a bad rep for just being another Fox reporter and Bush lover.

paulsur on May 29, 2009 at 10:15 PM