The rank dishonesty of the Obama administration

posted at 9:04 am on June 27, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Jim Geraghty first wrote that all of Barack Obama’s promises come with expiration dates, and broken promises from politicians are nothing new, of course.  However, one usually expects politicians — especially those running on hope and change — to either remain true to their professed core values and the issues that fueled the most passion on the campaign trail, or at least explain their change in the daylight.  Obama did neither, nor did he apologize to the man he besmirched endlessly on the campaign trail while adopting the policy that Obama most demonized as a candidate.

Andrew Malcolm can’t believe the chutzpah:

In yet another sign of political perfidy, the White House of President George W. Bush has drafted a presidential executive order that would allow that double-dealing Republican chief executive to hold suspected terrorist detainees indefinitely.

According to the president’s intentions, such suspects could be detained for long periods of time, virtually indefinitely. Is this really what the nation voted for last November?

Oh, wait. No. According to an exclusive Washington Post/Pro Publica report this afternoon, it’s the refreshing new Democratic administration of Barack Obama that’s now preparing this new executive order to hold certain terrorist suspects indefinitely.

This is an obviously inspiring sign of the new style of leadership the Democrat promised and is finally bringing to the White House. As one blogger put it, George W. Obama. And it shows the kind of powerful political pragmatism with which the ex-senator from Illinois approaches this job at such a crucial and globally turbulent time.Strangely, it was leaked to the Post on a slow summer Friday afternoon when it wouldn’t gain much attention.

This goes beyond the policy, which I think returns to a rational processing of illegal combatants in wartime.  We don’t release POWs until after the conclusion of hostilities, and we sure as hell shouldn’t be releasing illegal combatants any earlier, incentivizing terrorists for operating outside the rules of war.  The fact that they joined an endless jihad against the US shouldn’t get them any consideration for earlier release dates; when the radical Islamists either surrender or get destroyed, then we can see about releasing them. Until then, they should stay locked up and away from the fight.

Obama has essentially endorsed the detention policies of George Bush without the courtesy of apologizing for slandering him over the last two and a half years.  Obama and his allies screeched endlessly about indefinite detentions, and not just in Gitmo, either.  They specifically railed against the holding of terrorists without access to civil courts in military detention facilities around the world, specifically Bagram, but in general as well.  Not even six months into his term of office, Obama realized that Bush had it right all along.

Did he even have the grace to admit that?  No.  Instead, the White House took the cowardly method of a late-Friday leak to let people know that Obama had adopted the Bush policy all over again.  Barack Obama just appeared at a press conference this last Tuesday to discuss Iran, energy policy, and ObamaCare, where he could have told the national press that he had changed his mind on indefinite detention.  Instead, he kept his mouth shut, and had his media staff whisper it into phones to a couple of White House favorites in the press.

It’s a shameful performance, and the measure of the man in charge.

Addendum: I guess Obama has finally conceded to Dick Cheney on national security, hasn’t he?


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Except, what we are getting is the lefts fantasy/nightmare of Bush, rather than the real thing.

Count to 10 on June 27, 2009 at 9:07 AM

It’s a shameful performance, and the measure of the man in charge.

But Alinsky would be proud.

petefrt on June 27, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Obama is pretty rank

NoFanofLibs on June 27, 2009 at 9:10 AM

When the Socialist in Chief comes on television, I change the channel. He is only lying when his lips are moving.

kingsjester on June 27, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Most scam artists are devoid of a conscience. An apology never even crossed his little mind.

sherry on June 27, 2009 at 9:11 AM

Seizing Property, by Congressman John Carter, R-TX

The Obama Administration actions in the U.S. auto industry may be in violation of the U.S. Constitution. As a former Texas state judge, I claim no great legal expertise over federal constitutional issues or bankruptcy law – but the evidence of potential wrongdoing in the auto industry takeover is so powerful that it demands redress.

The Supreme Court has already delivered a decision on this legal question of the overreach of an Administration into the private sector, in its landmark 1952 decision in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer. {343 U.S. 579, 72 S.Ct. 863, 96 L.Ed.} That decision dealt with President Harry Truman having issued an executive order seizing the nation’s steel mills during the Korean War, in order to avoid a shutdown resulting from a strike.

maverick muse on June 27, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Barack Obama’s promises come with expiration dates, and broken promises

TAX CUTS! Read Totus Lips!

maverick muse on June 27, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Well, under Bush they were just “people who facilitated man made disasters.” Under Obama, they’re terrorists. Big difference, dontcha you know.

VaGal on June 27, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Did he even have the grace to admit that?

Where would Obama have learned the qualities of grace and class? From his mom? The wacky bohemian who never met a Muslim she wouldn’t have a kid with?

Obama is a Chicago thug politician in the same class as Blagojevich.

CarolynM on June 27, 2009 at 9:16 AM

Windsock in Chief, this shouldn’t surprise; the man is an opportunist concerned only for himself.

What I’m enjoying is the non-reaction from his loyal fans, the absence of outrage, sit-ins, marches, protests, effigy burnings, shoe tossing and of course, giant paper-mache heads of Ogabe’s likeness with swastikas on the cheeks and forehead.

Code Pinkos are still following Rumsfeldt around everywhere he goes, and that guy left the scene in 2006.

Bishop on June 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Don’t hold your breath waiting for an apology from the one.

He is infallible, we (in our infinite stupidity) just thought he meant to close GITMO and release the detainees. We are too weak minded to understand the subtle nuances of a BHO statement.

Mere mortals can’t understand the voice of the almighty you know!

conservnut on June 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Dishonesty is putting things mildly. This administration has entered into very dangerous territory. Treason and crimes against the citizens must be discussed openly. We are witnessing the most blatant abuse of power ever seen in the history of our Democracy. Our country is on the verge of being altered permanently at the hands of our elected citizens. The free world is quickly becoming weaker, while evil grows in strength daily.

Doc Zero had a good article up in the Green Room. This article gives the opportunity for debate for ideas, solutions, and venting.

Keemo on June 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM

At this rate, he will be able to run against all the Bush policies he has adopted in 2012.

Laurence on June 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM

The game is to get elected.

patrick neid on June 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM

This is getting tiresome. Every single day there are actions that this man should never be near any seat of power. He is deliberately crushing our economy. He has not kept one single promise, the big one would be defending the Constitution. Neither has the Congress. What are we going to do about it? Waiting for 2010 is a fantasy. Action must be taken now. What will it be? Who knows what to do? I guess we will have to take to the streets!

BetseyRoss on June 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Precedent Obligate, OUR DEBT into moto perpetuo.

Unconstitutional, Impeach! the mouse roared

maverick muse on June 27, 2009 at 9:19 AM

If Obama’s apologists feel we should be happy about this, we can point out that we would have been happier with McLame (or McBush), who had a record of challenging Bush policies, who had “crossed the aisle” to work with Democrats in bipartisan fashion, and who had years of relevant experience to bring to the job. “Hope and change” was all Obama had, and those of us who saw through that are in no way obligated to support him. Obama and the Democrats lied, demonized President Bush, even our great country itself, and have no idea how to govern.

alliebobbitt on June 27, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Addendum: I guess Obama has finally conceded to Dick Cheney on national security, hasn’t he?

Ed, you are misunderestimating the president here. Is Dick Cheney a foreign tyrant? No? Then Obama concedes nothing.

Good morning, Ed and family.

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:19 AM

BetseyRoss on June 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Action must be taken now… You are so right!

Keemo on June 27, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Sort of amazing how having up-to-date factual information can allow a person to get past the rhetorical posturing and actually make decisions based on those facts.

Problem is, even THIS probably won’t turn the Kossacks against him in total, but I can’t bring myself to wade through that swamp this morning to sort through the “But he’s doing it BETTER not like that Eeeevvviiilll Boooooosh did” spin.

JamesLee on June 27, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Morning, Loxo.

maverick muse on June 27, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Obama said the government can crack down on terrorists “within the constraints of our Constitution.” He mentioned the indefinite detention of Guantanamo Bay detainees, contrasting their treatment with the prosecution of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.

“And, you know, let’s take the example of Guantanamo,” Obama said. “What we know is that, in previous terrorist attacks for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated.

“And the fact that the administration has not tried to do that has created a situation where not only have we never actually put many of these folks on trial, but we have destroyed our credibility when it comes to rule of law all around the world, and given a huge boost to terrorist recruitment in countries that say, ‘Look, this is how the United States treats Muslims. …

http://www.politicalbase.com/forums/topic/obama-rebukes-mccain-camp-on-terrorism-criticism/3781/

The only argument Democrats can make is that Obama had no damned idea what he wwas talking about and that McCain was right. That is one heck of a perspective and a great reason to elect someone.

drjohn on June 27, 2009 at 9:21 AM

This is beginning to make my head hurt. I’m a “D” grade Evelyn Wood skimmer so I skip names and fluff and focus on the meat. I always need to go back and read his name when he pulls this stuff as it seems illogical to what I’ve come to know of his increasingly unsteady platform. Some news items are clearly Obama, while other stunts he pulls are Bush or Cheneyesque. I need to adopt mnemonics like Obush and Ocheney from the top.

ericdijon on June 27, 2009 at 9:23 AM

He really must be pissing off the far left…

ladyingray on June 27, 2009 at 9:24 AM

It should be clear to all that Obama’s ideal is not a Jefferson-pure Constitution, but the full support of the Left and no Constitution at all. Supporting Obama always did defy rationality, but that was no problem for the Left. Broken promises may be a problem, and then perhaps it won’t be. The Left is singularly poor at remembering their own broken promises and failures.

njcommuter on June 27, 2009 at 9:24 AM

“incapacitated”
not decapitated

we have destroyed our credibility when it comes to rule of law all around the world,

THAT’s as close to his own personal confession as you’ll ever get from Obama, the Harvard Law POTUS who breaks contract law and ignored the Constitution he’s sworn to uphold, as he deflects his own guilt upon the nation.

maverick muse on June 27, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Windsock in Chief

Bishop on June 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Perfect.

ericdijon on June 27, 2009 at 9:26 AM

He is only lying when his lips are moving.
kingsjester on June 27, 2009 at 9:10 AM

If only that were true. Remember, he also has his minions and czars to lie for him too!

libertylady on June 27, 2009 at 9:27 AM

He’s a droid, a machine. Devoid of conscience. A political animal. All of which makes for an extremely dangerous person of power.

I took him out of the human catagory a long time ago.

katy on June 27, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Perfidy on Parade… although, I will enjoy rubbing this salt into the ever increasing wounds of my few lib friends… you know, those guys that actually were dopey enough to believe all the crap Obama was tossing around at the GOP… like a monkey in a cage at the zoo.

Shivas Irons on June 27, 2009 at 9:28 AM

The rank dishonesty of the Obama administration

Are flies attracted to rank odors?

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Good morning maverick muse

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Obama is a disgrace. A self-grandizing narcissist who cares about his own position of power and demeans and harms anyone who stands in his way.
I won’t congratulate him for continuing President Bush’s policies. He doesn’t deserve any accolade after his incessant baggering of our former president and his child-like antics.

jencab on June 27, 2009 at 9:30 AM

Remember the great idea of the yellow ribbon around the tree when our parents had sons and daughters in the military?
How about doing the same right now only the idea is waiting for our country to wake up and come home to it’s roots.
This might encourage not only yourself but others as they see it:):)I love it and I don’t want to see it go down.

ohiobabe on June 27, 2009 at 9:30 AM

Strange. Because I fully agreed with the Bush policy on detainees I now find myself in the curious position of being forced to agree with the completely odious Obama. Strange indeed.

johnsteele on June 27, 2009 at 9:30 AM

I am more concerned about Friday’s other document dump… HR 2454.

mjbrooks3 on June 27, 2009 at 9:30 AM

I hope Hillary primaries his ass.

BPD on June 27, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Create the appearance that he cares about Nat Sec.

Which gives him cover while he DESTROYS us from within.

artist on June 27, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Are flies attracted to rank odors?

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Yes, as well as rank dis-order.

conservnut on June 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Obama was the most unexamined candidates. His personal past was murky. While he admitted to heavy drug use in a high school days in his own book, nothing was made of it by the media. His college, law school, personal records were never made available to anyone. His many lies and contradicting proclamations were never challenged in the campaign and after he was elected. His explanation about his long association with hate-monger Wright was unbelievable. And now you expect honesty from him and his administration?

bayview on June 27, 2009 at 9:34 AM

[Comment deleted for TOU violation -- Ed]

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Precedent Obligate, OUR DEBT into moto perpetuo.

That’s great! It sounds great, too. If one of The Precedent’s people sees this, they might think it’s complimentary and, the next thing you know, it’s on the coin of the new realm. I wouldn’t be surprised.

Unconstitutional, Impeach! the mouse roared

maverick muse on June 27, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Something’s gotta happen.

progressoverpeace on June 27, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Something’s gotta happen.
progressoverpeace on June 27, 2009 at 9:37 AM

It will. The line is being stretched, tightened, twisted and overloaded way beyond capacity, the breaking point is near.

GO Bags exist for a reason.

Bishop on June 27, 2009 at 9:39 AM

artist: you are right. bambi wants to appear concerned about national security in order to appease the majority of Americans. he wants our country to cease to exist, but he also knows that most of us will suck up all tax increases, inflation & unemployment if we can still wave the flag & say:

we are strong!

we need to prove this jerk WRONG. we will not rollover & take it any longer. out with Congress. protest with your emails, letters, phone calls & sit ins. take to the streets (peaceably) whenever there is a call to assemble.

kelley in virginia on June 27, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Windsock in Chief

Bishop on June 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM

The arc of the president’s windsock is short…

but it bends toward King Abdullah.

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Hopey/Changey’s Grand Betrayal!!

There is NO HOPE.

There is NO CHANGE.

The Liberal Platform,was to stop the War!

To bring home the troops!

To apologize to the World,for the Liberals viewpoint
that President Bush tarnished Americas good name,so
far,Team Hopey has almost pissed off every nation on
the planet!!

And,Team Hopeys no preconditions,with the Tiny and in
signafact Iran,has back-fired and blown up in Obama’s
face!

Now DinnerJacket wants Hopey to apologize!!

In less than 6 months,the Leader of the Free World,is AWOL,
and has done as much,if not more than Team Carter!!

canopfor on June 27, 2009 at 9:41 AM

The visual of Obama standing on the back of a patent medicine wagon selling hopenchange by the bottle ($1) sticks with me for some reason. Weren’t laws passed to prevent this kind of dishonesty? Hmmm.

bradley11 on June 27, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Addendum: I guess Obama has finally conceded to Dick Cheney on national security, hasn’t he?

Obama: My uncle Dick, a typical white person, gets smarter as I get older.

Saltysam on June 27, 2009 at 9:42 AM

It’s a shameful performance, and the measure of the man in charge.

is there anything about oboobi that is not shameful?

SHARPTOOTH on June 27, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Good post Ed,
from Jim Geraghty

Barack Obama’s Big Fat $44 Million Lie
We’ve all seen politicians flip-flop and break promises. But when you spend $44 million on 16 different attack-ad commercials ripping an opponent for an idea, and then, after less than six months in the Oval Office, indicate that you’re open to that idea, it becomes an epic, presidency-defining lie.

.

Did he even have the grace to admit that? No. Instead, the White House OBAMA took the cowardly method of a late-Friday leak to let people know that Obama had adopted the Bush policy all over again.

abinitioadinfinitum on June 27, 2009 at 9:43 AM

but it bends toward King Abdullah.

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:40 AM

That picture is his legacy.

Saltysam on June 27, 2009 at 9:43 AM

A lot of people attribute his actions to naivete, I do not. I believe he told the electorate what they wanted to hear, without concern for what he would actually do. He and his handlers know how to follow polls. In practice he takes actions that he sees to best protect his future political endeavors.

That he follows President Bush’s strategy (almost lockstep) doesn’t suprise me, I doubt he or his cronies ever had any plan to deviate. To rail against President Bush was simply a convenient vessel to achieve his electoral goal. He understands that to lose a war that we have all but won would be political suicide. Maybe in his second term he would be willing to sacrifice his electorate, but not now.

Rode Werk on June 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Y’know, Hick, I’ve been posting since before Nov. 4th and I’ve never seen a Conservative poster on HotAir use those two ugly words that you just did. It’s funny how self-proclaimed “tolerant” Liberals are the most intolerant Americans of all.

kingsjester on June 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

That picture is his legacy.

Saltysam on June 27, 2009 at 9:43 AM

If only that were true! Imagine no Porkulus, no Cap & Trade…

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Up yours.

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

This has nothing to do with race or race baiting for us. It’s all about his Marxism and aquisition of power. I do believe that it has everything to do with race for him. He is a bitter,narcisistic, freedom-hating man. For that reason alone he should not be President of the United States of America.

BetseyRoss on June 27, 2009 at 9:47 AM

I hope Hillary primaries his ass.

That’s exactly why she is Secretary of State now. If she were in the Senate, she could play roadblock and cause all sort of trouble for The Won. I’ve thought about this, and it will be VERY tricky for Hillary to pull off anything like that.

First, she’ll have to have some sort of public disagreement on some policy matter, one that is relatively vital, and Obam’ter is blatently wrong about how to proceed. North Korea, maybe, something like that. She can then resign on principle, making a big scene about how bad he’s handling it, and she just can’t be a part of it any more.

The tricky part is that any sort of failure would have to be laid solely at Obam’ter’s feet, without spilling over onto Democrats in general. I used to think that meant he would have to screw up just enough, and too much would do just that; however, upon further reveiw, Obam’ter could have such a catastropic goof that even people like Pelosio and Reid could safely shun him. And getting rank-n-file Dems to abandon their messiah is what Hillary would have to have in order for any successful primary challenge.

Then in the general, that’s another story. If those things happen to that degree, I think the general public would race to dump the Dems in November. So in essense she would win the battle, but lose the war in a big way.

JamesLee on June 27, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Up yours.

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Second that motion!

Keemo on June 27, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Hick, the “rose colored window” you’re talking about is the window Obama screamed against for years in his perpetual campaign of hopenchange. Now that he can’t open it OR change things, the world is supposed to sit quietly and say nothing? Democrats screamed for years about policies Bush originated and nebulous “change” is why Mr. Perfect was elected, wasn’t it? The chickens have come home to roost, according to Obama’s favorite racist pastor, and you don’t want anyone to notice? Idiotic, beyond belief.

bradley11 on June 27, 2009 at 9:49 AM

BTW, Obama is much closer to being a Fascist than a Socialist or Marxist. Google all three words and see for yourselves.

bradley11 on June 27, 2009 at 9:50 AM

The Pinnochio Presidente!

dhunter on June 27, 2009 at 9:51 AM

bayview on June 27, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Because they are the racists. They hide behind false walls they themselves have built. They are also far to often people without a purpose. The hatred, the racism gives them a sense of purpose.

Sad but true. Lacking a moral compass.

Keemo on June 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Up yours.

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Second that motion!

Keemo on June 27, 2009 at 9:48 AM

All in favor?

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Hick on June 27,2009 at 9:36AM.

Hick: Me thinks your begging to be banned!

And,this reeks of a seminar style Liberal caller who calls
into the Rush Limbaugh program,pretending to be a Republican!!

canopfor on June 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Gee it’s a shame i have to settle for republican light when i could have had the real thing.

heshtesh on June 27, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Sorry for the terminology, but why don’t some of you just come out and call Obama an Uppity N****, since that’s what some people obviously think about him. I base that on what I’ve seen and heard said about the man

Hick, I don’t know what you are reading, but it sure isn’t here. Speaking for myself, I couldn’t give a rat’s rear end if he’s black, white, purple, or mauve. He’s just a freakin’ IDIOT who appears to have no idea what he’s doing most of the time, the things he DOES know about scare the begeezus out of me.

In case you missed it, the race-baiting ended after the Democrat Primary cycle.

JamesLee on June 27, 2009 at 9:53 AM

All in favor?

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Aye

thomasaur on June 27, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Everyone here is bringing up policy and personality disorders in the man.
It appears by your statment…you have taken the lead on that one.

Projectionism is a very difficult thing to see…

katy on June 27, 2009 at 9:53 AM

I look forward to the weekends since Obama usually comes out in support of policies I often like. Its amazing this guy has to duck his base as often as he does. Oh wait he he destroying energy and health care for them so all is forgiven.

rob verdi on June 27, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Your post includes racist language that is completely inappropriate here. Stop trolling and stop projecting your racist ideology onto us.

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM

I have a small suggestion…

Find a list of which members of Congress voted for the Cap and Tax Bill…

Then, go to any local bank or credit union, and pick up a few loan request forms…those which include a co-singer.

Then, draft a cover letter asking each member of Congress from your state who voted in favor of this travesty to sign the blank loan form…as a co-signer…and tell them that you will fill in the details after they sign, maybe even provide them with the details, later, of course, and then fill it out and send it back to the bank or credit union.

After all, if they can vote to spend billions and trillions without ever having read the bill or bills, and voted in favor of them anyway…details to be provided afterwards, of course…then why shouldn’t they put themselves on the line for a measly few thousand or tens of thousands of dollars, you as a citizen, obviously are going to need, and soon?

If enough citizens did this, do you think our Congress critters might get a clue??

Might want to send a couple to the Panderer in Chief as well.

coldwarrior on June 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM

He is going to lose his base in 2012 just like McCain lost the GOP base in 2008. I will not be surprised to see a primary opponent, even if it is a wacko like Dennis Kucinich.

Obama is doing this because reality had hit him in the face. He knows that above all he cannot afford to have another 9/11 on his watch. He thinks he is bulletproof because of those approval ratings, but he isn’t. When his base starts to abandon him it is going to be ugly.

rockmom on June 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

I think you’re off base with the Uppity deal. Like the usual Democrat response, you’re trying to make our EXTREME displeasure of the man a racial thing. We BOTH know that using that is nothing more then a Democratic Party tactic that’s particularly hypocritical considering it’s shameful race history.

We despise the man for several other reasons that have nothing to do with his race. We despise the man for his Communist/Socialist ideals and his plan to destroy our way of life. we despise the many for his EXTREME position of the right of killing not only an unborn baby, but one already born. We despise the man for his friends and acquaintances who are American terrorist and would destroy this country, if they could, as well as any Muslim terrorist. We despise the man for picking corrupt tax cheats for higher power in our land. Finally we despise the man for being like all other Democrats, pure hypocrites that dogged the last President for his policies, yet without so much as an, I’m sorry I was wrong, now continue the same policies in some, supposed “cleaner” light.

Jeff from WI on June 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Hick, Percy_Peabody

Hmmmmm. It appears we have a dynamic astroturfing duo here?

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM

All in favor?

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Aye!

Keemo on June 27, 2009 at 9:55 AM

I took him out of the human catagory a long time ago.
katy on June 27, 2009 at 9:27 AM

And all those who voted for this god on wheels….?

Friendly21 on June 27, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Hick,
that is only time I have ever seen that racial epitaph on Hot Air. How could you even type that in good conscience?

rob verdi on June 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Friday night dump? Down under, in the great land of Oz, it’s about the only time our politicians ever go to the toilet!

OldEnglish on June 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM

All in favor?

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Aye!

kingsjester on June 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Someone better send an ambulance to the Daily Dish headquarters. I’m sure Andrew Sullivan is utterly apoplectic over this.

What? He hasn’t mentioned it yet?!

John on June 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Ya know,I’m banking on,that there must be a lot of
really anger Liberal voters,who voted for the
Hope and Change montra!!

Talk about dissappointment,for the Left,that is!!

canopfor on June 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM

All in favor?

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM

I vote for ban and delete Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Dishonesty is putting things mildly. This administration has entered into very dangerous territory. Treason and crimes against the citizens must be discussed openly. We are witnessing the most blatant abuse of power ever seen in the history of our Democracy. Our country is on the verge of being altered permanently at the hands of our elected citizens. The free world is quickly becoming weaker, while evil grows in strength daily.

Nail on the head

marklmail on June 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM

I guess we will have to take to the streets!

BetseyRoss on June 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM

At the risk of sounding whiney and pessimistic, we couldn’t even get all our REPUBLICAN’S to vote against cap and trade! Short of holding some of these idiot politicians at gunpoint, I don’t know how make them “get it”.

anniekc on June 27, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

F**k you.

drjohn on June 27, 2009 at 9:58 AM

We can’t have any bothersome “man-caused disasters” that would interrupt Obama’s plans for America. It’s not because he thinks Bush was right or anything. It’s just cynical plotting that the media won’t bother him about.

amkun on June 27, 2009 at 9:58 AM

All in favor,

‘Present’!!

canopfor on June 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Hick, Percy_Peabody

Hmmmmm. It appears we have a dynamic astroturfing duo here?

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM

The site really turned a corner today.

ericdijon on June 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM

canopfor on June 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Your in Canada, no?

What are people saying in your circles about all this?

bazil9 on June 27, 2009 at 10:02 AM

I do believe the Ayes have it, as drjohn so colorfully proclaims.

So why not get outta Dodge, Hick, and take that Percy Peacock you rode in on.

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Jeff from WI on June 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Please do note quote the racist slur posted by Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM, because now I’m requesting that your post also be deleted.

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 10:02 AM

I vote for ban and delete Hick on June 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM

I say since it was he that dropped his britches and showed his @$$ that we let him twist in the wind. That statement says more about him than it does HA.

thomasaur on June 27, 2009 at 10:03 AM

anniekc on June 27, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Take the list of the eight Republicans and send them a taste of what your thinking & feeling. (Please)

Keemo on June 27, 2009 at 10:03 AM

You know, for a guy who took an awful beating over the last eight years, it’s amazing how many things Bush got right.

We know Bush got these right because Obama has had to keep them in place despite his desire to be the Anti-Bush.

Just look at the list:

Renditions
Warrant-less wiretaps
Indefinite detention
Guantanamo (Still hasn’t shut it down. Probably won’t.)
Military Tribunals

Bush got a lot of things wrong, but he got a lot of things right too. Obama has told us so without telling us so. And yes, Obama did get schooled by Cheney. He knows it, we know it and he knows we know it.

JohnInCA on June 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM

At the risk of sounding whiney and pessimistic, we couldn’t even get all our REPUBLICAN’S to vote against cap and trade! Short of holding some of these idiot politicians at gunpoint, I don’t know how make them “get it”.

anniekc on June 27, 2009 at 9:58 AM

The Republican Party is DEAD until is gets new leadership. The clowns in charge couldn’t get agreement that the sky is up. Those that voted yes, wouldn’t BE Republicans by the end of the day if I was in charge.

Jeff from WI on June 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM

So,Liberals who are really upset with Obama not
honouring his campaign promises,and want to vent
their anger,

comment on Rightsphere blogs!!

canopfor on June 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM

we need to oust ALL congresscritters because they are all knee deep in corruption. name one who truly represents his/her constituency?

we are the movement to save our country. it is not congress.

kelley in virginia on June 27, 2009 at 10:05 AM

All in favor?

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Aye!! With a telephone pole.

Patrick S on June 27, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Loxodonta on June 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM

I say we leave hicks words up for all to see. Obviously, this scumbag is not part of this community, but rather part of a community that tries to come off as “caring” and “thoughtful.”

Keemo on June 27, 2009 at 10:07 AM

canopfor on June 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Exactly. And the mealy-mouthed little morons do so in a hit-and-run fashion because they cannot withstand the withering smackdowns that ensue.

IrishEi on June 27, 2009 at 10:08 AM

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