Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on December 4, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

In his speech at West Point, Barack Obama accused Donald Rumsfeld of ignoring demands for troop increases in Afghanistan from 2001-2006:

Throughout this period, our troop levels in Afghanistan remained a fraction of what they were in Iraq. When I took office, we had just over 32,000 Americans serving in Afghanistan, compared to 160,000 in Iraq at the peak of the war. Commanders in Afghanistan repeatedly asked for support to deal with the reemergence of the Taliban, but these reinforcements did not arrive.

Rumsfeld immediately objected to that accusation, saying that he had never turned down a specific request for more troops. Jake Tapper followed up the next day with Robert Gibbs, who backed away from the allegations at light speed:

TAPPER:  Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld took issue with a lot of the speech last night, and I just wanted to clarify it.  The president said commanders in Afghanistan repeatedly asked for support to deal with the reemergence of the Taliban, but these reinforcements did not arrive.  I assume you’re referring to the McKiernan requests throughout 2008.

GIBBS:  Well, I — that’s, I believe, what the speech — the line of the speech.  I will let Secretary Rumsfeld explain to you and to others whether he thinks that the effort in Afghanistan was sufficiently resourced during his tenure as secretary of defense.

TAPPER:  Well, he says…

GIBBS:  I — I think that’s — that’s something that, you know…

TAPPER:  … he said he’s not aware of a single request of that nature between 2001 and 2006 when he was secretary of defense.

GIBBS:  I — again, I’ll let him explain to the American public whether he believes that the effort in Afghanistan during 2001 to 2006 was appropriately resourced.  You know, you go to war with the secretary of defense you have, Jake.

TAPPER:  That’s cute. The — the question, though, is what specifically was President Obama talking about when he said that?

GIBBS:  Again, what President Obama was talking about were additional resource requests that came in during 2008, which we’ve discussed in here.  But Jake, again, I’ll leave it to the secretary of defense in 2001 to 2006 to discuss the level of resourcing for that — understanding the level of commitment that we already had dedicated in Iraq, and whether or not he feels sufficient that history will judge the resourcing decisions that he made during that time period in the war in Afghanistan were or were not sufficient.

In other words, Barack Obama lied during the speech.  Did we have enough resources on the ground in Afghanistan?  Obviously not, in retrospect, and Obama is doing the right thing in boosting troop levels now, and criticism on those lines is perfectly fair.  But that’s an entirely different than accusing Rumsfeld and George Bush of deliberately ignoring specific troop requests from commanders on the ground.  Obama made that accusation, and Gibbs tried dodging the question because he couldn’t come up with any support for it.

And who was the Secretary of Defense in 2008? Why, none other than Obama’s current SecDef, Robert Gates.

Besides, isn’t that tremendously disingenuous coming from the man who said this when it came to General David Petraeus and his request for more troops in Iraq?

Disingenuous hardly begins to cover it.

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Another deployment of TAQQIYA by Barack Obama.

Lourdes on December 4, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Disingenuous is the libs SOP. Nothing new here…

jbh45 on December 4, 2009 at 8:10 AM

Go Jake!

Gibbsy doesn’t play dodgeball very well…

cmsinaz on December 4, 2009 at 8:11 AM

I bet Obama could have counted on the fingers of no hands how many military officers he had spoken to privately.

backwoods conservative on December 4, 2009 at 8:11 AM

But let’s not ignore or overlook Obama’s latest Doofus Statement:

“The system failed.”

That he said in “Official Statement” about the Party Crashers. While he’s ridiculously claiming “Separation of Powers” to avoid any appearance by Desiree Rogers before the Congressional Committee.

Rogers, the SOCIAL SECRETARY. “Separation of Powers” for the Social Secretary.

I conclude that there is far more at work in the Obama Party Circuit at the White House than meets the eye.

“The system failed.” Obama seems to enjoy that catchy phrase.

Lourdes on December 4, 2009 at 8:12 AM

I’m way past being surprised anymore.

Mord on December 4, 2009 at 8:13 AM

In other words, Barack Obama lied during the speech.

but, if Joe Wilson wasn’t present, could a lie have really occurred…..?

if a tree falls in the forest and there is no ear to hear it…. does it make a sound…?

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:14 AM

As much as the WH press corps adores Obowma even they must cringe at the parade of mistakes made by him and his administration.

FireBlogger on December 4, 2009 at 8:15 AM

You know what would make my year? To see someone in the press corps call Gibbs what he really is. Obama’s lap dog, a “man” (using that term very loosely) who degrades himself on daily basis by lying to the American people on behalf of this countries biggest liar.
He is a disgrace to his position and by in large the worst Press Sec in my history. BTW….the woman he talked down to saying that she was acting like his child should have walked up to him and slapped him in the face. Who does he think he is talking to anyone like that? What a dick.

milwife88 on December 4, 2009 at 8:16 AM

But Politico said…

SouthernGent on December 4, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Gibbs loves to jut his jaw out and make snide remarks. I’d pay $100 to see someone drop his ass like a load of bricks.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:19 AM

GIBBS: Well, I — that’s, I believe, what the speech — the line of the speech.

GIBBS: I — I think that’s — that’s something that, you know…

He talks just like his lord and master Obama.

Johnnyreb on December 4, 2009 at 8:19 AM

In other words, Barack Obama lied during the speech.

In other news, scientists have determined that water is wet and men like naked chicks.

We now have the first adolescent presidency.

rbj on December 4, 2009 at 8:20 AM

Liar in chief.

the_nile on December 4, 2009 at 8:20 AM

Obama made that accusation, and Gibbs tried dodging the question because he couldn’t come up with any support for it.

Well you know, you go to war with the White House Press Secretary you have….

The fact of the matter is that Afghanistan has not been a priority to the filthy lying coward in the White House. He dithered for four months on a decision he should have made six or seven months ago. Instead he announced half-measures and devoted his entire agenda to seizing private industry for government, paying back cronies with a stimulus package that has harmed this nation, jet setted around the globe so that the less fortunate nations could bask in the glow of his ego, and partied with Oprah in Copenhagen.

In the meantime the troops needed their CINC to do something but he just wasn’t as important as playing President.

highhopes on December 4, 2009 at 8:23 AM

In other news, scientists have determined that water is wet and men like naked chicks.

We now have the first adolescent presidency.

rbj on December 4, 2009 at 8:20 AM

science, confirming the obvious, and advancing political agendas….

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:24 AM

The Employment Situation for November 2009 is scheduled to be released on December 4, 2009, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM

Gibbs loves to jut his jaw out and make snide remarks. I’d pay $100 to see someone drop his ass like a load of bricks.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:19 AM

I’m good for another $100. That lard bucket needs to be taught a lesson in humility. Tony Snow (may he R.I.P.) never talked down to the press or insulted them the way that Gibbs does. Even the second worse Press Secretary ever, Scott McClellan, was a professional. This guy clearly got his credentials from a school that advertises on the back of matchcovers.

highhopes on December 4, 2009 at 8:27 AM

tick tock tick tock……

Amateur: (noun) scheduling a jobs summit the day before bad economic and unemployment news is released as a way to put forth the narrative that will carry your carcass through the Sunday talk shows.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:28 AM

highhopes on December 4, 2009 at 8:27 AM

agree, tony snow was funny, humble, truthful and forthright with information.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:29 AM

I — again, I’ll let him explain to the American public whether he believes that the effort in Afghanistan during 2001 to 2006 was appropriately resourced

This guy is the perfect tool for a lying jerk like Obama.

Hey Obama, the troops are still over there while you are still in campaign mode with this crap. And you wonder why you needed to try and “warm-up” the crowd at West Point.

Damn it, this guy is by far the worst POTUS ever, I don’t think he’ll be topped.

Are the American people so effing stupid, that they don’t realize how the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq has constantly changed over the years? The Bush had to juggle both wars, while dealing with scum like Obowma undermining him every step of the way?

I can’t imagine how such an ignorant, arrogant, petty, dishonest coward was elected POTUS.

reaganaut on December 4, 2009 at 8:30 AM

***flashing red light at drudgereport….****

tick tock tick tock….

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:30 AM

The Employment Situation for November 2009 is scheduled to be released on December 4, 2009, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM

I watched with loathing as the filthy lying coward in the White House had Jennifer Granholm seated right next to him at the faux job summit yesterday. Granholm is far better known as a job killer, dream stealer, and destroyer of economic initiatives. Yet there she was in a leading role to discuss how more jobs could be killed and government could be even more intrusive into one’s personal life.

BTW, Huckabee had an interesting statistic this morning. Less than 10% of the filthy lying coward’s top leadership has had any real-life business experience. They all come from government and academia without ever having had to earn a living like ordinary Americans.

highhopes on December 4, 2009 at 8:31 AM

BTW, Huckabee had an interesting statistic this morning. Less than 10% of the filthy lying coward’s top leadership has had any real-life business experience. They all come from government and academia without ever having had to earn a living like ordinary Americans.

highhopes on December 4, 2009 at 8:31 AM

That surprises me not at all. The President himself has never run a damn thing in his life.

Doughboy on December 4, 2009 at 8:32 AM

In other words, Barack Obama lied during the speech. Did we have enough resources on the ground in Afghanistan? Obviously not, in retrospect, and Obama is doing the right thing in boosting troop levels now, and criticism on those lines is perfectly fair.

Can’t anyone mention that the troop numbers in Afghanistan may have been the result of other factors, like violence levels, Iraqi War demands and an incomplete analysis of progress with fewer troops?

It is a fact that Rumsfeld has become famous for under resourcing. But weren’t He and His VP considering leaving far fewer behind, even now?

I am waiting for the media to start jumping all over his lies. Hey, New York Times!

IlikedAUH2O on December 4, 2009 at 8:32 AM

10%
2 mos in a row double digits.

10 mos past predicted ceiling of 8% that we’d have if stimulus failed to pass.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:33 AM

I watched with loathing as the filthy lying coward in the White House had Jennifer Granholm seated right next to him at the faux job summit yesterday. Granholm is far better known as a job killer, dream stealer, and destroyer of economic initiatives.

Tell me about it. I live in Toledo, where the unemployment nuber is about 15% — and that looks good compared to Michigan. Or should I say Michigone.

rbj on December 4, 2009 at 8:33 AM

10%
2 mos in a row double digits.

10 mos past predicted ceiling of 8% that we’d have if stimulus failed to pass.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:33 AM

I’m confused though. The economy lost over 150,000 jobs last month, yet the unemployment rate went DOWN?! This is twice in the last few months this has happened. I understand they don’t count people who’ve given up looking for work, but that still looks very shady.

Doughboy on December 4, 2009 at 8:35 AM

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:30 AM

It is now at 10% down from 10.2% in the Obama world THAT IS PROGRESS. However, for those who are out of a job and have run out of unemployment benefits are still screwed.
Be ready for the MSM to cry VICTORY and once again for the umpteenth time, the recession is over.

milwife88 on December 4, 2009 at 8:36 AM

What is true is that there were Special Ops assets deployed to and /or moved from AFG to Iraq as part of the surge in 2007. They were under the command of none other than Gen. Stanley McChrystal and were extremely effective in hunting down and taking out many high value targets, making a significant contribution to the success of the surge. I know a soldier who served under the General in Iraq who has nothing but good things to say about him, referring to McChrystal as “The Man”. McChrystal’s strong leadership during this time is one of the reasons that he got tapped for the AFG effort.

The fact is that there were not huge numbers of Special Forces available to resource both wars simultaneously. That’s why they are “special”.

But Obama and Co are not making that distinction thereby implying that conventional forces were kept from fighting in AFG which probably is not the case.

muggedbyreality on December 4, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Doughboy on December 4, 2009 at 8:35 AM

From what I understand, the unemployment rate only reflects the people who are collecting unemployment, it doesn’t count the people whos benefits have run out. So .2% of those counted last month have run out of benefits and no are no longer “counted”.

milwife88 on December 4, 2009 at 8:39 AM

“GIBBS:  Well, I — that’s, I believe, what the speech — the line of the speech.”

Classic Gibbs. He’s not a spokesman, he’s a cartoon character!

“TAPPER:  That’s cute.”

You go, Jake!

KS Rex on December 4, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Of course he lied. The man LIES. He does it EVERY day. He appears to be unable to help himself. As for Mr. Gibbs and his “you go to war with the sec of defense you have.” Yeah, Tapper is right. That was realllll cute.

This administration is truly amazing. Never have I seen politicians lie quite so much and get away with it. It’s mind boggling. Today they’ll come out and say the “president” misspoke and didn’t mean what he said at all and pull some cockamammie (sp?) excuse out of their behinds and the ObamaZombies will believe it.

It’s sickening. And will anyone continue to call him out on it? Nope. Instead they’ll all sit around blathering about how Palin has shown her true colors as a birther and how dare she and blah blah blah.

The worst part is, you look at the comments on this site. We ALLOW them to do these things because when they force these little tidbits to the forefront, such as the Palin birther thing, instead of keeping our eyes on the important things, such as a president who lies as a matter of policy (and, BTW, his refusal to release ANYTHING ought to have people wondering what he’s hiding far more than they are) we allow Obama and his cronies to do decide what is discussed and investigated. The number of comments on the Palin birther thing is HUGE compared to the comments on other issues. It’s a shame something like Palin’s comments, and, let’s be honest here, she’s RIGHT. The people have a RIGHT to know things about a candidate and Obama has stonewalled on just about every one of these issues, draws in so much interest while other topics that are more important often get a ho hum.

Maybe the anti-Palin brigade and the rest of the party could stop allowing these people to drag us off topic so often? It might help us win a few elections if we stop allowing them to set the topics. Just a thought.

Mad Mad Monica on December 4, 2009 at 8:42 AM

From what I understand, the unemployment rate only reflects the people who are collecting unemployment, it doesn’t count the people whos benefits have run out. So .2% of those counted last month have run out of benefits and no are no longer “counted”.

milwife88 on December 4, 2009 at 8:39 AM

I know. I hate that formula they use though. It downplays the severity of this recession and it also allows Obama to attempt to spin his way out of this instead of being forced to deal with it head-on. Then again given his “solution” involves pissing away another $300 billion, maybe that’s a good thing.

Doughboy on December 4, 2009 at 8:42 AM

unemployment is rising in Southern Va, but our statewide #s look very healthy. The libs/dems say that Obama has led us out of the wilderness in Virginia because of our low unemployment #s.

But the employment increase is in govt. jobs in No. Virginia (DC suburb). Isn’t that good news?

kelley in virginia on December 4, 2009 at 8:47 AM

The Won had a national stage to get his lie out there and be printed in all the papers. Gibbs only had to dance around in front of the WH press corp. At least Rummy gets more notice. Too bad GWB doesn’t correct some of the lies coming out.

Kissmygrits on December 4, 2009 at 8:47 AM

“That’s Cute”

mahahahahahahahahaha! Gibbs is ridiculous. Not even a modicum of professionalism or sense of office…or for that matter sense at all.

NickelAndDime on December 4, 2009 at 8:47 AM

And who was the Secretary of Defense in 2008? Why, none other than Obama’s current SecDef, Robert Gates.

Yep. Nice way to throw your Sec Def under the bus. And it’s all the more galling in light of Gibby’s “cute” remark to Tapper that “You go to war with the Secretary of Defense you have”.

You go to war with the C in C you have too, and Obambi doesn’t exactly inspire confidence and trust.

Buy Danish on December 4, 2009 at 8:54 AM

I like how Tapper tells Gibbs that his joke was ‘cute’. Almost like saying ‘yeah that crap may distract some of the other ball lickers in the room, but I’d like an answer to my question if you don’t mind’.

BadgerHawk on December 4, 2009 at 8:58 AM

muggedbyreality on December 4, 2009 at 8:37 AM

+1

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:59 AM

milwife88 on December 4, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Sunday talk show narrative:
DEC Jobs summit causes November unemployment rate to plummet to 10%.

Narratives.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 9:01 AM

“That’s cute”…two simple words and Gibbs gets shown as the grade schooler in a suit that he is.

Bishop on December 4, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Gibbs loves to jut his jaw out and make snide remarks. I’d pay $100 to see someone drop his ass like a load of bricks.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:19 AM

That’s pretty much what Tapper did with his “that’s cute” response.

jwolf on December 4, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Gibbs loves to jut his jaw out and make snide remarks. I’d pay $100 to see someone drop his ass like a load of bricks.

ted c on December 4, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Better yet, I’d pay to see Helen Thomas throw her shoe at the puppet.

Rovin on December 4, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Rovin on December 4, 2009 at 9:07 AM

+1

becki51758 on December 4, 2009 at 9:20 AM

watched with loathing as the filthy lying coward in the White House had Jennifer Granholm seated right next to him at the faux job summit yesterday. Granholm is far better known as a job killer, dream stealer, and destroyer of economic initiatives.
Tell me about it. I live in Toledo, where the unemployment nuber is about 15% — and that looks good compared to Michigan. Or should I say Michigone.

rbj on December 4, 2009 at 8:33 AM

Almost worse, I turned on the news last night and saw that idiot Thomas Friedman of the NY Times sitting next to Obama at this job summit.

PatMac on December 4, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Disingenuous hardly begins to cover it.

It’s more. It’s an intentional misrepresentation. A lie. A brazen, shameless lie.

This community organizer’s pants have been in flames a long time. Flaming pants is his modus operandi.

petefrt on December 4, 2009 at 9:23 AM

This guy Gibbs has gotta have trouble in the ‘Living With Himself’ department.

Bet he has to work hard to Not kick the dog when he gets home.

TimBuk3 on December 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Was it Obama lying or TOTUS? He just reads the words.

Mike Morrissey on December 4, 2009 at 9:29 AM

I am at a complete loss as to why our President has to lie about almost everything. These are not ‘miscalibrated’ words as was done with that ‘stupid police’ statement, but lies that make him and effectively our nation look petty and risk impacting our security. I haven’t had any trust in anything he says for some time and I can well imagine that is the same opinion held by our allies, those we wish to have on our side and our enemies as well. This latest lie, IMHO, crosses the line to the point, with previous actions, that we are in the realm of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’.

This is similar to Clinton’s lies but he doesn’t have a ‘private’ situation offering him cover from impeachment and conviction. His illegal handling of the bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler with the shafting of bond holders, his use of Czars to manage and budget without Senate confirmation rather than just advise and his firing of Inspector Generals combined with this latest action show his intention to do whatever is needed to fulfill his ideological bent regardless of the requirements of our Constitution and legal ethics.

I believe he is relying on his ethnicity to provide him cover as he apparently always has, but he is now where the buck stops and I don’t give a tinkers dam about his race; I care about his character, as MLK prescribed, not the color of his skin, and Obama has NONE. I was uncertain about whether Clinton warranted impeachment, but NOT with The Won; It is time for impeachment even if Biden as President is the result.

amr on December 4, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Granholm is far better known as a job killer, dream stealer, and destroyer of economic initiatives.

highhopes on December 4, 2009 at 8:31 AM

But you have to give her credit. She has been most efficient at her best skills. Furthermore, she doesn’t lie. Her campaign slogan was “You haven’t seen anything yet. The next four years are going to blow you away”. She was telling the truth.

Jobs in the UP are becoming more scarce than 12 point bucks, and tax revenues are in the toilet. So what was the answer at local levels to keep the counties running: raise taxes.

Yoop on December 4, 2009 at 9:41 AM

This community organizer’s pants have been in flames a long time. Flaming pants is his modus operandi.

petefrt on December 4, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Best not to mention THE WON’s hot pants. It’s liable to give Chrisy Matthews a tingles attack.

Yoop on December 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Obama lied.

What else is new?

coldwarrior on December 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Obama made that accusation, and Gibbs tried dodging the question because he couldn’t come up with any support for it.

“Dodging the question”. Gibbs has been two-stepping since Day One.

GarandFan on December 4, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Baghdad Bob is at it again…..

rockmom on December 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM

TimBuk3 on December 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Your assuming that he has some kind of Moral Compass?

PappaMac on December 4, 2009 at 10:39 AM

And the MSM yawns.

SKYFOX on December 4, 2009 at 10:44 AM

Put Rumsfeld and Obama in fighting ring, till one emerges as the victor.

And double check Obama thouroughly, I wouldn’t put it pass him not to cheat.

Sir Napsalot on December 4, 2009 at 10:52 AM

It’s funny how liberals spent years telling us that is was the presence of troops that was causing the violence in Iraq/Afghanistan and that more troops meant more violence and the look of imperialistic occupation.

Now that Obama is President and “War is the Answer”,not having enough troops was the problem.

Wish these liberals could keep their talking points straight!!!

It would be nice if this crack staff of journalist also mentioned the fact that Obama chaired the Senates sub-committee on Afghanistan where Obama held a grand total of ….O….hearings.
None…..
….Obama did pretty much nothing concerning Afghanistan while having a democratic majority in Congress:

(via gatewaypundit)

By the way, wasn’t it Barack Obama who chaired the Senate’s sub-committee dealing with the Afghan War from 2006-2008? And how many hearings did he have on the matter? If you answered zero, you would be correct.

So apparently Obama is sooooooo smart and was sooooooooo concerned about Afghanistan that he did not hold one chair meeting dealing with the war and it has taken him almost a year to decide on what to do there after spending 2 years telling America he had a smarter and better plan.

Only an idiot, blind partisan Obamaphite would consider this an example of leadership.

Baxter Greene on December 4, 2009 at 10:56 AM

bet Obama could have counted on the fingers of no hands how many military officers he had spoken to privately.

backwoods conservative on December 4, 2009 at 8:11 AM

Odamna uses a single finger in reference to our military. This is not news neither is it new. He has despised our men and women in uniform since memory formed.

Crusader Rabbit on December 4, 2009 at 11:06 AM

I’m really starting to like ole Tapper.

R D on December 4, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Unless Obama is sealed in a cocoon of ultra leftists, EVERYTHING he says is a lie.

jukin on December 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM

So does this mean that if, in 2011, when the retreat begins and the Taliban come out in force to attack American forces as they leave the country & commanders on the ground ask Obama not for more withdrawal but for more troops he’ll honour their requests?

Jay Mac on December 4, 2009 at 12:27 PM

FireBlogger on December 4, 2009 at 8:15 AM

I would respectfully disagree with the word, “mistakes”. Most of Obama’s comments, are outright lies, and he knows it when he says them. The problem is, the msm’s rarely call him to the mat for it, and very little outrage is shown by those on the left. I think most of us, are offended by the continuous tapestry of lies, he, and his ilk continue to bring forth, but it’s getting disgusting, that very few, who have the public ear, really call him out on it.

I don’t think Obama would know the truth, if it bit him on his back side.

capejasmine on December 4, 2009 at 12:43 PM

In other words, Barack Obama lied during the speech.

Grass us still green.
Fresh snow is still white.
Obama still, always, lies.

I hope he keeps Gibbs in that job ’til the end. He is a perfect representation of the kindergarten that ‘leads’ us.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2009 at 1:52 PM

C’mon, now. Messiah don’t lie. That damn Teleprompter lies.

n0doz on December 4, 2009 at 1:57 PM

“The system failed.” Obama seems to enjoy that catchy phrase.
Lourdes on December 4, 2009 at 8:12 AM

Predicting this will replace “I inherited” as the go to excuse for Obama’s F/ups?

Or will he just combined the two?

I inherited a failed system that has worked pretty good for the last 200 years.

DSchoen on December 4, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Supplying infidels to the Taliban; Priceless!!!!!!

Cybergeezer on December 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM

I believe he is relying on his ethnicity to provide him cover as he apparently always has, but he is now where the buck stops and I don’t give a tinkers dam about his race; I care about his character, as MLK prescribed, not the color of his skin, and Obama has NONE. I was uncertain about whether Clinton warranted impeachment, but NOT with The Won; It is time for impeachment even if Biden as President is the result.

amr on December 4, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Welcome to the party, pal!

Blacksmith8 on December 4, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Blacksmith8: Thanks, but I’ve been to the party ever since 2/27/09, have picketed by myself a senator and my rep, attended 16 TEA Parties and other protests and 4 times a week I Stand Up For Freedom at a Freedom Corner in three different cities with the expanding Patriots Corner Club.

Impeachment is a serious matter; but it will not happen, most likely, with a far Left majority in congress. The only other option is revolution, if congress and Obama continue on the same path and that is not a choice I want to see our citizenry make without all other options tried. We have only used 2/3s of MLK peaceful tactics; not peaceful but disruptive sit-ins.

We have not repeated the 1999 TN Income Tax Revolt tactics of surrounding the Capitol building and occupying offices to stop legislation. But the day we see massive arrests for peacefully practicing our 1st Amendment rights just as we have seen arrests and killings in modern Iran, and in Hitler’s Germany or a massive seizure of private firearms, we will know the time for revolution has arrived.

amr on December 5, 2009 at 4:13 PM