Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on May 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Fool me once, shame on you … fool me twice, shame on me The old maxim seems to especially apply in political campaigns, especially when politicians run for re-election.  When they fail to deliver on campaign promises the first time around, most voters are smart enough not to fall for it a second time … which makes the campaign promises from Barack Obama this time around even more cynical, as BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kazcynski demonstrates by matching them up with video from the 2008 campaign:

And now I want to finish the job by streamlining government and cutting more waste, and reforming our tax code so that it is simpler and fairer, and asks the wealthiest Americans to pay a little bit more.

We will reform Medicare — not by shifting the cost of care to seniors, but by reducing the spending that isn’t making people healthier.

 It’s time to stop denying citizenship to responsible young people just because they’re the children of undocumented immigrants.

Say … didn’t this guy have more than three years already to get to these issues?

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Say … didn’t this guy have more than three years already to get to these issues?

Fore!

visions on May 9, 2012 at 8:03 AM

a bunch of fools will vote for him believing his tripe…

boggles the mind

veto proof congress for 2 years-puhleeze

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 8:04 AM

I submit, that we all band together across the USA and open FREE ALCOHOLIC STUFF STANDS the night before election day. I’d bet half his voter base wouldn’t even remember to vote the next day……..bye bye Barry.

waterytart on May 9, 2012 at 8:07 AM

FORWARD HO!

ExpressoBold on May 9, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Now, he’s begging.

kingsjester on May 9, 2012 at 8:14 AM

“…and asks the wealthiest Americans to pay a little bit more.”

Let’s demolish this lie. Obama’s tax increase plans don’t “ask” anybody to do anything, least of all “pay”. They demand that the wealthy hand over more of their hard-earned money on pain of imprisonment. And it isn’t a “little bit more” he’s demanding from successful wage-earners and investors, it’s a whole lot more, while he continues to allow his base to pay nothing.

Trafalgar on May 9, 2012 at 8:14 AM

President Irwin Corey

50sGuy on May 9, 2012 at 8:15 AM

It’s time to stop denying illegal residents the power to vote for me just because they’re the legal residents of other countries.

Fixed, for the reality of Democrat trash in the 21st century.

MNHawk on May 9, 2012 at 8:15 AM

What a Stick.

Electrongod on May 9, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Say … didn’t this guy have more than three years already to get to these issues?

IMO, future historians are going to attribute Obama’s single term mostly to the amount of time and political capital he put into the state seizure of the healthcare system as his biggest political failure. He had not planned on the public opposition and was going to ram it through with Dems in both houses of Congress in August of 2009 and start in on amnesty in January of 2010. Instead the Senate skulked into the chamber in the wee hours of the last day before bolting for the holidays in December 2009 and it did not get through the house by treason from traitors like Bart Stupak in late March 2010. By that time Congress was beginning to ramp up for the mid-term elections and was not about to take on something as controversial as amnesty for illegals (they aren’t undocumented, they just are trespassers).

Then, of course, the loss of the House in the 2010 elections pretty much made Obama a lame duck with two years before the next election. He has had no significant legislative victory since March 2010 and yet he is pretending to run on his record of accomplishment that will be fulfilled if he is only given four more years. God willing, the public won’t be so damned stupid this time around.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:16 AM

It’s time to stop denying citizenship to responsible young people just because they’re the children of undocumented immigrants.

 
It’s time to stop adhering to the Constitution because we see an easily-manipulated minority voting bloc coming of age.

rogerb on May 9, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Aw, c’mon.

Any idea how long it takes to get a tee time in the DC area these days?

coldwarrior on May 9, 2012 at 8:17 AM

New campaign slogan -

Obama 2012, Now with more Hope!

JoeHanson on May 9, 2012 at 8:18 AM

ExpressoBold on May 9, 2012 at 8:10 AM

It’d be much more polite to ask FLOTUS nicely just to move along.

coldwarrior on May 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

a bunch of fools will vote for him believing his tripe…

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Let’s not call Obama supporters fools. That does a disservice to fools. Obama supporters are the 50%. The 50% who pay nothing in taxes but are fully engaged in taking through various entitlement programs including welfare and food stamps.

Obama is focusing on the takers in society by demonizing the productive. It is why those with nothing invested in society (young people, welfare recipients, etc.) are being focused. Let’s call it the battle of the makers v. takers. Obama has declared war on the makers.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Romney is going to have a hard time not laughing out loud during debates. When someone keeps lying with a straight face it’s hard to keep one’s composure.

I’m still laughing about WV – it ended up 59/41. Totally hilarious.

gophergirl on May 9, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Now, he’s begging.

kingsjester on May 9, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Yes, and he sounds extraordinarily desperate.

Buy Danish on May 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

It’d be much more polite to ask FLOTUS nicely just to move along.

coldwarrior on May 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

.
Actually, I didn’t have her in mind… I was just doing my John Wayne impression. Sandra Fluke, now, is another free condom entirely….

ExpressoBold on May 9, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Ok happy nomad

cmsinaz on May 9, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Obama has declared war on the makers.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Yes. Obama is a master of class warfare.

But, let’s not forget that this has been the Democrat platform for (at least) the last thirty years. Every elected democrat in the federal government is some form of socialist, and against free market capitalism. Moreover, the vast majority of federal politicians of every stripe is really just interested in buying their next election by offering “free” stuff to the numerous “takers” that you mentioned.

We have more than a Washington problem. We have a people problem.

RedCrow on May 9, 2012 at 8:33 AM

…YOU LIE…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 9, 2012 at 8:35 AM

And Still They Believe…

‘I will always be there for Israel,’ Obama promised woman he met at old Warsaw Ghetto’


So when efforts are made to equate Zionism to racism, we reject them. When international forces single out Israel with unfair resolutions, we vote against them. When attempts are made to delegitimize the state of Israel, we oppose them. When faced with a regime that threatens global security and denies the Holocaust and threatens to destroy Israel, the United States will do everything in our power to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon….

As they came to the steps that take visitors from the main part of the room to the black panels and candles…, the president gently rested his hand on Wiesel’s back as though to invite him to lead. Under the carved named of Dachau, the President and Wiesel each lit a little stick in one of the candles there and took their little flames to candles under Buchenwald. They put out their sticks in very small (an eighth of a cup’s worth, perhaps) piles of sand designed for that purpose.

The two men walked slowly towards the exit, leaving the room at 9:45. President Obama placed his hand on Wiesel’s shoulder after they were out of the Hall and exchanged a few words in audible to your pooled.

The President is speaking. Remarks were open press — but in case you did not make the trip, both Wiesel and POTUS got standing ovations from the packed auditorium here.

And the enrichment continues in quiet while the election approaches.

IlikedAUH2O on May 9, 2012 at 8:39 AM

And there are still lots of stupid people out there continuing to support him.
Blindly.
You show them this stuff, & the majority of them will ignore it & vote Dem straight across the board anyway.
Bcs they want to keep continuing to vote themselves other people’s MONEY.

Badger40 on May 9, 2012 at 8:41 AM

The 50% who pay nothing in taxes but are fully engaged in taking through various entitlement programs including welfare and food stamps.
 
Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:22 AM

 

Equal protection! Equal protection!
 
- (D) gay marriage advocates, simultaneously

rogerb on May 9, 2012 at 8:43 AM

http://twitchy.com/2012/05/09/cher-im-sorry-for-being-a-hater-like-rush-limbaugh/

THIS above is a perfect example of why (if they lose) the Left is having such a difficult time this season. SoundByte Americans are hacked about paying high gas prices and such but if the economy is bad…..AND YOUR INSULTING like Cher was then they will take it out on you at the polls. Obama is the great accomplisher (he did get ObamaCare through) but this new Twitchified Media holds him to account like nothing before.

Long live a free internet (for both sides).

You can’t have a freer marketplace to hold ideas and policies accountable can you? Now you can remind Cher or Obama or Lugar or any of these public figures of what they said (and remind your undecided friends).

Do we even need the official “White House Press Corpse” anymore?

PappyD61 on May 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

It’s time to stop denying citizenship to responsible young people just because they’re the children of undocumented immigrants.

How might this rationale allpy to other law-breaking.

“It’s time to stop denying ownership of stolen TVs to responsible young people just because they’re the children of burglars.”

hawkdriver on May 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I hope Michelle Obama isn’t proud of America on the night of November 6th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYY73RO_egw

PappyD61 on May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Yes, and he sounds extraordinarily desperate.

Buy Danish on May 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Wouldn’t you be desperate too if you wanted a second term under the following conditions:

Your signature and only legislative accomplishment was over two years ago and is wildly unpopular with the public who understand that if they like their healthplan the will be unable to keep it.

Your record with national security issues is so bad that you stage a weeklong one-year anniversary celebration of “getting” a terrorist leader largely irrelevant for the past ten years.

Over 69% of those troops killed in Afghanistan occured on your watch and you’ve just announced to the enemy when they can undo whatever progress has been made in that rat hole.

You’ve been unable to pander to gays or illegals because of a deadlocked Congress.

Your attempts to pander to women backfired when you decided to declare war on Christian religious institutions (Muslims always seem to get exemptions from this stuff).

Your Attorney General started his term of office by ignoring racially based voter intimidation and went on to kill hundreds of Mexicans and at least one Border Agent by a scheme intended to force through gun control in this nation.

You’ve treated our closest allies, including Israel and the UK with complete contempt while bowing and scraping to our enemies on apology tour after apology tour.

Your wife is addicted to high-cost vacations including a week in Spain. You think nothing of letting your daughter go to Mexico on a school trip even though it required 24 agents to go along with her. You’ve played more golf than the last three Presidents combined while claiming to focus solely on (at various times) the economy, jobs, and national security.

Your administration is so bereft of accomplishment you gave the same State of the Union speech two years in a row.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

“It’s time to stop denying ownership of stolen TVs to responsible young people just because they’re the children of burglars.”

hawkdriver on May 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

OT but your comments remind me of the coverage in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As the image on the screen was of people stealing flat screen TVs and designer clothing, a woman was actually defending the looting as people just doing what they needed to survive the hurricane. No explanation how one needs a flat screen to survive in a city where there is no power.

But that is the left’s way of thinking be it Katrina looters or OWS. Any slight justification to steal from the productive in the name of economic justice or something.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:52 AM

apply

hawkdriver on May 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Your administration is so bereft of accomplishment you gave the same State of the Union speech two years in a row.
 
Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

 
Ha. That should be a campaign commercial.

rogerb on May 9, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Obama: Keep believing in me

Romney: Believe in America

bailey24 on May 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Yes, and he sounds extraordinarily desperate.

Buy Danish on May 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Desperate times call for desperate measures…
Prepare for the desperate measures.

askwhatif on May 9, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Actually, I didn’t have her in mind… I was just doing my John Wayne impression. Sandra Fluke, now, is another free condom entirely….

ExpressoBold on May 9, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Just wondering…if Sandra Fluke will not procreate, I, personally am willing to pay for birth control for her.

askwhatif on May 9, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Preezy Still Evolving certainly is into recycling. How very green of him.

Kissmygrits on May 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

The walking, talking Obamatron, programmed with an endless liberal Do-Loop. An endless I-I-I-I-I, Me-Me-Me-Me, Will Do – Will Do -…

Somebody, pull it’s batteries!

Yoop on May 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Say … didn’t this guy have more than three years already to get to these issues?

Give Barry a break! It’s hard to work around his golfing and vacation schedules.

GarandFan on May 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM

I submit, that we all band together across the USA and open FREE ALCOHOLIC STUFF STANDS the night before election day. I’d bet half his voter base wouldn’t even remember to vote the next day……..bye bye Barry.

waterytart on May 9, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Fun idea. To get around licensing rules, though, may have to merely pay for all the alcohol at existing bars and have increased advertising.

God willing, the public won’t be so damned stupid this time around.
Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Amen!!

Kevin K. on May 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

President Irwin Corey

50sGuy on May 9, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Now, now, NOW!! No more insult to Irwin Corey, PLEASE!!

Khun Joe on May 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

See Ya!!

You might want to invest in a nail-gun and help the last disaster Dem frame houses at Habitat for Humanity.

Think about it ya jug-eared fraud – DECADES to reflect on your total failure as POTUS.

Decades of being the joke that almost destroyed the US economy.

Time will not be kind to your narcissitic @ss – you’ll be dubbed the “Affirmative Action” president, and the damage you’ve done to your party can’t even be measured yet (but given the “midterms” as an example the bloodbath will be delightful).

Tim_CA on May 9, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Nobody ASKS anybody to pay more taxes. I hate it when he (or any idiot liberal) says that.

You ASK people to put the toilet seat down, or to come to your birthday party, or to donate to a charity.

The IRS doesn’t ASK anybody to do anything.

They TELL you to give them what they demand, then take your stuff or throw you in jail if you don’t.

I’m sick of this “asking” business. How stupid do they think we are?

Alana on May 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM