Is it any wonder that ‘Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago’?

posted at 8:01 pm on July 15, 2012 by Howard Portnoy

Ask any Republican, and he will tell you that Washington is just as bitterly divided along partisan lines as it was when Barack Obama was swept into office on a giddy wave of hope and change. Or ask the president himself.

In a taped interview that aired on CBS Sunday Morning, he told Charlie Rose:

Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago. And you know, if you ask me what is the one thing that has frustrated me most over the last four years, it is not the hard work. It is not, you know, the enormity [sic] of the decisions. It is not the pace. It is that I haven’t been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency … and common sense of ordinary people—Democrats, Republicans and independents who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems. And, you know, there is enough blame to go around for that.

When Rose asked Obama if he was on the list of those deserving some of the shared blame, he responded: “I think there is no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trumps problem solving.” Short answer: No.

So when Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) raised an objection in January of 2009 to the idea of a tax credit for people who don’t pay income taxes, the president’s haughty response—”I won. So I think on that one, I trump you”—did not in his view fan the flames of resentment or hostility. Nor was he contributing to the divisive tone he promised to end when he smirked in October of 2010 that after driving “the economy into a ditch” the Republicans could “come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

Clearly when Obama said of Rep. Paul Ryan’s deficit plan that the GOP’s “vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about pitting “children with autism or Down’s syndrome” against “every millionaire and billionaire in our society,” he meant it in the nicest possible way. Similarly, the “enemies” he promised to “punish” while addressing a Latino audience must have been someone other than the Republicans.

What is truly frightening is not that Obama is unable to recognize, much less own, his scornful derision toward those who disagree with him. It is that nearly half the voting age population of this country is unable to or is indifferent toward these qualities.

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History soon I hope.

Bmore on July 15, 2012 at 8:04 PM

it is not the hard work

Sayeth King Putt

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Yep… he STILL doesn’t get it…

Khun Joe on July 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

“Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago.”

And three guesses who the #1 (your clue: THE ONE!) guy is chiefly responsible for all that breakage………..and the first two guesses don’t count!

pilamaye on July 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM

When does he go into meltdown?

esr1951 on July 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM

What is truly frightening is not that Obama is unable to recognize, much less own, his scornful derision toward those who disagree with him.

Ahh, but they deserve it for standing in the way of the skittle defecating unicorns. It’s perfectly in line with Social Justice to, oh, I don’t know, freeze and polarize an opponent. So, he’s not at fault, they are. In his mind, if anything he’s been too nice. Imagine four more years with that in mind.

trubble on July 15, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Bush’s fault?

For the lack of transparency…
Fairness…
Swamp removal…
Unity…
Keeping promises..

And anything else that Obama won’t take responsibility for..

Electrongod on July 15, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Obama believes he is WINNING the argument, so he doesn’t want to accept any blame. And if you look at the polls, he is indeed winning, whether he is a Messiah or Mitt is just incompetent isn’t clear yet.

gumbyandpokey on July 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Speaking of Morning shows…..New Mittens Ad!

Romney attacks Obama’s negative campaigning with a negative ad of his own
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Mitt Romney is responding to what he calls President Barack Obama’s “negative” campaigning with a new negative ad of his own.

A new Romney television ad released Sunday
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features a series of political pundits questioning whether Obama has abandoned his message of “hope and change”
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to pursue attacks on the presumptive Republican nominee.

“When the president was elected, he talked about hope and change. Whatever happened to hope and change?”

CBS News’s Bob Schieffer is shown saying.
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“Now it seems he’s just coming right out of the box with these old fashioned, negative ads.”
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The 30-second ad also features the New York Times’

David Brooks, who mentions Obama’s “inaccurate ads.”
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It also features a clip from a MSNBC interview in June with Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin,
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who says Obama and his allies “will run more negative ads against this Republican nominee, in 2012, than have ever been run in the history of the world.”

The ad concludes by repeating footage of Schieffer asking, “Whatever happened to hope and change?”

The Romney campaign has not said where the ad will air or how much media time it has reserved for the spot.

Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for the Obama campaign slammed the spot, suggesting Romney is trying to avoid questions about his record at Bain Capital.

“Mitt Romney can continue to run ads bemoaning serious questions about his career as a corporate buyout specialist, but he can’t run from his record of leading investments in companies that were ‘pioneers’ in outsourcing and investing in foreign tax havens and offshore accounts,” Smith said in an email.
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-attacks-obama-negative-campaigning-negative-ad-own-193043427.html?_esi=1

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:12 PM

“Ordinary people”? WTF? Screw you, liar.

minnesoter on July 15, 2012 at 8:12 PM

He either doesn’t get it (which is deeply scary as it suggests he’s a bit sociopathic) or he knows this is crud and he doesn’t mind shoveling it. Either way, I can’t wait to get to the voting booth and do my little part to fire him for incompetence and dishonesty.

Jill1066 on July 15, 2012 at 8:13 PM

The GOP would rather destroy this country than help create jobs, out of fear it will help the President.

No worry, though. After Obama destroys PolygaMitt in November, he can drop all pretense and destroy the GOP once and for all.

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

What exactly are you in the middle of, Obama’s nuts?

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Ask any Republican, and he will tell you that Washington is just as bitterly divided along partisan lines as it was when Barack Obama was swept into office on a giddy wave of hope and change. Or ask the president himself.
==================

Obama had two years of a Lefty majority,and the Libs had
eight years of PENT UP RAGE against President George Bush,
and when Hopey was swept in to office,

he/they, basically gave the finger to the RIGHT,end of story!!

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM

PolygaMitt
 
inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

rogerb on July 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM

inthemiddle,

What pretense? Obama is the most partisan President I can remember. All he wants to do is destroy the opposition. I don’t mind that and wish the GOP/Romney would actually fight this time, but it looks like the Prez is getting a free ride again.

gumbyandpokey on July 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

And you know, if you ask me what is the one thing that has frustrated me most over the last four years, it is not the hard work

What, the hard work of figuring out which driver is best for each hole at Augusta on a windy as opposed to a calm day?

F.U. What a turd.

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

And, you know, there is enough blame to go around for that.

The quintessential neoliberal reply. NEVER accept responsibility. ALWAYS spread out the blame.

c.f., Israel.

minnesoter on July 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

So even El Presidente Downgrade considers himself to be a failure?

Chip on July 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

The GOP would rather destroy this country than help create jobs, out of fear it will help the President.

No worry, though. After Obama destroys PolygaMitt in November, he can drop all pretense and destroy the GOP once and for all.

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Name one policy advanced by this administration that aided the economy.

One.

tom daschle concerned on July 15, 2012 at 8:19 PM

There are none so blind …, well you know the rest.

JimK on July 15, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Nothing is ever his fault. Racists and other peons have tried to thwart The Chosen one but they will fail.

At the convention he is going to appear in drag as Gloria Gaynor and sing “I will survive”. Thousands of women will throw their underwear at him and then faint.

CorporatePiggy on July 15, 2012 at 8:20 PM

No worry, though. After Obama destroys PolygaMitt in November, he can drop all pretense and destroy the GOP once and for all.

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Dude, come on, China can only be emulated so much before people start taking notice.

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:20 PM

he will tell you that Washington is just as bitterly divided along partisan lines as it was when

This could have been written about the situation/campaign in:

1800
1804
1808
1812
1816
1820
1824
1828
1832
1836
1840
1844
1848
1852
1856
1860……..you see a pattern here?

This is why all the crying and shrieking about “it’s so parrrrrrtisan” means jack crapola to me.

Take the longview of history folks and buck up.

Freaking nation of whiners.

PappyD61 on July 15, 2012 at 8:20 PM

When Rose asked Obama if he was on the list of those deserving some of the shared blame, he responded: “I think there is no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trumps problem solving.” Short answer: No.
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Ugh,Space Cadety talk,and its Congress`s
fault,and the d*mn GOP,who kept putting a Political door stop at every turn,….thwrating Obamas Fundamentally Transformationa of
America thingy,

according to Fence Post Turtle Hopey!!

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:21 PM

“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton”

Strike Hornet on July 15, 2012 at 8:22 PM

What exactly are you in the middle of, Obama’s nuts?

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:16 PM

That would make him the ‘taint, wouldn’t it?

^_^

BlaxPac on July 15, 2012 at 8:22 PM

It is that I haven’t been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency … and common sense of ordinary people

Coming form this Liar in Chief, this master of crony capitalism with taxpayer billions to bundlelers, it’s hard not to throw up on the keyboard. This ridiculous attempt to make himself appear the saintly inspirer of DC goodness & decency should earn him a special place in hell.

Chessplayer on July 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Um, cause you broke it more, Barry. Blow’d it up real good.

Philly on July 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

“I think there is no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trumps problem solving.”

Such as the senate failing to pass a budget for years because they don’t want to go on record with a vote and put TFGRP in a tough situation.

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

And you know, if you ask me what is the one thing that has frustrated me most over the last four years, it is not the hard work.

Cue Charlie Rose: smile softly, nod head, fold hands, keep a straight face.

minnesoter on July 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

<blockquoteThe quintessential neoliberal reply. NEVER accept responsibility. ALWAYS spread out the blame.

c.f., Israel.

minnesoter

Reminds me of my ex, who had three rules …

1) I didn’t do anything wrong.

2) If I did something wrong, it was because you made me do it.

3) There’s plenty of blame to go around …..

BD57 on July 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM

The GOP would rather destroy this country than help create jobs, out of fear it will help the President.

No worry, though. After Obama destroys PolygaMitt in November, he can drop all pretense and destroy the GOP once and for all.

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

How do you explain the numerous job bills that passed the house (often with bipartisan support) only to die in the Senate?

massrighty on July 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM

And everyone else is to blame but Zero. There’s a shocker.

Philly on July 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM

No worry, though. After Obama destroys PolygaMitt in November, he can drop all pretense and destroy the GOP once and for all.

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Absolutely! Why, with the stroke of a pen to an Executive Order, he probably could outlaw the entire GOP Party…deny them the Right to Assemble, Free Speech…the whole deal!

I mean, how many times in history has *that* worked out, hmmmm?

Anyway, if he did, would you support it?

BlaxPac on July 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Christ, I so loathe this. . . “man.”

RedNewEnglander on July 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:12 PM

The human link machine continues to keep on trucking.

Thanks for the linky.

SparkPlug on July 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago.

Yeah, I agree. Maybe you should lay off the race-baiting & class-warfare business for a while, eh?, Mr. President?

minnesoter on July 15, 2012 at 8:26 PM

what is the one thing that has frustrated me most over the last four years, it is not the hard work.

Hard work ? Really ?
Dude you hardly work .
You have been golfing, partying, singing, dancing,
fund-raising,vacationing, reading off a teleprompter , vacationing some more, golfing even more, lying your @$$ off when questioned ,you don’t have a work ethic.
You can’t even keep your dirty scrawny feet off the desk when in the People’s House .
You are a disgrace to this country Obama , just another moocher on welfare.

burrata on July 15, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Republicans are the party of ‘no.’
Tea baggers are ‘extremists.’
Republicans are ‘partisan.’
It’s all Bush’s fault.

Democrats care; have the purist of motives; and anyone critical of Obama is obviously racist.

Same sh*t; different day.

locomotivebreath1901 on July 15, 2012 at 8:27 PM

it is not the hard work

Yeah, it sure is hard work playing over 100 rounds of golf in under 4 yrs and vacationing around the world.

It is not, you know, the enormity [sic] of the decisions.

Which decisions? The one about increasing the number of troops that took you months to decide?

Or the 16 hours it took you to decide whether or not to take out OBL?

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Washington feels like Moscow did 40 years ago.

Welcome to the American Socialist Superstate.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 15, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Someone needs to ask Scooter about Johnathan Lavine.

kingsjester on July 15, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Which decisions? The one about increasing the number of troops that took you months to decide?

Or the 16 hours it took you to decide whether or not to take out OBL?

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Sand wedge or 9 iron

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:31 PM

How do you explain the numerous job bills that passed the house (often with bipartisan support) only to die in the Senate?

massrighty on July 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Don’t bother. That one’s mode of operation is to come in, drop a turd in the punchbowl, then run and hide.

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:33 PM

In a stunning admission, Obama said Washington is still “broken” despite his efforts.

Yeah, stunning. Because the paperboy that raving lefties thought was a God-Man and would change the universe instead turned out to be the most deceitful, pandering, vapid douchebag ever to infest the White House.

Curious that half the nation was able to see it way back in 2007 and yet somehow the other half completely missed the blaring neon signage and accompanying soundtrack playing at 4,000 decibels.

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

tom daschle concerned on July 15, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Me. Me. Pick me.

$800B stimulus helped save and create jobs. Would have been better if it was at least $2T but I guess something is better than nothing.

Auto industry bailout that helped create jobs in Ohio and MI. Jobs the crony GOP governors in those states are claiming credit for.

Cash for Clunkers that helped jolt the auto industry.

Health care reform to help reduce the number one driver of our deficit which is out of control health care costs.

Good enough for ya champ?

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

There is no way Mr. Romney should release any more of his tax returns (other than the 2011 he has promised). Let the Demorats pound sand. He should just say the returns will prove he is wealthy man, made in America. And now he wants to take a pay cut and become President because he has something to offer that Obama is not capable of providing: a way back to prosperity for the people of these great United States of America.

gracie on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Sand wedge or 9 iron

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I’ll bet even that decision is made by his caddy. That way when something goes wrong with the shot it will be someone else’s fault.

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Which decisions? Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Whether to seek legal or medical help.http://www.examiner.com/article/media-silent-as-obama-tells-fainting-supporters-to-get-help-from-paralegals

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Which decisions? The one about increasing the number of troops that took you months to decide?

That was after his idiotic claim that the Pentagon’s strategic review was obsolete when it was submitted because it took six months to complete and conditions on the ground had changed – which the Indonesian Imbecile knew all about but the Pentagon didn’t. So Barky then ordered the same review be conducted AGAIN, which took four months. Only after that did Barky did Barky pull a number out of his azz (a number that was not one of the options in the second review) and use that – after he had burned a fighting season and assured deterioration in the Afghan theater – as planned.

Or the 16 hours it took you to decide whether or not to take out OBL?

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Don’t forget Barky’s 3 day intentional stalling with the Somali pirates, not letting the SEALs take them out even when the captured captain had gone overboard, only to be hauled back in the boat by the SOmali savages. Finally, the commander on the ground took it upon himself to free the captain, after which the Indonesian took all credit for the action he did so much to stop.

And this nation let the Dog-Eater get away with it, because affirmative action dictated that we had to … or else we’d all be called terrible names by people who hate America.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I’ll bet even that decision is made by his caddy. That way when something goes wrong with the shot it will be someone else’s fault.

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

When you’re right you’re right.

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Cash for Clunkers that helped jolt the auto industry.

it merely pushed up the buying of cars buy a couple of months, and involved destroying perfectly good cars that lower income people no longer have the option to buy. Do you not care about poor people?

earlgrey133 on July 15, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Speaking of broken,

Obama drove the car in to the ditch,
and put it in,…..

*D*…..for DemoRat Destruction!!

And,idiot Libs were asking Team GOP for a push,
out of da ditch,and thank-fully the GOP were too
smart for that set-up,er potential BOINKING over!!

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM

When does he go into meltdown?

esr1951 on July 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Only if he feels pressure, and right now despite a horrible performance, he seems to be fine. I am starting to thing this loser will pull it out. That is when I check out of politics for good.

earlgrey133 on July 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM

No worry, though. After Obama destroys PolygaMitt in November, he can drop all pretense and destroy the GOP once and for all.

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Bmore on July 15, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Obama doubled down on everything Bush was doing wrong, only adding his own hubris to the mix.

Needless to say it didn’t work.

Now he complains that those he called his enemies won’t give him everything he wants. Really?

Did Obama stop learning at the age of 5? Hitting another child while demanding his sandwich is no way to get along with the rest of the class.

18-1 on July 15, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I’ll bet even that decision is made by his caddy. That way when something goes wrong with the shot it will be someone else’s fault.

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Flora Duh:

Exactly,and the racist grass,preventing Hopeys ball to flow,er,
run freely across said *greens*,and ruining his game at every
turn,haha!(sarc):)

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Good enough for ya champ?

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Since you’re feeling so charitable with other peoples money. How about you go ahead and pick up my share of your messiahs debt? You have it just laying around I’m sure. Time to cash out some of those Star bucks profits perhaps. Funny!!!

Bmore on July 15, 2012 at 8:44 PM

$800B stimulus helped save and create jobs. Would have been better if it was at least $2T but I guess something is better than nothing.

*snort*

ROFL

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:44 PM

$800B stimulus helped save and create jobs. Would have been better if it was at least $2T but I guess something is better than nothing.

Not proven.

Auto industry bailout that helped create jobs in Ohio and MI. Jobs the crony GOP governors in those states are claiming credit for.

Not proven.

Cash for Clunkers that helped jolt the auto industry.

Totally disproven. Cash for clunkers did nothing except pull a small number of new car purchases forward by a few months. In no way was this program worth the costs, or the added paperwork to the dealers. You might have put the bong down long enough to think about this, before you typed it.

Health care reform to help reduce the number one driver of our deficit which is out of control health care costs.

“to help reduce?” So, no savings yet, but you’re still hopefull?

Too bad the CBO rescoring shows increased deficits, not savings.

Good enough for ya champ?

Not nearly good enough, sport.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

massrighty on July 15, 2012 at 8:45 PM

$800B stimulus helped save and create jobs. Would have been better if it was at least $2T but I guess something is better than nothing.

In which country did these jobs appear?

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Sand wedge or 9 iron

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Barky usually picks those up and throws them when he thinks no one is looking or kicks them if can’t get any privacy.

You know he cheats his pathetic azz off in golf, and he probably still scores in the 160s.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

What is truly frightening is not that Obama is unable to recognize, much less own, his scornful derision toward those who disagree with him. It is that nearly half the voting age population of this country is unable to or is indifferent toward these qualities.

I agree, Howard. But these people base their opinions on what their Hollywood stars and alphabet-media-morning-show hosts tell them.

Fortunately for us, these people tend to blow off their voting responsibilities. What we need to do is turn out. We cannot afford another 2008, when angry conservatives stayed home in the millions.

We need to vote in Republicans and vote out Democrats, en masse, in continuation of the upheaval of 2010.

We CANNOT allow an Obama victory in September. And I do not think that that will happen. But it is important that the Democrat defeat be as massive as possible.

minnesoter on July 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Good enough for ya champ?

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

You must be so proud of this story about your “eminently qualified” “Secretary of State”. Enjoy!

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been taunted by chants of “Monica, Monica” by tomato-throwing demonstrators as she visited the Egyptian port city of Alexandria.

The chants, referring to the Monica Lewinsky scandal when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, were heard outside the US consulate as she visited for its reopening.

An embarrassed Egyptian security official said they were chanting “Monica, Monica” and “Irhal, Clinton” (Get out, Clinton.)

Tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle were thrown at part of Mrs Clinton’s motorcade as it pulled up, protected by riot police, although a US official said Mrs Clinton’s own vehicle was not hit.

Rest of story.

Your Democrat Media has successfully squelched this story here in the States, but if you do a Google news search, you will find that it’s gone viral overseas.

You folks on the Left had a collective orgasm when someone threw a shoe at President Chimpy Bush. How does it feel to have a bunch of them thrown at the unqualified American Democrat who now represents the country to the world?

Del Dolemonte on July 15, 2012 at 8:47 PM

….FORE!!!!….while I make you all WARDS…of the state!

KOOLAID2 on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

massrighty on July 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the upper 1% bills aren’t job bills.

Overtaxing the middle class while asking the upper 1% to pay nothing bills aren’t job bills.

An example of a jobs bill from congress would be public spending on our nations infrastructure. It would be enacting policies that put more money into the hands of the middle class instead of the wall street “small business” hedge fund manager. A real jobs bill would encourage if not force bailed out banks to loan out tax payer funds used to bail them out to the middle class and real small businesses.

That’s what a real jobs bill would look like. Instead we have bills that invade women’s Virgina being masqueraded as job bills. Pathetic.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Which decisions? The one about increasing the number of troops that took you months to decide?

Or the 16 hours it took you to decide whether or not to take out OBL?

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Martha’s Vineyard or Hawaii for vacation ?
Colombia or Spain for Mooch’s vacation ?
Lobster or Wagyu beef for dinner ?
Taliban or Muslim brotherhood for taxpayer money ?
Eva Longoria or Shakira for amnesty policy ?
Reggie Love or Kal Penn for …. ?

burrata on July 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM

No worry, though. After Obama destroys PolygaMitt …

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

LOL. Whose father was a polygamist, there, and had a bastard child in the US?

Man, you people are stupid and shameless – which is why you’re so dangerous to civilization. You are nothing but destructive to any society unlucky enough to be burdened with your pathetic existence.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Only if he feels pressure, and right now despite a horrible performance, he seems to be fine. I am starting to thing this loser will pull it out. That is when I check out of politics for good.
earlgrey133 on July 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Must be the cocaine working. Don’t let the felon get away with it. Just keep talking him down until the loser takes his gansta butt back to Chitown where he’ll fit right in.

gracie on July 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Scumbag in chief is inches away from meltdown.

Let him melt. Only the absolute fools of this country would vote for his dumb asz. I only wish, like the lib commies like to do, that we could publish the names of all those that voted for him so we could put them on permanent ignore.

The lib commie rationalization for it is slightly different, they want anyone not supporting the commie in chief to turn up dead. I vote for just watching them starve.

Wolfmoon on July 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Broken as it was 4 yrs ago? What party has been in majority control for 6 years–own it Libs, you boned it!

hillsoftx on July 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Instead we have bills that invade women’s Virgina being masqueraded as job bills. Pathetic.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Bad grammar, misspelling, and illogic, all in one sentence. You’re not very good at this.

massrighty on July 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Pathetic.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Bmore on July 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

In which country did these jobs appear?

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Germany and Finland, I believe.

Wait, there were also some “green” companies here in the U.S. that created jobs too, companies such as Solyn…..oooooohhhhh…uh….

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I guess Upper never got the final report on those fine programs.

You only have look no further then The One.

“I guess those shovel ready jobs weren’t so shovel ready”
*Thunderous laughter*

Electrongod on July 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

An example of a jobs bill from congress would be public spending on our nations infrastructure. It would be enacting policies that put more money into the hands of the middle class instead of the wall street “small business” hedge fund manager. A real jobs bill would encourage if not force bailed out banks to loan out tax payer funds used to bail them out to the middle class and real small businesses.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Does $15 trillion in debt ring a bell? Geesshh..

hillsoftx on July 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton”

Strike Hornet on July 15, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Thank you for quoting that instead of linking to the video. I’ve got a killer headache and I don’t think I could have taken even 5 seconds of Hillary’s shrieking.

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I guess Upper never got the final report on those fine programs.

You only have look no further then The One.

“I guess those shovel ready jobs weren’t so shovel ready”
*Thunderous laughter*

Electrongod on July 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Actual results are not important to the left, only the perceived results of their intentions.

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Instead we have bills that invade women’s Virgina being masqueraded as job bills. Pathetic.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

women’s Virgina?

Has my wife hidden something from me?

Help me out here!

Electrongod on July 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Instead we have bills that invade women’s Virgina being masqueraded as job bills. Pathetic.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Stop with the whinnying will ya?

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Such as the senate failing to pass a budget for years because they don’t want to go on record with a vote and put TFGRP in a tough situation.

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Or refusing to even allow debate and over 50 House passed bills, many passed with Bi Partisan majorities, bills that would help the economy. Makes won think the rats want to destroy America

ConcealedKerry on July 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:12 PM

The human link machine continues to keep on trucking.

Thanks for the linky.

SparkPlug on July 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM

SparkPlug:)
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http://keepontruckin.us/img/KeepOnTruckin2.jpg

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

President Barack Obama’s economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.

Eh, why did I even post that, it’s from that lunatic right wing bastion of MSNBC.

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

women’s Virgina?

Has my wife hidden something from me?

Help me out here!

Electrongod on July 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I think the question is, has Governor McDonnell been hiding something from all of us?

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

No worry, though. After Obama destroys PolygaMitt …

inthemiddle on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Something to keep you entertained.

Bmore on July 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Instead we have bills that invade women’s Virgina being masqueraded as job bills. Pathetic.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Uppereastside:

Ya know,thats Fluked up,and smacks of Taliban Speaky!

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

President Barack Obama’s economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.

Communist organizers helping out fellow travelers complete with union ‘paper’ employees.

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Instead we have bills that invade women’s Virgina being masqueraded as job bills. Pathetic.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Are you logging on from the back of a halal butchery in NY?

burrata on July 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

What is truly frightening is not that Obama is unable to recognize, much less own, his scornful derision toward those who disagree with him. It is that nearly half the voting age population of this country is unable to or is indifferent toward these qualities.

It is also damning of Obama’s own party having rendered that half of our voting age population to be brainwashed into thinking that they must always be an automatic Democrat vote, regardless of how dangerous the Dems have become to our nation as a whole. It has gone on in every aspect of our everyday life.

This has gone on since the 1910s. Over a full century, we have slowly been divided as a nation into two distinct groups – those totally beholden to the nation-state, and those who still believe in limited government of some fashion (taking into account the RINOs and partial conservatives). We have been courting civil war for a very long time.

It is also why, WE MUST BEAT THIS GROUP AT EVERY TURN. They must be beaten, humiliated, rendered powerless, you name it. Starve the enemy in order to kill it off.

Basically, taking what the liberal/socialist movement has been doing to US and turning it against them.

Myron Falwell on July 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

About two-thirds of the 14,506 jobs claimed to be saved under one federal office, the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services, actually weren’t saved at all, according to a review of the latest data by The Associated Press. Instead, that figure includes more than 9,300 existing employees in hundreds of local agencies who received pay raises and benefits and whose jobs weren’t saved.

Presumably those who people still would have had a job without getting a pay raise.

Or not I suppose, liberal math can be tricky.

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Well, I’ll say this for the President, he sure has a pretty strong coping mechanisms for saving himself from having to face his persistent failues. I think he has also benefited from always having a sufficient number of enablers supporting his delusions of grandeur.

DaveDief on July 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

And finally we have this little gem:

In a little-noticed December 18, 2009 memo from Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag the Obama administration is changing the way stimulus jobs are counted.

The memo, first noted by ProPublica, says that those receiving stimulus funds no longer have to say whether a job has been saved or created.

“Instead, recipients will more easily and objectively report on jobs funded with Recovery Act dollars,” Orszag wrote.

In other words, if the project is being funded with stimulus dollars – even if the person worked at that company or organization before and will work the same place afterwards – that’s a stimulus job.

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 9:04 PM

honestly, HA should demand a better quality in their trolls. Soros or someone like him is spending good money for these guys…we need to let their paymasters know that we want better

r keller on July 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Someone please explain to me how we are supposed to win with this kind of creep in the White House. When his own media tells him he’s lying, he ignores them and continues his crap. I’m sorry but can you imagine the crap he”ll come up with in October. There’s no chance. And if Romney thinks he can play it safe with a vp choice. The only think Mccain got right was that he needed someone out of the box. Unfortunately Palin was too out of the box. This creep in office is like a kid in a sandbox. We can never win. nd where the hell are the ads…My God!

Robb on July 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

“you didn’t build that”

Bmore on July 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Cash for Clunkers that helped jolt the auto industry.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

…you’re an idiot!…that program was the dumbest move of all! Screwed up the new car and used car markets FOR MONTHS and MONTHS before and after…and those with limited incomes had a heck of a time finding a car they could afford. Your 99%’s couldn’t find reasonable cars for the next year or more… You have given new definition to the term ‘airhead’!… YOU have no clue!…You can’t think for yourself!
You have absolutely no idea what went on with that program do you?
You just take talking points and drool them out! You ARE the type to stand up at a urinal, only to krap your pants…your post proves it!

KOOLAID2 on July 15, 2012 at 9:07 PM

In which country did these jobs appear?

Rio Linda Refugee on July 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Rio Linda Refugee:)
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RECOVERY.GOV
Track the Money
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 distributes funds in three ways. Since its enactment in February 2009, $763.1B has been
paid out.

Funding for Federal Contracts, Grants and Loans
February 17, 2009 – March 31, 2012

http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/default.aspx

canopfor on July 15, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Wait, there were also some “green” companies here in the U.S. that created jobs too, companies such as Solyn…..oooooohhhhh…uh….

Bishop on July 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

More greeeeen jobs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0IQ_vI9WZ0
Classic :O

burrata on July 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

women’s Virgina?

Has my wife hidden something from me?

Help me out here!

Electrongod on July 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I think the question is, has Governor McDonnell been hiding something from all of us?

Flora Duh on July 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Typing from an iPad which tends to auto spell incorrectly. Not that you would accept that as an excuse. Anyway stay away from our women’s vagina and pass a real jobs bill.

Uppereastside on July 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

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