Obama: When I try something that doesn’t work, I don’t try it again — except when I do

posted at 6:31 pm on July 22, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

I realize I already discussed this moment in an earlier post, but there are just so many juicy ways to interpret it — I hope you’ll forgive me for being unable to resist the temptation to use it just once more. At a campaign event in Ohio last week, President Obama lectured the crowd about all of the ostensibly failed policies that landed us in this economic mess, and smugly declared that when he does something “boneheaded,” he’s not stubborn enough to try it again.

Mm hmm. Funny you should mention that, because I can’t even count the number of times that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” has sprung to my mind throughout President Obama’s tenure. Case in point: What, pray tell, is his administration doing to relieve the pain in the housing market?

With studies showing home foreclosures hitting blacks and Latinos hardest, the Obama administration’s answer is baffling as well as destructive — to lend them more money, repeating the cycle of easy credit that led to the housing boom and bust.

A new AARP report finds that even elderly minorities are facing serious mortgage delinquencies. Fifty-and-over African-Americans, for example, are almost twice as likely to lose their home as older whites. …

President Obama’s solutions, however, look a lot like the original problems that landed minorities in the financial mess they’re in today.

For starters, his new consumer credit watchdog agency has quietly adopted weaker, minority-friendly mortgage underwriting guidelines first published in a landmark 1994 policy statement released by the little-known Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending.

The 20-page “Policy Statement on Discrimination in Lending” — signed by the heads of 10 federal agencies, including then-Attorney General Janet Reno — warned banks that “the agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form.”

It was a noble goal — undercut by the fact that the statement also set lower standards by which banks could qualify low-income minorities with spotty credit. …

The policy planted the seeds of the mortgage crisis, as lenders abandoned prudent underwriting standards altogether. Yet the 1-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created by the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, has dusted off the Clinton-era regulation.

Oh, I see: More market-distorting, interfering, social-agenda pushing, big-government crapola. As wont as the president is to blame big finance for the problems of the financial crisis, he never seems to give the federal government any credit for their many programs and entities that incentivized private institutions to take on more risk. And yes, I know President Obama didn’t start a lot of these programs, but he sure as heck isn’t finishing them, and the consequences are enormous. If the government doesn’t get off its ideological tear and stop trying to “help” people, using our money in an attempt to remake the world based on how the current political regime thinks that world should look, we’re just going to be stuck with more of the same financial and regulatory rigmarole that’s currently holding us back.


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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

The definition of a progressives is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Why don’t the Irish get any breaks!

LeftCoastRight on July 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM

smugly declared that when he does something “boneheaded,” he’s not stubborn enough to try it again.

Just like when Rezko bought a house for Hussein , he learned from his boneheaded actions and moved into a house bought for him by Soros

burrata on July 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM

We haven’t tried or did anything conservative in this country for almost a century. We have degrees of failed liberal policies, it doesn’t make any difference if the President had a (D) or (R) behind his name.

lowandslow on July 22, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Obama: When I try something that doesn’t work, I don’t try it again — except when I do….

Explain why are you running for a second term?

dthorny on July 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

So let’s not go back to something that didnt work, right Obumbles ?
Capitalism has failed ?

Sure you idiot,

Let’s try, I dunno, maybe let’s follow Europes ideals and follow their lead – yeah, that’s the ticket….”.

Ocommie – a bastard wannabe Greek bearing gifts……

FlaMurph on July 22, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Like say, spending a trillion borrowed dollars in a single year to stimulate the economy?

trubble on July 22, 2012 at 6:41 PM

And yes, I know President Obama didn’t start a lot of these programs, but he sure as heck isn’t finishing them, and the consequences are enormous. If the government doesn’t get of its ideological tear and stop trying to “help” people, using our money in an attempt to remake the world based on how the current political regime thinks that world should look, we’re just going to be stuck with more of the same financial and regulatory rigmarole that’s currently holding us back.

Very well said, and unfortunately its not just a Democratic diseases. The GOP is trying to place itself as the somewhat more fiscally responsible liberal faction, rather than challenging the whole concept of picking winners and losers via government subsidies.

sharrukin on July 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM

that even elderly minorities are facing serious mortgage delinquencies. Fifty-and-over African-Americans, for example, are almost twice as likely to lose their home as older whites. …

Hussein will pay their mortgages out of his stash , they know it !!
Now stop picking on the first black preezy and shut up , he is trying hard to tell a story .

burrata on July 22, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I would hope (hope springs eternal) that CEO’s of lending institutions would grow a set this time around and simply tell The Obamassiah and his cronies ‘NO!, not only NO!, but #$&%*#@ NO!’

Seeing how vilified they were with the last meltdown, do they really want to go down that path again? It’s about time that they start spending some of their PR/Ad money explaining how stupid the governments actions are, and how they contributed to landing us where we are today.

GarandFan on July 22, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I realize I already discussed this moment in an earlier post, but there are just so many juicy ways to interpret it
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True Dat,and now the Fall-Out…..

US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.(More…)

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/us-poverty-track-rise-highest-1960s
___________________________________________________________________

Global economy in worst shape since 2009

Unemployment stood at 8.2 percent in June — the 41st straight month it’s been above 8 percent.

Americans spent less at retail businesses for a third straight month in June, the longest losing streak since the recession. Economists are downgrading their estimates of economic growth in the April-June quarter. When the government releases its first estimate on Friday, many think it won’t even match the first quarter’s sluggish 1.9 percent annual pace.

The global slowdown is squeezing U.S. exports, which have accounted for an unusually large 43 percent share of U.S. growth since the recession officially ended in June 2009.

Consumer confidence has fallen four straight months in the face of scant hiring and weak economic growth. U.S. companies are nervous about the threat of tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to kick in at year’s end unless Congress breaks a deadlock. The IMF has warned of a spillover to the rest of the world if the U.S. economy falls off the so-called fiscal cliff.
(More….)

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/slower-global-growth-reflects-close-economic-links

canopfor on July 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM

The progressives need to stop the social engineering. The fact is that the market responds well to risk and makes the necessary adjustments.

If a person cannot afford to pay for a home, that person should rent. As every homeowner understands, there is a lot more expense to owning a home that just the mortgage.

We begin including principle, interest, tax and insurance. Add maintenance expenses and a cushion for expenses that may occur that are not covered under insurance, or for high deductibles, and suddenly what may have seemed doable floats beyond a person’s grasp.

And those are only expenses related directly to the home itself. If we are rational people we also recognize that there are other expenses that are likely, at some point, to occur in our lives that are not related to home ownership but which would impact our ability to service that home ownership related expense.

It is critical for the federal government to stop trying to put people into home ownership who simply aren’t well established enough to afford to own a home. The lenders are not social institutions and the American tax payer should never be saddled with the expense of bailing out lenders or absorbing the expenses when mortgages fail.

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Explain why are you running for a second term?

dthorny on July 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Mooch found out that she will have to party and vacay with her own money if they don’t live in the White House anymore.
Hussein has no choice, he has to run again :P

burrata on July 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The only thing Obama ever tries is Marxism. Which never works.

wildcat72 on July 22, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Explain why are you running for a second term?

dthorny on July 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

That, along with his “one term proposition” would make a GREAT ad for Romney. I hope he uses it.

VegasRick on July 22, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Obama: When I try something that doesn’t work, I don’t try it again — except when I do….

Explain why are you running for a second term?

dthorny on July 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

excellent point

DiabloAzure on July 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Why don’t the Irish get any breaks!

LeftCoastRight on July 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM

you must have watched Blazing Saddles last week like I did LOL
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teejk on July 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I guess he more or less has to believe that the whole financial meltdown is somehow the fault of Republican/free market policies: admitting that the same old socialist policies caused it would basically eliminate any reason for him to hold office.

Count to 10 on July 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Oblamer’s only success (besides gaming the Affirmative-action system) has been failing at everything.

viking01 on July 22, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Oh, I see: More market-distorting, interfering, social-agenda pushing, big-government crapola.
=================================

Food Stamps….EBT….etc. ad nausem to ~Infinity!!!

canopfor on July 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

It makes sense once you see that the Left and Obama waant to cause more damage. They know very well the housing programs were hurtful yet they willfully repeat them. Does it take an Einstein to see it’s deliberate?

arand on July 22, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Because the CRAs worked so well the first time around.

RDuke on July 22, 2012 at 7:16 PM

this guy doubles down on stupid like it’s nobody’s business.

gsherin on July 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Here are snippets from the book “Impressions & Observations” of Secret Service personnel assigned to guard U.S. Presidents/First Ladies, and Vice Presidents.

BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA:
“Clinton all over again” – hates the military and looks down on the Secret Service. He is egotistical and cunning; looks you in the eye and appears to agree with you, but turns around and does the opposite—untrustworthy. He has temper tantrums.

She is a complete b-itch, who hates anybody who is not black; hates the military; and looks at the Secret Service as servants.
A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.

JIMMY & ROSALYN CARTER:
A complete phony who would portray one picture of himself to public and very different in private, e..g., would be shown carrying his own luggage, but the suit cases were always empty; he kept empty ones just for photo op’s. Wanted the people to see him as pious and a non-drinker, but he and his family drank alcohol a lot. He had disdain for the Secret Service, and was very irresponsible with the “football” nuclear codes. He didn’t think it was a big deal and would keep military aides at a great distance. Often did not acknowledge the presence of Secret Service personnel assigned to serve him.

She mostly did her own thing.

VorDaj on July 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM

canopfor is a human news machine. (:

SparkPlug on July 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Two points. The first is this man has no idea what he is saying. He just babbles sound bites, interspersed with complements to himself. Secondly, Obama has no idea what the government is doing, it is in the hands of far left ideologues with no underlying coordination and an inordinate belief in their superiority.

pat on July 22, 2012 at 7:27 PM

We begin including principle, interest, tax and insurance. Add maintenance expenses and a cushion for expenses that may occur that are not covered under insurance, or for high deductibles, and suddenly what may have seemed doable floats beyond a person’s grasp.

And those are only expenses related directly to the home itself. If we are rational people we also recognize that there are other expenses that are likely, at some point, to occur in our lives that are not related to home ownership but which would impact our ability to service that home ownership related expense.

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Back in the day, before government decided it knew better than the money lenders, you could only get a mortgage for a certain percent of your income. The lender considered that you might need extra money to spend on all those things you have listed. One of the big problems with politicians is that they find a problem and then try to fix it by lowering standard rather than get at the root of the problem. For example, if people are really being denied mortgages based on race, there are laws to address that. If they are being denied because of income, why do minorities have lower incomes? Are they being denied raises? Are they not going to college, and if not why not? It would make more sense to fix the root of the problem. That is assuming one thinks any of this in in the pervue of government to address at all. Lowering the bar helps noone, and as we have seen causes more problems than it solves. See also, NCLB, welfare, etc, etc.

hopeful on July 22, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Obama is an affirmative action composite. He has all the boxes checked. His remarks about “you didn’t make that happen!”, when all is said and done, is a projection of his background onto the lives of all Americans. His life is all about he not making anything happen. Doors opening for him. He simply has to step in. His small, closed, reactionary rigid mind lacks the flexibility and imagination to understand that others don’t share his experience. Big Government is Affirmative Action for all. He didn’t make his college admission possible. He didn’t write his “best seller”. He didn’t buy his house in Chicago without “assistance”. His bellicose wife didn’t get her high flying jobs on her abilities. He didn’t make that Nobel happen either. When someone glides through life using his skin color and implicit threats coupled with menace to arrive at where he is today, is it any wonder that he thinks no one else makes their life happen without some gigantic assist from Big Brother? He’s Living Proof. In Living Color. Someone should ask him: are you talking about yourself? Again?

RasThavas on July 22, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I’ll bet the Secret Service opinions of Ronaldus Magnus include a glowing prayer of thanks that great president usually spent Christmas in Washington so the Secret Service and most everyone else on staff could spend Christmas (or as close to it as possible) at home with their families.

viking01 on July 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Liberalism in general, and Obama in particular, doesn’t have any new ideas, just failed ones from the last 100 years that they try over and over again, always believing that the next time it will work, that reality will conform to their failed theories. Even Fast and Furious was a failed Bush plan that Obama resurrected, took out what few safety measures it had, and scaled it up by an order of magnitude or two. The results were as disastrous as they were predictable, as will this “new” Easy Credit plan.

Socratease on July 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

canopfor is a human news machine. (:

SparkPlug on July 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM

SparkPlug:Saddle-Up,haha,ahem!:)

canopfor on July 22, 2012 at 7:39 PM

The guy’s a walking, talking Tower of Babel.

Dusty on July 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I’ll bet the Secret Service opinions of Ronaldus Magnus include a glowing prayer of thanks that great president usually spent Christmas in Washington so the Secret Service and most everyone else on staff could spend Christmas (or as close to it as possible) at home with their families.

viking01 on July 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

RONALD & NANCY REAGAN:

The real deal — moral, honest, respectful, and dignified. They treated Secret Service and everyone else with respect and honor. Thanked everyone all the time. He took the time to know everyone on a personal level. One “favorite” story which has circulated among the Secret Service personnel was an incident early in his Presidency, when he came out of his room with a pistol tucked on his hip. The agent in charge asked: “Why the pistol, Mr. President” He replied, “In case you boys can’t get the job done, I can help. It was common for him to carry a pistol. When he met with Gorbachev, he had a pistol in his briefcase. Upon learning that Gary Hart was caught with Donna Rice, Reagan said, “Boys will be boys, but boys will not be Presidents.” [He obviously either did not know or forgot JFK's and LBJ's sexcapades!]

She was very nice but very protective of the President; and the Secret Service was often caught in the middle. She tried hard to control what the President ate, and he would say to the agent “Come on, you gotta help me out.” The Reagans drank wine during State dinners and special occasions only; otherwise, they shunned alcohol; the Secret Service could count on one hand the times they were served wine during their “family dinner”. For all the fake bluster of the Carters, the Reagans were the ones who lived life as genuinely moral people.

VorDaj on July 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Seeing how vilified they were with the last meltdown, do they really want to go down that path again? It’s about time that they start spending some of their PR/Ad money explaining how stupid the governments actions are, and how they contributed to landing us where we are today.

GarandFan on July 22, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Don’t hold your breath. Most mortgage lenders are scared to death of the government saying they are racist. There isn’t one of them who will say anything about this, especially if the loans are then purchased by FNMA/FHLMC or guaranteed by FHA/VA.

Secondly, on the origination side, you get paid a commission on closing loans, not closing profitable, safe loans. The management on the origination side could care less, as long as volume is up.

Night Owl on July 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Prezzy He Didn’t Say That said that? Looks like he’s gone to CO now to appear to care. Sorry, but this guy leaves me cold.

Kissmygrits on July 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

VorDaj on July 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Thanks very much for posting that.

viking01 on July 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

couldn’t care less,

Night Owl on July 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

The guy’s a walking, talking Tower of Babel.

Dusty on July 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Here’s the one bitter lesson of Obama’s history
His soul should no longer remain a mystery
His many faces change
What you thought you knew grows ever more strange
And he has so many faces
His real self erases
With all those lies
Dancing in his empty eyes!

PercyB on July 22, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Oh dear. Looks like cousin pookie forgot to take his teleprompter meds again.

natasha333 on July 22, 2012 at 7:56 PM

My local news is leading with the preezy’s big speech coming up in 30 mins.
Do we have the rules yet ?

burrata on July 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Explain why are you running for a second term?

dthorny on July 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Mooch found out that she will have to party and vacay with her own money if they don’t live in the White House anymore.
Hussein has no choice, he has to run again :P

burrata on July 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

And poor Obowma couldn’t make those late night, Five Guy’s burger runs on OUR dime.

dthorny on July 22, 2012 at 8:16 PM

My local news is leading with the preezy’s big speech coming up in 30 mins.
Do we have the rules yet ?

burrata on July 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I have 50.00 on the over 30 I’s.

dthorny on July 22, 2012 at 8:18 PM

There are so many shoes that will fall if this guy is re-elercted.1 How about FATCA-tucked into ba 2010 jobs bill-the Federal Account Tax Compliance Act is set to spring on US citizens with foreign bank accounts in the amounts of $50000 or more. Technically a reporting requirement-but WORSE THAN A TAX-because noncompliance with its terms means fines of thousands of dollars EVEN IF YOU DO NOT OWE ANY ADDITIONAL TAXES. 800 additional IRS agents will be employed for enforcement and investigation. You can kiss goodbye to overseas joint ventures and partnerships with foreigners because they do not want the IRS snooping into their records.

2 The death tax (Federal Estate Tax) currently has a protected ceiling of 5.12 million and top tax rate of 35%. The ceiling will drop to a mere 1 million and the tax will zoom to 55%.Pity the poor guy who inherits a farm-he will have to sell his farm in order to pay for the taxes!!!!

MaiDee on July 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Hint, hint Mr. President!

kregg on July 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

m hmm…. because I can’t even count the number of times that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” has sprung to my mind throughout President Obama’s tenure.

…so!…where do we go to have JugEars declared certifiable?

KOOLAID2 on July 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Obama: When I try something that doesn’t work, I don’t try it again

That’s because when Obama try’s something…it always works!

He is, after all, a better speech writer than his speechwriters; knows more about policy than his policy advisers and is a better campaign manager than his campaign manager.

It’s true…just ask him!

Do you think he just might be still “doin’ a little blow”, or does such self assured arrogance come naturally to him?

OxyCon on July 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

The 20-page “Policy Statement on Discrimination in Lending” — signed by the heads of 10 federal agencies, including then-Attorney General Janet Reno — warned banks that “the agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form.”

It was a noble goal — undercut by the fact that the statement also set lower standards by which banks could qualify low-income minorities with spotty credit. …

I know I suffer from a 1960′s Public Education, but THAT sounds like discrimination to me.

socalcon on July 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

To whom it may concern:

If you should lose your job now, just before hope is on the way in the guise of Mitt Romney, Receiver of Massachusetts, please hold on.

It is important that you pay your mortgage with your unemployment check. Get family to help feed your household, and do whatever else you can to juggle the bills.

A lot of people are losing their homes, not because of the bad banks, but because Bad Obama did not get the economy fixed in the normal 26 week cycle of unemployment. Or they took the advice of the mortgage schemes he put in place which told people to skip their mortgage payment to get the help. That is corrupt. I think there should be a class action suit against that harp program that told people to do that.

A lot of people did not make bad deals with a bank they made a deal based on their salary in the old normal. I am tired of hearing people point fingers and say “McMansions,” and people were buying more house than they could afford. A lot of people COULD afford their home, WHEN THEY HAD A JOB.

I am hoping that small employers will hold off on laying off people in September and October, but you know if they face four more years of this nonchalance about the economy and taxes, I think it will be just like November 2008, when the employers freaked out and laid people off like crazy because they were afraid of what was coming. Obama conveniently lays the blame there on George Bush. He cannot confront that some people viewed his presidency with economic dread.

Is it time to vote yet, how about Tuesday after labor day? I can’t vote soon enough. And then when Mitt wins, Obama and Harry Reid better sit and do nothing as Lame ducks are supposed to, or maybe Mitt can just start acting thru the House, and we can stand at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue and demand that Reid and Obama take up and sign the 30 bills the house has sent them. This time we cannot let them pretend nothing happened. The media will ignore the Romney victory, YES, but I think we need to be ready to get to D.C. so they don’t go ruining things in the Lame Duck session. Right now we are at T= six months to Inauguration day.

Fleuries on July 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

When O’JugEars does something ‘the first time’ and fails, he blames Bush. Who will be to blame for the second failure?

socalcon on July 22, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Explain why are you running for a second term?

dthorny on July 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Mooch found out that she will have to party and vacay with her own money if they don’t live in the White House anymore.
Hussein has no choice, he has to run again :P

burrata on July 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

After Barry becomes an “one term proposition” and is no longer an asset to the political machines that have supported his and Moochelle’s largesse all these years I don’t see his two ghostwritten autobiographies (which it’s clear given the shock at the admissions that are in them that no one bought them to read, they bought them to launder money to him) selling that well anymore, nor do I see Mooch “returning” to that 300K a year “no show” job in Chicago…

They’ll have to make out on Barry’s “meager” ex-Preezy pension. Which anyone sane could live comfortably on, but Mooch has EXPENSIVE tastes…

Also, I don’t see Barry commanding the kind of speaking fees Clinton got. Bammy’s speeches are boring, annoying, and makes you want to stick spoons in your ears so you don’t have to hear his grating voice any more. Bill Clinton knows how to tell a story at least.

wildcat72 on July 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Barry has dogshitforbrains.

Pork-Chop on July 22, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Him smarter. you racist.

jukin3 on July 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM

me do the badderest. me meant you racister. me no now badder.

jukin3 on July 22, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I would hope (hope springs eternal) that CEO’s of lending institutions would grow a set this time around and simply tell The Obamassiah and his cronies ‘NO!, not only NO!, but #$&%*#@ NO!’

GarandFan on July 22, 2012 at 6:45 PM

If they decline to lend to credit unworthy minorities, they will be sued under the erroneous new definition of redlining based on disparate rejection rates rather than default rates which is the proper measure of accurate risk assessment. This new definition is what triggered the mortgage madness economic collapse as banks were sued by Andrew Cuomo for commonsense business risk assessments and Cuomo won the case. He even admitted after he won that banks would lose money on these loans but he did not care. I expect that Obama still doesn’t.

If you decline to the favored uncredit worthy, you will also have to decline to lend to the credit worthy non-minorities. That is a way of saying “go out of business”. The only solution is to vote Obama out.

KW64 on July 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I just received my health insurance rebate as provided for by Obamacare. It was $3.50.

True, the amount wasn’t large, and the administrative cost was likely double or triple what I received. And it was small recompense for the 50% or so rise in insurance rates I’ve incurred (endured?) the past couple of years.

But when I saw that check, you know what I felt? I felt cared for. I felt treasured. I felt loved.

Message from Mr. Obama: I care. Yes you do, Mr. President, Yes you do.

Now you people leave my President alone? Y’hear?

But I guess haters just going to hate.

bobs1196 on July 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I’ll write it again….

stupid is as stupid does. I’m going to have to update this though, say, to something like;

obama the commie is as stupid does.

Meh, he isn’t worth tensing my brain matter over. No commie is. Let’s just get rid of them and be done with it.

Wolfmoon on July 22, 2012 at 11:13 PM

But when I saw that check, you know what I felt? I felt cared for. I felt treasured. I felt loved.

Message from Mr. obamacommie: I care. Yes you do, Mr. President, Yes you do.

Now you people leave my President alone? Y’hear?

But I guess haters just going to hate.

bobs1196 on July 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

A check for $3.50 made you feel loved eh? You’re pretty cheap. Leave your address in my email, I can make some money off you just pimping you to the guys just released from prison.

Haters will hate, indeed. But I only hate that which seeks to destroy my country. Number one on that list right now is mr. $3.50 check writer. You do realize of course that $3.50 check likely cost taxpayers about $350.00, right?

But if your post was sarcasm, forget the above, but you should be a tad more clear for the people who don’t know you.

Wolfmoon on July 22, 2012 at 11:18 PM

But if your post was sarcasm, forget the above, but you should be a tad more clear for the people who don’t know you.

Wolfmoon on July 22, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I don’t know him/her, but that post was immersed in sarcasm.

Remember where you are. Maybe Politico has lots of pseudo-intellectual posters, but HotGas commenters are fairly consistent.

The trolls aren’t just just stupid; they’re also obnoxious.

rwenger43 on July 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM

The 20-page “Policy Statement on Discrimination in Lending” — signed by the heads of 10 federal agencies, including then-Attorney General Janet Reno — warned banks that “the agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form.”

On what basis can they make banks lend to people they’d rather not lend to? As a private citizen, I can lend money to anyone I want using any criteria I want. Why shouldn’t the bank have the same constitutional rights that I have? I mean, can’t I call myself a “bank”, if I lend money?

I think these banks are fine with the arrangement because they know it will be little ‘ol me who has to take it in the shorts. The banks might be the enemy playing victim, here.

Buddahpundit on July 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I just received my health insurance rebate as provided for by Obamacare. It was $3.50.

True, the amount wasn’t large, and the administrative cost was likely double or triple what I received. And it was small recompense for the 50% or so rise in insurance rates I’ve incurred (endured?) the past couple of years.

But when I saw that check, you know what I felt? I felt cared for. I felt treasured. I felt loved.

Message from Mr. Obama: I care. Yes you do, Mr. President, Yes you do.

Now you people leave my President alone? Y’hear?

But I guess haters just going to hate.

bobs1196 on July 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Is this satire?

tom daschle concerned on July 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Is this satire?

tom daschle concerned on July 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I would say… yeah.

sharrukin on July 23, 2012 at 12:32 AM

On Friday (27th) the first guess at the 2nd qtr GDP comes out. The “experts consensus” number is 1.2 percent.

Dasher on July 23, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Is this satire?

tom daschle concerned on July 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I don’t know what happened to the tags which would have made it supremely obvious…first time I’ve seen them disappear on HA.

bobs1196 on July 23, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Oh! That is 31 percent less than last quarter’s 1.9 percent.

Dasher on July 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM

The primary benefit to being a 100% media creation is that when the mortar rots and crumbles and the faux-brick of the facade falls away, the media is there to put them back in place and caulk around them. Even if the caulk is weak and faulty, it only has to hold till November.

swinia sutki on July 23, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Tax, spend. Repeat. Tax, spend.

jan3 on July 23, 2012 at 8:15 AM

I waver in my estimation of O’Dinglenuts: could anyone really be that monumentally and stubbornly clueless, or does his buffoonery cleverly disguise his actual malice? Does he really want to help anyone, or is he determined to inflict the greatest amount of suffering he can on his enemies (Americans)? Can he even distinguish between those objectives?

mr.blacksheep on July 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Where does Odumbo get the idea that job growth was so sluggish under Bush? If unemployment under 5% then was so bad, why doesn’t Odumbo do better?

If $5 trillion of debt was so bad, why did Odumbo run it up to $16 trillion?

If two wars on a credit card were so bad, why did Odumbo start a third war in Libya?

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Typical government incompetence. It probably cost them $45 or more to cut a check for $3.50. No matter what they do, they lose money.

jb34461 on July 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM