Open thread: Obama presser at 10:15 10:30

posted at 10:01 am on April 30, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

What might be the topic that actually prompted Barack Obama to make a rare appearance at an open presser?  Perhaps he wants to try his stand-up routine from the White House Correspondents Dinner on the daytime TV crowd.  More likely, Obama wants to push his budget priorities and push back against the sequester — the same as when he last held an open presser, on March 1st:

Part of this sudden desire to talk has to be the sudden criticism from fellow Democrats that Obama once again gave away his leverage on the sequester, this time with his signature on the FAA funding fix:

Democrats are frustrated that the White House still seems to think Republicans are going to come to the table and reverse the sequester. But from the 2011 supercommittee to refusing to go over the fiscal cliff on New Year’s Eve 2012 to last week’s air-traffic-control furlough fix, the administration has caved on every pressure point it designed.

Instead of taking a political risk and keeping pressure on Republicans, White House officials are banking that a series of dinners with GOP senators will foster enough good will to produce legislation.

“The easier, smarter way to do it is to eliminate the sequester and replace it with good policy, balanced, fair, sensible policy, including smart cuts, including smart entitlement reforms, including tax reform that generates revenue that can be applied to deficit reduction,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday in response to a question about the FAA bill, which will allow the agency to move more than $250 million in funds to prevent the air-traffic-controller furloughs that resulted in flight delays across the country.

Of course, Carney has been saying pretty much the same thing in most of his news briefings since November.

Expect Obama to say it himself today too, but don’t expect it to have much more impact.  As Glenn Reynolds writes in USA Today, Democrats lost the sequester fight and have made themselves the Chicken Littles of budget discipline:

The whole sequestration gambit has failed, to the point where even the Washington Post’s Ezra Kleinadmits that “the Democrats have lost on sequestration.” The idea was that even the comparatively minor cuts in spending caused by the sequester would be so painful that voters would demand higher taxes rather than endure cuts in spending.

Problem was, when the spending cuts came, nobody noticed. This led the Obama administration to try to up the pain by focusing cuts in places where people might feel the pain: canceling White House tours for schoolchildren, or furloughing air traffic controllers.

That didn’t work either. The tour-canceling just looked mean, and the problem with targeting air travel is that members of Congress, and their top donors, fly a lot. Huge bipartisan majorities in Congress thus quickly passed legislation forcing the FAA to make cuts elsewhere instead.

The whole thing was a bust, and has me thinking that someone in Congress — or, if he’s smart, President Obama — ought to propose more across-the-board cuts as a means of addressing our swollen deficit and national debt. Critics of across-the-board cuts always say that we should make “smart cuts” instead of using a “meat axe.” But the reason why we have a ballooning national debt is that our politicians are clearly incapable of making “smart cuts.”

Hell, they’re usually incapable of any cuts at all.  We can’t even get them to stick to reductions in the rate of spending increases, let alone real spending reductions.

Obama will probably want to stick to budgets and slamming Congress over its general meany-ness in not embracing the spendiest budget in history.  Perhaps the press might take the opportunity to ask about a couple of other topics.  If so, the Boss Emeritus has a few suggestions:

Update: It’s been pushed back to 10:30, according to ABC News.


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Anybody in the press call him out yet?

akaniku on April 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Yes. Well, sort of. Some dude from NBC called out his phone number to Barky and told him “I’m available Friday night!”

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Why do people watch these things unless your an Obama groupie which to them this is like porn.

William Eaton on April 30, 2013 at 11:09 AM

I make a point not to watch or listen to him; Options: Mute, turn channel, Off.

Dasher on April 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

“bang with Shaq”?

steebo77 on April 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Twenty six is a child? I had a child of my own when I was 26. Gee, We could have saved a lot of money if I could have stayed on Mommy and Daddies insurance for my Pre-Natal…

sandee on April 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

“In a country as wealthy as ours, no one should go bankrupt just because they get sick”

Really…

To paraphrase… “In a country as wealthy as ours no or should spend all their money on their own health.”
To wit – “in a country as wealthy as ours, you’re not allowed to use your money to save your life… Your money must be given to the state to be used to save someone else’s life.”

Or more succinctly, Bill Gates style: “3 million dollars oughta be enough money for anybody”

Skywise on April 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

“Mr. President, is it true you’ve scheduled a one-on-one game with Jason Collins?”

kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Anybody in the press call him out yet?

akaniku on April 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX1YVzdnpEc

Fallon on April 30, 2013 at 11:36 AM

“Mr. President, is it true you’ve scheduled a one-on-one game with Jason Collins?”

kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

“Yes, and after we will play some basketball.”

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I’d much rather him talk than do work. Any work he does will end up expanding the power of government and shrinking the rights of the individual.

hawksruleva on April 30, 2013 at 11:15 AM

You’re right. I typed too fast and posted without review when I meant to say “do your job on the golf course”. ;-)

totherightofthem on April 30, 2013 at 11:37 AM

“Mr. President, is it true you’ve scheduled a one-on-one game with Jason Collins?”

kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Please tell me that wasn’t a real question.

crrr6 on April 30, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I just can’t believe this guy won a second term. How did this country get this stupid this quickly?

crrr6 on April 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Ruined my morning…simply ruined my morning.

Happens every time our imperious pathetic president lectures us about how cool he is, how smarts he is…and we soooo dumb…cuz we don’t agree with him, and adore and worship him.

O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother...” Orwell, 1984

Not me. Dammit. Not me. Ever.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Twenty six is a child? I had a child of my own when I was 26. Gee, We could have saved a lot of money if I could have stayed on Mommy and Daddies insurance for my Pre-Natal…

sandee on April 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Graduated college, employed, married and had my second child by 26, fourth by 29. This Peter Pan and Peter Pam syndrome is stunting young people from becoming adults.

Fallon on April 30, 2013 at 11:39 AM

@guypbenson: Strangely, Obama unaware of details on #Gosnell or #Benghazi, but has a fairly lengthy answer on a gay NBA player

idesign on April 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Benefits of Obamacare. My rates just went up again…

Putz.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM

And about that, Obama went on at boring, delusional, rambling length talking about how “(Obamacare) will continue to lower costs…”

And “how people who are insured have already begun to see the benefits of (Obamacare)…”

The man has awful issues with reality: he can’t understand it or he is determined to continue to misrepresent it.

Lourdes on April 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Twenty six is a child?

Yes, if the Left in power can milk that for all the votes it can get. Its said that these days children mature faster. Partly because society, school indoctrinators and media fail to protect their innocence and allow them remain children.

Although, I have to say, too many 26 year olds lack the maturity we’ve seen in past generations, seeming to hold an intellectual maturity level of a 5 year old.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

idesign on April 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Laser-like focus on the important issues…priorities, you know.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

He’s sooooooooooo informed!

Rovin on April 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

He is the ‘smahtest Preezy of the United States of Skeezy’ EVAH! Don’t you speak one bad word about him, you seditious traitor!

- ‘nonpartisan’

he is one of the smartest presidents we’ve had, behind maybe only clinton in the last 50 years

partisan on April 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM

President Obama is a fantastic representative of the US – a physical speciman with his statuesque height (very noticeable when he towers over other world leaders) and his charismatic personality that belies his towering intellect

nonpartisan on April 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Besides, he has…

President Obama is pushing this not for political points, but to prevent more innocent deaths. Whether you agree or disagree with the policy, you must understand his intention is noble.

nonpartisan on April 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

AND, he purposefully chokes at shooting hoops so as to identify with the peeps and not make them feel inadequate, insecure, and like mere mortals, unlike himself…

you could tell at the end that [Obama] was missing [the basket] on purpose…prob to connect by seeming more ordinary

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Lastly, NO American President has EVAH faced the problems he has. Damn it! All he gets is bytching and headaches when he has to deal with the most pressing issue of the day, the…

bagger revolution!!!!!

nonpartisan on April 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM

For the record, I know which I’m putting my money on and it won’t be with Bag-less Revolutionaries, whose Obama poster-covered bedroom walls resemble Plato’s Retreat circa 1977 under a black light.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM

This Peter Pan and Peter Pam syndrome is stunting young people from becoming adults.

Makes it so much easier to manipulate them, if they haven’t lived as adults with the related experiences, remaining childlike and happy being dependents of parents and/or government.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM

I just can’t believe this guy won a second term. How did this country get this stupid this quickly?

crrr6 on April 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Quite seriously, the answer to that is: “because he’s Black.”

That’s WHY he was elected, that’s WHY he’s deemed “smartest ever” and all the rest, a big celebrity, on and on — because he’s Black.

And it’s also why his awful wife is deemed “gorgeous” over and over when she so clearly is anything but, and same as to her hideous “sense of style”…

It’s BECAUSE of the lowered standard of “being Black”: few will be honest about them, to them, around them and will continue to support an insistence on what-isn’t as what-is. It’s the actual racism among us.

Lourdes on April 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

We (goverment) are a rich country, cause we own your shit all of it and we will tax every f’n dime you have out of you.

kapish!

“Order more ammo” manbearpig of Hopeless Security, asap

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

IMHO, the voting age, drinking age, parents’ healthcare eligibility cutoff age, marriage age and draft age should all be the same. You’re either a kid or an adult with all the benefits and drawbacks that accompany it.

crrr6 on April 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Looks like Obama really wants Bill Clinton to take over the podium for him. What a putz.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-maybe-i-should-just-pack-and-go-home-golly_720259.html

TulsAmerican on April 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Why do people watch these things unless your an Obama groupie which to them this is like porn.

William Eaton on April 30, 2013 at 11:09 AM

I make a point not to watch or listen to him; Options: Mute, turn channel, Off.

Dasher on April 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

DITTO and DITTO…but I un-muted my set too soon, to hear the continuance of Obama’s carrying on deceitfully and/or delusionally about what he calls the “benefits” of OCare (then muted it again only to un-mute again too soon while Obama returned to speak about “the advances” the USA has made after being asked about the gay-basketball player.

Mute again. But from the visual, Obama was going on and on about that gay-ball player for quite a while. It shows where his focus is, certainly while all the earlier rambling/delusional remarks shows where his attention isn’t.

Lourdes on April 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Me No Bengazie, Me No Fast and Furious, Me Hate Borders, Me Love Taxes.

Obama is a drone.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Stand up all right. One joke after another

Hummer53 on April 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM

IMHO, the voting age, drinking age, parents’ healthcare eligibility cutoff age, marriage age and draft age should all be the same. You’re either a kid or an adult with all the benefits and drawbacks that accompany it.

I fully agree with that. Should the acceptable age be 18 or 21? I’d go with 21, personally.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 11:55 AM

This bloviating on every single question is a disgrace. All of it done by design to take fewer questions and mislead the American public with half-truths and demagoguery.

This guy is diabolical.

Common Sense Floridian on April 30, 2013 at 11:14 AM

He really has exhausted his pretense as to the ongoing acting method of rambling-on-and-on-and-on…and never making much of any point while droning (vocally) on like he’s conducting some counseling session in a private class of whatever.

He’s biding for time, he’s taking up space to contain the questioning and to avoid anything spontaneous. It’s called “filling up the void with nonsense” while his minders get busy describing that as Super Special Intelligence.

Lourdes on April 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM

“Mr. President, is it true you’ve scheduled a one-on-one game with Jason Collins?”

kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

“Yes, and after we will play some basketball.”

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Barry is known for his “dribble penetration” with his “body man” Reggie Love…

ITguy on April 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM

The presser will be put off again. King Barry is still rehearsing.

GarandFan on April 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Barry is known for his “dribble penetration” with his “body man” Reggie Love…

Its said that Barry also exhibits excellent ball handling skills.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Obama said, “maybe I should pack it up and go home” or something to that effect…

…NO ONE asked him to define what/where he meant by “home”. Someone should.

And WHY did he make that statement? Anyone? I had the set muted during that part.

Lourdes on April 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM

King Barry is still rehearsing.

He’s gotta get just the right tone and appearance of perpetual outrage before he can step in front of the press.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I just can’t believe this guy won a second term. How did this country get this stupid this quickly?

crrr6 on April 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Well, when you have morons and moronettes that not only send total idiots like Tipping Guam Johnson and Dora the Explorer Jackson-Lee to Congress repeatedly, but also BEG them to make the decisions concerning their healthcare, children, housing, finances, contracts, relationships, transportation, food, drugs, security, etc, FOR THEM, then it is very easy to see how Obama got reelected.

And, if you want a very recent example of the abject stupidity of a typical LoInFo Obama voter, then look no further than last night’s QOTD. The arrogant, smug, idiot HAL was D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-D, but not before demonstrating his towering idiocy and screaming ‘I’m rubber; you’re glue! I’m a vampire and your facts are garlic, a cross, a wooden stake, and a silver bullet. Lalalalalalala! I can’t hear you!!! I’m putting my hands over my eyes, too, so I can’t see your evidence either!’

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM

‘Maybe I Should Just Pack Up and Go Home. Golly.’

Whine, whine, whine

Good idea. Please resign and go back to community organizing on the south side of Chicago.

farsighted on April 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

drone, drone, drone
on
and
on
and
on

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Good idea. Please resign and go back to community organizing on the south side of Chicago kenya.

farsighted on April 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

VegasRick on April 30, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Twenty six is a child? I had a child of my own when I was 26. Gee, We could have saved a lot of money if I could have stayed on Mommy and Daddies insurance for my Pre-Natal…

sandee on April 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Other than the 26 year old (child?), who in there right mind would like paying extra years for mandated insurance?

DDay on April 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

What does the LGBT community think of Obama abandoning a gay man at Benghazi?

profitsbeard on April 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

carl hulse‏ @hillhulse:

WH always likes pressers when Congress is out of town. Lets them control message and harder for scattered lawmakers to push back

ITguy on April 30, 2013 at 12:05 PM

“In a country as wealthy as ours, no one should go bankrupt just because they get sick”

So, everyone else should go bankrupt trying to pay their premiums, which have ‘necessarily skyrocketed,’ in order to comply with the law.

Guess what, idiot? We have UNIVERSAL healthcare in the UK and people STILL go bankrupt due to medical expenses.

By the way, we also have dental care, which is why everyone on the planet knows that the British have the best looking teeth in the galaxy and are ‘all thumbs’ when it comes to using a pair of pliers. /

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Twenty six is a child?

Then how many children have we sent off to voluntarily fight for us around the world?

UnderstandingisPower on April 30, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Twenty six is a child?

Apparently, and 36 is too. “I’m so proud” like he’s patting a little boy on the head for being so bwave.

PattyJ on April 30, 2013 at 12:10 PM

‘Maybe I Should Just Pack Up and Go Home. Golly.’

GTFO.

And search Michelle for silverware.

portlandon on April 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM

bagger revolution!!!!!

nonpartisan on April 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM

.
For the record, I know which I’m putting my money on and it won’t be with Bag-less Revolutionaries, whose Obama poster-covered bedroom walls resemble Plato’s Retreat circa 1977 under a black light.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM

.
Excellent referencing of prior comments.

Nothing beats throwing their own words back at ‘em.

listens2glenn on April 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Did bat face really threaten to take his ball and go home after asking about his failures?

tom daschle concerned on April 30, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Did bat face really threaten to take his ball and go home after asking about his failures?

tom daschle concerned on April 30, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I wish he wouldn’t tease us like that. We should only be so lucky. And yes, I’m well aware that means we’d be saddled with Bite Me. I’d still take him in a heartbeat over Obama.

Doughboy on April 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Let it all out everyone…let it all out.
Breathe slowly into a paper bag…that’ll help.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

The people running this country literally make me sick….

..I usually come on here to snark about topics…then an
event like this takes place, which brings the pathetic
reality of our country into focus once again….sigh.

ToddPA on April 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM

He didn’t answer Malkin’s questions.
And he didn’t answer Alex Jones’ or Glenn Beck’s either.
How rude.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Let it all out everyone…let it all out.
Breathe slowly into a paper bag…that’ll help.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Come on, you can be honest here. Leader of the free world, this guy is not.

Chuck Schick on April 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

You saw them at today’s Press Conference?

Get your doctor to adjust your medication.

kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Flukeing Liar in Chief.

He looks like a product of Lenin/Mussolini sex and he lies like Muenchhausen, Orwell, Pinocchio, Machiavelli and Narcissus, combined.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

‘Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly.’

- President Barack Obama, Presidential News Conference, 30 April 2013

The Eddie Haskell Presidency.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

He didn’t answer Malkin’s questions.
And he didn’t answer Alex Jones’ or Glenn Beck’s either.
How rude.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Shows how much you know about WH press protocol.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

He didn’t answer Malkin’s questions.
And he didn’t answer Alex Jones’ or Glenn Beck’s either.
How rude.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Aside from this, he is the biggest Charlatan in Chief. He lies with malintent to deceive, and with no conscience.

One day he’ll pay. It will all catch up with him. The fools will be destroyed by then, alas.

At the WHCD he lectured the media, Hollywood and the politicians with “we, self included, can do better”.

Today he lies his lungs off. Pfui, for all of you who live in his azz. His Beluga, er shit, will poison you all, and he laughs at you.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Excellent referencing of prior comments.

Nothing beats throwing their own words back at ‘em.

listens2glenn on April 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Thank you and you betcha it is!

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

And search Michelle for silverware.

portlandon on April 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM

As well as the drapes. She needs to maintain her wardrobe at all no costs.

Opinionator on April 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

The rest of the world laughs her azz off at what a Goofy was elected, twice.

He is an utter Joke of the Worlk, a Joker. He entertains himself with his position, of which he made a mockery.

He killed the last drop of decency in the U.S.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

The Committee to Protect the President is fully operational now.

BobMbx on April 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

“Boston was not an intel failure”

Boston was a failure, from top to bottom, and will continue to be so. It was an Obama admin. failure, down to local, all the way.

Consider, if the dude would have been allowed out of his own house, to smoke of all things, he’d have found the blood way sooner…not that the troops should have, with all that was at their disposal…

After all the ammo wasted, all the gear, the one terrorist lives…and will live until he’s raped to death in prison.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:40 PM

‘Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly.’

Finally, something we can agree on!

ElectricPhase on April 30, 2013 at 12:43 PM

verbs out of balance

There would come a time if we conservatives did not stand our gound on freedom, liberty, the rule of law and the Constitution that this one or one just like him would come to your door, not knock and take you and all your stuff and life and use it as he/they please.

We are your only protection weather you like it or not.

You should say thank you every time you appear here.

But for people like U.S. you would be speaking Russian or German and you would own nothing, not even the computer you blog here with.

Might even be they would have sent your parents to a camp and starved them to death.

Beware what you worship.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

“Obama’care’ is difficult to implement because any big business model is difficult to implement” — Azzhole in Chief

“Boston was not an intel failure” – “…cause, duh, I’m clueless” — Clueless and Liar in Chief

“I will bla, bla, bla…my brothers, on either side in Syria” — Your Destroyer in Chief, while his brothers succeed, apace.

Name one free/freer nation, due to Obama, I triple dare you.

I will ask this question until one of you convinces me.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Beware what you worship.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Shhhhh, they don’t know…anything.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:48 PM

The Presidential News Conference Cliff’s Notes: Somebody Needs A Nap!

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM

I’d love to see you debate Obama, without prompters.

Now, that w/b a shellacking he’d remember.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM

And search Michelle for silverware.

portlandon on April 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM

As well as the drapes. She needs to maintain her wardrobe at all no costs.

She wouldn’t be pilfering the WH to pay for her wardrobe. She’s got exclusive access to Treasury Dept. funds for that expense.

When, and if, it comes time for the Obama clan to move to their post presidential digs, then that’s when the searching would be most needed.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM

I’d love to see you debate Obama, without prompters. Now, that w/b a shellacking he’d remember.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM

I’d love to, as well.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:54 PM

What does the LGBT community think of Obama abandoning a gay man at Benghazi?

profitsbeard on April 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Overlooked, even by the dead ambassador’s parents…’cause it’s all “for the cause”, rubes.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I wish he wouldn’t tease us like that. We should only be so lucky. And yes, I’m well aware that means we’d be saddled with Bite Me. I’d still take him in a heartbeat over Obama.

Doughboy on April 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM

If we had Biden as President, he’d make a fool of himself so fast we would have President John Boehner within 6 months. Maybe THEN we could finally get some budget cuts!

C’mon, Barry! Take your ball and go home! We double-dog dare ya!”

Steve Z on April 30, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I’d love to, as well.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:54 PM

It was marvelous to watch the HAL takedown. It disappeared like a beheaded snake.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I’d still take him in a heartbeat over Obama.

Doughboy on April 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM

He’s a dummy, as is Obama, but he doesn’t hate the land and her people.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Fluke Obama and Holder. They sold you…to Chechnya.

Preliminary talks have been under way “for the past few days” to allow Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to resume providing investigators with information about the attacks in exchange for having the death penalty taken off the table, two government sources say.

Negotiations are in the very early stages, and not a sign lawyers for the 19-year-old suspect are ready to make a deal, said one source, who did not want to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the private discussions.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Who’s up for a Purge…

““Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.” – Mikey Weinstein, Obama’s new consultant to the Pentagon, tapped to develop new policies on religious tolerance…

It all makes sense now —

- The US Army blocks the Southern Baptist Convention website because of its “hostile content”

- Shock: Army Instructor Labels Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons And Jews ‘Religious Extremists’

- Army Email Labels Christian Ministries as ‘Domestic Hate Groups’

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/04/29/The-Pentagon-Has-A-Plan-To-Deal-With-Those-Gangs-of-Fundamentalist-Monsters

“From what I can gather, ENDA will offer the LGBT workers the same federal protections against employer discrimination as there are now in the categories of age, race, gender, religion, and disability. As the bill is written now, it would exempt employers with fewer than 15 employees, religious institutions, and religious-affiliated employers, such as Presbyterian hospitals, Catholic adoption agencies, etc.

Let’s leave the debate over the overall bill for another time. The development I want to focus on is brand new. There is now a push underway to remove the exemption for religious-affiliated employers by no less than the ACLU and a number of LGBT legal organizations…

This harkens back to something I have been trying to sound the alarm over all year — that the goal here has nothing to do with gay rights and everything to do with the left’s ongoing crusade to destroy the Christian Church.

Let me first say that I in no way believe or am insinuating that rank-and-file Democrats or everyday gay Americans simply looking for protections against discrimination are a willing part of this crusade. In fact, these individuals are having their legitimate hopes and desires exploited for the sinister purposes of a very determined few.

What we are really dealing with here is an extremist/nihilist element embedded in the left (including the media) that is currently using the issue of gay rights as a wedge against the Christian Church. The goal is two-fold: First, smear the Church and those who preach the Bible as de facto bigots over a long-held doctrine that sees homosexual sex as a sin. Second, use civil rights and non-discrimination laws to either force the Church to violate its own conscience or close down.

The relentless, years-long campaign launched by many of these same groups to bully the Boy Scouts of America into allowing gay scouts and scoutmasters was nothing more than a legal and public relations training exercise for the ultimate battle to come against the Church…

The ultimate blueprint, though, was drafted in Massachusetts when the government forced a Catholic adoption agency to choose between offering adoptions to same sex couples or closing down.

The 103 year-old agency closed down.

And it’s not just gay issues like employment discrimination and the push for same-sex marriage being cynically used in this cynical campaign against America’s most cherished freedom — freedom of religion. President Obama’s mandate requiring religious-affiliated employers to pay for birth control and the abortion pill is just another weapon utilized in the exact same war…”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/04/29/ACLY-Gay-Groups-Oppose-Religious-Exemption-in-Job-Discrimination-Bill

workingclass artist on April 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Overlooked, even by the dead ambassador’s parents…’cause it’s all “for the cause”, rubes.

That it is. The sacrifice of the few is often necessary for the good of the many.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

He didn’t answer Malkin’s questions.
And he didn’t answer Alex Jones’ or Glenn Beck’s either.
How rude.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Shows how much you know about WH press protocol.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Of course.
I’m sure the aforementioned will get their answers in writing.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

‘Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly.’

- President Barack Obama

, Presidential News Conference, 30 April 2013

The Eddie Haskell Presidency.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Sweet! If only the REB would follow thru and go HOME!!!

AH_C on April 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

When, and if, it comes time for the Obama clan to move to their post presidential digs, then that’s when the searching would be most needed.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Agree. Our money is her money for now :). Here was portlandon’s full quote I responded to:

‘Maybe I Should Just Pack Up and Go Home. Golly.’

GTFO.

And search Michelle for silverware.

portlandon on April 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Yep!

Opinionator on April 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Today he lies his lungs off. Pfui, for all of you who live in his azz. His Beluga, er shit, will poison you all, and he laughs at you.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Not to mention…that tie!

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

In a country as bankrupt as ours, no one should stay wealthy unless they are sick.

Did I hear that right? (I wasn’t paying real close attention.)

Barnestormer on April 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Maybe I should just pack up and go home, golly

“…but since I live here, for the forseeable future that’s not an option” — Your Turkey in Chief

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:10 PM

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Whatever it does for you is your business. Some of us never watch him. You are very shallow sometimes.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Plus, verbie, that tie likely could feed a few poor families, who are destitute under him.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Twenty six is a child? I had a child of my own when I was 26. Gee, We could have saved a lot of money if I could have stayed on Mommy and Daddies insurance for my Pre-Natal…

sandee on April 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Most liberal progressives never grow up, so being a child at 26 is par for the course. I myself at 26 had already been a practicing doctor for a couple of years doing my fair share of pro bono work for those who truly couldn’t afford it. Preparing yourself early for career success and then working hard to make a good living beats the snot out of staying on Daddy’s insurance. America used to be a great place.

NOMOBO on April 30, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Obama golfs with Reggie Love.

GWB bikes with disabled veterans.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Not to mention…that tie!

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Tough to find those silver linings anymore, ain’t it?

Chuck Schick on April 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Obama golfs with Reggie Love.

GWB bikes with disabled veterans.

When Laura Bush mentioned the latter, Moochhell nearly fell out of her chair, by the wait of her lips. She was a bitter hag the entire time, very creepy.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Tough to find those silver linings anymore, ain’t it?

Chuck Schick on April 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Ties can look good on manequins or empty suits too…she’s nuts and very shallow.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:17 PM

she’s nuts and very shallow.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Of course.
I’m sure the aforementioned will get their answers in writing.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

You’re an idiot. Only members of the press with WH credentials are allowed to attend Presidential press conferences.

As for getting answers and your willingness to always give Obama a pass, you just prove that you are a despicable, hypocritical ObamaFirster. I can see why Progressives like Glenn Greenwald, who do truly care about civil liberties and the truth, can’t f*cking stand you.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 1:22 PM

It was marvelous to watch the HAL takedown. It disappeared like a beheaded snake.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 12:56 PM

It was enormous fun, but then I am the kind of person, who gets the perverse pleasure of being called a ‘cvnt’ by and sticking a shiv into and then gutting my adversaries. The bloodier, the better.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM

‘Maybe I Should Just Pack Up and Go Home. Golly.’

Dream on, Preezy, your’e not going anywhere.

Pigford
.
Obamacare
.
Sequester
.
Benghazi
.
Gosnell
.
Fast & Furious
.
Syria
.
Chechenya
.

You own it all, and so much more.

We’ll let you pack up and go home to your cushy home in Hawaii in 2017, just about the time Kim Jung Un will have nuclear missles capable of targeting Honolulu.

MichaelGabriel on April 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM

He should have been asked about this.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Schadenfreude, pure!

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM

‘Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly.’

- President Barack Obama

, Presidential News Conference, 30 April 2013

The Eddie Haskell Presidency.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Sweet! If only the REB would follow thru and go HOME!!!

If, by “HOME”, he means Kenya, Illinois, or Hawaii. By all means, yes. He probably meant just stomping off to the private quarters of the WH. To him that IS home.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 1:59 PM

If, by “HOME”, he means Kenya, Illinois, or Hawaii. By all means, yes. He probably meant just stomping off to the private quarters of the WH. To him that IS home.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 1:59 PM

What’s he got to pack up then? It’s not like he brings works ‘home.’ Have you ever looked at his daily schedule? Dude doesn’t usually have his first meeting until 10 or 11 and leaves by 4, 5 at the latest.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 2:01 PM

The Eddie Haskell Presidency.

PERFECT.

PattyJ on April 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM

“(Obamacare) will continue to lower costs…”

It has to start something before it can continue it.

It has done nothing but increase costs so far, and will continue to do so.

Midas on April 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

It was enormous fun, but then I am the kind of person, who gets the perverse pleasure of being called a ‘cvnt’ by and sticking a shiv into and then gutting my adversaries. The bloodier, the better.

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM

My goodness, I like you more every day.

LOL

Midas on April 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM

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