Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on April 30, 2013 by Allahpundit

After the first 100 days of his second term, President Obama just can’t stop talking about the limits of his own power.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, he said he wanted a smooth roll out for ObamaCare, but then added, “even if we do everything perfectly, there’ll still be, you know, glitches and bumps.” He reaffirmed his desire to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, but said “Congress determined that they would not let us close it.” He argued for an end to the sequester, only to add that he doesn’t have enough sway with Congress to make it happen. “You seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities, and that my job is to somehow get them to behave,” he said to one reporter. “That’s their job!”…

The first 100 days have not exactly gone according to plan: Gun control measures in which he invested his political capital died weeks ago, immigration reform faces a perilous path in the House of Representatives, budget and deficit reduction talks are mired in slow moving back room negotiations, and the sequester remains in place with a few targeted exceptions. As nearly every legislative priority has stalled, his approval rating has fallen below 50 percent.

***

A revealing new book from one of media’s longest-serving White House correspondents reports that President Obama surrounds himself only with “idolizers,” and top aides make sure that those whose views might “shake him up too much” are shoved aside…

[Walsh] called top Chicago aide Valerie Jarrett “one of the leading idolizers” who blocks the access of critics to her boss. “Jarrett has gone too far in limiting others’ access to the president, according to a number of White House and congressional sources,” writes Walsh in the book, due out June 1. “Her goal is to keep Obama in a cocoon of admirers who won’t, in her mind, shake him up too much or present views that might be contrary to her understanding of Obama’s positions.”

Democratic pollster Peter Hart told Walsh that Obama is more a performer than seasoned politician. “He likes performing. He likes crowds,” said the pollster. But Hart added that Obama’s White House is too distant from those in Congress who can help him. “It’s closed. It’s insular. It’s shut out.”

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One hundred days into his second term, Obama has already lost control of the agenda, if he ever had control in the first place. He ricocheted through his news conference, as he has through his presidency recently, between issues and crises not of his choice…

Obama is correct about the dysfunction, and the difficulty of passing even uncontroversial bills. But his stance was frustratingly passive, as if what happens in Congress is out of his hands. It’s the president’s job to lead, and to bang heads if necessary, regardless of any “permission structure.” Obama seemed oddly like a spectator, as if he had resigned himself to a reactive presidency…

Open-mindedness is nice. But lively leadership is the way to resuscitate a moribund presidency.

***

Here is the problem: Even if you concede to Obama every point of his Tuesday news conference, a president looks weak and defeated when he shifts accountability to forces out of his control.

Clinton had a different problem 18 years ago, when a reporter asked whether he worried about “making sure your voice will be heard” over the obsessive media coverage suddenly given to Gingrich. “The Constitution gives me relevance,” Clinton replied. “The power of our ideas gives me relevance. The record we have built up over the last two years and the things we’re trying to do to implement it give it relevance.” It was, by most accounts, the lowest point of the Clinton presidency. The next day, domestic terrorists bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and Clinton’s strong response put him back on track for reelection in 1996.

This is where perceptions of Obama and Clinton differ. After the Boston bombings and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings (not to mention the assassination of Osama bin Laden), few voters would doubt Obama’s ability to respond to crises. But with so much of his agenda stalled 100 days into his second term, Americans might wonder about his ability to simply govern. Judging from Tuesday’s news conference, Obama has his doubts, too.

***

JON KARL: Mr. President, you are one hundred days into your second term. On the gun bill, you did everything you could to get it passed, obviously it didn’t. Congress is ignoring your efforts to try to get an undo of the Sequester. There’s even a bill that you threatened to veto that had 92 democrats in the House voting yes. My question to you is: Do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through this Congress?

OBAMA: Well if you put it that way, Jon… Maybe I should just pack up and go home… Golly. As Mark Twain said, the rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. We understand we’re in a divided government right now. Republicans controlled the House of Representatives. In the Senate, this habit of requiring 60 votes for even the most modest piece of legislation has gummed up the works there. It comes to no surprise to the American people and members of congress themselves that, right now, things are a bit dysfunctional up on Capitol Hill.


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Need a quick smoke… brb :-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Yes, yours was… so much more…

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Not more Scrump, just different. :) I certainly wasn’t putting yours down. :) Yours was hot.

I’m just giving up here telling Spark what’s in the book. My knuckles can’t handle it.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM

VorDaj on May 1, 2013 at 1:27 AM

This is deplorable. I think perhaps the cadets aren’t the only ones who should be better acquainted with what a Medal of Honor looks like.. and why isn’t there a database with the recipients names on it that these idiots at the airport could access quickly to confirm he was a recipient?

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Stop doing that which hurts :-D

Sparky is up to his malarkey… lol

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:33 AM

In response to DC’s City Council’s passage of a resolution calling for the Washington Redskins to change theirs names, RGIII took to Twitter…

In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness

— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 30, 2013

Do you know what’s wrong with that?

A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y NOTHING!

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Pssst. Axe has a book and is trying to keep it a secret. We gotta find out what’s in it. Betcha it’s good stuff. I’ll meet you in the Cove next to the other Cove.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:34 AM

I LIKE RG III!!!

That was great to see! Thanks!

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:36 AM

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Yeah but do you know where the ouiblette? (sp) is?

That’s where we have to go

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Good evening Dire (:

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Don’t ever compare your original work with someone else’s. Your work is your work. Theirs is theirs. They are different and should be different because they are expressions unique to each individual. That’s what makes each one fascinating.

When I teach I give my students writing exercises and they all receive identical prompts. Despite having identical set ups, each resulting work will follow a different arc and be completely different. No two writers every conceive of something exactly the same way or envision anything in exactly the same way.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Good evening, Dire! How are you? :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:40 AM

@Spark

The path is darkness, and there are five. Each keeps the key to three others. This is done so that one may be stopped, destroyed, by the others should the need arise, and it arises. The path is darkness.

The lesser rules tell of death. These are the trivial rules, the killing rules. An apprentice can expect to learn no more than the lesser rules, the killing rules. To kill is simple.

The middle rules tell of living. Within them are manipulations and the power to move kings and kingdoms. Only a few learn these.

The high rules tell of life. Only the five know these. In the creating of life there is terrible power. Hence each keeps the key to three others.

In the back are appendices with recipes and such. You haven’t lived until you’ve had Melmak the Black’s fish-and-chips. *to die for*

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:41 AM

You’re Always On My Mind – Sam Cooke

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:37 AM

I have no idea where it is. We might have to do some spying. Stay out of sight. I’ll meet you by the large oak where the owl lives.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 1:42 AM

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Yeah but do you know where the ouiblette? (sp) is?

That’s where we have to go

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Not. Recommended.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Niters all!

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Stand By Me – Sam Cooke

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Goodnight, RWM. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Niters all!

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Night. :)

I dare the bed bugs.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:46 AM

You haven’t lived until you’ve had Melmak the Black’s fish-and-chips. *to die for*

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Spark, learning point – you eat them chips and then you die :)

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 1:46 AM

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:40 AM

All is well..Hope everything is going good for you..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:46 AM

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:38 AM

That is so true, I didn’t mean to compare, I was inspired, and the result was my poem.

Each equally good in their own way, each unto their own…

I believe everyone is inspired by somthing in life, or a person…

Thank you jackie… :-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Good night RWM and God Bless !!

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

No wonder the extraterrestrials don’t get closer, or leave any traces.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Going very well, Dire. I’ve been defending our rum .:)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Message received loud and clear Axe!!! :-D

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Spark, learning point – you eat them chips and then you die :)

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Schad may be a paladin, but he reads like a wizard. :)

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Evening Dire! Missed most of the party probably.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Crazy World

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Most welcome, my friend. :)

Inspiration comes as it will, when it will. All we have to do is be open to it, and recognize it. :)

One of the reasons I get so little sleep.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

I had the thought and then it passed…

Extraterrestrials indeed!

They would be betwixt and befuddled!!

We are unfathomable…

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Message received loud and clear Axe!!! :-D

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:48 AM

:) I like your passionate poem, Scrump. And it’s an honor to inspire you. (psst: I just didn’t want to crowd RWM)

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Sparky, on your own getting Axes’ book… Good Luck!

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

that was about finding your book :-) in the “ouiblette” :-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:52 AM

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

What ever it is you are working on, I just HAVE to read it!!

When it is ready :-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:53 AM

I loved Another Woman – Moore

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:53 AM

that was about finding your book :-) in the “ouiblette” :-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:52 AM

O. I was still worried I hurt your feelings. :)

So, OK . . .

NOT. RECOMMENDED.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:54 AM

. I’ve been defending our rum .:)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Cool..Very cool..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Hmmmmm williamg disappeared…

No Rusty or Tommy?

Come out come out where ever you are ;-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:55 AM

I loved Another Woman – Moore

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:53 AM

– You have time to be bothered with crap toward the end of the month? Just a glance deal? I know you’re busy. Also mildy sick o my crap. :)

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:54 AM

YOU? Hurt me feelings? NEVER!!!!! Get that silly thought out of your head :-)

I am soft on the outside but like steel on the inside ;-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:53 AM

:)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:57 AM

. . . while I’m making plans.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Evening Dire! Missed most of the party probably.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I am sorry..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Most people don’t really stop to think about the difference between an eyelet and a grommet,

Also: Schads brain saved my life from the Axe-murderer-chef.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM

I am soft on the outside but like steel on the inside ;-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Meh. You all say that. But you need lookin’ after. Ever last one. :)

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Always have time for your stuff, Axefellow. :)I make time for my friends. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM

I’m starting to like this guy… About 3 1/2 years from now I might actually wave to him. Bye. And don’t let the packing slow you down…

RalphyBoy on May 1, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM

:)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Sparky, on your own getting Axes’ book… Good Luck!

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Very smart. Now no one will suspect you. I’ll create a diversion so you can do your thing.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Texas Strut – Moore

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 2:02 AM

I have toughish day tomorrow my dears…

So I bid thee all farewell and a blessed good night!

God Bless!!

To sleep perchance to dream…. (:

* swoosh *

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 2:02 AM

I’m starting to like this guy… About 3 1/2 years from now I might actually wave to him. Bye. And don’t let the packing slow you down…

RalphyBoy on May 1, 2013 at 1:59 AM

whaaaaaat? What are his endearing qualities? :)

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Goodnight, Spritely One! Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 2:04 AM

To sleep perchance to dream…. (:

* swoosh *

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Hamlet. Act 3, Scene 1. Very nice. :)

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:04 AM

….as close to The Everly Brothers as music gets without actually being Boudleaux Bryant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89REmqYtEY

williamg on May 1, 2013 at 2:04 AM

. . . he was talking about death though . . . but . . . ah, screw it.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 12:45 AM

…ok!…do your thing!…but!
Y O U
B E T T E R
S T I C K
A R O U N D
M I S T E R !

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Always have time for your stuff, Axefellow. :)I make time for my friends. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Thank you, Jackie. Your eye will be much appreciated, and I know what its worth. :) Just have to try to change the world again, or I wouldn’t ask. — It won’t be soon, though.

I am sorry..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 1:57 AM

lol — dude’s expression

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Why Worry – Dire Straits

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:05 AM

I can fix it..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 2:10 AM

http://youtu.be/c–qOJ9PJZs

For chrissy, jackie, sophie, and all the lovelies of HA.

I can’t take anymore of bricks threat to pack his shit and go home everytime i refresh so i’m outta’ here.

QAdios: vaya con dios

Fred

jrsrigmvr on May 1, 2013 at 2:11 AM

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 2:07 AM

:)

Meh. Sorry. You were just the fifteenth and I got pissy. :) My bad. Besides, I want — you know, all things being equal, real life talk — the girl that wants me. I don’t want the girl that want’s Bob. Assuming I’m not Bob.

*yawn*

And that was a nice thing to say, but you know not to be nice to me, cause, you know, it doesn’t fit the universe. I’ll still be around a bit, anyway KOOLAID. 2. :)

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:13 AM

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Night Jackie. :)

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:14 AM

I can fix it..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Ha! At least you didn’t link, say . . . “Fooling Yourself,” ’cause then I would have accused you of “saying something.” — lol

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:16 AM

. . . maybe that’s why SWalker linked her Queensryche. Hm, not fair. :)

K. @Sophie, sort-of from SWalker.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:16 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 2:28 AM

lol — dude’s expression

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:09 AM

lolz..I think it is the Ladies big hair that is causing it..:):)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 2:30 AM

“Maybe I should just pack up and go home… Golly”

No Doubt…

Seven Percent Solution on May 1, 2013 at 2:32 AM

lolz..I think it is the Ladies big hair that is causing it..:):)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Yes. The hair. :)

*just poking around some metal here*

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Jackie linked to the Milbank piece on the Obamacare thread. This is what I picked out. He didn’t want to be there. He was acting as if someone pushed him out and told him that he had to do it.

The president was out of sorts from the start of the news conference, scheduled for 10:15 a.m. and postponed to 10:30. Obama finally came out at 10:46. “Good afternoon,” he said. “Or good morning.”

He didn’t attempt to set the tone for the event, skipping an opening statement. And he often found himself remarking on the difficulty of his job: intelligence sharing (“this is hard stuff”), closing Gitmo (“it’s a hard case to make”), Republican governors blocking his health-care law’s implementation (“that makes it harder”) and responding in Syria (“it is a difficult problem”).

This is pathetic.

He only wants the power and perks—no responsibility.

INC on April 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

^bump

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Milbank and others on the LEFT are puzzled and disappointed over Obama’s obvious detachment.

Not so long ago these were the SAME PEOPLE who marveled at his ‘aloof coolness’, and said he was ‘above the fray’ and ‘the adult in the room’ and called him “The One” and marveled at his ‘elegance’.

David Brooks nearly swooned over the crease in his trousers and thought to himself ‘This man could be president’.

The reason Obama is ‘detached’ is simple. He’s suddenly found that he’s the member of a far more exclusive club that the one to which his admirers belong.

He’s one of “The Five Living Presidents”. He knows that being the “First Black President” will secure his place in the history books. He’s even got “The Nobel Peace Prize” to hang on his wall. He’ll have a very expensive library named after him containing all of the material thought fit to be relevant to him and his reign… er… his presidency. He’ll be paid BIG MONEY for the rest of his life just to TALK about being “The First Black President”.

Frankly, he doesn’t need any of his erstwhile supporters or admirer’s anymore. And he knows it.

thatsafactjack on April 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

^bump

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:38 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 2:53 AM

Link Is Up

BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011

luckybogey on April 30, 2013 at 11:56 PM

^bump

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 2:57 AM

Looks like its all quiet on the Western front. Jeez tommy, your timing sucks!

tommy71 on May 1, 2013 at 3:14 AM

Sssshhh..
Everyone is a sleep.
*tippy toe off to work*

Electrongod on May 1, 2013 at 5:33 AM

At a press conference Tuesday morning, he said he wanted a smooth roll out for ObamaCare, but then added, “even if we do everything perfectly, there’ll still be, you know, glitches and bumps.”

Didn’t he say something about speedbumps in relation to Benghazi?

Link Is Up

BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011

luckybogey on April 30, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Saw that on Drudge. Seems like the only ones that didn’t want to know about this guy is Zero’s DoJ.

How many others like the Tsarnaev is our government actively ignoring and providing with welfare, foodstamps housing and education.

dogsoldier on May 1, 2013 at 5:58 AM

The FDA has authorized selling the Morning After Pill, an abortiafacient, over the counter to girls as young as 15, without their parents’ permission.My take.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Obama is the leading man in an American version of “The Emporer’s New Clothes”. However in our case, he is an vapid, empty suit, and even the liberal elite media is having trouble hiding this from the low information voters. I thoroughly despise him. I can’t wait for obamacare to blow up in his face.

Millions are going to lose the health care they have now. Almost no American understands that the subsidy to help pay for the “cheapest” version of obamacare is really a tax credit ON LOAN to the tax payer and must be paid back if their income turns out higher than expected at the end of the year. And they don’t understand that the “cheapest” policy has a large, upfront deductible where they have to pay out of pocket first and only then the remaining costs paid by obamacare only covers 60% of the rest of the bills. All that lack of coverage will cost about $5000 a year in premiums.

All of this will be hitting the low information voters right during the 2014 election cycle.

Factor in the gun grabs, continued lack of jobs, wow.

Too bad we have the worst leaders and strategists in the GOP. They will find a way to screw up this huge momentum that is coming against Obama.

karenhasfreedom on May 1, 2013 at 6:38 AM

The FDA has authorized selling the Morning After Pill, an abortiafacient, over the counter to girls as young as 15, without their parents’ permission.My take.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 6:37 AM

This is considered ‘sensible women’s health care’ the same way taking guns from law-abiding citizens is ‘sensible gun control’.

Liberals have never gotten anything right.

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM

good morning!

we still love you dear leader, no worries, you’re awesome and we’ll make sure the history books keep it that way
-fawning lsm/WH press corps

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 6:51 AM

dogsoldier on May 1, 2013 at 5:58 AM

*shudder*

the system worked
/

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Link Is Up

BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011

luckybogey on April 30, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Saw that on Drudge. Seems like the only ones that didn’t want to know about this guy is Zero’s DoJ.

How many others like the Tsarnaev is our government actively ignoring and providing with welfare, foodstamps housing and education.

dogsoldier on May 1, 2013 at 5:58 AM

This is damn serious stuff. For the Saudi’s to reject a Muslim’s request to perform the haji there must have been a significant reason. That is a requirement of the faith. SA is religiously bound to allow them in. If they did not want him, no way we should.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM

At a press conference Tuesday morning, he said he wanted a smooth roll out for ObamaCare, but then added, “even if we do everything perfectly, there’ll still be, you know, glitches and bumps.”

Good Morning Comrades. A Happy May Day to you all!!!

Does anybody remember dear leader telling us about glictches and bumps when he was campaigning for Obamacare? The treasonous media clearly ignored that part of the story so that they could try and embarrass dear leader now.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 7:02 AM

SA is religiously bound to allow them in. If they did not want him, no way we should.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Tammerlan Tsarnaev activities aren’t much of an issue anymore.

But the rat-eared coward is a liar when he says that the Boston Marathon bombing wasn’t an intel failure.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 7:04 AM

good take KJ

sad day

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 7:11 AM

But the rat-eared coward is a liar when he says that the Boston Marathon bombing wasn’t an intel failure.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Well now, he might just be right on that. It wasn’t a failure of intel. It was the complete absence of intellegence.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Well now, he might just be right on that. It wasn’t a failure of intel. It was the complete absence of intellegence.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 7:11 AM

You got me there.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 7:14 AM

boy mika showing a sandy hook victim’s daughter questioning kelly ayotte at a townhall meeting who walks away disgusted…ummm she’s not a NH resident, boy her 15 minutes are up….

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 7:15 AM

ot: saw 10 minutes of ac360 last night, where the panel just praising this nba player up and down and yet calls tebow polarizing?

i just don’t get it…

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 7:16 AM

boy mika showing a sandy hook victim’s daughter questioning kelly ayotte at a townhall meeting who walks away disgusted…ummm she’s not a NH resident, boy her 15 minutes are up….

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Can we stop calling those despicable Sandy Hook vultures “family members of victims.” They have decided to prey off the memory of a relative for partisan political reasons. They no longer deserve our compassion, respect, or attention. The whole lot of them are as worthless as Cindy Sheehan, Gabby Giffords, or the Bradys.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 7:16 AM

As I’ve been Blogging, this Administration and their minions are redefining morality in America.

It’s what happened in the Roman Empire…with the MSM playing the role of the lions.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

mika was hoping she would be on her show for their daily gun rant

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

yepper KJ

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 7:24 AM

ot: saw 10 minutes of ac360 last night, where the panel just praising this nba player up and down and yet calls tebow polarizing?

i just don’t get it…

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 7:16 AM

…I’m sure Mooch and JugEars called Tebow to discuss that very thing!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Indeed KA2

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Please pack up and go home.

hawkdriver on May 1, 2013 at 8:11 AM

He argued for an end to the sequester, only to add that he doesn’t have enough sway with Congress to make it happen. “You seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities, and that my job is to somehow get them to behave,” he said to one reporter. “That’s their job!”…

Oh, the irony!

Obama now is saying you shouldn’t blame the President for what Congress does, even when one of the two houses of Congress is controlled by the President’s party.

Let’s go back less than five years ago and see what then-Senator Obama had to say about fiscal matters and the Presidency, at a time when both houses of Congress were controlled by Democrats and the President was a Republican:

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

- Barack Obama July 3, 2008

Then-Senator Obama felt that the President acted “by his lonesome” and that then-Senator Obama and the rest of the Democrat majority in the House and Senate (including then-Senators Biden and Clinton) played no role in that “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” $9 Trillion in debt.

The national debt is now $16.8 Trillion.

That’s $7.8 Trillion more “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic”, and rather than claim that he added that much new debt “by his lonesome”, Obama wants to attack Congress for sequestration, which doesn’t even cut spending but merely decreases future increases, and when sequestration was the administration’s idea in the first place.

Obama needs to man up and admit that Democrats were wrong to blame George Bush exclusively for all that went wrong in 2007 and 2008 when the Democrats controlled both the House and Senate.

ITguy on May 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Well, if this is all it takes to make 500….

williamg on May 1, 2013 at 10:02 AM

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