Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on September 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

The president has had an almost uniformly bad start to his second term. Scandals, the woe-begotten implementation of his health law, a chaotic unraveling of the once-vaunted “Arab Spring,” the ascendancy of rival nations on the world stage and the intractable partisan standoff in Congress have left Americans skeptical of Obama’s election-year plea to “hold on” just a bit longer to let his agenda work.

In survival mode and stripped of the political stars who helped the administration stay on offense for the first four years, Team Obama is looking bereft. The result of the White House summit of former political aides who helped the president settle on trying to hang the Syria debacle around the necks of Congressional Republicans suggest that David Axelrod & Co. themselves have lost their chops whilst lolling in MSNBC green rooms and Hoovering up corporate cash on K Street.

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It seems like it has been 10 years, but in reality it has been less than 10 months since the president’s second inauguration. And as President Obama tries to put Syria behind him, nothing on the domestic agenda looks promising. I don’t know what the opposite of the Midas Touch is, but that’s what Obama has

Obama was also dealt an embarrassing blow this week as Larry Summers withdrew his name from consideration for Federal Reserve Chairman. I wasn’t even for Summers getting the job, but this was another telling sign that the president lacks any political capital on the Hill — among members of either party. If he wasn’t so weak, he might have gotten his pick for the Fed, but as it is, he must defer to the loud voices making demands. The president does not have any influence with members of Congress now, and he isn’t going to have any going forward. I think it’s safe to say he cannot take a leadership role in the looming debt ceiling and budget battles…

Good grief, even the weather won’t cooperate with the president. A leaked copy of the Fifth Assessment Report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that, ”there has been a 60 percent increase in the amount of ocean covered with ice” in the past year, with some scientists now even predicting an upcoming phase of global cooling. The melting ice cap was supposed to be the final canary in the coal mine. Well, the canary is bigger and stronger than ever.

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In the first year of his second term, the president has failed on virtually every front. He put his prestige on the line to pass federal gun-control legislation–and lost. He made climate change a central part of his inaugural address–and nothing has happened. The president went head-to-head with Republicans on sequestration–and he failed. He’s been forced to delay implementation of the employer mandate, a key feature of the Affordable Care Act. ObamaCare is more unpopular than ever, and it’s turning out to be a “train wreck” (to quote Democratic Senator Max Baucus) in practice. The most recent jobs report was the worst in a year, with the Obama recovery already qualifying as a historically weak one. Immigration reform is going nowhere. And then there’s Syria, which has turned out to be an epic disaster. (To be sure, Mr. Obama’s Middle East failures go well beyond Syria–but Syria is the most conspicuous failure right now).

In watching the Obama presidency dissolve before our eyes, there is a cautionary tale to be told. Every presidency falls short of the expectations that the candidate sets. But no man has ever promised more and delivered less than the current occupant of the Oval Office.

All of the extravagant promises and claims — of “Yes We Can!” and “we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for;” of hope and change and slowing the rise of the oceans; of claiming his candidacy would “ring out across this land as a hymn that will heal this nation, repair this world, make this time different than all the rest” — lie in ruin.

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The president’s zigzagging policy on Syria, the Larry Summers nomination debacle, and Monday’s partisan budget speech at the very moment that the nation was reeling from a madman’s shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard, are only the latest manifestations of a mystifying paradox: Barack Obama, so surefooted when it comes to the politics of campaigning, often seems flatfooted when it comes to the politics of governing.

The president’s insistent above-the-frayishness, his apparent distaste for the grubby business of retail salesmanship in the Beltway bazaar, frequently seems self-defeating. It’s at least a partial explanation (other than the Obama Derangement Syndrome that infects many House Republicans) for his failure to enact popular gun control legislation, immigration reform, and any number second-term agenda items. “Style,” in this case, is shorthand for a flair in manipulating to one’s advantage the unpretty yet necessary process of legislative sausage-making…

“My take is that on the one hand, he is right that the D.C. Conventional Wisdom echo chamber does grade on style,” Republican strategist Mike Murphy told The Daily Beast in an email, “but on the other hand, the president played the style card right into the White House in 2008. Hard to have it both ways.”

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“Style,” as the president would have it, matters. Adversaries and allies, foreign and domestic, take a measure of the president’s steel. They judge whether he can be trusted, whether he will back down, whether he has what it takes to lead his country and the world. In the past few weeks, I have encountered not a single person outside the White House, Republican or Democrat, who has kind words for Obama’s performance. Scornful may not be too strong a word for the consensus view, though it is scorn leavened, at least among the more thoughtful critics, with appreciation for the no-good-options reality of Syria.

This attitude is especially important because it arrives at such a dangerous moment for the country, with looming deadlines on government funding and the debt ceiling, and because it is amplified by presidential mishandling of other matters…

So Obama enters yet another treacherous period in a weakened state, with his political allies distrustful and his political opponents caught up in their own dysfunction. Machiavelli advised that it is better to be feared than loved; at the moment, in Congress, Obama is neither.

***

For four years, President Obama counted on fellow Democrats to rally to his side in a series of epic battles with Republicans over the direction of the country. But now, deep in his fifth year in office, Mr. Obama finds himself frustrated by members of his own party weary of his leadership and increasingly willing to defy him

They complain the White House has not consulted enough and failed to assert leadership. They say Mr. Obama has been too passive and ceded momentum to Republicans. Their grievances are sometimes contradictory; some grouse that he takes on causes he cannot win, while others say he does not fight hard enough for principled positions. The failure to enact tightened gun control laws and the Republican hold on immigration legislation have left liberals little to celebrate this year…

“It makes it a lot harder when it’s your own party,” said Peter H. Wehner, a top Bush aide at the time. “You can’t fire back with the same intensity and vehemence as when it’s the other party. And it just changes the dynamics — people expect you to be criticized by the other party. When your own party does it, it’s an indication of weakness.”

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There are no “obstructionist” Republican fingerprints on the conspicuous and power-depleting defeats for Obama. He never sought a vote on Syria and therefore was not humiliated. The same is true for Summers. But Obama lost ground on both fronts and ultimately surrendered to political realities that, for the first time in his presidency, were determined by his own obdurate party.

This does not mean Obama will lose coming fights over the sequester, shutdown, or debt ceiling. But he is visibly weaker, and even his sense of victory in Syria is so unidimensional, it has no lasting sway in either Democratic cloakroom. More important, Democrats are no longer afraid to defy him or to disregard the will of their constituents—broadly defined in the case of Syria; activist and money-driving in the case of Summers. This, of course, indirectly announces the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign and an intra-party struggle over the post-Obama Democratic matrix.

This shift—a tectonic one—will give Republicans new opportunities on the fiscal issues and in coming debates over immigration and implementation of Obamacare. Republicans have never known a world where Democratic defections were so unyielding and damaging.

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Nearly five years into his presidency, and nearly a decade after he first sprang to national notice with his 2004 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, there is still no such thing as Obamaism — no clearly understood philosophy or larger strategy of governance.

To the contrary, the president and his team have always had an allergic reaction to being placed on an ideological spectrum with any more precision than that he is a pragmatic progressive. Whatever that means. He has never tried to fashion a “Third Way” philosophy in the style of Bill Clinton, or stood for bold liberalism of the type exemplified by Ted Kennedy or, more recently, Elizabeth Warren.

This vagueness may have worked in his favor in two elections. But its problem for governing, as seen in recent weeks, is that it tends to leave Obama all alone, in a capital where he desperately needs allies and people who assume good will about the political maneuvering necessary for any effective president. Liberals regarded Obama as a sell-out for flirting with a Summers nomination, while the remnants of Clinton’s “New Democrats” have long been frustrated by Obama as someone who never really shared their critique of traditional interest-group urban liberalism.

On Syria, neither hawks nor doves believed that Obama was acting on any principle deeper than desperate improvisation to get out of a jam.

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…what day?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM

…where has everybody been today?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Evening All

Hi Koolaid2!

CoffeeLover on September 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

It seems like it has been 10 years, but in reality it has been less than 10 months since the president’s second inauguration

I think AP is trying to cheer us up! /

besser tot als rot on September 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Who’s happier than a camel on hump day.

RickB on September 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

KCB
Electrongod
B9
Twerp!
RWM
Axe
Sparky
Jackie
OC
Dire
Bishop
EVERYBODY?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

He put his prestige on the line to pass federal gun-control legislation–and lost.

No, he didn’t. He’s passing all these things into law right now.

He won.

This “failure” narrative is just as stupid as the “creased pants” narrative. Obama is deadly and successful in doing what he wants on so many levels and throughout so many crannies our lives, but why would we expect the dolts and elites that occupy the commentariat to get this?

rrpjr on September 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Hi, Koolaid. :)

. . . Hm.

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Evening All

Hi Koolaid2!

CoffeeLover on September 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

…I haven’t been on during the day for months…today was the first day…at some points…what is going on…as far as comments are concerned?…AP and Ed were active today!

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Nearly five years into his presidency, and nearly a decade after he first sprang to national notice with his 2004 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, there is still no such thing as Obamaism — no clearly understood philosophy or larger strategy of governance.

To the contrary, the president and his team have always had an allergic reaction to being placed on an ideological spectrum with any more precision than that he is a pragmatic progressive. Whatever that means. He has never tried to fashion a “Third Way” philosophy in the style of Bill Clinton, or stood for bold liberalism of the type exemplified by Ted Kennedy or, more recently, Elizabeth Warren.

It is called The Chicago Way. Obama=Daley, and he sends his capos forth to handle the agenda. He appears to be governing while keeping his hands clean from all of the corruption and cronyism.

Obama isn’t special. He is a common Northern Illinoin thug.

Murphy9 on September 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

…I haven’t been on during the day for months…today was the first day…at some points…what is going on…as far as comments are concerned?…AP and Ed were active today!

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Your boy, The Race Card aka Capitalist Hog aka Longtime Listener got the boot...again

8D

Murphy9 on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

…oh ok…you’re lurking…but?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

HA threw a party.

Weren’t you invited?

cozmo on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Machiavelli advised that it is better to be feared than loved

You don’t get style points for “feared.”

Happy Nomad on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Pic of the Day: Common Core Takes On The Second Amendment. Ignorance and Indoctrination Ensue!

Gun control advocates always point to the word “militia” in the Second Amendment as proof that the Founders would support gun control laws. That contention is not supported by the historical documents. As the Founders continually acknowledged, A MILITIA IS THE WHOLE OF THE PEOPLE. In fact, in the Second MILITIA Act of 1792, ALL able-bodied, white men over the age of 18 were required to possess a gun.

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Login window was really slow coming up tonight. Everyone is probably queued up waiting for it.

Except Dire. He never shows until after midnight.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Texas didn’t adopt Common Core.

We miss out on all the cool stuff.

cozmo on September 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM

…oh ok…you’re lurking…but?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

K. That’s all I got. :)

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM

We miss out on all the cool stuff.

cozmo on September 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM

S’true. :)

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM

HA threw a party.

Weren’t you invited?

cozmo on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

…no…went to court for hours this morning…took the daughter out for her birthday…and looked at the counts…and was looking for power outages around the country! (:->)

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Saw that a few days in Karl Denninger’s (market-ticker) comments.

Then saw it the next day on AoSHQ … Sophie’s getting slow ;-)

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Nightly walk ran late. Hi KA2!

KCB on September 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM

…I need to start smoking

DOPE

…I could swear…Dennis Kucinich the goof that was a goof…was interviewing Assad on FOX!

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I don’t know what the opposite of the Midas Touch is, but that’s what Obama has…

It’s called the Latrine Touch.

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Speaking of weak,..OOPS,fom Assads Twitter:
===========================================

Syrian Presidency ‏@Presidency_Sy 4s

#Assad:

A reset of relationships with the US depends on the credibility of US admin. We never looked at US or American people as enemy

https://twitter.com/Presidency_Sy

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM

thankfully, Fox had Palqot (sp?) there so they weren’t completely embarrassed.

CoffeeLover on September 18, 2013 at 10:18 PM

So Barry’s a weak president?

Who knew?

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Evnin’ canopfor. Tips hat.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Hey…

OmahaConservative on September 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I don’t know what the opposite of the Midas Touch is, but that’s what Obama has…

It’s called the Latrine Touch.

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

VorDaj:Agreed:)
=================

Sh*t-Brindle Brown Touch.

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM

AP and Ed were active today!

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

But I wonder how they missed the big no tapering news?

I don’t really get their choices.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

So Barry’s a weak president?

Who knew?

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM

That is so unfair. Bush. Objstructionists….Eleventy! Obama has a winning smile!!!!!!

KCB on September 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Lol,……………..damage controll:

Tweets

Syrian Presidency ‏@Presidency_Sy 36s

#Assad:

We always like to have good relations with every country including US, because it is the greatest country – that’s self evident
=======

https://twitter.com/Presidency_Sy

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Barack Obama, so surefooted when it comes to the politics of campaigning, often seems flatfooted when it comes to the politics of governing.

He is simply not a very bright man and has no intelecrual curiosity.

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Maybes the weak thingy,was AllahP’s Mom Jeans,
or Hopey’s Girly bike images,that conveyed it!

Jus say’n!

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:22 PM

RIP Ken Norton Sr.

RickB on September 18, 2013 at 10:22 PM

These last 5 years seem like 50.Name 1 thing Obama or congress has done for the betterment of the people.They have strewn so much trash around I can’t think or remember any.In Nam we all counted the days until the tour was over.I’m back to doing it again.

docflash on September 18, 2013 at 10:23 PM

That is so unfair. Bush. Objstructionists….Eleventy! Obama has a winning smile!!!!!!

KCB on September 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Indeed. And winning ears, too.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Hey Canopfor !! Did you catch this: Geology News. My PhD supervisor gave a grad course on the theory … but it’s not really my area.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

When you click on my screen name here, does it take you to my Twitter page.

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Barack Obama, so surefooted when it comes to the politics of campaigning rabble rousing, often seems flatfooted when it comes to the politics of governing.

FIFY

RickB on September 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM

lol

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

SO,

I ponder, after Hopey might be HilRod or GaffeBiden,
surly things wll be on the up and up then!
(snark)

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

I tried out the Ruger today. I LOVE it!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

That is so unfair. Bush. Objstructionists….Eleventy! Obama has a winning smile!!!!!!

KCB on September 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Indeed. And winning ears, too.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

…isn’t OHIO spelt wrong?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Barack Obama, so surefooted when it comes to the politics of campaigning, often seems flatfooted when it comes to the politics of governing.

He is simply not a very bright man and has no intelecrual curiosity.

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM

The man is a fraud. He has “affirmative actioned” his way through life. He couldn’t manage a one-horse trail ride.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

God Bless and Godspeed Ken Norton………

williamg on September 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

When you click on my screen name here, does it take you to my Twitter page.

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

blugill:Affrimitive!!

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

I tried out the Ruger today. I LOVE it!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

…it’s your Saturday!…whew!

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:28 PM

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Yes.

KCB on September 18, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I tried out the Ruger today. I LOVE it!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Which one?

cozmo on September 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Didn’t work for me. I ended up on this facebook page with some wild looking brunette in glasses. All sorts of stuff about Alaska.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Sunday.
Monday is tomorrow. Monday is on Wednesday next week.
Right now my husband is mangling the Beatles. He wouldn’t know the correct key if it slap him in the face.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

…isn’t OHIO spelt wrong?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Public education, teachers unions, and Barack Obama don’t give a damn about spelling. They want the masses as dumb as possible.

But in this case they did manage to spell “Ohio” correctly.

*let’s give ‘em a high five!*

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Oh geeze, here we go again…

cozmo on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Hey Canopfor !! Did you catch this: Geology News. My PhD supervisor gave a grad course on the theory … but it’s not really my area.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

gh:Oooh dats interesting,I’ll read that shortly,thanks:)

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Ok, thank you. Some people were reporting problems.

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM

When you click on my screen name here, does it take you to my Twitter page.

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

…unfortunately!

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM

The president’s insistent above-the-frayishness, his apparent distaste for the grubby business of retail salesmanship in the Beltway bazaar, frequently seems self-defeating. It’s at least a partial explanation (other than the Obama Derangement Syndrome that infects many House Republicans) for his failure to enact popular gun control legislation, immigration reform, and any number second-term agenda items. “

“Above-the-frayishness” is not congruent with “punish our enemies”, “bring a gun to a knife-fight”, etc.

“Obama Derangement Syndrome” is a more accurate description of the MSM’s slavish devotion to The One. They would crawl naked over molten glass to kiss his feet. And even they cannot adequately explain why, other than their desperate hope he will yet give them the Orwellian “Utopia” they dream of.

“His failure to enact popular gun control legislation, immigration reform” stems from the fact that while such ideas are wildly popular with his base on the authoritarian left, they “don’t play in Peoria”. He came in believing he could ignore all those “bitter clingers” in Flyover Country, and to a great extent he still does. Unfortunately for him, the rest of his party is realizing that this is a false construct. Or rather, is learning it the hard way.

The moral is that a dogmatic, narcissistic ideologue with a rigid dogma and a finely-tuned contempt for the people he “rules” may make a dazzling “Sun King”. But he’s a lousy choice for the President of an actual democracy.

clear ether

eon

eon on September 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM

sooooo not clicking

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Heres da FOX NEWS/Assad Interview:TRANSCRIPT

Syrian Presidency ‏@Presidency_Sy 1h

You can view the full script of President Al-Assad’s interview with American Fox News on the following link: http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/09/19/503275.htm
========================

President al-Assad interview with Fox News
Sep 19, 2013
************

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/09/19/503275.htm

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

He couldn’t manage a one-horse trail ride.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

You must have missed the news that he has now mastered the Trail Ride.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I figure by the end of all this, I’m going to have to kill stuff to eat.

wolly4321 on September 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

sooooo not clicking

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

You’ll see gems of wisdom like “Ted Cruz is great” and “Palin is stupid”.

Murphy9 on September 18, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I tried out the Ruger today. I LOVE it!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Did you get the affirmative action Ruger where you don’t have to hit the target to get first prize?

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM

You must have missed the news that he has now mastered the Trail Ride.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

On the contrary, gh. I actually have that as my background on my computer at work. *the lib who relieves me hates it*

But that pic illustrates that it is “Pootie” organizing the one-horse trail ride, not Barry.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:36 PM

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM

ROTFLMBO!

My target indicates that no AA is needed LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:36 PM

You’ll see gems of wisdom like “Ted Cruz is great” and “Palin is stupid”.

Murphy9 on September 18, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Which is why I’m soooooo not clicking. 50% accuracy does not meet my standards. ;)

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM

The president has had an almost uniformly bad start to his second term.

Really ?
Has he partied less ? Has he not golfed every 3rd day ? Has he had no vacations? Has his vacations been toned down in their lavishness ? Has the Mooch been getting less taxpayer money to buy clothes and jewellery and handbags ? Is Hussein been forced to work for more than 3 hours a day ? Is his beef been supplied by Walmart now ? Is the Mooch chugging the 2 buck chug from Trader Joe’s ? Is anyone in the media questioning his awesomeness ?
Is America becoming a super power ? Are Americans getting rich ? Is our country prospering again ? Is jihad wiped out from USA ?
So HOW exactly has Hussein had a bad start to his second term ?

burrata on September 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Speaking of weak,I was gob-smacked at watching this,..enjoy:

Rex Murphy: Barack Obama and Syria
Video:(3:45)
**********************************

Added: 4 days ago Occurred On: Sep-14-2013

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9e8_1379170446

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 8:03 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Sorry, I’m late. Working tonight. ALT, which Ruger??

CurtZHP on September 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM

So HOW exactly has Hussein had a bad start to his second term ?

burrata on September 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM

‘zactly.

The party has never stopped.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Told ya Ruger.

wolly4321 on September 18, 2013 at 10:41 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Theory is all on wikipedia now:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamo_theory

There are about another half-dozen pages which are relevant if you get through that one ;-)

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Told ya Ruger.

wolly4321 on September 18, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Yep. I believe I promoted that weapon as well.

It will serve its master well.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

CurtZHP on September 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM

.380 LCP
It’s my first SA.
I switched to my .38 S immediately after. It felt heavy and clunky by comparison.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM

You know, if we were in the movies, we’d have a guy on a white horse with a holster or some other-world alien wearing a cape and tights flying from the sky at this point to save us.

Too bad this is reality. No Deus ex Machina to save us here. We’re just going to have to make it through the next three years until we can get a real president again. Then again, we may just get the sequel Obama III, Rodham to the Core

Now that’s a scary thought…

Wino on September 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Well, it’s evening. Can’t say it’s good because the breakup of the Party Formerly Known As The GOP is entering the advanced stages, and there’s no sign that conservatives or small-government types will get anything meaningful out of it.

Case in point – Mike Lee has given up trying to make a flat tax, prefering to tax, tax, tax the “rich”.

Steve Eggleston on September 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Fair enough. The word “manage” can also mean “accomplish” … but you meant it in a more literal sense, I see. So he managed to go on a trail ride but with a little help from his new friend.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I was between the Ruger and the S&W Bodyguard .380. My .38 is an S&W Bodyguard-but the Ruger was a bit less expensive.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Evnin’ canopfor. Tips hat.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM

gh:Sorry,I was Twitter surfing,yes,tips back:)

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:46 PM

When you click on my screen name here, does it take you to my Twitter page.

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Who gives a fcuk?

OmahaConservative on September 18, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Who gives a fcuk?

OmahaConservative on September 18, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Still waiting for an answer, aren’t ya?

Should tell you all you need to know.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Steve Eggleston on September 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM

What the h*ll happened to Mike Lee ?

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM

When you click my name does it go absolutely nowhere?
Good.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Listening to Krista Branch “I Am America.”

Such an encouraging tune. I love that woman.

predator on September 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM

stripped of the political stars who helped the administration stay on offense for the first four years,

Huh? What “political stars”?

Barky’s first term was a total disaster, too. The guy’s always been an idiot and everything he’s done has been a joke – a sick, stupid, anti-American joke.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on September 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM

When you click my name does it go absolutely nowhere?
Good.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I clicked on it and it went to a gay pride website, but maybe that was because my wist was kind of limb at the time.

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Weawy?

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Someone else said that in the same context. Can’t remember where I saw it. AoS or NRO perhaps.

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM

When you click my name does it go absolutely nowhere?
Good.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

…I almost spit on myself! (:->)

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM

What the h*ll happened to Mike Lee ?

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM

The same thing that has happened to every national Pubbie and most state Pubbies since 1983. Every major federal tax change starting with the 1986 rewrite of the tax code concentrated more and more of the tax burden on “the rich”, and most of them specifically increased the percentage of those who have no tax burden. Indeed, that latter point of getting people off the tax rolls entirely was the big selling point of both of GWB’s tax redos.

Hell, even in Wisconsin, where the Pubbies won in 2010 partly on the strength of getting rid of Doyle’s and the Rats’ millionaire hundred-thousandaire tax, all they did was reduce the hundred-thousandaire rate a bit, and by the lowest percentage (both point-wise and percentage) of what was knocked back to 4 brackets.

Steve Eggleston on September 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Well, it’s evening. Can’t say it’s good because the breakup of the Party Formerly Known As The GOP is entering the advanced stages, and there’s no sign that conservatives or small-government types will get anything meaningful out of it.

Case in point – Mike Lee has given up trying to make a flat tax, prefering to tax, tax, tax the “rich”.

Steve Eggleston on September 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Let’s just play the pair of 2s, get that last sock off, and get this walk home over with.

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Theory is all on wikipedia now:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamo_theory

There are about another half-dozen pages which are relevant if you get through that one ;-)

gh on September 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

gh:

Thats interesting,I wonder which way it spins,on the Sun,if it does,or even if the Sun,has a core?!:)

I might watch this later:

Documentary National Geographic – Journey to the center of the Earth
(1:27:35)
*********

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mpdRD6WibE

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Some say a picture is worth a thousand words. But they are wrong. This one is worth a million words

VorDaj on September 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Obama: “I’m scared daddy.”

Putin: “You’ll be alright little fella. Hold on to that pommel a bit tighter.”

arnold ziffel on September 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I tried out the Ruger today. I LOVE it!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Remember, according to the Fairness in Ammo Act, you can’t shoot more than ten rounds a month so the rest of us can shoot, too. I bet you bought the one made of Rearden Steel, too?

Selfish SOB.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Steve Eggleston on September 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Let’s just play the pair of 2s, get that last sock off, and get this walk home over with.

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Axe: I think,Steve Eggleston,has a point:)
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House GOP proposal to fund government, defund Obamacare

US House Republicans furious at Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for conceding defeat in Obamacare fight – @HuffPostPol

2 hours ago from http://www.huffingtonpost.com by editor
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House GOP proposal to fund government, defund Obamacare

House Speaker Boehner spokesperson responds to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas: ‘We trust Republicans in the Senate will put up a fight worthy of the challenge Obamacare poses’ – via @DavidMDrucker

5 hours ago by editor

http://politics.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM

When you click on my screen name here, does it take you to my Twi

tter page.

bluegill on September 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Who gives a fcuk?

OmahaConservative on September 18, 2013 at 10:46 PM

rofl. I loves you Omaha. Usually you are not bad like some of us. Good one.

arnold ziffel on September 18, 2013 at 11:02 PM

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