Video: Obama goes “from bold to bite-sized”

posted at 10:41 am on January 29, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Normally, a President wants the media to spend a few weeks buzzing about the grand plans rolled out in a State of the Union speech. Instead, the media consensus has already written off last night’s speech as utterly forgettable. In this video, the Associated Press concludes that Barack Obama played small ball, and attempts to give him the benefit of the doubt, but they conclude that Obama has gone “from bold to bite-sized”:

John Dickerson asks, essentially, where’s the beef? After all of the hype, including a PR campaign to give people an inside look into how engaged Obama gets in drafting the SOTU, the product was a surprisingly wan effort:

In the lead-up to the speech, the president and his aides talked about how he was going to use the tools of his office—the pen and the phone—to address the challenges of the day since Congress would not. But, judging from his speech, you can’t do much with a pen and phone.

When the president outlined his executive actions, the biggest items were a modest effort to raise the minimum wage for companies with federal contracts, six additional manufacturing hubs, and an ill-defined savings instrument aimed at making it easier for lower-income Americans to sock away money. Those are hardly initiatives that amount to a “year of action.” The rest of his offerings were even smaller—cajoling CEOs, convening college professors, and cutting red tape. He put Vice President Biden in charge of improving the 47 government job-training programs.

It’s not that these are unworthy efforts. They’re just modest compared with the president’s stated goal, of reversing decades-long changes in the workforce brought about by global competition and technological innovation. Indeed, you can’t imagine a president asking Americans to assemble to hear this list of proposals if there wasn’t a tradition saying he had to.

Ron Fournier calls Obama a “diminished leader,” and doesn’t blame Americans if they’ve already tuned him out after this effort:

In what may be his last, best chance to revive a presidency that has fallen far short of its promise, Barack Obama unveiled his 2014 agenda Tuesday night: small-bore executive orders, studies, summits, and legislation, long-seasoned and stalled. “America does not stand still,” he said, “and neither will I.” …

It was a good speech about a modest agenda delivered by a diminished leader, a man who famously promised to reject the politics of “small things” and aim big—to change the culture of Washington, to restore the public’s faith in government, and to tackle enduring national problems with bold solutions. The night he sealed the Democratic nomination in 2008, candidate Obama looked forward to a day when future generations might say “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

Tuesday night was no such moment.

It was, instead, a moment in miniature: an executive order to raise the minimum wage for future federal contractors, and another to create “starter” retirement accounts; summits on long-term unemployment and working families; and scores of promises to “continue” existing administration programs.

From my reaction, which came from the transcript rather than the speech as delivered (which I missed due to a schedule conflict), I also note that the President has diminished in another way. He seems to have forgotten that he’s been President for five years, and that the problems he’s describing exist under his own policies:

Obama seems to think that he’s just arrived on the scene, but it has been his economic and regulatory policies for the past five years that produced this stalled economy and stagnation environment.

And what did Obama propose to solve this? The same policies that produced it — spending on supposedly shovel-ready public works, short-term gimmicky incentives and government programs, most of which have nothing to do with freeing capital to unlock job creation.

No one expected Obama to offer anything innovative or new, so it’s hardly a disappointment. But like his last few State of the Union speeches, it was largely a laundry list of priorities far out of touch with Americans who just want to get back to work.

Andrew Malcolm has the same reaction:

Obama has clearly run out of ideas. He’s recycling ones from his unremarkable address last year and even some distinct phrasings from his predecessor’s State of the Unions. He’s also taken to “small ball,” last week meeting to cut voters’ waiting times and last night offering a way for workers to save for retirement.

Ironic because Obama used to criticize Bill Clinton for seizing on small ideas to give the impression of meaningful activity. But great news for Obama’s opponents.

This is the historic fellow who arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue promising a radical transformation of American society. And now, thanks in large part to his own gaffes, scandals and political ineptitude, he’s reduced to dickering over voting lines and college loan interest rates. …

State of the Union addresses do not rescue doomed presidencies. But Obama had an opportunity to sketch a new, more positive path for the 1,087 days left on his White House lease.

Instead, Jay Leno referred accurately in his late-night monologue to the Obama administration as “lame Duck Dynasty.”

This was the Lame Duck entry speech … emphasis on the lame. Why bother to deliver this at all? He could have mailed it in to Congress literally rather than figuratively.


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Doesn’t matter. He got ACA.

He could basically coast after spring 2010, and in many ways kinda has. People still gonna be talking about him like he’s Franklin Delano Freaking Roosevelt 50 years hence, because of stupid Obamacare joining the ranks of Medicare and Social Security in bankrupting the government in the name of federal entitlement.

The Schaef on January 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Does he get points for saying nothing for a really long time? I can’t even watch anymore, nails on a chalk board.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM

After all of the hype, including a PR campaign to give people an inside look into how engaged Obama gets in drafting the SOTU, the product was a surprisingly wan effort:

This pretty much sums up all of his speeches. He is the most overrated orator ever. He never has anything but populist tripe to give in his speeches, and it is always the same populist tripe.

NotCoach on January 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Oops!!

Tension in Democratic Party after Obama speech
By STEVE PEOPLES
— Jan. 29, 2014 3:22 AM EST
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BOSTON (AP) — Tensions within the Democratic Party were on display in the living rooms of Massachusetts, where liberal activists watched President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address with skepticism.

Like many in the party’s far-left wing, those who enjoyed pizza and beer at a Boston-area watch party Tuesday night have been disappointed by the president’s performance while facing a divided Congress. Some offered positive marks for his speech, but said that it did little to resurrect their once-passionate enthusiasm for the nation’s top Democrat.

“I think he offered some good things,” said party host Josh Tauber, a software engineer and Democratic activist who volunteered for both of Obama’s campaigns. “I would get more excited if I believed those things would happen.”

Liberal leaders across the nation shared Tauber’s mixed response, expressing optimism about Obama’s focus on economic inequality, but also frustration with a president some think hasn’t fought hard enough for liberal policies on health care, taxes and Wall Street reform. Their sentiments underscore a lingering tension between moderate and liberal Democrats pressing to shape the party’s priorities during Obama’s final term.(More…………………………..)
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/tension-democratic-party-after-obama-speech

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 10:17 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Why bother to deliver this at all? He could have mailed it in to Congress literally

He only has a pen and a phone? No Stamps? Or just didn’t wish to pay for stamps after the recent rate increase? Or, “Lazy Like Water? “

Bmore on January 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM

they conclude that Obama has gone “from bold to bite-sized”:

Bold would be calling for Congress to join him in raising the minimum wage for all Americans. Bite-sized is signing (without fanfare) an EO the is virtually meaningless. Nothing of substance would be done either way but the role of President is surely diminished if he’s decided that he isn’t even going to bother working with Congress for the next three years.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM

NotCoach on January 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM

I agree, I am sick of hearing what a great orator he is when all I can remember is “Fired up and ready to go”. Now I wish I could remember the seas lowering speech just for laughs but even that was pretty pedestrian.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Does he get points for saying nothing for a really long time? I can’t even watch anymore, nails on a chalk board.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Cindy Munford:Agreed,….he’s been repeating the same thing for five
years, with zero progress!!:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Wait until all the low info voters find out that they aren’t government contractors and aren’t going to get a raise.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2014 at 10:53 AM

zero progress!!:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I guess if most of us weren’t suffering in some way or another, we could admire his consistency.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM

But it was masterful
-tingles

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Obama had an opportunity to sketch a new, more positive path for the 1,087 days left on his White House lease.

Jesus…just let that sink in for a minute…

GAH!!!

BigWyo on January 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Ed:

(which I missed due to a schedule conflict)

Sure… that’s it; that’s the ticket. How hard did you try to get out of the “schedule conflict”. :-)

SteveInRTP on January 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

From bold to bite-sized? Obama isn’t any different. Same old rhetoric. The same old dependence on distancing himself from his won policies that saw him cruis into a second term. What’s different is that people are just starting to get annoyed with him. By the time he leaves office, assuming that he does, it won’t matter.

gryphon202 on January 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

*Sigh*,

no more Hopey The Kick *ss,..carrying a Big Stick!!

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Howard Fineman is fully intoxicated from obama-chit.

WASHINGTON –- The polls say that President Barack Obama is at a low point, but you couldn’t tell it from the tour de force of his State of the Union speech.

He was standing at the podium, but seemed to have a spring in his step. His smile was winning; his enthusiasm for America’s future infectious.

Masking the modesty of his proposals in the energy and confidence of his presence, the president launched the pivotal year of his second term with a shrewdly relentless focus on the use of his own power to change policy and convene, shame and inspire other sectors of society.

With the exception of a few minutes on foreign policy –- the core of which was to declare an end of the era of “permanent war” –- Obama zeroed in on proposals to extend the economic recovery to all Americans, not just to Wall Street investors and CEOs.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

zero progress!!:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I guess if most of us weren’t suffering in some way or another, we could admire his consistency.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Cindy Munford:Oh lordy, lol:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

So when does Obama spend more taxpayer money touring the country to promote nuthin’

workingclass artist on January 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM

From bold to bite-sized? Obama isn’t any different. Same old rhetoric. The same old dependence on distancing himself from his won policies that saw him cruis into a second term. What’s different is that people are just starting to get annoyed with him. By the time he leaves office, assuming that he does, it won’t matter.

gryphon202 on January 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

I was tweeting last night asking if anyone had checked for a holographic laser behind the podium. I coulda swore a saw a flicker in the image…

SteveInRTP on January 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Does he get points for saying nothing for a really long time? I can’t even watch anymore, nails on a chalk board.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Chris Christie got big points for doing that.

I think the difference here is that we’ve heard it all before because (other than Obamacare) he really hasn’t accomplished anything that was on his agenda at the first of these events. He’s still vowing to close Gitmo. Still looking to give amenesty to the illegals. Still talking about the need for more jobs while claiming there is economic progress. And he hasn’t even delivered on Obamacare.

They should have given the TOTUS a night off and just popped in a “Best of” DVD of the last five SOTUs.

And BTW, despite the claims made last night, the state of the union is not sound. Obama through neglect, corruption, and hatred of America has made this country worse off than it was when he took office. This is a fact that nobody can dispute.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

No Stamps? Or just didn’t wish to pay for stamps after the recent rate increase? Or, “Lazy Like Water? “

Bmore on January 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM

No, I’m sure he has the same Barney Franking privilege as the rest of congress.

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I coulda swore a saw a flicker in the image…

SteveInRTP on January 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I’m sure Disney will do some fine tuning before Obama is added to their hall of presidents.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Last night I decided I needed to kind of unplug a bit so I grabbed a bourbon, lit a fire and watched some fiction on T.V. It started off slow and became increasingly predictable and extremely far fetched to the point of being ridiculous. So I decided to turn off the State of The Union and watch something else instead.

Minnfidel on January 29, 2014 at 11:01 AM

(which I missed due to an schedule conflict intentional long and arduous walk)

I did see the last 10 mins., because the pretending Bill Clinton hadn’t shut up yet.

A few thoughts:

1. He looked tired and beaten, like an exhausted child, who’s way in over his head.

2. The lady who gave the R rebuttal was a disaster, with the best intentions.

3. obama honored the super-rich and old gay player, ahead of honoring the blind Veteran, a disgusting move, intended to force the House to clap interminably, so as to cover up the tiny pajama-obama.

4. Michelle looked like an inverted open parachute. Who dresses this fat child? They have it all wrong.

5. From assessments this morning obama lied or omitted the huuuuge disaster all of his foreign policy, or nonexistence of it is.

6. From assessments this morning he lied about obama’care’ or omitted the disaster.

Hence, while no one said so “YOU lie” is the truest thing ever told about tiny obama.

Two more of these, God willing.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 11:03 AM

So when does Obama spend more taxpayer money touring the country to promote nuthin’

workingclass artist on January 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Starting today and extending into next week.

The question is this. What the hell is he promoting? Higher minimum wages (which he isn’t even pushing as a Congressional priority).

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Ed, I missed it because of a “schedule conflict” too. I needed to dust the tops of my kitchen cabinets. It was really piling up.

WhatSlushfund on January 29, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Your new friend awaits.

Bmore on January 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM

One more thing – obama the swine, and all in the chamber, clapped and clapped and clapped, the faux “we love the military and our Veterans”, while the oaf in chief talked about “we need to help them find jobs”, Ryan, Reid and him having just cut the monthly income of Veterans, and being in the process of down-sizing the Military, due to social engineering and wasting your taxes on more welfare queens.

This was the biiiiig elephant in the room, at the end, Michelle’s butt/parachute/dress notwithstanding.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

So when they erect Obama’s library….

There will nothing in there except some Styrofoam columns…

and a huge stack of regulations and Obamacare….

Electrongod on January 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Speaking of UpSet Former ObamaZombieVoterBots:

SOCIALIST BATSH*T RESPONDS:

YOU HAVE BETRAYED 10′S OF MILLIONS OF YOUR OWN VOTERS!!!!!!!

Councilmember Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

Streamed live on Jan 28, 2014
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Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant will be broadcasting a live response to Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. We expect to begin between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
==============================

VIDEO:(8:27)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh7LBtrBq1g

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:51 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Electrongod on January 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The question is “will there be enough soap-stone left in the world to erect a statue of the child of Mussolini-Lenin? It’s got to be bigger than the Jesus statue in Rio, fer sure.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 11:08 AM

This was the biiiiig elephant in the room, at the end, Michelle’s butt/parachute/dress notwithstanding.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Apparently the dress was a big hit.

Michelle Obama broke with tradition Tuesday and selected a non-American designer to wear to the State of the Union address.

The First Lady wore a forest green dress by Tunisia-born, Paris-based Azzedine Alaia, the designer’s team confirmed. She paired the ladylike knee-length, full-skirted frock with a black belt and tights. And she covered her upper arms, which she has famously bared on prior occasions, with a matching green bolero jacket.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Look, Ryan and the dummies in the House will give him amnesty.

He’ll have his obama’care’ and amnesty for his legend and they will have minority status, forever, something they relish.

They and him are all traitors.

Pelosi will have earned her 2nd speakership and Hillary or de Blasio/Booker will have earned their new place in 2017.

Mark it. You have not seen wrath in all your RINO lives.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Fineman probably wrote that review of the speech two weeks ago. Dude’s a propagandist, nothing more.

change is for suckers on January 29, 2014 at 11:11 AM

So when they erect Obama’s library….

There will nothing in there except some Styrofoam columns…

and a huge stack of regulations and Obamacare….

Electrongod on January 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

I think they should be required to construct the library/propaganda center out of the piles of regulations created by this administration.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 11:12 AM

The First Lady wore a forest green dress by Tunisia-born, Paris-based Azzedine Alaia, the designer’s team confirmed. She paired the ladylike knee-length, full-skirted frock with a black belt and tights. And she covered her upper arms, which she has famously bared on prior occasions, with a matching green bolero jacket.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The semi-veil will be added next year and the full muzzie garb in the last year.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Fineman probably wrote that review of the speech two weeks ago. Dude’s a propagandist, nothing more.

change is for suckers on January 29, 2014 at 11:11 AM

More likely just dusted off the same review he submitted the last four times.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 11:13 AM

More likely just dusted off the same review he submitted the last four times.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Excellent point.

change is for suckers on January 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I don’t think any govt contractors pay minimum wage. As I understand it, please correct me if I’m wrong, the govt must pay the prevailing union wage for that job title if the workers aren’t unionized.

If true, and I think it is, this was less than nothing.

Akzed on January 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Your new friend awaits.

Bmore on January 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Heh. Thanks buddy!

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Barry claimed to have created 8 million new jobs. He didn’t mention they are all within the IRS.

Buttercup on January 29, 2014 at 11:16 AM

The First Lady wore a forest green dress by Tunisia-born, Paris-based Azzedine Alaia, the designer’s team confirmed. She paired the ladylike knee-length, full-skirted frock with a black belt and tights. And she covered her upper arms, which she has famously bared on prior occasions, with a matching green bolero jacket.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014

I have the same one. I use it for camping with the family. It sleeps 5 comfortably.

Minnfidel on January 29, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Well, he certainly wasn’t going to stand up there and brag how well his implemntation of the Cloward-Piven strategy was working.

JimK on January 29, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Your new friend awaits.

Bmore on January 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Heh. Thanks buddy!

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Anytime BFF.

Buttercup on January 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Buttercup on January 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Shove it, Buttercup.

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Obama has always struck me as two people, somewhat at odds with each other: the red-diaper baby hard left ideologue who will do anything to force through his misbegotten agenda, and the old Choom Gang slacker who likes to toke, play golf and hear himself talk. He’ll go through the motions, and a “good” November election for the Dems (which I don’t discount) could revive the former, but I almost think the Choom Gang slacker is winning out at this point.

SacredFire on January 29, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Obama has always struck me as two people, somewhat at odds with each other: the red-diaper baby hard left ideologue who will do anything to force through his misbegotten agenda, and the old Choom Gang slacker who likes to toke, play golf and hear himself talk. He’ll go through the motions, and a “good” November election for the Dems (which I don’t discount) could revive the former, but I almost think the Choom Gang slacker is winning out at this point.

SacredFire on January 29, 2014 at 11:20 AM

The only time Obama wasn’t slacking was when he was “intercepting” the choom hit from one of his Choom Gang. At that point, you had better get out of the way.

change is for suckers on January 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Poor Barry…….A trillion withering green ones a year and he can’t beat a few pissed-off goat-herds with AKs. Which actually is a good thing since he shouldn’t be trying. A chronicle of unmitigated failure, and always for the same reason: trying to use shiny toys to whip whole countries that don’t want us there. Hey, if it doesn’t work, let’s do it again.

And now Barry wants wars with Iran and China, when he can’t beat Yemen. You have to concede a certain logic here: if you can’t defeat Afghanistan, a billion Han Chinese will be a cakewalk.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on January 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.

It’s not that these are unworthy efforts. They’re just modest compared with the president’s stated goal, of reversing decades-long changes in the workforce brought about by global competition and technological innovation. Indeed, you can’t imagine a president asking Americans to assemble to hear this list of proposals if there wasn’t a tradition saying he had to.

Marcola on January 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM

He seems to have forgotten that he’s been President for five years, and that the problems he’s describing exist under his own policies:

Isn’t this how socialists implement their socialist policies? Create an emergency in order to fix it with socialist ideas, as well as bypass Congress in order to get their agenda passed? The Republican leadership hasn’t even tried to stop him.

lea on January 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM

The guys at Duck Dynasty know that a lame duck is dangerous and should be put out of their misery before they hurt someone.

redguy on January 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Isn’t this how socialists implement their socialist policies? Create an emergency in order to fix it with socialist ideas, as well as bypass Congress in order to get their agenda passed? The Republican leadership hasn’t even tried to stop him.

lea on January 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Yep, but that is not working in the Ukraine, I hope America does not come to that point……

redguy on January 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Obama. Tits. Boar. Some assembly required.

Seriously…anyone who supports this vacuous, obviously incompetent jackass…has to be insane.

a5minmajor on January 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM

The First Lady wore a forest green dress by Tunisia-born, Paris-based Azzedine Alaia, the designer’s team confirmed. She paired the ladylike knee-length, full-skirted frock with a black belt and tights. And she covered her upper arms, which she has famously bared on prior occasions, with a matching green bolero jacket.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The semi-veil will be added next year and the full muzzie garb in the last year.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Don’t get my hopes up. Completely covering that hag would indeed be an significant improvement to the state of this union.

LarryinLA on January 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Leno monologue – “Plans are being discussed for a new reality show based on the White House. It’s called Lame Duck Dynasty” – I will miss him almost as much as Carson.

LarryinLA on January 29, 2014 at 11:54 AM

We all know that Obama is terrible. What we don’t know is whether the GOP is significantly less terrible.

besser tot als rot on January 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Wrong assumption.

This old woodsman believes: Never assume the danger of being hurt badly by a copperhead snake is limited to the amount on noise it first makes.

Don L on January 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM

We all know that Obama is terrible. What we don’t know is whether the GOP is significantly less terrible.

besser tot als rot on January 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM

We do know this. It all depends upon whether or not you prefer to be stabbed in the chest by a known enemy, or stabbed in the back by a friend.

Don L on January 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM

S/b labeled the “obama-ants-speech”

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Speaking of bite-sized. Ryan joins Dims in Immigration push.

Bmore on January 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Ron Fournier calls Obama a “diminished leader,”

Can null and void ever become diminished?

Tsar of Earth on January 29, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Wait until all the low info voters find out that they aren’t government contractors and aren’t going to get a raise.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Wonder. Is that before or after they are introduced to the concept of a deductable?

Tsar of Earth on January 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM

I was tweeting last night asking if anyone had checked for a holographic laser behind the podium. I coulda swore a saw a flicker in the image…

SteveInRTP on January 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Near the eyelid? Did you see scales?

Tsar of Earth on January 29, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Obama, Good guy or Bad Guy?

I’ve asked my self this question for about 6 years and I’m still not sure of the answer but I do think that I finally have the question.

Harry Reid: Vulnerable Dems should and will campaign with Obama
Nancy Pelosi: We Democrats certainly never treated President Bush this way
A). Congress has become very dysfunctional over the years. Other then for passing self protection legislation. 
Something had to be done to keep the Government running. Enter Executive, Power, Actions, Orders, Directives, Signings and other things.

OR

B). Obama grabbed power when he could to be Dictator in Chief.

If it is A) then he is a good guy.
If it is B). then he is a bad guy.
If it is C). the need was real but no longer needed, then is is a bad guy.

jpcpt03 on January 29, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Shove it

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM

I’ll take things Lance says on a date for $100 Alex.

Buttercup on January 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

“Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.” — Benjamin Franklin

Seems to fit the occasion.

dominigan on January 29, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Buttercup on January 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Once again: Cram it. ma’am.

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM