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Associated Press Calls Out Barack Obama

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/10

Barack Obama’s campaign tactic of a “jobs” bill and his continuous dishonest spinning of it is too much for even the Associated Press to carry his water. Ed Morrissey has the story.

Last week, the Associated Press’ fact check of a speech implied that Barack Obama might be losing touch with reality. Today, they make the argument more explicit in reporting on Obama’s push on his new jobs bill. Their headline reads “Obama’s jobs bill sales pitch disconnects rhetoric, reality,” and they take him to task for it (via Rob Port):

When Obama accuses Republicans of standing in the way of his nearly $450 billion plan, he ignores the fact that his own party has struggled to unite behind the proposal.

When the president says Republicans haven’t explained what they oppose in the plan, he skips over the fact that Republicans who control the House actually have done that in detail.

And when he calls on Congress to “pass this bill now,” he slides past the point that Democrats control the Senate and were never prepared to move immediately, given other priorities. Senators are expected to vote Tuesday on opening debate on the bill, a month after the president unveiled it with a call for its immediate passage.

The AP concludes that Obama is campaigning, not governing, which has become painfully obvious ever since his speech to a joint session of Congress a month ago. The bill itself contains a number of poison pills that even his own party rejected in 2009, when Democrats had full control of Washington. In fact, Senate Democrats have had to change the rules to keep Obama’s bill from getting a vote at all, not because Republicans oppose it but because a number of Democrats oppose it as well, at least in the form Obama has been pushing the last four weeks.

When the Chicago Thug is so far out to sea that even the Associated Press refuses to carry water for him, you know he’s definitely gone. It’s getting to the point that the normally sycophantic mainstream media can no longer shill for him and maintain what they believe to be their integrity. What remains of his fawning masses are his ever-thinning ranks of delusional lemmings, which are becoming ever more delusional and ever more lemming as time passes. Obama has an absolutely huge problem of his own making. There is a litany of lies, corruption, collusion, obstruction of justice in his wake.

  • The “jobs” bill and the propaganda that even the press can’t carry.
  • Fast and Furious, involving ATF, DOJ, White House, FBI and others, consisting of over 2,000 guns allowed to be illegally bought (ATF actually illegally selling them to the illegal buyers), illegally walked across the border into Mexico, and over 200 dead bodies on both sides of the border.
  • Punishing the whistle blowers by demoting them, trying to engulf those with integrity with the dirty corruption, promoting those heavily involved in the criminal activity and bringing them closer to the DOJ command center to keep a better watch on them.
  • Lying to Congress, refusing to release documents, providing documents to Congress so heavily redacted as to be of no worth, refusing to allow other members of the departments to testify before Congress.
  • Solyndra, LightSquared, SolarReserve, First Solar, SunPower, the 5 billion dollars in Federal Loan guarantees going out on the very last day of operation, benefiting the Obama campaign contributors and bundlers. And we’re just scratching the surface with these.
  • All manner of other corrupt activity.

Soon, all that will be left of Obama’s delusional lemmings will be only the most delusional of all and the most lemming of all. No reasonable person will be able to carry Obama’s water and still maintain any sense of propriety.

UPDATE
Speaking of lemmings, Rebelpundit has video of Occupy Chicago. (HT Hot Air)

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More Proof Of #OccupyWallStreet #Astroturf

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/10

Yes, that Working Families Party in New York, with its ties to ACORN and the radical Left (including “Progressive” Democrats and Unions), is paying people to protest Wall Street and make a “differnence”.

Ed Morrissey finds humor in the WFP’s hypocrisy.

By the way, for a political party that professes to be on the side of working families to oppose the greed on Wall Street, they sure don’t pay much for their ground troops:

Compensation: $350-$650 A Week Depending On Responsibility & Length Of Time On Staff

For full-time work, $350 works out to $8.75 an hour … in New York City. Not exactly a living wage, is it?

It’s just more of the typical from the Left, really. Accuse the Conservative TEA Party movement of being exactly what the Left does incessantly (astroturf) and refuse to pay their employees the wages they demand everyone else pay. It’s cute how arrogantly ignorant they are, really. Bless their hearts.

But the US is not Europe and Americans are not Euro-weenies. While the Occupy Wall Street anarcho-socialist criminals cause a lot of destruction, disgust, and public expense, the American People will be working to eradicate some of the Socialism and criminality the current administration has brought to the US.

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Sarah Palin Reloading, Not Retreating

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/10

Sarah Palin gave a 50-minute speech followed by a 15-minute question and answer session in St Louis, MO on October 7, 2011. For those who don’t understand, that came after she declared she was not running for President. And Sarah Palin didn’t hold back. She attacked the Obama Chicago Politics Machine. She attacked the Political Class on both sides of the aisle. She attacked Big Government Ruling Class Establishment Republicans. She attacked Democrats. She attacked crony capitalism. She continued to push for the Founders and Framers’ vision of the US as the Land of the Free instead of the home of the subservient. She set forth an agenda for going forward by remembering the past as it truly was. And she did it all in her trademark optimistic Sarah Palin style. Watch it for yourself.

Sarah Palin has not given up the stage. She is definitely going to keep up the fight, and as a result, the candidates for office — Presidential and below — will have to respond to the TEA Party and Palin campaigns to take the US back to its roots of Freedom and Liberty. So yes, this campaign season will indeed be far different than campaign seasons of the past. It will not be SOP out on the stump. Times, they have changed.

UPDATE
Linked by Texans For Sarah Palin

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Day By Day Disses Erick Erickson

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/10

Because Erick Erickson deserves to be dissed — day by day. And a lot of people know that to be truth.

HT RS McCain (who is rightfully blowing his own horn) for this Day By Day comic.

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