We watched a little bit of the meeting between the President and the Republican House members today. We suppose it could be a start of sorts, but there is much to be done BY PRESIDENT OBAMA before we would accept it as any kind of “meeting of the minds.”
Let’s start with a word fraught with danger: compromise.
In the minds of liberals, compromise almost always means that conservatives move closer to their points of view. The idea of liberals moving toward conservative positions is considered a non-starter, and dead on arrival. This is poppycock pure and simple. It is no compromise at all, and we urge Republicans to tell liberals flat out that there will be no meeting of the minds if this is their definition of compromise.
So, for example, the health care deformation efforts that Nancy “The Off-the-Rails LOCOmotive” Pelosi tried to strong-arm through the House last year involved no compromise that we saw. Indeed, all opponents were cast by her as astroturf and Nazis. If there is any one person who poisoned the well last year, it was the Witch of California (with all due apologies to other witches – if apologies are due). This dingbat of a woman should be nowhere near the legislative process, let alone running it.
Mr. President, if you would have CONSERVATIVES talking civilly with you; looking for ways to compromise on legislation that for whatever reason you consider important, we urge you start calling on your own supporters to tone down the rhetoric. It would go a long way if you said something like this in your next speech to the American public.
“As you know, I have wanted to change the tone in Washington. I inherited very intense partisanship from the last admini — wait – no, I’m not going to go there again. This is on my watch now. OK – let me start over. I want – right now – I want to change the tone in Washington. I can’t control anyone else, so I will begin with myself. I will no longer demonize the prior administration which I acknowledge had to deal with some very tough challenges – challenges that I didn’t realize were as difficult as they were until I took office. So let me begin by apologizing to George W. Bush and his administration. You were patriots, doing the best you could. And while I disagree with some of the things you did, I will no longer second guess you, just as I would not appreciate the next administration second guessing me.
“But let me go beyond this. I cannot control anyone but myself. But I can call on everyone who supports me to start right now – today – to tone it down. Stop calling Republicans and Conservatives astro-turf or Nazis. They are neither. They are sincere; we happen to believe they are wrong. It is our job to persuade them to our point of view if we can, and to be civil regardless. If we can lead by example, maybe the Republicans and conservatives will respond in kind. God knows that there are many conservatives out there who have said as much. Maybe we can begin setting a new tone by leading by example. So, Speaker Pelosi, Vice President Biden and Senator Reid, please do what you can to tone down your language and the language of those who work for you. We are no longer at war with FoxNews. We are no longer at war with Corporate America’s boardrooms. You are all Americans, same as me, and I will no longer demonize you. I call on those who support me now to do likewise. Think Gandhi and Martin Luther King, who practiced civility under intense provocations. Can we do less? I call on our side of the debate to live more nobly and by our examples, perhaps the Republicans and conservatives will see that we are sincere in our desire to change things for the better.”
Will you do this, Mr. President?
Is Robert Gibbs competing with Nancy Pelosi – for the Stupid of the Year Award? Yes, Obama’s pet yorkie (below) was on Chris Wallace’s show, Fox News Sunday.
Wallace asked Gibbs about the swinemale Christmas Day Would-be Bomber; namely whether the intelligence community lost opportunities for valuable information from this guy because he was Mirandized within hours of being taken into custody – rather than being put into military custody.
Gibbs gave some of the most obtuse answers we’ve seen in a long time – almost Pelosi-ish. For instance, Wallace asked this: “The reports are — no, the reports are that he was interrogated for 50 minutes. He was then drugged. They — because he had, obviously, you know, some injuries. They — when they came back, he was read his Miranda rights and he clammed up.”
After some back-and-forth between Wallace and Gibbs (read the transcript, linked above), Gibbs said, “Valuable intelligence was gotten based on those interrogations. And I think the Department of Justice and the — made the right decision, as did those FBI agents. FBI interrogators believe they got valuable intelligence and were able to get all that they could out of him.”
Unbelievable. We have conducted job interviews for low level clerks that took longer than this. No language barriers. No efforts to hide the ball. Just looking for some background information so we could determine if the person was a fit for the companies we’ve worked at. And we’re supposed to believe that FBI agents could talk to a swinemale would-be bomber out of Nigeria/Yemen could be debriefed in under an hour? Boy, Mr. Gibbs, them must be some magic beans you have given FBI agents who can’t do any “harsh interrogation” without violating your Messiah’s sensibilities.
We’d bet a month’s salary that the FBI agents involved are not happy. We’d go farther: we believe that Mr. Gibbs is either completely out of the loop as to what the truth is or he is lying through his thin little teeth. Either Obama is absolutely in the know, and is thus responsible for dereliction of duty relative to terrorism (we believe this is the most likely scenario), or he’s been ill-served and kept out of the loop for plausible deniability purposes.
If there is another attack on our soil that is foiled by citizens and not by professional, or if an the terrorists win one and American citizens and/or residents are injured and killed, we will want Obama’s resignation. He has unilaterally disarmed us. He has unilaterally told professionals what they can and cannot do, regardless of their professional opinions. We believe that this has resulted in an unbelievable opening for the terrorists to perpetrate acts we’d rather not imagine – on American soil.
If that happens, Mr. President, we demand that you resign and that you be tried as a war criminal against the American people.
This is an open letter to Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State.
Back in 1998, you gave an interview during which you said this: But I do think we always have to keep competing interests in balance. I’m a big pro-balance person. That’s why I love the founders — checks and balances; accountable power. Anytime an individual or an institution or an invention leaps so far out ahead of that balance and throws a system, whatever it might be — political, economic, technological –out of balance, you’ve got a problem, because then it can lead to the oppression people’s rights, it can lead to the manipulation of information, it can lead to all kinds of bad outcomes which we have seen historically. So we’re going to have to deal with that.
Do you remember?
We ask because it sure looks like in its first year, the Obama Administration failed to pay heed to these words.
Where were the checks and balances that the Obama Administration payed attention to? The Administration overreached on health care reform, turning it into a truly deformed monstrosity. The Administration overreached when it told secured investors at GM and Chrysler to go to the back of the bus because the Administration had other plans for the money. Where was the balance, Mrs. Clinton?
Did you mean it? If you meant what you said more than 10 years ago, have you changed? Do you still believe it? And if you do, do you have the President’s ear, Mrs. Clinton?
We ask because this President seems to be very full of himself, even now, after the drubbing he got in Virginia, South Carolina and most of all, in Massachusetts. When he was talking with Stephanopolis a couple days ago, he said this: We were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values.
Are you kidding us, Mr. President? And Mrs. Clinton, are you unable to talk any sense into this man? And if not, would it not be honorable (and good for your career) to resign?
The President – Mr. Narcissist in Chief – is going to tell us what our core values are? He – and you, Mrs. Clinton – don’t have to look far to discover what our core values are. We told you in Massachusetts. We don’t need another professorial lecture by the Messiah. We don’t want this pretender to Zeus’ throne dictating from on high what our core values are, and we don’t want him trying to change our core values. We want him to execute on our core values:
- Free Enterprise
- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
- No overreaching
- Knowing who’s paying your salaries
- No blatant sweetheart deals for unions, lawyers (like lawyers can’t take care of themselves), and others at the expense of We the People
Don’t you get it, Mrs. Clinton, and if you do, don’t you remember what you told reporters those many years ago? Don’t you remember? Did you mean it? What are you going to do about it? Can’t you talk some sense into this bumblebrain before he wrecks the country over the next three years? After all, if you’re going to be President one day, don’t you want to have a real country to govern – or are you, also, enamored with Venezuela as a model for this country?
We heard on FoxNews today that part of the health dictatorship program that Congress and the President are trying to force down our throats (“Now open wide; this won’t hurt a bit. Oh – stop being a baby and take this trillion dollar syringe like a man!”) will be to give the IRS new powers.
Like we need a stronger IRS. Is there any agency anywhere in the United States that is more despised than the IRS? And these clowns want to make it even more powerful? Supposedly, you’re going to have to indicate somewhere on the form that you actually have purchased health insurance. We thought that no bureacracy was going to get between us and our doctors, Mr. President. Yet again, Joe Wilson was spot on with his language: “YOU LIE!”
During a brainstorm session recently, one of us quipped, “You know – I am more afraid of how much damage Obama and his legion of Neanderthals can do to this country than I am about Al Qaieda.” She is joking (we think she is joking – she insists she’s not). But all joking aside, Obama is no joke. He is a living, walking, breathing ongoing malfeasance against the Constitution of this country.
If we lined up 10 kindergartner kids (who have not yet been brainwashed by the Left) and asked them about principles underlying the Constituion of this country, they’d give a more accurate picture than the President could after 3 hours of trying to explain himself with his calibrating-miscalibrating language.
We so wish that he, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would take a small, propeller airplane to Antarctica. We’d buy it for them. We’re sure one of the science bases (Obama says he’s big on science – it is to laugh) would make space for them. If he and the other three would spend the next 3 years there, they could save the penguins, and America would have a chance to heal itself from these dreadful, despicable, unamerican people.
Please – Mister President – RESIGN!
Can it be that this Administration is perpetrating a cover-up worse than Watergate? How can it be that the smartest, most spiritually enlightened, athletically gifted, make women swoon rock-starrish, militarily savvy, capitalist-freedom loving, Judeo-Christian respecting, self-effacing, un-narcissistic, mature, responsibility-taking, transparency-making man who ever walked Planet Earth – your Messiah and ours – Barak Hussein Obama – mmm – mmm – mmm, could be covering up what happened with respect to Flight 253?
We give to you Exhibit A: http://bit.ly/8Za6eW
We don’t know how true it is, but even if not true, what we already do know makes the Messiah seems to be about as inept as can be when it comes to terrorism.
And if Kurt Haskell is telling the truth, then Obama should get down on his hands and knees, on national TV and ask this country for forgiveness. He’s already good at bowing to Emperors and Kalifs. He’s good at apologizing for America. How about apologizing TO America, Mr. Obama?
Or does that interfere with your narcissism, you Putz?