But didn’t he say people can keep their private insurance? Looks like the real answer is ‘Yes, for now. But not in 15 or 20 years.’
He pushed through the House a spending bill to finance the war in Afghanistan and reversed himself, deciding to fight the release of photos purportedly showing humiliating treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Obama also announced he would have some detainees at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, tried by military commissions, putting him at odds with much of his liberal political base, but winning striking praise from Republicans who contrasted his sober decisions against the accusations of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the CIA has lied to her and Congress continually.
“I think you see the difference between a man who understands the war and the threat and a politician who is bent on political revenge,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican.
“What’s driving Nancy Pelosi is this hatred of [former President George W.] Bush, and being in bed with the hard left,” Mr. Graham said. “Contrast that with the president of the United States, who’s making some pretty intelligent, well-reasoned decisions about trying to clean up the old system but not throwing it out.”
Ok, I’ll give the guy some credit since it’s due. Now Obama is appearing to look more like Bush, the question is when are the anti-war lefties going to start protesting Obama? After all, his policies are almost identical. If Bush is bad, then isn’t Obama? Or is the message more like ‘We are only against Republican Presidents that fight wars’?
Some ‘standards’ they have, eh?
President Obama finally gave a speech WITHOUT a teleprompter! But he did have a huge monitor in the back of the room with his speech on it. Does this mean he’s weaning himself off of them or is his vision going on him?
You know what’s ironic about this? One of his doting bloggers kept complaining about McCain using a teleprompter during the election. She even nicknamed him ‘Johnny McTeleprompter’! And now she has the gall to say:
George Bush used a teleprompter, Sarah Palin used a teleprompter, John McCain used a teleprompter…..I mean, really, what is it with the wingers and their sudden disapproval of President Obama using a teleprompter? Huh?
Oh nevermind. You can’t even hear me ask the questions…let alone…answer them without your teleprompter which we know you’re having a hard time working at the moment! Maybe some Viagra for that thang?
And he thinks he’s the best choice to be in the White House? Wow.
So how’s that fellow you supported doing? LOL! And Obama’s had his share of teleprompter problems too!
And to top it off, she said this too:
For those doing the Teleprompter Watch: President Obama will be using a teleprompter for the introduction and then will be fielding questions from the media without the use of the teleprompter.
Emphasis mine. Wow! He answers his own questions! Amazing! Obama is soooo awesome!!
So, how does it feel to lower your standards to meet the realization that Obama just isn’t as good of an orator that you thought he was?
President Obama and his national security advisers are considering expanding the covert U.S. war in Pakistan far beyond the tribal areas near the Afghan border to strike top Taliban leaders coordinating attacks in the region.
Senior administration officials say two high-level reports on Pakistan and Afghanistan that were forwarded to the White House in recent weeks have called for widening the target area to reach the Taliban and other insurgent groups to a major sanctuary in and around the city of Quetta, the New York Times reported on its Web site.
What happened to all the cries of sovereignty when Bush was in office? Oh, it’s because it doesn’t count when a Democrat is in, right? How very hypocritical of you!
And for those of you that complained about President Bush:
Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that he won’t criticize Obama because the new U.S. president “deserves my silence,” and said he plans to write a book about the 12 toughest decisions he made in office.
“I’m not going to spend my time criticizing him. There are plenty of critics in the arena,” Bush said. “He deserves my silence.”
Bush said he wants Obama to succeed and said it’s important that he has that support.
I’m still waiting for the left to apologize for all the lies they said about him. Things like him trying to start a war with Iran, activating the draft, declaring Martial Law and not ceding the Presidency. Sure, he made mistakes but he is a class act. Something that I doubt President Obama can live up to.
And while his personal popularity remains high, some economists and lawmakers are beginning to question whether Obama’s agenda of increased government activism is helping, or hurting, by sowing uncertainty among businesses, investors and consumers that could prolong the recession.
Remember the warnings about tax & spend? Now it’s spend first, tax later.
Because all he got was a set of DVDs. Barack Obama, the leader of the world’s richest country, gave the Prime Minister a box set of 25 classic American films – a gift about as exciting as a pair of socks
The Prime Minister gave Mr Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet.
Wow, those DVD’s really don’t look so hot of a gift now, eh? We can only hope he was smart enough to buy him the correct region! Otherwise, he won’t be able to play them!!!
Polling data show that Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama’s net presidential approval rating — which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve — is just six, his lowest rating to date.
What did you expect to happen? The media can’t keep covering for his mistakes forever! The people are bound to see what an incompetent fool they elected!!!
China said on Tuesday that a U.S. Navy ship involved in a confrontation with its fleet off the southern island of Hainan had violated international and Chinese laws.
Anyone else remember when China tested Bush in 2001? Why do we consider them ‘friends’? You can do what you like, but I’m going to avoid Chinese made products like the plague.
President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress’ pet projects Wednesday as he signed an “imperfect” $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. But he said the spending does need tighter restraint and listed guidelines to do it. Obama, accused of hypocrisy by Republicans for embracing billions of dollars of earmarks in the legislation, said they can be useful and noted that he has promised to curb, not eliminate them.
Earmarks can be useful? You’d never think of it that way after listening him complain during the campaign! Didn’t he say he was going to go ‘line by line’ to get rid of wasteful earmarks? Ah, but yet another lie by our ‘leader’.
Heads should be rolling at the White House for the embarrassing series of flubs that have overshadowed President Obama’s first seven weeks in office and given the scattered, demoralized Republicans a huge boost toward regrouping and resurrection.
I’d say when you see the lefties complaining about him then you have to know the righties were right. We tried to warn you!!! Work with us, will ya???
Couric wins award for Palin interviews; Update: Why not the Biden interview?
Katie Couric won USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Walter Cronkite Award for her interview with Sarah Palin.
Check it out.
Three of Barack Obama’s nominations for key government positions have withdrawn from the running on a single day in another blow to his faltering attempts to fill his administration.
The gap leave Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, battling the worst economist crisis since the Great Depression with none of his 17 deputies even named. Each one has to be confirmed by the US Senate, a process that usually takes weeks.
Nobody wants to climb aboard a sinking ship. What happened to all the hype hope?
And for the height of hypocrisy:
The economy is fundamentally sound despite the temporary “mess” it’s in, the White House said Sunday in the kind of upbeat assessment that Barack Obama had mocked as a presidential candidate.
During the fall campaign, Obama relentlessly criticized his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, for declaring, “The fundamentals of our economy are strong.” Obama’s team painted the veteran senator as out of touch and failing to grasp the challenges facing the country.
Oh really? So was McCain really out of touch, or did he really know the truth? You won’t see Honest Obama apolgize for smearing him, eh? Oh how you fools fell for his lies!