Sunday, September 18, 2011

Why He can, and Should Be Defeated

Time for Some Serious Stuff: 
My Reasons why Obama can Be Defeated 

I believe the worm is turning. The cracks are obvious in the O'Presidency, and gone far beyond the satirical criticisms regularly seen here and other places. They are to the point where highly respected democrat strategists like James Carville have taken to their soap boxes. The growing disillusionment with the Obama administration's handling of the economy, health care and immigration reform has fueled this prairie fire of  unhappiness. The President's continual bad optics, his aloof and imperialistic style of leadership are beginning to resonate badly with the average Joe - especially at a time of significant joblessness and economic pain. Barack Obama’s striking absence of natural leadership ability (and blatant lack of experience) has played a big part in undermining his credibility with the American electorate.
On national security and foreign policy, Obama has not fared any better. His leadership on the war in Afghanistan has been muddled and lacked conviction, dictated by domestic political priorities rather than military and strategic goals. His overall foreign policy has been an appalling mess, his limp-wristed rules of engagement with hostile regimes spectacularly backfiring. And as for the War on Terror, outside of the  killing of Bin Laden, his administration has not even acknowledged it is fighting one.

Here are my reasons why I consider Obama a weak leader and doesn't deserve to be re-elected......... 

He is out of touch with the American people:
As much as the media turn a blind eye to stories like this, the First Lady's ill-conceived trip to Spain at a time of widespread economic hardship was symbolic of a White House that barely gives a second thought to public opinion on many issues, and frequently projects a distinctly elitist image. The “let them eat cake” approach didn't play well over two centuries ago, and it won't succeed today.

Americans don't have confidence 
in the O's leadership:
This deficit of trust in Obama’s leadership is central to his unpopularity. According to a recent polling, nearly six in ten voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and two thirds say they are disillusioned with or angry about the way the federal government is working. The polls showed that a staggering 58 per cent of Americans say they do not have confidence in the president's vision, with just 42 per cent saying they do. With his recent B.S. jobs speeches, the polls are likely to get worse.

He fails to inspire the country:
After the soaring rhetoric of his 2004 Convention speech which succeeded in impressing millions of television viewers at the time, America is no longer inspired by Barack Obama’s flat, monotonous and often dull presidential speeches and statements delivered via teleprompter. From his extraordinarily uninspiring Afghanistan speech at West Point to his flat State of the Union address, President Obama has failed to touch the heart of America. Even Jimmy Carter was more moving. 

He is drowning us in Debt:
The Congressional Budget Office Long-Term Budget Outlook offers a frightening picture of the scale of America's national debt. Under its fiscal scenario, the CBO projects that US debt could rise to 87 percent of GDP by 2020, 109 percent by 2025, and 185 percent in 2035. While much of Europe, led by Britain and Germany, are aggressively cutting their deficits, the Obama administration is actively growing federal debt, and has no plan in place to avert a looming Greek-style financial crisis.

His Big Government message is falling flat:
His relentless emphasis on bailouts and stimulus spending has done little to spur economic growth or create jobs, but has greatly advanced the power of the federal government. This is not an approach that is proving popular with the voting public, and even most European governments have long ditched this tax and spend approach to saving their own economies. 

His support for socialized health care 
is a huge political mistake:
In an extraordinary act of political Hara-kiri, President Obama  unilaterally focused on the hugely controversial , unpopular and divisive health care reform bill, with a monstrous price tag of $940 billion, whose repeal is now supported by 60 per cent of likely voters. The legislation is a leap forward  toward a European-style vision of universal health care, which will only lead to soaring costs, higher taxes, and a surge in red tape for small businesses. This reckless legislation dramatically expands the power of the state over the lives of individuals, and could not be further from the vision of the founding fathers. 

US foreign policy is an Hot mess 
under O's administration:
It is hard to think of a single foreign policy success of the Obama administration, but there have been plenty of missteps which have weakened American power as well as its global stature.   The surrender to Moscow on Third Site missile defense, the failure to aggressively stand up to Iran’s nuclear program, and failure to stand by and strengthen our Israeli allies have all contributed to the image of an Obama administration completely out of its depth in international affairs. Obama's high risk strategy of appeasing our enemies while kicking traditional allies has only succeeded in weakening the United States while strengthening our adversaries. 

He is muddled and confused 
on national security:
From the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the War on Terror, President Obama’s leadership has often been muddled and confused.  He sent tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan while bizarrely announcing a timetable for the withdrawal of combat forces beginning in July 2011. In Iraq he announced an end to combat operations and the withdrawal of all but 50,000 troops despite a recent upsurge in terrorist violence and political instability. This decision came despite the inability of Iraqi military, nor the police, ready to take control. In addition he has ditched the concept of a War on Terror, replacing it with an Overseas Contingency Operation, hardly the right message to send in the midst of a long-war against Al-Qaeda. 

There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the O's presidency and it's not hard to see why. The most left-wing president in modern American history has tried to force a highly interventionist, government-driven agenda that runs counter to the principles of free enterprise, individual freedom, and limited government that have made America the greatest power in the world, and the freest nation on earth. Combining weak leadership both at home and abroad against the backdrop of tremendous economic uncertainty in an increasingly dangerous world have contributed to a spectacular political collapse for a president once thought to be invincible. We, at our core, remain a deeply conservative nation, which cherishes its traditions and founding principles. Obama is increasingly out of step with the American people, by advancing policies that undermine the United States as a global power, while undercutting America's deep-seated love for freedom.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Primary Challenge?

As I predicted in an early post Yep...I Still Think Pantsuit is Gonna Run, I said if  Obama remains as inept on economic issues as he had been previously, Hillary Clinton waits in the wings. Looking like her chances are increasing daily if she challenges the President in the primaries now.

From Bloomberg:Clinton Popularity Prompts Buyer’s Remorse 
The most popular national political figure in America today is one who was rejected by her own party three years ago: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans hold a favorable view of her and one-third are suffering a form of buyer's remorse, saying the U.S. would be better off now if she had become president in 2008 instead of Barack Obama. 
The finding in the latest Bloomberg National Poll shows a higher level of wishful thinking about a Hillary Clinton presidency than when a similar question was asked in July 2010. Then, a quarter of Americans held such a view. 
 Read the story here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

O's Campaign Web Site 'Attack Watch' Becomes Laughing Stock of the Internet

Check out the Twitter Silliness at #attackwatch

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Obama's Coat Tails on Fire

 Irony Curtain @ IOTW

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Votes Are In - 'AssHat of the Year 2011'

I know the year is not yet come to an end and it's not the traditional time for yearly awards, but after reading the New York Times piece (included below in it's entirety) no further consideration was needed to decide this years  winner of Diogenes' prestigious
" AssHat of the Year Award"

None of our other nominees, professional moonbat Michael Moore, not a rambling, angry jerk like Roger Ebert, or even the semi insane MSNBC host "Special Ed" Schultz , all World Class AssHats in their own right, could measure up to the level of AssHattery of this years winner. Famously known for his leftist tripe, valiant defense of the indefensible economic and domestic policies of Barack Obama, and his exploitation of national tragedies, among other things, we see a clear winner.

You can read our original nomination here: American AssHat

The vote was unanimous today after viewing 
his shameful NYT 9/11  post.

So, without further ado, 
we present 
this years winner......

 "ASSHAT of the YEAR 2011" 
Paul Krugman of the NYT
(Anthropological Classification - Bozo Sapien)  
I have come to the conclusion after spending much time trying to decide if it's really possible for someone to be so willfully blind, so consistently on the wrong side of just about every subject upon which he feels compelled to put pen to paper, ignoring facts or logic, without there being an underlying disdain for America and all she stands for, and the well being of his fellow countryman.  
But this is what sealed it for me......... 

by Paul Krugman - Sept 11,2011
Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?
Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.
What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.
A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?
The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.
I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons. 

Mr. Krugman, saying " I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons" are probably the wisest words you've spoken in a long time.  But seriously man, how do you sleep at night?


Behind the Curtain: Dems Frustration with O

With the chances of the former congressional seat of the disgraced Anthony "the dick" Weiner falling into Republican hands, speech after speech from Obama about jobs he never delivers and the way he is fast becoming a cartoon caricature of himself, democrats are nervous about his re-election chances and another possible hit on their congressional power. The NYT gives us a peek behind the curtain at what the powers that be are saying....... 

"Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama’s re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly acknowledging anxiety about the White House’s ability to strengthen the president’s standing over the next 14 months......"
"Elected officials and party leaders at all levels said their worries have intensified as the economy has displayed new signs of weakness. They said the likelihood of a highly competitive 2012 race is increasing as the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced and conservative to pose a serious threat, has started narrowing to two leading candidates, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, who have executive experience and messages built around job creation....." 
"And polling suggests that the president’s yearlong effort to reclaim the political center has so far yielded little in the way of additional support from the moderates and independents who tend to decide presidential elections......."

As for me, I plan on doing my part to insure Mr. Obama has as much time as he wants to play golf in the spring of 2014 as a private citizen and former President.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

She says it as well as can be said: 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

 Publius Minimus to Diogenes....
 "The best jobs program Obama could give America 
is to not seek re-election"

Monday, September 5, 2011


The Economy of Commander Zero

Taking bets Obama's speech Thursday will call for more spending!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

George Clooney: Obama ‘having an almost impossible time governing’

"Look, there’s a guy in office right now who is smarter than almost anyone you know, who’s nicer and who has more compassion than almost anyone you know. And he’s having an almost impossible time governing."   The Washington Times

Mr. Clooney,  just as it's impossible to teach physics if you lack the intelligence, knowledge and experience to do so, it reasons it would be impossible to govern a country being inept and with no knowledge of, or experience in leadership. Can't blame that on Bush, now can we. 
As for being smarter than almost anyone you know, coming from Hollywood that statement is certainly not much of a stretch!