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Question…

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 22, 2009

Hey, who has two thumbs and takes a United States steamer on the chests of 58 million people?

This guy…

Ok, so I have used that one before, big whoop.  Wanna fight about it?  But seriously, how about we don’t nominate a guy to head a party who despises virtually everyone in said party?  See, it sounded rather simple in my head too.

Today, Obama signed an order to close the eeeeeeveeeelllll Gitmo.  Yep.  No more loud Metallica or Christina Aguilera being played.  No more uncomfortable temperatures, whether it be hot or cold.  Nope.  Nothing but nice, soft warm blankets and hot soup for our terrorist inmates.  Ahhhh, the utopia!  All we need now is a unicorn that shits skittles:

The message that we are sending around the world is that the United States intends to prosecute the ongoing struggle against violence and terrorism and we are going to do so vigilantly,  We are going to do so effectively and we are going to do so in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals.

And, he’s gonna get right on that folks, but no later than a year from now.  How magnanimous. 

But before the ink was dry on the paper, Maverick and his gimp lackey damn near stepped on women and children to be one of the first to shed praise on the event.  You know what you get when you run the most liberal Republican?  Exactly…

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The Intelligence Of The Constituency

Posted by TheJOTUS on November 28, 2008

John Ziegler interviews Obama voters-on Election Day-to see what their knowledge of various issues that came up during the election.  Let’s just say the results, at least to us conservatives, are not surprising.  Ziegler’s website, How Obama Got Elected, along with a report from Zogby shows an enormous amount of ignorance (to be polite) in the vote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8

A few of the numbers you might fascinating:  The poll surveyed over 500 Obama voters and has an margin of error of 4.4%.  55% have a college degree and over 90% having a high-school diploma.  It asked 12 multiple-choice questions; only 2.4% got at least 11 correct. Only .5% got all them correct.  Astounding……

  • 57.4 could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
  • 81.8 could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
  • 82.6 could NOT correctly say that Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
  • 88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
  • 56.1 % could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).And yet…..
  • Only 13.7% failed to identify Palin as the person their party spent $150,000 in clothes on
  • Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
  • And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Obviously, anybody can find knuckleheads for a “man on the street” type interviews.  Leno does it as well as Hannity on his radio show.  But this is from a sample of 500.  500.  Not 5.  Five hundred!!

This is a direct result of how much the media was in the tank for Barack Obama, which most-at least we conservatives-already knew.  This is blatantly obvious in the video, as they associate every stupid thing said on the campaign trail to Palin, whether she said it or not.  It’s not that the voters couldn’t absorb the information provided to them by the media; they obviously learned plenty about Sarah Palin.  But at the same time, the same media provided nothing about Obama, his campaign or his history.

If you wait until the end, you find out what media outlets these people get their news from.  Which actually explains quite a bit.

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McCain Campaign Sends Out Dominick & Guido

Posted by TheJOTUS on November 6, 2008

The proverbial kneecapping has begun.  Fox News, specifically Shep Smith and Carl Cameron, are now reporting some “anonymous” McCain aides say Palin didn’t know that Africa was a continent and that she allegedly thought it was a country.  Naturally, these “anonymous” aides are never questioned about these clearly absurd claims.  And I am guessing it never occurred to Cameron or Smith to do so. 

These same aides also claim that she couldn’t name the nations in NAFTA.  For those in Rio Linda that is the North American Free Trade Agreement.  I’ll give you a hint:  There are three.  And I guarantee you she knew them.

What’s next?  She can’t read?

I wonder if she knows how many states there are?  Or what country liberated Auschwitz?  Or how to spell?

It sounds to me like there is some bitterness and finger pointing amongst the McCain ranks.  Obviously it is much easier to blame Palin than to focus on their candidates own short comings.  But even if true, and a big if, who is the bigger numbskull?  Palin or the “anonymous” McCain aides and staff for not properly vetting her?

As I am posting this, Cameron is on O’Reilly quoting more “anonymous” aides:  Staffers were sent for Palin and she would answer her hotel room door in her towel.  She refused interview prep help with Gibson and Couric.  She was a “shopaholic” even when she was provided clothes by the campaign.  Apparently a week before the election she was “cracking”, throwing tantrums, screaming and yelling at people.

I want names Carl.  McCain might not be personally responsible, but somebody needs to be held accountable with these allegations and be met with consequences.

RedState is already ahead of the curve.

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American People Dump The War Hero, Elect A Zero

Posted by TheJOTUS on November 5, 2008

It’s official.  The American people have figured out a way to elect the most unqualified, radical, left-wing individual in the history of our country.  Congratulations.  And congratulations to you B. Hussein Obama for pulling one of the greatest dupe, bamboozle and hoodwink jobs ever in American politics.

Other observations:

Juan Williams of Fox News is crying.  Pathetic.  I mean seriously…crying??

A shot of Jesse Jackson crying in the crowd at the Obama rally.  However, Jesse is crying because his movement is dead.  His existence is no longer needed.  And he knows it.

McCain is now giving his concession speech claiming he will take a lead roll in helping Obama lead this country.  Once again confirming his inability to distinguish the difference between himself and Obama.  Note to McCain:  Not one of your attempts to reach across the aisle helped you in this election.  And in an ironic twist of fate, your most famous reach across the aisle, campaign finance reform, was possibly your biggest reason for defeat.  Being out spent nearly 5 to 1.  6 to 1 in some instances.

John Murtha (D) of Pennsylvania was elected to another term.  He called his constituents racists, correcting his racist comment by calling his constituents rednecks, and was elected to another term.

Truly a sad day for America.

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The Fat Lady Is About To Hit The Stage

Posted by TheJOTUS on November 5, 2008

It is over I believe.  With both Pennsylvania and Ohio going to Obama and now as I am typing, Nevada, it is just short of a miracle for McCain.  And miracles don’t happen.  As it stands, with those two states BHO has 195 ev’s with 55 to come from California.  Florida will put him over the top.  All he needs to do is hold the blue states of 2004. 

This is quickly becoming a landslide. 

What I did find funny is ABC reporting that with a black candidate running for President, the total black vote will be 13% of the total vote.  It was 11% in 2004.  An increase of a measly 2%.  So, maybe the blacks weren’t disenfranchised as they claimed after all.

It wasn’t the black vote at all that helped Obama.  It was the white liberal voter.  How ironic.  Bottom line:  I don’t want to hear another black person–or anybody for that matter–claim racism ever again.  Ever.

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Expectations High For Obama

Posted by TheJOTUS on November 4, 2008

Probably too late to post, but I gotta do it.  I guarantee this is the overwhelming line of thought for Obama supporters:

“I never thought this day would happen. I won’t have to work on puttin’ gas in my car. I won’t have to work at payin’ my mortgage.”

“You know, if I help him, he’s gonna help me.”

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Election Day Is Here!!

Posted by TheJOTUS on November 4, 2008

I got up early today to go vote in what I think is a fairly split district as red/blue goes:  Belton, MO, a suburb of Kansas City.  Just driving through the neighborhood to get to the church where we vote, I counted nearly as many obama signs as I did McCain.  

Overall, it took me about 30 minutes to stand in line and finally vote.  To my eyes, there were just as many people there to vote as 2004.  There were very few blacks voting this morning, although they may be voting later in the day or even after work, so that really isn’t an indication of anything–just an observation on my part.

One of the reasons for the 30 minute wait was there were no places to sit to fill out your ballot (Here in hayseed America, we still have the paper ballots).  I asked one of the election officials if he could just verify my voting eligibility and let me stand in the corner to vote.  He wasn’t having it.  I told him I didn’t care if anybody could see who I was voting for.  Besides, if they wanted to copy my ballot, great.  If not, who cares?  He still wasn’t having it.  So I played by the rules and waited.

I am not conceding anything.  I did my part and voted against obama.  Hopefully Conservatives across the country get out and do the same.  For those disgruntled Conservatives out there, think of it more of voting against obama than for McCain.  It makes it much easier then.

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Super Terrific Happy Half Hour Deemed “misleading”

Posted by TheJOTUS on October 31, 2008

Because I was unable to watch Obama’s infomercial last night, I had to do some research.  The impression wasn’t exactly……well……impressive.  At least from the AP’s point of view.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.

Obama’s assertion that “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond” the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by “eliminating programs that don’t work” masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are – beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

The Associated Press seems to think Barry misled viewers on several areas in his Super Terrific Happy Half Hour propaganda piece.  Let’s look at a few:

  • Health care costs – Obama claimed his plan would lower costs by $2500 per year per family, but it doesn’t.  In fact, Obama can’t point to any particular cost reductions.  He plans to spend $50 billion over five years on modernization and chronic-disease prevention and presumes that this will lower costs in the future, but in the meantime it raises costs at least in the short run on everyone (the $50 billion doesn’t come out of thin air).
  • The Pay-Go of his plans – No, he hasn’t demonstrated that he’s found the revenue for his spending, despite his claims last night.  Non-partisan analysts believe that his spending programs will add at least $428 billion to the deficit in his first term, and that’s if you accept his non-specific pledge to cut spending in other areas.
  • Tax cuts for working class families – Before the commercial aired, he had already begun backing away from that idea because of the financial crisis, although Obama didn’t acknowledge it in the ad.
  • The “right” to affordable health care – Obama doesn’t guarantee coverage in any of his plans, at least not for adults.
  • Getting out of Iraq – Obama noted that the US spends $10 billion a month in Iraq and talked again about “bringing that war to a close” — but he’s backed away from his previous pledges to get out on a strict 16-month timetable, which is as fast as the remaining units can be properly withdrawn.

Whew.  Thank God we didn’t miss much.  Except for the usual lack of truth by B. Hussein Obama.

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Iraqis Think Obama Is Weak

Posted by TheJOTUS on October 31, 2008

Unfortunately, Iraqis can’t vote here in the states.  However, it is interesting to see how the country Barack Obama would have left for dead responds to the idea of him leading the nation that liberated their country.  Not surprisingly, most worried that Obama won’t be able to stand up to the nut job over in Iran, or frankly anybody for that matter:

For five years Ali and Mohammed have lived alongside US soldiers in their Baghdad neighbourhood near Rasheed Street, a prominent commercial artery running through the heart of the Iraqi capital.

During that time American culture and politics have become familiar to them, and they say that if they could, they would vote for Republican candidate John McCain in next week’s US presidential election. …

“The Iranians believe that if Obama is elected he will not take action against them despite their nuclear ambitions. That worries me,” said Ali, sitting on an old bench in Al-Zahawi coffee shop.

“If the Iranians get the bomb they will become the Tarzan of the region,” said the former teacher and lecturer at the University of Baghdad, referring to the vine-swinging strongman of the jungle in old Hollywood movies.

Mohammed, also a professor at the university, said he too preferred McCain “because Obama supports a rapid withdrawal of US troops.”

“Our army is still too weak and Turkey and Iran are threats. Iran’s President (Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad has warned Iran would fill the void left when US troops depart,” he said.

Clearly, these people understand world and regional politics much better than Barack Obama.  They also comprehend military strategy and tactics better than Obama.  But most importantly, they understand what would have happened if Bush–America– had followed Obama’s advice rather than fighting the terrorists and securing Iraq.

But let not the heart be sorrow.  Obama has his middle east fans–al Qaeda:

An al Qaeda leader has called for President George W. Bush and the Republicans to be “humiliated,” without endorsing a party in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, according to an Internet video posting.

“O God, humiliate Bush and his party, O Lord of the Worlds, degrade and defy him,” Abu Yahya al-Libi said at the end of sermon marking the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, in a video posted on the Internet.

So……he has that going for him.

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Obama Inches Closer

Posted by TheJOTUS on October 8, 2008

A quick hit on tonight’s yawner…further thoughts may come…

I thought Obama won the “window dressing” aspect of tonight’s debate.  McCain seemed focused on addressing the debate as a “town hall,” as the format was supposed to do, but in reality we are clearly in an era of TV.   Barry, I believe, capitalized on this very well.  Not only did he pander to the physical audience, he was well aware of the viewing audience.  Sadly, this is what people in TV land focus on:  Style, no substance.

And speaking of substance, I thought the debate was fairly even if not McCain coming out a little ahead.  He was better prepared on the economic issues than he was in the past, especially since the last debate.  He had his hic-cups at times but if a true independent listened they should have heard what he was saying.  I thought he absolutely bitch slapped Obama on foreign policy.  Unfortunately, because he is the Republican nominee, no matter what he said on the economy he is going to fall on the sword and receive the blame in that regard.

With Obama, well, he really has no substance.  He has no record.  He is morally and ethically bankrupt and whose sole desire is to be President.  An empty suit that looks good in it.

With that said, a win on the visual for Obama and a squeaky win on substance for McCain is still a win for Obama at this point.  So after tonight he moves a little closer to the presidency.   I still believe, just like my friend zulubuff, that when it comes down to the privacy of that voting booth, people aren’t voting for B. Hussein Obama.  Indeed we will find out in 27 and half days.

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