Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Sunday collection: in which some Obama supporters

find out he actually meant it:
Wealthy Wall Street financiers and other business figures provided crucial support for Mr Obama during the election, backing him over the Republican candidate John McCain as the right leader to rescue the collapsing US economy.

But it is now dawning on many among them that Mr Obama was serious about his campaign trail promises to bring root and branch reform to corporate America - and that they were more than just election rhetoric.

A top Obama fundraiser and hedge fund manager said: “I’m appalled at the anti-Wall Street rhetoric. It was OK on the campaign but now it’s the real world. I’m surprised that Obama is turning out to be so left-wing. He’s a real class warrior.”

Moe says we shouldn't say things like "You stupid bastards, we told you!" Instead,
But you must resist: pleasant as ‘I told you so’ might be, it distracts from the long-term goal. Said goal being, of course, making it clear that if you have money, or would like to make money, it is against your class interests to vote for a Democrat. Including the ones that you think will back you up in a pinch (like the ones quoted in the article above): because… they won’t.
But I'm still thinking "Dumbasses, we told you."

President Obama yukked it up at last night's White House Correspondents dinner, taking a pointed swipe at his administration's bone-headed move to send Air Force One buzzing over lower Manhattan last week.

"Sasha and Malia aren't here tonight because they're grounded," he told the crowd at the $200-a-ticket Washington gala. "You can't just take Air Force One on a joyride to Manhattan."

The commander-in-chief also jabbed Dick Cheney, saying the former vice president couldn't make it to the gala because he was working on his memoir, "How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People."

Yeah, just funny as hell, isn't it? I wonder if the White House correspondents have any idea just how screwed their credibility is, don't care, or hope Hopey!Changey!pants will somehow put them on the federal teat so they don't have to worry about it?

I heard this on the radio a couple of days ago, but just ran across the wording in print:
"From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there's a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death,"
Among the whining,
"Mr. Feherty's violent comments about Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid are disgusting," said Media Matters President Eric Burns. "Suggesting that our troops would attack the leaders of the very democracy they've sworn to sacrifice their lives for is an insult to their integrity, honor, and professionalism. CBS Sports should demand its golf analyst apologize to our soldiers."
As I recall, when various lefty media weenies called for Pres. Bush to be murdered, threatened his family, etc., Media Matters screamed "Freedom of speech!"; but one must not say nasty things about the progressives in Congress, as that is not to be allowed, right?

Oh, and Mr. Burns, would that be the troops who'd buy him a drink for saying it? Their oath is to the republic that is the United States, and has something about protecting and defending the Constitution; not a think about kissing the ass of politicians, so screw you.

And last, at least for now, Pres. Obama is going to visit the Buchenwald concentration camp(which is fine), and while there
But he will be aware of the sensibilities of his German hosts before the D-Day commemoration and by traveling to Dresden — a city destroyed by ferocious Allied bombing in February 1945 — Mr Obama will also acknowledge how Germany suffered during the Second World War.(which is not)
Does this jerk have to make an apology for something in every damn country he goes to or sends a message to? Is he going to apologize to Japan for their getting stomped in the war they started? Maybe say he's sorry for all those messy dead bodies along the route of the Death March, maybe?

Are you as sick of dirtbag politicians crapping on this country and apologizing for it as I am?


James A. Zachary Jr. said...

"Are you as sick of dirtbag politicians crapping on this country and apologizing for it as I am?"

Whoa yeah!

tom said...

Yup. I second the motion.

Fire said...

I'm not going to be very lady-like here, but I have to call it like I see it.

The man is a pu$$y. And not a pretty one, either.

the pistolero said...

Wow, Urkel really did sucker a lot of people into voting against their own self-interest, didn't he? Gun owners, the Wall Street gurus, the employees of "Big Oil," which as we all know is one of the leftists' most hated villains. About 20 percent of the nation's refining capacity is on the Texas Gulf Coast, and I know for a fact that the two most populous counties here — Jefferson and Harris, both of which have a significant presence of oil company employment in Texas — went blue in 2008. No doubt their day's coming too, though. "I may not be the Einstein of our time, but honey, I'm not dumb and I'm not blind...this ain't my first rodeo..."

tom said...

I ain't sayin "calf rope" yet, Pistolero. Near it but never would say it and hope it don't come to be.

Doug Allen, CRM, CDIA+ said...

How can anyone be surprised that Obama is doing exactly what he promised, and be surprised that he is proving to be "true to his background"???

As for our Congressional "leaders".... well, I'll pass on much additional comment, but were that to come to pass, I'd sign up immediately for a defense fund! ;-)

markm said...

The leaders of nearly every nation in the world did not believe that Hitler meant to do what he promised, either. Is gullibility somehow an advantage in politics?

the pistolero said...

I ain't sayin "calf rope" yet Well, me neither, I was just singing one of my favorite songs. But sometimes I do think it ain't such a bad idea.

Windy Wilson said...

Eric Burns is an ignoramus. I recall reading about a certain central European leader about 70 years ago who had the military swear personal oaths, rather than oaths to uphold the constitution or some other expression of principle higher than a man or a mere law.

The One is also an ignoramus. When someone (Japan and Germany) kicks the lid off of hell and millions are killed putting it back on, do not complain that you got burned in the process.