Part 357, obAMATEUR Hypocrite…..

This says it all….

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure,” he said. “It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” – Senator Barack Hussein Obama 2006

What changed?

Oh, that’s right he is now pResident.

By his own words, he has marked his pResidency a failure.  He has marked his leadership a failure.  He alone has shifted $6 trillion in debt to our children and grand-children.  He certainly has not led on the debt issue.  He has not lead on deficit reduction.  He just issues smug threats while generating fear amongst our citizens, especially the elderly – threatening them with non-payment of their Social Security.   He has not issued a budget, nor has Harry Reid passed a budget in almost four years.

Just more of the same…. while Democrats are out of power they make grandiose speeches against debt, deficits and irresponsible spending.  They regain power and everything they have said before is long forgotten.

UPDATE, by Mark Noonan:  From Instapundit:

READER DENNIS MULCARE WRITES: “Perhaps, if you can encourage your readers to have their young children write Obama about their angst regarding the national debt, he will publish 23 ways to address federal spending.”

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42 thoughts on “Part 357, obAMATEUR Hypocrite…..

  1. Jeremiah January 16, 2013 / 6:40 am

    “Below is a list of First Family vacations. Judicial Watch has been at the forefront of exposing the trips and the waste of taxpayer dollars through Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits, to obtain the details, when necessary.
    Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Detailing the Cost to Taxpayers for Michelle Obama’s Family Trip to Africa

    On June 28, 2011, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request seeking the mission taskings, transportation records, and passenger manifests for Michelle Obama’s Africa trip. Documents were only provided after Judicial Watch filed suit…
    Malia Obama Vacations In Mexico With 25 Secret Service Agents

    Keeping with the Obama family’s penchant for costly vacations, the president’s 13-year-old daughter enjoyed spring break in a country plagued by so much violence that the State Department has issued travel warnings to discourage Americans from going there.
    Michelle Obama’s August 2010 Vacation in Spain Cost American Taxpayers $467,585 According to Records Obtained by Judicial Watch

    Judicial Watch obtained documents from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing costs associated with Michelle Obama’s controversial August 2010 vacation to Spain. According to a Judicial Watch analysis, the records indicate a total combined cost of at least $467,585.
    Judicial Watch Sues U.S. Air Force for Records Detailing Costs of Michelle Obama’s August 2010 ‘Whirlwind’ Vacation to Spain

    Judicial Watch announced that it filed a lawsuit on March 5, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Air Force to obtain records detailing Michelle Obama’s controversial August 2010 vacation to Spain. Overall, Judicial Watch is seeking information pertaining to the costs to taxpayers for this vacation as well as any indication of official business conducted by Mrs. Obama while she was in the country (Judicial Watch v. USAF (No. 1:12-cv-00345)).
    Judicial Watch Sues Air Force and Secret Service for Records Detailing Michelle Obama’s Family Ski Vacation to Aspen, Colorado

    Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Air Force and U.S. Secret Service (No. 1:12-cv-00866)) on May 31, 2012 against the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service to obtain records detailing Michelle Obama’s February 2012 President’s Day weekend ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado with her two daughters.
    Michelle Obama’s Family Ski Trip to Aspen, Colorado Cost Taxpayers at Least $83 Thousand Say Records Obtained by Judicial Watch

    Judicial Watch obtained records from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing Michelle Obama’s February 2012 President’s Day weekend ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado, with her two daughters.
    2010 Marred By Debt, Waste, Costly Hawaiian Vacation

    As U.S. taxpayers dish out millions for President Obama’s lavish Hawaiian vacation crushing year-end statistics reveal unprecedented government debt and a myriad of waste that should outrage all Americans.”

    (Note to Moderators: This information was obtained from a friend. They provided no links.)

    • GMB January 16, 2013 / 7:22 am

      Hurricane Sandy relief bill passes. 59 billion dollars total, about 9 billion in actual relief. This bill passed only because 49 repubs saw some political capital to be gained by spending other peoples money.

      barky a failure? Absolutely not. He is accomplishing everything he has set out to do. Response from our “heavy lifters” in the repub party.

      Peep!!

      Not one in opposition.

      Hey look over there, a squirrel.

      • Jeremiah January 16, 2013 / 8:36 am

        Well, what would you say the Republicans need to do in order to bring into fruition the failure of Mr. Obama’s plans to destroy America, GMB?

        And more importantly, what would you say we the people must do to start the ball to rolling?

        I’m sure we need new blood in Washington, but how are we gonna get the people we need in office, when so many are voting for the “moderates” and quasi-Conservative republicans?

        I believe that Conservative Americans are not voicing their opinions loudly enough, and not as often as they should, and as forcefully as they should.

        We haven’t had the first tea party rally since Obama regained the Presidency. Shouldn’t we be gathering in great multitudes to display our displeasure at the current lack of leadership in Washington?

      • bardolf2 January 16, 2013 / 10:32 am

        Jeremiah

        What “conservatives” need to do in order to show opposition to the constant handouts of Obama is STOP TAKING THEM.

        My state of New Mexico has a Republican governor but is completely dependent on federal monies. Nebraska where I grew up is GOP territory but equally dependent on subsidies.

        http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/printerfriendlystory.aspx?articleid=20120819_211_G1_Whyist633926 shows how the rebels in Oklahoma belly up to the trough even while maintaining a fierce, fierce I tell you resistance to handouts.

        One can’t even talk about a bloated military budget because so many GOP states need the money.

      • Amazona January 16, 2013 / 10:51 am

        So, dolf, what is your solution to the problems?

        How about a return to strict Constitutional governance, with the states running these programs? Getting the feds out would allow the federal tax level to drop,states could tax at a higher rate, and everyone would be happy.

      • Cluster January 16, 2013 / 11:00 am

        My state of New Mexico has a Republican governor but is completely dependent on federal monies. – barstool

        Where does that money originate barstool? It’s not a HANDOUT – it’s a GIVEBACK.

      • Amazona January 16, 2013 / 1:26 pm

        Well, the state of New Mexico is not “…completely dependent on federal monies…."

        It’s a nice melodramatic statement but it is not true.

        But, as New Mexico DOES have a large dependence on federal funding. let’s look at why and how.

        There is the large Native American population, there is the military, and of course the laboratories in Albuquerque and Los Alamos with their big government contracts.

        It is a terribly impoverished state. When I lived there the average income for a native-born New Mexican was abysmally low—but that included all of the pueblo tribes. But there is a large cattle industry, and for a long time the east and southeast parts of the state were very oil-rich. I wonder if the new extraction techniques like fracking might revive those old oil fields.

        The state might have a Republican governor, but it is largely run by a Liberal ruling elite hunkered down in Santa Fe.

      • bardolf2 January 16, 2013 / 3:03 pm

        Jeremiah

        To add to my previous, we have to ignore people like Clueless who thinks handouts are givebacks if conservatives are the beneficiaries.

        Amazona

        1/3 of the GDP of New Mexico comes from the federal government. That is why Governor Martinez rebuked Romney for his 47% comment and why Romney lost a state that Bush won.

        This week the governor significantly increased spending in education tied to graduation rate increases. Quality doesn’t matter so the schools get the signal to pass more students through the pipeline even if they didn’t learn anything.

        I could speak to Nebraska with its farm subsidies and crop insurance subsidies even for farmers who don’t need them. I already linked to hypocritical Oklahoma but just about every state would be the same.

        There are plenty of GOP seniors who are getting way more out of SS and medicare than they put into the system. The response that they were against putting money into the system to begin with so they deserve the ‘extra’ doesn’t change the fact that the money will come out of their grandchildren’s pockets.

        My ‘solution’ is to make the states more laboratories of how to spend taxes. I think the military budget is way too big for what’s needed. I think that government health care should be more geared towards life saving procedures and less toward birth control for 20 year olds or adding 6 months at the end of an 80 year old person’s life.

        Of course such cuts would be accompanied by much ‘conservative’ whining which is why they’d never occur. Cutting back on the number of troops e.g. increases unemployment which is already too high.

  2. Cluster January 16, 2013 / 9:35 am

    Today, the man child president will speak with children on the issue if gun control. And no, I am not referring to people in his administration.

    What tired posted is 100% accurate, and there are more examples of Obama’s dishonesty, BUT sadly our “objective” media would never broadcast anything that might bring into question Obama’s integrity or competence. Our media is no better than the North Korean News Agency, and that fact is a HUGE problem in this country that must be confronted.

  3. bardolf2 January 16, 2013 / 10:20 am

    “He alone has shifted $6 trillion in debt to our children and grand-children. ” TiredofFacts

    GMB got it right when he alluded to the fact that spending originates in the House under GOP control right now.

    • tiredoflibbs January 16, 2013 / 11:15 am

      So dolt, you are calling obAMATEUR a liar? He himself defined accumulated debt as a failure in leadership. He is supposed to be the leader. Or are you saying he is not a leader and just regurgitate the mindless talking point that it is someone-else’s fault?

      Regardless of what originates in the House, the spineless GOP leadership caved to obAMATEUR’s will.

      Either way obAMATEUR and his mindless drones are hypocrites.

      • bardolf2 January 16, 2013 / 3:06 pm

        Yeah, Obama is a liar and he’s not a leader either. But this blog isn’t democratunderground so one can only address what the GOP is doing wrong.

        The GOP doesn’t cave to Obama’s will. They do what they want and PRETEND they are going against their own designs.

    • Retired Spook January 16, 2013 / 3:55 pm

      GMB got it right when he alluded to the fact that spending originates in the House under GOP control right now.

      Bardolf,

      That dovetails with an email I got the other day — that virtually all of the problems in this country exist because the power structure (both parties) want them to exist. We’re on our way to our 5th consecutive $1 trillion + deficit because Congress and the President want to have $trillion + deficits. We have a $16.5 trillion debt because Congress and the President want a $16.5 trillion debt. We have a record number of people on food stamps because Congress and the President want a record number of people on food stamps. We’ve had unemployment averaging over 8% for 4 consecutive years because Congress and the President want unemployment over 8%. We’ve had average GDP growth of less than 2% for 4 consecutive years because Congress and the President want mediocre GDP growth. Think about that for a second — if Congress and the President wanted those things to be different, they would be.

      • Cluster January 16, 2013 / 4:52 pm

        BINGO!!!!

  4. Amazona January 16, 2013 / 10:49 am

    From: http://www.redstate.com/jasonahart/2013/01/15/union-billboard-workplace-freedom-act-poisons-workers/

    “The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 18, a Cleveland-based labor union, has purchased at least one billboard on State Route 315 in Columbus reading “Workplace Freedom Act poisons workers.”

    With its text flanked on both sides by skull-and-crossbones “POISON” symbols, the billboard stands as testament to one of the reasons Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly have expressed no interest in pursuing a workplace freedom law.

    Visible from SR 315 southbound between Ackerman Road and Lane Avenue, near the campus of The Ohio State University, the sign marks the latest in an already ruthless union campaign against letting Ohioans choose whether to pay a labor union.

    At the IUOE Local 18 website listed on the sign, a graphic with the same message as the billboard and another graphic with the words “Workplace Freedom Act” encircling a Soviet hammer and sickle link to protectohiosmiddleclass.org.

    “Protect Ohio’s Middle Class” is a website devoted to attacking workplace freedom, funded by a group called “Keep Ohio’s Heritage.” Keep Ohio’s Heritage shares a mailing address with IUOE Local 18, and IUOE Local 18 President Richard Dalton is listed as the group’s treasurer.”

    What’s really funny about this is the union’s inadvertent display of a foundational Leftist principle—to the Left, freedom IS toxic.

    And then of course there is the spectacle of a radical Leftist collectivist group invoking the symbol of the most radical collectivist group of all, Russian Communists. Are they flaunting their membership in the fraternity of collectivist tyranny? As they are promoting forced participation in a collectivist entity, in the tradition of the USSR, surely they are not trying to use its symbol to frighten people away from what they are trying to achieve. I think the hammer and sickle is a symbol of solidarity. Remember the hubbub about “codes”? Well, here is a code for you—-a radical collectivist movement sporting the symbol of the most radical collectivist movement.

    Sure, they are presenting it as a warning. But surely the union is not so brazen that it is trying to scare people by linking the hammer and sickle with the freedom to choose, or not choose, to belong to a collective. Surely not. This would depend on a level of political and historical ignorance that not even the footsoldiers of the Left can claim.

    But then,they can look at the 2012 election results and have reason to think that yes, people ARE that stupid and people ARE that easily led into bizarre distorted beliefs. So they might very well think they can convince them that by running away from the symbol of communism they are not really taking shelter in the very foundational concept of communism—forced participation in a collective.

    The Left is increasingly blatant in telling us exactly what they want to achieve and we just keep ignoring it. And then we are quite startled when they do what they have been telling us they intend to do.

    So take another look at what this billboard is telling us—that to the union, freedom is toxic, and that they are aligned with the most radical of all collectivist movements, the Communist Party.

    • neocon01 January 16, 2013 / 1:35 pm

      al Ubama the muslim, communist kenyan usurper has bypassed congress, the constitution and s#!T on the American people AGAIN making legal gun and magazine owners criminal’s by EO.

      • Amazona January 16, 2013 / 1:59 pm

        Well, he can sit on his throne and issue edicts all he wants, he still does not have the power to make law.

        All he is doing is posturing, giving the ill-informed and hysterical rabble the symbolic rhetoric they demand. All these people need is the ILLUSION of something to be happy—the illusion of fairness, the illusion of prosperity, the illusion of punishing the rich the illusion of being morally and intellectually superior while acting stupidly and with malice. It’s all about illusion, just as they swarmed to the illusions fed to them by the Left regarding silliness such as the (cue ominous music…) THE WAR ON WOMEN !!

        He’ll make his proclamations, they will be ignored when they are not challenged in court, he will preen upon his throne of his Imperial Presidency, the lemmings will swoon, and nothing will change.

  5. bardolf2 January 16, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    “Hurricane Sandy relief bill passes. 59 billion dollars total, about 9 billion in actual relief. This bill passed only because 49 repubs saw some political capital to be gained by spending other peoples money.” GMB

    The federal government spent $430 million in 2011 to support the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Some of this money goes to the Public Broadcasting System (television), some goes to National Public Radio and some goes to individual programs.

    What’s my point? That the most noticeable program that was going to be cut under a Romney presidency is less than 1% of the cost of a single piece of legislation, the 50 billion dollars that 49 GOPPERS spent ABOVE the actual relief.

    • Count d'Haricots (@Count_dHaricots) January 16, 2013 / 7:41 pm

      PBS?

      Just because it’s the only part ‘dolf found “noticeable” doesn’t mean it was the only significant cut proposed or supported by Romney/Ryan.

      FEMA alone would have been cut by 40% which is significantly more than 1% of this waste.

      The Ryan Plan cut discretionary spending by 22%.

      But, only the Big Bird issue was “noticeable” to the low attention span voters like ‘dolf.

      Naturally that means it’s not the 200 Democrats that voted for waste; it’s the 49 Republicans’ fault.

      Right

      • neocon01 January 16, 2013 / 8:02 pm

        baldork

        New Mexico????? you have consistantly maintained you live in Cali…..a LIE from a donk??? say it aint so joe……………
        ————————————————————————————-

        There are plenty of GOP seniors who are getting way more out of SS and medicare than they put into the system

        I throw the BULL S#!T flag and DEMAND proof of this.

        OOH you mean the 47% (donks) who pay nothing into the federal govt??

      • neocon01 January 16, 2013 / 8:04 pm

        count
        But, only the Big Bird issue was “noticeable” to the low attention span voters like ‘dolf.

        and that is giving balDORK wayyyyy too much credit.

      • Count d'Haricots (@Count_dHaricots) January 16, 2013 / 8:08 pm

        neo,

        ‘dolf is an arithmetic teacher at a city college in an elitist liberal enclave in New Mexico; he only lectures us as if he knows something of California.

        And everything else for that matter.

      • neocon01 January 16, 2013 / 8:43 pm

        count

        ‘dolf is an arithmetic teacher at a city college in an elitist liberal enclave in New Mexico;

        “teaches” check book balance 101……….silly me, I thought that to be WAY above his pay grade.

      • bardolf2 January 16, 2013 / 8:48 pm

        Count

        Elitist liberal enclave? City college? Arithmetic teacher?

        0/3 not unusual for a member of the bureaucracy. Just another example of the critical thinking skills of a junior college biology major promoted beyond his abilities.

      • neocon01 January 16, 2013 / 8:55 pm

        baldork

        after reading your and Counts posts for quite some time, I’ll go with the Count on this one, and you with catspuke.

      • neocon01 January 16, 2013 / 9:11 pm

        BINGO……

        They’ve put their mind in you. Gun control fanatics have already corrupted our common language by getting the made-up term assault weapon into the discourse.

        An assault rifle is classified as fully automatic while the term assault-weapon is a political chimera with no specific or intelligent definition. For the perpetually fearful (low information television hosts) an assault-weapon is, like the Red Queen, whatever they say it is. (The Red Queen of Alice in Wonderland is famous for saying ‘a word means whatever I want it to mean’)

        Assault weapon is known in Jurisprudence as a ‘Term of Art’, again Red Queen territory because a Term of Art is (apologies to attorneys everywhere) often a slippery slope of misdirection and hidden intent.

        Stop saying assault-weapon.
        You advance gun control activists’ agenda when you do. By using their Terms. Rifle, yes. Assault-weapon, no. It’s a big no no. Ask any attorney – would he rather have eye witnesses, or control of the Terms? Control the Terms, control the argument. It is that simple. Do not contribute to the miasma sweeping the nation. Low information TV hosts and low information journalists and low information voters have a hard enough time with comprehension as it is. Do not add to it by parroting the language of the activists

        Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/the_assault_weapon_con.html#ixzz2IBt6ALqW
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      • Count d'Haricots (@Count_dHaricots) January 16, 2013 / 9:12 pm

        Yes, I do remember, don’t you?

        Romney did discuss farm subsidies on Face the Nation from Iowa.

        (Bush’s) effort to help people get prescription drugs I think was a good effort, although I think we should’ve reformed Medicare as part of the process because the Medicare Part D alone, I’m afraid, added a huge new entitlement that I think will not be a positive part of his legacy. ” Romney

        Romney did support the Ryan plan regarding reforming Part D as a comprehensive change to Medicare; Obama claimed this would open the “doughnut hole” in Rx drug benefits.

      • Count d'Haricots (@Count_dHaricots) January 16, 2013 / 9:19 pm

        Less influence on the dimocrats dolf?

        Since My congressman, both of My senators, My governor, and all of My state legislators are dimocrats your logic seems to have a few holes.

        But, you’re right, I’ll refuse to vote for those 49 Republicans in the future; that’ll show ’em.

  6. David Dunphy January 16, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    I can think of no other more disgusting and sickening example of hypocrisy than a president and his party and other politicians using children to push gun laws when the same president and his party support, promote, and defend (and pass funding laws including the new health care bill) abortion – You cant have it both ways – Stop the holocaust on the unborn if you are serious about “protecting children” Mr. President.

    • dbschmidt January 16, 2013 / 11:07 pm

      Well David,

      Welcome to ObamaCare where he voted “For” three times to promote infanticide where “botched abortions” (when the child lived post-abortion) to just “trash” them and let them die. But today he surrounds himself with children (those lucky enough to be wanted or survive) in order to present his latest BS that does absolutely nothing towards criminals but directly affects honest folks.

      That is BS Obama but I am sure that is what you were saying as well.

    • neocon01 January 17, 2013 / 3:23 pm

      Amen David…….

      do you remember when the marxist (former donks) were running around with their hair on fire screeching like banshees that W was “politicizing” 911,? my my how the rats turn when it is one of THEM!!

  7. Retired Spook January 17, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    Isn’t it interesting how the MSM can mislead just by the wording of a headline. The link on my home page this morning to an article about the NRA’s response to Obama’s gun control measures says: “NRA now supporting new gun measure”. When you click on that link, the headline of the actual article is: NRA chief says group accepts background checks, and when you read the actual article, the first two paragraphs say:

    The head of the National Rifle Association says the organization has no problem with tighter background checks of gun purchasers.

    But association president David Keene also says too much emphasis has been placed on banning certain firearms.

    • Cluster January 17, 2013 / 12:25 pm

      The MSM is as complicit in the “fundamental transformation” of this country as the regime is. They are one in the same, and that fact is as equally disappointing as the reelection is.

      I feel like we are living in some Latin American Banana Republic.

      • neocon01 January 17, 2013 / 7:22 pm

        I feel like we are living in some Latin American Banana Republic.

        wrong continent bro…

    • Count d'Haricots (@Count_dHaricots) January 17, 2013 / 12:26 pm

      NPR reported this morning that Obama revealed his “gun safety” measures yesterday “but” the NRA still opposes any effort to control gun violence.

      Nice.

      • neocon01 January 17, 2013 / 3:31 pm

        “but” the NRA still opposes any effort to control gun violence.

        maybe the NRA should support bulldozing ALL the inner citys and send all those who identify as ANYTHING but an AMERICAN back to their beloved homelands………(hyphenated do not count as Americans) in this matter.

      • neocon01 January 17, 2013 / 3:33 pm

        (meant to add) THAT would eliminate 95% of the gun violence practically overnight!

      • neocon01 January 17, 2013 / 3:38 pm

        Drudge

        WHERE ARE THE AMERICANS?!?????????????

        REPORT: Hostages held in Algeria killed…

        BLOODBATH: Helicopters strafe gas plant in desert…

        Fate of 7 Kidnapped Americans Unknown…

        Hostages ‘made to wear explosives’…

        ***Obama, Clinton Silent on Crisis…***
        Whattt? NO photo ops with 7yo kids??? the kenyan and pantsuit MIA??
        must be a PartAYYYYY at the white hut…….pppppp ffffffff ohmp ohmp

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