Russia gets 10 spies returned (including the hot one) and we get 4 back? That sounds like the one-sided Jimmy Johnson’s Herschel Walker/Vikings trade of the early nineties. Did DOJ even bother to interrogate them before shipping them off so quickly?
Where’s “Jimmy Jumpup” when you need him?
The oil soaked irony is so rich you could almost walk on it. There’s no excusing it, this is officially Obama’s Katrina and he took full ownership. The buck stopped right in front of his haughty promise of “never again.”
Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina, “By more than a 2-to-1 margin, Americans support the pursuit of criminal charges in the nation’s worst oil spill , with increasing numbers calling it a major environmental disaster. Eight in 10 criticize the way BP’s handled it – and more people give the federal government’s response a negative rating than did the response to Hurricane Katrina.” – ABC News
And that liberal crow Helen Thomas retired today rather than face the music for her hateful and outrageous remarks about the Israelis. Typical liberal coward. She can spend her final days on earth in complete disgrace – a lifetime of work wiped destroyed by her smug bigotry. Don’t think for a moment she’s the only liberal who feels as she does. There is a dark heart beating at the core liberalism that despises Israel.
“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.” – Barack Obama, 2008
Flash forward: A severe and unrelenting recession, 10% unemployment – almost 18% under employment, mountains of catastrophic debt, 3 terror attacks and badly handled responses, a health care program no one wants, Arizona is so fed up with the administration’s border security ineptness they take matters into their own hands and the country cheers. North Korea attacks a South Korean vessel and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hands out teddy bears in China. A BP oil rig explodes and Team Obama couldn’t be bothered. In fact, the administration’s oil spill response is little more than a pathetic puppet show that reminds us that how truly incompetent big government can be.
Since taking office, President Obama has failed each and every time he was presented with a challenge. Yet he parades the country, podium in tow, and pontificates constantly, as if by his very presence and flowery words the problem will right itself. That’s not leadership – it’s narcissism.
“Well, when you anoint yourself King Canute, you mustn’t be surprised when your subjects expect you to command the tides.” – Dr. Charles Krauthammer, May 2010
Peggy Noonan, a RINO who supported Obama over McCain/Palin simply because he appealed to her more urbane, east coast instincts has also had enough of the man, “This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president’s political judgment and instincts.” Really? Now you get what real conservatives were warning the nation about two years ago?
I don’t see how much will change between now and November. Obama will run around the country polarizing the population and arrogantly governing against the will of the people. His popularity will continue to slide and Democrats will run for the hills as Obama’s presidency circles the drain.
So I will put this post in a time capsule for 3 months. Nothing will have change. Until then, farewell.
A perfect metaphor for his failing presidency, “Thunder, lightning stop Obama Memorial Day speech” – Reuters
“A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress to continue to challenge parts of the health care reform bill… The poll finds that 62 percent want Congressional Republicans to keep challenging the bill, while 33 percent say they should not do so. Nearly nine in ten Republicans and two in three independents want the GOP to keep challenging. Even 41 percent of Democrats support continued challenges.” – CBS
The Democrats are whining that they’re being threatened with violence over the health care vote. Poor wittle babies. If they hadn’t have gone against the will of the people they wouldn’t have to fret over an angry voters. But this is just more political game playing by our dark overlords to elicit underserved sympathy. I say, tough noogies Democrats. You called down the thunder, now reap the whirlwind.
“Death Threats Against Bush at Protests Ignored for Years” – Bin’s Corner
Unbelievable hypocrisy. Friedman is not the only one who’s grudgingly acknowledging President Bush was right to pursue democracy for Iraq. Biden has been making subtle hints so his boss can take credit in Iraq’s success.
Thomas Friedman today: “Former President George W. Bush’s gut instinct that this region craved and needed democracy was always right. It should have and could have been pursued with much better planning and execution. This war has been extraordinarily painful and costly. But democracy was never going to have a virgin birth in a place like Iraq, which has never known any such thing.”
Thomas Friedman in 2006: “It is now obvious that we are not midwifing democracy in Iraq. We are baby-sitting a civil war.”
Update: Saddam Hussein weighed nuclear ‘package’ deal in 1990, documents show, “As troops massed on his border near the start of the Persian Gulf War, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein weighed the purchase of a $150 million nuclear “package” deal that included not only weapons designs but also production plants and foreign experts to supervise the building of a nuclear bomb, according to documents uncovered by a former U.N. weapons inspector.” – Washington Post
Nah, Saddam had no nuclear ambitions whatsoever. I wonder how President Bush feels now that all this truth telling is finally getting out?
Hat Tip: Kathryn Jean Lopez, NRO
“Scores of Islamic students staged protests outside Jakarta’s parliament and in at least three other major Indonesian cities on Friday against President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to this predominantly Muslim country.
The students carried banners branding Obama as an enemy of Islam and an imperialist in downtown Jakarta as well as in the provincial capitals Padang, Yogyakarta and Surabaya.
They also threw shoes at large pictures of Obama’s head. An Iraqi journalist was sentenced to a year in prison for throwing his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in 2008.” – AP
Don’t these third world twits understand that’s the Messiah, the anointed one? They can’t throw their ill-fitting Florsheims at the only man on the planet who can save them from their greasy, underdeveloped fate. Avert thine liberal eyes, there be hope ‘n’ change heresy afoot.
“Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government’s become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.” – CNN
I betcha the 44% who don’t think our rights have been trampled on still live with their parents. Speaking metaphorically, it’s stunning that such a high percentage of the population are so willing to hand over their freedoms for thirty pieces of liberal silver.