Cheney Sez Obama Is Unfit To Lead.....In Such Words!
Former VP, Cheney, offered this: "Calling it a "terrible decision" that undermines national security and devastates CIA morale, former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed the Obama administration's probe of aggressive interrogation of terrorists.
"It's an outrageous political act that will do great damage, long-term, to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions, without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say," Cheney told "FOX News Sunday" in a no-holds-barred interview.
In blunt, unsparing language, Cheney accused President Obama of setting a "terrible precedent" by allowing an "intensely partisan, politicized look back at the prior administration."
He said the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a probe into alleged abuse of prisoners under the prior administration "offends the hell out of me," as he seemed to question Obama's fitness as commander-in-chief.
"I have serious doubts about his policies," Cheney told FOX News' Chris Wallace in Jackson Hole, Wyo. "Serious doubts, especially, about the extent to which he understands and is prepared to do what needs to be done to defend the nation."
Well, I guess that is about as plain as it could be.....
"A few weeks ago, Eric Holder saw nothing wrong with Black Panthers using billy clubs to intimidate voters. Today, he thinks intimidating terrorists with cigars is a crime. Holder is the one who should be answering tough questions under oath."
BULLETIN: OBAMA LOVES Michael Jackson's Doctor....Plus CIA Investigations!
THE ONE is loving the fact the Lame Stream Media will now go B-O-N-K-E-R-S over the Michael Jackson "Homicide" charge, and also spend countless hours on the CIA investigation/probe/witch hunt by the Holder DOJ. You know, the same DOJ that could not find it's Axx with both hands about a black panther with nunchuks outside a polling place.
Wonder who owns that DOJ......Oh yeah, Obama!
Now he can vacation while folks wax poetic on Jackson and the CIA instead of further pursuit of the ObamaCare issue.....well, actually that will not be a lot new for the Lame Stream folks who have found NOTHING to write about on Obama's abysmal failure in his quest for Socialized Medicine.
Nothing new here folks....but have you heard the latest on Jackson's death?????
President Obama is doing E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G to insure his WH office drives the message. There are no Department Heads to be approved (well not many), because he is appointing "CZARS" to be the REAL leaders. They do not need Congressional approval.
The CZARs are really the minions of Obama....without Congressional oversite!
Obama has dealt the death-knell to "Open and Transparent"....he never intended such a thing. He spoke of it in his campaign.....You remember, the one where he was "middle-of-the-road?"
Obama is an authoritarian who cannot stand the glare of open communication. He wishes we would all just GET-IN-LINE for our ObamaCare.
He cannot understand the lack of support from those he led while campaigning....He is still campaigning....and that is ALL he knows. If that fails he has to fall back upon the movement of Chicago "Thugocracy".....just what he is doing by trying to demonize ANY who oppose his ObamaCare.
Let Us Ignore "Hope & Change", and See Where We Are!
The populace of the US were conflicted about the Presidency of G W Bush....particularly during his last two years in office. Bush offered many different faces which provided for the pundits lots of choices....mostly negative....in terms of his Presidency.
However, despite the overwhelming negative attitudes about Bush, the general tenor seemed positive.
Now the "Hope & Change" guy is in charge. The stimulus bill for GOLLY-TASTIC amounts of money has been passed, the House passed a Cap & Trade bill, and also the ObamaCare plan (well, one of at least five of them)...and we have today C-O-N-F-U-S-I-O-N!!!! Plus a few additional descriptive words.....dismay, opposition, overt public involvement.....
The facts are simple. Obama has driven away many of those who made him President. He has done so in a few short months.
His primary problem? He (&/or his minions) feel they can pass anything under the guise of "Emergency/crisis/act-or-fail" type thinking. It worked for Stimulus #1.....It seemed to work for the House version of Cap & Trade....Then reality set in.
Suddenly the national debt/budget deficit/et al seemed to blossom! That ended the mantra of "Hope & Change"
Now Obama is left dangling by his own rhetoric.
He is lost to the middle, and the right. His numbers are plummeting and he seems clueless. What can possibly be wrong?????
The man is a novice, and he is proving the fact daily.
If he pushes much harder without support, he will be out in 2012....His agenda is already in shambles, and his 2010 support in Congressional elections is not a bright picture. 20-40 seat Congressional loss??? Possibly.
The 'Campaign" Obama is not having a great deal of success currently. His campaign seems to have run dry. Golly, do you suppose that MIGHT be because he won in November, and now, some ten months later is STILL campaigning? The problems for Obama are that he is like the kid who suddenly won a giant lollipop....he has no idea how to use it.
The lack-a-experience theme is more than a tool...it is fact. This man has been thrust upon a stage much, much bigger than his thought patterns. Well, given his G-I-A-N-T agenda, maybe not completely outside his thought patterns....PERHAPS the stage is beyond his experience and ability levels?
Obama cannot understand why his "Shi-Caw-Gah" political attitude does not resonate with the US of A attitude. He finds it incomprehensible that folks do not simply comply as they did in Chicago.
Thus goes the future of Obama. If this man cannot find the depth of soul to admit he overreached, and the contrition to accept, as Bill 7 Hillary did, that he cannot sell the boondoggle of ObamaCare...he will doom every other initiative of his young administration. Period!
My personal opinion....Obama's GIANT ego will not allow him to re-trench!
He will not be re-elected in 2012, and by then the GOP will control the House, and possibly the Senate.
Stark, and...just months ago, a prediction that would have been greeted by hoots and catcalls!
Sayeth George Will: "Will Obama's Statism Ever Retreat"? The legislative agenda of the Obama White House this year has put the lie to the rhetoric of Candidate Obama's promises in 2008. Gone is the politically centrist, consensus building, post racial pretense of an election season. What we have instead is an activist and radical Democratic Party determined to arrange American life in their own vision."
The residents/voters of the US of A are absolutely unhinged about the MASSIVE debt Obama and his Congressional minions have already laden upon us. Let alone the proposed new TRILLIONS from the programs "HE" has yet to pass/propose........
The man is as out-of-touch as a tap dancer in an Iranian town hall!
I love the "Shi-Caw-Gah" politics when they attempt the transformation to the national stage. They ALWAYS fail miserably!
Go Joe.....But he is yet just a symptom of the systemic problem of ObamaCare.
The fact is public response is WAY far against Obama and his minions, despite the best PR they could buy (with our tax dollars), and despite the best efforts of "His Oneness" utilizing his newest, most technologically-advanced teleprompters. Guess that is not working out too well.
We need to hold the burial soon......which one....well, let me sequence them.....
1st, ObamaCare 2nd, The future agenda of "The One"..... 3rd, The DEMs in Congress.....2010 should be good, and unless they find a magical bean, 2012 should be a LOT better!
He has, at the least, seriously damaged any creds he had with MOR (Middle of The Road) folk. Even his own Dems are just 49% in support of ObamaCare....That spells disaster for him, and frankly i am one who feels Obama has not the depth nor ability to understand and retrench. If I am right, he will turn more and more aggressive, bitter, thuggish and the spending of millions of OUR tax dollars for a PR campaign for his program will seem like a trickle of water compared to what he may devolve into as this loss comes more and more into focus.
Even the dense, out-of-touch beltway Dems are quickly becoming aware the cause is lost. A watered-down, or incremental version now appears to me off the table.
2010 will indeed be an interesting election!
2012 even more so.
From despair to enjoying the scene....in 7 months.
While it is just simply critical that we "Act Now" about reformation of health care, it is not even possible to discuss tort reform. Democrats are completely indebted to lawyers for their campaign cash.
Voter Intimidation; Do You See Any Voter Intimidation?....I Don't See Any Voter Intimidation!
The commercial....probably long forgotten, except by we of the age of 60 plus....was a commercial involving ducklings walking all over a large dog, exclaiming how they could not see a dog....."Do you see a dog, I don't see a dog!"
The theme, in this case of the AG of the United States, involves probably the most egregious violation of voter laws, and intimidation.....Only an Obama-led AG would possibly avoid taking this to court. I guess from this point forward, weapons are completely OK for voting precincts. Perhaps the NRA needs to have reps at each polling place with folks who are "licensed to carry"...???? Of course, then the BIG guns of the liberals...the ACLU...would find major reasons to challenge the action.
The alarms are sounding, and rational folks.....Clinton, Gingrich, and others.....would be wise enough to drop this idiocy.
PrezBo, as The One, (he believes his own press) is not built to acknowledge any form of defeat/lack-of-control/inability....He simply knows only one way. If it begins to falter then you lie/cheat/blame anyone/everyone/acknowledge nothing....
The main fact to keep in mind is this fellow is a shallow, inexperienced product of the "Sh-Caw-Gah" political scene which is NOT the political scene of the rest of the US of A!
He simply cannot fathom that his charm, grace, good looks, and threats/thugishness/et al will possibly not produce a forced win.
He is further deluded by the Pelosi/Reid team of political losers who read nothing except their own press. Dissenters are "anti-American", or "astroturfers"...never mind the polls telling the Dems this is NOT working!
Stupidity, and massive ego will lead to a huge GOP break in 2010....we have yet to see just how much of a swing.
Like most folks in this country, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck in my case, I am required to pass a random urine test (with which I have no problem). What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test.
So, here is my question: Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them?
Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their ass - doing drugs, while I work. . . . Can you imagine how much money each state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?
I guess we could title that program, 'Urine or You're Out'.
Makes sense to me!!! But, that's probably why we never see it as a bill before Congress. Ya think? Tears!"
I have no idea who to credit for this...came to me from an email passed about by friends. This makes too much sense and would have the ACLU (American Communist Liberals Union) up in arms. Gotta protect the moochers.
"My Mind's Made Up; Don't Confuse Me With FACTS!" (said with great emotion!)
Team Obama, fresh off a constant 8 weeks of sliding polls, diving support for ObamaCare, and derision from all corners...including many in his own party...Is ready to rebirth the ObamaCare push with......(Gotta Believe It!) EMOTIONAL APPEAL!
Yeppers, if you cannot sell them the steak (after all, there is NO real healthcare bill at this point...only a 1,000 page tome to idiocy!) Sell em the SIZZLE!
The problem with ObamaCare right now is it is NOT OBAMACARE! It is this giant tribute to killing trees which Obama wants in the worst way despite persistent, believable outrage from citizens opposed to its apparent content.
Apparent Content. Therein lies the problem folks! Obama is never going to detail what actually is slated for passage because he knows the opposition will stiffen and grow when the entire socialist effort to place government in control of OUR health is exposed.
Emotional Appeal.....yeppers, I am gonna stop opposing cause The One tells me it is all gonna be OK and besides if we don't pass this in the next few days/weeks/months, the world will D-I-E!!!
Of course, unlike the yowling, screaming and gnashing of teeth over Cheney/Halliburton, the Lame Stream Media just cannot find a problem with this Democrat Income Option (DIO).
Yucks to the Obamabots for their complete reversal of attitude.....Oh, wait! They also found open hateful expressions of Nazi comparisons about Bush to be completely normal, but just cannot abide any form of free expression by the Conservatives.
The saddest thing of all is their quite apparent feeling the public won't notice.
When I was News Director of WJOL, Joliet, IL in the early 70s, we had a Con-Con in Illinois. As a responsible news station, we had talk sessions with delegates, legislators, and interesting folks from the community. We covered the development, and then the actual proposed new constitution from preamble to end. It took months.
When the vote came fewer than 21% of registered Illinois voters cast a ballot.
It was one of the most disappointing times in my career as a newsman.
Oh, and while we're on the subject...Today you also said this is a time when "we are consulting with our members about their feelings"....on healthcare.
Where in Hell is MY Consult?
I have covered the AARP site, and scanned my emails as well as Duchess' emails & we find nowhere that we can be offering to "consult" as AARP members.
Where are the mystery members with whom you are consulting? How are you locating/choosing them? Why are you not asking all of us some questions if you truly and actually "represent the millions of members"??????
Just asking.....I am feeling ever-more disconnected from AARP & its string of liberal stands while never asking we, the members, for more than our annual membership fee!
I've had a lot more input to my Tea Parties here in Tampa than to AARP....& my Tea Party dues are zip-nada-zebo-none!
Not a surprise to me. Obama has proven nothing, except he can still campaign and spout facts/figures/plans......er....wait, remember ALL those statements he made in his campaign? So far he is batting about 90% in complete opposition to what he stated.
That, my friends, is how your PrezBo tells the tale the dumbmasses wish to hear, until elected, and then does what he planned all along.
He is so far left that if he happened to stumble a bit he'd fall off the scale entirely.
It does seem as if Obama & Co. don't HAVE A CLUE as to what is. They continue to think the entire USA will follow the rules of SH-CAW-GAH.....Where the DEMs, led by the invincible Daley Machine, set the rules and get whatever response they "program"....
From the Oh-My-God! department.....CA surgery #5.... This was post-op, still partially under the anesthesia, and feeling not-so-good!
Today; well, I feel like a train wreck. Head has lots of throbbing (Vicodin already taken), Neck is sore as hell, and, I look even worse than usual...and that is a strong statement.
One follower on Facebook wrote, "At least they didn't have to shave your head!" She was, of course, entirely correct. I responded to her that the only place they touched where hair actually still grows is MY NECK!
Ah well, it is over, and still a month to recover my good looks before anniversary trip to Grand Cayman.
Remember to worship the "no-hurricane-in-Grand Cayman" Gods for us!
They are in the room.... Why are media folks, pundits, even bloggers having trouble focusing in on the R-E-A-L issues of ObamaCare?
The issues here (while they are certainly side issues) are not: Single-payer; coverage for elderly, pork, rationing, etc.
A) Government control - Government getting further and further into telling/controlling how we live, what we do and anything else to do with government in power position.
B) See A)
That is it folks. We, as a nation, have allowed government to intrude further and further with SS, Medicare, Medicaid, regulations, take-overs of entire industries, etc. Now comes this elephant. Take over of a M-O-N-S-T-E-R chunk of our entire country.
Details matter little. IF government takes over healthcare, we lose. Even if they promise the moon and stars. Eventually you will have the failed programs of government revisited.
The Postal Service? Failure....loser of BILLIONS. The PrezBo would have us believe the Postal Service is good BECAUSE it spawned UPS, FED-EX, etc. No...it is a failure in any way you wish to look at it. If the postal service went away tomorrow, business would provide a service. That service would be faced with competition.
Medicare? Failure....(Yes, I admit, I am a user as a retired person) This monster program, while on-the-surface appearing to meet the needs of elderly, is bankrupt....Worse yet, it is about to exponentially cost us TRILLIONS more with each passing year!
Medicaid? Failure....See Medicare!
Government-Union Motors?....Failure! It began as a failed industry which cost us BILLIONS and, through the efforts of PrezBo now is an arm of Government/Union operation which still operates at the level of failure and also will continue to come back for more and more money until it still ultimately goes belly-up.
The elephants are here folks.....some are already visible. Some, like ObamaCare, are just shadowy outlines (on purpose...who wants us to know what is actually planned?) until they pass.
Government operates NOTHING well.
Do not let false promises, lies, innuendo and such keep your eyes off the elephants.
I am off to have some of Florida's sunshine removed from my face/neck/leg tomorrow.
In my case it becomes a bit more involved. I have a problem which reared its ugly head about ten years ago which causes all local anesthetics to "flush" from my system in a matter of minutes. Not near long enough to cut off a chunk of forehead, have a frozen section done to insure clear margins, and then sew me up.
The event is not near so trying for me as when I had this done under local years ago. I sleep, I awake...I am done.
Should be in surgery about an hour. Then sleep another hour...then recover in post-op for an hour and have Duchess drive me home. I'll sit in my leather recliner oblivious to much for another couple of hours and then hopefully feel like blogging.
How'd I find out about this condition? I was in a surgeon's office having my forehead cut when suddenly I felt it all....Nuff said. Now I sleep.
I'll still be on line today....following all the goofy ObamaTeam gaffes, and lies.
UPDATE: This being my fifth surgery for CA, you'd think I'd be comfortable....I have awakened each and every time with no ill effects or sickness....BUT, for reason(s) unknown I am somewhat nervous tonight, and here I sit at the keyboard at 10:45pm with an 0500 get up time, and WIDE awake.
Pretty much sez it all folks.....this is HillaryCare re-wrapped, with the fish still inside, and the DEMs too dumb to realize they themselves wrecked this. The public, and more particularly, the seniors are too smart and know too much.
As "The One" is set to host his 1st "Town Hall" on ObamaCare, a town hall with 1200 folks who were all selected to receive tickets by "The One" (I thought town halls were to allow the public to voice opinions....silly me!), Rasmussen unveils his latest look at Obamaman's latest polling.... Quite possibly Obama is once again on the campaign trail (what you do when you don't know how to govern) to try to salvage something in ObamaCare. Unfortunately it appears to this writer that he is simply opening the wound more deeply.
Boy, what a difference a (party) makes.....Given a GOP attempt to "snow" the public on such a divisive issue, the MSM/DEM response would have been wall-to-wall-tree-top-tall, and greeted by Liberals as fact and a need for action.
Not so much from the Lib/DEM side. The comment/rules are DIFFERENT!
The DEMS continue to shoot themselves in the foot, and hopefully the 2010 elections will see the DEMs receive a massive wake-up call. They are NOT seeing the Town Hall meetings for what they are.
AARP...Members, Opinions, What Members....Opinions????
AARP continues to advertise to the members their many benefits. They ALSO continue to present, as the position of AARP, positions which HAVE NEVER BEEN PRESENTED TO, NOR VOTED UPON....By A-C-T-U-A-L AARP MEMBERS.....
Something fishy there folks.
IF I represent 40-50 million members......andIF I present this fact to the public/Congress...Should I not at the very least allow the MEMBERS the privilege of taking part vis-a-vis expressing their opinion in a vote....one certified by INDEPENDENT OBSERVERS! (This would not actually be necessary IF the AARP really represented us.)
AARP...Respond to the members, or we will cut you into pieces. WE ARE THE RETIRED PEOPLE! YOU ARE NOT! You S-U-P-P-O-S-E-D-L-Y work for US!
If not, then why would I belong to an organization whose "benefits & discounts" probably return me about what I invest in each year to be "Represented?"
Pelosi-DEM Audacity....(Possibly Including Some GOP!)
We are in a recession.....
We have authorized and spent more money in the first months of the Obama Administration than in any period in our history. Our 1.8 TRILLION DOLLAR debt is astounding.
ObamaCare looms on the horizon......Cap & Tax sits in the wings.....
So, what has our Pelosi/DEM Congress done in response?
They are ready to order a FLEET of Gulfstream G500 LUXURY JETS to be on-call for them night and day....you know, in case they have to fly to Barbados to get some Mount Gay Rum or something. The price?
The absolute audacity! The complete lack of connection with their electorate! The elitist attitude of "we will take care of US...oh, and throw you the bill" is enough to take your breath (& money) away! Could there be a more-pronounced example of tone-deaf people?
They deny any form of communication at the town hall meetings....actively encourage union thugs and goons to attend a disrupt...and then call the registered voters who do attend "anti-Americans!" After all, do we think we are a republic with actual free speech?????
The 2010 ballot box is our only alternative. Keep the faith. V-O-T-E for ALL new folks who WILL stop spending and socialistic/marxist leaps toward government control.
At Patterico's Pontifications.....some thoughts many of us have and are now expressing to our legislators:
"Looks like the cash-for-clunkers program may be near an end. I don’t qualify; I made the mistake of buying a fuel-efficient car in 2000.
Didn’t get any money for my house either. I made the mistake of getting a mortgage I could afford.
I’d love to get my student loans paid off — but dammit, I paid them off myself.
I’m trying to think if there’s some area of life where I can be stupid and irresponsible now, so I can get paid by Obama in the future. Because so far I’ve really screwed myself by doing things right."
The One marched out all his minions Sunday to the TV news shows. Their non-message was...There will be new taxes & the rich cannot pay them all. My poster/bumper sticker!
The man made a major campaign point, time-after time-after time, that there would be no new tax on the middle class. This now ends. Just as George-the 1st did so many years ago now Obama will try to sell you on the fact that the bad economy, not he, is going to force more taxes.
In case you forgot what he said:
Just remember, if he had not rushed thru the (Lack of) Stimulus, and was not now demanding a healthcare plan which will cost gazillions, we'd not need a tax hike.
If you wish to make your voice heard...as have I...email, call and/or go see your CongressCritter during his/her/their Summer break...if you can find them.
Obama and the rest of his Chicago Administration are busy trying to reverse the sagging polls for his healthcare, and it seems non-productive in that regard for them to admit a needed tax...but there it is.
By-the-way, FOXNews was speculating (Stu Barney) that the tax will be a NATIONAL SALES TAX! Got that? It may be called a "value-added" tax, or it may be given some other name creating a charade that it is not REALLY a sales tax, but it will be placed on everything for EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US!
ER.....well, I mean, now that I spent the farm on stimulus, and am still working on the 1 TRILLION $ HealthCare-Obama-Style, and; oh yeah, the cap and tax, and some other things like a newly-unveiled plan for 500 BILLION for infrastructure which we apparently forgot in the 787 BILLION DOLLAR STIMULUS OF "SHOVEL-READY" projects...which are seeming not to be getting going so well.......
"The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every
generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save
one-half the wars of the world.