UPDATE: (see spending plan)
Update II: (HopeyChange takes a break)
okokokok — it’s far fetched, but when it comes to what’s currently transpired in the predicted melt-down of the HopeyChange Revival on Pennsylvania Avenue — why not Mitt Romney for Health Czar?
He probably wouldn’t accept a salary and he’s already set up (not that his successor maintained it) a model program in Massachusetts.
Oh well. At least I spelled Massachusetts correctly.
Meanwhile — rather than showing leadership, HopeyChange appears to be hoping that the Senate will change his hodge-podge political-payback-palooza Pelosi-pork-packed spending bill. It’s time to do more than send the minions to ride herd on Congress — you gotta cowboy-up yourself, Hopey!! (See more below.)
Only when some group (such as 70% of voters or the EU or Canada or Russian or a few South American countries) complain about part(s) of the bill does HopeyChange “agree” …. So where is the leadership, Hopey?
This is YOUR save-the-US-and-later-the-world spending bill, Hopey!!
Geeeeze, Hopey! Do something besides spewing informal rhetoric with an adoring Matt L, hosting fancy meals and cocktail parties, inviting a few buds in for a Super Bowl party or letting your staff tell us how you like the thermostat high while folks in the midwest are huddled in shelters or dying in a snow storm. Do something, Hopey. Take a stand — don’t just send your minions to do your work.
Are we watching on-the job-training in action? Are we already seeing signs of ole wimpy Jimmy the implausible peace-placater?
Other nations are already rolling their collective eye over the use of (**a MUST read**) Clinton’s ineffective 80’s scheme team to address twenty-first century issues.
The prospects are beginning to look as gloomy as you’re always portraying them, Hopey ….
And folks around the world are lining up to watch HopeyChange melt-down.
Here. Read it all for yourselves.
** Remember when HopeyChange told voters in the midwest he would stop the “export” of US jobs — then secretly sent a minion to Canada to tell them NOT to believe what Hopey was saying? Well it’s backfiring on ole Hopey and he’s changing his tune.
Canada (already in trade negotiations with the EU and the U. S.’s favorite trade partner), Russia, China and the EU have expressed serious concerns about the “buy American clause in the Spending bill — with the EU warning of potential trade wars if Hopey doesn’t drop the “buy American” clause ….
Obama’s “buy American” campaign slogan will continue to haunt him.
** India has warned US President Barack Obama that he risks “barking up the wrong tree” if he seeks to broker a settlement between Pakistan and India over the disputed territory of Kashmir.
MK Narayanan, India’s national security advisor, said that the new US administration was in danger of dredging up out of date Clinton administration-era strategies in a bid to bring about improved ties between the two nuclear armed neighbours.
** Russia is announcing that the US will lose an Asian air base that is critical to supplying troops in Afghanistan …. hmmmm …. Reckon Russia still remembers how we supported the Taliban when they fought (and defeated) Russia?
And this scenario is not without prior predictions ….
Careful, Hopey: Russia may force your hand on arms reduction and defense systems in Eastern Europe. Plus they know where the bodies are buried and they own the gas lines that heat those EU homes …
** A question of ethics, subtitled: How to Affirm the Chicago Way is the route to the White House and to other Democrat groups. While the world is watching.
** Is this why the Obama’s send their kids to private school?
“First lady Michelle Obama set out Monday on a listening tour through the federal bureaucracy, stopping first at the Department of Education to thank employees for their service and rally them for the tough work ahead,” the Associated Press. While at the Education Department, Mrs. Obama committed this howler:
In thanking the workers, she told them: “I am a product of your work.”
“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the public schools that nurtured me and helped me along,” said Mrs. Obama, a Chicago native who attended its public schools as a child.
Michelle Obama was born in January 1964. The Department of Education began operation in May 1980, when Mrs. Obama was a 16-year-old high school junior. Apparently she is unaware that there were public schools before there was a federal Department of Education–though we suppose that’s evidence that the department does not bear all the blame for the schools’ going downhill.
** About that “urgent” spending bill ….
$2 million for Las Vegas neon signs???
More Pelosi-pork-pie-in-the-sky (This woman needs to be removed. fast. God-forbid anything should ever happen to Obama. Or Biden.)
“Shovel ready” spending??? Only if the Senate is “scissor ready” ….
Coburn: Plan is “morally reprehensible” ….
A Frisbee golf course????
UPDATE: Sen. DeMint points out that the spending bill excludes monies for schools, facilities or organizations associated with faith-based or religious programs:
“Grants awarded under this section shall be for the purpose of modernizing, renovating, and repairing institution of higher education facilities that are primarily used for instruction and research”
“Funds may not be used for the “modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities–(i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school or department of divinity; or (ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission.”
** And on the China front: predictions and contradictions
** From another Obama think-tank: How to get around Congress to write treaties …. Another Clinton maneuver, now less ….
** More on what the MSM won’t be reporting about those Fannie Mae files and the immigrant worker who tried to destroy them ….
** …. just watched Tim Geithner speak (with THE ONE at his elbow) about some policy for bail out recipients …. couldn’t concentrate on what he was saying because all I could “see” on the screen was a man who wrote off camp fees for his kids as business deductions. The man has to go. He was knee-deep in the original bail out debacle — why’s he still here???
** HopeyChange take a break: And Tammy Bruce pens a perfect tag line:
[A tough day? The guy has been the president for 14 whole days and he needs a break? What happened to that “flinty Chicago toughness” he was requiring of DC schoolchildren a week ago?]
On the rockiest day of his young administration, President Barack Obama did what surely made him happy for a while.
With little notice, the president and first lady Michelle Obama bolted the gated compound of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in their tank of a limousine on Tuesday. They ended up at a Washington public school, greeted by children who could not care less about the collapse of a Cabinet secretary nomination.
“We were just tired of being in the White House,” the president candidly told the gleeful second-graders at Capital City Public Charter School.
Tired of being in the White House after two weeks. Priceless. According to the Barkey-Be-Gone Meter, he still has 1446 whole days to go before we kick him out. I suppose this is the presidential version of voting ‘Present”? So let’s see: Iran has launched a satellite, Russia is having riots, France is having riots, people in Kentucky are still freezing to death, the Sri Lankan war is escalating, he’s threatened with a trade war by the EU because of crap in his Crap Sandwich, the Taliban is still attacking in Afghanistan, Islamic “pirates” are still hijacking ships and kidnapping people, our economy is still tanking mostly because of Barkey talking it down for a year, and he decides to go to a school to read to 2nd graders?
The kids did learn something, however, from his presence: what an arrogant and weak a**hole looks like.