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Tuesday
Jul192011

THE ARROGANCE OF OBAMA: The Deficit President Doesn't Care About Your Opinion On The Debt Ceiling

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How soon is November 2012?

The second they raise the debt ceiling, things will return to normal - borrowing 43 cents of every dollar and spending like Nicolas Cage on a slow night with only a half a dozen hookers. Here's a thought.  Cut the military-industrial killing machine in half and we'd be off to a good start - that's $800 billion annually, at a minimum - and end the ridiculous wars.

During his Monday press conference on the ongoing debt ceiling General Hospital, the Deficit President momentarily lost sight of his teleprompter and said that 'professional politicians understand the debt crisis better than the general public.'

Citing a poll in which 69 percent of Americans oppose raising the debt limit, Chip Reid asked The Obankster if the problem was that he and others had "failed to convince" the American people that "we have a crisis here."

Wall Street's favorite politician responded:

"Let me distinguish between professional politicians and the public at large.  You know, the public is not paying close attention to the ins and outs of how a Treasury auction goes.  They shouldn’t.  They’re worrying about their family, they’re worrying about their jobs.  They’re worrying about their neighborhood.  They have got a lot of other things on their plate.  We’re paid to worry about it."

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Put Down Your Rights and No One Needs to Get Hurt!

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/07/put-down-your-rights-and-no-one-needs.html
Jul 13, 2011 at 10:52 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
LOL, "professional politicians" WHAT AN A-HOLE! You're right Obankster, there is a difference between professional politicians and the public at large and the problem is the former. Listen up public, don't pay attention to what's going on with the Fed and Treasury, you got bigger problems, see we're paid to know about how this stuff all works. We're doing you a favor by handling the country's money for you - you don't need to worry, just go back to sleep.
Jul 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterSean
I truly believe this man not only believes that all of the birds are flying in the wrong driection. I convinced he resides on a different planet with an entirely different reality system.

God help us.
Jul 13, 2011 at 11:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterDave
I thought BUSH was an ASSHOLE but OBAMA is going to blow BUSH out of the contest.

No problem with the following. Just print more money. LOL

Link inside to study.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bipartisan-policy-center-us-wont-default-debt-if-congress-fails-raise-debt-ceiling_576408.html
Jul 13, 2011 at 11:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterTR
Thanks TR...great link...
Jul 13, 2011 at 11:43 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Hmmm NO Obama Does not want "the Common herd" Looking into their Corrupt Machinations

"The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible.

When through the process of the law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of the government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders.

History repeats itself in regular cycles. This truth is well known among our principal men who are engaged in forming an imperialism of the world. While they are doing this, the people must be kept in a state of political antagonism.

The question of tariff reform must be urged through the organization known as the Democratic Party, and the question of protection with the reciprocity must be forced to view through the Republican Party.

By thus dividing voters, we can get them to expand their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us, except as teachers to the common herd. "
Jul 13, 2011 at 12:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnabran Adhul Quarnain
The President has just said he doesn't need to listen to you because you are all idiots.
Jul 13, 2011 at 12:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterMichael Rivero
We have a problem here, I don't have a debt ceiling. I did not make this problem.
Jul 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
This guy is being set up in very bad light - to be taken out so that marshall law can be imposed?
Jul 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterMouser
"Hey Obama, let's get a few things straight..

It is the very "professional politicians you speak of that have created this mess. It's not hard for me to see through your fog of bullcrap that both parties campaign year after year about swelling deficits and wasteful spend..since you "rocket scientist" are always promising to fix it, why in the heck does it continue to exist and continue to get worse? Do you really believe in your twisted elitist mind that we should look to the fools that crated the mess to fix it?

That's like relying on cigarettes to cure your lung cancer. FOOL

How about some real answers ( we know you can't possibly think of one but we'll ask anyway:

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for your miserable adult life

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15
years old. I am now 63).

3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other
Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for
decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give
OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus
bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme
that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the
proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing
retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to
age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the
goalposts YET AGAIN.

5 I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare
from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the
game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy
to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay
the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes
our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why?
Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that
you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come
to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.

To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" on
your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for
YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during
your pathetic political career?

2. At what age will you get retire from your pathetic political career, and
how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the
American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR or any other politicians retirement and healthcare benefits are you
proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual,
have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called
Congress who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow
nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream
from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes.
That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole
purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we
know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a %^&$#.
Jul 13, 2011 at 1:54 PM | Unregistered Commentermike
"One of you please explain how they determine the value of US Treasury bonds without resorting to google or Wikipedia."

You mean those US treasury bonds that no one else buys anymore so the FED has to buy them ... at whatever price?
Jul 13, 2011 at 2:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterMe
OH, HELL YES!! What @ 1:54 P.M. mike said.
The IDIOTS pissing off the BOOMERS might not end well.
Jul 13, 2011 at 2:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterTR
And what exactly will change in 2012? Which of the "front-runner" will be any different? Unless it's Ron Paul, I don't see any WHATSOEVER. Except for Ron Paul, ALL of the candidates are in Israels pocket. Nothing will change. The wars for Israel will drag on.
Jul 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterKosher Nostra
Video of 'monster' two-headed albino snake shocking Ukraine zoo visitors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGHzI2apBBM

a new obama video...the 2-headed snake...
Jul 13, 2011 at 4:56 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Jul 13, 2011 at 8:43 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
We are in what the elite have named "Operation Chaos" expect an ever increasing parade of worse and worse ENGINEERED events.

o Weather deadly events thanks to HAARP
o Political Pandemics thanks to HHS et al
o Continuing destruction of our economy
o Continuing destruction of our financial system
o Continuing destruction of the US dollar
o Continued destruction of the housing market
o Wars without end thanks to propaganda and ENGINEERED "terrorism"
o Famine
o Political unrest
o Increasing numbers of Unemployed people
o Increasing Homelessness
o The recognition we are in a DEPRESSION

So why ENGINEER all this misery? We are to throw up our hands and BEG for the new world order to SAVE us. The NWO that will result form the ENGINEERED misery the NWO boys have cooked up.
Jul 13, 2011 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterLou
john...that was hilarious...i am repeating it for emphasis...

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New White House vegetable garden gets first crop circle

http://rochelletimes.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-white-house-vegetable-garden-gets.html

now make sure to check out the link below...it's the punch line...

http://tinyurl.com/6cjcquw
Jul 13, 2011 at 10:56 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Perhaps we aren't completely familiar with treasury auctions but we have no doubt he is a miserable failure as a president so we do have to worry about "professional politicians" like this presumptuous usurper and his butt boy Geithner handling the nation's economy, to say nothing about his fellow conspirators in the Congress. If there is any wonder in this it's whether those that fell all over themselves electing him as an intellect and charmer still feel his act is so great, Obama, the angry, arrogant and small minded monarch. The liberals thought they were getting a Jimmie Walker, dynomite, but gave us an Ida Amin.
Jul 14, 2011 at 5:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterVernon Clayson
I think this sums him up very well. : )

http://youtu.be/YWyCCJ6B2WE
Jul 16, 2011 at 9:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterDave
Of course professional politicians understand the debt crises better than the general public since they're the ones who purposely created it and have benefited from it for decades.
Jul 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM | Unregistered Commenterj r
I can't wait for any announcement he makes on the 20th, the day we landed on the moon. The peas we have to eat will be accompanied by the yellow 'pee' served up as cocktails (it ain't Scotch either) . It's hurricane season out there folks and 'global warming' is about to take on new meanings.
Jul 17, 2011 at 4:22 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Professional politicians? That term is an assault on my tolerance levels. They can't do a damned thing other than lie.
Jul 17, 2011 at 4:33 PM | Unregistered Commentermofo
Voting for this toady and front man for the corporations in 2012 would be the same as fucking for virginity. "Operation Chaos?" Remember the H1N1/H5N1 supposed pandemic? Whatever happened to that? I'll tell you what. Obama and his butt-buddy Gordon Brown were facing down the populations of their respective countries and were about to be busted. Enter the CDC, with it's new and improved weaponized virus. Trouble with that was, every time they released it, the man-made virus did not perform by stubbornly refusing to go airborne and transmit person-to-person. Obama and Brown were so sure it was going to work THIS TIME that they mass-ordered coffins and had "Continuity of Government" plans beefed up and put into motion so he and his selected elite would survive the coming apocalypse. See, they have all those huge underground facilities to assure they and the privileged "elite" survive, and they want to try it out. Trouble was... the pandemic didn't happen. Mother nature gave the innocents of this world another "pass." She would not let it go down, this time, but don't think they aren't still trying to get it right. They will NEVER stop trying to kill millions of people, "useless eaters" according to War Criminal Kissinger. Obama, the corporate CEO's, congress and the senate.... all mad as hatters. They must be stopped at any cost and their satanic labs tac-nuked, the "scientists" and "doctors" publicly executed.

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-10-24/health/h1n1.obama_1_h1n1-flu-pandemic-swine-flu?_s=PM:HEALTH

http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/the-creation-of-the-2009-flu-pandemic-out-of-the-ashes-of-the-1918-pandemic-its-all-in-the-digging/

These attempts at mass murder by Obama, the federal government (low case for added insult value) and the CDC need to be revisited. Listed by chronological date and perused with an eye to shoving them up his ass during this turmoil. In other words, turning it around on his treasonous, criminal ass at the time he least needs it. Obama would be happy if that whole sad episode would just disappear.... so does the CDC and the U.S. Army "scientists" at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

It's called BLOWBACK and it would also seriously fuck up the CIA in the process as they had a hand in attempting to murder hundreds of thousands of Americans and foreign nationals utilizing this insidious man-made virus. Americans are too quick to get distracted or forget these shenanigans. Obama needs to be impeached. The CIA, needs to be destroyed.

We Americans have very short memories. Time to refresh them.

Robert S. Finnegan
Jakarta, Indonesia
rsfinnegan@gmail.com
Jul 17, 2011 at 5:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert S. Finnegan
The man is a tyrant, well on the way to becoming a dictator.
Jul 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterHerman Everdexidflsjk
Reading the responses above, gives the impression that people are getting worked up over the B.S. slinging by the "O". Arrogance is the right word for what he's preaching. If the Government defaults, denies SS, Vets, Meds, etc. then that should solidify his getting defeated. Just remember that he's going for the $$$$$1-billion mark, of which he gets to keep what he doesn't spend, to do with as he pleases. This is the end of the game, so it's an all out grab for as much as they can, from everyone that can. As long as the majority sit on their collective fat asses watching the M.S.M., the looting will go on.

Keep in mind that when the shooting starts, there will be casualties on both sides, that even though they have better weapons, there are 10 times more people who are willing to stand up against them, if not more. Like all the other Empires, this one will also fall, as it's in its last days as we go forward. These present politicians are the terrorists, traitors, enemy's of the nation, rot from the top down. Terminal cancer, is putting it mildly. One bright spot in the overall picture, when it's over, the money declared null & void, then will the World still except it for payment of goods & services? Food for thought.

The hell with the "NEW WORLD ORDER", let them eat their own cake, if they can grow it. And a word to the wise, they can nuke as much of the world as they want, but then where the hell are they going to live? It's looking more like the end of human kind as we know it if these fools get their way. I'm not advocating "REVOLUTION" but unless the people retake the reigns of power, then it's going to come to that or else just roll over and take it up the ass.
Jul 17, 2011 at 7:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterNorman
This guy is such a jerk that I cannot see straight. He irritates me to no end.
Jul 17, 2011 at 7:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterBob Uda
Definition of a typical libtard:

"The principal feature of American lib-tardism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things–war and hunger and date rape–liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things... It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave, smart, strong, or even lucky to join it, you just have to be libtard."

- P. J. O'Rourke:




Here is your typical liberal, Barack Obama supporter:


1. http://noiri.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-obama-got-elected-by-these-voters.html

.........and then we have this:

2. http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=4zRbe3kv70A


3. http://weaselzippers.us/2011/03/02/video-leftist-wisconsin-protesters-cant-explain-what-theyre-fighting-against/

This is why the country is in the mess we are in. These are the typical people who support and vote for Democrats. Why do they vote this way. A simple answer of one word: "Entitlements". The Party of Free!

4. http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-and-why-obama-got-elected-idiot.html

5. http://dailybail.com/home/meet-chairman-bernankes-replacement-happy-hour-in-santa-cruz.html




6. ..............and then we have this typical moonbat liberal, Joy Behar: http://weaselzippers.us/2011/03/16/lefty-loon-joy-behar-im-sure-the-people-in-concentration-camps-made-jokes-about-each-other-and-the-nazis/#comment-86451

7. At $174,000.00 per year plus expenses, Linda Sanchez (D), California just can't make it from week to week! Pathetic!
http://www.ihatethemedia.com/congresswoman-linda-sanchez-demands-her-paycheck-during-shutdown?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ihatethemedia+%28I+Hate+the+Media%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

8. Now we have your typical liberal/Democratic Congresswoman: http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=43579


9. Twelve (12) reasons why people voted for a Democrat in the past:

http://visiontoamerica.org/story/top-12-reasons-why-your-friends-may-have-voted-for-a-democrat.html

10. Wisconsin capital, Tea Party, 4/15/2011 where left wing trash show their true selfs and the lowest form of morals and principals.
http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/16/new-civility-leftists-protesting-tea-party-rally-i-wipe-my-ass-with-the-american-flag/

11. The liberal, Democratic Party, known as the Party of Food Stamps has now entered a new "low" in morality and here is why:

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/20/liberals-hit-new-low-keep-digging-attack-paul-ryan-because-his-father-died-young-resulting-in-survivor-benefits/

12. http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=43998

13. http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/20/liberals-hit-new-low-keep-digging-attack-paul-ryan-because-his-father-died-young-resulting-in-survivor-benefits/

14. "If we can't get our entitlements from the government, then we will steal them"! http://www.theblaze.com/stories/flash-mobs-of-bandits-and-looter-in-d-c-yes/

15. Here are e-mails of your typical left wing liberal Obama supporters who hate people of other political beliefs while they are suffering from the tornadoes. How low-life can these people get?
http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/29/wapo-commenters-bashing-tornado-victims-gods-wrath-for-the-christian-right-teabaggers-gop/

16. Patriotism is the last ditch effort/refuge used by the liberal, Democratic Party, better know as the "Party of Food Stamps".
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2011/05/patriotism-is-last-refuge-of-liberal.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FromNyToIsraelSultanRevealsTheStoriesBehindTheNews+%28from+NY+to+Israel+Sultan+Reveals+The+Stories+Behind+the+News%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

17.
........and the typical Barack Obama supporter: http://weaselzippers.us/2011/06/17/sign-the-petition-to-ban-job-killing-atms/

18. Special Reprot #6: http://fangsout.tripod.com/abledanger/
Jul 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterTaterSalad
Yes, there will be shooting, many casualties. Your point is well taken that we are millions and they can muster but a few hundred thousand criminals and pederasts. They have superior weapons, but we are hundreds of millions against them. They cannot possibly kill us all. I do believe however, they will first nuke a "troublesome" city such as San Francisco or Berkley after labeling them "terrorist havens," in a last-ditch effort to stay in power by terrorizing the rest of the country. This is their MO, Iraq and Afghanistan have been practicing grounds for them. I believe that this will be the spark that sets off the next American revolution. It will be the rich against the poor, and I for one, advocate it should peaceful measures fail. The military is a long shot, however I believe they will do the right thing and join with the citizens, as they did in Egypt. I do not believe that they will gun down their friends, neighbors and families. And as long as the free men and women of the United States of America are willing to die for our freedom, liberty will never perish. A stand must be taken now by the good, brave and moral people of the United States, and I am willing to give my life to bring freedom and morality back to our beleaguered country, fighting the satanic tyranny that now holds sway over our Nation. This will be the final confrontation between good and evil, the satanic rich against the poor and middle classes and we, the free peoples of America, shall prevail in the end. Once we rise up together as one in rebellion, there is no force on the face of this earth that can stop us.

Robert S. Finnegan
United States Marine Corps
rsfinnegan@gmail.com
Jul 17, 2011 at 8:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert S. Finnegan
Also my fellow Americans, beginning now, today, NEVER SHOW FEAR IN THE FACE OF THE DOMESTIC ENEMY. Never again, regardless of the consequences. NO FEAR ANYMORE. They are terrified of us and the possibility of a mass uprising. Drive it home.

Robert S. Finnegan
Jul 17, 2011 at 10:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert S. Finnegan
I for one am looking forward to the last straw...I would rather die fighting then get in line for anything that 'THEY' are dispensing. Sadly, so many AMERICANS are quite, afraid...afraid of what? It comes down to us and them...I for one am eager to get it over with. It is inevitable so embrace the horror (to steal of line). Val Halla sounds better than limping along such as we are...to our soldiers who stands with their people...God bless. To the real warriors of this nation...get ready, male or female...we do what we must.
Jul 17, 2011 at 11:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterDeborah
Jul 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM | TaterSalad:

And your point is after all the anti-liberal trash you just dumped here? Come on, spit it out, redneck. What the hell are you doing here, they kick you off RAW Story for being a toothless inbred? HA HA! Holy shit, what a moron, you must be one of Boner's mindless idiot propagandists, too scared shitless to pursue the real problem and perpetrators (Boner, Obama, Reid) for fear of getting hurt or having American Idol and NASCAR taken away. Coward. You and your ilk are what is wrong with America, but that will be remedied in short order.

Robert S. Finnegan
Jakarta, Indonesia
rsfinnegan@gmail.com
Jul 18, 2011 at 1:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobert S. Finnegan
To Mr. Finnegan,

Thank you so much. An honor indeed to hear from someone who is a defender of our country such inspiring words. Especially to someone like myself. It gives me hope and renewed strength that we will overcome this as a nation. I will take your advise and choose not to fear anymore what I face. Thank you from the heart. As always thank you Anon and the Daily Bail.

Sincerely,

David R. Mathewson.
Jul 18, 2011 at 1:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterDave
Mr. Mathewson,

Thank you for the courage and bravery you and the other good, decent people of America display in the face of a well funded, armed and determined domestic enemy. When I entered the United States Marine Corps back in 1975, I swore an oath to defend our Republic from ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. I consider this oath irrevocable and myself bound by it to this day. At that time I would never have believed that I would one day face a foe within our own country but as we both know now the enemy is domestic and very real. Please continue to enlighten and inspire other Americans during these trying times, so that one day we may all again collectively breath the air of freedom in the United states of America. Thanks again, Brother. I will sleep a little easier tonight knowing you guys are out there. I was beginning to despair that no one was left.

Respectfully Yours -

Robert S. Finnegan
Jakarta, Indonesia
rsfinnegan@gmail.com
Jul 18, 2011 at 2:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobert S. Finnegan
I don't think anyone was under some real illusion that the election of Barack Obama actually means the end of racism in America. I'm pretty sure that the president-elect knew it better than anyone. After all, he saw it every day, from the moment he announced his candidacy. To some degree, he saw it within his own party during the primaries. And he saw it in all ugliness during the general election. For half of this country, he was "That One". No matter how big and clear his victory was. No matter how smart he is. No matter how decent he is. No matter what a true patriot he is. No matter how refined he is. No matter how optimistic and positive his vision for America was. All that didn't matter. Because at the end of the day, he was still black.

I'm quite old. I remember, vaguely, where my parents were on November 22, 1963. I've seen so many presidents. Some were feared, some were hated, some were adored, some popular and some not. But all of them, without exception, were treated with the highest respect deserving the office of the president of the United States.

That is until a black man won the right to occupy this office. It's been some time now, and in the eyes of so many, Barack Obama is still "that one". He is being disrespected and at the same time being held to the highest standard of any president I've ever seen – and not just by the Republican side! He has to perform three times better than any president in history, and even that may not be enough.

For the media, he is many more times just "Obama" than "President Obama". They create scandals out of nothing issues. It took them at least 6 years to start giving Bush a small part of the shit he deserved. It took them 6 months to begin crap all over Obama because he's yet to fix the catastrophe that was left for him.

They use condescending tones when they talk about him, and only mildly less condescending when they talk TO him. With anyone else, CNN wouldn't dare go to commercials every time the president speaks, like they did during that summit on Thursday. They wouldn't dare be counting how many minutes George Bush or Bill Clinton were talking. Chris Mathews wouldn't dare make an issue out of Ronald Regan calling members of congress by their first name, like he is not actually the president. They fully cooperate with the Right-Wing smear machine when it comes to president Obama's national security performance – even if almost every independent and military expert actually thinks that he's a terrific Commander-in-Chief. You'll never see them on TV, and virtually no one from the Left, in congress and outside, defend the president on this matter.

I don't care about the Far-Right. They're just crazy ignorant Neanderthals. It's the way the beltway and the mainstream treats this president that is shocking. On Thursday, almost every Republican had no trouble interrupting him in the middle of a sentence. They looked like they're going to vomit every time they had to say "Mr. President". They all had this Eric-Cantor-Smirk whenever he spoke. Then they went out and started to spit their stupid talking points, to the delight of the media. Sarah Palin, a woman who can hardly read, thinks that he was "arrogant" towards John McCain, and somehow this is an important news. Because you see, "Obama's Arrogance" is the talking point of the day.

Oh, those talking points! He is arrogant (because he knows the facts better than all of them combined). He is an elitist (because he uses big words that they don't understand). He is weak on national security (because he actually thinks about the consequences). He divides the country (well, he did that the day he had the audacity to win the election). Worst of all, he actually thinks that he's the president. He even dared to say so on Thursday. How arrogant of him. You'd think that previous presidents didn't have any ego. Somehow it turned out that the one president who treats even his biggest opponents with the utmost respect – is the arrogant one. I wonder why?

I expected that his winning the Presidency would bring out some ugliness, but it's been far worse than I imagined. The racism coming from the Right is obviously clear and shameless, but there's also some hidden and maybe subconscious and disturbing underline tone behind some of the things that I read here and throughout the Left blogosphere, even before the end of Obama's first year - 'He's weak, he's spineless, he's got no balls, primary him in 2012'. It'll be dishonest to deny that.

The fact is that for millions in America, Barack Obama is this uppity black man (Not even a "real" black), who received good education only due to affirmative action, and has no right to litter the sacred Oval Office with his skin color. They just can't accept the fact that the president is a black man, who unlike his predecessors, was actually legally elected. But what's really sad is that it's not just the fringe, its deep deep in mainstream America.

Barack Obama's ability to remain above all this slob, to keep his optimism and his strange and mostly unjustified faith in people, while continuing to gracefully deal with an endless shitstorm – is one of the most inspiring displays of human quality I have ever seen. And I can only hope that the Cosmos is on his side because GOD is and HE never makes a mistake.

Sometimes, they make me feel ashamed to be a white man!!

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A measure of a man is in his deeds and not words. He had 4 years to do something and had a clear mandate at the start to do so (clearly his race had nothing to do with that). All that is happening is that the Justice Dept. et.al. is dragging it's sorry ass running the clock out while the SEC et. al. watch porno videos instead of doing their job(and congress is making billions on insider trading), while the real criminals will get off scott free, or pay a pittance fine and admit no wrongdoing while raping US ALL and our children for trillions... Playing the race card here is a lame damned excuse and no excuse at all.

john
Feb 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnon Ymous
A man's word matters a hell of a lot more to me then his race. When you campaign promising changes to benefit the middle class and the majority of the American People, then roll over on damn near every promise you made, refuse to investigate or prosecute crimes committed by your campaign donors, yet allow revolving door administration officials who worked for those donors to bail them out, crash the economy, and damn near destroy the middle class when they should go bankrupt you are not the president we voted for. You are a sold out Wall Street, Corporate Special Interest Puppet. Those are the problems I have with our bankster President. I will treat him with the respect he is due but it will be a cold day in hell before I vote for him again.
Feb 25, 2012 at 7:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush
Race has nothing to do with Obama. After all, he is not a black man. He is half black and half white. Therefore, he is a mulatto. My kids are half Asian and half white. They are not Asians. They are half-and-half. Obama is a Marxist-socialist ideologue and a demagogue. He is destroying the America we know and love. He is a gangster and criminal and should be in prison for all he is doing to our country. I wish the first "true" black president was people like Allen West, Herman Cain, or some other black man without a "spread the wealth" ideology. We needed someone who would unite the country, not divide it. We needed someone who would protect the Constitution, not someone who is destroying it. It has nothing to do with race, folks, but it has everything to do with fundamentally transforming the United States of America to a Marxist-socialist state. That is the problem with Obama.
Feb 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterBob Uda

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