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Just thought that you might enjoy hearing what prominent members of the military, Congress and his own administration think about the president. 

Secretary of the Treasury characterized his leader as “greatly wanting in will and decision, in comprehensiveness, in self-reliance, and clear, well-defined purpose”

Governor of Massachusetts said “I am sadly but firmly trying to help organize some movement, if possible to save the President from the infamy of ruining his country.”

Like it so far?  Here is the giveaway:

Aide to the Massachusettes Governnor , Henry Lee, while waiting long hours for an audience with the President said “I grew more and more cross to think that this Western mummy of a rail splitter should sit in Washington’s chair.”

Congressman from Missouri urged that the primary obligation of every Unionist was “to stop fighting Jeff Davis and turn in on our own Government and make something of it”  All Confederate leaders taken together had not harmed the nation half as much as “the cowardice, ignorance, and stupidity of Lincoln’s administration.”

Yup.  These are quotes about Lincoln.  Now tell the truth.  At the beginning you thought I was talking about Barack, didn’t you?  And the boy king who aspires to be just like Lincoln, well, what could be more fitting.  Lincoln, as a President goes, was mediocre at best  as well as conniving, two-faced, crooked (breaking the law) and bloodthirsty.    Lincoln was a war President that helped to destroy this country by saving the Union.  FDR was a President that destroyed this country till he went to war which ended up saving it.  Let Obama be Lincoln.  The more they have in common, the better for the people of this country.

“Free Blagojevich!”

The Washington comPost reports today that the Justice Department is seeking to end the sentencing disparities in the crimes of drug trafficking and possession between crack cocaine and power cocaine.

At the heart of the debate are vastly unequal penalties for carrying cocaine in powder form as opposed to rock form, commonly known as crack. The inequality has come to be known as the “100 to 1″ ratio, in which possession of five grams of crack, the weight of two small sugar cubes, triggers a mandatory five-year prison term, while a person carrying 500 grams of powder cocaine would receive the same sentence.

This disparity hits Blacks the hardest.

 Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) noted this morning that more than half of federal inmates are locked up for drug-related crimes, including high ratios of African American offenders. In 2007, Durbin said, 82 percent of people convicted on crack possession charges were black, and only 9 percent were white.

So the Justice Department is asking Congress to change the law.

But there are more important questions that must be asked:

(1) Why are Blacks still using crack cocaine instead of powder?

(2) Where does the Constitution grant Congress the power to outlaw any drugs, or to set the sentences for posession or trafficking?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  For Obama and his crew of fools its more like, “A mistake a day and the crisis is here to stay.”   As we all know Rahm-bo and Alinsky just loves crisis.  These idiots just recently buzzed New York City and surprise, surprise, surprise (think shades of Gomer Pyle!)  they scarred the city half to death.  Way to go slick.  But that is not the whole of it.

Loo-Loo # 1: “Obama criticized pork barrel spending in the form of ‘earmarks,’ urging changes in the way that Congress adopts the spending proposals. Then he signed a spending bill that contains nearly 9,000 of them, some that members of his own staff shoved in last year when they were still members of Congress.

Loo-Loo # 6 “Mr. Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the ‘teleprompt president’ over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech.– Sky News, 3/18

Loo-Loo # 16 “”After pushing Congress for weeks to hurry up and pass the massive $787 billion stimulus bill, President Obama promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway.” — New York Post, 2/15

Loo-Loo # 18 “The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.” — Department of Homeland Security intelligence report

Loo-Loo # 30 Timothy Geithner nomination as Secretary of Treasury was almost torpedoed when it was discovered he had failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes. He also employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper.

Loo-Loo # 47 After trying to woo Europe as the “anti-Bush,” Obama made an impassioned plea for more troops in Afghanistan. “Europe should not simply expect the United States to shoulder that burden alone,” he said. “This is a joint problem it requires a joint effort.” Only the UK offered substantial help, most others refused.  (Gee, guess it was not Bush after all, the Eurotrash is just yellow)

Loo-Loo # 50  “It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah.– An Obama aide  (The level of bending over would only make sense if the Saudi King was about as tall as the leader of the Oompah Loompahs — Oh! And the Queen of England did not even get a head nod?)

Loo-Loo # 65 “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.– Attorney General Eric Holder (Can you please go to blazes?!)

Loo-Loo # 72 On Earth Day, Obama took two flights on Air Force One and four on Marine One to get to Iowa, burning more than 9,000 gallons of fuel.

Loo-Loo # 78 Adolfo Carrion was confirmed as Director of White House Office of Urban Affairs, but is serving under a cloud after allegations that he accepted thousands of dollars in cash from developers whose projects he approved. (Is there ANYONE in this administration who is NOT under indictment or IN cahoots with someone under indictment?)

Loo-Loo # 80 Forced banks that didn’t want TARP money to take it, then added on stipulations about pay and government control after the fact. Secretly forced Bank of America to buy Merrill Lynch, then allowed the bank to be criticized for overpaying.

Loo-Loo # 90 In the third sentence of his first speech as president, Obama said, “44 Americans have now taken the presidential oath.” The correct number is 43, as Grover Cleveland served twice.

Loo-Loo #  92 Giving the Queen of England an iPod full of his own speeches. (This guy is sooooooooo humble, I just can’t takes it no more!)

Loo-Loo # 100 “Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.– Obama to Rep. Peter DeFazio, after the Democratic congressman voted against the stimulus bill. (Nice, so much for post partizan politics)

The good news is that there are only 1360 days to go.  That means at this rate we will only see 1360 more blunders.  The bad news is that there are 1360 days to go — this cabal of yahoos could outdo themselves.  The worse news is that idiots like zimzo have been comparing Obama to FDR and finding FDR wanting, this means we could have another 1460 days of joy to look forward to after that.

Democrat, take the blinders off.  This guy may have talents but he got to the White House too soon, and he is too green.  He also needs to learn how to communicate without the assistance of a teleprompter.  He needs to figure out that thumbing his nose at our allies and licking the boots of our enemies is not a viable foreign policy.  For the good of the nation, this clown needs to take off the make up, and the rubber nose, ditch his friends with the big shoes and funky car and grow up fast.

About time.  He has always been about himself only.  He was never a conservative, and now that the Republicans are out of power, he wants to be in power again.

Good riddance.

CNN reports Obama is more popular than his policies, and this is understandable since his policies are generally not understood. When that latter issue is cleared up, President Obama personally will be as beloved as cancer.

And just for the record, the various media polls celebrating President Obama’s approval ratings have the ring of hokum to me, like the media outlets – now seeing how the golden boy they touted is turning out to be a bona fide lightweight – need to quickly cover their asses by ginning up false approval numbers: “YOU approve of the president in record numbers. Really, you do.”

But leaving my suspicions aside, here is an irrefutable fact: The policies that some people are getting worked up over, leading to all sorts of public consternation including the Tea Party phenomena, are policies most Americans have no reason to distrust.

Yet.

The reason is simple. No American under 50 years old, who has been living in the country the past 30 years, has personally experienced the effects of major federal tax increases or inflation. We just have not had to deal with it. What the Tea Partyers and some others are saying is, you can’t do what Obama is doing WITHOUT ending up with both huge taxes and inflation, most likely by next year. But they have foresight, and as demonstrated by Tom Tancredo picking up 1 percent of the vote in 2008, Americans as a rule are not big on foresight.

I hear the first federal tax increases – on tobacco – have already kicked in. That is just the leading crest of the wave, which will probably crash all over us in approximately 9 months when Americans begin revving up TurboTax to do their 2009 taxes and the “downloading updates” process gets the new “Confiscator” plugin. Maybe around the same time, maybe later, but definitely coming, is the $8 loaf of white bread as a result of all the money we are printing. Then, for the first time in over a generation, Americans will understand.

THR reported the upset at a GE board meeting directed at Immelt, the CEO of GE who is pushing for green power, and who has pushed other left-wing causes.

“The crowd was very upset with MSNBC because of its leftward tilt,” one attendee said. “Some former employees said they were embarrassed by it.”

In short, the crowd was concerned about the biased reporting.  The fourth estate has an obligation to report the news straight.  While it is impossible to do this perfectly, MSNBC gave up trying years ago.

Under Immelt’s leadership, MSNBC has become a major proponent of left, Barak Obama, and the Democrat party, and has hired several pieces of flotsam from the failed ‘Air America’ catastrophe.  MSNBC’s ratings are in the tank relative to where they where several years ago — not that they where all that great back then.

Immelt says he has a hands-off policy with respect to his news operations.  Yet CNBC, a network that has been criticizing the Obama administration for its socialization of the economy, was put under the hot lights by Immelt and Zuckerman …

The top suits and some of the on-air talent at CNBC were recently ordered to a top-secret meeting with General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker to discuss whether they’ve turned into the President Obama-bashing network, Page Six has learned.

Share holders at the meeting asked about this issue.  It was denied that arm-twisting occurred, despite the comments of several sources at CNBC.

A source familiar with the powwow told us, “There was a long discussion about whether CNBC has become too conservative and is beating up on Obama too much. There’s great concern that CNBC is now the anti-Obama network.”

Attacking a Republican president without respite for years is not anti-Bush, but, giving Obama grief for a month is anti-Obama?  This is not bias?   The official party line at GE was that the meeting was a thank-you dinner.  The response:

“That is complete bull[bleep] . . . they didn’t invite a lot of people to [the meeting]. There were many staffers who were working 24/7 during the crisis who weren’t asked to attend, even Santelli, who was a big star for the network during those weeks. Why not?”

The thing to watch for will be a sudden change in coverage.  Obama does not have to deal with a press corp in the US, but a choir singing praises.  The Obama administration has given billions to GE in the form of TARP allocations for the struggling GE Financial Services.  While this can be innocent, it does warrant reporting and investigation.  Cheney worked for Haliburton.  That company did have government contracts.  The situation was heavily reported upon and investigated.

Immelt took over when GE stock was worth over $60/share. The share price is now close to $6 per share. Immelt did not keep his promise to not cut stock dividends. The retiree’s really appreciate that. Immelt and MSNBC are pushing cap-and-trade and green power. This while GE is becoming the largest builder of wind turbines. Can you say conflict of interest? Where are CBS, and ABC? Where is the NYT? This is a great story. Why the silence?

From  the Weekly Standard.  It would be even funnier if it was not so awfully true.

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