As of today, there is only one year left in the Obama Presidency. This could be a time to reflect on his disastrous policies – doubling the national debt, strangling the economy under a record number of new regulations, turning the Middle East into a giant tire fire – but instead, let’s mark this anniversary by recalling some of the most embarrassing moments of the Obama presidency.
- The president taking selfies at Nelson Mandela’s funeral like an ill-bred teenager
- The president sending James Taylor to sing at the French Embassy after a terrorist attack.
- The president thanking Iran for humiliating American Sailors
- The president bowing to the Chinese and Saudi dictatorships, literally. And bowing to the mayor of Tampa Florida because she’s Asian, one supposes.
- The president working out with 2 1/2 pound dumb bells on one of his many vacations.
- The president gifting the Queen of England with a mix tape of his own speeches and the legally blind British Prime Minister a box of DVD’s that are unplayable in the UK.
- The president having a good laugh at the golf course 20 minutes after making a statement about an American murdered by terrorists.
- The First Lady at a 9/11 ceremony caught on video, “All this for a damn flag.”
- The Vice President giving impromptu breast exams to every woman within reach.
That’s just off the top of my head. What other embarrassments has this president inflicted on our country.
President Obama teared up during a speech on gun control. I don’t think he’s cried like that since Reggie Love said, “It’s not you, it’s me…”
See that Putin? See that ISIS? Yeah, I bet they’re quaking in their boots.
Or laughing. Like they laughed at this.
He also denied once again that he was going to confiscate guns. You can file that promise between “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” and “Don’t be silly, it’s not like people with religious objections are going to be forced to participate in gay weddings.”
And that wasn’t the only lie in the speech today.
“A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the internet with no background check, no questions asked.”
Really? Please provide me with the URL of that website where it’s totally legal for a convicted felon to do that.
Update: The partisan hacks at Politifact rated the statement as “mostly true,” using tortured logic that amounts to “people can use the internet to get illegal things.” Yes, you can use Craigslist or Facebook to hook up with heroin or an underage prostitute; but expanded backgrounds checks won’t change that either.
The measures he announced today are baby steps… but they are baby steps in the direction of the ultimate goal of outlawing the private ownership of firearms, as admitted by the founder of the National Council to Control Handguns (which was rebranded as the Brady Campaign), Democrat members of the New Jersey Legislature, and more recently by a Maryland Deputy Attorney General.
But anyway, the tears are meant to show he cares.
He cares a lot.
Yeah, you bet he cares a lot. Yeah.
In the Bizarro world of “htraE” (“Earth” spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states “Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!” In one episode, for example, a salesman is doing a brisk trade selling Bizarro bonds: “Guaranteed to lose money for you”. Later, the mayor appoints Bizarro No. 1 to investigate a crime, “Because you are stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together”. This is intended and taken as a great compliment. – Wikipedia
Last week, there was a jihadist terror attack in a Gun Free Zone in a state with harsh and restrictive gun control laws. The two jihadis murdered 14 innocent people for Islam. One of the jihadis was a recent immigrant. One of their neighbors suspected they were up to no good, but was afraid to say anything for fear of being called racist.
How would Bizarro President respond?
How did Obama respond?
He called for those exact things.
America has been fundamentally transformed into Bizarro World.
Does anyone care to dispute this?
“No one, other than the Butcher Assad and the unspeakable al-Baghdadi, is as responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria as is President Obama. No one has committed more sins of omission, no one has so ruthlessly sacrificed the well-being of Syria’s people for his own ends, as the man in the White House. In all the world, only President Obama had the ability to do anything significant to prevent this catastrophe; in all the world no one turned his back so coldly and resolutely on the suffering Syrians as the man who sits in the White House today—a man who is now lecturing his fellow citizens on what he insists is their moral inferiority before his own high self-esteem.”
Our juvenile president cannot resist any opportunity to trash-talk his opponents.
Barack Obama on Monday gleefully mocked the Republican presidential candidates who have called him weak on the world stage, suggesting the would-be tough guys “can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators.”
“Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about it,” Obama said during an Democratic fundraiser at the Richard Rodgers Theater in Manhattan, drawing laughter and applause from a crowd of more than 1,300
supporters trained leftist seals.
A few points:
- This Last time I checked, the Russians had taken the Crimea, their bombers are buzzing our Pacific Coast, their submarines are lurking around our undersea cables, and they’re doing the job Americans won’t do in Syria. The Chinese are sending fighter jets to buzz our Navy ships and building a military base on the Spratly islands, Tell me again, Mr. President, how worried the Chinese and Russians are about dealing with you.
- The Republicans are standing up to the media, and it’s working. The networks are backing down to the party’s demands, and the candidates who told off the moderators are doing quite well, thank you very much.
- This coming from a president who is completely obsessed and butthurt about FoxNews for not behaving like the devoted, cult-like sycophants the rest of the media are.
- Candidate Obama, in 2007, absolutely refused to participate in a debate hosted by FoxNews.
President Obama spends an awful lot of his time picking fights with his opponents, making outrageous and counter-factual statements, and behaving like a complete boor. It’s not just who he is, it’s a strategy.
Major Garrett detailed the White House’s calculated effort to be controversial and provocative in 2014: This is the White House theory of “Stray Voltage.” It is the brainchild of former White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, whose methods loom large long after his departure. The theory goes like this: Controversy sparks attention, attention provokes conversation, and conversation embeds previously unknown or marginalized ideas in the public consciousness.
Mickey Kaus characterizes the approach as “gaslighting” – giving your opponent a legitimate reason to get angry, then turning around and pointing to their anger as evidence they’re unhinged, obsessed, incapable of governing responsibly, etcetera.
President Obama made clear he refuses to be a lame duck; instead, the passage of the 2014 midterms only liberated him from worrying about what the public thinks. An executive-order amnesty, enacting an Iran deal opposed by a bipartisan majority of the Senate, even renaming Mount McKinley – Obama’s charging ahead with everything that was too controversial before Obama’s reelection campaign or the midterm elections. Two years after negotiating the end of 18 percent of the Bush tax cuts – about $624 billion — Obama proposed $320 billion in new tax hikes. The White House later indicated the president was “very interested” in exploring the option of raising taxes through executive action.
Free community college? Hey, it’s never going to become law, so why not propose it and make Republicans look mean for not enacting it? Goofing around with a selfie stick? Go right ahead. Chewing gum at an international summit? Hey, what are they going to do, impeach him?
The other half of the equation is how much the Democrat base loves that Obama is angering conservatives. Most Democrats (and a lot of Republicans) care less about policy than about whether their team is “winning.” If Obama is making conservatives mad, then he is “winning.” It’s a very middle-school-girl way of looking at things, but middle-school-girl is where most of the left is, emotional-maturity-wise.
All I know is my gut says “maybe.”
An enraged Hillary Rodham Clinton blew up at President Obama, demanding he “call off your f–king dogs” looking into her e-mails during a tense Oval Office meeting, according to a new book.
The book, “Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary,” says the former first lady was furious at what she believed were damaging leaks by Obama aides that led to investigations of her use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. So she went right to the top to settle the matter.
Obama is having the Pope over for dinner. This is not surprising, ideologically the Pope and the Preezy are two peas in a socialist pod. However, Obama decided to be a **** and invite a bunch of people who oppose Catholic Church doctrine to dinner as well.
On the eve of Pope Francis’s arrival in the U.S., the Vatican has taken offense at the Obama administration’s decision to invite to the pope’s welcome ceremony transgender activists, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and an activist nun who leads a group criticized by the Vatican for its silence on abortion and euthanasia.
Can you imagine Obama hosting the leadership of Cuba and inviting anti-Communist dissidents? I cannot.
Since Obama wanted to troll the Pope, why not go the distance and invite these esteemed members of the LGBT community and Democrat Coalition:
Obama waited five days before being shamed into flying the flag half-mast in honor of the five Marines murdered by an immigrant Jihadist.
I guess the Preezy figures that gay couples vote for him, and dead Marines don’t.
Major Garrett of CBS News asked the president a legitimate question yesterday, and the president lost his temper. The press corps went went nanners attacking Garrett for “disrespecting” their president… for asking a legitimate question.
Their are very few real journalists working in the American news media today, most of them could better be described as “Democrat Media Operatives.” But their fierce, almost tribal defense of Obama and attacks against his critics are not mere partisanship. A lot of that anger comes from the MFM knowing that Obama is not the massive genius intellect they sold the public in 2008. That he isn’t a great and awesome president. He isn’t even as cool as they would like to believe he is. He’s a mediocrity elevated far above his gifts, and that his presidency is a trail of failure and damage to the country.
The press actually gets to see Obama unfiltered. They know he’s a mediocrity at best, but they sold him. He is their product and their prize; America’s First Black President. Race, party, and ego trump everything else. And when someone like Major Garrett, or before him, Neil Munro of the Daily Caller, exposes the president’s mediocrity, the press turns on him.
It’s like “The Emperor’s New Clothes” only at the end, the truth-telling kid gets beaten to death by the angry mob trying to protect the delusions of their delusional and mediocre king.
When Obama goes home to Kenya, he’s supposedly going to be greeted by 5,000 naked protesters who don’t agree with his pandering to the gay left.
Vincent Kidala, the party’s leader, wrote to the Police on Monday to notify the authorities of the planned protest march from Nairobi’s Freedom Corner to the streets of the capital.
He said the protest would involve “totally naked men and women” to “demonstrate the difference between men and women.
“The procession shall be carried out by approximately 5,000 totally naked men and women to protest the President Barack Obama’s open and aggressive support for Homosexuality.
“The party’s main objective is for him to understand the difference between a man and a woman,” he said in the letter to the Police.
Differences between men and women, how quaint.
Unfortunately, a certain level of historical literacy is necessary to understand this shop.
The outline of the deal is this, Iran gets sanctions lifted and access to billions of dollars in Iranian funds held in overseas banks. Obama gets a promise that Iran won’t develop nuclear weapons.
The real deal is that Obama has prevented outside military action from interfering with Iran’s nuclear development program; which was the objective all along.
Obama’s statement on the Iranian Nuclear Deal, earlier today.
“This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world. It reduces the danger of the threat of nuclear spreading in the region. It’s a crucial step toward drawing Iran into the global community.
Today, after 16 months of intense and difficult negotiations with Iran, we have completed an agreement that will make the United States, the Middle East, and the world safer. Under the agreement, Iran has agreed to freeze its existing nuclear program and to accept international inspection of all existing facilities.
This agreement represents the first step on the road to a nuclear-free Middle East. It does not rely on trust. Compliance will be certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency.”
OK, I lied, that was not Obama bragging about his Nuclear Deal with Iran, it was Bill Clinton bragging about his nuclear deal with North Korea in 1994. You just swap the words “North Korea” and “Iran,” and “Middle East” with “Korean Peninsula.” It was pretty much the same deal, the USA lifts sanctions and the other country promises not to develop a nuclear weapon, pinky swear.
We all know how that worked out last time.
We are told by credentialed historians that Barack Obama is the smartest man to ever hold the office of president. We are told that ivy-league educated progressive leftists from the east and west coasts are the smartest people of all, far intellectually superior to those teabagger conservative dirt-kickers in flyover country. We are also told that not only has the president chosen the smartest people around, but they are also selflessly dedicated to working hard on behalf of others. We are also told the Democrats are the “party of science,” not swayed by partisanship, but only an objective commitment to doing things right.
How then has all this happened in such a “smart” administration?
And I am certain you can think of more examples, but the question remains; how can an administration we are told is so smart do so many epically stupid things.
Some Items offered in support of the thesis:
1. To cut costs, a VA Hospital (The same VA that paid a bureaucrat $288,000 to move 140 miles) gave veterans old drugs in place of the antipsychotic medications prescribed to them.
2. Veterans who seek treatment through the VA are having their Second Amendment rights revoked and their firearms confiscated.
“The [FBI] memo is particularly troubling to us because it makes it clear that the FBI is rubber-stamping the lists of veterans being sent to it by the VA and placing these veterans on the NICS list under the category of people being declared to have been ‘adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution.’” Michael Connelly, executive director of the United States Justice Foundation, told TheDC. “In fact, there is no adjudication process for the veterans and it is clear that the FBI and the VA are equating not paying ones bills on time with mental illness.”
3. Some dingbat in the Army decided it would be a good idea to make ROTC cadets buy women’s red high-heeled shoes and march around them, because it amused her, I suppose.
It is no surprise that under Obama, Army morale has fallen to an all-time low. Democrats hate the military, and the progressives in the Obama regime are taking out their animus on veterans.
Earlier this week, Mr. Obama used the Twitter Machine to make a childish, juvenile insult against the leader of the free and Democratic state of Israel.
Later in the week, Mr. Obama went to Panama and had a very friendly chat with the Marxist dictator of the enslaved nation of Cuba.
Just an observation: It seems the more free and open a country is, the more Obama tries to alienate them. (Israel, Britain, Germany). Whereas the more oppressive and brutal they are (Iran, Cuba), the more he friendly and agreeable he is toward them.
Has there ever been a President that spent so much time hurling childish insults at the opposition party?
Taking a swipe at the GOP, the President said, “You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran.”
Here is the president not diminishing his office by taking a selfie at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
The Narcissist and Megalomaniac in the White House surely does fancy himself a Diva, having proclaimed:
“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Mr. Obama told Patrick Gaspard, his political director, at the start of the 2008 campaign, according to The New Yorker. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
The Diva President fancies himself the smartest man in any room, who is always right on every issue and therefore everyone else is wrong and no other alternative than his own opinion need ever be presented to him. And he takes disagreement personally, and is quite vindictive when anyone he regards as an inferior intellect tries to upstage him.
But the Diva’s hissy-fit over Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress seems to have unleashed a ‘Streisand Effect;’ giving the speech a much higher profile and importance than it would have had if the Diva and her entourage had just kept their mouths shut.
For Obama, the speech before Congress is a personal affront; for Netanyahu, it’s a matter of addressing an existential threat to his nation. Netanyahu understands that the real purpose of Obama’s Deal with Iran is not to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, but to prevent military action against Iran *until* they can develop a nuclear weapon.