Wednesday Chronicle

Hysterics Over 'Cuts'

Feb. 20, 2013

The Foundation

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” –Thomas Jefferson

Editorial Exegesis

“During the summer 2011 debt ceiling battle, President Obama’s White House came up with the idea of sequestration. It is a mechanism designed to trigger automatic spending cuts in the event that a congressional ‘super committee’ couldn’t agree to at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. Congress passed the White House proposal, and Obama signed it into law. And in November 2011, Obama vowed, ‘I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. There will be no easy offramps on this one.’ How times have changed. With the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect March 1, it’s now Obama who is imploring Congress to undo them. As is his wont, he’s resorting to demagoguery to make his case. Surrounding himself with first responders during a speech on Tuesday, Obama predicted a virtual apocalypse if the cuts he once supported now go into effect. ‘Emergency responders like the ones who are here today – their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded,’ he said. ‘Border Patrol agents will see their hours reduced. FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country. Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings.’ … Over a decade, the $1.2 trillion in scheduled cuts are barely more than a rounding error when compared with the $48 trillion the federal government would otherwise spend, according to the Congressional Budget Office. To say the sequester will not be painful for many would be untrue. But if Obama wants to preserve his credibility, he should probably stifle the Chicken Little routine. The historical and continued growth in government spending will not even stop to take a breath, because the ‘cuts’ in spending are actually just reductions in the projected growth of government spending. … If Obama can’t manage an ever-growing budget like this one without turning criminals loose on the population, then perhaps he’s out of his league serving as president.” –The Washington Examiner

Upright

“When the Budget Control Act … was adopted, it called for the automatic cuts to begin on January 1, 2013 – three months into the [U.S. Government] fiscal year. To the surprise of no one, the House and the Senate and the President didn’t want to live with the fruits of their fruitlessness, and so on January 2, 2013 they passed a quick law delaying the effects of sequestration until March 1, 2013 – five months into the fiscal year. That bill was grandly named the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. That’s the one that raised income taxes on rich people and payroll taxes on the rest of us thus providing tax relief to no one. … You might have noticed that the House, the Senate and the President are so worried about this looming March 1 deadline that they are – all 536 of them – on vacation. … Here’s what we know: The Congress and the President are incapable of cutting anything from any program, ever. If the only way to reduce spending is by instituting automatic cuts, then I am for allowing the sequester to take effect and see what happens.” –columnist Rich Galen

“Instead of letting obsolete government programs die, bureaucrats come up with new excuses to keep spending. … The Washington Post reports on a federally supported program that is so bad that even President Obama wants it cut. The Christopher Columbus Fellowship spent 80 percent of its money on overhead. Three Republicans introduced legislation to end it, but the subsidy lives on, because one senator, Thad Cochran, R-Miss., likes it. So America continues to move toward bankruptcy. Instead of addressing that, the politicians will spend more. Instead of announcing 15 new 'manufacturing' hubs, the president should just announce 300 million 'do whatever you want with your own money' hubs. Then American citizens can do as they please.

That would actually do some good.” –columnist John Stossel

“Many lawmakers view commitment as nothing more than a marriage of convenience that lasts only through Election Day. Where else can a presidential candidate run for office proclaiming ‘Read my lips: no new taxes’ and within months of assuming office, support a massive tax hike on the American people? Politicians including President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania pledged fidelity to the Second Amendment during their campaigns, yet now these Democrats propose and support the most comprehensive attack on gun ownership in generations.” –The Washington Times

“I am unalterably opposed to a bunch of billionaires financing a boss to pick candidates in 50 states. This is the opposite of the Republican tradition of freedom and grassroots small town conservatism. No one person is smart enough nor do they have the moral right to buy nominations across the country. That is the system of Tammany Hall and the Chicago machine. It should be repugnant to every conservative and every Republican.” –Newt Gingrich on Karl Rove’s new PAC

Insight

“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” –English novelist and journalist George Orwell (1903-1950)

“The more rules and regulations, the more thieves and robbers there will be.” –Father of Taoism Lao-Tzu (570-490 BC)

Demo-gogues

The BIG Lie: “Over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce our deficits by more than $2.5 trillion.” –Barack Obama (For the record: The deficit has risen by a record $5.19 trillion under Obama’s watch.)

GOP horror show: “The Republicans are poised to shut down government. The Republicans are poised to let the sequestration go forward, which is… ‘Sequestration,’ you know what that word means? What that word means to American people is unemployment, no jobs, take us to recession. It’s not quite an, uh, exact Latin translation. But that’s what it means.” –House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

Explanations: “I want to disagree with those who say we have a spending problem. Everyone keeps saying we have a spending problem. And when they talk about that, it’s like there’s an assumption that somehow we as a nation are broke. … We’re the richest nation in the history of the world. That kind of begs the question doesn’t it? If we’re so rich, why are we so broke? Is it a spending problem? No, it’s because we have a misallocation of capital, a misallocation of wealth.” –Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Humble brag: “This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency. The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.” –Barack Obama

“This is the most transparent administration in history.” –BO

Gun buying advice: “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use and, in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun!” –2A expert Joe Biden

Oh please: “I don’t think we should [cut congressional pay]; I think we should respect the work we do. I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.” –Nancy Pelosi, who has no dignity

Failing the laugh test: “I think the president’s hallmark is not being on the left or the right, or even in the middle. The president’s hallmark is being practical.” –Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)

Um, what? “I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?” –Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Dezinformatsia

Speaking truth to power: “Obama’s vacations have been rare, brief and regularly interrupted by crises at home and overseas.” –Los Angeles Times columnist Kathleen Hennessey

Sycophants: “Is [Obama], in your opinion, the most inspirational African-American living right now?” –NBC’s Matt Lauer to House Speaker John Boehner

Make believe: “President Obama’s call to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour was one of the more significant proposals he laid out in his State of the Union address…. But $9 an hour is still a far cry from what workers really deserve, a 2012 study finds. The minimum wage should have reached $21.72 an hour in 2012 if it kept up with increases in worker productivity, according to a March study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.” –The Huffington Post

Not exactly: “The longest suicide note in the world is being written by the Republicans if they don’t support immigration reform. If they don’t revamp their image on it, they are truly drinking the potion that’s going to make them disappear.” –PBS’s Mark Shields

That’s racist: “Now if Adam Lanza had walked into a black public school in this mythical South Brooklyn or in the Southside of Chicago, we would probably not be having a sustained national conversation about guns.” –MSNBC’s Touré

Newspulper Headlines:

Questions Nobody Is Asking: “Does President Obama Really Believe in Deficit Reduction?” –Time.com

Shortest Books Ever Written: “Obama, Winning the Argument” –The Washington Post

Longest Books Ever Written: “Why Some People Hate Congress” –NationalJournal.com

Out on a Limb: “Christopher Dorner Is NOT a Hero: Opinion” –Press-Telegram (Riverside, CA)

What Would We Do Without Experts?: “Experts Tell Flatulent Flyers: Let Rip” –Agence France-Presse

Bottom Story of the Day: “Nuclear Watchdog Says No Deal Reached With Iran” –New York Times website

(Thanks to The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto)

Village Idiots

Editor’s Note: Colorado just passed four anti-gun laws, including no campus carry and magazine capacity limits. Here is what some of their lawmakers had to say:

Don’t trust women with guns: “There are some gender inequities on college campuses. This is true. And universities have been faced with that situation for a long time. It’s why we have call boxes, that’s why we have safe zones, that’s why we have the whistles because you just don’t know who you’re going to be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re going to be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around, or if you feel like you’re in trouble and when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop around at somebody.” –CO State Rep. Joe Salazar (D)

“Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.” –Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs giving advice to women on how to handle rapists

“[W]hen Congressman [sic] Giffords was shot and there was a shooting in an Arizona supermarket people who were unarmed took that person down when he stopped to reload. And so there are other ways to address violence and it doesn’t mean that we have our kids exposed to a whole crossfire of multiple folks in a room shooting simultaneously. And that Congressman Gifford’s life was saved and so many others when very valiant folks stood up to defend themselves and protect themselves. And they did it with ballpoint pens.” –CO State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri (D)

Making up history: “Those who believe the Tea Party is a grassroots movement inspired by higher taxes as its name implies will be surprised to learn that it actually developed in part as a result of efforts by the U.S. tobacco industry to oppose the nonsmokers' rights movement in the 1980s.” –George Washington University Law professor John Banzhaf

Short Cuts

“During his State of the Union address, President Obama described the economy as an ‘unfinished task.’ Yeah, there’s a few parts he hasn’t completely destroyed yet.” –Fred Thompson

“If Dems introduce a bill to keep women from being able to use a gun [to] defend against rapists, they should call it the Kennedy Protection Act.” –humorist Frank J. Fleming

“Governor Rick Perry flew to California to try to woo California businesses to relocate to Texas. The arguments even out. Texans point out that they have no state income taxes, however Californians counter that we don’t have winters, and besides our prisons are so full that if you don’t pay your state income taxes, nothing will happen to you anyway.” –comedian Argus Hamilton

“President Obama wants Congress to increase the minimum wage. Believe me, when it comes to doing the minimum for their wage, Congress knows what it’s talking about.” –comedian Jay Leno

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!
Nate Jackson for The Patriot Post Editorial Team

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235 Comments

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. said:

The Republicans are poised to shut down government. The Republicans are poised to let the sequestration go forward, which is... 'Sequestration,' you know what that word means? What that word means to American people is unemployment, no jobs, take us to recession. It's not quite an, uh, exact Latin translation. But that's what it means."

DUH, take credit for that you stupid RINOs.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Barack,

Thanks for showing us what a cretin you really are.

It would be a faulty recession if sequestration causes cuts in "government" workers, much of whom are overpaid for doing paperwork tasks mandated by useless government regulation. And these "workers" are being paid with borrowed money, which is being printed as we speak.

If there was ever an apt illustration of why the government needs to be cut to the bone, this is it.

We didn't get to our $16.5 trillion government debt because of government thriftiness.

Eliminate all those useless government jobs; turn the useful tasks, now being done by government, back to the private sector where they belong; and then, if we have a recession, that will be a real one.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

It would be far better for the economy to pay unemployment compensation to laid-off federal bureaucrats than to continue to cover their over-generous salaries and benefits.

Besides that, Mr. Obama has plenty of time to pitch in and help with the work of the Executive Branch - he's given ample evidence of that with all of his flying golf trips.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM

JtC in TX replied:

It's not the beaurocrats that are going to get laid-off, it's those of us who work hard at our jobs in support of our troops.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Pappy Yokum in Overland Park replied:

LOL

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. replied:

Oh, and by the way, you ignoramus, I am a Sunni Muslim NOT a cretin.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Barack,
Ok then. I stand corrected. You're a Sunni Muslim cretin.
Thanks.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Publius Aeternam in Dallas, TX replied:

The sequestration will not "shut down the government", though if it did, that would be a good thing - this administration is out of control. You say, "the word means to American people is unemployment, no jobs, take us to recession"... as opposed to the unemployment, no jobs, and recession we have right now?

Lastly, you complete moron, the "stupid RINOs" (your words) cannot take credit for this - it was Barack Obama's idea to have Congress pass this law and he was the one that signed it... as part of his tactics to raise the debt ceiling prior to the election. Did you get that part? I'll repeat it again - IT WAS BARACK OBAMA'S IDEA in the first place!!

Why is it that those sycophants such as yourself and Chris Rock don't understand that? Could it be, now I"m just speculating here, but could it possibly be that it's one of two possibilities? That you all really ARE that stupid - or - you're so very arrogant that you cannot admit that you were wrong on Barack Obama and his policies and politics from the beginning lest you suffer the slightest amount of remorse for the damage you have caused this nation and the world...

I can imagine someone that arrogant - so I'm betting it's because you really are THAT stupid.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. replied:

You don't get it, do you? Are you really such a dullard? The Main Stream Media covers for me and the RINOs ARE to blame. DO YOU GET IT? What a Yutz! You really ARE that stupid!

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Patriot in the South in Louisiana said:

He is out of his league

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. replied:

I don't THINK so. I have the state run propaganda machine media running cover for me. What do you have, punk? Do you feel lucky?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Barack,

Git R Dunn said above, "Don't worry . . . it will all be over soon . . . VERY soon."

What do you suppose that means?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Hamilton in IL said:

Regarding the Washington Examiner piece ...

As was disclosed, The Obama administration came up with the sequestration idea. Obama fully supported it both verbally and by signing it into law, and now he's trying to derail it.

In support of it back in November of 2011, he said, "...There will be no easy offramps on this one..." That's what he said but obviously not what he meant. He was lying once again.

Folks, as time marches on, our president reveals time and again, his duplicitous nature that is second to none. You can deal with a little incompetence here and there, but there is no way to function with consistent and willful deceit.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

ChuckL in NV said:

Sequestration was designed by Obama to force his will onto congress. It was unfortunately designed to be a failure. If Sequestration was actually intended to work, it would have started by cutting the salaries of the government employees, excluding the military, The cuts would have started with benefits and 1/2 of the salary. These cuts would have been permanent.

As Obama wanted sequestration to fail, this was not done. Now he finds himself in an untenable position of clearly destroying much of our military capability, unless of course he is a Muslim Terrorist, and this was the idea all along.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM

wjm in Colorado replied:

It was his idea all along, just part of his grand plan to destroy America.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Taxpayer in South Carolina said:

The President's comment about TSA cuts struck a sour note with me, not only because of the overbearing, intrusive, and inept behavior of some TSA agents. I stood in the Atlanta airport arrivals lobby last week waiting on the plane carrying my Airman son. Three agents were seated at the top of the escalators ascending from the train, two on the left and one on the right. One of the two on the left was so fat he could not possibly have chased anyone who tried to enter the restricted zone. A fourth agent stood for more than 30 minutes talking to the two seated ones (leaving only briefly to walk over to the gift shop and buy a bottle of water, then returning to his conversation). Judging from my very limited observation, at least two of those guys could be "cut" without any effect on airport security.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

This security entered under Bush, grew under Obama and they are clowns. Go to El Paso airport, My 2.5 yr old grandson has more common sense than most of them. They are untrained and for the most part not needed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

R.K.

I can decide whether to be mad that we're wasting taxpayer dollars on unnecessary TSA personnel, or to be mad that the TSA "clowns"aren't improving our safety.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:58 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

Good point. I would go with wasting money. they jacked me up for medication. I get my meds in 3 month supplies and they got all hyper over a 3 month supply of heart meds.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Jewel in NY said:

obama is a master at beguiling and cheating the uninformed masses. What a different state of affairs it would be if he were held accountable for his misleading statements and opposite/harmful actions. He does not act like a president who cares about this country; he would rather RULE than foster our God-given rights/privileges. This sequestration business is nothing more than another scam aimed at the Republicans who if they decide to take no action, will be further denigrated. If it were so important, why did Obama-man take a vacation and Congress time off? He is all about creating mass confusion/diversion in order to gain control.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Charles Black in Marietta said:

Republican should not retreat on this issue. It was Obamas idea, now let him live with it. It is time for the Republican party to laser in on the lies that keep coming from President Obama and his lap dogs in Washington and in the liberal media. Borrow a page from Ross Perot's play book and go on national television with charts and graphs that pinpoints in detail the lies coming from the Whitehouse. It doesn't matter what the Republicans want to do Obama and his media darlings are going to lie about them. Just accept it and keep hammering away.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Rifleman in Nawth Jawja said:

Let's clear the air about the availability of "assault weapons," shall we?

The first "assault weapon" was the WWII German Sturm Gewehr vierundvierzig ("Assault Weapon, 1944")

Automatic rifles -- “assault weapons” -- were first banned to American civilians in 1934.

Then came NFA ’68:

The National Firearms Act of 1968 (NFA) -- CLASS III -- defines a number of categories of regulated firearms. These weapons are collectively known as NFA firearms and include the following:

Machine guns: This includes any firearm which can fire more than 1 cartridge per trigger pull. Both continuous fully automatic fire and "burst fire" (i.e., firearms with a 3-round burst feature) are considered machine gun features. The weapon's receiver is by itself considered to be a regulated firearm.

Short-Barreled Rifles SBRs): This category includes any firearm with a buttstock and either a rifled barrel under 16" long or an overall length under 26". The overall length is measured with any folding or collapsing stocks in the extended position. The category also includes firearms which came from the factory with a buttstock that was later removed by a third party.

Short-Barreled Shotguns (SBSs): This category is defined similarly to SBRs, but the barrel must be at least 18" instead of 16", and the barrel must be a smoothbore The minimum overall length limit remains 26".

Silencers, Destructive Devices (DDs), AOWs (Any Other Weapons which BATFE determines to fall under NFA '68)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Rifleman,

Thanks for the history lesson and all the information about the various firearm features and classifications, but we're all anxiously waiting for you to make a point in all this.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Rifleman in Nawth Jawja replied:

Assault weapons -- which is the Democrats' buzz-word -- were outlawed to civilian possession in 1934 and AGAIN in 1968.

Outlawed to civilian possession.

How, then, are Democrats going to "outlaw" them again?

They've changed the definition of what an assault weapon is so that they can claim to "support the Second Amendment" while they seek to limit it.

It's Orwell's Newspeak, resurrected.

Got it?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. replied:

There is absolutely no sportsman worth his salt that would need a semi-automatic weapon to shoot wild game. They are just not necessary, so . . .

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Rifleman in Nawth Jawja replied:

Let's go back to quill and pen and carrier pigeons, shall we?

You don't need your computer.

You don't need your cell phone.

You don't need a V-8 engine in your car or a jet aircraft to carry you cross-country.

P.S. The Second Amendment isn't about hunting or self-protection.

When Mr. Madison (perhaps you've heard of him) offered the Second Amendment to the Delegates, he said that his purpose was "to keep the government in fear of an aroused and armed populace."

Let that sink it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Barack,

Like I said before . . . cretin.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Telezer in Eastern Orygun replied:

You don't understand the 2nd Ammendment. It is not about hunting. It is about all citizens' right to defend themselves against a rogue government. These are not assault weapons; they are defense weapons.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Hey marxist tool, the fact you feel the need to tell me what I need or don't need necessitates the most firepower we can possibly get. If you continue your assault on the second amendment and the Constitution, you may experience said firepower you traitors.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

I've got it. And now so does everyone else. Good point. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Jerry O'Donnell in East Syracuse replied:

Please keep in mind the. The act that is the key stone of the Declaration of Independence Was British soldiers going to Concard to take guns away from the Colonist. From that act the Sceond Amendment was included to insure the First.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Ted in Elk City, Ok replied:

Assault is a BEHAVIOR not a weapon!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Ted,

I like that statement.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:00 PM

TheHarp in Oregon said:

I find it interesting that the term, "budget" is continually bandied about as though it actually exists. We've had no written, enumerated budget in nearly five years. Pray tell, how can one have a "budget deficit" without an actual budget? I have also noticed that many elected persons when speaking of deficit or debt seem to use the terms as though they are synonymous.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Mr. John in Colorado replied:

I doubt there are a handful of Democrats in Washington who know the difference between debt and deficit. I should be a requirement of all elected and appointed federal officials to be able to recite the difference and do so publically as part of their swearing in ceremony.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Mr. John in Colorado said:

This morning I heard it said that Obama was elected because he was a celebrity and not because of any qualifications. If his reaction to the coming cuts in the increase in spending by the federal government is an indication then his reaction justifies this assessment. We suffered through the past four years without a real president and now have to suffer through the next four with the same.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Rifleman in Nawth Jawja said:

What continues to amaze is that We, the People, didn't take Obama at his word:

"I want you to help me to fundamentally transform the most prosperous Nation in the history of the world." -- 2008

"The Constitution is just words...It is a Document of 'negative liberties.' It says what the government CAN'T DO TO YOU. It doesn't say what government CAN DO ON YOUR BEHALF." (emphasis mine) -- 2009

"Under my plan, electricity costs will, of necessity, skyrocket." -- 2009

"Americans are going to have to learn to live on less." -- 2010

"We're flying under the radar." -- whispered to Sarah Brady regarding enacting more "gun control" laws (2012)

"I can't wait for Congress to act. I'm going to work around [them]." -- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

If Obama were an Oncologist, he'd tell his patients that they're experiencing "unusual cell growth." He'd inject more cancer cells and tell them that he's "curing" them.

Then, again, it's usual for 90% of Senators to be re-elected.

"We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Rifleman,

Michael Medved has his list of the worst presidents of America. But he said that Obama doesn't deserve to be on it because he, unlike other presidents, got elected to a second term. I think Medved's criteria is too narrow. In my opinion, Obama clearly deserves to be on that list.

And with these comment of yours, you make an excellent and easily recognizable point. Obama and his cadre of liberal Democrats should be seen as public enemy number one, for their immorality has indeed helped us hit the gutters, The American electorate now deserves to be on a dunce list of world cultures.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Rifleman in Nawth Jawja replied:

We, the People, have done it to ourselves.

"Do not blame Caesar. Blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." --Roman philosopher and statesman, Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. replied:

That's right Rifleman. I give them stuff and they give me unconscientious support. It's a beautiful thing. Get over it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Barack,

And that's the immorality of you and your Leftist Democrat redistribution scheme.

Maybe Conservatives should just break into your Chicago home (easy pick'ins since you're not going to be there and you'd disarmed by your own Chicago political machine, even if you were there), and start emptying it of all your treasures, for redistribution over to whomever we please.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:50 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Barak, we will get over it, and it just might take some of you traitors convicted of your crimes. It always ends badly for marxists, but you wouldn't know that because you are insane.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:24 PM

LeRoy K in Bellevue NE replied:

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Give a man a cellphone, food stamps, free medical, section 8 housing, and a six pack of beer and he will vote Democrat for the rest of his life.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Telezer in Eastern Orygun replied:

Thank you, Rifleman. That quotation is spot on.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM

John Q Citizen in Colorado replied:

Some of us did take him at his word and voted for the other guy. He has lived up to very few of his words but transforming America is one of them, he's doing a darn good job of it and from my standpoint IT SUX.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM

gerry sinclair in Gold Coast Australia replied:

"We have met the enemy and he is us."

Yep! You guys have elected your very own Fidel Castro!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Don in Oh. said:

Problem is, Obama takes to the airwaves to take his message to the uninformed and they believe his nonsense. He can look them in the eye and blame republicans, AND THEY BELIEVE HIM!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Tarymelon in Il said:

We knew a long time ago that he is out of his league! So let's get him out of the White House.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. replied:

Not gonna happen! Get over it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Robin in Colorado said:

Sooo all you women that voted for this regime, because the Republicans are "against" women.....how do you feel now, being demeaned and basically called stupid and not to be trusted with a gun, that you are so unthinking that you might shoot at anything? Feel like a fool?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. replied:

Robin,

Could we have a "beer summit"?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:04 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

I would like to see it where you drink the fecal matter you are shoveling, and the conservative gets a beer.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Hamilton in IL said:

Sequestration represents a tiny bandage sitting in the middle of a gaping shotgun blast in the belly of Joe U.S. Taxpayer. . . . And Uncle Sam is wielding the shotgun.

At this point in our history, Benjamin Franklin's fears have come true. Those in government have discovered that they can enrich themselves via manipulation of the Federal Treasury, enabled by pandering. The cat is out of the bag. Pandora's box has been opened.

There is likely no turning back unless and until we have an awakening in America, perhaps a renaissance at the heels of a revolution, that brings about a reform which slaves government spending to a fixed portion of an inviolable tax regimen that is supported by all.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM