Saturday, February 14, 2009
This thug has been President for less than one month, and already he is lying through his teeth.
Three years and 11 months left of this clown in office.
Check out the 7 promises he makes here that, as of now, he has already broken:
1. Make Government Open and Transparent
Nope. Under The Clown™, government is in the shadows and Downercrats are enacting pork-laden bills without anyone's knowledge.
2. Make it "impossible" for Congressmen to slip in Pork Barrel Projects.
Nope. We find in the Spendulous Package that was Wholly Unnecessary (SPWU), that Democrats slipped in billions of projects "to help their constituents." That's liberalspeak for "pork barrel projects" and "earmarks."
3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public.
Nope. That's why Republicans tried to enter the negotiations over the SPWU and were locked out by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
4. No more secrecy.
"Secrecy" being defined as "when Republicans do it, it is bad; but when Downercrats do it, it is good."
5. The public will have 5 days to look at a bill before it is voted on in Congress.
Nope. That's why the Downies had votes on the SPWU within 24 hours of it being written.
6. You'll know what's in it.
Nope. No one, except Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, knows what is in it.
7. We will put every pork barrel project online.
Nope. Where? When? It still is not "online," and The Clown™ is set to sign it into law on Tuesday. Of course, he is making a big show out of it in Denver, but does he care how much it costs to fly there and have this little PR stunt?
The Clown™: Worst. President. Ever.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
How do you catch a liberal lying? Wait until they move their lips. More instances of this time-tested axiom come even now, as the loons on the Left go on tv and elsewhere and, with no shame whatsoever, announce that "economists are universally in agreement that the Obama proposal to stimulate the economy is the right way to go."
UNNNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKK! Nope! Sorry!
Here are the facts - those pesky things that liberals love to ignore so that they can hear their own voices: Economists believe that the Obama's plan (which is actually Nancy Shmancy Pelosi and Searchlight Harry Reid's plan) IS NOT the "way to go," because...remember this one, kiddies...it will not stimulate the economy.
Now, as opposed to liberals, we present you with proof, evidence, a view of the truth. Read it for yourself, and see why being born liberal means being lobotimized at birth.
Will the stimulus actually stimulate? Economists say no
WASHINGTON — The compromise economic stimulus plan agreed to by negotiators from the House of Representatives and the Senate is short on incentives to get consumers spending again and long on social goals that won't stimulate economic activity, according to a range of respected economists.
"I think (doing) nothing would have been better," said Ed Yardeni, an investment analyst who's usually an optimist, in an interview with McClatchy. He argued that the plan fails to provide the right incentives to spur spending.
"It's unfocused. That is my problem. It is a lot of money for a lot of nickel-and- dime programs. I would have rather had a lot of money for (promoting purchase of) housing and autos . . . . Most of this plan is really, I think, aimed at stabilizing the situation and helping people get through the recession, rather than getting us out of the recession. They are actually providing less short-term stimulus by cutting back, from what I understand, some of the tax credits."
House and Senate negotiators this week narrowed the differences between their competing stimulus plans. In so doing, they scrapped a large tax credit for buying automobiles that would've caused positive ripple effects across the manufacturing sector. They settled instead on letting purchasers of new vehicles deduct from their federal taxes the state and local sales taxes on the cars they bought.
The exception to this is for buyers of plug-in hybrids, cars that run off a battery that can be charged at home or in the office. Buyers of these vehicles, available in very limited supply, could get a tax credit of up to $9,100.
A Republican-backed proposal that would've provided a $15,000 tax credit to first-time homebuyers also was scaled back dramatically. Instead, the compromise provides first-time homebuyers a tax credit of up to $8,000, and it doesn't have to be repaid over the life of the mortgage. Incentives already in place offer buyers a $7,500 credit that must be repaid, so the bill is an improvement, but short of what many economists think is necessary.
Another reason that some analysts frown on the stimulus is the social spending it includes on things such as the Head Start program for disadvantaged children and aid to NASA for climate-change research. Both may be worthy efforts, but they aren't aimed at delivering short-term boosts to economic activity.
"All this is 25 years of government expansion jammed into one bill and sold as stimulus," said Brian Riedl, the director of budget analysis for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative policy research group.
The view wasn't much more supportive on the other side of the political spectrum. In a brief on the stimulus compromise, William Galston, a senior fellow at the center-left Brookings Institution and a former Clinton White House adviser, warned Thursday that a bank-rescue plan being finalized will make the $789 billion look like "pocket change."
"While the stimulus bill is a necessary condition for economic stabilization and recovery, it is hardly sufficient," Galston wrote. "As the lesson of Japan in the 1990s shows, fiscal stimulus without financial rescue yields stagnation — at best."
" . . . Serious observers believe that recovery cannot begin until we acknowledge that losses in the financial system amount to some trillions of dollars, rendering many institutions insolvent. The temptation will be to muddle along, hoping that these institutions can gradually regain strength without putting massive amounts of taxpayers' money at risk. If we go down that road, we are likely to end up with zombie banks whose balance sheets are riddled with near-worthless investments — banks that cannot lend to credit-worthy customers and who cannot trust one another," Galston wrote.
With the economy in a tailspin, doing nothing isn't an option, however.
"Something is better than nothing, and bigger was better than smaller in terms of the stimulus needed," said Chris Varvares, president of prominent forecaster Macroeconomic Advisers in St. Louis. "The economy needs a fiscal jolt."
Even some proponents of a stimulus are disappointed, however. Harvard University economist Martin Feldstein, a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, was an early supporter. He said that government is now the only engine left to spark economic activity, but he said that the compromise falls short of what's needed.
"If the choice is between the current bill and an improved bill, I would say wait and improve the bill," Feldstein told CNBC on Wednesday after the compromise was announced. "I am disappointed with the structure of this bill."
Like Yardeni and other analysts, Feldstein wanted more incentives for consumers to make big purchases that have ripple effects across the economy. When a car is purchased, it helps not only the carmaker, but its suppliers, the trucking companies and railroads that transport cars, the states that issue license plates and so on.
Still, could this stimulus get the U.S. economy back on its feet?
By itself, probably not. The stimulus plan, however, is supposed to work in tandem with new efforts by the Treasury and the Federal Reserve to rid banks of distressed assets that are poisoning their balance sheets, and with other federal efforts to halt mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures. Much will depend on the details of both federal attack plans, which the Obama administration promises are coming soon.
There's also the problem of time. Much of the stimulus is to be spread over a two-year period or longer — and 2009 looks increasingly bleak.
A Wall Street Journal survey of 52 mainstream economic forecasters published Thursday found that while most forecasters still think there could be slow growth by the second half of the year, that won't offset steeper-than-projected declines in the first half of 2009.
That means this is essentially a lost year for the economy. Most scenarios envision the economy picking back up again next year.
The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in a speech in Detroit Thursday, tried to put a brave face on the tough year ahead. Thomas Donohue acknowledged that big business didn't get in the stimulus bill some of the tax-relief measures it most wanted, but promised the Chamber's support.
"The bottom line is that at the end of the day, we're going to support the legislation. Why? Because with the markets functioning so poorly, the government is the only game in town capable of jump-starting the economy," Donohue said.
It is the old "whoops" kind of story: economists say one thing, Downercrats and their fellow liars lie to the media, and the leftwing media thanks them for their
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Usually, it takes months for the chattering classes to say that a new President had failed. In the case of Barack Obama, we figured it would take years, if ever.
But, alas alack! It has taken a little more than three weeks for someone to ask if he has already failed.
It makes for wonderful reading. Because if Obama has failed, then it means possible GOP pickups in 2010, and, with any luck, one term and out for The Clown™ and His Clownettes™.
They have done enough damage to America in less than a month in power. One term would be enough, thank you.
Why Obama’s new Tarp will fail to rescue the banks
Has Barack Obama’s presidency already failed? In normal times, this would be a ludicrous question. But these are not normal times. They are times of great danger. Today, the new US administration can disown responsibility for its inheritance; tomorrow, it will own it. Today, it can offer solutions; tomorrow it will have become the problem. Today, it is in control of events; tomorrow, events will take control of it. Doing too little is now far riskier than doing too much. If he fails to act decisively, the president risks being overwhelmed, like his predecessor. The costs to the US and the world of another failed presidency do not bear contemplating.
What is needed? The answer is: focus and ferocity. If Mr Obama does not fix this crisis, all he hopes from his presidency will be lost. If he does, he can reshape the agenda. Hoping for the best is foolish. He should expect the worst and act accordingly.
Yet hoping for the best is what one sees in the stimulus programme and – so far as I can judge from Tuesday’s sketchy announcement by Tim Geithner, Treasury secretary – also in the new plans for fixing the banking system. I commented on the former last week. I would merely add that it is extraordinary that a popular new president, confronting a once-in-80-years’ economic crisis, has let Congress shape the outcome.
The banking programme seems to be yet another child of the failed interventions of the past one and a half years: optimistic and indecisive. If this “progeny of the troubled asset relief programme” fails, Mr Obama’s credibility will be ruined. Now is the time for action that seems close to certain to resolve the problem; this, however, does not seem to be it.
Yes, Obama has failed. He has failed to stop lying like he did all of last year; he has failed to uphold campaign promises, such as "no lobbyist will ever serve in my administration," and he has failed to keep America and Americans safe by kowtowing to terrorists while making sure that children in the womb can be murdered using taxpayer funds.
Yes, Obama has failed. The faster the American people wake up to that fact, and the fact that they elected an empty suit to be President, the easier the transition will be to voting this scumbag out in 2012 and putting a real President in office.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
ON THIS DATE: BARACK OBAMA IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS THE CLOWN™ BY JOOBO AND ALL RIGHT-THINKING AMERICANS
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
According to The Clown™, who has been in office for a grand total of 15 days, he is "tired of being in the White House."
Just think how tired we are of having such an asshole in the White House. ANd after just two weeks!
On a tough day, Obama escapes for a while
WASHINGTON (AP) - On the rockiest day of his young administration, President Barack Obama did what surely made him happy for a while.
With little notice, the president and first lady Michelle Obama bolted the gated compound of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in their tank of a limousine on Tuesday. They ended up at a Washington public school, greeted by children who could not care less about the collapse of a Cabinet secretary nomination.
"We were just tired of being in the White House," the president candidly told the gleeful second-graders at Capital City Public Charter School.
"We got out! They let us out!" Mrs. Obama said as the kids and their teachers laughed.
Ha ha! What a funny time that we have a loser running this country!
Here is how we can make the poor Obama shitheads get out of the White House more: in 2012, we can elect a Republican and make Barama Forama a one-term loser like Jimmy Farter.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Following Hurricane Katrina, liberals blasted President Bush for what they saw as his refusal to help the residents of New Orleans, despite the fact that the-then Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco, caused 95% of the problem by not asking for federal assistance before it was too late.
Now that President Dipshit is in office, he continues the bashing of President Bush, with ridiculous points on the official White House website:
ADDITIONAL ISSUES: Katrina
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.
President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration's "unconscionable ineptitude" in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims.
Wow - "unconscionable ineptitude"?
And remember how rap singer/bitter asshole Kanye West went on tv and said that "President Bush hates black people"?
Well, in that vein, let us speed ahead to now - and the fact that tens of thousands of people in Kentucky are sitting without electricity, and that 40 people have died.
Where is President Retard? He is busy visiting schools in DC. He is busy holding interview sessions with reporters in the White House. He is busy covering up for Tom Daschle, American thief.
So, how has the media responded to the first weather disaster of this administration? With a yawn and a "what weather disaster?"
We hate to say it, but it must be true: Obama hates Southerners. And, it is painfully clear that Obama also hates white people and wants them to freeze to death.
Storm response gets mixed reviews
President Barack Obama’s first federal disaster response to ice storms across the heartland netted mixed results for an administration that has pledged after Hurricane Katrina to “never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.”
More than 40 people were killed, and millions were left without power across Appalachia and the Ozarks in the wake of severe winter weather that began last week. Kentucky was the hardest hit, with 12 people killed by the storm.
A federal emergency was declared in the state Wednesday night as Obama began working the phones and pushing for a rapid response, but help to victims in some areas was slow to come. Vast areas of the state remained without electricity Monday.
“It took quite a bit of time” to get additional aid, said Randall Smith, the emergency management director for Grayson County, Ky. “The response in the first four days was very unsatisfactory.”
All of Grayson County was without power through the weekend, and by Monday afternoon, only 30 percent of residents had regained electricity. The biggest problem for local officials was getting enough water for people in shelters and caring for local residents with special needs.
There is a disconnect with the media. It must be because Obama doesn't want to help a state that he lost in the election. Now maybe if it was New York, or California, perhaps then he would respond, because, after all, he needs those votes in 2012. Otherwise, his message to people is: FUCK YOU. DIE.