House Speaker John Boehner has been afforded no rest after the passage of the fiscal cliff bill. (Snip) President Barack Obama, meanwhile, has been vacationing on the sunny beaches of Hawaii - leaving Washington just hours after the deal made it through Congress on Tuesday night. The White House released a series of year-end photos of the President on Wednesday. The first picture in the series was of shot of a jubilant Obama frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Scroll down for video
I loathe Barak Obama, and I pray that God grants me a long enough life to see that "what goes around comes around." Of course, I have the same prayer for Bill Clinton...and Hillary...and Nancy Pelosi...and Harry Reid...and George Soros...
Still waiting for Bill Clinton to get his comeuppance. I kept telling myself back during the Monica years that it would catch up with him eventually. That was 15 years ago and he´s still riding high. I despair of Obama ever having to answer for his crimes against America.
Obama and his neophytes in the White House don´t even give a passing thought to the reality AND optics of their actions: 1) millions of Americans have had no vacation for years due to the Obama economy. 2)With the trillions in US debt, couldn´t the Obama family have spent their holidays at Camp David? 3)And returning to Hawaiii after interrupting his vacay to "save the country from the fiscal cliff" is just rubbing our noses in it. 4) The $7 million spent on the Obama family vacation could have gone a long way to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
By all means, Barack, party on! That´s what it´s all about. You and your family and cohorts will probably live like royals the rest of your lives and never even give a backward glance or thought to the destruction and chaos you´ve left behind once you´re out of office.
Christie probably simmered down when he found out that Boehner did not bring this bill to a vote because of all the pork in it. Who is slipping this stuff in? They are at fault and it happens all the time. After a bill is passed we learn it authorized all kind of spending on ridiculous stuff. But we never find out who put the stuff in.
#14, besides being at least on paper married to PIAPS, Bill looks like a mere shell of his former self. The heart problems are real and you can be sure that his horndog ways have been curtailed, if not completely ended. Who would choose to be in his shoes?
I wish John was there too. In Ann Coulters latest column, she´s complaining about new dishwashers that don´t make any noise. She should have been as silent when Chris Christie was her Presidential pick. Last seen he was following along behind Obama like an adoring child. The kind of obese child the Wookie is always complaining about.
As for the Prez, they all make big mistakes eventually. John already has.
It´s easy to understand Hitler and his socialist/communist/islamic madness. But why Boehner, Cantor, even Bachmann and Paul what was his name? They´re all on the bandwagon to fiscal destruction. Are they all threatened with death and damage to them and their families? What other reason is there for them all to act like traitors? We know violence lays in store for Hilary IF she tells the truth. It´s a sure thing. But is it possible for damn near all of Washington to be under similar threats of serious violence if they don´t fold up like cowards......as they all have ?
Re #35 - really? Who said about bringing a gun to a knief fight? Or who can sit where on the bus? When has Obama ever even considered compromise? Last time I checked, Obama is President of the United States - not the blue states.
ahd what about Darryl Issa and F and F? "WE nre going to have hearings" "We are going to cite admin officials for contempt.""We are going to get to the bottom of this travesty". -Crickets-- Swept under, Rug... We need a complete house cleaning. If these folks are so great then they cana run again.
The photo of Obama in the surf looks odd , I can´t quite put my finger on it. Of course, he´s posing for his adoring male media , the ones that gush over his " glistening pecs ". Some of the photos of Michelle in her beach attire could also have the same description-seriously. There were a couple of shots of Michelle on Martha´s Vineyard a few years back , in some very low cut thing and she had a manly, ripped chest. If we had a non complicit media, the 24/ 7 sybaritic and hedonistic lifestyle of the Obamas -paid for by the tax payers-would be exposed and properly criticized. George W Bush and Mitt Romney , when they do take a rare vacation, always seem to find simple settings . Like normal people. And they don´t pose for the cameras. Psst..don´t tell the Commander in Chief and ruin his daily vacation that 1544 US soldiers have died in Afghanistan and 264 have died in Iraq since he was inaugurated in 2009. I kid..he only worries about the NBA and Jay-Z , nothing could ruin his Five Star lifestyle.
Well John carry through with the irate retort you voiced because you still are the Speaker. Take a page out of Harry´s tome and refuse to put any bill before the House that benefits Obe in any way. Do smack the floor with a bill restricting presidential use of AF-1 for personal vacations and include those vacations taken are not paid with US tax dollars. There is only 1 US home furnished for a president enforce that rule and end calling any place he parks his bottom a version of that said residence.
Nothing will change until the Republicans get someone, anyone who will stand up and tell it like it is! They are always afraid of being "blamed" or "thought poorly of." Afraid of not being re-elected. Until we get some reps with cojones who don´t care if they get re-elected, Democrats will run right over us. They, you may have noticed, tell lies, bash opponents,refuse to compromise and care not about opinion! Romney should have stood up and said "yes I am rich and I earned every penny." "I never made money rabble rousing." "It would be a pleasure to bring my money back "onshore" USA if the regulations were not so outrageous!" But no, he instead took the "moderate ground" which always costs us.
Look, Boehner didn´t get to where he is because he is a political wuss. He just cant talk out of both sides of his mouth like Obie can. You may recall he did manage to give Obie a fat lip a couple of times during the recent debt "negotiations". It is interesting since Obie dont know how to negotiate, he has to rely on the "my way or the highway" tactic.
When we experience the aftershock from the bursting of the dollar and debt bubbles, we will remember Obie as the great destroyer assuming he hasn´t been led out of the WH in 2016 or sooner enjoying a nice pair of handcuffs on his final trip to Hawaii.
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After a near week-and-a-half “vacation” from being on-air, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir resigned Wednesday afternoon in light of comments he made about someone defecating in Sarah Palin‘s mouth. As Mediaite readers are likely well aware, I’ve gone after Bashir’s show multiple times, not for partisan reasons (I occasionally agree with the host) but because I believe his show represented the very worst aspects of cable news today. There are plenty of nasty, counterproductive hosts and pundit on Fox and CNN as well, but Bashir’s show somehow managed to combine all those negatives into one giant mess. And so, with that, I
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I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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