Obama Impersonator Tossed After Telling Jokes About Republicans at RLC

What started as an excellent performance by Reggie Brown doing jokes about President Obama as an impersonator rapidly devolved yesterday into disaster. Repubs were fine even as Reggie Brown went from good comedy taking shots at President Obama’s perceived poitical failures into a Minstrel Act…

Then he wandered off script and made fun of the foibles of Republicans.

Bye, Bye Reggie.

Faux News Racism – “Hoods in the Hizzie”

More of that Faux News racism – this time from Eric Bolling with his “Hoods in the Hizzie” comment about a recent visit by Gabon President Bongo to the White House. As Eric Lamont Hill points out, it is hardly the first time an American President has had to engage with a “bad guy” leader of a foreign country. He point out that Nixon visit Mao Tse Tung, and Reagan visited China’s Communist dictators…

Just another case of Faux News racism driving that Obama Derangement Syndrome.

 

Et Tu Faux News? Faux Shoots Down Birther Whack Jobs

A day after CNN blew canyon size holes in Trump for his idiotic ramblings on Obama’s Birth Certificate – Faux News’ Shep Smith crushes Franklin Graham…

Apparently the idiot son of the late Evangelist Billy Graham…

Sometimes I believe what Democrats ought to do when Rethugs want “Voter IDs” is to tack on a retirement that the potential voter be smart enough to be a citizen of the United States. Anyone stupid enough to believe this “Birther” crap ought to be deported as an “illiterate alien”.

Conyers Hammers Obama’s Inability to Move Forward

Even Democrats are getting tired…

Senior Democrat Conyers criticizes Obama

Senior Democrat John Conyers of Michigan criticized Barack Obama Monday, hoping, Conyers said, to “make him a better president.”

Citing the troubled job market, rising energy costs, and turmoil in the Middle East, Conyers told reporters at the National Press Club: “We keep getting a longer and longer list of things he wanted to do, wished he could do more about, and is of course having a big problem.”

“The only thing that saves him, of course, is that there doesn’t seem to be anybody to run against him next year,” Conyers said.

After naming prospective challengers Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, among others, Conyers said he still supports Obama because “the alternative is unthinkable. I just want to make him a better president.”

American foreign policy was among the areas the Michigan congressman criticized for what he consider an emphasis on military might over other ways to achieve U.S. goals.

Conyers said, “It is kind of amazing to me that there is still adopted, even in this administration, the attitude that military prowess will settle things down. And they rarely, if ever, do.”

Lot of Egg On Conservative Faces

Conservatives have been hammering President Obama the last two weeks over Egypt. They have called President Obama just about every name in the book, and repeatedly predicted failure, and the “fall of America and American influence”…

A few examples of the hundreds -

NY Post, Barry Rubin - Mubarak to President Obama: Drop dead! Egyptian leader shows no signs of backing down in speech

WSJ - Crisis Flummoxes White House - President Mubarak’s Refusal to Step Down Signals a Loss of Western Influence; Sense of ‘Disbelief’ After Speech

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air - Speak Loudly, and Carry No Stick at All

James Kitfield, National Journal – Obama’s Risky Idealism on Egypt

Rove On Obama’s “Mistakes” During Egypt Crisis

John Bolton –  Obama Is Over His Head When Dealing With Egypt

Gingrich says Obama lost on Egypt

Newt Gingrich on Egyptian Crisis: This Administration’s Policy Is Very Dangerous

Think this should be the new conservative logo for 2012…

 

President Obama Tolerates A Fool Gently…

Last night before the Superbowl game, President Obama agreed to the 15 minute pre-game interview with Faux News blowhard O’Reilly…

O’Reilly was on as good a behavior as can be expected. But the question you have to ask President Obama is…

Why Bother?

Republican Rick Santorum – Obama Should Oppose Abortion… Because He’s Black

Glad this guy is out of office. Here he makes a racial instead of a moral argument against abortion…

So Much for that “Civility” Thing…

Two separate incidents indicate that any “civility” brought forth by the Tuscon Massacre is going to be short lived…

Snub? Boehner Skips Third Obama Invite

Funny thing happens when you become House speaker: Everyone starts parsing your every move for hidden meaning. Such is the case with John Boehner’s rejection of President Obama’s invite to the state dinner tonight with Hu Jintao. For the record, that’s the third official presidential invitation he’s declined, including receptions for Indian and Mexican leaders, notes AOL News. Boehner also turned down Obama’s invite to fly on Air Force One to a Tucson memorial service.

Boehner’s aides say it’s no big deal, that their boss just doesn’t like formal dinners. But “the question becomes whether the speaker, who’s second in line in presidential succession, has a greater responsibility to appear at these kind of events,” writes MSNBC’s First Read blog.

If Boehner isn’t capable of fulfilling the politi-social obligations of his office… Perhaps he needs to join Michael Steele.

Dem Rep. Steve Cohen Likens GOP Health Care Attacks to Nazi Germany

In remarks on the House floor Tuesday night, Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen likened the Republican attack on health care reform to the propagation of false rhetoric in Nazi Germany.

Cohen, who apparently spoke to a largely empty chamber, was arguing on behalf of health care reform law during floor debate over the GOP’s bill to repeal it.

“They don’t like the truth so they summarily dismiss it,” said Cohen, who is Jewish. “They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like [Nazi propagandist Joseph] Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing.”

“Blood libel” is a historically anti-Semetic term that was used for centuries to accuse Jews of murdering Christian children in order to use their blood in religious ceremonies. The term came back to consciousness last week when Sarah Palin accused the media of “blood libel” over blame following the Tucson shootings.

In his remarks, Cohen warned against the repetition of false information – using the Holocaust to exemplify his point. “The Germans said enough about the Jews and the people believed it and you had the Holocaust,” he railed. “You tell a lie over and over again. And we’ve heard it on this floor: Government takeover of health care.”

“We heard in August 2009 that there were death panels… Everybody agrees now that was a big lie,” Cohen continued. “Just like government takeover of health care is a big lie.”

Bit over the top. Yes the Republicans are lying about health care, Yes they are using the “Big Lie” propaganda technique perfected by Goebbels…

But most of them aren’t Nazis… That would be the Tea Party faction.

 

Tucker Carlson Wants to Kill Michael Vick

While filling in for Sean Hannity last night, Carlson said that while he’s a Christian and “all for forgiveness,” Michael Vick killed dogs—and Carlson believes “he should have been executed for that.”

Now this is one of the guys who supported rendition and torture …of humans.

On CNN’s Crossfire (10/27/01), conservative Tucker Carlson was succinct: “Torture is bad. Keep in mind, some things are worse. And under certain circumstances, it may be the lesser of two evils. Because some evils are pretty evil.”

Once again, Carlson’s sense of justice is skewed by his racism.

Fiore on Obama Political Martial Arts

Fiore gets it… So do a lot of Progressives.

 

President Obama Appears on Mythbusters

Too bad he didn’t ask Jamie and Adam to but the conservative myth that tax cuts stimulate the economy and pay off the deficit…

But You Need Republicans to Blow Up a Whole Country!

 

President Obama Appears on Mythbusters

On Wednesday night, President Obama made his debut on the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters,” telling hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage that he is “a big fan … and so are the girls.”

“Nothing is more important to our country’s future than getting young people engaged in math and science,” said the president, who shared that the first family is “just fascinated by science.” He gave the “MythBusters” team kudos for making science fun, adding that they “blow things up, which is always cool.”

But Obama didn’t ask Hyneman and Savage to blow anything up – instead, he wanted them to start a roaring blaze.

The president wanted to test the hypothesis behind Archimedes’s solar ray. As the show explained, “Archimedes designed a solar weapon that focused the sun’s rays with such ferocity, it set an invading Roman Navy ablaze.”

So the pair headed to the West Coast to start trying to light things on fire using bronze mirrors that mimic the bronze shields Archimedes’s soldiers would have used. With 12 people trying to start a fire by aiming their mirrors at the same spot, the trick fails. Even with 300 people, it was all smoke and mirrors – but no fire.

Hyneman and Savage head back to Washington, where the president tells them they are missing a very key element: manpower.

Back to the drawing board they go, enlisting 500 middle and high school students to try to set a boat on fire with mirrors. The boat heats up to about 300 degrees, but the fire remains elusive.

The president’s conclusion? Five-hundred kids who would have loved to see a sailboat turn into a ball of flames, instead helped bust the Archimedes myth.

This probably was a heck of a lot cheaper than Raygun’s Star Wars ray… Which didn’t work either.

Tax Cut Ponzi

Obama just became a one term President.

Whatever tea leaves they are reading there in the White House, they must be liberally dosed with political strychnine as the paralysis of his government, and Administration is pathetic.

Enjoy the New Reality...Just Like The Old Reality, Brought to You By The Same Policies

 

Why Tax Cuts Don’t—and Won’t—Create Jobs

Last Friday, December 3, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate had risen once again. A full three years after the current recession began in December 2007 there is no end in sight as to when the jobs markets will recover. This is in stark contrast to the full recovery of corporate profits and bankers bonuses, now back roughly to where they were in 2006-07, according to U.S. government data.

Banks now have a hoard of cash reserves of more than a trillion dollars, according to the business press. However, as U.S. Federal Reserve Bank data show, as the biggest 19 U.S. banks recovered in 2009-2010, their lending to small and medium businesses declined steadily. Nor has that lending recovered in 2010. Without bank lending to small businesses—the main engine of job creation in the U.S.—there can be no job creation.

Similarly the largest companies, the S&P 500 non-bank corporations, are also sitting on a hoard of cash. At last estimates, an amount of $1.84 trillion in liquid assets, according to the Financial Times business daily.

So with all that cash, why aren’t banks lending and big companies investing and creating jobs, one might ask?

The even more important question is: if banks and businesses have that record hoard of cash on hand why should their taxes be cut, in effect increasing even more that hoard of cash that isn’t being invested? Won’t they just continue to hoard the tax cut too?

The idea that cutting business and wealthy investors’ taxes originated in 1961 with then President John F. Kennedy. But at that time business investment tax cuts were tied to proven job creation. Businesses had to prove they added jobs before they could claim the tax cut. That was changed with Reagan. Now businesses could get the tax credits even if they didn’t create jobs. Their taxes were cut even if it meant they reduced jobs. By the time of George W. Bush, businesses could claim tax cuts for investments made offshore. GM cut hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. while adding thousands in China. Ford cut jobs while adding them in St. Petersburg, Russia. Corporations could claim the investment tax cuts, even if jobs were created offshore and simultaneously eliminated in the U.S. In effect, U.S. taxpayers were paying US corporations to send their jobs overseas.

Between 2001-2004 George W. Bush pushed through a series of annual tax cuts for investors and corporations that amounted to a total of $3.4 trillion over the recent decade, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Every tax cut bill passed between 2001-2004 was called a jobs creation bill. More than 80% of the $3.4 trillion eventually accrued to the wealthiest 20% of households and corporations, and most of that to the top 0.1%, or 100,000 households, and the S&P’s largest companies. And what did George W. Bush’s business-investor tax cut produce in terms of jobs? The period 2001-2004 witnessed the weakest jobs creation on record following a recession. It took a full 46 months just to recover the level of jobs in the U.S. that existed in January 2001, when the recession began. Estimates today after the current recession are that it will take 7-8 years to recover the lost jobs, if even then.

Another, more recent test of the “business tax cuts create jobs” idea happened in the spring of 2008. Bush and Congress passed a $168 billion stimulus bill as the recession of 2007-2010 began to deepen. About $90 billion of that comprised tax cuts. What jobs did it create? None. The jobs market collapsed in the second half of 2008 at a rate of nearly one million a month for six months, a rate of job loss that roughly paralleled that of 1929-30.

The Obama stimulus bill of 2009 is yet another example of why tax cuts in general, and business-investor tax cuts in particular, do not create jobs. Of Obama’s original $787 billion stimulus passed in February 2009, about half were tax cuts and more than $225 billion were specifically business-investor cuts. Twenty months later we have virtually no net job creation. Private employers have created about 900,000 jobs in 2010, the majority of which are part time or temporary jobs. For its part, the federal government has created no net new jobs since Obama came into office, while State and Local government have laid off hundreds of thousands over the past year and even more cuts are planned for 2011. The U.S. Labor Department’s most conservative estimate of unemployment (called the ‘U-3′ statistic) today is 9.8% and 15.1 million jobless. The Labor Department’s more accurate estimate (called the ‘U-6′ statistic) today is 17.0% and roughly 23 million jobless.

So what did John Q. Taxpayer get for all that tax cutting? Certainly not jobs, but instead a huge deficit bill now coming due. Nonetheless, the debates in Washington now still focus on more tax cuts in 2011. So long as that’s the focus, the U.S. unemployment situation will continue to stagnate or worsen.

 

Bill Maher calls Obama ‘Wimpy,’ ‘Wussy’, – says he thought the 1st Black Prez would be “Gangsta”

Bill Maher wants Obama to find a backbone…

 

President Obama Requires 12 Stitches – The Real Reason!

President Obama had to have a bit of medical care yesterday after playing Basketball…

Well… That’s the official story.

Think he got clocked by a right cross by Michelle… And here’s why:

Michelle Obama: I’ll ‘Never Get Sick of Talk About My Arms’

Remember the hullabaloo over Michelle Obama’s gunboats? That was great, the first lady tells Barbara Walters in a lighter moment of the first couple’s interview. Walters notes that Obama is wearing sleeves, reports the Huffington Post, and asks if she’s sick of the chatter. Responds Obama: “I will never get sick of people talking about my toned arms. If it’s a positive compliment, I am a woman, just, like, bring it on. I’m cool with it. But no, I still wear what I like and enjoy, and I thought this dress is pretty.”

As for the guy on her arm, he’ll “definitely notice” what she’s wearing, says the first lady. Maybe to a fault: “Sometimes it’s a little irritating. Because it’s like, ‘is that new?’” she says. “It’s like, well, well—stay out of my closet!” The president tells Walters “I’m not rifling through” her closet, but adds that Michelle “looks good, generally.

OK guys… Do you really think you aren’t in for a night on the couch, or having something thrown at you…

For saying your Lady “looks good…Generally”?

Remember George Bush…

“Eating a pretzel and falling?”

GOP Backstabs Obama, America…Again.

When TF is Obama going to learn? These renegade GOP barstids aren’t in this for anything to do with helping America…

They are in it solely for political power and to satisfy their rich benefactor’s desires.

There quite simply is no “bipartisanship” possible with a rabid dog.

GOP Blindsides Obama, Blocks Russian Arms Treaty

President Obama seems likely to end 2010 with one less feather in his cap than he counted on: The new arms control treaty with Russia that numbered among his top foreign policy goals for the year appears to be dead in the water. The White House was “blindsided and angered” yesterday, reports the New York Times, when Sen. Jon Kyl, the GOP-designated arbiter of the deal who the administration had foisted all its hopes on, moved to block a vote on the treaty—something the White House learned about by way of reporters.

Kyl said he didn’t think enough time remained in the lame-duck session to address “the complex and unresolved issues related to Start and modernization.” The administration had spent many months trying to woo Kyl and his fellow Senate Republicans, committing to spending some $80 billion to modernize our nuclear weapons complex and on Friday throwing another $4.1 billion in the pot. The Times reports that White House officials met with, called, or briefed Kyl and his staff some 29 times regarding the treaty—according to which both countries would reduce their nuclear arsenals and permit mutual inspections—and had been optimistic about sealing the deal this week. Chances of it being ratified now are slim.

 

 

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