Battle of the Photo-ops – Preezy vs Perry

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Via Mediaite:

 Perry toured the border Thursday, joining the Texas Department of Public Safety law enforcement officials for a boat ride down the Rio Grande. His office released this photo to the press.

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When Perry met with Obama on Wednesday, he got the impression that the president didn’t know where the border patrol were stationed.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry last night told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that during his discussion with Obama Wednesday, he concluded that the president doesn’t even know where his own border patrol agents are situated, suggesting a gross lack of familiarity with the whole process.

Perry said:

We ought to be stopping people from crossing that border, not apprehending them after they get inland. And the president understood that. And, interestingly he did not know that. He – I’m comfortable that he was not knowledgeable about where his border patrol was stationed.

But President Preezy sure as heck knows where Austin’s  bestest BBQ restaurant is stationed.

“The Bear was loose” and his tummy was rumbling…as he yukked it up with “the folks” and did an awesome fist-bump with the cashier.

Colin Jacob, 25, and Jane Litvin, 23, were in town from Boston and Washington, respectively, and had gone to Franklin because they saw a TripAdvisor tweet declaring the restaurant’s barbecue the best in the country. They waited in line for two to three hours before they reached the cashier.

“And out of nowhere, Obama showed up,” Litvin said.

Jacob said the president seemed like a “people person.” Litvin, who shook hands with Obama, said his were “very soft.”

I hope he didn’t hurt his soft knuckles….

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So which photo-op is cooler? Vote in the comments!

 UPDATE:

Via Twitchy: Obama was spotted on the border!:

 

He’s so dreamy.

Taking the Whitehouse Skeet Shooter Photoshop Challenge

I call my effort; “Scene Stealing President”:

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This notice appears below the Flickr photo of Obama skeet shooting, and is apparently the standard notice the White House uses when releasing photos on Flickr.

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Online conservatives were not deterred. John Hayward explains why at The Conversation:

The whole affair illustrates some of the worst features of the Obama era in a funny way that low-information voters can easily apprehend.  The pandering, the reflexive dishonesty, the hyperventilating when he’s caught out…  We’ve often made fun of the Left for building stuff like Sarah Palin’s tanning bed into absurdly over-hyped media crises, but who’s to say that stuff doesn’t work with a certain segment of the population?  The evidence of the last election would seem to suggest that it can gain traction, especially when it’s a blizzard of embarrassing little stories that fit together into a “narrative.”  That’s probably one reason the O-bots go completely bonkers when they think one of these silly little teapot tempests threatens to boil over into the public consciousness.

See also:

Twitchy has a round-up of photoshops from around the blogosphere.

The People’s Cube: CAPTION & PHOTOSHOP: Obama, Guns, and Skeetergate

Occupy White House: Whitehouse Skeet Shooter Photoshop Challenge

On Facebook, Scott Witmire has Obama Skeet shooting from Dukakis’ tank.

Maser Media: Contest! Best Shop of Obama Shooting Skeet 47

Fun With Video and Photoshop: Gettin’ Jiggy With “What Difference Does It Make?”

Via Liberty NewsThe Hillary Shuffle – It’s the latest  dance craze!

American Digest has created the first Hillary 2016 bumpersticker:

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And the New York Post has outdone itself with perhaps the headline of the year – as Weasel Zippers said, an instant classic:

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And via iOWNTHEWORLD, Hillary’s legacy:

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Finally, no photoshop needed here. Just the cold, hard facts. These are our nation’s leaders:

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McCain

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Be very afraid.

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Heartache: Nancy Pelosi Bails on Senate Health Bill; “I don’t see the votes for it at this time”

Breaking: Pelosi announces that she can’t pass Senate ObamaCare bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she does not have the votes needed to pass the Senate version of the health care bill.

“I don’t see the votes for it at this time,” Pelosi told reporters in a briefing.

UPDATE:

Report: Dems Are Going the Reconciliation Route

Hold on:

Oops: Did Pelosi’s Later Statement Trump This Report?

Yes…nice going Ace!

Phew!

UPDATE II:

Er…nope!

Reconciliation is still on the table..

She will not be denied!

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Why The Backlash?

Victor David Hanson counts the reasons; BUYING JOBS?,  PROPHETS CAN’T MISLEAD?, A CESSATION OF CORRUPTION, BUSH REALLY, REALLY, REALLY DID DO IT, WALL STREET POPULISTS, LIKED BY ALL, RESPECTED BY NONE, and my favorite:

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Devotees turn on false prophets with a special vengeance. Obama is beginning to grate. His flip-the-switch-on, evangelical cadences at rallies sound more like a Harvard nerd doing blues imitations than Martin Luther King Jr. Purple-state presidents don’t appoint Van Joneses and Anita Dunns, or turn the NEA into a quid pro quo Ministry of Approved Culture. A healer doesn’t start in on the “rich,” “Wall Street,” the “big” oil companies, drug companies, insurance companies, or “fat-cat bankers” — especially when he has done his best to shake them all down for campaign money, hire as many of them as he can in his own administration, and arrange cut-rate loans, insider deals, bailouts, and guarantees for all of them.

Obama’s populism is beginning to sound more like a bought boxer who belatedly has second thoughts about throwing the fight he previously contracted. In short, Obama’s ideological presidency hinged on his post-racial, post-national mesmerizing presence that reassured reluctant Democrats to vote against their local constituencies.

If cap-and-trade or health care reform polled below 50 percent, a worried congressional supporter could always call in Him to charm bolting voters. But now? We have in a blink gone from Obama as the bankable 10 percent edge, to Obama as a non-factor, to Obama as a real liability. In short, why vote for an agenda as unpopular as its albatross author?

My only quibble with all that is: “beginning to grate”. Please. Obama’s been grating on my nerves since 1/08. This backlash has been a long time coming.

Poor Mort Zuckerman voted for Obama, though, and clearly Obama is starting to grate on his nerves:

This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.

In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting.

Five states got deals on health care—one of them was Harry Reid’s. It is disgusting, just disgusting. I’ve never seen anything like it. The unions just got them to drop the tax on Cadillac plans in the health-care bill. It was pure union politics. They just went along with it. It’s a bizarre form of political corruption. It’s bribery. I suppose they could say, that’s the system. He was supposed to change it or try to change it.

Even that is not the worst part. He could have said, “I know. I promised these things, but let me try to do them one at a time.” You want to deal with health care? Fine. Issue No. 1 with health care was the cost. You know I think it was 37 percent or 33 who were worried about coverage. Fine, I wrote an editorial to this effect. Focus on cost-containment first. But he’s trying to boil the ocean, trying to do too much. This is not leadership.

Read the whole thing. Ace thought the piece reeked of “first draft anger”, but that’s what makes it such a great read.

Even liberals can’t turn a blind eye to the egregious corruption in Obama’s administration.

Yet behold:

President Obama perceives the biggest mistake he’s made so far is that he’s just too dang awesome. He’s an overachiever!:

“If there’s one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values,” Obama told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview at the White House.

*Groan*

Whenever Obama starts talking about our “core values”, my stomach turns. What core values do we share? Name one. A woman’s right to choose an abortion even after the baby’s born? “queerizing” elementary schools?, politicizing the arts?  Black liberation theology? admiration for Chairman Mao? giving terrorists the same rights as American citizens?, disdain for the Constitution?, expanding the government, “spreading the wealth”, power through any means necessary, a la Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals?, etc, etc, etc…

The next few days/weeks/months should be interesting to watch. They won’t be as stomach-churning as the early days of  the age of Obama, because most people are on to him, now. But it will be interesting to see if he pivots towards the center, or if he doubles down on his far left course. I think it will be the latter because that’s the only thing he knows, but it will at least be somewhat entertaining to watch him go on about “our core values” and such, fooling nobody,  while he  tries to run the country into the ground.

More photoshop fun at America Is An Obamanation:

Great Moments in Fine Art: Napole-One Crossing the Voters

Red Alert!

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