Obama First 100 Days Linkfest


I thought it would be interesting to compare Obama’s first 100 days to Bush’s first 100 days, back when he was riding high with a 60% approval rating.  The panelists at News Hour With Jim Lehrer considered Bush a refreshing change from the chaos of the Clinton administration. The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot said:

It’s a more business-like atmosphere after the chaos, often, of the Clinton years. I mean, the first three months with Bill Clinton, you had gays in the military; you had the tax increase; you had the travel office shortly therefore, and it was great for us, great for our business.

There were no widespread protests of his policies this early in his presidency.

Conversely, The Obama administration’s first 100 days has been marked by gaffes, debacles, and protests, and well…once again, chaos.

Newsmax has a good rundown of  Obama’s gaffes and gimmicks, thus far.

So does Michelle Malkin.

The best of the rest:

Babalu: The 100 days are in the can

Blatherings: The One’s first 100 days

The Astute Bloggers: First 100 Days: Worst POTUS Ever

Gateway Pundit: After 100 Days… Obama Is the Second Most Reviled President in 40 Years

Flopping Aces: Obama’s 100 Days of Disappointment, Double Talk andDeception

IOWNTHEWORLD celebrates its own first 100 days: iOwnTheWorld.com 1st 100 Days

NRO Symposium: 100 Days Later

The Obama File: Day 100

Obama Targets Teabaggers At Town Hall

Well, well, well! Looks like a certain somebody doesn’t appreciate the *unserious* tea parties that have sprung up all across the country. Look at what he had to say at his big 100th day town hall meeting in Arnold, MO:

“Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, Obama said, “let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.”

“But,” Obama continued, “let’s not play games and pretend that the reason [for the deficit] is because of the Recovery Act.”

First of all, unless I’m mistaken, all of the news channels covered the tea parties on April 15th, although some less respectfully than others. Second of all, the tea parties weren’t about health care. They were about his out of control spending. Third, WTF? “let’s not play games and pretend that the reason [for the deficit] is because of the Recovery Act.”?!  Who does he think he’s kidding?


The reason people have taken to the streets in the large numbers they have, is precisely because of how the massive spending bills he’s pushed through in his first wretched, nightmarish 100 days, have quadrupled the deficit.

Speaking of which, I’m still waiting for media reports on the protest that was being organized for his Arnold town hall. Keep an eye on Gateway Pundit for coverage later today, as he will surely have it.

MORE at Villainous Company

Video at Newsbusters.


And here’s Gateway Pundit’s post:

Hundreds of Tea Party Protesters Greet Obama In St. Louis

Video of protest, here.


The rhetorican has a wager for the President:

Let’s play a game in which we bet which – your agenda or the Tea Party movement – will outlast the other.  My money is on the big crowds.


When even the AP calls Obama out on his b.s., you know it’s egregious.

Obama Tells Cardinal He’s Not Pro-Abortion


Barack Obama,  Champion of the Unborn

I’m assuming he means that in a very loose, interpretive way, meaning, for instance,  that if a baby is born as a result of a botched abortion, it’s okay to stick the baby in a soiled linen closet and let it die, and even though it would have been preferable for the baby to have died during the abortion, he’s not, strictly speaking,  for either of those things.

He may also have just figured Cardinal George for a chump.

CNS reports:

The president of the national conference of Catholic bishops recently elaborated further on the meeting he had in March with President Barack Obama. Cardinal George told a recent gathering of Catholic priests that Obama says he is not pro-abortion and will eventually work to reduce abortions.

For most pro-life advocates, Obama’s extensive pro-abortion record of executive orders and key political appointments proves otherwise.

According to a Catholic News Service report, Cardinal Francis George discussed the conversation he had with Obama at a March 18 meeting at the White House.

“I think on the life issue he’s on the wrong side of history,” the cardinal said, but he added that Obama wants to make pro-life advocates appear as if he is on their side.
“It’s hard to disagree with him because he’ll always tell you he agrees with you,” he said, according to CNS. “Maybe that’s political. I think he sincerely wants to agree with you. You have to say, again and again, ‘No, Mr. President, we don’t agree (on abortion).'”

It’s a very creepy feeling you get when someone tells you a bold faced lie, a ridiculous lie, an unbelievable lie right to your face, isn’t it? One that you both know isn’t true, and you don’t want to embarrass the person by telling him you know he’s lying, so you just nod your head as your face turns red. Poor Cardinal George for having to put up with that, and kudos to him for calling Obama out on his lies, “Um… no, Mr President…we don’t agree on this, mmmkay?”

The Catholic News Service indicates Cardinal George said he told Obama he is concerned with the president’s decision to overturn the Mexico City Policy and opening the door to funding groups that promote and perform abortions in other nations.
“He said we weren’t exporting abortion,” the cardinal recounted. “I said, ‘Yes we are.’ He would say, ‘I know I have to do certain things here. … But be patient and you’ll see the pattern will change.’ I said, ‘Mr. President, you’ve given us nothing but the wrong signals on this issue.’ So, we’ll see, but I’m not as hopeful now as I was when he was first elected.”

“I think he has his political debts to pay, and so he’s paying them,” Cardinal George said of the impression he was left with after the Obama meeting.
Ultimately, the Catholic pro-life leader cast a pessimistic view of the situation under Obama and the long-term outlook.

And anyone who is surprised by it, didn’t do due diligence during the election season.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers