It’s about time Republicans attacked Obama on the regulatory front. Sen. Rand Paul used the occasion to sarcastically mimic Obama’s “Pass this bill, now” chant:
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, discusses the latest developments in the Department of Justice’s handling of ‘running’ guns and explosives across the U.S. – Mexico border with Brett Baier on Fox News “Special Report.”
This is a sticking point for me, too:
The St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner: Let’s be clear–the only thing ‘botched’ in ‘Project Gunwalker’ was the cover-up
National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea pointed out early this month that every time the “Project Gunwalker” atrocity is described as a “botched gun sting,” a lie is being disseminated. The lie is the notion that there was ever the intention of mounting any kind of “sting” to “botch.” There was not. There could not have been. No effort was made to track the guns past the border (or, very often, even to the border). When field agents tried to track them any farther than a few blocks from the gun shops, they were ordered to stand down their surveillance. Nor is it the case that the plan was for Mexican authorities to be tipped about what was going on, so they could perform the surveillance.
As long-time BATFE whistleblower (and victim of BATFE retaliation) Vincent Cefalu puts it, “The only way to [track] the guns would be with crime scenes and dead bodies.” And that’s how exactly how they “tracked” them, and according to a “Gunwalker” report by Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), doing so made them “giddy”…
Hat tip: Sipsey Street Irregulars
Yesterday, I called Obama’s jobs plan, a laughingstock, but it’s so bizarre that he’s trying to take us down this road, again, Twilight Zone fits the bill, too:
Via MN Majority:
President Obama’s latest jobs speech was like watching the rerun of a bad horror movie. He repeatedly repackages his failed Keynesian economic policies into the next “big” jobs program. In response, our economy crumbles around us. President Obama is clearly trapped in the Keynesian Twilight Zone.
Even some Democrats are rejecting it outright.
“Terrible,” Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) told POLITICO when asked about the president’s ideas for how to pay for the $450 billion price tag. “We shouldn’t increase taxes on ordinary income. … There are other ways to get there.”
The Politico reports that Mary Landrieu, who probably hasn’t forgiven Obama for decimating drilling jobs in her state, had the temerity to wonder aloud the same thing cynical Republicans have been saying about S.O.B (Save Obama’s Bill):
“That offset is not going to fly, and he should know that,” said Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu from the energy-producing Louisiana, referring to Obama’s elimination of oil and gas subsidies. “Maybe it’s just for his election, which I hope isn’t the case.”
Another Dem making sense:
“I think the best jobs bill that can be passed is a comprehensive long-term deficit-reduction plan,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), discussing proposals to slash the debt by $4 trillion by overhauling entitlement programs and raising revenue through tax reforms. “That’s better than everything else the president is talking about — combined.”
The Politico goes on to say, those are just the moderates. Congressional progs are having problems with it too.
Ace thinks Obama has finally reached a tipping point with libs and media – they’re no longer protecting Their Messiah:
But at some point, comes a tipping point, where you get license to say what you really think; you could keep suppressing that, but now you’ve got a justification to cut loose.
Dems in Congress must be trying to figure out how to escape this albatross around their necks. If the jobs bill is a big loser with the public, they are going to be hard pressed to vote for it if they want to keep their jobs. As many Democrats found out in November, 2010, the voters may express their outrage at their fiscal insanity by voting them out of office.
Meanwhile, Obama has taken his “Pass the bill” act on the road to universities where the cult of Obama remains strong, and coeds still scream, “We love you!”:
Speaking before a crowd at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. today, President Obama told the crowd, “If you love me then you gotta help me pass this bill.”
Cringeworthy video via Beltway Confidential:
The Other McCain: Democrats Discover the SCOAMF Factor:
Paul Krugman and the rest of the neo-Keynesian cargo cult continue to insist that what could not be accomplished with $800 billion in deficit-spending stimulus might yet somehow be accomplished by larger interventions. Obama meanwhile argues that another half-trillion will do the trick. So the man who would cause the planet to heal and the oceans to recede (and pay Peggy Joseph’s mortgage) is now running around the country attempting to hypnotize the masses with his voodoo incantation: “Pass this bill! Pass this bill! Pass this bill!”
A verdict has been rendered, and liberal denials cannot reverse it.
Like the Invisible Hand writing “Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin,” or the raven perched on the bust of Pallas croaking “Nevermore,” the verdict of September 13th is both certain and final:
This is your moment. This is your time. This is your SCOAMF.
RE the “if you love me…” video:
RS McCain was reminded of a biblical passage:
Having spent two decades in the pews of Reverend Wright’s church listening to the Hate America Gospel, President Zero is perhaps not familiar with the actual Bible. He therefore may not catch the near-sacrilegious resemblance between his sermon in Raleigh and Christ’s charge to His disciples: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Everyone raised as a Christian will, however, recognize the hint of blasphemy in this spontaneous expression of Obama’s fundmental narcissism, and the cultic implications in the shouted adoration from his liberal flock. It’s a wonder they didn’t cover his path to Raleigh with palm fronds, or bring the blind and deaf to the rally, hoping to be healed by touching his garments. And I don’t doubt many talk-radio hosts will make the most of all that, as well they should.
When I heard it, perhaps because of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 a few days ago, I was reminded of W.
Someone from the crowd yelled something, and the President quickly responded.; “I hear you!” In Obama’s case, he yelled, “I love you, too!” Where the former Commander in Chief had said, ” and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”, the Narcessist in Chief said, “If you love me then you gotta help me pass this bill.”
See? They both involved their audience to help them achieve their goal…
The former President meant, together we’ll defeat our enemies – the terrorists. The present President means almost the same thing with a minor difference: together we will defeat our enemies – the tea party terrorists.
Hat tip: iOWNTHEWORLD for Twilight Zone video.
Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and The Other McCain, thanks!
Krugman laments that those good, smart guys in the Obama White House aren’t forceful enough. (after all, Obama could go over the heads of Congress and pass everything by executive fiat.)
He says he’s trying to make this
Communist “progressive” moment in American history a success.
This very special interview was conducted on September 3rd, and is brought to you courtesy of The Blaze: