Pics of the Day: Obama Sux and is Washed up

These two photos, I think capture the mood of the country, right now.

First via ABC’s Political Punch:

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — President Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008.

Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was  a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This.” “SUX” is the airport code for Sioux City.

The message appeared to be a response President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark from a July campaign rally, when he was trying to explain that government — not businesses — constructed public infrastructure on which the economy relies. Republicans have used the four words to attack Obama as out of touch with the realities of owning and operating a small business.

Very well played,  Devon Dwyer of Political Punch, that banner does indeed “appear” to be a “response” to Obama’s “You didn’t build that” speech – and thank-you so much for providing us with your interpretation of what Lecturer in Chief, Obama  was “trying to explain” without his teleprompter to guide him. But it’s always been pretty clear what he was trying to say, and it ain’t what you just said.

See what they did there?

One more time, just for the fun of it, here is what Obama said “in context”:

“Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.

America never needed a lecture on who builds roads and bridges. Obama was trying to  break new ground, ala fellow Marxist Professors, ElizabethWarren and  George Lakoff:

This narrative is cribbed almost verbatim from the narrative of George Lakoff, a progressive linguistics activist and Professor at Berkeley.  Like Warren, Lakoff was one of the academics who helped frame how the Occupy Wall Street movement presented itself.  Lakoff’s writings and theories seek to transform progressive politics and he is a frequent speaker on how progressives can reframe the political debate.

Lakoff developed a linguistic narrative that progressives needed to counter conservatives by focusing on the role of government in enabling individual success, a narrative in which no person became successful on his or her own:


Read how Lakoff framed the issue in a publication several years ago, then listen to the Obama and Warren speeches, they are not identical but very close substantively and linguistically (emphasis mine):

There is no such thing as a self-made man. Every businessman has used the vast American infrastructure, which the taxpayers paid for, to make his money. He did not make his money alone. He used taxpayer infrastructure. He got rich on what other taxpayers had paid for: the banking system, the Federal Reserve, the Treasury and Commerce Departments, and the judicial system, where nine-tenths of cases involve corporate law. These taxpayer investments support companies and wealthy investors. There are no self-made men! The wealthy have gotten rich using what previous taxpayers  have paid for. They owe the taxpayers of this country a great deal and should be paying it back.

But the American people are in no mood for this Marxist drivel, hence the backlash and constant dissembling from Team Obama and their useful allies in the media.  Looks like all that media messaging is falling on deaf ears, though.


Remember a whole week ago when Hurricane Isaac was supposed to be proof that God hated Republicans?

Seems like such a long time ago, now, doesn’t it?

The Washington Times reports:

A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.

Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade of the waist-up rendering of the chief executive.

The sand sculpture was protected from above, and Mr. Obama’s face didn’t see too much damage. But the storm was so strong that its heavy winds blew the rain sideways, pelting the president’s right side and leaving the sand pockmarked and completely erasing his right elbow.

Who on Team O thought that after nearly four years of watching this guy destroy the country,  what this  we really needed  now was more of this creepy, vintage 2008, cult of personality crapola?


The President’s doing more tough interviews with hard boiled journalists….

Hey, did you know that Republican voters “often agree” with Obama? That’s news to me, a Republican voter, but according to Obama, it’s true.

Obama was asked, “So how are you going to talk to Republicans differently if you are reelected?”

“Republican voters, if you ask them about my particular policy positions, often agree with me. So there’s a difference between Republicans in Washington and Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country,” Obama said in a Parade Magazine reader question-and-answer session published on Friday.


Obama said the Republican Party has changed but he has not.

“When you look at the policies I’ve promoted, they used to be considered bipartisan, mainstream ideas. What’s changed is not me. What’s changed is where the Republican Party’s gone,” he said.

Still trying to think of one time I might have agreed with any of his policies – I’ll get back to you on that.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, and  Tammy Bruce, thanks!

Saturday Movie Matinee: Obama’s Mad World

Remember this oldie but goodie from the 2008 election? On the eve of the D ‘n C (h/t Zilla) Abortion Fest next week, I thought a repost of this powerful video would be appropriate.

Tell us again – who’s the abortion extremist?

Jon McNaughton’s Obamanation (One Painting That Says It All):

I chose to use an undisclosed studio so I could paint privately, without interruption, to focus on the task of embedding in a single painting all the subtle, mindless, radical and dangerous atrocities of the Obama administration.

I am just one person, a citizen of this country using my first amendment rights to speak out through my art. This is my declaration that we have never had a president do more to harm our country than Barack Obama.

To those who scoff or wish to trivialize this painting, I challenge you… I DARE YOU… study the links of the various symbols and metaphors that you see. There are over 60 in the painting. No person can analyze this image and learn about these facts and still, in good conscience, vote for Obama in 2012.

I do not hate Obama, but I hate the fact that I had to paint this picture. Has the painting gone too far? I knew when I did this that most Obama supporters would reject what I have done. But as a Conservative, I’m fed up with the corruption in Washington. And I’m sick of the political correctness that has derailed our country!

My art is an expression of the times in which I live and people will know how Jon McNaughton felt about being alive in America in 2012.

Take the Challenge! If you still choose Obama, congratulations…you’re a part of the Obamanation.

Clint Eastwood’s magnificent, sensational speech at the RNC:

You know that if the left is having conniptions over something – it hit the target. Watch this again, as it gets better with each viewing.

Via Doug Ross, we have more, infantile, thin skinned, “Nah, nah, I know you are but what am I?” from team Obot:

No drones, this isn’t a “win” for your side.

Nobody has more fun ridiculing Barry than that raaaaaacist h8er, Granny Jan: It’s Dirty Barry vs Dirty Harry ~ November 6, 2012:

Bill Whittle in PJTV’s Afterburner:  The Incredible Shrinking Man:

Obama’s stature may be shrinking, but Romney’s is growing as many of us finally get a glimpse of the real Mitt, and like what we see.

Via Adrienne, in case you missed this, Thursday: RNC Video Bio on Mitt Romney, His Family, and Life:

And via Hot Air: RNC 2012: Church Members Share Moving Tale of Son’s Tragic Death:

To all the loyal Mitt supporters who defended him on this site throughout the years – yes – you were right, all along and I am eating so much crow right now.

Check back – I’ll have more videos, later.


Via Hot Air: Teacher who allegedly abused student gets… transferred?

This is so disturbing it’s hard to get through the entire video. I have six kids. If a teacher ever treated any one of them this way, there would be hell to pay.

I really want to hit something right now.

More commentary at AoSHQ:

This is what they do. In Waiting for Superman, they call this the “Dance of the Lemons.” Schools can’t fire teachers, so every term, one school merely shuffles its incompetents, drunks, perverts, and psychopaths to another, and other schools transfer its bottom-dwellers to that school.

The hope of any school here is simply to get slightly less bad teachers than it sent away.

Awkward: Obama Speech at Fort Bliss Met With Silence or Tepid Applause (Video)

Via Neil Munro, of The Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.

His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.

The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.

“Hey, I hear you,” he said amid silence.

The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.

CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.

He did get some  loud reactions when he did the obligatory name-checking of the soldiers’ brigades at the beginning of the speech, but that is expected  between rival military units. There were many painfully obvious applause lines in this speech that were met with stone cold silence. Perhaps because, in many respects, it was a campaign speech.

I wonder if this has anything to do with it… Or this? Or this?

I’m not going to offer a comparison video showing how the troops reacted to President Bush with great enthusiasm when he spoke to them – seems too cruel.


This powerful rebuke of Clinton and Obama from the heart of a mother via Gateway Pundit, might also help explain their lack of enthusiasm.


Gateway Pundit: Horrible… Obama Tells Troops That $500 Billion in Defense Cuts (That He Proposed in January) Are Not His Fault

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!