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Hypocrisy, thy name is Obama.
Drudge is reporting that in today’s presser, President Barack Hussein Obama II criticized Congress for taking vacations during this debt crisis. (Warning, don’t stay there too long or you’ll hear his annoying voice, comparing Congress to his own school-aged children, in one of his usual, finger-wagging, preachy anecdotes/metaphors, as if Congress has “homework” that he assigns. Talk about respect for co-equal branches of government. Somebody ought to remind Obama that the Founders considered Congress the most important of these co-equal branches, because they represent We the People, who in this Republic RULE, not the POTUS.)
Obama, according to that Politico story,
took some shots at the Congressional calendar that leaves lawmakers ample time to leave Washington and return to their home states and districts.
Where they have jobs to do–getting in touch with their constituents, not flying off to Hawaii for a round of golf.
Obama telegraphed, Eddie Haskell smirk on his face, that he will try to keep them in session and ruin their vacations, if possible (in essence, keeping them after school):
[I]f by the end of this week we have not seen substantial progress then I think members of Congress need to understand we’re going to have to start cancelling things and stay here until we get it done. They’re in one week. They’re out one week. And then they’re saying Obama’s got to step in – you need to be here, I’ve been here, I’ve been doing Afghanistan, bin Laden, and the Greek crisis. You stay here. Let’s get it done.
Oh, we see how hard Obama’s been working!
He’s been “doing Afghanistan?” Surely he must have meant our brave troops. What has he done, on the day after the Taliban staged a brazen attack on a hotel in Kabul, in a show of force to prove they’re ready and waiting when our troops go home prematurely? Will he lose the victory they’ve forged? Will the women of Afghanistan go back into their Taliban-imposed chains?
He’s been doing “Bin Laden?” Again, surely he must have meant our brave Navy SEALs. Wasn’t he called into the situation room off the golf course?
He’s been doing the Greek crisis? What has he done? Help foment riots? I’m only half joking. SEIU and ACORN have international affiliates. Failed socialism is a root cause of this rioting. Obama wants a European-style socialist state for America (fundamental transformation). Just ask Joe the Plumber.
Arrogance, thy name is Obama.
Obama also had choice words about what the American people “NEED TO UNDERSTAND.” Got that? We’re stupid. We NEED to UNDERSTAND what he, in all of HIS omnipotent wisdom, understands. That’s our problem. We’re stupid. How can Obama, godlike, possibly think we could ever grok what he KNOWS? But the Lecturer in Chief will try to condescend and talk down low enough to get through our stupidity.
Wait! What? He’s planning his OWN vacation (and probably his 76th game of golf soon, if not today). They’re going to Martha’s Vineyard in August! Don’t forget that Michelle Obama, the kids, their cousins, and the “friends of FLOTUS” just got back from safari in Africa–a trip that set the taxpayers back, during this debt crisis, by nearly $1 million. The artificial deadline for raising the debt ceiling is August 2. Just in time for the Obamas to take off for Martha’s Vineyard.
Listen up, Children (and that includes you, Congress): DO AS WE SAY, NOT AS WE DO.
Matthew Jaffe wrote on Politico that the press “corpse” laughed along with Obama; but something tells me that at least some of them must have been squirming at his tone and his smirk. (My mamma would say, “Wipe that smirk off your face!”) When will they sicken enough of this arrogant, tin-pot dictator wannabe and start asking the hard questions?
Isn’t this the SAME GUY who ridiculed McCain for going back to DC during the crash of 2008, while he blithely and coolly stayed on the campaign trail? Isn’t this the same press who ridiculed McCain for doing the same (leaving the campaign trail to return to DC)?
Mendacity, thy name is Obama.
In the presser, he said that what he’s done in Libya does not violate the War Powers Resolution. No? Why not? Because it all depends upon what the meaning of “hostilities” is. Apparently, it doesn’t mean lobbing missiles into another country without Congress declaring war.
This is an open thread. Feel free to weigh in on any topic.