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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s campaign speech on July 3, 2008? 

Answer: Apparently, it is irresponsible and “unpatriotic” to add $4 trillion to our national debt.

Interesting… Especially when this headline showed up on CBS News a couple days ago:

National debt has increased $4 trillion under Obama

The latest posting by the Treasury Department shows the national debt has now increased $4 trillion on President Obama’s watch.

The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $14.639 trillion.

It’s the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.

The national debt increased $4.9 trillion during the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush. The debt now is rising at a pace to surpass that amount during Mr. Obama’s [first] term.

According to Obama, his own failed policies must have an “unpatriotic” element to them. After all, it was Obama and his Democratic Congress who managed to add another $4 trillion to our national debt in a quick two and a half years.

Democrats are trying to push back against Republicans who are using this story as ammo against President Obama’s campaign. They are attempting to use the dismal approval ratings of Congress to shutdown Republicans. The problem with this strategy is that the Democratic Party held the majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate, but I guess they’re hoping the American people will be hit with amnesia. Also, if it is Congress’s fault for the extreme increase in our national debt, then wouldn’t it be then-Senator Obama’s fault for the trillions of dollars added on to our national debt under President Bush? Sorry, but you can’t have it both ways Democrats.

As for the Republicans, this video/audio clip is political gold for the 2012 presidential campaign and will soon be featured in dozens of political advertisements. Just wait and see.

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Above is a video clip from the hit television series The West Wing where Josh Lyman, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the president, thinks he can easily handle the White House press pool. Notice how he gets stumped at the end of the clip about an “inflation plan”. Instead of admitting that the president doesn’t have a plan to tackle the possibility of inflation, Josh decides to call the press pool stupid and tells that he does have a plan. Entertaining, right?

Now let’s comeback to reality.

Here’s a video clip of President Obama’s White House Press Secretary Jay Carney from earlier today:

Haha… Priceless! It’s crazy how The West Wing can mirror real life at times.

On a serious note, where’s the [real] president’s plan at???

Guy Benson – from Townhall.com – made an interesting point:

Since his unmitigated failure of a budget was unanimously defeated in the Senate, this president has refused to offer a specific plan of his own on virtually anything at all.  Instead, he talks about “visions” and “contours” and “frameworks” — and tries to blame his opponents when his poor leadership is exposed.  Over the last five days, the president has (a) undermined a bargain with John Boehner by introducing an unacceptable eleventh-hour condition, (b) rejected “out of hand” a bipartisan compromise that he found to be politically unpalatable, and (c) delivered a speech that painted his opponents as the intractable extremists.  In light of this behavior, it’s entirely reasonable for Americans to wonder what, precisely, Barack Obama’s proposed solution might be.  Today, the White House dismissively waived off that question as a GOP talking point and condescendingly inquired if the journalist who dared to ask it was capable of taking notes.

Well said.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s plans for 2012?

Answer: He’s running for re-election! I know, shocking right?

Don’t be confused folks. The video posted above is actually President Obama’s first political advertisement. Hot Air reports:

Barack Obama is running for President in 2012, but he may be the last person we’ll actually see on this campaign.  The Obama 2012 team released its first web ad this morning, but other than a couple of long-distance clips, Obama himself is nowhere to be seen.  Equally absent — any hint of issues or claims of accomplishments.

How much trouble does O-12 face? They couldn’t even find enough enthusiastic people to fill out a commercial. In 2008, it was all about the passion, and yet only one person even mentions this, and only to say that Obama’s too busy to work that magic again. One of the last voices we hear in the ad comes from a North Carolina man who admits that he doesn’t agree with Obama on “everything,” but that he “respects” Obama. Yes, that’s the kind of momentum one longs to see at the start of a presidential campaign.

The advertisement is so boring that some people are even comparing it to a DeVry University ad. Haha.

On the Republican side of things, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty released a rebuttal to President Obama’s campaign ad. Check it out below:

Now that’s more like it!

Also, the Republican National Committee launched their own ad along with a new landing page: HopeIsntHiring.com. In all honesty, the RNC needs to stay away from the gentlemen who did the narrating on that one, because he doesn’t fit the intensity of an attack ad.

Let the election season begin!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama during his press conference on his latest budget proposal?

Answer: He accidentily dropped the S-Bomb.

Haha. Oops:

“Bring annual domestic spending to its lowest s*** — lowest share to the economy since Dwight Eisenhower.”

It happens…

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked then-Senator Obama’s appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show in February 2008?

Answer: He used the exact same argument that Judge Robert Vinson used to overturn Obama’s health care overhaul legislation.

Clearly President Obama doesn’t believe his signature health care legislation is constitutional:

She’s have the government force every individual to buy insurance, and I don’t have such a mandate because I don’t think the problem is that people don’t want health insurance.  It’s that they can’t afford it …

Well, if things were that easy, I could mandate everybody buy a house, and that, you know, and that would solve, you know, the problem of homelessness.  It doesn’t.

Also, then-Senator Obama made the same argument on CNN:

OBAMA: Let’s break down what she really means by a mandate. What’s meant by a mandate is that the government is forcing people to buy health insurance and so she’s suggesting a parent is not going to buy health insurance for themselves if they can afford it. Now, my belief is that most parents will choose to get health care for themselves and we make it affordable.

Here’s the concern. If you haven’t made it affordable, how are you going to enforce a mandate. I mean, if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house. The reason they don’t buy a house is they don’t have the money. And so, our focus has been on reducing costs, making it available. I am confident if people have a chance to buy high-quality health care that is affordable, they will do so. That’s what our plan does and nobody disputes that.

Here is Judge Robert Vinson’s reference to Obama’s argument in his opinion overturning Obamacare:

The problem with this legal rationale, however, is it would essentially have unlimited application. There is quite literally no decision that, in the natural course of events, does not have an economic impact of some sort. The decisions of whether and when (or not) to buy a house, a car, a television, a dinner, or even a morning cup of coffee also have a financial impact that — when aggregated with similar economic decisions — affect the price of that particular product or service and have a substantial effect on interstate commerce. To be sure, it is not difficult to identify an economic decision that has a cumulatively substantial effect on interstate commerce; rather, the difficult task is to find a decision that does not.

Oops!

It is clear this president only cares about his own far-left agenda and does not care about our US Constitution. Some Constitutional scholar he is… Pff.

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Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin went On The Record with Greta Van Susteren last night to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union address and she did not hold back any punches:

Well, speaking of last night, that was a tough speech to sit through and try to stomach because the president is so off base in his ideas in how it is he believes government is going to create jobs. Obviously, government growth won’t create any jobs. It’s the private sector that can create the jobs. His theme last night in the State of the Union was the WTF, you know, “Winning the Future,” and I thought OK, that acronym, spot on. There were a lot of WTF moments throughout that speech.

As Ed Morrissey – from Hot Air – points out, her comment refers to President Obama’s argument that we have to “make sure we aren’t buried under a mountain of debt.” Sadly, it is clear the current administration has a really short memory, because our national debt has increased $3 trillion since President Obama stepped foot into the Oval Office. Palin’s “WTF” comment was spot on!

Side-Note: I cannot wait for the liberal mainstream media to go absolutely bonkers over this sound bite.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the memorial for the victims of the Tucson shooting tragedy?

Answer: Thousands of blue “Together We Thrive” t-shirts.

Was this a campaign rally or memorial service? Tom Fitton – from Big Government – reports:

Adding to the inappropriate atmosphere were thousands of blue “Together We Thrive,” t-shirts and posters plastered all over the place, an obvious play on a popular Obama presidential campaign theme from 2008.

Perhaps it was also the fact that the whole event was “branded” in the first place: “Together We Thrive: Tucson and America.”

Perhaps it was the cheering throngs of Obama fans whooping and hollering as the President took to the stage, making the whole event seem more like a pep rally than a memorial. (And the same goes for Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, who also reportedly received a thunderous reception.)

Or, conversely, perhaps it was the smattering of boos that erupted when Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican, took to the stage to deliver her remarks — a reaction that “would have been hard to imagine, say, in the days after the Oklahoma City bombing,” the New York Times noted.

Perhaps it was all of those shameless attempts by liberals to play politics with this massacre leading up to the memorial event — suggesting, if not outright claiming, that this tragedy was the fault of “right wingers” in general and Glen Beck and Sarah Palin specifically. (I documented many of these ridiculous statements previously.)

Given the political nature of the event, many people questioned the funding involved in the t-shirt controversy. This is what they found out:

On January 20 the University told us it had no documents responsive to our first request. And it gave us one document responsive to our second request showing that the t-shirts cost the University of Arizona $60,885. Supposedly, the University of Arizona is paying this bill without the use of “tuition, state allocations, tax dollars or student fees.” Money is fungible, so the taxpayers apparently helps pay this bill, however indirectly.

Playing politics with a tragedy? Debatable.

Inappropriate expenditure for a public university? Absolutely.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s twenty-four months in office?

Answer: He’s similar to a cardboard standee.

John Conrad Arens – from RedState – writes:

Can I be candid for a moment?

Barack Obama is the first President in my lifetime to have had the luxury of some twenty-four months in office, and yet have no need to exhibit even the slightest bit of leadership…

On anything .

He’s deferred tough decisions regarding the budget deficit to a “blue-ribbon” commission. He let Nancy Pelosi and her gang of Merry Pranksters write the $900-billion dollar “stimulus” bill. He let his Attorney General, Eric The Holder, write the administrative policy regarding civilian trials for enemy combatants.

He let Harry Reid take the slings and arrows on “Obamacare”, even to the point of just letting the House of Rerehensibles vote on THAT version– Obama never DID introduce his own version of “health-care reform”. He has Janet Incompetano take the heat for the new search-and-destroy guidlines at airports. He let BP, Haley Barbour, and Bobby Jindahl, et al, run around in a frenzied panic while the Gulf of Mexico (which is supposed to be guarded and patrolled by US forces) became an oil slick. (–On second thought, I guess he did command a rear-guard action of attorneys to sue someone –anyone — for the disaster.)

Obama lets his wife zumba about, attacking fat kids, while he stays home, eats burgers, smokes, and watches basketball on TV. He has his pantywaist generals stand in front of the microphones and defend the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell (I’ll give you a call, sailor!)”. He let his arch-nemesis George Bush write both his TARP legislation, and, off all things, his tax policy.

The President, as far as I can tell, has presided over nothing , unless you count the ballooning of both the national debt and the unemployment rate, which has skyrocketed from the high 6-percents when he came into office, and has settled in nicely around 10%. In the end, we called it “Obamacare”, but it’s quite evident that the past two years ought to just be called “Obamacouldn’tcareless”.

In fact, the only time I see the man exhibit any passion at all is when he’s late for a vacation, or a date with Michelle: “Hey, guys, can you hurry up with all this governing stuff? I have a 2:45 tee-time”.

We were supposed to be all giddy back in the winter of 2009 when he “gave the command” to allow a marine sharpshooter to pick off a dirty , teen-age Somali pirate– Look at the Leadership! And even here, he left it to his field commanders to devise the follow-on strategy.

Which leads me to a question: What will happen when America really needs a leader, rather than a legislative liaison, or a Fuss-and-Feathers General Oompah-Pah to revue the troops? What will this man, who, as far as I can tell has never had an original thought, do when faced with a crisis?

I have an inkling: Just think Jimmy Carter, and crashed helicopters in the sands of Araby.

Haha. I love this analysis.

During the past few months, while talking with my parents, we have noticed the same pattern. Granted, we never made the cardboard standee comparison, but we have complained numerous times about how President Obama seems to pass his duties on to other individuals inside his administration. Unfortunately for them, President Obama seems to eventually toss them right under the bus.

True leadership… In the form of cardboard. Props to Obama.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the the college  demographic?

Answer: Whether or not they realize it, President Obama has epically let them down.

Props to the College Republican National Committee for this brand new ad.

Only a misinformed college student could be happy with all the so-called “improvements” President Obama has made within the young demographic that showed up to the polls in order to get him elected. After all, his liberal agenda might end affordable health-care at universities, increase their premiums, and gave us an unemployment rate hovering around 20% for young adults . Unfortunately, President Obama wasn’t the “cool” centrist they thought he would be.

It’s time for college students to wake up and recover from their Obamamania Syndrome. This ad, is step one.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Democrats’ latest political campaign strategy?

Answer: Go after House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) in an attempt to tie him to lobbyists.

Over the past week, President Obama has clearly made it a point to go after Rep. Boehner (Watch here and here). To put more emphasis on the House Minority Leader, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) released the new political advertisement posted above. Unfortunately for Rep. Boehner, this is not the only attack he is receiving. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs used his Twitter account the other day to tweet about Rep. Boehner’s so-called “lobbyist friends.”:

Press Secretary Robert Gibb's Twitter

Unfortunately for the White House, they must not have looked into themselves and their own beloved Democratic Party. Take a gander at the members of Congress who received the most money from lobbyists this campaign cycle:

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Hmm… That’s odd! I don’t see GOP House Minority Leader Boehner’s name on that list anywhere. Also, if you’re color blind, 15 out of the 20 are Democrats. Shucks, it appears the Democrats’ new attack strategy might be a little hypocritical and doesn’t work out too well.

Here’s another interesting point:

If you concentrate on the House of Representatives where John Boehner serves the story is just as bad for Gibbs and the progressive Democrats. There are 60 Members of the House who accept more lobby money than Bohner, 45 of them (75%) are members of the President’s party. Boehner’s $39.5 thousand in lobbyist donations (the red bar) pale on comparison to that of the Democratic house leadership.

You can see that comparison here:

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Plus, let’s not forget about all that handy-dandy organized labor union/special interest money the Democratic Party is extremely addicted to. After all, $40.3 million (out of the total $43.2 million) in union campaign contributions was given to House Democrats. As for the top recipients of that money, here you go:

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😯 Well, would you look at that! That graph appears to be bluer than the ocean! Talk about outside influence…

Go ahead President Obama, Robert Gibbs, and the rest of the Democratic Party. Keep on pushing your new narrative and demonization approach, because you just look completely desperate and insanely hypocritical.

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