The last days of the Obama presidency.

Another day, another misstep by Obama. This morning the President once again inserted himself smack in the middle of the debt reduction talks. Once again, he spouted nonsense about bipartisanship. As more than one political pundit reminded us, the only thing Obama can do is either sign or veto a bill put before him. He has no business getting involved in the adult process of getting a bill passed in Congress. Mr. President – leave it to the professionals.

Let’s go through a short list of his failures to get a debt deal done.

Simpson-Bowles. Did he sign it into law? Nope. Never got through Congress, as it was met with disapproval from both parties.

A clean debt ceiling bill. Never got through the House.

The Biden Plan. Talks broke down after Obama tried to finesse the deal through “compromise”.

The Grand Bargain. Speaker Boehner had to literally walk out on the President upon indications the Tea Party wouldn’t march in lock-step with the President and his “balanced approach”.

Cut, Cap and Balance. Didn’t make it through the Senate after Obama threatened to veto it.

And now a last-ditch effort by Speaker Boehner to get a deal done by asking the Tea Party to make huge sacrifices to Obama seems perilously close to failure.

Throughout the debate, the President has failed to lead every time he let congressional leaders battle over the details. Throughout the debate, the President has acted like a dictator, summoning congressional leaders to the White House.

Mr. President, let me remind you, it was Bush who was The Decider – not you.

It is still possible to save the country from economic collapse. All we need to do is get Obama and Biden to resign in disgrace, and have John Boehner assume the Presidency. Eric Cantor would then take over as Speaker. Then we’d see Washington back on track. After all, it’s important to note that if John McCain were President, this debt ceiling nonsense would have cleared Congress not in a matter of months, but in a matter of hours.

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Have it your way.

Prevailing wisdom says let the government default. Allow our credit rating to drop. Pay the interest on our outstanding debt first and stop payments on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Do not, under any circumstances, raise taxes.

I’ve reached the point that I realize opposing those ideas is counterproductive. Any kind of balanced approach to solve our debt crisis and avoid default will not succeed in Washington, and is anathema to the vast majority of the American people. They want Obama out of office and they want America to start over, with a clean slate.

No logic, no reason, will change anyone’s mind, so what’s the point? Americans are more upset that Obama interrupted The Bachelorette than that we might be headed for a major economic crisis. So, have it your way.

The law’s the law.

A couple of years ago, the Minnesota school district Michele Bachmann represents passed legislation that school employees could not teach that homosexuality was a ‘normal, valid lifestyle.’ The policy was later changed to require staff to remain neutral on the subject, but only if it should come up in class. Since then, nine students, victims of anti-gay bullying, have committed suicide:

Michele Johnson, whose 13-year-old daughter Samantha was one of the first students in the Anoka-Hennepin district to commit suicide in 2009, says she now wishes she’d never moved to the area.

‘I feel if I hadn’t moved to this district my daughter wouldn’t have died,’ Ms Johnson told Mother Jones.

The teachers used the excuse that they chose not to intercede for fear of losing their jobs. No, I’m not making that up. These public servants, who are charged with the duty of teaching our children how to survive in this cold, cruel world, decided that their paychecks were more important than human life.

The law’s the law? Well, if that’s true, and these teachers were simply “following orders”, they should be held guilty under the law. Nine murders. And these “public servants” signed contracts, knowing full well they would lose their jobs if they helped a victim of bullying. So the murders they committed were premeditated.

You have a problem with “homo-neutral” legislation? Work to get the law changed. But for now, these teachers need to be prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law.

Hope that clears it up…

Washington’s debt ceiling showdown is nearing a dramatic Hollywood blockbuster conclusion sure to keep pundits and partisans on the edge of their seats till the final credits roll. This is clearly a case where right-versus-wrong logic fails us. There are many conflicting and divergent aspects to this situation.

Republicans generally believe taxes are a drain on the market, which is bad for jobs. Democrats generally believe the only fiscally responsible position is to look at both sides of the ledger, revenues and spending. Some on the left sincerely believe the federal government has an obligation to stand up for the disenfranchised. Some on the right sincerely believe in limited government. Many simply enjoy the brinksmanship. Some are wholly owned subsidiaries of interest groups. Most of them are worried about getting reelected. And I believe all of them think they’re doing what’s best for the country.

Hope that clears it up…

Warning: This post will piss you off.

Seems the President had some time to kill yesterday, since Boehner wouldn’t return his phone calls. So Obama did what he’s been doing over and over, again and again. Fulfilling campaign promises:

On Friday, President Barack Obama fulfilled a 2008 campaign pledge, formally ending the ban. After meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, the president certified to Congress that repealing the ban would not jeopardize the military’s ability to fight.

“As commander in chief, I have always been confident that our dedicated men and women in uniform would transition to a new policy in an orderly manner that preserves unit cohesion, recruitment, retention and military effectiveness,” Obama said in a statement. “Service members will no longer be forced to hide who they are in order to serve our country.”

Let the homophobic hate-fest begin!

kenyan muslim marxist jihadist warrior–and now gay too…

is our illegal pres gay?…

obozo is all about radical left wing ideology and to hel* with military morale. he phoeied up a “study” to make it look like the military really wanted perversions openly displayed. yeah right, obozo…

Sounds good to me. Send these unnatural creatures onto the front lines and reduce the queer population…

disgusting…does any one really want their kids serving with these perverts…they are an insult to god and country…

I had no idea that Obama was a queer. The first Muslim ever, to my knowledge…

Mohammed Obama the Gay Allah is a lying flying chimpanzee proof of what Arabs did with camels…

These are just a few of the hundreds of responses, to what I thought was good news, from true Christian American patriots. I don’t even know what to say…

True Patriotism

Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don’t believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science…

For some reason, this comes as a surprise to a lot of people. Republicans have used patriotic symbolism for a long, long time, and their advertising strategy has worked quite well. Disagree with Bush, a Republican President, and you’re un-American. Disagree with Obama, a Democratic President, and you’re a patriot.

Many cite this study as proof democrats hate America. That’s the point. Democrats vote, serve, pay taxes, pledge allegiance; everything republicans do. They love their country every bit as much as republicans. But advertising works. We all know this. Hell, it’s the American way…

The Stupidest People in the World

President Obama Threatens to Veto “Cut, Cap and Balance”

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is a big sponsor of the bill and noted his party is doing what they promised when they got elected. “[T]his is just kicking the can down the road. And that’s — the American people sent us here to make big tough choices. They didn’t send us here to set up a commission, give the president veto power. That’s not what they sent us here to do,” he said on Fox News Sunday.

“We are headed for a cliff. If we don’t fix it, it’s — now, we are in big trouble,” Jordan added.

While there is some support in the House, it is not expected to make it through the Senate.

Did you catch that? Cut, Cap and Balance doesn’t have enough support to get through the House; but even if it did, it would never pass in the Senate. It’s just the latest in a long list of symbolic votes John Boehner and his Republican comrades have made in order to please their base ahead of the next election. But Republicans – and Fox News, of course – are already attacking Obama for saying if this ridiculous bill came to his desk he’s not retarded enough to sign it.

Given that we’re speeding headlong into Great Depression II unless the debt ceiling is raised – and raised soon – the President has been working nearly nonstop to negotiate a deal with Republicans who continue to play foolish games like Cut, Cap and Balance. With all this going on, we’ve recently heard from the stupidest people in the world:

Representatives of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee took Obama’s campaign headquarters in downtown Chicago by storm early this afternoon. The group, led by press secretary Neil Sroka, was there to deliver a petition signed by 200,000 of its members. If Obama allows Congress to make cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security funding during deliberations over the debt ceiling and the federal deficit, those who signed the petition pledge to refuse to donate or volunteer to Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Please remember recent history on this one. Last November unions sat out the elections because they didn’t think the Democratic Party was working hard enough for them. Union-busting republicans, like Scott Walker, swept into office. The LGBT community also withdrew support last November. The result? Well, for example, in Pa. a Rick Santorum clone was elected to the Senate, while Congressman Patrick Murphy, the guy who got rid of DADT actually lost!

So, Progressive Change Campaign, what do you think Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are gonna look like under President Bachmann?