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Biggest Obama Mistake … So Far

February 13, 2009

“What Barack Obama should have done….”  That’s how Obama supporter and true believer Geraldo Rivera started today during his TV commentary.

It’s tragic, really, when people speak about the President of the United States in the past tense after only a few weeks time.

Like he’s finished or irrelevant.  Like he’s already made the biggest mistake of his life.  The biggest mistake of his presidency.

The stimulus is already a national joke.  People not only fail to believe it will work: they are disgusted by the conduct of their elected representatives and the process used to formulate this bill.

Stimulus Proves Obama (And The NYT) Doesn’t Understand What “Bipartisanship” Means; Or Doesn’t Care

Al Sharpton is angry on the left.  And Al D’Amato is angry on the right.

Between those two poles we the average voters are left without recourse or hope, in large measure.

People are already saying the good living they enjoyed in America most of their lives may be a thing of the past.

Mike Huckabee, former Republican governor of Arkansas, sitting with Geraldo Rivera this morning, wondered if his children and grand children will enjoy the America of his youth again.  Or maybe it is now lost forever….

Stimulus: “This is an oink oink bill” 
 Despite Stimulus, Economists’ Hopes for Second-Half Recovery Fade
Obama: No Vision as Foundation to Spending; Except Maybe Socialism

Schumer Says Americans Don’t Care About Pork Spending



Al Sharpton criticizes Democrats over stimulus bill

February 12, 2009

One wonders if anyone will be happy with the stimulus….

 Obama: It Seems Nobody Likes Your Stimulus

The Rev. Al Sharpton criticized Democrats on Wednesday for “diluting” education portions of the economic stimulus bill in order to get re-elected. In a speech at Middlebury College, the civil rights leader also encouraged collegians to become vocal advocates for change.

“I am a civil rights activist and advocate,” he told a packed house of 675 people. “I do not seek, as many who seek political office, to be appreciated or liked. I do not seek approval as opposed to clarity, unlike some politicians. I was concerned to see that some of the Democratic members of the Senate took out the portions that gave real vision and strength to president Obama’s stimulus plan and diluted educational funding. It seems they were more concerned about midterm elections than vision.”

Read the rest from the Associated Press:


Obama: It Seems Nobody Likes Your Stimulus

February 12, 2009

There is already a chorus of critics on the left and the right saying the stimulus is all wrong.

Al Sharpton and a pack of economists say it doesn’t spend enough.

And Wall Street Journal economists surveyed said the recovery will likely not come this year.

Al Sharpton criticizes Democrats over stimulus bill

 Obama: No Vision as Foundation to Spending; Except Maybe Socialism

Despite Stimulus, Economists’ Hopes for Second-Half Recovery Fade

Stimulus: China Will Fund U.S. Debt But “We Hate You Guys”

GOP Rep Says Stimulus is Garbage, Details “Intentionally Hidden from Lawmakers, American Voters”

Many Republicans say they get credit for holding spending down.

I say it has no vision and tend to agree with Tom Friedman of the New York Times who wrote:

“We don’t want to come out of this crisis with just inflation, a mountain of debt and more shovel-ready jobs. We want to — we have to — come out of it with a new Intel, Google, Microsoft and Apple. I would have loved to have seen the stimulus package include a government-funded venture capital bank to help finance all the start-ups that are clearly not starting up today — in the clean-energy space they’re dying like flies — because of a lack of liquidity from traditional lending sources.”

And most Americans see nothing happening and “experts” saying “it will work over a few years.”

Hard to swallow in the era of instant gratification.

Bill Sammon, a frequent talking head on Fox News, said this afternoon that the Democrats and their drive for overspending and the president’s constant foot on the feel good accelerator “has unwittingly given the Republicans their mojo back.”

Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire abruptly withdrew his nomination as commerce secretary Thursday, citing “irresolvable conflicts” with President Barack Obama’s handling of the economic stimulus and 2010 census.

Obama Commerce Secretary Nominee Judd Gregg Withdraws

Republicans stuck by their core values and mostly stuck together on the stimulus.  The only voices heard speaking about the long term implications of our huge debt — something the independent CBO underscored — and the tremendous downside of this borrowed-spending were from conservatives.

Now despite a week of Obama “town hall” meetings and pep talks, I can’t hear the music and words of  “Joy for the Stimulus” wafting through the air.

That’s because the stimulus is, in many ways, a pork fest developed by Nancy Pelosi and the very liberal and near sighted Democrats in the House.

Now Nancy-and-the-nearsighted have blown most of the available money for the other earth changing plans they covet.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., enters Ford's Theatre ... 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., enters Ford’s Theatre for its reopening and the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln’s birth, in Washington, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. George Lucas is to receive the Lincoln Medal in honor of his accomplishments.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

And, I find it difficult to swallow the president’s constant snuggling with Abraham Lincoln.  I just don’t buy it and here’s why.

During his Monday evening news conference didn’t President Obama characterize the stimulus debate as a talk between those who had a solution (Democrats) and those who had no solution (Republicans)?

I think so.  He threw bipartisanship and unity away.

Then today he urged all Americans to unite as Lincoln would have us do.  Forgive and forget.  We all serve under one flag.

You know what?  I gagged.

The president and his pals want to run the census, spend all the money in the treasury, and change the course of America in the direction of socialism.

And they have made it pretty clear they don’t want to hear from the “Republicans who got us into this.”

“I won” a few weeks ago is now, today, on Lincoln’t Birthday, “Why can’t you guys unite behind me?” 

There is an ugly implied “you guys are not real patriots” here….

 Still, we wondered if Mr. Obama could over-do the Lincoln analogy. Is it in his political interest to mind-meld with another president? Is he being presumptuous? Is he raising expectations?  See:

Obama’s “My way or the highway” vs “better ideas”

Tom Friedman:

Obama Didn’t Need Rick Warren for Prayer; Others Abound

December 19, 2008

We are told here at Peace and Freedom that the President-elect considered a broad spectrum of pastors to come to Washington to assist in the invocation of God at the inauguration in January….

The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Caroline Kennedy have lunch ... 
The Reverend Al Sharpton, left, and Caroline Kennedy have lunch at famed soul food restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem, New York, Thursday Dec. 18, 2008.  Sharpton was not available in January because he’ll be praying for his own shot in the Senate and commenting on the Obama presidency on TV…

U. S Rep. Bobby Rush speaks after Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich ... 
None of thse guys has a prayer….U. S Rep. Bobby Rush speaks after Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announces his choice of former Ill. Attorney General Roland Burris, right, to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 in Chicago.(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Supporters say that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is misunderstood.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Said “God damn America”
during church sermon. Probably not right for an
inauguration….Obama was a member of  Wright’s
church and contributed money for some 20 years….
But Wright is now wrong for Obama….

Jesse Jackson is not available this January because he is having his scowl surgically removed.  He also said he wanted to “cut off Obama’s balls” which didn’t help his chances….

President-elect Barack Obama gestures during a news conference ... 
President-elect Barack Obama lists his many
possible pastors….

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with Pastor Marshall ... 
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with Pastor Marshall Hatch of the New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church as he arrives at his home with Pastor Ira Acree, right, of the Greater St. John Bible Church, and the Rev. Steve Jones, president of the Baptist pastor’s conference, Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in Chicago.  Most of the pastors from Illinois are busy this month and next….

Rahm says there are still some guys available for the “God Gig”….

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., pauses during his remarks at ... 
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., pauses during his remarks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.  Little Jesse said he was not available…. and really pissed off….

The Pope and all Catholic pastors declined
and said they’d be doing  “ministry to
little boys”…..

John McCain
This guy said he’s praying for rain…..

John Kerry
This guy said “this whole deal is a nightmare”….

She’s trying to pray her way out of the “the single greatest love story” fraud…. Photo: Getty Images 

RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2008  A performer rests during a religious ... 
A performer rests during a religious carnival marking Ashura on day eight of Muslim holy month of Moharram in Sede, near of the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 17, 2008. Ashura, a 10-day-long event commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Iman Hussein in battle 1,300 years ago. Most Muslim Holy Men are busy this next January. ….REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

President-elect Obama’s statement:

Let me start by talking about my own views. I think that it is no secret that I am a fierce advocate for equality for gay and lesbian Americans. It is something that I have been consistent on and something that I intend to continue to be consistent on during my presidency. What I’ve also said is that it is important for America to come together, even though we may have disagreements on certain social issues, and I would note that a couple of years ago, I was invited to Rick Warren’s church to speak despite his awareness that I held views that were entirely contrary to his when it came to gay and lesbian rights, when it came to issues like abortion. Nevertheless I had an opportunity to speak, and that dialogue I think is part of what my campaign’s been all about, that we’re not going to agree on every single issue, but what we have to do is to be able to create an atmosphere where we can disagree without being disagreeable, and then focus on those things that we hold in common as Americans.


The Gettysburg address was about this short, covered a lot more ground and had more clarity…..

Abraham Lincoln
Not available….

What Church for Obama?

St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House