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Obama’s Oval Office Hypocrisy
FoxNews.com ^ | January 30th, 2009 | Steven Milloy

Posted on 01/31/2009 10:44:14 AM PST by Joiseydude

Edited on 01/31/2009 10:49:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

“…the capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.


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And could this be the same Barack Obama who is looking to sign a stimulus bill that would spend billions of dollars installing millions of “smart meters” that would enable your power company to prevent you from being as comfortable as he is on hot and cold days?

While our new president is warm-and-toasty in the Oval Office, is he considering the plight of Michigan’s Marvin Schur, a 93-year World War II veteran, who was recently found frozen to death courtesy of a malfunctioning electricity “limiter” device installed by his power company?

Change has come to Washington. Elitism is dead. Long live elitism.

1 posted on 01/31/2009 10:44:14 AM PST by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

Hey, he’s eating $100/pound steak, why not?

“It’s good to be king!”


2 posted on 01/31/2009 10:47:54 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Obama: Corruption we can believe in.


3 posted on 01/31/2009 10:49:56 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: Joiseydude

Right now there are close to 1M people shivering in the dark from that ice storm, meanwhile Obama sits toasty in the oval office planning his super bowl party.


4 posted on 01/31/2009 10:50:17 AM PST by cmonkey
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To: Joiseydude
He needs to get about 10-million letters saying, "We will turn down our thermostats when YOU DO.".

A lot of black people I have worked with are very cold natured, I don't think it has anything to do with Hawaii...after all, it's probably hotter in Kenya.


5 posted on 01/31/2009 10:53:00 AM PST by FrankR (“Turtle up”, economically, for the duration of the 0bamanation.)
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To: Joiseydude
Amyone who is willing to work so hard to financially enslave us and our grandchildren by building our debt to the criminal bankers....

deserves to be warm and toasty.

6 posted on 01/31/2009 10:53:48 AM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: Joiseydude
"Pure BS" defined:

Barack Hussein Obama aka "Barry Soetoro"

Barry Soetoro= pure BS

7 posted on 01/31/2009 10:54:14 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Joiseydude
Now doesn't he look cool..I am sure he will get along fine with the tobacco industry all those free cigarettes..I just hope when this idiot smokes he goes outside and does not make the oval office smell like a whore house like Clinton did..
8 posted on 01/31/2009 10:56:36 AM PST by PLD
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To: Joiseydude

These things we know of SillyPutty:
1.Chicago is colder than DC but his alleged birth place is
Hawaii.
2. His pick of raising dissent is to battle with El Rushbo
3. He’s amazed that DC,MD & VA have school days off because of snow & ice and it’s not like Chicago ergo determination to develop the nation’s capitol to “flintiness”
4.Declares there’s too much “secrecy” witihin operational government yet has failed in his own transparency.
5. Keeps predicting doom and gloom for nationwide economy

What a Wonderful Week!/sarc


9 posted on 01/31/2009 10:57:02 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting------- for the COLB)
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To: Joiseydude
Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

Hey Mr. Green president you are suppose to turn down the thermostat and put on your jacket. Jimmy Carter, your idol, said wear a sweater.

Hypocrisy indeed.

10 posted on 01/31/2009 10:57:15 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: cmonkey

0bama doesn’t care about white people.


11 posted on 01/31/2009 10:57:19 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: cmonkey
"Right now there are close to 1M people shivering in the dark from that ice storm, meanwhile Obama sits toasty in the oval office planning his super bowl party."

Worth repeating yoru excellent post but a little louder.

Right now there are close to 1M people shivering in the dark from that ice storm, meanwhile Obama sits toasty in the oval office planning his super bowl party. - And I will add myself, where is Obama's FEMA response at people are freezing and dying? Maybe they are relaxing in his warm toasty oval office getting ready for the super bowl?
12 posted on 01/31/2009 10:57:55 AM PST by utahson
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

6. Oh yeah, I forgot, wagyu & cocktails.


13 posted on 01/31/2009 10:59:40 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting------- for the COLB)
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To: Joiseydude
How long did he live in Chicago? How long does it take to acclimate from warm Hawaii to cold Chicago?
14 posted on 01/31/2009 11:00:47 AM PST by Texagirl4W (It's the ten commandments, not the ten suggestions !!!!!)
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To: Joiseydude
Why shouldn't he crank up the heat. He's not paying the utility bill!!

Just imagine what the Press would do if Pres Bush 'cranked up the heat' in the Oval Office??

15 posted on 01/31/2009 11:01:28 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: utahson

hey hon, it’s a Parrrrr-tay


16 posted on 01/31/2009 11:01:31 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting------- for the COLB)
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To: Joiseydude
He cranks the Oval Office up to 77 - and we pay that bill.

Yet he intends to restrict how high we can put our thermostats, with no regard to different circumstances like children, the ill and the elderly.

But the new king will have his set at 77 thank you - too hot for a suit jacket.

Isn't that going to be lovely for all the poor statesmen and visiting dignitaries?

If people don't get a clue as to what Socialism is about - passing laws that control YOUR every move, but that they are exempt from - nothing will.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXIvmJ8xenc

I haven't watched TV news since Nov - are the media bringing this one more example of total hypocrisy up?

17 posted on 01/31/2009 11:03:30 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Travis McGee
And he has President Bush's oval office rug and chairs too! That is blasphemy, sacrilege I tell ya!”Clark, We need you” ( to get that big termite out of the Oval Office!)
18 posted on 01/31/2009 11:04:50 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: maine-iac7
He cranks the Oval Office up to 77 - and we pay that bill.

So will "CAP AND TRADE" legislation encourage him to turn down the heat??

19 posted on 01/31/2009 11:05:43 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: FrankR

Based on the assortment of people I have worked with in offices over the years, fat people get too warm and skinny folks get cold.


20 posted on 01/31/2009 11:08:19 AM PST by Canedawg (Lincoln freed the slaves, BO will free the terrorists. "Unity of purpose" my a- -, Mr.POS)
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To: utahson
where is Obama's FEMA response at people are freezing and dying?

Important point.

Where ARE they?

Is the media asking???

Did he go down to look at the problem?

Seems like President Bush always went to areas of disaster to see and to talk with the people...

Yet 'bama sits high, dry and very warm in the OO.

Oh I forgot. "HE won. He's King now."

21 posted on 01/31/2009 11:09:08 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Joiseydude

At least Jimmy Carter had the decency to wear a sweater. Over the next 4 years, we’re going to find that Obama makes Carter and Clinton look like saints.


22 posted on 01/31/2009 11:09:45 AM PST by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: rom

Ain’t that the truth, that this guy will give cover to two of our worst presidents in American history.


23 posted on 01/31/2009 11:11:15 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: utahson

According to the FEMA website, there are no “limiting factors or unmet needs” in the areas affected by ice. What is it that FEMA needs to be doing that you assert they are not doing?


24 posted on 01/31/2009 11:12:26 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: Texagirl4W
How long did he live in Chicago? How long does it take to acclimate from warm Hawaii to cold Chicago?

A long time if you keep your thermostats at 77. You don't think this is a new thing for him? It's just that now it's out in the open...all the while he was preaching at us how we couldn't have the thermostats at 72...or eat as much as we wanted to, or drive our SUV's ...

Simply the mind set of the Socialist Elite - you plebeians will do on little - we will live large, on money from your pockets.

25 posted on 01/31/2009 11:13:51 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Joiseydude
Hussein is just 'stimulating the economy' in the DC area by turning up the heat.

Not to worry, the utility companies in DC can use the extra revenue (from us taxpayers, of course).

26 posted on 01/31/2009 11:15:12 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
According to the FEMA website, there are no “limiting factors or unmet needs” in the areas affected by ice. What is it that FEMA needs to be doing that you assert they are not doing?

I'd make you a jug of Kool Aide but I don't keep the stuff in my house...;o)

27 posted on 01/31/2009 11:17:49 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Joiseydude
zero is more and more an impossible entity.

I hate the cold and there's no way you could get me to visit Chicago for longer than a week, let alone live there ... let alone ORGANIZE there.

Doesn't community organizer conjur up images of door to door, store-front offices, I know what you're going through, we have no heat too, and some etcetera's if I continue to ponder this.?

There are two explanations that I can accept.

zero's never been all that he's been written up to be ... or he is truly psychotic, braving the cold and windy city, fighting and stealing his way to the white house, so he can rub his hands and Snidely Whiplash laugh at all us minions.

I predict zero will limit it's public appearances as it becomes more exposed, and our government will be a defacto shadow government.

28 posted on 01/31/2009 11:19:48 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
In addition - I lived through 19 days without power during the 100-year Ice Storm of 1998 - in the north - in January.

I could give you a list of things that would have been extremely helpful - but I'll give you just one: water distribution. (No power, no water.)

29 posted on 01/31/2009 11:20:52 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Joiseydude

He’s such a POS. That POS cares about one person, HIMSELF. Where’s the dog his kids have been asking to have for years? He hasn’t lived in Hawaii in over 20 years and was there for a few years when he was young. Hawaii doesn’t have squat to do with being cold. It’s because he’s s skinny little wimp.


30 posted on 01/31/2009 11:25:10 AM PST by mojitojoe
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To: maine-iac7
I asked a question because I don't have the answer. The FEMA website did not leave any indication. Do you have any specific answer or are you simply slinging insults per usual?

Folks with attitudes like yours probably have alot to say about the media that won't ask a follow-up question when someone makes a statement that leaves questions. Ask a damned simple question around here and get lovely comments about kool-aid. Those are some nice conservative values. Good grief.

31 posted on 01/31/2009 11:28:11 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
The FEMA website did not leave any indication

am I wrong in thinking that FEMA doesn't act independently but upon the direction of the president?

32 posted on 01/31/2009 11:33:29 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Joiseydude
Hey everyone!

Let's all send a sweater to the Oval Office. (Doesn't have to be a new one - pick one up at Salvation Army - we gotta be thrifty, right?)

If the one who would be king suddenly got swamped with sweaters, that would make a comical news story the press wouldn't be able to resist.

They would include the video of his preaching to us about “you can't have your thermostats at 72, you can't eat all you want to...”

Another layer of sheeple would open an eye... and

(Someone, whose middle name must not again be mentioned, would be livid.)

33 posted on 01/31/2009 11:38:42 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: maine-iac7

I wonder how many people will freeze to death while he is watching the Super Bowl.
Our cable is out of order so we will miss it...life is hell in Coxland.


34 posted on 01/31/2009 11:44:22 AM PST by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: FixitGuy
Amyone who is willing to work so hard to financially enslave us and our grandchildren by building our debt to the criminal bankers....

deserves to be warm and toasty.

I can think of such a place - the 7th level should be just about right. :=)

35 posted on 01/31/2009 11:55:51 AM PST by Bob
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To: Joiseydude

He might have gotten away with shirt sleeves in the summer — on the basis of turning off the AC to save energy.

It makes no sense, whatsoever, to say that he had to take his jacket off, because he was feeling cold and had to crank up the heat.

Then, he had the audacity (without hope) to crack wise about Washingtonians delaying the opening of schools in a deadly ice storm — saying they needed to toughen up. (Imagine if Bush had joked about Katrina.)


36 posted on 01/31/2009 12:13:00 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Joiseydude
Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
All intelligent people who hate the cold and know how to use simple logic choose to live in places like Chicago. < /sarcasm >
37 posted on 01/31/2009 12:30:12 PM PST by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Joiseydude

Hmmmm, MY president didn’t diss the office...

Classless Kenyan illegal alien. Post your BC. Let’s see your DD-214. Show us your girly-man salute the loyal Marines at the WH and helicopter.


38 posted on 01/31/2009 12:48:59 PM PST by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: Joiseydude; pandoraou812
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say ‘OK.’ … That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

Zer0 is the President now so I take it seriously. My thermostat's at 74, my truck is bigger and gets worse mileage than an SUV and now I eat more than I want to.

39 posted on 01/31/2009 2:24:48 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: utahson
- And I will add myself, where is Obama's FEMA response at people are freezing and dying? Maybe they are relaxing in his warm toasty oval office getting ready for the super bowl?

Katrina (from the official White House website)

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration's "unconscionable ineptitude" in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region. He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment, business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.

President Barack Obama will partner with the people of the Gulf Coast to rebuild now, stronger than ever.

More lies. More promises broken.

40 posted on 01/31/2009 2:35:46 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye

Lmao! I am freezing & there is nothing I want to eat in this house. Lucky you.


41 posted on 01/31/2009 2:41:12 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: FixitGuy
"Amyone who is willing to work so hard to financially enslave us and our grandchildren by building our debt to the criminal bankers.... deserves to be warm and toasty."

"....deserves to be warm wired and toasty toasted."

42 posted on 01/31/2009 4:14:12 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: TigersEye

I didn’t go to the White House website in the past, so I have been wondering if this is a first—using the offical website to slander a previous President of the U.S.


43 posted on 01/31/2009 5:17:19 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
I only viewed the Bush WH website a dozen times or so during his tenure and only to see something specific that was under (then) current discussion. But I highly doubt that anything remotely like this was ever posted on Pres. Bush's WH website.

0bama's version was reportedly up and running, as it is now, within five minutes of his swearing in. Perhaps even more disgusting is his page "explaining" the Constitution and BoRs.

The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms.

IMO it is sedition for a sworn official of the U.S. gov. to promote a view of the Constitution and BoRs which is so obviously in direct opposition to its real meaning.

44 posted on 01/31/2009 5:40:04 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye
It's certainly at odds with the theory underlying the Declaration of Independence--Thomas Jefferson didn't believe that the government gave citizens the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But of course Thomas Jefferson was in France when the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were written.

I would assume that the earliest White House web site was set up during the Clinton years, perhaps during the second term--it wouldn't surprise me if WJC used it to say something negative about Ronald Reagan or George H. W. Bush, but he probably wouldn't have seen any benefit from doing so.

45 posted on 01/31/2009 5:51:14 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: reg45

Wouldn’t you or I crank up the temp just enough that we could leave our coat on and still be comfortable? It sounds like he didn’t want the coat on anyway. I’m not saying it is such a big deal but that explanation doesn’t fly. JMO


46 posted on 01/31/2009 6:11:54 PM PST by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance: Will Rogers)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I never viewed Clinton WH website but I really doubt they did anything close to this. Not because the Clintons aren't tacky people but because they are far more politically astute. As for the description of the 2nd Amendment; it reads as diametrically opposed to the actual wording of the amendment. It is antithetical to the principles described in the DoI. They could have simply posted a link to the Constitution and BoRs here.
47 posted on 01/31/2009 6:23:30 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Know et al

Just an excuse to wear the “Che” sweatshirt.


48 posted on 02/01/2009 5:29:13 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: TigersEye
They don't think people can handle the actual text of the Constitution and Bill of Rights--they need to be spoonfed a summary of what they are supposed to mean. Sort of a kindergarten version of "Cliff's Notes."

Of course, the 2nd amendment would have been the 4th amendment, if all 12 amendments proposed by Congress in 1789 had been ratified together. One of the two which wasn't adopted by enough states back then eventually became the 27th amendment (not that Congress pays any attention to it).

49 posted on 02/01/2009 10:27:15 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Texagirl4W

Didn’t “The One” also attend Columbia University (in tropical New York City) and Harvard University (in tropical Boston), but then perhaps it’s warmer there now due to GoreBull warming.


50 posted on 02/01/2009 12:43:17 PM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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