Skip to comments.President Obama Fires The Starting Gun
Posted on 09/11/2010 10:20:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
With a tendentious, sneering speech in Cleveland this week, President Obama launched the fall campaign.
The president who never stops campaigning even when he is denouncing the permanent campaign has only one way to actually signal to his (dwindling) troops that he is summoning them to a particularly important political battle.
When Barack Obama gets serious, he personalizes the attack and he raises the volume.
So the president went to the shore of Lake Erie to attack GOP House Leader John Boehner, whom the president rightly fears is close to becoming the new House Speaker, and thus his principal rival for the next two years.
Boehner is an enormous threat to Obama because if Obama can lose the House, he can lose the presidency.
If Obama fails to rally his troops one time, the alleged magic is gone.
If Boehner beats Obama, the Obama-Carter comparison grows more and more compelling.
So all rhetorical barrels were leveled at Boehner, and when the president was finished...John Boehner didn't have a scratch on him.
In fact the Democratic troops not only did not rally to the flag, they ran farther and faster from Obama.
The president proposed massive amounts of new spending on top of the mountain of debt he and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have already rung up.
The president insisted on a massive new tax on employers and small business owners who are already paying most of the country's income taxes.
And Obama said nearly nothing about his ruinous Obamacare nightmare which has begun to roll out across the country, causing the premiums of individuals to rise even as health care costs continue to soar. The signature legislation of Obama's first two years in office got a brief, perfunctory mention and then the president was off to attack Boehner. That was the giveaway moment: The president cannot run on his record, even after a docile Congress has delivered newly every part of his hard-left agenda. Instead he must run against John Boehner.
Boehner has conducted a shrewd and disciplined campaign, refusing to detail a specific set of proposals or even a timetable for moving to stop the massive tax hikes or to begin the rollback of Obamacare. On my show and in other venues he has stuck to the general --and most important--point, that the out-of-control spending must stop.
This refusal to detail plans is frustrating to the chattering class of which I am a member, but it is shrewd politics. Boehner has admitted that there will be a need for speed when and if he gets the Speaker's gavel, but he won't provide any targets for the president and his gang to shoot at. Their destructive policies are and will remain the target. Boehner and the GOP doesn't need a manifesto. Their manifesto is, simply, "repeal and replace' stop the spending and the apologies."
And that is enough. On Thursday's program I interviewed 11 Republican challengers from across the country --from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona and California. Their names and links to their campaigns are all listed at HughHewitt.com. I urged my audience and I urge every reader to donate $25 or $50 or more to as many of them as possible. They represent a quarter of the pick-ups the GOP needs to regain the House majority.
These eleven are from very different backgrounds: Two farmers, a dentist, two Marines, five businessmen, a Hill veteran. Most of them never considered a career in politics until very recently, but now they are the proverbial "mad as hell" and running hard. Most have children, young children, including many under two.
They all said the same thing as Leader Boehner: This has to stop. The president, Pelosi and Reid are ruining the country and with it the future of these and all American kids.
It isn't a long platform, but John Boehner is right. It is indeed enough to say "Stop!" and mean it.
If you agree that it must stop, then visit my site and dig deep. And then visit NRCC.org and make one more contribution for the other 30+ seats the GOP must pick up if sanity is to return to the Congress.
We’ll know Barry is in full campaign mode when he starts taking frequent trips back and forth between Hawaii and the mainland. Gotta keep a close eye on the “security” of that birth certificate.
Yo, Zippy! Keep up the good work!
Continue to attack and insult the very people you were elected to represent! That’s the ticket!
Three of his candidates are in AZ. They are good chances. If Schweikert can pick off Mitchell, that’s an indication of a tidal wave.
Was it an assault starting gun?
You have a Schweikert running in AZ? Is he related to the PA Schweikert, who was an R politician that considered running for President?
More like a sopping-wet firecracker.
So, Obama’s message to America: “Vote Democrat or run the risk of losing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.”
I hope Obama sticks on message.
The fall campaign has been underway for some time. Giving this guy credit for starting it is kind of silly.
Obama says he is not a Muslim but he sure sounds like and speaks like one.
No Schweikert in PA politics on google search.
David Schweikert is running for Congress in AR. Looks good, too.
Obama is the worst President in American history because he is the most mentally sick person ever to sneak into the White House.
Obama is a vicious, hate-filled, dishonest, narcissist, devisive, nasty, thin-skinned, malicious, and destructive President in our history.
He hates whites, the middle class, national security, Jews, Christians, free enterprise, small business, success, American Exceptionalism, etc. etc.
Thus, at every conceivable decision point, Obama will always pick what is the worst choice for America.
Ofcourse, I am biased so it is hard to know of others see it the way I do but as of recent he just appears desperate. It is like he is trying so hard to summon back the magic that it just looks contrived and empty.
But, then, I never saw the magic to begin with.
I do so hope we can neuter this guy..he is a disasterous leader, a vile liar as well..
its all smoke and mirrors to obamma jamma whama, everyone knows his games, we cannot allow him to get anything through that would add more spending, not 1 dime..
I personally investigated Obama in everything I could find on the Internet after listening to what Rush and Sean Hannity were saying and it did not take me long at all to find enough to think that he was a far left radical extremist commie liberal Marxist asshole.
Barrys appeal this time is going to come across as about as appealing as a half-glass of warm beer with a cigarette butt in it.
That cartoon reminds me of Jimmy Carter cartoons. During his admin the cartoon depictions of him showed him getting smaller, and smaller and smaller to those around him.
Yep. This was reported on Mark Levin's radio show by Mark yesterday. That is an average of 21,000 THOUSAND DOLLARS per staffer.
Nice, isn't it. The people who take top echelon salaries provided by the tax dollars that come from you and me and all tax paying Americans OWE MONEY. Are tax cheats. Tax cheats who walk into the White House everyday and help craft law.
Yep....the very people that HELP CRAFT LAW are so CORRUPT that they work in OUR WHITE HOUSE on FEDERAL MONEY and CHEAT the SYSTEM just like our Treasury Secretary did.
President Bush would not have put up with that for one second. He RESPECTED his job and the jobs of those around him and did not put up with corruption. On any level.
He considered being the President an honor, and he respected our White House and demanded good character from those around him. Uhbama, on the other hand, considers living in the White House a 'sacrifice' and a 'chore', imo, given his comments and complaining. Wimp. I am convinced that liberals are filthy.
What kind of President permits his staff to BREAK THE LAW?
You are probably referring to former PA senator Richard Schweiker. No t in his name.
“I do so hope we can neuter this guy”
First time I’ve ever agreed with anything Jesse Jack-suhn said.
“Barrys appeal this time is going to come across as about as appealing as a half-glass of warm beer with a cigarette butt in it.”
Oh no, he is MUCH less appealing than that! Or rather I should say he is much more disgusting than that.