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Taunting Obama as Barney Fife
Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on 12/01/2011 8:17:51 AM PST by Kaslin

Former GOP presidential aspirant, Governor Tim Pawlenty, on Wednesday took up my call from last week of the president as Mr. Chicken, calling Obama the “Barney Fife of presidents.”

Hollywood actor Don Knotts was famous as the do-nothing deputy Barney Fife in the Andy Griffith Show. Fife, like Obama, was all mouth and no action; brave and boisterous until action was called for and then timid and fearful. Knotts also starred as the famously fearful Mr. Chicken- actually the character he played was named Luther Heggs- in the juvenile movie The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

“The former Minnesota governor,” says CBS News, “who dropped his bid for the White House in August and endorsed [Mitt] Romney in September, went on to call the president ‘stumbling, bumbling, [and] ineffective’ and compared him to former President Jimmy Carter.”

Except, Carter rarely hesitated in making decisions.

I don’t know how Jimmy would have decided every question Obama has faced; probably wrongly, but he would have been at least boldly wrong.

Obama can’t even get basic President 101 questions right, like approving the XL Keystone Pipeline, which would create hundreds of thousands of high-paying American jobs without Congress having to spend a dime.

Obama’s on record as neither for the pipeline or against it. He thinks American jobs ought to wait until after his election.

And with that attitude,  job creation is guaranteed to wait until then 

As the president continues his Occupy Brain Space reelection campaign designed to get Americans bickering amongst each other,  the Senate Republicans on Wednesday pushed for an early decision on the XL Pipeline by Obama, which if started, would contribute 20,000 jobs in the US right away, plus add hundreds of thousands of ancillary jobs.

The bill contemplated by Senate Republicans would force Obama to make a decision on the pipeline within 60 days.

“Senate Republicans are pushing for an expedited decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline permit, proposing on Wednesday a bill that would require the secretary of state to grant a permit for the controversial project within 60 days,” reports CBS News, “unless President Obama were to publicly determine that the pipeline is "not in the national interest" before then.”

Look for Obama to try to wiggle out of either a yes or no answer on the pipeline.  

A “go’ decision on the pipeline could ultimately supply about a million barrels of Canadian oil to the US per day and 400,000 US jobs, most of them almost immediately. But instead, the president, who has been railing against Congress for not passing another expensive jobs bill, just killed 400,000 American jobs, while making sure the price of gas stays high for its citizens.

And despite everything the Obama administration has done to slow down domestic development of oil and gas resources, the oil and gas sector is one of the fastest growing job markets in a very anemic job market. While other sectors are shedding jobs, oil and gas is hot.

“The six fastest-growing jobs for 2010-11,” according to Economic Modeling Specialists Inc’s (EMSI) latest quarterly employment data, “are related to oil and gas extraction. This includes service unit operators, derrick operators, rotary drill operators, and roustabouts. Each is expected to grow anywhere from 9% to 11% through this year, in an otherwise mostly stagnant economy.”

Imagine what would happen if we could get Obama to cooperate with creating jobs just a little bit.

The State Department had already issued an approval for the XL Keystone project back in August and it was just waiting on Obama’s desk for action when the rpesident took his usual route of doing nothing instead. He pigeonholed the approval of the pipeline for at least the next year until after the 2012 election.   

Action is something Obama isn’t very good at.

Talking and squawking? Obama’s your guy.

But he’s not an “Action This Day” type of leader, at least not until they make robotic teleprompters in Obama’s shoe size.

Because, until then, expect Obama to be both timid and wrong.  

And people need to start apologizing to Jimmy Carter for the comparisons to Obama.

Really.

Obama’s that bad.  

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Join me and a growing number of Colorado Conservatives at a Free Markets, Free People Rally on the steps of the Colorado capitol in Denver on Saturday, December 3rd as we show the Occupy Denver folks what a real rally looks like. Rally is from 11:30AM-2:00PM. Bring canned food because we are collecting cans for Step 13 Charity.   

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1 posted on 12/01/2011 8:17:53 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Barney was a good hearted if sometimes misguided man.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 8:23:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Kaslin

“Anxiety magnifies fearsome objects”...like voters in 2012


3 posted on 12/01/2011 8:35:41 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Kaslin

With sarc off, that’s an insult to Barney! That character never lied, never cheated and had a conscience. Barney Fife was a patriot and did well by his fellow man. Another reason not to like Pawlenty.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 8:35:50 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

We should be so lucky to have Barney Fife....


5 posted on 12/01/2011 8:45:16 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Kaslin
We need Jim Nabors to come back and make a citizen's array-est
6 posted on 12/01/2011 8:46:34 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Kaslin

Would this make Harry Reid to be Ernest T. Bass?


7 posted on 12/01/2011 8:49:04 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Kaslin
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8 posted on 12/01/2011 8:52:38 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Kaslin
how about as the ever-incompetent Cap'n Leadbottom?


9 posted on 12/01/2011 8:54:43 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Kaslin
Excuse me, but Barney Fife was NOT a "do-nothing" deputy. He was always ready to spring into action.

Whenever there was trouble, he was ready to nip it.
Nip! It! In! The! Bud! I tell you.

He might not have been very effective, but he could pull a bullet out of his pocket very quickly.

10 posted on 12/01/2011 9:01:17 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Barney was a good hearted if sometimes misguided man”

Right, we all knew Barney was incompetent but he was funny and likable. Obozo is just hateful.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 9:06:01 AM PST by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: Kaslin
...Now, I will say, Donna put out some really good cookies. So -- (laughter) -- I'm just saying. (Laughter.) All right.

...Baked especially for him, because they're banned from the lunch menu, peas and carrots for the serfs.

12 posted on 12/01/2011 9:26:55 AM PST by gargoyle (...Amendments 1 and 2, a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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To: PATRIOT1876
...And people need to start apologizing to Jimmy Carter for the comparisons to Obama.

...I'd be happy with 10 Carters right now.

13 posted on 12/01/2011 9:36:42 AM PST by gargoyle (...Amendments 1 and 2, a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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To: Kaslin

Obama is doing a remake of another Don Knotts movie - THE SHAKIEST PRESIDENCY IN THE WEST.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 9:37:31 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

I knew Barney Fife and Oboomba is no Barney Fife!


15 posted on 12/01/2011 9:46:10 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: Kaslin

That a boy Luther!


16 posted on 12/01/2011 9:50:18 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: baddog 219

I’d call that truth in advertising.


17 posted on 12/01/2011 9:54:02 AM PST by Obadiah (Obama's America: My Own Private Venezuela)
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To: redflash

o and Knotts have a major compatability. They are both sexual deviants.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 9:56:54 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Government must be taken back from the thieves who have stolen it.)
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To: baddog 219

19 posted on 12/01/2011 10:09:08 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Kaslin
This is how Barry selected Slow-Joe.

20 posted on 12/01/2011 10:10:48 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Kaslin; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Former GOP presidential aspirant, Governor Tim Pawlenty, on Wednesday took up my call from last week of the president as Mr. Chicken, calling Obama the “Barney Fife of presidents.”

Obama is not me... he is Otis, plain and simple! Drunk with power and sponging off the county dime for a place to sleep it off--

Now, Tim, keep up comparing Obama to me... and I'll have to fire my one bullet up where the sun don't shine!

21 posted on 12/01/2011 3:30:18 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: baddog 219
Excellent

I just stole the pic

22 posted on 12/01/2011 4:19:09 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: fatrat

He wasn’t a arrogant lazy, lying pos either


23 posted on 12/01/2011 4:23:44 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: blueunicorn6

No, his next movie is “THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMP-ET.” Then he and Biden go on to remake “THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG.”


24 posted on 12/02/2011 5:23:49 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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