Skip to comments.Obama permanently out to lunch
Posted on 09/24/2012 5:21:37 AM PDT by IbJensen
When even the media is starting to point out that the incumbent president is too busy campaigning for re-election to govern, you know you have a problem.
Yet thats precisely what the Associated Press noticed in a new report this morning. The first line: Its awfully quiet at the White House these days.
Sure, when you have a president who spends most of his time on the trail spinning rhetoric and fundraising for his campaign coffers, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will tend to be awfully quiet. This might explain why while our Libyan ambassador is dead and our embassies are under repeated siege, the White House still appears to know next to nothing about what went down in Benghazi. Even top Senate Republicans are fuming today that they are learning more details from the New York Times than from closed-door State Department briefing. Unemployment is rising in half of the states, and US industrial production is falling at the sharpest rate in three years, and our President is focused on hard-hitting interviews with radio hosts like Pimp with the Limp. On David Letterman, he casually admitted that he doesnt know what the national debt is, and that its not a pressing concern.
Obama said this week that he has learned you cant change Washington from the inside. Apparently his solution is to go AWOL. Its definitely not going to change from his campaign re-election HQ in Chicago.
The good news is that every day Americans are not stupid. We notice when our leader is out to lunch. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are talking to voters, discussing real issues, with no spin. Yesterday, Paul Ryan spoke to the AARP about the urgent need to repeal ObamaCare. He was booed (no surprise there considering that AARP is set to profit handsomely from the legislation). Standing up to special interests, that is real leadership, and miles above what weve been getting from the White House lately.
The main street media, also known as the biased media wing of the Democrats party, can and will do their best to hide this contrast from the American people. That might be why Gallup has reported that trust in the media has reached a depressing but unsurprising low. But real leadership is not something that can be hidden from the voters, and failures in leadership cannot be easily brushed away.
Romney should take the lead from Rick Perry and write $16 Trillion on the palm of his hands and hold them up and show them to Obama during the debates. Romney should also recognize the fact that the liar-in-chief won't be using his teleprompter.
The Loser-In-Chief is NOT ONLY out to lunch, he is SIMPLY IS OUT OF TOUCH, PERIOD.
No, he should write "$20 Trillion", that's where we're headed.
We must keep in mind that the Bammster is a mere figurehead for this marxist cabal...
The empty-suit with a wad of cash and deer-in-headlights stare....
Oh yeah... and a bad golf score...
Obama: “No need to worry about $16 trillion debt in the short term”
Obammy hosts another annual Ramadamned Dinner At The White Hut and Lies all evening!
Oh Jensen; I wish you’d not said that. The thought of Obama cancelling out on the debates did not cross my mind. Now you’ve got me worried. But, then again, that would hurt him badly if he did. Romney could go ahead and show up and debate an empty podium. (He’ll be doing that anyhow.)
Facts don’t matter.
Liberals only have one perspective of Romney;
He’s going to take away our abortions,
He’s Mormon, (which means he has standards that he might attempt to hold me to).
So, It doesn’t matter that Obama might destroy America.
Obama will take care of me and makes me comfortable as I do as I please.
“Yesterday, Paul Ryan spoke to the AARP about the urgent need to repeal ObamaCare. He was booed (no surprise there considering that AARP is set to profit handsomely from the legislation”
Ya know if Ryan or Romney didn’t understand this going into the arena with AARP....they really don’t know a whole lot about that piece of “legislation” called ObamaCare.
Hey, Obama is good at having lunch......and not much else.
When you start out with below average IQ and destroy a number of brain cells be getting "all wee weed up" and then hang out with a bunch of commies, that's the result.
(Note: I wouldn't be surprised if he is "all wee weed up" a fair amount of time now.)
This is a great opportunity to point out the need for reform in the office of the president. Specifically to reduce the fluff and nonsense presidents have grown accustomed to. Likewise, this points to a need to shorten the campaign season, so that the last two years of a first term president’s time in office is not wasted campaigning for reelection. Four months, from the party conventions forward, are long enough.
1) Return the constitutionally required State of the Union to writing, instead of the dog & pony show that wastes a month of federal government time annually.
2) Get rid of the notion that presidents submit a complete budget to congress, which is immediately trashed. Instead subdivide it, so that every agency submits its (president approved) budget request to the appropriate House and Senate committees in rather dull hearings.
This also stimulates the congress to actually create the federal budget, instead of doing like Harry Reid has done, and stonewall the whole process for three years. This is intolerable and must be forbidden by the US senate rules in the future, along with laws prohibiting endless continuing resolutions.
3) The only reason the POTUS should meet foreign heads of state is to sign US senate approved treaties. Otherwise this is the Secretary of State’s job. The POTUS almost never needs to travel abroad. Let the underlings do that nonsense.
4) Currently the POTUS is expected to approve and sign hundreds of documents every day. That is just stupid. Cut back to just the few, critical things.
5) Eliminate the Czars, and require all orders, memos, and directives to go through a US senate approved cabinet officer, who is responsible for their execution. Cabinet officers can be impeached and removed from office, though it has only been done once. It should be done much more frequently, at the first hint of them showing contempt of congress.
6) Create a WH ceremonial officer, who attends all sporting, memorial, public affairs, etc. gatherings on the behalf of the POTUS. Forbid the POTUS from visiting disaster sites, or even viewing them from a helicopter.
Reduce the 900 White Hut staff to a dozen or so.
Eliminating cabinet posts and the onorous agencies represented would be great.
Slash the White Hut budget. Make the president buy his own groceries!
No more Ramadamned dinners.
Much more, but hopefully Romney and Ryan will stumble over others and do something about it!
You didn’t mention that the all day, all week lunch man was smoking pot, snorting coke and drinking mason jars full of whisky while sitting at the feet of a died-in-the-wool homosexual communist. It was there that he was fully indoctrinated in redistribution and man-boy love.
I like to keep it practical.
First of all, the WH does need a lot of staff, and slashing them achieves a lot less than, as you also mentioned, slashing onerous government agencies, which you’re talking about eliminating literally hundreds of thousands of government jobs and hundreds of billions in spending, as well as freeing up vast amounts of business wealth for the economy.
I like to put the office of the president in the same category as a major corporate CEO, but more so, as he is the face of America around the world. A lot of our national prestige goes into how he does things.
But the office has overextended itself, taking more power with each president since Washington. The POTUS has effectively been above the law since Marbury v. Madison, presidential proclamations seize vast amounts of state lands for federal ownership, un-ratified Czars wield federal power and money, executive orders ignore the constitution; and presidential signing statements usurp both legislative and judicial powers. And since Eisenhower have fantasized about crises that would “force” them to assume dictatorial power.
Presidents now ignore Posse Comitatus and the War Powers Acts, create treaties unapproved by the senate, which they say are just “agreements” not rising to the level of treaties. They use the catchall of executive privilege to defend their helots when they are caught doing something illegal, their agencies openly display contempt of congress, federal agencies subverted to partisan ends, and the list goes on and on.
These abuses must end. And by ending them, making the job one that a man can perform without aging years for every year in office.
Romeny should open every debate with the following:
Mr President, the national debt is now $16+ Trillion and our grwoing debt is a really big deal in the short, medium and long term, you went to bed while our consulate was under attack and our ambassador was being dragged through the street and your first thing you did was jet off to Vegas for a fund raiser, The killing of Osama Bin Laden was not foreign policy but a military objective, the hostesses of The View are not world leaders, making commercials for Pakistani TV apologizing for use of the 1st amendment of our Constitution by a citizen of the USA, and meeting with Lettermen instead of Israel when Iran is on the verge of nuclear attack does not show leadership.
From there after every time he opens his mouth start your response by saing , “well there he goes again”...
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