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  • Is President Obama Mentally Competent - the $5 T Gaffe?

    10/09/2012 8:27:46 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 8, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama's obsession with a mythical Mitt Romney $5 trillion tax cut raises serious questions about Obama's mental health. The federal government only receives about $1.2 trillion in total income taxes per year. There is no way a $5 trillion tax cut would be possible in the short term. Congress would have to almost eliminate the income tax to produce a $5 trillion cut in 5 years. Cutting $500 billion a year would take 10 years to produce a $5 trillion cut. Cutting $250 billion a year would take 20 years to produce $5 trillion in cuts. I considered...
  • Leno Mocks Obama Controlling Media: Jake Tapper Reads Question From Cue Cards President's Holding

    08/22/2012 6:29:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters reported Tuesday Barack Obama is now telling reporters what questions to ask of him. NBC's Jay Leno must have seen this news for the Tonight Show aired a mock video of ABC's Jake Tapper reading a question at Monday's press conference from cue cards held by the President (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): Leno Mocks Obama Controlling Media: Jake Tapper Reads Question From Cue Cards President's Holding In the middle of his opening monologue, Leno asked, "Hey, have you heard this? There are accusations now that the White House has been feeding questions to reporters." "Again, see,...
  • Obama Campaign Attacks Contributors after being Out-Fundraised: "This is no joke!"

    07/10/2012 10:48:17 AM PDT · by rightistight · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/9/12 | Aurelius
    In either a moment of anger or of trying to goad their supporters into ponying up more dough, the Obama Campaign released a new message: "This is no joke." The sentence came in the latest email to Obama supporters in which Ann Marie Habershaw, Chief Operating Officer for Obama for America, trembled at the prospect of the Romney campaign fundraising more money than President Obama. "We still got beat. Handily," Ms. Habershaw explained to Obama followers. "Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million... You know what that means. We've got some work to do," she continued. She...
  • Obama: "Sailors and Soldiers are Out There Fighting on My Behalf" (HIS behalf?!)

    05/09/2012 2:04:48 PM PDT · by pabianice · 102 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 5/8/12
    This is the ultimate in narcissism. Obama, commenting upon his sudden public approval of gay marriage, was just shown stating that he couldn't stand the idea of soldiers and sailors out there fighting on HIS behalf when they were not free to be in gay relationships. Forget the gay marriage issue. Our military is fighting on HIS behalf?
  • Narcissist: Obama Tweets No Red or Blue States ... Barack States!

    05/01/2012 12:01:19 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 1 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In other words, there are no red or blue states … just the Obama States. You have to love the narcissism of a president who posts a picture of himself at the center of America, presenting himself as greater than the country, all of which is united under his hopey-changey administration. This is 1984-type stuff. This is the most polarizing president in American history, and he's busy telling us that we're all united under his auspices. War is peace. Poverty is wealth. Polarization is unity. United States is Barack States.
  • Obama Mangles U.S., World History In Energy Speech

    03/15/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 54 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 03/15/12 | Benjy Sarlin
    President Obama got a laugh out of a Maryland audience on Thursday when he mocked the Republican Party in a speech, comparing their skepticism of alternative energy to the “Flat Earth Society” in Christopher Columbus’ day and President Rutherford B. Hayes’ apparent dismissal of the telephone. But while Obama thinks the GOP is in need of a science lesson, he may need to bone up on history himself. In mocking the GOP, Obama cited an anecdote about Hayes in which, upon using the telephone for the first time, he said, “It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to...
  • Obama Confuses Veterans Day and Memorial Day Again

    02/21/2012 10:54:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/21/12 | Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
    Earlier this month, I referenced Barack Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in an Obamateurism a couple of weeks ago, but alert OOTD reader Ken K spotted one I missed in the same speech. The President spoke about the hardship of our men and women in the military who are now leaving the service but not finding jobs in the current economy. Unfortunately, Obama offered a reprise of one of his earliest gaffes on the national political stage, emphasis mine: Our economy is making progress as we recover from the worst crisis in three generations, but far too many...
  • Obama: Soldiers in Afghanistan Must Be Fired Upon to Receive Combat Pay

    02/11/2012 7:49:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 120 replies · 1+ views
    Big Peace ^ | 2/11/12 | John Bernard
    While I understand that only a fraction of the population of this nation is directly affected by what you are about to read, I would never-the-less like to remind you that the remainder of the population is affected coincidentally. While the majority of the American population probably never even considered the Armed Forces as a possible career objective, there are those who never considered life without serving their country, in uniform, on a field of combat. Most of these young men and women never take the time to internalize some idealized vision of charging death for God and Country,
  • Obama gaffe: Refers to Georgia as 'Russia'

    01/31/2012 11:25:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama mistakenly referred to the nation of Georgia as "Russia" after a bilateral meeting with the Georgian president -- an unfortunate slip-up, given that the president was celebrating 20 years of Georgian independence from Soviet rule. "[O]ne of the first things that I did was express my appreciation for the institution-building that’s been taking place in Russia -- in Georgia," Obama told reporters following a meeting with Georgia's President Saakashvili. Moments earlier, Obama had noted that it was "a wonderful occasion to have him here as we’ll be celebrating this year 20 years of independence for Georgia and the...
  • On private call, Republicans say attacking Obama personally is too dangerous: Yahoo News exclusive

    12/06/2011 11:02:53 AM PST · by maggief · 107 replies · 1+ views
    YAHOO ^ | December 6, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned Tuesday that party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP. "We're hesitant to jump on board with heavy attacks" personally against President Obama, Nicholas Thompson, the vice president of Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm, said on the call. "There's a lot of people who feel sorry for him." (snip) On the call--which Yahoo News was invited to attend because of a mistake by someone on the staff of the Republican National Committee--Ari Fleischer, the...
  • Obama reads riot act to European leaders in late night phone calls and orders them to...

    11/11/2011 6:41:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/11
    Obama reads riot act to European leaders in late night phone calls and orders them to take more dramatic action on debt crisisBy Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 12:55 PM on 11th November 2011 Barack Obama has read the riot act to the leaders of several European countries - saying more dramatic action is needed to avert a eurozone meltdown. The U.S. President made telephone calls to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano late last night. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the president had demanded faster action from Europe. It came as...
  • Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'liar' (Obama AGREES, Caught On Open Mic!)

    11/07/2011 10:52:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 83 replies
    YNET ^ | 11-7-11 | YNET
    The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!" The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders' microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public. The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press,...
  • New gaffe: Obama hails America's historic building of 'the Intercontinental Railroad'

    09/23/2011 6:01:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/23/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    New gaffe: Obama hails America's historic building of 'the Intercontinental Railroad'Andrew Malcolm September 23, 2011 | 5:24 am "We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad," Barack Obama. That's what the president of the United States flat-out said Thursday during what was supposed to be a photo op to sell his jobs plan next to an allegedly deteriorating highway bridge. A railroad between continents? A railroad from, say, New York City all the way across the Atlantic to France? Now, THAT would be a bridge! It's yet another humorous gaffe by the Harvard graduate, overlooked by most media for whatever...
  • Oops, Obama Touts His Jobs Plan Today At An Ohio Bridge That Won't Qualify

    09/22/2011 2:15:09 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/22/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    You know all those rusting bridges that President Obama wants to spend billions more dollars repairing to allegedly stimulate the economy? He's headed out to one today which he's described as a "bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that's on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America." It is on a busy trucking route, spanning the Ohio River between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati. It's the Brent Spence Bridge. It doesn't really need repairs. It's got decades of good life left in its steel spans. It's just overloaded. The bridge was built to handle 85,000 cars and...
  • Barack Obama joins Open Government Partnership for group photo

    09/20/2011 9:03:26 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 78 replies
    MSNBC Photoblog ^ | 9/20/11 | Rich Shulman
    Mr. Shulman writes: "I don't know much about diplomatic protocols, but I would guess that waving during the group photo is something to avoid."
  • If Obama Is the ‘First Jewish President,’ I Am the Last Barbie Doll

    09/21/2011 9:41:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 20, 2011 | Phyllis Chesler
    One is a plastic fantasy built on lies and destructive dreams. The other is a little girl's doll. I have been writing about 21st century anti-Semitism since the turn of the century. Words don’t fail me, nor has my spirit grown dim. But what is now going on is so ghastly, so omnipresent, so “over the top,” that even a careful wordsmith is hard-pressed to describe it accurately without sounding (and being accused of sounding) “paranoid,” “hysterical,” “strident,” and, yes, “utterly without a sense of humor.”I am finding it hard to laugh about John Heilemann’s cover story in New York...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama addresses the U.N.

    09/21/2011 7:50:45 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 130 replies
    Sept. 21, 2011
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...lies..........blah blah blah....applause....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • Obama Bungles Budget Line (Obama running out of gimmicks - fuzzy math)

    09/20/2011 8:49:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Fact Check.Org ^ | February 23, 2011 | Staff
    President Barack Obama messed up one of his favorite talking points about his 2012 budget proposal at a small business forum in Cleveland. The president claimed that "I’ve designed a budget that freezes spending for five years and will help reduce the deficit by $400 billion over the next decade to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president." That’s not even close to being true. According to the fiscal year 2012 budget unveiled on Feb. 14, the deficit in 2021 would be $774 billion (page 171). That actually would be a nearly $900 billion reduction — not a $400...
  • White House: Obama speech won't conflict with Packers game

    09/01/2011 12:31:40 PM PDT · by Jean S · 70 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 9/1/11 | Dan Walker
    A White House spokesman said Thursday that President Barack Obama's planned speech to Congress to unveil his economic agenda will be completed before the game between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints next Thursday at Lambeau Field. White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told The Associated Press the speech would be completed in time. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. While Obama's speech averts a conflict with the kickoff, left unresolved is how NBC, which is carrying the game, will handle the pregame festivities. The NFL and NBC are planning a kickoff concert and other pregame activities to...
  • Free cell phones are now a civil right

    08/02/2011 4:00:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 1, 2011 | Abby W. Schachter
    Pennsylvanians on public assistance now have a new 'civil right' -- free cell phones. Meanwhile, the rest of us get to pay higher cell bills as a result. Recently, a federal government program called the Universal Service Fund came to the Keystone State and some residents are thrilled because it means they can enjoy 250 minutes a month and a handset for free, just because they don't have the money to pay for it. Through Assurance Wireless and SafeLink from Tracfone Wireless these folks get to reach out and touch someone while the cost of their service is paid for by...
  • Scarborough: Dems Say Privately Obama Is Invisible, Not A Leader

    07/31/2011 6:08:12 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 122 replies
    RCP ^ | July 29, 2011 | RCP Video
    Mika heard two days ago on Capitol Hill Democrats all saying the same thing. And that is, this president has been invisible, he is not a leader. They said this all behind closed doors. Democratic leaders, Democratic rank-and-file.
  • Angry John Boehner rallies GOP troops on debt limit

    07/12/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | July12 ,2011 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JAKE SHERMAN & JONATHAN ALLEN |
    Speaker John Boehner told a closed gathering of House Republicans on Tuesday morning that he was “pissed” over being unable to reach a “grand bargain” with President Barack Obama to make sweeping entitlement changes in return for an overhaul of the U.S. tax code. But Boehner also accused Obama of failing to lead on the impending crisis over boosting the $14.3 trillion debt limit, according to people inside the GOP meeting. But while Boehner was trying to rally his Republican troops Tuesday morning, he did warn them that they will quickly lose leverage in the debate as the country grows...
  • Oil settles near $97 per barrel

    07/05/2011 3:00:29 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 3 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 5, 2011 | N/A
    Some major investment banks are still betting that oil prices will grow next year despite an emergency injection of crude on world markets from the U.S. and other countries. Higher oil prices should eventually push gasoline prices up as well. Benchmark crude climbed as high as $97.48 per barrel Tuesday after Barclays Capital raised its 2012 price forecast for Brent crude, used to price many international types of oil. And Goldman Sachs said the International Energy Agency's decision at the end of June to release 60 million barrels of oil from its reserves won't cool off prices as much as...
  • With the Obama Myth Shattered, What's Left is a Failing Narcissist

    06/30/2011 3:16:26 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 30 June 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Freshman Republican Senator Marco Rubio has had his own name for Barack Obama, and this is classic as well. This is from National Review Online at their Corner blog: "Rubio tells us that he will respond to Obama's recent press conference, where the president reveled in class-warfare bluster. 'Quite frankly, I am both disappointed for our country and shocked at some of the rhetoric,' he says. 'It was rhetoric, I thought, that was more appropriate for some left-wing strong man than for the president of the United States. Talking about corporate jets and oil companies,' Rubio says,...
  • The ABC’s of Barack Obama’s Complete and Utter Stupidity (Part I)

    06/24/2011 1:34:08 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 19 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/24/11 | EricTheRed
    ... Sarah Palin is like the Road Runner and her jealous, hateful detractors Democrat-media complex are all Wile E. Coyote. Always thinking, “All right, now we got her! Look, see how stupid she is!? We told you she’s an idiot!” And then the self-lit bomb explodes in their faces. They’re left standing there with a “WTF?” look on their blackened, hair-singed faces, while Sarah races past them unscathed going, “Beep beep!”The irony of all this is that for most of the Palin-bashers, their idea of an absolute brilliant God-like genius is President Obama. But the funny thing is that there...
  • Caption: Barry and Whoopi (The cats away,,.. ? NNoo..)

    06/24/2011 2:01:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/24/11 | Reuters
    Barry. Please!
  • We Have A Total Dumbass For A President

    06/24/2011 9:21:13 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 56 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 24 June 11 | MacAoidh
    What are you watching here? This is Obama, speaking at Fort Drum and justifying his willy-nilly pullout of Afghanistan in front of the 10th Mountain Division. And he references SFC Jared Monti of the 10th Mountain as being the first Medal of Honor recipient not to get the award posthumously. Except Jared Monti was dead when he got the award. He was killed in action in 2006. Those are his parents in the picture as Obama presented them with Monti’s MOH. The soldier Obama must have been thinking about is SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne. Giunta was the...
  • Weiner’s woes: No skillz to pay the billz

    06/18/2011 1:45:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Michelle Malkin .com ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Amid vulgar heckling brought on by his own reckless behavior and smug jokes, Weiner told reporters at his three-ring press conference that there is “no higher honor in a democracy” than to be an elected representative. But like legions of entrenched swamp creatures, he’s lost sight of the simple proposition that serving in Congress should remain a temporary calling, not a lifelong career. Last year, the now-jobless Weiner joked on former roommate Jon Stewart’s cable comedy show that he didn’t “have a lot of marketable skills.” It’s one of Weiner’s rare truthful utterances over the past year. A protégé of...
  • President Obama signs an Executive Order creating SelectUSA

    06/17/2011 12:13:04 PM PDT · by hattend · 170 replies · 2+ views
    Dept of Commerce ^ | 16 June 2011 | Dept of Commerce
    On Tuesday, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating SelectUSA, a new government-wide initiative that will promote the United States as the premier place to do business globally and help attract business operations to the U.S., in order to spur economic growth and job creation. Yesterday, I launched this important new initiative with the President of the Business Roundtable, John Engler, and CEOs from a number of multinational companies. SelectUSA comes at a critical juncture in our nation’s economic recovery. In order to encourage foreign firms to do business and U.S. firms to keep their business here in America, SelectUSA...
  • $5 Raffle Ticket Buys Dinner With Obama

    (CNSNews.com) – In return for a $5 donation to his reelection, President Barack Obama is offering supporters a chance to participate in a raffle to win a “casual” dinner with him at an unstated location. In an e-mail to supporters, the president says his campaign will raffle off four tickets for the casual dinner. “We rely on everyday Americans giving whatever they can afford--and I want to spend time with a few of you,” Obama's e-mail reads. “So if you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit...
  • Obama plays to half-empty house for grassroots fundraiser

    06/14/2011 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 14, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama has had some success already in raising money for his 2012 re-election bid, at least when it comes to big-ticket donors and high-value fundraisers. Yesterday, Obama tried his hand at harnessing the kind of grassroots passion that helped elevate him past Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries and roll to a historic victory over John McCain, becoming the first Democrat since Jimmy Carter to win a majority of the popular vote in victory. As Politico notes, Obama was decidedly less successful with the mainstream than with the elite Democratic donors he’s been wooing lately: A low-dollar fundraiser here...
  • Obama Gets Booed During Speech At Jeep Wrangler Plant After Digging At The Jeep Wrangler

    06/06/2011 11:45:38 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies
    weaselzippers.us ^ | June 3, 2011
    “There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery. We’re going to pass through some rough terrain that even a Wrangler would have a hard time with. You know that”
  • Obama’s speech in Westminster Hall was heavy: but his big speech in Ireland was simply fraudulent

    05/28/2011 2:41:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 28, 2011 | William Oddie
    President Obama drinks a Guinness in Hayes Bar in Moneygall, County Offaly, during his visit to Ireland (Photo: Press Association)What one has always to remember, in speeches delivered abroad by statesmen from any democratic country—but especially from America—is that for them their most important audience is back home. President Obama’s performance in the medieval splendours of Westminster Hall, it seems, didn’t go down all that well back in the US of A: his meeting with the Cambridges got more media attention. Certainly, his oratory has often been more compelling; after the jokiness and rabble-rousing of a lot of his speech...
  • Obama Foundation Drops Bogus Tax-Deductibility Claim

    05/26/2011 12:48:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 26, 2011 | Ken Boehm
        The Barack H. Obama Foundation no longer states on its website that contributions are tax deductible. It has also stopped using an Arlington, Virginia address that we found to be a mail-forwarding service. The only address it now uses is in Kenya.These changes are in apparent response to our May 8 request of the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Foundation, named for President Obama's father, and founded by his half-brother Abon'go Malik Obama. We alleged that the Foundation never applied for tax-deductible status and has never filed an IRS Form 990, the annual tax return for nonprofit organizations.While...
  • Obama 2012 Already Phone Banking

    05/26/2011 1:37:13 AM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 13 replies
    Obama's 2012 is already in FULL swing... Below is a listing of just some of the upcoming phone banks scheduled for later this month... Organizing For America is already Phone Banking & putting their massive get out the vote/fundraising machine back in full force for 2012. Alabama Call Bank Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Arizona Call TeamCalifornia Team Building Phone Bank Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMConnecticut BRIDGEPORT "I'M IN" PHONE BANKFlorida-Tampa "I'M IN" PHONE BANK Thursday, May 26, 2011 4:00 PM - 8:00 PMFlorida- "I'M IN" PHONE BANK - LAKE WORTH Start:...
  • Obama Embraces Irish heritage: "I Feel Even More At Home After That Pint I Had" (video)

    05/23/2011 10:28:29 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 32 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "Now I knew that I had some roots across the Atlantic, but until recently I could not unequivocally claim that I was one of those Irish-Americans," President Obama said in Dublin, Ireland on Monday evening.
  • Hamas: Obama speech a complete failure

    05/19/2011 1:03:07 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 103 replies
    YNET NEWS ^ | 05/19/2011
    The Hamas movement called US President Barack Obama's Mideast policy speech a "complete failure," saying it was like "throwing sand in the eyes of the public." Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri claimed the speech lacked content, adding that his organization "is opposed to intervention in our internal affairs." Abu Zuhri urged the Palestinian Authority to dismiss the speech, and emphasized the need to "coordinate the stances of Palestinian forces against the American arrogance." (Elior Levy)
  • Former US ambassador to Pakistan: Barack Obama showed 'as much courage as our Navy SEALs'

    05/08/2011 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5-8-11 | Toby Harnden
    There’s been a fair amount of – how shall I put it? – sucking up to President Barack Obama over the past week for his decision to send in the US Navy SEALs to kill Osama bin Laden. Certainly, it was a bold gamble that paid off richly and if it hadn’t it could have crippled his presidency. But rather than let Obama’s actions speak for themselves, his aides and allies have gone into overdrive and “gutsy” has become the word of the week. As in: When President Obama was faced with the opportunity to act upon this, the president...
  • BOREN: PRESIDENT OBAMA UNINFORMED ABOUT OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY (Democrat Tells Truth for Once!)

    04/28/2011 8:29:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    Congress Critter Web Site ^ | 4/26/11 | Dan Boren, Democrat
    U.S. Congressman Dan Boren issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s letter today requesting Congressional leaders eliminate tax provisions that are absolutely critical for domestic oil and gas production for thousands of independent producers across the nation. “President Obama is completely uninformed about the oil and gas industry. The industry is not made up of just major companies. It is made up of small independent firms like those in Oklahoma that produce a vast majority of our domestic production. For every CEO of a major company, there are literally thousands of blue collar jobs that are affected by his administration's...
  • Obama: Think about ditching those gas-guzzling SUVs

    04/21/2011 6:40:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    President Obama urged the public Thursday to think about trading in their SUVs for more fuel-efficient vehicles, arguing that gas-guzzlers keep the country dependent on foreign oil. “When you do decide to buy a new car, think about that we’re putting a whole bunch of money into the pockets of some folks who do not like us at all,” Obama said in remarks at a town-hall meeting in Reno, Nev., referring to oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Obama noted, however, that not all Americans can afford to buy a new car. As gas prices continue to...
  • The Obamas: A two-thirds pay cut in 2010 (Obama pays only 26% tax on $1.7 million)

    04/18/2011 1:44:26 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/18/2011 | staff
    President Obama and the first family earned about two-thirds less in 2010 than the year before, and donated about 14% of their income to charity. The Obama family, in tax returns released Monday by the White House, reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096, down from about $5.5 million in 2009. The Obamas reported paying $453,770 in federal taxes. They donated $245,075, or 14% of their income, to 36 different charities. Fisher House Foundation, a charity that works with veterans, took home the biggest single donation. The president earns a salary of $400,000 for his day job. His paycheck was...
  • President Obama to call for one-third cut to oil imports

    03/30/2011 8:26:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 135 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/30/11
    President Obama on Wednesday will call for a one-third cut in oil imports by 2020, part of a plan he says will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum. Video: March 29 (Bloomberg) -- Mike Wittner, global head of oil research at Societe Generale SA, talks about the impact political turmoil has had on the oil industry and the outlook for gasoline prices in the U.S. Wittner speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line." President Obama to call for one-third cut to oil imports Five myths about gas prices Crude declines in New York amid signs of rising U.S....
  • Caption Obama - locked out

    03/24/2011 2:02:31 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 69 replies
    President Obama found himself locked out of the White House on Wednesday.
  • President Warns Supreme Court

    03/21/2011 3:20:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 19 March 2011 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama issued a stern “hands off” warning to the US Supreme Court on the issue of health care, saying that “this program is too important to allow it to be overturned by an unelected oligarchy.” The warning came in the face of calls for the Court to resolve conflicting rulings on the President’s health care legislation from several lower courts. Conceding that “normally, it would be incumbent upon the Supreme Court to eventually clarify a situation in which lower courts have ruled differently,” Obama’s Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal nevertheless urged the Court to “back off. Right now...
  • Obama Approval Index: -22

    03/15/2011 6:12:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 192 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 15,2011 | Scott W. Johnson
    RASMUSSEN: Obama Approval Index: -22 Strongly Approve 20% Strongly Disapprove 42% Total Approval 43% Developing...
  • U.K. Pulls Plug on United Nations Spending, in Move That is Bound to Hearten U.S. Critics

    03/05/2011 4:09:52 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Critics of U.S. spending on the United Nations got a huge boost—and supporters of that spending, especially the Obama Administration, took a body blow—from an unlikely source this week: the British government, long one of the U.N.’s staunchest supporters. In a sweeping and hard-nosed reorganization of priorities for its $10.6 billion multilateral foreign aid program, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron has pulled the financial plug entirely on four U.N. agencies at the end of next year, put three others judged merely “adequate” on notice that they could face the same fate unless they improve their...
  • Obama Offers States ‘Flexibility’ to Adopt Single-Payer instead of ObamaCare

    02/28/2011 11:37:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Cato-at-liberty.0rg ^ | 2/28/11 | Michael F. Cannon
    Seeking to appease disgruntled governors, President Obama plans to announce on Monday that he supports amending the 2010 health care law to allow states to opt out of its most burdensome requirements three years earlier than currently permitted. It's significant that the president is finally acknowledging that ObamaCare is unworkable and will impose enormous burdens on the states. Or is he? A closer look shows that the president is not lifting the burdensome requirements ObamaCare imposes on states. All he's doing is proposing to move up, from 2017 to 2014, the date on which states can apply for federal permission...
  • Obama, First Lady Get Their Groove On To Motown Hits (As The World Burns)

    02/26/2011 9:18:59 AM PST · by milwguy · 66 replies
    rcp ^ | 02/25/2011 | rcp
    President Obama and the First family danced to Motown songs during a celebration at the White House on Thursday night.
  • Obama Has Made America a Joke

    02/22/2011 3:17:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is the leader of the regime today in Cleveland at Cleveland State University. State-Run MSNBC, the only network covering this and they cut away shortly after the president said what you're going to hear here. The entire nation is focused on Wisconsin. The entire nation is focused on debt. The entire nation is focused on four Americans shot by Somali pirates. The entire nation is focused on this country is a target of everybody and everything, including members of its own government. And the leader of the regime, who is the architect of all of this...
  • CNN: Limbaugh takes aim at Michelle Obama's waistline

    02/21/2011 12:31:29 PM PST · by maggief · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | February 21, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Washington (CNN) - Michelle Obama is taking heat from talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh after a report in the Vail Daily that she consumed a not-so-healthy-meal of ribs for dinner while on a recent visit to the Colorado resort, the latest example of conservative angst directed at the first lady's healthy-eating initiative. "The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice," Limbaugh said Monday on his radio program. "And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat per serving."