Monday, February 14, 2011

Where in the World is the real President Barack Obama?

We're broke? Who knew? Maybe if we bought our troops and our tax dollars home from Iraq and Afghanistan the country wouldn't be broke and President Obama wouldn't be trying to reduce the deficit on the backs of the elderly, college students, the middle class and low income citizens. Also known as the people who voted for him.

What the heck is wrong with President Obama? Has someone kidnapped the Barack Obama that ran for President and replaced him with a clone? Because it looks like to me he is more interesting in winning the approval of the wing nuts than he is the people who put him in office.

President Obama is pandering to people who think he is an African Interloper at the expense of the people who voted for him. People who think he perhaps not eligible for the office based on the right wing media enabled birth certificate conspiracy. When is President Obama going to realize there is nothing he can do to appease these people?
.... House Speaker John Boehner (R-Va.) doesn't want to talk about it. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) doesn't want to talk about it. But their Republican allies in state legislature don't mind talking about it at all.

The opening of 2011 state legislative sessions has been accompanied by a spate of birther-related bills, the clearest indication yet that the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's place of birth will continue to simmer throughout his reelection campaign.
Lawmakers in at least 10 states have introduced bills requiring presidential candidates to provide some form of proof that they are natural-born citizens, a ballot qualification rule designed to address widespread rumors on the right that Obama was not born in the United States.
This is more than just annoyance about idiotic jokes at CPAC, this is about 10 legislatures advancing actual legislation in response to insane conspiracy theories.

If I wanted to feel the pain of budget cuts I would have voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

I wonder when the TeaPublicans are going to wake up and smell the Tea?
Paul Krugman noted some of the cuts that jumped out at him, including deep reductions in aid for pregnant women and women with young children, NOAA, NASA, energy efficiency programs, scientific research, counter-proliferation, FEMA, environmental protections, community health centers, and Centers for Disease Control. Summarizing the Republican philosophy, Krugman concluded, "Don't start thinking about tomorrow."

This is the Batsh*t crazy the Batsh*t crazies voted for

Now we know what life will be like if the House Republicans get their way: Financial aid for college will decline, food-borne illness will spread more easily, Head Start programs will shrink, and Big Bird might be out of business.

After a difficult week of negotiations, the House Appropriations Committee on Friday evening released a detailed list of spending cuts that would reduce non-defense federal expenditures by about $60 billion* between now and September, when the fiscal year ends.

In so doing, House leadership addressed the concerns of Tea Party activists and newly elected Republicans, who were angry that previous spending plans didn't shrink the size of government sufficiently. But that is an awful lot of money to take out of the budget in such a short time, particularly if none of it can come from either the Pentagon or the large entitlement programs (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) that comprise the majority of federal spending.

President Obama needs to ask former Alabama CD7 Congress Critter now white collar criminal defense attorney Artur Davis how that pandering to the right at the expense of the base thingy worked out for him.

The American people are hurting. Strike that. The American people are suffering. We can't take anymore pain.


rocketmama said...

Amen! Obama seems to be more Republican every day.

Redeye said...

Yep. President Obama is so busying pandering to the people who did not vote for him and will not vote for him he's turning off the people who voted for him. I wonder why?

Redeye said...

PS Welcome rocketmama!

Rebel Flower said...

Well, he has to pick up independents. He believes that "fixing the deficit" is to cut taxes and cut entitlements. He knows that democrats are not going to leave him, so he has to "move to the center". He is doing what he needs to do to get elected. This is not like Artur Davis that had to deal with a bunch of inbreds in one state. He has to contend with misinformation from Fox, Rush, and other Right wing media outlets. The voters are older and whiter and this is what he has to do, in order to get them back on board.

Redeye said...

Independents=republicans who are ashamed to admit they are republicans. What good is having a democratic President if he/she is going to govern like a republican? Republicans aren't coming back on board because they were never on board. It's like a dog chasing it's tail. I don't want a President who panders to the wrong at the expense of what is right.

Rebel Flower said...

While I understand being a democratic purist, that's not Obama. He's never been one. He's an interesting character, a true politician, if that's a compliment. I don't think any politician is capable of doing "what is right." They only do what is right electorally. If you don't want a president that panders then you need to completely let politics go, they all pander.