Saturday, October 9, 2010

Yes, We Know Who You Are; Government Fiat; Climate Action Partnerships Receive Stimulus Funds; Republicans Drink Slurpees

UTube provides a video: The presidential seal fell off President Barack Obama's lectern and clattered to the stage as he delivered a speech to a women's conference."That's all right, all of you know who I am," the president joked to laughter from the audience when he realized what had happened.  [I will remind you that this is the same man who, after being elected and before being sworn in, actually had a President-elect seal made just for him, which he used at every speech.  In case you are wondering, I don't think that had ever been done before....]
Floyd Reports this: This morning, political commentators are paying a great deal of attention to one of the Los Angeles Times’ stories about Barack Obama’s plans for a Republican takeover of Congress.
The evidence comes buried elsewhere in today’s L.A. Times in a piece by Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons under the hum-drum headline, “Obama Reshapes Administration for a Fresh Strategy.” The story makes clear the “fresh strategy” borders on government by executive fiat. It begins, “As President Obama remakes his senior staff, he is also shaping a new approach for the second half of his term: to advance his agenda through executive actions he can take on his own, rather than pushing plans through an increasingly hostile Congress.” This rule by divine right of kings is confirmed by no less an Obama insider than David Axelrod, who said, “It’s fair to say that the next phase is going to be less about legislative action than it is about managing the change that we’ve brought.” The Times states candidly:
Expose Obama exposes this: On Thursday, policy experts from the National Center for Public Policy Research are calling attention to corporate special interest groups receiving stimulus money that also are lobbying for Obama’s energy policy.
“It’s alarming that many of the remaining corporate members of the United States Climate Action Partnership – a cap-and-trade lobbying group – such as General Electric, Duke Energy, NextEra Energy, Exelon, and Honeywell all received economic stimulus funds. It seems pushing Obama’s agenda has financial rewards. The coordinated effort between big government and big business threatens our free enterprise system,” said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project.
CBS News reports: To hear President Obama tell it, Slurpees are the beverage of choice of obstructionist Republicans.

In each of 20 political speeches over the last two months, Mr. Obama has included a riff in which he portrays GOP leaders as sipping Slurpees while hard-working Democrats struggle to pull the economy out of a ditch.
"We're down there. It's hot. We were sweating. Bugs everywhere. We're down there pushing, pushing, pushing on the car. Every once in a while we'd look up and see the Republicans standing there. They're just standing there fanning themselves -- sipping on a Slurpee."
The line never fails to get a laugh, as it did Thursday afternoon at a Democratic rally at Bowie State University in Maryland. His audience laughs and Mr. Obama does too. He clearly gets a kick out of the image of GOP leaders sipping a slushy, ice-cold Slurpee while Democrats like himself nearly kill themselves to pull the economy out of the ditch of the GOP's making. [Our President pictures himself as the long lost twin of David Letterman, I presume.  He's oh so funny.]


  1. I don't feel it's appropriate for our nation's leader...who is supposed to be bringing Americans make jokes at our expense. We can only hope that the presidential seal falling off of his podium is a premonition of things to come!

  2. P.S. Isn't it generally the Republicans who want to WORK for a living and the Democrats who support welfare and unemployment (a.k.a HANDOUTS)? If anyone's standing around sipping Slurpees it's the people taking the handouts. That's why NY is looking prevent the use of food stamps for sugary Slurpees. LOL!