Since returning from a trip to southeast Asia on Nov. 21, President Obama has managed to play three rounds of golf but has met face-to-face only once with Speaker John A. Boehner, the man with whom he is trying to strike a deal on taxes and spending that could prevent another recession. With the deadline for going over the “fiscal cliff” less than three weeks away, the president’s schedule this week is exceptionally light. It does not include any time on the links with Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who is also an avid golfer. On Monday, Mr. Obama’s only public event was a trip to Detroit,
Comments: When do we start calling him President in name only? It is obvious he has no desire to do the hard work necessary. He doesn´t want to bother with the mundane duties of acting like a real leader.
In all fairness, the "preezy of the united steezy" is getting ready for his $4+ million dollar vacay to Hawaii and he needs the practice to be in "shape" for he and moochelle´s excellent adventure at Taxpayer expense for THREE WEEKS! Most of us are enjoying a "stay-at-home" vacation, but hey, can´t we all live vicariously through our dear Leader´s life and times. BTW, why isn´t the GOP mentioning this latest excursion by obama and his minions?.....never mind.
Anyone remember ´Nero fiddled while Rome burned ´ ? Wonder what the obama voters reaction will be when they can´t get their free cell phones to work because the feds couldn´t sell anymore bonds to foreign countries and the money is all gone ?
Don´t be hard on the man, he just spent more than four years of doing nothing but campaigning, playing midnight basketball, shanking golf balls and kneeling on his prayer rug. He hasn´t figured out the next step yet. He´s the Present President.
Oblamer isn´t worried. Those leeches will just blame the ´Pubs. Oblahblah knows this. He´s got the media watching his back.
Obummer is getting ready to go on vacation, all the while the country is going over the cliff. He doesn´t care. Leaving town is his standard response. He did it during the debt ceiling impasse. He left it to the ´Pubs to clean up the mess and take the blame. But, in Obummer´s stupid brain, this is "leadership".
Re #10: The Obamaphones are funded by a Universal Service "fee" that telecom providers are forced to pay to the FCC but in reality is passed along to subscribers. That is you and me. The makers paying for the takers yet again.
Personally, I hope that the whole shebang goes right over the friggin´ cliff and the economy tanks. Ultimately, it´s always the president´s economy, despite the propagandizing of the media. Obama is the one that signed the debt ceiling deal last year that is the reason for all this angst. In reality the economy can´t get much worse anyway. Screw ´em all.
In Dreams From My Alleged Father , Obama described a huge fight that he had with his mother during his senior year of high school. His mother basically called him a lazy bum who had terrible grades , no desire for college , no college applications or visits ( hmmm...how did he get into Occidental at the last minute ? ), scummy druggie friends and absolutely no ambition , etc. He wrote that he tried using the big smile he often used to " trick " white people , but, it no longer worked on Mom. Obama shouted back that being a lazy bum was actually his life´s ambition. Millions of American voters have made Barry´s dream come true. By contrast , Romney was a hard worker his entire life . He earned his law degree and his MBA simultaneously and graduated with honors. While Barry spent his teens and twenties sleeping , shouting into a bullhorn about whitey and snorting coke. Both men have obviously not deviated from the path they began early in life.
Obama knows deep down that Boehner will eventually cave. Only because the republicans have a small measure of responsibility and a large concern for their jobs. Anybody in Boehner´s position who had a bit of courage would wait the kenyan out and let the country come to the edge, where the democrats would blink because they are perceived to be in charge.
Obama plays quite a bit of golf. And Boehner plays with him. You know, I don´t care what Obama does, I want to know what the Republican majority in the house does....which is nothing. The most powerful branch of government is the House...and we have a wimp ass no good running it. The House of Reps seem to want to represent the MSM instead of the American people they should be there for. They worry about their damn images with the msm talk shows. Hey dumb ass Repubs stop going on these shows! Republican ignorameseseseseseessss!!!!!!!!!!!
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