They found out about Obama reading Raygun

On Hawaii vacation, Obama reads up on Reagan

The defenders are in overdrive. One ironically sporting a union avatar:

21. Well, well, well…

Look at this contingent of wailers & gnashers of teeth who have gathered to denigrate & vilify. It would serve you well to remember the words of Sun Tsu, who recognized 2,500 years ago that one should ‘know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.’ In the case of Barack Obama, it appears that not a mother’s one of you ‘know your enemy’ – which in this extremely sad instance is the Democratic president – since you believe that he worships Reagan. The quote in the OP shows not a scintilla of evidence that Barack Obama approves of Reagan’s policies, but rather his ability to inspire optimism and effect change. ermalink

but some start seing a pattern

27. First it was Lincoln and now Reagan?

What’s with this Republican worship? He needs to read up on Harry Truman who did face his adversaries and told them the truth they didn’t want to hear. Permalink

and  having beefed up on Raygun, Obama starts describing himself as better than Clinton

Obama bans … “Triangulation.”

In fact, several advisers confirmed, the word “triangulation” has been banned by Mr. Obama because he does not believe it accurately describes his approach.

Triangulation just isn’t Obama’s style, and his scolding of liberals seems to be rooted in genuine frustration with them for disagreeing with him about what’s politically possible, given today’s realities.

Finally, hard to deny it any longer

Gibbs: Obama ‘likely’ to seek re-election – and cooperate with GOP on entitlement reform & deficit

Funny how he was “cooperating” since he named that commission

Some get it

7. He’s 100% Wall Street, just like any replacement would be.

The only meaningful political divide in this country isn’t “right and left” but “have and have-not”. Unless the general population gets angry enough or smart enough to see that, and stops being so easily manipulated with silly social wedge issues, we’ll just have one Wall Street-groomed corporate servant after another. It’s like giving the mascot a makeover every few years. Permalink

and some campaign promises do not sell very well

Obama Wants Tax Cuts for Wealthiest Americans Ended in 2012, Jarrett Says

“That’s something he is willing to fight for,” she said in an interview taped for broadcast on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today. “He is going to fight very hard when those two-year extensions expire” to end the breaks for top earners.

Some of the comments

10. “Obama wants…” Oh, please. Stop already. Just go away and stop bothering me with your nonsense. Permalink

and

12. My gut reaction: When pigs fly!

The President knows and is signaling through Jarret what we WANT to hear. I like to believe the President recognizes the importance of ending the tax cuts for the rich but whatever monster has grabbed his soul won’t allow that to become reality. Permalink

And what monster would that be? And when did the grabbing took place?

16. Obama promises future broken promises.

I know, “wants” is a long way from promise. And perhaps even further from “will.” Though I do recollect the latter being sold like a promise during the campaign and into the presidency. If that recollection is correct, and considering the outcome, I have no hope for what he “wants” to do. Permalink

Here’s a fun one to defend

Obama applauds Eagles for giving Vick second chance

President Barack Obama recently called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to congratulate the team for giving quarterback Mike Vick a second chance.

President Obama explained that a level playing field rarely exists for prisoners who have completed their sentences. Vick’s success gives all of them hope.

One defends

9. Redemption

I do think that Vick should have been given a shot at redemption…. my disappointment is that the focus of redemption seems to be on how he works harder and has made himself a better football player. Admirable.. sure.. but not true redemption IMHO… Permalink

another illustrates

4. Has Obama picked up the phone to call Best Friends Animal Sanctuary…

to thank them for taking care of Vick’s prize dog (and many others)?

while another gets the picture

5. wrong, Obama… wrong…

To equate greedy Eagles NFL team owner’s hiring Vick with the very real difficulties non-athlete, non-celebrity (and yes, non-horrific dog killers) have in finding employment is just disgusting. Somehow all the millions of unemployed, who will never have the kind of opportunities Vick has had– will surely take no comfort that Obama understands THEIR plight. How out of touch this statement shows Obama to be. Sadly….. :shrug: Permalink

and there’s a hilarious follow up

WH responds to furor from Obama’s comments re: Vick

The Obama administration confirmed on Monday afternoon that the president, in a call with the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, expressed gratitude for the team’s decision to give a second chance to quarterback Michael Vick.

But the nexus of the call, spokesman Bill Burton told The Huffington Post, was on the team’s plans to use alternative energy sources at their stadium. And while the president was thankful that Vick was given a career do-over, he still thought that the actions committed by the QB — the orchestration of an illegal dog-fighting ring, the killing of animals and the deceiving of investigators looking into the matter — were condemnable. (full statement from his PR person at link)

Some comments

85. could I ask

why it was necessary for Obama to comment on this bastard at ALL? THAT decision falls into “DUMBER THAN A BAG OF HAMMERS” category Permalink

but the cheerleaders re unwavering

52. The pres is entitled to his opinion and doesn’t have to justify it to anyone. nt Permalink

and the DUdie

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goes to

Photos: Hugger in Chief (The Obama Presidency, Day 705)

and this comment vies for DUdie

2. I just love that this family thinks of others even while

on a personal vacation. Thanks for the great pix! Permalink

Didn’t W call himself that once?

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This concludes today’s DUies

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