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Bush the Smarter, whose wife famously called Hillary “something that rhymes with a witch” is decrying the lack of civility in politics.
While he seems to remember his times as “the good old days”, he is feeling sorry for the Whiner in Chief
President Obama “is entitled to civil treatment and intellectual honesty when it comes to critics.”
While he said he does not believe in personal name-calling, he singled out MSNBC personalities Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow calling them “sick puppies.”
“The way they treat my son and anyone who’s opposed to their point of view is just horrible,” Mr. Bush said.
And then came the best line:
With a chuckle, Mr. Bush said his son’s critics “weren’t singled out as much as they should have been.”
Like the guy who is now the only memorable thing from Obama’s wishy-washy healthcare speech. He got singled out to the tune of 4.4 million! (of course you need to carefully read several paragraphs of the CNN story to find out that Joe Wilson raised 2.7 of it while his Democratic opponent only 1,7! No wonder Michelle Obama is punishing the state with a no show!
While Poppy Bush mentioned he had his differences with Obama which he won’t express, it’s interesting that he was found for this interview, hosting Mr. Obama at a volunteerism event on the Texas A & M campus.
Which is one sighting of the official meme to be executed by Hollywood according to this
“from October 19-25, more than 60 network TV shows [will] spotlight the power and personal benefits of service,” and that this “unprecedented block of TV programming is the first wave of a multi-year ‘I Participate’ campaign.”
I noticed a weird reference in “Flash forward” – when a woman asks a priest for help to atone for something she didn’t do yet, and is given some information on volunteer groups.
I personally volunteered and support the concept, but the idea of deliberate message peppering from the White House is a creepy deja vu.
Ceausescu was doing it as well – not through memos – but outright through speeches. He would spout some specific slogans, the directive that they be spread, and the next day they were out there – in poems, short stories, movies and books.
Oh, and his critics didn’t get “singled out”. They got – disappeared.
For those Yidish impaired, the definition of chutzpa: someone who kills his parents then asks the court’s mercy for being an orphan
Incredibly, the man who shouldn’t even have a role in the government now that the campaigning is should be over, made this mind boggling statement
Top White House adviser David Axelrod says “politics” played a key role in the International Olympic Committee’s decision to reject President Obama’s appeal in support of Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics.
I guess when Obama’s politics prevail, it’s called “ponies”, when they lose it’s called “politics”
In the past Obama accused the GOP of playing politics. Now, this coming from Axelrod is even richer somehow.
Of course, the “politics” gimmick was to cover for his client
“I don’t view this as a repudiation of the president or the first lady. I think that there are politics everywhere, and there were politics inside that room.”
I guess everyone should be happy no racism accusations were thrown. In fact, upon CNN digging for it, the answer was
“I’m not suggesting anything nefarious…I’m not suggesting anything untoward happened.
And a Chicago pol would know what he is speaking about.
Illustration: Afrocity Brown
I couldn’t miss this Politico headline
All the rquivocation that follows can diminish that
The agony of Obama’s defeat
and some hillarious spin I wasn’t aware of
Earlier this week, The White House flatly rejected the notion that Obama’s Chicago ties played any role in his decision or his support for the U.S. bid for the games.
“If it had been Los Angeles, I think the notion that the President would have done less because it was a different U.S. city just doesn’t hold a lot of water,” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs insisted earlier this week.
Some analysts find that claim impossible to believe.
For once in my life, I agree with “analysts”
Also, h/t to Butters, back in June, Obama had opened an Olympic Office in the White House
here’s the headline in Chicago Tribune
President Barack Obama to open White House Olympic Office
Announcement timed before Chicago’s presentation to IOC members
With the governor race one year away, the governor’s position is already seriously hobbled for the coming year. A president who is in campaign mode every day wouldn’t think of that.
upstate Herald Record
nd even Newsday seem to at least headline this fairly. Obama cheerleader Daily News is huffing and puffing
– same thing, different stooge.
Crushing primaries is hardly limited to New York as this Denver Post editorial reveals.
Obama has jumped into other primaries, as well. He endorsed Sen. Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania Republican-turned-Democrat, in his bid against a more liberal opponent. The president also gave a quick thumbs up to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand when there was a chance she might be challenged by another Democrat for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s old New York Senate seat.
Still, Obama doesn’t know who the best candidate is for Colorado. The issues in this race haven’t even been broached. Certainly we have no problem with the president endorsing someone — in fact, we like to do it, too — but c’mon, let’s have a campaign first.
Such goes the nauseatingly titled
The story behind the Obama-Brooks bromance.
“Maybe the Constitution is there to protect us from the will of the people”
Pigmentation–the old basis for dominance–is now discredited, so he has politely switched to linguistics.”
That first encounter is still vivid in Brooks’s mind. “I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”
For this election isn’t about the past or the present, or even the pluperfect conditional. It’s about the future, and Barack Obama loves the future because that’s where all his accomplishments are.
We were moved by his campaign slogan, “Vote Obama: He’s better than you’ll ever be.
Moreover, after the Bush years, Brooks seems relieved to have an intellectual in the White House again
“I divide people into people who talk like us and who don’t talk like us,”
“Of recent presidents, Clinton could sort of talk like us, but Obama is definitely–you could see him as a New Republic writer.
“Hey, Nutroots, you lost!”
After comiserating with the bonus recipients (from taxpayers money), and having told us Obama lives on a budget, this time, Bloomberg cried in his teacup for Pharma . For the billionaire who bought NYC – twice – they make peanuts
“You know, last time I checked, pharmaceutical companies don’t make a lot of money, their executives don’t make a lot of money – not that they couldn’t do better,” the mayor told WOR host John Gambling as the duo discussed health care from during their weekly radio show.
Bloomberg who championed Obama to the point of threatening to run as 3rd party if the Dems nominated Hillary also ranted against the evil Canadians who would love to compete for prices with our poor little pharma
it’s “wrong” for companies to be selling drugs at a lower price in Canada than here in the US, adding: “We should stop that.”
Hmmm- maybe he should buy them out.
The funny thing was that during the commercial on the radio show he stated those things his handlers might have alerted him that he let the billionaire out again so he retracted. Sorta:
he had done a quick Google search and discovered that some big drug company execs are actually “making a decent amount and more than a decent amount.”
He joked about the reason his view on salaries is skewed
Bloomberg joked that he’s only getting paid $1 a year (which he doesn’t even keep) to be mayor, which makes everyone else’s salaries look big – no matter how much they make
Which would be funny had he not just said Pharma execs’ pay (up to 25-29 million a year) don’t make all that much.