A Glorious 4th?

4th of July Comix

A new poll has rated Barack Obama as the worst U.S. president since World War II.  Actually, he’s hands down the worst ever, but why pick nits?

“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

If Jonathan Bernstein is right, no one should ever vote for a modern Democrat:

Any Democrat in 2009 would have sought a large stimulus package. Any Democrat in 2009 would have made health-care reform a key issue, and any Democrat who could have been nominated would have produced a health plan similar to the one Obama worked for. Any Democrat would have attempted to pass a cap-and-trade bill on climate change, and barring that, would have worked both legislatively, when possible, and administratively the rest of the time to address the issue. (Barack Obama is a generic Democratic president)

And that, of  course, is the problem.

Have a happy Independence Day (assuming we can still call it that):

Obama to Visit Mosque, Host Muslim Leaders on July 4th (National Report)

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Obama: He’s No Uncle Sam, He’s Anti America

The Progressive Tarot

“If Obama had a single decent bone in his body, he would have responded to the brutal murder of three teens, one of them an American, by ending his policy of funding the PLO-Hamas unity government. But no such luck…” – Daniel Greenfield

“Hamas is a terrorist organization – not just according to the Israelis but according to the US, too. But that hasn’t stopped President Obama recognizing it as an appropriate government for the [Palestinian Authority] – which receives $440 million a year in US aid.” – Stephen Pollard

Obama urged Israeli leaders not to ‘destabilize the situation’ following the discovery of the bodies of three teenagers, including one American citizen, who were kidnapped by Hamas…” – The Corner

“Malik Obama, the president’s Kenyan half brother, was photographed in 2010 at a public event in Yemen wearing a ‘keffiyeh’ – a special scarf – bearing two anti-Israel slogans of the terror group Hamas, it emerged today.” – Daily Mail UK

“All Americans who voted for this criminal administration should feel ashamed.” – Ben Shapiro

Barack Obama’s antipathy toward all things Jewish (except their votes) is easily explained once you assume that the 44th President of the United States is a closet Muslim. Oh, he’s got lots of other garb in that tightly sealed armoire of his — communist ties, one-size-fits-all money clips, pink foundationals, black hoodies — but one thing you won’t find is a yarmulke.  Or anything colored red, white, and blue.

[...] It has been 28 days since Hamas formally joined the Palestinian Authority unity government. During that same period of time, President Barack Obama has said nothing publicly about the kidnapping. His administration has continued funding the Palestinian government, despite vast bipartisan opposition to such funding. There have been no hashtags from Michelle Obama, no press conferences with the parents of 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel. The Frenkel family had a son, but he did not look sufficiently like Barack Obama’s imaginary son for him to care. And in response to the murders, the Obama administration has called on Israel to exercise restraint. There are two types of evil people in this world: people who commit evil acts, and people who enable and encourage those people. Hamas falls into the first. The Obama administration falls into the second. (Truth Revolt)

True Faith“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.” – Barack Obama

No intelligent American president would do the things Obama has done … However, Obama is not incompetent; he is an intelligent anti-American president. Obama is not a failure at his job — his job is the failure of our country.” Boyd Richard Boyd

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Mississippi Mud

Heads I Win Tails You Lose

“In light of last night’s election results in Mississippi, there is one question every conservative should be asking: How much longer can a party survive when its leadership is inexorably against the ethos of its base?” –  Daniel Horowitz

“The GOP respects no truth, has no honor, is without any principle or standard of decency.”Rob Cunningham

“The Republicans have become the party of lobbyists, most of whom were on twitter celebrating their purchase.” Erick Erickson

“Republicans and democrats, democrats and republicans, what’s the difference? Neither represent the American people or give one big crap about defending individual rights or the Constitution.” M.D. Creekmore

“I am hurt.  A plague a’ both your houses!” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Old George Wallace used to say that there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats.  Of course, these days, that thin dime’s only worth about two red cents (and I do mean red); and, if you’re one of the “extremists” who believes that our elected officials should actually honor their oaths of office, you won’t even get to put yours in.  At least, not if that passel of D.C. porkers known collectively as the Republican Establishment has anything to say about it:

[...] the establishment treachery on the campaign trail in Mississippi is merely a reflection of what they do in Washington … Throughout the primary season, GOP elites have accused the conservative base of helping Democrats by challenging Republicans in primaries. The reality is that we are challenging these people precisely because they work in tandem with Democrats and empower them in growing government. (This Is Treachery)

When you’re waylaid by highwaymen, does it really matter that one of them offers to beat you over the head with a smaller stick?

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Book Flub Of America

Pulp Fiction II“I think my record speaks for itself.” — Hillary Clinton

Well, maybe the big-screen version of Hillary’s opus apologia will have to wait.  Current sales on Amazon have Hard Choices limping in at #19, behind My Mother Was Nuts.

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Super Caliphate-gilistic Expialidocious!

Isis Oh IsisIts social media savvy has made Isis a “terror brand” to rival al-Qaida, with supporters worldwide following the brutal exploits of the Islamist group through its Twitter updates or even downloading the group’s own app. Now supporters can show their loyalty to the group by sporting a T-shirt or hoodie emblazoned with the group’s black and white jihadist logo, after the items went on sale on Facebook. The T-shirts, which are being sold on Indonesia-based websites, cost as little as $7 to $13, and have been on sale for several months… (Isis Hoodies and T-Shirts For Sale Online As Islamist ‘Brand’ Goes Global)

Barry’s got his.  And, if he gets his way, everybody in the Middle East will soon have theirs. This administration’s trail of wet and bloody t-shirts leads from Egypt to Libya to Syria and into Iraq.  Despite what Obama says for public consumption, his actions have always ended up empowering radical Islamists.  No one is this consistently incompetent.  And even some liberals are grudgingly beginning to admit it:

Yes, the Iraq War was a disaster of historic proportions. Yes, seeing its architects return to prime time to smugly slam President Obama while taking no responsibility for their own, far greater, failures is infuriating. But sooner or later, honest liberals will have to admit that Obama’s Iraq policy has been a disaster … In recent days, many liberals have rushed to Obama’s defense simply because they are so galled to hear people like Dick Cheney and Bill Kristol lecturing anyone on Iraq. That’s a mistake. While far less egregious than George W. Bush’s errors, Obama’s have been egregious enough. By ignoring Iraq, and refusing to defend democratic principles there, he has helped spawn the disaster we see today. It’s time people who aren’t Republican operatives began saying so. (The Atlantic)

And, since the past usually presages the future, you might want to heed former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen:

If you like the unfolding disaster in Obama-abandoned Iraq, you are going to love Obama-abandoned Afghanistan. Just two weeks before Iraq descended into chaos, President Obama stepped into the Rose Garden to announce his plan to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016. “It’s time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Obama declared. “Americans have learned that it’s harder to end wars than begin them — but this is how wars end in the 21st century.” If Iraq is how wars end in the 21st century, we’re in big trouble Before Sept. 11, our enemies controlled one nation. Now they will control two — one Islamic caliphate in Iraq controlled by ISIS, and another in Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban and core al-Qaeda. These two caliphates will then compete for followers among the jihadi faithful by using their new safe havens to see which one can carry out the most successful attacks against the United States and her allies.

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Bad Actors

The Sting

“Do you believe in the Easter Bunny? Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner’s emails suddenly went ‘poof?’” John King

“Somewhere, Richard Nixon is chuckling bitterly to himself. When it comes to burying scandal, Tricky Dick was an amateur compared to the gang in the White House today.” – Thomas Lifson

Spoiler alert: A suspicious computer crash and the disappearance of crucial evidence in the IRS case alarms the normally subservient mainstream media while the White House and the Democrats claim “conspiracy” in this episode of the D.C. crime drama The Clodfather,  produced and directed by Barack Obama.

The ClodfatherWord has it that this long-running series will soon be cancelled due to bad acting and a precipitous drop in ratings.  Re-runs are not expected.

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Lame Blame (UPDATED)

Blame Bush

“This predates my presidency.” – Barack Obama

It’s not Barry’s fault.  He’s ODD.

Barack Obama apparently suffers from Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a psychological malady normally found in children. This is a disorder characterized by arguing with adults, refusing to comply with the rules, doing things to annoy, and habitually blaming others for one’s own mistakes. ODD people are peevish, angry, and resentful. They exhibit spiteful or vindictive behavior and persistent stubbornness. They resist direction.  They’re unwilling to compromise or negotiate. They deliberately test the limits and fail to accept blame for their misdeeds.

Obama doesn’t need impeaching.  He needs a psychiatrist.

UPDATE 6/25/14:  Obama Blames Obama’s Border Crisis on Republicans, Of Course (JWF) “…to summarize, Democrats create a problem, watch it grow into a crisis, then blame Republicans and call for ‘common sense reform.”

UPDATE 6/30/14: Obama blames GOP for his failed presidency (RS)  “His idea of cooperation is the GOP doing what he wants…The hubris that lets a man complain of being sued because he isn’t trustworthy and then turns around and asks his opponents to trust him simply beggars the imagination.”

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Junkyard Prog

Obama Digs For Answers

“Bismarck once said, ‘God looks after drunks, children, and the United States of America.’ The Almighty has apparently been busy in the bars and playgrounds since 2009.” J.R. Dunn

If the Obama presidency was an automobile, it’d be unceremoniously towed to the closest junkyard. What else can you do with a banged-up flivver that burns gas, has no brakes, always pulls to the left, and only runs in reverse?  There’s no fixing this lemon. The design was flawed from the beginning.  The Obamamobile — unsafe at any speed.

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Happy Days Are Gone Again

Better Off

There is a grave threat in the White House.  If he is not thrown out or otherwise constrained in the near future, national security will inevitably become a top priority for Americans, forced by tragedy, not just to give uppiña coladas and getting caught in the rain,” but to survive a Dark Age into which their president led them. (No Mr. President, You are the ‘Serious Threat to Everybody’s Future’)

“I think this is an administration that, we’re coming to find out, is one of almost unimaginable incompetence…” Brit Hume

“Obama is not worse than we thought. Liberals are worse than we thought.” Christopher Chantrill

It’s fortunate for both our enemies and the Democrats (terms no longer mutually exclusive) that the average American has the attention span of a geriatric squirrel.  Otherwise he or she might recall the fall of Saigon in ’75 and the killing fields of Cambodia — fiascoes likewise made possible by the Party of Cut and Run.

That the party of Harry Truman and John Kennedy has degenerated into a home for wayward socialists — Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton — is tragic; that the American people grant such odious scoundrels sanctuary in the nation’s capitol is bewildering; that they elevated a security risk like Barry Soetoro, AKA Barry Soebarkah, AKA Barack Obama to the highest office in the land is a downright travesty.

The current President of the United States is a man with a past murkier than a cup of Turkish coffee; a man who serves an ideology as red as an oozing tomato; a man who heads the most corrupt and lawless gang of miscreants to come out of Chicago since Prohibition.  And he’s either the most incompetent individual to ever rest his bony keister on the Presidential seal, or he’s the most treacherous.  And no one seems to care.

“It doesn’t matter a whit what’s going on with the popularity of the president. He may lose the Senate, but he is governing without the Congress. He has got his — he has got his own Constitution that he is operating under. He now regulates the entire healthcare system. And the story that was missed among all the scandals that are supposedly undoing his presidency is the climate change regulations. This is all by regulation. Nothing in legislation. He doesn’t need the Congress, which is going to revolutionize and put control of U.S. energy, which is the U.S. economy, in the Environmental Protection Agency. You want to run America? Don’t run for the presidency. Get yourself appointed head of the E.P.A. It makes Stalin’s five-year plans look like a picnic… “ (Is the Obama administration finished?)

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There Was A Crooked Man…

Kerry speaks

“I make absolutely no apologies…” – Barack Obama, Democrat

“There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.” – English Nursery Rhyme

“Impeachment is a political solution to a criminal problem…” – Ben Shapiro

Never Heard Of It

According to a recent study, rats are capable of feeling regret about their own actions. This sets them apart from Democrats, who never seem to feel sorry about much of anything.

 John Kerry, the Norman Bates of the diplomatic corps, for example, has likened concerns about Barack Obama’s release of five jihadi killers back into gen-pop to an Italian sausage, while his predecessor tours the talk-show circuit, shilling her new book and inventing ever more excuses for her Benghazi dereliction, including a creative attempt to blame the late Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own murder.

The White House, like a broken washer, is stuck on an interminable spin cycle while its dirty laundry piles up faster than the bedsheets in a three-dollar brothel.   As the Yankee sage Yogi Berra might say, Barack Obama spends 90% of his time devising ways to ruin the country and the other 50% looking for someone else to blame it on.

Dirty LaundryBen Shapiro accurately observes,

 [...] in many cases, Obama’s exercise of authoritarian power is criminal. His executive branch is responsible for violations of the Arms Export Control Act in shipping weapons to Syria, the Espionage Act in Libya, and IRS law with regard to the targeting of conservative groups. His executive branch is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Benghazi and in the Fast and Furious scandal, and bribery in its allocation of waivers in Obamacare and tax dollars in its stimulus spending. His administration is guilty of obstruction of justice and witness tampering … when it comes to presidential lawbreaking, the sitting president could literally strangle someone to death on national television and meet with no consequences.

Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, a Democrat, once boasted that “The only way I can lose is if I’m found in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.”  In Obama’s transformed America, neither circumstance seems to matter anymore.

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