How Do We Know James Rosen Isn’t a Commie Spy?

OPresident Obama is getting a bad rap.  His critics are blaming him for everything that is going wrong.  Cut the man some slack.  He’s the president.  How’s he supposed to know what’s going on in his government.

Let’s start with Benghazi.  The president says neither he nor his political pals in the White House had anything to do with re-writing those talking points to make it look like some dopey anti-Muslim video started the whole thing.

I believe him – and so should you, unless you hate your country.

Why in the world would the president lie to the American people?  Because he was in the middle of a presidential campaign and was telling voters he had terrorists on the run?  And if terrorism were behind Benghazi then he’d look foolish?

Who thinks President Barack Obama would do something so political?  Apparently his critics don’t remember that this is the man who promised to usher in a new post-partisan America if only we elected him back in 2008.  We elected him and I say he did.

Then there are the so-called press scandals. Boo-hoo!  Justice Department big shots were spying on reporters and reporters are whining over it.  They say the First Amendment is coming under attack.  My advice:  calm down, there are plenty of other amendments that no one is “attacking.”

Everything this poor man does is called a scandal by his hate-filled, probably racist, opponents.  Take the case against James Rosen who supposedly is a journalist who works at Fox News.  The FBI spied on Rosen and says he may have been a co-conspirator — under the Espionage Act–  because of stories he did on North Korea.

Here’s my question:  How do we know Rosen isn’t a commie spy for North Korea?  Does he have proof that he’s not a spy?

In any case, Mr. Obama clearly didn’t know anything about Rosen and is probably a big fan of Fox News.  Who doesn’t like Bill O’Reilly? And while we’re on the subject of sissy-boy reporters who bitch and moan for a living, Mr. Obama says he had no idea his Justice Department secretly collected phone logs from a bunch of AP reporters who were digging into stuff they had no business digging into.

Think about it:  Why in the world would this president go after journalists, people who some contend adore him.  One media critic has gone so far as to say the media “slobbered” over Barack Obama and helped get him elected.  What kind of jerk would think something like that?   Slobbering

Now the president’s critics say he must have known something about the IRS so-called scandal since people close to him knew.  The president says he learned about it from news reports.  In other words, he’s telling us he has absolutely no idea what’s swirling around him.  And I for one believe him.  If he says he’s clueless, then he must be clueless.  Besides, unlike the Obama haters, I’ve seen his high school yearbook and right there on page 78 it has the future president’s picture and underneath it there are these exact words: “My favorite hero is Sargent Schultz.  And my favorite quote is ‘I know nothing.’”

What about the argument that even if he didn’t have first hand knowledge of what was going on with Benghazi, the press or the IRS, that he set a tone where his flunkies abused their substantial power precisely because they knew it would make their boss the president happy.

Got proof?  Then shut up!

One more thing:  Remember Baghdad Bob from the Iraq war days?  He was Saddam Hussein’s press guy who would say the exact opposite of what was actually going on.  War is raging in Iraq: Baghdad Bob would say everything is calm and peaceful.  Saddam Hussein was hiding in a hole:  Bob would say his boss is spending a few weeks on the French Riviera attending the Cannes Film Festival.

Turns out Baghdad Bob had a son who during the chaos of the Iraq war escaped to America.  In Iraq he was known as Baghdad Bob Junior.  When he got to the USA he changed his name to Jay Carney.

I have no idea what happened to him once he got here.

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  • Deborah G

    oK this guy :claims ” he isn’t a lib but that disjointed BS rant just proved it. This rant was so screwed up with misinformation and left wing talking points the only thing he left out was grandma, trains and Blue eyes crying in the rain LOL

  • Deborah G

    The same people who dislike Saul ALinsky Marxists, Debbie Wasserman Shultz and a whole lot of people who think Jews are commies.

  • Deborah G

    HAHAHA I am far from an antisemite being Jewish myself I don’t like liberals and see the pattern of how they became liberal. My dad was a republican and thank God we had the sense not to follow the liberals off to the proverbial ovens.

    • plsilverman

      one more, then I’m gone…..talk to a Holocaust survivor, just once, and you’ll refrain from the Nazi references. Liberals went to the ovens, alive? or was it Germans who defended Germany in WWI, women, perceived mentally ill, children? they fought back at Warsaw and where they could. you idea that Obama is nazi-minded is pure imagination, fueled by the most extreme views of the hard right. The John Birch Society called Eisenhower a Communist and JB is the basis of the Koch philosophy and political “philanthropy”.

      • Deborah G

        I never said he was a Nazi I said he was a left wing Progressive read that Communist Marxist. You get al flubbed up always mixing thing up. PS My Grandmother was a holocaust survivor.My Dad was a doctor who was at the liberation of Buchanwald, He ran the camp after until the survivors could be brought out I had many talks with her.I have hundred of real pictures he took. Obama needs to read it not me.

  • Deborah G

    OK I wasn’t going to shove this up you butt but I will. I am a practicing physician and I am well aware what tort reform will do for the Health industry NOT the drug industry. You have a very childish way of lumping apples and oranges together for you rants. I get that thiu is the way Liberals speak to make morons believe them but REALLY? You can’t possibly be this uninformed about everything that comes out of your mouth.Can you? If so I;d ask the school system for your money back. They failed.

  • Deborah G

    Obviously you know nothing about a lot of things. Now we can add investing and stock market to your deplorable list of uneducated subjects.The facts are and well documented and proven that the Stock market even through recessions and depressions have always beat Social Security by a country mile. In fact the beauty of compounding and reinvesting dividend NO MATTER WHAT THE partticular numbers for the dow or Nasdaq are for the ten year perios are ALWAYS and that is ALWAYS a better bet than a bank acocunt or Social Security wihich is a ponzi scheme.Compounding and reinvested dividend is what makes most wealthy people. Ask Warren Buffet. It isn’t any big trick and yes even a moron like you could do it

  • Deborah G

    You are so easy to prove worng it is hysterical really. Talking poiints and saying the same thing over and over to make it urban legend comes straight form another Boshevik Jew you probably know Saul Alinsky it is part of his handbook to destroy Capitalism.,

    • plsilverman

      I don’t care for anti-Semitic statements…yours will be reported, believe me.(by the way, I went to a fairly Liberal college in the early ’70s and I can tell you I never heard of Alinksy until Glenn Beck repeated and repeated his name, obviously at the behest of Roger Ailes, who is obsessed with him. I know next to nothing of Alinksy, but if he’s a socialist, I’m not interested in him at all. BUT I ‘ll take a Socialist over a John Birch-brain anyday). Talking points are ok if they are reasonable, based upon facts, after cross-reference. What about YOUR talking point about Barney Frank? Unfortunately, it’s a wrong talking point. Frank’s duty was to enforce the bipartisan law. What he DID do which was outside his job description, was to advocate for subprime for RENTERS, not owners. went noplace. did U know that? gonna blame Frank for the Wall Street collapse? the only blame is OVER-deregulation, which goes back to Reagan-Regan which led to ’87 and ’08 collapses.

      • legal eagle

        So Deborah G hates Jews? She also probably hates minorities, gays, Democrats and Obama…She’s a hater….Might I suggest you leave her alone…She claims to be a Doctor….She’s probably known as Dr. Doom….LOL

        • Deborah G

          No I don’t hate Jews or minorities or anyone else. I was making a point that most Jews are Democrats because they tend to be mindless liberals. I am Jewish just not a libersl. I think the liberal mindset is part of what makes people dislike us.

          • legal eagle

            People may dislike you…Who dislikes us?

          • plsilverman

            I should have assumed you are a Jew just informally talking to another Jew… / because my Socialistic History teacher in 1971 never mentioned Alinsky I had a bad education. good one.

          • Deborah G

            Then he should have been fired loL> Saul Alinisky wrote the ‘rles for Radicals” which was to give a voice to the people who felt disenfranchised but not organized. He organized then starting in Chicagos black slums and kept on going. Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama are considered his modern day apostlites. Progressivism is yet another word for radical Marism. Nothing was left off the table. Obama and Hillary are true Alisnky radicals in that they connive and manippulate to organize p their sheep into worker bees to acheive power. Read it in sevral sources starting with Wikipedia then expand to more detailed anaysis. Alinsky died right around the time your were in college so perhaps your professor was on to more r current radicals or he didn’t approve of alinsky’s dislike of “main Stream” Socialists, Alinsky wanted power and he wanted his masses to have power. Socialists want to take power from the masses a conflict status with the 2 ideologies however the metheods being similar to acheive their goals.

          • plsilverman

            considered by Roger Ailes? I read Rapp Brown, James Baldwin, Abbie Hoffman, all those radicals…never heard of Alinsky. Socialism as a choice for a gov’t system? can never ever happen here > the top 1% would never allow it. We may have all those detestable things like medicare, social security, welfare, unemployment, but guess what? they are SOCIALISTIC, which is diff. from a full scale switch to a new system. The GOP benefits by all those programs as much as the Left.>>>your Alinsky nonsense is derived from Newscorp and Murdoch and Ailes. It’s very narrow. I’ll stull say that I’ll take a socialist over someone like John Birch. Look him up. Make the connection with the Kochs and the Tea Party and the rest. The John Birch Society called Eisenhower a Communist the way the hard RIght calls Obama a Communist. Catchin’ on?

      • Deborah G

        What a joke you are I am being factual as a JEW ! I can’t stand the liberal mindset If you never heard of Saul Alinsky before now then you had a pretty bad education.

      • Deborah G

        Oooooh oooooooooh ohhhhhh Mr Carter let’s get a teacher to make you booboo go away. If you can’t stand the heat get out of the discussion. BTW Alinsky is a Russian Jew Marxist Progressive. I AM a Jew but not a commie liberal . Get over it you PC crybaby

    • legal eagle

      Deborah G…Thanks for your anti-Semitism….Ever wonder why the only Jew on Fox News is Geraldo Rivera? No minority hosts, no Jewish hosts…Hmmmm…

  • Deborah G

    yes exactly because that is where the most innovations come from. The reality isn’t that healthcare is to expensive it is that government has made competition between states too hard. every state has specific laws. There should NOT be any boundries competition free marketss style ALWAYS lowers prices. The government has mucked it all up. The second biggest detriment is lack of tort reform. Third we ALREADY have a national health p[lan for low income in Medicaid. ALL they had to do was make it more available to people thqat make more money on a sliding scale. . Those three things would make it wasy.

    • legal eagle

      Another nonsensical statement….Do you know what “tort reform” actually means to the drug industry?

    • plsilverman

      both parties have used price controls when necessary. Free market, sure. But not over de-regulation, which led to ’87 and ’08.

  • Foxster

    no one is permitted to say or even think anything negative about our current POTUS. if you do, it’s proof positive that you harbor racist thoughts and unfairly blame the Cool Prez for anything and everything he and his cohort at DOJ, Mr Holder do in honest error. Mr Obama can do no wrong. hasn ‘t our national media been telling us that since his first Presidential Campaign, when he turned up in Berlin and pretended to be JFK? even World Class Organizations like the Nobel people have endorsed his mediocrity by awarding his Obamaness a Nobel Prize for just being cool. i just hope and pray that his term in office will soon be over and he can retire and become the King of Chicago.

    • plsilverman

      no one is permitted? not O’Reilly, Hannity, Beck, DeMint, Bachman, Palin, Alex Jones, Jerome Corsi, Drudge, Ingraham, Coulter, Malkin, Goldberg, Ryan, King, West…..??

      • Deborah G

        Obama tries every which way to silence them however it is a foolhardy attempt at being relevant.

        • plsilverman

          come on, now…:) he’s very relevant and responds to the people: DA-DT, AHCA, restoration of autos, getting the h*ll out of Iraq, student loan reform, gay marriage (I wish it was titled Civil Union, ok, ok)….you wanna just throw out these slogans? give me some real facts > believe me, I can take it. I’m eager to learn. I’m not a flamin’ Lib.

          • Deborah G

            Could have fooled me but then again if you are serious be still and read the posts.

          • Deborah G

            Anyone who thinks ANY of those programs have worked needs a mental Health exam. he’s scrrewed every single one of them up and wasted billions doing so.BTW you ARE a flaming lib you just say the same thing over and over hoping some other moron will believe you. That is the illness of the left.

  • Wil

    Bernie,
    Didn’t Rosen just out an operative that had managed to become a mole in North
    Korea, an almost impenetrable country, and the people working with the agent
    were also exposed, as was the whole operation?
    Lives and to a degree, national security were involved. The reporter’s hands are
    not clean on this as journalists know not to cross certain lines when it comes
    to these kinds of stories. Apparently the desire for a scoop was more
    important to Rosen.

  • Rickydee

    All of you democraps commenting
    here…shove your hero Obama up you f-ing ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • plsilverman

      William F. Buckley looks down and smiles on you!

  • legal eagle

    Bet you Mitt Romney collects his SS and Medicare…

    • Wheels55

      Why not?

      • plsilverman

        because he wants to privatize both while he takes all he can get from them (I assume). how many hard rightees are returning that portion of their soc. sec. check they didn’t “pay for”?

    • Clint Jurgens

      Last I saw, Romney declined enrolling in Medicare and opted to keep his private insurance. Why would he want Medicare when he can afford to pay for his own better insurance and/or health care? And he also did not apply for social security benefits.

      • legal eagle

        Where did you read that? Can you cite the source?

        • Deborah G

          Google it . It is right there for the world to see except we do understand liberals never see

          • plsilverman

            except when they continue Republican programs like TARP, Solyndra, the Patriot Act, the 10 yr. Tax Relief Program……..

      • plsilverman

        with the 250 million he’s got, a lot from unethical, anti-American corp. raids, what does it matter?

        • Deborah G

          LOL This is parrot speak you have zero idea what you are talking about you are just repeating nut case talking points like from Debbie wasserman Shultz. HAHAHAHAHA She thinks if she or Hillary say something over and over morons believe it….sad part is they do

          • plsilverman

            I don’t do parrot speak, at all. I’m a published writer, over many years. If some stuff looks like talking points, that’s fine. I write my own stuff and I disagree with both parties all the time. Wasserman is a nut? Why? any more than Bachman? (is she dressing orange yet? Over & over? ha!that repetition technique is OWNED by Newscorp.-Fox. Ailes gets the talking points from the RNC, shows them to Murdoch who passes them on to Bill Sammon who WRITES MEMOS for all the hosts to…guess what? repeat and repeat. then the viewers can do the same, in their sleep.

          • Deborah G

            Big deal it doesn’t take a whole lot to be a published write. I write for a magazine all the time takes me about 10 minutes to get it out. Not even break a sweat. So what’s your point?

    • Deborah G

      Bet you are 100% wrong. Google it , He refused it

      • plsilverman

        gee..I guess Legal’s POINT is out the window.>>>>but Romney never hesitated to send his spoils fro the unnecessary corp. raids, to overseas banks, did he?

        • Deborah G

          so what? Same bank Obama has his accounts in and many of the rest of the Senate

          • plsilverman

            can’t compare the kind of money Romney has made from raids with what Barack Obama has made. But, you’re right….Romney hides money and so do a lot of Dems & other Repubs. BUT Repubs are much more pro-Corporate Raids and pro Defense Contractors than Dems.

          • Deborah G

            There are business people and labor it has always been The right is business and the left organized labor[crime]

          • plsilverman

            nah. the Left likes taxes and the Right likes war. okay?
            >>you want to tell taxpaying blue collars not to organize? to be at the mercy of (some) greedy owners and incompetent managers? how about eliminating all labor laws. by the way, is it pro-American business to ship viable jobs overseas at the rate the Repubs love?

          • Deborah G

            First of all it is NOT raids that is toiatally different. A company like Romneys that refinances and restructures a company is not a corporate raid. That would be a takeover called a holstile takeover. Two toally different things but yet the left likes to make it seem they are one and the same. Staples is a good example of what Romney did to turn a company around.

          • plsilverman

            I know about Staples and I know he has created some retail opportunities. although staples ia carbon copy of OfficeMax. fine. Not talking about restructuring…..talking about when these raiders raid a still viable company and make it impossible to gather their assets and a legal team…in the confusion Americans are sent to the unemployment line and a million bucks is sent to the lining of raiders’ jackets. a fact.

          • Deborah G

            You don’t even know what a Corporate raid is LOL you lump it in with Corporate restructuring . OBAMA is Not a businessman and that IS patently obvious by how he thinks the country needs to creat jobs. IT”S business stupid not Government interference. As for those nasty corps? and Defense contractors? morons think they are bad but they do support thousands of well paid people. So stuff it

          • plsilverman

            look up what corp. raids have accomplished for the working man/woman here. Obama aginst business? not by his ACTIONS. I think you guyz believe that in his heart he’s a flunky socialist BUT that counts not one single iota. it’s his ACTIONS that count and so far you can’t name ONE not befitting a moderate Republican. :)
            Ofcourse, defense contractors are important..but there’s a limit..and when an ex-defense contractor-CEO becomes VP and the President allows him to invent wars, we got a problem, no? Obama has been good 4 business..with at least 18 times he has provided small employer tax relief. big banks, big corps love him. a fact.>>> “so stuff it”? stuff what? my facts? what’s buggin’ YOU? :)

          • Deborah G

            FYI Romney was never a Corporate Raider LOL He is a restructuring finance deal maker. He fixes companies then gets paid for doing so. Hardly a raiderIt is Capital infusing and sometimes structured backruptcy to allow them a breather until they get the boat turned around. Very few he handled didn’t make it . He did not send jobs overseas the companies make those decisions as cost cutting to salvage the entire company. The realiity is one of the BIGGEST is Bill Gates, the great OBAMA supporter and uber liberal. You libs never talk about almost his entire company is outsourced WITH the worst customer service on the planet., India is his country of choice . Of course let’s not forget Imelt og GE who took Obama’s stimulus money, became his BFF to get the money and was his czar. What a fool Obama was [or he prostituted himself for the campaign money] and ran to China with his XRAY division . You libs make me laugh at how much you DON”T know

          • plsilverman

            ha! that Lib Nixon opened up China and Clinton continued his policy…without China buying our debt (yes, created by both sides of the aisle) we’d be frequent patrons of the same café in Finland. Repubs are more involved with outsourcing than Dems. >>>>Obama looking out for his campaign benefactors? gee, what a surprise. Guess what, he has strengthened our trade agreements and we will sell about 14 million cars worldwide in 2014.
            And we are stuck with the bi-partisan NAFTA…so both of us should not be stunned when jobs go to Mexico. that’s ok with me but not when a company here shuts down primarily to enrich riders.
            yes, GE/Gates/ Hollywood/Lawyers /Unions/Soros fund the Dems WHILE defense contractors/big energy/NRA fund the Repubs/Kochs/Murdoch what else is new?

          • Deborah G

            Actually you are 100% worng again of the major US corporations 84% are owned by liberals and supported Obama. Of those 935 outsource and hide their money offshore.

          • plsilverman

            fine. But I need your cite. “Liberal” is a funny designation for multi-millionaire owners of big corps. You sure about that? So we got all those defense contractors similarly “owned” by Libs?
            alotta corps pay zero taxes,…now that ain’t “Lib”! :)

  • Wil

    A
    leak has been committed by someone in the adminstraton to a AP
    reporter….Informaton that was CLASSIFIED and was not soppose to be
    released…Information that could and would cause deaths among our SERVICEMEN
    (Seals and Informents) working overseas, in very dangerious places…and all the
    Media can do is whine and cry when they are put into an investigation…
    If
    the DOJ hadn’t investigated the leak, the press and the teabaggers would be
    calling for people to get fired!

    • legal eagle

      The issue is the investigation of the media. Leaks have occurred since the country was founded. Investigating reporters is a slippery slope which the administration must be careful not to slide down..

    • Jeff Webb

      Use that vulgar word to describe the Tea Party Patriots, and most here will see it as a request to avoid any real discussion with you, you extremely small man.

      • Clint Jurgens

        Agreed. It immediately tells me that Wil has no opinion worth noting, that in all likelihood his comment will be based in vitriol and hatred for any who hold opinions that are different from his own.

      • Deborah G

        A “teabagger” is a common slur name for a gay guy who does up the butt, certainly not a particularily accurate or even factual moniker for the real Patriots

        • legal eagle

          That’s not what teabagging is and it’s not gay its oral sex…practiced by millions of non Republicans…..LOL

      • plsilverman

        those wonderful New John Birch Society members (aka Tea Party)…love the idea of shutting down the government to make a point…to harass the Speaker into dragging out the debt ceiling talks so that the S & P rating could be lowered during the Obama adm. They love Obama-in-jungle-gear posters at their festivals. They love Voter Suppression..too bad it did not work. all those “low-information” voters stood on line 8 hrs. in swing states, to vote for Democrats. they want to undue Civil Rights Legislation because the Kochs bankroll them and Senior Koch was a founding member of the JBS.

        • Deborah G

          The John Birch society and the Tea Party have zero in common. The Tea Party has and always will be fiscally centered. It is all the lying commies on the left that cast untrue aspersions so the dumbest voters on the planet believe them. I would be ashamed to be a Democrat these days and be associated with stupidity, racism and downriight dishonesty. Not JFK’s party any longer that’s for sure

    • SuzyQue

      Teabaggers? The gay lobby? What are you talking about?

    • Rickydee

      Eat crap democrap Obama lover!!!!!!

      • plsilverman

        a lot of Conservatives LOVE Obama. Like the ones running Wall Street and big banks and big corporations. even a few blue collars…like the many who recently got hired to work at GM and Chrsyler.

    • Deborah G

      We’re still calling for people to get fired the President and all his merry men.

      • plsilverman

        really? based upon what? the recess appointment thing? sorry..that’s not enough…was vague from the inception. if the Gipper wasn’t “fired” for the Beirut 241 and planning his trip to Bitburg and Iran-Contra, leading to the “firing” of a war hero…and if W. wasn’t “fired” for allowing the Man From Halliburton to play Commander in Chief and start his own energy commission, what do they have on Obama? your imagination? ya mean all those “scandals” promoted by Newscorp and ALEC? those trails do not lead to 1600. sorry again.

        • Deborah G

          there are so many issues with this administration that it would take a day just to list them all. The fact is it simply does what it wants legal or not, constitutional or not. I’m an independant but I have never seen anything like this takeover and power grab in 50 years of voting.

        • Deborah G

          Obama ‘s worst crime is he has made America the regulation Nation and killed business with his clueless utopian ideas. he acts like he is always smoking weed . Probably dipped in lsd.

  • souvoter

    O also can’t explain where the trillion dollar stimulus went for ‘shovel ready jobs’ either!!!! With his complete incompetent, corrupt administration, I don’t wonder!

    • plsilverman

      nope. the stimulus did create about 2 million jobs…not enough. “shovel ready” was systematically blocked by the GOP, who declared war on the Obama adm. on 01-20-09. Incompetent, etc.? I’m eager to learn. Seriously. Too much of that stimulus WOUND UP OVERSEAS, no?

      • Deborah G

        The stimulus did not “create” ANY jobs moron. AND most of the jobs now are part time and couldn’t support any family. The GOP Blocked poor bills grow up and learn something before you spout BS

        • legal eagle

          A genius like yourself shouldn’t be calling people morons…

          • Deborah G

            Actually you are a moron and I AM a member of Mensa. Know what that is?

    • legal eagle

      The “stimulus” which, was only actually $550 billion, is one of the reasons the U.S. economy is among the best in the world at the moment….Speaking of incompetent you can find if you do a search for Boehner. McConnell and Bush…

      • Rickydee

        The US economy sucks!!! What, are you rich and don’t care????

        • legal eagle

          Check the facts…I know you hate it when things are going well under Obama but the facts are the facts…Stop being a hater and go do something useful..

      • Deborah G

        That’s not saying much since the world exzcept for the Pacific rim is in deep doo doo. We are at the slowest rate of growth of most of the developed nations. take your BS propaganda and go suck

        • legal eagle

          What “developed nations” have a better growth rate? Do you have a clue about what you are talking about?

          • Deborah G

            Try Canada for one and go from there. I do know what I am talking about.

    • Wheels55

      What a waste of money that was. The jobs it may have created were only temporary. We need sustainable jobs.

    • Deborah G

      They went to China with his GE Buddy IMELT < Gm took the money and left Detroit for Mexico with our tax dollars building a state of the art plant and Bill Gates took most of Microsoft to China……….next

  • plsilverman

    I wonder if Reagan’s and Bush II’s press secretaries were told what to say? I wonder if Boehner was told what to do when the TP planned (as front group for the Kochs) to drag out debt ceiling talks so we could have a lower S & P rating? Yeah, real tyranny by Obama….Bush II leaves him 2 wars, one manufactured for the ex-co. of the VP , Obama ends them but HE is the tyrant. Bush II and Cia give up looking 4 Bin laden, two years later Obama pinpoints where the thug is hiding and then sends in the Seals who get him and about 22 computers.

    • http://hemingwayreport.blogspot.com/ MerchantofVenom

      I tried to respond. Can’t … CBS never falls far from the tree.

      • plsilverman

        and Newscorp does not fall far from John Birch.

      • plsilverman

        ok. I dig disagreeing with you. thanks.

    • Deborah G

      FYI Obama didn’t “PINPOINT” where Obama was that was the navy and the CIA> LOL he can’t even find the situation room ./

      • plsilverman

        here we go….yeah, yeah, yeah, no “pinpoint” and he did not physically lead the Seals. He absolutely said in ’08 that we needed to go to border of Pakistan to find BL. I think we need to go our separate blogging ways….you are not a serious free-thinker. I do not mind facts and figures and respectful disagreements. but your nonsense here is becoming a major time waster. but, with respect, good luck. please no more posts in my direction and I’ll return the “favor”.

        • Deborah G

          Can’t take it huh?> Typical Liberal when you refute their arguments and rants with facts they tuck their tail and cry.

    • Deborah G

      Ask Dana Perino She said Bush never told her what to say he just kept her informed of the facts as they came in.

      • plsilverman

        my final reply to your desperate nonsense here: Bush II and Cheney controlled everything. read WORSE THAN WATYERGATE. by the way, why do you think half of Foxnews’ staff is leftovers from the Bush II adm.? they are there to REWRITE his history!

        • Deborah G

          HAHAHA the only desparate one here is you. The fact is you are far from educated and far from being even cloise to anything but a slobering liberal. You obvious lack of fact and truth makes you appear comical. Thanks for the comic relief it has been funny

  • Paul Courtney

    Looks like customer service @ Soros & Co. alot better than the IRS, they sent over two trolls to replace the worn-out Wil bot. What happens to him, refurbish or landfill? Legal eagle very creative, saying Iran contra hearings should never have happened (hey, we agree!). When you folks accused RR of this plausible deniability, didn’t you say something else about it? What was that…oh yeah, he was using it to hide the truth, right? So that is what you say Obama is doing, hiding the truth? And without evidence? Bernie said shut up! Definitely should not investigate such a wild accusation, that would be racist. Mr Silverman even more clever, first agrees with legal eagle that there’s nothing to cut, then tells us we should be cutting state spending, sounds like Scott Walker! At least he thinks fat cat bureaucrats should get a trim, and we should privatize…something. then what’s so great about legal eagle’s writing? Wanna privatize something, why not start with pensions and health care, seems like we spend a LOT of money for crappy product from Uncle Sam.

    • legal eagle

      You want to privatize pensions and healthcare? Whose pensions are not privatized? Think we should privatize Social Security? Health care has been run by the private insurance industry for the past 70 years. That’s why healthcare in America is the most expensive in the world….

      • Paul Courtney

        Didn’t get it, huh? SS is public pension program, badly run. Created huge slush fund for many a D congress, now how does SS revenue arc look for next few decades? I can say privatize it because I’m not running for office. This will tell you how wide you missed-Medicare Medicaid VA have NOT been run by private ins. industry, and for 70 yrs private ins. industry has had gov’t subsidy (tax treatment) that would make railroad barons of 1800′s blush, has that affected “most expensive in world”? But let’s not get too distracted, are you saying Obama is hiding truth?

        • legal eagle

          I am saying that Obama like most CEO’s is protected by his staff. That’s one of the functions of staff and legal in large organizations.

          • Paul Courtney

            SS certainly is a public pension program, can’t it be a social welfare program, too? Badly run because it’s a D slush fund and revenue arc, among other things, but why do you ask a question already answered? Bet you are the life of the party among the “Bush lied” crowd when you jump in to explain, “hey, Bush was just a CEO protected by his staff”. How does Code Pink spit feel? No, really, I do understand the CEO analogy, like when Chairperson Hillary is asked for more security by her “good friend” Chris and she says “no” right before he’s assassinated, she has staff to hide the fact that she got the cable, so she can “plausibly deny” ever seeing the cable. Just a “large organization” thing, huh? Funny, when the large org. WANTS to communicate (like killing Bin Laden, or Benghazi is protest of video), no trouble getting that word out.

          • legal eagle

            Your anger can be treated with medication. I hope you get help.

          • Paul Courtney

            Self medicating with laughter, the best medicine. That’s why I read your posts, Chuckles. And am I laughing at your latest evasion. As for Mr. Silverman, hey that hero of the left Apple is keeping its own money, too, and is being attacked by your side. I’d say trying to keep one’s legally-got money is bi-partisan, getting angry when gov’t fails to confiscate it is pure D.

          • legal eagle

            Apple is avoiding paying taxes…Your belief that taxation = confiscation is part of your illness. Don’t forget to tell your doctor of this symptom….Dementia can be treated….LOL

          • Deborah G

            he doesn’t need medication but liberals mostly do. It is a documentable mental disorder

        • legal eagle

          SS is not a public pension fund its a social welfare program. Its badly run because? Medicare/Medicaid is an insurance program….Get a clue…

          • plsilverman

            yeah, I wonder how many Repubs will turn in that portion of their check they did not pay for.

          • Rickydee

            Probably more then you democraps will!!!!!

          • plsilverman

            hehehe..”Democraps”! I’d come back with “Con-Services” but, no. Ok…you say, “probably”..>>not talking about those who like soc. sec. Talking about those who despise it BUT STILL TAKE ALL THE MONEY. Got it? I’m sure U do! :)

          • plsilverman

            your right. my survey so far: 864 Dems will send it back, and 710 Repubs will send it back. we’ll see………

      • Deborah G

        The best in the owrld because it is profit driven

        • legal eagle

          Amazing how naïve you are…..A profit driven overpriced healthcare system is what makes Americas the best?

          • Deborah G

            Hardly naive as a praticing physician I believe I have a far better understanding what the medical world is about. PS not many of us either belong to or support the AMA it is as corrupt as the AARP a Democrat control insurance scam

      • Deborah G

        anyone who contributed the same amount to a good dividend paying DRIP would be so far ahead of what they for SS it isn’t funny. the realkity they don’t want to take personal responsibility for their own retirement. As a kid every month I bought one share of a big company through a DRIP as years went by I increased the monthy amount 50 years later it is quite a lot of money with reinvested dividends. Anyone can do it they just don’t want to.

        • legal eagle

          Another nonsensical statement….too many variables to calculate…but who cares about the facts?

    • bamalady2318

      Paul there is no need to try and explain things to such close minded people. They are robots for BHO and it gets us nowhere.

      Maybe one day they will wake up from the cult and ask what happened. If not, they will go to their graves very confused and unrealistic people. I feel sorry for them that they can not see through the corruption and thugs tactics of this administration. Makes Nixon look like an amateur .

  • legal eagle

    Obama knows what he’s told. Same way Reagan didn’t know about Iran-Contra. it’s called plausible deniability…The POTUS is not the Wizard of Oz..

    • Deborah G

      Right and I’m a pink rabbit, he’d have to live in a bubble to be THAT clueless either that or stoned out on his weed.

  • billmorgenstein

    Funny that Obama knows exactly what clubs are in his golf bag but he claims that he knows nothing about what any of his subrodinates have done or are doing. Any young, thinking person growing up should be very frightened as to where our country could be headed if some drastic changes aren’t made.

    We must start with a drastic cut in government bureaucracy, elminating 15,900 pages of the 16,000 page tax code, term limits, regulation elimination, less funding for the UN, foreign aid only with strings (if you vote against us you get zippo)., etc.

    • plsilverman

      Obama…the golfer…the Marxist..the campaigner…the narcissist…the non-Christian…the racist..the divider. Obama did cut about 600,00 Federal jobs – and when we bring home all the soldiers from the manufactured by Cheney War and Afghanistan, yes, there will be a reduction in government.
      but, respectfully, you know zipp about government size. ever realize that the STATES run their own civil service?…the Red States can freeze lists, furlough, lay off, transfer, bump….reduce wages and benefits at contract time…tell those governors to do that and there’s less “government”.
      “regulation elimination”…totally? :) Yeah, tell that government to GET OUTTA THE WAY (R.R.) and then we can have another Wall Street crash. Yeah, end EPA; have your favorite restaurant inspect itself.

      • billmorgenstein

        Take a look at this list of Government agencies. The duplication and waste is astounding. Also I’m glad that you mentioned the Red States where you lose your own argument. Did you ever ask yourself why the Red States are doing so much better than the blue ones, especially where there are Republican governors. Also your comment about Restaurants inspecting themselves. They would certainly do better than power hungry bureaucrats. Apparently you never ran a restaurant (probably never ran anything). If you did you would know that a restaurant would not take the chance of losing their business by serving dangerous food. The few that would would not last very long.
        http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Agency-Index.pdf

        • plsilverman

          never mind the sarcasm about restaurants. I said that a lot of Republicans, pseudo-Libertarians, think restaurants should inspect themselves (I can’t believe you think restaurants would not get….sloppy… without official inspections) and that we should dump toxic waste any place convenient. dig?
          I worked in State government under mostly Republican Governors but I started in 1975 and saw the incredible waste thru the Carter era. yes, duplication and simple overspending on basics, screw the taxpayer.
          but re. duplication: there are many government jobs which HAVE NO PRIVATE SECTOR counterpart. want OSHA and EPA be privatized? unemployment officer claims examiners?
          I believe that Civil service must change drastically, with salary caps, more part-time and volunteer workers, etc. 90% of top salary pensions are an abomination.
          I’ll say that privatization SHOULD happen when appropriate. I saw that Motor Vehicles did just fine when privatized in NJ. ok. good to chat with U. (pass the ketchup).

          • billmorgenstein

            You make some good points. Goes to show you that Liberals aren’t all bad.
            Have a good weekend.

          • plsilverman

            really cool. Thank U!

          • legal eagle

            As usual the answer to all problems for Republicans is cutting workers salaries. The government is not a business, never has been run as a business and is there to provide services not to make a profit…

          • Rickydee

            The answer to all the problems in the USA is to kick
            out all the liberal, communist democraps!!!!

          • Deborah G

            I Gree Ricky Dee! Best solution.

          • Deborah G

            And you have that as fact? The reality is republicans are for FREE MARKETS and let the markets decide what a person or job is worth.There was and always will be better paying jobs when the free markets decide not minimum wage which usually hurts the people that need those jobs most. Morons Gee you have to succeed what a novel approach. No government handouts. Boo Hoo.

          • Deborah G

            No I want OSHA and the EPA abolished and give the states back their right to regulate what goes on in their states.

        • legal eagle

          What are the Red States better at? Lousy wages, lack of healthcare, high rates of poverty. Go live in Texas where the state’s largest employer Wal-Mart doesn’t even pay a living wage….

          • Rickydee

            Living in Texas would be better than living in a communist Blue state!!!!!!!

          • Deborah G

            That’s because they have a huge basically illegal population so what are they worth? Entry level jobs? That’s it they aren’t worth a dime more. That’s why the call them “ENTRY” level it is meant for a start in work not a career unless of course you do more than simply show up and achive. Actually Walmart has very good history for raising people up through the ranks. You just hate Capitalism but I bet you shop there.

        • plsilverman

          yes, I agree. I worked for the State of NJ during the Carter era. the waste was unbelievable. BUT..that does not mean we arbitrarily kick out cost effective agencies and agencies that have no private sector counterpart and are useful – the EPA, health inspectors, Wage and Hour investigators, unemployment office claims examiners, etc. But you have a good point – the President (any President) does not need all those “Offices of….”.

          • billmorgenstein

            Thank you for your reply. Of course; common sense should be used but that is something rarely seen in government and/or politics.

          • Deborah G

            The EPA is a disaster. It is an agency that answers to no one and has become the political strong arm of the Chicago thugs.

      • Deborah G

        And barney Frank causing the housing crisis not wall street . FYI Derivitives they s
        cr
        eam about are and have been a nrmal part of daily investment for centuries. It is called selling debt. Perfectly normal until a lib starts saying it is a dirty word and the morons who don’t know what a derivitive is believe them. I get such a kick out of the clueless people on the left

    • legal eagle

      Lets cut your social security and Medicare benefits. Lets cut the government making sure you don’t take unsafe drugs, eat unsafe food or drink polluted water. While we’re at it lets cut the court system, the FBI and the CIA…

      • plsilverman

        Great writing. thank you.

      • billmorgenstein

        Why would you want to cut essential services? Your argument would be laughable if it wasn’t so ridiculous and telling. You really don’t care about waste and duplicaton but you do care about power, which is why what you stand for MUST be stopped!

        • legal eagle

          Can you tell us what would cause you to believe there was no waste and duplication in government? The answer, I believe, is you would never believe it was true because then you’d have nothing to whine about.

          • billmorgenstein

            ?
            You are not making any sense. Don’t know what you ae talking but I’d advise getting off of it.

          • legal eagle

            You claim there is waste and duplication in government. I don’t disagree. There is waste and duplication in every large organization. My point is that you will always claim there is waste and duplication in order to have something to complain about…There is nothing that could ever occur which would make you believe that waste and duplication is a non-issue..

        • Deborah G

          Most Jews are liberal Demoncrats I see you and Silverman follow that moronic ruleThey are usually Bolshevik style Marxists. I think my Jewish dad was the only Republican Jew I ever met.

          • billmorgenstein

            I kind of lost track as to what the argument was about. My family was Republican and my wife and I (& 1 of our children) are conservatives but we are disenchanted with both parties and are looking to Mark Levin’s solution, especially term limits. We need a reformed Republican party tht can convince the voters that they will truly help bring the middle class back from the junk heep.

          • Deborah G

            I did not SAY ALL Jews were Democrats just the majority and as a jew I am ashamed of my people for being so easily led. we are conservatives as well however as much as we are a bit tired of the two party systemthat if we vote third party we are only strengthing the Democrats. The time will come but not now. RIGHT now we need to make every vote count AGAINST the onslaught of liberalism and that means total support fo the Republican party simply to oust them after that we can get control and then stratigically win m then vote our conscience when it means a vote will count. Make no mistake the corrupt Democrat machine is lying in wait for stupid conservatives toseek a third party. That is music to their ears because they know they have the racist, entitlement crowd to bank on.

          • billmorgenstein

            I’m not advocating a third party as that would never work for a number of reasons but the Republican party does need reform in order to convince the middle class, minorities and Independents that we can only prosper and become a Democratic Republic again if we move away from the Secular Progressive movement which wants to Radicalize our country.

          • Deborah G

            bILL YOU ARE THE VOICE OF REASON AND COMMON SENSE. i AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY

      • Deborah G

        Blah Blah Blah yes republican ALL want dirty water, unsafe drugs and of course lest we forget we are rolling Granny off the cliff. You people are absolutely sophomoric and moronic.

    • plsilverman

      yeah , we shoulda voted for Romney. voucherize medicare and start 3 new wars and end the national version of his own health plan. and the version that he sent 8 of his experts to help write. yeah, let’s keep up the corporate raids, too! very good for the economy! (In Switzerland).

  • Paul Courtney

    Bernie, I got no proof, so I’ll shut up. Right after this- what are they serving for lunch today at the White House? I’d ask the pres., but his staff decided not to tell him. They’d like to tell me, but they can’t ’cause it’s under investigation-by them! Whatever is served, the Pres will be very busy NOT being told things. Now I’ll shut up.

  • souvoter

    Obama will go down in history as No-nothing president, inflicted with selective amnesia and Benghazi flu but good reading skills (remember marine corps?!)

    • plsilverman

      really? but he does talk more better than W., ain’t it? / “no-nothing”…yeah, mostly when he continues Republican programs.

      • Deborah G

        He’s a con man and con men usually know how to get fools and morons to believe them

  • http://www.facebook.com/estherthaler Esther Thaler

    Bernard, you jerk! (said, tongue-in-cheek, like you)

  • Deborah G

    First of all he had to lie once. Either he is an American citizen and lied to get aid as a foreign student [which is why I believe his records are sealed] or he is a foreigner and lied on his BC[I am not a birther. I just think he scammed and defrauded and that is what they are worried about. that coming out so they let peoplerun with the Bc story to wag the dog on the REAL problem.

    • Rickydee

      American citizen or not, he grew up in Kenya and Indonesia, his own wife said Kenya is his home country. His father and step father were both Muslims. He was not raised with American values or ideals. He is a flaming anti-American and a communist. But people are too gullible and stupid to see Obama for what he really is…a destroyer
      of America!

  • plsilverman

    commentary, reviews, letters to the editor, articles, about 200 by-lines. plus write my own radio copy; songwriting. ok? maybe Bernie will hire me for fairness and balance on his site?

    • John Daly

      I don’t have the heart to even comment on this one.

      • plsilverman

        exactly why, pal? you want to insult me? fine. I guess when I reach your level of importance and originality my confidence will return.
        you are given the privilege to write on a famous person’s site and the best you can do is try to screw with people’s heads….no discussing point by point. just smugly look down your nose at who you say are Libz, or whatever words are handy.

  • Deborah G

    he didn’t need anyone concnoting anything for him he has done this all to himself. Right from his phoney college application as aforeign student, to stealing state aid for it, getting a Saudi Prince to fund Harvard, his communist friends, a multimillion dollar home on a pitiful community activists salary,offshore accounts ,lousy voting record for the short time he visited his staehouse,Good at ponificating and speeches though. Albiet we are all sick of hearing him.No one conncoted anything he throws up a smoke screen whenever anyone gets close to the truth , he is by far the most unqualified man to have ever held the office and patently in the pocket of the thuggery of the Chicago pols. No one does corruption better than Chi town

    • plsilverman

      he did not have a lousy voting record. he always voted with his party yes, but also on many important Veterans bills. “we are sick of hearing him”? gee, that might sound a bit subjective. I don’t mind hearing him. he’s a very good public speaker. (teleprompter man!!!!). he’s great with Town halls and press conferences.he speaks in good declarative sentences, unlike many of his predecessors. HOW did he bring on things and what things?>>>phony college application? where did you hear that? Jerome Corsi? even foxnews leaves that stuff alone. how did he become the Editor of the Harvard Review, graduate, become a lawyer, then Senator? by being illiterate? you have a very strong bias in his direction. fair and balanced? do you hate it when he continues Republican programs?

      • Deborah G

        He got where he is because he is the Poster Child of Affirmative action and he is a MASTER manipulater and con man. FYI Con men have to be likable or they’d fail.

  • docww

    Sarcasm and skepticism will get you everywhere. With this President nothing else seems to touch him. He rules “the home of the clueless”.

    You can’t look at this Presidency through an objective lens without getting sick to your stomach. At least we can have a few laughs as our country crumbles around us.

    • plsilverman

      sounds a mite subjective. wanna discuss anything real here? show some respect for Bernie?

  • woulddragon

    After reading this article, I almost had the impression that it was serious. ALMOST. It was the part about “Baghdad Bod, Jr.” changing his name to Jay Carney that made me realize that the above article has satire subtly running through the entire piece.

  • jq2intx

    Satire at its best, thanks for the laughs Bernie, at least I would be laughing if it were not so serious a time in our nation. I fear for the country, we have another 3 years + of this President who “knows nothing” and I don’t think the country will be able to rebound for many years.

  • Tim Ned

    Carney reminds of the great seen “Nothing to see here” with
    Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun. It would be
    laughable if the controversies were not so serious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjK2Oqrgic

  • FloridaJim

    When I ran a plant or was in charge I took the blame and gave credit to others. There was no question that I would not let others take the fall for my mistakes. I, however, unlike Obama , had built a reputation of honor and trustworthiness.
    When you have built a life of lies, dishonor, corruption and fraud you must depend of others to lie for you in Obama’s case his media has filled the bill and we must sort out all information about Obama knowing his record and the media. Oh, if only we had a fair and balanced media.

    • John Daly

      The way this president has handled himself more resembles a child than it does a man. It’s really been astounding to watch.

      • veeper

        Yep…

        his actions are so immature it’s embarrassing for the Nation.

        • plsilverman

          ya mean when he extends Bush II programs?

      • plsilverman

        give us some examples of how Obama acts like a child. The first African American President and elected TWICE in a country still half segregationist. yeah, he’s a real weak man.

        • John Daly

          Whenever my eight year-old son gets in trouble for something he did, he instinctively blames his younger sister for it.

          I rest my case.

          • plsilverman

            gets in trouble because the extreme, religious right says he’s in trouble? how does he get himself out of trouble? he tried to send an approx. 4 trillion dollar deficit reduction package to Boehner (incl. major cuts to the big 3) and THAT was mocked. This site and many other extreme right sites (may even be called a hate site, sorry…read THE NEW HATE) think he’s not a real President becauase he’s not a real man. O’Reilly, Gingrich, InGraham, Palin, Backman, speak of him as if he’s some spoiled, petulant child. The “boy King”, as I read here. The Affirmative Action case, the overachiever…there IS an ethnic aspect in this new hate.

          • plsilverman

            another “Obama as child” one. This site is loaded with ‘em.

        • Jeff Webb

          1) His angry rant following the failure of gun control.

          2)(Paraphrased) “They can come along, but they have to sit in the back.”

          3) Including a personal attack on the Supreme Court majority in the SOTU speech.

          4, 5, 6, etc.), Numerous times he whined about the mess he “inherited.”

          • plsilverman

            He spoke seriously and effectively to the Supreme Court about the Citizens United disgrace. Ooh, look!…the “Black Kid” has the [temerity] to speak up!
            He never whined about anything – IN FACT, listen and learn, he had to be practically forced into explaining how he was NOT an appeaser in the middle east. re. the blame Bush for the 11+ trillion $$ in debt, the unfunded wars, etc., it was only after HE was being blamed for them.

          • Jeff Webb

            Look, you asked for examples, you got them. Note that I didn’t ask for reasons you think he was justified in acting like a child.

            As for the merits:
            -He had already publicly made clear his feelings on the decision. If he wasn’t satisfied that the justices got the point after hearing it in a speech, he could have picked any of a number of appropriate ways to speak with/to them.

            Doing it right before them at the SOTU address, especially given he’d already spoken up forcefully about it before, was a serious breach of decorum. It wasn’t the mark of a leader who disagreed with a ruling–it was nothing more than a cheap shot by a petulant little pouter.

            I am prepared to debate the rest with you, after we clear something up. Assuming your “ooh look!” comment wasn’t about me, the issue was that the PRESIDENT had the temerity to speak up, specifically in a manner beneath the dignity of both the White House and the Court. Like most everything else at issue these days, race isn’t a factor. Tell me you understand this.

            If the comment actually was about me, you’re getting reported.

          • plsilverman

            Temerity to speak up in public directly to the supreme court. The “black kid” is exactly how most GOP see this African American man. They see him as the Affirmative Action case given a chance to hold the bag for the putrid leftovers of Bush II.
            Note that I used “quotations” on “black kid” because that is how he is viewed in our still pro-segregation society.
            I have no idea, sir, what your ethnicity is, and would never use it in any discussion here.

          • plsilverman

            continuing: I’m not clear on what got you upset. I’ll say that in no way do I believe you wrote a racially charged post. I do think your post unfortunately does “validate” a lot of racially charged stuff out there, courtesy of the new Right. I know Clinton was called Bubba and Nixon was the Crook but those are both “adult” descriptions. O’Reilly, with saying Obama is “stubborn”, Gingrich saying, “well, he’s got his basketball…..”, etc., make my skin crawl. Adult African-Americans used to be/probably still are, called “boy” in this country. If not called “boy”, then their implication is firm. So, to repeat, I find nothing in your post to make anyone think it was intentionally “racial” or intentionally validated any “race card” stuff from the Right.

          • Jeff Webb

            ” I do think your post unfortunately does “validate” a lot of racially charged stuff out there, courtesy of the new Right.”

            Please explain this.

          • plsilverman

            I’m getting tired of this, :) ok. you writing a post which gives a lot of reasons to look at a grown man as a child can unfortunately, very unintentionally, feed the prevailing spirit of *Obama is not a President NOR a real man and that’s why we have to fish your things to use in an impeachment*. I would never list actions that betray immaturity in anyone over say, 30. There *is* that historical insult to African Americans, as “boy”, etc.

          • Jeff Webb

            I am EXTREMELY tired of this!

            Your concern about any bigot out there feeling validated for whatever reason is astonishingly unimpressive. If some morons misinterpret something to their own benefit, SO EFFING WHAT? I was and remain very fond of President Reagan, and I was never concerned for one second that his detractors’ criticisms could embolden anyone.

            You really have no idea what a joke you make of yourself when you introduce even the slightest whiff of a racism charge, this current reach being a good example. And it’s really a joke that the people smelling all the racism are on the side where the REAL racists are. No noteworthy conservative or Republican, at any point since Obama first campaigned for the presidency, has said or done anything whatsoever that comes close to the racism (especially by liberals’ standards) shown by people like Biden, Sotomayor, Spike Lee, Garry Trudeau, Bill Clinton, Bill Maher, and other liberals. In fact, if anyone sees him as the “black kid,” it’s YOUR side.

            I simply want him to start acting like he accepts the job he willingly campaigned to get (twice!), and trying to live up to the standard he set for himself, as a responsible, post-partisan, civil MAN. You? You keep looking the other way or giving him a free pass when he acts like this job was forced upon him & behaves in no way like the person he built himself up to be. What you do is no better than the hostile bigotry you think you see in the GOP. You coddle him like you would a child. This form of condescension is a cancer.

            You like Obama and ardently support him (more power to you, sincerely), which is likely why you don’t see how any of his conduct could be perceived as immature.

            Grown adults, even ones well over 30, ARE CAPABLE of acting in a childish manner. It’s not a damn crime to point out examples of it!

            It’s bad enough that someone Obama’s age has his childish attitude, but it’s just sad that he’s displaying it while serving as president of this country.

          • plsilverman

            Your OPINION this grown man acts like a child…yeah, an African American getting electrd twice in a racially-divided country.
            REAL racists? so the hard Right are OCCASIONAL racists? Where did I call anyone a racist? I did not. But you and another gentleman are getting just a little weird over this. You don’t accept my generously given expkanation and proof I did not call anyone a racist.
            You wanna compare an African American’s informal cultural expression about another African American “racist”? The real racism I’ve seen in abundance since about 2008 comes from Gingrich, Coulter, Ingraham, Limbaugh, I hate to say it but, O’Reilly a few times. Glenn Beck. Others.
            Immature? I see that Bush II ACTED immaturely when he donned a military jacket and flew in on the aircraft carrier to say “Mission accomplished!” He acted immaturely letting Cheney play Commander in chief. But the more I think abouyt, I’d leave it as just “inappropriate” and LEAVE OUT THE EMASCULATION. I like the Bushs as fellow Americans…if I saw W. at McDonald’s I’d want to shake his hand.

          • Jeff Webb

            The racism you see in abundance is only in your mind, and the accusations do nothing but make you look unethical and desperate.

            Kick the habit, Phil. It’ll be an intelligent thing to do.

          • plsilverman

            “kick the habit”? ha! what about the “racism” you see? Is THAT imaginary, too? want me to list the occurrences of racism I’ve heard coming from Limbaugh, Coulter, InGarham, Gingrich? Not gonna get into the blog replies here (not from you or other editorialists within the blog replies). But what’s the warning “an intelligent thing to do”? Why? My taxes are all paid.

  • Zozoulia

    Bernie, great article, but it should be “Sergeant Schultz,” not “Sargent Schultz.”

  • veeper

    America is under attack…

    from the white house.

    americans have become the biggest group of fools and willfully ignorant crowards on the planet.

    • plsilverman

      how is the country under attack? ooh, ooh, 2nd amendment gone! Obama’s a-comin’ fer our gunzz so’s he kin take us away to them femer campz. Obama’s no good! unemployment # soon to be below 6% despite 450 filibusters and the GOP war o the middle class! but the GOP still loves to have them lazy takers fightin’ in them there wars.

      • chas615

        Clueless…..

        • plsilverman

          “clueless”! I can see you’ve kept your RNC memo cards in good working order.

      • veeper

        Your obama/ACORN check is in the mail…..

        • plsilverman

          your Koch Brothers check will be late. (Gee, I thought Acorn was de-funded by the Obama adm………………)

          • veeper

            sorry….

            difficult to keep up with all obama’s shyster organizations…

            obama/ACORN/new campaign organization….check.

          • plsilverman

            Obama adm. ended $$$ support of Acorn. Name all of Obama’s “shyster” organizations. and leave out ALEC and the John Birch Society. hehehe.

    • joepotato

      Don’t feed the (Obot) trolls…. (waste of time)

    • http://www.facebook.com/estherthaler Esther Thaler

      sadly, youre right and you can say the same for England and Sweden and other countries that have been bitten by their insane liberalism and political correctness.

  • hjbrager

    Wonderful! Best satire since we were told that the Irish dispelled their hunger by eating their babies. It was satire, wasn’t it?

  • Michael Dean Lewis

    Bernie,

    First off, this was Rutgers class of ’63′s 50th reunion. Hope you know this.

    Secondly, just ask Barry what advice his father or mother would give him. This question should alleviate any concerns of yours or mine.

    Sincerely,
    Michael , RU ’84.

  • Sheryl

    HILARIOUS! I love it! One of the best satires I’ve read in a long while.

  • plsilverman

    Bernie, come on, now, let’s be fair and balanced. Obama SHOULD know this and SHOULD know that? We have an African-American President and suddenly the public is concerned if he matched his socks last Monday. (“race card”!!!!!!!!).
    Just 4 perspective, can you go back and evaluate Reagan’s behavior surrounding the “Beirut 241″ and the Firing of War Hero Oliver North?
    A lot of things happening in the world. Bernie, why not use your credentialed experience and apply it to some non-partisan muse? How about, let’s see, the Mars mission? why not do an article and not mention Barack Obama (32 times)? But if we discover life there and Obama says it happened on his watch, will you say he’s taking credit despite not having helped to put Rover together?

    • John Daly

      We need to find a way to mandate that people pass a drug test before they can post here.

      • plsilverman

        guess what, pal. you ain’t funny. I have a writing career, too and that “drug” comment is offensive. Please delete that. I don’t really have the time (or the kind of $$$ for a while) to ask you OFFICIALLY to cease and desist.

        • x_Liberal

          John was making a joke and it was moderately funny. I am interested in your writing career. Where can I find your published work? I would be genuinely interested in finding out who is paying you because I have a bridge for sale they might be interested in.

          • http://twitter.com/MissoulaHome Kris

            … crickets …

          • x_Liberal

            Kris, you are right about the crickets, I was hearing them even as I typed. Oh well. It was early in the morning and I was barely awake.

          • John Daly

            I’m beginning to wonder if commenting on columns on this website is what he considers his writing career.

          • plsilverman

            now that’s hitting below the belt, Mr. Important Editorialist. Sarcastic. Surprising, in a civilized, fair and balanced writer.

        • John Daly

          lol. Phil, if you were interested in protecting your “writing career” you wouldn’t post completely nonsensical garbage on this website each and every day for the world to see.

          How rich that a guy who routinely calls the writers here ‘racists’ can’t take a joke about his incoherent ramblings looking drug-induced.

        • veeper

          He he he he he…

          writing career….???

          pal, that’s the one of the funniest things I’ve ever read on the internet.

          • plsilverman

            why is it funny, pal? I have been published all over the world. I was a licensed Producer-Host of a radio series for 12 years, on the east coast.

          • John Daly

            Not that I care, but since you were adamant that you have a writing career, why don’t you explain exactly what that writing career is? You obviously wanted us to ask about it, otherwise you wouldn’t have brought it up.

    • beniyyar

      So you are saying that if some other President did anything inappropriate, then Obama can do whatever he wants? I am a medical professional but I would hardly claim that it’s okay for me to screw up a patient deliberately because others have committed malpractice. Besides, as near as I can tell, Ronald Reagan is dead, and Obama is the President now. Obama perforce has to be held both responsible for what is done in his name and on his watch, he should, as the countries CEO, know what is going on, especially at the higher levels of his administration, and I am pretty sure he does. And for all your caterwauling, so do you!

      • plsilverman

        I’d have to be insane to say Obama can do what he wants because previous Presidents should have been impeached. Yes, Obama is responsible for alot of things but reasonableness doesn’t hurt. When is a Presidential action inappropriate but not illegal and in a way, business as usual? A reasonable question. Of course there should be no excuses. NOW…tell me what you opine is what Obama has physically done wrong, what he has physically done which is anti-American.
        I really cannot remember when a President was “responsible” for the garbage not being collected on a street in Maine. can you?
        Why the sarcastic “caterwauling”? :) This site is a little annoying in that so many people do not indicate where a point is “wrong”. Just insults. “typical Lib”, all that bilge.. Show me where I’m way off base in your opinion. Pinpoint if U have the time. Now be nice…I’m 62.

        • DRew Page

          Phil — If you find this site annoying why not stay off of it? You ask, “When is a Presidential action inappropriate but not illegal and in a way business as usual?” You go on to say, “Of course there should be no excuses.” Then you proceed to make excuses.

          What has Obama “physically” done wrong. Either you believe that lying to the public isn’t a “physical” act, or that lying to the public isn’t wrong. Which is it? Now if you want to go on a rant about all the past Republican presidents who lied to the public as the excuse for Obama doing so, feel free to do so. A president who lies to the public doesn’t deserve the respect of the people, regardless of the party that nominated him.

          If you want a few examples of the lies, there was the promise to conduct the bipartisan debate on health care reform to be telecast on C-SPAN; then there was the promise to post all proposed legislation on the internet for several days before he would sign it into law; then there was the promise that Obamacare would bring down the cost of health insurance and that no one earning less than $200,000 a year would have their income taxes increased by even a dime; then there was the “pay-go” legislation he signed into law telling the public that the cost of all future legislation would be paid for by cutting expenditures elsewhere (the very next piece of legislation he signed into law was the extension of unemployment benefits that was not funded, nor were the promised cuts made to offset this expense). Remember his speeches about how the $750 billion “Stimulous” was going to fund all those “shovel ready” jobs, which he later jokingly referred to as “not as shovel ready as we thought”. then of course we have the three current scandals, Benghazi (we did all we could to save those people); the IRS targets of the TEA Party and other conservative groups seeking tax exempt status (I found out about it last Friday in the papers); and then of course there was the DOJ’s seizure of phone records of the AP and its reports, Fox News and its Washington correspondent James Rosen, and his parents, of which the president had “no idea” this was happening, earning him four ‘pinochios’ from his biggest apologist, The Washington Post.

          If and when Jay Carney has had enough of covering Obama’s backside, there may be an opportunity for you.

          • plsilverman

            give us proof of an Obama “lie”. no one here has done that. it’s all biased supposition. >>>re. the “transparent” healthcare debates/conferences, etc., yes, Obama said he wants every second of that to be telecast. It was learned that it wouyld have been a technological nightmare so he had to settle for C-Span 24-7. I watched those telecasts. did you?
            now…tell ushow that is a “lie”?
            I never, ever said any Republican lied. I said that Reagan got a pass on the “Beirut 241″ and planning trips to Nazi cemetaries, etc. and the W. let this VP play commander in chief and apparently let him run his own energy commission. I don’t think the slam dunkerz at 1600 lied…just manipulated and exaggerated…4+ thousand American deaths and about 100,000 Iraqi civilians later.

      • joepotato

        plsilverman might be getting paid bonus money for extra posts or words… maybe it would be better not to engage the paid Obot trolls…. I too have been guilty on occasion of feeding the trolls… They are not worth the time or effort…

        • plsilverman

          something tells me that you’d never say that to my face! :) In the unfortunate incident our paths crossed at a Tea party event I’d crash.

    • beniyyar

      As you may note, I did not mention some trivial event, I mentioned a “high level” event and I cannot think of a higher level event than the IRS commissioner and the deliberate abuse of IRS power against conservative political and religious groups. Or the murder of an American Ambassador and the massacre of three other Embassy employees. Or the chilling effect of a massive Justice Department attack on the AP or Fox News. Knowing what your high level subordinates are doing goes with the Presidency, you know it and I know it, and Obama knows it too. I am 63 years old and it deeply hurts me when a man of your obvious intellect and maturity pretends to be as naive as a fifteen year old girl talking about her crush on the “hunky” high school football star.

      • plsilverman

        No. But I do have a crush on Sheryl Crow. Re. Foxnews “attacks” – just for perspective: read THE FOX EFFECT and the 24-7 OBAMA HATE MACHINE.

        • beniyyar

          Now you are trivializing yourself. Usually when a sentient being sees himself digging himself deeper and deeper, he stops, but you seem to enjoy making yourself almost a cartoon with remarks like The Fox Effect and the Obama Hate Machine. The Obama follies and overehelming evidence of misleadership will not be judged in a court of law, no President would be, but Obama will be judged where it counts, and that is in the court of public opinion. And it’s beginning to look like Obama is going to receive a guilty verdict.

          • DonaldYoungsRevenge

            THE ONE will be judged in a court of law, the law required it. He has been flaunting fraudulent documents and it is criminal and will see its day in court. Just because ALL media outlets are ignoring the on going two year criminal investigation doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Not only is it happening the evidence has already been bagged and ready to go. You will be hearing about it soon.

          • plsilverman

            what fraudulent documents? be specific? oh, the birth cert.! that PROVES he was not born in Hawaii! fine. but what certified, noted lab. gave you those results?

          • plsilverman

            THE FOX EFFECT and THE 24-7 OBAMA HATE MACHINE are literate works. Have you read THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD and THE TRIUMPH OF POLITICS (by David Stockman)? Ok…you are o the unofficial impeach Obama committee. firstly, you have zero proof of malfeasance, only what the RNCA and Murdoch imagine and promote; secondly if the Gipper and W. weren’t impeached…then……. :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbfh1955 tb thomas

    Our country has been taken over by an entire class of people who arrogate to themselves the right to define “social justice”, and use the levers of government to impose it on everyone else. V. Lenin explained it this way:

    “….Dictatorship does not necessarily mean
    the abolition of democracy for the class that exercises the dictatorship
    over other classes; but it does mean the abolition of democracy (or
    very material restriction, which is also a form of abolition) of
    democracy for the class over which, or against which, the dictatorship
    is exercised.”

    (V. Lenin, on “The Revolutionary Democratic Dictatorship of the Proletariat and the Peasants”)

    Obama is a master of passive persuasion. Anyone who thinks he doesn’t know or is not directing the forces which are inexorably eroding and undermining our republic, is hopelessly simple-minded. He despises this country, and everything it is supposed to stand for. In this modern era and in this country, a violent coups d’etat is impossible, hence Obama is pursuing the only other viable strategy: debasement of our currency, followed by economic crisis. When that happens, he and his legions of ‘Navigators’ (bureaucrats and apparatchiks) will be there to lead us into his personal Utopia (whether we like it or not).

    • plsilverman

      taken over? the top 7% would like to know about that.

  • Rickydee

    You have to be deaf, blind and stupid to think or believe Obama knows nothing about all of this!!!!

    • plsilverman

      all of what? is there evidence he has conspired against the American people – who voted for him twice? name one anti-American ACTION of Obama.

      • Rickydee

        If you do not see it, no one telling you is going to help you see it. You are obviously too brain washed to understand!!!

        • plsilverman

          really, pal? brainwashed? wanna see my voting record?

      • Rickydee

        How do we know Obama is not a Muslim plant?…lol… Obama bowing down to the King of Saudi Arabia when he went on his tour to the Mideast should be a good indicator!! No president, but NO PRESIDENT should ever bow down to any other world leader for any reason!!!!! But since Obama’s dad and step-dad were both Muslims and he grew up in Kenya, by the way Obama’s own wife stated that Kenya is Barack Obama’s home country, and he also grew up in Indonesia where he learned about Islam. Obama has also stated that the Muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound he has ever heard. Plus he speaks perfect Arabic. Let’s not forget he is the first president with an alias, Barry Soetoro. He also came to the United States cor college as a foreign student. What is up with that??? Don’t believe that? Do some research on it and you will find out it is true!

        • plsilverman

          Bush II and others did all the unsophisticated moves Obama may have done. big deal. Reagan embarrassed himself overseas more than once. Did not make me less proud of him.>>>are you a Birther? even by 08-13? >>>>>>>maybe this, maybe that. maybe Europa is made of green cheese.

    • veeper

      or just black…

      • plsilverman

        sounds mildly racist. This one goes to Twitter!

  • telstar1950

    Again I say this is exactly how the mafia operates. He just has a lot of buffers.

    • veeper

      Law enforcement tried for years to nail Al Capone….

      His organization covered his butt….

      they finally nailed his butt on a Tax evasion charge….

      just because obama hasn’t been caught yet….doesn’t mean he has clean hands.

  • Wheels55

    Good stuff. Not only funny, but it boils down arguments in favor of Obama’s and his staff’s actions as insane. Anyone who argues that Obama shouldn’t be expected to know these things certainly elected the wrong “leader”.

    By the way, the other amendments will be under attack soon. The first two are just taking a little time to get past.

    • plsilverman

      name one action of Obama that is insane. leave out the ones he copied from previous Republican Presidents.

      • veeper

        I know you’re trying hard to get noticed…

        but, you’ll never get carney’s job….

        • Wheels55

          That’s because Carney developed the perfect look for the job. You know that look that says “I was the next to last to know and Obama was the last”. I bet journalists are frustrated with Carney.

      • Stimpy

        No he’s not certifiable … yet. He’s just out campaigning and playing golf when he should be acting presidential. Oh, he is doing a great job, as are you, at polarizing this country. You could call that insane.

        • plsilverman

          wow.. :) Ok, here I go: Gee, I never heard of a President playing a lot of golf or being out there campaigning….(I did hear of Bush II taking an extended vacation and paying no attention to the 08-06-01 warnings of 9-11)….”Polarizing” – NO, THE 24-7 OBAMA HATE MACHINE run by the RNC and Murdoch, is doing THAT job. Obama, an African American was elected twice in a country still upset that a young African American was put in charge. half of this country is still pro-segregation. THAT IS INSANE.

  • Shane

    Great column. I believe Obama when he says that he knows nothing. His people kept him out of the loop so Obama could not be tainted by scandal. It’s like what Obama did as state Senator, he voted “present” many times so as not to have a record that could be criticized. I would like to know who decided not to send help to our guys in Benghazi; that rat should be exposed.

    • Wheels55

      I agree we should know who actually made decisions at the highest level involved. Not just for news, but so everyone else will reflect on the outcome of these investigations when Obama’s gang promises them nothing bad will happen if they just do the White House a favor.

  • MontanaMade

    Wow Bernie!! You actually found a yearbook on the guy?? You have found more than ALL the reporters combined on his school daze, er… I mean days! I wish we know about his other school daze, oh, uh… days, but alas, he knows nothing about all his records being sealed up somewhere… daze indeed.

    Clueless-In-Chief… that’s about right. Deflect when you can, deny all the time!

    • plsilverman

      all these Obama-bash things are being recycled here! “narcissist”, “clueless”….

      • http://twitter.com/MissoulaHome Kris

        “Clueless” was exactly the form of the day- satire. I do not literally mean this POTUS is clueless, quite the opposite- he knows exactly what’s going on, and THAT my friend is the problem! He says he didn’t know about a situation that was going on for over 3 years! No self respecting human being that knows anything about leadership can believe that. I have been a professional leader for over 30 years, and I can say with absolute conviction that if there is a problem in my ranks- it is MY responsibility and fault- period. This POTUS does not nor will he take responsibility for any of the issues of HIS administration, not when there are so many willing to “fall on the sword” for him. I would love to know where our Commander in Chief was during the Benghazi attack was happening. He was MIA for 7 hours as far as we know, and we now know that not everything that could have been done, was done. And following these examples, it’s not a stretch to think that he knew what was happening with the press and the subsequent targeting of them- and their families. Sorry, I have to believe based on the evidence before us that Obama is either a complete dolt, or lying. I do not believe he is stupid, so one has to conclude that he is not being truthful. Sad time for our country when the leadership is this weak. Even sadder to see people still falling for his obvious lies and deflections.

        • plsilverman

          the same place Bush II was during similar attacks.

  • Neal from PA

    Mr. Goldberg, great stuff; even with a couple of mistakes, but who cares! Would
    like to know if you think maybe Obama is having a “Catch 22” moment? Since he
    is telling the truth, he must be lying; but if he is lying, he must be telling
    the truth!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thinmangone Jimmy Cooper

    You know O’Reilly will most likely give you a good dressing down for peddling this kind of satirical comment! I can hear him now telling you everything that is wrong about being critical of the POTUS. But we know you can handle Mr. “O”, give em heck!

    • plsilverman

      satirical with underlying venom…..

  • EddieD_Boston

    The MSM yawned at the scandals until they went after the AP. It got personal at that point. If it were just Rosen and Fox News it would be accepted b/c they’re the common enemy. They must be thinking if Team Obama can go after us cheerleaders where will it end. It must have felt like their spouse was unfaithful. Once that happens the line in the sand has been crossed and trust and unconditional love is gone for good. There is no going back now.

    • plsilverman

      what proof is there that the President of the United States directed any of these actions?

  • Dave

    Now it all makes perfect scents. Thanks Bernie!

  • John Daly

    Phenomenal!

    It’ll be interesting to see if the Obama defenders who frequent this website actually recognize that this column is satirical. I bet some will think you ‘finally came to your senses.’

    By the way, should I be worried that James Rosen has been following me on Twitter for a while now? I’d hate to be part of the criminal conspiracy after all.

    • DonaldYoungsRevenge

      In less than a month you will be screaming at the top of your lungs PHENOMENAL. This next scandal, one which Diana West calls “the biggest fraud that has ever been committed against the US” will have finally received the coverage it deserves and the patriots who have worked so very hard to expose the fraud and crime of Barack H. Obama will be declared heroes. Conservative media will be squirming for excuses as to why they ignored this scandal.
      This scandal did not need a chain of emails, nor wire and phone taps, nor a whistleblower, just plain good old fashion investigative work, something missing in journalism today. The evidence has already been bagged and ready to go. I will finally be able to fly my American flag proudly (it has been flying in distress since November 2008). Praise God for Arpaio and Zullo and all the people who sacrificed so much to get this done.

      • Patrick H.

        And that would be what out of curiosity?

      • Sheryl

        In 2009 JB Williams provided documents showing the DNC had filed Obama’s Eligibility documents to the 50 states that had been edited to delete all reference to his constitutional eligibility. Like most other evidence of this nature, this documented evidence was ignored and mocked by people on both sides. The whole case is laid out in Williams’ article on Canada Free Press: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14583

        • plsilverman

          gee whiz, I guess we should dismiss all the electors who confirmed his win twice. like (gulp) are you a birther? :)

          • DonaldYoungsRevenge

            Please “a patriot birther” not afraid to confront the “first White/Arab President.”

          • Sheryl

            When Reid questioned Romney’s tax status b/c he refused to disclose more than the minimum tax records, the left and the media had no trouble at all calling Romney’s character into question and leaping to the (false) conclusion that he was tax cheat. Conversely, when people ask why there are so many inexplicable holes in Obama’s history, they are labeled racists, birthers, and worse. It’s a classic Alinsky deflection tactic, and it is getting really old. And let me guess – you didn’t even take the time to read the article on the DNC “edits” did you? Didn’t think so.

          • plsilverman

            ok..so, you’re a birther! it’s your right. (to be wrong).

      • plsilverman

        I’m still amazed at the power of the crystal ball used on this site and other hard right extremists venues. The AP, IRS, Benghazi, fast & Furious, Kenya, cash 4 clunkers, birth certificate, “scandals” will be debunked to the consternation of the 24-7 Obama Despisers for fun and profit.

    • plsilverman

      It’s more sardonic than satirical. the underlying message is that Barack Obama is not a real President because he’s not really a grown man. His “behavior” is always being observed where in the past, Presidents were watched for their decisions. He’s seen as a “community organizer”, which is code for young African American troublemaker, whose biggest contribution is stapling a flyer to a post. He ran a Jobs training Program when he could have been cleaning up on Wall Street. I worked with Community Organizers in NJ for a local program CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR WOMEN AND MINORITIES. A comm. org. makes little $$$,, probably makes 0000 but must have knowledge of local, county, state, and national labor laws, and have excellent interviewing and counseling skills. must have a good rapport with the manager of the Employment Service and probably the Labor Commissioner.
      Ok..I got long winded…but let’s quickly look at this site’s presumptive walk on water hero, Reagan. He was the biggest delegator out there. When iran contra happened…well…let’s fire Oliver North!

      • Drew Page

        Phil — It appears the race card is the only one in your deck. All your rants about “Obama haters” now make sense. You come from the same background as the Organizer-in-Chief. You are a socialist. By the way, the correct code words s for “community organizer” are socialist trouble makers, you are the guy inserting “young, African-American” into the code. Saul Alinsky would be so proud of you, BHO and Bill Ayers.
        I believe your real problem with Ronald Reagan is that Reagan defeated communism.

        • plsilverman

          narcissist! organizer in chief! campaigner in chief! clueless! Marxist! Commee! community organizer! get my drift? I was a registered Republican socialist for many years, you are right. Saul Alinksy!!!! forgot that one! GREAT! all fair and balanced! we got Saul Alinsky and you got John Birch!

  • mike caddell

    Why does every conservative commentator accredit our Glorious Leader with being intelligent? Anyone who has heard him speak WITHOUT his teleprompter realizes that he is barely capable of stringing together enough words to make a cogent statement or express a simple thought. How many times do we have to hear “make shore” before we realize that this man is only marginally intelligent. What most everyone fails to recognize is that he is only a figurehead and the real operators behind him, just as the Wizard of Oz, are the two folks standing behind the big curtain with the microphone in hand: Valerie Jarret and David Axelrod. OGL is a real lightweight when it comes to the smarts department. He would rather be on the golf course with Tiger or in the midst of five worshiping women on “The Five” than under the hot lights in front of the press. His main and sole talent is that he smoothly parrots the liberal lines that he learned from Jarret, Axelrod and Bill Ayers and other radical liberals in Chicago politics. Those conservatives who argue against impeachment because we would just end up with another mental midget, Joe Biden, fail to realize that impeachment would serve to remove the real power from the Whitehouse: Jarret, Axelrod, and their ilk. Let’s go for it.

    • Joseph Soto

      The only words he can put together without hesitation are “pass the bathroom tissue, I soiled myself”

      • plsilverman

        really…are you referring to Reagan press conference transcripts or Bush II taped conversations with the other slam dunkers? you se an illiterate at Town halls and press conferences? he speaks in declarative sentences …[look up "declarative" wiki].

    • ZaMan

      Another attempt to cast aspersions on a black man by insulting his character! Your side loves to twist facts to suit whichever lie they wish to support or truth they wish to distort.

      • Sheryl

        Your racist argument is old, tired and cannot be substantiated. If it makes you feel any better, I can’t stand Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden either … and last time I checked, they’re not black.

        • plsilverman

          Thank you.

        • Drew Page

          I agree, and you can throw HIllary Clinton, Harry Reid, Steny Hoyer, Chuck Scuhmer, Barbara Boxer, Diane Finestein and Pat Leahy into the mix. I can’t stand any of these people and they aren’t black either. In further response to ZaMan, insulting Obama’s ‘character’ is impossible. The man has no character.

    • plsilverman

      ok, let’s try: he sounds very intelligent at TOWN HALL MEETINGS and one-on-ones with O’Reilly and many others. just 4 perspective, how would you rate the brightness of Bachman, Palin, West, Angle, and O’Donnell? collectively.

  • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

    Thanks Bernie.

  • John Havlicek

    You know, if all this stuff weren’t so deadly serious, I would have enjoyed the article even more than I did! Voter intimidation, Fast & Furious, AP and James Rosen (and lord only knows who else…and I would bet money there are lots more under this the most paranoid…er…I mean “transparent” Administration ever), Benghazi, the absolute horse doo-doo over so-called green jobs (can you say “Solyndra?), and let’s not forget sequestration…I mean after all, that’s the whole reason why our Embassy was left defenseless according to these clowns. OOPS!…now I’m getting sarcastic too! It’s almost impossible to avoid when talking about these guys. Of course, the “press” is only barely showing signs of intelligent life (they had been flat-lining) now that the paddles were applied to some of their own. Fellini, Serling and Hitchcock working overtime together couldn’t write this stuff, yet we’re living it in realtime. You know the “slow motion trainwreck” scenario people always toss around, hop on board and watch your step!

  • Glenn

    Loved your question “Does he have proof that he’s not a spy?” Were you channeling Nancy Pelosi?

  • joepotato

    Bernie, you almost had me there for a minute… But Seriously, I’m more inclined to believe that der Fuhrer Barry O’Soetoro is a commie Muslim spy (for the Saudis & the Muslim Brotherhood) than some FNC marionette reporter. You have to marvel at Sideshow Barry for his use of the Sgt Schultz defense, it’s simply brilliant… I’m (not so) patiently waiting for someone to raid the passport records again to see what passport Sideshow was using when he went to Pakistan in his college daze. (if the records are still there)

    • plsilverman

      “der fuhrer barry..”…explain to us why you say Obama is a Nazi or Nazi-minded? name one action by Obama which is hitler-like. along the way, you can converse with some holocaust survivors and learn not to inject Nazi trash in your posts.

      • joepotato

        OK- how about… Obama/Commie-care? + the “gun agenda”

        • plsilverman

          why would Romeny invent Commee-care for his state?

          • joepotato

            You libturds/Obots are sooo predictable… when you have nothing, change the topic… PS, I don’t much care for McRomney… Have a great day! FYI ~ the word Nazi stands for national socialism… which is way far left for those that never understood… AND B Hussein O’Soetoro or whatever his name is … is way far left!

          • plsilverman

            “libturds/Obots”! William F. Buckley looks down and smiles on you. Obama – to me – is “way far left” in his heart but what does that matter? his ACTIONS are generally Centrist. no? Oooh, ooh, look…”Hussein”! his middle name soundz like middle eastern enemies of the USA!!!! hehehehe

  • Peter Martin

    Good O’Reilly segment last night, Bernie. I was thinking the EXACT same thing about the NY Times article deflecting the scandal back on to the Republicans. His team’s standard M.O. from the day he started running for political office in Chicago — so why should we be surprised about that?

    Another small correction: (forgive me) About the National Security head; that’s his Japanese name – or, at least that’s the way they pronounce his name in Japan!

  • kayakbob

    Exactly. And while we are on the subject- sort of: When contemplating a date collection dilemma last night it hit me. I know why all the scandals, and all the changing stories and timelines are being pushed out of this Whitehouse on daily basis. It’s brilliant. Think about. Time was newsrooms could follow the story line of a scandal by using a simple Excel spreadsheet. But with this Whitehouse, the stories are changing so fast, newsrooms will need to fire up a true database to have any hope of tracking these scandals. So Fox, AP and everyone else will now have to bring on database consultants to handle the load…no pun.

    So there you have it. This is how the Whitehouse is going to get American back to work. One database manager at a time.

    Personally speaking, I would think there are better ways to get people working, but I went to public High School and a small mid-western catholic university – not the Ivy League. So I will be the first to admit it if this subtle way of creating jobs works in the end.

  • kenheyl

    The new political math: Transparent = Clueless

    • plsilverman

      read WORSE THAN WATERGATE by John Dean.

  • Tim

    Bernie, how many more will plead the 5th on the hill?

    • plsilverman

      crystal ball time again! that scandal ridden Obama adm.! unemployment # dropping – GOP panicking.

  • beniyyar

    If an ordinary American citizen being audited by the IRS were to answer with “I don’t know”, “I have no records”, or “I don’t remember”, the IRS would crucify him. But these are exactly the kinds of responses that people IN CHARGE of the IRS are giving to Congressional Committees!

    • ksp48

      But remember that these guys (and gals) are not “ordinary”. They were all at the top of their classes, all the smartest _____ in the room. All experts and geniuses. They remember everything in fine detail. Right up until you ask a questions about say Hillary’s billing record or commodities investments or travel office staff firings, or about Benghazi or this Tax abomination. Then they can’t recall, don’t remember, need to get back to us.

      • beniyyar

        The icing on the cake? When Lois Lerner took the Fifth Amendment, gave the Congressmen the finger, and then waltzed out of the room. You can’t make this sort of stuff up!

      • plsilverman

        remember the Iran-Contra hearings? I recall that I don’t recall.

  • Larry

    Bernie, cut back a little on the satire. Some idiots may think you’re serious.

    • plsilverman

      it’s not EXACTLY satire….it’s a serious, angry comment about the supposed Left leaning MSM – even though since the Internet it’s a wash. Bernie got fired from the MSM and cannot get over it. So he goes to other “extreme”: – the Fox 24-7 Obama hate machine & Bush II legacy rewrite Station.

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    With every new post on this site, the FBI’s Goldberg files keep piling up at 935 Pennsylvania Ave…

  • billmorgenstein

    Have you ever notice that when “What Me Worry” answers a question he does so with a knowing SNEER!

  • billmorgenstein

    Don’t insult Chicago gangster politics!

    • plsilverman

      Chicago gangster! Marxist! Communist! campaigner! racist! Kenyan, not American! what about narcissist? clueless! go back to your RNC newsletters and give me a few more. :)

  • worldwatchers

    What we are experiencing is Chicago Gangster Politics at
    it’s Best!! Even before Al Capone and the Dailies that ran Chicago Barack
    Hussien Obama and his crew are playing every dirty trick that was ever played
    with a twist.In order to form a more perfect scam they must bankrupt the United States Of America at any cost! Why do you think it is that Obama says every day he doesn’t know anything
    gets it from the newspaper he has no concerns that America is being run without anybody talking to him that’s quite a feat.

    I bet they laughed for days after they talked about the Most Transparent Administration of all times.
    They didn’t lie they just never told you what their beliefs
    were! No one asked to see past deeds of the Administration before they were the Administration. And even when someone spoke up they were shouted down by a nation tired of war and Terror And a news and Media outlet that had stopped telling the truth so many years ago. There is quite a small crack in the armor along the path a ray of hope in an otherwise dismal trail.

  • Bill Penhale

    Mr. Goldberg, I read you all the time, and love your commentary on O’Reilly and HBO Sports, and I must say that this column is the best ever. The Jay Carney reference is priceless. As a sixty year old former history major, the parallels in time are truly frightening. In the late 1930′s, a thug named Joe Stalin frequently denied knowledge of anything his henchmen were doing. Ordinary citizens ( victims) would say, “If Joe Stalin knew what was happening, he would be really mad.” At least Obama is numerically attacking the Bill of Rights, starting with the First Ammendment attack on the Press and the Second Ammendment in taking our guns. If he skipped around, who knows the chaos it could cause.

    • ZaMan

      ” sixty year old former history major” Please, I doubt you were a major in Anything expect pandering the lies of the racist right!

      Jesus, you are a disgsuting racist a-hole! Barack Obama is not a Dictator

      It’s not the Chigaco way, It’s the Racist Right way!

      Freedom of the Press is about freedom to print and disseminate information and ideas. It is not freedom to hide and conceal sources. The government has every right to pursue the source of the leaks. Reporters have no more right to hide information than the public. This is not an assault on the “First Amendment”.

      No one is trying to take away our guns, the bill that was defeated in the senate was about background checks for gun buyers. There was a clause in the bill that Obama insisted on that would have made it illegal to use the checks to start a list of gun owners.

      None of the crude is being exported. All of it is being refined in the U.S. Some of the refined product will be exported but at good profit – something that will improve our trade balance and strengthen the dollar. Yet another iteration of another failed House ‘product’. Yet more waste of the taxpayers time by the right wing. GOP and RNC : selling an inferior product at inflated prices to a dwindling market. While he tried to promote an agenda to help America the Republican Congress did their best to destroy the middle class and poor.

      • Jeff Webb

        I read Bill’s post twice, and there is nothing in there justifying you calling him a racist.

        Around here, doing that accomplishes one thing: expose you as an absolute joke. So sad you wasted time writing anything after your second sentence.

        • ZaMan

          We heard more of the “OBAMA GUN GRAB!!!” conspiracy BS from Senate Republicans. That would be the NRA stoking up fears that their guns would be taken away by Obama ……… It’s good business for arms manufacturers and the NRA… AND OBAMA HAS TAKEN AWAY NO GUNS.

          Let me guess. It’s the same people that said that he wasn’t born here and have lied about his religious beliefs.

          • plsilverman

            ZaMan, I love what you wrote…but I’m a little sad to see that I did not originator the *Obama’s comin’ fer our gunzz* scenario as just a marketing ploy! Buy extra gunzz ’cause they gonna be scarce!!!

      • plsilverman

        you have identified what the new, extreme right is all about….the most obstructionist house in history, about 450 filibusters, 150 clotures, encouraging states to send back stimulus money and decline on infrastructure contracts. an all-out assault on the middle class (who FIGHTS THE GOP’S MANUFACTURED WARS and is also sent to unemployment line for political reasons). main reason, demoralize Obama’s base – in addition to suppress the vote in swing states – and keep unemployment as high as possible thru his adms.

    • plsilverman

      really? any proof that Obama directed an attack on the AP? 2nd amendment? by following Reagan on the Brady Bill? by asking for 100% enforcement? What LaPierre actually thought was okay a while back? or do U believe Obama wans to take away guns to make it easier to cart people off to FEMA camps?

  • Oregon

    I had always wondered what happened to B-Bob Jr., but now that I take a closer look at him… you’re right! He does need to get new glasses, though, because his myopia obviously has gotten much worse and is exceedingly severe.

  • Robert Thatcher

    You always get it right Bernie,and I agree with Daniel you would be great on SNL if you could get on. Keep up your good work.

  • Walt S.

    Well, Mr. Goldberg, Obama is certainly living up to his favorite hero’s quote, ‘I know nothing.’ A warrior lives by his sword. Obama lives by his words, deny, deny, deny!

    • plsilverman

      How do you know that he directed any actions against the Tea party, the AP, or specifically told embassy security to stand down? Please…no referring to Bill Sammon memo cards………….

  • Mcal

    Laughing out loud..this says it all!

  • Bolden6

    Maybe it’s time for a new version of Gulliver’s Travels spoofing the Obama realm, where everything is upside down and goofed up but the royal mouthpiece is running around saying “All is well! All is well!”

    • morefandave

      A little known fact: in a previous lifr Jay Carney used to be Kevin Bacon, who played in Animal House telling everyone all was well as he’s being trampled..

      • plsilverman

        and the press secretary of George Bush II is now a Fox fair and balanced personae!

    • ginger

      Jay Carney must have demanded a stiff price for his soul…he keeps on the job and keeps lying and lying and lying…and thinks we believe one word he says??? What a deluded idiot.

      • plsilverman

        how does your crystal ball work? is it a gift for being an O’Reilly premium member? :)

      • plsilverman

        can you give some specifics as to his “delusions”?

  • T Ivison

    Obama is clueless about unimportant stuff like Benghazi but when I comes to important things like Rush Limbaugh saying mean stuff about Sandra Fluke, he all over that.

    • plsilverman

      explain how you know Obama is “clueless” about Benghazi? was Reagan “clueless” about the “Beirut 241″?

  • Daniel

    Gee, Bernie you should be a stand up comic on Saturday Night Live. Oh wait, they won’t hire you because your putting Obama down.

  • GLORIA

    GOOD ONE BERNIE!!!

  • Eric Johnson

    I’m loving this one! LOL…

  • RickonhisHarleyJohnson

    So, I want to know who the jerk is that says the media slobbers over him!

    • plsilverman

      yeah, Bernie was offended, disgusted, when he watched an African-American news correspondent get emotional as he reported that Barack Obama had just been elected in 2008. “slobbering”…then a wonderful (?) book emerged by guess who about guess what?

  • Richard Manley

    That is funny, I don’t care WHO you are!

  • Deborah G

    the absolute best commentary yet and I for one thought of Klink not knowing anything about his highschool yearbook quote. The President is a Kink clone

    • plsilverman

      how is he a “Klink Clone”? what particular actions of Obama make you say that? leave out the ones based upon GOP policy.

      • Deborah G

        I nkow “nothing” how many times? Read Bernie Goldbergs article. He shows just how many times Obama claims he has no knowledge about key issues and big scandles. I agree with Bernie he is either honestly clueless to these machinations going on under his nose or we just have to accept the fact he really is disengaged and really clueless.

        • plsilverman

          about those Rupert Murdoch/Donald Trump/Glenn Beck/Alex Jones’ concocted “scandals”, it’s to his credit he knows “nothing”.

  • http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com/ JLM

    .
    There is cynicism let loose here. Of course, we know that James Rosen is not a Communist. The guy hardly has enough time for that given his responsibilities as the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, right?

    JLM
    http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

  • intensesal@comcast.net

    I agree, Bernie, with all you said except one. Colonel Klink was not the one who said “I know nothing!” It was the guy John Banner portrayed. This Administration is either horrendously corrupt or hiddeously incompetent. I happen to believe it is a lot of both!

    • BernieGoldberg

      many thanks … just fixed it. my bad.

      • plsilverman

        It was McCain’s campaign manager saying that Palin “knows nothing”. that’s the ticket!

    • plsilverman

      wasn’t it Mccain’s cam,paign manager who said that Palin “knows nothing”. is that how the “know nothing” thing started getting kicked around. but does Obama only KNOW SOMETHING when he’s extending Republican programs?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.oconnor.77920 John O’Connor

    Bernie, I know you’re being sarcastic here. But wasn’t there a time when real reporters salivated over the opportunity to write or broadcast a story on any administration, that included all the elements you listed in this piece?

  • Iowa48

    What is being missed here is the actual leaked story that was supposedly a breach of national security. It concerned the North Koreans engaging in nuclear tests in response to UN sanctions. That is not even a story, let alone a security breach, as the North Koreans ALWAYS engage in nuclear tests in response to UN sanctions, predictably as clockwork or the sun rising in the east. And just as predictably the US folds to the NorKor bluff and sends them food aid. Probably the only person on the planet who was unaware of this entirely predictable scenario, which has been repeatedly occurring since the Clinton administration, would be the eternally clueless DHS head Janet Napolitano, or the even more clueless National Security head James Clapper. Dumb and Dumber, as they are generally known.

  • Tim in California

    very VERY funny! Bernie, take it on the road – good stuff.

  • Jean-luc Picard

    Don’t mean to nit-pick. It was John Banner as Sgt Schultz who “knew nothing.”

    • BernieGoldberg

      not a nit pick at all. just fixed it. my bad. thanks

  • http://twitter.com/DanFarfan Dan Farfan

    AND… James’ parents! I’ve always had my suspicions about them! ;-)

    well done, Bernie.