What’s Left of Obama After the Magic

O Shooting PoolI ran into a guy I know at the gym the other day, a card-carrying liberal from Berkeley. He was puzzled. “Why didn’t Obama go down to the border?” he wanted to know. When a lefty from lib Mecca is wondering what the heck is going on, you know the president has a problem.

In fairness, the president almost went to the border, but he stopped several hundred miles away where he raised millions from fat cats to help the Democratic Party. Hey, we all have our priorities.

But his failure to visit the kids on the border was such a blatant screw up that it’s almost as if he doesn’t care what any of us think. He’s not running for re-election. He knew that if Americans saw pictures of him with those poor children, they’d blame him for letting it happen (especially when he was warned about the surge in kids heading for the U.S. several years ago). When those pictures got out, he would have owned the crisis. That’s not something he wanted.

So he did what the more contemptuous of our politicians do when they’re in a mess of their own making. He blamed his critics.

Having tens of thousands of kids in what amounts to refugee camps in the United States of America provides him with an opportunity he never passes on: Blame the Republicans — in this case, for not passing immigration reform. You know what they say in the Obama White House: Never let a crisis go to waste.

But why should Republicans sign on to immigration reform when they don’t trust this president. Republicans want the border protected as part of any deal and they have no confidence Mr. Obama has the same level of concern, no matter what he says. A cynic might actually think he wants as many immigrants from Mexico and Central America to come in to the United States, because almost all of them, someday, will vote for Democrats. I don’t put anything past this president.

To give his side of it, Mr. Obama said he wasn’t going to the border because a trip there would amount to nothing more than a photo-op. This from a man who while running for President of the United States tried to deliver a campaign speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (but the Germans said no).  You think candidate Obama might have been thinking photo-op?  What about the speech he delivered in Denver after winning his party’s nomination for president — in front of Greek columns. And remember when he strolled the devastation of super storm Sandy with New Jersey Governor Christie? That photo-op helped the president get re-elected.

And what should we make of  a man who supposedly disdains photo-ops but blasted President Bush for not visiting the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which almost certainly would have been portrayed by Mr. Bush’s liberal critics in an out of the media as … a photo-op? On February 7th, 2008, at Tulane University in New Orleans, candidate Barack Obama said this about President Bush, who flew over the city hit by Katrina instead of visiting the victims on the ground:

“When the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast extended their hand for help, help was not there.  When people looked up from the rooftops, for too long they saw an empty sky.  When the winds blew and the floodwaters came, we learned that for all of our wealth and our power, something wasn’t right with America.  We can talk about what happened for a few days in 2005, and we should.  We can talk about levees that couldn’t hold, about a FEMA that’s seen as not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless, about a president who only saw the people from the window of an airplane.”

He gets away with this kind of rank hypocrisy because his pals in the media let him get away with it. There’s been naïve chatter lately by some media analysts that the press has finally turned on Mr. Obama, that they’re finally getting tough on him.

Nonsense!

Like my pal from Berkeley, reporters may wonder out loud why this oh-so-smart president whom they have adored for years wouldn’t visit the border. They care because they know it hurts him with the American people. But if they were really starting to behave like real journalists, more of them would plaster his remarks at Tulane on page one and put that sound bite on their evening news — to show how he says one thing and does the opposite, both in the interest of … himself. Thank God for conservative media. Without them we might not know how two-faced Barack Obama can be.

Magic is a powerful force. And Barack Obama had it. Big time. But when the magic fades, the magician is left just standing there – his incompetence no longer hidden by the fog of lofty rhetoric and a million dollar smile. And all that’s left is the pathetic image of a man who told us he would make America a newer, better, different place where old-fashioned politics had no place – looking like the old-fashioned politician that he is and always was.

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  • incomitatus

    Blame…Bush……blame racism…oh yeah…blame Fox news-the answer to all who dare question the little prince and his racially tormented Attorney General. Also imagine how hard it is in the confused and disordered minds of millions of sad, pathetic Democrats to admit they truly screwed-up by voting for this silly and dangerous little scoundrel and the cargo-cult of leftist ideologues that replicates in his political petri dish of an administration. Admitting you made a mistake, especially one as horrendous as the Obama presidency takes a certain level of moral courage, particularly for someone in the media who have always considered themselves more intelligent than the rest of us dopes.

  • ScranunSlim

    Every Republican doofus should be holding up a picture of Elian Gonzalez – a REAL refugee – being deported at gunpoint back to the Workers Paradisio back: “If deportation is so tragic and heart-rending, why did the Clinton-Reno team have no trouble sending this kid back to CUBA!”

  • ScranunSlim

    There never was “any there there.”

  • alevanpa

    Actually, I don’t think Mr. Obama is incompetent, a Socialist, or an egoist. He is a golfer.

  • buckrodgers

    The liberal media has been broadcasting live from the President rear end since they declared him a god and now it’s getting harder and harder for Americans to take them seriously, it’s gotten so bad that legitimate news outlets are quoting John Stewart a comedian who plays a journalist on comedy central,which is slowly becoming Americas newsroom, liberals are nothing more than closet racist who proclaimed themselves the self-appointed spokesperson and saviors of Minorites,especially African Americans back in the sixties, allowing them to live their personal lives like a white supremacist now faced with an African American in the white house they have no place to go, what do liberals who have made a career out of playing the race card against white Americans do when they are no longer considered the saviors of African Americans, they put halos on the head of President Obama and worship him like a god, White Democrats depend on the black vote to win elections, If African Americans stay home on election day they will lose while white liberals who control the media must realize that African Americans don’t want or need to be protected by a bunch of whites,when they have a man of color in the white house.

  • loupgarous

    Obama’s “magic” will never fade as long as the press are ready, willing and able to be his prostitutes. And yes, Candy Crowley, I’m speaking of you. I’m also calling Chris Matthews a shameless catamite for his saving the hard questions for conservatives when Barack Obama, Eric Holder and Harry Reid live in the same town and are just as available for hard questions. “Tingle up the leg,” huh, Chris? You left yourself wide open for this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2KjtJnsvcU/St9fU0UbMkI/AAAAAAAAA2M/YGhMaAudUzs/s1600/Bodice+Ripping+Journalism+by+Chris+Matthews.jpg

  • BeansNRice

    This is why the electoral college is genius. Regional issues could be so utterly polarizing as to destroy the national election as one large state votes entirely one direction. The electoral college contains this non

  • Brian Stover

    Obama wanted to transform America. Thank God he is incompetent!

    • D Parri

      Unfortunately, even an idiot can transform something if given enough power. I think that it is now clear to more people how Obama has not been a good and faithful custodian of the powers granted to him.

      At what point did he become so drunken with the power and authority he has that he decided to transform America into ObamaLand?

    • wildjew

      I don’t think Obama is incompetent.

    • KStrett

      You don’t think Obama-care transformed America?

      If they pass amnesty or if they pull a trick like labeling illegal aliens refugees, I guarantee you they will make sure Texas gets a huge population of illegal aliens that will transforms the demographic of the State.

    • loupgarous

      I think Obama has been skillful in handling the press so adroitly that he could declare himself Imperator in name as well as deed and very few press outlets would complain. So far it’s only been the Washington Post holding his feet to the fire. Jill Abramson learned what happens when you criticize Obama out loud – even eight Pulitzer Prizes in a year and a half won’t keep you in your job. No, Obama’s pretty slick.

  • wildjew

    Thanks for this, “When the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast extended their hand for help, help was not there,” Barack Obama quote. I’ve not seen this until now.

    • D Parri

      And what would have happened, do you think, if Bush had simply tried to brush the event off as a “phony crisis”. Obama has gotten some traction from that kind of defense, but I believe his ‘magic’ is starting to fade.

      Thank goodness fact is still stronger than fiction–if given in substantial doses.

    • loupgarous

      I have relatives all over south Louisiana. The truth is closer to “Bush called Democrat mayor (also a convict, now) Ray Nagin and offered him all the help Federal troops (the naval support activity at Algiers, Alvin Callender Joint Base at Chalmette, the infantry division at Fort Polk and Keesler Air Force Base at Biloxi) in the area could provide a day BEFORE Katrina made land fall. Nagin turned him down flat – creating 2,000 needless martyrs for the Democratic Party’s Biggest Lie.”

      Hope Nagin gets it in the chute and catches AIDS in the big house.

  • buckrodgers

    What happens when a white liberal, who used his white skin to get a job at a liberal news outlet,t, then spends his entire career labeling everybody but themselves a bigot, do when they have to report on a black president, they put halo on his head and declares him to be the one true god, liberals gained control of Hollywood,the media and academia in the sixties, during a period of turmoil, discrimination was rampant in this country and privileged whites hid in college,while blacks and poor whites were being sent to Vietnam, now Americas first generation of cowards have come of age,the days of free concert,sex and drugs are coming to an end for the botox generation, were witnessing the me me generation trying to regain their youth and change the world, they failed in the sixties and their still failures todat.

  • Annetta Forrer

    Our local paper printed a story today from the NYT on how the President is attending dinner parties where he can hobnob with “intellectuals.” No party planned, no problem; Obama suggests one and one is hurriedly put together for his highness.

    I think he’s bored and tired of being POTUS. He has probably never stayed in a job this long in his life and if he could he’d probably stroll out the gate and not return. We and he are trapped in this hell for another two years.

    Next time a candidate with no commitment to anything runs for POTUS and you consider voting for him, I hope you think about where we are now; all the scandals, unfinished business, lack of comity, I shudder to think about it all!

    • Tim Ned

      “I think he’s bored and tired of being POTUS.”

      Actually Annetta I believe he loves the job. Loves Air Force One, Hail to the Chief, State dinners, and Hollywood. I think he’s just bored with the work part!

      • Annetta Forrer

        He was hired to do the job of President, not just get the perks. If I could I’d fire him for not meeting the job requirements.

        • Tim Ned

          Could not agree more!

      • Josh

        I don’t mean this to be an insult or an excuse for Obama, but I think we get what we get when a guy’s biggest “job” he can boast about is a community organizer. That’s not his biggest title, of course, but it seems to be the brunt of the actual “work” he completed in his life.

        I don’t know if he’s bored with the work so much as he’s just not a worker. He has no idea how to work. And probably no desire to do any.

        Obama was in a glorified neighborhood watch program or like the PTA. They just try to make it sound better because they deal with the “real” issues by doing all the hard legwork, like deciding whether or not to hold a protest or stage a sit-in, or whether to demand outside government help from the state, federal, or both. Or, hardest of all, deciding in whose house the next fundra— um, community meeting will be held.

        What he’s doing is really all he’s capable of doing. He’s used to deferring to others for help. He’s used to just giving a speech and expecting others to run with his ideas, blaming them if they don’t. Where we used to have a Commander-in-Chief, we know have a Communicator-in-Suit.

        I can’t really blame him for that. People hired him; he’s just soaking up what’s available.

    • wildjew

      Next time a candidate who sat in a racist church for twenty years listening to anti-Semitic, racist, anti-American sermons and folks consider voting for him, I hope Americans think about where we are now.

      • D Parri

        And name that person appropriately, “Hitler”.

        • wildjew

          There are no perfect historic comparisons. Still I think the elevation of the Nazi party to prominence in Germany in the early nineteen thirties is instructive. Like Americans (knew Obama’s adult associations) Germans had to know Hitler’s unsavory adult associations. Then there was his autobiography. Obama is not Hitler though he is plenty dangerous in my opinion. Barack Obama is a lot more politically savvy than most politicans. I learned first hand how a savvy politician can hide his racist and anti-Semitic worldview in most instance.

          • D Parri

            Agreed, and the specifics are different between them but the risks are just as real.

      • loupgarous

        Imagine if it’d been McCain belonging to a church just like Obama’s (but white) whose ministry had racial identity politics as its central theme. Think the press would have been meekly silenced by “Well, we need to have a conversation about race in this country”? If I’d have been in that crowd, I’d have sacrificed my job to proclaim ANYONE who came back with that remark a glib racist hypocrite.

  • D Parri

    What’s left after Obama’s ‘magic’ begins to fade? How about a small herd of minions willing to do his bidding and take the ‘bullets’ for him.

    Holder stirs up controversy and uses the ‘race card’ as a shield to deflect the PR ‘bullets’ away from Obama.

    Nancy Pelosi uses her national platform to accuse the SCOTUS of practically abolishing birth control.

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz accuses the GOP of carrying out a campaign against women, characterized as a “War on Women”.

    I say, let the one’s who choose to sacrifice their own integrity and careers go full-steam into that dark hole. Hopefully, the remnants of their light will fade quickly, never to be seen again. Oh, BTW, good-bye Hairy Rude!

  • Paul Courtney

    Pathetic, yes, but he doesn’t see it, because as he saws another showgirl/assistant into two actual bloody halves (Ooops! “Another casualty in the Republican War on Women, folks”), the press continues to ooooh and aaahhh. Bernie, your insight on this (the press was caught in history of 1st black pres., and rather than admit mistake, press is prepping for another historic Hillary moment) is sharpest analysis I’ve heard.

  • Trooth

    The world will be a better place when President Obama becomes resident Obama.

  • Steve

    MSM = Masters of Social Manipulation

    employed by:

    ABC = Atheistic Broadcasting Company
    CBS = Communist Broadcasting Company
    NBC = Nihilistic Broadcasting Company
    CNN = Communist News Network
    Fox News = Faux News (they have gone down hill, look who owns the shares in them and in their parent company).

    • Paula

      (2010) ..the parent company of Fox News shares a financial backer … of the proposed construction of an Islamic center and mosque close to ground zero in New York City…. with the imam who is at the center of the firestorm. The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king. And through his philanthropies, Waleed has given generously to initiatives pursued by the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf.

      But that connection has not been spelled out by Fox to viewers. Fox’s intense coverage of the Islamic center, combined with its lack of disclosure about the corporate connection to Waleed, has sparked scorn from some media critics and from liberals.”

      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129584557

      • Tim Ned

        Totally can’t find the relevance of this post. Stock holders are stock holders and nothing more. My recollection of the ground zero mosque brought up by Fox commentators is that their opinion has been critical of building the Mosque.

        • Paula

          If you’d read Steve’s question about who owns Fox .. I answered it.

          The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal,

          • Kernighan

            Your answer is fine. The problem is that many readers do not actually understand how a corporation actually works. Thus they may think this Saudi Prince may actually have heavy influence upon News Corp, when he likely does not have strong influence.

      • Barancy Peloma

        your mention of that guy (a stockholder) means this guy wanted to buy some stock in our market. as i recall, he is allowed to do that just like most anyone else.
        i bet he could even buy some shares of comcast which owns msnbc just as easily!
        so, what’s your point?

        • Paula

          I thought it was obvious… Steve above me said: Fox News = Faux News (they have gone down hill, look who owns the shares in them and in their parent company).

          I looked it up and answered his questioned.

          • Barancy Peloma

            anyone can buy shares of a company. he isn’t owner or program director.

          • Kernighan

            Right. The idea is to determine who (even what group) might have MAJORITY control over a corporation. This would include those who do not have over 50% control but might be top executives, or be on the board, or chair the board. If Waleed has 20% interest and is not on board, or an exec, then he has no control, and will not be able to influence the company in any drastic way. Certainly not in a way that the existing corp is not willing to go.

    • Josh

      Atheists have a network? That’s rich. What tipped it off? Modern Family?

  • FloridaJim

    Dinesh D’Souza in his book and movie “America-Imagine The World without Her”
    describes Obama to a tee just as he did in his movie “2016″ predicting the Obama years. The man is a fraud and incompetent a typical narcissist “all about me”. One day the madness will end let’s pray we have a country left.

  • docww

    To quote Hilliary, he’s “incompetent and feckless”. I think she’s too kind!

    • Simon Noel

      Well said by Mrs. Menopause!

    • Ted Crawford

      Well she should surly know! As they say, “It takes one, one to know one”! Birds of a feather you might say, except Hillary is much more subtle! Same Alinsky tactics applied to further the Cloward-Piven Strategy, just not so In-Your-Face with it all! Remember ‘Hillary Care’!?

      • docww

        As a practicing physician I must say “Do I ever!”.

      • D Parri

        She is more subtle because she had a better role model to follow.

        Say, “Hello, Uncle Bill.” Uncle Sam wouldn’t have a chance.

  • Nicholas344

    Obama gets away with it because you let him. You agreed that you along with the rest of American citizens who agreed with you are both unworthy of and too stupid to deserve the basic constitutional protection of a president being a natural born citizen.
    Instead of supporting a voter’s right to proof of Obama’s eligibility in order to cast an educated vote, you ridiculed them in the most disrespectful ways. You along with politicians, the media, and the courts unanimously agreed that American citizens are no longer “We the People” who the government works for and are entitled to proof of eligibility. They were now “The Great Unwashed” who work for the government and unworthy of and too stupid to question their government. The Constitution no longer defends people both unworthy and too stupid to deserve its protection. It is insulting that they even think they may be worthy.
    American citizens are being treated now as you and the rest of the elite agreed they should be treated. Their obligation now is just to believe, obey, and pay the bills. Know your place. Without the protection of the Constitution, just bow to your admitted superiors

    • Steve

      He gets away with it because Congress is afraid of being called racist. Simple as that.

      • Drew Page

        He gets away with it because the Democrats control the Senate and because the MSM’s slobbering love affair with Obama.

      • Nicholas344

        Steve, if politicians and the media including Bernie respected American citizens as a worthy and intelligent collective the government works for, the charges of racism wouldn’t matter. The Constitution matters. The employee must be honest with the boss. But unworthy and stupid people do not deserve constitutional protections.
        The courts denied the voter legal standing to receive facts. Legal standing means you can be affected by facts. Unworthy and stupid people are incapable of an educated vote so facts don’t matter. It was insulting for unworthy and stupid people to assert that they do have standing.
        Sustaining a free society requires a basic respect of its citizens and the Constitution that protects them by the government. For various reasons it has been lost so the potential for freedom must die. The eligibility issue just provides a point in time where the attitude assuring its loss became obvious.

      • Ted Crawford

        Respectfully, WHAT, besides an enormous waste of time and Tax Payer Dollars, would be accomplished with the issuance of Articles of Impeachment! Even if successful, it would be a pyrrhic victory, at best!
        It would, probably, simply gin up the Racist mantra, and give Obama sympathy support! Impeachment had no effect on Andrew Jacksons or Bill Clintons administrations, and Clinton at least had the wisdom to alter his methods after the Mid-Term loses, Obama, instead Doubled-Down on his!
        Better, much better, I believe, to concentrate on November 4! Should we fail to regain common sense controls to Congress then,….Nostrum Fortuna Est Paro!

      • AnMar22

        Steve, I’ve been saying that since the beginning. A communist is always a communist…until the bright lights go on!

  • David Nelson

    Too many hate-filled responses for my taste. Leave hatred for the Democrats. It only weakens one’s case.

    • RickonhisHarleyJohnson

      While I agree, David; some of the responses are driven my anger not hate. It’s difficult not to be angry these days.

      • David Nelson

        There is an awful lot to be angry about, that’s for sure.

    • Drew Page

      Don’t confuse anger with hate. Anger is a rational emotion, hate isn’t. Calling someone’s angry response “hate” is the same as calling one’s disagreement with someone of another race “racist”.

      • Kathie Ampela

        People have a right to be angry and anger can be channelled into positive action.

        • David Nelson

          If by channeling it, the action results in saying, “I hope I live long enough to spit on Obama’s grave,” is that positive action? That is hatred. That is the kind of comment I noticed and objected to. Anger entrenched into a hardened contempt IS hatred. The fact that anger is eminently justified is not at issue. Nor does people’s right to every emotion under the sun make hatred effective in creating positive change.

    • D Parri

      Oh, but if we could only hear the rhetoric of the day prior to those key events carried out by the Sons of Liberty. I’m certain that it was not based upon tales of ‘Grandma’ and the banana puddin’ she used to make.

      If anarchy were such a horrible thing to discuss, then our country would have never been born. At the time, the “Boston Tea Party”, or “the Destruction of the Tea in Boston”, became a key image in our fight for independence. It was radical, it was necessary, and it was good for the cause.

      Perhaps the IRS is taking the role of the English crown in today’s events. Would a “Tax Revolt” be hailed as a hate-filled action 200 years from now? Maybe not.

  • telstar1950

    Instead of attacking Obama who frankly could care less what Americans think of him, Americans who sincerely believe that the Constitution is under siege, should hold the MSM accountable for their failure to support the Constitution. Forget about NBC, they are pretty much worthless. ABC has tried a few times to be real journalists. I think that real Americans should focus on CBS. Use the power of public perception and social media to bring them to their knees. Only a loss of revenue will override their communist ideology.

    • Steve

      MSM = Masters of Social Manipulation

      employed by:

      ABC = Atheistic Broadcasting Company
      CBS = Communist Broadcasting Company
      NBC = Nihilistic Broadcasting Company
      CNN = Communist News Network
      Fox News = Faux News (they have gone down hill, look who owns the shares in them and in their parent company).

      • telstar1950

        agreed.

  • Jarob54

    I laugh when the main stream media indicates there may be a problem here and there with the current administration. I laugh because I knew this cat was all hype and there is not one shred of moral fiber in the mans body. He simply is a suckster and a jiver. The kind of cat you get introduced to at a cocktail party, smooth talker until you discover he a jive talker. Then you kindly excuse yourself and walk away. Well I sized up Mr Smooth six years ago, saw a bad moon on the rise and walked away. I was not much for making history, be it bad history and I have yet to suffer a bought of white guilt. If this cat was a patient and he walked in with the number of health concerns as this president has scandals. Well the prognosis is predictable. Less than one year. Pitiful!

    • strongmind

      don’t know who you are but I agree with your post and love your writing style.

      • Jarob54

        Thank you for the kind words. One clue for you all. In every post there is a line from a……………..

  • JASVN67

    Not God Bless America, but God Damn America. That what this President and his Administration has done! They are all a bunch of liars and play the race card to suit its need. Well, the color of his skin has nothing to do with being President! This President, this Administration is the antithesis of what made this Country the most envied through out the World. His policies domestic and foreign has been nothing short of odious. Well, they can no longer disassemble what they intend for America to be. A people dependent on big Government for their every need. What an autocracy gives it can surely take away. This situation at the boarder is but a smidgen of what happens when we the people lose sight of the concept of what a government of the people, by the people and for the people is all about. May we never make this mistake again!

    • Drew Page

      Don’t say “we”, 60,500,000 of us didn’t make that mistake. We voted for the other guy. The 65,500,000 who did vote for Obama (and those who sat on their butts and didn’t vote) are the ones who made a mistake.

  • Brian Stover

    Obama is the first ANTI-AMERICAN president. His mission is to make us as just another country like Denmark. As the defender of freedom throughout the world, he just doesn’t fulfill his responsibilities.
    Our friends, like Israel, can no longer trust us; while our sworn enemies, like Iran, no longer fear us.
    I hope to live long enough to spit on his grave.

    • strongmind

      ten thumbs up — exactly right.

    • Ted Crawford

      Very true! Even the disgusting Wilson, wasn’t Anti-American, he just naively believed in the lie of Socialism! Obama is OVERTLY Anti-American, and displays that with nearly every statement and certainly every policy decision!

    • Non Attorney Spokesperson

      A 50 lb. head. And not an ounce of brains.

    • mplo

      Brian: For all kinds of reasons, I’m no fan of Barack Obama either, but this: “I hope I live long enough to spit on his grave.” is way over the top. Cool it a little, okay? Thanks.

  • Simon Noel

    The unkindest cut of all is when Obama nominates Holder for a seat on the
    US Supreme Court. God help us!

    • Kernighan

      Right, another reason to power up the Legislative with full control (we actually need 2/3, but perhaps some few honest Dem congresscritters do exist here and there?). I suppose any sort of impeachment, up to and including a newly appointed SCOTUS guy could be used as part of the intended balance of powers and checks and balance structure. This is a battle royale, my friend!

  • Kernighan

    I love this style of writing, where an anecdote is woven into a discussion of the writer’s concepts and assessments, as a way of making a commentary and rhetorical point. Of course, it’s not “political science” like statistical and logical efforts can be, but it often captures a human element that white papers, and studies simply cannot achieve, being a bit more convincing rhetoric, even though is lacks mathematical support. Only by digesting this type, taken together with the stats type can one hope to become wise.

    Back in 2007 and 2008, during POTUS primary season, I took a similar but somewhat different approach going about looking at anecdote, while placing it in context, for sure, but also infusing LOGIC as intensely as I could.

    I reasoned at the time, that a political professional who would purposely PICK as a base of operation the environment of Chicago, was a seeker of political “machine” favor, and was comfortable working in the least savory of political environments. I also was able to hear an audio recording of some of Bernadette Dorhn and Bill Ayers discuss the deplorable nature of the USA in one of their social/political discussion sessions. The conversation was chilling enough to almost freeze my blood solid. There was true evil, still floating around in American society, still employed, often teaching our young.

    Let’s face it some parts of American political life are simply CESSPOOLS both in academe, and also in work-a-day political office and administration. Chicago, New Jersey, New Orleans, Sacramento, Detroit. These are places that have developed a well deserved reputation for nefarious levels of political machination. We only this week saw former mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for his “good works” as leader of NOLA. TEN YEARS! This guy is actually fairly typical of what I think I see in these political festering boils in the landscape. Only a couple of months ago, we saw a guy in Sacramento who was now “termed out” trying to help out by agreeing to smuggled military weapons for a bit of added cash flow to help his political path!

    No one is FORCED to vote for someone from New Jersey, Detroit/Sacramento, Chicago, or New Orleans as their top leader. There are always a group of several avid contestants in primary battles. Just use the landscape as your guide (remember the places and people change over time – Arkansas is likely one which formerly was like these, but does not seem that way now, and that is indicative!) and get the vetting works that you can in front of you, and you will NEVER vote for an Obama-esque politician. We need a leader, not a ruler.

    • D Parri

      Yes, and anyone that begins their run for office with an international ‘apology tour’ for the ‘evil empire’, a popular characterization for American government, might just be someone who deserves a little more than the average measure of scrutiny.

      I did, and I was not wrong in my conclusion as to where Obama’s political and philosophical base is derived.

      • Kernighan

        Right absolutely. This is that peculiar personal philosophy which you see in circles like his, and Ayers, Dorhn, Farrakhan, Frank Marshal Davis, or BHO’s mom and dad, or his grandpa. Creepy folk.

        • D Parri

          Yes, “if it looks like a duck” usually works out pretty accurately, especially if the duck is observed amongst a flock of ducks.

        • Ted Crawford

          Whats most frightening here, is that, while their Philosophy is as petulantly idealistic and naive, and equally destructive, as that of the Fringe Militias, that thrive in the wilds of Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming, these deviants, have successfully prettied it up, packaged it with a bright bow and Mainstreamed it!
          The cretin Progressives, that have commandeered the old Democrat Party, are consuming it like it was nectar from the gods!

          • Kernighan

            Many seem to believe that the administration continues to work behind the scenes to achieve the same kinds of programs, or goals that were popular with parts of this far left radical crowd. I’m seeing today that Issa is seeking to stem a program called “Operation Choke Point”, which I will now need to double check. Does this exist? Is it really trying to take businesses that the administration simply does not like (e.g. gun dealers, or payday lenders) on principal and destroy them? Why is it that this is easy to believe? Perhaps after Fast and Furious, the IRS, or Mr. Soros’s efforts to work with Secretaries of State, or manipulation of flows of immigrants into the country almost anything is at least somewhat believable.

  • Shane

    Obama has no intention of securing the border or of deporting these young illegal aliens. To Obama and the Democrats all illegal aliens are “Undocumented Democrat Voters.” This is truly how the left views illegal aliens.

    • Ted Crawford

      The amount of “Chain Migration” this will create is incalcuable!

  • justintime

    Eric Holder is on another one of his infamous “woe is me” tours. When you ain’t got nothing else, play the race card. DO YOUR JOB.

    • Kernighan

      His voice (of evil) just came on the radio. “For some there is a racial animus”. Who knows how few there are or how many there are who do this. Everyone I know has some idiot cousin or some such who mouths off like that, then everyone rolls their eyes, and disregards their rantings. If there is any difference from individual to individual it’s likely in their gift at actually figuring out reality, rather than letting their emotions drive them. We don’t actually have to engage in some sort of endless “discussion” about race. We need to STFU and stop using race as an attribute that we use to make decisions. Should I avoid having the next Ella Fitzgerald sing in my band, because I care about the carotene in the singer’s skin? Most now know it’s idiotic. I care about how she sings. I care about whether Eric Holder does the job of AG correctly, I care about whether the POTUS is really a good leader. Instead these guys are pathetic and deeply stupid in their exhortations.

    • D Parri

      When you ask the fox to guard your henhouse don’t be surprised what you find when you open your eyes.

      If the American people ever fully grasped the damage that has been done by asking Holder to be the head of our justice system it would be a final nail in the coffin for Obama’s career.

      Don’t hold your breath, though.

      • Ted Crawford

        Sadly, so true! A message can travel around the entire globe, in only a small fraction of a second, but that last 1/4 of an inch, between the Eardrum and the Brain, unfortunantly can take a Lifetime!

    • AnMar22

      Isn’t it amazing that so many people don’t see that?? They are talking impeachment…..that gives us Uncle Joe, the fool!!!!

  • kayakbob

    And another disagreement Bernie. Sorry. “He gets away with this kind of rank hypocrisy because his pals in the media let him get away with it.”

    I disagree. The line implies passivity on the part of the media. They usually contort their stories to support such hypocrisy. That’s different from simply “allowing”.

    • Kernighan

      Bernie is always so polite, and modest in his construction around this. I think it’s really because he has a good handle on the scope of the entire phenomenon (it certainly can’t taint each and every journalist, but who really knows?), and he knows you are, in part, right. Perhaps he also does not yet know how much IT tools are able to be used to do what you say: cobble together programs and coordinate a lib media “machine” which essentially works just like Tammany or the Daly Machine does.

      I have a good memory, and have not forgotten one iota of what I heard and found out about Ezra Klein and “JournoList”. The fact that Klein would even “go there” shows me what evil is working in the world of journalism. This is worse than immaturity, it is willingness to dispense with the tradition of journalism to do something entirely “new” and “different”, and it’s NOT GOING AWAY. It’s just better disguised.

    • Ted Crawford

      It is however understandable, while not at all defensible, when we consider that the Mainstream Media, in no small part, is responsible for the creation of this caricature of a president! Now they are acting like a Mother, protecting her delinquent offspring!

  • kayakbob

    “He knew that if Americans saw pictures of him with those poor children, they’d blame him for letting it happen”.

    I am not 100% sure of that. He could have gone there, held kids in his arms, and blamed Republicans for it. His die hard supporters and defenders would have ate it up. My sense is the likes of MSNBC would have loved to get pictures of him down there as proof “that he cares!”.

    Instead we got pictures of him shooting pool in Denver. I would be curious to know which of his advisors told him that was his best play.

    • D Parri

      It wasn’t motivated by the fear of being tagged as the responsible party, it was his desire to fuel the rhetoric and his hope that only the GOP would complain.

      He didn’t expect that his own party members would become vocal and critical. Henry Cuellar (D, TX), for example, was asked to ‘cease and desist’ his criticisms of Obama.

      • kayakbob

        Well, not going because he assumed he would be covered by his party, and the media, does have merit as an explanation.

        But what does that say about the media? It says, they are so docile, or invested, that even Obama thinks the media will cover for him. What self respecting..well, anything…would allow themselves to be assumed as pawns by their user (Obama)? If it wasn’t such a tragedy for the country it would be comical.

        What baffles me – with over 2 years left in his term – is the juxtaposition of the pool & beer photo-op during that same few days. Perhaps that image is what Democrats, like Rep. Cuellar, saw and knew better than to try to defend.

        • Kernighan

          You nailed some stuff here! I assumed that Cuellar did not yet know about the pool game at the time he spoke to press (this was all happening roughly simultaneously). But, then who knows. . some people keep checking Twitter every few seconds. :)

          Does it seem like BHO is in a “bubble”, or cutoff somehow from reality, as he is likely to be seen by society? Everyone makes some mistakes like this, but this guy honestly sometimes not to even really care at all. Most of us keep our yards neat, and our cars washed because we care what people think. That’s not a bad thing.

          This “leader” seems to think that most of the rest of humanity simply “do not get it”, and yet, he continues to be lauded by those who show up to give him the accolades he craves. He is able to charm the heck out of the ordinary folk he eats lunch with, but when faced with real disasters, requiring practical efforts he always defers to others, and never hesitates to allocate blame, or “be mad” if need be. He’s been doing that basic thing since he was only the figurehead of Harvard Law Review (not an editor, or writer/contributor).

          • kayakbob

            good points to you again. What is amazing (for lack of better term) isn’t the ‘mistake’ aspect of it. True, every politician has said something or had a photo taken that didn’t flatter them. But I think most see it as not flattering.

            It is the strange I-don’t-care-what-you-think-and-I-defy-you-to-try-to-make-me-care attitude that is disturbing. It bordered on juvenile, passive-aggressive behavior – by the President of the United States. I thought he was going to stick his tongue out any second. Bizarre indeed.

            (Sadly, I drive a 12 year old Jeep Cherokee – otherwise known as a collection of truck parts that get to my destination all at the same time. So I haven’t washed it in about 5 years.)

          • Kernighan

            I think you and your loyal Jeep are lucky. Sadly, I switched to my wife’s 2012 VW Golf just this year, leaving my 237,000+ mile Honda Accord for my son to drive as he learns. As great as the Golf, is I see the Accord as having a certain scruffy nobility.

            I especially like the part about “I-defy-you-to-make-me-care”. Nailed it. It applies to the job too. He now has strong influence over commerce and capital, and all. I understand a Wall Streeter sympathetic or neutral to the administration went with him to a meeting where market issues were discussed. The guy claims he saw a glaze pop over BHO’s eyes once anything the least bit pertinent, and detailed, was being discussed. The glaze never left his face until the meeting was entirely over. I don’t think this shows someone anxious to learn. I certainly don’t think he could explain what went on at the meeting.

          • D Parri

            Now, think for just a second what it would be like to be able to call someone within your own residence and schedule a trip on a moment’s notice and be ushered to the special airport made for your exclusive service.

            Never give any concern for the cost, approximately $250,000 per hour, even though you managed to rack up $7.3 mil in just three flights in 2013. That is why you’ll never need to worry about authorizing military transports to usher the children from our southern border back to their home countries.

            It is such a humane act to do this while inviting children, infants, women, girls, and anyone else who would accept your offer to give up their family life savings, place the children at the mercies of human traffickers, and risk the children’s lives as they cross one of the most dangerous areas on our continent, Mexico.

            KY, I know that you would not do that, and neither would anyone else, unless their name was Barak Hussein Obama. After all, why let a crisis go to waste? He could possibly gain a few votes for his party in November, all for the small cost of a few children, many more teenage females, and . . .uh, oh yeah, the respect of our nation’s government and the destruction of our rule of law.

          • kayakbob

            The trappings of the office can, and do, seduce the occupants of the White House. It takes a particularly strong moral compass NOT to begin behaving like a spoiled child after a few years. That isn’t offered as an excuse, but an example of the difference between a person in awe of the office….and a person simply in awe of himself.

          • D Parri

            Yes, you are so right.

            When someone pays homage to himself to the point where he is dripping with self-praise, it is hard to envision them connecting to reality and the world around them–ever again.

            Re: “This is going to be the most transparent administration in history.”

            He basked, we lost.

        • D Parri

          You just have to remember that Obama became a ‘star’, and he still sees himself as that same star. His light is beginning to fade some now and those who were so anxious to hang their hats on this star are not as eager as they once were.

          For Obama, he believes that his ‘chosen one’ status is never going away, but those who have repeatedly been pummeled by the truth of his lies are finding it harder and harder to deny reality. Period?

          • kayakbob

            Ha D! The word “period” has taken on a context all its own thanks to this President.

          • D Parri

            Yeah, I’ve never seen one person corrupt something as thoroughly and quickly as Obama has.

            He’s brought an entirely new connotation to the use of “Period”, and our government does not seem to be able to rid itself of Obama’s imperialistic grip.

      • Kernighan

        Clearly the White House wagons are circled around the leader. I just don’t completely know yet just what this guy’s personality seems to really show. Clearly at least somewhat narcissistic, distant from social cues about his effect on others, but also highly driven by doctrine, and by his personal views/theories to the point that he will even risk his legacy to further those pet ideas. He appears to believe he is “honoring” his ancestral gift by sticking to this stuff, and does not care a wit about conflicting evidence from the real world. Somehow he’s very much always cut off from the rest of the world. Maybe that’s why he is doing this “tour” of life with “ordinary” people.

        • D Parri

          In my view, ‘totally narcissistic’ would come closer. As you said, he does not care about the wants, opinions, or desires of anyone else unless it carries the risk of impacting his political strength. He has been rendered several blows there recently, however, re:
          BURWELL, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL. v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., for example.

          I truly believe that he thinks of himself as the answer to America’s future and he alone will carry out whatever transformation that he envisions.

          For that reason he remains committed to his vision and it’s “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”

          • AnMar22

            Guys, he’s not a dummy; he’s out to destroy America! He knows full well what he’s doing. Doesn’t it look like it?

          • D Parri

            Yes, I agree, he is fully aware that he is destroying our nation as we have known it.

            I think that “ObamaLand” must sound pretty good to him. Perhaps he will have to share it with Holder. Then they could call it ObamaHo land.

          • AnMar22

            D. your last statement…LOL But they couldn’t rule together…

          • D Parri

            Yeah, they would have to learn how to share the same ‘throne’.

          • AnMar22

            One of them would be thrown off the “throne”.

          • D Parri

            And you know how dogs hate to poop in their own backyard…. I don’t even want to think about what plan they would com up with to “rectal-fy” the situation.

            Ok, I’ve said enough, sorry.

          • AnMar22

            Clever pun

        • George Burns

          I don’t know why so many people – clearly knowledgeable people – seem to have so much trouble understanding Obama’s motives or actions. Look, it’s simple. He’s an incompetent, but super-egotistical, guy who wanted to be President. Only in his case, a couple of things made this a reality for him: 1. He won the support of the Illinois/Democratic political machine; 2. The press decided it was “time” to have a “black” President – and Obama was more than willing to capitalize on this asset;
          3. The guy does a really good job reading from a teleprompter.
          Really, folks. I don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian or just plain crazy, nobody with less than two years’ experience as a U.S. Senator, no military background, no business expertise – possesses the qualifications to occupy the Presidency. It’s just that simple.
          Barack Obama wanted to make history and with the help of the “perfect political storm”, he did. The first black President. Other than that, he wants nothing and is capable of nothing.
          That’s it. Obama cashed in on the “perfect political storm”. And we are all watching how destructive just a storm can be. God help us all.

    • Kernighan

      It’s possible he’s just “lazy” like he says he is. It’s obviously less fun to go to a disaster area, than to walk into an auditorium or big hall full of people applauding and throwing money. I admit to feeling that way sometimes, but then I’m not purporting to lead a great nation, either. Leading sounds like really hard work to me!

      • kayakbob

        Good point. Yes, leading is hard, which is why I didn’t crisscross the country in 2008 asking for the job. He did though.

        What I am about to say might seem like a defense of Obama. It isn’t. But perhaps there is one good, as in legitimate, reason not to go down there.

        Until the 1992 hurricane in south FL ..Andrew (?), many events, like weather, were not all that political, and I don’t think Presidents got involved the way we expect them to now. But that changed in ’92 when Gov. Bill Clinton upstaging George H.W. Bush – a sitting President – by going down there to see the carnage, and be filmed(!) walking through the devastation. The media ate it up making Clinton look like a leader, and Sr. Bush as uncaring and detached. It worked masterfully.

        But I wonder if perhaps we, as citizens, have gotten too accustomed to a Caretaker-in-Chief during such times.

        I am NOT suggesting this was Obama’s reason for not going, nor am I equating this flood of illegal aliens with hurricanes or floods from weather events.

        • Kernighan

          Really good point. I believe people now call this stuff “optics”. And, it’s also salient that Bill did this while running for POTUS. Clever Bill. Clever Press. I believe though that various versions of this kind of thing have gone on in older days too. People rode the railroads around the country at times, or used Radio to make their very effective spoken voice have magical influence over crowds.

          A fellow named Edward Bernays (the “father of Public Relations, a psychologist by learning) put cigarettes in the mouths of suffragettes as a mechanism for the tobacco industry P.R. client. Often, these things wind up slipping into public consciousness over a very long time period, and only unwind, also over a very long time. Even totally FALSE cues often stay in the collective consciousness in the original, wrong-fact form.

  • D Parri

    Not going to the border seems to be hard to understand, doesn’t it? Sure, but only if your intentions are not being cloaked day after day in subterfuge and connivery.

    Obama’s hidden strategy of ‘pumping up’ the proponents of his comprehensive immigration legislation–amnesty for illegals and the ultimate potential for open borders–did not work out as he had planned. It was intended to seed further discontent among his supporters, and the only way he could use the crisis to his advantage without seeming to ‘own’ the responsibility of it was to avoid being caught in a photo-op on the border.

    Obama had intended that the only yapping critics were to be from the GOP and the longer the crisis the better. That would be used for fuel with his counter that the crisis would not be–if the GOP had given him what he asked for as a comprehensive immigration package.

    No, this guy’s motives are easy to figure out. His stupidity isn’t.

    • Kernighan

      I agree this episode cannot have been the exact intention, but rather they likely thought it could be stage managed and contribute to their effort to open the floodgates. I think this may wind up having exactly the opposite effect, perhaps finally shutting off the flooding. I guess I can hope.

  • Guest

    The same can be said of the team of OReilly and Goldberg…lol

  • rich graham

    Is there anybody out there who believes that Mitt Romney would be doing a better job as Chief Executive of our Federal Government?
    Poor old Barak Obama – his lack of executive experience or even work experience has become totally evident. Each time a crisis hits – Obama goes to his comfort zone – giving Campaign Speeches in front of fellow Democrats – especially when his audience is way left of center. Obama has not even started to learn anything on the job – which was our original fear – that he would have to learn on the job. Who knew that he would be even worse and not even try and learn on the job?

    • Kernighan

      Herman Cain, Romney, heck anybody would be doing this better EXCEPT as regards campaigning, and charming folks, or appearing on camera, etc. I continue to think this guy would have been much better off as an anchor on NBC, or ABC, CBS, where “delivery” and charm is everything.

      • AnMar22

        Cain & Romney certainly would have done a better job than obama. They are successful business men; exactly what America needs. We wouldn’t be sending money to our enemies…let them earn it the way we do. Hard work hurts but makes you strong in every way.

  • D Parri

    Magic is only the substance of deception. What you see is not what you think you see.

    Ill-conceived deception is but one thing–evil.

    Obama’s ‘magic’ was certainly deceiving, and it was conceived with ill-intent. That leaves us with only one conclusion, Obama’s actions have been a campaign of evil — from the beginning.

  • Daniel

    40 years of living in a beachfront mansion in the Islands with secret service and any little thing your heart could desire. That’s what is left when the magic is gone Bernie.

    • worker1950

      Yes, but you forgot collecting $500,000 to read a speech written by some underling from a teleprompter .

  • Walt disney

    I don’t think there is any doubt Obama has made the “Top Ten Worst Presidents” list. What remains to be seen is if he will be #1. I think I already know.

  • Gloria

    Big phony is what he is. Never takes responsibility – only plays the blame game. Creates straw men who are out to get him every which way – it’s them against him all the time. Baloney.
    And talk about photo ops….how about when he was selling his health care fiasco and surrounded himself with “doctors” – all of whom just happened to be wearing their white coats! I don’t know a single MD who goes out visiting or for a mid day stroll in his doctor duds!

  • binderm001@hawaii.rr.com

    i don’t know why u keep blaming Obama for being a crappy president. if you were as smart as you think you are, you would have seen him coming 6 years ago. it was evident to even the dumbest of people (like me) that he was a dangerous man, but everyone was so busy being “tolerant” that not even Bill O’Reilly would get past just how “intelligent” he was. While i agree that OB will never take credit for his failures, the media can’t, or won’t, either.

    • pasquale7

      Speaking of “intelligence,” if somebody really is smart does the media and all the political analysts have to tell us how smart they are? I don’t think so. Also, he taught for a few years as an adjunct law professor and was suddenly a “Constitutional Scholar.” Robert Bork was intelligent and a constitutional scholar. Obama is just an incredible opportunist and a good one.

      • Kernighan

        I am amazed that the real story of BHO’s work at University of Chicago did not “get legs”. The story is obviously a huge scandal given his being often portrayed as this world class crushing genius of Con Law. He did not get hired for his initial interview stab at adjunct prof, until someone from downtown called up and suggested they really, really put the guy in and give him a try. Then, once he’s got this decent law gig, he shows for only a few faculty meetings (he’s “distant” sometimes, you know). As time goes on his ratings are lackluster, or just adequate, and he is not popular, or viewed as a big contributor to the law school efforts.

        Heck. If someone really likes law, I don’t see how one’s efforts could not EASILY be viewed as having a positive effort, assuming one actually gives a damn about the Constitution, and continues to study it, providing students with a quality tour of the law, ought to be pretty much a natural thing. This sounds like someone who only likes stuff when it provides him with a means of entry.

    • Kernighan

      I hear there are all kinds of “intelligence”. There must be some sort of “judge of people” flavor. It’s fine to appreciate how articulate someone is, but that’s only a part of leading. Talking is important, but worldview is every bit as important. Here, in “view”, this guy is FAIL on a stick.

  • Randy

    If he went to the border, he would then have been expected to do something himself. Doing something is just not in his repertoire. All he knows how to do is campaign. That’s why all he does is fundraise, give speeches, and denigrate his rivals. Just campaign. Which he does rather well to give him credit. But actually roll up his sleeves and do something? That’s just not going to happen.

    • FlaVet

      Perhaps he’s fearful of being deported himself?

    • Kernighan

      Bang. This is the guy who brown noses all the way to the top, uses everyone else’s developed cool stuff, and rarely giving credit, or actually rolling up his own sleeves, proceeds to look at you like you’re crazy when you call him on his laziness, and complete lack of team play.

      What do they say joking at the office: “It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you work with weasels” Here we see it “writ large” ;)

      • pasquale7

        Thanks for the info about BHO at the University Of Chicago. I thought he was hired at Harvard after he graduated. I really have avoid listening to him or about him. Everything I know goes back to 2004-2008. I was already depressed that the Republicans were going to put up McCain. Actually I have been a registered Libertarian most of the last 20+ years. I consider my vote a protest vote and always voted for the Lib candidate for Prez, though the only one I can really remember is Ron Paul in 1988. Hey, getting old and the memory is slipping away and maybe that is for the best.

        • Kernighan

          While I totally relate to the feeling that causes a “protest vote” I view the vote we have more like an auction where we are bidding back and forth. I think that’s the way the founders sort of set it up. When I vote for symbolic purposes I subtract from the count that may put either one of two largish vote groups ahead of the other. I then, try to vote for the one that winds up more closely reflecting as many of my own ideas as possible. Even if, say an interesting third party type, like a libertarian ran, I would not vote that, because I know he cannot possibly win. I want to be a part of pushing something that actually happens into that condition. I know that I never, and my father and grandfather never voted for someone they actually thought really agreed with them. I seem to recall my dad even saying something roughly like that. William F. Buckley, who was ludicrously intelligent said, he would vote for the most conservative candidate who he thought really could win. Those most likely were vastly more moderate, and probably frustratingly so, but then sometimes you get a pleasant surprise. I think a lot of folks were pleasantly surprised that Dwight Eisenhower, rather than getting us in trouble, and into war, was a positive, and kept the nation in pretty good order. He was never anything but a real moderate. I read the bio book on him. A very impressive life. Not in a bold or over the top way, but in a very relatable, and hard working sort of way.

          • pasquale7

            I understand and I loved and respect William Buckley but sometimes I just cannot vote for the candidate. I am not a fan of compromise in my personal life and just cannot see it in politics. I like the Tea Party reps who do not vote for compromise because they say they made a pledge to their constituents as to what they stood for and they do not automatically bend to please Mr. Boehner (sp?). I live in a very conservative district and I like it when those we elected do not compromise. Anyway I am not going to try and justify it, that is just how I am.

  • Sonny

    His magic appealed only to to the low information group and left wing idealists. Most every negative claim made by conservation talk radio has become reality. Magic is really just an illusion his was reinforced by the other media.

    • gerry

      Sonny:
      It’s the low information group(and there are millions of them) that are killing America. Don’t know if you watch O’Reilly but Jesse ( a regular on the show) Watters man on the street interviews are revealing.The illiteracy of those being interviewed is astounding.

      • Drew Page

        If you want to meet the ‘average American’, just hang around a state driver’s license facility.

        • mcveen

          Insightful point!

      • Roadmaster

        Maybe, but did you ever consider “smart” people don’t make the “cut?” I know there are some pretty clueless people out there but I suspect Ol’ Jesse hunts up the dumbest he can find to herd in front of the camera. Makes for “better” TV. Same with the Tonight Show’s Jay-walking.

    • Simon Noel

      There’s only one “magic man” and his name is Johnson!

  • Ed I

    We shouldn’t worry as much about the tens of thousands of Central American kids as we should about who else is coming across while the Border Patrol and ICE are babysitting. How about Islamic Jihadists, MS-13 gang members, and various other assorted bad guys. For those that don’t know about MS-13 you should learn or you will soon find out in a neighborhood near your home. On the other hand, I am still not sure what the Republicans, holding only a majority in the House, can do to stop the Obama disaster train. Only the American people can do that.

  • RoscoeBonifitucci

    Well written article that is fair and balanced in analysis and presentation. Some people would say that Obama is an Enemy Occupier of the White House and seeks America’s destruction in order to turn it into yet another 3rd World Socialist Dung Pile. The preponderance of evidence seems to bear out that position and I tend to agree with them. Yet, the Leftists from Lib Mecca continue to support him as though they want the aforementioned destruction and remake into a Marxist Cesspool. In any event, Obama’s Magic Spell is wearing off. The question is, can America recover from the inebriation of the First Black President and get on with using the Blessing of America to create Good and not support Evil in the World.

  • tdivison

    It will be years before Democrats can benefit from new immigrant votes, but they can benefit almost immediately from their campaign contributions in the form of union dues.

  • Richard Schwartz

    What Obama does has nothing to do with solving problems. The more problems he creates, the bigger his bureaucracy and the more power in the hands of his administration. Are we, the responsible citizenry, really the low- information voters? We don’t get it. Pundits don’t get it. Using his bully pulpit on a daily basis and raising money to feed his voting machine is his strategy for keeping his party in power. We see this every day. What don’t we get?

    • Drew Page

      “WE don’t get it”??? Do you have a mouse in your pocket? Who is “we”? There are tens of millions of us who absolutely “get it” and we are tired of where we are getting it.

  • allen goldberg

    Bernie: was not magic..it was complicit lying by the media and the Democrats…with the gutless Republicans watching from the sidelines…

    • Paula

      That’s what I can’t understand… why are the so-called representatives are so afraid of him. The Republicans make a little noise, then fade into the background. He’s so arrogant… “so sue me.” I’ll do what I want..and no one will stop me. He knows he’s untouchable. The ones that support him are getting money & power and that’s the game.

    • delble

      Yep! you are correct!

  • cantonst

    ‘Required Reading’…

  • Roadmaster

    Disappointed? Yeah, if you understand Proggies were thinking their Utopian (wet) Dreams were finally at hand, where they alone rule (wisely, benevolently, and profitably, of course), controlling everything in the world around them amidst showers of Skittles and fragrant Unicorn farts and where all STOOPID Weepubicans and conservatives would be snuffed out, or locked away in “re-education” camps.

    Be patient my Lib-dork friends – your hopes and changes are coming to fruition, sooner, rather than later. The rest of us see a looming cliff, or a concrete wall just ahead, upon which ALL of US will be splattered!

    • Joe Cogan

      The paranoia is strong with this one.

      • Josh

        I don’t know. Isn’t that what progressives want? To institute their ideology all throughout America because they feel that’s how the country should operate? The problem, of course, is that they’re also inherently totalitarian.

        And there are two solid reasons I don’t think it’s paranoid:

        1) I’m a member of the skeptic community, which gives me a front-row seat to how progressive individuals create one-sided systems and shut everyone–even regular liberals–out of the loop.

        2) It’s just following a historic narrative. Though conservatives won’t always admit it, the progressives aren’t up to any tricks that they themselves haven’t gotten up to in the past, in terms of wanting a one-sided nation,

        I don’t think it’s much of anything but the chickens coming home to roost. America set a precedent for totalitarian rule long ago. Now there are people pushing it farther and trying harder to follow through.

        Practically everyone wants their ideology wants to be the ruling ideology, do they not? When it’s supposedly in the name of religion and attributed to a deity, it’s okay for a certain group and not for others. When it’s for the so-called good of the people and for “fairness,” it’s okay for a certain group and not for others. Such is life. And such is why we get to vote.

        • Joe Cogan

          As a skeptic myself, you seem a bit blind as to which side is currently attempting to impose their rather religious ideology as the ruling one.

          • Josh

            No doubt fundamentalists want to institute their brand of rule over people. But there’s also no doubt that progressives are every bit as totalitarian and love their little speech codes and special laws for protected groups and pulpit-like dictates of what’s acceptable for society and, best of all, a bigger, more robust government spending more money for their vision of the social good.

            I don’t see a difference in how they operate, only in some of the subject matter. Each wants to run the nation. Neither is about freedom.

  • delble

    The media has carried this man for decades. They are blind guides who refuse to see his blatant lies and hypocracy. Is it because they are too proud to admit they were duped? That must be at least part of the reason why it is almost impossible for them to understand how he is destroying America – and with their help!

    • Paula

      I don’t think pride has anything to do with it. Losing their jobs is most likely the problem they face. Yes, some are flaming libs but you’d think they’d get a clue after 6 years. But if the top dogs are major obama supporters and tons of money is involved then the rest of the “journalists” will fall in line.

      • delble

        You are most likely correct! But. . the top dogs are the prideful ones – Other choices: paid tons of $$, (Soros, etc.), or lastly, just plain stupid!

    • Stimpy

      One aspect is simple enough to observe. Any criticism of a black president would cast the criticizer as a racist. That’s the last thing these liberals could ever countenance — white guilt being the cornerstone of their belief and value system. So the black president gets a free pass on any vile or traitorous action he performs. Everything he does is OK with the liberal establishment … by definition. Is it 2016 yet?

  • Charles David Edinger

    In Manhattan, where I spend a lot of my professional (& personal) time, there are always some people, mostly tourists but some locals, who never figure out the scam that the 3-card Monte dealers use to fool hundreds of folks everyday!!! To many of us, Barack Hussein Obama was a 3-card Monte dealer of the political variety from his earliest emergence on the US scene. Although it has never been easy to do, it wasn’t hard to figure out who & what we really was beneath the Media-confected facade of the post-racial, post-partisan Healer sent by a non-denominational divinity to save America from its evil self!!!

    The fact that the Chosen One was the son, grandson & student of American Communists & (maybe) a Third World anti-colonialist & that He had seemingly arisen in His glory from the smash-mouth, corrupt Cook County Democrat political swamp should have been a clue as to his actual identity & goals for Amerika. But Our Dear Leader’s lightweight political sloganeering & his Ivy League patina so inspired the generally intellectually challenged “Progressives” of the Media that the Chosen One was never fully vetted by anyone that could get the nation’s attention on the pig-in-a-poke we where buying to lead the greatest & most complex nation in world history through an increasingly dangerous era.

    “Yes We Can!!!” was good enough, & George Soros, the world’s favorite unindicted co-conspirator, managed to keep the potentially problematic bits from Obama’s past…the druggies, the Chicago & Occidental College gays, the multiple Social Security accounts & the forged birth certificates, even the inflammatory theses from Princeton & Columbia, out of the view of the American public. But some of us just listened to Obama’s own speeches (yes, videotape versions are available) & read his Bill Ayres-ghost written “autobiographies” & we knew Obama as a faculty-lounge Marxist, a professional failure who disdained hard work & regarded the world as “unfair,” despite the free ride he had received, & the Muslim-educated, mixed race “Progressive,” who learned the wonderful cadences of African-American preachers like Ray Charles borrowing the rhythms of the Black Church for his Soul music.

    So, in the wonderfully ironic phrase of Reverend Wright, “America’s chickens have come home to roost!!” in the person of Barack Hussein Obama, AKA Barry Soetoro, AKA an American President without any commitment to the US Constitution or our Founders’ vision. And as Louis was surprised to discover gambling at Rick’s Place, many two-time Obama voters are shocked to see what their stupidity & laziness hath brought forth!!! Having graduated from hios 3-card Monte past, Barack Hussein Obama is now revealed as the Bernie Madoff of American politics!!! Hopefully the hour is not too late for the sake of American & the world!!! CDE

    • mollymmm

      very well written; too bad so many are completely ignorant and could care less.

      • Paula

        How much information are they really getting? Very little and all biased. When all else fails, blame the Conservatives & the Republicans for not cooperating with him because… he’s black!

        • mollymmm

          he’s a mulatto

          • D Parri

            Right, he likes to claim that he’s ‘a little bit of this . . . and a little bit of that . . . .’

          • Paula

            I don’t think he’s even that. I think he’s a 100% muslim and a phony black man. It’s terribly convenient that his white mother and her family are all dead… no cousins. No aunts. no uncles. Only the African side came forward.

          • mollymmm

            I agree; terribly convenient that so many who could cast light upon BO are dead, missing, whatever. Have you seen the movie AMERICA? Well worth it, more so for those who know nothing about our past and are only told lies by the media.

          • Paula

            No but it’s on my agenda… I’d love to see it this weekend.

          • Josh

            Dafuq did I just read?

          • Paula

            dafuq you think?

          • Josh

            That “Muslim” is a race, having half of your genetic code given by a black man makes one “phony,” and having dead family members is somehow a blessing.

            That’s dafuq I think. And that’s dafuq’n confusing.

    • Paula

      Yes, I like what you are saying. You summed it up elegantly!

    • Joe Cogan

      The 1980s called: they want their three-card monte dealers back. It’s hard to take anything else you have to say seriously after such a blatant anachronism about New York.

      • Ted Crawford

        “Anachronism”?? Apparently you have never been to New York City!

        • Joe Cogan

          Actually, I’ve lived and worked here for 48 years. Three card monte dealers are as anachronistic as porn theaters in Times Square.

      • Charles David Edinger

        Very smart approach to dealing with facts you don’t care to face up to!!! I’m in Manhattan four days a week in meetings all over the island & guess who is back…the 3-card Monte dealers, the squeegee men & assorted other frauds & thugs. If you doubt me, Joe, try traversing 37th street & 1st any weekday morning & you’ll get a Rastafarian-looking character trying to sprawl over your hood. The 1980′s are back in New York City, Joe, & the second coming of David Dinkins is underway!!!

        But that reality is meaningless Joe, just like your point, which is not exactly clear!!! Rather than addressing a scorching indictment of Our Dear Leader for his multiple failures, you & other Progressives prefer to play verbal games…just like Obama!!! Unfortunately Obama’s myriad failures do not go away when Progressives work overtime to shift the discussion & the blame. In the tradition of Franklin Roosevelt, Joe, Obama is an incompetent, Marxist wannabe, as most Americans are coming to see more clearly everyday!!! CDE

        • Joe Cogan

          LOL! Do you seriously think you can bluff a native New Yorker on this? What attraction by 37th and 1st (near no subways) are the tourists that the 3 card monte dealers (who have somehow escaped the notice of myself, every New Yorker I know, and the local tabloids, none of them liberal) are fooling headed towards?

          Pull the other one, then we can discuss your other ridiculous notions.

          • Charles David Edinger

            LOL!!! Still shucking & jiving, huh Joe??? Anything to not deal with Our Dear Leader’s implosion!!! That’s fine…you probably voted for him twice, believe you can keep your doctor & think the IRS was just doing its job by harassing Obama’s political enemies!!! And I guess Obama is a friend of Israel as well!!! Almost funny enough to avoid being identified as pathetic…almost!!!

            As any real New Yorker would know its the squeegee men who again ply their trade at 37th & 1st, not the hoods who prey on tourists. They’re more midtown west, around the Port Authority & the back streets. But in Comrade DiBlazio’s New York, who knows where fraudsters will turn up next!!! BTW, no one with a job or who owns a home will be hanging in the city by the time of the Commissar’s reign, but hang in there, I’m sure it will be fine in the Peoples’ Paradise!!!

            If you would like to have a substantive discussion I’m always available, but you’ll need to demonstrate some ability to engage on substance. So far not so good in that area. But hope springs eternal & change is coming in November!!!

          • Joe Cogan

            “Shucking and jiving”? Wow. Racist much? There’s really no point in replying to you any further.

          • Charles David Edinger

            Sorry to disappoint, Joe, but I grew up in a working class Irish ghetto in Philadelphia, of the type that no longer exist there (as most of the Irish moved to the suburbs decades ago), & “shucking & jiving” was in everyday use there by the late 1950′s. No connection was made to anything African American at that time & no one but a limousine Liberal who is an official book-burning Progressive would make that non-existent connection today, fifty years after the phrase was already in common usage by all Americans.

            Would it surprise you a bit to learn I was playing you, Joe, to see just how much of a Progressive Fascist you actually are??? And you passed…you may be Comrade DeBlazio himself…brought up with family privilege & needing to identify with the cool dudes who today create speech codes & nurture a chilling atmosphere on college campuses for those who actually want to think independently. How Progressive!!!

            But I only make three tries to engage someone before conceding that there is no mind to engage with…just a bunch of silly slogans & worn-out McGovern buttons, with no independent cognitive capacity to be found. So you win Joe…you have once again avoided defending what you think you believe, but cannot for some reason articulate. We’re all racists & Our Dear Leader is “right of center.” And I bet you kept your healthcare plan!!! CDE

          • Josh

            So when you read “shucking and jiving,” your mind instantly goes to, what…black people? Is that racism from the author, or projection from the reader? I mean, if I thought “Only black people say that,” I might have to do a deep check on WTF I know and WTF I’m just attributing to reruns of Good Times.

    • SkyCitizen

      One thing for sure, Americans are magnanimous, they will allow politicians to waste any amount of money, suffer a major loss of standing in the world and reelect an incompetent to prove it.

      Remember this, the Obama Presidency was a huge credit card purchase by Americans and don’t hold your breath for the one percent to make the payments.

  • ulyssesmsu

    Ooh, yes! Give ‘em hell, Bernie!

  • lemonfemale

    Toto pulled down the curtain but the MSM is still talking to THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ.

  • billmorgenstein

    So in other words when Obama craps in his pants he blames others for the smell.

    • Paula

      By jove you’ve got it! (Cockney accent) LOL

      • billmorgenstein

        I normally don’t like to demean the president of our country but sadly we made a terrible mistake electing this parvenu twice no less. Anyone that wants to be a Democrat–fine and anyone that wants to lean starboard–also fine, but neither of you are serving your cause supporting this man. And those that lean to the Democrats I strongly urge you not to support your party until it gets back to reasonabe and statesman like practices. A warning to the republican candidates: If you don’t cut down waste, inefficiency and get rid of our tax code, change the health care law we’ll fire you too!

    • D Parri

      Isn’t that easier than saying, “I DID IT!” ?

  • jim leblanc

    Bernie is so spot on as a journalistic genius…I can’t help but wonder if there is something to the idea of the population being controlled by Mass Hypnosis when Obama uses manipulative feel good speeches with the power of suggestion as the blind rudder ..isn’t that how hypnotists do it?..jim

    • Paula

      Hitler had that same mesmerising charisma .. and he lead his people & the world into hell!

      • ampdx

        That comes to mind when you see commentators like Bob Beckel, Juan Williams and others on FOX defending him. Don’t these men have any consciousness or comon sense? Why the left follows someone blindly even when they are heading so clearly in the wrong way and he being so “anti-America”?

  • justintime

    Yo, Berkeley Bill, how are things out there in never, never-land where everyday is a holiday and the roses are always in full bloom?

  • http://batman-news.com 1940voter

    Yeah the photo op in NJ, the Joe the Plumber moment, Obama speaking in front of zombies on a stage the day after 4 Americans were murdered in Benghazi, all Obama masterpieces but in whose art gallery? Obama has failed America period.Need any more lies , listen to his speeches.THe magic was never there it was always smoke and mirrors now whats left is the empty chair,like Clint said.

  • scott autry

    I see it as a different metaphor – the Obama-Media relationship: It wasn’t exactly a magician spinning a spell over a harden press. It was more like a Wiccan ceremony where the true believers – not in Obama – but in some mystical, powerful force above us – which we might be able to conjure to our aid if we act collectively – beat their drums and dance in circles around the current chosen one – with fingers crossed hoping the “promised land” will emerge – but like eye of newt, each chosen one only has a certain shelf-life.

    Championing Obama like they did in 2008 doesn’t make sense. He can’t do anything to forge ahead toward the great liberal utopia. They need to find another priest or priestess prophet to rally behind…

    • Paula

      The media and his buddies (Oprah) made a Rock Star out of him… The One. (?) And he believed the hype! He still does… that arrogant sneer he passes off as a “sincere smile.”

      • scott autry

        I think the most vital element is —- The media knew him. They were not average Americans. They worked dang hard to craft a facade of a Rock Star but also fought dang hard to keep it shallow. — Why? — Because they knew of his radical past, the Wrights, Ayers, college and so on. The Chicago community organizer. The Alinsky angle.. —-

        THAT made him a star – to them.

        The media didn’t destroy the last bit of integrity they held in American society just because they thought he was smart and good looking and they wanted a non-white in the White House.

        They wanted someone with his ideological pedigree…. That is very important for people to understand…

        That is why they fought so hard – and destroyed themselves in the public’s eye – to bury his history, protect him when things did come out, and went violently after anything that threatened to keep him from getting elected.

        That is why I see it more as a Wiccan ritual.

        They were all participating within the same religion. He had some magic of his own – and they all worked together to bewitch the society and get him on the throne.

        But, thanks to our system, he only gets 8 years, and those are almost up.

        What are they going to do now?

        Can they find another relatively unknown person – whose skeletons they can bury or defend against again?

        Hillary isn’t it.

        Clinton was.

  • phollrah

    If it’s “comprehensive” immigration reform that Obama wants, along with the $3.9 billion to take care of the kids, I suggest the Republicans give it to him. As part of the deal, they should add a clause saying that no person who has ever arrived in the United States by sneaking across our borders or by overstaying a visa can ever have voting rights. It would be a moment of truth for Democrats.

  • ampdx

    Sadly, while the country continues to go down the drain, this man can’t even be impeached. That would turn against the Republicans big time and will may him look like a victim. I’m so sick of him, I can’t even stand hearing his voice.

    • pasquale7

      I never could stand to hear his voice. I knew he was a phony when I saw him speaking at the Democratic Convention was it? In 2004? I really do not remember, but I was with a fairly liberal woman whenever it was and I said he will be running for president someday soon. She had a big smile on her face and she was from Chicago. I knew he was a phony then and later I knew he was going to get elected in 2008. Look at the visual, old worn out Captain John McCain; a Vietnam war vet from the most unpopular war of all time. Which we lost, no matter how you look at it. Quitting is losing. Old war vet and young mulatto, with the golden rhetoric of Sociology 101 and don’t forget the decades of riots in the ghettos and the ascendency of Black Power. A whole bunch of liberally educated Whities bought the jive. It was gonna be a new era. I heard Joan Baez singing “Follow The Drinking Gourd” in my nightmares. “There’s A Better World Comin’,” sings Woody in my dreams. “Hallelujah Brothers,” it is the beginning of the new age. Karl Marx, Lenin and Stalin are coming back to life. They will be marching with King and Kennedy and Mao and Castro and Che. What a glorious day it will be. No more wars. No more illegals. A Palestinian Caliphate, peace with Taliban and Iran. You just gotta know how to talk to those folks. They are peaceful folks. And on and on and on, you know the rest of the fairy tale. He was lucky enough to follow W who was not a great leader, even though the economic collapse was NOT his fault; but that is another story. He is already being called the worstest prez since WWII. Worf dan Jimmy Carter? Wow, but Jimmy only had one term and had a good cleanup man behind him. Immigration? I thought we passed an immigration law in 1986 which was supposed to solve the problem. Demographics? Ahh, there is the real culprit. Again, you can figure out the rest. I don’t have to write anything. Adios. (sorry no editing or rewriting. I always like to put it out there with no second thoughts or revising. OR REREADING….) pur thoughts

      • Paula

        The Republicans put a loser up against obama in 2008… You’re right, old and slow… and white. Then Romney? He might have had a better chance than McCain BUT like 2008 – 2012 was already fixed for oblameO to win! You can see it! The Electoral College kicked Romney’s butt and precincts turning out 147% voter turnouts? Really? Romney walked off. The GOP ran and NO ONE demanded a recount!
        My fear is that the Progressive Propaganda Machine will “clean up” Hillary and the Republicans will run a weak candidate… for the 3rd time. And we’ll have another 4-8 years of Socialist ruined country.
        The only ones that will fair hardily will be the Lenin/Alinsky crowd wearing Che t-shirts.

        • ampdx

          This is a topic all by itself. Exactly, how McCain came to be the alternative and especially what happen to Romney after he won the nomination? Does anyone remember how Romney went after Newt after Newt got the momentum after one of the debates? He shreaded him….what about Santorum? He went after him as well. But why not with Obama, why he went soft after having so many debatable issues? How come he chose Paul Ryan as his VP? I mean Ryan is brilliant, but a light weight as politicians go. There are some important things that came into light which I can’t recall now, but were so odd.. Personally I like Trey Gowdy as a Rep. candidate, I think he has the statute and intelligence to be a great candidate.

    • Paula

      I saw that pasquale7 replied to you about not standing O’s voice. Yeah, there are lots of us that can’t… and refuse too. First time I saw him, I didn’t like what I “saw”… the arrogance, that sneer, and that name! No.

  • justintime

    Can America survive another 2.5 years of Obama?

    • Ted Crawford

      IF, we do the right thing on November 4, YES!
      If, however, ANY Progressive controls the Gavel in Either House of Congress in January…. Nostrum Fortuna Est Paro!

  • justintime

    Now, the “Messiah” is telling us that this is the most transparent administration ever. It’s scary that this president is so out of touch with reality.

    • ulyssesmsu

      He’s not. But the 60 million fools who voted for him, twice, are.

    • Paula

      I believe this is a transparent administration… they hate us, they blame us, and they want to control us.

  • justintime

    This president will piss on your leg and tell you that’s it’s raining outside. And brain-dead Americans will, through blind obedience, believe him.

  • Lamont_Madison

    Obama IS A DISGRACE TO AMERICA – THER WORST PRESIDENT EVER – WTH TO YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU ELECT A MUSLIM WITH A NAME LIKE ‘HUSSEIN OBAMA’?

  • justintime

    Hey, Russ Perrine: How about two, 3 year terms and this way the president has to at least run for re-election after 3 years?

  • Berkeley Transplant in AVL

    I am that Berkeley Liberal that Bernie talked about

    Yes, many of us left coast Liberals are disappointed, to say the least, in Obama Who could make sense of his photo op playing pool while the crisis of immigration is only a few miles away

    Shame on you , Mr President

    • Drew Page

      You have a lot more to be disappointed about than Obama’s failure to show up at the Texas/Mexican border. By any measure this president has been an abysmal failure. It’s not because he’s black; it’s because he has no experience, no willingness to compromise and no honesty.

    • ulyssesmsu

      Shame on YOU, Berkeley, for voting for Obama, twice, and then claiming to be disappointed.

    • Ted Crawford

      Might I, Sir, suggest some sound wisdom from Mr. Einstein? He defined ‘Insanity’ as ” Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”! As was true with respect to Bush ’43′, the first vote was a mistake, the second, an act of insanity, pure and simple!

  • Cheryl

    This whole “I’m not interested in a photo-op” thing is such a joke. First of all, he IS interested in photo-op’s, as Bernie pointed out. His entire Presidency is one big photo-op. Secondly, who says he has to go to the border for a photo-op? How about going there with no cameras just to see the detention centers, talks to border agents and those that live in that part of the country, and try to learn first hand about what is really going on? He won’t do that, because all he IS interested in is photo-os, and this would not be a good one for him. He is a face with no substance — when will the media finally figure this out?

    • Drew Page

      That would require the media to admit they have been fooled. I don’t believe they will ever admit to that.

  • Stephanie S

    As I tried to warn friends and relatives about Obama before the most recent election, I got emails saying “Love to hear from you but please don’t send me anything about politics.” So I gave up and sent one person a humorous satirical bit from the Capitol Steps about aging & the myriad medical complaints of the elderly, which only marginally brought in politics in the form of a cartoon figure of Nancy Pelosi. Again I got, “Please don’t send me anything political” from a relative in her mid-70s who loves senior humor and usually is all too ready to share it with others. Give it up folks. Sheeple are as sheeple does and deep brainwashing is operant through TV and other media.

    • Paula

      I hear you Stephanie.. loud and clear! A couple of years ago, there was a family reunion… (in Chicago) and one of the really old ones refused to attended because my brother and I are Republicans! In 2009 I sent a very nasty joke about O to a dear friend… she blasted me. I blasted back. Five years later, two tragedies brought us together.. we cried together… but she still had to take a shot at Republicans. I let it go, because of the circumstances… but I didn’t like it one bit.
      No one has separated us this much since the Civil War! Thank you obama!

  • Russ Perrine

    The presidency should be one term, six years with no effort spent on running for re-election

    • Hammockbear

      Great idea. Money would be saved and people would hopefully be more careful when voting.

  • Lc Goodfellow

    If this is genius, it’s clearly not of the political type. Or the foreign policy type. Or the economic type.
    It’s not so much that he hasn’t lived to up to the hype as Messiah, as he hasn’t lived up to ordinary expectations for a fallible, human president.

  • Mark W.

    Would someone please explain to me what is meant by “Immigration Reform”? We have immigration laws on the books that are not enforced. We have laws that required securing the border, that are not enforced. We have a Justice Department that sues states and prohibits them from attempting to enforce any immigration law, rule or regulation.
    .
    So, in the world of new-speak, is immigration reform simply redefining our national borders as to be like the borders between the states, with a sign that says “Welcome to the United States! Have a Nice Day and Drive with Care (drivers licenses available for all newcomers at any DMV office)?
    .
    So help me out… does anyone know what “they” mean by “Immigration Reform”?

    • Drew Page

      It’s whatever Obama wants it to be. We don’t need immigration “reform”. We need immigration law ENFORCEMENT. We need a border that is enforced.

    • Paula

      Actually we should adopt Mexico’s Immigration Laws! That will stop everyone from trying to sneak over!

  • Lc Goodfellow

    “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”

    — The Baltimore Evening Sun, 26 July 1920.

  • beniyyar

    Obama quit his job as President several months ago, now he is on vacation and only does what he enjoys, golf, basketball, and fund raising for the Democratic Party!

    • Stephanie S

      Thank you!

    • Paula

      His title should have been and is: the Party President. Party on dude!

  • morefandave

    “Pay no attention to the man behind that curtain.”

  • chopkoski

    History will pour down an adverse deluge on Obama. ( I wanted to use a more earthy term, but out of respect for Bernie’s House, I’ll let that ride.)

  • buckrodgers

    The fact is Hillary Clinton was thrown under the bus because white Democrats couldn’t afford to lose the black vote, that they need to win elections, even today they remain silent, unable to even criticize the man who controls up to ninety percent of the African American vote, when it comes to the media including Hollywood it not very hard to notice that their predominantly white institutions, that have remained segregated because they have declared themselves the self-appointed spokesperson and saviors of minorities,especially African Americans who spend most of their time labeling everybody but themselves a racist, if it wasn’t for Fox News and talk radio acting as an alternative voice to the liberal establishment, there wouldn’t be any investigative reporting, it a sad day when a once proud and independent news corps have been reduced to nothing more then butt kissing zombies. who spend more time looking for hemorrhoids,then investigating the man they once proclaimed their one true god.

    • Lc Goodfellow

      WOW !

    • Paula

      Right on!

  • Joh

    The press will NEVER admit that this president is a woeful failure at best and the most corrupt, inept in history. They just will not.

  • Hammockbear

    None of this Mess will be resolved before Obama and family go on vacation. Meanwhile, many of us are still waiting for the total sum of cost of Michelle’s 50th bday party, that the People paid for.

  • gbandy

    It just seems to me is Obama has just run out of BS and smoke and mirrors sooner or later if you practice the deception as Obama has so eloquently the “chickens will come home to roost”. Now even the most liberals are starting to see Obama is incompetent and really is so far over his head he cannot even function. Just name something that Obama did or was right from the onset. Certainly not Obamacare, Foreign Affairs, Benghazi, IRS Scandal. Fast and Furious, NSA, The economy, Jobs, VA mess, and of course the Border. Obama is good however at vacationing and spending taxpayer money.

  • Hammockbear

    The only magic Obama has shown is to pull the wool over his sheeples eyes. He did not go to the border to meet the new influx of many parentless kids, perhaps because he did not want to get lice or scabies or TB. He certainly made a Huge mistake in not visiting those kids.

  • Ksp48

    Yeah, but you have to love him playing pool while the children’s crusade overruns our border. If only he had a fiddle.

  • savage24

    If you apply the Peter Principle, Obama had already reached the point of his incompetency when he was a community organizer, but the left was not satisfied and elected him to the presidency. A job with a lot of responsibility for which he failed a accept, and was totally unqualified for. And for those that cannot understand what went wrong, look in the mirror, you put him there.

    • Ksp48

      No experience, A sketchy past. Even sketchier friends and associates. And a commitment to fundamentally change this wonderful country. But hey, in the words of Joe Biden, he was clean and articulate.

      • Hammockbear

        OMG, Those words are enough to make a healthy dog, vomit.

      • Lc Goodfellow

        A president would care about things. A community organizer … not so much.
        Reid was impressed by Obama’s candidacy during the primary campaign, and privately said the country was ready for a black president – particularly a “light-skinned” one “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” 2007
        Where is Jesse and Al (AKA Race Inc.)?

  • Jenn

    magic???…what magic???….oh wait…you mean the BLACK MAGIC…yes Satan is in the White House and all hell is breaking loose…good luck America…you are going to need it…

  • Buzzeroo

    Obama’s word is absolutely, irrevocably no good. His arrogant, snoot in the air lies directly into cameras with millions watching that are indelibly recorded for all time is the height of nerve—beyond any explanation other than that he is delusionally mentally ill and is totally devoid of the ability to face the reality that he is not God. His request for 3.7 B to implement the deportation of the hordes of kids that HE connived to get here is nothing more than a latter day follow through of his ” If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” and similar Insurance company bullshit. If he gets the money, not one damn thing will be done with it to deport the invading horde and, in the most unlikely event that he will not be able to duck public questioning of it, he’d laugh in our faces as he has always done. The republicans can’t do a damned overt thing to him such as defunding his follies or impeachment lest the democraps use it to fuel a plethora of lies aimed at blaming them for racism or whatever which would again cause the moronically stupid electorate to reject republicans this year which would be a disastrous. Let’s get the rotten bastards and their embalmed leader, Reid, the hell out of there and tie this foul ball president up in so many knots that his ability to ruin us further will be forever blunted===and bring to light ALL of his rotten acts so as to despoil any democrap possibilities of retaining the presidency in 16,…..and even then, it will take a veritable miracle to save us and restore America to the essence of its founding and being prior to being infected by this creature in 2008.

  • Ted Crawford

    What’s left after the Magic? The usual, an illusion that something occured, which of course didn’t! Magic by definition is slight-of-hand, “lookie here!”, hoping we won’t look there!
    In any case, this is a situation that by cleverly ignoring certain facts, and issuing Half-Truths, he can actually justify blaming the Republicans! Of course, not to the degree nor for the reasons he will posit, all administrations, from Reagan on, have FAILED to address immigration effectively! He can and has used the Progressives favorite excuss, “Well, Theeeey did it firrrrrst”!

  • Joe Cogan

    “When a lefty from lib Mecca is wondering what the heck is going on, you know the president has a problem. ”

    In case it has escaped the author’s attention, “lefties” have been frustrated with President Obama from Day One of his first term, because despite the laughable attempts of right-wingers to depict him as a Socialist, or even a Marxist, HE ISN’T ONE OF US. Of industrialized countries, only in the US would he even be considered very liberal, much less a leftist.

    • Ted Crawford

      Whatever you are on, I’m certain that it’s Illegal, even in Colorado and Washington!

      • Joe Cogan

        I’m guessing that you’re on either FAUX News or Conservative Talk Radio Kool-Aid here. Obama is just as much in the pocket of Corporate America as any Republican around.

        • Ted Crawford

          So we see that you are one of those still under the spell of Obama’s magic!
          A parallel can be drawn here, remembering we are dealing with ‘magic’, IE: illusion, to 1933 Germany.
          In that case it was the Labor Unions, who had long supported Hitler and who had benifited greatly for it that recieved a startling revelation, just like Corporate America is about to, of the true nature of all despots! Google May 2, 1933 Berlin!
          Of course Obama will need to employ very different measures, however the results will be the same!

          • Joe Cogan

            Hard to see how you derive my being under his spell from my saying that we actual lefties have been disappointed by him from Day One, but your comparison makes it clear that you live in a paranoid fantasy world.

          • Ted Crawford

            OOOW! Nice try Comrade, your Uncle Saul is proud! You attempt to obfuscate the issue here, clearly! My “under the spell” comment was, obviously, in reference to yours, with respect to ‘Obama” being “in the pocket of Corporate America”!

          • Joe Cogan

            You seem intent on proving my point, albeit inadvertently.

          • Ted Crawford

            Your “point” being?
            One thing is apparent, you studiously avoid responding directly to my posts!

          • Joe Cogan

            That you’re living in a paranoid fantasy world, likely due to way too much FOX, talk radio, or both.

          • Bob Hadley

            Where do you get the idea that he’s under Pres. Obama’s spell? I think he’s harshly critical of Pres. Obama. I think your problem is that you don’t know how to cope with harsh criticism of our President from the Left.
            In some corners, Pres. Obama is considered “the deporter-in-chief.” He has been much more aggressive than his predecessor in deporting illegal immigrants. In fact, there at least used to be net zero illegal immigration to the U. S.
            A large portion of the “Occupy Wall Streeters” who protested and camped out at cities across the nation are harshly critical of Pres. Obama.
            The list goes on………… The world is not all black and white, and neither is Pres. Obama. :)

          • Ted Crawford

            Yes, we know Comrade! Like “the check is in the Mail” , “I won’t foul your mouth”, ” I did not have sex with that woman” , “There is no there, there” , “if you like your Doctor”, yada, yada, yada!

          • Bob Hadley

            You completely evaded my point with your prattle. Apparently, you’re trying out a new motto: If facts and logic fail you, just babble.

          • Ted Crawford

            My point is quite simple Comrade, anyone fatally delusional enough to accept ANYTHING you posted as fact, is clearly, delusional enough to believe the things I mentioned!
            The “aggression”(?) you mention is simply because his policies have enboldened Far, Far more people to attempt illegal immigration!
            With respect to the “Occupy” fiasco, while perhaps it was begun by naive, immature idealists, it was, almost immediately overwhelmed by radical fringe groups. These disgusting people soon incited all manner of destructive behavior, including Rape and even murder. The drug addled main body were easily convinced to engage in destructive, counter productive activities, and the group, thankfully, died of it own vileness!
            If you are so very enamored with this Leftist ideology, there are several countries where that is the main stream, it seems you’d be much happier in one of those countries. Just say’n, before this Country goes there, there will be much violence, many of us have NO intention of going gently into that Leftist Good-Night you have planned for us!

          • Bob Hadley

            You still managed to avoid anything I said. Instead, you have addressed things that I have neither said nor implied. Your thinking is obviously dominated by your negative emotions. You graduated from babble to a screed.
            First, nowhere did I endorse or imply an endorsement of any of the central ideas coming out of OWS, nor did I identify with any of the characters or groups within OWS.
            What is “that Leftist Good-Night” you think I have planned and where did you get that idea. You should read these posts more carefully.
            In addition, Pres. Obama has been much more aggressive than his predecessor on deporting illegal immigrants. For the first few years of his presidency, illegal immigration in this country dropped because of the economy, but deportations sharply increased. Of course, the Right wing media hardly covers this because it doesn’t appease it’s base of consumers.

          • Ted Crawford

            How typical, “I know what I said, but this is really what I ment!”
            I believe you are fully aware of the intent of your beloved Messiah and his minions and exactly where they hope to take America!
            Whatever the truth of his immigration policies and pratices of years past, the debacle at our Border Today clearly represents the results of his aggressive advertisements of our Safety Net Programs, in Ebasssys and Conculates ON FOREIGN SOIL,they are complete with explaination of how to obtain these benifits, designed for disadvantaged Americans, NOT Illegal Aliens!
            Cloward-Piven!

          • Bob Hadley

            How typical, “I know what I said, but this is really what I ment!”
            Actually, I mainly repeated myself verbatim. Apparently, it worked. Your comments addressed what I said a little this time. Maybe if I repeat myself several times, then you’ll completely address my points. But then that would mean that you’d actually have to think critically.
            BTW, whoever told you Pres. Obama is my “beloved Messiah” is a fool or a liar or both. Pres. Obama wasn’t my first choice for pres. …or my second.
            Now, read my comments several times before replying.

          • Bob Hadley

            You obviously live in a black and white world. Either you hate Pres. Obama (as you apparently do) or you’re smitten by him. You’re missing out on a large spectrum of reality.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>In addition, Pres. Obama has been much more aggressive than his predecessor on deporting illegal immigrants. For the first few years of his presidency, illegal immigration in this country dropped because of the economy, but deportations sharply increased. Of course, the Right wing media hardly covers this because it doesn’t appease it’s base of consumers.<<

            The real problem is the right-wing media doesn't expose this lie every time liberals try to sell it. Nice try, Bob.

            http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/316080/it-depends-what-meaning-br-deportations-mark-krikorian

          • Bob Hadley

            Go ahead and drink you Kool-Aid Jeff. I heard very few liberals say that. I did hear O’Reilly say it, though. You need to diversify your sources.

          • Jeff Webb

            So, does this mean you’re sticking with the lie, Bob?

          • Bob Hadley

            You’re so cute when you contort yourself to frame questions. This means I’m opposing your propaganda machine. I’m not eager to believe things that support an ideology. If anything, I’m in the debunking business.
            BTW, do you support the House GOP in suing Pres. Obama for not implementing the employer mandate? Do you favor impeaching him for that? Good luck on selling that one!

          • Jeff Webb

            >> I’m not eager to believe things that support an ideology.<>If anything, I’m in the debunking business.<<

            Attacking the messenger ain't the same as debunking, Bob. Any plan to refuting the info I linked, or are you going to just stick with the snarky child act?

          • Bob Hadley

            “You believed Obama increased deportations, didn’t you?”

            You believed the National Review didn’t you?

            “Attacking the messenger ain’t the same as debunking, Bob.”
            You feel attacked? Aren’t we the Sensitive Sally. My parries were in proportional response to your Patti cakes. :)
            Do you really think that National Review article (your link) was persuasive? And you call that information??????????? Oh yes, I almost forgot. Opinions are statements of fact and statement of facts are opinions.
            First, the article makes the bald assertion that the “infrastructure for deportations” was set-up prior to 2009. Then it states that included in deportation stats are situations that shouldn’t be called deportations, even though they sound like deportations.
            Look, I’m open to persuasion. But that article you cite reads like a high school essay written by a weary and pre-occupied teen late the night before it’s due.
            It’s possible that the deportations and removals haven’t significantly risen under Pres. Obama, but I’ve seen scant evidence of this.

          • Jeff Webb

            Would you call this information, then?
            http://cis.org/ICE-Illegal-Immigrant-Deportations

          • Bob Hadley

            Thanks Jeff for the link! Yes, it contained oodles of statement of facts. When I have time, I’ll do a fact check. I suspect that the article’s statements of fact are correct, but the real question is: Do they tell the whole story?
            You’re certainly aware of Mark Twain’s dictum: “There’s lies, damn lies, and statistics.” I got my information from a variety of sources, left and right, including Bill O’Reilly.
            Dollars to donuts that you rely predominantly on the right wing media for your “information’ and perspectives.
            But the article tacitly admits that illegal immigration has been a net zero, at least until recently. Yes, there’s all kinds of protected categories that Pres. Obama doesn’t want disturbed. But, for example, do you want to deport naturalized kids’ parents who have been contributing members of their communities for decades? Despite tis, the number of “turn backs” has indisputably spiked under our President.
            Answer me question: Do you favor impeaching or suing President Obama for not strictly implementing the ACA?

          • Jeff Webb

            >>I suspect that the article’s statements of fact are correct, but the real question is: Do they tell the whole story?<>Dollars to donuts that you rely predominantly on the right wing media for your “information’ and perspectives.<>But the article tacitly admits that illegal immigration has been a net zero, at least until recently ” ” ” ” ” ” ” “<>Do you favor impeaching or suing President Obama for not strictly implementing the ACA?<<

            No. On paper it's pretty obvious Obama has done enough to merit impeachment, but in reality it would be practically pointless and strategically dumb. Even if the GOP controlled the Senate, Obama would have to commit an offense so blatant (far worse than perjury) even his closest Democrat friends would have no choice but to support impeachment.

          • Bob Hadley

            ” Does making that assumption about me help you feel less humiliated?”

            It wasn’t an assumption. It was a preliminary conclusion based on an array of your posts – many of them ignorant and many others based on selective facts.

            BTW, I don’t feel humiliated by learning new things. If your doing so makes you feel humiliated, it explains an awful lot. At what age did your humiliation at learning take effect?
            And remember, that article made statements of fact. They need to be verified and compared to other pertinent facts that were not mentioned. Just because you read a well-written blurb on the net doesn’t make it true – even if it fits in with your ideology or inner hate or whatever is eating you.

            “I’m not saying sources are never relevant, but it should matter more to you that you got your facts straight, not whether Bill Buckley or Bill Clinton are the source debunking you.”

            It matters, because if the source has a clear agenda (other than merely informing), then the story is suspect – an obvious example is that National Review knee-jerk that you cited as an authority. The statements of fact – although they need to be verified when coming from such a source – are often true, but selective. You can be extremely deceptive by telling selective but true statement of fact.

            And, admittedly, most news sources have an underlying agenda – profits – to one degree or another. As Ted Koppel said, journalism used to be a calling, now it’s a business.

            “All irrelevant. My point is very simple, and relates to more topics than just this one. If a liberal argument, policy, and/or goal were valid, or at least more valid than the alternative, there would be no need for the liberal to lie and cheat.”
            It’s very relevant to my initial posts that started this thread. I consider a border guard seizing then ousting an illegal immigrant as a deportation.
            Why does the right-wing media needs to stack the deck if their ideology is so powerful (other than by raking in profits by throwing red meat to their base)? Why did FNC continually report the stimulus bill as “almost a $trillion in spending” when the stimulus was about $857 billion, a third of which was tax cuts? Why did FNC give heavy coverage to those complaining of high taxes during the first two years of Pres. Obama’s presidency when, during that same period, taxes did not increase due to Obama and in many cases actually decreased during that period? Why did so many FNC viewers actually think that Pres. Obama raised taxes a lot during his first two years as president?
            I’ll answer these questions by quoting Roger Ailes – “I’m not in the politics business, I’m in the ratings business.”
            BTW, Who is “the liberal” to whom you refer above? Is he someone I know? And how does he lie and cheat?
            You evaded my last question concerning impeaching OR suing Pres. Obama. If the House GOP feels so strongly that Pres. Obama is a dictator, a tyrant and has flagrantly abused the COTUS, then why don’t they do their job and stand on principle by putting impeachment to a vote in the House. Even if not removed by the Senate, they will call national attention to their cause and will be doing the job they were elected to do. If they refuse to do so because of a strategy to remain in office and/or to get other cohorts in office, what does that say of them? A president who is a dictator, a tyrant and who flagrantly abuses the COTUS is serious – extremely serious. Something that serious should not take a backseat to politicking.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>It wasn’t an assumption. It was a preliminary conclusion based on an array of your posts<>BTW, I don’t feel humiliated by learning new things. If your doing so makes you feel humiliated ” ” ” ” ” ” “<<

            You're resorting to denial and distraction now? Dude, stop digging. Just accept you were debunked.

            I'm not interested in going any further on a tangent, Bob. I simply saw a falsehood and decided to set the record straight. I'll give a more thorough answer to your previous question, though–no evasion was intended.

            I was actually surprised to learn that a lawsuit was even an option. Didn't have a clue, don't know if there's precedent, can't speak to its practicality or wisdom. All I can say is it seems silly to me that Boehner is doing this, but he's no stranger to silliness.

            You make a strong argument for House Reps to impeach Obama, but the negatives still outweigh the positives. If they want to get the nation's attention, they should simply speak out more frequently & forcefully.

            If this is part of a strategy to "remain in office and/or to get other cohorts in office," it says either they're determined to restore a Congress that respects the law and the U.S.C., or they're merely doing what all politicians do.

          • Bob Hadley

            Obviously, you believe that the two articles you cited are not only factually correct but present all the pertinent facts fairly because the support your predisposition. Your counterpart – a liberal ideologue – could probably find similar articles on the net that support his predisposition. The internet is suited for ideologues. If you want to believe that the Earth is flat, that 9/11 was an inside job or that Pres. Obama is a Muslim, Kenyan, Marxist hell-bent on destroying our economy, the internet is the place to go. You can find well-crafted blurbs on the internet supporting all these views. A well-informed, non-ideologue will be careful of everything he reads, even pieces he agrees with.

            “If they want to get the nation’s attention, they should simply speak out more frequently & forcefully.”
            As Speaker Boehner would say, are you kidding me????? Many in the GOP and the Tea Party and their mouthpieces all throughout the country have been banging the tocsin constantly since early 2009. If anything, their problem is that they’re too loud and too forceful.

            On the impeachment question, if Pres. Obama is truly a dictator, a tyrant and a flagrant abuser of the COTUS, the House is duty-bound to put impeachment high on their agenda. The reason they don’ is that the power brokers in the GOP don’t really believe that rhetoric (even though they do disagree with Pres. Obama on many issues). Any responsible politician who really believed it would favor impeachment regardless of politics. They just dish it out as red meat to keep them in power and to use as a fund raising tool.

          • Jeff Webb

            Maybe I would gain some insight on the deportation topic if I learned the non-ideological approach from a truly objective person, and maybe even focused a bit more on where the info comes from than the info itself.

            You said you heard very few liberals, as well as Bill O, say Obama increased deportations. Did you conclude the numbers were correct based on hearing Bill say it, or were there other sources/factors? If you’re “not eager to believe things that support an ideology,” what led you to believe something that supports the liberal ideology and not the conservative one? In the interest of objectivity and accuracy, did the source provide Obama’s and GWB’s respective deportation numbers?

          • Bob Hadley

            First, there are an array of ideologies within the labels “conservative” and “liberal.”
            Second, saying that Pres. Obama increased deportations does not support “the” liberal ideology. It supports the defense of Pres. Obama from allegations that he wants open borders or is extremely lax on border enforcement. This defense is used by some liberals and moderates. It seems that far more liberals (especially immigration advocacy groups), however, are critical of Pres. Obama because of this even if they generally support him.
            Third, saying that Pres. Obama increased deportations does not oppose “the” conservative ideology, unless you think that hating everything Pres. Obama says or does is an ideology.
            Yes, I got my info from several different sources. Yes, these sources included statistics spanning both administrations. By the time Bill’O mentioned it in passing, I had already heard it from different sources.
            Maybe the title to that National Review article was the most insightful part of the article: “It depends on what your definition of ‘deportation’ is.”
            When something, at first blush, makes Pres. Obama look bad, many right wingers ridicule and generally refuse to recognize nuance. But when something, at first blush, makes Pres. Obama look good, then right wingers suddenly become the kings of nuance.
            Yes, liberals do it too.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>Second, saying that Pres. Obama increased deportations does not support “the” liberal ideology. It supports the defense of Pres. Obama from
            allegations that he wants open borders or is extremely lax on border enforcement.<>saying that Pres. Obama increased deportations does not oppose “the” conservative ideology<<

            Earlier you said "I'm not eager to believe things that support an ideology." What are you talking about?

            What were the "very few" liberal sources? Would you please post a link to any of your sources that show the comparative deportation numbers, where the exact same definition of "deportation" was applied to both Obama and Bush?

      • Ksp48

        Hopium.

  • joepotato

    The Islamo-Marxist with TXE fake ID does not want to be exposed to TB or who knows what from the invaders that he encouraged to come… Some say he’s an inept imbecile… but he knows what he’s foisted on the nation… This bio-war will spread out because the regime is covertly (as possible) shipping these carriers all over the nation… Who said the resident doesn’t have a plan…? Even though he’s a NWO puppet…

  • Mike

    Good piece, Bernie.

    There’s a baseball term for a hitter that can’t handle the stuff the pitcher throws. They call it “overmatched”. Our POTUS is like me trying to hit major league hurlers….

  • WiSe GuY

    0bama did go to the border.
    0bama went to the border of Colorado and Utah.

  • allencic

    The eight years of Obama will be viewed by historians as one of the greatest calamities to hit the U.S. of A since WW II. All because of the gullibility and stupidity of the uninformed voters. God help us.

    • joepotato

      Obama aka Soetoro, the enemy within, is just a figurehead, a puppet, while the ones that sold him to the US sit back and admire their handiwork….

      • Ted Crawford

        This caricature of a President, was Manufactured, Packaged and Sold to the cretins of the Domocrat Party, largely through the Main Stream Media. Which is exactly why they cannot bring themselves to honestly report on him. They are like a Mother protecting their delinquent Offspring!

        • Lc Goodfellow

          Herr Dr. Frankinstein, aka – Harry Reid

          - is not happy with the outcome of his created ‘Man’.
          You don’t have to believe me, just read the real book, not the phony movie.

          If you didn’t hear of this book, “GAME CHANGE” that’s Ok, it didn’t get big press in 2010 with the Lamestreetmedia.
          The two authors, one from Time magazine Mark Halperin and the other John Heilemann from New York magazine, had access to all the events in the campaign to the election of 2008.
          It is a crazy read about politics and the desperation of a political party. It covers both parties, nobody gets away or off free.
          But what I really wanted you to see was who the man was that started it.
          Obama, who was called by his staffers ” the black Jesus “, was called into the office of the Democratic Senate Majority Leader
          Harry Reid.
          That’s HARRY REID for all you “SMELLY” tax paying “TOURIST”.
          So we read on page 34 what “O” told Gibbs upon his return from the DSML’s office.

          “So, asked Gibbs from behind his desk, “what did we F*** up?”
          “Nothing,” Obama replied. “Harry wants me to run for president.”

          You can blame ‘Herr’ Harry.

          Was Reid a millionaire before he went to D.C.or after his second or third term … how’s that work … ?

    • Ksp48

      All depends if future histories of the USA are written in English, Spanish or Arabic.

    • Lc Goodfellow

      This is a favorite quote of mine.

      “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”
      — The Baltimore Evening Sun, 26 July 1920.

      • allencic

        Didn’t we reach that point in 2008?

  • Seattle Sam

    Obama knew over a year ago that there would be thousands of illegal children coming to the border. This is unfolding EXACTLY as he planned. Why would he want to imply otherwise?

  • rbblum

    The Obama administration has always been America’s Trojan Horse. . . it is just that some had been blind to see & comprehend what was inside the package.

  • RickonhisHarleyJohnson

    Great take on this man, Bernie. And with 108,000,000 people receiving welfare benefits, we need to add more in the form of illegal aliens? This is from 2011, no less. It’s easily over a 1/3 of our population now. This is just nuts!

  • Tim Ned

    “Bumbling by top disaster-management officials fueled a perception of general inaction, one that was compounded by impassioned news anchors. In fact, the response to Hurricane Katrina was by far the largest–and fastest-rescue effort in U.S. history, with nearly 100,000 emergency personnel arriving on the scene within three days of the storm’s landfall.” Quote from Popular Mechanics, Feb. 15, 2006 following their investigation.

    I wonder how the MSM would have reported the event had it been BHO flying low over New Orleans after Katrina versus GWB. I think I know.

    • RickonhisHarleyJohnson

      My bet on BHO flying over? The MSM would have said, “that while he wanted to go there, he knew that all the hoopla would have just gotten in the way, so he accepted he would be chastised for it and stayed away. After all, that’s what good leaders do – make hard choices.”

  • jackietreehorn3

    Great piece. But calling him a politician is a reach. He’s a former community organizer who’s been in way over his head from day 1.

    • joepotato

      He’s a puppet doing the bidding of his masters… Wake up to the scam…

  • gold7406

    Excellent,Bernie.
    The administration has always done “buffet style” involvement. Whatever the concerns and priorities are of the day, they carefully select what things they choose to comment or get involved. If they know something will make them look bad, “we just found out about it, we just heard about it, we just saw that in the paper,” they will act surprised and the media will let them slide. If it is something, they can exploit, they pounce and the media will join in the fray.

  • SkyCitizen

    Another good one Bernie, an honest appraisal of the situation. Both Conservatives and Liberals can be despotic at their extremes, Barack Obama is ensconced in this region with the cooperation of the press. I have come to the conclusion that attacking Obama is a futile exercise. It only feeds the narrative that Conservatives are racists and uncaring. It’s a no win. Although it’s late in the game it might be a good time to change tactics and go after his (Obama’s) elves in the press. In your book A SLOBBERING LOVE AFFAIR you posed a potential question to Obama , “How willing are you to disappoint liberals?”. Well, recently he doesn’t seem to have any problem disappointing Liberals. A question to anyone in the mainstream media might now go, are you confused by the President’s recent actions and do you feel duped by his broken promises to Americans? In a sense, lead the press back to the job they should have been doing all the while. After all, the American people didn’t elect Barack Obama, the media did. The American people went to the polls with an incomplete and embellished picture of a candidate who over time has exposed himself as the person Americans should have known about BEFORE they went into a voting booth; had the press lived up to their responsibility as journalists.

  • Josh

    Other than it making him look like a hypocrite for what he said about Bush, he needs to go down there and get his hands dirty based on the way his administration has balked at the idea of individual states doing anything about immigration.

    He’s looking weak on this. And, like you, Bernie, some of my liberal friends are confused as to what exactly he’s doing in this situation. Or not doing.

    They’re not calling him out or holding him to task or anything. This is the twenty-something liberal crowd after all. But their ideology is big government; they want Obama and the federal government directly involved in immigration; they want states completely out of it. That’s how they see America operating the best for everyone: Large, controlling centralized power, governors and councilpeople and legislatures and mayors and such reduced to cuckolds at best.

    That’s how they believe change happens in America. That’s how they want their rules passed and their fairness judged and their jobs delivered — from the top level of government down.

    On a personal level, I think Obama tries to avoid any situation that he can’t get out of by making a speech or allowing someone else to do it while he takes the credit. If he goes to the border and shows any level of involvement, he’s building expectations back up. People might actually expect him to do something. Though if he keeps a safe distance, he can play it like he’s being forced to sit on a timeout due to obstructionist Republicans.

    That is a demonstrably false narrative, particularly considering that states have already tried to do something, only to be swatted back and only to have the feds then do less than nothing as a follow up. But if eight seasons of Penn & Teller Bullsh1t have taught this world anything, it’s that truth is kept necessarily subjective by individuals who choose to believe what’s comfortable rather than what’s factual.

  • Brian Stover

    Obama still thinks he is the smartest man in the room.
    The only time that is true is when he is sitting on the toilet.

    Instead of listening to his sycophants, he should drag his butt into a sports bar or two or three. He’ll find out what Americans think of him and his failed policies.

  • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

    Tim Graham had a great quote on this: “‘This is not theater,’ said the man who gave a convention speech in a stadium in front of grandiose Greek columns.”

  • David

    The pres didn’t want to go to the border, imo, because as a lawyer and politician, he has quadruple public standards, but a private agenda, everybody would be watching if he went to the border. He wants to please the illegal aliens and at the same time he wants to please illegal alien protestors. He would probably like to privately say to say to la raza ..”I feel your pain.”, then turn to a public camera and bash racism. There’s no efficient way to cater to every group’s ear at the border with cameras all over the place so he was obviously advised to stay away, that’s my take anyway. I think he’s getting close to the edge in the public’s eye and going to the border might push him over. Ay! caramba!

  • 356por

    The Presidency of the USA is not a job for amateurs, nor folks that are elevated to the position because they are portrayed as “cool.” I pray the next Commander in Chief understand leadership and has the wherewithal to exercise it.

    • mplo

      That’s true, 356por, but, unfortunately, however, pretty much ALL of our Presidents, from JF Kennedy to the present, have been amateurs.

    • Lc Goodfellow

      Here’s a guy that came out of nowhere, an African-American senator who had accomplished nothing, had no experience, somehow hypnotized millions of people into voting for him and then gets into the White House and it’s the first time we’ve ever seen anything like this: an amateur in the White House.