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Obama Fails His Most Important Job by American Elephant

Obama Days Without Terrorist Attack

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Terrorists attacked the United States at home on September 11, 2001, 8 months into President Bush’s first year in office. We now know, from the 9/11 Commission, that one of the major reasons is because the Clinton administration had erected a “wall” that prevented the CIA and FBI from communicating with one another. After that horrific day, President Bush kept Americans safe at home for the rest of his two terms in office.

Five years into his presidency, Barack Obama cannot say the same thing.

America has been attacked again, by people we not only allowed to immigrate, but for whom we provided welfare as well. If the news media were remotely fair or balanced, or if a Republican were president, this failure is all they would be talking about. But it is not, so they are trying their hardest to ignore the administration’s failure altogether.

Our government was warned multiple times and did nothing. Americans deserve answers.



GALLUP: Bush Job Approval Higher Than Obama’s by American Elephant
December 6, 2010, 8:37 pm
Filed under: News, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: , ,

George W. Bush 47% job approval
Barack Obama….. 45% job approval

Now of course, Obama could, in theory, do something to temporarily bring those numbers up, but as time and new information yield new perspective, I believe history will continue to view Bush more and more favorably, while Obama has already, I think, performed so abysmally, and done so much damage, that he will eventually be generally recognized as one of the worst if not the worst presidents in history. Though he still could do something to eke out an edge over Carter.

Only time will tell.  But, in the meantime, to our Bush-Hitler-Chimpy-McHalliburton “progressive” friends — stick that in your bongs and smoke it! :)

Update: Other Interesting Poll Results:

In another poll of 15,000 adults, Rasmussen finds that for the first time ever, more Americans identify themselves with Republicans than with the Democrat party by 36 to 34.7 percent. This is big. Even in the Republican landslide of 1994, Democrats still led the GOP in party identification. Politicians would do well to not fool themselves — Americans are really, really angry at what Obama and the Democrats have done.

Keep this poll in mind when you read other poll results in the near future. If the percentages of Republicans vs Democrats in their samples are not close to these numbers, you will know the poll is biased, and by how much.

Still another poll shows that nearly HALF of Democrats think the government should control the entire economy. Not going to be hearing much about THAT poll from the Ministry of  Truth, aka the “mainstream” media, as it makes it much harder to argue that the Democrat party is not controlled by socialists. It is.

And lastly, when Barack Obama wins election by 53%, it’s portrayed by the Ministry of Truth as a landslide, giving Obama a mandate to change whatever he damn well wants. Yet when 54% of Americans say Obama’s ban on offshore drilling is going to drive up the cost of gas, the activist media calls it a “slim majority”.

This is why I have given up the term “media bias” — it’s not a strong enough term. It connotes an almost unintentional air. The truth is we have an activist media, conscientiously trying to help Democrats and hurt Republicans.

(h/t HotAir)



Finally! Obama Gets Presidential Approval Numbers Up… by American Elephant
July 23, 2010, 11:05 pm
Filed under: Conservatism, Democrat Corruption, Politics, Progressivism | Tags: , ,

…they just aren’t his.

But hey! At least Obama has finally found something he can do without disastrous consequences…making OTHER presidents look better! Since taking office, Obama’s own approval numbers have plummeted, with more Americans disapproving of him than approving according to even the most favorable polls, while his even more unpopular agenda has caused Clinton and Bush’s ratings to shoot up.

At this rate, wait a couple more months for the slow-learners to catch up, and Bush will be more popular than Obama — as well he should. But I shudder to think of the additional damage Obama will do to the country in just a couple months time, let alone the remainder of his term!



Bush was right/Democrats lied #379: by American Elephant

Democrats unanimously confirm the four-star General they previously accused of lying about the Surge and referred to as General “Betray Us.”

How anyone who votes Democrat can even face themselves in the mirror is utterly beyond me.



The Content of Their Character by American Elephant
August 1, 2009, 5:16 am
Filed under: Conservatism, Politics, Progressivism | Tags: , , ,

A photographic tale of two presidents:

Obama Ignores Guest

http://www.neveryetmelted.com/wp-images/BushByrd.jpg

And why is President “it’s not about me” relaxing in shirtsleeves while his guests are baking in coat and tie?

Doug Ross has another must-see comparison.

(h/t Don Surber)



Obama Booed at All Star Game by American Elephant
July 15, 2009, 2:02 am
Filed under: Politics, Sports | Tags: , ,

And he throws like a girl. The self-styled “best fans in baseball” showered Obama with both cheers and a resounding round of well-deserved boos. According to Yahoo, President Bush received more applause for his recorded message at the game than Obama did for his live, sissy pitch (he didn’t make it to the plate) BALL! (If you’re interested, Mr. Obama, this is how you throw a strike.)

President Obama also, for reasons known only to himself, appeared to be wearing his mother’s jeans.



Heads Explode All Over Hollywood by American Elephant
May 5, 2009, 1:31 am
Filed under: Humor, Liberalism | Tags: , ,

The Dalai Lama tells students they should look up to President Bush.



There is often more than one way to do things. by The Elephant's Child
April 24, 2009, 11:30 pm
Filed under: Politics | Tags: ,

Victor Davis Hanson, on “trashing your predecessor,” from The Corner on National Review Online:

From a July 2002 Bush Press Conference, when GWB was asked about the topic of the recklessness and re-regulation of the 1990s:

Q.  Sir, you said in your speech tomorrow you’re going to talk about some of the excesses of the 1990s when a lot of money was flying around, people were playing a lot of games…money.  You weren’t president then.  Bill Clinton was president.  Do you think in some way he contributed to that?  Set a moral tone in any way?

A. No.



The “Inherited” Deficits that Obama Keeps Talking About. by The Elephant's Child
April 3, 2009, 11:58 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Liberalism, Politics | Tags: , ,

Here are the deficits that Obama keeps claiming that he inherited.   Do recall that the $787 billion stimulus package was all Obama’s idea.  It passed without a single Republican vote in the House and just three votes in the Senate.  President Bush left the second half of the TARP funds, $350 billion, for president-elect Obama, who asked for it.  Just shows what you can accomplish in only 64 days if you put your mind to it.

Sometimes it helps to have a visual reference.  You might want to keep this one in mind.  The graph is from the Heritage Institution.

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There is More Good News from Iraq. by The Elephant's Child

U.S. combat deaths in Iraq are at a 6 year low. Three Marines have been killed in combat since last August.  The Navy has not lost a member to combat since February of 2008.  The Air Force hasn’t had a combat death since last April.  In some weeks the number of non-combat deaths for U.S. troops has topped those killed in fighting.

Iraqis’ faith in government institutions has vastly improved.  84 percent of Iraqis feel good about their security, 78% feel positive about crime protection, and 74 percent are positive about their freedom of movement.  These figures come from an ABC News/BBC poll that documents the improvements in Iraq.

64 percent of Iraqis prefer Democracy as the political system for Iraq.  Only 14 percent prefer a strong leader and only slightly more, 16 percent would prefer an Islamic state.  George Bush was right.

A poll finding that was particularly interesting was that 53 percent of Iraqis say they “never” attend mosque, while another 11 percent attend “several times a year”.  This is certainly not what we have been led to believe

The people have confidence in the Iraqi Police and the Iraqi Army at 74 percent and 73 percent respectively. 61 percent have confidence in the National Government.  And Iraqis are optimistic about their future.  That is very, very nice to hear, and we wish them well.



Obama: Bush Was Right About Guantanamo by American Elephant

Of course he doesn’t have the character to actually say Bush was right, or admit that he was wrong, but he is at least grown up enough to throw his campaign promises about Gitmo under the bus, blaming, essentially, his nutroot followers for failing to realize how difficult an issue it is. Of course, he fails to mention that he was the one encouraging them not to realize it for his own political gain:

President-elect Barack Obama said this weekend that he does not expect to close Guantanamo Bay in his first 100 days in office.

“I think it’s going to take some time and our legal teams are working in consultation with our national security apparatus as we speak to help design exactly what we need to do,” Obama said in an exclusive “This Week” interview with George Stephanopoulos, his first since arriving in Washington.

“It is more difficult than I think a lot of people realize,” the president-elect explained. “Part of the challenge that you have is that you have a bunch of folks that have been detained, many of whom may be very dangerous who have not been put on trial or have not gone through some adjudication. And some of the evidence against them may be tainted even though it’s true. And so how to balance creating a process that adheres to rule of law, habeas corpus, basic principles of Anglo-American legal system, by doing it in a way that doesn’t result in releasing people who are intent on blowing us up.” [Emphasis added. read more]

Better late than never, I suppose. Too bad he has already done so much damage convincing people around the world of the opposite.

The weasel-elect is also still trying to play the fence on prosecuting Bush and Cheney; trying to imply to his psychopathic followers that he isn’t ruling out putting Bush on trial, while his equivocation makes it clear he knows damn well that Bush and Cheney never did anything illegal, and has no intention of doing so. Yet, again, he lacks the character to admit that he knowingly made false implications of treason for political gain. What a swell guy!

Ironic that an ostensibly “better” president than Bush, like say, FDR, might very well  have prosecuted Obama for sedition.

But hey, Obama never claimed he was going to put “Country First” — that was the other guy.

(h/t Michelle Malkin)



Did You Know that Bush Called For Reform 17 times in 2008 Alone? by The Elephant's Child

You undoubtedly saw in the news the report that President Bush called for reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 17 times in 2008 alone, didn’t you?  You didn’t? There was a press release from the White House on September 19th.  I only found out through the courtesy of Sweetness & Light.

April, 2001:The Administration’s Fiscal Year 02 budget declares that the size of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is “a potential problem.” because “financial trouble of a large GSE could cause strong repercussions in financial markets, affecting Federally insured entities and economic activity.”
May,
2002: The President calls for the disclosure and corporate governance principles contained in his 10-point plan for corporate responsibility to apply to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (OMB Prompt Letter to OFHEO, 5/29/02)
January, 2003: Freddie Mac announces it has to restate financial results for the previous three years.
February: The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) releases a report explaining that “although investors perceive an implicit Federal guarantee of [GSE] obligations,” “the government has provided no explicit legal backing for them.” As a consequence, unexpected problems at a GSE could immediately spread into financial sectors beyond the housing market. (“Systemic Risk; Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Role of OFHEO,” OFHEO Report, 2/4/03)
September: Fannie Mae discloses SEC Investigation and acknowledges OFHEO’s review found earnings manipulations.
September: Treasury Secretary John Snow testifies before  the House Financial Services Committee to recommend that Congress enact “legislation to create a new Federal agency to regulate and supervise the financial activities of our housing-related government sponsored enterprises” and set prudent and appropriate minimum capital adequacy requirements.
October: Fannie Mae discloses $1.2 billion accounting error. [continue reading]

…and the story continues. Do read it all. That is, if you plan to vote.




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