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8/1/2013

Reporters Tell Obama His Ideas Are Great

Filed under: General — JD @ 12:31 pm

[Guest post by JD]

Shocking, shocking I tell you. Sycophantic stenographers that aggressively push the Administration’s narrative du jour, are highly impressed with Obama’s perpetual class warfare, stale and discredited ideas, and overall lack of leadership. Who would have thunk it?!

Teh One leaves us with these little turdlets …

President Obama said reporters praise his economic proposals as “great” and tell him they are “all good ideas.” Obama made the remarks in a speech Wednesday in Galesburg, Ill., focused on the economy.

The address didn’t include any new proposals on the economy, and Republicans criticized Obama for giving an address that was more of the same. But Obama said the news media often praises his ideas. “It’s interesting, in the run-up to this speech, a lot of reporters say that, well, Mr. President, these are all good ideas, but some of you’ve said before; some of them sound great, but you can’t get those through Congress. Republicans won’t agree with you,” Obama said.

He is such a great leader.

—JD

40 Responses to “Reporters Tell Obama His Ideas Are Great”

  1. His sheeple are known for some baaaaaad reportin’, JD.

    Colonel Haiku (8cb0f3)

  2. That one was really baaaaaad

    JD (b63a52)

  3. Any names for these reporters?

    I think maybe he means columnists.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  4. Silly JD. Everyone knows the press is neutral, except for Fox News.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  5. ewe two should apologize: we’ve herd these jokes before.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  6. DRJ – excellent point.

    JD (b63a52)

  7. only a moron like the First Fool would think the approbation of other morons was a positive seal of approval and not the kiss of death.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  8. Same as it ever was.

    mg (31009b)

  9. Of course real news reporters (not the partisan hacks like Fox) tell Obama his economic ideas are great, real news reporters are the cornerstone of the reality based community and Obama’s economic policies are sure winners in the reality based community. Reality (which should not be confused with the reality based community) says otherwise, but who worries about reality?

    max (131bc0)

  10. I’m not even totally sure I believe the president’s claims here. In the past he’s been awfully prone to evoking the “some say” configurations of straw people.

    elissa (b8becf)

  11. Trying to get his “but, but, all the COOL kids love me” cachet back by invoking “gatekeepers” says it all. Added bonus – he tars the R’s as the awkward nerds.

    How this works with the “yutes” is beyond my ken though!

    Amy Shulkusky (676892)

  12. He seems to be exaggerating the media’s view except for one very important point.

    Shouldn’t a diligent member of the media ask some good follow-up questions such as:

    Please give the names of these journalists that are telling you this.

    AZ Bob (7d2a2c)

  13. Because reporters are such great experts on the economy ….

    But why are all their economic reports beginning with “Unexpectedly …” ?

    SPQR (768505)

  14. Perhaps the comments here are sadly based on envy, jealousy and outright racism? Choom is by far the smartest/grooviest/greatest leader on the planet and perhaps the entire universe. The media enjoys having their heads entirely up his colon. Chrissie Matthews is now calling Rand Paul and Ted Cruz terrorists. The state media sure doesn’t the least interest in any negative stories about the Messiah.I was just reading a bit about Ear Leader being accused of sexual harassment by two male members on the Harvard Law Review and another story delved into the Urkel Chitown homo bathhouse history.

    calypso louie Farrakhan (53ccf5)

  15. The Dishonor System: A user’s guide to committing fraud on the Obama­care exchanges Weekly Standard Vol. 18, No. 44 Aug 5, 2013, pages 22-26 by . Christopher J. Conover.

    He described 3 possible kinds of lies.

    First, the cost of the lowest cost plan available to the employee (only the employee’s cost – now I suppose a spouse could get it separately, but one or the otehr would have to take a family plan)

    There is a question how much would you ahve to pay and how often.

    Weekly,
    Every 2 weeks,
    twice amonth
    Quarterly
    Yearly

    Just put in the wrong amount or time period. It’ll look like an honest mistake. Income is cross checked. The first year there will be no information from the employer. They’ll selectively audit maybe 2% The employer may not respond anyway. The employer will be notified if an employee receives premium tax credits, bit probably do nothing to alert the IRS that there’s a problem here.

    Second: For people making too little to qualify to be on an exchange and too much for Medicaid, overstate income from self-employment. There is already EITC fraud, there could be alot more.

    Third, for people close to the minimum necessary to benefit from the exchange, just add less than 10% to your income. No electronic verification is necessary.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  16. Any names for these reporters?

    Manny, Moe, and Jack!

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  17. In the world of Teh Won, having a “great” plan is relatively easy, since the bar is so low.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  18. It was always a horrible idea to have people covered by Medicaid.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  19. Rush Limbaugh show 25th anniversary today

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  20. Perhaps the comments here are sadly based on envy, jealousy and outright racism? Choom is by far the smartest/grooviest/greatest leader on the planet and perhaps the entire universe.

    Hey, back off calypso louie! Choom may be totally awesome, but he is nowhere near as perfect as the Supreme Commander Kim Jong-un. Choom has sadly fallen on the Cult of Personality spectrum over the last five years.

    JVW (23867e)

  21. I don’t know, JVW, I’m expecting a report of Obama hitting six holes in one in a 9 hole round any day now.

    SPQR (768505)

  22. Off-topic note to JD re: this post on Obama lying to Tapper about Benghazi:

    Jake Tapper gets even: “Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack.”

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  23. As discussed in the comments on this thread, I think there was something in Benghazi the CIA didn’t want revealed.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  24. DRJ, since we know that Obama and his clique do not care about revealing secrets to their benefit, I think you are wrong. There was something in Benghazi that the White House does not want revealed.

    Because if it was just something that would embarrass the CIA, it would already be leaked to take heat off of Obama.

    SPQR (768505)

  25. I sure hope his ideas are shovel-ready! That was such an awesome phrase, I don’t even care that it wasted billions. Awesome, Barack! You’re awesome! Awesomeist! Awesometastic!

    Fabi (71fca7)

  26. “As discussed in the comments on this thread, I think there was something in Benghazi the CIA didn’t want revealed.”

    That is usually how secret programs work.

    heyso (159e36)

  27. First Anthony Weiner unravels, now Obama. I tell you, I am losing faith in my Democratic overlords.

    Patricia (be0117)

  28. That is usually how secret programs work.

    Comment by heyso (159e36) — 8/1/2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Yours works with Jergens.

    nk (875f57)

  29. How sad only 150 “Republicans” signed a letter to investigate this further. Where are the Democrats who want to know what really happened? Is Truth that partisan of a proposition?

    Dana (6178d5)

  30. Is there anything pertaining to the Middle East that the CIA doesn’t manage to foul up? Talk about an organization that needs a major house-cleaning.

    JVW (23867e)

  31. In other news, the Congressional Black Caucus has recommended one of its best and brightest members to replace Janet Napolitano as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

    Read all about it here:
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/354894/queen-texas-ian-tuttle

    Whitey Nisson (aa99c0)

  32. I agree with you, SPQR, but I assume any big CIA operation was either originated in the White House or had White House approval. It’s also easy to think of potential operations that would be very embarrassing to this White House.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  33. redc1c4 #5 – the current White House Press Corps (accurately pronounced ‘corpse’) has been well-trained to give no baaaaack chat … no ram-bunctiousness permitted …

    Previously, Presidents would end press conferences with “Goodnight and God Bless !” … the present Pres’ent (or his Carney barker) is just as likely to tell ’em all just to flock off …

    Alastor (e7cb73)

  34. Benghazi should be a strong issue for racist republicans heading into the next campaign. The lying sack of pantsuits should be exposed. Issa is the man.

    mg (31009b)

  35. heroes need justice
    and I’m waiting for the day
    Dem cowards are cuffed

    Colonel Haiku (3a3fd0)

  36. Matt Continetti has an excellent post re: the NYT interview of 0bama at the Free Beacon.

    Colonel Haiku (207b84)

  37. Yes, Obama’s ideas are great.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/obamacare-event-attendance-virginia-95172.html

    Lynn Duvall was the sole volunteer at the Centreville OFA event. | M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO

    I had to put that first, because here’s how POLITICO spun it for their Messiah:

    Poor attendance at Obamacare event in Virginia

    I know it’s cliche by now, but if only one volunteer showed up to support a push to support GOP legislation I doubt the POLITICO would have just called it “poor attendance.”

    It would be something like “GOP STRIKES OUT!”

    More from the POLITICO make-up artist attempting to apply lipstick and a polish to this turd.

    That means gatherings like today’s in Centreville — although the slow start here is probably not what OFA organizers had in mind. After a scheduling snafu over the start time, a few people showed up and left before it actually started. Just one volunteer stayed to help work the phone bank for the health law, and the event’s organizer bolted after 20 minutes — although he was bound for another Obamacare event, a house party.

    The poor turnout here in Centreville wasn’t necessarily indicative of what’s happening across the country at other OFA events Sunday afternoon and evening, which coincide with President Barack Obama’s birthday. OFA sent out pictures of bigger and more enthusiastic turnout elsewhere, including some events in places like Ohio, Florida and Missouri where volunteer enthusiasm will be needed to overcome state government resistance to implementation. Most of the events were intentionally small-scale — house parties, leafleting near a beach or a farmer’s market, not big rallies.

    But in some ways, this suburban community 20 miles from Washington, D.C., captures the national ambivalence about the health law. Centreville is perched on the edge of two congressional districts, a red one represented by Rep. Frank Wolf — an ardent Republican opponent of Obamacare — and a blue one by Rep. Gerry Connolly, one of the health law’s Democratic champions.

    When it’s Obama, “widespread revulsion” becomes “national ambivalence.”

    What’s worse is the GOP is afraid to defund this.

    Steve57 (a65996)


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