Archive for June 9, 2010


Obama Gets Tough…Again…

I am so tired of hearing the latest about how the President is “getting tough” on the oil spill, on the Republicans, or on Iran. The libs love talking about how tough Obama is on Iran. Funny, every time I hear him say that he’s getting tough on Iran it’s usually followed with reassurance that Iran can still come to the table to have a discussion if they want to. For months and months Obama hasn’t been able to pick up that Iran’s President does not want to be his friend. Mahmoud could literally spit in his face and Obama would probably still mumble something about getting together for talks! After more than a year of this pathetic pandering I couldn’t help rolling my eyes when I visited the White House blog and saw this post with the title “The Toughest Sanctions Ever Faced by the Iranian Government”.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/06/09/toughest-sanctions-ever-faced-iranian-government

Don’t get me wrong on this. I think these sanctions are good, but why the hell did they take so long? After all the time Obama’s spent talking about how tough he is on Iran it’s not until now that we actually have these sanctions. Did he really think his “We’re gonna have to get tough, but we’re still open to talks” act was going to get their attention? Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t. I don’t know. I think there is a lot about this President that I will simply never understand.

Anyway, as I scrolled through his comments on the matter one sentence stood out to me:

“And while Iran’s leaders hide behind outlandish rhetoric, their actions have been deeply troubling”

When I read this sentence I was not thinking about Mahmoud. I was thinking about President Obama. I’m a Tea Party activist, so it’s really no secret that I find many, if not all, of his actions to be deeply troubling. And I have had more than I can take of his ‘outlandish rhetoric’. His rhetoric about jobs, about the Tea Party, about Wall Street, about Obamacare, all of it! There’s hardly any substance to it and when there is it’s not the kind of substance you want in a speech from the President of the United States. I get so fed up with it that I sometimes wish I couldn’t recognize the rhetoric so that it wouldn’t irritate me so much. It is truly sad that when the President of the US uses this sentence to describe the President of Iran I am reminded of Barack Obama, his rhetoric, and his deeply troubling actions.

It’s good that the UN is finally supporting these sanctions and “getting tough” on Iran. If it were only up to Barack Obama it probably never would have happened.

~Eliza

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Even Bob Sheiffer has noticed. The administration seems to be coming apart at the seams. Or so it would appear. Oil in the Gulf- The rising chorus of questions about the response, or lack thereof, of the President and his actual authorities and duties under the law. The true believers will never let this become his Katrina, and when the thing is finally plugged, it will be because of his hard work.  Helen Thomas- Not an administration problem, bu … Read More

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I know I have posted a lot for such a new blog, but I could not pass up the opportunity to help get the word out about an impromptu Tea Party June 9 in DC at the Liaison Hotel, right outside a democratic fundraiser. Those who are going to attend should show up at about 6:15 and email mike.gaske@gmail.com to let him know that you are coming. This is very last minute and people haven’t had the opportunity to plan ahead, so we need everyone to come out who can. If you don’t live near DC please send this to any Tea Partiers you know so they have the opportunity to decide if they want to go. If any conservative bloggers are reading this, please reblog this post. Just because this is last minute does not mean we can’t have a good turn out. Come if you can.

~Eliza

Barack Obama can pretend all he wants to that he has been a great leader through the Gulf oil spill, but the time line says otherwise. I won’t get into the matter of when Obama said what, though I may address that in another post. At the moment, I would like to focus on the parties and celebrations the White House has engaged in since this all started on April 20.

April 23-The Obamas go on a short weekend vacation in North Carolina. At the time, the situation was not as serious and the President was probably not aware that the situation was as bad as it really was or how much worse it would get. However, the Obamas taking a vacation does hurt Obama’s claim that he has been on this since day one.

April 26-Obama welcomes the Yankees to the White House. The New York Times headline was “Yankees Take Celebration to Washington”.

April 29-Obama attends a DNC fundraising dinner.

May 1-Obama gives a comedic speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

May 3-Obama honors Navy football team at the White House.

May 5-Cinco de Mayo party at the White House.

May 9-Commencement speech at Hampton University. I generally wouldn’t consider a commencement speech to be a problem, but at a time like this is it really a priority?

May 17-Obama welcomes University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team to the White House.

May 19-State dinner at the White House honoring Mexican President Calderon.

May 24-Obama celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

May 25-Obama speaks at a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer.

May 27-Obama welcomes Duke Blue Devils to the White House.

May 27-Obama greets the US World Cup Team at the White House.

May 27-Obama celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month at the White House.

May 28-Obama sees the oil spill up close for the first time.

June 4-Obama says he won’t let BP nickel and dime people. Gee, thanks for making sure we’re covered on that, Barry. We certainly wouldn’t want to be nickel-and-dimed.

June 6-Congressional picnic. On the same day, Obama admits he has not communicated with the CEO of BP.

June 8-Obama wants to know who’s ass to kick. (How ya gonna kick ass, Obama? With another party?)

This man has not been a leader from day one. Based on the events I’ve laid out here it almost seems like the oil spill is not even a priority! Over a month after the explosion he hasn’t communicated with the BP CEO, but he has had time to meet all these sports teams? When we really have an environmental disaster on our hands like this can’t the President cut down on  the White House parties and meeting sports teams? Is that too much to ask? It’s not just because he has claimed that he’s been such a great leader on this from day one. He shouldn’t be having all these parties out of respect for how much people are hurting right now. We have a bad economy, high unemployment, an environmental disaster, and a crushing debt and deficit. With the way the White House has been celebrating you would think America wasn’t facing any of these problems. The White House celebrations are not just a poor sign of leadership in a time of crisis. It’s downright unclassy. This man is not a leader. If this oil spill was really such a priority these parties and sports teams wouldn’t be.

~Eliza