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A Reminder About This CinC ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: anti-military, Obama

Veterans For A Strong America put out this ad when Obama took down Osama – all by himself!

I, me, myself CinC.

Maybe he’ll vote for himself for them too, come November…with the help of his BFF, Eric Holder, of course.

This is the response video that OFA (Obama For America).

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Embedding has been disabled by request – imagine that!  (Guess they weren’t taught to share in preschool.)

Click here for another you-just-can’t make-this-BS-up video.

Oh Nos!!! (insert scary music here) The Koch Brothers!!!!

It took OFA over 7 minutes to lie about spin the VFASA’s less than 2 minute ad.  And they even name The Jon Stewart Show and Mother Jones as viable sources!

*Sigh…*

One of the best comments under the video:

I hope Obama keeps the race clean and let the GOP show what haters they are.

Ummmm…doubt it.   But bless your li’l heart for thinking it.  Here, have another sip of the kool-aid, darlin’.

For the sake of our kids in uniform ~ vote these people off the island!!!!!

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Obamacare TAX ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Big Brother

The Progressives are at it again – changing the meaning of words.

Penalty now means tax.

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And one, count ‘em, ONE black-robed charlatan just ripped the Constitution in half and threw it on the floor to continue to be stomped on by America-hating, Liberty-erasing, Socialist-loving cretins for years to come.

Obamacare, the Supreme Court, and Obama’s Tax Lie

YOU LIE!!!

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And the State Propaganda “news” continues in their water carrying for their Messiah:

Zeke Emmanuel, co-author of the chilling Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions.

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Another perspective:

Va. attorney general Ken Cuccinelli: Supreme Court ruling isn’t actually so bad

Going to have to look into this some more, especially since he’s running for Governor here in VA.

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Is There a Silver Lining to the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision?

Sadly, with all the spineless Republicans and barely any leadership in Congress, this doesn’t give me much hope…but I’m sure as hell rooting for change.

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Well, This Is Disturbing ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: bullshit

Veterans and Employers at Odds on Abilities to Perform Jobs

by Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, and president of Operation Military Family

Okay. So we know the job market is highly competitive right now; we also know consumer confidence is down which causes employers to be slower to hire. Despite VP Biden’s prediction back in 2010 that “the U.S. economy would be adding up to 500,000 jobs each month, sometime in the next couple of months,” the Labor Department said employers created a paltry 69,000 jobs last month, the weakest in a year, while the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent. And unfortunately, our Veterans are not being looked at as favorably as we hoped.

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Monster.com released its biannual Veterans Talent Index which revealed that there is a communication gap between Veterans and Employers. The Index delivers a snapshot of the current veteran hiring landscape and was introduced in November 2011 as a tool to help connect veterans and employers more effectively. Highlights of the report show:

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With all the ballyhooing from Obama and his minions about the Veterans job programs and everything, it comes down to this ?

Projected transitioning service members: More than one million military service members will re-enter civilian life over the next five years and veterans transitioning out of the military continue to face challenging hiring conditions.

Veterans aren’t prepared: Only 39% of employers, down significantly from 77% in the November report, agreed that veterans or those with prior military experience are prepared for a career transition out of the military.

Read the report here.

Add this to The Sequester boondoggle, Military voting difficulties, VA backlogs, the disability ratings time warp, hand-tying ROEs, prescription drug cocktails, foreign policy amateur hour, politiking Generals leading from behind, social justice PC BS experimentation forced upon our military and an election year…hell, our sons and daughters in and out of uniform don’t stand a chance.

We’d love to hire someone with a Military background because we know they would work hard, learn quickly, show up on time, finish the job and honestly earn their paycheck.

(If we could only afford to hire anyone right now with the economy being in the dumper…)

So keep blaming Congress, Bush, the weather and the Tea Party for all your economy-destroying policies, Dear Leader.  Then, stop for a moment and look us straight in the eye and tell us how you really feel about our Veterans and the country they took an oath to protect.

May Karma visit you in November for all your lies.


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It’s Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: anti-military, Politics

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I remember being amazed at some of my Dad’s thoughts on the state of the world when I was younger and believed I knew, oh, so much.   Over a quarter of a century later, I hear myself echoing some of those same statements of his as I talk with younger people so confused by all the rather frightening jibber jabber constantly bombarding us on an hourly basis these days.  At least back then, we only had the evening news on three TV channels and on-the-hour five minute radio news during the top 40 countdown.  We were free from the torrent of doom and gloom and body counts for the other 23 hours of the day.

Yet even with 24 hour cable news, the internet, social media and instant access to the world even from your cellphone, some things never seem to change.  Number one on that list, I dare say, would be politicians.  My Dad’s bottom line on politicians way back then was simply that they were all lying crooks lining their pockets and could care less about their constituents.

Don’t see much change in that area these days.

Sigh…

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Defense budget casualties light on civilian side

The Pentagon’s civilian workforce, which expanded dramatically during President Obama’s first three years, is not facing any significant reductions even as the Defense Department is slashing ground troops by more than 10 percent, retiring ships and combat planes, and putting off the purchases of some new weapons.

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This year, the number of civilians sits at 801,000, an increase of 62,000 personnel, or 8 percent; it is expected to decline by 1 percent next year.

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Mr. Punaro, a retired Marine Corps Reserve major general who headed the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Democratic staff, said the defense budget is suffering through rapid increases in personnel overhead costs at the expense of troops.

“While the fighting force is coming down, the overhead continues to grow,” he said. “It was an adverse ratio to start with, and it’s getting worse. You want to put your money in the tip of the spear, not in the rear with the gear.”

Read the rest here.

This certainly does not surprise those of us who were paying attention during the Carter and Clinton administrations.  (Something about having a “D” after your name and cutting the military…)

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From the White House:

Weekly Address: A New Chapter in Afghanistan

After signing an agreement that details our future relationship with Afghanistan, President Obama explains that we must now focus on the type of nation our troops return home to, and calls on Congress to take the money we are no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the other half to rebuild America.

Video here.

I watched it so you don’t have to.  You’re welcome.

Here’s the transcript:

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This week, I traveled to Afghanistan—to thank our troops serving far from home, and to sign an historic agreement that will help us complete our mission and end the war.

As Commander-in-Chief, nothing is more humbling or inspiring than the chance to spend some time with our troops.  At Bagram Air Base, I visited with some of our outstanding men and women in uniform.  I thanked them for their extraordinary service.  And I let them know that America honors their sacrifice.

Because of their bravery and dedication, the tide of war has turned in Afghanistan. We have broken the Taliban’s momentum. We’ve built strong Afghan Security Forces. We have devastated al Qaeda’s leadership. And one year ago, our troops launched the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. The goal that I set – to defeat al Qaeda, and deny it a chance to rebuild – is within reach.

Because of the progress we have made, I was able to sign an historic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between our countries – a future in which Afghans are responsible for the security of their nation, and we build an equal partnership between two sovereign states; a future in which the war ends, and a new chapter begins.

The enormous sacrifices of our men and women in uniform are not over.  But many of our troops are already coming home. Last year, we removed 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Another 23,000 will leave by the end of the summer. As our coalition agreed, by the end of 2014, the Afghans will be fully responsible for the security of their country.

And this is as it should be.  Because after more than a decade of war, it is time to focus on nation building here at home.

As a new greatest generation returns from overseas, we must ask ourselves, what kind of country will they come back to?  Will it be a country where a shrinking number of Americans do really well while a growing number barely get by?  Or will it be a country where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules – a country with opportunity worthy of the troops who protect us?

America has answered this question before. My grandfather, a veteran of Patton’s Army, got the chance to go to college on the GI Bill.  My grandmother, who worked on a bomber assembly line, was part of a workforce that turned out the best products on Earth.  They contributed to a story of success that every American had the chance to share in, the basic American promise that if you work hard, you could do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and put a little away for retirement.

Keeping that promise alive is the defining issue of our time. But it means making responsible choices.

I don’t think we should prioritize things like more tax cuts for millionaires while cutting the kinds of investments that built a strong middle class.

That’s why I’ve called on Congress to take the money we’re no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the other half to rebuild America.

Because we’ve got more jobs to create.  More students to educate.  More clean energy to generate.  More entrepreneurs with the next great idea, just looking for their shot at success. We’ve got to invest in things like education and medical research.  We’ve got to build newer, faster transportation and communication networks.  And we’ve got to secure the care and benefits our veterans have earned, so that we serve them as well as they have served us.

Every time I have the privilege of meeting with our troops, I’m struck by their courage, their commitment, their selflessness, and their teamwork.  They have something to teach us.  Recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression is a work in progress – but if we follow their example, then I have no doubt we will preserve the promise of this country, protect the freedoms we cherish, and leave for our children an America that’s built to last.

God bless you, and have a great weekend.

Reality phonecall for Pres. Obama at courtesy counter.  Please come to the courtesy counter for your reality phonecall.

Of course, all that pie-in-the-sky good feelin’ hope and change crap won’t mean a thing if we have a leaner (read: gutted), meaner (read: politically correct) shell (read: civilian) of a Military to defend this country (read: transformed) and it’s Constitution (read: shredded) from Islamofacsists (read: murderers).

‘Taliban grew stronger following US troops surge in Afghanistan by Obama in 2010′

A report by Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, and Representative Mike Rogers, Republican, has challenged Obama’s evaluation during his visit to Kabul that America has broken the Taliban’s momentum.

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“President Karzai believes that the Taliban will not come back. I’m not so sure,” adding, “The Taliban has a shadow system of governors in many provinces,” News 24 quoted Feinstein as saying.

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Rogers said that the group (the Haqqani network) was responsible for almost 500 US deaths and continued to operate outposts along the Afghan-Pakistani border.

Hmmm…maybe those Obama unicorns and rainbows aren’t quite so shiny these days.

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But then, if the Afghan Army keeps this up, we won’t have to cut the Military:

Man in Afghan uniform kills NATO soldier

“An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against coalition service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member,” NATO’S International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

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Damn them all to hell.

I. Can’t. Stand. This.

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The Military Fights Against Climate Change!!

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Politics, You're Kidding

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By God, if we can’t get the politicians and people to further the Green Agenda, why, we’ll use the Military!!

U.S. Military Forges Ahead with Plans to Combat Climate Change

Climate policy may be a minefield for politicians but the Pentagon sees liabilities from global warming and is both reducing the armed forces greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate impacts

The U.S. military’s elite forces have always pushed the envelope. And this summer will be no exception, as the Navy deploys SEALs with $2 million of new gear on missions to save hostages, combat pirates, and counter terrorism around the world. What sort of next-generation weaponry, armor, or transportation will the funds provide?

None.

The cash will pay for solar technology, enabling the SEALs to power up equipment and purify water while on the move, and even refrigerate medical supplies and food.

“It’s really the first step in the Navy’s effort to make the SEALs net-zero energy and net-zero water (use) down the road,” said Thomas Hicks, the Navy’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy.

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Okay, I can see having our forces using technology out in the field that keeps them moving without having to worry about resupplying.  That’s good.

But maybe there’s another agenda:

“There is not a shred of political correctness in what the military is doing with energy efficiency or renewable energy,” said Dennis McGinn, a retired Navy vice admiral who now serves as president of the D.C.-based American Council on Renewable Energy and as vice chair of the military advisory board for CNA, a 70-year-old think tank that began as a Naval antisubmarine research group during World War II.

Green Girl interview

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Hicks, who previously worked at the U.S. Green Building Council and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, says the green benefits are meaningful. Energy investments are not about “advancing an environmental agenda,” he said. “They’re about improving our combat capability, improving our mission effectiveness, and reducing our vulnerabilities to foreign sources of fossil fuel.”

“It’s about returning more of our brave sailors and Marines back home to their families safely.” (afterthought?)

And then there’s this:

A 2010 Defense Department review identified climate change and energy security as “prominent military vulnerabilities,” noting that climate change in particular is an “accelerant of instability and conflict.”  (emphasis mine)

They just won’t give up, will they?

From the Navy Secretary Ray Mabus:

“President Obama’s ‘all of the above’ strategy toward sources of energy recognizes a fundamental math problem: While the United States consumes 22 percent of the world’s oil, we possess just 2 percent of known oil reserves, Mabus said.

Sound familiar?  It should:

Of course, most of the statements the Commander in Chief made in this speechifyin’ of his are less than factual.

More Energy Lies From Obama

Not that that stops any of the Greenies from spouting their renewable energy talking points.

So, the Navy has joined in and it’s looking like more attention will be given to outfitting our Troops with renewable energy than equipment to fight the enemy.

Alternative energy companies going bankrupt by the dozens (at our expense, thank you not so very much),  windmill farms no longer windmilling and algae as the next Big F’n Deal.

And don’t even think about using our own resources for energy ~ fossil fuels are so passe’.  No need to do anymore drilling here.

But hey…That’s okay.  We have the MILITARY!!!

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Diversions ~ Or Strategy?

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Big Brother

Priorities ~

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Victor Davis Hanson ~ President Hamlet

“It is not, nor it cannot come to good.”
– William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1.2

“All is not well;
I doubt some foul play.”
– William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1.2

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Three years of Obama (Long but a good reminder.)

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A letter to the Editor

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Then there’s the “Republicans”:

Congressional Republicans Begin Planting Hit Jobs on Conservatives

First the House GOP required Democrats to get their three week continuing resolution passed – a continuing resolution that cuts less money than the interest on our national debt that will accumulate over the next three weeks.

Then the House GOP started bad mouthing the conservatives who voted against their plan.

Now the House GOP is launching a direct assault on . . . wait for it . . . conservatives.

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Whose side are they on anyway????

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Not A Good Way To Start The Day ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Big Brother

Riots all over the Middle East (sounds of crickets from the WH ~ guess Egypt is “special”).

Obama throwing Israel under the bus (I’d really hate to have Israel as an enemy).

And numbers:

THE DAMAGE OBAMA HAS DONE

By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann

January 2009 Today % chg Source
Avg. retail price/gallon gas in U.S. $1.83 $3.104 69.6% 1
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel) $43.48 $99.02 127.7% 2
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel) $38.74 $91.38 135.9% 2
Gold: London (per troy oz.) $853.25 $1,369.50 60.5% 2
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL $3.56 $6.33 78.1% 2
Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL $9.66 $13.75 42.3% 2
Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. fob $13.37 $35.39 164.7% 2
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall 7.6% 9.4% 23.7% 3
Unemployment rate, blacks 12.6% 15.8% 25.4% 3
Number of unemployed 11,616,000 14,485,000 24.7% 3
Number of fed. employees, ex. military (curr = 12/10 prelim) 2,779,000 2,840,000 2.2% 3
Real median household income (2008 v 2009) $50,112 $49,777 -0.7% 4
Number of food stamp recipients (curr = 10/10) 31,983,716 43,200,878 35.1% 5
Number of unemployment benefit recipients (curr = 12/10) 7,526,598 9,193,838 22.2% 6
Number of long-term unemployed 2,600,000 6,400,000 146.2% 3
Poverty rate, individuals (2008 v 2009) 13.2% 14.3% 8.3% 4
People in poverty in U.S. (2008 v 2009) 39,800,000 43,600,000 9.5% 4
U.S. rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings 5 9 n/a 10
Present Situation Index (curr = 12/10) 29.9 23.5 -21.4% 11
Failed banks (curr = 2010 + 2011 to date) 140 164 17.1% 12
U.S. dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate 89.76 82.03 -8.6% 2
U.S. money supply, M1, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim) 1,575.1 1,865.7 18.4% 13
U.S. money supply, M2, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim) 8,310.9 8,852.3 6.5% 13
National debt, in trillions $10.627 $14.052 32.2% 14

Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation’s history. Over 27 times as fast! Metaphorically, speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane 27 times faster . . . it would be doing 1,755 MPH!

(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury

(h/t Flopping Aces)

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President Obama’s 2012 Budget Builds on Failures of the PastFrom 2009 to 2011:

* Total discretionary spending soared from $1.2 trillion to $1.4 trillion, an increase of over 16 percent.
* Total mandatory spending jumped from $2.1 trillion to $2.2 trillion, an increase of almost 4 percent.
* The national debt jumped from $6.6 trillion to $9.5 trillion, a whopping increase of 43 percent.

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FY 2012 Discretionary Spending. Having pushed discretionary spending up rapidly in the prior two years, the President proposes to reduce 2012 discretionary spending by 5 percent, though he does so only by virtue of three simple and obvious budget gimmicks:

1. Redefining Pell grants as mandatory spending. Stripped of this gimmick, discretionary spending jumps by $14 billion in 2012.[2]
2. Reclassifying $54 billion of surface transportation spending from discretionary spending to mandatory spending.[3]
3. Spending the peace dividend. The budget proposal includes spending for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, referred to as “overseas contingency operations,” as discretionary spending and reduces funding for these operations by $38.2 billion in 2012.[4]

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Taxes. The President continues to play games with the scoring of tax policy. For example:

* He proposes to raise the top tax rate on capital gains and dividends to 20 percent from 15 percent and lists this as a tax cut that reduces revenues by $124 billion over 10 years.
* He proposes to extend the Bush tax cuts for low- and middle-income families and correctly includes this extension in the revenue baseline. But then, breaking with past practice, he leaves the tax relief for upper-income individuals and small businesses out of the baseline and thus conveniently has no reporting of the resulting tax hike.
* He proposes to prevent the Alternative Minimum Tax from rising in 2013, and then in classic Washington style proposes $321 billion in new tax hikes to offset the cost of not raising taxes.

Read the entire report here.

Some folks have been saying that Obama isn’t “leading”, that he’s a coward and is in over his head.  On war, I’d agree wholeheartedly.  He doesn’t like war…or guns…or nuclear anything…or the necessity of the Military, so he’s never really studied it.

But on the economic destruction of this country, I wholeheartedly disagree.

He knows exactly what he is doing and he’s doing it very well.

He’s setting up the Republicans to take the fall over spending cuts and if this continues, there is a very good chance he will have a second term.

Remember, the Progressives have been working on this for over a hundred years. (Socialism, Communism, Marzism, Leninism, Stalinism, ad nauseum.)

The Republicans have not.  (kinder, gentler Conservatism, compassionate Conservatism, Big Tent, RINOs.)

The Progressives have had decades making riots community activism and brainwashing political correctness into an artform.  (Hence, President I Won.)

The Republicans have not.  (McCain.)

The Progressives have never backed down. (Steamrollin’s the game and emotional guilt’s the name.)

The Republicans have, time and time again.  (I just wanna be liked…)

The Progressives have learned the art of camouflage and infiltrated every strata of politics, education, the Military and civil society.   (Trust no one.)

The Republicans have not.  (Hell, they can’t even see it if it smacks them in the face – and it has countless times.)

Marx, Alinsky and Cloward and Piven should be very proud.  Soros is laughing (all the way to the bank) and the old communists are banging their hands on the table in glee.

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Just Words?

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Politics

Apparently.

A reminder:

“Make no mistake: We need to end an era in Washington where accountability has been absent, oversight has been overlooked, your tax dollars have been turned over to wealthy CEOs and the well-connected corporations. You need leadership you can trust to work for you, not for the special interests who have had their thumb on the scale. And together, we will tell Washington, and their lobbyists, that their days of setting the agenda are over. They have not funded my campaign. You have. They will not run my White House. You’ll help me run my White House.” — Obama on the campaign trail

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Us and Them ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Politics

For all of you who don’t get alerts from Organizing For America, you know, Obama’s website, The Fearless Divine Leader makes videos just for his base.  He has to because they just keep getting upset with him with what he says to the American public in his speeches, which change in tone and content depending on whom he’s speaking at with about the emergency of the day, and what they want him to do.

Here’s his personal speech to his base on the Bush’s tax cuts and unemployment negotiations with the hostage takers, aka the Republicans.

And by the way, you’ll notice as he talks to his base at OFA, he speaks about “the Americans” as if his base of useful idiots are not American.  Hell, maybe he’s at least right on that part….

It’s a bit different than what he said at his press conference, no?

Can we have a do over now??? Don’t know if I’m going to make it another 2 frickin’ years.

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