What do you call the president who rescues the U.S. auto industry? Illegal imperialist.
The TARP loans extended to GM and Chrysler, and used to help bail out and position two of the major automakers in the industry (Ford never accepted government funding) , were first initiated under George W. Bush in 2008. Even then well over 20 Republican lawmakers were up in arms, claiming that TARP loans could only be diverted to the domestic auto industry with Congressional consent. President Obama can take credit for building on this shaky premise and taking it over the top when he essentially forced highly irregular and cumbersome sale and reorganization of those companies disguised as bankruptcy.
What do you call the president who finally eliminates Osama bin Laden? Politically opportunistic.
I can’t say it any better than Ryan Zinke, a Montana State Senator and former commander of Navy SEAL Team Six, said in this article by Hunter Walker from Politicker.com:
Mr. Zinke said he believes these feelings of anger were fueled by a series of White House leaks and an Obama campaign commercial featuring President Bill Clinton that questioned whether Mr. Romney would have ordered the SEAL Team Six raid that killed Bin Laden.
“I think there is huge concern that the administration is using and continues to leak class documents for less than–well, for political gain,” said Mr. Zinke. “I think when the commercial came out with President Clinton and President Obama, and they talked about the political ramifications of failure, they didn’t talk about the families that would be left without a father. They talked about political consequences—that was a bridge too far.”
Mr. Zinke also pointed to White House leaks about the Bin Laden raid to a pair of filmmakers who are making a movie about the operation as something that was upsetting to military personnel.
“There’s a lot of reasons you can release classified information, a lot of justifiable reasons, but making a movie for political gain isn’t one of them,” Mr. Zinke said.
What do you call the president who ends Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Well…let’s just say that his military record speaks to his wisdom.
It should be interesting to see how we handle transgender convicted military prisoner Bradley Manning. Special prison quarters and sex change hormones and possible operations all on the government dime sounds an awful lot like Obamacare. That’s right! I said it and I’m not amused. President Obama may not be ashamed, but he should be. We know that all of his scandals over two terms in office will be swept under the rug because he is the face of an affirmative action presidency.
Have you heard the one about the president who had so many scandals during his administration that we had to take the top 20? Here they are :
1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.
2. Benghazi: This is actually three scandals in one: The failure of administration to protect the Benghazi mission; the changes made to the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video; and the refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack.
3. Keeping an eye on The Associated Press: The Justice Department performed a massive cull of Associated Press reporters’ phone records as part of a leak investigation.
4. Rosengate: The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails.
5. Potential Holder perjury I: Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury when in fact he signed the affidavit that termed Rosen a potential criminal.
6. The ATF “Fast and Furious” scheme: Federal agencies allowed weapons from U.S. gun dealers to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF summarily lost track of scores of those weapons, many of which were used in crimes, including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
7. Potential Holder perjury II: Holder told Congress in May 2011 that he had just recently heard about the Fast and Furious gun walking scheme when there is evidence he may have known much earlier.
8. Sebelius demands payment: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for Obamacare.
9. The Pigford scandal: An Agriculture Department effort that started as an attempt to compensate black farmers who had been discriminated against by the agency but evolved into a gravy train delivering several billion dollars in cash to thousands of additional minority and female farmers who probably didn’t face discrimination.
10. GSA gone wild: The General Services Administration in 2010 held an $823,000 training conference in Las Vegas, featuring a clown and a mind readers. Resulted in the resignation of the GSA administrator.
11. Veterans Affairs in Disney World: The agency wasted more than $6 million on two conferences in Orlando. An assistant secretary was fired.
12. Sebelius violates the Hatch Act: A U.S. special counsel determined that Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in her official capacity last year. During the remarks, Sebelius called for the election of the Democratic candidate for governor of North Carolina.
13. Solyndra: Republicans charged the Obama Administration funded and promoted its poster boy for green energy despite warning signs the company was headed for bankruptcy. The administration also allegedly pressed Solyndra to delay layoff announcements until after the 2010 midterm elections.
14. AKA Lisa Jackson: Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used the name “Richard Windsor” when corresponding by email with other government officials, drawing charges she was trying to evade scrutiny.
15. The New Black Panthers: The Justice Department was accused of using a racial double standard in failing to pursue a voter intimidation case against Black Panthers who appeared to be menacing voters at a polling place in 2008 in Philadelphia.
16. Waging war all by myself: Obama may have violated the Constitution and both the letter and the spirit of the War Powers Resolution by attacking Libya without Congressional approval.
17. Biden bullies the press: Vice President Biden’s office has repeatedly interfered with coverage, including forcing a reporter to wait in a closet, making a reporter delete photos, and editing pool reports.
18. AKPD not A-OK: The administration paid millions to the former firm of then-White House adviser David Axelrod, AKPD Message and Media, to promote passage of Obamacare. Some questioned whether the firm was hired to help pay Axelrod $2 million AKPD owed him.
19. Sestak, we’ll take care of you: Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used Bill Clinton as an intermediary to probe whether former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) would accept a prominent, unpaid White House advisory position in exchange for dropping out of the 2010 primary against former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).
20. I’ll pass my own laws: Obama has repeatedly been accused of making end runs around Congress by deciding which laws to enforce, including the decision not to deport illegal immigrants who may have been allowed to stay in the United States had Congress passed the “Dream Act.”
Might I add the NSA scandal and, most recently, the revelations that the administration and Obamacare supporters knew that they were lying when they assured people of the security of their healthcare plans? And what about the one, you know, where the president supported the U.S. Attorney who lied under oath and declared he would not prosecute his people? Stop me if you’ve heard this one: The president, and a group of ACORN employees turned Navigators who helped pass the wealth redistribution plan called Obamacare, walk into a bar…okay, so you can see where I’m going with this.
Short of a complete political turnaround, the Affordable Care Act will indeed be the president’s singular, most spectacular failure of his two terms. And no amount of flawed, liberal logic (was that oxymoronic?) trying to equate Obamacare, his signature ‘legislation’, and the ‘N-word’ will prevent people from associating it with the man who tried to bring communism to the God-blessed United States of America.
Many thanks to Todd Zywicki, the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law and a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center, for explaining the auto bailout and it’s ramifications.