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Obama Wants Money, Has Imaginary Sons, Etc.

There are a lot of interesting White House news out there, so I thought I’d do a kind of roundup piece for you this evening to make sure you’re aware of it.

** Obama is seeking another $1.2 trillion to keep the government from eclipsing the debt ceiling. From the Washington Post:

Congress will have had 15 days to say no before the nation’s debt ceiling automatically is raised from $15.2 trillion to $16.4 trillion . . .

Obama had sought to make the request at the end of last month, when the Treasury came within $100 billion of its borrowing limit. However, with Congress on recess, lawmakers from both parties asked the president to hold off.

** The Justice Department offered up the legal rationale for President Obama’s decision to make recess appointments while the Senate was holding pro forma sessions it claimed kept it out of session. From The Hill:

In a memo, Justice argued the pro forma sessions held every third day in the Senate do not constitute a functioning body that can render advice and consent on the president’s nominees.

** Obama’s chief economist said raising taxes on the wealthy will help the economy.

He argued that a more progressive tax code would reduce inequality and increase consumer spending, since middle-class workers tends to spend most of their income.

According to a new book, Obama got sick of shaking the troops’ hands while on a trip to Baghdad. Via BuzzFeed:

“He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it,” a State Department official tells me. “Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my
eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take fucking pictures with them?”

** And Obama apparently thinks he has sons. From remarks made Thursday night to supporters in Chicago, via Byron Tau at Politico 44, where I saw this:

“The first bill I signed — a bill that said that we’re going to have equal pay for equal work because I want my daughters treated the same way as my sons.”

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55 Responses to Obama Wants Money, Has Imaginary Sons, Etc.

  1. The economist, MrKrueger, must have gotten his degree from an on-line school located in Nigeria; he maintains that raising taxes on the rich gives the middle class more money? What an idiot!

    As for the “sons” he’s claiming; there are many things in his background that he’s taken great care to keep hidden.

  2. “He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it,” a State Department official tells me. “Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my
    eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take fucking pictures with them?”

    Put that in a Republican campaign ad and see how his numbers go if it were up to me and that was true he’s unfit to serve as Commander-in- Chief makes
    me sick as does he!

      • Well somebody better man up and say the truth is not racist no matter
        how many times Obama and his minions say it they cannot be allowed to get a free pass on the continual use of racism. You know when you
        repeat a lie enough times it becomes meaningless a white noise no pun
        intended.

      • You are exactly right. This is also why the GOP caved during the “debt limit” debacle.

        ALL they needed to do was stick together. Cuts would have been automatic. But, rather than gut the military (the marxist’s dream), the hand-out programs would have gotten cut. This would have led to riots. The media and the marxists would have all proclaimed “the checks just stopped coming” all because the GOP were all racists. So rather than do the right thing, they caved. And not only caved, they signed over Constitutional authority to O’Bozo. NOW, instead of “spending” ORIGINATING in the House, HE gets to “request” more money? And if THEY don’t turn it down in 15 days, he gets it? We obviously no longer are being governed in accordance to the Constitution.

  3. I hope all this stuff is adding up to something in the minds of the voters, yet all I hear about these days is Bain Capital and how Romney’s an evil vulture, etc. etc. (thanks, Newt, for doing the Dems’ dirty work for them!)

    Notice how the deficit discussion has fallen off the map in terms of a serious policy issue…the Republicans have lost control of the narrative (thanks in large part to Romney’s opponents) and now the whole campaign will be about Bain, Romney’s wealth, the 1%, class warfare, et al. They played right into Barry’s hands on this one and reinforced his whole campaign theme. Makes me sick!

  4. Excellent roundup Keith. Reminds me of the morning news you used to do. Read that story on the troop visit he made to Iraq. The man has no soul or moral compass, as the commie Bellafonte said. He literally makes me sick to my stomach for treating our military with so little respect.

    I agree with srdem about the sons. Who knows what or who is in the mystery man’s past. Never thought I’d live to see the day that a man with such a shady past could be elected to the highest office in this country.

  5. One or two itsy bitsy questions:

    Is any part of the $1.2 billion for child support for his “sons?”

    Which candidate will have the cojones to run an ad on the Bagdad story?

  6. Oh has everyone noticed the new gray hair look? He generally doesn’t have that much. The think tank must have said you look too rested you need to look
    older and tired like you have been working and are aging like the other Presidents before did. Sadly it’s just magic tired probably by MO’s $15,000
    makeup guru:) Phony.

  7. That lazy SOB was too tired, lazy, etc, etc. to bother shaking our fine Soldier’s hands? I’m glad at least the scales fell from their eyes! We knew from DAY ONE and before this creep is an unmitigated disaster.

    Oh, and he has sons??????? Where are they? in Kenya, Hawaii? Englewood?
    I bet moochie will be happy to hear that! And she was angry before, uh oh.

  8. What a shameful S.O.B. The Communist in Chief is. Cryin’ and whinin’ because he was tired of taking pics with the troops who are fighting and dying and sacrificing to keep America free? Makes me want to throw up. We need a real man or woman in the WH, not this piss poor excuse for a human being. At this point I almost don’t care who we elect in November as long as it is not him.

  9. Read a rumor they are thinking of buying Katherine Hepburn’s home very Kennedy like old money compound. Old Saybrook for $28 million and it’s got a
    golf course:)

    • And who is paying for it? The Communist probably had to sell his soul to the devil himself. But you know, what his Frankenstein Bride wants, his Frankenstein Bride gets.

      • Bad news they aren’t buying. Guess HRH doesn’t think it’s fancy or new and nice enough. Glad it is a beautiful old place and the memories of
        Katherine Hepburn would I’m sure be gutted and replaced with whatever
        the interior equivalent of sleeveless is:)

  10. Re: the “my daughters” and “my sons” comment…I took it as a self-reverential, God-like statement. He is the Chosen One, isn’t he?

  11. Oh shut up ?man. I bet you I am blacker than Obama, my mama is black and my daddy is blacker (literally). Guess i hate whitey in the white house.y