Not A Good First Week For Obama

Barack Obama spent his first week in office undoing things to fit his liberal agenda and to give the appearance that he is fulfilling campaign promises. He has undone sanctions on world wide charities that perform abortions thus allowing US taxpayer dollars to fund abortions around the world. He has signed an Executive Order that closes Gitmo by February of next year but has no clue as to what to do with the inmates who are there. We might get to the point where the ones who can be released are set free in our country and those who cannot are jailed here. This would be disastrous and there would be very serious backlash if one of those released committed a crime here. I think they should be released to the White House. See if Obama is up for having these harmless people around his family.

It did not help that a report was released showing that 60 of the former inmates at Gitmo had rejoined the fight against us, that one had been put in a leadership position in a terror organization and that two recently appeared on a terrorist propaganda video. Yeah, shut down Gitmo and send these angels to live in America…

Then Obama had some setbacks with his nominations though Republicans basically rolled over and allowed the nomination of Hillary Clinton to go through. This very well could come back to bite Republicans and Obama in their sixes. Other nominees are getting grilled but in the end they will be confirmed.

Obama also discussed at length his idea of ethics and the restrictions on lobbyists serving in his administration. He then, not moments after discussing it, broke his own word by putting a lobbyist on board in his administration. The most ethical government is a meme we have heard through many administrations. When it comes down to it, they do what they want.

It is so bad that Muslims are saying bad things about him and al Qaeda has resorted to hurling insults at the man who was going to change the world. Everyone was going to love us if we elected him. Funny how that did not seem to work out, at least not right now.

The last thing Obama did was to take a swipe at Rush Limbaugh, America’s most listened to and highest paid talk radio host. Obama told Republican lawmakers that they could not listen to Limbaugh and expect to get things done. This is obviously a reference to the stimulus package that Rush and other TRUE conservatives oppose. What Obama is saying is, I can’t get this passed if you listen to what he says about it.

Limbaugh is not a politician so why should it matter what he says? Yes, he has a large following and he can get people worked up. When they get worked up they contact their members of Congress and discuss the prospects for future employment if they act in a way that people do not like. This means that politicians listen to their constituents rather than the president. Obama does not like that because he is fixated on the stimulus. To him it is an emergency that must be addressed RIGHT NOW even though most of the money will not be spent until 2011.

Obama wants this stimulus package to pass with a large majority because it is his first major undertaking. He does not want to be embarrassed by having it fail or pass by a slim margin. He needs a great deal of support in order to demonstrate he is in charge. But why pick a fight with Limbaugh?

Kevin Jackson (a talented writer) at The Black Sphere thinks it is so Obama will have a scapegoat if it fails. Obama needs a lot of Republicans on board so if this fails he will have them to blame. He also needs to demonize Limbaugh so that if it does not pass he can lay blame solely at Limbaugh’s feet. Obama is looking for an escape, a way out, a way to keep criticism off his back.

He is trying to make Republicans or Limbaugh his patsy depending on the outcome.

This is a feeble attempt because Obama and the Democrats have what they want. They have control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. They were very quick to assign blame to Republicans when they held that hand and now they will be the ones upon whose shoulders this rests. Obama does not like the idea of taking blame for failure because it might hurt his ultimate goal which is to be reelected. He does not want to serve just one term and if Democrats have their way he will serve more than two. It is hard to accomplish this if he is getting blamed for all the failures.

The Republicans are his way out if it passes but fails to stimulate the economy. He will blame something on them like Pelosi did with regard to the economic collapse. She told us that the Democrats had no blame and it was all the Republican’s fault which was a blatant lie. Obama would like to be able to do the same so he wants them on board.

Limbaugh is the perfect escape valve if the thing does not pass. He can blame it all on Limbaugh and the “disinformation” he put out. This will also allow him, with his cohorts in Congress, to fast track the inappropriately named “Fairness Doctrine.” The goal is to silence dissent, which was patriotic when Democrats engaged in it.

Obama is crafty but he has had a few missteps this week and he has ticked off his once fawning media wing. They were upset with his decision not to allow film crews in to record his do over on swearing in. They were not happy that he gave his first interview to a network that paid a lot of money to sponsor a ball and they were not happy he dismissed a reporter’s question about the ethics issue as “Not the right time.” Maybe it was not but he did invade their space and reporters ask questions.

Perhaps he was not accustomed to that since they ignored just about everything when he was running for office.

Tough questions, how dare they? I am The One…

All this in one week. Only about 207 more to go.

The only thing that could make his week worse would be if global warming were questioned further because snow and freezing temperatures hit a place where that rarely happens.


Telegraph UK

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23 Responses to “Not A Good First Week For Obama”

  1. Dog: What news reports are you reading and watching, dude?
    Obama’s first week in office has a 68 percent approval rating, only JFK with a 72 percent approval rating was higher for a first week of the presidency.
    Of course, you probably don’t believe in polls–opinion ones or election ones. But, if you’re giving them any credence whatsoever, you MAY have noticed that your boy Bush had the lowest of any president ever when he boarded Executive One while the crowds sang nah, nah, hah, goodbye.

  2. Schatzee says:

    They sang such gibberish out of disrespect for the man and this country. If someone did that to BO, the whole hords would be up in arms. Anyway, I think his first week has been a real disappointment (although not unexpected) for anyone with a brain. Abortions for foreign countries with our money; a stimulus package that will only stimulate government debt; and so on and so on.

    What a mess – approval rating aside (I assume that rating is from an MSM source maybe?), I for one do not approve of a single thing he has said or done as of yet.

  3. Adam says:

    It’s too early to talk much about approval ratings, but from the way he has Republicans up in arms over every word from his mouth and every stroke of his pen I’d say he’s doing a decent job so far.

    I for one don’t understand how anybody that considers themselves literate could still be making the argument that snow in strange places means no global warming. But then again we just spent the last 8 years with a government run by the kind of people who saddle up dinosaurs in museums to show how they were used by humans for transportation. Oh, George W. Bush and your anti-science community. How I won’t miss your voice in our policy…

  4. Randy says:

    The fact that Al Qaeda has resorted to hurling childish insults at Obama is a good thing. They are struggling to find ways to rally their base because they no longer have someone that they can so easily rally against. George W. Bush fell into a bit of a trap with his cowboy rhetoric.

  5. Harry says:

    WTF! Is it with you socialist/communist liberals!

  6. Harry says:

    Adam shut the F.U! Get out of this conservative site and go screw each other with your socialist “queers”

    Sgt. Blanco 82nd Airborne

  7. Schatzee says:

    I don’t see how anyone with an ounce of intellect can not see that climate change is a trend and not significantly affected by man. After all, the same trends happen on planets not inhabited by man.

    I’m with you, Harry!! :)

  8. Adam says:


    Nice to meet you too.


    I don’t have to go by my own intellect on this particular subject. I just go by what actual scientists say. For instance the majority opinions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Academy of Sciences, American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Association for the Advancement of Science which is that the Earth is warming and humans are involved. Who is it you were listening to?

  9. Bunny Colvin says:

    Who’s this Harry character? He seems like a real putz. Go screw each other with your socialist queers? Just how does one “screw” another “with” a queer? Glad to see Dog still has the “Conservative Intellectual” demographic commenting on his board.

    Potsy- It’s okay, honey. The sun still rises and sets, despite your repeated warnings of Armageddon should Obama be elected.

    How have you been, Dog? I gave you a few months to mourn without me, but I’m back. And you know who I’m a lookin’ for. (It starts with a B, but I wouldn’t want to be profane). Scotty…Swines…what’s up, fellas??!!

  10. Big Dog says:

    I told you about the insults. You are on a real short leash. I will not play games with you again. Your condescending attitude and insulting names can stay over at Meathead’s place.

    There are as many scientists who do not agree with the scientists you cite. Many on that panel have reversed their opinions.

    Of course, these are all opinions because none of it has been proven. Science is about proving things and MMGW has not been proven. It is a theory. You listen to Al Gore and last I checked he was no scientist.

    MMGW is a scam to allow people to get rich selling carbon offsets and other such nonsense.

    How about scientists who discuss sunspots as the reason? Hoe about Mars having and increase in temperature even though no one lives there?

    How do you prove something is warming if it is getting colder?

    How do people claim the science is settled when it has yet to be proved?

    Believe what you want but the Earth will still be here in 5 and 10 years and you fools will still be chanting about GW. Funny, in the 70s it was a new ice age that was coming…

  11. Bunny Colvin says:

    I ain’t lookin’ for no trouble, Dog. Just wonderin’ how someone can “screw” another “with” a queer. Now I’m no prude, but obviously there is some kinky stuff goin’ on out there that I’m not aware of.

    I don’t know this Meathead fella, either. Who he? One of dem Islamo-facists???

  12. Big Dog says:

    I imagine if Barbara wanted to be called Babs she would sign in that way. If Schatzee wanted to be called Potsy then she would sign in that way.

    You should have respect.

    And I don’t know what people do with queers. I don’t really care so long as they are not physically attacking them for their sexual orientation even though the gays are not afraid to attack those who don’t agree with them.

  13. Bunny Colvin says:


    Bibs refers to our president as “from the devil”. This lead me to believe that the kid gloves were off. Please forgive me for not treating her with the utmost respect. I was under the impression that this was a red blooded conservative “real American” type website, not some sissy lib-ral forum. I’ve been gone too long. I was unaware that this site had taken a kinder, gentler tone. My bad.

  14. Harry says:

    Yes! As for you liberals who persisted to attack and corner us conservatives. I have had it, now its time for us conservative to attack back. After all, wouldnt it be fair if we attack back the same way you liberals do? Oh no, is not right when others express them selves like you do!

    Sgt. Blanco
    All the way dumb bastards!

  15. Adam says:

    Big Dog:

    The problem is you cite unspecified single scientists. You can find a scientist or three that believes almost anything, they just probably don’t have credibility with their peers.

    I don’t cite Al Gore on this and I don’t tend to cite specific scientists because scientists do revise their opinions as you’ve noted. What I cite are significant scientific bodies that have recorded their view on global warming as a body, and that view is that climate change is real and humans play a significant role.

    I don’t run around thinking the earth will be gone in 5-10 years from global warming, though I do see more people on this site saying the world will be gone in 5-10 years because of Obama and the Devil. I digress though.

    I do live an environmentally conscious life and I feel like it’s important for us to conserve energy and find alternatives so that my possible future children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy the same kind of freedoms that we have right now.

    Call it a scam, give me your logic and stories about global cooling, laugh about how it snowed somewhere so the earth can’t be warming, yadda, yadda, yadda. I’m still going to fall back on the opinion of the major scientific bodies of the US and the World, and their view is clear.

  16. Adam says:

    The Petition Project is an outdated, error filled list of scientists duped into believing the evidence from the fake research written by oil industry employed scientists with very little relevant experience in climate science. In short it is a joke.

  17. Big Dog says:

    How did I know Adam was going to say this is a joke and discredited?

    He does that whenever anyone presents something contrary to his position.

    These people were duped by the oil companies. Many of the scientists who support the THEORY of global warming receive funding from the government for research. If they discredited it then they would be out of funding and jobs but that is OK.

    The reality is, there are as many or more scientists who do not believe this. This is unproven. We can certainly do research but it is stupid to spend trillions of dollars to stop something that is not proven. We will go completely bankrupt doing things that will have negligible results.

    Want to know if it is real? Look at how Gore lives. He uses 20 times more energy than the average person. The libs flew 600 private jets to the messiah’s coronation. They only want to make money off it. Hell, the libs left 130 tons of trash in DC. Real environmentalists.

    Snake oil.

    I believe we should recycle and all that neat stuff but if you want to buy an SUV that is your business.

    Look at how many actors claim that we need to do something while they puff away on cigarettes (and bongs) and then get in private planes or convoys of limos.

    Snake oil.

    Prove it and then we can discuss it. The science is not settled.

  18. Adam says:

    Sorry, pal. You’d like to think it has to do with it simply being contrary to my position but it’s more about it being a total crock of crap.

    You’ll need more than a faulty list of names going back 11 years full of duplicates, fake names, and a whole bunch of people who have changed their opinion since or denied ever signing it to start with. So yes, I call that a discredited joke.

    You can’t address this core argument so you try to bring it down to your level where you’re actually arguing against the lifestyle and character of Al Gore and unspecified actors, against liberals who fly in jets, not against what it is that actual scientific bodies believe in.

    I won’t get much into arguing if global warming is for real any more than I’ll argue evolution is real. The question is what do the major scientific organizations believe, what do most relevant scientists believe? They believe climate change is real and humans play a significant role.

    But as usual don’t let facts get in the way of your story. Continue with your argument against climate change. Maybe climate change isn’t real because Michael Moore is fat or because Ted Kennedy drinks booze? I haven’t heard you use those as your arguments in a while. The good one’s never die…

    • Big Dog says:

      Well Pal,
      We have been through this before. There is no proof that either evolution or man mad global warming is real. Yes the world warms and cools in cycles as it has done for billions of years. However, no matter how many scientists agree, it is not proven or settled. There are just as many scientists including a lot of climate scientists who do not agree.

      Discounting the “joke” there are still as many.

  19. Bunny Colvin says:

    Yo Dog-

    Say someday man made global warming and evolution are “proven to be real”. (Most rational thinkers have already come to the conclusion that each is, but for the sake of argument, we’ll pretend that some years from now secret documents are released in which Ronald Reagan himself pronounces both “theories” real). How would you feel in such a scenario? Pi$$ed?

    I can’t figure out why you w(r)ong wingers are so anti-environment. Do you work for an oil company or something? I thought you were a candy striper.

    Today’s global warming doubters remind me of the gang that insisted earth was flat. What a bunch of jacka$$es they must have felt like when they were proven wrong.

    • Big Dog says:

      Yo Bunny,
      So show the proof. Don’t show me theories and postulates, show me scientific evidence of either.

      If it is proven then I will believe it.

      Candy Striper? No, hardly. And I don’t work for an oil company. I do my part to do as little damage as possible to the environment. I did not leave one bit of trash on the ground in DC any time I was there. What is it about libs that they claim to support the environment and then leave 130 tons of trash lying around?

  20. Bunny Colvin says:

    I’ve never littered in my life. And I’m 100% lib.