Reality Strikes!

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After yesterday’s embarrassingly BAD news conference, it’s become very real for Barack Obama and the American people, that his administration is bordering on complete implosion. Now, whether that actually happens remains to be seen. But, never in our nations’s history has an American president willfully and without any reservation deceived the people of this country to this extent. Mr. Obama has met the seemingly endless parade of incompetence from HIS White House with his trademark unapologetic, vindictive, arrogance.

Even the most clueless and disconnected American voter can, without a doubt, see the Obama administration is a sinking ship and it’s time to head for the lifeboats…if there are enough to be had!

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OBAMACARE ARCHITECT: “COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A DEATH SPIRAL”  – The Weekly Standard

FOULD AJAMI: WHEN THE OBAMA MAGIC DIED – The Wall Street Journal

OBAMA PIVOTS, DEMOCRATS PANIC – The Daily Beast

INSURANCE, HEALTH CARE EXPERTS SAY OBAMA’S FIX IS BAD MEDICINE – The Chicago Sun-Times

ANALYSIS: FOR OBAMA, HIS PRESIDENCY IS AT STAKE – USA Today

THE PRESIDENT’S NEW RULE WON’T SOLVE EVERYTHING FOR DEMOCRATS – Slate

OBAMA’S POLITICAL MALPRACTICE – Ruth Marcus @ The Washington Post

The list goes on and on and on…..and as you might gather, though they will always be in his pocket, even the liberal media is skeptical at this point. True to form, they’re more concerned about Obama’s presidency than what the nation’s citizens face. In the end, little comfort is taken by myself…and many more..in the fact that we can say “we tried to warn you, but you wouldn’t listen…”

Facing the Facts!

As usual, they’re not good. What else would you expect with the man we have in the White House?…

Doesn’t take much more than looking around out there….

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HERE’S WHY AMERICANS GIVE OBAMA AN ‘F’ ON THE ECONOMY – The Wall Street Cheat Sheet

10 REASONS WHY OBAMA’S FINANCIAL AID PLAN GETS AN ‘F’ – The Washington Post

OBAMA’S EPIC MIDEAST FAILURES – Commentary

IS OBAMA NOW A DANGEROUS LIABILITY? – Monty Pelerin’s World

THE FAILURE OF THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE – Townhall

I’VE GOT THE OBAMA BLUES – Warning Signs

Seems even the most clueless Obama supporter could see the obvious. THIS President is an abysmal failure at best. And it’s getting worse. The country was willing to give him a pass, deference, and exceptions for achieving the landmark of the nation’s first African-American president. That concern should have vanished years ago! We’re saddled with an inept, petulant, and vindictive “leader”. With each passing day I hope for more Americans to wake up to that fact. I’ve yet to see much movement in that direction. Instead, Mr. Obama’s incompetence is rewarded and praised. Eventually the significance of the damage has to be recognized. A national epiphany? We can only hope. In the meantime, the struggle continues….

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Benghazi: The Spin

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Admittedly, the Benghazi hearings will result in little, if any damage for the Obama administration. Nevertheless, I thought it a good idea to present this analysis of how the spin is, yet again, attempting to minimize the importance of serious incompetence and deceit in the White House. There are a few points brought out which have been mentioned previously here. With the level of idiocy among the general populace, it’s always a good idea to reiterate your argument. Unfortunately, it’s a reflection of the nation we are today. Arrogance and disconnect rule the day and we will all eventually pay the price…

LIBERAL MEDIA SPIN BENGHAZI TO PROTECT TEAM OBAMA – Dan Gainor @ Fox News

The Obama administration has lied, stonewalled, bullied, and intimidated – the true marks of an open and transparent administration

“In the real world, when you cover up four murders after the fact, you likely go to jail. In government, you retire with dignity and run for president with full media support.

Up until yesterday, that was the Benghazi scenario following the death of four Americans including our ambassador to Libya.

The Obama administration has lied, stonewalled, bullied, and intimidated – the true marks of an open and transparent administration. And, with a few notable exceptions, the American media haven’t just let them get away it. Heck, they’ve helped.

Hill testimony of State Department whistleblowers might change that, but it’s doubtful given the one-sided reporting so far.

NBC said there was an “obvious political undercurrent” to the hearings and accused the GOP of going after the “most popular Democrat,” Hillary Clinton.

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The New York Times public editor criticized her own paper’s Benghazi coverage and The Washington Post’s Twitter account inexplicably mocked those Tweeting about the case as “Chick-fil-A lovers.” AP even called it a “GOP” hearing, to make sure readers saw it as partisan.

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Politico story about CBS showed the truly insidious nature of media bias on this story and how the network held back Emmy award-winning reporter Sharyl Attkisson. “CBS News executives see Attkisson wading dangerously close to advocacy on the issue, network sources have told Politico,” wrote Dylan Byers. So much so that Attkisson is “in talks to leave CBS ahead of contract.” As a result, she hadn’t even reported on the Libya attack for five months.

It hasn’t just been CBS that has been trying to corral this story. New York Times coverage might still damage the administration even though that paper has tried to prevent it. MSNBC’s sometime conservative, former Florida Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, even Tweeted about Thursday’s Times story, saying it “should cause great concerns in the White House.”

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That piece, “Diplomat Says Questions Over Benghazi Led to Demotion,” detailed State Department retaliation against one witness, saying “the prospects for the 2016 presidential election” could be impacted.

Of course, the article minimized that impact. “Mr. Hicks offered an unbecoming view of political supervision and intimidation inside the Obama administration,” wrote three Times staffers.

Unbecoming? Quite the understatement. Hey, sorry we ruined your career. That’s so unbecoming.

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Public Editor Margaret Sullivan took her own paper to task, but also blamed Fox News for having “fomented” criticism of the Times. “In fact, what’s been written in The Times has been solid. But my sense is that, starting last fall, The Times has had a tendency to both play down the subject, which has significant news value, and to pursue it most aggressively as a story about political divisiveness rather than one about national security mistakes and the lack of government transparency,” she concluded.

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The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank treated the testimony as if witnesses were lying. His column called the sworn comments a “yarn” and referred to our No. 2 diplomat in Libya as a “virtuoso storyteller.” Milbank pushed the standard lefty response you can expect to see at least till November, 2016: “Hicks didn’t lay a glove on the former secretary of state Wednesday.”

It wasn’t just the traditional media spinning for Team Obama. Lefty outlets did their darnedest to downplay the death of four Americans, including the only U.S. ambassador killed since 1979.

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On MSNBC, NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd undercut the scandal on the May 8 “Morning Joe.” Todd called the decision to not send more special ops forces to Benghazi “very rational.” Host Rachel Maddow blasted the GOP on her May 8 show for an organized conspiracy to make Obama resign, calling it “the most ambitious thing they have done.”

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Comedian Jon Stewart devoted 8 and a half minutes attacking the GOP for the hearings, even bringing up Nixon cover-ups and saying the party has “a history of hysteria.” Increasingly, his role isn’t to make jokes. It’s as Obama’s Youth Ambassador/Spinmeister.

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The liberal propaganda site Huffington Post incredibly didn’t even mention the hearings on the front page, just an attack on Fox’s coverage. Buried on the Politics page was the approved Democratic spin: “Benghazi Hearing Reveals Incompetence, But No Cover-Up.” Instead, it found room for stories on food addiction, “the female word for blowjob,” and “The Incredible Name Kevin Spacey Picked For His Rescue Dog.”

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Other liberal sites went even further, ignoring the hearing and the testimony entirely. The Nation, Alternet and Democracy Now had no visible coverage. That’s a far cry from how the left reacted to even something as mundane as theNRA convention, where no terrorists killed four Americans.

It doesn’t really matter how they spin it, the news continues to get out. But if all major news outlets do is cover for the administration, they may well succeed in protecting their 2016 candidate.”

Dan Gainor is the Boone Pickens Fellow and the Media Research Center’s Vice President for Business and Culture. He writes frequently about media for Fox News Opinion. He can also be contacted on Facebook and Twitter as dangainor.

The days are over when you could depend on the media to do their job. Agenda oriented coverage is all that’s left. You have only yourself to depend upon for the truth….

Obama's Lap Dogs

Circling the wagons….DESPERATE Democrats!

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Just a sampling of some of the remarks made by Congressional Democrats during the Benghazi hearings yesterday….Typical of such spineless behavior, they attempt to deny and deflect so as to shield the Obama administration…

"Congress has been cheap on the cheap of providing protection to our personnel."

“Congress has been cheap on the cheap of providing protection to our personnel.”

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) attempting to blame budget restraints for the fiasco in Libya…

"And, as I listen to your testimony I could not help but think of something that I said very recently -- two years ago now -- in a eulogy for a relative. I said that death is a part of life, so often we have to find a way to make life a part of death. And, I guess the reason why I'm saying that, going back to something Mr. Nordstrom said, he wanted, I guess all of you said this, he wanted to make sure we learn from this.."

“And, as I listen to your testimony I could not help but think of something that I said very recently — two years ago now — in a eulogy for a relative. I said that death is a part of life, so often we have to find a way to make life a part of death. And, I guess the reason why I’m saying that, going back to something Mr. Nordstrom said, he wanted, I guess all of you said this, he wanted to make sure we learn from this..”

The embarrassing Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) more or less saying sh*t happens….deal with it….

“I find it truly disturbing and very unfortunate that when Americans come under attack, the first thing some did in this country was attack Americans,” she said. “Attack the military; attack the president; attack the State Department; attack the former senator from the great state of New York, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

“I find it truly disturbing and very unfortunate that when Americans come under attack, the first thing some did in this country was attack Americans,” …. “Attack the military; attack the president; attack the State Department; attack the former senator from the great state of New York, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

The MORONIC Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) going out of her way with little C.Y.A. for Mrs. Clinton….

Of course, as to be expected, the media is doing ALL it can to diminish and discredit the hearings… a couple of examples:

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"I make sure to discredit the subject of my story if I don't agree with them politically..It's just part of my job as an "objective" journalist...as it is with most reporters today..."

“I make sure to discredit the subject of my story if I don’t agree with them politically..It’s just part of my job as an “objective” journalist…as it is with most reporters today…”

From Kasie Hunt, NBC News

“So would there be so much coverage of this Benghazi hearing if John Kerry had been SecState at the time? #doubtful #hillary 2016”

It was clear as it could possibly be what was going on with the Democrats on the committee. The objective is to protect President Obama at all costs! Never mind that four Americans died, likely needlessly. Never mind that the administration was and is mired in incompetence and indifference when it comes to the national interests of the nation. The TOP priority of today’s Democratic party is to excuse and impugn. It’s shameless, gutless, and disgusting. And it was on display for the nation to see in these hearings.

"You bet I can lie!...And I'm pretty fu**ing good at it, too!"

“You bet I can lie!…And I’m pretty fu**ing good at it, too!”

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BENGHAZI SHOWS DEMOCRATS AT MOST DESPERATE – Charles Hurt @ The Washington Times

HILLARY CLINTON’S BIG BENGHAZI LIE – Katie Pavlich @ Townhall

FROM BIMBOS TO BENGHAZI – Jeffrey Lord @ American Spectator

BENGHAZI: BEGINNING OF END – Dick Morris @ The Hill

What did you expect???….

"First of all...you must understand..NONE of this is of my doing...I'm just here to point out what's wrong..no risk taking..no substantive solutions..no reality...It's who I am...I am nothing more than an empty suit...and it's time the media AND the American people realize that..."

“First of all…you must understand..NONE of this is of my doing…I’m just here to point out what’s wrong..no risk taking..no substantive solutions..no reality…It’s who I am…I am nothing more than an empty suit…and it’s time the media AND the American people realize that…”

I’m asking that question of the American people….not the President.

Lot’s of analysis on Mr. Obama’s rather impromptu news conference yesterday. If you can call it that…

Typical of the approach he employs, the President avoided any answers of real substance. Complaining that it’s hard and others are not doing their job was par for the course.

The exasperating part is watching the press…and a good portion of the public..come away surprised and puzzled. How hard is it to grasp the fact that Barack Obama is NOT a President?! He is a figurehead for the government and his party. A spokesman for federal fiat. He governs with an attitude. An attitude of disdain and disregard for those that question him and try to suggest a little reality in governance. He is a man with an agenda. And it is an agenda at odds with what is best for this nation. He’s defensive, divisive, and petty. Yet we’re supposed to take away that his approach is based upon sincerity steeped in core principals. Mr. Obama has no core principals. His arrogance is on display for all to see each and every day. Yet, we continue to put faith in this man. It’s a sad commentary on how sensible thought and practicality has take a back seat to celebrity status.

Here are a few examples of reaction from yesterday….

“It’s never a good sign for a president when he feels compelled to assure the public he still has a pulse.” – Dana Milbank @ The Washington Post

“The King of Glib sure isn’t ready for the serious business of actually getting things done.” – Charles Hurt @ The Washington Times

“President Barack Obama spent most of his surprise April 30 press conference on the defensive, blaming the Senate, budget cuts, Republicans, Syria’s dictator and much else for the shaky start to his second term.” – Neil Munro @ The Daily Caller

And MORE encouraging news….

OBAMACARE POLL FINDS 42% OF AMERICANS UNAWARE IT’S LAW – ABC News

OBAMACARE SUPPORT SLUMPS TO 35% – Townhall

“Even if we do everything perfectly, there will still be glitches and bumps…. That’s pretty much true of every government program that’s ever been set up.” – President Obama at his news conference 4/30 reported at The Hill

“I just see a huge train wreck coming down… You and I have discussed this many times, and I don’t see any results yet.” – Sen Max Baucus (D-MT) on Obamacare in an interview with The Washington Times

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So…there you have it…YOU asked for this crap, folks! YOU asked for four more years of this fiasco of a Presidency. Now we have it…in all of its glory! Buyers remorse is setting in and who are we to blame. Look no further than yourself….

Fraying Around the Edges…

To borrow a line from “The Lady Heir” skit from ‘The Carol Burnett Show’….

“Well, well, well, well, well..well…..well”…

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That’s my reaction to the swirling mess surrounding the Obama administration these past few days. If you follow events even somewhat, you know what an incompetent group of “keystone cops” we have running things in this country. And atop it all sits a President who attempts to constantly disassociate himself from responsibility and policy.

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With Mr. Obama’s unfounded claims harking disaster at the prospect of sequestration cuts, he finds himself ranting against a policy he previously endorsed! The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward has found his way to the administration’s enemies list by pointing out this fact. I mean, it doesn’t look good for the White House when the “Post” allows such a story to manifest! Can’t have that, now can we?

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Also related to the sequester comes the story that Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano’s department orders the release of illegal immigrants due to anticipated cuts. And, true to form,the White House disavows any knowledge of such a decision. WTF?!!!!

It boggles the mind! Is THIS any way to run a country?!!!!!

"Like we told Americans, Obamacare is supposed to be something for nothing.."

“Like we told Americans, Obamacare is supposed to be something for nothing..”

And from our clueless file comes the revelation that Democratic ‘strategerist’, Donna Brazile’s complaint and claim that her insurance premiums are going up!…This wasn’t supposed to happen! It’s supposed to all be free now!..How can this happen?!!!

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All of this stuff, and more, is just the beginning of the fiasco that will be President Obama’s second term. And we asked for it! Or most of us did, anyway. It just doesn’t make sense and it doesn’t add up. We have allowed the idiotic, the clueless, and the senseless to define our nation, our way of life, and our future. We have placed in charge those whose very nature threatens what so many have worked so hard for over so many years. Yet we’ve eagerly allowed ourselves to be duped for one reason or another. Whether it comes from fear or some sort of misguided view of “fairness”. The Obama administration continues to pursue a direction that, hopefully, more and more Americans will question. That questioning must lead to placing responsibility where it belongs…on him and his policies. The President cannot be removed from the equation with this belief that he is somehow separate from the problem. His nonstop campaign mode is not the answer. Mr. Obama continues to demagogue and blame, which will offer no real solution to ANYTHING. Of course, the truth of the matter is, he wants no solution. A resolution or an agreement threatens everything he’s built his house of cards upon.

The day will soon come when an event will shake this nation economically if we don’t turn this around. If we continue to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to reality, we will all pay the price. And in the White House we have a man who exactly wants that to happen.

The ‘House of Cards’

 

 

Are the winds of change beginning to blow in the Presidential election?…Or is it just a brief change of direction?…We’ll see….If you’re no stranger here, you know I’ve been skeptical of Mitt Romney’s chance of convincing voters he’s the man for REAL CHANGE in Washington. Even some the most ardent detractors of Mr. Obama concede they’re not so sure whether anything would be different under a Romney administration. One thing’s for sure. He will certainly TRY to make a difference. As I’ve said before, Gov. Romney undoubtedly realizes the hell the nation has been through under President Obama. He KNOWS of the lack of leadership, the disdain for the rule of law, the unceasing supply of lies out of the White House…those factors alone would be more than enough to realize we need a new direction.

Last week’s debate was certainly proof of the inadequacies of Barack Obama…in case you NEEDED proof! Conservative media is still riding high on Romney’s superior performance. Will it last until the next debate? Probably. Will we see a different Obama in the second debate? Maybe. The fact is Barack Obama has absolutely NOTHING to stand on. Nothing he can put forth and ask if the country wants it to continue. NOTHING. He’s relied on his persona and his accomplices in the media to maintain the sham. To keep the narrative up that he’s who we need. When in truth, he does nothing. With the exception of spending more money we don’t have.

Back to the media…the stories abound as to what a miserable failure in the first debate Mr. Obama was. Some even admit it was a reflection of what his Presidency has been for nearly 4 years. Mr. Romney has seized the advantage he earned. And it’s been reflected in the polls, whether you place much value in them or not. The flimsy excuses Team Obama offered for the President’s performance are just more examples of incompetence run amok. Every single narrative, story, policy, program put forth by the Obama White House was and is shrouded in controversy and a degree of secrecy to one extent or another. This is what we get for electing a man few knew little, if anything, about in 2008.

Americans are seeing the real Obama exposed. And it’s not pretty.

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36 HOURS OF OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY – National Review Online

“A look at the events of this past weekend is revealing, and depressing.”

PHONY IN CHIEF – Thomas Sowell @ Townhall

“HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY” – Washington Free Beacon

Romney offers sharp contrast to Obama’s foreign policy”

MITT ROMNEY VS BARACK OBAMA: WHO’S LYING? – Powerline

WaPo’s CHRIS CILLIZZA WONDERS: IS CANDIDATE OBAMA….OVERRATED? – Hot Air