They say time heals all wounds, so it's kind of ironic that majority opposition to a bill designed to fix health care has remained essentially unmoved <-- according to this CNN poll one year after it was signed into law.
At 59% opposed, CNN is quick to note it's not all roses for conservatives who want to bury ObamaCare like the chewed up dog bone it is...
...if you add the 13 percent who oppose the law because it's not liberal enough to the 37 percent that support the law, you come up with 50 percent of the American people who disagree with the Republican leadership on the issue...
Romanian gymnasts are the only people on the planet that can come up with twists that keep up with liberal logic. If the breakdown according to the CNN Poll is 37% are happy with ObamaCare, 13% think it doesn't go far enough, and 46% think it's a portal to hell then a plurality, at a minimum, oppose it because it's too liberal.
Pitting "no on ObamaCare" against a minority that approves of it, and combining that with a sliver of the country that actually wants something worse is not at all an even playing field, no matter how badly CNN wants to spin this.
Basically you have a group of four people trying to decide what kind of pizza they want to order for a party of 100 people, one of them is a midget.
Two people in the group want pepperoni, mushroom and sausage....mmmmmm.
One person in the group wants Canadian bacon........mmmmmm?
And the midget wants Canadian health care, which is basically moose poop.
So the group of four people are all screaming at each other, and the people who want a normal, yummy pizza with pepperoni and the like are making their case way louder than the doof who wants Canadian "bacon" and the midget who sounds only slightly more intelligent than someone with helium filled vocal chords that just got kicked in the testicles.
After a year of heated debate the midget kicks the pepperoni/mushroom/sausage caucus in the shins, looks at bacon boy and says "LETS COMPROMISE!"
So they go behind closed doors, lock them, and proceed order their redundant sounding Canadian bacon and moose poop pizza.
The pizza comes and the midget is pissed because more than half the party threw away their slice once they found out what was in it, and the 37 who are actually willing to chow down on it would only do so after they've picked all the moose poop off.
Doesn't that sound like a party you'd want to attend again, one year later?
In the end the point is this, I'm pretty sure 100% of the country knows our health care system needs reform, the problem has been how we get there. So a more honest way of looking at the numbers is most Americans don't agree with either ObamaCare OR a single payer system.
Bill Clinton was elected twice on this type of majority, so if it was good enough for liberals back in the 90's, then it should be good enough for their "progressive" label jumping counterparts now.Add a comment
If you don't know what the hell it actually means don't worry, neither do I. This image just popped in my head, and in some weird way it makes sense in conveying the lose-lose nature of our efforts there.
The left SWEARS that Sarah Palin INSISTS on being the center of attention, maybe that's exactly where THEY want her...
Bill Maher uttered a female vulgarism when referring to former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin on his HBO show Friday night.
“Did you hear this – Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she’s demanding that we invade ‘Tsunami,’” Maher said. “I mean she said, ‘These ‘Tsunamians’ will not get away with this.’ Oh speaking of dumb tw**s, did you...”
Read the rest at Fox News
I just can't help but feel compelled to finish his thought for him....
Speaking of dumb tw**s...
For the first time ever I don't need Photoshop to show that it takes one to know one. (this picture is Maher thinking it would be funny to be the late Steve Irwin for Halloween)
I originally had a list of other snide comments about other liberals, I realized they don't need to be dragged in to this, so the list was removed.
YES! He can!!!
Just not for us...and now for another episode of "Who's Side Is Obama On Anyway?"
Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska's continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:
"We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you're ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers."
Read the whole story at Investors Business Daily
This is outrageous. I don't mean to be vulger, but did that statement come with a blue dress and kneepads?
And who the hell is we? The Kenyan voices in his head?
What ever happened to...
From Sad Hill News
Is there a reason we can't be our own best customers? How do the thousands of jobless victims of Obama's drilling moratorium feel about this? Does Obama want them to be customers of Brazil? WITH WHAT INCOME will they pay for it?
I know this seems like the 20 questions post, but that's all I've got. Logical thought is like a discarded fashion accessory with this president and I don't know how else to analyze this double standard.
It's a very good thing Obama was out of the country when he said this otherwise DC would've had a tsunami of its own...in taxpayer vomit.Add a comment
Having failed at history when pronouncing that FDR eased Great Depression fears by going on television...which was a huge gaffe because he forgot to mention the FACT that he borrowed Doc Brown's flux capacitor from Marty in 1955...because he didn't die in 1945, he went back to the future.
In 1955 he stole a TV, went back to the 30's, installed a ramp on it and then proceeded to wheel himself up and give speeches easing people's economic fears ON TELEVISION....but I digress...
So Biden failed at history, no matter how plausible the scenario I present to help him out might be. So now he goes where no professional comedian dares to go...rape jokes.
The vice president, known for speaking his mind and at times putting his foot in his mouth, said that Republicans who want to cut spending while at the same time cutting taxes for the wealthy are similar to rape apologists...
It's amazing how these Republicans, the right wing of this party – whose philosophy threw us into this God-awful hole we're in, gave us the tremendous deficit we've inherited – that they're now using, now attempting to use, the very economic condition they have created to blame the victim – whether it's organized labor or ordinary middle-class working men and women. It's bizarre. It's bizarre."
See more at The Hill
Wait, he wasn't joking? Um.......ok?
First of all, if Biden truly "spoke his mind" as much as the media would like us to think he does, he would actually be a mute.
Second, conservatives philosophical view of tax cuts for anyone, including the rich, thus "forcing" the government to run deficits (in their view, not mine) is now tantamount to encouraging rape?
Laslty, if we want to humor Biden and follow this logic...who's doing the one doing raping here? If the unions and taxpayers are the victims, and the GOP is excusing it, neither can be the perp.
The only logical conclusion would be the ones in this equation not mentioned by Biden, the Democrats.
In light of this revelation I'm finding myself willing, for the first time ever, to compromise with a liberal by agreeing with Biden that the Democratic Party rapes taxpayers assets off. Also, the GOP should stop blaming them for voting liberal and come up with better pickup lines so they don't get seduced by the "hope" President Roofie drops into their drink.
In the end this is really just another example of media bias, because Biden can't actually "put his foot in his mouth" unless he says something ridiculously stupid.Add a comment
Ross Douthat, the conservative guy at the New York Times has a column about how the Libya airstrikes is textbook liberal warfare (here), chocked full of advantages and disadvantages.
It was really informative because I always thought liberals fought wars with armies of lawyers and liberal judges. It turns out they also like to wait until the U.N. signs their permission slip to lob tomahawk missiles from behind the skirts of the French (AKA in France as applying for citizenship).
Nobody disputes that Gadaffi is a bad bad guy, and what he's doing is as Obama put it, unacceptable. However, people are uneasy about this because it seems less like an effort to oust Gadaffi and more like Obama is just trying to answer the age old question of what a dog would do if it finally caught the car it was chasing.
That's Obama vs. Gadaffi in a nutshell. Unlike Iraq and Afghanistan (conflicts that were actually relevant to American interests), the mission objectives were clear as mud. People understand even less why our military is getting involved in Libya, or what the goal line even looks like.
What's worse is Obama is treating this like it was the fight over ObamaCare all over again. He seemingly had moments to make a decision, and he took his time to the tune of days and weeks on this.
If he wants to flex American muscle when time is truly of the essence he should pretend that he's choosing ice cream flavors that have just been removed from the freezer and wont go back in until he picks one...
Like the fate of the free world depends on it. Then again I'm just playing armchair general. Unlike the previous two years I'm sure Obama knows exactly what he's doing here.Add a comment
I think this has been around for a while, but it was just sent to me from a family member via email...----------
The Dept of Defense briefed the President Obama this morning.
They informed him that 2 Brazilians were just killed in Afghanistan.
To everyone's surprise, he collapsed onto his desk, head in his hands, visibly shaken, almost in tears.
Finally, he composed himself just long enough to ask,
This is not surprising, since he obviously has no understanding of billion or trillion either.Add a comment
Political humor is really hard when your audience is mixed, this guy Ross Bennett (check out his YouTube channel here) brilliantly went there without actually "going there."
h/t iOwnTheWorldAdd a comment
It's probably a bad sign when you're starting to be called "President Present" and it doesn't mean that your being president is a present to the country...
Obama advisers are spinning their excuses for the president's absence (he needs to stay above the fray, he believes in international agreement). Conservatives, for their part, are beginning to argue the "incompetence" line. A combination of all is probably at work, along with an even greater impulse: political safety. Mr. Obama got a taste of falling approval ratings last year. The White House has worked hard to get those numbers back up and wants to keep them there until Mr. Obama has a GOP opponent and can go into campaign mode—where he's at his best.
See more at The Wall Street Journal
Why does this guy even want to be president?
Other than a record of indecision what can he possibly run on? ObamaCare? The "stimulus?" The only concrete decisions he has made to date came when he had congressional majorities that were lost because of those decisions.
How about that for change?
So now the strategy is to do NOTHING until it's campaign time? Why? So he can tell voters to vote for him over the other guy if they want more of:
Hmm...now that I've listed it out, you really do get a lot more than it seems. At first I thought Obama was like a bag of potato chips, with more air than chips. Now I see that he's more like a Taco Bell burrito, it doesn't look like you're getting much until they wrap it up and you bite in to it and get a surprise overloaded mouthful of bottom-scraped refried beans.
That's the Obama Administration in a tortilla shell...
I hope his campaign staff has a dictionary on hand when his GOP opponent mentions words like deficit, and terrorism, and leadership.
That's REALLY important, because when the campaigns sit down to hammer out the terms of the debates I really don't think the theme of any of them will involve NCAA brackets.Add a comment
St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to tell some liberal limericks!
The lefties think that they're progressive
A name change thats really obessive
Liberalism ain't right
Socialism shines a light
That the devil would find more impressive
Joe Biden has said "see you later"
To anything resembling good behavior
It's a big effing deal
That he outsmarts a wheel
But he's not smarter than a 5th grader
Pelosi used to be the House Speaker
With eyes that bug out like tweeker
Her sense of disgrace
Is as loose as her face
When her botox is watered down weaker
Anthony Weiner's a name one should pity
But he's perfect to rep New York City
He's speaks so wrongly so loudly
And he does so quite proudly
'Cuz his namesake is so itty bitty
Chuck Schumer is a big freakin' dork
No wonder he hails from New York
He's full of lib thoughts
'Cuz his parents never got
His brain delivered from the stork
Nevadans can gamble and be merry
But their Dem senator is pretty scary
He's kind of Clint Eastwood
In one sense 'cuz he should
Actually be called "Turdy Harry"
The U.S. runs trillions in deficit
Then Dems wanna know "where's the rest of it?"
They don't get that we're broke
'Cuz they're morons and jokes
Thinking money's like milk from a mother's tit
MSNBC is like a sad person single
The public just doesn't wanna mingle
There's much better choices
Than watching men act like boys with
The president causing them tingles
So I focused on the rest of the gang this time.Add a comment
Dont worry, even though it's non-alcoholic it'll still mess you up.Add a comment
Apparently this is really him...
Can I get a little reverb....REEEEEEEEMIX!!!!
These videos are not at all new, but I thought today was the perfect day to post here. Happy St. Patricks Day Mr. Vice President.Add a comment
Inspired by World events test 'No Drama Obama' at Politico
10. His closest advisor goes by the code name Obonga.
9. You would feel no drama too if YOUR logo practically reinvented the wheel.
8. Since last spring when his staff stresses out he tells them to take an "oil spill pill."
7. He made Hillary Secretary of State because he wanted to fundamentally transform that job into something more...secretarial.
6. Obonga has him confusing Japan's nuclear troubles with Michelle's atomic wedgies.
5. While he tours Rio de Janeiro only meltdown he's going to worry about down there is his ice cream.
4. Sorry Japan, his date to March Madness is a little thing called the NCAA.
3. When throwing the first pitch at baseball games Obonga makes home plate seem a lot closer than it really is.
2. He is totally cool with the idea of Cameron Diaz playing him in the movie adaptation of "There's Something About Barry."
1. Leadership? Pshh! Golf balls are the only thing he's interested in taking a whack at.Add a comment
Most commentators refrain from voicing endorsements for political office. It's generally a prudent thing to do. They don't want to alienate their audience, and if they're wrong it can hurt their credibility. Especially if they do it when there isn't even a campaign yet.
I have a personal favorite choice, but you will only know my take on the field as objectively as I can possibly put it.
I can give you a hint as to who my favorite suddenly isn't...well...I won't give you the hint. I'm going to let the ultimate liberal trophy wife, Meghan McCain, give it in her own words...
"My personal favorite right now is Mitt Romney," she said. "I like that he's not so radical. I like that he has really, really played his cards right, almost perfectly since the last election."
More at The Marietta Daily Journal
I know....it's hard to believe that such an eloquently stated endorsement makes me want to vomit with glee like a bulimic with food poisoning.
Romney must be, like, SOOOOO thrilled! We haven't even had one single solitary debate yet and she thinks Mitt has "really (comma) really played his cards right?"
Based on what? A few Fox News appearances?
I HIGHLY recommend reading the article, linked above. There are many more gems from the McCain mine where that came from. Here is my favorite...
"We're going against the Obama machine, which even if it's a little less bright and shiny than it once was it's still the Obama machine," she said. "And we need something intense to really showcase exactly what his administration is doing wrong. And not get caught up in the fray."
..........................I'm lost, when she says we need something "intense" to challenge Obama's "bright and shiny" machine, what does she have in mind? Neon lip gloss?
And what's the nonsense about avoiding "the fray?" The object of politics is to win "the fray." Did daddy get into Meghan's notes again.
I've heard the gravitational pull of black holes in space are powerful enough to stop even light in its tracks. If thats true then we need to dispatch Megs to Japan, and stat!
If you can't tell how much I despise this girl check out my post from September 2010 detailing why
I think she is the most annoying Republican of all.
The fear that a nuclear cloud could float from the shores of Japan to the shores of California has some people making a run on iodine tablets. Pharmacists across California report being flooded with requests.
State and county officials spent much of Tuesday trying to keep people calm by saying that getting the pills wasn't necessary, but then the United States surgeon general supported the idea as a worthy "precaution."
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is in the Bay Area touring a peninsula hospital. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo asked her about the run on tablets and Dr. Benjamin said although she wasn't aware of people stocking up, she did not think that would be an overreaction. She said it was right to be prepared.
More at NBC Bay Area
The article then goes on to reaffirm California officials saying the tablets are only needed for people who live in close proximity, like 10 miles, to a nuclear event.
Great, this leaves one final question: WTF do we have a Surgeon General for? What do they do? As far as I can tell they're like European Monarchs, everyone wets their pants with excitement over a title and general pronouncements about health even Charlie Sheen would know.
Don't smoke, eat healthy, exercise, remember to breathe, Michelle is exempt from the rules, and everybody poops...will the Senate confirm me NOW!
Can the Surgeon General barge into hospital and start calling all the other doctors "soldier" and interns "privates?"
Is she even a doctor?!? Why would the Surgeon General tell Californians to buy iodine tablets when other experts say it's absolutely not necessary? Does she know something we don't?
Or maybe she has an atomic wedgie that she's about to pick out?
Sorry NOW I'm being ridiculous, and a little harsh. Clearly, Surgeon Generals are meant to perform the prime directive of anyone who wants to be an agent of the federal government...fecklessly giving bad advice to the public.Add a comment
I know it pisses off liberals to ask them if they are patriotic...but....
Check out more videos like this one at Battlefield315's YouTube Channel here.