"You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.’"
Anonymous asked:look I get u don't like Obama but guess the Fuck what. I don't really care for him either and I'm from Iraq and HAVE FAMILY IN DANGER but I'm not critiquing a man for taking vacation bc it's going to do n o t h I n g. stop using iraqi problems as Obama hate
Umm, how about no?
Glad to see you apparently think that we should just stay out of it and let ISIS run roughshod over your country then. Frankly this isn’t even just about Iraq. This is about the fact that ISIS is trying to establish a new caliphate, they are allying themselves with alqaeda splinter groups like Boko Haram, partaking in human trafficking and a doze other human rights violations.
Anyone with half a brain can see that allowing this to spread is NOT in the best interest of the rest of the world. Helping Iraq to stop ISIS in it’s tracks is beneficial to all civilized countries.
Too bad Obama is too busy at Martha’s Vineyard to see that and, yeah, I’m going to criticize that.
How can you not criticize Obama when he’s going on yet another vacation while ISIS kidnaps women, slaughters Christians, and cuts off water to Kurdish cities?
At the very least this is a major PR fail. He should be in DC, at least looking like he gives a shit.
I mean, really. Jfc.
I have to actually give him a thumbs up for this. It’s an uncharacteristically strong statement from him. Though I’m guessing he did it because some of his staff recommended he actually try doing his job instead of golfing, after they took a look at his latest approval rating numbers.
My sister wanted to know why the army wasn’t bring in, you know, real bombs.
I said it was clearly because the commander in chief hadn’t heard about it on the news yet.
Fear not the Chinois, whose power waxes as ours wanes, for someday thy children’s children shall journey over the sea that Obama hath made recede, west of the land of Geffen and Famous Amos, to build railroads for Beijing. Then the Third World will have inherited the earth, and the strong will have been laid low, which is good, and which is also the Democratic platform.
Verily, we should be like the meek of the earth, and follow the commands of the President, the Amalekites, the EPA, and the IRS, which taketh our money, which is good, for we know not what to do with it. And Obama does, for you did not buildeth that. Once, we were slaves in the land of Reagan (and if you attributeth the “Reagan” deficits to increased military spending and lowered tax rates, tryeth accounting for the changes in military expenditure and tax revenues in the Reagan years, for, lo, when combined they yieldeth a surplus). Then, we were sinners, in spending our own money for what we thought was our own good. But now we are free, for the President spendeth it for us, and He maketh miracles, for, lo, He roasteth invisible chickens, and, lo, He spendeth money that existeth not, that Bernanke printeth. And, lo, it buys us stuff, for now.
This is hilarious, read the whole thing.
According to Norquist’s organization, the number of Obama’s proposed tax increases per year is as follows:
79 tax increases for FY 2010
52 tax increases for FY 2011
47 tax increases for FY 2012
34 tax increases for FY 2013
137 tax increases for FY 2014
93 tax increases for FY 2015
Moreover, these numbers don’t reflect the tobacco tax hike Obama signed into law on the sixteenth day of his presidency. And he’s made it clear that he’s looking for more.
When asked during an interview with Men’s Health in 2009 about the idea of a national tax on soda and sugary drinks, Obama said, “I actually think it’s an idea that we should be exploring.”
The piece, titled “How Obamacare Leaves Some People Without Doctors,” breaks from the Huffington Post’s usual embrace of Obamacare and features the voices of Covered California customers who are already dissatisfied with the health insurance they bought through the Covered California exchange.
“My insurance is pretty useless,” 35-year-old new Los Angeles mother Ruth Iorio told HuffPo. “I don’t know what to do. I may just drop it for myself and keep my son on it. It’s really depressing.”
Iorio says her Obamacare plan is worthless because after over a dozen calls, she still cannot find doctors who accept her Obamacare plan who are also practicing in a hospital that accepts her coverage. Prior to buying through the California Obamacare exchange Iorio had an individual Blue Shield plan that cost less and covered a wide array of doctors and hospitals. Iorio’s plan is so bad that after giving birth to her son she learned her Obamacare plan did not cover her UCLA ob-gyn, forcing her to pay out of pocket.
“I’m paying $500 a month and every doctor I’m calling is saying, ‘No, I can’t see you,’” said Iorio.
She added, “I feel like a second-class citizen.”
Iorio is not alone, reports the Huffington Post. Another woman, Noam Friedlander, 40, needed back surgery for a herniated disc and thought her Obamacare plan would cover the costs. But after spending “days on the phone, hours on hold, making dozens of calls across Southern California, trying to match a surgeon with a hospital that would both be covered,” Friedlander came to a stark realization.
I’m pretty sure a 5 year old is wearing a robot made to look like an adult.
President Barack Obama is a “low-IQ US president,” whose threat to launch a military offensive should nuclear talks fail is an oft-cited punchline in the Islamic Republic, particularly among children, an Iranian general said on Tuesday
“The low-IQ US president and his country’s Secretary of State John Kerry speak of the effectiveness of ‘the US options on the table’ on Iran while this phrase is mocked at and has become a joke among the Iranian nation, especially the children,” General Masoud Jazayeri said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
Because obviously that’s going to prove you’re a good leader.
This is probably the best thing I’ve ever seen in my entire laugh. I cannot stop laughing.
The practical effect of this is purely political – businesses will of course fire employees whenever Obamacare is too onerous to remain profitable, but they simply won’t be able to tell anyone about it, under penalty of perjury from the IRS.
How great is that? It’s not like the IRS has been known for, oh I don’t know, going after the political opponents of the regal president in the immediate past, right?
So what the Republicans said would happen under the simplest, most easily understandable laws of free market economics is so likely to happen that the administration has to threaten businesses to shut up about it, or face the wrath of the highly partisan IRS.
But hey, don’t worry about all that confusing stuff, comrade, because the administration assures us that it’s not a BFD:
Officials stressed that the latest reprieve applies to a relatively small percentage of employers — albeit companies that employ millions of workers.
Oh. Just millions of jobs? Well then, let’s focus on more important things, like bridge closings.
Fiscally and Domestically I would tend to agree with Oldman (I am not a Bush fan in many ways) but at least Bush has a backbone when dealing with foreign policy.