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Abject Vile Obama Hypocrite Alert In Celebration Of Obama’s Milestone Of 100 Rounds Of Golf (4 Full Months Of Work Time Spent Golfing!!!)

June 19, 2012

The housing market – you know, the thing that actually blew up the economy in 2008 and hasn’t ever been fixed since – is getting worse in a fearsome sign of any chance of a recovery in the housing sector. The unemployment rate is shooting back up as the economy stagnates. Europe is very probably going to implode and create a global recession because they’ve done pretty much exactly what Obama wants to do more of here. I know that you’re very concerned, but please don’t be. Your president is doing fine. He’s relaxing, he’s getting plenty of golf in and really isn’t worrying himself at all. Thank you for caring so deeply about your messiah.

Please remember that Emperor Obama is particularly attuned to your prayers of devotion when he’s on the golf course, surrounded by the nature that he loves. And he is especially attuned to you if you give generously to his campaign.

Let’s go back to David Axelrod talking about George Bush.  Yes, it was George H.W. Bush, but one Bush is as good as another and Bush was a Republican and therefore a target for future Obama cockroach David Axelrod to demonize:

Flashback: Axelrod called Bush ‘out of touch’ for playing golf in bad economy
Published: 11:15 AM 06/13/2012

Video from 1994 has surfaced of David Axelrod, President Obama’s chief campaign strategist, calling former President George H.W. Bush “out of touch” for “tastelessly” playing golf while trying to convince voters that the economy is improving.

“Bush tastelessly did it, often from the ninth hole, and from the cigar boat and other places,” Axelrod said.

Added the adviser: “The impression you got was that he was out of touch.”

Throughout his presidency, Obama has been known to hit the links nearly every week.

Axelrod explained in the 1994 interview that if “you cite these statistics that say the economy is improving, you almost do political damage to yourself.”

“If you stand up and claim great progress, you are only frustrating this alienated middle class more,” he said.

For the record, I’m guessing instead of “1994” it was 1992, because that was the year of the election and there was no point beating an already dead-by-sheer-demonization Bush.

Let’s consider an April 2010 (i.e., more than TWO YEARS AGO) article about Obama and the golf course:

President Obama plays more than Bush
April 20, 2010 4:29 p.m. EDT

(CNN) — Barack Obama has come in at eighth in a list of golf-playing American presidents, higher than both George Bush and Ronald Reagan.
 
Bush was known for his love of golf, but figures released by Mark Knoller of CBS Radio, the unofficial White House statistician, have revealed that Obama has played golf 32 times during his presidency — eight times more than his predecessor did during his entire tenure at the White House.
 
In fact, president Obama played a round as recently as last Sunday, when his flight to Poland for the funeral of president Lech Kaczynski was cancelled due to the volcanic ash cloud over Europe.
 
Golf Digest magazine has ranked president Obama ahead of both Bush and Reagan, but behind Bill Clinton — who was known to practise his putting in the aisle of Air Force One.

As of April 2010 – again, that’s over two years ago – BARACK OBAMA HAD PLAYED GOLF EIGHT TIMES MORE THAN GEORGE BUSH DID DURING HIS ENTIRE EIGHT YEARS IN OFFICE.

But, of course, it gets worse.  Much, much worse.

Remember, Axelrod demonized Bush Sr. as “out of touch” for playing a tiny infinitesimal fraction of the sheer massive volume that his current boss has played.

In honor of that, Obama has recently reached a rare milestone for an American president who presumably has far better things to do – especially while his economy is in shambles:

MILLER: Obama’s 100th golf round
President putters while economy sputters
By Emily Miller – The Washington Times
Thursday, June 14, 2012

The next time President Obama hits the links, it will be his 100th round of golf since coming to the White House. That’s quite a milestone in just 3 1/2 years. As it takes him about six hours to drive to the greens and complete 18 holes, Mr. Obama has spent the equivalent of four months’ worth of work time golfing. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy has been stuck in a sand trap.

Before Mr. Obama teed off for the first time as president, he delivered a State of the Union address that promised his new stimulus bill would “save or create 3.5 million jobs.” At that time, February 2009, unemployment was 8.3 percent and the debt was $10.8 trillion. He kicked off the golf streak on April 26, 2009, and he played a total of 27 rounds in his first year.

When he returned to the Capitol the following year, he stood in front of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with unemployment at 9.7 percent. He asked the Democratic Congress for a second stimulus and an overhaul of the health care system, and Congress obliged. Mr. Obama also said he would freeze government spending for three years, starting in 2011, but that idea got lost in the woods during the 31 golf games he played in 2010, using his personalized “44” Titleist balls, which remind haughty caddies he’s the 44th president.

By the time Mr. Obama gave his annual address to Congress in 2011, he was standing in front of new House Speaker John A. Boehner, brought in during the Republicans’ midterm wave. Unemployment was still at a high 9.1 percent. Mr. Obama announced, “This is our generation’s Sputnik moment” and demanded more money be spent. The debt hit $14 trillion.

Last year, the number of Mr. Obama’s golf outings rose to 33, and many turned out to be memorable. He was on the green on May 1, 2011, when the Navy SEALs were en route to Pakistan, cutting his game to nine holes to hear of their successful mission against Osama bin Laden. Mr. Obama’s golf partners included Mr. Boehner, former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who got asked to tag along with the boss four times in 2011.

By the time Mr. Obama gave this year’s State of the Union address, he had 93 golf games on his scorecard. Unemployment was 8.3 percent, having never gone below 8 percent in his presidency. He took no responsibility for the $15.2 trillion debt or the nation’s credit-rating downgrade. Instead, he called for higher taxes and the “Buffett rule” while hosting the billionaire’s secretary in his guest box for the speech.

Mr. Obama had no sense of the inappropriateness of playing 99 rounds of golf while 99 percent of the country couldn’t even afford the cost or time to go once. Now he wants a second term to finish what he started. After the 100th round, voters may want to think twice about giving him a mulligan.

Emily Miller is a senior editor for the Opinion pages at The Washington Times.

Barack Obama has spent four entire months of his presidency golfing.  Just so far.  Makes me pine for the days when we had Roman emperors fiddling while their city burned to the ground.  At least they didn’t spend four freaking months playing their damned fiddles.

I’ve said it so many times in my articles that it’s unreal: the quintessential ingredient of a liberal is abject moral hypocrisy.  If you are a liberal, you are a complete hypocrite without shame, or honor, or decency.  You are the kind of poisonous snake that demonizes somebody else for a tiny fraction of what you do.  You are in fact a bad person.

The same kind of person David Axelrod, senior political adviser to Barack Obama, is.

David Axelrod has always reminded me of that used car salesman who gives an already morally troubled industry an even worse name.  He’s the kind of slime who sells broken down pieces of junk to naive young kids and then relies on the cops to keep those kids’ dads from beating the crap out of him.  He’s the kind of slime who sells lies for the worst and most evil president in American history.

Let’s not forget to remember the mainstream media cockroaches otherwise known as “journalists.”  George W. Bush loved golf as much as Obama obviously does.  But the media ran stories about Bush playing golf while soldiers died screaming under his command and so George W. Bush did something that Barack Obama has never done so much as a single time in his entire life and took personal responsibility for himself and gave up golfing.

Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels and Joseph Stalin and TASS would be so proud of their legacy in Barack Obama, David Axelrod and the American mainstream media.

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Obama Is A Loser. And America Doesn’t Like Losers.

August 1, 2011

JULY 30, 2011
They’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Obama still has supporters, but theirs is a grim support.
by Peggy Noonan

The Republican establishment reasserted itself this week, and good thing, too, because the establishment was right. It said Republicans in the House should back and pass the Boehner bill on the debt ceiling because it goes in the right directions, contains spending cuts but not taxes, and is viable. So accept victory, avert crisis, and get it to the Senate.

The establishment was being conservative in the Burkean sense: acknowledge reality, respect it, and make the most progress possible within it. This has not always been true of them. They spent the first decade of this century backing things a truly conservative party would not have dreamed of—careless wars, huge spending and, most scandalously, a dreamy and unconservative assumption that it would all work out because life is sweet and the best thing always happens. They were mostly led by men and women who had never been foreclosed on and who assumed good luck, especially unearned good luck, would continue. They were fools, and they lost control of their party when the tea party rose up, rebuking and embarrassing them. Then the tea party saved them by not going third party in 2009-10. And now the establishment has come forward to save the tea party, by inching it away from the cliff and reminding it the true battles are in 2012, and after.

As this is written, the White House seems desperate to be seen as consequential. They’re trotting out Press Secretary Jay Carney, who stands there looking like a ferret with flop sweat as he insists President Obama is still at the table, still manning the phones and calling shots. Much is uncertain, but the Republicans have made great strides on policy. If they emerge victorious, they had better not crow. The nation is in a continuing crisis, our credit rating is not secure, and no one’s interested in he-man gangster dialogue from “The Town.” What might thrill America would be a little modesty: “We know we helped get America into some of this trouble, and we hope we’ve made some progress today in getting us out of it.”

But that actually is not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about something that started to become apparent to me during the debt negotiations. It’s something I’ve never seen in national politics.

It is that nobody loves Obama. This is amazing because every president has people who love him, who feel deep personal affection or connection, who have a stubborn, even beautiful refusal to let what they know are just criticisms affect their feelings of regard. At the height of Bill Clinton’s troubles there were always people who’d say, “Look, I love the guy.” They’d often be smiling—a wry smile, a shrugging smile. Nobody smiles when they talk about Mr. Obama. There were people who loved George W. Bush when he was at his most unpopular, and they meant it and would say it. But people aren’t that way about Mr. Obama. He has supporters and bundlers and contributors, he has voters, he may win. But his support is grim support. And surely this has implications.

The past few weeks I’ve asked Democrats who supported him how they feel about him. I got back nothing that showed personal investment. Here are the words of a hard-line progressive and wise veteran of the political wars: “I never loved Barack Obama. That said, among my crowd who did ‘love’ him, I can’t think of anyone who still does.” Why is Mr. Obama different from Messrs. Clinton and Bush? “Clinton radiated personality. As angry as folks got with him about Nafta or Monica, there was always a sense of genuine, generous caring.” With Bush, “if folks were upset with him, he still had this goofy kind of personality that folks could relate to. You might think he was totally misguided but he seemed genuinely so. . . . Maybe the most important word that described Clinton and Bush but not Obama is ‘genuine.'” He “doesn’t exude any feeling that what he says and does is genuine.”

Maybe Mr. Obama is living proof of the political maxim that they don’t care what you know unless they know that you care. But the idea that he is aloof and so inspires aloofness may be too pat. No one was colder than FDR, deep down. But he loved the game and did a wonderful daily impersonation of jut-jawed joy. And people loved him.

The secret of Mr. Obama is that he isn’t really very good at politics, and he isn’t good at politics because he doesn’t really get people. The other day a Republican political veteran forwarded me a hiring notice from the Obama 2012 campaign. It read like politics as done by Martians. The “Analytics Department” is looking for “predictive Modeling/Data Mining” specialists to join the campaign’s “multi-disciplinary team of statisticians,” which will use “predictive modeling” to anticipate the behavior of the electorate. “We will analyze millions of interactions a day, learning from terabytes of historical data, running thousands of experiments, to inform campaign strategy and critical decisions.”

This wasn’t the passionate, take-no-prisoners Clinton War Room of ’92, it was high-tech and bloodless. Is that what politics is now? Or does the Obama re-election effort reflect the candidate and his flaws?

Mr. Obama seemed brilliant at politics when he first emerged in 2004. He understood the nation’s longing for unity. We’re not divided into red states and blue, he said, we’re Big Purple, we can solve our problems together. Four years later he read the lay of the land perfectly—really, perfectly. The nation and the Democratic Party were tired of the Clinton machine. He came from nowhere and dismantled it. It was breathtaking. He went into the 2008 general election with a miraculously unified party and took down another machine, bundling up all the accrued resentment of eight years with one message: “You know the two losing wars and the economic collapse we’ve been dealing with? I won’t do that. I’m not Bush.”

The fact is, he’s good at dismantling. He’s good at critiquing. He’s good at not being the last guy, the one you didn’t like. But he’s not good at building, creating, calling into being. He was good at summoning hope, but he’s not good at directing it and turning it into something concrete that answers a broad public desire.

And so his failures in the debt ceiling fight. He wasn’t serious, he was only shrewd—and shrewdness wasn’t enough. He demagogued the issue—no Social Security checks—until he was called out, and then went on the hustings spouting inanities. He left conservatives scratching their heads: They could have made a better, more moving case for the liberal ideal as translated into the modern moment, than he did. He never offered a plan. In a crisis he was merely sly. And no one likes sly, no one respects it.

So he is losing a battle in which he had superior forces—the presidency, the U.S. Senate. In the process he revealed that his foes have given him too much mystique. He is not a devil, an alien, a socialist. He is a loser.  And this is America, where nobody loves a loser.