Framing the Dialogue

Herding Cats

Now with over eighteen months in the White House the Obama Regime is having to come to grips with ruling versus running.  Even though he still seems to be in campaign mode, Obama has to be coming to the realization that being the President of the United States is not anything like community organizing.  He can no longer say anything he wants or make conflicting promises.  He is still doing it, but citizens have expectations that are not being met.

Those on the perceived right (which is more likely the middle when you look at how people actually think) never expected anything positive to come from this administration and they feel that their predictions are mostly coming true with out-of-sight spending, Obamacare, and now Obamabanking.  Obama doesn’t care about these folks.  These folks did not and would never vote for someone like Obama, Pelosi, or Reid who espouse such socialist policies.  So what do voters think?

The latest Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll has 43 percent of the nation’s voters strongly disapprove of Obama’s performance against 27 percent who strongly approve.  I am actually pretty shocked that he has that many who actually approve.   Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate’s Majority Leader, trails his opponent by a 50-40 percent margin and Nancy Pelosi’s unfavorable rating is around 57 percent. 

The low poll numbers do not seem to matter to the ruling party of Democrats who, like the Republicans before, seem drunk with power at having control of the White House and Congress.  Things are coming to a head as Obama seems to actually be increasing his appearances and is now the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show.  Sorry Oprah, he went on The View and proceeded to attack cable television (read that as Fox News).   I cannot watch the show, but would be willing to bet that the hosts got a list of “no no” questions and were on their best behavior. 

Obama’s continuing loop in campaign mode is sort of funny to those of us who hope that clearer heads will prevail in Washington and serious spending restrictions, tax RATE cuts are made permanent, and the growth of federal government is not only stopped, but reduced.  It is only funny as we watch him try to squelch remarks and actions by those on his “team.”  He prefers to be above the fray and assign blame to others, but he is not like the Teflon Don and stuff is starting to stick as even his butt-kissing media is becoming critical and the blunders are eye opening:

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said a month ago that the trouble with Social Security is a “myth” which is the opposite of what even most Democrats believe.  How far out of touch do you have to be?  Even the New York Times reported that payouts will exceed receipts THIS YEAR !
  • Democrat Charlie Rangel faces charges of severe ethics violations (thirteen in all), but was confident that “Although this is not a good day for me, there’s no inference of corruption.  The idea of corruption and dishonesty has never been an issue.”  Perhaps only in Washington can you violate so many laws and rules and yet not be dishonest or corrupt…allegedly!
  • House Democrats were upset over comments made by Obama spokesmodel Robert Gibbs who in a moment of honesty and clarity stated, “I think there is no doubt there are a lot of seats that will be up, a lot of contested seats. I think people are going to have a choice to make in the fall, but I think there’s no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control.”  Maybe Pelosi and company will realize the Obama is all about Obama and his agenda and what happens to her is of no concern at least until the 2012 election.
  • The Obama Administration had to take a big step back after they fired Agriculture Deptarment official Shirley Sherrod over  what they thought were racial comments against white farmers.  Obama stated that, “She deserves better than what happened last week.  When a bogus controversy based on selective and deceiving excerpts led to her forced resignation, now, many are to blame for the reaction and overreaction that followed these comments, including my own administration.”  He was not to blame, but the vague “my own administration” was the culprit and heads will roll unless this gets off of the front page.  So much for the buck stopping there.
  • Joe Biden probably deserves a whole column of his own (coming soon), but really blew a hole in the media/Democrat/Hollywood playbook when he made these comments about the Tea Party Movement, “Very conservative, very different views on government and a whole lot of things, but it is not a racist organization.”  No word from Janene Garofolo. [intentionally misspelled as she is not worth the effort]
  • The haughty John Kerry-Heinz showed the true colors of Democrats when he skillfully avoided around a half million in sales taxes by berthing his new $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island where they have no such tax.  He will also save an annual $70,000 excise tax.  It is interesting that Kerry has probably never voted against a tax hike.  Kerry recently stated that his wife will pay the tax and that he had always intended to pay it.  That is obvious B.S. or he would have said it the first day he was asked about the issue.  My translation is that he waited to see if the controversy would be quashed/downplayed by the Democrat-loving mainstream media, but since it has not he’ll pay it.
  • The mask is off Nancy Pelosi and how Congress works (no plastic surgery jokes here) as Pelosi stripped a provision out of a bill that would have created an independant commission to investigate the Gulf oil spill.  Rep. Bill Cassidy commented that, “to investigate what went wrong and keep it from happening again, the commission must include members who have expertise in petroleum engineering. The President’s Commission has none.  It defies common sense that this amendment passed unanimously in committee, only to be deleted in the Speaker’s office.”  Americans love conspiracies and anything around BP should be good for cable news and the blogosphere.  BP gets safety awards from Obama, BP contributes mightily to Obama and Democrats, BP pushes for the release of the Lockerbie bomber with Obama’s support?
  • There is speculation that Pennsylvania’s Snarlin Arlen Specter is looking for a little revenge against perceived abandonment by Obama during the recent primaries.  A GOP strategist who worked for Specter when he was a Republican stated, “It all boils down to how he votes on Kagan, and if I were a betting man, I’d bet he votes against her.  He voted against her before, so it would be consistent with his previous position. And given the way the Obama White House double-crossed him by not going to Philadelphia the final weekend and leaking two days before that they’re bracing for a Specter loss… that’s a treacherous Chicago style of politics.”  We should know this soon as the critical vote nears.  It is hard to fathom that Specter would have the nerve to vote for Kagan for the Supreme Court when he voted against her for a lower position. 
  • Perhaps the biggest blow to Obama has been obvious attacks by his faithful supporters that cater to the youth of our nation.  The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart has been doling out criticismof the Obama Administration and recently highlighted their incompetance over firing an Agriculture employee before they even watched the tape of what she said.  Even Chris Matthews has gone on the record against the federal lawsuit filed against Arizona’s effective illegal immigration law.
  • The final cat that escaped has been a small battle between Obama and Snooki from MTV’s  very popular Jersey Shore reality television show.   Obama threw the first punch when he stated that; “I don’t know who Snooki is but I know some really good teachers that you guys should be talking about.  The question is, who are we lifting up? Who are we promoting? Who are we saying is important?”  I am not a psychologist, but Snooki may be nearly as big a narcissist as Obama so she fired back on Twitter and on first episode where she criticize his tanning booth tax.  It seems that Snooki is fond of her tanning booths.  Obama perhaps doesn’t realize that since Snooki’s lines are not written by his rabid Hollywood followers she can say whatever she thinks and she did, “McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning, because he’s pale and he would probably want to be tan.” 

Perhaps his visit to The View is a metaphor for his cat herding problem?  Perhaps he owes too many favors?  Perhaps he was not prepared for the job?  Perhaps he is looking forward to a Republican controlled Congress who he can blame instead of George W. Bush?

The media is full of reports about how many vacations the Obamas take, how often he golfs, how he doesn’t like to work on Fridays, etc.  YouTube is crowded with examples of Democrats sticking their feet in mouths from two Vietnams to capsizing Guam to not having the time or inclination to read bills that they vote in favor of.  Olberman, Matthews, Maddow, Couric, etc. still cheer and promote the Prez, but there is tarnish visible as another cat escapes.

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