Sunday, October 19, 2014

Caption This: Obama in a Hazmat Suit

Have a little fun with the beleaguered, incompetent President!

Got the following image from a great column by Michael Goodwin in the New York Post titled "A Toxic President." Goodwin opens by saying:
Chalk it up to karma, fate or bad luck. Whatever you call it, the Ebola scare is proof that Bad Things Happen to Bad Presidents.
In this case, X stands for trust.
President Obama has spent six years squandering it, and the administration’s confusion, contradictions and mistakes on Ebola fit the pattern. This is how he rolls.

My suggested caption: "Will this protect me from my own incompetence."

I'm wondering if someone won't come up with an image showing Dem candidates for Senate wearing Hazmat suits before going anywhere near Obama.

One more thing, Hillary's flying monkeys are back just in time for Halloween!

Get your tee shirt here.

UPDATE: People walk out on Obama as he speaks during campaign stop in Maryland. They must have worried about catching Obola. He's toxic!

Women voters abandoning Obama. Tina Brown concludes Obama makes women "feel unsafe." So much for the GOP war on women!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Here's a Shock: ObamaCare Discourages People from Getting Required and Routine Care

They have insurance but they can't afford to use it!

From the NY Times:
Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring.

But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who works part time at a landscaping company outside Chicago, has to pay for most of her medical services up to that amount. She is skipping this year’s brain scan and hoping for the best.

“To spend thousands of dollars just making sure it hasn’t grown?” said Ms. Wanderlich, 61. “I don’t have that money.”

About 7.3 million Americans are enrolled in private coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, and more than 80 percent qualified for federal subsidies to help with the cost of their monthly premiums. But many are still on the hook for deductibles that can top $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for families — the trade-off, insurers say, for keeping premiums for the marketplace plans relatively low. The result is that some people — no firm data exists on how many — say they hesitate to use their new insurance because of the high out-of-pocket costs.
Thanks Obama!

First Job of Obama's Ebola "Czar" is to Protect Obama, NOT the American People

Selection of a long time Democrat political operative reveals Obama's real purpose in appointment!

After an initial fumbling response President Bush sought to calm hysterics after the Katrina disaster by sending in General Russel Honore, who famously told reporters "don't get stuck on stupid." Honore's leadership went a great way to resolve the tense situation.

So, one would think that with increasing fears of an Ebola crisis Obama might select someone outside his own circle who had the leadership skills and the GRAVITAS to calm fears and instill confidence that the nation's public health system can address the crisis. If you thought that, you would be wrong.

Obama appointed a Democrat insider, V.P. Joe Biden's former Chief of Staff and long time Democrat political operative Ron Klain. It's as if Obama must think all the insider advice he gets from the "faculty lounge" White House staff has been successful despite evidence that's clear for all to see. Appointing a political person is also a sign that Obama sees this problem not in terms of public health but with the same short term political considerations that have proved to be such a disaster in both foreign and domestic policy.

White House defenders point to Klain's role in managing the nearly $1 Trillion Stimulus bill as if money doled out to Obama cronies like Solyndra and others, which failed to generate jobs for Americans, is something to brag about.

Here's Charles Krauthamer's take:
It's a PR move from beginning to end. It gives the appearance and motion, this is what Obama specializes in. You have a VA scandal, an IRS scandal, a Secret Service scandal, you fire a guy at the top so you have the appearance of motion. Here you're putting a guy in who is supposedly going to coordinate.

There's a quote in the New York Times about what [Ron] Klain would do, he said his job is messaging, so we have a virus on the loose that turns your organs into liquid and the answer is to appoint a guy to do the messaging. This is like Obama saying, "Oh, yes, all hell is breaking loose all over the world, but this is because of social media, Twitter, and Facebook all of us are more aware of it."
Putting politics over policy is always a bad decision. In the case of Ebola, it could have deadly consequences!

Finally, Facts in the Other Side of Ferguson, MO. Shooting Case Come Out

Sadly, too many have already made up their minds that the cop is at fault for shooting Michael Brown!

We all know the story that the racebaiters want you to believe. Now, the other side of the story is coming out, MONTHS LATE. A report from the New York Times:
The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter.

The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.

The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown’s blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson’s uniform. Officer Wilson told the authorities that Mr. Brown had punched and scratched him repeatedly, leaving swelling on his face and cuts on his neck.
The officials briefed on the case said the forensic evidence gathered in the car lent credence to Officer Wilson’s version of events. According to his account, he was trying to leave his vehicle when Mr. Brown pushed him back in. Once inside the S.U.V., the two began to fight, Officer Wilson told investigators, and he removed his gun from the holster on his right hip.
The Times also recounts press statements by Michael Brown's friend Dorian Johnson who claimed that Officer Wilson "just reached his arm out the window and grabbed my friend around his neck, and he was trying to choke my friend." Since Brown was 6'4" and 290 lbs. the notion that Wilson grabbed Brown by the neck through the window was never credible.

Still, none of this matters to the racebaiting crowd who WANT to believe that an injustice was committed in Ferguson on that night in August. If the truth of what really happened is widely accepted then the rioters and racebaiters will be the ones with blood on their hands!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

As Election Approaches Obama's Sinking Ship Takes on More Water

More of his good friends now wonder what is he thinking?

Editorials in both the L.A. Times and NY Daily News again question Obama's competence to lead and manage government. This is especially so in what can only be called a season of Obama scandals and bad news. The Veterans Administration scandal breaks only to be replaced by the horrors of the ISIS surge followed by Ebola in the United States. What's next? It doesn't seem anyone is minding the store in the White House.

Speaking of ISIS, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, who can usually be counted on to be one of Obama's top cheerleaders has had enough:
WASHINGTON -- It's not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing.

U.S.-led air power has barely been able to keep the jihadist militants from capturing the Syrian town of Kobane, near the Turkish border -- and the besieged city may yet fall. Far to the southeast, Islamic State fighters have come within a few miles of Baghdad and threaten to consolidate their control of the vast Anbar Province, the Sunni heartland of Iraq. The self-proclaimed "caliphate" remains intact and its forces are advancing.

Intervention by the world's mightiest military force has produced no shock and no awe. To be sure, U.S. and coalition airstrikes are inflicting some damage on Islamic State troops and equipment. But the bombing has done virtually nothing to alter the strategic balance of power -- or to boost the fortunes of our ostensible allies on the ground, the "moderate" Syrian rebels and the hapless Iraqi military.
The Obama administration responds that its strategy will take time to implement. In Kerry's words: "We expect, as we have said, there will be ups and downs."

But patience is justified only if there is a reasonable expectation that the myriad political obstacles barring the path toward success can be overcome. I'm not sure whether the president and his aides are guilty of optimism or self-delusion.
Obama knew from the beginning that these -- and other -- problems in Iraq and Syria are essentially political and can't be solved by military action alone.

So tell me again: What, exactly, do we think our bombs are accomplishing?
Meanwhile, the slaughter of innocents in the streets of Syria and outside Baghdad continues unabated!

Poll: Obama Taking Us to Hell in a Handbasket!

Responding to critics, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest insists: "What’s evident, I think, from this president’s leadership style is that he’s focused on solving problems." Really? What problems, has Obama solved. It seems everywhere you look things are getting worse. A new poll shows 58 percent of voters feel things in the world are “going to hell in a handbasket.”

In the few weeks left before November's midterm congressional election it's clear Obama hasn't got the right stuff to lead his party let alone lead the country. Democrats in tight races across the U.S. are refusing to even admit they voted for him. But as Ronald Reagan once said, they can run but they can't hide!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Funny Campaign Ad that Makes a Serious Point

Put versions of this up across the country!

Last week I posted the following chart which shows in one glance how out of step Democrats are with their constituents in key Senate races this year:

For a humorous take on this fact, check out this ad:

Isn't that great! And so true.

Obama Cuts CDC Spending for Emergency Preparadness. Democrats Blame Ebola on GOP!

There's no lie so big it will shame Democrats. Especially when they are about to lose an election!

By now you may have heard about the vicious Democrat ad that seeks to link GOP leaders seeking spending control with the Ebola outbreak. I won't link to the ad as it uses the bodies of dead Africans in a cynical attempt to make their shameful case. One attempt is to suggest that the Budget Sequester, which was Obama's idea, was to blame. Despite the fact that the Sequester had marginal impact on spending as the chart below demonstrates:

Readers may recall the scare tactics the Obama Administration employed in a vain attempt to make it appear that the Sequester was stopping the business of government. Except of course that the Administration hired more guards to keep the Parks and public monuments closed for political reasons they they would otherwise have had on duty for normal operations.

But back to the CDC. It was the Obama Administration which proposed cuts to the CDC:
Apr 10, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.
From Center for Disease Control to Community Organizers

But cutting CDC's budget wasn't all the Obama Administration did. They reprogrammed CDC to make it another version of Community Organizing. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal writes:
Consider the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a new series of annual mandatory appropriations created by Obamacare. Over the past five years, the CDC has received just under $3 billion in transfers from the fund. Yet only 6 percent—$180 million—of that $3 billion went toward building epidemiology and laboratory capacity. Especially given the agency’s postwar roots as the Communicable Disease Center, one would think that “detecting and responding to infectious diseases and other public health threats” warrants a larger funding commitment.

Instead, the Obama administration has focused the CDC on other priorities. While protecting Americans from infectious diseases received only $180 million from the Prevention Fund, the community transformation grant program received nearly three times as much money—$517.3 million over the same five-year period.

The CDC’s website makes clear the objectives of community transformation grants. The program funds neighborhood interventions like “increasing access to healthy foods by supporting local farmers and developing neighborhood grocery stores,” or “promoting improvements in sidewalks and street lighting to make it safe and easy for people to walk and ride bikes.” Bike lanes and farmer’s markets may indeed help a community—but they would do little to combat dangerous diseases like Ebola, SARS or anthrax.
Further undermining CDC's mission is that many of the grants they handed out are in direct contradiction with federal law banning the use of funds for lobbying or political purposes. But since Obama's Department of Justice has become the fox guarding the hen house there's little chance the law will be enforced.

Of course none of these facts will stop the runaway crazy train of lies Democrats are willing to say during election season (or any time). We've already seen that they will say anything to get elected.

And as one Twitter user suggests:
Using the bodies of dead Africans for a political ad is a new low even for Democrats. No amount of funding, especially for street lights and sidewalks, would have prevented the Ebola outbreak. Politicizing tragedy is the shameless last gasp of sure losers!\

UPDATE: GOP House added more funds to CDC than requested by Obama. But that won't stop the big lie!

UPDATE: Washington Post Factchecker Gives Four Pinocchios to lie GOP to blame for CDC cuts.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Here's All You Need to Know About Senate Dems Up for Re-Election: They ALL Support Obama!

Despite the fact they are all trying to tell you something different, their records speak for themselves!

Deroy Murdock at National Review Online has quotes from vulnerable Senate Democrats up for re-election. To a man, or woman, they all make a similar weasley claim to be independent, even critical of Obama. Yet when it comes time to cast their vote in the U.S. Senate they march in lockstep with Obama and Harry Reid.

This chart says it all:

And while these Dems try and claim this election isn't about Obama, Obama said it was:
“I am not on the ballot this fall. Michelle’s pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them,” Obama said in prepared remarks at Northwestern University.
Keep that in mind when you go to vote. The Dems who want you to believe they have nothing to do with this current mess will go right back to making things worse the minute they get elected. Don't be fooled again!

P.S. Irony Alert: In 2008 Obama cited John McCain's voting record supporting Bush as one reason he wasn't qualified to be elected President. Oh how the tables have turned!

With Friends Like These.... Michelle Obama Repeatedly Screws Up Name of Iowa Senate Candidate

And they called George W. Bush a dunce?

Barack Obama's not welcome in Iowa where the Democrat, a Congressman, pretends he's got nothing to do with the current mess in Washington. But he's in a close race, with a Republican challenger who happens to be a woman (imagine that!) so he calls in Michelle Obama for help. Michelle arrives, stands in front of a HUGE sign bearing the candidates name and repeatedly (not once, not twice, not three, not four... I lost count) mispronounces the candidates name. Watch:

Joni Ernst, the Republican challenger, a woman, grandmother, Iraq War veteran and hog farmer has a slight lead in the polls. Michelle's performance might just put her over the top!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Mapping Obama's Failure in Syria and Iraq

Pinprick bombing does little to stop ISIS!

As a follow up to this earlier post we have these two charts from the BBC showing the intensity of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS:

Hardly a shock and awe bombing campaign it's been called "shock and yawn." Contrast the above with more serious U.S. war efforts in the past where hundreds of strikes would take place in the first few days of an air campaign. Is it any wonder this air campaign is having little effect? Analysis by the Associated Press concludes that Obama's strategy has "hardly dented the core of the Islamic State group's territory."

This week the Pentagon predicts that ISIS will take control of the Syrian city of Khobani putting tens of thousands of civilians at risk.  A U.N. report documents that nearly 10,000 civilians have already been killed by ISIS and thousands more Iraq troops massacred.

Jimmy Carter: Obama Waited Too Long!

It's pretty bad when even Jimmy Carter thinks you are weak. In an interview with a Texas newspaper Carter described a string of errors made by Obama.

Obviously Obama's stated goal of destroying ISIS isn't possible with the current approach. Yet, when Obama visited the Pentagon on Wednesday he refused to accept the recommendations from the generals for a more robust approach. Doubling down on dumb doesn't seem to bother him.

So, he's off for several days of fundraisers. He's already held 56 fundraisers this year. Obviously holding on to political power is more important to him than maintaining America's national security!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Despite Finest Medical Care in the World, First Ebola Death in U.S. Raises Level of Concern

Do we trust that the government is telling us the truth about the deadly disease and doing all it can to stop it?

Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who arrived in Dallas before becoming symptomatic with Ebola died Wednesday morning. His condition became critical over the weekend and he was given a new antiviral drug on Monday which apparently failed to halt progression of the disease. Duncan did not receive the ZMapp drug, supplies of which are now depleted with the last dose going to a victim in Norway. The drug's effectiveness is still uncertain.

Meanwhile, Jesse Jackson arrived in Dallas on Tuesday questioning whether Duncan had received the highest level of care. Never let a crisis go to waste hunh Jesse?

This case and the shifting information being provided by government officials has raised concerns. Less than a month ago Obama said it was "unlikely" that anyone with Ebola would reach our shores. The Centers for Disease Control have altered their warnings on Ebola expressing less certainty about the routes of transmission. In an era where trust in government is at an all time low and we've seen the corruption of formerly apolitical agencies like the IRS and the Department of Justice people aren't so trusting of CDC reports.

Stories of the NBC cameraman and Spanish nurse who came down with Ebola raise concerns that the virus is easier to catch than official pronouncements would suggest. The question of possible airborne transmission continues to stoke fear.

A large outbreak of Ebola appears remote in the U.S. As long as individual cases of sick persons and those in close contact with them can be quarantined it should be possible to contain the disease. However, it's entirely possible that flareups will happen in areas across the country as the disease spreads worldwide. What can you do to protect yourself and your family?

The Washington Post had a good article on the basic facts, as we understand them, on Ebola transmission. A person with an active infection beyond just aches, pains and fever can transmit Ebola by touching surfaces that are later touched by uninfected persons. The length of viable surface contamination varies depending on the volume of any infected bodily fluids. An infected person touching a door knob or a table may leave viable virus particles capable of infecting you up to several hours later. Imagine the number of times a day you touch a doorknob or enter your PIN at the grocery checkout or handle money.

The best defense against these exposures is to use hand sanitizer after every contact with a surface or other human being in public areas. That's also a good way to prevent infection from the flu or the common cold. It's good advice during flu season despite any Ebola fears.
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