Birds of a Feather

Barack Obama, quote "I only saw Rod Blagojevich one time ... and that was in the stands and from a distance at a Chicago Bears Football Game" unquote

Really?

Obama and disgraced former governor Blagojevich.














Obama with two disgraced politicians, Richard Daly and Rod Blagojevich. April 16, 2007





Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, with Blago.




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February 19, 2009
"It's a great pleasure to be here in Iowa - Ottawa." - washingtonpost.com, Feb 19, 2009

Iowa, Ottawa, they're so close. Almost as close as Arizona is to California, about which Dan Quayle's slip was cause for great hooting and howling among Democrats. Not so much though when Barack does it.

"I - we were in Grand Rapids with a—or Grand? – Rapid City. See I've been talking to long." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks at a Campaign Event, Aberdeen, SC, 5/31/08)

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February 12, 2009"You're getting $600 - what can you do with that? ..., and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings." - Michelle Obama, commenting on the Bush tax cut at washingtonpost.com, July 11, 2008

With over $250,000 annual income in a bad year, of course Michelle Obama buys $600 earrings. But the average American, not so much. Incidentally, her husband's middle class tax cut nets a family about $13 a week. How does that compare with the $600 tax rebate Michelle slammed so condescendingly?

Obama approaches a window of the Oval Office, instead of the door, shown to the right. While making a hasty exit from a 2005 press conference in Beijing, former President George W. Bush tugged on the handles of a door, only to find it locked.
Bush laughed off the blunder, but the pictures still live on as part of Bush's lame duck legacy. However, there was little note taken of Obama's rookie mistake. - nydailynews.com, January 28, 2009






1. "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." - foxnews.com, May 9, 2007


In case Barack Obama missed it, 12 people died in Kansas City, not "ten thousand".



2. "Guys, I mean come on! I just answered, like, eight questions." - suntimes.com, March 8, 2008

I mean, like is there an eight question limit? The Chicago Sun Times reads, "In fact, Obama dodged the questions (about Tony Rezko). So he didn't "answer" them, not even eight.

3. "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." - latimes.com, April 18, 2008

Darn those bitter Founding Fathers, anyway.

4. "I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." - ibdeditorials.com, May 21, 2008

57 states ignorance

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobamavideos/youtube/obama-57-states.htm

His handlers won't let him go to Alaska or Hawaii, what Obama believes are the fifty-ninth and sixtieth states.

5. “Thank you Sioux City,” he said, before realizing his mistake. “I said it wrong. I’ve been in Iowa for too long. I’m sorry,” he said. - michellemalkin.com, May 16, 2008

The citizens of Sioux Falls, South Dakota laughed at Obama's mistaking both city and state.

6. "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong." - May 27, 2008


I see dead people.


7. "My mother was born in the heartland of America, but my father grew up herding goats in Kenya." - mybarackobama.com, Berlin, July 24, 2008


Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama was a prominent and wealthy farmer. His son, Obama's father, was a child of privilege, not privation. He was an outstanding student, not a herdsman. - obamaexposed.wordpress.com, quoting Andy Martin, Worldwide Communications

It is an undisputed fact that Barack Obama Senior was accepted at Harvard University, which is not known for matriculating "goat herders".


8. "I had a uncle who was one of the um who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camp." - http://www.wikio.com/video/248432

Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945.

9. "What they'll say is, well it costs too much money, but you know what? It would cost abou... It it it would cost about the same as what we would spend (pause) eh over the course of ten years it would cost what it would cost us...All right, okay. We're going to. The it would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can't hear myself."
I can't hear myself



It would cost what it would cost us. All right. Okay. You think you can trust someone like this to have his finger on the Nuclear Button?


10. "It costs, when, if you, they just you gave 'em (a kid) treatment early and they got some treatment and uh a breathalyzer, er uh inhalator, not a breathalyzer." - June 5, 2008, Bristol, Virginia
Breathalyzer

Not surprisingly, the liberal media didn't broadcast this far and wide as they have so eagerly done to President Bush when he misspoke.


11. "So they [Obama's parents] got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma , Alabama. Don't tell me I'm not coming home to Selma , Alabama." - March 4, 2007, barackobama.com


Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961. The earliest of the three Selma, Alabama marches across that bridge didn't take place until March 7, 1965.


12. "Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change." - abcnews.com, June 22, 2008

Israel is a strong friend of Israels. This is wisdom that will serve America wisdomly.

13. "just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to call for divestment from Iran." - ibdeditorials.com, July 24, 2008

Obama wasn't even a member of the Banking Committee, much less its chairman.

14. Earlier this month, it was Obama himself who reminisced about a time "when I was a United States senator." ... does Obama think his coronation is a mere formality... - ibdeditorials, July 24, 2008

With the slobbering press completely on his side, Obama felt invincible, no longer a mere senator.

15. "Because John McCain has not, uh, talked about my Muslim faith, and you're absolutely right that that is not something... [George Stephanopolous interrupts him with "Christian faith"]... my Christian faith..."

"My Muslim faith"


This must be a first, someone who pretends to be a Christian slipping up and referring to his "Muslim faith".

16. "I will stand with them [Arab and Pakistani Americans] should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." - Dreams of My Father, by Barack Obama, page 261 - renewamerica.us

The political winds shifted in an ugly direction decades ago, when John Kerry and Jane Fonda and other Democrats betrayed America, and gave comfort to our enemies, and Obama continues this ugly shift, along with many other defeat and retreat Democrats.

17. "Let me introduce to you the next President -- the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden."


President, Vice President. Minor stuff, unless it was said by Bush. Then it would be on the Letterman show.



18. "I'm here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis." - Aug 25, 2008
At the DNC Convention in Kansas City
St Louis, Kansas. Who knew.




19. "How's it goin', Sunshine!"
In Sunrise, Florida



20. "Uh, I think that DOMA, uh, the Defense Against Marriage Act, uh, was, uh was unnecessary uh imposition on what had been the traditional rules governing marriage and and how states uh interact on the issues of marriage."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKe7wx0_jfU&eur

Defense "against" marriage is somewhat different than the defense of marriage.


21. Sex education for kindergartners "is the right thing to do." - abcnews.com, July 18, 2008

Obama told the Planned Parenthood meeting he "didn't know what to tell 'im" when Mitt Romney claimed Obama favored sex education in public schools for kindergarters, but he certainly knew what to say to the pro-abortion crowd. It's "the right thing to do."

22. On August 16, 2008, Barack Obama was asked by pastor Rick Warren, "At what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?" Obama quickly changed the subject to when life begins, and then demurred: "... whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity ... is above my pay grade." - newsweek.com, August 25, 2008


"Are Obama and Pelosi dodging the life-and-death question?" asked Newsweek. Obviously. Barack Obama could learn a lesson from Harry Truman who said "The buck stops here."


23. "No wonder, then, that demagogues like Hugo Chavez have stepped in to this vacuum (in South America, created by Bush)." - barackobama.com, May 23, 2008

Chavez came to power in 1998, during the Clinton administration, not the Bush administration.


24. "I can no more disown him [Reverend Jeremiah Wright] than I can my white grandmother..." - cnn.com, March 18, 2008


Barack Obama subsequently disowned the Reverend Wright. One man's "change" is another man's "flip-flopping."


25. "I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it," Obama told the Sun Times of his 2005 land purchase from now indicted fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko...

Last month, Rezko was indicted for his role in an alleged pay-to-play scheme designed to fatten Gov. Blagojevich's political fund. Rezko also was accused of bilking a creditor. - suntimes.com, November 5, 2006

Democrats spin their own actions as "mistakes" when they do them, but when Republicans make mistakes, Democrats call it "corruption."

26. William Ayers spent 10 years as a fugitive when he was part of the Weather Underground... which the FBI labeled as a "domestic terrorist group" for bombing the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, and other government buildings. Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, fellow former Weather Underground fugitive, hosted a meet-and-greet at their home in the 1990s to introduce Obama to their neighbors. suntimes.com, April 8, 2008

27. "I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody." - Oct 15, 2008 (Karl Marx and Joseph Stalin would agree emphatically. Why doesn't Obama share his wealth with his impoverished aunt, living on welfare in New York?)

28. "New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdrew as Obama's nominee for commerce Secretary after questions about alleged pay-to-play government contracts in his home state." - NYDailyNews.com

29. William Lynn was nominated by Barack Obama to be Deputy Secretary of Defense, in violation of Obama's recently signed Executive Order barring former lobbyists from joining his administration to work at agencies they recently lobbied. Only a few days after signing the Executive Order, Obama issued a waiver for Lynn. - time.com, January 27, 2009

Sometimes you have to change the change, and then hope it works out, hopefully.

30. Timothy Geithner didn't pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for several years while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, and he employed an immigrant housekeeper who briefly lacked proper work papers. - online.wsj.com, January 14, 2009


Obama selected Geithner to be Secretary of the Treasury, heading up the IRS, which is in charge of income taxes. Evidently Barack Obama thinks that "vetting" means driving around in a Chevrolet sports car.



31. Daschle has thus far paid a total of $140,167 in back taxes and interest, according to the draft committee report.
"The president has confidence that Sen. Daschle is the right person to lead the fight for health care reform," (White House Press Secretary Robert) Gibbs said.
- latimes.com, January 30, 2009

"Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter." -Sen. Tom Daschle, May 7,1998


32. "I screwed up." - Barack Obama, on his naming tax cheat Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Democrats have been crowing about that "culture of corruption" for years now, and they obviously know what they're talking about.

33. Nancy Killefer, Obama's nominee for chief performance officer, withdrew her nomination in the wake of reports she failed to pay unemployment taxes for hired help. ...in 2005 the District of Columbia government had filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home ... - latimes.com, February 3, 2009

As the infamous New York liberal, Leona Helmsley, the Queen of Mean, said, "Taxes are for little people." Tax cuts for everyone are bad. But when you're a Democrat, you can give yourself one, on the sly.

34. Barack Obama nominated Representative Hilda Solis to be Labor Secretary. Or maybe not. It seems Hilda Solis' husband just paid $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business including liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years. A senate committee abruptly canceled a session to consider her. - washingtonpost.com, February 5, 2009

Good grief! - Charlie Brown

35. "We're going to have to sacrifice for the greater good."

Sacrificing for the greater good must mean somebody else, not the Obamas. No, for their dinner on January 29, the Obamas and their guests dined on Wagyu beef, at $100 a serving.

And while we are on the subject of the "sacrifice for the greater good", here are the Obama's charitable contributions:




36. “The point I was making was not that my grandmother, uh, harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a, uh, typical white person who, uh, you know, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know there's a reaction that's been bred in ta, uhh, our experiences that that don't (sic) go away and that sometimes, uh, come out in in the wrong way." March 21, 2008 on WIP Radio, Philadelphia

Had any white candidate uttered the phrase "typical black person," he would have been excoriated by the liberal media as a "racist". Blacks and liberals pretend to be immune to the "racist" label they use so widely against Republicans for purely partisan political purposes.


37. “I would not have nominated, uhhh, Clarence Thomas. Uh, I don’t think that he’s - uhhh...uhhh...I—I—I—I don’t think that he was an ex...uh, a strong enough jurist or legal thinker, uh, at the time, uh, for that elevation. Setting aside the fact that I profoundly disagree with his interpretations of a lot of the Constitution, uhh.” - August 16, 2008 at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California

38. "We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there." - August 13, 2007

Typical OREO rhetoric from a left-wing, uhh, extremist.

39. "... when the bomb fell on Pearl Harbor...." - July 18, 2008
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“Their charitable giving only went up when it looked like he was campaigning for the presidential office,” said Paul L. Caron, a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and editor of the TaxProf Blog. - newyorktimes.com, March 26, 2008

Not to be outdone by Obama, Vice President Joe Biden's 2008 tax return reflects his income of $269,256 with charitable contributions of $1,885. Such "sacrifice for the greater good" is typical of Democrats, as documented in Who Really Cares by Professor Arthur Brooks, of Syracuse University.


40. Meanwhile this is how Obama's people reacted to his talk about the new era of "personal responsibility".




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41. Barack Obama's Broken Promise to African Village

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23520981-details/Barack+Obama%27s+broken+promise+to+African+village/article.do

42. "The time for denial (about global warming) is over." - December 9, 2008

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/12/09/obama_on_climate_change_the_ti.html



43. "This is a self-induced injury that I'm angry about. I screwed up. I'm frustrated with myself, with our team." - Los Angeles Times, Feb 4, 2009

The Democrat press spins it like this: When the president is a Democrat, "Mistakes were made." When a Republican is president, his intelligence and his very integrity are challenged and questioned.

44. "Here is what I can tell you. I will bring our troops out one to two brigades a month. That’s what I intend to do as president of the United States." - latimes.com, July 4, 2008

It's been over a month. The only announcement about troop movement so far has been that Obama is sending 17,000 more troops into Afghanistan, not pulling them out of Iraq.

OBAMA'S ARMY




45. "You will not see your taxes raised a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime." - Newsweek, "Sound Bites," March, 9 2009

The Tooth Fairy left some money under your pillow, the Easter Bunny hid some eggs and jelly beans, and Santa Claus is comin' to town.

46. "Look, uh, ya know, I uh, when I was a kid, I uh, uh, I inhaled, frequently.
That was, uh, that was, that was the point, ummmm."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpBzQI_7ez8

Chris Matthews and his guests drooled all over Obama's admission of drug usage with such comments as "He seems so real." President Bush was never characterized as "seeming so real" by any of the liberal press.

47. When asked to name one Obama accomplishment, a crowd of his sycophants could only say this: "He's a great oratator like Jesse Jackson."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzFOOcEQtP0&feature=related

Agreed, Obama is a great oratator, when he has his teleprompter to read.


48. "So if you've got a wall that's cutting the campus of the University of Texas in Brownville in half…" (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At The NALEO Conference, Washington, DC, 6/28/08)

He meant to say "Brownsville" but when you're that eloquent, liberals pay no attention.


49. "My father served in World War II, and when he came home, he got the services that he needed." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At The NALEO Conference, Washington, DC, 6/28/08)

No, Obama's father did not serve in World War II.

50. "I think that DOMA, the Defense Against (sic) Marriage Act, was, was a (sic) unnecessary imposition on what had been the traditional rules governing marriage and how states interact on the issues of marriage." – Barack Obama, referring to the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), 7/1/08

He was of course talking about the Defense OF Marriage Act, but when you're a liberal, you can get away with gaffes that your liberal friends would characterize as proof of terminal stupidity had they been uttered by a Republican.

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51. "...the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties...."

“Uh, but, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, uh and sur- more basic issues such as political and, and, and economic justice in the society. And, uh, to that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, uh, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed, uh, uh by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties – says what the state can't do to you, says what the federal government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf . “ Barack Obama, September 6, 2001, on WBEZ.FM radio

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms" is a is a positive liberty.
The right of free speech is a positive liberty.
The free exercise of religion is a positive liberty.
Freedom of the press is a positive liberty.
The right of the people peaceably to assemble is a positive liberty.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures is a positive liberty.
The right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury is a positive liberty.
The right to due process is a positive liberty.
The right to just compensation is a positive liberty.
And so on go the list of positive liberties enumerated in the Constitution.

When radicals such as Obama aren't besmirching the Constitution, they're smearing Republicans in general, as they did President Bush, for rewriting it. In fact, it is radical Democrats, not Republicans, who find Constitutional freedoms and liberties so repugnant that they wish to alter it to suit their own socialist dogma.


52.  "Professor of Constitutional Law"
No, he was merely a lecturer, NOT a "professor."

In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said: "We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal.


It is not the Constitution, it is our Declaration of Independence:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Obama then proceeded to lecture the Supreme Court.


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And here are some mugshots of Obama supporters:






















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Bidenisms
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"All you have to do is go down Union street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years," said Sen. Joe Biden in the vice presidential debate to bolster his assertion he's in touch with the concerns of the middle class.(www.realclearpolitics.com - October 3, 2008)

"It came as a surprise to us in Delaware that Joe Biden recently had a meal and talked with patrons at Katie's Restaurant on Union Street in Wilmington," said an email to National Review Online.

"Katie's Restaurant closed years ago. It was on Scott Street in Little Italy."


The people who fill up at his neighborhood gas station can't pay for a full tank of gas, Sen. Biden said. Sen. Biden lives in a 7,000 square foot estate on a four acre lakefront lot in Greenville, which is described as "northern Delaware's priciest area."

Under Sen. Obama's tax plan, the wealthiest Americans will "pay no more than they did under Ronald Reagan," Sen. Biden said.

Sen. Obama wants to raise the top income tax bracket to 39.6 percent. Ronald Reagan had lowered it to 28 percent.

"When we kicked -- along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon," Sen. Biden said.

"Biden said the strangest and most ill-informed thing I have ever heard about Lebanon in my life," said Michael Totten, who reported from there during the so-called Cedar Revolution. "Nobody has ever kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. Not the United States. Not France. Not Israel. And not the Lebanese. Nobody. Joe Biden has literally no idea what he is talking about."

"We've spent less in Afghanistan in seven years than we spend in a month in Iraq," Sen. Biden said.

According to the Congressional Research Service, spending on the war in Afghanistan since 2001 has been about $172 billion. We've been spending a little less than $10 billion a month in Iraq. Sen. Biden was off by a factor of about 1,700 percent.

While most of the things Sen. Biden said that are not true could be chocked up to ignorance, stupidity (he isn't nicknamed "Slow Joe" for nothing), or gilding the lily, as in his recent visit to a restaurant that went out of business 20 years ago, some were outright lies.

The greatest of these was when Sen. Biden denied Sen. Obama had said he would meet face to face with Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions. Sen. Biden was present at the Democratic primary debate in South Carolina in July of last year when Sen. Obama made that pledge, which he subsequently repeated several times.

"The truth matters," Sen. Biden said at several points in the debate. Maybe not so much to him.
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The Reverend Joseph Lowry delivered the benediction at Obama's inauguration.  He is quoted in the Daily Mail as having said he believed "all white people were going to hell."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226525/All-white-folks-going-hell-Cry-Reverend-Joseph-Lowery-rally-Obama.html#ixzz4b5Fsxw4r 





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