Obama’s Punting Average Is Now At 75 Yards

Obama voting present, shirking responsibility and running off to campaign instead of doing his f*cking job.

Damn. Who could have seen that coming?

From Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection:

It’s hard to know whether to cheer their disappointment or commiserate.

My natural inclination is to tell them to S*** *** **** ** considering that they have subjected us to four more years.

From Michael Goodwin, Obama 2: Even more reckless:

People weren’t paying attention. Those are the people now surprised that President Obama is still stridently campaigning instead of doing the real work of governing.

Even some who voted for him last month are puzzled as he threatens to take the nation off the fiscal cliff if Republicans don’t give him the tax hikes he demands now and puts off entitlement reform until later. He even wants to increase spending.

I’ve talked to people who supported him, and their surprise is surprising.

Both are smart, accomplished men, but I’m baffled that they didn’t see this coming.

“I thought he was going to move toward the center after the election,” one stunned Obama backer told me. Another said he believed the president’s positions were opening gambits and he would compromise. “It’s the first round,” he insisted.

Here he is avoiding responsibility for the UN vote to give the Palestinians statehood:

The White House won’t seek to punish the Palestinian Authority for this week’s statehood vote at the United Nations, but did not vow to veto pending legislative proposals to cut off U.S. aid in retaliation.

The U.N. General Assembly voted 138-9 on Thursday to recognize the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) as a non-member observer state, over the strident objections of the United States and Israel. In response, the Senate is expected to vote next week on legislation placing new restrictions on the $600 million in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Questions about repercussions are “better directed at the Congress than at us,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Friday. She said the State Department is still trying to release $495 million in pending funds for fiscal year 2012 that were held up following the Palestinians’ failed effort last year to become a full member of the U.N.

Shit. I’m shocked. He is exactly what we on the right said he was…but you can’t call him lazy or incompetent – that would be raaaaaacist.

Now you know why I created the category of “liberal asshats” for the posts.

5 thoughts on “Obama’s Punting Average Is Now At 75 Yards

  1. First off, I must say I am a little confused by the writer you link to. The PLO has had observer status at the UN since 1974. The most recent vote recognized the Palestinian state, granting it observer status, – and the Palestinian Authority (not the PLO), which only has authority over the west bank. Which not only undermines the PLO but vastly reduces the portion of Palestinians represented…

    And I find the rest of the post, shall we say, ironic. Obama…move to the center? It is only the extreme right that has never admitted he’s largely been there all along. Oh- but I forget- he’s a marxist/socialist/communist/islamist…

    And let’s not forget- we are talking about the opening offers in a negotiation. Yes- he want’s some new spending- in the form of stimulus for a economy which hasn’t recovered yet. Something republicans have been blocking for years now. Because- to their thinking- failure would return them to power- the interests of the american people be damned. Which failed.

    So now we are dealing with republicans who lost, albeit by relatively slim margins in the presidential election. Who were even more repudiated in the senate (ie statewide elections), whose only marginal sucess was in the house where pockets of america can show strength.

    And yet you and your ilk seem to think Obama should enter negotiations from a position of weakness. And let’s be clear here- the republicans opening bid in the negotiations- extension of tax cuts for 1 year with substantial spending cuts and the promise of far more massive cuts. In otherwords- giving nothing and expecting their demands be met.

    To be clear- if the Dems opening offer is their final offer- I’m not happy with it. But the gop’s opening offer is laughable. Or infuriatingly ridiculous.

    And to be clear again- despite the claims of Boehner and his ilk- the initial offer included higher immediate cuts, more to be worked out in the coming session, as well as revision of the tax code to be worked out in the coming session.

    But of course- we are dealing with republicans who have signed a pathetic “no tax pledge” and are overwhelmingly unwilling to negotiate. Our way or the highway for yet another term. Despite taxes being at historic lows…

    (and what the hell- might as well adress your other post – with pretty graphics from a partisan site posing as as an official government site. So let’s see- despite the claims of massively increased spending by Obama- as a portion of GDP, they have only increased slightly. And of course- GDP has shrunk because of the economic collapse of failed Bush policies. Coupled with increased spending as stimulus- which by the way- halted the fall off the cliff. In reality spending has barely, or not as all, increased. And while the second graph loos more shocking (and to an extent contradicts the first and heavily relies on “future” predictions, maybe see the date here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2011/assets/hist.pdf
    By and large the spending is not outside of historical norms, and actually, except for one year, brings down the debt…

    • ~ Didn’t go to the link, but I thought Palestine was trying to gain voting rights in the UN
      ~ I would consider Clinton center….Obama…hmmm….only on a couple of things…
      ~The stimulus didn’t work then and it won’t work now. May as well give our money to the Finns.(at least they have a great band which hails from there) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO4lcEQTDO4
      ~I believe the Reps. have more power than you think. When the workers decide to hoard (their money, not clothes), where is Precious going to turn?
      ~If you make a pledge, ya ought to be true to your word.
      ~I’m horrible at math, but even I can figure out that we are now enduring inflation. Perhaps I should do a vlog of my trips to the grocery store to give you an idea.

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  3. “By and large the spending is not outside of historical norms, and actually, except for one year, brings down the debt…”

    @drugstheasshat: That one statement shows what a bunch of crap your comment was and validates that you are an ideological tool and an economic illiterate. The fact that you believe that Obama is “negotiating” indicates just how deep in the tank you are and that he has offered anything that even approximates real spending reductions indicates that you have issues with math.

    Obama promises that they will look at 400 billion of spending “cuts” next year that could happen at some point in the indefinite future to some unnamed programs that may or may not be reduced – which means never, yet he wants another 500 billion “stimulus”, effectively cancelling out any theoretical, imaginary, future spending cuts. You say that the GOP’s proposals are “ludicrous” – Obama’s proposal is the definition of the word.

    Obama has floated this kind of bullshit for 4 years and can’t even get enough support for it in the Democrat controlled Senate to pass it.

    Good job of spankin’ that ass, Kells.

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