You may recall that pResident Obama spoke of three former Presidents making prisoner swaps at the end of wars that took place on their watch, “much like this Bergdahl swap” he said convincingly.
CNN carried this quote, “This is what happens at the end of wars.”
Obama boasted Tuesday when he was asked about swapping American Army Sgt. Deserter for five vicious Taliban terrorists. “That was true for George Washington…That was true for Abraham Lincoln and that was true for FDR. That’s been true of every combat situation, that at some point, you make sure that you try to get your folks back, and that’s the right thing to do.”
Every Obama speech is fraught with lies and half-truths. He relies on his belief in the ignorance of his audience, and that Americans are too lazy and soft to recognize his dishonesty. When your record is abysmal, you can’t tell the truth.
Obama, hasn’t a clue on how to fix the economy. Instead, without ideas, he copied Teddy Roosevelt’s 100-year-old speech in Osawatomie. With Barack Obama, it’s always yesterday’s answers to today’s problems…and this is the man they told us was a genius. The president maintains that the rich get richer by making everyone poorer. Ah…bitterness and envy, the illegitimate stepchildren of hope and change.
A government shutdown looms. President Obama is demanding non-stop meetings between congressional leaders to resolve the crisis. “I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done,” he declared.
The “entire team” does not include Obama himself. He’ll be in New York, hanging out with Al Sharpton.
During the official announcement of his presidential campaign in Chicago, then Senator Barack Obama said, “no amount of American lives can resolve the political disagreement that lies at the heart of someone else’s civil war.”
At the time Obama was speaking about his opposition to the war in Iraq, “Most of you know that I opposed this war from the start. I thought it was a tragic mistake,” Obama said to a crowd at the Springfield, Illinois town square on Feb. 10, 2007.
In an interview with NBC News and another with CBS News, Barack Obama is finally admitting some of the rebels we are helping in Libya may not be friendly to the United States.
“I’m not ruling it out. But I’m also not ruling it in,” he added on NBC, but cautioned that though Washington’s knowledge of the make-up of the rebels was improving, it was not yet comprehensive.
Those members of the Libyan opposition who had met top US officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had been fully “vetted,” he said. But some opposition individuals may be unfriendly to the United States, he added.
“That’s why I think it’s important for us not to jump in with both feet. But to carefully consider what are the goals of the opposition,” Obama told CBS.
So, in other words, we’re more fully engaged and committing Marines to the situation, but we are not yet sure what the goals are of the opposition. Likewise, “some opposition individuals may be unfriendly to the United States.”
Um . . . which ones? And how can we be sure that, should things go the way Obama wants that these rebels don’t wind up in charge?
He went in without a plan. This is what that looks like.
President Obama has played 52 rounds of golf in less than two years in office. The U.S. unemployment, down economy and two wars have not tampered his leisure time. In comparison, President Bush played a total of 24 rounds of golf in eight years.
The pictures of the President wearing oxford-style, brown and white golf shoes and zipping around green golf courses in an electric cart are insensitive and inappropriate.
While the United States is in a severe economic crisis, the unemployment rate is stuck at 9.6% and families struggle to make ends meet, Obama spends an average of four to five hours playing each 18-hole round of golf.
For those of you who think this administration really is malicious — okay, when it comes to free markets, capitalism, and the greatest of the country I’m with you — we have greater examples that the President and his advisors really are just amateurish.
Let us remember in our thoughts and prayers those suffering from natural disasters in Haiti, Chile, and elsewhere, and the people from those countries and from around the world who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to render aid. Let us pray for the families of the West Virginia miners, and the people of Poland who so recently and unexpectedly lost many of their beloved leaders
The next day, Tennessee began to flood, people began to die, and things changed pretty dramatically.
Barack Obama has still, to my knowledge, not spoken personally of the events in Tennessee or attempted to visit — an act that would have gotten George W. Bush savagely attacked by the press, Democrats, and Congress.
More troubling, Barack Obama neither altered the National Day of Prayer Proclamation nor issued a subsequent one.
Heck, even Bob McDonnell reissued his Confederate History Proclamation to include a line about slavery.