Also see Andrew Malcolm’s Obama marks 5th birthday of his shovel-ready spending hoax; How will you celebrate?
“Every time he says ‘folks,’ drink. Every time he says ‘fair share,’ drink. Every time he says ‘extraordinary,’ drink. Every time he brags about ‘working tirelessly‘, drink. When he frets about ‘lack of compromise‘, drink. If he says, ‘Bring me a bill, and I’ll sign it,’ drink. When he brings up the ‘middle class‘, the people he’s ruining, drink. Every time he says, ‘It’s the right thing to do,’ drink. Every time he cites someone that his policies have helped, drink. If she’s in the audience, drink some more. Every time he says, ‘I never said it would be easy,’ drink. If he says that after mentioning ObamaCare, drink again. If he says ObamaCare’s rough start was worth it, drink. And every time he reminds us that running a country is really hard, say, ‘Yeah, we can tell,’ and drink. Each time he mentions an ‘economic recovery no one has seen‘, drink . Seriously the only ‘shovel ready job he has created was speech writer’. And when he says ‘it won’t happen overnight‘, drink one more. And when he says ‘make no mistake‘, ‘let me be clear‘ and ‘there are those who disagree‘, drink, drink, drink. Every time he says ‘we can do better‘ as he fails at everything or ‘we are better than that‘, drink. Which reminds me what’s with all the ‘we’s'? It’s you up there, not us. Finally, each time you feel like you’re being screwed, drink. And if you still buy anything from this gas bag, then you deserve the world’s worst hangover, and enjoy it, ‘cause you built that.”
I’d like to suggest a few. Every time he says; ‘me’, ‘my’ or ‘I’, drink. Every time he whines, drink. Every time he says ‘income inequality’, drink. Lastly, if Obama throws down the race card, drink. If he plays a personal race card, drink a double shot.
Linked at The Bride Of Rove…thanks!
JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST: Let me ask you losers, political losers of the year?
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Terrible year for the president. I mean, itâ€™s terrible, thisâ€¦
SCARBOROUGH: Can you go back a year? One year ago, the president was getting ready for his second inauguration. So much hope. This has been a terrible year.
MATTHEWS: Thereâ€™s another piece of it which youâ€™re subtly getting at. Itâ€™s not just that itâ€™s a bad year in terms of the rollout. Thereâ€™s an erosion in interest. It feels like a very long presidency now. It feels like the seventh or eighth year of a presidency. It doesnâ€™t feel like the fifth. There wasnâ€™t that rejuvenation that comes with re-election. There wasnâ€™t any, certainly he was never going to get a honeymoon from the other side, but there was no sense of wow. And I think thatâ€™s hurt him a lot.
White House & Barack Obama Twitter Accounts Silent On Pearl Harbor, Schedule Wide Open, No Wreath Laying??? [Screenshots] –UPDATED
It is well past noon but we should cut the narcissist in chief a break, finding just the right O self aggrandizing selfie to commemorate the day takes time!
UPDATE: it is 4:00 pm in DC and still no sign of any remembrance of Pearl Harbor from the Obama White House Twitter account. That is not to say that a new tweet hasn’t popped up though.
The same goes for the Barack Obama (OFA) Twitter account. His minions took the time to tweet about Obamacare but have still not bothered to tweet a remembrance of Pearl harbor.
4pm in DC & there are 21 that's right 21 freaking tweets re: nelson mandela on the wh twitter feed but ZERO in remembrance of Pearl Harbor!
— Velvet Hammer (@velvethammer) December 7, 2013
‘O’, what a disgrace.
(NPHR) –Nancy Clark had high hopes when the federal insurance marketplace opened for business Oct. 1. A member of the NH Health Exchange Advisory Board and a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act, Clark owns Glen Group, a small advertising agency in North Conway. She’s always offered health insurance to employees and their families, even as premiums increased by double digits every year.
I’ve turned down the heat, the lights,she says. “But we never, ever took health care off the table.
When Anthem told Clark premiums for her eight employees would go up 39 percent in 2014, she checked out the plans available through the Small Business Health Options Program, where companies with fewer than 50 employees can shop for group coverage. Those plans were less expensive, but would still increase Clark’s premiums by 14 percent.
Clark then compared the price of individual policies available at Healthcare.gov to what she currently offers. She figured she could save 13 percent, or about $15,000, by discontinuing her group plan. She told her employees to pick a policy offered on the marketplace, and sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll increase their pay to cover half the cost of the premiums.
H/T Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit who notes that the Nancy Care Obamacare ad/post is still up on the White House website. Tsk…tsk…
Nancy Clark is the owner of Glen Group, a small advertising and marketing agency in North Conway, New Hampshire, which serves people from across the state. As a small business owner, Nancy is mindful of her business expenses, and has had to cut back where she could. But one thing that Nancy tells us she never considered cutting was the health insurance she offers to her employees.
“My personal philosophy is health care is a right and it should be affordable,Nancy says. “So here as a very small business owner, I will always offer the mechanism by which people can have access to health care.
The small business tax credit provided by the Affordable Care Act was important to Nancy’s company. For 2010 and 2011, the credit helped with Glen Group’s bottom line. And now that the economy and Nancy’s business are getting stronger, she says: “My hope is that in 2012 we will take that tax credit and I would like to use it to pay down deductibles or even to pay one co-pay or two co-pays.
Nancy first heard about the Affordable Care Act tax credit from her accountant. Her message to other small businesses: Are not aware of it, I would say absolutely ask your accountant because every tax credit is meaningful.
“The Affordable Care Act from a small business perspective to me is a step in the right direction, and I’m delighted by that” Nancy tells us. “The health care law matters. It makes a difference in my life. And in the lives of her employees.
The original Nancy Care – Obamacare ad on YouTube: “MyCare: Nancy C. in North Conway, NH”
Featuring people like Nancy, who benefits from the Small Business Tax Credit, MyCare is an initiative to educate Americans about new programs, benefits, and rights under the health care law.
Psst… Obama has never walked on water. It was all a grand delusion…:
CNN Poll: 53% Obama Is Dishonest, 56% Do Not Admire,Disagreed On Important Issues 53% Not Strong Decisive Leader
Obama’s supah suckage brings new meaning to the phrase; ‘crap flows downhill’.
(Reuters) – A growing number of Americans doubt President Barack Obama’s ability to manage the nation, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Monday that reflects the possible larger impact of his administration’s fumbled rollout of its healthcare law.
The poll also found that 53 percent of those polled said Obama is not honest or trustworthy, marking the first time that the CNN/ORC polling found a clear majority questioning the president’s integrity, CNN said.
Forty percent of the 843 U.S. adults surveyed in the telephone poll early last week said Obama can manage the government effectively, down 12 percentage points from June.
The poll was conducted November 18-20 amid ongoing problems plaguing the president’s signature domestic policy achievement, the healthcare law widely known as Obamacare.
The pollsters said the survey, conducted by ORC International with a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points, recorded the worst scores for Obama during his five years in office in key categories.
It found that 56 percent of respondents said they did not admire Obama, disagreed with him on important issues and said he does not inspire confidence, while 53 percent said they do not see him as a strong and decisive leader, CNN said. [...]
H/T HuffPo Yes HuffPo http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/25/obama-poll_n_4337643.html?ref=topbar
“PERIOD! He said “PERIOD”! That means “no stinking conditions”!
CBSNews Poll Obama Approval Plunges To 37%, Disapproval Rises To 57%, Obamacare Support Plummets (Record Lows)
Feel good news of the day. Ha.
(Poll embedded below the fold)
OUCH! “If you look inside these numbers the trust question is what really hurts the president”
(CBS) –President Obama’s job approval rating has plunged to the lowest of his presidency, according to a new CBS News poll released Wednesday, and Americans’ approval of the Affordable Care Act has dropped it’s lowest since CBS News started polling on the law.
Thirty-seven percent now approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, down from 46 percent in October — a nine point drop in just a month. Mr. Obama’s disapproval rating is 57 percent — the highest level for this president in CBS News Polls.
A rocky beginning to the opening of the new health insurance exchanges has also taken its toll on how Americans perceive the Affordable Care Act. Now, approval of the law has dropped to 31 percent – the lowest number yet recorded in CBS News Polls, and a drop of 12 points since last month. Sixty-one percent disapprove (a high for this poll), including 46 percent who say they disapprove strongly.
Republicans are nearly unanimous in their disapproval of the law, and now more than two-thirds of independents agree. Almost six in ten Democrats continue to support the law, but their support has dropped 16 points from last month – from 74 percent in October to 58 percent today. Support has dropped 11 points among independents and five points among Republicans. [...]
UPDATE: The negative reviews keep pouring in –
Obama back in San Francisco by unpopular demand
(Washington Examiner) –The Democratic National Committee is reducing ticket prices for a high-dollar fundraiser in San Francisco next week that features President Obama, according to an email sent to donors Monday.
Obama is set to appear at a luncheon at the SFJAZZ Center on Nov. 25 to benefit the DNC, but whether it’s a sign of donor fatigue or a general lack of interest, tickets have not been selling as expected.
“An exciting new update I would love to mention is that we have reduced the price for the general admission luncheon tickets to $500/person,” Shefali Razdan Duggal, a member of the DNC’s national finance committee, wrote in the email. “In addition, all current $1000 ticket holders will be upgraded to VIP (this includes premium seating near the stage and Presidential rope line access).”
Originally, entry-level tickets for the event started at $1,000, so the DNC is offering what amounts to a 50 percent discount.