During Wednesday interview with Channel 2 News and confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.” He then added: “Ironically, I’ve got a Chief of Staff named Rahm Israel Emmanuel. My top political advisor is somebody who is a descendent of Holocaust survivors. My closeness to the Jewish American community was probably what propelled me to the U.S. Senate.”
“This [Stimulus Bill] legislation was designed to cushion the downturn,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
You may recall this as being touted as a job’s bill. Uh uh, that is not the story now.
“That is why I have moved quickly to work with my economic team and leaders of both parties on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that will immediately jumpstart job creation and long-term growth.”
“This is a choice between the policies that got us into this mess in the first place and the policies that are getting us out of this mess, and the other side is banking on people not having a good memory. They’re trying to bamboozle you.”
“We are going to have to change our traditions and our history and move to a better place.”
“To me it was more about eight years of bad policy before (Obama) got there that let this happen. It was Dracula running the blood bank in terms of oil and leases. I think that has more to do with it than how the president reacted to it.”
Alvin Greene, the Democratic Senate candidate for South Carolina, suggested this week,
“Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit. They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids. That’s something that would create jobs. So you see I think out of the box like that. It’s not something a typical person would bring up. That’s something that could happen, that makes sense. It’s not a joke.”
NASA official Charles Bolden announced on Al Jazeera Network:
“When I became the NASA Administrator – before I became the NASA Administrator – [Obama] charged me with three things: One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.” Bodlen’s concluding remarks to Al Jazeera: “NASA is not only a space exploration agency, but also an earth improvement agency.”
Minister King Samir Shabazz, aka Maurice Heath, who was one of the nightstick-wielding African-Americans outside a Philadelphian polling place in 2008:
“I hate white people – all of them! Every last iota of a cracker, I hate ’em. Through South Street with white, dirty, cracker whore [expletive] on our arms. And we call ourselves black men with African garb on.” And “You want freedom? You’re gonna have to kill some crackers! You’re gonna have to kill some of their babies!”
This is the person who the Department of Justice has declined to prosecute, even though there is a default judgment against him. Christian Adams, a former DOJ attorney, quit his job after over the Obama administration’s refusal to prosecute the Panthers.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes ordered,
“Never bring another lawsuit against a black or other national minority, apparently no matter what they do.”
Mayor Gavin Newsom, in co-authored article about the Stimulus bill:
“Let’s continue a federal stimulus program that’s working exactly as it was intended – putting thousands of people back to work now.”
With respect to the spy exchange, Joe Biden told Jay Leno:
“I thought they’d take Rush Limbaugh.” (Biden can be funny).
Ken Feinberg, the dispenser of BP funds, when questioned about the potential imperfections of dispersing funds, said,
“The perfect is the enemy of the good.”
(I will admit when a liberal says something sensible).
Jerry Brown, about giving respect to his constituents:
“First of all you treat them with respect. You lay out your agenda, and you get everybody understanding we’re Californians first. We’re not Democrat or Republican or a member of this group or that group. And don’t just say unions are a powerful force. Hey, you know Wall Street destroyed $11 trillion worth of wealth. That’s powerful. No union could do that. Then there’s the tea baggers and the Chamber of Commerce. The key to democracy is leadership what can forge the common purpose. That’s what I feel my entire life has prepared me to take what I learn, work with the diversion conflicting factions and get this common pathway to the future. Seizing the assets of California, which after all is still the eighth wealthiest political entity in the world.”
Either Brown does not realize that this is a homosexual slur, or it is just a part of his vocabulary which slipped out.
Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus on the Palin mama grizzly vid:
“I think it’s the same, old, vapid, platitudinous Sarah Palin,” said Marcus. “There is not a shred, not a shred of substance in this ad.”
George Will responded with:
“On the vapidness meter, that ranks nowhere near, ‘We are the ones we have been waiting for,’ which was Obama’s way of flattering the self-esteem of his supporters.”
“The center of the universe is not the RNC, it is right here.” [in his studio]
From FoxNews’ Bulls and Bears:
“Fannie and Freddie saying that these [green] loans are too risky is like Lindsay Lohan saying, ‘This cocktail is too strong.’ ”
Jake Tapper asked George Will if the President’s claim Republicans
“are peddling that same snake oil that they’ve been peddling now for years” will resonate with voters this November.
“No, because he is an expert on snake oil. This is the man who said, if we pass the $767 billion stimulus bill, which it turns out costs $862 billion, a $95 million oops, we would have unemployment at 8 percent and no higher, and it went higher. This is the man who last week was out saying, ‘I’m going to give $2 billion, about $2 billion, to two companies to create about 1,600 jobs.’ That’s $1.5 million per job. That is snake oil”
Crossposted from Conservative Review