Monday, April 11, 2011

I Told Ya So, I Told Ya So, I Told Ya, Told Ya, Told Ya So...

You gotta hand it to the dastardly Republicans and teabaggers.
They actually pulled it off--putting a covert GOP agent disguised as a progressive liberal Democrat in the White House.
This Obama character has turned out to be John Boner's Lhasa Apso.
Obama will go down in history as the weakest, most duplicitous president in American history.
Back in 2008, I told you people to go for Hillary Clinton.
Oh sure, she's a warmonger and a bitch, but she would have NEVER allowed the Republicans to shit all over her like they have Obama. And she would have out-Nixoned foreign policy.
The GOP has the ignoramus electorate all worried about Islamic terrorists and the second amendment while they ransack the treasury, pork barrel the wealthiest corporations (and individuals) in the nation, and run us into bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, Obama claps his hands in victory each time the GOP rams another horrible plan down his throat.
Who knew this once-brilliant orator would turn into a quivering Don Knotts once he was elected?
What exactly does he stand for?
What election promises has he kept?
I don't think he's evil per se, I just think he's a lily livered coward and a full blown masochist. He's meeker than any Democratic president in history.
I have lost all respect for him because he's a sniveling coward.
He's a turncoat.
He's a right-wing conservative in black face make-up.
What a fucking dud.
I simply don't care about politics anymore.
I think America is going down the drain, and it's too late to stop the downward trajectory.
I'd rather keep up with the Kardashians and watch Netflix movies than pay any more attention to radical right politicians who've ruined a once-great nation.


Julien said...

Spot on! Remember we "met" as passionate commenters and bloggers in the progressive internet world...and I too have made my online postings about other passions. Mine is snow skiing. I figure there won't be skiing in another 20 years due to the fact that Obama (led by TeaParty/Koch Bros) will allow the environment to continue to heat up while the snow blows! :)

bigsis said...

We fought hard but we're where they wanted us to be all along - complacent and indifferent to the governance of our own country.

Our elected officials exist only to help the rich teabag us and they're using communist tactics to secure the wealth of its ruling class.

Obama can continue to spew his eloquent lies and kiss all the white asses he wants, I won't ever contribute money, time or even well wishes to the Democratic party.

Cirze said...


(and I almost never say that word in blogworld)

You've got me. I cannot stand how the Clintons caved to the powers of wealth (personally enriching themselves enough to throw their daughter a multi-million dollar wedding when they came from very modest beginnings themselves (and, yes, I know all about Hillary's Methodism)) when they were our "leaders" with NAFTA and bombing and torture of those on welfare on their watch, but when you're right, you're right.

Shit on all these Obamaites.

They've proved now once and forever whose side they are on, so I give them up.

And it ain't ours.


South Austin Viceroy said...


Once again you are correct. I should have listened to you when I voted in 2008. I am tired of his platitudes.

We both agree on one thing: We need a LBJ style democrat to run this country and turn this boat around. Unfortunately I don't have a suggestion.

South Austin Viceroy

Fran said...

I have lots of things I am pissed off @ Obama about... but you asked what he stands for & what promises he's kept, so here are some:


• Instituted enforcements for equal pay for women (Lilly Ledbetter Bill) (2009)

• Appointed Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina, to the Supreme Court (2009)

• Held the first Seder in White House (2009)

• Appointed a diverse Cabinet and diverse White House staff (2009)

• Spoke at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization (2009)

• Signed the first major piece of federal gay rights legislation that includes acts of violence against gays under the list of federal hate crimes (2009)

• Reversed the Bush-era practice of politicizing Justice Department investigations and prosecutions against political opponents (2009)

• Signed an extension of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Bill to provide federal research and support for treating the disease (2009)

• Allowed the State Department of offer same-sex benefits for employees (2009)

• Proposed that the Pentagon repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy; placed a “freeze” on current efforts to remove alleged homosexuals from the military (2009)

• After eight years of neglect, the Justice Department and EEOC are again enforcing employment discrimination laws (2009)

• Convened the White House Tribal Nations Conference, inviting representatives from 564 federally-recognized Indian tribes (2009)

• Provided increased school projects for Indian lands and increased funds for the Indian Health Service (2009)

• Signed an Executive Order mandating that his Cabinet develop plans to work with and consult Indian tribes on issues impacting Indian lands (2009)

• “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will no longer be official policy.

• Called for federal agencies to look into recognizing gay partnerships in terms of benefits (2010)

Fran said...

But wait! There's more-

• Signed Executive Order to promote the federal government as a “model employer” when it comes to hiring the disabled (2010) * Note: This includes new efforts to increase the recruitment, hiring, and training for the disabled

• Elena Kagen appointed to Supreme Court (2010) (First time 3 women are Supreme Court justices in US history)

• Signed Fair Sentencing Act (2010) * Note: The Administration continues to deescalate marijuana interdiction and raids; increased dramatically the amount of cocaine one must possess to be sentenced to jail; eliminated mandatory sentencing for first-time drug abusers and simple possession

• Streamlined the federal student loan process to save $87 billion over the next 10 years (2009)

• Changed the rule to allow students struggling to make college loan payments to refinance their loans (2009)

• The federal government will offer direct student loans, cutting out the cost of private banks (“middle man”) who increase the costs in order to make a profit (2010)

• Ordered the Pentagon to cover expenses of families of fallen soldiers if they wish to be on site when the body arrives back in the US (2009)

• Ended the Bush-era “blackout” imposed on media coverage of the return of fallen US soldiers (2009) * Note: The media is now permitted to cover the story pending adherence to respectful rules and with the approval of the fallen soldier’s family

• Ended the Bush-era “black out” policy on media coverage of war casualties (2009) * Note: Full information is now released for the first time in the War on Terror

• Ordered better body armor to be procured for US troops (2009)

Fran said...

yea still more...

• Ended the Bush-era practice of awarding “no-bid” defense contracts (2009)

• Improving benefits for veterans as well as VA staffing, information systems, etc. (2009)

• Authorized construction of additional health centers to care for veterans (2009)

• Eliminated co-payments for veterans who are catastrophically disabled (2010)

• Authorized the “Cash for Clunkers” program that stimulated auto sales and removed old, inefficient, polluting cars from the road (2009)

• Ordered the FDIC to beef up deposit insurance (2009)

• Ended the Bush-era policy of protecting credit card companies (2009) * Note: In place of the old policy, new consumer protections were instituted and the industry’s predatory practices were banned

• Authorized the federal government to make more loans available to small businesses and ordered lower rates for federal loans to small businesses (2009)

• Placed a 35% tariff on Chinese tires and a few other products such as pipes after China was found to be illegally “dumping” exports below cost (2009)

• Ended the Bush-era practice of having White House staff rewrite the findings of scientific and environmental regulations and reports when they disagreed with the results (2009)

• Negotiated a deal with Swiss banks to permit the US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals (2009)

• Ended the Bush-era policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs (2009) * Note: The new policy promotes in-sourcing investments to brings jobs back to the US

• Extended the Home Buyers Credit for first-time home buyers (2009)

• Ended the Bush-era “stop-loss” policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date (2009)
(The back door draft)

• Restarted international nuclear non-proliferation talks and reestablished international nuclear inspection protocols (2009) * Note: Bush withdrew from non-proliferation talks and dismantled the inspection infrastructure

• Removed Bush era restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research (2009)

• Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research (2009)

• Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children (2009)

- Prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to individuals/family members with pre-existing health conditions; a temporary plan is being developed to cover high-risk individuals with pre-existing conditions until the full reforms go into effect in 2014

- Prevents insurance companies from placing lifetime limits on benefits

- Bans “rescission” so insurance companies can’t cancel coverage if individuals keep their policies current or if they become ill

- An individual’s out-of-pocket healthcare expenses are capped

Fran said...

Ok - He's done some good stuff here & there.

That being said, Gitmo is still open, we are now in 3 wars, nothing safe & clean about Nuclear, coal or, offshore drilling.
We need to get serious about alternative energy sources, that really are safe & clean.
And really General Motor- you of all companies (recent bankruptcy & gvmnt bailout) should know this company is in deep financial trouble-- so coming up with a $40,000 electric car....
not the brightest idea.
Obama does seem to waffle & cave- even when he had a fricking majority in both the house & senate for 2 whole years.

Now has has to spar w the party of NO, but at least has a dem majority in the Senate.
Still, the GOP/tea party are pitbulls that must be restrained.

Am I thrilled about the guy in the whitehouse
with the Nobel peace prize who has us in 3 wars?

No, but he did beat the alternative.
If it comes down to voting for Gingrich, Trump, Romney, Huckabee or god forbid, Palin or Bachmann....
I would hold my nose & vote AGAINST all of them .

So there's that.

For the record, I can't stand the Kardashian bullshit.

nonnie9999 said...

ditto to all that fran said, and i would add that the u.s. is a lot more respected throughout the world than it was when chimpy was in office.

am i in love with obama? no. i think he's a decent man with good intentions. but i've never idolized him. i don't idolize any politician, because no matter how good or decent they are, they will always disappoint you.

herisson said...

also, it is small comfort to have been right from the beginning :-(

bigsis said...

Yeah, obama's a real peach. Probably too nice of a guy to be prez, like Jimmy Carter.

Lulu Maude said...

Paul Krugman has it right... rather than negotiate with the Right, Obama negotiates with himself and caves in before he even gets to the table.

DC knocks out the part of your brain that understands the lives of the rest of us.

That said, there has to be something between politics and the Kardashians.

Sue J said...

Thank you for posting this. I've been resisting the urge to tell my friends "I told you so" but ... Grrrrr! I did! I told them over and over that we didn't know what we were getting with Obama, and though Hillary Clinton was far from perfect (heck, even Dennis K. isn't perfect!), at least we knew what she was all about.

Obama starts the compromise in the center and moves ever farther to the right. Which is not compromise but capitulation.

Thanks to Obama and his idiotic advisers, we're going to have a Republican in the White House after 2012.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Fran, you know I consider you a valued commenter, but I have a PR background and if given the right incentive, I could create a thousands words of praise for that low-life imbecile Sarah Palin.
I don't care what Obama's done or tried to do, I voted for a progressive and would have settled for a liberal.
What we got instead was a right of center moderate who tries too hard to please those slimeball Republicans.
Three wars?
Same old gay words witout deeds?
I didn't vote for that shit.

Lulu, the Dewey Dame said...

Let's see now... Clinton sold out gays with DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell... Obama hasn't the courage to overturn the latter--he wants Congress to do it, though it won't.

Democrats, as a group, are fundamentally spineless, and they lack the humility to surrender their individual egos to the shaping of a basic message. Don't tell me that Hillary would have done any better. I simply don't believe it.

In the meantime we are all missing out on the Blogtastic opportunity of the sorta-candidacy of the Trumpster.

What are we waiting for?